Re: [DML] DeLorean Values.
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Re: [DML] DeLorean Values.



Sounds great, but don't call it a DeLorean.  I think we should let the 
DeLorean name live back in its time of the early '80's, the way it was 
conceived, designed and built.  I hope people don't come after me with 
pitchforks because they don't like my opinion, remember, it's just some 
Vermonter's opinion :-)


Todd Nelson
1561, Vermont


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Videobob Moseley" <videobob@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] DeLorean Values.


>I hang out with a lot of Ferrari and Lamborghini owners, and the reason 
>high
> end sports cars like these are never used as daily drivers is because of 
> the
> super high and frequent maintenance
> and level of comfort.
> It is hard to find a happy medium between super car, and moderate sports
> car.
> These 12 cylinder beasts have hard suspension, hot gas guzzling engines
> and cost about $1+ per mile to drive.
> In contrast, Mustang's, Camero's, Corvette's etc.. are every day sports 
> cars
> with
> great performance and reliability but they are common and don't get the
> attention
> that a super car gets.
> If you are driving a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Saleen.... or even a DeLorean 
> you
> will get
> tremendous attention - which is what we all want, that' why we drive such
> pretentious cars.
> There is no arguing that point.
> The DeLorean is special enough to park next these super cars and get equal
> attention.
>
> The happy medium would be that if we could mesh the super car with the 
> every
> day car.
> The automobile makers have been trying to do it, but nothing that comes 
> off
> the lot
> now a days (that any of us can afford) will get them same attention that a
> Countach
> gets when the scissor door goes up.
> Same as our cars.
> So if we could put in a new modern engine, electrical system and modern
> interior
> and basically keep the external lines of the car untouched you would have
> one heck
> of a daily driver super car!
> Houston was on the right track with their new interior, but they were 
> going
> strictly
> for aesthetics and not so much for usability when you consider how they 
> set
> the back shelf area.
> I would like to see more storage, better placement of speakers, a CUP
> HOLDER, better placement
> of air vents, better design of the center console to fit a large touch
> screen dvd navigation system, etc.... Now, I know that DMCH already put
> something like that together, but they did it in a
> proprietary way so that you could not choose or change the radio or 
> screen.
> They also made the rear shelf look cool, but not very useful for storage.
>
> These are not all cosmetic things I am talking about, it's all about 
> making
> life go by easy
> while in the car. If a powerful modern EFI engine with an auto 5 speed is
> installed
> you could drive with power and confidence.
> I am not talking about some old crate engine with a carb on it... that's
> trouble too.
> I am talking about a modern, 2005 crate engine.
> Several are under consideration, Honda, Dodge, Ford, etc.
> ...this is where I hit a roadblock. I am not a mechanic and I have never
> done an engine
> swap before so this is a big undertaking.
> However, when you add up all the costs of doing the Houston engine upgrade
> and all
> you end up with is maybe 200HP and still 25 year old technology, with that
> same money
> or a little more you have something more modern and clean.
>
> One day I will dive in and find out what an undertaking it is.
> - VB


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