Re: [DMCForum] Re: HEY Jim, rotary engines
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: HEY Jim, rotary engines



Maybe we can pull his engine apart during the tech session of the fridge run
;)  I think that's the best way to understand the motion of the rotor.

I have some good plastic bags for any extra parts

Andrei



----- Original Message -----
From: "cruznmd" <racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 8:19 AM
Subject: [DMCForum] Re: HEY Jim, rotary engines


> Jim,
>
> 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.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rich A.
>
>
>
>
>
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Strickland <ihaveanaccount@xxxx>
> wrote:
> > Hi John.
> >
> > I've either been ignoring you or been busy.
> >
> > There were only like 5000 20b's ever made, making them more rare
> than
> > 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?
> ViewItem&item=2455615635&
> > 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
> wider
> > 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
> even
> > 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
> can
> > handle without substantial suspension and braking upgrades.... YOU
> KNOW
> > THIS BETTER THAN ANYONE!!!  More weight with a big V8 can only make
> this
> > 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
> something
> > 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
> around
> > > the web a bit, it seems that it would be very hard to find
> another
> > > one, or at least expensive!
> > > Is the 13b engine good? How much bhp could you get from one of
> these
> > >
> > > engines and still have it as a reliable daily driver?
> > > I've just joined a forum for porsche owners who swap their
> engines
> > > 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
> a
> > > turbo 13b engine, looks nice!
> > >
> > > I can't make my mind up about what engine conversion I would like
> to
> > >
> > > 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
> conversion.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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