DMC #10515 DeLorean,Maintenance Firing up the engine after 25+ years

Firing up the engine after 25+ years

It’s been one month to-the-day since we picked up my dream car. Today, Danny and the guys at DeLorean California got DMC 10515 fired up after more than 25 years of sitting in a garage in Southern California!

DeLoreans are no muscle cars, but Danny says the engine sounds great. My biggest fear was that they get it going and find out it’s got a cracked block or frozen pistons or some other sad issue that would keep the car in the shop for much longer than hoped. Apparently, things look good!

I still haven’t told my friends or family nearby about the car, as I want to surprise them. Just about all of my long time friends that I’ve spent any time with have known of my interest in the DeLorean, and I didn’t think I’d ever get to drive one – let alone OWN one!

I’ve done a lot of studying over the years, and thanks to those who’ve come before me, there’s a lot of information about every conceivable problem these cars could have and how to fix them. I know there will be issues with the car, it’s inevitable, but it’s a hobby I’m looking forward to diving into head-first.

They think they’ll have things tightened up enough and trustworthy enough to take it for the couple of weeks during Christmas. I so excited! And I’m REALLY looking forward to playing some jokes and doing some ‘reveals’ to those who know me best.

More to come…

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