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Old 12-13-2001, 06:44 PM   #16
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I've noticed that my Delorean is rather underpowered, but one company has a way to solve that and retain the stock engine.>USA DMC< They had a professional motor tuning company tweak the engine, and get the most HP out of the car. They have a stage one program with just Intake/camshafts/exaust etc.. has brought it from 130HP to nearly 200HP! and Stage 2 and 3 are still being worked on. I would imagine with all 3 stages that car would be a beast compared to most of the cars on the street in its price range. My delorean seen>here< I hope will have these mod's done, and will be king of the streets.
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Old 12-13-2001, 07:17 PM   #17
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I would imagine with all 3 stages that car would be a beast compared to most of the cars on the street in its price range
Which price range are you comparing with. Mods take money so it would not be right to compare with other cars using a stock price on modified car. I have seen some modified Hondas beat higher priced cars, but when you added the costs of mods the Honda cost more then car it just beat. The Delorean body is heavy. Peel away the stainless steel body and use a thin fiberglass body and you will have a much better performance car. If money is no object go for a F1 style composite body. Delorean's are more famous for style then performance. I don't blame you for trying to up the power of the Delorean. Pure stock Delorean's are real dogs.

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Old 01-01-2002, 07:10 PM   #18
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It looked like that delorean was painted. Seems sad to me. I thought the coolest thing about them was the Polished steel. Sort of seems a waste to paint it.
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Old 02-15-2002, 12:12 PM   #19
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paint

My car was painted when I bought it. I think of paint as temporary. It can be removed it the future. What counts is that the Stainless Steel underneath will never rust!

To give some perspective to the whole performance issue, look at this magazine from that time:
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yeah, back in 77 every car was slow as hell, corvettes were as fast or faster than any other new car, and they only had 180 or 205 horses
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Old 03-05-2002, 09:42 PM   #21
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Talking What a difference!

Looking at 0-60 & quarter mile times for cars from 1980 to 2002, I've noticed a statistically significant shift. Every car made today is sooooo much faster. 20 years ago, your average Honda did 0-60 in about 20 seconds. Now the base models do it in about 8...
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Wow....Vector Aeromotive....been a looooooooooong time since I heard that name. I remember when I was really really young, probably 6 or so, I went to a car show with my parents in San Diego (I think) and saw the Vector there. I got to meet the designer (or something) of the car and even got a signed poster of the Vector signed by him. What the hell's the deal with these cars? Any one know anything about them or where they went? Also, what are some specs on the DMC-12? Just curious. Damn...I wanna go find that poster now....this is like De Ja Vous...

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Old 05-25-2002, 01:49 PM   #23
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Wow....Vector Aeromotive....been a looooooooooong time since I heard that name. I remember when I was really really young, probably 6 or so, I went to a car show with my parents in San Diego (I think) and saw the Vector there. I got to meet the designer (or something) of the car and even got a signed poster of the Vector signed by him. What the hell's the deal with these cars? Any one know anything about them or where they went?
Sounds like you'd be interested in out Vector forum...
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Oh wow...didn't know there was a Vector forum. Sweet.
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Old 06-06-2002, 05:37 PM   #25
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Oh wow...didn't know there was a Vector forum. Sweet.
How did you get Vector confused with DMC?
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Now the base models do it in about 8...
Heh, that would be impressive. BUT no, the base civic will do it in about 10 and the base accord will go to 60 in 12
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Old 06-14-2002, 12:45 PM   #27
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the base accord will go to 60 in 12
I must have got my data from a Honda owner that was B.S.'ing Oh well.
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Re: The History of the DMC-12

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They did have a second factroy in California. The drunken Irish couldnt put the cars together well, and they needed some re-assembly.
Actually, they had two ports of entry in the US : Long Beach for the West Coast and Wilmington. DE for the East Coast. Some cars may have been sent to Jacksonville for the South - I don't remember.

I was a Tech Rep for the East Coast and worked out of the Bridgewater NJ Tech Center. Essentially, this was to have been a place for the cars to come to be prepped before being shipped to the dealers. However, we ended up having to rebuild them quite a bit more than what anyone had imagined! the worst part was getting the doors to align and open properly. They were extremely temperature sensitive - the gas struts and torsion bars would open the doors at different speeds depending on the temp. But there were many other problems as well.

At the height, I'd say there were at least 100 mechanics and bodymen working at Bridgewater. the facility was a former Ford dealership at the intersection of Rt. 202 and I-286. Currently there is a Home Depot on the site.

I believe there was a similar shop in California, but I never went out there.
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Re: The History of the DMC-12

Please do not resurrect old threads longer than 3 months since th elast post date. This one has been idle nearly 6 years. Start a new thread and link to the old one if you wish to add to the conversation.
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