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    Input on Carbing the DMC from those who have it

    I would like to get some input from owners who have Carb'd PRV's. Pros/Cons... performance, etc... Thanks...

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    This thread has some good information; though, it involves a degree of difficulty due to using a homemade manifold.

    http://www.dmctoday.com/showthread.p...ight=automatic

    Overall, it should serve as a guide and the car, with said modifications, has criss-crossed the nation multiple times.
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    PROS:

    *Car runs

    CONS:

    *Instantly turns it into a dangerous piece of crap that will explode and make it worth nothing and label you as a redneck shade tree mechanic because you are going "backward."

    *Hitler has been unable to carb his Delorean.
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    I drove Bill Roberton's carbed 5-speed the same day I drove an OEM 5-speed. Bill's car has a noticeable HP gain over the OEM setup.

    My first DeLorean was K-Jet, the second DeLorean I bought is carbed but currently in resto (it was running when I bought it.)

    Prior to buying a carbed car I was already considering a conversion, but if my 2nd car had an OEM setup that was running fine I probably would've ran it as-is until I had issues.

    Here's my personal "pro" list:
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    -More HP
    -Lower fuel pressure
    -Simplicity
    -Cost & access to locally-sourced & warrantied parts
    -Easier access in the engine compartment (eg: VOD.)

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    Don't forget the free bottle of diet cheerwine that is included with every carb purchase from Bill Robertson. That was the main reason I converted my car.


    In all seriousness, the carb configuration makes life so much easier and reduces cost. You don't have to worry about special ordering parts for your fuel system either. Everything is in stock at Autozone for our little carb fuel systems.
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    1. Reliability.
    2. Simplicity.
    3. Performance.
    4. Ease of maintenance of the fuel system
    5. Ease of maintenance of non-fuel system components (cooling system, ignition system, clutch slave etc)
    6. Mechanical fuel pump option.

    Hands down a carbed Delorean is more reliable than a K-Jet Delorean. Furthermore, I liked the performance and reliability of my initial carbed DeLorean (5052) so much I recently de-turboed 4194 and converted it to a carb as well. As noted above, access to stuff like the spark plugs and distributor cap are greatly improved. Plus bleeding the clutch system becomes a cake walk with a carb conversion.

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    As an aside; the fuel pump is currently out of stock at Summitt. I have one on order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracula View Post
    As an aside; the fuel pump is currently out of stock at Summitt. I have one on order.
    As do I. I'm worried that they might be NLA from sources on this side of the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
    As do I. I'm worried that they might be NLA from sources on this side of the pond.

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    When did you order yours? I want to know how long I can expect to wait.
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    IIRC I ordered it back in October

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