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



Maybe some of you guys get your Delorean parts and service in big cities with twenty something year old mechanics who are not that familiar with carbs but the top 10 mechanics and parts houses in my small southern hometown have never even seen a Delorean "in the flesh".  Every mechanic in town can work on a simple Motorcraft carb absolutely regardless of what it's bolted on.  And every parts house in town has the rebuild kit, simple generic fuel filter, pcv valve, etc.

As I have said on other forums and threads, Bill did not invent the carb.  He did not bolt some "black box" on our cars and only he can fix them.  Everybody I know that works on cars knows these carbs inside and out and most have never even heard of KJet.

As far as collectors and value, as Bill has said the conversion is very simple to reverse back to stock.  Like other conversions I have kept all of my KJet, cleaned the parts up, and have stored them to be given to the new owner when I sell my car.




--- 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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