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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Driver side door
From: BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com

2. Mystery Ground
From: Watkins Family <watbmv_at_dml_megalink.net>

3. Re: Re: ABS Brakes (Was: Accident)
From: "J. Ben Boatright" <tahoe98_at_dml_mindspring.com>

4. Repro keys in stock!
From: James Espey <james_at_dml_usadmc.com>

5. Engine Cover Spring
From: "Sean Howley" <tsuyoi_at_dml_mindspring.com>

6. Stereo question
From: "Erik Geerdink" <delorean502_at_dml_excite.com>

7. Re: Delorean Fall Foliage Tour
From: "Michael DeLuca" <mdeluca_at_dml_comtechpst.com>

8. Re: Driver side door
From: "jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net " <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

9. Re: Driver side door
From: sand131_at_dml_aol.com

10. Re: More from the strange headlight problem
From: Bob Brandys <oehcs_at_dml_flash.net>

11. Re: Driver side door
From: Henry Breer <hbreer_at_dml_ix.netcom.com>

12. Headlight high/low beams
From: BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com

13. ADMIN: List hits 1100 members
From: "Dave Swingle" <dswingle_at_dml_enteract.com>





Message: 1
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 16:42:43 EDT
From: BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Driver side door

Hello

Just a quick question: I installed 6 all-new gas struts, and they all work 
and everything, but the driver's side door hangs down about 4-5 inches, and 
the other door goes to the top. Maybe its something wrong with the torsion 
bar?

Thanks,
John Feldman
VIN 4275



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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 17:35:17 -0400
From: Watkins Family <watbmv_at_dml_megalink.net>
Subject: Mystery Ground

Does anyone know what the ground wire is for in the small harness that
goes to the radio?  THere are 2 wires with in-line fuses...one is for
acc. power and one is for full time memory back-up for the radio BUT
there is also a ground wire with these two.   I just installed a new
radio and wanted to know what this goes to an if it is important.  I'm
leaving it as is but any ifo would be great

Thanks

Tom
#05732




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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 15:44:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: "J. Ben Boatright" <tahoe98_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Re: ABS Brakes (Was: Accident)

Could you please provide information about the parts that you
mention here.  For instance, what shocks, rotors, & pads are you
using on your D?  Thanks.  I would really appreciate it.

Regards,
J. Ben Boatright
VIN 10115

--- Robert Rooney <dmcvegas_at_dml_worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> Not to be rude or anything, but why in the world would you
> want ABS brakes installed? On my D I'm running fresh DOT4
> brake fluid, X- drilled rotors, semi-metalic brake pads,
> new shocks, and Yoko AVS tires. Stopping is not a problem
> for my car at all! So far it's saved me from drunk drivers,
> stupid drivers, garbage & other items . . .

[INCREDIBLY LONG QUOTATION TRIMMED BY MODERATOR]



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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 17:50:47 -0600
From: James Espey <james_at_dml_usadmc.com>
Subject: Repro keys in stock!

Once again, we have the reproduction DeLorean molded head key blanks 
in stock. Backorders will deplete much of the stock on hand, so if 
you do not already have an order placed, place one soon to ensure 
quickest delivery.

http://www.usadmc.com/dmcstore/BuyNow.asp?PartID=2164&Qty=1

James Espey
DeLorean Motor Company
Houston, Texas

281/568-9573
800/USA-DMC1
http://www.delorean.com



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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 20:51:24 -0400
From: "Sean Howley" <tsuyoi_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: Engine Cover Spring

I have now posted 4 pictures of the spring on my DeLorean to aid in opening the engine cover.  Two of the pictures show the cover in the closed and open positions while the other two pictures show the spring in the "free" position and fully compressed position.  I hope this helps some of you out that are having problems with your cover opening correctly.

If any of you need any additional information, pictures, details (measurement), etc. contact me privately at tsuyoi_at_dml_mindspring.com.

Sean Howley
VIN#2345


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Message: 6
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 14:46:14 -0000
From: "Erik Geerdink" <delorean502_at_dml_excite.com>
Subject: Stereo question

For those of you who have replaced your radio with a new one, and 
DIDN'T have to cut and hack your radio bracket, could you e-mail me 
which radio you purchased?  I know there is one from Kenwood, model 
KRC-2007, but was wondering if there are any other ones that people 
have tried. I checked the back issues and only found the Kenwood 
model.  Thanks for your help

Erik Geerdink
04512




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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 15:20:48 -0000
From: "Michael DeLuca" <mdeluca_at_dml_comtechpst.com>
Subject: Re: Delorean Fall Foliage Tour

The Delorean Fall Foliage Tour is 3 weeks from today!
This could be one of the best Delorean events all year!
Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible and contact
me for a registration form if you don't have one.
If you are thinking about attending or want more information feel
free to contact me personally. 
 
Mike D.
Vin 3113
NY Lic. DLORIANN



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com, "Michael DeLuca" <mdeluca_at_dml_c...> wrote:
> Delorean Fall Foliage Tour
> October 20, 21, 22, 2000 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
> 
> 
> Itinerary
> 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 lunch
>    (on your own lunch).
> 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 a special group rate of  $ 90 per night but you must tell
>    them you are with the Delorean group. Make your own reservation  
  
>    with the hotel _at_dml_ 1-800 782-3224 also see them at 
://www.pvinn.com/.
> 3. Dinner at Maria's Seaside Café in Westerly RI 6:30 P.M. cost
is
>    $35 per person includes tax and gratuity see menu one the back.  
  
>    (with a cash bar).
> 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. David Titelbaum (2nd place winner of Concours at Delorean 2000 
car 
>    show) will be doing a presentation on preparing a Delorean for
>    judging. 
> 4. 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.
> 5. Depart from the Hotel about 8:30 and Visit the Casino (35 min
>    away)till…..?
>  
> 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)ittakes about an hour to see just about
everything 
 
>    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
> Café. 
> see menu on the back. This is (Refundable if you give 7 days 
notice). 
> Contact Mike DeLuca  mdeluca_at_dml_c...




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Message: 8
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 15:45:02 -0000
From: "jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net " <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: Driver side door

You are correct in assuming that there is a problem with the torsion 
bar. If you installed a new strut and the door doesn't open fully
then 
you most likely need to adjust the torsion bar. It is not a procedure 
to take lightly though. If not done properly by an experienced 
mechanic with the correct tools you can cause a lot of damage to the 
car and potentialy serious damage to nearby persons. I would recomend 
you find someone who has done this before and has the correct tools.
If there is a Delorean club in your area you should be able to find 
someone to help. Most clubs have door adjustment sessions or at least 
a member who can do it.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com, BondAtomic_at_dml_a... wrote:
> Hello
> 
> Just a quick question: I installed 6 all-new gas struts, and they 
all work 
> and everything, but the driver's side door hangs down about 4-5 
inches, and 
> the other door goes to the top. Maybe its something wrong with the 
torsion 
> bar?
> 
> Thanks,
> John Feldman
> VIN 4275




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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 12:13:26 EDT
From: sand131_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Driver side door

John,
Swap the door Struts to eliminate the chance the one of the new struts is 
defective. If the other door sags send that strut back to the supplier. If 
not a Torsion bar adjustment is in order.(Not a casual job)
Ralph
Vin 1606



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Message: 10
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 12:08:28 -0500
From: Bob Brandys <oehcs_at_dml_flash.net>
Subject: Re: More from the strange headlight problem

I have been working on cars a long time.  Over the years I have seen both front
headlight fail the the same time many times.  I 'm not sure what causes this.
However, I think a voltage spike occurs when one light fails.  The collapsing
-15 - 20 amps fieled could flow back to the other lights since they are on the
same circuit.

This failure also occurred on older cars with independent voltage regulators.
However, I have never since this on a generator car.

Bob Brandys




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Message: 11
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 10:31:04 -0700
From: Henry Breer <hbreer_at_dml_ix.netcom.com>
Subject: Re: Driver side door

John,

Do a quick test first.  Switch the two door struts. If the sagging door
changes sides, it is a defective strut. Otherwise, you need to have the
driver's door torsion bar adjusted.

Hank Breer
VIN 1141

BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com wrote:
 
> Just a quick question: I installed 6 all-new gas struts, and they all work
> and everything, but the driver's side door hangs down about 4-5 inches, and
> the other door goes to the top. Maybe its something wrong with the torsion
> bar?
> 
> Thanks,
> John Feldman
> VIN 4275



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Message: 12
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 16:12:32 EDT
From: BondAtomic_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Headlight high/low beams

Hello

I was looking at the headlights and found that when I push the lights on 
once, everything works, but at the second push, the headlights do not come 
on, but the dash says they do. Then, when I turn on the brights, they all 
turn on. Is there something wrong with the switch or the headlights??

Thanks a lot,
John Feldman
VIN 4275



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Message: 13
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 01:52:13 -0000
From: "Dave Swingle" <dswingle_at_dml_enteract.com>
Subject: ADMIN: List hits 1100 members

Whew - that last 100 took a while. As of today the list hit 1100 
members for the first time. This does not count those who follow 
along via the web without subscribing. For those who do this, you can 
subscribe and turn off mail distribution. This allows you to post, 
gets you counted, but does not fill up your employer's email box!

This list has now been actively running for over 5 years. 

Thanks to all for your participation!

Dave Swingle for the moderators;
Marty
Mike S
Mike G
Bruce
Knut




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