[DMCForum] Re: Advice for new owner! (& seeking Sacramento/Portland club
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[DMCForum] Re: Advice for new owner! (& seeking Sacramento/Portland club member(s))
- From: "ryanpwright" <yahoo1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 16:49:10 -0000
Thanks Walter! Appreciate the response. I regret that I won't be able
to make it to Tennessee this time around; perhaps another year!
--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Walter Coe" <Whalt@xxxx> wrote:
> Congratulations Ryan. If you can act on short notice,
> consider going to the show coming up soon in Tennessee.
> There should be well over 100 DeLoreans there.
> > 1. When I go to pick the car up, is there anything in
> particular I
> should be looking for to make sure I'm not getting into
> There is a load of stuff to do an not to do. If you haven't
> found it already, check out the "how to buy a DeLorean" info
> on the DMCNews.com web site.
> > 2. Can someone tell me where the various VIN
> numbers/stickers are
> located, as I'd like to verify these are all valid.
> There are only two official places, and those are on the
> dash and in the door jamb on the driver's side. There is an
> engine # which might be recorded in your paperwork
> somewhere. The tag on the engine is on the left side above
> the catalytic converter somewhere. There is a frame # that
> is stamped in a plate welded to the frame. It's visible
> from the engine compartment or from under the car. There is
> speculation that the frame # should have matched the VIN
> because of similarities. As far as I know, the factory did
> not keep track of frame #'s, and none of them matched the
> VINs except maybe by coincidence.
> Often there is stuff written in the doors under the
> headliners. This could include the VIN, key code, and any
> weird graffiti from the factory or who-knows-where.
> > 3. Any other pointers??
> Joining the Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club is one of the
> best things you can do. Connect up with the club members,
> and you will be set.
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