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

on a side note, the car had been sitting on blocks from first
owner..someone purchased it, then drove it from florida to texas, then
had someone put a lean on it, and then that person is going to sell it
to me. it has had a fuel pump replaced with aftermarket which i read
can cause engine fuel starvation, and I read somewhere that the
transmission computer can cause it to not shift from 1st to
2nd...<shrug> that correct?

--- 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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