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Henrik
08-20-2015, 07:57 PM
I invite you to visit my blog where I am documenting the transformation of my Delorean from stock to a turbo charged 350HP/ft lb VR6 engine and switch to manual transmission. I did a lot of the sourcing and prep work myself but the main actor is of course Ed Ghesquiere and his company SEO Motorsports.
Check it out!:
http://deloreanvr6conversion.blogspot.com/

Henrik
#1283

Nicholas R
08-20-2015, 08:26 PM
Very cool!! That flywheel and clutch setup is awesome!

I noticed that you are using the 10 spline input shaft. Did your car have that originally or did you decide to convert to the 10 spline from the 21 spline? If so I'm just curious what the reason was. Looks awesome and I cant wait to see this baby on the road!! :burnout:

EDIT: Actually I just remembered that, like mine, your car was originally an automatically. I didn't consider the fact that the transmission you purchased could have come with the 10 spline shaft. Just keep in mind that in the future, if you're ever in need of some of the random internal transmission parts, some of them are a little bit different. Thats why on the DMCH website a lot of transmission components are listed twice. Some are for the Renault 369-03 (your transmission), and some are for the 369-08 (the more common one). Honestly though, it seems like part availability wise, they have a bigger inventory of parts (at least online) to support the -03 than the -08. Anyway, probably nothing to really worry about.

MNT250
08-20-2015, 10:33 PM
Super awesome, thanks for sharing! I'll have to keep an eye on this, really interested to see things as they progress.

Henrik
08-21-2015, 01:00 AM
Very cool!! That flywheel and clutch setup is awesome!

I noticed that you are using the 10 spline input shaft. Did your car have that originally or did you decide to convert to the 10 spline from the 21 spline? If so I'm just curious what the reason was. Looks awesome and I cant wait to see this baby on the road!! :burnout:

EDIT: Actually I just remembered that, like mine, your car was originally an automatically. I didn't consider the fact that the transmission you purchased could have come with the 10 spline shaft. Just keep in mind that in the future, if you're ever in need of some of the random internal transmission parts, some of them are a little bit different. Thats why on the DMCH website a lot of transmission components are listed twice. Some are for the Renault 369-03 (your transmission), and some are for the 369-08 (the more common one). Honestly though, it seems like part availability wise, they have a bigger inventory of parts (at least online) to support the -03 than the -08. Anyway, probably nothing to really worry about.

Yep, you're right. I am switching from auto to manual so the tranny I ended up with was just the luck of the draw. Thanks for the part# info!

Henrik
09-04-2015, 11:52 PM
The blog has been updated with the latest on fitment of the starter, pilot bearing adapter and the slave cylinder:

http://deloreanvr6conversion.blogspot.com/

DMC-81
09-05-2015, 12:55 PM
Sweet!! That VR6 is a potent motor. I drove a yellow Corrado VR6 back in the day when the motor first came out, and I got the car going fast enough to make the windshield wipers dance around a bit in the wind.

I can't even imagine a Turbo version! :burnout:

Congrats on the progress.

silverhair01
09-09-2015, 05:37 PM
I love the look of the VR6 in the engine compartment. So clean and neat looking. VR6 also sounds good too.

Henrik
10-23-2015, 04:03 PM
Updated blog:
http://deloreanvr6conversion.blogspot.com/

MNT250
10-23-2015, 09:21 PM
I love it. Really good idea with the oil filter, turned out amazing. If I ever do a swap i'd like it to be something like this. Making an amazing car all that more reliable, easier to work on and just an overall clean look. Bravo!

Henrik
11-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Updated blog:
http://deloreanvr6conversion.blogspot.com/

Henrik
12-22-2015, 02:43 PM
http://deloreanvr6conversion.blogspot.com/

Henrik
01-23-2016, 11:48 PM
Our project is basically completed; Ed is now busy tuning and tweaking:

http://deloreanvr6conversion.blogspot.com/
Dyno testing, sign-off and the return of #1283 to Texas is scheduled for Feb. 27. Am I excited? Hell yeah!:yesss:

DMC-81
01-24-2016, 12:50 PM
Very nice!! Excellent work by Ed as well. Congratulations!

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Henrik
03-07-2016, 07:19 PM
UPDATE: We ran #1283 on the dyno last weekend. Here is a link to the blog + video where you can check out how it went:

http://deloreanvr6conversion.blogspot.com/2016/03/dynio-testing.html

A Delorean with a bunch of power is a FUN car to drive!

Nicholas R
03-08-2016, 01:24 PM
Congratulations to both you and Ed!!! This is awesome! So glad to see that it turned out so great!! :thumbup:


A Delorean with a bunch of power is a FUN car to drive!
So true man; so very true. :burnout:

Morpheus
03-10-2016, 05:34 PM
It's too bad Eddie has closed up shop, I would have loved to entertain this option eventually.

Lou and "Boo"
03-11-2016, 04:29 PM
So...so Awesome!!