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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. RE: Engine cover
From: "Michael C. Babb, MCSE, MCT, MCP-I, CNA" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>

2. Re: Fanzilla and VOltage problem
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

3. Re: Door Handles from Hell!
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

4. Re: Relay in engine compartment
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

5. Re: Fanzilla and VOltage problem
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

6. Re: Re: Cooling fan motor inerchange
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

7. DeLorean sighting
From: jdsjlv_at_dml_aol.com

8. Re: sneaking in a second radio bay
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

9. Re: Strange headlight problem
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

10. Re: Continuing Voltage Problem revised
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

11. Re: Engine cover
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

12. Re: Misc stuff...
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

13. Re: Richmond DeLorean Tech Session
From: "Vicky Miller" <delo1_at_dml_mindspring.com>

14. Re: Cooling fan motor inerchange
From: Josh Haldeman <haldeman_at_dml_indexdesign.com>

15. Re: Cracked Seats?
From: "robert parker" <roberthparker_at_dml_hotmail.com>

16. Fuel gauge sender
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <mpolans_at_dml_creeper.com>

17. Re: Richmond DeLorean Tech Session
From: Marc A Levy <malevy_at_dml_dnrc.bell-labs.com>

18. Pics of custom 16"/17" wheels...
From: "Danrc30" <Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com>

19. Re: Re: Cooling fan motor inerchange
From: abatt10347_at_dml_aol.com

20. Re: Engine cover
From: BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com

21. Re: Fuel gauge sender
From: "paulheymeson" <paulheymeson_at_dml_thefreeinternet.co.uk>

22. paint codes
From: Aaron Posey <cadysrme_at_dml_yahoo.com>

23. Re: Engine cover
From: "Sean Howley" <tsuyoi_at_dml_mindspring.com>

24. Moisture accumulation / a/c blower rust
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

25. Evansville - October 13-15
From: Mark Noeltner <mark_at_dml_buffalochips.org>





Message: 1
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 00:16:25 -0400
From: "Michael C. Babb, MCSE, MCT, MCP-I, CNA" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>
Subject: RE: Engine cover

my engine covers actually pops up by its self about 25% of the time.  I know
of no easy way to adjust it.

One nice thing about being a smoker. . .I lift up the corner of the engine
cover, put my lighter between the engine cover, and the rear fascia, and can
then pop the cover by myself. . . I helped someone jump start their car a
few months ago, and they asked if the lighter was standard equipment (I
think they were joking)  :)

Michael Babb

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From: BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com [mailto:BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2000 6:47 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com
Subject: [DML] Engine cover


I was wondering: How would you open the engine cover when you are alone? As
you know, I am not a DeLorean expert, but I need two people to open the
engine cover. I lift the louvres up, and they stay up, and when I pull the
engine cover-release, I need someone to lift it up. Is it supposed to pop up
by itself?

John Feldman
VIN 4275
Minnesota plate:
MY81DMC


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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:19:32 EDT
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Fanzilla and VOltage problem

Joe,
#1.Have you cleaned all your battery and battery ground connections.
#2. Did you tighten the b+ bolt on the back of the alternator. That's where 
all the
      brown wires come together, If it's not clean and tight then you will 
get a low volt
      reading.
#3. The main relay may need the contacts burnished / cleaned. The power for 
the
      fans when using the Fan Zilla comes thru this relay. I'm not an expert 
on the Fan 
       Zilla, but as I understand it, it just staggers the fans coming on but 
does nothing
       to lessen the load on the system. Thus you will still have a low volt 
reading on
       the alternator.
#4. What alternators have you been using. If your swaping out the motorola 
and ducy
      and they ar all used, then you may be going from bad to bad.
#5. Is the circut breaker for the fans getting hot. If so you may have a fan 
motor
      going out and it's drawing more current than the system can handle. 
Both fans
      warm and running will draw about 28 to 30 amps dc.
#6. What about your battery, Is it fully charged. An alternator can't do it's 
job without
      a fully charged battery.

This is all I can think of for now, and if problem persist then it may be The 
Fan Fix and De Lorean 140 alternator time.

John     



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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:04:42 -0400
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Door Handles from Hell!

Greg,

The handle to cable latch system is common in many cars. The OEM plastic
handle was a bad idea, fortunately the after market aluminum unit is an
excellent substitute and is readily available from all of the DeLorean parts
suppliers.

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>
Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: Greg Linstad <gregl_at_dml_escmed.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 7:07 PM
Subject: [DML] Door Handles from Hell!


> Attention Group!
> I have always known that both door handles are molded plastic, but never
> thought about their reliability. > I've since got one replacement from our
resident parts guy (Darryl at Specialty Automotive) that is die cast
aluminum and will last forever (sound of crossing fingers).

>  The rather complicated handle assembly only pulls a bicycle type cable
just
> like the hood and trunk release and (rhetorically speaking of course)
could
> have been much simpler and more reliable. Oh well, FWIW.
> Be advised,
>
> Greg Linstad
> Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club
> VIN# 3507   118,000+ miles
> Washington plate  "RUSTLSS"






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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:12:08 -0400
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Relay in engine compartment

Chris,

The relay is the compensation resistor changeover relay.

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----- Original Message -----
From: chris <chris_at_dml_internets.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2000 6:30 PM
Subject: [DML] Relay in engine compartment


> Does anyone know what the relay is for at the back of the engine
compartment on the left side?? I have the socket but it is empty!
>
> thanks
>
> Chris
> Vin 16327





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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:43:38 -0400
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Fanzilla and VOltage problem

Joe,

The Fanzilla will cycle the cooling fans with the compressor, they do not
stay on continuously when in the AC position. If you fans and compressor are
cycling with an "on" time of less than 7 seconds your AC system is low on
freon.

As I mentioned in an earlier post as long as the voltage does not fall below
11.5 at full load during idle you should have nothing to worry about.

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>
Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Palatinus <jpalatinus_at_dml_earthlink.net>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2000 1:50 PM
Subject: [DML] Fanzilla and VOltage problem


> Since the majority of my problems has to do with the A/C and cooling fans
> comming on I decided I would try to change out the fanzilla with the one
> from my other car.  When my Ac was on and the blower in 1st speed, the
fans
> would still cycle on and off, I was under the impression that Fan zilla
> keeps the fans on all the time when the ac is on max, regardless of blower
> motor speed.  I changed out the fan zillas, but it did the same thing, I
> wonder if it is a circuit breaker or something any ideas.  If I have any
> two of the following items on, my voltage goes to nill.  AC (max or norm)
> BLower motor, and lights.  I can have the mode switch set to vents, and
> blower on max, but if I turn my lights on the voltage goes to pot.  If I
> have the ac set on max, and my blower motor off or set to one, but my
light
> on makes the voltage go to pot also.  If I just have either one of these
> three items on I get 13 or really close to 13 voltage on my voltmeter, na
> dI am certain that my voltmeter is accurate, as I have testested several
> other places and gotten the same voltages.  I really would like this
> problem resolved I have tried 3 different alternators and they all do a
> simmilar thing.
> THanks for your input
>
> Joe Palatinus
> VIN 17167 and 6808





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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:28:45 -0400
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Re: Cooling fan motor inerchange

The last time I checked the Jaguar fan was more expensive than the DeLorean
replacement.

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Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: <abatt10347_at_dml_aol.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2000 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Cooling fan motor inerchange


> Nick,
> Yes, the early 80's Jaguar XJ6 cooling fans will exchange with the
Deloreans.
> Found this out on a friends car a few years ago. His was a daily driver
that
> had one of the two cooling fans fail. Being a driver he had to have the
car
> running everyday. I called my local Jaguar mechanic to try and match up
> motor. He allowed us to compare motors with his parts bins. Found the XJ6
> motor matched. This car was later sold and I know that it is still on the
> road today. I assume that it still has the XJ6 cooling fan motor in it.
> Bruce Battles
> Vin # 06569
>




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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 11:19:36 EDT
From: jdsjlv_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: DeLorean sighting

Dear List:
While driving to Delaware on Friday afternoon, I spotted a DeLorean traveling 
on I95 south in Delaware (I was the guy in the black Acura). The license 
plate number was ABF3353, N.J. reg. If you are on the list, it was great 
seeing another DeLorean driving! I hope you had fun at the Virginia car show!
Seeing a DeLorean in the wild is awesome! It's been almost 3 years since 
seeing one out of total randomness. Though I wasn't driving my DeLorean, I 
was able to flash my DOA key ring to the passenger, so hopefully he was able 
to tell what it was and not think I was some sort of psycho!
See ya on the road...

Joshua Schwartz
Trumbull, CT
001292



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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:04:23 -0400
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: sneaking in a second radio bay

Walter,

The main function of the door vents is to de-mist the windows, if fogging or
misting accumulates near the vents it is a result of moisture somewhere in
the air distribution system. This same problem will cause fogging of the
windshield. Finding where the water is entering is not an easy task. An
easier solution is to use Rain-X "no fog" solution on the effected glass. It
is an inexpensive and easy way to eliminate the fogging problem.

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>
Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: Walter <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] sneaking in a second radio bay


> Christian,
>
> >
> In Florida's humid weather, I have found that the door vents are mostly
only
> good for fogging up the side windows at night.  Even trying to close them
> off doesn't help.  I'm planning on cutting sponges to fit to stick in the
> door vents (to put in the space while the door is open) so that I can stop
> my side windows from getting fogged up so bad.  It makes the side mirrors
> useless, and I have to roll down the windows to get any side visibility.
> And YOU want to rely on these to cool your car without the center vents?
> LOL.  By the way, the windshield defrost vents are great for fogging up
the
> windows and do little to de-fog them.  I suppose they were designed by
> yankees who think that moisture only accumulates on the inside of windows.
>
> Walt    Tampa, FL






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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:26:48 -0400
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Strange headlight problem

Check the plug at the back of the switch to be sure it is properly seated.

"We're here to help you"

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Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: <sharkywtrs_at_dml_aol.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2000 8:43 AM
Subject: [DML] Strange headlight problem


> Ok this one has me baffled.  I think it's the switch, but then again, who
> knows.  The switch was just replaced about 3 months ago.  When I turn on
the
> headlights, the parking lights always come on, but the headlights
sometimes
> take some playing around with.  The switch locks in position, but they
don't
> come on.  I usually have to play around flashing the brights while the
switch
> is off, then turn it back on.  Any ideas?
>
>
> Scott





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Message: 10
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:32:22 -0400
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Continuing Voltage Problem revised

Joe,

Actually the readings you are getting are correct. The dash gauge usually
reads about 1 volt lower than the actual alternator output. The 11.5 under
full load at idle is normal and should not cause any problems.

"We're here to help you"

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Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Palatinus <jpalatinus_at_dml_earthlink.net>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2000 3:20 PM
Subject: [DML] Continuing Voltage Problem revised


> Ok here is the deal, This car has a grady 105 amp delco alternator in it.
> THe belt is the same tension as it is in my other D.  WHen I start up I
get
> 13 volts exactly on my volt meter, and if I measere the Voltage at the
jump
> terminals with engine runnign I get 14.0Volts.  If I let the cooling fans
> come on, I get 13.5 volts, and if I have the A/c compressor on I get 11.5v
> (this is with engine running)  IT should be alot more than this I know,
any
> ideas on what to try to fix this?
> THanks
> Joe Palatinus
> VIN 17167





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Message: 11
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:23:21 -0400
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Engine cover

A sticking engine cover is a common problem caused by warpage of the rear
fascia. The cover is adjustable by loosening the hinge nuts and
repositioning the cover as far forward as possible. If this does not solve
the problem the cover can easily be opened by one person by doing the
following.

There is enough room at either the left or right rear corner to pull the
cover up slightly with your index finger, place a wedge (a wallet works
great) between the cover and fascia, than pull the release handle to release
the latch.

"We're here to help you"

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Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: <delorean31_at_dml_aol.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2000 11:18 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Engine cover


> Yes John it is supposed pop up by itself.  Where it latches the mecahnism
> should cause it to pop up slightly.  Start checking there for the problem.
>
> Gary Gore
> Activities Director
> DeLorean Mid Atlantic
> VIN 3360
>
> << I was wondering: How would you open the engine cover when you are
alone?
> As
>  you know, I am not a DeLorean expert, but I need two people to open the
>  engine cover. I lift the louvres up, and they stay up, and when I pull
the
>  engine cover-release, I need someone to lift it up. Is it supposed to pop
up
>  by itself?
>
>  John Feldman
>  VIN 4275
>  Minnesota plate:
>  MY81DMC >>





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Message: 12
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 01:35:19 -0400
From: "Joe LoRe'" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Misc stuff...

The fan relay has a very low failure rate. Based on your description your
problem may be a bad connection in the relay socket

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Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>

----- Original Message -----
From: Nathan E. Green <gzen21_at_dml_excite.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2000 4:08 PM
Subject: [DML] Misc stuff...


> Everyone,
>    Thanks for your help regarding the front fans. Apparently the circuit
> breaker needs replacing. I hooked it straight(no breaker) while mine is on
> order. It didn't work, so I pulled the fan relay...blew on it to clean the
> connection...and very carefully reinserted it. Guess what? The fans work
> fine now. I will eventually have to order a new fan relay. I realize this
> has probably been covered...but could someone rehash my options. (I know
> several different updated relays are availiable). BTW, the relay looks
> original that came with the car!!
>
> Nate
>
> Nathan E. Green





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Message: 13
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 12:00:24 -0400
From: "Vicky Miller" <delo1_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Richmond DeLorean Tech Session


Hello to All...
If you Did not to to the Richmond show... YOU missed the  Best time ever...
GREAT thanks to Jack Singer for letting us use his Facility and setting up
the Hotel
acc. But next year we want a bar!!!!
Spent the whole day Saturday detailing and repairing things that needed to
be done on everyones car.   Special thanks to the Chef Dave Santos for a
great Lunch.  And Rob & Debbie Grady for Attending and Helping everyone..
And Special thanks to Dan the Man for making Jacks dream come true, and
working late  above and beyond to fix Jacks clutch problem.  TO Everyone
that was there hope to see you next year/ or when ever Delorean people get
together..

Bob & Vicky Miller...transport team




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Message: 14
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 13:20:59 -0400
From: Josh Haldeman <haldeman_at_dml_indexdesign.com>
Subject: Re: Cooling fan motor inerchange

Bruce and group,
    Yes it is still on the road (Bruce did this to my car when the previous
owner still had it)...although the radiator did finally give out right before
the Cleveland show.   According to Dave Bauerle the Jag fan, in conjunction
with the weak original radiator couldn't keep the temperature cool enough and
eventually they wore the radiator out.  The fan motor matches almost perfectly
with the other one, but the fan itself is smaller.  I purchased PJ Grady's 3
row brass radiator to replace my old one and that solved the hot running
problem without having to replace the fan.
        Josh
        VIN 5102 (jag fan still installed and running)
        VIN 15964


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <abatt10347_at_dml_aol.com>
> To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2000 12:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Cooling fan motor inerchange
>
> > Nick,
> > Yes, the early 80's Jaguar XJ6 cooling fans will exchange with the
> Deloreans.
> > Found this out on a friends car a few years ago. His was a daily driver
> that
> > had one of the two cooling fans fail. Being a driver he had to have the
> car
> > running everyday. I called my local Jaguar mechanic to try and match up
> > motor. He allowed us to compare motors with his parts bins. Found the XJ6
> > motor matched. This car was later sold and I know that it is still on the
> > road today. I assume that it still has the XJ6 cooling fan motor in it.
> > Bruce Battles
> > Vin # 06569
> >
>
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Message: 15
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 18:08:08 GMT
From: "robert parker" <roberthparker_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Cracked Seats?

Leather can be resuscitated fairly well with 1,2,or 3 applications of Saddle 
Soap.  Then hand apply Lexol to the leather. (Read product inst. for 
details)   I reason if Lexol is good enough for all the Wagon Train tack in 
VisionQuest, it CERTAINLY is good enough for Delorean seats. Mine rook 
mahvalous!    Drive Stainless   Robert  VIN 6924


>From: dmcdelorean2_at_dml_aol.com
>Reply-To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com
>To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com
>Subject: [DML] Cracked Seats?
>Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 20:48:08 EDT
>
>Hey,
>
>     Yesterday I decided that I really had to do something about my bad 
>seats.
>They were really worn and cracked. I was looking into prices and were too
>much for me. So anyways, I was looking at Tamir's DeLorean Site
>(www.entermyworld.com) and noticed how his were dyed black. Well I decided 
>to
>do my own little home project and dyed my seats black. I just want to say
>that the dye really covered the cracks and worn spots. The seats look
>incredible, and they are truely a wonderful combination to have in the grey
>interior. It truely looks like a 2-tone interior, I am so glad I did it. My
>Delorean looks incredible now. First I had to remove the both seats from 
>the
>car. Next I gave the seats a good scrub with like window cleaner, then 
>dried
>off, and took the back piece off. I started with the back piece and all the
>hidden spaces. Then did the rest. I put 2 coats of black leather dye, when
>they dried I rubbed it with a soft cloth. After I was done I used shoe 
>polish
>spray on it. And I was done. Alot of money saved and a nice addition to the
>car.
>
>Chris
>Rahway, NJ
>VIN 11388
>
>
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Message: 16
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 14:40:01 -0400
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <mpolans_at_dml_creeper.com>
Subject: Fuel gauge sender

Folks,
        To anyone with a voltmeter or ohm-meter: Can someone take a reading
of the fuel gauge in ohms when full and when empty?  This is the last
stumbling block I have with the digital dash and after this we're ready to
order.  If there's someone out there who'd be willing to take these
measurements for me I would really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance,
Matthew
VIN #10365




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Message: 17
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:03:22 -0400
From: Marc A Levy <malevy_at_dml_dnrc.bell-labs.com>
Subject: Re: Richmond DeLorean Tech Session

Dave: Most of us had a big breakfast at Dennys before the tech day
(Thanks for breakfast Bob!), and we were all having a great time talking
and working on the cars.  When I saw people were eating, I was like 'oh?
Its lunchime already?'

I am still catching up on the weekend's mail (including the DML) so even
if someone already said it... I want to thank Dave and Jack for hosting
a fun DeLorean Event.  Everything was just Excellent. 


Dave Sontos wrote:
<SNIP>
> 
> Two things I found out about DeLorean owners today are 1) they are a great bunch of people and 2) they don't eat a whole lot, I'm going to be eating hamburgers and hotdogs for the next two weeks.
> 
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Message: 18
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:30:56 -0400
From: "Danrc30" <Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Pics of custom 16"/17" wheels...

Someone had posted that they wanted to see pics of aftermarket wheels in 16" and 17" sizes. I just put some pics of my car with those wheels on in the vault. There are also pics of the custom headlight modification I performed. To view them, click here: http://www.egroups.com/files/dmcnews/Custom+Wheels+and+Custom+Headlights+on+my+Delorean/
Or just go to the e-groups site and click on "files". Soon, I will be adding the bodyside moldings, and the wide black stripe that sits below the moulding. Feel free to post your opinions. 

---Dan


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Message: 19
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 17:01:31 EDT
From: abatt10347_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Cooling fan motor inerchange

Joe,
I agree with you and would prefer to use Deloreaqn parts. However in this 
situation my friend had to get the car on the road that day. The fan motor 
was a gift from the Jag mechanic. He said we could check his old parts bin. 
The motor itself was off an old XJ6. No telling how long the fan had already 
been used, but the price was right .Had to remove it from it bracket ( Jag 
has a larger bracket). I couldn't remember but something about the motor was 
different, thanks to Josh for the correction. The fan blade itself was 
smaller. Glad to hear it is still doing great Josh! If we had some down time 
on the car that day we would have gotten a Delorean cooling fan from one of 
the parts suppliers. Some times you have to make do with what you have on 
hand.But DMC Joe's posting is important, support you Delorean parts dealer! 
This way we will have a continuious supply of parts for years to come. Ie... 
parts = ability to maintain our rides!!!!
Bruce Battles
Vin# 06569



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Message: 20
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 17:30:50 EDT
From: BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Engine cover

The engine cover is hitting the rear fascia. How can I fix that?

John Feldman
VIN 4275    
Minnesota Plate:
MY81DMC



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Message: 21
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 23:03:16 +0100
From: "paulheymeson" <paulheymeson_at_dml_thefreeinternet.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender

Do you want tankzilla readings or normal sender readings?

Paul vin741
----- Original Message -----
From: Matthew P. Olans <mpolans_at_dml_creeper.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 7:40 PM
Subject: [DML] Fuel gauge sender


> Folks,
>         To anyone with a voltmeter or ohm-meter: Can someone take a
reading
> of the fuel gauge in ohms when full and when empty?  This is the last
> stumbling block I have with the digital dash and after this we're ready to
> order.  If there's someone out there who'd be willing to take these
> measurements for me I would really appreciate it.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Matthew
> VIN #10365
>
>
>
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Message: 22
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:19:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Aaron Posey <cadysrme_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: paint codes

After searching the archives for several minutes I could
not find the paint codes anywhere.  I know it has been
mentioned before.

SO, does anyone happen to know the paint codes for the
front and rear fascias?  I have a Aug 81 build D of that
matters.

Thanks,

Aaron Posey
#3202

tag# 10C01 (Tennessee #1)!!

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Message: 23
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 18:20:17 -0400
From: "Sean Howley" <tsuyoi_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Engine cover

The previous owner of my D installed a tapered coil spring around the cover
latch where it was riveted in place.  Whenever you pull the release arm, the
spring aids in opening the cover.  It has never failed and when the cover is
closed, you cannot tell that the spring was installed.  The solution was
very simple and even more effective!  If anyone wants some pictures of this,
let me know and I will get them for you.

Sean Howley
VIN#2345




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Message: 24
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 18:37:07 -0400
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Moisture accumulation / a/c blower rust

My problem is that the moisture is outside of the car.  Florida is usually
humid enough that when the cold air of the a/c chills the window down, then
it drops below the dew point and viola!  No visibility through the window.
With the broken air vent on the passenger door, cold air blows inside the
door and causes dew to settle all over the door (well, more than usual.)
After an evening drive, I parked in my garage and noticed water dripping off
of the door handle.  And it was perfectly dry outside!  (My passenger door
has the replacement aluminum handle.)

I bought Rain-X a long time ago and just never got around to putting it on.
Since my windows are tinted, I don't think I'm supposed to put Rain-X on it.
But the moisture problem is on the OUTSIDE of the car.

Now I do have another moisture problem inside the car.  The a/c blower motor
fills up with condensation and rusts the bearings up.  The condensate drain
seems to be working fine.  My problem is moisture accumulating on the
outside of the a/c system, the fiberglass/plastic housing and the duct work.

Is there any way to keep water out of the a/c blower motor?  And is there
any way to keep water from dripping off of the duct work and into the
passenger foot well?

And why to you tell me about Rain-X, yet you neglect to answer my e-mail
about the used/reconditioned head light switch you had PJ Grady send me?
They told me that it was supposed to be a new switch, but it is obviously
used.  Last time I called them, they had no record that they ever sent me a
headlight switch.  Oh well, no night driving for me for a while....

Walt    Tampa, FL

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe LoRe' <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
To: dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
Date: Monday, September 25, 2000 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] sneaking in a second radio bay


>Walter,
>
>The main function of the door vents is to de-mist the windows, if fogging
or
>misting accumulates near the vents it is a result of moisture somewhere in
>the air distribution system. This same problem will cause fogging of the
>windshield. Finding where the water is entering is not an easy task. An
>easier solution is to use Rain-X "no fog" solution on the effected glass.
It
>is an inexpensive and easy way to eliminate the fogging problem.
>
>"We're here to help you"
>
>DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>
>Web Site: <www.deloreanservices.com>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Walter <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
>To: <dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com>
>Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 9:58 PM
>Subject: Re: [DML] sneaking in a second radio bay
>
>
>> Christian,
>>
>> >
>> In Florida's humid weather, I have found that the door vents are mostly
>only
>> good for fogging up the side windows at night.  Even trying to close them
>> off doesn't help.  I'm planning on cutting sponges to fit to stick in the
>> door vents (to put in the space while the door is open) so that I can
stop
>> my side windows from getting fogged up so bad.  It makes the side mirrors
>> useless, and I have to roll down the windows to get any side visibility.
>> And YOU want to rely on these to cool your car without the center vents?
>> LOL.  By the way, the windshield defrost vents are great for fogging up
>the
>> windows and do little to de-fog them.  I suppose they were designed by
>> yankees who think that moisture only accumulates on the inside of
windows.
>>
>> Walt    Tampa, FL
>
>
>
>
>
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Message: 25
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 18:31:39 -0500
From: Mark Noeltner <mark_at_dml_buffalochips.org>
Subject: Evansville - October 13-15

The "My Classic Car" Autofest Nationals are coming up on October 13-15 in
Evansville, Indiana. The Mid-State DeLorean Club has been attending this
event since it's inception in 1997, and the show just keeps getting larger
every year.

This year we want EVERYONE to come out and join us as we take Evansville by
storm! We currently have DeLoreans from Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and North and South Carolina registered
to attend. Everyone is welcome!

Car show registration info is at the My Classic Car web site. You can even
register online on their secure server.
http://www.myclassiccar.com/mccautofest/autofest.html

One of our club members has set us up with really great room rates of just
$39.99 per night at a brand new Red Roof Inn just down the street from the
car show site.

Red Roof Inn
Evansville, Indiana
812-476-3600
It is located right off Interstate 164 and the Lloyd Expressway on the
southeast side of town. You will have to mention the "Mid-State DeLorean
Club" to get the group rate of $39.99 per night.

Come out and show your car and join us in a fun weekend!

Mark Noeltner
Webmaster - Mid-State DeLorean Club
http://www.midstatedmc.com/



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