[DMCForum] Re: More modification stuff (Ryan)
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To your list I'd add some Volvo produced B28 and CI/CIS/Lambda
literature.  Sections C and D of the Workshop Manual suffer greatly in
comparison. Volvo literature is illustrated with actual step by step
photographs,  for example. Workshop Manual is of course necessary for
systems unique to the DeLorean.

Don't forget DeLo owners themselves as a resource...

And visit an honest to goodness specimen in person if possible.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> wrote:
>
> Anything is possible to do. It's all a matter of time and money. With
> enough of both, you can do just about anything you want.
>
> If I may make a suggestion: I'd advise you to concentrate on more
> simple tasks for now. Get a copy of the workshop manual and make
> yourself familiar with it. Read through every "how to" and tech info
> you can find. Subscribe to some DeLorean magazines (there are
> several).
>
> When you do find your car, unless you come up with $40k for a "new"
> one, you'll be spending an awful lot of time and money fixing it's
> various issues, replacing worn out equipment, upgrading older systems,
> etc. It's going to take a lot of time and money and it's best to
> prepare yourself for that. If you understand the car inside and out
> and you're ready for it, things will go much more smoothly for you.
>
> As for air suspension, paddle shifters, etc, this is in the realm of
> fantasy right now. I encourage you to dream, but be realistic about
> it. You're talking about extreme modifications that have never been
> performed on a DeLorean to my knowledge. This requires large
> investments of time, money, and expertise. Can it be done? Sure. I
> have no doubt you could pull it off with the proper resources. But you
> don't have those right now.
>
> So, my advice is:
>
> 1. Learn the DeLorean's systems, inside and out.
>
> 2. Save money. Lots of money.
>
> 3. Buy a lot of tools. Fully outfit a garage/shop for working on your
> car. Or, if you don't plan to do your own work, save ten times the
> money you saved in step 2, because you'll need it to pay your
> mechanic's $70 hourly rate.
>
> 4. Buy your DeLorean. Don't spend all of your money. I'd advise
> keeping $1k-$5k in reserve depending on the selling price of your
> DeLorean. The lower it's cost, the more you need in reserve. If you
> buy a $10k car you'll probably put $5k into it quickly. A $20k car,
> you might only put a few hundred bucks into it to change a few things
> to suit your tastes.
>
> 5. DO NOT FINANCE THIS CAR. Pay cash. If you finance it, you will
regret it.
>
> 6. Continue dreaming about extreme modifications and when you get to a
> point where you've got a few tens of thousands in the bank, a full
> shop, alternate transportation and a lot of time on your hands, if you
> still want to, dig in.
>
> --
> - Ryan
> http://www.memfrag.com - Store your bookmarks. On every computer.
>
>
> On 12/7/05, Cory <mrdelorean88@xxxx> wrote:
> > Ryan,
> >   I dont have a DeLorean yet, and i am searching for one in my spare
> > time, it hasnt become a big priority yet. Im just curious, if its
> > possible to do, you know for some inspiration.
> >
> > Cory C.
>







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