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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 430
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 4:49 AM

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Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Where to finance a car
From: Aaron Posey <>

2. Re: 3.0 Eagle motor

3. RE: Strange Delorean for Sale
From: "Jack & Virginia Stiefel" <>

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 19:29:41 -0800 (PST)
From: Aaron Posey <>
Subject: Re: Where to finance a car

Try a smaller or newer local lending institution.  I got my
loan a small local bank and they were more than happy to
meet my need on the loan.  They will work harder to get
your business.  The bank I deal with everyday would only go
36 months, but I prefered to have 42 (just to lower my
obligation).  I called this other bank, which I have had
other dealings with and he (the bank president) approves my
loan with a great rate.

Just a few weeks ago I got a wild idea of maybe purchasing
another DeLorean. I go see the bank president and he tells
me to just pick one out and get him the VIN and he would
handle the rest. Of course I make my payments on time and
always pay extra on the principle so that may be why a 2nd
car loan was soo easy to get.

Aaron Posey


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 03:46:43 -0000
Subject: Re: 3.0 Eagle motor

I would rather modify my existing Delorean engine and get 200hp+ out 
of it. The 20 Hp gain from the Eagle engine is not worth the hassle. 
It would be more challenging to modify an existing underpowered 
engine than do a simple swap which the Eagle is. Even though it 
requires using the D's lower crank, modifying a few mounting holes on 
heads (to accomidate the AC) and installing an electronic fuel's fairly simple. 

If I was going to go through the trouble of engine swaps and want 
more of a challenge (which I am going to do ;)) I would swap it with 
the Caddy NorthStar engine. Now this is an ENGINE :). I have been 
doing some reasearch on this and allot of car builders/Rod builders 
use this engine. It's light, small and powerfull, 300hp powerful. 
Wire it up right and you can enable the "Limp Home" mode that the 
Caddy's feature. This engine can run without a drop of antifreeze, 
when the computer detects the engine is over heating, it stops firing 
in four cylinders and turns the V8 into a straight 4. 4 cylinders 
continue to fire while four cylinders pump air in and out of the 
engine to cool it down, pretty much turns it into an air cooled 
engine. Just enough for you to get home or a shop.

Like I said, IMHO to go from 130 to 150 with an engine swap then 
going from there to modify the engine you swapped into the D to get 
more HP is a waste of money. May as well put that money towards 
modifying your original D that has "Hidden power". 

After all...what's a true engine swap/conversion without a few bloody 

Steve Rubano

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Bob Brandys <oehcs_at_dml_f...> wrote:
> Steve,
> You sound like a true car crafter.  


Message: 3
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 22:50:01 -0500
From: "Jack & Virginia Stiefel" <>
Subject: RE: Strange Delorean for Sale

I am not sure if this is possible or not, but I may know the second car you
saw. I went to visit a lady in Rome, NY a while back.  It seems she won in a
lawsuit 5 DeLoreans from her ex-boyfriend.  Anyway I was interested in
seeing them, so she invited me down.  I was amazed at what I saw.  Not one
of these cars were in very good shape.  One was painted Silver metallic
(like a bass boat) and had the mods mentioned before i.e. television, radar
detectors, etc.  The other 4 were all SS, but with mods on the front fascias
and were in terrible shape.  I looked at a list she had from an appraiser
who said they were all worth about 14K each, except the painted one that was
worth 10K.  I told her I would maybe pay 5 for the painted one.  She
declined, and off I went.  I often wondered if she got rid of them yet or

Was this one the Silver metallic?

Jack & Virginia Stiefel
'81 DeLorean Vin 03461 Aug.1981 NYS Lic:1981 DMC
'97 Red BMW Z3 Convertible 6 cyl, not the baby 4
'98 Red Dodge Ram Quad Cab Lariat
'01 Black PT Cruiser Limited w/Flames
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-----Original Message-----
From: dmc []
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 8:57 PM
Subject: [DML] Strange Delorean for Sale

In my search for my car, I came across two DeLoreans last year, and was
wondering what ever happened to them.

One was for sale by Gull Wing Motors in NY.  It had a TV mounted in the
dash!  (I have pictures on my web site


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