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Chris_Von_Bron

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Sun 23 Sep 18 20:53

DeLorean DMC-12 with LS3 480


Hi all,
I'm based in Milton Keynes and have owned my DeLorean since January 2002. In February this year my car became Dynotorque's 54th LS conversion (and their first DeLorean). It's a GM crate LS3 with the 480 GM hotcam.

It's great as is (4000 miles driven already) and being in a car that ways 1245KG means I see low MPG in the low 20's when driven hard (which is no worse than the 170HP 2.85 V6 it originally had) and a whopping 39MPG on a super long motorway run. I'm curious about changing the cam as I suspect I can go a bit more aggressive without losing low speed drive-ability and hoping to still have mpg in the 30's when driven carefully on longer runs.

Are there any LS3 owners with a manual transmission that don't have the stock 430 or 480 cams that I can meet up with as I would love to know what their car is like?

I am going to be calling GPI in Arizona tomorrow night as I like the packages (custom LS7 heads and intake to offer greater clearance for the cam choice on the LS3 block) they offer and based on the cam profiles they do (plus offer bespoke grinds) I'm sure something can be worked out.

Any advice/input is greatly welcomed.

Best wishes,
Chris



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Mon 24 Sep 18 10:34

Re: DeLorean DMC-12 with LS3 480


Which reminds me I drove a DeLorean in USA back in 1982 and still have the brochure. What with Corvette going mid-engine and all that...

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z06_tim

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Mon 24 Sep 18 14:55


Hi Chris.
I believe we have met on the MK rally with Ben and his Delorean. I'm Tim with the silver Z06. Glad to see you have got your Chevy motor in the DMC.
Sorry I can't be of any help with your Q. Hopefully someone on here can help. Otherwise, try the Corvette section on PistonHeads. There's a few guys with LS motors in other vehicles have posted there in the past.
Cheers,
Tim


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Devil Denis

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Mon 24 Sep 18 18:36

Re: DeLorean DMC-12 with LS3 480


Might be worth talking to a few Monaro/VXR8 owners as they have a tendency to tune them quite a lot, you will find them on Pistonheads.

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