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content22207
04-03-2012, 07:04 PM
For the morbidly curious, this is what it's like to start and drive a carbureted DeLorean (credit Farrar Hudkins -- he's the one with a nice video camera):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sFEpe9N1dQ
His choke mechanism needs a shot of PB. A little bit sticky, which is to be expected given the high humidity environment in which he lives -- nothing a quick tap on the accelerator pedal can't overcome.

View from the engine compartment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY2P3EyY95E

Carbureted DeLoreans are of course faster than stock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MjA4R6t1Fs
(I tried to post this video in the upgraded and improved tail light board thread, but tripped over my http's. You can see my modern upgrade at the end of the clip).

If Farrar brings his camera perhaps we can shoot some more video at DCS (I am displaying indoors so my car will be unavailable Saturday).

Bill Robertson
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thirdmanj
04-03-2012, 07:59 PM
Which DeLorean is faster? Come on Bill!! You were the only one racing! LoL you crack me up dude. Besides I had a cracked spark plug.

DMCMW Dave
04-03-2012, 08:17 PM
Why is it always morbidly?

Farrar
04-05-2012, 10:57 AM
Why is it always morbidly?

Perhaps we are all cats.

sean
04-05-2012, 11:02 AM
Perhaps we are all cats.

Well I've said it before, you're one cool cat!

Farrar
04-05-2012, 11:14 AM
Well I've said it before, you're one cool cat!

But curiosity killed the cat! :(

dvonk
04-05-2012, 09:37 PM
But curiosity killed the cat! :(

no worries, you have 8 more lives left. :lol:

Nicholas R
04-06-2012, 02:06 AM
How exactly could a carbureted car be faster than a fuel injected car? The only difference between the two is the method of fuel delivery; otherwise, the same amount of fuel is going into the car. Bottom line both carbureted and fuel injection cars want a ration of 14.7 units/air to 1 unit/fuel. If either the carbureted or fuel injection car's ration is greater than or less than this mixture it's not going to run as well. You cant just dump more fuel in and expect it to run better. Unless something else is changed, like the cams cylinder bore, exhaust, it's BS. (not to mention the difference in each systems ability to ionize gas)

Michael
04-06-2012, 08:56 AM
How exactly could a carbureted car be faster than a fuel injected car? The only difference between the two is the method of fuel delivery; otherwise, the same amount of fuel is going into the car. Bottom line both carbureted and fuel injection cars want a ration of 14.7 units/air to 1 unit/fuel. If either the carbureted or fuel injection car's ration is greater than or less than this mixture it's not going to run as well. You cant just dump more fuel in and expect it to run better. Unless something else is changed, like the cams cylinder bore, exhaust, it's BS. (not to mention the difference in each systems ability to ionize gas)

Like many of Bill's post, it was meant to get a rise out of people and start an argument, not state a truth.

sean
04-06-2012, 08:59 AM
like many of bill's post, it was meant to get a rise out of people and start an argument, not state a truth.

qft!

nullset
04-06-2012, 11:16 AM
Bill's car not only has a carb, it also has an engine swap. The engine he's using is quite different from the PRVs that were intended to go in cars, so it may have a different power output than stock.

It also doesn't have K-Jet bungs, as it was designed to run on natural gas, I believe.

Also, "which delorean is faster" is a video he posted, where one delorean is filming while another delorean is in front, and one of them accelerates. That's his definition of "faster".

He's not here to defend himself though, so I'll just state those facts.

--buddy

stevedmc
04-06-2012, 12:05 PM
My car is faster than stock.

sean
04-06-2012, 12:13 PM
My car is faster than stock.

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opethmike
04-06-2012, 01:59 PM
My car is faster than stock.

And my car is faster than yours.

stevedmc
04-06-2012, 02:05 PM
And my car is faster than yours.

My geo metro is more efficient than your car.

opethmike
04-06-2012, 02:12 PM
My Corvette is manlier than your Metro.

dmc6960
04-06-2012, 02:21 PM
I like turtles!

sean
04-06-2012, 02:21 PM
:lockdance: