DeLorean Door Card Foam Replacement

DeLorean Door Card Foam ReplacementMy DeLorean‘s now 39 years old, which means it’s got a long list of “nice to haves” that aren’t critical but they either need some attention or outright replacing. One example is the foam in the door trim panel upholstery – it collapsed into a black powder a long time ago, leaving the door interiors... Read More »

DeLorean in Queen St Mall, Brisbane for Blue World Order

DeLorean in Queen St Mall, Brisbane for Blue World OrderIn late 2017 my DeLorean was used for promoting the indie Aussie film Blue World Order. Produced by Matthew Reilly and directed by Ché Baker, it’s a post-apocalyptic science fiction film set in the Australian wasteland. One of the scenes involves a car chase with a whole fleet of DeLoreans – mine specifically wasn’t used... Read More »

“That 80s Time Travel Movie”, Brisbane Arts Theatre

“That 80s Time Travel Movie”, Brisbane Arts TheatreThe Brisbane Arts Theatre put on a parody musical called “That 80s Time Travel Movie” and I’ll give you one guess what it’s about. Naturally, my DeLorean was there for the Australian premiere! I thought it was pretty good; I love seeing new spins on the existing content and not just straight quoting or re-telling.... Read More »

DeLorean Radiator Bleeder Kit

DeLorean Radiator Bleeder KitLike in many areas, the DeLorean’s cooling system is a little bit different when compared to the average modern car. The coolant radiator is still in the front, but the engine’s mounted in the rear. This not only makes for a very long coolant loop that takes a lot of fluid, but also means the... Read More »

DeLorean Brake Fluid Change

DeLorean Brake Fluid ChangeNot all the work I do on my car is fixing things or upgrading parts – sometimes I do regular maintenance too. For instance, flushing & changing my brake fluid – it’d been a few years since I last did this job and it needs to be done regularly, particularly on older cars that don’t... Read More »

DeLorean Horn Repairs

DeLorean Horn RepairsSometimes a problem can be caused by the tiniest thing. This was the case with my DeLorean’s horns – one of the two had stopped working so I was only hearing sound from the front left corner of my car. Horns on a car are legally required to make a sound that resonates in two... Read More »

DeLorean Voltage Gauge Calibration Checking

DeLorean Voltage Gauge Calibration CheckingWhile trying once again to make my DeLorean’s voltage gauge more accurate, I decided to just jump to the very end – the actual gauge itself. At this point it’s the most likely component to be dodgy, but the wires leading up to it & the final connections to it could still haven’t been checked... Read More »

DeLorean Fuel Pump Re-grounding

DeLorean Fuel Pump Re-groundingYet another weak point in the DeLorean’s electrical system is, well, almost all its grounds. In normal cars it’s common to ground everything directly to the metal body of the car, because it’s convenient and it’s everywhere. However because the DeLorean’s body is mostly non-conductive fibreglass, return wires have to be laid to act as... Read More »

DeLorean RPM Relay Upgrade

DeLorean RPM Relay UpgradeOne of many known “weak points” in the DeLorean is the RPM relay. You might think that with a name like that it would have something to do with the tachometer or the engine’s revolutions per minute – but no, that’d make too much sense for this car. 😉 This is a pretty custom relay... Read More »

DeLorean Cooling Fan Relay Upgrade

DeLorean Cooling Fan Relay UpgradeI received a bunch of positive feedback about documenting repairing my DeLorean’s shorted electrical compartment, particularly quite a few people who were curious about what kind of work it takes to maintain a DeLorean. So I’m gonna try posting details of all my constant fix-it jobs/upgrades on here. Let’s see how this goes! The whole... Read More »