Re: [DMCForum] Re: Fixing Andrei's Engine [OT]
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: Fixing Andrei's Engine [OT]



yea, what? 

Even the porsche 944 turbo S only had 247hp.  The 3Liter 911 turbo engine
weighed 455lbs...

Jim


On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 20:55:22 -0000 "John Dore" <dmcjohn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
writes:
> Hi Andrei,
>
> would the 944 engine fit in the DeLorean?
> What have you done to it to get 350bhp? I didn't think they were
> that
> powerful!
>
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Andrei Cular" <andreic@xxxx>
> wrote:
> > I'll have a charged battery and fuel waiting for your arrival.  I
> would
> > really like to run the engine a little, it has been about a year
> since I
> > even turned it over.  But I did poor some mystery oil into the
> cylinders.
> >
> > 1200lb of steel is a bit much considering it only puts out 450hp. 
>
> A Porsche
> > 944 can run 350hp for 200k miles with no problem and the block and
>
> head
> > can't weigh more than 120lb.  Its only 200k cause the car isn't
> that old
> > yet.
> >
> > Andrei
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "content22207" <brobertson@xxxx>
> > To: <DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 1:06 PM
> > Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Fixing Andrei's Engine [OT]
> >
> >
> > > I can fix that...
> > >
> > > Seriously, my biggest objection to 1970's emissions is the Rube
> > > Goldberg way manufacturers went about it. Studying one of those
> vacuum
> > > diagrams gives me a headache. All it takes is one leaking check
> or
> > > delay valve to render the car undriveable. Ford used both hot
> and
> cold
> > > ported vacuum switches, and woe to the owner who got them
> backwards.
> > > Just give me one vacuum line (ported from the carburetor)
> straight to
> > > my distributor and I'm happy.
> > >
> > > If the old model engines upset Uncle Sam so much, manufacturers
> should
> > > have put them to rest rather than strangling them with all this
> add on
> > > crap.
> > >
> > > On the plus side -- it is very easy to remove it all and return
> an
> > > engine back to its original design (less square bore carb, flat
> top
> > > pistons, and low/closed chamber heads of course).
> > >
> > > I also plug the EGR port, which after 100,000 miles has so much
> soot
> > > and carbon built up as to basically have plugged itself anyway.
> > >
> > > Breakerless ignition *IS* cool. I converted my 1969 model engine
>
> to a
> > > neat little unit Pertronix puts out. Mounts inside the
> distributor
> > > where the points used to be. Allowed me to keep the original
> advance
> > > curve, which is probably the only aspect of that engine that
> could
> > > make Martin happy.
> > >
> > > Re: excessive metal in big blocks -- you're not supposed to be
> able to
> > > hold one up towards the sun and see light shining though...
> > >
> > > Bill Robertson
> > > #5939
>
>

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