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



My first question would be, why not keep the swap? 
Was it done poorly??  I'd consider swapping the auto
for a 5 speed.  :)

If you want to put a stock (odd-fire, 2.8L) PRV back
in there, I do have a used block that I would be
willing to sell.  Contact me off list if you are
interested.

Other options would be to use the lower engine cradle
from your block (assuming it is good) and install it
on to almost any "junkyard" PRV you can find.  A few
people have had luck using the even-fire 3.0L engine
from the early 90's Eagle/Dodge cars.  This will by no
means be original though.

Based on the auction listing, and the photos, I would
not expect to end up "ahead" on this car...  But then
again, the purchase of a car like this should never be
a financial investment.  Buying a car like this is an
investment in fun!



--- Denise and Michael Luckey <luckeys71@xxxxxxx>
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
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
> removed]
> 
> 



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