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



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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