[DML] Re: Drive the dream?
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[DML] Re: Drive the dream?



Not to dissapoint you, but my experience is that you are risking 
spending thousands upon thousands upon thousands to keep it 
running.  If you can work on it yourself, and don't mind long 
periods of time when it can't get out of the garage, that's one 
thing, and still expensive.  But if you want it running, and running 
realiably, and more importantly safely, and don't do the work 
yourself, get prepared for the unplanned expensive repair bills over 
and over and over, even after you think it's all finished.  You're 
not necesarily paying too much, but $7,000 will seem like a drop in 
the bucket.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "biojerm" <Jedamay@xxxx> wrote:
>
> Hello all, im new to this group.
> Im 25 and have always wanted to own a delorean, but never figured i
> would get one until i was in my 40's.
> 
> As it would turn out, i just ran across someone who is selling a 82
> delorean 20k miles on it and I was wondering if I should get it.
> had 3 owners, 20k miles on original engine, dash is custom made it
> looks. only 2 small dings in body you can only see at the right 
angle.
> A handfull of misc. problems <driver window slipping, buttons 
falling
> off, missing keys, etc.>
> 
> wants $7k for it, Engine starts choking when givin over 1/2 
throttle,
> may be bad injector or fuel mixture, but runs great in idle and at 
low
> speeds, said he tried it on the freeway and got it to 60mph but 
isnt a
> delorean fan and just wants to get rid of it.
> 
> Tranny gears work <automatic> but you have to manual switch to 
first,
> then manual switch to drive at the right speed, 2nd and 3rd work 
fine.
> the entire dash has been custom replaced <not original>.
> 
> I want to save up and get a v8 put in it eventually for a more
> reliable car. but im having a hard time find out what kind of 
tranny
> these things have and how much they are to replace if this one 
needs
> to be replaced. Any and everyone I call has no idea what it has 
except
> for "delorean" transmission.
> 
> This will be my first/only delorean and I only make about $30k a 
year,
> but im willing to do whatever it takes to drive my dream car.
> Anyone have any suggestions? Paying too much? Im not really looking
> into restoring it to original parts. But am i going to have to use 
all
> my money and live in my car trying to replace the engine and 
tranny?
>








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