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

Interesting point Louis..

But take note;  Dave and Tom also have done radical modifications to their DeLoreans (as have I, and MANY OTHERS).  However, they don't feel the need to be on the Internet proselytizing their changes, and making inaccurate (and inflammatory) statements about the "bad engineering" the modifications are fixing.

Dave and Tom are just as willing to share information, and help "hands on" as Bill is, but for some reason Bill needs others to "join" or "follow" him to get confirmation of his modifications.

Criticism of Bill's behavior on the mailing lists (from me, at least) is not meant to diminish his generosity, or participation in the community.  But, as Martin pointed out, letting his repetitive posts that always "sell" his modifications go unanswered would be accepting them as accurate for newbies, and future readers of the DML archives. 

As for Carburetors being more reliable than the stock K-Jet, It just seems obvious that anyone who has done this conversion would say that, because it was likely their bad experiences with K-Jet that led them to the Carburator option.  To make a broad statement that one is more reliable than the other, it would need to be based on unbiased information.  Just the fact that there are still THOUSANDS of DeLoreans running reliability with K-Jet tips the scales for "reliability" in favor of the stock system.

What I find interesting, from a social point of view, is with the extraordinary low number of carburetor DeLoreans out there, it is a VERY vocal group.  What is it about members of this TINY group of people that makes them constantly discuss this topic?  I think it is the leader (Bill), who they all seem to defend on a regular basis, but I am not an expert on social topics..  Either way, it is interesting that while there are probably a larger number of DeLoreans with engine conversions than carburetors, we don't sit on this list 24 hours a day "selling" that option as a fix all to every problem posted.

--- On Sat, 6/30/12, mrlduet <mrlduet@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: mrlduet <mrlduet@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Re: Contemplating a Carb Swap
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012, 12:10 AM

Sorry to interject here, but that is exactly what a carb conversion did for my car. Made it magically reliable. That's why I switched to a carb before even wasting money on a high pressure fuel pump when I revived my Boo. I asked many people both running carbs and kjets and the overwhelming reason was the increase in reliability. 
As for Bill, I feel he is imaginative, intuitive, intelligent and of course, an instigator. But it is true that others can offer info and opinions but Bill gets shot down before he even finishes his statements (exaggeration). I truly think everyone thats involved in the schpiel really enjoys the bickering, or else they wouldn't take part in it. Although entertaining, I do see Bill never gets any credit and I feel he deserves a lot. 
Ok I don't want to start the "the bill circus is carbing into town" but I think the true circus are the people jumping down his throat over every comment....and yes, Bill has the right to comment and relay his feeling as much as anyone else does.
I don't know anyone who would go to such lengths to help or even advise a fellow car owner whom he doesn't know From anyone. Bill has always given me precise information, pictures and links to help me with any Delorean concern I have ever had. Him, Tom Nieland, and Dave Delman have all done more for me than I could possibly dream, and having them as freinds is what living the dream is . 
Just my 35 cents..
Louis Duet
"Boo" VIN 5835
Baldwin, NY (Long Island)

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