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



Meanwhile, I almost never drive my 66 Mustang because of the crappy carburetor.  But, I did yesterday.  Had to start up the DMC to move it out of the way to get the Mustang out of the garage.

DeLorean started up on the first crank, after sitting unused for over 2 months.  The Mustang, not so much.  Had to crank it for at least 45 seconds, while pumping the throttle to get the fuel to start flowing.

Pulled it out of the garage quickly, as to not kill myself with the fumes.  Had to let it warm up a bit on the driveway before it was drivable, which left a big black stain where the exhaust pipe was. 

Drove it to work and back, which in my DMC would have consumed about 1-2 gallons of fuel.  The Mustang used about 4 gallons (maybe more).

Worst part is, someone cut me off on my way home.  Had to slam on the brakes, which caused the engine to stall.

yup!  Gotta love carburetors!

I have yet to find a EFI kit for the old Fords.  :(


--- On Wed, 6/27/12, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Stephen Rice <stevedmc@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [DML] Contemplating a Carb Swap
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 1:09 PM

We aren't in Europe.  I'm certainly not going to put my car on a boat
and ship it to Europe for an expert mechanic everytime there is a
K-Jet issue.

We are in the USA.  2100 carburetors have had widespread use here.
Chad's decision was based on this.

-Steve Rice
#16510

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Martin Gutkowski
<martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> K-Jet was in widespread use in Europe in the 80's (including by your beloved Ford) and as I have already demonstrated, Europe represents a considerably larger market than the US hence it's extremely unlikely that more of your 2100 carburetors were manufactured than K-jet systems of any kind.
>
> Martin
> Sent from my BlackBerry®


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