From: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com
Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2000 2:21 AM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com
Subject: [DML] Digest Number 158

Before posting messages or replies, see the posting policy rules at:
www.dmcnews.com/Admin/rules.html

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:
moderator_at_dml_dmcnews.com

There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Fuse Box replacement
From: sand131_at_dml_aol.com

2. Re: (unknown)
From: "Scott Cagle" <sharkywtrs_at_dml_charter.net>

3. Live Delorean chat!
From: "Steve Rubano" <srubano_at_dml_optonline.com>

4. RE Doors
From: "Vin#5462" <dmc12_at_dml_btinternet.com>

5. Water Pump on eBay
From: "Robert Rooney" <dmcvegas_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>

6. Re: Fuse Box replacement
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <mpolans_at_dml_creeper.com>

7. Cigarette lighter
From: jimbo0946_at_dml_aol.com

8. Simple questions...
From: BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com

9. Re: Toll Both Window Benefits
From: "Christopher M. Hawes" <chris_at_dml_hawes74.freeserve.co.uk>

10. DeLorean Book
From: "J Rowe" <rowejj_at_dml_netusa1.net>

11. Oil Filter
From: "Tom Watkins watbmv_at_dml_megalink.net" <watbmv_at_dml_megalink.net>

12. Re: Gone for awhile.
From: uncleump_at_dml_aol.com

13. painting door sill plate letters
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com





Message: 1
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 21:19:14 EDT
From: sand131_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Fuse Box replacement

In a message dated 08/02/2000 10:35:17 PM Central Daylight Time, 
mpolans_at_dml_creeper.com writes:

<< Hi folks,
         When I bought my DeLorean I knew it would need some TLC.  As I'm not
 a mechanic I realized all too soon that the TLC whimper from my car would
 soon cry out HELP ME!  In this post I want to talk about my fusebox.  Ok, it
 once was, but with over half of it melted, rigged, and bypassed I knew I was
 in for trouble if I didn't replace it.  I have called many places including
 the main suppliers and some folks on this list.  Of those who had it (just
 one so far) they were asking over $400.  I thought this to be excessive as
 my car will never be Concours condition.  I just want to drive it, enjoy it,
 and have fun!  So what were my options?
         Well, after some research I found a 9X2 fuse box from J.C. Whitney
 for under $20 US that will fit rather nicely near where the old one should
 have been.  

What is the part # all I saw in the catalog is a 6 fuse block for 24.95? 
#03PA7115W
Ralph
VIN 1606



________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 2
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 22:00:02 -0400
From: "Scott Cagle" <sharkywtrs_at_dml_charter.net>
Subject: Re: (unknown)


Jonathan-

There is a redesigned dash at www.midstatedmc.com under parts for sale.

Scott




________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 3
Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 02:43:11 -0000
From: "Steve Rubano" <srubano_at_dml_optonline.com>
Subject: Live Delorean chat!

Hi all, Sorry for using the DML for this..but I wanted to let 
everyone know that I just put up a live chat board on my website. You 
can log on (without registering) and chat with other Delorean 
enthusists! If you interested go to www.dmcman.homestead.com and 
click on the Chat Page button to log on.




________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 4
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 16:26:28 +0100
From: "Vin#5462" <dmc12_at_dml_btinternet.com>
Subject: RE Doors

Hi all,

I had the same problem and I removed the door struts and sent them to our UK
DeLorean buff Dave Howarth to have them refilled, but he tested them on his
Delorean
and said they were fine and indeed it turned out that the torsion bars
needed cranking up.

Like Dave Swingle said in his posting this can be very costly if it goes
wrong the only
advice I can give (having recently carried out the procedure on my own
DeLorean) is
make a tool that is at least 3 feet long and make sure you have a second
person to
help, this is definitely NOT a 1 person task.
Make sure the doors are open with a prop holding them at full height to
reduce tension
on the bar. When I did mine I was very nervous about slipping and knackering
the
window or roof panel or my dads fingers, you have to put a fair bit of
tension on
them, I cranked mine about 3 notches and that was enough.

Like Dave Swingle has said if you can get someone to show you it would be
allot safer.

hope this helps a little.

James RG




________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 5
Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 15:37:48 -0000
From: "Robert Rooney" <dmcvegas_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Water Pump on eBay

On eBay right now there's a "DeLorean Water Pump" for sale. The 
current bid is _at_dml_ $91.00 with the reserve not yet met. Looking _at_dml_ the 
picture for the auction, this is NOT an offical part. It looks to be 
a cross-over part from a Volvo. Although it will fit the DeLorean 
motor, and will probably work. But if you're someone who wants to 
keep you car original, the pump will not be. Just wanted to let 
everyone know.

-Robert
vin 6585




________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 6
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 11:59:13 -0400
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <mpolans_at_dml_creeper.com>
Subject: Re: Fuse Box replacement

The part number for the 18-circuit fuse box is part number 13ZX4007W and can
be ordered online at www.jcwhitney.com  It's currently $21.95 as of today.
Please email me directly if you have any other questions.

Matthew
VIN #10365
----- Original Message -----
>          Well, after some research I found a 9X2 fuse box from J.C.
Whitney
>  for under $20 US that will fit rather nicely near where the old one
should
>  have been.
>
> What is the part # all I saw in the catalog is a 6 fuse block for 24.95?
> #03PA7115W
> Ralph





________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 7
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 14:53:50 EDT
From: jimbo0946_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Cigarette lighter

I was wondering if anyone on the list knows how to get under the cigarette 
lighter.  When I had some work on the air conditioner, the mechanic forgot to 
reconnect the lighter.  Now it does not work.  It worked perfectly before.  I 
could just bring it back to him and have him do it, but I would like to do it 
on my own to bypass the hassal of bring the car there.  Just in case if 
anyone is wondering, I don't smoke and would never let anyone smoke in my 
DeLorean.  I use the lighter for a power supply for my radar.  Any help would 
be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Jimmy
VIN#15880



________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 8
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 16:06:20 EDT
From: BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Simple questions...

Hello

I was wondering how you fix a sagging headliner above the driver. Also, later 
on I will have simple questions..

Thanks,

John Feldman
VIN 4275



________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 9
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 23:05:15 +0100
From: "Christopher M. Hawes" <chris_at_dml_hawes74.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Toll Both Window Benefits

Robert vin 6585,

I liked your favourable comments in regard to the gullwing/toll booth
windows.

I found your fast food example rather amusing as some of the fast
food drive-in places in the UK have a low roof section to shield the cars
from the rain and an inexperienced DeLorean owner not knowing how much
height clearance is needed would pull up flick the door open switch and hear
the
'crack' of the door mirror and scrapping of stainless steel as it is
elevated into the roof of the drive-in - ye - ouch -!!!!!

Attention is GREAT when is of the right kind!!!

Just a thought!

Christopher M. Hawes
vin - don't know as do not own one yet


----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Rooney <dmcvegas_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>

I love the tool both windows on my DeLorean! 



________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 10
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 17:24:18 -0500
From: "J Rowe" <rowejj_at_dml_netusa1.net>
Subject: DeLorean Book

        To all,

           I'm sure that some of you may already have it but there is a book that you
can order from Classic Motorbook ( WWW.MOTORBOOKS.COM ). It is called 
DeLorean Gold portfolio 1977-1995. It's got 172 pages and features Road & Track tests,
Model Introductions, Driving Impressions, Camparisons, History, Factory Visit, 
Performance & Technical Data Specifications, and Long Term Reports. It seems to
be a pretty informative book. All the pictures inside are black & white but there are a 
lot of pictures in the book. I ordered it tuesday and recieved it friday. I thought you might
be interested in checking it out. 

                                                  Jason       Vin #5903


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]




________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 11
Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 23:50:25 -0000
From: "Tom Watkins watbmv_at_dml_megalink.net" <watbmv_at_dml_megalink.net>
Subject: Oil Filter

After looking for the "right" oil filter I decided to go to a Volvo 
shop and bought what I thought was a Volvo Filter.  Question, this 
filter is white with Blue lettering and reads "Meets or exceeds Volvo 
replaces 3517857-3"  underneath a bunch of translations it reads"not 
affliated with Volvo"   Is this a Volvo filter or what?

The reason I ask is because I bought 2 of these things and I was 
changing my oil today and when I went to spin this on, it slightly 
(very slighty) touches the sensor next to it.  It' too damn
wide....it 
only touched it at one point in the revolution as I turned it on the 
spindle.  Is this going to be a problem?  Do I need to take this
thing 
off and replace it?  If so, how much oil will I lose in the process.  
I use Mobil 1 and I don't want to waste alot of it. I thought these 
Volvo filter (if it is) were supposed to fit great.

Thanks

Tom

#05732 




________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 12
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 20:32:51 EDT
From: uncleump_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Gone for awhile.

Hey Lee,

I was wondering what my status is on the limited edition DMC kit?  I sent my 
c.c. number a while ago and never received any notification, bill, or 
reservation number.  

Please let me know,

Thanks!

Matt Sommer



________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________


Message: 13
Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2000 21:20:43 EDT
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: painting door sill plate letters

Hello,
    I just started to lay down NEW carpet in my DeLorean today.  I am taking 
my time so I get it perfect, only have the passenger side done at this time.  
I should have the whole thing done within a week or two.  (work is getting in 
the way:(
    anyways....I thought I would add a little touch to the interior by 
painting the "DMC" logo on the door sill plates.  I know there are stainless 
steel letters you can glue in but I want the letters white.  any suggestions 
on what type of paint I should use? how should I paint it, brush or mask off 
and spray.  I just want it done right:)  has anyone successfully done this?  
I am not really into modifications but this isnt much.

Thanks
Dave
#2496-from junker to jewel
    



________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________