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    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

(12 Sep 2023, 12:19)Guinney1971 Wrote: (11 Sep 2023, 10:29)Dan Willis Wrote: I had a great weekend, so thank you everyone for just being there. I know my car never gets to meets, and I do hope to ...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 3,390 18 Sep 2023, 09:40
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

I had a great weekend, so thank you everyone for just being there. I know my car never gets to meets, and I do hope to change that in the future!
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 3,390 11 Sep 2023, 10:29
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

Did I mention the veggie bit? Doesn't matter too much if not.
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 3,390 22 Aug 2023, 09:43
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

Certainly is Chris! I'm looking forward to seeing people thoigh, even if via my more comfortable daily driver.
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 3,390 05 Aug 2023, 08:29
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

(01 Aug 2023, 23:32)Guinney1971 Wrote: okay, no problem - we're hoping to get at least Sorbet on the road in time, but otherwise we'll only be in the Mokka-e. Indeed; the car is fine and drives rea...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 3,390 02 Aug 2023, 11:21
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

Just me and at the moment, no DeLorean. I've only 150 miles on it and a 5th gear issue I won't have time to investigate fully (it pops out if not under load).
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 3,390 01 Aug 2023, 22:15
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

I've booked in to the hotel so I'm intending to be there for the weekend. It's been a while since I've been able to attend much of anything so I'm looking forward to seeing "you lot". :)
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 3,390 01 Aug 2023, 16:05
    Thread: Spotted in Portsmouth
Post: Spotted in Portsmouth

Hi all, There is/was a couple of Ds around these parts, but I'd never seen "DMC 99V" before. It was coming down Portsdown Hill (near QA Hospital) yesterday evening whilst I was heading home from work...
Dan Willis General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 2 292 05 Jul 2023, 12:40
    Thread: First show!
Post: RE: First show!

(06 Jun 2023, 12:36)Rissy Wrote: Awesome!  Thanks for sharing.  Never been to Goodwood.  At least i don't think i have, but that tunnel in your picture does seem memorable somehow. (5th gear issue)...
Dan Willis General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 653 08 Jun 2023, 09:29
    Thread: First show!
Post: First show!

Hi all, After a long resurrection and a few "test drives" (in reality, confidence building drives), I took 4566 to Goodwood on Sunday for their Goodwood 75 Breakfast club. The drive, especially home,...
Dan Willis General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 653 06 Jun 2023, 12:04
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(20 Apr 2023, 16:02)Rich Hanlon Wrote: Looking very smart indeed fella, real testament to the work that has been put in, many congratulations. Great to see another one back fighting fit.     First ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 20 Apr 2023, 16:59
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(20 Apr 2023, 13:12)Rissy Wrote: Looking tremendous there Dan!  Job well done. Thanks; it's been a group effort. The usual suspects have been invaluable - and I have a fair few credit card points t...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 20 Apr 2023, 15:37
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Quick one! Plenty done recently: 1. Some more fettling of the rear lights 2. A new dashboard PCB as mine had split and I was getting intermittant lights (and in some cases, none at all) 3. The speedo...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 20 Apr 2023, 10:55
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Quick update: It's been a year since the car was cosmetically completed but, as is the case for many of us, free time is a fleeting concept these days. Over the past year, I've had to replace the st...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 13 Mar 2023, 17:25
    Thread: DOC-UK 2023 meet up?
Post: RE: DOC-UK 2023 meet up?

I think you've hit the nail on the head there with your last sentence, Claire. I'd be happy (as many would, I'm sure) to assist in arranging something. I rarely have a D for events but tend to go fo...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 30 3,351 06 Mar 2023, 15:39
    Thread: Speedometer magnet(ism)
Post: RE: Speedometer magnet(ism)

(07 Feb 2023, 08:46)Chris P Wrote: There is a speedo expert in Nottingham who is supposed tp be very good. Thanks Chris; Google suggests there are dozens so I'll need to narrow that down a bit. I'...
Dan Willis 3 - Electrical 2 482 07 Feb 2023, 09:27
    Thread: Speedometer magnet(ism)
Post: Speedometer magnet(ism)

Hi all, In all my years around DeLoreans, I've not come across this one. So, first question is; anyone know any cross references or how the inner workings of the speedo work? Here's the issue. My sp...
Dan Willis 3 - Electrical 2 482 04 Feb 2023, 21:37
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(21 Nov 2022, 13:36)Rissy Wrote: (21 Nov 2022, 12:55)Dan Willis Wrote: Diagrams are freely available for the kit; I tried it with and without and I ended up with only two brake lights, now I have ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 21 Nov 2022, 13:44
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Diagrams are freely available for the kit; I tried it with and without and I ended up with only two brake lights, now I have four, and two fogs when I need them. It's very neat, but my last car had a ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 21 Nov 2022, 12:55
    Thread: DOC-UK 2023 meet up?
Post: RE: DOC-UK 2023 meet up?

All sounds positive. I doubt I'd go as far as the first location in the DeLorean. It's partly trust in a car just built and partly there's a nats-chance-in-hell my back would make it :P That said, I'...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 30 3,351 21 Nov 2022, 10:13
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(20 Nov 2022, 23:11)Rich Hanlon Wrote: Excellent progress, well done indeed! 100m us better than nothing. Shame about the clutch though, these cars do fight you all the way and they're never apparen...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 21 Nov 2022, 10:10
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Ohhhkay, so somehow the year just disappeared. Hmm, that's disappointing. In any case, as of yesterday afternoon... then not for a bit, and now again (for a bit?) I have a driveable DeLorean. The las...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 20 Nov 2022, 16:21
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(29 Mar 2022, 20:21)theningiachicken Wrote: thats one clean as heck car, i sent my documents to the DVLA last week with 6 months tax and MOT exemption form (advised from others who registered earlie...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 30 Mar 2022, 08:20
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(29 Mar 2022, 13:26)Guinney1971 Wrote: wow, she's looking amazing Dan, those seats look gorgeous, and I love the grey steering wheel. Good luck getting her registered, hopefully the docs wont take ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 29 Mar 2022, 13:56
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Hello all, here is a little update as it has been a while... I've held off on registration because the DVLA are being unhelpful. Despite the car's age, they insist I pay a year's road tax because the...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 29 Mar 2022, 12:36
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

One thing that couldn't be completed at PJ was the steering wheel: [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5188...32f310.jpg]Various DeLorean pics by Dan Willis, on Flickr I engaged Royal Steeri...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 16 Feb 2022, 11:43
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(20 Jan 2022, 16:08)theningiachicken Wrote: wow, looks stunning Dan especially the crazy transformation of the dash, how did you get your windscreen sorted without a reg? as it seems impossible for ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 20 Jan 2022, 16:21
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(20 Jan 2022, 11:14)Matt Clark Wrote: Chris is a wizard, isn't he. Ridiculous. Glad to see yours coming along (is it another BHCC one?) I think it's probably one of the first BHCC ones rather than ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 20 Jan 2022, 12:26
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

I'll do my best to fill in the huge gap between the mechanically sound car and the now cosmetically complete car in the following post. She returned home in April (or thereabouts) of last year (2021...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 19 Jan 2022, 12:45
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Long story, but: [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5182...b874d0.jpg] Delorean HOME! by Dan Willis, on Flickr She's mechanically done, cosmetically done and MOT'd. I believe I have a long ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 17 Jan 2022, 16:58
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

I've used, and use, Meguiars leather feed, but I'm always interested to know what people use. Keeping it nice is one thing - bringing it back is another. I think mine are toast, but I might milk them ...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 15 Apr 2021, 13:15
    Thread: Project Cars @ BHCC
Post: RE: Project Cars @ BHCC

(14 Apr 2021, 20:03)Chris Williams Wrote: Nice looking car @ $36,500 though chassis not brilliant for that kind of money: https://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1982...-12560.htm I think this is i...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 575 221,598 15 Apr 2021, 11:20
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

Most kind, Sir!
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 15 Apr 2021, 10:27
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(13 Apr 2021, 23:43)Rich Hanlon Wrote: I must admit I've found it easier than expected too Dan.  And it can get super spendy if you do everything 'while you're at it'!  Plus you've done much more en...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 14 Apr 2021, 11:06
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(13 Apr 2021, 08:49)Chris P Wrote: I admire anyone who  undertakes a "body off" job.......i've always avoided it......just too much work for me.  :blush: Well done Dan and Richard.  ;) Ironically...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 13 Apr 2021, 08:58
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(12 Apr 2021, 20:44)Guinney1971 Wrote: great work Dan, its coming on a treat. It is and unfortunately all I'm really doing is making decisions and spending money. Oddly, I'm quite happy with that a...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 13 Apr 2021, 08:26
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(12 Apr 2021, 19:15)Chris Williams Wrote: Wow, that's a big change, done well to get that far with all your changed priorities. Chris Between a knackered back and a 3 years, it's not down the list,...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 12 Apr 2021, 20:39
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

VIN 4566 returned home on Friday; it went from this, in October last year (2020): [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5011...12db_c.jpg] To this in the early new year (2021): [Image: https:/...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 12 Apr 2021, 14:59
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

(06 Feb 2021, 17:43)Guinney1971 Wrote: Great to see this progressing, and I can sympathise on the back, I've got osteoarthritis from my neck to my feet, and everything hurts, creaks, or feels like i...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 08 Feb 2021, 11:05
    Thread: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 June 2021
Post: RE: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 Ju...

(06 Feb 2021, 17:45)Chris P Wrote: We've got a river cruise booked in July...in France, goodness knows if we will be able to go.....this time!  Had our first jabs last night!   :blush: Well the go...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 60 24,516 08 Feb 2021, 11:03
    Thread: Hi everyone.
Post: RE: Hi everyone.

Welcome onboard (or back). Hope the search goes well and you find "that car". It's half the fun!
Dan Willis New member? Say hello :) 8 2,667 08 Feb 2021, 10:56
    Thread: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior
Post: RE: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior

(06 Feb 2021, 17:49)Guinney1971 Wrote: The days of a cheap project car are long gone, I paid £2865 + shipping for #2292 back in 2002, and I thought that was expensive, as back then a half decent car...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 15 4,731 08 Feb 2021, 10:54
    Thread: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior
Post: RE: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior

(03 Feb 2021, 23:16)theningiachicken Wrote: (03 Feb 2021, 15:21)Dan Willis Wrote: I'm a BHCC buyer and I was very happy with the service and the car. Now.. if you want a project, have a look. If ...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 15 4,731 04 Feb 2021, 09:55
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: RE: VIN 4566 Restoration

A tiny update for you; I took up an offer to get some work done on the car. I've spent more time and money than I'd care to mention on my back problems, so spannering has been firmly off the table. T...
Dan Willis Members Cars 175 85,779 03 Feb 2021, 15:27
    Thread: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior
Post: RE: DeLorean wanted, manual, grey interior

(02 Feb 2021, 21:22)Jonurry Wrote: (02 Feb 2021, 16:41)Guinney1971 Wrote: Welcome Jon, Have you looked into importing one from the US?   Always worth speaking to someone like Rob Grady at PJ Grady...
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 15 4,731 03 Feb 2021, 15:21
    Thread: NHSTA granted
Post: RE: NHSTA granted

(02 Feb 2021, 16:44)Guinney1971 Wrote: lol - although I was following a discussion on Facebook of them being electric this time round...... Oh right; I deleted Facebook so I have to go look "off p...
Dan Willis General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 1,514 02 Feb 2021, 16:48
    Thread: NHSTA granted
Post: NHSTA granted

https://jalopnik.com/your-favorite-class...1846149378 So, new DeLoreans then....
Dan Willis General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 1,514 29 Jan 2021, 11:13
    Thread: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 June 2021
Post: RE: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 Ju...

It's an odd time. Goodwood are selling tickets for FoS in July, but I won't have been offered a vaccination by then, and car shows attract people of every generation, so... it feels like shows with 2m...
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 60 24,516 29 Jan 2021, 11:12
    Thread: Ordering from DeLorean.eu?
Post: RE: Ordering from DeLorean.eu?

I've just ordered from Ed; he'll strip the 21% VAT once you order. You'll have to pay ours, and the new duties on arrival just like you would with the US.
Dan Willis DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 6 1,681 29 Jan 2021, 11:07
    Thread: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC 40 - 19-20 June 2021
Post: RE: 2021 National Event - DOC 25/DMC40

(08 Sep 2020, 16:11)Guinney1971 Wrote: you'll always be welcome no matter what Dan. Thanks; and I obviously echo that sentiment. I really should chase Chris N about helping with my car!
Dan Willis DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 60 24,516 09 Sep 2020, 07:58