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(HiConsumption)   Own this 1982 DeLorean with only 8,000 original miles, 2.85L SOHC V6 and the rare five-speed manual transmission. It's in such good shape this thing is practically a time machine   (hiconsumption.com) divider line
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2021-05-06 9:17:58 PM  
Does it have the original Mr. Fusion?
 
2021-05-06 9:33:36 PM  
So it runs like a dog.
No thanks.
 
2021-05-06 10:08:13 PM  
I once drove to Albuquerque, NM with my son to buy a passenger door for a Delorean
 
2021-05-06 10:16:33 PM  
You could swap out the engine for one from any Mark I Mod 0 minivan and more than double the horsepower and torque.
 
2021-05-06 10:18:27 PM  
For $25K, it's really not a bad deal.
 
2021-05-06 10:40:59 PM  

buntz: I once drove to Albuquerque, NM with my son to buy a passenger door for a Delorean


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gunsmack: For $25K, it's really not a bad deal.


How much coke is included in the price?
 
2021-05-06 10:43:59 PM  
https://www.delorean.com/new-delorean​-​production-update.htm

Judging by the dates these guy either didn't get permission or couldn't find the money to produce new DeLoreans. Weird Delorean looks + modern guts would be my choice.
 
2021-05-06 10:55:14 PM  
Was the manual transmission rare? Because one of the BTTF films has a trope in it that really grinds my gears (pun intended). At one point, Marty does an emergency stop, and the camera shows him ramming his feet on the the clutch and brake pedals at the same time.

But, if you want to stop in the shortest distance possible in a manual transmission car, you don't touch the clutch until just before the engine stalls, because engine braking slows the car down, too. If you do what Marty did, you'll have a longer stopping distance.

/Emergency stops and how to best execute them are part of the UK driving test.
//In general, you don't want a car to be out of drive/coasting for more than a couple of car lengths.
 
2021-05-07 12:21:18 AM  
Looks like a '72 Ford Pinto.
 
2021-05-07 12:25:34 AM  

red5ish: Looks like a '72 Ford Pinto.


Do you sell hubcaps for a '72 Pinto hatchback?

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2021-05-07 12:25:58 AM  

iron de havilland: Was the manual transmission rare? Because one of the BTTF films has a trope in it that really grinds my gears (pun intended). At one point, Marty does an emergency stop, and the camera shows him ramming his feet on the the clutch and brake pedals at the same time.

But, if you want to stop in the shortest distance possible in a manual transmission car, you don't touch the clutch until just before the engine stalls, because engine braking slows the car down, too. If you do what Marty did, you'll have a longer stopping distance.

/Emergency stops and how to best execute them are part of the UK driving test.
//In general, you don't want a car to be out of drive/coasting for more than a couple of car lengths.


Odds are pretty good Marty'd never driven a stick much...the family junker Biff wrecked was almost certainly an automatic, and it was all the wheels he had besides the skateboard. So treating the brake and clutch like an auto brake makes a lot of sense in that situation.
 
2021-05-07 12:45:24 AM  

red5ish: Looks like a '72 Ford Pinto.


If a Lotus got really shiat faced and slept with a Cavalier...
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2021-05-07 1:23:29 AM  
Without question, the DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most unique and coolest cars ever made.

There's plenty of question about that, to put it mildly. Those cars were utter pieces of shiat in every way.
 
2021-05-07 1:54:03 AM  

Spaceballer: red5ish: Looks like a '72 Ford Pinto.

If a Lotus got really shiat faced and slept with a Cavalier...
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Without googling, I am guessing the Cavalier came 15-20 years later. It's the crap middle-American copy of a style leader.

/ Though maybe the Delorean was an upper middle class copy of the cutting edge wedge cars of the late 1960s.
 
2021-05-07 2:31:01 AM  

jaytkay: Spaceballer: red5ish: Looks like a '72 Ford Pinto.

If a Lotus got really shiat faced and slept with a Cavalier...
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Without googling, I am guessing the Cavalier came 15-20 years later. It's the crap middle-American copy of a style leader.

/ Though maybe the Delorean was an upper middle class copy of the cutting edge wedge cars of the late 1960s.


Nope. The Cavalier I posted is an '82, same as the DeLorean. That model of Cavalier was designed in the late '70s, then built and sold in the '80s. The Cavalier might have been crap, but it was more reliable than the DeLorean or the Lotus.

/John DeLorean worked for GM from '56 until '73
//then he started his own car company, with hookers and blackjack cocaine
 
2021-05-07 3:18:48 AM  
The PRV V6 engine was a good engine, but it was NOT a sports-car engine. It was designed for family sedans cruising on European highways.

Here is another car that got the PRV V6 :

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2021-05-07 5:31:05 AM  

iron de havilland: Was the manual transmission rare? Because one of the BTTF films has a trope in it that really grinds my gears (pun intended). At one point, Marty does an emergency stop, and the camera shows him ramming his feet on the the clutch and brake pedals at the same time.

But, if you want to stop in the shortest distance possible in a manual transmission car, you don't touch the clutch until just before the engine stalls, because engine braking slows the car down, too. If you do what Marty did, you'll have a longer stopping distance.

/Emergency stops and how to best execute them are part of the UK driving test.
//In general, you don't want a car to be out of drive/coasting for more than a couple of car lengths.


While what you is normally true, all bets are off on using engine braking on a machine that changes time at certain speeds. Deceleration at 88mph might kick the flux capacitor into reverse or something.
 
2021-05-07 3:11:58 PM  
 
2021-05-07 7:23:10 PM  

debug: https://thenewswheel.com/you-can-stil​l​-buy-a-factory-new-delorean/


Saw these guys on the BTTF special that was funny released.  Pretty cool stuff
 
2021-05-08 2:59:58 AM  
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On second thought, the Pinto was more stylish.
 
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