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    Thread: Pilot Delorean for Sale
Post: Pilot Delorean for Sale

Hi all, I will shortly be putting Pilot 20 up for sale, as I'm really not getting the time or opportunity to use it - and I'd rather it be used/displayed a lot more. I need to do some work on the ca...
PJ Grady (Europe) DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 1 1,843 12 Aug 2011, 14:58
    Thread: The Newest DOC Member has arrived :D
Post: Re: The Newest DOC Member has arrived :D

Beautiful! just beautiful! Congratulations Claire and Phill! only a few days ago I saw you! amazing addition to your lives life as you know it has changed lol Best wishes! Chris
PJ Grady (Europe) Off topic talk, general chat etc 21 9,420 13 Oct 2009, 19:19
    Thread: URR 686* spotted!
Post: Re: URR 686* spotted!

Hi Yes the car left us on Sat morning, lovely car, interior and body is top kotch! Best wishes! Chris
PJ Grady (Europe) Members Cars 14 10,083 20 Sep 2009, 22:58
    Thread: Delorean seen on Canvey Island??
Post: Re: Delorean seen on Canvey Island??

Ahhh! that makes sense! Thanks for letting me know mate. Best wishes! Chris
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 4 2,848 27 Jul 2009, 23:26
    Thread: Delorean seen on Canvey Island??
Post: Re: Delorean seen on Canvey Island??

Hi Tony I did not think it was you.. my father knows you well lol. Just wondering if anyone was tring to find me! their are no other Deloreans on the Island, apart from one i am about to sell to a ne...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 4 2,848 26 Jul 2009, 13:40
    Thread: Delorean seen on Canvey Island??
Post: Delorean seen on Canvey Island??

Hi All. My Father saw a D go very close to my house today.. Anyone? Best wishes! Chris
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 4 2,848 25 Jul 2009, 21:52
    Thread: back in oz....
Post: Re: back in oz....

Quote:leading us to to believe that she was "Pilot 10" Lol - she's definately not Pilot 10, as that was a Lotus build. 510 we believe has the 10th underbody cast in NI, which is early in it's own ri...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 6 4,075 01 Jul 2009, 16:08
    Thread: Coolant leak - I think!
Post: Re: Coolant leak - I think!

I Can chime in here.. The rad is hot at the top and bottom, and the rear hoses are hot, certainly she should have her fans kicking in at the right temp. Hopefully you can see the pictures I promised....
PJ Grady (Europe) 1 - Engine 69 28,352 26 Jun 2009, 03:58
    Thread: Coolant leak - I think!
Post: Re: Coolant leak - I think!

Oh you are the man Tony! i owe you a lot! :lol: I think i will be the one having a coffee break while i watch you! Best Nic
PJ Grady (Europe) 1 - Engine 69 28,352 24 Jun 2009, 19:37
    Thread: Coolant leak - I think!
Post: Re: Coolant leak - I think!

Hi All I spoke to Carl today with his overheating problems. To date the electrics are fine, and only possible areas that are suspect are the rad, or the engine. The coolant bottle may be in need of r...
PJ Grady (Europe) 1 - Engine 69 28,352 24 Jun 2009, 18:09
    Thread: Delorean convertable on ebay
Post: Re: Delorean convertable on ebay

Hi Dave I think the car could be saved and made safe again. Of course on resale of the car it would really need to be mentioned to the new owner! To be honest I have not looked that carefully at the...
PJ Grady (Europe) DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 5,700 06 May 2009, 01:00
    Thread: Delorean convertable on ebay
Post: Re: Delorean convertable on ebay

That does look like a good project car! Of course a full rebuild/new sections to be added to the car, and you have a delorean again! You never know what other damage is under that lot through. Rob h...
PJ Grady (Europe) DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 5,700 05 May 2009, 02:33
    Thread: Finally Pilot 19 Has Arrived!
Post: Re: Finally Pilot 19 Has Arrived!

Hi all, Quick answers to questions: > Car was in a barn in California - not that far from where it was used for emissions testing. The owner before me had swapped it for a plane. > The 50,00...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 12 5,706 30 Apr 2009, 15:39
    Thread: Finally Pilot 19 Has Arrived!
Post: Re: Finally Pilot 19 Has Arrived!

Restoration time? It'll be a while. Despite the obvious cosmetics (painted red, etc) the car has also sat unused in a barn for 25 odd years - so all fuel system, etc is likely to be dissolved! With...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 12 5,706 29 Apr 2009, 15:30
    Thread: Finally Pilot 19 Has Arrived!
Post: Finally Pilot 19 Has Arrived!

After months of waiting - P19 has finally arrived! Car was paid for in September - and we've had all sorts of fun and games with the shipping process. Car is stored away from the workshop for now - ...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 12 5,706 29 Apr 2009, 12:36
    Thread: Car Importing Rate of Duty
Post: Re: Car Importing Rate of Duty

Quick post to say thanks to Chris Williams for writing me up a quick letter confirming that Pilot 19 was manufactured within GB. After a bit more haggling with the tax people - the letter got £3k knoc...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 8 4,281 25 Apr 2009, 10:16
    Thread: Car Importing Rate of Duty
Post: Re: Car Importing Rate of Duty

Hi Gez, P19 is sitting in a warehouse at Chatham docks whilst we 'negotiate' over a few thousand pounds worth of import duty. Should get resolved this week - for collection next week. Then we just ...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 8 4,281 16 Apr 2009, 11:20
    Thread: Car Importing Rate of Duty
Post: Car Importing Rate of Duty

All, The rules for importing cars have changed slightly now we're in the new tax year. In the past, saying that a car was manufactured within the UK was good enough - and you'd get the 10% duty rate...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 8 4,281 16 Apr 2009, 09:25
    Thread: Chris N & PJ Grady UK
Post: Re: Chris N & PJ Grady UK

Hi all Just wanted to say thanks for all the kind words from everyone! I am back to normal on Monday, nothing is stopping me from finishing the current cars at the shop! truth is we have never been s...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 24 12,102 05 Mar 2009, 16:32
    Thread: Good Starting point DeLorean $5000
Post: Re: Good Starting point DeLorean $5000

An engine swap done properly doesn't instinctively knock any value off the car - but it does limit your buyers a little bit. Some buyers are looking for originality, others want a DeLorean that goes ...
PJ Grady (Europe) DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 5,226 15 Jan 2009, 15:03
    Thread: Importing Question
Post: Re: Importing Question

Hi Dermot, I believe that you'll be OK importing the car to the UK with the original title. It doesn't need to be signed over to you, as it would be pointless registering your name on he DMV databas...
PJ Grady (Europe) Off topic talk, general chat etc 11 4,521 11 Dec 2008, 09:32
    Thread: Delorean buying / tuning advice
Post: Re: Delorean buying / tuning advice

Hi Jez, Check with youir shipping company - as ultimately they'll be the guys that present the documents to the US port authorities and they'll need to be comfortable that the docuentation is in orde...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 97 41,839 20 Nov 2008, 13:06
    Thread: Delorean buying / tuning advice
Post: Re: Delorean buying / tuning advice

We've never used RORO - as Nick says, a sealed 20ft container is normally best....that way the car is only exposed to theiving mitts whilst it's sitting at the port - not throughout the entire journey...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 97 41,839 20 Nov 2008, 10:42
    Thread: Delorean buying / tuning advice
Post: Re: Delorean buying / tuning advice

The VAT on the UK side will be for the cost of the car (i.e. the $9000 you paid) plus the cost of the shipping bill. Technically the VAT should only be applied to the freight element - not the ov...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 97 41,839 19 Nov 2008, 22:54
    Thread: Second Delorean in Malvern
Post: Re: Second Delorean in Malvern

hana 5284 Wrote:or it could be that chris and darren are joy riding it round your home town for fun. Sadly not! Dyf - there IS another DeLorean in Malvern - we sold the car fairly recently...I'm not...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 3,076 18 Nov 2008, 23:15
    Thread: Delorean buying / tuning advice
Post: Re: Delorean buying / tuning advice

$1200 shipping sounds a bit light....I think that quote is literally boat only, so there'll be another £450 of UK port authority fees when the boat gets here. If you do go with Schumachers - speak...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 97 41,839 18 Nov 2008, 18:00
    Thread: Delorean buying / tuning advice
Post: Re: Delorean buying / tuning advice

Congratulations on your purchase! I did skim through the eBay ad, but there was no obvious points to confirm a serious issue with the car - it's going to be a case of 'wait and see'. In terms of shi...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 97 41,839 18 Nov 2008, 14:20
    Thread: Delorean buying / tuning advice
Post: Re: Delorean buying / tuning advice

No problem, I'll have a flick through the eBay questions, etc a bit later. Generally though - the main point is not to think that you're getting the bargain of the century or whatever. Normally, if...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 97 41,839 17 Nov 2008, 15:37
    Thread: Delorean buying / tuning advice
Post: Re: Delorean buying / tuning advice

This painted car looks OK for that price, but I'm always a bit wary when people are selling on behalf of a 'mate' or whatever - it's a convienient way to remove yourself from any blame when the car do...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 97 41,839 17 Nov 2008, 11:23
    Thread: DeLorean "Test" car on eBay
Post: Re: DeLorean "Test" car on eBay

I am the test car 'oracle'... :lol: I don't believe this particular car has any historic value in terms of testing...it was just a company fleet vehicle. It'd be worth something if it belonged to a...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 7 3,825 12 Nov 2008, 15:37
    Thread: Delorean buying / tuning advice
Post: Re: Delorean buying / tuning advice

Hi - lots of questions! Here's some of my thoughts...roughly in the order of your questions! 1) If you're going to havily modify a car - there's no point in paying the premium for a mint example. ...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 97 41,839 12 Nov 2008, 15:34
    Thread: Who's cars this on ebay?
Post: Re: Who's cars this on ebay?

This car was in the shop recently for an MOT, beautiful car one of the best stock D's in the UK. The current owner is a great guy who was a pleasure to deal with. If anyone is intrested, this is a ve...
PJ Grady (Europe) DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 2 1,897 02 Oct 2008, 22:47
    Thread: Two more Cars for sale
Post: Two more Cars for sale

All, Two new cars up for sale. One belongs to Tony (tcozzie on this forum). The other is one that's just arrived from Florida - with exceptionally low mileage. http://www.pjgrady.co.uk//GenericCon...
PJ Grady (Europe) DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 0 1,402 20 Sep 2008, 12:46
    Thread: DeLorean Import Guide
Post: DeLorean Import Guide

All, A few people have been asking about importing DeLoreans, how to do it, what to look out for, whether you can avoid paying the 10% duty, etc. Here's an import guide I started to put together a w...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 2,373 20 Sep 2008, 12:42
    Thread: P J Grady Europe?
Post: Re: P J Grady Europe?

Hi Mike, Different cars come in and out fairly regularly - so I'll keep my eyes open for one that suits you. The best investment you can make right now would be to sign up for DOC membership - and r...
PJ Grady (Europe) Off topic talk, general chat etc 18 6,408 15 Sep 2008, 08:43
    Thread: Go to ASDA Fast!!
Post: Re: Go to ASDA Fast!!

Well.. I personally hope that the club does get some free shirts at the very least! or the product is removed for sale, the better idea when you consider how much money they make. When Chris P first...
PJ Grady (Europe) Off topic talk, general chat etc 34 13,549 07 Sep 2008, 19:43
    Thread: Go to ASDA Fast!!
Post: Re: Go to ASDA Fast!!

Hmmm I am 100% confident that is our kit! only took me 7 months to build the kit, now asda comes along and creams profit from it, i am not happy! Chris Nicholson
PJ Grady (Europe) Off topic talk, general chat etc 34 13,549 05 Sep 2008, 10:03
    Thread: Jim Prentice
Post: Jim Prentice

All, Some of you may have heard of Jim Prentice - he was one of the engineers that worked on the design of the Gullwing doors at Lotus. We've spoken to him several times in the past, and he's kindly...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 2 2,388 14 Aug 2008, 12:02
    Thread: Shipping
Post: We use Thamesport because it's closest to where we...

We use Thamesport because it's closest to where we're based. I don't think any one shipping company is better than another - after all, all they're realy doing is organising to put your car in a 20ft...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 4 2,603 06 Aug 2008, 13:11
    Thread: Most original Delorean Question I have had
Post: It was a real car that Lotus used - one of the ear...

It was a real car that Lotus used - one of the early trial build pilots, which had come to the end of it's useful life. On the subject of frozen chickens, our local train company had a similar mishap...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 26 11,308 05 Aug 2008, 17:20
    Thread: Most original Delorean Question I have had
Post: The 'turn a DeLorean updide down and see if you ca...

The 'turn a DeLorean updide down and see if you can get out' test was an informal effort by Lotus engineers who were curious to see if it was possible to get out should the car turn upside down. This ...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 26 11,308 05 Aug 2008, 14:40
    Thread: Most original Delorean Question I have had
Post: Lotus did actually test what would happen if the c...

Lotus did actually test what would happen if the car was upside down. They put an engineer inside and then carefully placed the car on it's roof to see if he could get out. The test showed that it i...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 26 11,308 04 Aug 2008, 08:15
    Thread: Shipping Charges & VAT from the US
Post: Same issue. Only peanuts money, so not worth ge...

Same issue. Only peanuts money, so not worth getting into an argument with them over, but I imagine if they do that with everybody, it must add up to a tidy sum! Darren
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 12 5,621 02 Aug 2008, 15:20
    Thread: Shipping Charges & VAT from the US
Post: I paid DMCH £30 ($60) for the shipping. Fedex w...

I paid DMCH £30 ($60) for the shipping. Fedex wouldn't have asked DMCH for any more money. From what I can gather - the cost of VAT on shipping isn't based on what you paid - it's based on some ...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 12 5,621 01 Aug 2008, 15:22
    Thread: Shipping Charges & VAT from the US
Post: Shipping Charges & VAT from the US

Hi all, I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but I recently got a Fedex invoice for a small parts order I placed with DMCH. The total order came to about £100 ($200) which include t...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 12 5,621 01 Aug 2008, 13:54
    Thread: how do we replace the o ring in fuel distributor?
Post: Steve, Just to double check - when you pulled t...

Steve, Just to double check - when you pulled the PPR from the distributor, did you check/replace BOTH of the little o-rings? There's the obvious one that you can see, and there's a secondary one on...
PJ Grady (Europe) 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 14 6,347 31 Jul 2008, 08:44
    Thread: Replacing the auto shifter cable
Post: I think Carl has the part - it's just the fitting ...

I think Carl has the part - it's just the fitting that needs to be done. As previously mentioned, you can access from the underside, but you really need a lift or a pit to be able to do it safely. I...
PJ Grady (Europe) 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 6 5,339 31 Jul 2008, 08:41
    Thread: New owner and VIN6383
Post: Hi Dyf I personally want to thank you, and your...

Hi Dyf I personally want to thank you, and your lovely wife for being the one of the most patient owners that we have ever had the pleasure of rebuilding a car for. This is the second RHD we as a com...
PJ Grady (Europe) General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 29 12,615 15 Jul 2008, 00:55
    Thread: Fuel pump on it's way out?
Post: Are you sure it's the fuel pump - and not the cool...

Are you sure it's the fuel pump - and not the cooling fans? If you think it's likely to be the pump - as Bozzy says, test the rubbers first - and look at possibly a new pickup line. Not sure if your...
PJ Grady (Europe) 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 22 15,210 12 Jul 2008, 12:27
    Thread: She's steaming!
Post: Seal/bung was new as well Carl. Darren

Seal/bung was new as well Carl. Darren
PJ Grady (Europe) 1 - Engine 39 15,716 12 Jul 2008, 12:22