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

You are incorrect. The fuel and air filters I supply with my conversions are purchased at my local Autozone. PCV valve too. If any owner wants to rebuild his carb, 2100 kits are stock items at all Autozone/Advance/NAPA/O'Reiley's/Pep Boys/etc.

Autozone no longer carries Airtex low pressure fuel pumps (they have a Made in China pump that is a reasonable substitute) but Advance still sells them. A barb can also be screwed into my fuel pump carrier, allowing an owner to locate a low pressure pump elsewhere (that is what Jeff Dickey is doing with a Prestolite pump).

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> The problems begin when you need to get a part and the guy behind the counter asks you the Model, Make, and Year. Without enough documentation, the shop is going to have a tough time trying to fix things. They sure as sh-t won't have any parts in stock! It is not so much a matter of they won't work on it, they don't know what parts to get. That applies from the air filter and fuel filter right through to the kit for the carburetor. Since they are familiar with the K-Jet and NOT carbs you can expect any repair will take longer just because they won't have any parts in the shop for it and they are not as familiar with it. Now I am not against modifying y9our car. In fact, I LIKE the Island Turbo set-up. I helped several owners tune them up and even installed one. It has it's own problems too. All I am saying is you have to realize what you are doing to your car and what it means for serviceability and resale (if you care). Any serious collector will pay a premium for a car that is as original as practical. The more you modify a car the less it is worth in the collector market. Especially if it is difficult and/or expensive to revert back to original.
> David Teitelbaum
> --- 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
> >


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