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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. "I ran over my hand fixing my speedometer" -not!
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com

2. Number of Cars built
From: drinkware <drinkware_at_dml_lweb.net>

3. Need transmision filter and gasket (was Rattle in automatic transmission)
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

4. Testing Used Fuel Pump
From: Jim Reeve <ultra_at_dml_isd.net>

5. Re: "Fixing my speedometer" -With Angle Drive Blues!
From: "Jim Reeve" <ultra_at_dml_isd.net>

6. MCC AutoFest - Evansville
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com





Message: 1
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 10:29:46 EDT
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: "I ran over my hand fixing my speedometer" -not!

In a message dated 10/8/00 1:01:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ultra_at_dml_isd.net 
writes:

<< slowly release the parking brake so the car 
 rolls ever so slightly.  When the front wheel turns, so will the hole 
 in the counter, so the square will eventually line up, and when they 
 do so, push it all the way in, stop the car, and completely screw the 
 cable into the counter.   >>

Great idea... but why not just jack up the front left wheel and have a helper 
rotate it?  Sounds safer and more controlled. I'm not being a wise guy- I 
once ran over my own foot with a van I was operating.  Don't ask how.  (A 
hint- I didn't say "driving.")  lol

-Wayne
vin 11174
The New DeLoreans Manuals project



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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 09:26:12 -0400
From: drinkware <drinkware_at_dml_lweb.net>
Subject: Number of Cars built

Would there not be an accurate count from the Irish Gov't. Surely there had to be taxes paid, registration or accountability on the number of cars to justify the concessions given by local, and federal governments. Quite frankly, it makes no difference to me if there were 9353, 8721 or 8977.6 made. It's a neat car and less than 10,000 were produced. People that need the exact count have too much time on their hands!!
Marvin 
#4239


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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 14:12:31 -0400
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Need transmision filter and gasket (was Rattle in automatic transmission)

Can anyone out there say where to get a transmission pan gasket?  I'm not
interested in paying 5 prices for something someone makes in his garage.  I
can do that myself.  Has anyone had any luck with finding transmission
filters lately?

For what it's worth, my transmission expert looked at my car and found that
he could not locate a filter or pan gasket.  He thought that if he could get
a pan gasket then he would drop the pan, clean the old filter and check
things out.  But he is in the business of rebuilding transmissions, not
making gaskets.  So he is going to check his suppliers some more to try to
find at least a gasket, maybe a filter if he is lucky.

Meanwhile, he played around with the car and said that the rattle I'm
probably hearing is from the differential.  But it should only make a noise
during a significant change in momentum.

So for now, it sounds like I wasn't playing my radio loud enough.  Next time
I'll play it louder so I don't hear those noises.

Walt    Tampa, FL




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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 17:33:26 -0500
From: Jim Reeve <ultra_at_dml_isd.net>
Subject: Testing Used Fuel Pump

I just received a list member's old fuel pump to use as an emergency
spare.  I want to test it out without actually installing it into the
car, but I'm not sure exactly how to do it.  I know it gets it's
lubrication from the gas, which is why they can so easily fail with a
blocked pickup line.  But I was wondering if I could just test it using
a bucket of water?  Or would water be too thin and may damage it? 
Otherwise, I guess I could get a hose into a container of gas.  Thanks
for the help!
-- 
Jim Reeve <Ultra>
'81 DeLorean-#6960
http://www.dmcultra.com
AIM-Ultra2169



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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 23:00:05 -0000
From: "Jim Reeve" <ultra_at_dml_isd.net>
Subject: Re: "Fixing my speedometer" -With Angle Drive Blues!

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_egroups.com, deloreanernst_at_dml_a... wrote:> 
> Great idea... but why not just jack up the front left wheel and
have 
a helper 
> rotate it?  Sounds safer and more controlled. I'm not being a wise 
guy- I 
> once ran over my own foot with a van I was operating.  Don't ask 
how.  (A 
> hint- I didn't say "driving.")  lol

Yea, I understand what your talking about, and manually turning the 
front wheel is acually what I did because I already had it jacked up 
trying to figure out what caused my speedo failure to begin with.  I 
just thought jacking up the front would be more work than necessary, 
especialy if someone doesn't have a jack or is unfamiliar with the 
proper way to do it.  What turned out to be the problem with my
speedo 
is the short drive cable that goes through the wheel to the plastic 
center cap has come out of the angle drive.  Does anyone know if it
is 
possible to reinsert it without buying a new angle drive?  Thanks.

Jim Reeve
#6960




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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 19:26:21 EDT
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: MCC AutoFest - Evansville

  Just a reminder - The My Classic Car - AUTOFEST 2000 event is this weekend, 
Oct 13-14-15, in Evansville Indiana. 
    I have been told by our clubs host hotel, the Red Roof Inn, that all the 
rooms we had blocked out for Delorean members under the "MidStateDMC" club 
have been filled and that the hotel itself is also full.  If anyone is 
interested in attending and has decided not to because of the lack of motel 
rooms, please e-mail me and we'll see what we can do about getting you a 
room. We have some "inside" access thru one of our club members to this and a 
few other motels in the area, so we can try and pull a few strings to help 
out.
   Let me know if you'd like to attend and we'll see what we can do.

   Thanks,  Marty Maier



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