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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Help - Help
From: Richard Strecker <dmc1219_at_dml_one.net>

2. Re: Comparison (with other DMCs!)
From: Josh Haldeman <haldeman_at_dml_indexdesign.com>

3. Pic of the Month
From: "David Swingle" <dswingle_at_dml_enteract.com>

4. RE: Re: comparison-almost Final post
From: "Gus Schlachter" <gus_at_dml_austin.rr.com>

5. Re: Volvo Gullwing?
From: "Robert Rooney" <dmcvegas_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>

6. Re: Aftermarket Stereo/Alternator
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

7. Re: Comparison
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

8. Re: HELP!!
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

9. LOTS of DMC Stuff in one e-bay auction
From: "Michael C. Babb, MCSE, MCT, MCP-I, CNA" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>

10. DeLorean
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com

11. Re: Volvo Gullwing?
From: "Stian Birkeland" <dmc_norway_at_dml_hotmail.com>

12. Re: DSX Property Co.?
From: Marc A Levy <malevy_at_dml_dnrc.bell-labs.com>

13. Re: problems with vandalsim, etc.
From: Dee Moats <Dee-Moats_at_dml_excite.com>

14. Idle problems with A/C on
From: "Michael R Dixon" <investment_at_dml_sunnet.net>

15. Re: Permanent solution for engine cover hinge rust
From: captainscg_at_dml_aol.com

16. Fw: Speedometer cable
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <mpolans_at_dml_creeper.com>

17. DeLorean Loyalty Tenth Best
From: Mike Substelny <msubstel_at_dml_lorainccc.edu>

18. Lowering
From: brian_roy_at_dml_excite.com

19. Typical cycle time for A/C Compressor
From: "Jim Landry" <jimland_at_dml_home.com>

20. Tuning up/ gas mileage
From: comet6974_at_dml_juno.com

21. Re: Lowering
From: delorean31_at_dml_aol.com

22. Re: Fw: Speedometer cable
From: "Mark Hershey" <dmcinfo_at_dml_thehersheys.com>

23. Charlotte NC show
From: "Louie Golden" <louiegolden_at_dml_mailcity.lycos.com>

24. Thermostat
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com

25. Re: Permanent solution for engine cover hinge rust
From: aabclafon_at_dml_aol.com





Message: 1
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 21:48:33 -0400
From: Richard Strecker <dmc1219_at_dml_one.net>
Subject: Help - Help

Boyz-n-Berries

Sorry, I wasn't asking to reveal the secrets of breaking in to a "D".
It's just that the way my luck has been running for the past day or so
I'm bound to have a flat & not be able to get to the jack or the spare.
I know about the "drill a hole through the bottom" bit, I just was
looking for a somewhat less drastic solution.

Beside which, I was informed about 1 PM,  that today was my last day on
a contract.  So, I have to assume that the tire gods smiled upon me and
I did not need to get into the trunk......

Richard




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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 21:57:48 -0400
From: Josh Haldeman <haldeman_at_dml_indexdesign.com>
Subject: Re: Comparison (with other DMCs!)

Perhaps you should look into having your car tuned up.  Both me and the previous
owner of my father's car thought it was slow until I had the engine tuned by a
local Volvo dealership.  I took it out driving along side my design professor in
his Porsche 911 one day when he decided to race me on a section of deserted
highway.  I won! After we arrived at our destination my dejected prof. told me
that he just couldn't keep up.  By the way, my professor is German and races his
Porsche in amateur competition!  Before the tune up, I couldn't even squeal the
tires on wet pavement, now I can burn rubber in all gears.  The car is naturally
aspirated and, as far as I know, has no internal modifications.  I do however
get horrific gas mileage.
       What's going on here?
        Josh
        VIN 5102 (my slow untuned car with excellent gas mileage)
        VIN 15964 (Dad's gas guzzling speed demon!)


Jim Strickland wrote:

> DSV- Safety vehicle?  It was SAFE becuase you can't go fast enough to get
> into trouble!  hahaha
>
> Jim
> Lic: PLATE
> 1537 Super-wide black stripe- from the rocker to the T-panel!




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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 22:14:57 -0500
From: "David Swingle" <dswingle_at_dml_enteract.com>
Subject: Pic of the Month

I just spent the last three evenings putting my PC OS back together after a
user-inspired problem. I just now realized that I lost any backlogged
pics-of-the-month  http://www.dmcnews.com/potm.html   that I was holding
(along with my priceless collection of DML moderator hate mail). So - If you
submitted something for the DMCNews web page, and it has not been shown yet,
please send it in again (or send in something new). It's the first of the
month and I have nothing to show.

If you sent nastygrams to the moderators, they are forever lost in the big
bit bucket in the sky.

Thanks;

Dave Swingle
---thought I had a full backup but I didn't. . . .




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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 22:12:46 -0500
From: "Gus Schlachter" <gus_at_dml_austin.rr.com>
Subject: RE: Re: comparison-almost Final post

I think Mr. Strickland is a real owner, based on previous posts, but he has
only started posting recently and has apparently not adjusted to DML culture
yet.  I'm sure he will, as I'm assuming his rant on us slow-driving geezers
was at least partially tongue-in-cheek.

But I must disagree about the stock Delorean being adequate for daily driver
use.  I suppose it depends on where you do your daily driving!  Here in
Austin, SUVs and Porsches account for about 90% of the traffic at rush hour,
and I'm only slightly exaggerating.  :-)   Regardless, one must drive
somewhat agressively to navigate in dense, fast-moving traffic, which is
problamatic in a car that can't beat a minivan into the gap.  Not to say
that it's impossible, just ill-advised (and bit dangerous, IMHO).


Gus Schlachter
Austin, TX
VIN# 4695


P.S.  I still loved my Delorean at 130HP


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Rooney [mailto:dmcvegas_at_dml_worldnet.att.net]
> Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 7:47 PM
> Subject: [DML] Re: comparison-Final post
>
>
> For the postings that have occurred durring the past few days, I am
> very pleased to have different view-points presented. <BIGSNIP>
</BIGSNIP>




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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 03:35:39 -0000
From: "Robert Rooney" <dmcvegas_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Volvo Gullwing?

It's strange that all of the sudden now Volvo is comming out with a 
gullwinged sportscar, and that Ford also has a new Mustang that does 
something like 0-60 in 4.2 seconds or so. Especially now since the 
majority of JZD's legal hurdles are out of his way. The only real 
relation the car has to the DeLorean are the doors, other then that 
it just looks like someone slammed the rear end of a Honda into a 
Lotus that was fitted with gullwings. The doors have way too high a 
sill which really kills the practicallity of the car. From both the 
thickness of the doors combined with the hight of the door sill, the 
car does not appear to have torsion bars installed. Nor does it even 
appear to have functioning windows that roll down. Another thing to 
note on the doors would be the design. Appearance wise they look like 
they were pulled from a Bradley GT since they latch only at the 
bottom. There is no room/weight allowance to install a full safety 
cage in the doors. Plus I'd be worried the door might bend in and cut 
into my leg if not amputate it entirely in a side impact. Even if the 
tiny striker pin on the bottom held the door in place, the sill and 
the door itself are totally flush. Nowhere except the front does the 
door overlap it keep it from bending/cutting into the passenger 
compartment. If I had to put my life on the line, I would choose be 
inside of a DeLorean or Bricklin in a major auto accident then this 
Volvo. Can't tell if the car has a hatch back, but it looks more like 
a notch back trunk. It appears there's more room in the back for the 
engine, but it probably a front mount with rear seats since there are 
no grates/vents on the back to exhaust any hot air. Which you can 
then imagine the feeling of being "trapped" sitting in the back 
trying to get out by crawling over the seats and that door sill. A a 
350hp motor would be impressive, it would kill any regular owner on 
insurance rates. Plus comparing this car to the DeLorean it looks as 
though the rear vision is worse creating even larger blind spots then 
the DeLorean. All in all, this will probably only be a limited 
production sports car. But even if it enters production indefinately, 
it would still be made in very small numbers. Just my .02

-Robert
vin 6585

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com, "Gabe W." <thecreech_at_dml_h...> wrote:
> Wow, don't you people see more than just the gullwing doors in the 
Delorean?
> The volvo could have the doors yet nothing else similar. Not to 
mention
> Volvo and a sports car is a combination I have to wonder about.
> 
> 





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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 23:26:17 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Aftermarket Stereo/Alternator

John,

NO!

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>
Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>
  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: John Yeoman 
  To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 6:24 PM
  Subject: [DML] Aftermarket Stereo/Alternator


  Moderator's note:
  This is a subject that, probably more than any other, dominates the archives. let's not forget to use them for some of these answers.


  Hey List, If I were to put an aftermarket am/fm radio
  with tape and cd player in my DeLorean, would I need a
  more powerful alternator?  I have the Motorola 90 amp.
   If I would need a bigger one, what would you suggest,
  a 105 amp, or a 140 amp?  Thanks in advance.

  John Yeoman




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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 00:14:29 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Comparison

Jim,

If you describe the DeLorean as "SLOOOOOOWWWWW", your DeLorean has a problem. 

I agree that the acceleration won't take your breath away, but it is definitely quick. If you know how though run the gears and keep those rev's up as high as possible you should be able to wipe out 80% to 90% of the cars next to you.

The main ingredient to PRV performance is THE DRIVER and ACCELERATION ENRICHMENT! Malfunctioning or non-functioning acceleration enrichment circuits will drop 3 to 5 seconds of the 0 to 60 time and will seriously effect all acceleration times.

"We're here to help you"

DMC Joe / De Lorean Services / <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>
  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim Strickland 
  To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 6:42 PM
  Subject: [DML] Comparison


  "It's not that bad!  It's not that bad!"
  There seems to be a looming bitterness between the people wanting
  PERFORMANCE vs the people wanting a fine lookin cruiser.

  Everyone out there saying "it's not that bad!!!" about the
  acceleration/power is in denial!  The Delorean is SLOOOOOOWWWWW.
  it was always SLOOOOWWWWWW.  Some people, however, like it that way... The
  same people that keep KIA and GEO in business, who don't care that it takes
  60 seconds to get to 60 MPH; and have a notebook in their cars marking down
  gas prices, mileage, and gallons added- "Ooh, we got 32.6 MPG on this tank,
  honey!!!"..

  The rest of us who like sailing the back end out flying around corners on
  wet pavement ("Manner of turning", or so the police say...), pullin wheelies
  off the line and snickering blowing away those weeble-looking enonoboxes
  think the power is horrible!

  There are so many people hiding their cars in their garages keeping them in
  controlled pristine environments.  For this reason, there is NO WAY that my
  moderate-shaped Delorean will ever be worth any sort of collector status...
  SO! I intend to supermodify, hacksaw, file, rip, tear, bend, spindle, and
  mutilate my car into whatever comes into my little brain, and people on the
  street are still going to look at it drive by, and won't have to go to a
  museum to ever see a delorean.  I'm going to make it fun for ME to drive,
  not you "mature owners" who drive 25 in a 50 MPH zone whom I yell at.

  DSV- Safety vehicle?  It was SAFE becuase you can't go fast enough to get
  into trouble!  hahaha

  Jim
  Lic: PLATE
  1537 Super-wide black stripe- from the rocker to the T-panel!





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Message: 8
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 00:23:19 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: HELP!!

Richard,

Service Bulletin ST-21-10/81gives instructions with an illustration on how to open the hood in the event of broken release cable. Contact us directly if you need a copy.

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>
Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>
  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: dmc1219_at_dml_one.net 
  To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 11:39 AM
  Subject: [DML] HELP!!




  Is there any other way to open the trunk when the cable is broken ????

  Someone pulled too hard & the cable broke at the latch.  Fortunately, this
  is an early '81 with the gas flap.

  Richard







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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 01:22:10 -0400
From: "Michael C. Babb, MCSE, MCT, MCP-I, CNA" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>
Subject: LOTS of DMC Stuff in one e-bay auction

<<<<WARNING>>>>>
Blatant self promotion to follow:

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=425722892

This auction has just about EVERY DeLorean collectable I have gotten my
hands on in the last 10 years (books, magazines, brochures, and other
"stuff").

Michael "trying to get closing costs for a house" Babb




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Message: 10
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 01:35:45 EDT
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: DeLorean

    
Dear DML:

    There is a three page article about the DeLorean in the Sept 2000 GHQ 
(Gentleman's Quarterly).    
In addition a two page feature on the DeLorean in the Aug 2000 UK magazine 
TOP GEAR. Both came in the mail today, so they should be on the newsstand's.

Sincerely,
Michael




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Message: 11
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 07:49:52 GMT
From: "Stian Birkeland" <dmc_norway_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Volvo Gullwing?

Yes, Gabe. I for one, do not think that the gullwing doors are the only 
thing that makes the DeLorean special. Its just everything about it, its 
history, its design (both interior and exterior), the rear mounted engine, 
the glassfibre and stainless steel, and so on, and so on...

But I am glad that another car manufacturer is about to productionizing a 
car with gullwing doors. They may be gimmicky, but they are VERY practical. 
Bottom line is - I want to see more cars with gullwing doors!

And no-one has to be afraid that the DeLorean will suffer if more 
manufacturers start to incorporate gullwing doors instead of conventional 
ones.

The DeLorean will always be unique. In fact its so unique that maybe people 
will start to say DE LOREAN DOORS instead of GULLWING DOORS....like: "Oh, 
look at that Volvo/ Chrysler/Ford/GM car -it has DE LOREAN doors!"

In any event, our beloved DeLorean will always be GULLWING ONE!
No question about it!

Best wishes
Stian Birkeland
Norway

VIN # 06759


>From: "Gabe W." <thecreech_at_dml_home.com>
>Reply-To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com
>To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
>Subject: Re: [DML] Volvo Gullwing?
>Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 14:58:36 -0700
>
>Wow, don't you people see more than just the gullwing doors in the 
>Delorean?
>The volvo could have the doors yet nothing else similar. Not to mention
>Volvo and a sports car is a combination I have to wonder about.
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Stian Birkeland" <dmc_norway_at_dml_hotmail.com>
>To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
>Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2000 12:29 AM
>Subject: Re: [DML] Volvo Gullwing?
>
>
> > This may be true, yes!
> > Last year a Scandinavian Auto Magazine printed a small article telling
>that
> > "rumour has it that Volvo now is developing a sports car with gull-wing
> > doors"...
> >
> > I e-mailed both Lotus and Volvo. Lotus denied that they had any plans 
>for
> > producing a gull-wing Lotus, but Volvo neither confirmed nor denied 
>this.
>I
> > got the feeling then that there may be some truth in the new gull-wing
> > Volvo. I think I even posted something on this on the DML a year back.
> >
> > Only time will tell... If this car is to be produced I sure hope they 
>make
> > use of torsion bars like on the DeLorean...And yes, then Volvo will be 
>my
> > next car next to my DeLorean! :)
> >
> > Seems also that Volvo is to be the "innovative" group within the Ford
>Motor
> > Company. Ford has control over Volvo now.
> >
> > Best wishes
> > Stian Birkeland
> > Norway
> >
> > VIN #06759
> >
> >
> > >From: RHS Linux User <dmc_at_dml_tgoff2.gsfc.nasa.gov>
> > >Reply-To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com
> > >To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com
> > >Subject: [DML] Volvo Gullwing?
> > >Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 10:55:56 -0400 (EDT)
> > >
> > >Surf over to this web site: http://www.automedia-online.com/e_spion.htm
> > >and scroll down to the -  Volvo - Supersport entry. This puts new 
>meaning
> > >into the V associated with the PVR engine.   Is this for real?
> > >
> > >Tom Goff,   Highland, Maryland
> > >1981 DMC-12, gray, 5-speed, vin 7139
> > >along with six (6) Volvos
> > >
> > >
> > >
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Message: 12
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 08:09:09 -0400
From: Marc A Levy <malevy_at_dml_dnrc.bell-labs.com>
Subject: Re: DSX Property Co.?

Maybe it is just a mistake..  I always though KPAC was the "successor".


James Espey wrote:
<SNIP>
> 
> DSX Property Co., the "successor" to DeLorean Motors? Has anyone else
> ever heard of this?



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Message: 13
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 06:14:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dee Moats <Dee-Moats_at_dml_excite.com>
Subject: Re: problems with vandalsim, etc.


On Wed, 30 Aug 2000 16:13:03 EDT, dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com wrote:
I was wondering if anyone has had any negative experiences 
involving vandalsim, etc. While I do not live in a high crime area, I do
live in the city.  Mark in New Orleans

Mark, 
I lived in Southern California when I bought my DeLorean in May 1982.  My
wife and I decided to go to Las Vegas to celebrate the new car.  We stoped
at Hoover dam on the way to Vegas.  We were gone not more than 30 minutes
and when we came back there was a print of a hikeing boot on the D.  Under
the dusty print was a dent that went in about 3".  Imagine how I felt, a
brand new car and some sorry SOB had put a boot print in the side.  It
stayed that way for about 6 months, when one day a friend that was a car nut
said he would try his plunger and see if the dent would come out.  It did
and that is the only thing that happened to this day.  The car is a daily
driver and I have all ways lived in big city areas (read the burbs like
Metarie).

Dee-Moats_at_dml_excite.com





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Message: 14
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 10:20:56 -0500
From: "Michael R Dixon" <investment_at_dml_sunnet.net>
Subject: Idle problems with A/C on

When at idle with my A/C on the RPMs are so low that many times my D stalls.  I put on a new 140 Amp. alternator but the same thing happens.  Any suggestions on what might be my problem?
--
Michael R. Dixon
The Investment Center
Securities Offered Through Harbour Investments Inc.
One Odana Ct.
Madison, WI. 53719
(608) 274-7744
Securties Licensed in OK. CO.


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Message: 15
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 11:35:37 EDT
From: captainscg_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Permanent solution for engine cover hinge rust

Gary, 
I recently noticed a web site on the internet called 
"Dirk Wacker's Delorean Stainless Steel Products Co.".  
They offer Delorean louvers made of stainless steel that are powder coated in 
black and supposedly will not crack, bend, chip or fade.  
The web site is :
       www.de_lorean__steel_products_.purespace.de/english.html

Mark



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Message: 16
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 12:48:36 -0400
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <mpolans_at_dml_creeper.com>
Subject: Fw: Speedometer cable

Greetings,
        Have a quick question.  I searched the archives for about an hour
this morning to no avail.  I have been looking into a digital speedometer
and think I've found one.  The issue is that the current setup is
mechanical.  Here's the quote from the manufacturer:

"We supply a pulse generator that connects to the speedometer cable or cable
drive.  It can connect to a 7/8" speedometer drive or 5/8" cable end."

 My question is: Does anyone know offhand if our speedometer cable or drive
is compatible, given this information?

 Thanks,
Matthew
VIN #10365





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Message: 17
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 16:44:50 -0400
From: Mike Substelny <msubstel_at_dml_lorainccc.edu>
Subject: DeLorean Loyalty Tenth Best

As discussed here occasionally, the CarTalk guys have a owner
satisfaction survey.  So far they have had over 200,000 respondents.  As
of last year, the DeLorean held the #1 slot for all time owner loyalty.
Today it ranks #10, which is still excellent.  You can see the results
here:

http://cartalk.cars.com/Survey/Results/Demographics/General/loyalty-wacky.html

While it is not a scientific survey, the data is still very interesting.

As I recall, the DeLorean used to have a 90%+ loyalty score, now it is
down to about 65%.  That score is still greater than Lexus, BMW, Jaguar,
and all American makes (except for International!?).  Apparently some
very unhappy people cast negative DeLorean votes recently.

In the Comments section, I found at least one bogus testimonial which
may have brought down the score.  Someone claiming to have a 1988
DeLorean gave it a bad score because: "The Flux-Capacitor is always
breaking down!!!"

A few more positive votes could help offset the negative ones.

For you new DeLorean owners and new DML subscribers who have never taken
the survey, you can still take it here:

http://cartalk.cars.com/Survey/

- Mike Substelny




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Message: 18
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 11:33:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: brian_roy_at_dml_excite.com
Subject: Lowering

According to DMC Houston's website  and various other places the Delorean's
front springs were changed to accomodate for a supposed new standard for
bumper height.

Why then do all of the Kits not only lower the front but also the rear?

I personally like the look of the rear on a stock car.

Has anyone ever just lowered the Front springs?  Do you have pictures?

Brian 
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Message: 19
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 22:02:15 -0000
From: "Jim Landry" <jimland_at_dml_home.com>
Subject: Typical cycle time for A/C Compressor

What is the typical cycle time you should have on the A/C 
Compressor.  My compressor cycles 4-5 seconds on and 4-5 second off.  
The high side pressure is running about 225-250 psig and the low side 
cycles from 25 - 45 psig.  If this is not normal, is this indicating 
a low freon charge or plugged orifice tube?  I don't know if this 
affects the cycling, but the ambient temperatue has been running 
about 90-100 degf.

Tnx,

Jim Landry
Baton Rouge, La
#4748




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Message: 20
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 15:57:11 -0700
From: comet6974_at_dml_juno.com
Subject: Tuning up/ gas mileage

Our First car (6974) was 'tuned' up by the previous owner, he had had it
tweaked and our car gets 17mpg on average. our mechanic hasn't tried to
fix the car but has commented on it being "faster than usual."

Trevor Johnson #6974 and 4055
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Message: 21
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 18:53:40 EDT
From: delorean31_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Lowering

This is the reason PJ Grady only sells the front springs to lower the front 
end.  I recently bought a set of their front springs and installed them.  It 
brought the front end down to match the spacing of the rear at stock height.  
The car rides much better and handles much nicer.  Of course you can lower 
any car all the way around if you wish.  But I believe lowering just the 
front brings the car back to its original intended specs.  And I agree that 
rear stock height looks good as it is.  Just that the front looks like a 4X4 
at stock height.  Right Dan? :)  I can get pictures if you wish.  Email me 
privately.  Of course everyone has a different opinion and different taste.

Gary Gore
Activities Director
DeLorean Mid Atlantic
VIN 3360

<< According to DMC Houston's website  and various other places the Delorean's
 front springs were changed to accomodate for a supposed new standard for
 bumper height.
 
 Why then do all of the Kits not only lower the front but also the rear?
 
 I personally like the look of the rear on a stock car.
 
 Has anyone ever just lowered the Front springs?  Do you have pictures?
 
 Brian 
 #4150 >>



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Message: 22
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 18:00:45 -0500
From: "Mark Hershey" <dmcinfo_at_dml_thehersheys.com>
Subject: Re: Fw: Speedometer cable

DMC uses  standard 7/8 speedo drive, according to one of my racing friends
who's into gauges in stock cars. Out of curiosity, which did you pick? I've
been interested in changing all the gauges to something backlit (the front
nightime lighting is dim and rather crude looking for a great car like the
D). I have a complete extra cluster from a wrecked D so I don't have to
modify my original. Tried to get one of the white face gauge overlay
manufacturers interested , they have one that uses a 1/16th inch
electroluminescent panel for lighting. No luck so far.
\\ Mark


----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <mpolans_at_dml_creeper.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 11:48 AM
Subject: [DML] Fw: Speedometer cable


> Greetings,
>         Have a quick question.  I searched the archives for about an hour
> this morning to no avail.  I have been looking into a digital speedometer
> and think I've found one.  The issue is that the current setup is
> mechanical.  Here's the quote from the manufacturer:
>
> "We supply a pulse generator that connects to the speedometer cable or
cable
> drive.  It can connect to a 7/8" speedometer drive or 5/8" cable end."
>
>  My question is: Does anyone know offhand if our speedometer cable or
drive
> is compatible, given this information?
>
>  Thanks,
> Matthew
> VIN #10365
>
>
>
>
> Before posting messages or replies, see the posting policy rules at:
> www.dmcnews.com/Admin/rules.html
>
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Message: 23
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 21:27:01 -0200
From: "Louie Golden" <louiegolden_at_dml_mailcity.lycos.com>
Subject: Charlotte NC show

Hey Group! 
Just wanted to remind everyone that there is a great show at Lowes Motor Speedway starting in two weeks. Hemmings will be there, and a Kruse Auction is going to be held on the 16th. Hundreds of cars attend every year. The show is mainly a collector car market. All the cars for sale line the entire lenght of the track, and the show cars sit on the grass at the pit area. Vendors of all types (as well as more cars) fill the entire center of the track. This is a great place to show off your car! The show runs from September 14-17. I have heard from several owners, and just wanted to make sure everyone in the area has heard about the show. For more information you can call (704)455-4372 (ask for Jori Watts). Hope to see you there!
Louie Golden


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Message: 24
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 22:19:25 EDT
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Thermostat

Hey List,
    I am almost done with my car.  just have to throw the interior back in 
next week.  Doing a few last touches right now.  I planned to replace the 
Thermostat because I want everything to work properly.  NAPA didnt have 
DeLorean in there book but gave me a thermostat to a 1981 Volvo V-6 and said 
bring it back tomorrow if it doesnt fit.  before I tear it apart to put it in 
I want to know if it will fit.  the part is NAPA HEAVY DUTY THERMOSTAT #280.  
It is made by wahler and made in West Germany.  will this fit?  I would have 
bought a thermostat from DMC Joe or Grady like usual, but I need this done 
asap.  

Thanks
Dave



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Message: 25
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 23:17:38 EDT
From: aabclafon_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Permanent solution for engine cover hinge rust

Could not load the website that  Mark suggested
 www.de_lorean__steel_products_.purespace.de/english.html

Is this the correct address?

Dave L.
#2578



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