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    Thread: #2292 New engine
Post: RE: Engine transplant options.....

You can rebuild the PRV with Volvo parts and an EFI kit to a reliable 200hp, or approaching 300hp if you put turbos or a supercharger on. So you have to ask, is swapping in a V8 worth all the hassle, ...
Starglider Members Cars 103 44,043 26 Nov 2016, 16:11
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: RE: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Sadly, no progress on the DeLorean this year. Our son was born in December at 26 weeks 0 days, and spent a lot of time in the intensive care unit. Fortunately no permenant complications but it was tou...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 16 Jul 2016, 19:20
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Chris P Wrote:Your garage can never be ' too big' ….they always get full. I like the idea of the underground room, I did one myself a few houses ago, but there is a lot of extra time and expense in ke...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 11 Nov 2015, 00:25
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Unfortunately it's been a busy few months and not much progress on the DeLorean. Still slowly addressing the outstanding electrical work. I have decided to build a new 3 car garage to house the DeLor...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 09 Nov 2015, 01:04
    Thread: DOC (UK) SUMMER EVENT 2015, 14,15,16th August 2015 (LOTUS)
Post: Re: DOC (UK) SUMMER EVENT 2015, 14,15,16th August ...

Alas I have had to take my wife into hospital, and will likely be missing the event for the third year running.
Starglider DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 111 64,335 14 Aug 2015, 18:53
    Thread: DOC (UK) SUMMER EVENT 2015, 14,15,16th August 2015 (LOTUS)
Post: Re: DOC (UK) SUMMER EVENT 2015, 14,15,16th August ...

Unfortunately my wife has fallen ill again and may have to go to hospital, if the medication is not effective. We might arrive late tonight or early tomorrow if the medication does work. It is extreme...
Starglider DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 111 64,335 14 Aug 2015, 14:17
    Thread: Changes/Modifications to your cars
Post: Re: Changes/Modifications to your cars

Also highly recommended : anti-leaf filter mesh in the cabin air intake!
Starglider General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 3,091 22 Jun 2015, 14:07
    Thread: Changes/Modifications to your cars
Post: Re: Changes/Modifications to your cars

Thing I have done : Replace all bulbs except headlights with LEDs (+PWM dimmer for instrument panel LEDs + modern courtesy light dimmer) Make the side markers work as turn indicator repeaters. Upgrade...
Starglider General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 3,091 22 Jun 2015, 13:46
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Fitted 6 x freshly powdercoated wheels with 6 x Vredestein Sportrac 5 tyres (the extra pair of fronts went on the trailer). Chris welded up some stainless rear parts for the TARDIS trailer; [Image: ...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 14 Jun 2015, 23:20
    Thread: Ups and downs of buying a Delorean!!!
Post: Re: Ups and downs of buying a Delorean!!!

Can't blame you for stripping the turbo off rather than replacing it, the Island and BAE kits both had dubious fueling and ignition control and were a bit dodgy for engine life. That isn't a failure o...
Starglider Members Cars 18 11,331 09 Jun 2015, 00:28
    Thread: How awesome does this pic of Vin#5127 (and me) look?........
Post: Re: How awesome does this pic of Vin#5127 (and me)...

Great lighting on the first one. Michael's is cool in an '80s brochure' way. :)
Starglider Members Cars 10 6,931 03 Jun 2015, 01:24
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Slowly getting there; I'm making up a tail light wiring harness at the moment (didn't find one with the rest of the parts). [Image: http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/sta...siurwt.jpg] I am using ...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 29 May 2015, 17:03
    Thread: Ford Mustang Engine TO RENAULT UN1 gearbox conversion kit
Post: Re: Ford Mustang Engine TO RENAULT UN1 gearbox con...

There have been numerous forum threads on this subject on DMCTalk etc. Consensus seems to be that safe torque loading is approx 200 ft/lbs on the auto and 250 ft/lbs on the manual, e.g. 220ish HP. Rep...
Starglider DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 6 3,338 18 Apr 2015, 00:36
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

88mph Wrote:Good to hear things have turned a corner and are on the up for you. What is actually going into the Tardis trailer? Camping kitchen? Hammocks? Is it a trailer-tent? :D Currently, breeze ...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 15 Apr 2015, 23:44
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Well, four months since the last update. I finally got AURYN back from the DMC Europe. Engine, steering, brakes and gearbox are all now working. Remaining work is essentially electrical and cosmetic. ...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 15 Apr 2015, 16:35
    Thread: DOC (UK) SUMMER EVENT 2015, 14,15,16th August 2015 (LOTUS)
Post: Re: DOC (UK) SUMMER EVENT 2015, 14,15,16th August ...

I have booked into the hotel. Hopefully circumstances will not conspire to prevent me attending as they did the last two years.
Starglider DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 111 64,335 15 Apr 2015, 16:28
    Thread: Functional hovering DMC?
Post: Re: Functional hovering DMC?

DMCTodayMichael Wrote:If just one fan fails or even has a problem you fall like a rock. The power demands of 4 ducted fans? It's a joke. Towards the end it has things like 'if one fan fails the car c...
Starglider Back To The Future 8 3,432 11 Dec 2014, 20:36
    Thread: Functional hovering DMC?
Post: Re: Functional hovering DMC?

I'm honestly wasn't sure if this was deadpan parody or insane optimism until I got to the last part, where he said that the car will be equipped with dual ejection seats. :)
Starglider Back To The Future 8 3,432 10 Dec 2014, 20:13
    Thread: My Modified Nike DeLorean Dunks
Post: Re: My Modified Nike DeLorean Dunks

Nice design, neat work; looks good.
Starglider Off topic talk, general chat etc 4 6,118 09 Dec 2014, 00:17
    Thread: 5 cars offered for immediate sale! pickup only (Not mine!)
Post: Re: 5 cars offered for immediate sale! pickup only...

Yes, fortunately Martin G was able to arrange storage. I hope that means Tomico doesn't have to lose the cars at all.
Starglider DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 18 8,810 16 Nov 2014, 17:59
    Thread: 5 cars offered for immediate sale! pickup only (Not mine!)
Post: Re: 5 cars offered for immediate sale! pickup only...

An update from Tomico, all six cars need to go. The middle car in the photo (which looks in best condition) has a US title. The 'tub' that is not in that photo is actually a car in the middle of frame...
Starglider DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 18 8,810 15 Nov 2014, 08:43
    Thread: 5 cars offered for immediate sale! pickup only (Not mine!)
Post: Re: 5 cars offered for immediate sale! pickup only...

One person on the forum has volunteered to actually drive over there with Chris N & me, although he doesn't have a transporter. I don't want a car to keep but I have room to store a couple for a f...
Starglider DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 18 8,810 15 Nov 2014, 00:44
    Thread: 5 cars offered for immediate sale! pickup only (Not mine!)
Post: Re: 5 cars offered for immediate sale! pickup only...

Here is a picture of the cars for sale; [Image: http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/sta...79f85f.jpg] Apparently Tomico is losing access to the storage space, and they must all go together in the n...
Starglider DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 18 8,810 14 Nov 2014, 22:28
    Thread: auto or manual pros and cons please
Post: Re: auto or manual pros and cons please

The stock manual can handle a bit more torque than the stock automatic (I've read 250 ft/lbs vs 200 ft/lbs for the auto), so for moderate engine upgrades (e.g. DMC stage 2/3, Island/BAE turbo) the man...
Starglider General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 2,951 14 Nov 2014, 17:31
    Thread: To Garage or not To Garage
Post: Re: To Garage or not To Garage

No substitute for a garage really. I'm actually building a new shed right now so I can clear the junk (from my 4x4 rebuild project) out of my garage, so the DMC-12 can go in. I'm also fitting more sec...
Starglider General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 20 9,788 14 Nov 2014, 16:44
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Tuning on AURYN has finally been completed; took over five months due to the KMS ECU being defective (this is why Ed burned through four sets of coils trying to tune the car). I was hoping to get over...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 02 Nov 2014, 19:20
    Thread: How many Deloreans in the UK?
Post: Re: How many Deloreans in the UK?

Currently the supply/demand curve for cars in the UK is biased more towards sellers than the US, thus a price difference big enough to make it worth the hassle of importing. If cars keep coming over e...
Starglider General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 19 9,878 02 Nov 2014, 19:16
    Thread: Modifications
Post: Re: Modifications

Guinney1971 Wrote:As Chrispy said, the majority of 'modifications' are to bring the car to the 'European spec' then US spec, and dont compare to cars like Corsa's that look like they've crashed into H...
Starglider Insurance Companies 11 8,998 24 Sep 2014, 00:20
    Thread: US style rear number plate surround
Post: Re: US style rear number plate surround

Sorry Chris, if I had one it would be yours, but that's one of the many trim parts that weren't found with the tub & frame for my car. Unsurprising I guess as WH would not have needed it.
Starglider DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 17 8,746 05 Sep 2014, 15:47
    Thread: Is my idea sacrilegious?
Post: Re: Is my idea sacrilegious?

JamesRGUK Wrote:I just think if you're going to all that effort, effectively rebuilding an engine and changing most of it in the process why not start with something more modern which makes the power ...
Starglider General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 21 9,308 21 Aug 2014, 07:32
    Thread: Is my idea sacrilegious?
Post: Re: Is my idea sacrilegious?

justanewbie Wrote:In terms of engine and power - I guess I'd want no less than 275 BHP - not looked at PRV upgrades but would consider it, The stock PRV will make 275 HP with an Island turbo kit (or ...
Starglider General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 21 9,308 19 Aug 2014, 23:52
    Thread: Is my idea sacrilegious?
Post: Re: Is my idea sacrilegious?

Non-PRV engine swaps are generally a bad idea unless you want to go over twice the power of the stock car. The PRV (original or close relatives) can be tuned fairly easily to 180ish HP NA, or turbo or...
Starglider General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 21 9,308 19 Aug 2014, 12:30
    Thread: CARFEST 2014
Post: Re: CARFEST 2014

I regret that I will not be able to attend on Saturday. According to Ed Uding, work on my car was further delayed due to his dyno tuning specialist deciding to take a four week holiday instead of a tw...
Starglider Southern England 38 13,809 15 Aug 2014, 14:31
    Thread: The dream is real and I can do it, Right guys?
Post: Re: The dream is real and I can do it, Right guys?

Hello Libyan, do you ever get up to Belfast? I am over there from time to time and there's a big DeLorean meet-up every five years (next one is 2016 I think).
Starglider DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 18 8,642 09 Aug 2014, 11:07
    Thread: CARFEST 2014
Post: Re: CARFEST 2014

I am not sure if I'll be able to make the Sunday; my car is already a month overdue at DMC Europe and I still have no firm date for getting it back. I will try and get Ed to hurry up, but I can't cont...
Starglider Southern England 38 13,809 06 Aug 2014, 09:24
    Thread: Illuminating sills
Post: Re: Illuminating sills

I'm pretty sure that's ALEXKAOS in Greece. He has extensive threads on DMCTalk and the other UK forum detailing his build and the parts he is making.
Starglider DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 10 4,158 15 Jul 2014, 20:02
    Thread: Castrol Classic Oils now available at Opie Oils
Post: Re: Castrol Classic Oils now available at Opie Oil...

Chris Williams Wrote:Quote:Someone ordered 12 litres of automatic transmission fluid with a DeLorean Club discount code despite having a manual DMC-12! Maybe it's for the tow vehicle for the DeLorean ...
Starglider Parts Suppliers 4 4,185 11 Jul 2014, 18:58
    Thread: Great Scott Marty why did you not tell me about this place.
Post: Re: Great Scott Marty why did you not tell me abou...

I am in south London (5 minutes walk from Kenley train station), feel free to drop in. My DMC-12 is in the Netherlands at the moment (engine tuning) but should be back soon.
Starglider New member? Say hello :) 4 3,140 11 Jul 2014, 16:35
    Thread: Castrol Classic Oils now available at Opie Oils
Post: Re: Castrol Classic Oils now available at Opie Oil...

Someone ordered 12 litres of automatic transmission fluid with a DeLorean Club discount code despite having a manual DMC-12! Maybe it's for the tow vehicle for the DeLorean transporter. :)
Starglider Parts Suppliers 4 4,185 11 Jul 2014, 16:33
    Thread: DOC-UK Summer Event, 20-22 June 2014
Post: Re: DOC-UK Summer Event, 20-22 June 2014

Sadly I was not able to make this event, for a couple of reasons. Firstly my wife has been quite ill the last few days, and secondly a part I needed to fix my VehiCROSS being delayed. I considered goi...
Starglider DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 76 41,421 21 Jun 2014, 22:29
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Construction complete in time for the DOC UK event. Unfortunately I cannot say the same about the tow vehicle; a vital fuel system part was delayed until Monday. Alas without the VehiCROSS I have no w...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 21 Jun 2014, 21:36
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Chris Hawes Wrote:To create a larger wheel arch rather than cut the edges off (the circumference will still look wrong due to it being sized for a smaller wheel) why not cut the wheel arch plastic up ...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 18 Jun 2014, 23:16
    Thread: DOC-UK Summer Event, 20-22 June 2014
Post: Re: DOC-UK Summer Event, 21,22 & 23rd June 2014

Guinney1971 Wrote:they have a normal driveway (see the hotel website), but it looked a bit windy for the DeLoreans but I reckon you'll be ok in the Rangey with that. To clarify, I do not in fact own ...
Starglider DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 76 41,421 18 Jun 2014, 08:35
    Thread: DOC-UK Summer Event, 20-22 June 2014
Post: Re: DOC-UK Summer Event, 21,22 & 23rd June 2014

Chris Williams Wrote:If I can point out this that Claire mentioned at the very begining of this topic that I kept missing in newsletters: Quote:They have advised, that the easiest way into their car p...
Starglider DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 76 41,421 17 Jun 2014, 17:25
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

It's a race against the clock to get it road-worthy for next Friday, not helped by the fact that (a) my 4x4 still hasn't passed MOT and (b) neighbours drains blocked up this weekend and flooded our pa...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 15 Jun 2014, 22:04
    Thread: Vin 522 RHD "Flashy" for sale.
Post: Re: Vin 522 RHD "Flashy" for sale.

Saw this car when I was picking up the damaged set of louvres, looked excellent, hope it finds a good home.
Starglider DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 25 10,569 15 Jun 2014, 21:56
    Thread: Door strut hinge panel busted!
Post: Re: Door strut hinge panel busted!

Chris Williams Wrote:A repair bit can be purchased from these: http://deloreannewparts.com/store/page14.html works well and can hardly be seen when trim etc is on. I have those as well (put them in p...
Starglider General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 14 6,591 15 Jun 2014, 18:14
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Chris Hawes Wrote:why not cut the wheel arch plastic up the middle with a Dremel (it'll give a nice neat straight line) and then part the wheel arch. You can then fill the gap with shaped plastic or ...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 14 Jun 2014, 16:39
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

Guinney1971 Wrote:it will be great to have you in Dorset no matter what. This is a social Delorean OC UK event first and foremost, we dont judge people or their cars, we're all here for the fun and e...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 12 Jun 2014, 22:17
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

TheOriginalMrP Wrote:Better still, rather than hacking the arch to pieces, source some lower profile part worn tyres. They dont have to be so wide either. Are you suggesting I 'stance' the trailer...
Starglider Members Cars 311 135,732 12 Jun 2014, 21:53