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Thread: Vin 3727 w/turbo 3sgte swap on ebay

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    Vin 3727 w/turbo 3sgte swap on ebay

    Anybody know anything about this one?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-DeLore...gAAOSwUHBcVLUQ
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    The newer Deloreans actually do have a Toyota motor in them, same one out of the Lotus Evora if I recall correctly.



    This car is very reliable with this motor, not overdone with an LS1 engine or some crazy HP that leads to engine issues or reliability problems with the OEM electronics and FI system.
    So you LS swap guys running Kjet/Lucas, you just been called out!!

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    eBay puffery aside, that's kind of an interesting swap. I think that's a 3S-GTE Gen 2? Would be from an 1989 - 1993 MR2.

    Intake and air/water intercooler look unfinished, just kind of hanging out in the pontoon. Hope that's not indicative of the remainder of the swap.
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    Seems a little sketchy to me, but who knows. I just find it odd that the seller couldn't even be bothered to properly inflate the rear tires. As a buyer I'm supposed to trust he knew what he was doing with an engine swap?

    I also think it's kind of odd how butthurt he is about the LS swap cars having more power than his, so he has to trash them in his add.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark D View Post

    I also think it's kind of odd how butthurt he is about the LS swap cars having more power than his, so he has to trash them in his add.
    +1

    Still, I find it most impressive that the LS guys here opted to keep their Kjet systems on the LS platform. THAT is some serious retrofitting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    +1

    Still, I find it most impressive that the LS guys here opted to keep their Kjet systems on the LS platform. THAT is some serious retrofitting!
    Gotta keep it somewhat original.

    Plus, who can say no to dual fuel distributors.

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    Those pictures in both ads are dreadful. How is that possible in this day and age?

    Reminds me of that classic line from an ebay ad a few years ago "I can tell you stock Delorians and quite a bit of slugs so the Turbo is a super nice up-grad"
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