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  1. Thread: Upgrading 4194

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    The "problem" with having two DeLoreans is that I...

    The "problem" with having two DeLoreans is that I always end up doing every upgrade twice. In addition to this summer's projects on 5052, I've also been doing some work on 4194. I'm in the process of...
  2. Thread: Waking up 5052

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    This summer has included some fun projects and...

    This summer has included some fun projects and upgrades to 5052. With the help of Luke's suggestion of a spacer washer on my front passenger door striker, 5052's passenger door now opens and closes...
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    That thing looks like an Aston Martin Lagonda. I...

    That thing looks like an Aston Martin Lagonda. I saw a blue Lagonda in the wild on the expressway a couple years ago :-)
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    That is a beautiful rare car! I had looked at a...

    That is a beautiful rare car! I had looked at a 1982 Frank Sinatra Edition Imperial, but I opted for the Toronado as my daily driver because the Toronado is front wheel drive.

    If you get a...
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    Complete the run of the "yellow wires to nowhere"...

    Complete the run of the "yellow wires to nowhere" from the roof harness to the relay compartment. From the factory, each door has a yellow wire that leads to an unused connector near the lock...
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    I probably could have. Heck after selling the...

    I probably could have. Heck after selling the core k-jet parts, I might end up ahead on the deal! :-)
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    What a better way to spend an emergency fund than...

    What a better way to spend an emergency fund than on an ultra rare gullwing door automobile? :-). The 1974s have the AMC 360 engine that the car was designed to have. Of the 778 originally built...
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    Price drop. $6,000 takes it!

    Price drop. $6,000 takes it!
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    I bought my daily driver 1985 Toronado from a...

    I bought my daily driver 1985 Toronado from a junk yard for $900. That was 6 years and 90k miles ago. Aside from routine maintenance, a Maaco paint job and an elective engine swap from the stock 307...
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    If you need a wiper switch let me know. I believe...

    If you need a wiper switch let me know. I believe I have a spare.
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    The delay wiper module is located under the dash...

    The delay wiper module is located under the dash near to the left of the steering column. The module only controlls the delay function. It essentially acts as a splice into the standard wiper...
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    Rest in peace John! Andrew 4194 5052

    Rest in peace John!

    Andrew
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    I've purchased a number of parts from John over...

    I've purchased a number of parts from John over the past 20 years. As an owner since 1998, I can attest to the benefit that his presence has had to the community. Wishing him / his family member a...
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    Price Drop: $8,500.00! Make me an offer!

    Price Drop: $8,500.00! Make me an offer!
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    Speaking of 80's excesses and debauchery, Jan...

    Speaking of 80's excesses and debauchery, Jan Michael Vincent of Airwolf fame passed away recently. If there was an actor who personfied 80's hard living It was JMV. The stories from the set of...
  16. Are you referring to the black plastic 6 pin...

    Are you referring to the black plastic 6 pin relay or the metal "main fuel" relay. I believe that either cross to a 1981 Volvo 260. I sourced a new one from Rockauto. It was made by a company called...
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    I would also note that I was able to sell both of...

    I would also note that I was able to sell both of my K-Jet systems at a profit over what I spent on my Peugeot systems. Even the core K-Jet parts have significant resale value. I've never had a...
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    There are a couple of options. I was able to...

    There are a couple of options. I was able to find two complete Peugeot / Alpine Solex systems that I used to carb 4194 and 5052. I paid about $250 for each with shipping. However, the Solex setup...
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    Jimmy: Thanks for the complement! I would keep...

    Jimmy: Thanks for the complement! I would keep it, but 8 cars is just a couple too many. Between work, the house and the rest of the fleet, I am holding #177 back from its full potential.

    LOL...
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    For Sale : 1974 Bricklin SV1 # 177

    Hello everyone: Have you ever wanted a gullwing doored sports car that is even more rare than a DeLorean with an additional 100 stock HP? Well here is your chance!!! I am selling Bricklin 177. It...
  21. Has anyone approached Byrne or his family and...

    Has anyone approached Byrne or his family and inquired as to whether they would be willing to sell the design and production rights of his torsion spring units? It would be a shame to see such a...
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    My 80's ladies were Belinda Carlisle and Dian...

    My 80's ladies were Belinda Carlisle and Dian Parkinson (from the Price is Right)...the show wasn't worth watching after Dian and Holly got fired.
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    When random people want to take pictures of my...

    When random people want to take pictures of my car in the wild, I've requested that they avoid plate pics because of a "creepy online DeLorean stalker."
  24. Upon my return to Lansing, I ordered a lower...

    Upon my return to Lansing, I ordered a lower cable, new dust cap and spare angle drive for 5052. The new (shorter) lower cable makes a world of difference! Hopefully I won't be doing another angle...
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    I watched a lot of Knight Rider in the 80's...of...

    I watched a lot of Knight Rider in the 80's...of course I still do that these days! I also played a lot of Test Drive on my dad's Compaq Portable I :-)
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