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    Thread: What is a fair price for a working auto trans governor?
Post: RE: What is a fair price for a working auto trans ...

I would go with half the price, or less, of a fully refurbished one as it comes with no guarantees.
Derfel 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 1 117 11 Mar 2024, 17:37
    Thread: New(ish) member saying Hello!
Post: RE: New(ish) member saying Hello!

Hi Paul. Be great to catch up at one of the club meets. Alternatively - if you are passing Ashby-de-la-Zouch and fancy a coffee and a chat, you're always welcome.
Derfel New member? Say hello :) 15 704 28 Feb 2024, 23:08
    Thread: New(ish) member saying Hello!
Post: RE: New(ish) member saying Hello!

Hi Paul, I also own a Chris Nicholson RHD conversion. They have their own quirks compared to a factory one! Be interesting one day to compare the conversions.
Derfel New member? Say hello :) 15 704 28 Feb 2024, 09:38
    Thread: First Breakdown - Advice / Solutions?
Post: RE: First Breakdown - Advice / Solutions?

That's taking the mickey a bit ! If what it is simply a modified oil cooler - there are lots of potential other options out there.
Derfel Members Cars 18 1,556 13 Sep 2023, 17:00
    Thread: First Breakdown - Advice / Solutions?
Post: RE: First Breakdown - Advice / Solutions?

At an absolutely silly price - DeLorean Industries in the US produce a fuel cooler. https://deloreanindustries.com/online-st...er-system/
Derfel Members Cars 18 1,556 12 Sep 2023, 19:55
    Thread: First Breakdown - Advice / Solutions?
Post: RE: First Breakdown - Advice / Solutions?

Mine did exactly the same thing on the way back from Malvern on Saturday afternoon. Fuel pump sounded like it was gargling rocks. Even though it was only replaced 2 years ago / 1000 miles with a brand...
Derfel Members Cars 18 1,556 12 Sep 2023, 09:05
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

Hope to meet you lot in the Morgan car park at 10:30.
Derfel DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 4,974 06 Sep 2023, 22:11
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

I can confirm that me and the son are still attending with 04890 for the Saturday.
Derfel DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 4,974 22 Aug 2023, 12:51
    Thread: DeLorean News Issue 94
Post: RE: DeLorean News Issue 94

Hi Chris, Could put together a small article about my visit to DMC Florida the other week if that's of interest?
Derfel Latest DOC News 3 503 21 Apr 2023, 22:00
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

That's very expensive considering Chris Nicholson was selling one for £10k less! It sold very quickly!
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,776 20 Jan 2023, 20:56
    Thread: 2023 Calendar
Post: RE: 2023 Calendar

Hi Claire, Can you reserve a calendar for me as well. If you can let me know the the cost / postage, I can send it across to you Cheers.
Derfel General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 21 3,729 27 Oct 2022, 17:30
    Thread: Project Cars @ BHCC
Post: RE: Project Cars @ BHCC

(09 May 2022, 18:35)Chris P Wrote: interesting project... One of the invoices photographed in the advert  states " Very bad rust damage to frame" so body off restoration might be required.
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 575 235,703 10 May 2022, 15:46
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

Two cars currently on eBay :- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154897571606?...SwgO1iLki8 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/115297523859?...SwuMliMb9x
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,776 19 Mar 2022, 20:54
    Thread: Car Show, Cromford Meadows, Matlock. 8th May 2022
Post: RE: Car Show, Cromford Meadows, Matlock. 8th May 2...

(06 Mar 2022, 00:25)Darrere Wrote: Not sure if this is related but very similar just a month later. https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.p...lubID=1318 Went to the Cromford Steam Rally last summe...
Derfel Midlands 9 1,806 06 Mar 2022, 22:17
    Thread: DeLorean for sale on Autotrader.
Post: DeLorean for sale on Autotrader.

A listing for one for sale has appeared on Autotrader. Not many photos - and those that are there are very odd, you are really interested in a picture of the glove box and parcel shelf! . So might be...
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 3 1,179 09 Jan 2022, 09:32
    Thread: New Tyres
Post: RE: New Tyres

I put Bridgestone Turanza ER300 on the front and Cooper Cobras on the back.   The tread on both sets of tyres are almost an identical match. Wasn't bothered about matching branding as no one really ...
Derfel 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 7 1,652 07 Jan 2022, 14:13
    Thread: Hi from NG17
Post: RE: Hi from NG17

Welcome to DeLorean ownership Mich! Used to live in NG18. Now live in Leicestershire!
Derfel New member? Say hello :) 38 7,164 04 Jan 2022, 21:27
    Thread: Valve adjustment
Post: RE: Valve adjustment

(11 Dec 2021, 21:48)Justwatching Wrote: (21 Nov 2021, 20:51)Derfel Wrote: Its a 35mm nut, I got a ring spanner to fit off Ebay. Cheers. I ordered one, it worked great. Valve clearance now checked...
Derfel 1 - Engine 17 4,157 12 Dec 2021, 00:28
    Thread: Valve adjustment
Post: RE: Valve adjustment

Its a 35mm nut, I got a ring spanner to fit off Ebay.
Derfel 1 - Engine 17 4,157 21 Nov 2021, 20:51
    Thread: Project Cars @ BHCC
Post: RE: Project Cars @ BHCC

(29 Sep 2021, 07:42)Chris Williams Wrote: Don't understand BHCC's pricing. I think they think low mileage cars are worth a fortune! Anyway for $39,500 this looks really nice to me: https://www.b...
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 575 235,703 29 Sep 2021, 22:24
    Thread: Super fuel causing problems?
Post: RE: Super fuel causing problems?

Funny enough my car started running funny after putting in the new fuel. It hesitated really badly on the way back from the petrol station and when I got home - it refused to start. After a lot of di...
Derfel 1 - Engine 41 9,234 07 Sep 2021, 13:28
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

(18 Aug 2021, 21:32)Justwatching Wrote: DMC-12 Delorean - 1981 - A Much Loved Car - Weekend Driver - Show Car | eBay Advertised at £54,950. Some strange two-tone going on with the seats. Seller say...
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,776 19 Aug 2021, 18:26
    Thread: Hello everyone
Post: RE: Hello everyone

(12 Aug 2021, 08:44)Jonkicks Wrote: (10 Aug 2021, 11:10)Derfel Wrote: Congratulations Jon. I'm in Ashby-de-la-Zouch - so very close! Very close to me.  Out of interest, do you use a Leicester ga...
Derfel New member? Say hello :) 14 3,607 12 Aug 2021, 09:38
    Thread: Hello everyone
Post: RE: Hello everyone

Congratulations Jon. I'm in Ashby-de-la-Zouch - so very close!
Derfel New member? Say hello :) 14 3,607 10 Aug 2021, 11:10
    Thread: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!
Post: RE: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!

Thanks Claire for organising a fantastic day! Both me and Rhys loved it. It was so nice to meet some awesome fellow owners how gave me loads of great advice on how to get my car running better!  I a...
Derfel DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 115 25,198 01 Aug 2021, 19:59
    Thread: Fuel odour in the cabin
Post: RE: Fuel odour in the cabin

I had the same - turned out to be at the seal where the fuel gauge enters the tank - just needed tightening up.
Derfel 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 8 2,395 26 Jul 2021, 15:18
    Thread: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!
Post: RE: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!

I had an email today with links to my E tickets which needed printing off. Not long to go now!
Derfel DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 115 25,198 22 Jul 2021, 00:22
    Thread: she's finally arrived
Post: RE: she's finally arrived

Congrats! looks like a fine car! Water overflowing could be a number of reasons. Are your fans coming on - If not it could be an issue with the otterstat / Fan failure bypass wires. If they are com...
Derfel General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 9 2,760 16 Jul 2021, 23:59
    Thread: Early Christmas Present..?
Post: RE: Early Christmas Present..?

(29 Jun 2021, 13:43)lordivanhoe Wrote: (29 Jun 2021, 13:27)Derfel Wrote: If Lego's Ecto1 set is anything to go by - the BTTF DeLorean should be amazing! Cant wait! Did you get it?  Brilliant!  H...
Derfel Off topic talk, general chat etc 9 3,428 30 Jun 2021, 09:29
    Thread: Early Christmas Present..?
Post: RE: Early Christmas Present..?

If Lego's Ecto1 set is anything to go by - the BTTF DeLorean should be amazing! Cant wait!
Derfel Off topic talk, general chat etc 9 3,428 29 Jun 2021, 13:27
    Thread: Carfest SOUTH 27-29th August
Post: RE: Carfest SOUTH 27-29th August

That is a fantastic deal! Unfortunately I'm booked up that weekend - otherwise I would definitely take up the offer!
Derfel DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 3 1,169 10 Jun 2021, 21:41
    Thread: Delorean prices and condition advice.
Post: RE: Delorean prices and condition advice.

I managed to get mine through a wanted ad on this forum. Chris Williams - the club secretary put me in touch with an owner who was planning to sell his car - and we did a deal. Might be worth touching...
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 20 5,931 09 Jun 2021, 16:52
    Thread: Delorean prices and condition advice.
Post: RE: Delorean prices and condition advice.

Hi, One thing I would be looking out for was a good running engine. The Bosch mechanical fuel injection can be a right pain to fix if the car has been standing for a long time! Also - don't rule out...
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 20 5,931 09 Jun 2021, 10:16
    Thread: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!
Post: RE: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!

Pre Covid - you used to be allowed to climb up into the cockpit of the Vulcan bomber for a guided tour. That was proper cool!
Derfel DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 115 25,198 30 May 2021, 20:00
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

Welcome to the DeLorean world! It's like a big jig saw. When I purchased mine - the previous owner said that he could not manage to "Burp" it correctly and that it kept overheating. The reality was t...
Derfel Members Cars 42 13,087 20 May 2021, 13:25
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

The air box rests on the inlet manifold , which should not get that hot under normal engine running conditions. After a long run in mine - you can still comfortably put your hand on it without getting...
Derfel Members Cars 42 13,087 20 May 2021, 12:22
    Thread: New member, saying hi!
Post: RE: New member, saying hi!

Nice looking car! I too am a new owner - only had my car a few months. There's a big club meet up at the Silverstone Classic event in the summer - be great to see you there and share experiences!
Derfel New member? Say hello :) 10 3,465 08 May 2021, 22:25
    Thread: BTTF outdoor drive-in cinema night, Matlock, Wed 9th June 2021
Post: RE: BTTF outdoor drive-in cinema night, Matlock, W...

(08 May 2021, 21:23)Rich Hanlon Wrote: https://g.co/kgs/xN9TYD Dunno whether to go or not! Interesting coincidence - my mate who is a massive BTTF fan suggested I should go - possibly taking him ...
Derfel Northern England 5 1,356 08 May 2021, 22:17
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

Any good?
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,776 27 Apr 2021, 22:18
    Thread: New owner soon
Post: RE: New owner soon

I would go with what you can afford. Either way - you will own a DeLorean! To me it's all about the frame and the engine. Everything else can be fixed as you are going along.
Derfel General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 16 5,916 19 Apr 2021, 22:26
    Thread: New owner soon
Post: RE: New owner soon

Welcome aboard Simon. I too am a new owner of a car restored by Chris Nicholson about 6 years ago. He is a legend amongst the DeLorean community - so you will have a fantastic car by the time he's fin...
Derfel General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 16 5,916 19 Apr 2021, 16:28
    Thread: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!
Post: RE: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!

The Retro Run is a classic car rally which Silverstone are arranging the day before - which is separate to this.
Derfel DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 115 25,198 04 Apr 2021, 18:01
    Thread: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!
Post: RE: DOC 2021 Meet - Take 2!!

Tickets purchased! Looking forward to it! Only thing I need now is the "Car Club Code" so I can register the car to get all the passes etc.
Derfel DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 115 25,198 03 Apr 2021, 22:04
    Thread: Project Cars @ BHCC
Post: RE: Project Cars @ BHCC

(30 Mar 2021, 22:07)Chris Williams Wrote: Another IMHO overpriced @ $39,950 going by the chassis and some strange additions, inc moving the fuel filter (whats that in the trunk??) https://www.be...
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 575 235,703 31 Mar 2021, 09:54
    Thread: VIN#6126 Chassis restoration
Post: RE: VIN#6126 Chassis restoration

You could try WD40 and a stiff brush.
Derfel Members Cars 232 69,896 21 Mar 2021, 23:54
    Thread: 80s photo of RHD DeLorean in Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Post: RE: 80s photo of RHD DeLorean in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

It's great to put so much information behind an old photo taken 38 years ago!
Derfel General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 9 3,189 21 Mar 2021, 22:29
    Thread: 80s photo of RHD DeLorean in Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Post: RE: 80s photo of RHD DeLorean in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

The date of the carnival was the 30th of May 1983.  Managed to find another photo of the car with the reg plate. Although I have tracked the car down - it now resides in the Lakeland Motor Museum in...
Derfel General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 9 3,189 21 Mar 2021, 16:19
    Thread: 80s photo of RHD DeLorean in Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Post: 80s photo of RHD DeLorean in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Thought this was an interesting photo of a RHD DeLorean I came across on the Facebook page of where I live. Shame you cant see the number plate. But looking at it I'm pretty sure it's one of the blac...
Derfel General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 9 3,189 20 Mar 2021, 00:36
    Thread: Just bought a project! VIN 7128
Post: RE: Just bought a project! VIN 7128

The fuel pump pick up and baffle assembly would definitely need a good going over as well as checking the pump works before even trying to start. The fuel tank is guaranteed to be full of gunk and wou...
Derfel General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 18 5,928 15 Mar 2021, 21:38
    Thread: www.delorean-hire.co.uk domain and website are for sale
Post: RE: www.delorean-hire.co.uk domain and website are...

The website will make a nice little business for someone!
Derfel DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 3,298 15 Mar 2021, 14:14