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    Senior Member vwdmc16's Avatar
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    It will not unless custom spacers are made to connect the two and also have ports drilled for the k jet injectors.

    Search, there are pics

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    Owner since 2007 Farrar's Avatar
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    Speaking of spacers, the a/c compressor's hoses won't clear the 3.0L oil filler without being raised slightly. Spacers and a longer serpentine belt are on the way.
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    Engine runs

    Engine was tested for about an hour. Fine from idle to redline. Cooling fans didn't come on except when jumpered, so a new switch is in order. Also: wiring fault between ignition switch and starter motor.
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    LeakingFreezePlug.jpg

    The new engine is getting new freeze plugs.
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    Looking good....you must be really psyched!
    VIN 4728 is waiting for Spring, a new exhaust, and a Peugeot manifold.

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    If you could find a way to make the factory kjet air cleaner work, or make some sort of air filter element that will duct over to the right pontoon, That would actually look pretty nice and clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdmc16 View Post
    If you could find a way to make the factory kjet air cleaner work, or make some sort of air filter element that will duct over to the right pontoon, That would actually look pretty nice and clean.
    Good thing it's not your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farrar View Post
    Good thing it's not your car.
    just throwing an idea out there, no need to get snooty

    Its nice to see your car operational again. A carburated 3.0 opens the possibility of this swap to people not interested in messing with efi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    just throwing an idea out there, no need to get snooty

    Its nice to see your car operational again. A carburated 3.0 opens the possibility of this swap to people not interested in messing with efi.
    Was aiming for funny, not snooty. Sorry.

    #2613 isn't 100% operational and likely won't be for some time. Bill has done a lot of testing on the engine and it seems to run fine. So that's good news, at least.

    Although I'm excited at the prospect of having a running, driving DeLorean again, I'm trying to keep calm, because I know that while the car has been sitting a million other little things could have gone wrong, and we won't know about them until more testing is done. Right now, it doesn't even have exhaust...
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