Re: [DMCForum] Re: American Custom Engineering
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: American Custom Engineering



Wow!  That's expensive lipstick!
the bad news is that the upgrade costs $3200!

Good luck!
oink oink

On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 13:27:00 -0000 "wannadelorean" <mcquinlan@xxxxxxxxxx>
writes:
> Just found this:  Again, don't know how this applies to the Delorean 
> UN1.  
> 
> http://www.bell-performance.co.uk/gearbox%20upgrade.htm
> 
> --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "wannadelorean" <mcquinlan@xxxx> 
> wrote:
> > The only thing that makes me think that the input shaft may be the 
> 
> > only issue is that the UN1 is used in a number of other 
> > manufacturers vehicles.  Some of them are around 350 hp.  I'm not 
> > sure though if there are different versions of the UN1 with 
> > different ratings.  The Eagle Medallion in 87-89 used a UN1 and 
> this 
> > UN1 was rated up to 400bhp.  It seems that when the UN1 is 
> > referenced it is usally followed by a number.  For example UN1-
> 027.  
> > Does anyone know what this 3 digit identifier is for the Delorean?
> > 
> > --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Strickland 
> > <ihaveanaccount@xxxx> wrote:
> > > Well, there's yet ANOTHER instance of the same, how many hints 
> do 
> > you
> > > need?  Maybe it's all good after you replace the first sheared
> > > component... or 2nd.  or 10th.  How many time do you want to 
> take 
> > out
> > > your transmission?  I'm holding at ZERO.
> > > 
> > > Using someone else's words, replacing the input shaft with 
> inconel 
> > is
> > > like "putting lipstick on a pig".  (sorry martin).
> > > 
> > > Jim
> > > 
> > > On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 00:55:31 -0000 "wannadelorean" 
> <mcquinlan@xxxx>
> > > writes:
> > > > Thanks for the reply.  I'm looking for a Delorean and have 
> > talked to 
> > > > the owner of an engine swapped one.  It has a 4.7 v6 
> > Supercharged.  
> > > > My only concern is that it is coupled to the stock 
> transmission 
> > and 
> > > > the splines on the input shaft sheared once and the roll pin 
> > holding 
> > > > 
> > > > the coupler snapped once.  A custom piece was fabricated to 
> fix 
> > the 
> > > > issue but I worry that all that has happened is the weakest 
> link 
> > of 
> > > > the system has now been moved to the inside of the tranny 
> making 
> > a 
> > > > failure more catastrophic.
> > > > .
> > > > 
> > > > --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Strickland 
> > > > <ihaveanaccount@xxxx> wrote:
> > > > > I talked to a few people pushing 250-300hp with stock 
> > > > transmission, and
> > > > > have heard a couple accounts of input shaft shearing.  The 
> > gear 
> > > > ratios
> > > > > would have been too tall for a higher-rpm running engine.  I 
> 
> > > > contacted
> > > > > the DML at the time, no one offered any suggestions for 
> > getting 
> > > > beefier
> > > > > components or changing diff ratio.
> > > > > 
> > > > > I originally had intended to keep the stock transmission, 
> but 
> > said 
> > > > 
> > > > to
> > > > > myself: "y'know, if I get this whole thing together and rip 
> > this
> > > > > transmission in half, I'm going to be pissed!".  Chasing 
> after 
> > > > upgrades
> > > > > and replacements seemed like a pain in the ass, so I bought 
> a
> > > > > transmission made to work in the same orientation and was 
> made 
> > for 
> > > > 
> > > > a car
> > > > > that came with 270 HP stock (at 6100rpm Bill).  Supposedly 
> the 
> > > > porsche
> > > > > transmissions are very beefy for the HP that they come with 
> > > > stock.  Plus
> > > > > it had an extra gear.  Plus it wasn't a renault (sorry 
> > martin).  I 
> > > > 
> > > > hope
> > > > > we can agree that the germans make better cars than the 
> french.
> > > > > 
> > > > > I don't know if american custom really did modify the 
> renault, 
> > but 
> > > > 
> > > > when
> > > > > you really come down to it, the renault un1 is a $500 
> > > > transmission, and
> > > > > the porsche g50 is a $4000+ transmission.  
> > > > > 
> > > > > Jim
> > > > > 
> > > > > On Mon, 02 Aug 2004 17:01:37 -0000 "wannadelorean" 
> > > > <mcquinlan@xxxx>
> > > > > writes:
> > > > > > I'm curions on 3Rotor, what was the main motivation for 
> > putting 
> > > > in 
> > > > > > the Porsche transmission?  My limited knowledge on this 
> > topic 
> > > > seems 
> > > > > > to indicate that the stock transmission was usable?  I'm 
> > just 
> > > > curios 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > not questioning your judgement.  I'm trying to educate 
> > myself on 
> > > > 
> > > > the 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > pitfalls of aquiring a car with an engine swap.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Strickland 
> > > > > > <ihaveanaccount@xxxx> wrote:
> > > > > > > Come one Come all!  Rotary conversion!  Even Idles!  All 
> 
> > > > sensors
> > > > > > > connected!
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Jim
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 00:45:39 -0400 "Walter Coe" 
> > <Whalt@xxxx> 
> > > > > > writes:
> > > > > > > > > I was told that American Custom Engines only built
> > > > > > > > ONE...
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Yeah, I heard that too from Richard Cutter himself.  I 
> 
> > saw
> > > > > > > > the car (and him) at the DCS 2002 in Memphis.  The 
> engine
> > > > > > > > didn't idle right because he never figured out several 
> 
> of
> > > > > > > > the engine sensors to get the engine management 
> computer
> > > > > > > > working properly.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Hey, I'll do an engine conversion for you like that:
> > > > > > > > $20,000.00 which is just what he was charging.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Walt
> > > > > > > > 
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