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Vin #4454
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Last Post: Chris P
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New Front Calipers
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Win 2 tickets to Knockhil...
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15 Aug 2017, 14:11
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Hesitation when Aircon on
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14 Aug 2017, 21:26
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VIN 16583
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Back again
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The DeLorean Census
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1981 DeLorean DMC-12 - BH...
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10 Aug 2017, 11:47
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Thumbs Up Vin #4454
Posted by: Reinsch - 16 Aug 2017, 22:29 - Forum: Members Cars - Replies (3)

Hello and welcome restoration nation !! 

After roughly 15 years, I've managed to do it.
I'm new owner of #4454. It's 1981, manual with something that once looked grey interior. Looking on title first sold in 1983. 1 owner since 1985. Based on California plate, decommissioned in 1990, unless that 90 in top right corner means something else (?). Odometer showing 25k miles.
Basically, it is a project car that I always wanted. 
Engine is possibly sized as does not turn. My plan was always to put 3.0 V6 with EFI and that is what I will do. Any links to topics or contact to people that did it, will be appreciated.
As interior is properly cooked by Californian sun, I will go for brown/cream leather like proto1 or American Express Gold car. At the moment I am making my wall of inspirations.
Frame is generally in OK condition, however plate under tank is heavily corroded, but I will possibly do frame off anyway - sand blast the frame, galvanize and recoat.

Currently car is being towed to port in LA. I should have it in 6-8weeks in Felixstowe. I now need to organise transportation to Bedford.


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  Win 2 tickets to Knockhill - 20th August
Posted by: oilman - 15 Aug 2017, 14:11 - Forum: Parts Suppliers - No Replies

Hi guys

Opie Oils have a pair of tickets to Knockhill Racing Circuit up for grabs, so if you and a guest fancy spending the day watching the Scottish Championship Car Racing this Sunday, then you may be in luck!

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To be in with a chance of winning these tickets, all you have to do is drop us a PM titled SMRC Reverse. In the message, please include your full name, the name of your guest, your address, telephone number and email address - this will make sure that we can get in touch with you as quickly as possible after the winner has been selected.

- Please only apply if you are able to attend on Sunday 20th August, as it would be a shame for the tickets to go to waste -

Should you be the lucky winner of these tickets, your guest and yourself will meet a member of the David Sleigh Race Team at the gates at 10:30AM on Sunday 20th August. They will then provide you with your passes and bring you accross to their race awning, skipping the waiting lines. Here, you can meet this awesome racing team, hang out for the day and have some lunch whilst watching one of the best events of the season.

"Scottish Championship Car Racing organised by the SMRC, has a superb range of racing classes, a super-slick racing format with around 18 races to entertain you during an action-packed afternoon. Valuable Championship points will be up-for-grabs as the leading racers jostle for the top of the Championship standings, as we pass the half way mark in the season. Traditionally, this is when championship challenges are made and expect to see the best racers in each class battle hard at the front of the grid for those all-important race wins."

You can find full details of the event HERE, and David Sleigh Racings page HERE. Please feel free to drop us a line too if you need any further information, we're in the office Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:30 on 01209 202 944 or via email on sales@opieoils.co.uk.

As the event is for this weekend, get those messages in quick, the winner will be picked at random and contacted by Friday 18th at the latest. Best of luck guys!



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  The DeLorean Census
Posted by: Chris Williams - 11 Aug 2017, 21:20 - Forum: Off topic talk, general chat etc - No Replies

I have been asked to put this on our forum, please feel free to add your details as you feel fit. I have NOT passed on any details that the club holds of members/cars however some of the information may be obtained from other resources.
The DeLorean Census
The DeLorean Census is an ongoing project by a group of DeLorean owners who hope to find out just how many cars have survived since 1981, and to help the community connect with clubs and owners around the world.

[Image: e69a0cbb-d79d-48ec-be1f-91f0307cd58e.jpg]Since the DeLorean was first sold, the cars have moved around the globe. They’ve been wrecked in accidents. They’ve been parted out for other DeLoreans. They’ve melted in fires. They’ve moved to museums, and they’ve been forgotten in storage. The purpose of the DeLorean Census is to determine what has happened to our beloved car, and to help the DeLorean community keep track of which ones are left.

We’re asking all DeLorean Clubs, owners, and fans around the world to share this Census call on your social media, in your newsletters, on your websites, and during your meetings. The DeLorean Census data will always be available online, for free, and will never be sold. Some information will be optional, and contributors can choose to keep their contact information private.

If you have ideas on how to make this project better, please don't hesitate to email [url=http://deloreans.co.uk/forum/javascript:handleMailto('mailto:census@deloreandirectory.com?subject=delorean%20census');return false;]census@deloreandirectory.com[/url].

Thanks for your help!

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  Hesitation when Aircon on
Posted by: Nick H - 11 Aug 2017, 16:56 - Forum: 1 - Engine - Replies (5)

Not sure if this should be in the engine or aircon section.
Has anyone come across this issue when the air con is on?

You step on the gas the car bogs down and surges in an unsmooth manner when under load at higher revs.

With the aircon off the car revs smoothly in all gears. 

Any suggestion gratefully received

Nick H

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  Free shipping on orders over £40
Posted by: oilman - 11 Aug 2017, 14:28 - Forum: Parts Suppliers - No Replies

It's that time again, folks. Opie Oils are offering free shipping on orders over £40! This offer is running from 5pm Friday 11th August until midday on Monday 14th August, so you'll need to get those orders in ASAP.

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There is no code required, it will automatically apply the free shipping at the £40 threshold. This will leave you free to use your forum discount for 10% off your order! Unfortunately, we are unable to extend this free shipping offer to trade orders and it can only be used on orders to areas that the couriers class as Mainland UK.

There are some great offers on top quality products at Opies at the moment, it's worth taking advantage of these while the shipping offer is on to get some real bargains. Below are links to some of our most popular products, simply click on them for all further details and specifications.

- Fuchs Titan Race Pro S 5w-40

- Castrol Edge Titanium 5w-30 LL

- Castrol Edge Supercar 10w-60 Titanium FST

- Millers Oils Nanodrive CFS 5w-40 NT+

- Mobil 1 ESP 5w-30

- Mobil 1 FS 0w-40

- Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40

- Motul RBF 600 racing brake fluid

- Motul Gear 300 75w-90 racing gearbox and diff oil

With a huge range of products available, including an array of cleaning and detailing products, spark plugs, wiper blades, gearbox and diff oils and our classic car range - there will be something for everyone. Our newest additions to the range include ACF-50 Anti Corrosion products and Hella lighting solutions.

As always, our expert advice is free, so you can get in touch with us Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:30 on 01209 202 944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk or simply drop us a message on here.

Until next time!


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  The One Show
Posted by: Stuart Rees - 07 Aug 2017, 20:46 - Forum: General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD - Replies (1)

Just seen a Delorean on BBC1 the One Show. They are travelling along the north coast of NI all week... and arriving at giants causeway on Friday.

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  Foglight conversion
Posted by: SpudMurphy - 07 Aug 2017, 12:36 - Forum: General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD - Replies (1)

This is something that I will need to do.

I've had a search on here and links are unfortunately broken.

As some time has passed since foglight conversions were first mentioned here - what is the latest on carrying out this conversion?


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  1981 DeLorean DMC-12 - BHCC
Posted by: Alistair2 - 02 Aug 2017, 05:46 - Forum: DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted - Replies (10)


No pictures yet...

1981 DeLorean DMC-12 in stainless steel with grey interior. Comes equipped with a manual transmission, power windows and with solid wheels. Excellent original blue plate California car for restoration. For $15,750 (about £12000).

Requested details and pictures as this one is about my price range. I can guess the condition but here's hoping!


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  Back again
Posted by: Dave M - 01 Aug 2017, 20:24 - Forum: New member? Say hello :) - Replies (8)

Hi guys - I was a member some 10 years ago - thought I would have had a money left over after my new build but a conservatory added to the house put pay to that but now I'm in the market for a Car - live in Pembrokeshire and had a drive in Stuarts car a good feeble years ago.

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Posted by: dclsteve - 01 Aug 2017, 11:41 - Forum: DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted - No Replies

...and I have a set of seats too!
I bought a fantastic set of seats so I've popped my old ones up for sale.  Again on Ebay:-


They are only a bit sun damaged but not too bad.  Open to offers!

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