[DMCForum] Why not just do it right? Don't make it a Frankenstein
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[DMCForum] Why not just do it right? Don't make it a Frankenstein



Bill,

Just a thought, why not look for either a used PRV from the many
parted out Deloreans in this country, or just park the car till you
save enough money to buy a new engine. Therefore you won't have a
hodgepodge Delorean Frankenstein just so it drives? Since you'll be
replacing the engine, why waste the effort required with an
incorrect engine, and not just do it correctly? Don't take offense
like I'm bashing the carb option, just thinking about keeping the
car intact. I'm sure some calls around would get you a used PRV
somewhere, and you could reinstall the plumbing to it and be running
again. Know what I mean?

Joe

2524 & 16634






--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@xxxx>
wrote:
> To put the ending first: I am soliciting suggestions for securing a
> plate to my former fuel pump opening. I envision a large circular
disc
> with a 1/4" tube stuck straight down into my Hervey baffle (filter
> screen attached). I just need to hold it in place, and keep crap
out
> of my tank. Cutting the lip off an old baffle might be easiest...
>
> The story: While road testing my clutch installation, engine
suddenly
> developed what could charitably be described as an "oil leak".
Belts
> were slinging it absolutely everywhere. Entire engine compartment
was
> coated. Dripped from the timing chain cover like the DeLorean
Valdez
> (didn't leave oil spots on the pavement -- left amazingly large
> puddles). My brand new dual exhaust is black from barbequed oil.
Has
> even been slung out the louver vents all over the exterior (bet I'm
> made friends at the stop light left & right).
>
> Checked timing cover bolts -- all were tight. Reseated the lower 8
in
> silicone with oversize washers to no effect.
>
> Replaced front oil seal (one advantage of not having a muffler
across
> the back of your car) to no effect.
>
> Flooded the "valley of death" as an experiment. Sure enough, water
ran
> into crank case and foamed my oil.
>
> My current block has a hole in it a'la Dave Swingle (who theorizes
> this will become an ever increasing problem among PRV's that have
> spent majority of their life sitting outdoors).
>
> Since I have a brand spanking new PRV sitting in one corner of the
> diesel shop, obvious solution is an engine swap on the eve of
Pigeon
> Forge...
>
> Is carbureted A series, so I need 4-6 PSI fuel pressure. Wanted to
go
> mechanical, but I can't find a pump to fit my block (has a circular
> opening to the camshaft, not oblong). Volvo used dual electric
pumps
> even in the early 1970's, not mechanical. A regulator for my
current
> CI pump would cost more than a rail mounted low PSI model. So too
> would a low PSI pump in the existing boot. I'm looking at generic
> industrial pumps, mounted to flat surface, $50 or so.
>
> As stated, a tube will run straight down into the tank, attached
to a
> new low pressure line to the rear of the car. Will probably put the
> pump back there simply because there's more mounting options.
>
> Any suggestions to secure my plate to the tank?
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939


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