[DMCForum] Re: HEY Jim, rotary engines
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How much does a 20b weigh? A 13b? How much does the PRV weigh again?

Can you get a 13b that is not turbocharged? How much horsepower do
they generate that way? How rare are the 13b's?

What are you using for a transmission? If your transmission is stock,
how did you mate them up?

I understand the very basic principle that rotaries operate on but
when I look at the auction picture I can't see it.

Don't you have a website about your car? I forget.


Rich A.

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Strickland <ihaveanaccount@xxxx>
> Hi John. 
> I've either been ignoring you or been busy. 
> There were only like 5000 20b's ever made, making them more rare
> Deloreans.  Still so, they're still available here and there; there
are a
> few for sale right now on EBAY, even.
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?
> category=33615
> This one is $4k.  If you know the right people, you can get them for
> cheaper, like $3k or less.  The "safety margin" on the 20b is much
> than on the turbocharged 13b's, a stock 20b TT running 300hp, and
the 13b
> TT running 255hp.  A guy I know has a 500hp normally aspirated 20b
in his
> racecar.  It's upgraded up to wazoo though.  Still so, turbo and
> stock twin turbo 20b's can reasonably make 500-700hp with new seals,
> porting, and computer.  Want one? :)
> Regardless, this HP level is rather inappropriate for the
Delorean.  I'm
> still stock at 300hp, and I think it's already as much as the car
> handle without substantial suspension and braking upgrades.... YOU
> THIS BETTER THAN ANYONE!!!  More weight with a big V8 can only make
> situation worse, in my opinion. 
> The 13b is good for 350hp with a single turbo and a lot of little
> upgrades.  I'm sure there are examples with more, but the more you
> stretch it's ability, the easier it is to cook the engine if
> fails.
> Jim
> On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 13:45:34 -0000 "John Dore" <dmcjohn@xxxx>
> writes:
> > Hey Jim and others,
> > How common is the 20b engine in your car Jim? After looking
> > the web a bit, it seems that it would be very hard to find
> > one, or at least expensive!
> > Is the 13b engine good? How much bhp could you get from one of
> >
> > engines and still have it as a reliable daily driver?
> > I've just joined a forum for porsche owners who swap their
> > for other ones like small block chevy's etc.
> >
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pors-chev/messages
> >
> > In the photos section of this forum, there is a Porsche 911 with
> > turbo 13b engine, looks nice!
> >
> > I can't make my mind up about what engine conversion I would like
> >
> > do - a light small powerful engine like a turbo rotary or other
> > aluminum v-6, or would I go for a small block chevy, which would
> > weigh a lot more, but sounds and looks great!
> >
> > Thanks for any info,
> > John
> > Still day dreaming about my future engine + transmission
> >
> >
> > 
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