Re: [DML] Delorean Owner
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Re: [DML] Delorean Owner



It is painstakingly obvious David does not like carb conversions. 

Let the record show that I did not go to a single owner and coerce, connive, or otherwise convince him to carburete his DeLorean against his will. In fact quite the opposite: most owners find it very difficult to wait while I fabricate all the pieces (Michael Craig is threatening to drive to North Carolina and pick them up in person). I am very much responding to other people's wishes, not my own.

I do object to incorrect statements about carburetion, and therefore correct them in the same forum that they were originally made. 
- Carbureting a DeLorean is not a permanent modification (other than cutting the throttle cable shorter) -- everything bolts on, and can be unbolted in the future just as easily
- I am not integral to the carb conversion process. Byrne Heninger makes carb conversions completely independently of me (he does happen to use the same carb I use, but that speaks to inherent strengths of the Autolite/Motorcraft 2100 series itself). Several owners have done carb conversions on their own. I have jigs, templates, and experience making a fully vetted design, so many owners do indeed ask me for assistance rather than pursuing an alternative. I also can provide everything necessary in one box -- a "kit" if you will -- which many owners find desirable rather sourcing components themselves.
- The particular carburetor I use is not rare or unknown. In fact quite the opposite -- it is one of the best known carburetors in this country. Not only is the Autolite/Motorcraft 2100 knowledge base absolutely humongous, but spare parts are readily available, delivered to your front door. Newly manufactured Chinese knockoffs are even showing up on eBay now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-FORD-CARBURETOR-F100-F250-F350-1964-1978-ENGINE-FORD-289-302-351-JEEP-/140813787606?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20c927e1d6&vxp=mtr (note the absence of "Motorcraft" on the top plate). 

And of course the glaringly obvious still remains: any owner who wants to carburete his DeLorean for any reason is well within his rights to do just that. Nobody else has to like it, but they had better learn to live with it.

As long as owners come to me for assistance, and as long as I am able to help, I am going to continue to do so.

Bill Robertson
#5939



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, gmfm1@... wrote:
>
> I agree, that David mentioned cards in this thread, but you should practice what you preach Bill, 
> "Please keep your personal prejudices, biases, and yes -- outright hostility and animosities -- out of it."
> Gary
> 




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