What a funky smell, did something DIE in my car?!?!?!

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After 2 days of running the car without an issue, on trips to and from work, about a hour and a half a day, I have hit a roadblock. The air condtioning smells like somebody is frying ass in my vents. It is awful. I am going to assume that the cold air and water […]

Updated “To Do” list

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1. Fix the “high idle” – still have no idea. It is not … the microswitch. 2. Replace the tires 3. Bleed the brakes 4. Fix the passenger door strut 5. Fix the bonnet struts 6. Replace belts – no biggie, just need to get it done. 7. Engine light – its the compartment that […]

Current “To Do” list

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After working last night, here is the updated list of things to do in order of importance: 1. Fix the “high idle” – going to check the idle speed motor tonight as well as check for vaccum leaks. 2. Replace the tires – already have been ordered from TireRack.com, going with Fuzion 195/60/14s in the […]

Tinkering results in…nothing

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Played around tonight to try to fix the cars idling issue. Right now it idles around 1800-2000 RPM and once the car is driven around 2500. Really have no idea what I am looking at, so off go questions to the DML. Also tried to fix the passenger side window felt. The front part is […]

More problems

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Went to get in the passenger side today and heard a ‘hissing’ sound, followed by the door closing. Yay, blew a gas strut. Also, had the bonnet up earlier and ‘slam!’ it decided to close itself. Need new struts there also…

Picking up the car, and the trip home (or how a 3 hour drive turns into a 7 1/2 hour expereince)

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So, today was the day. The car is home. Went to pick the car up early this morning, and we were down in Avon, Ohio at 9am. We met the owner at the DMV where we filled out all the paperwork as well as received a temporary tag. He left on a trip directly from […]

Proud new owner of vin # 10084

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The trip paid off, in a great way. I am now the owner of vin # 10084. Background on the car: It is a 1982 manufactured in December 1981, with the later flat style hood with logo. It has a ANSI radio w/o clock, and a power antenna. Grey interior, and only 3,300 miles! The […]

Car shopping… the list

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Getting ready to go on a weekend trip to browse for a DeLorean. There are two cars in Ohio (about 3 hours from home, and the second is another hour away) and two in Michigan (2 1/2 hours from the Ohio cars) which puts me 3 1/2 hours away from home as I drive around […]

Learned my lesson, beaten down, but not deterred

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Lesson #1: See a car before you commit to buying, and do not fly across the country to do so. Stay local, or within a weekends drive. So, I found several cars for sale in the area that are a bit higher priced than the car in Kansas that I passed on. I feel that […]

What a (dissapointing) trip

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Flew into Kansas City, then drove the 3 hours to Wichita to meet the person handling the sale of the car. Pictures looked relatively the same as the car, but there were several problems that were not mentioned that the car had. The most important of the bunch were non-working brake lights, a cracked windshield, […]