Last month, I was in Orlando for the DeLorean Car Show
. One of the 'events' they had was the raffle. No, not the car raffle...they had that, too. Just a regular raffle for prizes. You know, things like DVD's, prints, apparel, various gift items, memorabilia, etc....oh, and car parts. Tickets were twenty dollars for forty tickets. I figured, why not?
The prizes were not revealed until just before the ticket was drawn. There were some great prizes, some worth up wards of $150+, like the Shock Tower Bar
. With every prize, winners were also given a Jeggs hat and stickers. I like stickers.
The items were donated by various attendees and vendors, including DMC-Florida. As you know, I have at least one part on my car from every DMC vendor, except Florida. So, I really wanted to win some parts.
My number was drawn and I won a DVD. Meh, not bad, basically got my $20 back. Not that is matters, but John DeLorean's grandson presented me the prize. As other items went up, I got anxious as I wanted some of the items.
Another one of my numbers was called. This time Donald Fullilove, better known as Goldie Wilson, gave me my price. I like the sound of that. The item? A shifter boot.
Awesome! I finally got my part from DMC-Florida. The 'missing' part for my car. Did I mention that I have an automatic? This item, out of all the items that were up for raffle and nicely made, is totally useless to me. I guess I could sell it to someone at the convention. Or, I could just keep it in the car and say I have a part from each DMC vendor. Luckily, Tony Ierardi, President of DMC-Florida, said I could just exchange it. I would just need to return it and get the full value as credit for anything in his shop. I basically got the shift boot for free, now I have about $88 credit.
I decided to go with the new Fuel Pump/Sender Module. At $399, it was a lot to just throw down. But with the credit and a chance to get a part from DMC-Florida, I went for it.
|New Fuel Pump/Sender Module|
I sent in the shifter boot, paid the difference, and got my fuel pump. All I need to do is install it. I think I am going to take it down to DMC-Californa and let Don and Danny handle this one. Messing with the fuel tank might not be a good idea for someone who takes two hours to fix a window switch
. There is a lot of safety precautions that my garage is not equipped to deal with. You know, things like a flammable substance getting all over the place. It may be a while before I take it down to Garden Grove and have this thing installed. The original unit I have is working fine, so I can wait. Plus, I have done so much to my car this year, al beit mostly minor projects.