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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 70

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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Deloreans to help Charities
From: "Robert Rooney" <dmcvegas_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>

2. Re: Stainless Steel Letters.
From: Carson Clark <cnsandog_at_dml_yahoo.com>

3. Gathering a crowd -Was: Deloreans to help Charities
From: "Montgomery, Ken" <kenm_at_dml_csus.edu>

4. Minnesota British Car Meet
From: "BRUCE BENSON" <delornut_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>

5. Re: Stainless Steel Letters.
From: iznodmad_at_dml_aol.com

6. RE: Gathering a crowd -(& a good DeLorean experience)
From: "Michael C.Babb" <michael.babb_at_dml_mindspring.com>

7. signing with a VIN #
From: "Michael C.Babb" <michael.babb_at_dml_mindspring.com>

8. Re: Dimmer Switch, continued
From: "Dave Stragand" <dave.stragand_at_dml_ketchum.com>

9. Unlocked & working
From: billschaferabn_at_dml_aol.com

10. DeLorean Car Show adds another
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com

11. Silly antenna question...
From: bluevelvet420_at_dml_aol.com

12. Angle Drive
From: delorean31_at_dml_aol.com

13. Pros of painting a DeLo..
From: "Professor Frink" <diashi_c_at_dml_hotmail.com>





Message: 1
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 00:40:44 -0000
From: "Robert Rooney" <dmcvegas_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Deloreans to help Charities

I wouldn't mind helping causes out, or participating in events, but I 
don't know of any! Can anyone tell me a good source for info on where 
to find local/regional car shows & such? Thanks.

-Robert
vin 6585



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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 17:46:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Carson Clark <cnsandog_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Stainless Steel Letters.


 Don at Delorean Motor Center in Garden Grove sells those and also the letters for the door sill.

C

VIN 16367     <------- then last digits of the Vin number of your DMC


 
aabclafon_at_dml_aol.com wrote: 

Me again, 

Does anyone know where i can find ( in the U.S. ) the Stainless Steel 
Delorean letters that go on the rear bumber? I only found one site, that 
had them, but 
they were out of the U.S.

Also, I notice many people on the DML who sign with their name and Vin #. Any
significance on signing with your Vin #?

Thanks Again
Dave




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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 18:32:09 -0700
From: "Montgomery, Ken" <kenm_at_dml_csus.edu>
Subject: Gathering a crowd -Was: Deloreans to help Charities

> In a message dated 5/29/00 6:45:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> aabclafon_at_dml_aol.com writes:
> 
> <<SNIP>>
> Problem is, everybody was looking at my daily driver D, not his T-Bird !  
> Practically backing up against and rubbing their Levi rivets on the guy's 
> car to get a good look at mine.  After awhile, the poor guy moves his baby

> to a "safer" location.  Oh well, as Rick and I always say, nothing can 
> "catch eyeball" like a D! 

It's funny, I've never had that happen. I get the occasional looker but all
I can figure is that here in California everyone is so used to seeing 'rare'
cars that they hardly give them a second look. Even at the car show this
last weekend where we had 4 cars on display. We didn't get any more of a
crowd than the Jags or MG's. 

I wish people would stare at me more, at least when I'm driving. People
don't bother to look over.. and down from their monster-truck SUV's and they
are always pulling into my lane right on top of me.

I feel a Rodney Dangerfield joke coming on.. 8^)

Ken
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Ken Montgomery	    Sacramento, CA       VIN #10911  'OUTTIME'
http://www.jps.net/arkham/delorean01.htm    mailto:kenm_at_dml_csus.edu
Northern California DeLorean Motor Club
http://members.tripod.com/ncdmc/
Keeper of the International DeLorean Owners Directory
http://www.dmcnews.com  mailto:directory_at_dml_dmcnews.com
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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 20:13:46 -0500
From: "BRUCE BENSON" <delornut_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Minnesota British Car Meet

I've just received information regarding an all British car meet on June
10th in Mankato, Mn.
It's an annual event sponsered by a fellow with a 10,000 sq ft restoration
facility devoted exclusivly to the restoration of British cars. Rather than
list all the info here I'll scan and forward to anyone intersted who emails
me direct.

Bruce Benson



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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 22:42:32 EDT
From: iznodmad_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Stainless Steel Letters.

I would just like to comment on the significance of signing with the VIN.  I 
suppose it was just one of those things that happened when the list was first 
generated by James Espey.  I joined the list in August of 1996 and at that 
time people were signing with their VIN.  So for those of you who were the 
first 10 or so members, how did this come about?  Personally, I like it when 
someone writing on the list lets us know their VIN because it helps me to 
identify people.  This is especially important at shows (like the one coming 
up soon in Cleveland) where we finally get to meet each other and put names 
with faces for those who post on the DML.  The VIN and for that matter e-mail 
addresses are a couple of the ways we have to identify and connect with each 
other.  In addition, the history of the DeLorean is one of the many things 
that is appealing to me about the car.  I admire those that spend their time 
and work hard to gather information and statistics on the DeLorean production 
numbers and all of the cars that are known to still exist.    

Regards,
Darren Decker
VIN 05000      


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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 21:17:08 -0600
From: "Michael C.Babb" <michael.babb_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: RE: Gathering a crowd -(& a good DeLorean experience)

There is a distinct lack of DeLoreans (at least on the road everyday) here
in the Denver area.  My car certainly gathers the crowd.  Last weekend I was
driving back from a friends house and say a Lamborghini Countach outside of
a carwash, and pulled over to check it out.  To my surprise, the owner and
his son spent a good half hour looking over my DeLorean and asking me
questions before I could check out his car. . . Not exactly the response I
expected.

We are going to try to get together in the near future and take some
pictures of the 2 cars together,  should make for some good pictures.

Michael Babb
VIN 3472



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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 21:26:16 -0600
From: "Michael C.Babb" <michael.babb_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: signing with a VIN #

I have been on the DML since about 1995 . . .wow, how time flies.
Personally adding the VIN number is a matter of pride.  I was a list member
before I had my car, and after I got it, I wanted to let the whole world
know that I was a DELOREAN OWNER, and not just any DeLorean, but Aug. 81,
Gray interior, 5-speed, VIN SCEDT26T0BD003472.

It is the only car I have ever owned that I have memorized the entire VIN
number (sick isn't it??). I have also owned this car over 4 years, when I
typically get sick of any car I own after at leas a year and a half. . .

Michael Babb
VIN 3472   <-------Got to have it!
www.babbtechnology.com/delorean



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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 11:35:57 -0400
From: "Dave Stragand" <dave.stragand_at_dml_ketchum.com>
Subject: Re: Dimmer Switch, continued

Marc A Levy <malevy_at_dml_dnrc.bell-labs.com> wrote:

> Dave-  Have you measured the "jag" part with a meter??  What is the
> maximum and minimum resistance?  What does the taper look like?  BTW,
> thanks for the information and pictures you have supplied so far!

Well, using my handy-dandy multimeter, I get the following, and bear in
mind it's been about 12 years since high school physics: On the 2k ohms
scale, I get a steady proportional range from .001 through .030.  A
little bit more and it jumps to 1 (open)

The taper is a hexagon approximately 3/4" tall by 1/4" thick, with a
small round spring loaded pin centered a shade less than 1/4" from the
top of the post.

I'm no electrician, but I do know it makes all the dash lights dim from
off to full on with no problems so far.  If it's from 1976, that means
if it's a Jaguar part likely from 1977, so it's either from an XJS or an
XJ6/12.  Since the XJS appears to use something similar to a rocker
switch, it may be from the XJ6.  According to a Terry's Jaguar catalog,
the XJS uses a different switch from the XJ6/12.  Terry's lists this as
as Jag part number 30886.  Anybody have access to a Jag dealer locally
that could check it out?

-Dave



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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 00:26:16 EDT
From: billschaferabn_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Unlocked & working

Group,

  My thanks to all who repled to my last cry for help.  4 groupies were right 
on the money. Joe Palatinus, Mike, Josh Haldeman and Mike Substelny all had 
the same or similar experience.  What has happened over the course of years 
is the locking linkage rods have loosened up and make the linkage rods not 
strong enough to unlock the door. I removed the upper drivers inside door 
panel and right over the inside armrest door handle release latch are the 
linkage rods. I was able by hand to move the top linkage rod forward (toward 
the dash) and relase the lock mechanism. This allowed the door to open 
freely. Tomorrow I will WD 40 the rods and tighten the tension on the rods to 
allow the outside keylock to function properly. Again my sincere thanks to 
all who responded.

Bill
vin#11596


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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 23:31:42 EDT
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: DeLorean Car Show adds another

Well this one was a surprise
Steve L is bringing his hot rod D
It has a beautiful V8 that I have pictures of and plan to put on my web page 
if I can find time
The car will go from 0-60 in 5.5 so its a bit faster than my standard D.

I found out about it with his registration so we really do have a collection
and for those of you that asked Rob does plan to bring his green one.

We are over 80 cars now with 2 weeks to go 
100 is still possible.

Also there are a few more rooms with King size beds only just turned over to 
me at the Holiday INN
There is also double vbeds available at the Hampton under the DeLorean Car 
show name

geting closer

Ken



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Message: 11
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 01:47:05 EDT
From: bluevelvet420_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Silly antenna question...

I know this is probably an obvious question, but i forget to look for it when
i see deloreans ( i have only seen 3 in person)
is the antena like a stick up one? or is it a wire under the fender itself?

Greg


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Message: 12
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 01:58:25 EDT
From: delorean31_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Angle Drive

Well, I am having the joys of a stubborn Angle Drive hassle me lately.  My 
speedometer stopped working last week.  I pulled the front wheel and the 
lower cable off the angle drive.  The bottom section of the lower Speedo 
cable fell out.  I saw where it had broken inside the cable.  I ordered a new 
lower cable, replaced it, checked the angle drive and other parts which all 
seems to work well and put it all back together.  I drove to a show this 
Saturday and the speedometer worked fine for a while and then all of a sudden 
it stopped working again.  I pulled the wheel off today when I got home and 
took the lower cable off again and the Speedo cup off the rotor.  Everything 
looks fine and turns and spins when the wheel is turned.  I can't see any 
problems.  Anyone been down this road too?  Any suggestions would be greatly 
appreciated I don't know what else to check everything looks fine and seems 
to function properly.  Could the angle drive be bad but appear to work 
properly and turn properly?  The insert looks square not rounded as some do 
with wear.  Thanks in advance for your help

Gary 
VIN 3360


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Message: 13
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 09:14:35 GMT
From: "Professor Frink" <diashi_c_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Pros of painting a DeLo..


Its the whole fascia thing, really.

They rarely seem to be in the right light to complement the car (too dark, 
or too light against the SS). Even the light fascias look terrible on a dark 
day when the D goes that grey-ey blue.

At least paining the car (silver, even) allows you to match the fascias.

I'd like to have my car eventually painted in see-through British Racing 
Green, which is a nice colour but lets the great brush effect show through. 
I don't know how hard it is to do, or how much it is, but it'll be worth it. 
If I remember right there are a few panels lying around with DMC in houston 
or texas now with see-through 'tinted' paint on them.

Matt

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