Re: [DMCForum] ATTN: Martin G
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Re: [DMCForum] ATTN: Martin G

>The point I was making is: my engine burns too hot timed at 13 degrees
>BTDC (that mysterious notch on my timing scale, which I am now
>convinced was transplanted, not original the the block -- even F
>series B27 is spec'd at 10 degrees). Jim thinks it doesn't get too
When did he say that? Quote him. I dare you. Your timing should be set
up at 10 degrees (if it does indeed have a renault dizzy). Setting it up
at 13 at idle may well lose you power because that dizzy is meant for
10. Renault and VOlvo Dizzy's are different to the DeLorean dizzy which
is specific to the DeLorean. I can't say it simpler than that.

>The "ass-dyno" he refers to is my perception that the car performed no
>better timed like that.
No, that isn't what he said. Quote him.

>And don't go waving your HP numbers too proudly: even my dumbed down
>460's, only producing 210 HP, still turn 425 lbs of torque.
And my 2 litre Citroen diesel engine produces 185 ft-lb of torque yet
kicks out "only" 110hp. Haven't I said before that big american lumps
are just wannabe diesels? That's 92.5 ft.lbs/litre in mine. 460ci is
7.5l so your engine puts out 57ft.lbs/litre. I towed my project delorean
550 miles from Germany on a heavy trailer with that 2 litre engine.

>in 8-9 seconds effortlessly.
So does my citroen. And it does 50+mpg.

>The reason they don't scream at
>rediculously high RPM's is BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE TO.

>How are these for sweeping statements:
>Advantages of a REAL big block (PRV is *NOT* a big engine):
>- Power -- "there is no replacement for displacement"
If the cost of fuel or environmental damage are nonexistent. Then you
have no reason to innovate and you can sack all your R+D people.

>- Slower RPM's -- quieter running, less stress on engine components
Bollocks. Design an engine that's meant to be revved hard and it'll
suffer if it isn't. Ask any Porsche or other HIGH PERFORMANCE car owner.

>- Lower operating temperature -- seals and gaskets last longer
Leaving a car to sit for ages without running will bugger them up much

>- Ease of maintenance -- not only is every single component larger and
>easier to access, but you don't have to mess with them nearly as often
Go and buy a lego car then.

>Final thought: doesn't your statement that "Some of us might be more
>worried about simply getting the most complete burn" (apparently in
>reference to advancing ignition time) TOTALLY confirm what I said last
>month about American manufacturers doing just that to get through
>emissions?! Last month I was thoroughly pilloried for saying such. Now
>you say EXACTLY the same thing...
Did it occur to you that the reason the DeLorean runs more advance at
idle is because it's at idle that the emissions are tested?


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