Re: [DML] Re: A message to prospective DeLorean owners
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Re: [DML] Re: A message to prospective DeLorean owners



So basically Claude......your just pissed that James thought of taking a
ton of knowledge and experience and put it into writing a book and you
didn't?    ;)

BTW:   Having seen the book, it is a really nice resource with
"consolidated" knowledge and  information.  It is also illustrated too.

Being an owner for 11 years I found many facts I had never seen before, and
the photos helped me to understand items I had read about but did not
understand.    For a prospective buyer or long time owner, it is a nice
guide to own.

Yes, you can spend hours online and find this info, but similar info, but
this is precise, consolidated, and illustrated.

Kevin Abato
 On Sep 14, 2012 2:26 PM, "cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cbl302@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

>
> Actually..I WAS a pioneer in the restoration of Deloreans...I actually
> started on my first Delorean restoration Project back in 1982..while DMC
> was still in Business and there was NO outside help anywhere..You had to
> make your own ways and RULES on how to work on a Delorean..especially..when
> it came to removing the Body and Frame and removing and Installing the
> doors FYI..this was a car that was stolen/recovered and sat at the bottom
> of Long Island Sound for at least two weeks to a month before it was
> Discovered and Recovered...encrusted with barnacles..like a old ship being
> resurfaced.
>
> But I got it 70% completed before it was sold(with all NEW PARTS except
> the frame and black body and SS panels..were the only original parts used.
>
> And yes I got to know EVERY nut and Bolt..and every square inch of a
> Delorean..every problem that was encountered with Deloreans and all it's
> strengths and weaknesses..I can even say I was the first(or at least one of
> the first) private persons to ever take a frame off or doors(s) and
> reinstall them back.
>
> And I had many many more Deloreans that I restored and most if not all are
> still in use today..and one was even considered a showcar in the U.K. that
> I restored in 1987(vin.16686)and as far as I know is still in use today.
>
> I did not stop with Deloreans until 2006..so yes that put me more than 85%
> on the mark of your 30yrs.
>
> Claude
> 1024
> Bric
>
>
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bob <Delorean3@...> wrote:
> >
> > Ok claud, I'll just take your word for everything Delorean. After all,
> you spend the last 30 years repairing deloreans, right? All you do is knock
> down anything positive about the Delorean. The car, the movies that put the
> car on the map, the founder, owners on this list. I'm starting to miss Bill
> now. Give it a rest Dracula, no one cares about your opinion. Take a happy
> pill.
> > I think James Espey's book is a godsend to the average Delorean owner.
> Congrats on the book James. My order is on the way.
> >
> > boB
> > 1983
> > 16909
> >
> > www.bobcutrupi.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPad
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sep 14, 2012, at 7:44 AM, "cbl302@..." <cbl302@...> wrote:
> >
> > > Or you can come here on the DML and many..many..other sites for FREE,
> and as many Hundreds of DML'ers have done with just a quick check can get
> ALL the same answers as in your book.
> > >
> > > Just on the DML alone there are more answers for Prospective DMC
> buyers,from "hands on" Different buyers who actually went through the
> process of discovering all the flaws that come with buying a Delorean
> > >
> > > Not knocking down your book..just do NOT try to pass it off as the
> "Bible" of Delorean ownership...the REAL experts on Delorean ownership are
> not only you..but every owner who went through the process of ownership and
> restoration..and relayed their "hands on experiences" and there are plenty
> of examples on this site, with easy reference/lookup.
> > >
> > > Kinda reminds me of when JZD was trying to sell that DMC watch for BIG
> BUCKS(did anyone ever buy and sign that contract for the new generation DMC
> Purchase)and where is that "NEW" Generation Prototype Delorean that JZD
> said was MADE and being "tested"..supposed to do 0-60 in under five seconds.
> > >
> > > I guess you can say that is a case of another Missing Delorean
> Prototype.
> > >
> > > Claude
> > > 1024
> > > Bric
> > >
> > > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "James Espey" <james@> wrote:
> > >
> > > > In 2004, I began to become acutely aware of just how little
> centralized
> > > > information regarding "what to look for and what to look out for"
> when
> > > > considering a DeLorean for purchase was available. The DML was great
> for
> > > > providing technical support once you bought a car, but for many
> buyers who
> > > > bought more of a project than they may have realized, this was too
> little,
> > > > too late. In my mind, too many buyers were paying too much for cars
> that
> > > > were being sold by sellers who thought their cars were worth more
> than they
> > > > actually were. This resulted in situations where new owners were
> getting
> > > > "turned off" on the DeLorean marque because the car they bought
> wasn't as
> > > > good as it was sold to them as being.
> > > >
> > > > Over the past eight years on and off I put my notes, ideas and
> knowledge
> > > > about what I consider important when buying a DeLorean car onto
> paper. As I
> > > > did this, I added more and more details and then added photographs
> to help
> > > > illustrate the text. In June of this year, just before DCS, I
> completed what
> > > > I call "The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to DeLorean Automobiles".
> > > >
> > > > This book grew to over 31,000 words and 220+ color photos and
> illustrations
> > > > over 122 pages. The book is broken down into nine (9) major sections
> - the
> > > > first covers history and basic DeLorean information that you'll want
> to know
> > > > when looking for a DeLorean to buy. The next seven (7) sections are
> the
> > > > "meat" of the book and cover the main areas of the car - Exterior,
> Interior,
> > > > Luggage Compartment, Engine Compartment, Frame/Body/Roof, and Vehicle
> > > > Systems (i.e. Engine, Transmission, Brakes, Steering, Suspension,
> > > > Electrical, Fuel System, HVAC, Doors). Richly illustrated, this part
> of the
> > > > book is the one that you'll refer to the most - and most likely
> learn the
> > > > most from - while you're evaluating different cars to purchase.
> Finally, the
> > > > last section of the book discusses Common Problems and Cures, Dealer
> > > > Options, Factory Specials, Company Cars, Performance Modifications,
> other
> > > > suggested reading materials and more.
> > > >
> > > > A sampling of pages in the book can be downloaded from the website -
> > > > www.deloreanguide.com - and links to order the book from Amazon,
> eBay,
> > > > Barnes & Noble and the DMC online store can also be found there.
> > > > Additionally, DMC Midwest (815-459-6439) and DMC Florida
> (239-495-8550) are
> > > > also stocking the book, for those who would like to order from them
> > > > directly.
> > > >
> > > > Good luck in your search!
> > > >
> > > > James
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
>
>
>
>
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