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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1401
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003 11:05 AM

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1. RE: Engine possibilites
From: "Darkstar" <>

2. Lund Headlight covers... definitely extinct

Message: 1
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 21:38:34 -0800
From: "Darkstar" <>
Subject: RE: Engine possibilites

big price tag too on those aluminum blocks and heads although world has some
really good product for the buck.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Brandys []
Sent: February 26, 2003 6:09 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Engine possibilites
> Putting a heavy cast iron engine in the rear of a DeLorean can also be a
> safety hazard.  300 ft -lb of torque into 1st of 2nd gear can easily
> bring the front end off the ground and you can loose steering control .
> The people with SB Chevys add 100+ lbs of lead to the front end to keep
> in on the ground.
> With the engine and the lead weight your D is now 200-300 pounds heavier
> and slower.
> An aluminum engine is essential.  BTW aluminum SB Chevy or Ford are
> easily available in the aftermarket if you want that big of an engine
> block.


Message: 2
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 06:59:02 EST
Subject: Lund Headlight covers... definitely extinct

Spoke to Lund directly last week about any chance of working up a special 
order of headlight covers, the way I was able to arrange new Colgan Custom 
DeLorean nose bras awhile ago.  Here's what they said:  1. The tooling has 
been scrapped. They could be redone for a price (which I hated to ask $$$)   
2. They only do runs where they can sell 200 units a year.  At their peak, 
they sold about 15 a year for DeLoreans, hence the discontinuation.  3.  So, 
how many was I thinking I wanted?  Ahem.  Well, not 200!  (I gather it took 
them nearly twenty years to run out of stock. Well, at least I asked....

Wayne A. Ernst
vin 11174

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