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

DeLorean owners already lie at parts houses even if our cars are stock. We
tell them we have anything but a DeLorean, because there's no DeLorean in
their computer system. We tell them we're looking for a cap and rotor for a
1983 Volvo 760 GLE, or a blower motor for a 1980 Chevy Monza, or an output
shaft seal for a 2000 VW Cabrio, or frant brake pads for a 1973 Mercury
Capri, or an a/c clutch bearing for a 1981 AMC Eagle... and so on and so
on. There used to be a quite lengthy crossover reference list floating
around the Internet somewhere, for those of us who got "stuck" at (or
chose) a local parts house. Not sure if it's still in date, but it was a
nice thing to have in the car on long trips.

Farrar Hudkins

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> **
> 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
> #5939
> --- 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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via telekinetic sonic screwdriver.

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