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Hi Martin,

Good to hear from you. I've torn down my 5-speed to do my 'ultimate 
DeLorean'. This is still the one I had back when. If you remember I had 
you procure an engine. Well, the project became frozen in time although 
I did pull the heads and ported them (very proud of the outcome) with 
the idea of building the engine up as a headered twin turbo car. Using 
the newer intake manifold with fuel injection was a goal.

When on vacation in France I had the opportunity to drive a Peugeot 508 
SW (1.6 HDI) and fell in love with the engine/transaxle. Figured it 
would fit well in a DeLorean and offer slightly more power than stock 
while reducing weight. It would also get phenomenal mileage. I live in 
Idaho while working in Calif. so have a 1000 mile commute that I'd love 
to do in a DeLorean. I'm into gas mileage these days. I've turbo'd a 
Honda series 1 insight and get ~70 mpg while doing 70+mph.

Any chance you could source me an engine or do you think this is just a 
dumb idea. Value wise it would be best to be closer to stock 
configuration. I just bought a professional grade four post lift so am 
closer to getting seriously on it again.

Check out my big wheels (and my friend, Batman). Also I'm designing and 
building a modern Morgan threewheeler. It's front wheel drive and three 
passenger. The 4th photo is from the filming of a movie about to be 
released featuring my DeLorean with a lead actor (It's a thriller 
theme). The brakes are stock but the wheels are large. I like the look.

Very Best Regards,
Don



On 11/01/2014 12:51 AM, 'Martin Gutkowski' martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[dmcnews] wrote:
>
> Hi Don, I'm keen to do my "ultimate" UK car which means rhd 
> conversion, big wheels, big brakes (both of which I've developed), 
> full leather, power steering and a twin turbo 2.8 based on a Volvo 
> b280e which I already have. Have started amassing parts including 
> custom cams good for 350hp, pulleys which will allow for a serpentine 
> belt to put the alternator properly on the rocker cover.
>
> Need a basically complete 5speed to start with though :)
>
> No hurry, got a custom build on the go destined for australia, about 
> to pick up my new toy, a 99 TVR Cerbera, and became a dad 6 weeks ago. 
> Fun times...
>
> Martin
>
> Sent from my HTC steam powered catapult
>
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Don Ekhoff ekhoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [dmcnews]" 
> <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [DML] DML post
> Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014 16:50
>
> Martin,
>
> I have two project cars if someone is interested. They have been 
> stored inside for the last 30 years and are lusting for the great 
> outdoors.
>
> Don Ekhoff
>
> On 10/31/2014 06:25 AM, 'Martin Gutkowski' martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [dmcnews] wrote:
>>
>> Does anyone else feel like DMCTalk has begun to wane? I feel like the 
>> late 90s and throughout the noughties was a "golden era" for 
>> deloreans as hobby items because there was so much to still be found 
>> out. Incl parts sourcing and simply in developing a solid 
>> understanding of the car's systems and getting that understanding 
>> into the public domain. Now the supply of project cars is drying up 
>> as most make their way back to good condition. Great for the marque, 
>> but.... dare I say a little boring?
>>
>> Martin
>>



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