[DML] Re: stage II
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[DML] Re: stage II



David,

>From what you answer to modifying the car I understand your only 
interest is to make it's value go up. Although I intend to keep the 
car for as long as I live, I also feel that the value is only 
accessory to the pleasure of driving it. Persons that buy the car for 
it's value should keep it under cover and as original as possible.
However, those guys miss the fun of driving this special car and 
probably will only look at is as they watch the stock market.

A car will always be of the make it was before those changes were 
made until you intend to fully strip it's originality and change the 
body itself. Even when you plan to exchange the standard PRV engine 
for a Volvo 760 engine (B28E, a little newer, more HP - 160 - but 
still looking the same as the original), who could tell the 
difference at first glance.

If you intend to keep the car for yourself and not owning it as a 
kind of saving deposit, why not make it the way you like it to drive 
and handle. Mine is still in majority "stock" but the small changes 
make it more joyable. That's hat you own a special car for, I assume.

And... men with little muscles also often go to the gym to work out 
to get more muscle, isn't it? So why not start excercising your car?

Welmoed.



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> I have no problem with owners that modify and customize their cars. 
I
> do not encourage it nor recomend it but if that's what you want to 
do
> "GO for It" and enjoy. I only try to point out some of the things to
> consider, for instance, who is going to service it, does it really 
do
> as claimed, how long is it going to last, and if it affects the 
value
> is it a negative or a positive? For the owner that can and does do 
his
> own work it may be cheaper for him to do but in the process he 
loses a
> "second opinion" by not having a mechanic to help him understand 
what
> is going on. Of course the car was built to an economic sell point. 
Of
> course we have "Leather Seating Surfaces" and a crummy radio. If you
> start changing everything at what point is it NOT a Delorean? IMHO 
the
> closer you can keep a car to it's origionality the more valuable it
> is. Things that can be easily undone (replacing an ignition coil for
> example) have less of an effect than say doing an engine swap. That
> said it IS your car to do with as you wish. You can even drive it 
off
> a cliff!!!!!!! (Just kidding but someone is NOT!) Keep trying to
> improve the car and let us know what works and what doesn't. Not all
> of us can change a distributer cap and rotor in 5 minutes. If we all
> could a tune-up would be a LOT cheaper and quicker!!!!! BTW many of
> the "upgrades" you mention are for safety or reliablity, not to
> improve performance.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757  
> 
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