Re: [DML] Re: How many Island Turbos
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Re: [DML] Re: How many Island Turbos





D# 017043 has the Island Turbo package which includes twin turbo chargers, 160 MPH speedometer and the front end lowered.  The exhaust manifolds were in poor shape and Rob Grady repaired them greatly restoring the car's boost and performance.

Mike Townsley
Connecticut


On Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:36 PM, "Don Ekhoff ekhoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [dmcnews]" <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


 
John,

I have seen nice looking manifolds on your site. From an enjoyment of driving point of view (5 speed), which is better?; an Island twin Turbo or your free flow exhaust? I've ported my heads (especially the exhaust ports, the intakes were fairly good stock) and am thinking a well flowing normally aspirated engine might be the better bet. Any hunch on torque/HP? If nothing else the tail end would be lighter without the turbos.

I also have a couple single turbo D's that are fine but still really don't have any 'snap' by today's standards.

Don

On 08/21/2014 04:45 PM, 'John Hervey' john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [dmcnews] wrote:
 
I have a car with Island Twin Turbo though I took them off to make exhaust
manifolds. There is another here in the Dallas area with an Island set up on
it and a man that owns a shop that installed he said at least 10 of them
when Turbo Manufacturing was selling the kits.
I also bought another kit new in the box about 5 years ago.
John Hervey
Delorean auto parts


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Subject: Re: [DML] Re: How many Island Turbos

Bob,

I have a D that had Island Turbo's. It also had two scuba sized Nitrus
bottles in the front boot and a stripped ring gear on the Differential.
I bought it ~20 years ago and haven't done anything with it other than
tearing it down for rebuild. Don't know the vin off hand. I do have the
plumbing but don't think highly of it. The log exhaust manifolds are a
disgrace but I have ported them to the point (probably double the flow
potential) where they might be usable. The car is located in Cd'A, Idaho.

Don

On 04/19/2005 05:37 PM, Bob Brandys wrote:
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> I know of about 30--40 cars with Island turbos. Most in CA.
>
> There must be 500 of them in storage somewhere!!
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> This must also mean that a lot of the unregistered Ds are island turbos.
>
> BOB
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Donald L. Ekhoff
CTO/Owner
Seagull Solutions, Inc.
www.seagullsolutions.net
(408)612-6507 cell PST

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