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Thread: Introducing

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    Introducing is a place where anyone will be able access information on any VIN.

    So far there are a few hundred VINs listed. With steady work, I can have some limited information on each VIN within a few years.

    This is just to collect information on the cars. It is NOT an owner's directory.

    If you have any info you'd like to add on any car, yours or not, just put it in a reply in this thread.

    If you have pics you want to add, email me at

    My favorite entry so far:

    Thanks for your help!

    Last edited by Duplicate Account; 07-30-2013 at 03:30 PM.

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    Senior Member dvonk's Avatar
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    nice page, you have quite the collection of VINs there.

    like Dermot does, i kept track of all the DeLoreans i could find that came up for sale from c. 2008-2012. from september 2012 to present i have been too occupationally predisposed to keep any sort of records, unfortunately. maybe ill start it up again eventually.

    however, if you are interested in information on a particular VIN that may have come up for sale during that period, i still have all the pictures & information i saved. my database has several hundred cars, so if i can help you with a particular VIN please let me know.
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    VIN SCEDT26TXBD005939:

    - May 2002: Purchased off eBay for $7,500. Main propulsion at that time: 9.5:1 compression 2.7 liter Renault Z7V PRV with Eurospec K-Jet.
    - Evening of first day of ownership: A/C converted to R134 in a borrowed driveway with minimal tools. #5939 has been successfully running R134 ever since on Dunmurry original components except for the compressor itself.
    - Fall 2003: Headlight switch catches fire. Exterior lighting circuit modified to include a new relay for side/tail lights. Crappy 3 way headlight switch replaced with slightly less crappy single action hazard switch, which used to cost $15 thank you very much.
    - Winter 2003: OEM exhaust replaced with Spec .01 exhaust (stainless flex tubing wrapped around the engine cradle, mufflers hung directly below the rear frame extensions). Original intent of Spec .01 exhaust was to facilitate engine access from underneath the car (K-Jet was still in place at that time). Whiplash inducing performance increase was just a fringe benefit.
    - June 2004: Due to block rot, main propulsion replaced with a zero mile crate 8.5:1 2.85 liter Peugeot PRV originally intended to drive a barge bilge pump. Crate propane carburetor replaced with a Motorcraft (Ford) 2150. Because the lower engine casting has centered motor mounts (no transmission intended to hang off the back of the engine), "temporary" engine cradle extensions rigged up for DCS'04, since painted gray and accepted as a permanent addition to the car. Engine replacement completed in two weeks.
    - June 2008: First home made intake manifold test driven. 17 home made manifolds and 2 adapted Peugeot manifolds have since been test driven, totally ruining the hold down bolt holes in #5939's formerly zero mile crate engine heads.
    - Winter 2009: Aluminum side channels added to the crumple extension to reinforce a failed weld repair that preceded Bill's ownership. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth from pontificators, prevaricators, and arbiters of DeLorean purity.
    - Fall 2010: 4 gauge ground bus installed from one end of the car to the other, with every factory ground junction tied into it. Actual ground point for the instrument cluster located in the process (it is *NOT* the radio bracket). Ground schematic for the entire car posted on DMCTalk, which continues to be bandied about in Bill's absence.
    - Spring 2011: Courtesy lights upgraded: LED footwell lights, biggest LED array possible in front dome fixture, door edge LED's, LED arrays in disused dome lenses attached to B pillars, LED's in parcel shelf cutouts. 177 5050 SMD's, 531 individual LED circuits.
    - September 2011: Spec .01 front suspension installed: Heninger battleship quality lower control arms and Uding overpriced but bolt up ready outriggers. Backing washers added to protect #5939's new shock tower paint job, serendipitously preventing bushings from walking out of the Uding brackets. Brief appearance made on DMCTalk to promote backing washers before being rebanned (three owners did receive Good News before the ax fell).
    - Fall 2011: Carpets dyed black. Too awesome for words.
    - July 2013: Disused K-Jet wiring ripped from the engine compartment. Rubicon has been crossed (don't get excited: barge engine doesn't have any injector bungs in its heads anyway).

    Bill Robertson
    Last edited by Greasy DeLorean Mechanic; 08-01-2013 at 05:27 PM.

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    Uncensored Hypocrite stevedmc's Avatar
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    Wow. I just checked and even 16510 is listed on the wiki. Nice job!
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    Bill: Thanks, your entry has been updated!

    Dvonk: Thanks for the offer, I will take you up on that. In fact, if you ever want to float me any VIN info, I'll put it in.
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    New entry on deloreanwiki: The Price is Right memo
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    This is cool! Should we all follow Bill's example or is there a template you'd like us to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattDavid View Post
    This is cool! Should we all follow Bill's example or is there a template you'd like us to use?
    No template, it's freestyle... any info or stories you'd like to share that you think others would find interesting, I'd love to put it under your VIN.
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    As seen on TV! Dracula's Avatar
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    Ok; here's 1601:

    Originally purchased in New York by a Washington DC employee in Maryland for almost $50,000. At around 1,500 miles it developed a water pump leak and, due to no warranty because of DMC's closure, it was parked until 2003, when it was bought to be stripped of its early-VIN parts. It was restored to driving condition in 2006 with parts from my first DeLorean; VIN 6982, hence why it has a gray interior.

    After that, there's the extensive list of upgrades, mods, and a service dossier that makes the Encyclopedia Britannica seem minuscule.
    -Chad K.
    Previous owner of VINS: 6982, 1601, 1265, and 1269

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    Added! How did you find out the Washington DC story and the purchase price? That's the highest I have ever heard. I would like to know the title of the guy who had $50K to throw down on a crappy plastic car in 1981.
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