[DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment
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[DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment

Don't know about your car(s) or even if you are making them up..after all it is the Internet..but I always back up what I say..

And FYI..I WAS very good at Drag racing,,in fact here is a picture of me winning a Trophy..not the first or last time either... I was at Conn. Dragway(no longer in existence) in 1975 Driving my 1968 4 speed STOCK GTO and Winning against a highly Modified 69 Camaro:


This was back in the days when it was unheard of to restore Muscle-cars..!! I was a little ahead of the times..

I did a total restore..since it was a Very low mileage GTO that had a Major engine fire..basically in the same fashion as the donor car I used to restore my 1983 Delorean 16686..speaking of here are some pics of that car under the ownership of  Stuart (in the UK) of the last person That I know who owned it...


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--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Paul Gress <pgress@...> wrote:
> Ah but I did.  My first car, a 67 GTO Convertible (wish I never got rid of it) was completely stock with the 400 ci engine.  I later swapped it out for 427 L88, and maintained the Hurst shifter, even after trying out the Borg Warner Super T10 Transmission.  With power shifting (not letting the foot off the accelerator) I was always able to shift fast enough and very rarely missed a gear.  I never had a sticking problem.  My brother and all our friends with muscle cars never seemed to have any trouble with the Hurst Shifter and linkage.  I knew of one person who put a straight line shifter in, but never complained about any past experiences with the Hurst.
> Paul
> On 03/26/12 10:04 PM, cbl302@... wrote:
> > Yes of course we all know that...I was just making a parody out of "stick shift"
> >
> > Apparently you have never driven a original unrestored GTO back in the old days when you drag raced them and blew them up..Modified them for Drag racing(That was called being a GEARHEAD)and Not treat them like Garage Queens/Investment Commodities ..the MAJORITY would always replace the original shifter(Hurst)as it would STICK quite often..This happened IN ALL my GTO's and you would have to adjust the linkages and lube.I myself switched to a Vertical Gate shifter..since with that.. there was no H pattern for shifting and missing a gear.
> >
> > I miss the old days when Muscle cars were Cheap and not considered Cruise night Queens..but STREET RACERS
> >
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