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

  I read Ryan's and Dan's posts and I couldn't agree more with them.  Don't buy this car.  In the meantime, save your money, work on increasing that disposable cash, keep reading this forum, and join a local club.
  I've met several former owners who hate the DeLorean because it is such a "piece of junk."  When questioning them further, the real reason they hate the car is because they bought a basket case, didn't realize everything ($$$$) that is involved in a restoration, and had to sell it to save their ass.  I don't want you to end up hating your dream car because of a situation like this!
  Also, don't feel like you're alone.  We get lots of questions on this board just like this.  The responses may be tough to read and realize, but it's the same kind of good advice that kept me from buying a DeLorean until I got done with college.  Trust me, you'll thank yourself later.
  Jake Kamphoefner

biojerm <Jedamay@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  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... that correct?

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "biojerm" 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 > 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 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 .
> 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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