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I picked up this car that was last registered in '99, not running, but otherwise in great shape with low miles. Going to get it on the road and see if the chassis is as fun as it looks. If so, it will likely get a motor swap as I have a problem with keeping things stock and like to be drunk with power. lol

I'll update this thread as time goes on, but daily updates are made on instagram at @lamborfuckinghini





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first meeting of my cars




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Original brake calipers are seized. Now for the fun . . . F355 brakes. First up, new wheels. Going to be running square set up.








New wheels back from powdercoating




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Moving forward. New wheels powder coated and 235/50R15 R888r added.














Have some KW's en route to clean up that ride height




fixed the broken antenna and saved some weight




Doesn't look too bad for sitting for 20 years

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Second pair of rear wheels are back from powder coating and tires mounted.




. . . pretty sure I have more fender gap than any other car on this site, ever.







cannot wait for the KW coilovers to arrive.
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235/50 in the rear and 225/45 in the front. There really isn't much room in the front fender for a big tire. Here's the 235/60 on the front, car couldn't be lowered to the ground as there was interference. I would have preferred a true square set up on the car.

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Front:








Rear:






Onto the car . . .

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This car is seriously low






There is a lot of work to do to get this set up to work, but this is a good start. It ended up getting over 4" of drop when KW advertises a 1.3" drop.
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Onto more updates. . .

My fabricator just so happens to be a suspension engineer. He took a quick look at the front of the car and noted that the front wheels should be moved rearward to provide adequate clearance and based on the design of the front suspension, the sway bar doubles as a torsion bar, he added some spacers to it and the wheels/tires now clear the fender. Much easier to gain clearance than what we were expecting.

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He also raised it a bit:



He went ahead and rolled all the fenders for extra clearance.





He is also making some brackets to allow 1-2 degrees of camber on the front. Will obviously help with handling, but also will help give even more clearance for the front tire.
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When lowering the DMC to this level, the front tires end up with 1 degree of negative camber. By modifying the upper control arm, we were able to get 3.5 degrees of negative camber at this level (can go with less camber) and sill able to service the joints. For reference the rear is at 3 degree of negative camber without any adjustment. If the car was higher, the degree of negative camber would be decreased.





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Upper control arm modified with a reinforcement plate.


New OEM brake master vs. old.


New seal and reservoir are on order.
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Here is the final product for front fitment:






Rear wheel spacers on order. Hope to have the Ferrari calipers & AP rotors on next week sometime.
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Rear spacers came in.






Quite happy with the set up.



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My DeLorean made a little cameo in a friend's video.

And yes, that is a Toyota Starlet powered by a Hayabusa motor.

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Here's a vid of my daily driver/parts hauler:
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Nice time machine. All those cars need is a little horsepower. I'm sure you will take care of that. Enjoy your new toy.
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I wonder if you could wedge an LS in there?

Very nice looking car. I always liked the look of the DeLorean, but you're right. They need power badly.
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Looks like an interesting project - great upgrades so far.
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Damn man! Awesome progress.
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Originally Posted by patriotpa View Post
I wonder if you could wedge an LS in there?

Very nice looking car. I always liked the look of the DeLorean, but you're right. They need power badly.

I believe a guy in Orlando has done that.



OP, cool car. Lots of cool cars in that garage. Always love to see people get excited over projects.
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Thanks!


New brake hats and caliper mounts are being made. A bit of an update not DeLorean related, my newest vehicle purchase can be seen in the background.



Originally Posted by patriotpa View Post
I wonder if you could wedge an LS in there?

Very nice looking car. I always liked the look of the DeLorean, but you're right. They need power badly.
Yeah, LS fits. Quite a few cars with it.

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