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    Senior Member AdamKontras's Avatar
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    The Fastest Delorean In The World

    It's time to announce a new project/documentary that I hope everyone will enjoy following. I've tried to contact every owner individually with some luck, but still waiting on quite a few. The mission statements explains it all and I can't wait to spotlight all the owners that have attempted high horse power engine swaps!

    FastestDeloreanInTheWorld.com

    Looking forward to your feedback and mostly? Whomever can tell me what Robert's last name is. 10 years ago he had a beautiful Lotus Swap and was featured on Tamir's site, but I cannot find any other info about him!!

    Thanks in advance!
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    Not really banned Michael's Avatar
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    I can certainly understand the logic. If I had a catastrophic failure of the engine or transmission you can bet I would be looking at a engine swap for roughly the same cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I can certainly understand the logic. If I had a catastrophic failure of the engine or transmission you can bet I would be looking at a engine swap for roughly the same cost.
    Yeah I flirted with the idea for awhile since my brother builds performance engines, but until I was faced with a bill that size it made the choice a lot easier!


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    Very cool! Good luck Adam! I'll be following the thread.....
    Dana

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    Quote Originally Posted by cravings View Post
    Awesome, is this your car? It says it was sold... do we have a VIN?
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    DMC Midwest - 815.459.6439 DMCMW Dave's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamKontras View Post
    Awesome, is this your car? It says it was sold... do we have a VIN?
    I don't think that site has changed in close to 10 years.
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    What was the catastrophic failure? How did it happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamKontras View Post
    Awesome, is this your car? It says it was sold... do we have a VIN?
    The rotary-engined DeLorean is (was?) VIN#01537 .... Is this car still around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdg3205 View Post
    What was the catastrophic failure? How did it happen?
    I have an automatic and the governor had apparently been going bad for over a year. So it would often start in the wrong gear but unfortunately I was so busy in 2015 and 2016 I couldn't afford the downtime of having it in a shop. My motto was "if it gets me to the gig, I'll live with it." Of course, that wasn't the wisest choice, but the money I was making offset the money I was losing from the transmission eventually failing. My last gig with the car was 12/10 and I could actually hear metal on metal. As you can see from the video however, I could actually go forward, it simply feels like it's sitting in 3rd gear (the highest gear for an automatic) forever.

    Now there is a possibility that I could've taken this to DMC and a few clutch pads and it would've been fine... but since my brother builds performance engines for a living it felt like the appropriate time to jump. We will take everything apart and check it out. We'll be selling the parts (everything else really ran great it only has 21,000 miles I believe) and try and recoup some of the costs of this swap. Gonna be an interesting journey.
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