View Poll Results: Stock or not?

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  • Weber Carb it!

    14 60.87%
  • Keep outa trouble. The K-jet is perfect

    9 39.13%
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Thread: Weber on a D?

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    Four fish Delorean ALEXAKOS's Avatar
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    Weber on a D?

    Hey Guys, You may have followed my restoration of 5992 thread.

    On my quest for mods I was having second thoughts about the fuel system.

    I met with an experienced Renault Alpine Racing mechanic the other day, and I mentioned my interest in getting the D a bit more "Sports" in to the "car".

    The open 997 Porsche exhaust I bought, will help a bit and I am also considering a fuel feed upgrade. I know most of you think that Carbs are a rollback and not an upgrade.

    Read many interesting EFI reports to stick to the quite stable and safe K-jet system. But since my K-jet system needs a serious overhaul... might as well exchange.

    This is what I found as an alternative:


    3X double Weber 42 IDA's on our PRV.

    How many say go and how many say no?

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    Looks SWEET to me!

    One thing with Webbers though is that it seems like they constantly need adjustment.

    I say go for it!

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    Weber on a D?
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    @James - That's GREAT!

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    If you understand how they work, go for it. I personally don't understand the K-jet system at all, and I don't know much about carbs either. When my engine is on it's way out, I've got a spare 4G63 turbo engine just sitting around that I think would fit nicely
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    Car Fanatic. Technical Novice. pezzonovante88's Avatar
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    Oh HELL yes! I was wondering when somebody would put Webers on a DeLorean.
    Previous Owner of 5875 - 1981/Grey/5-Speed/Grooved Hood

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    Car Fanatic. Technical Novice. pezzonovante88's Avatar
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    @ James - Brilliant.
    Previous Owner of 5875 - 1981/Grey/5-Speed/Grooved Hood

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    LOL@ James
    (GTOTHB!)


    I was weaned on old school and have seen Webbers are great carbs, the linkage can be a bit to keep adjusted but the carbs themselves are no problem. But, I have to say a three duces on our PRV is a um, waste...
    Looks cool to me tho!

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    @ James
    That pic proved to me that its a great idea! I was thinking of going with the classic red weber actually and the bigger size!! Love you man! Happy got got banned on that other place now you can spend more time with us here!!!!

    @ everybody
    Wow! Did not expect such an enthusiasm from you on carbs. I though you all support the stock config.
    I know carbs are very tuning happy systems. But like my Lord, states, I do not like working on that K-jet system.

    A friend owns a Porsche 911 from the 70's and he exchanged his bosh for webers.
    He said the webers made the Porsche 4X better than it was! At last having fun driving! He added.

    Ok will let you know more mid August when a racing alpine engine is coming my way for parts picking.

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    you may like 2 x triple IDA Weber carburetors instead of 3 double throats..

    the Rally Group 4 Alpine A310 engines had 48mm IDAs..

    http://www.classicscars.com/alpine/a310blured/car4.jpg ( a pic of the set up)
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