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Old 27-09-2019, 08:07   #6691
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New DeLoreans are still available, straight from the factory

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Old 27-09-2019, 16:32   #6692
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I did. One of the TV shows did a documentary on it a few years ago. That's about the time I quit watching TV for good. All I need to know is the weather. There's an app for that.
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Old 27-09-2019, 16:36   #6693
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I havenít looked at the link due to bandwidth, but I believe someone bought all the parts years ago and will piece you a sort of new one together from new and used parts. The place that does this may be in Fl and not Ireland which I think was the actual factory?
Not to be ugly, but it was really sort of a POS car, but then nearly all the cars from the late 70ís and 80ís were.

Delorean himself did not a home run or two with Ford, but I think that was about it, pretty much everything else he was involved with was a mess, the higher he rose, it seems the more screwed up the cars he was responsible for were.
I believe he was the Father or the Pinto or maybe the Vega?
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I havenít looked at the link due to bandwidth, but I believe someone bought all the parts years ago and will piece you a sort of new one together from new and used parts. The place that does this may be in Fl and not Ireland which I think was the actual factory?
Not to be ugly, but it was really sort of a POS car, but then nearly all the cars from the late 70ís and 80ís were.
Was in Texas. May have moved in the last four or five years.
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Was in Texas. May have moved in the last four or five years.


May well be, I was going off of memory and you know how that is.

The Vega was I think slated for the GM Wankel engine, and would likely have been a wonderful car with that motor, it was really, really well Engineered I believe, it just didnít get good fuel mileage and was very difficult to pass emissions, but I believe was tested honestly to 1 million miles or some very high number, back in the 70ís and early 80ís if you got 100,000 miles out of an engine you were lucky.
Now a quarter million is nothing, a half a million is not all that uncommon, usually the car falls apart, but the engine is still running strong if well maintained.
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GM did what GM does often and maybe canceled the program too soon.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene...bustion_Engine
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Old 27-09-2019, 18:39   #6697
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Delorean himself did not a home run or two with Ford, but I think that was about it, pretty much everything else he was involved with was a mess, the higher he rose, it seems the more screwed up the cars he was responsible for were.
I believe he was the Father or the Pinto or maybe the Vega?
He was with Pontiac Division of GM mostly, until he got the top job at Chevrolet. The GTO and the Firebird were his. Also the late model Grand Prix (that Chevy released as the Monte Carlo.) He was head of the Chevrolet Division of GM by the the time the Vega came out. His division sales were equal to the entire Ford Motors companies. He is a classic "had it all and blew it" case.
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Old 27-09-2019, 20:47   #6698
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In that video, the point was made that Delorean's missteps are what made the car into a legend. If not for those, he said the Delorean would probably be remembered no more than the Bricklin, just another gull wing car.
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We have gone off on a tangent.
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A question came up at a dinner party Friday night concerning what our parents did to kill the boredom before the advent of the internet and Facebook?

So I asked my 26 brothers and sisters and they didn't know either.
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We have gone off on a tangent.

I donít know... any discussion about a Dolorean surely qualifies as a joke?
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Today marks the 35th anniversary of the death of Sir Douglas Bader and I couldn't let it pass without this story about the Royal Air Force hero. He was giving a talk at an upmarket girl's school about his time as a pilot in the Second World War. "So there were two of the f***ers behind me, three f***ers to my right, and another f***er on the left," he told the audience.

The headmistress went pale and interjected: "Ladies, the Fokker was a German aircraft."

Sir Douglas replied, "That is true, madam, but these f***ers were in Messerschmitts."
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Today marks the 35th anniversary of the death of Sir Douglas Bader and I couldn't let it pass without this story about the Royal Air Force hero. He was giving a talk at an upmarket girl's school about his time as a pilot in the Second World War. "So there were two of the f***ers behind me, three f***ers to my right, and another f***er on the left," he told the audience.

The headmistress went pale and interjected: "Ladies, the Fokker was a German aircraft."

Sir Douglas replied, "That is true, madam, but these f***ers were in Messerschmitts."
hate to spoil a great joke - but I believe the Fokker was Dutch
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hate to spoil a great joke - but I believe the Fokker was Dutch
Dutch builder built in Germany.


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Anthony Fokker
Fokker in 1912
BornAnton Herman Gerard Fokker

6 April 1890
Blitar, East Java, Netherlands Indies (now Indonesia)
Died23 December 1939 (aged 49)
Murray Hill Hospital, New York City, United States
NationalityDutch, USOccupationAircraft manufacturerSpouse(s)Sophie Marie Elisabeth von Morgen (1919Ė1923),
Violet Eastman (1927Ė1929) (her death) Anton Herman Gerard "Anthony" Fokker (6 April 1890 Ė 23 December 1939) was a Dutch aviation pioneer and aircraft manufacturer. He is most famous for the fighter aircraft he produced in Germany during the First World War such as the Eindecker monoplanes, the Dr.1 triplane and the D.VII biplane.
After the Treaty of Versailles forbade Germany to produce airplanes, Fokker moved his business to the Netherlands. There his company was responsible for a variety of successful aircraft including the Fokker trimotor, a successful passenger aircraft of the inter-war years. He died in New York in 1939. Later authors suggest he was personally charismatic but unscrupulous in business and a controversial character.
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Can I complain about aeroplane jokes going over my head?
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