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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 468
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2001 5:22 AM

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There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. RE: Don't cut the dash..cut the radio?
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_abato.net>

2. Re: Re: *sigh*... today is one of those days
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com

3. Re: Delorean Engine Upgrades... lets think for a minute
From: DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com

4. RE: Delorean Engine Upgrades... lets think for a minute
From: Willie Mack <wmack_at_dml_vt.edu>





Message: 1
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 22:11:43 -0500
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_abato.net>
Subject: RE: Don't cut the dash..cut the radio?

awe!  But where is the fun in that walt!

Kevin Abato
VIn#16680

-----Original Message-----
From: Walter [mailto:Whalt_at_dml_att.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 5:00 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [DML] Don't cut the dash..cut the radio?


You obviously do too much thinking.  (smile)  Save yourself all the
re-engineering and buy an 'aftermarket' dash plate with a DIN hole already
cut in it to fit your new radio.  If and when you want to convert your car
back to original, just change out the DIN bracket for the original two-post
OEM bracket.  The source for the DIN bracket is Mid-State Delorean's site at
http://midstatedmc.com

Walt    Tampa, FL



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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 22:58:13 EST
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: Re: *sigh*... today is one of those days



Keep the Faith!

Everything will work out...just keep your patience, sanity and use the 
correct DMC parts.

Remember the old adage...Rome wasn't built in a day...Neither was restoring a 
20 year old car.

You will look back when your car runs well and you will revel in your 
accomplishment!


Sincerely,
Mike Pack
VIN 3713
DOA 4743



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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 04:04:43 -0000
From: DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com
Subject: Re: Delorean Engine Upgrades... lets think for a minute

While the engine is capable of turbo charging, the Legend set up 
involves alot more then just straping a couple of turbo chargers on. 
When Legend Industired devised turbo packages for the DeLorean, they 
also performed mechanical modifications to the engine(s) itself. VIN 
502 is the most widely known test car. There currently are 2 major 
turbo kits available for the DeLorean. A single BAE turbo, and the 
Island Twin whice uses the same IHI units that Legend did (someone 
correct me on this if I am wrong). No one has really overlooked the 
turbo options so much as they have decided against them. While I 
myself admitedly have never driven a DeLorean with a turbo charger 
installed, I have opted not to install any turbos onto my car. While 
price is a consideration, the fact remains that every turbo setup I've 
ever seen created for the D looks awful. The single charger looks home 
made, and the twin turbo clutters up the engine bay with all the 
excessive plumbing.

The best turbo setup for the D would still have to be what Legend 
Industries had. But rather then rely on the IHI turbos alone, it would 
greatly help to reduce the amount of plubing used. Instead of the 
Island design of placing 2 pipes behind the engine, use the Legend 
design of placing only one. Here a fresh air intake could be connected 
from the turbo unit to the scope intanks behind the quarter glass. 
Keep the design of the "V" shaped airbox with twin intercoolers to 
help reduce lag for the air intake. Combined with inline cone air 
filers and electric fans mounted to the intercoolers with intake hoses 
to collect air from above the deflector plates around the trailing 
arms. If someone had this type of a turbo setup for the DeLorean, I 
would definately consider it.

But price wise the best choice has been either an engine swap, or an 
improved engine such as DMC houston offers. Especially where 
originality and reliability is concerned.

-Robert
vin 6585



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., vsaini_at_dml_u... wrote:
> It seems to me that everyone here is overlooking something.  Why 
> upgrade the engine.. it seems that everyone who has been vocal has 
> forgotten one key factor BOOST!.. we all know that this engine is 
> capable of a Force Induction ugrade.. aka the Legand Turbo Setup..




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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 23:09:18 -0500
From: Willie Mack <wmack_at_dml_vt.edu>
Subject: RE: Delorean Engine Upgrades... lets think for a minute

Has anyone replaced the stock intake manifold with one that will allow for
more horsepower?

Willie
Vin 5043

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc A Levy [mailto:malevy_at_dml_dnrc.bell-labs.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 4:19 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [DML] Delorean Engine Upgrades... lets think for a minute


Legend was more than just some turbos slapped on to a stock DMC motor.  Just
about EVERYTHING was changed except for the block itself (so I was told by a
former Legend employee).  There is just no way you can get 300HP out of
components that were designed for under 200HP.




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