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



Are you talking about this adapter plate: 
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/303640_417941384917784_876532956_n.jpg 
That is the only piece I had to fabricate to mate my carb to my crate engine. The manifold came with the engine, with an LP carb on top (the LP carb had its own adapter plate than was footprinted totally differently. It was smaller than a 2100 -- I couldn't have used it anyway). Nobody makes a Volvo A Series manifold to Motorcraft 2100 adapter plate, so I made my own.

I made an in-tank adapter that allows me to mount a small diameter low pressure fuel pump in a stock tank boot, and keep it dry (every low pressure electric fuel pump I know of is designed for frame rail mounting, not submersion):
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/488049_422567054455217_1632944512_n.jpg

I also made a fancy schmancy stainless steel fuel filter bracket, mounted in the engine compartment for easy access:
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/150774_371943246184265_1553741060_n.jpg

Of course none of these items were sourced from Houston -- that's just silly. 

Pump carriers and fuel filter brackets are standard issue with the conversions I make for other owners. Volvo A Series intake manifolds are rarer than hen's teeth, so I make my own manifolds that are very closely patterned:
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/564678_370159799695943_1820713466_n.jpg
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/564678_370159816362608_1366003768_n.jpg
Note that my fabricated manifolds are dual plane, not single plane (Volvo used an insert in its A Series manifolds to divide the common plenum in half -- my industrial application engine did not come with that piece). 

I've done 15 carb conversions to date, including my own. Two more are currently in the pipeline, and of course Chad's distant conversion.

Bill Robertson
#5939


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Eric Itzel <eric@...> wrote:
>
> What an interesting thread. It's practically been the only talking point
> for 2 days. I think it's funny to see this revolutionary push to removing
> the K jet fuel system for a carburator in the Delorean community. Wake me
> up when we start talking about replacing our suspensions with leaf springs,
> decide that really, incandescant bulbs are the way to go in the entire car,
> or when we all decide to drill holes in the stainless to make the cooling
> system more efficient.
> 
> Bill- you told the story about getting a car up and running with a new
> crate engine and a carb before DCS 04. You had to drill some holes to make
> things work- what kind of parts were you dealing with? Were they sourced
> from the DeLorean vendor world and manufactured (or at least specified)
> specifically for the DeLorean, or the PRV vendor world? If they didn't come
> from a DeLorean vendor, it's definitely not a balanced argument to talk
> about how shitty the K-Jet system is- the parts you were installing may not
> have been intended for our version of K Jet. That's like saying "I can't
> get my Blackberry smartphone to sync with Itunes. Blackberry sucks." I bet
> that guy who put a Buick engine in the car had some compatibility issues
> with the DeLorean hardware too.
> 
> As long as I own my car, I won't be carburating or Mega-squirting anything
> into my engine unless DMC says it's alright. Not bashing the Carburator
> Cult, I just don't want any part of that. Now, if we could go back to the
> days of hand cranking the engine to start it, call me. I'm in. Ignition
> switches and starters are way too complicated...
> 
> Eric Itzel
> vin 04433
> 




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