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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:23 pm 
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Ian78 wrote:
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Bricklin SV-1 (probably a bit rubbish, I'd prefer a DMC 12)


Never heard of that.
The back and sides do look a bit Delorean.

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Build in Canada using taxpayers money, I can't remember who much the Canadian government lost, not unlike what John Z Delorean did in Northern Ireland.
The Deloren was probably better build and had doors that (mostly) worked :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Bricklin SV-1 (probably a bit rubbish, I'd prefer a DMC 12)


Never heard of that.
The back and sides do look a bit Delorean.


Build in Canada using taxpayers money, I can't remember who much the Canadian government lost, not unlike what John Z Delorean did in Northern Ireland.
The Deloren was probably better build and had doors that (mostly) worked :)


I know they don't normally look quite like that one.
Just looked good.

Not exactly a looker though is it?
Did it share any parts from the Delorean....apart from the doors.
Floor pan or anything?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:56 pm 
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Did it share any parts from the Delorean....apart from the doors.
Floor pan or anything?[/quote]

It shared no parts with the Delorean, it was built a couple of years earlier in the mid 70s. The only thing the two cars have in common are the styling of the gullwing doors, however the Bricklin (I think) used electric motors to power the doors where as Delorean used cryogenically treated torsion bars and hydraulic struts.
The Bricklin was made from color-impregnated acrylic resin bonded to fiberglass and used a couple of different US sourced V8 engine mounted in the front.
The DMC 12 is a completely different beast using a Lotus Esprit style backbone chassis with a fibreglass tub and finished with bolt on stainless steel panels, it used a PRV V6 mounted in the back.
If I had the space and cash I'd still like a Delorean :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:08 pm 
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Great :)

Deloreans are so slow but they have developed a Twin Turbo conversion?
There's that place on Wheeler Dealers that know all about them isn't there.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:26 pm 
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Great :)

Deloreans are so slow but they have developed a Twin Turbo conversion?
There's that place on Wheeler Dealers that know all about them isn't there.


I think the performance would be acceptable once you've removed all the US federal smog bits such as the cat etc.
There where some prototype turbo versions built, apparently they where one of the fastest cars of their day !

A quick google search has found this https://www.entermyworld.com/gallery/dmc-vin-502


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I believe there are also a few with V8 conversions.

I think DeLorean was trying for the Lotus thing of moderately powered with good handling. But he forgot to "add lightness" as Colin Chapman would have put it, which ruined the power to weight ratio and the handling.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:39 pm 
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"This car running under 12 lbs of boost can do 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, and a 1/4 mile in 14.7 seconds. It is impressive for a car today to produce those kinds of numbers, let alone a DeLorean back in 1982!


That's quick and low boost.
Them intercoolers look good too.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:13 pm 
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I believe there are also a few with V8 conversions.

I think DeLorean was trying for the Lotus thing of moderately powered with good handling. But he forgot to "add lightness" as Colin Chapman would have put it, which ruined the power to weight ratio and the handling.


A few have been done with Lotus V8s and LS3s.
Very true what you say about "adding lightness", I read somewhere that the difference in weight between an Esprit and a Delorean is the weight of the stainless steel panels.
But then it just wouldn't look the same :)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:06 pm 
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And that's just the British ones!

It was a vintage year! :D

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And that's just the British ones!

It was a vintage year! :D


Nice pictures Pete, especially the rare Interceptor. I assumed from your profile you were born in 1949 or early 1950. The Aston pictured was not made until a little later, perhaps 1953? The Interceptor of 1950 did not have a chrome rubbing strip. The 1951 models onwards did :geek:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:52 am 
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Nice pictures Pete, especially the rare Interceptor. I assumed from your profile you were born in 1949 or early 1950. The Aston pictured was not made until a little later, perhaps 1953? The Interceptor of 1950 did not have a chrome rubbing strip. The 1951 models onwards did :geek:


The DB2 was introduced in 1950, and production stopped in 1953. Perhaps you were thinking of the 2/4? I bow to your knowledge of the Interceptor, but pictures are hard to come by! :wink:

And yes, I was born early 1950!

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No longer mine, and it's a '72, but they started selling them in when I was born, and I would have loved an early one, but you try finding a 914 in the UK and then reducing your potential purchase options to the first year of manufacture, and you'll understand why I 'settled' for a later car!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:21 pm 
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nice wheels i had same on my mini
great cars 914 so simple worth nowt ten years ago
wish i got an early 356 or 914 when they were in the i like the price zone long gone

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:44 pm 
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nice wheels i had same on my mini
great cars 914 so simple worth nowt ten years ago
wish i got an early 356 or 914 when they were in the i like the price zone long gone


I remember back in the mid 90s when I used to work regularly down at Exeter airport there was a place selling US imported 356s for about 7K !
This was also the era you could pick up a German imported 911 for around 7-8K.
Sadly those days are gone !


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nice wheels i had same on my mini
great cars 914 so simple worth nowt ten years ago
wish i got an early 356 or 914 when they were in the i like the price zone long gone


I remember back in the mid 90s when I used to work regularly down at Exeter airport there was a place selling US imported 356s for about 7K !
This was also the era you could pick up a German imported 911 for around 7-8K.
Sadly those days are gone !


And I was offered an MOT'd 911 targa for £4500 once, but simply couldn't be bothered!

The 914 did me the rare service of providing 12 years of fun, taught me to MIG weld, change a clutch and numerous other tasks, and then paid me back about three-times my total spend over the 12 years when I sold it.

Simple is right though - I couldn't believe how many pieces the GT6 on Car SOS was in - I'm sure the 914 was made using about a quarter the parts.


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old cabbie 1945 wrote:
Nice pictures Pete, especially the rare Interceptor. I assumed from your profile you were born in 1949 or early 1950. The Aston pictured was not made until a little later, perhaps 1953? The Interceptor of 1950 did not have a chrome rubbing strip. The 1951 models onwards did :geek:


The DB2 was introduced in 1950, and production stopped in 1953. Perhaps you were thinking of the 2/4? I bow to your knowledge of the Interceptor, but pictures are hard to come by! :wink:

And yes, I was born early 1950!


Yes quite right Pete I was thinking of the 2/4, thought the side vent and square front grilles did not look right :oops: BTW the Jupiter shown is a 1A model (1953), a little more power and an opening boot.

I like to think I know a little about 1950s Jensens, but there is always someone who knows more.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:46 pm 
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dinos need all the usa carp removed to be a nice looker and who thought up the indicators :argh:
i cant believe how anyone could leave them on i know money value blah blah
so lovely shape ruined by extra carp we dont like there cant be one person who says yes they look good with all the added extra horrid bits

i worked near a porshe dismantling restoring place and yep there is nothing to a 914 compared to other cars well simple

i got a 914 roof to the bonnet once when he had forgotten to latch it down and i was following him
luckily my work car had been in the back of a 4x4 with the spare wheel holder tubes making a mess of the bonnet already
not me driving then buy the way i bought it bent up as it was a work drive about london car

a sorted 356 is a joyous thing not fast but a right nice i fancied doing a kit car one
but it wouldnt be the same and youd end up with a biger engine better brakes etc etc

me mums niegbour is german hes had some right nice left hooker porshes
he had a 959 for the weekend once oooh priceyhe left it out all night ungaraged as it wasnt his own one :argh: :argh:
he let me have a go of a few of them good old boy as we keep an eye on his house when hes away

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