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actually it's a pre owned original 1981 model, mike had to get new tires for it cause he didn't feel comfortable driving around on 30 year old tires :lol:

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mike had to get new tires for it

and some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end. Also new rings, mufflers, a little wiring.

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"Hey , why the hell are you driving my car ?!" X-)

I already said it to you , but congrats , man ! And think that you are very VERY lucky !

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I'd love to have the money for one. How much was it to get back on the road compared to a new build of the website?

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and some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end. Also new rings, mufflers, a little wiring.

Something like that :lol:

For those interested in what work I have had done to it, here is the list.

2x Pirelli P600 235/60/15

2x Pirelli P6000 195/60/14

UK Spec Headlights

Repair passenger door window motor

Fuel Tank

Fuel pump

Fuel pump boot

Fuel Filter (Interior)

Otterstat (Thermostat switch)

Otterstat seal

Warm up regulator

New Battery

The above list is work that needed to be done to make the car driveable.

The below list is work I have had carried out to generally improve the car.

Remove 2 dents on drivers door, remove dent on T Panel and full re-brush/re-grain

DeLorean Europe front springs

Passenger door alignment issue

Centre headliner re-trim

Relay Upgrade Kit

Fuel pump cover seal

Fuel pump pickup hose

Fuel filter (exterior)

Stainless Braided Fuel Lines

Stainless Steel Brake Lines

Striker eng latch

Door Mirror glass

Oil pressure sender (oil leaking from existing sender)

Alternator Belt

A/C Belt

Air Filter

Oil Filter (PRV OEM Purflux)

Oil Change

Antifreeze/Cooling fluid flush

Dot4/5 brake/clutch fluid flush

Clean frame (rust towards front of frame due to brake master cylinder failing)

Trip reset switch

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I have to give Mike a lot of credit. Even though he didn't have to get some of them fixed/replace at least he's doing it before he has no choice.

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Oh, I forgot one part, John Hervey's Soft-Lift door struts.

I guess it is a lot of parts, but you have to remember this is a 30 year old car, and almost everything on it is original.

I got a little lucky in the fact that the brakes did not need any work, as the brake master and slave cylinders were replaced around 4 years ago, and at around the same time a new clutch was installed with along with a stainless braided clutch line.

Having said that, there are still areas which I will be addressing in the future. I want to add stainless braided injector lines, along with replacing other engine bay hoses, add spax shock absorbers all round, and a stainless freeflow exhaust.

I don't plan on selling the car anytime in the near future, so I'm doing the upgrades to benefit me, not the next owner :P

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a bit off-topic but...

I was wondering how hard it is to legally own a 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR R-34 in the US since you can own any car with the steering wheel on the right side and not the left legally in the US without any trouble as long it's 25 years old or more since it's cosidered to be a "collector's car"?

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I can't answer your question as I don't live in the US.

If I recall correctly, in Austrailia, if the car is under 30 years old, then it must be converted to right hand drive in order to use it on the road.

But over here in the UK you can import any left hand drive vehicle, regardless of it's age.

I could have my DeLorean converted to right hand drive if I wanted to. I haven't looked into the cost involved in doing that, but I would guess it would cost a fair bit.

It is possible though as it is a service PJ Grady offer:

http://www.pjgrady.co.uk//GenericContent.a...ntent=RHD1.html

http://www.pjgrady.co.uk//GenericContent.a...ntent=RHD2.html

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very interesting indeed ^^

I loved the right hand converted Delorean

I personally don't like to cars with the steering wheel on the left side...

I prefer them and love them with the steering wheel on the right side =)

-Shizuma-

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