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qwerk
07-10-2011, 02:43 AM
...it's finally hit you that you own five DMC-12's, none of them run yet, one is a BTTF replica, and you're considering turning another into a monster truck.
...every time you buy a part for your car, you check to see if you can buy one made from type 304 stainless steel.
...you've already walked away by the time you hear "capacitor."
...there IS one between your headrests.
...other people have now started dreaming about you having a DeLorean.
...you know what a torsion bar is, how to adjust it, and how to hit people with it when they tell you cocaine was smuggled into the country by putting it in the doors.
...you swear by the original K-Bosch system. Or EFI. Or the mighty carb. Or something.
...the person several lines up even received a Certificate of Originality before you left.
...the DeLorean you bought, along with at least two others, had been sitting in a barn for 25+ years and was advertised as being in very good condition despite the family of rats or cats or mice or honey badgers or whatever the hell it was living in the driver's side footwell.
...your engine is not like a Bently's in that it doesn't have a plaque proudly declaring that it was hand built in England by someone named Steve, but you DO have a pretty neat drawing of Elvis under your headliner.
...you've heard a thousand times about how they all look exactly the same and you're tired of it because you've gone to DCS and easily been able to pick out your DeLorean from across the lot.

Anyone else have any good ones? I need to get some sleep and stop watching Jeff Foxworthy before I get up tomorrow and realize how lame this post was. :cool:

sdg3205
07-10-2011, 02:52 AM
- you can justify buying a part you don't really need
- your car gets more attention then your significant other
- the car never looks clean enough
- you MAKE work to do on the car (you really didn't need stainless steel screws and riv nuts in the trunk access panels did you?)
- you collect almost everything related to the car from any source
- you drive hundreds and hundreds of miles to be around people exactly like you
- you hate the jokes but love the films

DeLorean03
07-10-2011, 03:12 AM
- you spend more time working on the car than you do get sleep
- you have a pillow in the garage to catch up on sleep while you work (ask Dave Stragand)
- you did not know what a idle speed motor, otterstat, or even fascia was before you bought your car, but you DO now
- you have a can of Coke (Coca Cola) in the car "just in case"
- the car gets more attention from you than your significant other does
- you ask yourself weekly "food or car parts?"
- you know EXACTLY which engine to tell the AutoZone cashier guy to look up without saying the "D" word (Volvo --> 1988 --> 760 GLE --> B28F 2.8L V6)
- July 3rd is more important to you than your own birthday
- you ALWAYS park in a corner spot or way, way out by yourself and take 2 parking spots "just in case"
- any other car your emergency kit would be that of your cell phone and a AAA/USAA card - but in a DeLorean: 1 entire set of spare fuses, 1 alternator belt, a fuel pump, a couple assorted jumpers, some extra relays, and spare oil/transmission fluid/coolant - along with all assorted and necessary tools to assist in replacing or installing any of aforementioned parts
- you always have at least 1 FAQ of DeLoreans info or BTTF info in the car, visible from looking in the windows "just in case" while you're gone
- you have your VIN memorized and ready for "owner verification"
- you go on "treasure hunts" for DeLoreans from clues that parking lot gawkers give you (There's one of these cars down this road 5.5 miles, take 3 lefts, 2 rights, look for the rose bush, go past the barn, turn left, past 5 houses.....)
- you follow the clues only to find a late 80's Datsun/Nissan, Fiero, Fiat, or some other such nonsense
- you buy two copies of any magazine with articles on DeLoreans - one for shows and one for collection purposes
- you use "flux" as an alternative for another more explicit "f" word

jmrydholm
07-12-2011, 05:54 PM
This is awesome. I'm sure I've done at least 5 or more of these. :smile:

ArnieBrandon
07-12-2011, 06:44 PM
Your state license (WA) has read OBSESSD since 1983

Farrar
07-12-2011, 07:25 PM
... your home page is DMCTalk.org.

Farrar

sean
07-12-2011, 08:06 PM
... your home page is DMCTalk.org.

Farrar

And you're logged in more than 12 hours a day :blush:

qwerk
07-12-2011, 08:26 PM
I'm sure I've done at least 5 or more of these. :smile:

Haha, that's the real kicker.

Dangermouse
07-12-2011, 09:32 PM
.... If you watched Cars2 but spent the entire movie looking for a DeLorean in the background.

While knowing full well there wasn't one :banghead:

Or

.... You have posted more than once to the Hot Wheels threads

EdR5150
07-12-2011, 10:28 PM
- you're still on the DML
- you're friends with many Delorean Owners on facebook that you've never met
- you want to buy a Eagle Premier with 197K miles on it

Farrar
07-12-2011, 11:17 PM
- you want to buy a eagle premier with 197k miles on it

win.

Chris 16409
07-12-2011, 11:54 PM
...you actually have a preference of carpet style, and bash your friends who have the later version.

dvonk
07-12-2011, 11:58 PM
...your girlfriend, wife, or significant other hates DMCTalk... :biggrin:

sdg3205
07-13-2011, 12:36 AM
... you can list every single tiny - practically invisible - change in model years.

Dracula
07-13-2011, 08:36 AM
-you were given the choice between the DeLorean and the girlfriend and you chose the DeLorean
-you would make the same choice again, every time.

kajcienski
07-13-2011, 10:53 AM
If...

- You call up your favorite DMC shop to order a $1.29 part, then at the end of the call, you have another $229 in "might as wells"
- It's 9am, you are about to get out of bed, but instead you are posting on this damn thread from your mobile device and forfeiting breakfast

;)

jmrydholm
07-13-2011, 10:58 AM
-every home appliance must have stainless steel on it, including the washer and dryer
-you use the "DeLorean" hood logo on such appliances
-you actually use a Krups Coffina coffee grinder in the kitchen (Mr. Fusion!)
-you have a glossy photo of John Z. in your office or near your desk
-you always wear the lenticular color shifting hat made by Mirajcaps when driving the car and own at least two of them

I made these up btw, I'll only admit to owning two of the caps. hehe

Farrar
07-13-2011, 11:00 AM
... if you get to work an hour early so you can have some time to sketch electrical modifications to the car uninterrupted before your workday starts.

Farrar

Conundrum
07-13-2011, 03:37 PM
-you start to clean your kitchen sink with Bar Keepers' Friend.

Farrar
07-13-2011, 03:40 PM
-you start to clean your kitchen sink with Bar Keepers' Friend.

...or if you got the idea for cleaning your car while cleaning your kitchen sink with Bar Keeper's Friend! ;)

Farrar

Reaper1
07-13-2011, 04:02 PM
-you dream of looking at, buying, owning, and driving a D long before you actually have the funds to do so, and you do this multiple times!

Canon20DFan
07-13-2011, 07:04 PM
You're obsessed if you keep an SUV around so you can tow your Delorean!

stevedmc
07-13-2011, 07:41 PM
- you are willing to drive hours just to work on another person's Delorean for FREE just because you love the car (and hate it at the same time)

Ozzie
07-13-2011, 08:09 PM
...you start a Delorean related blog.

Notifier
07-13-2011, 08:11 PM
...first thing you do walking into any Target, Walmart, or any other type of store is do a b-line to the Hot Wheels section to see if there are any Deloreans
...and while searching through the racks of Hot Wheels, you give the other guy in the isle a dirty look because you THINK he is there to look for Delorean's too (even though he's not)

dvonk
07-13-2011, 08:40 PM
...youre on DMCTalk on your phone in the kitchen because youre cooking food and the computer is ...so...far...away...

Dracula
07-13-2011, 11:08 PM
You're obsessed if you keep an SUV around so you can tow your Delorean!

I disagree. You buy a DeLorean to tow your DeLorean. Who needs an SUV or a truck?

sean
07-13-2011, 11:17 PM
I disagree. You buy a DeLorean to tow your DeLorean. Who needs an SUV or a truck?

Hell Yeah!
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dhaney
07-13-2011, 11:46 PM
[QUOTE=sean;8062]Hell Yeah![QUOTE]


As some of you may recall my car has been used as a tow truck in the past without any modification. Simply a tow rope attached to the tow hook on the passenger side rear an then secured to the vehicle to be towed (1991 Ford Escort Wagon) and off it went...

Hauling the FORD to FORD so the ignition system could be looked at.

Only problem was it was uphill and there was a speed bump when entering the Ford Dealerships shop... The Delorean couldn't pull the weight over the bump... So it was unhooked and the shops "Golf cart" came out and finished the job... :blush:

Dan

Sidaries
07-14-2011, 03:35 AM
...you start a Delorean related blog.

Good. I have a blog too on delorean.blog.hu. :)

BTW there was a thread on the previous dmctalk with the name: You are a Delorean owner if...
I collected a few things from there, which more or less fits here:

You are a Delorean owner if...
- you go to sell your car and can actually look the buyer right
in the eye and tell him you have no idea how many miles are on your car.
- you not only have an escape plan for how to get out of your
car if you get locked in, but you have several ways to get in
your car/trunk if you get locked out.
- if you have to tell the story of JZD evertime you go the gas pump
- you carry tools & a shop manual in your car at all times "just in case"
- you spend more time working on the car than driving it.
- constantly watch eBay for Deloreans for sale
- watch BTTF any of the times it's on cable/dish just to see the Delorean
- you refer to owners by VIN.
- the term "torsion bar broke" sends a chill down your spine.
- you'd prefer a car with higher mileage.
- if, when someone asks you about the flux capacitor, you pretend you
do not speak or understand English.
- You know or even care what month your car was built in.
- You know up to what VIN numbers certain parts / colors were used.
- You know what Cave marking on a Delorean are
- you hate buying gas, but not because of the price
- When you try to honk the horn in your other car you end
up washing the windshield instead.
-you bump your ass on the parking brake lever when getting in
or out of the car.
- you've never been to a car paint shop.
- You know that the carshow people have no idea what category to put you in.
- You've ever taken the long way home just to spend an
extra 10 minutes driving the car.
- You open the door rather than attempt to use the window at
drive-through restaurants or banks
- You remind the officer who pulled you over to watch their head.
- if someone says there car is faster and your like "big deal, I
can get more money for my "left" front fender than your whole car"!!
- you know the service manual better than the bible
- you drive the car over 5mph BEFORE closing the door
- you know how something without eyes can have eyebrows!
- your significant other(s) have closed any part of their body in a door
- You know you are Delorean owner when Run DMC goes from being an 80's band to a daily prayer.

stevedmc
07-14-2011, 12:24 PM
-you dream of looking at, buying, owning, and driving a D long before you actually have the funds to do so, and you do this multiple times!

also if you buy a Delorean before you have the funds to do so.

Kukem
07-14-2011, 01:31 PM
also if you buy a Delorean before you have the funds to do so.

Nah, that's not obsessed... that's just being proactive! (yeah... that's it, Proactive!)

jmrydholm
07-14-2011, 01:35 PM
- you are willing to drive hours just to work on another person's Delorean for FREE just because you love the car (and hate it at the same time)

Do we have a volunteer?? Any volunteers for 10715?? lol :frantic:

Conundrum
07-14-2011, 05:20 PM
-if you call off work for a week because it won't start but your daily driver is fine.

Dracula
07-14-2011, 05:23 PM
-if you don't understand the concept of a "daily driver" car because you use your DeLorean for everything.
-if you neglect repairs on your other cars to buy extras for your DeLorean.

Canon20DFan
07-14-2011, 06:10 PM
That's a good one!

-if you call off work for a week because it won't start but your daily driver is fine.

qwerk
07-14-2011, 09:02 PM
...you click on "New Posts," go through the entire list of threads to read all the ones you're interested in, and reach the end only to start at the top again.

stevedmc
07-14-2011, 09:05 PM
Do we have a volunteer?? Any volunteers for 10715?? lol :frantic:

Where are you located and what do you need done? I am in serious need of a road trip.

SamHill
07-14-2011, 09:10 PM
--if there's another member of the community in the pit of your basement threatening to hurt "Precious."

Conundrum
07-14-2011, 11:08 PM
That's a good one!
Yeah, I just did it! 8)

qwerk
07-14-2011, 11:40 PM
--if there's another member of the community in the pit of your basement threatening to hurt "Precious."

...you refer to other DeLorean owners as the community. 8)

SoCalDMC12
07-15-2011, 12:57 AM
... you're thinking up ways to make your other car look more like a Delorean.

dmc6960
07-15-2011, 01:09 PM
...you've specified the last 4 digits of your phone number to match the last 4 of your VIN.

kajcienski
07-16-2011, 02:39 PM
2725
-every home appliance must have stainless steel on it, including the washer and dryer
-you use the "DeLorean" hood logo on such appliances
-you actually use a Krups Coffina coffee grinder in the kitchen (Mr. Fusion!)
-you have a glossy photo of John Z. in your office or near your desk
-you always wear the lenticular color shifting hat made by Mirajcaps when driving the car and own at least two of them

I made these up btw, I'll only admit to owning two of the caps. hehe

Hehe! I thought I was the only one... Granted, it is just an air conditioner, but I get a lot of questions about it when people visit my music studio.

ydjk58
07-16-2011, 06:42 PM
...you always scour the shelves for a new stainless cleaner, and hoard them when you do find one that works well.
...you go to a car show and make Lambo owners jealous.
...you buy copies of BTTF every time they re-release it.

And from reading the posts, I can say that I am guilty of quite a few of these (Flux Capacitor, own multiple copies of BTTF, have an SUV to tow the D, and a few others)

Conundrum
07-17-2011, 04:19 AM
-every other car you purchase is silver.

jmrydholm
07-22-2011, 04:42 PM
...you spent hundreds on 3-4 fuel accumulators and still insist on using the K-Jet.
uhh, don't ask. :3

stevedmc
07-22-2011, 04:46 PM
You are used to fixing your car on the side of the road and using MacGyver techniques to limp to your destination. (I plugged one of my injector ports with a penny so I could get to work today)

sdg3205
07-22-2011, 09:49 PM
You are used to fixing your car on the side of the road....


... while onlookers tell you all about your Ford engine, solid aluminum body and the guy in Alberta with "40 of 'em he refuses to sell."

(True story.)

qwerk
07-22-2011, 10:07 PM
...and the guy in Alberta with "40 of 'em he refuses to sell."

(True story.)

Well if it's got at least somewhat of a wedge shape, it must be a DeLorean, right?


And you might be obsessed with DeLoreans if you instinctively become annoyed if someone gets a fingerprint on your stainless steel sink/toaster/refrigerator/etc.

Karin
07-28-2011, 12:47 AM
...when you find the "Live the Dream" slogan really happens to you and you know it's just a dream.

A Van
07-28-2011, 04:06 AM
... while onlookers tell you all about your Ford engine, solid aluminum body and the guy in Alberta with "40 of 'em he refuses to sell."

(True story.)

And the Fiat gearbox and Brabham chassis

TheDutchTexan
07-28-2011, 03:29 PM
Applies to wannahaves (mainly me) mostly:

- You think you can get away from it all only to find yourself back in the "game" after you see a random DeLorean parked in a movie.
- You once again blast 80's music in your car, imagining how cool it would be to do the same thing... in a DeLorean...
- You once again have a progress bar as your signature, with the 100% mark being that 30k good D's will eventually cost.
- You correct someone saying the DeLorean is an all stainless steel car by telling them the frame is unfortunately regular steel.
- You correct someone saying the DeLorean is unreliable by telling them they are in fact as reliable as any other car that was denied proper maintenance for years of its life.
- You look at your self applied wanna-have status and wonder if that will ever change.

SIMid
07-28-2011, 07:47 PM
-You have a Delorean shrine at work on your desk.

Renee_1632
07-29-2011, 01:24 AM
-no matter what problem arises, no matter the frequency of dehabilitating issues, no matter the nagging from family/friends, and no matter the amount of times you get stranded on the side of the road, you still refuse to sell the DeLorean and will tell everyone who asks how it's your favorite car of all time.

MTDMC
07-31-2011, 05:11 PM
-You buy a DeLorean without seeing it first!

SIMid
07-31-2011, 07:27 PM
-You buy a DeLorean without seeing it first!

Not even pics? I bought mine unseen in the flesh.:jawdrop:

Dracula
07-31-2011, 09:16 PM
Not even pics? I bought mine unseen in the flesh.:jawdrop:

I bought my second one that way; granted, I had an excellent description of the condition form an extremely credible source.

MTDMC
08-03-2011, 11:59 AM
Not even pics? I bought mine unseen in the flesh.:jawdrop:

Just pictures of the car.

Dracula
08-03-2011, 12:07 PM
...you buy oil filters in bulk.

Farrar
08-03-2011, 03:45 PM
-no matter what problem arises, ... no matter the nagging from family/friends, ... you still refuse to sell the DeLorean and will tell everyone who asks how it's your favorite car of all time.

Goddamn right.

Farrar

thirdmanj
08-04-2011, 11:18 PM
... Your on DMCtalk.com reading threads and your wife comes to kiss you goodnight COMPLETELY NAKED and you don't even notice.... ahhhh.. yeah... I gotta go...

MTDMC
08-08-2011, 08:00 PM
You tell people you bought the car and they don't believe you.

dvonk
11-10-2011, 01:25 AM
...you are scrubbing the stainless table at work with a 3M scour pad and you decide its time to practice your blending skills. :hihi2:

qwerk
11-10-2011, 01:56 AM
Haha, I worked at a fast food place in high school and I used to baby the SS from time to time ;)

Lenny
11-10-2011, 11:33 AM
You're out of town for 2 weeks and you can't wait till you get home so you can take the D our for a drive.

SIMid
11-10-2011, 05:46 PM
You sleep in the Delorean after purchase on your first night together. :hihi2:

thirdmanj
11-10-2011, 06:51 PM
You sleep in the Delorean after purchase on your first night together. :hihi2:


YOU DIDN'T!! ....really? ... You did?

SIMid
11-10-2011, 06:54 PM
YOU DIDN'T!! ....really? ... You did?

I was going to and the Mrs pulled me out of the car as I wasn't in bed after 1am. :lol:

Sidaries
01-08-2014, 01:24 PM
I just found a few of my old notes from the previous dmctalk (the .com site).
It had a thread with the name: "You are a Delorean owner if..."
That thread had quite similar sayings than this thread, so I copy here these. I think you will love these as much as I did. So:

You are a Delorean owner if...

- you go to sell your car and can actually look the buyer right in the eye and tell him you have no idea how many miles are on your car.
- you not only have an escape plan for how to get out of your car if you get locked in, but you have several ways to get in your car/trunk if you get locked out.
- if you have to tell the story of JZD evertime you go the gas pump
- you carry tools & a shop manual in your car at all times "just in case"
- you spend more time working on the car than driving it.
- constantly watch eBay for Deloreans for sale
- watch BTTF any of the times it's on cable/dish just to see the Delorean
- you refer to owners by VIN.
- the term "torsion bar broke" sends a chill down your spine.
- you'd prefer a car with higher mileage.
- if, when someone asks you about the flux capacitor, you pretend you do not speak or understand English.
- You know or even care what month your car was built in.
- You know up to what VIN numbers certain parts / colors were used.
- You know what Cave marking on a Delorean are
- you hate buying gas, but not because of the price
- When you try to honk the horn in your other car you end up washing the windshield instead.
- you bump your ass on the parking brake lever when getting in or out of the car.
- you've never been to a car paint shop.
- You know that the carshow people have no idea what category to put you in.
- You've ever taken the long way home just to spend an extra 10 minutes driving the car.
- You open the door rather than attempt to use the window at drive-through restaurants or banks
- You remind the officer who pulled you over to watch their head.
- if someone says there car is faster and your like "big deal, I can get more money for my "left" front fender than your whole car"!!
- you know the service manual better than the bible
- you drive the car over 5mph BEFORE closing the door
- you know how something without eyes can have eyebrows!
- your significant other(s) have closed any part of their body in a door
- You know you are Delorean owner when Run DMC goes from being an 80's band to a daily prayer.

Spittybug
01-08-2014, 07:09 PM
-You buy a DeLorean without seeing it first!

+1

Delorean02378
01-08-2014, 08:29 PM
You have the names Julee DMCMW and Rob Grady as contacts in your phone.

You have a closet dedicated to nothing but Delorean parts.

eagle-co94
01-09-2014, 10:53 AM
...if you have enough spare parts to build a complete car.

thirdmanj
01-09-2014, 01:06 PM
...if you have enough spare parts to build a complete car.

You must be DMCH...:rolleyes:

Josh
01-09-2014, 02:34 PM
Whenever someone uses the word "Future" you flinch.

DrJeff
01-09-2014, 03:22 PM
You think you know one German word... Otterstat

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

Rich W
01-09-2014, 07:47 PM
... you know that there are three types of factory DeLorean wheels.

http://www.dmcnews.com/Techsection/wheels.html

Delorean02378
01-09-2014, 08:11 PM
... you know that there are three types of factory DeLorean wheels.

http://www.dmcnews.com/Techsection/wheels.html

Or if you own a Delorean Limousine, Delorean Convertible, Delorean Monster Truck, Delorean Hover-Craft, and a normal Delorean. :wink:

kajcienski
01-09-2014, 08:39 PM
If you have been checking this thread for the 9th time today...

Jimmyvonviggle
01-09-2014, 09:56 PM
If you are in a store and come across a brand of SS cleaner you never have heard of, and think to yourself "I should probably get this", even though you have two cans sitting at home.

Michael
01-09-2014, 10:02 PM
Whenever you get out of ANY car, you duck until you have taken 2 steps.

Dangermouse
01-10-2014, 10:12 AM
You notice that Jerry Seinfeld is driving two different cars in the opening credits of his “Coffee with Comedians” show.

rdarlington
01-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Or if your old company designed an industrial CT system with a stainless steel exterior that has a door that opens like a DeLorean:

http://www.ndt.net/search/docs.php3?id=6975&content=1

Unfortunately, I can't find any pictures of it open, but the whole top half with the giant touch screen swings up, has gas pistons and all. This was an inside joke for a bunch of us since they all loved the DeLorean too. The company went away, product never went to market, but it was very cool just the same.

-Bob

Mark D
01-10-2014, 03:20 PM
your christmas list looked something like this:

P6100330
A7100108
P100405
100592 x2
K100778 x2
K102119
K100790
101177A

Mark D
01-10-2014, 03:21 PM
You know what any of the part numbers above are without looking them up.

Mark C
01-14-2014, 09:52 PM
Your precious metals investment portfolio looks something like this:
24477

JohnZ
01-16-2014, 05:22 PM
... you never lift up the backseats of your mother's car just to "get used" to a two seater....

:rock_on:

ALEXAKOS
01-21-2014, 08:22 AM
... when you have your Delo parts, while restoring, all over the house (kitchen drawer, living room shelves, balconies, main entrance, hallway, under your bed etc.) even though you have enough space in the garage... But you want to see it every day after having refurbished it.:elmo1:

...when you open your DMHC box with parts carefully, not to tear the sticky tape with the DMC logo on it

sadeeky
01-22-2014, 08:11 PM
If all you do go in the DMC Talk.org and reply to other people thread with some dumb smart ass nerdy remark or correct the person that they are in the wrong thread.

Hokie
02-14-2014, 10:14 PM
If you own one of your own but still constantly search the internet for all things DeLorean.

Michael
02-14-2014, 10:16 PM
Anytime you write the name Julie down you inadvertently spell it Julee.

Hokie
05-11-2014, 09:55 PM
I have a DeLorean of my own but I can't stop looking at pictures of other DeLoreans in the internet! Is it cheating? :p

ALEXAKOS
05-12-2014, 03:11 PM
I have a DeLorean of my own but I can't stop looking at pictures of other DeLoreans in the internet! Is it cheating? :p
Not, if you are not touching your self:)

vps3922
05-12-2014, 04:37 PM
...when you really would like to get one of the Delorean scale models from eBay for your home office or work office desk but never order one because you look at the price and know that you could get some really good parts for the real Delorean sitting in your garage instead :wink:

pezzonovante88
05-12-2014, 07:15 PM
...when you really would like to get one of the Delorean scale models from eBay for your home office or work office desk but never order one because you look at the price and know that you could get some really good parts for the real Delorean sitting in your garage instead :wink:

I like this one. So true.