Buy a DeLorean flux capacitor at the parts store

Pick up a Flux Capacitor or Mr. Fusion for that quirky genius inventor on your gift list. O'Reilly Auto Parts lists both in its online catalog. No word on availability or price.

Mr. Fusion is a nice upgrade for your flux capacitor.
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2011 would be a good year for Doctor Emmett Brown's DeLorean to break down. He can just call up his local O'Reilly and see if it has part numbers "121G" and "121GMF" in stock.

O'Reilly Auto Parts lists a Flux Capacitor and Mr. Fusion Upgrade from EB Enterprises in its online catalog. The parts are compatible with 1981-1983 DeLoreans.

The flux capacitor product listing includes a warning as to the dangers of time travel. Unfortunately, O'Reilly doesn't carry plutonium. You will have to contact your local supplier.

electric DeLorean
This converted electric DeLorean could use a flux capacitor. DeLorean

The Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor Generator is a highly recommended upgrade. It replaces that pesky plutonium and generates 1.21 gigawatts of power to supply the flux capacitor.

The parts aren't currently available online. My local O'Reilly doesn't seem to stock them, either. I'm not sure how they expect me to turn my Prius into a time machine if I can't get the right parts.

Now that Marty McFly Air Mag shoes have become reality and new electric DeLoreans are in the works, it may only be a matter of time before Mr. Fusion follows in those mighty footsteps.

There is a buzzkill "entertainment purposes only" disclaimer in bold print at the bottom of each O'Reilly product listing, but I'm just going to ignore that and continue to live in my geeky fantasy world where "Back to the Future" is a documentary.

(Via Geeky Gadgets)