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There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: bang head on steering wheel, p2
From: "DMC Joe" <>

2. Re: Dot 4 and my BUMPER!!
From: "John Hervey" <>

3. Re: Cleveland video
From: "" <>

4. Installing antenna

5. "no start" is cured

6. Delorean Fall Foliage Tour
From: "Michael DeLuca" <>

7. where is terri jeninngs delorean parts?

8. Re: Looking for a DeLorean to be restored for museum use
From: "Don Ekhoff" <>

Message: 1
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 23:47:54 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <>
Subject: Re: bang head on steering wheel, p2

You either have a bad ground or bad battery cell. The next time the problem
appears try jump starting the car. The Ducellier alternator is not helping
the situation, I would suggest that you not venture too far from home until
you retire your "Ducey goosey".

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <>
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----- Original Message -----
From: Sacha Prins <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2000 4:49 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] bang head on steering wheel, p2

> On Tue, 11 Jul 2000 08:40:34 EDT, wrote:
> -> I wrote:<<yesterday [...] Any ideas?  >>
> ->
> -> I neglected to add: tho I have an '82, I have the"Ducey goosey"
> -> Been charging just below the red line at about 10.  Could that be it?
> -> it came on me suddenly,  no gradual pooping out of the cranking
> Just a thought (I'm new at this :); Is the starter-engine ok?
> Sacha
> #17115


Message: 2
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:40:25 -0000
From: "John Hervey" <>
Subject: Re: Dot 4 and my BUMPER!!

Felix. I had a simular experience a long time ago and flushed it out 
with naptha, which is lighter fluid. B carefull not to rub on the 
spot just flush it out. Naptha is a light cleaner for chemical 
spills. The other things you tried won't effect it because your 
trying to mix oil ( chemical ) and water. One normally won't clean 
the other unless it has a degreaser in it. Gasoline has oil in it but 
naptha doesn't. You can buy it at Home Depot and i'm sure at other 
places like that in the paint section. It will take the oil out of 
the bumper. Then you will have to let air dry then apply armor-all.If 
you don't see any damage on the bumper, then mother nature will take 
care of it in a few day's with just plain weathering.


Message: 3
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 01:43:13 -0500
From: "" <>
Subject: Re: Cleveland video

In response to:

Message: 4
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 12:47:33 -0400
Subject: Re: Delorean at Cleveland tapes.

Does anyone have video tapes of John Delorean at Cleveland or of
interview on
tv that they could copy for me?

Dear List:

We've got 2 1/2 hours of video from the Cleveland Show weekend, and in the
process of making copies right now.  We'll post more information about the
contents towards the end of July.

Ron & Cheryl Wester
'81 BK2-FTR


Message: 4
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 10:51:11 EDT
Subject: Installing antenna

    I am installing a aftermarket power antenna on my car.  I have one 
question.  It says "connect the blue wire from the antenna to power antenna 
wire from radio(usually blue) using quick connector provided"  does anyone 
know which color wire it is on a DeLorean Craig radio?
    I have thought about making the dummy switch on the console raise and 
lower the antenna.  That would be much easier to install.  but just turning 
the radio will work for me.  please let me know about the antenna wire

Thank You


Message: 5
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 21:39:19 EDT
Subject: "no start" is cured

Thanks to all who offered cures to my "it suddenly wouldn't start, just 
grunts" problem.  I was skeptical of those who pointed at the battery since 
it's a Diehard Gold less than a year and a half old, plus it didn't gradually 
weaken.  And being a daily driver, it knew didn't die in storage.  But hey, 
you guys were right!  Dead cell.  and to think I blamed my D's electricals!  
Poor baby!  The mechanic says even my "Ducey goosey" alternator is charging 
just fine (!)  Not a "De Lorean problem," it's a SEARS problem!

Thanks again!

"Living the dream!"


Message: 6
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 21:18:33 -0000
From: "Michael DeLuca" <>
Subject: Delorean Fall Foliage Tour

This may be the biggest Delorean event in the Northeast all year! 
This is open to all Delorean enthusiasts.
If you think you may want to participate please contact me privately 
I recommend making Hotel reservations as soon as possible 
 1-800 782-3224  you must mention the Delorean show to get the
special rate of $90.75 per night. 
Here is the Itinerary 
Delorean Fall Foliage Tour
October 20, 21, 22, 2000 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The tour will start Friday morning Oct 20th and there will be several 
meeting locations starting as far south as the Philadelphia area 
working up the New Jersey turnpike through New York, Connecticut and 
finishing in Westerly Road Island.  I will set up the meeting times 
and places or you can just meet at the hotel in RI.  

Friday Oct 20th
1. Everyone meets in Mystic Connecticut for a late afternoon 
2. After lunch proceed to the hotel about 25 min away. We will be 
   staying at the Pleasant View Inn on the ocean in Westerly RI. We   
   have special group rate of  $ 90.75 per night but you must tell    
   them you are with the Delorean group. Make your own reservation    
   with the hotel  1-800 782-3224 also see them 
3. Dinner at Maria's Seaside Café in Westerly RI 6:30 P.M. cost is
   $35 per person includes tax and gratuity .   
4. Tec session with Rob Grady back at the hotel after Dinner.
Saturday Oct 21st

1. Breakfast, depart hotel at 9:45 A.M. Newport Creamery (inexpensive)
   in town about 5-10 minutes away from the hotel. 
2. Depart from Hotel at 11:45 and drive to Newport along scenic
   route 1 (about 50 min ride) we will make a short stop at the    
   visitors tourist information center in Newport and then proceed to 
   the beach were we will be displaying the cars. From the beach you  
   can walk to the Mansion tours, cliff walk or town or there should  
   be public transportation. 
3. Around 5-6 PM Dinner across the street from the beach at Flo's 
   Drive through Clam Shack. There is a 2nd floor bar overlooking the 
   ocean and cliff walk, the last time I was there they had lobsters  
   for $6.95, crabs, clams, burgers, hot dogs etc. 
   After dinner caravan back to hotel.
4. Depart from the Hotel about 8:30 and Visit the Casino (35 min
Sunday Oct 22nd
1. Breakfast, depart from hotel 9:30 and head into town, after 
   breakfast check out.Drive to the submarine Museum in CT. (about    
   15-20 min away) it takes about an hour to see just about
   including the Nautilus  (worlds first nuclear Submarine). 
2. Optional Visit to old Mystic (about 10 min drive) depart for home.
3. Note: On I- 95 south about an 1 hour outside of Mystic, are outlet 
   stores for those who may want to stop

Registration is $35 per person includes dinner at Marias Seaside
I will start collecting the registration fee in August but you should 
make hotel reservations now.
Contact Mike DeLuca   


Message: 7
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 22:47:39 -0000
Subject: where is terri jeninngs delorean parts?

Terri Jennings Delorean parts is alive and well but the area code has 
changed to 626 334-5262 from 818. Ask for Bert Middleton because he 
takes care of all the business now.


Message: 8
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 07:07:08 -0700
From: "Don Ekhoff" <>
Subject: Re: Looking for a DeLorean to be restored for museum use

Dear Larry,

Interesting to hear you have one of the training cars.  I really like the
sticker.  I have one that I believe was built on the temporary "Kerksite
(sp?)" exterior sheetmetal tooling.  It is different in several details in
the way the metal was formed, however one striking feature is on the rear
door latch it does not have the cast aluminum guide as is standard in the
production units.  It has simply a rough elongated slot cut in the metal to
allow the body latch pin to access the rear door latch.  This is not simply
a matter of a missing guide casting.  Does yours have the same feature? I
also do not have the vin # handy but it is close to yours.

Best Regards,
Donald L. Ekhoff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Oden" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Looking for a DeLorean to be restored for museum use

> Hi
> My name is Larry.  I'm not really sure what you are
> exactly looking for but I have an unique DeLorean that
> might interest you for a museum.
> I have a 1981, automatic, black interior, with 4700
> miles on the car.  It is a unique motorcar, especially
> for a museum.  It is vin # 614 or #617 (I don't have
> my paper work here with me at this time)  It was one
> of the first few Deloreans ever produced and from all
> that I can tell it was the first automatic produced
> and sold.  What makes it even more unique is that it
> was used as a Delorean training car and has a sticker
> affixed to the windshield stating "Official Delorean
> Training Car"  I believe that it was used for such
> things as display in the Detroit Motor Show etc,.  I
> am a Rolls-Royce dealer in Ft. Lauderdale Fl., but
> this is my own personal car.  I purchased it about 3-4
> years ago from one of my Rolls-Royce customers.  The
> car needs nothing.  I spent $5,000 on the car last
> year just upgrading anything that it might need just
> to keep it in good shape. (new injectors, new batters,
> upgraded alternator, etc..  I am asking $25,000 for
> the car, though I am not actively trying to sell it.
> I know that there are cheeper Deloreans available but
> not in this condition or with this history.  If there
> is any Delorean that should "appreciate" in value, I
> would think that this is the one.
> Anyway, if you have an interest, you may feel free to
> give me a call at (954) 779-2026 (if I am not there
> please leave a message) or you can e-mail to me at
> Thank you for your time.
> Larry K. Oden
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