Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DPI Does Canada

A messy line of stainless cars. Neat-o.

Under threat of thunderstorms I drove the DeLorean to a shop in Oakville where Josh Bengston, owner of DeLorean Performance Industries, was paying our club a visit. It was a long time in the making, but we were finally able to reap the benefits of Josh's expertise.

Approximately 17 DeLoreans showed up for Tech Day 2013 in the Great White North. Josh, a champion of high performance parts for our 30 year old cars, inspected each one and made a list of necessary repairs. The worst was not unexpected; a pair of rotted out frames; Holes, bendy metal, the whole 9 yards.

After a couple of hours of enjoying everyone's company and unusual drinking habits, it was my turn for one of the hoists. I turned the key. My reward? A loud POP! After 20 minutes of complete frustration we pushed my car into the bay. Disheartened by the chance that I'd be towed home, the investigation began.

Under Josh's direction I removed the air cleaner and immediately discovered the problem. And it was pretty shocking. Care to wager a guess? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Injector #2 had blown right out of the engine! Josh had a quick look, bent the clip back and reinserted the irksome injector. The car started instantly. Problem solved!

Up in the air, Josh quickly replaced my torn ball joint boot, leaving me loads of time to clean my frame. It seems stupid, but I'm proud of that part of my car which no one can see. With 115,000 miles, it should be a mess. Instead, well, have a look for yourself. Here. And here. And also here.

At the end of the day, the only thing we wanted more than a shower was dinner. The tradition continued as we treated Josh to some good ol' fashioned poutine. Aside from the usual crowds around our cars (and, strangely, around our table) it was nothing but good times.

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4 Comments:

Blogger awildermode said...

Looks good. I should clean the underside of my car, someday.

1:08:00 PM

 
Blogger honkeie2 said...

Glad to see you and your love are still at it lol

1:29:00 AM

 
Blogger Michael Manning said...

Martini: First, I must say that I have never seen a chassis this clean in my life--it shone like a naval ship on inspection day! Second, what a fantastic opportunity to have an expert take the time to meticulously inspect each cars as you've described! This is my kind of event!

1:27:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

It was a great day and we're all happy Josh would take the time to visit us. He didn't have to. He's so popular he doesn't need the business. We are hoping for more events like this in the future. Get it? The future. Ha.

11:13:00 PM

 

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