[DML] Re: Advice, Opinions, & Assistance Greatly Appreciated!
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[DML] Re: Advice, Opinions, & Assistance Greatly Appreciated!



I have been down this avenue in the last year, My car imported in 
2004 had the exact same 'quality' repair to the block performed to it 
by DeLorean One, (invoice to prove) crap epoxy!!.Anyway I have 
written up my procedure and it is in the issue 38 and 39 (not yet 
out) of our Delorean owners club magazine over in the UK. But in 
short it involved getting hold of a Volvo 260 (in the UK) engine and 
converting it all to Delorean spec. All in it cost less than £500.00 
($1000) this included new pistons/crank and cams although theses were 
purchased cheap thru ebay and were not really required. If you 
require any more help feel free to get in touch
Chris
Secretary DOC UK.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Denise and Michael Luckey" 
<luckeys71@...> wrote:
>
> After selling my first DeLorean early last year due to financial 
concerns I purchased a couple of different lower priced vehicles and 
worked on them to pass the time but couldn't shake the DeLorean bug.  
I attended the Chicago show last year which really stoked my interest 
again so I decided to try again this year and purchased VIN #2816 in 
August.  From the start I knew it would need some work but my 
confidence was higher after talking to folks and working on my former 
car (VIN #3760)so I figured I was ready for the challenge.  The owner 
had removed the PRV motor and swapped in a Ford 302 from a 1973 
Mercury Comet which was interesting but I always intended to put the 
original engine back in.  After ordering $600 worth of replacement 
parts I began the process of preparing the old engine only to 
discover that a dreaded epoxy repair had been made in the Valley Of 
Death.  With no signs of a coolant leak my thoughts were that perhaps 
the motor threw a rod and compromised the block.  At any rate, the 
engine could not be reinstalled in that shape so I decided I should 
try and sell the car rather then get in to a financial sandtrap 
again.  I listed the car at less than what I paid for it but it did 
not sell on eBay(check out item #180176184557 for more details and 
photos) which is not surprising due to the time of year but I thought 
I would try anyway.  So now I'm back where I started except that the 
only way I can see making my goal happen of getting the car back to 
specs is to find a replacement engine.  DeLorean Houston wants $5200 
for their motors which is WAY out of my league and I'm not sure how 
readily available used PRV motors are.  I've gotten myself in a bit 
of a pickle as I truly wanted to make this car original again but a 
compromised engine block is standing in my way.  The car itself is 
better than my first one with a nice straight body, a clean frame, 
and many new parts already installed and I think it has enormous 
potential.  I have all of the original components which the previous 
owner kept in case the engine swap was to be reversed.  So here is 
where I turn to the DeLorean experts to give my their thoughts-what 
should I do with this vehicle?  Does anyone know a source for a used 
PRV engine less than $5200?  Am I a complete idiot for loving 
DeLoreans so much?  Any advice or suggestions would be greatly 
appreciated as I try and sort this situation out.
> Thanks everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!
> Mike
> 
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