Re: [DML] Contemplating a Carb Swap
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Re: [DML] Contemplating a Carb Swap

Bill is right here; the technology I work with for my livelihood is 1970s cars with carbureted setups.  As such, I have a better understanding of it and can fix things a lot easier.  I've fixed many a carbed car on the side of the road and can easily route in a secondary fuel tank for a temporary setup to get me home with a spare gas can or the like.  You can't do that with K-Jet or EFI; regardless of how finely-tuned the system is.  EFI is unfavorable to me because I'm not familiar with the computer setup or how to adjust it.  I like my cars to have as few superfluous systems as possible.  Adding another piece of electronically-controlled equipment to the DeLorean is the LAST thing I want to do.

Moreover, I don't consider carbs to be a "downgrade" to the car.  They make it more versatile and I'm fairly certain that the horsepower remains the same; at the very most, the difference is not a compelling argument for either.

I've decided on going the carbureted route with my car, though I will be retaining all the original K-Jet parts because I want to be able to undo the setup and revert the car to original; the classic car salesman in me wouldn't accept any other option.

After all, I make my money fixing cars with the setup that will be implemented on my car; why shouldn't I put it on the one I drive most frequently?

Chad R. Krause


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