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  1. white out

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    To start off, daily updates are on instagram @lamborfuckinghini and here's my daily driver / parts hauler:


    My current trio:
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    Onto the subject at hand. recently 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

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    it's in good company

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    first meeting of my cars

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    new parts

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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.

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    New wheels back from powdercoating

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    Tires courtesy of Toyo

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    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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    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:

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

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    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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    Good to see the community isn't completely full of purists.


    Onto the DMC. When lowering the car 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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    Is there any interest in negative camber adjustment for the front? We can make plates to allow DIY modification or the upper arms could be sent to the fabricator for modification.
     
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    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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    Looks pretty cool. Not often you see performance mods on a DeLorean
     
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    Cool build..
     
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    Very cool build and dig the name
    Looking forward to seeing the evolution
     
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    This is awesome. I miss my delorean. One of I few cars that I wish I never sold.
     
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    Following because I know @Lambor****inghini is nuts :)
     
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    I really like this build. Keep going!
     
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    Great thread. Ive driven a Delorean from Los Angeles to Miami and back. It was a super comfortable highway GT but I never felt it was a 'sports car' so interested to see what you do with this.
     
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    That's a hell of a drive.

    Thanks!
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    It's a unique car that has always had my attention. Cannot wait to spend some time in it.

    Fronts mounted ... and fit with plenty of room to spare

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    Rear rotors with spacers

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    Very interesting and great work.

    You may be disappointed when you fire her up!

    :)

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    Why's that?
     
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    It's a very underpowered V-6. It won't live up to the brakes and suspension.

    I can't wait to see what you replace it with!

    Matt
     

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