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    Today, 06:32 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I don't see why not. I found a few how-to videos on YouTube and it looks like it would be pretty simple.
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    11-09-2018, 03:01 PM
    I am going to project my DeLorean onto a screen so that I can tell everyone that is is screen-accurate.
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    11-09-2018, 02:57 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread Introductions! in Open Discussion
    Hello, Lee! Best wishes from Fort Lauderdale. :)
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    11-09-2018, 02:25 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [For Sale] Numerous parts for sale in DeLorean Parts
    I don't want to drag this too far off topic, but the reason I was interested in that manifold was because it looked like I could put a carb on top of...
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    11-09-2018, 02:11 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Gonna do that on Monday. Also, considering that the spark plugs keep getting darker and darker, I wonder if some of the sediment I have seen may...
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    11-07-2018, 06:18 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [For Sale] Numerous parts for sale in DeLorean Parts
    OK, thanks.
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    11-07-2018, 03:42 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Per y'all's suggestions, I had a look in the fuel bowl. It's pretty nasty in there. I'll check back in when I've cleaned it.
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    11-06-2018, 09:44 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    The last time I checked it was OK. Would dirty fuel lead to lumpy running below ~2,000 RPM?
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    11-06-2018, 07:00 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    It has been done before. --- Moving on: Base timing set to 14 at 750 RPM. Idle mixture set as good as I can get it, i.e. halfway between...
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    11-01-2018, 11:00 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Dodge/Eagle workshop manual says idle speed of the 3.0L is 790 RPM. Bill had base timing set at 16 degrees. Meanwhile, Josh S. in Canada says...
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    11-01-2018, 08:29 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I had a thought: Back when he was working on the engine install, when it was up and running Bill sent me a photo of the engine from dead center. Why...
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    11-01-2018, 06:47 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    One of the best things about this install! :D Not sure what you're talking about, sorry. There is a notch in the crankshaft pulley and a scale...
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    11-01-2018, 06:06 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Best I could manage: It would be easy if the back of the car were removed. LOL
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    11-01-2018, 05:14 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    The frame rate on my phone is not fast enough for that. I have a timing light, I just can't see the marks.
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    11-01-2018, 04:47 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Installed the new compressor today. Idling at 900 RPM, turning on the a/c killed the engine. Unbelievable. If anyone would like to tell me how to...
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    10-31-2018, 06:24 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [For Sale] Numerous parts for sale in DeLorean Parts
    Is that a 3.0L manifold? If so, how tall is it?
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    10-31-2018, 05:21 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Considering the recurring problems with my daily, this car may actually be pressed into regular service -- hence the new a/c compressor that arrived...
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    10-29-2018, 03:15 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Most definitely!
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    10-29-2018, 01:47 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Oh, I forgot to mention a bit of good news: While running the engine to tweak the fuel mixture, the coolant temperature went up, the fans came on,...
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    10-29-2018, 12:22 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    What, you don't have a 24-inch #2 Phillips driver? ;) I bought one for adjusting headlights, but have found other uses for it, too, like adjusting...
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    10-28-2018, 07:29 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I can do that next. However, I noticed something troubling ... The HVAC/Brake vacuum hose was on very tight, so when I went to yank it off and attach...
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    10-28-2018, 04:20 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Well, that made quite the difference... Cylinder 1: 130 PSI Cylinder 2: 130 PSI Cylinder 3: 130 PSI Cylinder 4: 140 PSI Cylinder 5: 150 PSI...
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    10-27-2018, 08:41 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    That's what I suspect, however will all of the other gunk in the cooling system I wonder if I might be better off checking for coolant in the oil...
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    10-27-2018, 05:41 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Braved the mosquitoes to perform a compression test just now. (Daily driver seems to be doing OK, so the DMC Is back in the garage.) The engine...
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    10-26-2018, 09:01 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Quite right! I meant to type 270F. Sorry.
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    10-26-2018, 08:00 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Thanks! I got to do a partial test earlier this week ... 150 PSI on cylinder 1 125 PSI on cylinder 2 ... and then the tool broke. Once...
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    10-26-2018, 07:53 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [Frame & Body] Double Bars Blues in General DeLorean Discussion
    Thanks, I appreciate that. It's hard not to get frustrated and doubtful, but it's good to try to treat every setback as something to learn from...
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    10-26-2018, 07:47 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Drove out of the garage today so I could work on my daily driver. For fun I went around the block before pulling back into the driveway. Turned out...
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    10-25-2018, 06:55 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [Frame & Body] Double Bars Blues in General DeLorean Discussion
    When you're done with the roof cage, you may need to adjust the door striker pins. Take your time and be patient. You've got this. :)
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    10-25-2018, 06:51 PM
    Will do. Might be another week or so.
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