23rd Jan 2006, 15:46
Yes it is possible to put a northstar engine in the DMC. But with any engine swap there are a few things to consider. One is the mounts, which need to be moved slightly in order to fit the larger engine. Also, is the location of accessories like the alternator ect. I've seen such a setup and it works great when all the details are gone over. Much better than that other junk original six in there.
20th Sep 2006, 17:48
www.delorean.co.uk has an article on the PRV V6, and has ways to get serious power (250+ HP) from the PRV V6.
27th Nov 2006, 08:53
The best conversion I have seen use a longitudinal twin turbo Mazda triple rotor rotary engine with a porsche 911 gear box. Do a search on Google if you don't believe me. 0-60 4.5 seconds and 165mph top speed. Looks lovely in black much better than the silly brushed stainless finish.
5th Dec 2006, 20:55
I believe you. I saw the video snippet of this car in action a few years ago and it simply took off like a scalded cat. The 20B turbo rotary sounds more like a turbine when it's in the higher rpm ranges and has none of the low-end torque limitations seen in the normally-aspirated 12A and 13B twin-rotor engines.
This car was, at that time, registered in Florida and was advertised for sale for around $25,000 or $35,000. I forget which.
12th Dec 2006, 12:50
I put a flux capacitor in my Delorean and now it drives like a dream! But seriously, this car is great if you have the patience to take care of it. The battery tends to get drained though, so it should be "exercised" once a week or so. I'm fond of the brushed metal look myself.
16th Oct 2007, 00:44
I'm surprised that a Northstar V-8 is within 50lbs. of the Delorean's PRV-6. Do you know how much each engine weighs?
1st Mar 2022, 14:52
No matter what engine is in it, I wonder how many times he got asked "What happens at 88MPH?"
1st Mar 2022, 22:08
You get a laser light show, loud noises, an instantaneous change in time and maybe a scarecrow on the hood.
2nd Mar 2022, 19:17
88mph provides enough wind resistance to wick the water off the car, so it won’t rust even if there’s a coating of salt on it.
4th Mar 2022, 12:54
Yeah, it's well known how stainless steel rusts. Whenever it gets, you know, water on it.
4th Mar 2022, 20:05
Right. It’s not the salt. Interesting how cars in cold places where it doesn’t rain get rusted down to the frame, but cars in Florida don’t.
4th Mar 2022, 23:03
Just get a cordless leaf blower to dry the car, also good for getting trapped water out.
13th Mar 2022, 21:10
Stainless steel is an example of a metal that does not rust. Through it is important to note that some grades are more resistant to rust than others. Austenitic stainless steels such as 304 or 316 have high amounts of nickel and chromium. The chromium combines with the oxygen before the iron is able to which forms a chromium oxide layer. This layer is very corrosion resistant which prevents rust formation and protects the underlying metal. On the other hand, ferritic or martensitic stainless steels may be susceptible to rust because they contain less chromium. Who knows what’s on a Delorean. I’ve yet to see a rusted tuna tower at the marina.