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DMC Houston does it, though in my opinion its EXPENSIVE.  It's no magical
mystery- free flow exhaust, ignition upgrades, new cams, and probably an
ass-ton of tuning. 

Sourcing parts is probably half the battle.

Some have had good results installing EFI, and there's always
turbo/supercharging.  There are kits, but you're probably better off
starting from scratch, pricewise.

Jim


On Wed, 26 May 2004 10:33:44 -0000 "lotusshaney"
<daniel.shane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I know that the standard V8 only puts out around 350 BHP but I know 
> where I= >  can get a 
> race prepared one that was knocking out around the 550 BHP mark.
> 
> I know that's going way over the top, I think around 200 BHP should 
> be ok a= > nd I'm sure 
> that is achievable with the PRV V6.
> 
> Dan
> 
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Strickland 
> <ihaveanaccount@xxxx> wrote= > :
> > 550hp?  the 3.5L lotus V8 TT only generated 350hp.  Maybe you're 
> thinking= > 
> > GT1 or something.
> > 
> > I don't think this swap is a particularly good idea.  I probably 
> know
> > better than anyone what HP the Delorean should and should NOT 
> have.  I've= > 
> > said it before and will again- I wouldn't aim higher than 300hp 
> without
> > serious thought to the suspension (and the strength of the frame). 
>  Also,= > 
> > wouldn't consider more than 400lb engine unless you want to pull
> > wheelies.  
> > 
> > Some on the DML have argued that swapping up from 130hp is 
> unnecessary,
> > but I draw the line a little higher.  It's for the same reason 
> though- if= > 
> > you want a faster car, just go buy a faster car.  At 300HP, the 
> Delorean
> > is almost as fast as a ferrari modena in a straight line.  Unless 
> you
> > never plan on turning, you will need thousands in suspension 
> upgrades-
> > shocks, springs, and appropriately sized rims&tires.
> > 
> > Only because I've been there, aim for 250-300hp or buy a different 
> car!
> > 
> > Jim
> > 
> > 
> > On Tue, 25 May 2004 21:12:03 -0000 "lotusshaney"
> > <daniel.shane@xxxx> writes:
> > > Yep the Esprit from the SE onwards has used the Renault box and 
> that 
> > > is why they have 
> > > stopped making them as Renault have stopped making the 
> gearboxes.
> > > 
> > > I've only ever seen one De Lorean up-close, but I think that I 
> could 
> > > get both the V8 Engine 
> > > and The Renault box in with little trouble.
> > > 
> > > I'm going to have to use the Lotus supplied Renault box as the 
> > > internals have been treated 
> > > to strengthen them as the little V8 put's out around 550 BHP and 
> I 
> > > think I might destroy a 
> > > normal box.
> > > 
> > > This is all in the future, very apt for the car, as the first 
> thing 
> > > I need to do is get one first.
> > > 
> > > I'm sure the PRV V6 must be tunable to something decent first 
> before 
> > > I start transplanting 
> > > engines. But If not then a V8 might be the way to go.
> > > 
> > > Dan
> > > 
> > > --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@xxxx> 
> > > wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > Jim Strickland wrote:
> > > > > DAAAAAAMMMN.  I'm horrified to have found that the $80k-$90k 
> 
> > > esprit V8
> > > > > still use a renault gearbox.  
> > > > 
> > > > Look          at         the           final         drive     
>   
> > > ratio
> > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > Here's a pic of a 1994 Esprit S4, anyone recognize the 
> > > transmission?
> > > > 
> > > > It's a UN1. it always was a UN1, and it always will be a UN1. 
> > > Internally 
> > > > identical to our DeLorean 369 boxes, apart from the final 
> drive, 
> > > which 
> > > > is lower and puts less stress on the input shaft........ I've 
> been 
> > > 
> > > > saying this for bloody ages
> > > > 
> > > > Martin
> > > 
> > > 
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