[DML] Re: Why Owners Carburete Their DeLoreans
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[DML] Re: Why Owners Carburete Their DeLoreans

Rob told me he is not interested in doing carb conversions themselves (that is why he refers inquiries to me), but he has no reservations about doing tuneups, engine repairs, etc on a car that is already converted.

John's car has been to Rob for body work since its conversion. While not under the hood work, Rob certainly didn't turn John's car away simply because it had a carburetor under its engine cover (of course Rob was already familiar with it by that time).

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "DarkStar Media" <darkstarmedia@...> wrote:
> I have to agree with Bill here... I see very few reasons why a vendor would
> refuse to work on a carbed Delorean... if they are unfamiliar with carbs in
> general I can see them not doing tuning but other than that it should be
> about the same...
> I have a 2100 on my mustang and they are good carbs... I still think EFI
> would give it better drivability as there are some fueling flat spots in the
> power curve but they are very good and reliable basic carbs.
> Richard
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> content22207
> Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 11:53 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Re: Why Owners Carburete Their DeLoreans
> Both Rob Grady and Dave Swingle have told me personally that they have no
> objection to working on a carbureted DeLorean. Rob has even referred
> carburetion inquiries to me. Rob also absconded with John's car at DMA SS'10
> and was giving owners rides in it (he and I discussed the conversion over
> supper -- he was very supportive of it).
> The argument that DMA vendors won't touch a carbureted DeLorean is a Red
> Herring scare tactic with no basis in reality (at least insofar and Dave and
> Rob are concerned).
> K-Jet, on the other hand, may well be turned down by a third party mechanic
> -- something to consider if you don't do your own mechanical work and live
> far from Rob, Dave Baurle, or one of the DMC franchises.
> The Motorcraft 2100 carburetor I use was Ford's frontline 2 barrel
> carburetor (on engines larger than 171 cubic inches) for more than a quarter
> century. It is extremely well known among Mustang mechanics, F150 mechanics,
> T-Bird mechanics, Galaxie mechanics, LTD mechanics, etc. AMC also used it
> for many years, and Chrysler went back to it on the carbureted Jeeps after
> buying AMC. It is a very well known carburetor, still in extensive use
> (extremely easy to buy parts for -- rebuild kits are stock items at all
> parts houses). 
> I am willing to bet that the number of 2100's still in service likely
> outnumber all K-Jet installations ever built. 
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> ,
> "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@> wrote:
> >
> > Yea, and you aren't supposed to speed or talk on your cell phone while
> driving. Unless you have to go through emissions inspection the chances of
> the EPA police catching you are slim-to-none. They really don't enforce much
> on a 30 year old car. Chances are most of the Hydro C you expel is due to
> worn rings. In many States if you have Historic or Classic plates you aren't
> required to pass emissions anyway. My main problem with converting to a carb
> is that the K-Jet system is a good, reliable system. It doesn't have to be
> "improved" by wholesale substitution. For all of the effort and money spent
> on carbureating, you can get the K-Jet running correctly. The other issue is
> serviceability. Not a big deal if you do it yourself but take it into any
> Delorean shop and see the looks you will get when they open the engine
> cover. It will also affect resale (at least if the buyer has ANY idea what
> you did). The biggest problem with the K-Jet is that it doesn't store well
> for long periods of time with fuel in it. If you use it at least
> occasionally and replace any deteriorated rubber parts (mainly in the fuel
> tank) it is very reliable. I suspect the carb'd systems will have exactly
> the same problems if treated the same way. His claims that a carb will run
> as well as a K-Jet are not enough reason to convert. Just so you have better
> access to work on the car can't be enough of a reason. There is no system or
> part on a Delorean that Bill R can't improve. He just hasn't had a chance to
> do all of them.........Yet. The reader is well advised to contemplate ALL of
> the ramifications involved with any modifications suggested or recommended
> on this List. Ultimately it is up to the owner of the car what he wants to
> do with it.
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews%40yahoogroups.com> ,
> "DarkStar Media" <darkstarmedia@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Scratch that quote from below... wrong epa... but you can google the
> >


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