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Old 05-18-2008, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TheDon's Delorean Rescue

Seeing as we got a bit off topic about the delorean in my pic I have decided to post the story behind it.


To start things off, I do not own a Delorean, I just helped my friend rescue it.


I have hang out with my friend, James and we wrench on our cars, go to the junk yards, go to disney world( his wife partakes in all of this as well.. she's pretty cool too!) and just have a good ole time. Well, one day he told me how he has yearned for a Delorean DMC-12 for years and has tons of stuff for and about. He has every single issue of Delorean World magazine, all of the delorean books, magazines, and etc.

At the same time a kid I knew in high school was selling the Delorean he bough 3 years earlier. He bought it for 10k on ebay and he drove it once and parked it since he lacked the funds and or knowledge to fix it.

I put two and two together and told James that I knew of a D for sale and such.the kid selling the Delorean also needed a car so James offered up a 1985 Mercedes 280CE( euro grey market import.. one of 665 for that year) and the kid accepted. so a $4000 Mercedes Coupe and $3k cash got him a Delorean.



this is how we found her, just 3 blocks from his house!





yessir, its a Delorean!




we towed it the 3 blocks ( well 3 blocks over and 4 down) like this... We had to with the doors open, its a frign Delorean.

So, we've done some work to it, mainly pull the fuel tank and clean it out, install a new fuel pump( cause of a no start) and started trouble shooting the fuel injection system since its giving issues.. Stupid K-Jet



My friend James cleaning out the tank



Me displaying the new fuel pump

Yesterday was when we installed the fuel pump and hopefully it will run today



Part II of our offtopic-ness


Seeing as I am a big Delorean fan I am also a Back to the Future fan. Last month there was a big carshow at Celebration,FL( town owned by Disney.. upper crust crap). It was a concourse show with proceeds going to make a wish. The Delorean Club of Florida( DCF) was meeting up to display there cars. I am a member of the club ( car not required) and met up to hang out with them for the weekend. ( saturday was the show and sunday was the tech day).

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uber low mile concourse car ( like.. 503 original miles!.. trailer queen )



yea son

Chelsea and I... I wish it was mine!



yea, its a Flux Capacitor

Part II section A

Seeing as the Delorean crew was in force the website BTTF.com had set something very cool up for this show. A Q&A session with Christopher Lloyd, Jeffery Weissman ( george mcfly PII &PIII), Claudia Wells, and Bob Gale. Plus a special screening of BTTF PI as well as an autograph session!

I bought tickets for the movie ( $30 donation). The Q&A was $50 donation and I wasn't into the donation amount.. I know I know...

So, Chelsea and I ( girl I know) saw the movie, which was awesome actually getting to see it on the big screen and then we ducked out early to get into line for the auto graphs.


I had nothing to get signed but the guy ahead of me was nice enough to give me a reproduction of the "save the clock towner" flyer he had. He had like a stack just incase. Plus it turns out he is a Delorean owner, cool guy. So He got a stainless panel signed by them all( to match the one he had signed by John Z. Delorean) and a Sony video recorder like that from BTTF. The exact same model!. I got my paper thing signed by them all, shook hands with Lloyd. would have gotten pics but, that was a $10 donation and I was out of cash.


Jeffery and I



Jeffery took our pic in front of the BTTF replica car. The pic with the car would have cost us $10 but I talked to the owner and complemented them on it ( owner is the owner of BTTF.com and its his wifes car.. lol)

Part III

Tech day


After the show some members of DCF went out at night to citywalk orlando and I went with. The next day was the tech day and I had not planned on going but they wanted me to come. So I did


What we did was just work on the cars and trouble shoot, hang out and have shenanigans.



I crashed at a Delorean owners house with another Delorean owner.



on the way, the looks these cars get on the road.






Plus the shenanigan of the year!



the owner ran to the store to get some things with another owner so I was like.. hmm he seems to missing his grill badge so I removed the trunk star from my car and put it on the grill.

We didn't tell him to see if he would notice



close up


I told people it as a rare car, only one made. It was made in the early years of DMC. Delorean and Mercedes did a partnership to see how it would work, and apprently it didn't

When Robert got back(not the guy in the pic) he just laughed and thought that was rich.

I also got to drive a Delorean and work on them. tons of fun

I can't wait until I Get to "Live the Dream"

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Old 05-18-2008, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Haha, wicked sweet thread!

How much do those suckers weigh? An ex of mine's dad had one of the few that came in some sort of black (or so they say).
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They weight 2712 lbs

No Delorean came painted from the factory in Ireland or the secondary assembly plant in ohio( last cars were assembled there after DMC went under).
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Haha, wicked sweet thread!

How much do those suckers weigh? An ex of mine's dad had one of the few that came in some sort of black (or so they say).
I was about to ask if they were all that grey color or not. I've only seen two in real life and one was that red rust filler color with splashes of orange and black
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The body covering is 304 stainless steel with the grain work under that is the fiberglass body. The front and rear fascia's are a somewhat astral silver color.
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This just in.. This just in


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I know of a guy about 5 miles from my home who has two Delorean cars rotting away in his yard.
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Back in high school there was a house along my route to school that always had three parked in the driveway.

I thought there was a company that bought all the left over parts and was assembling whole cars and selling them new...?

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