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    It's not pop-rivited; those are GENUINE wood screws.
    -Chad K.
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    Dammit, Jim. I'm an undertaker, not a mechanic.

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    -Chad K.
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    Dammit, Jim. I'm an undertaker, not a mechanic.

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    A properly functioning carburetor does not leak fuel. Personally I would fix that. Most owners consider fuel leaks to be a fire hazard.

    Bill Robertson
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    A properly functioning cooling system does not leak coolant. I would fix that too. Apparently Chad sold a car that not only leaks fuel, but leaks coolant as well. Personally I wouldn't do such. For example, the engine I recently transplanted into Farrar's car leaked coolant from a rusted freeze plug, so I replaced all three freeze plugs on that side of the engine. My practice is to deliver a car that does not leak, but that's just me.

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    Oh, shut up you jackass. It's your piece of shit fuel system that sucks.
    -Chad K.
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    Dammit, Jim. I'm an undertaker, not a mechanic.

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    Farrar's engine is purring like a contented kitten (roars to redline too). It's got a carburetor, which is very unique for a 3.0 (it's Farrar's old 2.8 installation with spacer plates to fit his new 3.0 heads). Runs well and doesn't leak, so it can be done.

    Bill Robertson
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    With regard to the fascia, if you are not a perfectionist, I would recommend checking ebay and/or putting a "Parts Wanted" post on the forums. There are never a shortage of less than perfect parts that owners replace in search of the elusive "perfect" Delorean.

    When I purchased 4194, the fascia was badly cracked / missing chunks and it had damage to the right front fender. Through a little searching on ebay, I was able to find a fascia that was replaced due to "eyebrow" issues and a right front fender which had a repaired antenna hole for a fraction of the cost of new. IIRC I paid about $100 each for the fender and the fascia. While neither are perfect, I was able to use the $1,000+ that I saved to address other issues on the car.

    Congrats on your purchase and good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew View Post
    With regard to the fascia, if you are not a perfectionist, I would recommend checking ebay and/or putting a "Parts Wanted" post on the forums. There are never a shortage of less than perfect parts that owners replace in search of the elusive "perfect" Delorean.

    When I purchased 4194, the fascia was badly cracked / missing chunks and it had damage to the right front fender. Through a little searching on ebay, I was able to find a fascia that was replaced due to "eyebrow" issues and a right front fender which had a repaired antenna hole for a fraction of the cost of new. IIRC I paid about $100 each for the fender and the fascia. While neither are perfect, I was able to use the $1,000+ that I saved to address other issues on the car.

    Congrats on your purchase and good luck!
    Thanks! I am far from a perfectionist, I'd gladly buy a used part to save money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greasy DeLorean Mechanic View Post
    A properly functioning cooling system does not leak coolant. I would fix that too. Apparently Chad sold a car that not only leaks fuel, but leaks coolant as well. Personally I wouldn't do such. For example, the engine I recently transplanted into Farrar's car leaked coolant from a rusted freeze plug, so I replaced all three freeze plugs on that side of the engine. My practice is to deliver a car that does not leak, but that's just me.

    Bill Robertson
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    It will get fixed, but in Chad's defense, he was very honest with me and said the car needed work. For the price he sold it for, I did not expect it to be 100% "perfect".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeLoreanGirl View Post
    Thanks! I am far from a perfectionist, I'd gladly buy a used part to save money.
    Not being a perfectionist will save you a lot of money in your Delorean ownership experience. The last 5% of the details are usually about 50% of the cost.

    In addition to posting a "parts wanted" list, you also might want to give the vendors a call on some of the parts you're looking for. I bet they have a decent condition used fascia for a fraction of the cost of new.

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