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[WANTED] Original Engine for sale in the UK
#1
Hi All

I "might" be getting my hands on a project car with no engine. If anyone has one (possibly in the UK) and is willing to sell please get in touch.

Thanks!
Alan
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#2
Hi

i assume the one on ebay?.

i would be asking where the original engine went as pretty much anything can be rebuilt.

Where has it gone to?.

sorry i do not have one.....A DeLorean PRV is going to be hard to gind…..i take it you have costed how much a crate engine from USA.

if not could try for a safrane or volvo? are direct fits.

Maybe Stunned_Monkey on these forums may be able to advise as he was into engine changes/modding i think. he was running a Turbo (might have been an alpine engine?)

he is helpful and lent me some parts to try a few years ago.


Regards

Steve
Steve Saunders
Wolverhampton
ex owner vin 1621
doc 370
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#3
(10 Sep 2019, 14:01)steve.s Wrote: Hi

i assume the one on ebay?.

i would be asking where the original engine went as pretty much anything can be rebuilt.

Where has it gone to?.

sorry i do not have one.....A DeLorean PRV is going to be hard to gind…..i take it you have costed how much a crate engine from USA.

if not could try for a safrane or volvo? are direct fits.

Maybe Stunned_Monkey on these forums may be able to advise as he was into engine changes/modding i think. he was running a Turbo (might have been an alpine engine?)

he is helpful and lent me some parts to try a few years ago.


Regards

Steve

You assume correctly Smile

As for the original engine, the seller gave that to Chris N some 5 years ago in exchange for the bodywork. I assume it's long gone. Will probably ask anyway should I win the auction Smile
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#4
(10 Sep 2019, 15:15)Hi i must admit, i thought it odd the seller would give away an engine....you could ask Chris N if he has anything, And Chris P and Dave Howarth might know where to source one from.if not any PRV based engine will fit, plus people of course have done others.Personally i like to keep to stock....but if i had to look for a safrane maybe....although they may be as hard to find.Regards Wrote:
(10 Sep 2019, 14:01)steve.s Wrote: Hi

i assume the one on ebay?.

i would be asking where the original engine went as pretty much anything can be rebuilt.

Where has it gone to?.

sorry i do not have one.....A DeLorean PRV is going to be hard to gind…..i take it you have costed how much a crate engine from USA.

if not could try for a safrane or volvo? are direct fits.

Maybe Stunned_Monkey on these forums may be able to advise as he was into engine changes/modding i think. he was running a Turbo (might have been an alpine engine?)

he is helpful and lent me some parts to try a few years ago.


Regards

Steve

You assume correctly Smile

As for the original engine, the seller gave that to Chris N some 5 years ago in exchange for the bodywork. I assume it's long gone. Will probably ask anyway should I win the auction Smile
Steve Saunders
Wolverhampton
ex owner vin 1621
doc 370
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#5
Your best bet would be (as suggested) to get a running car with the correct engine in. They do crop up from time to time, help would be given to guide.. You would require a sump and sandwich plate from a DeLorean spec engine but IIRC these were included in the sale.
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2018's DeLorean event: http://deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=5715
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584 1972 Bond Bug.
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#6
the car being sold is owned by 'Stunned Monkey' (Martin G).
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
1981/W DeLorean DMC-12 'Flopsy' - #2292 - resting due to block rot 
1989/G Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L 5dr "Guinney" -
1995/N Renault Espace RT Alize 2.1TD "Jaffa the Bus"
DOC170
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