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, […]

T minus 23 hours

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In less than 23 hours, I will be down in Wichita inspecting and taking delivery of the car. Ran into some possible problems today, as the parts that were sent to the owner made it down there, but I do not know if he installed the angle drive to fix the speedometer. He is going […]

Stick shift, lesson 2 & arrival of first parts

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Today I had my second lesson on “How to drive a manual transmission car for dummies” and it went rather well. I was able to catch on much quicker today, and only stalled the car a few times, mainly on inclines at an intersection. Thats something I will have to practice, but is not of […]

First time driving a stick & misc DeLorean spotting

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Well today was my first lesson on how to drive a manual transmission. Yes, I bought a car before I knew how to drive it. However, as I still have 3 days before I pick the car up, I have some time to learn. It has been something I have always wanted to learn, and […]

More parts purchased

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In addition to the parts purchased for the exterior of the car, I purchased a refurbished dash binnacle from SpecialT to replace the current cracked one on the car. I have not seen the dashboard in much detail, but depending on when the dash cover was installed, the dash itself may also need to be […]

Purchasing parts before I have the car

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Today I called up the Delorean Motor Company of Houston and placed an order for seveal parts to spruce up the look of the car. First I needed some black plastic wheel caps to replace the silver currently on the car. I decided to do this because it is the original look of the late […]

An inexpensive repair to fix faded bumpers

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Today I stumbled across a post on the DML regarding recoloring the bumpers to make them look black again if they have sun damage. One user suggested Griots Bumper & Trim Reconditioner and posted pictures that showed amazing results. He said that it has lasted so far for the year it has been on the […]

Insurance is done

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Just came back from the insurance agent where I had my policy set up to begin on Saturday, July 2nd. This will be the first day I am driving the car, and the first day on the adventure back to Niagara Falls. The insurance actually worked out to a lower cost than what I was […]

Cross country road trip, take 1

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Its official now. The transportation method for this car from Kansas to its soon to be new home in New York will be the hands on driving experience. A friend will be going down with me on July 2nd to pick the car up. We will be flying into Kansas City via Delta Airlines, renting […]

Made the leap…

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Ok, so I did it. Actually I did it yesterday. I was bidding on a car on eBay and won. Even though I knew what I was doing, I was still shocked to have had it happen. I was in a state of shock for the entire day, and never had a chance to post […]