Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Monday, September 05, 2011

DeLorean Mini-Resto Underway

Goodbye D! See you soon.

I come from a car family. Growing up my dad owned GTOs, Corvettes, a 442 or two, and was a champion drag racer in the 1960s. Cars were in my blood and I wanted my dream car before my 30th Birthday.

When I bought my DeLorean my intentions were to have fun with it. I wasn't going to stress over it. That changed quickly. As things wore out I replaced them, but often the brand new parts were defective. Over the years I had spent more on shipping and duty than I did on parts. Not too long ago I gave up. And it was the best decision I've made in years.

There are a few vital DeLorean parts which cannot be purchased new any longer. One such part is the fuel distributor. The DeLorean uses the Bosch K-Jetronic constant injection system, like many early 80s exotics like Porsche, Ferrari and Lamborghini. I hate it.

Unfortunately, the rebuilt units I kept installing weren't rebuilt correctly and lasted anywhere from a minute to a few weeks at most. Embarrassing.

My dream car (go ahead and laugh, I'm used to it.) wasn't much fun any more. I gave up and enlisted the help of Josh. You know who I mean. The innards of his brain overflows with performance ideas for the 2.85 liter PRV engine and perfection is the name of the game inside his shop.

And so on a gorgeous mid-August day Kenny and I drove to meet Josh's cohorts, loaded the D onto their trailer, and came home in Ken's D. No, not this one, the regular one.

It would be nice to have a perfect car, and with Josh on the job I know I won't have to wait until my 40th! (Which is years and years away, by the way.)

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5 Comments:

Blogger honkeie2 said...

Man you are just too for me, and that car says it all! Can I have a drive in sometime, it would be like driving a childhood dream lol

1:13:00 PM

 
Blogger Akhor said...

I'm sure that this will arrive home in better then new condition!

4:43:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Haha, sure. I owe a lot of people rides and it's about time I got around to filling that promise.

9:21:00 AM

 
Blogger Michael Manning said...

Martini: As I've said over the years: Sign me up!

11:42:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Maybe we should make some plans some day.

11:02:00 PM

 

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