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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 389
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 12:19 AM

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Topics in this digest:

1. Re: More Miami Vice DeLoreans
From: "Rick" <>

2. Re: Carpet Adhesive?

3. Re: Re: Carpet Adhesive?

4. Re: Auto Trans Problems

5. Public comments on DeLorean Cars
From: "Chris Parnham" <>

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 20:05:17 -0000
From: "Rick" <>
Subject: Re: More Miami Vice DeLoreans

[MODERATOR NOTE: I am allowing this post only because
its descriptions will help DML subscribers who like
to seek out DeLorean appearances on TV shows.  This
is *not* an invitation to create a lengthy thread on
the subject.  Gentlemen, this case is closed.]

Yes, the other episode is titled "Indian Wars", and it's from the 4th 
season (87/88). The DeLorean featured is on screen for about 2 
minutes and it belongs to one of the henchmen of a big drug kingpin. 
Like you said, Castillo is also in the scene but he never touches the 
car. He has his own cool ride - a black Lambourghini Jalpa.

Glades is also a great episode. The premise of that is Crockett and 
Tubbs travel to this town in the middle of the everglades to 
intercept a drug shipment. All the DeLoreans in that town obviously 
belong to other drug dealers who are waiting for the same shipment, 
but the locals get suspicious of Crockett and Tubbs and lots of 
shooting and stuff ensues. Ignoring all the 80's stereotypes, Glades 
is probably one of the best episodes of Vice you'll see. Very cool 



Message: 2
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 20:25:36 -0000
Subject: Re: Carpet Adhesive?

Do not use a contact adhesive. You should use something that while 
holding down the carpet securely you could still peel the carpet off 
in the future just in case. Some glues are so good that the carpet 
will rip to shreds if you try to get it out later. Go to the auto 
supply and get some spray trim adhesive and test it on something 
first. The carpet on the horizontal surface behind the seats dosen't 
get glued down.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 15:55:21 EST
Subject: Re: Re: Carpet Adhesive?

In a message dated 1/29/01 8:43:07 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< I don't think you want to glue that peice in >>

    I am not talking about gluing the whole piece in place.  I saw on the 
original one that is in there, that it is glued along the top edge on both 
sides of it, just about a 1 1/2 inch wide strip along the top that holds it 
in place.  Thats all I wanted to know about with the adhesive.  I also 
noticed that on the carpet that goes under the seats they used some kind of 
glue to hold it to the fibreglass up front.

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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 20:20:37 -0000
Subject: Re: Auto Trans Problems

I can understand your bewilderment. Check out the other end, the end 
where the wire from the solenoids goes into the large plug. Remove
the clip where the wire enters and then unscrew each wire from under the 
bananna  connecters. Leave the wire in place in the car and remove
the wire from the new computer. Install the old wire into the new
computer plug correctly.

Although you can do this I recommend that you DO drop 
the pan just so you can look inside. Don't forget there is a magnet 
inside in the pan and you can't examine it unless you drop the pan.
Do not overtighten the pan screws as they are only in aluminum and can 
strip out very easily. You may be able to reuse the pan gasket if it 
isn't too dried out.

Unless the fluid is really clean you should 
replace it but remember it's only about 3 quarts and the trans holds 
much more that you can't get out, it's mostly in the torque converter.
Unless it's really gunky inside you should't have to touch the filter.

David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 automatic (Yes it is running good)

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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 21:20:08 -0000
From: "Chris Parnham" <>
Subject: Public comments on DeLorean Cars

We must do things a little differently in the UK. The only negative comments I receive when out driving my D are concerning the 80 odd million funded by the British taxpayer.

The most popular comment is "well I've never seen one on the road".

"The body is aluminium isn't it?"

"What's it like to drive?"

They all get treated to a five minute lecture and go away knowing a lot more positive stuff than before!

I love all the attention!!!!  That's where I get my biggest kick, watching the dropping jaws as I cruse along.

I have been into classic cars for 30 years and nothing, absolutely NOTHING gets as much attention as our beloved De Lorean.

Chris Parnham hon. sec. DOC UK

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