Vin #4454

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Vin #4454

Postby Reinsch » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:23 pm

Hello and welcome restoration nation !!

After roughly 15 years, I've managed to do it.
I'm new owner of #4454. It's 1981, manual with something that once looked grey interior. Looking on title first sold in 1983. 1 owner since 1985. Based on California plate, decommissioned in 1990, unless that 90 in top right corner means something else (?). Odometer showing 25k miles.
Basically, it is a project car that I always wanted.
Engine is possibly sized as does not turn. My plan was always to put 3.0 V6 with EFI and that is what I will do. Any links to topics or contact to people that did it, will be appreciated.
As interior is properly cooked by Californian sun, I will go for brown/cream leather like proto1 or American Express Gold car. At the moment I am making my wall of inspirations.
Frame is generally in OK condition, however plate under tank is heavily corroded, but I will possibly do frame off anyway - sand blast the frame, galvanize and recoat.

Currently car is being towed to port in LA. I should have it in 6-8weeks in Felixstowe. I now need to organise transportation to Bedford.

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Re: Vin #4454

Postby Dangermouse » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:36 pm

BHCC car?
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Re: Vin #4454

Postby Domi » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:37 pm

Welcome and congratulation on your purchase ;)
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Re: Vin #4454

Postby Admin-bloke » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:12 am

Nice one Marek, keep us updated
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Re: Vin #4454

Postby Spudmurphy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:46 am

Nice one ! i'm a new owner too and had no prior experience with these cars but I'm learning.

Get a parts list together and "sleep on it" for a couple of weeks as you get to know the car, because if you are like me, your first purchase of parts will not look like your initial list.

I've had some great advice from people on here- some of who have restored more than one Delorean - listen to them - have a conversation with them.

Good luck with the restoration.
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Re: Vin #4454

Postby Spudmurphy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:48 am

The top things for me to do, was change the rad/fans /water pipe work. Change the flexible brake lines - overhaul the brakes.
Get the petrol tank sorted/cleaned - and as you'r using a replacement engine that side of it will be different to my project
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Re: Vin #4454

Postby Reinsch » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:01 am

Yes, it's car from BHCC. Really easy to deal with them.
As I don't like to do work twice. I will be changing all brakes, fuel lines, seals and bearing for sure. Car is a bit old, so it needs to be done.
Thanks for all advise, keep them coming!:)
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Re: Vin #4454

Postby A Van » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:25 am

Hi Marek

Great news , welcome to the club!

We are having a meet in October at Kings Lynn if you can make it


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Re: Vin #4454

Postby Reinsch » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:40 am

I might show up for a day, but for sure without D as it will be in the middle of the ocean.
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Postby A Van » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:24 pm

Reinsch wrote:I might show up for a day, but for sure without D as it will be in the middle of the ocean.


Course !


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