[DML] Re: Newbie to DeLoreans
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[DML] Re: Newbie to DeLoreans



I can vouch for that, I purchased my D for about $9,500 and have put
approximately 4K into her since 2004. (Just to make it "driveable")
The fuel system, vacuum hoses, and standard tune up stuff such as
belts, cap, rotor, plugs, brake pads, etc were what my first
priorities were. I'm still looking at a new radiator -NON new old
stock-, fans, possibly and alternator and relay upgrade, and some
major suspension work. The brakes feel ever-so-slightly "squishy" but
they are functional. I might look into replacing the master cylinder
sometime. Dunno how old that one is. Once I reach about $20K I think
she should be in much better shape. I'm no mechanic myself, so my
friends who own a D as well as these boards are a huge help.

Some of the really important/common sense things off the top of my
head would be trailing arm bolts, fuel lines, fuel accumulator and/or
pump, and brakes.

My advice would be shop around and talk to the vendors and the owners!
They are a great bunch.

-John
#10715
Missouri


> >From: Faded N Jaded <fadednjaded@...>
> >Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: Re: [DML] Newbie to DeLoreans
> >Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:36:14 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> >If it's in original condition, as you say, then expect to spend
thousands 
> >of dollars beyond the purchase price on upgrades to bring it up to
safe and 
> >reliable standards. If you need a number, I'd say figure on $15,000
more 
> >and if you can't afford that, then my recommendation is to forget
buying 
> >it. Maybe the upgrades can be done for less, but it's better to be
prepared 
> >for more expenses and be pleasantly surprised if it's less than the
other 
> >way around.
> >[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
>




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