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Thread: Ask David and Farrar: Technical Questions and Advice About Carbureting a DeLorean

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    Ask David and Farrar: Technical Questions and Advice About Carbureting a DeLorean

    Anyone have a technical question, or need technical advice, about carbureting a DeLorean?

    Bill Robertson
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    Rick/AKA.. DA BEARD congerz83's Avatar
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    After I pull the car out of storage, I'm going to need to see how to adjust the choke. It was moody about how it would engage. It the choke wouldn't operate on cold start. It would wait till I was about 1/2 miles down the road, engage and unless I pounded the piss out of the accelerator, it wouldn't disengage. It didn't matter because one I stopped at the very next stop-light the choke would hang up again.

    I just wound up disconnecting the choke and having the car run VERY rough until it warms up. So basically I'm operating without a choke.
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    just saw this and thought it might be intersting for you carb-fans.


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    Is that in an Alpine?
    Dermot
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    I don't always drive cars, but when I do, I prefer DeLoreans

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    No-one is to stone anyone, even, and I want to make this absolutely clear, even if they do say "carburetor"

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    My VIN:    16510 and carbureted

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    I like my carb because it is pretty.
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    I do have to say I like the look of your carb setup; nice and open, and lots of room. Almost looks like it could have been factory.
    -Mike
    1981 DeLorean, heads/cams/exhaust, EFI
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    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    I like my carb because it is pretty.
    You need this for increased prettiness...

    http://store.delorean.com/p-6043-lab...tructions.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    I like my carb because it is pretty.
    What type of manifold is that? Doesn't look like one I've seen while lurking on the boards.

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    My VIN:    16510 and carbureted

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMCMW Dave View Post
    You need this for increased prettiness...

    http://store.delorean.com/p-6043-lab...tructions.aspx
    I've got a body shop that should be calling you in a few days for a lot of parts. Throw one in and I'll be sure to buy you a burger at DCS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Squall67584 View Post
    What type of manifold is that? Doesn't look like one I've seen while lurking on the boards.
    Peugot 604

    Quote Originally Posted by opethmike View Post
    I do have to say I like the look of your carb setup; nice and open, and lots of room. Almost looks like it could have been factory.
    Thanks. It does look factory except for the plugged injector holes. When I get around to it I am going to do some sanding and painting to the fiberglass in the engine bay.

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    The engine cover looks extremely bowed up in the center, is that due to the air cleaner clearance? I saw one that had a hole cut out in the cover for that very reason, looked good and no doubt gave it a cooler intake charge.
    Last edited by Michael; 03-23-2012 at 06:46 PM.

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