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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 434
Date: Thursday, March 01, 2001 4:55 AM

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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Re: 3.0 Eagle Motor Conclusion

2. DMC Door Handles

3. Craig radio wiring

4. RE: Looking for Delorean in the Northwest
From: "IN2TIME" <>

5. Re: High idle probs...
From: "B Benson" <>

6. Re: Temporary Import of DMC to USA
From: "ian" <>

7. Re: Noisy fuel pump

8. Re: FYI Craig radio on eBay

9. Re: Noisy fuel pump

10. rubberneckers...
From: "Mike Cutting" <>

11. DeLoreans on Speedvision
From: "dmczr1" <>

Message: 1
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 16:35:55 EST
Subject: Re: Re: 3.0 Eagle Motor Conclusion

In a message dated 2/28/01 2:17:09 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< why go through the 
 trouble to swap out this and modify that?
 What's the point? >>

All due respect, but I think many will join me in saying: If I have to 
explain it, you just wouldn't understand.



Message: 2
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 17:41:58 EST
Subject: DMC Door Handles

    Just a quick note: I just recieved one of the new door handle assemblies 
that DMC Houston has started reproducing and I must say it's one of the best 
and nicest pieces I've ever seen. The attention to fit, finish and detail is 
exceptional and when installed it looks "factory", which many times is harder 
to do then most people realize.  This is one replacement part that will 
eliminate any future need for repair or replacement.
    Great work guys !!!!



Message: 3
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 17:42:49 EST
Subject: Craig radio wiring

    I am looking for the wiring diagram for the Craig radio harness.  I see 
that DMC Joe has posted a wiring diagram for the ASI radios but I dont see 
one for the Craig.  I thought they might be the same but they are not, at 
least not myne:)  Please let me know where I can find one.



Message: 4
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 14:47:37 -0800
From: "IN2TIME" <>
Subject: RE: Looking for Delorean in the Northwest

We have a few DeLoreans For Sale listed on the Pacific Northwest DeLorean
Club Website.

Any member's ads that we run in our quarterly newsletters are also posted on
our Website for free. Membership in PNDC is open to DeLorean Owners,
DeLorean Dreamers, and DeLorean Part/Service Suppliers.  Additional
membership information is available on the Website.



Message: 5
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 16:59:54 -0800
From: "B Benson" <>
Subject: Re: High idle probs...

Sounds like a pretty healthy vacuum leak somewhere in the intake system.

Bruce Benson

> My car is idling at around 2000 RPMs.  Plus, when I rev it hard I get 
> backfiring into the intake.  Thanks for any help anyone can give me!
> Later,
> Nick
> 1852


Message: 6
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 08:46:25 +0800
From: "ian" <>
Subject: Re: Temporary Import of DMC to USA

Hi Barry,

Thank you very much for your time and comments ... I appreciate your help.

I had discovered some of this info from the US Customs ... but not the
details on 'exemptions!' This will hopefully help considerably if US Customs
agrees to let me import my D for one year.

Had to laugh ... "exemption for members of foreign armed forces" should make
it easy for the Lybians should they ever invade the USA!!!

My plan is to get the car running using required spares from my parts-car in
S.California. I will then give it to a DMC shop for full restoration (anyone
know of a cheap shipping method to the East Coast/Texas DMC Shops?). This
will be a "keeper" so I want everything done 110%.

Has anyone had a full restoration carried out? Where, your comments, total
ball-park price, etc would be useful information.

Thanks again Barry.

Cheers,               IAN (Hong Kong)

----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2001 5:28 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Temporary Import of DMC to USA

> I have imported a few cars into the states as a military member so most of
the rules do not apply to me. But I did do some quick research for you.
Check out the following:


Message: 7
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 19:55:32 EST
Subject: Re: Noisy fuel pump

Scott and list.
May I suggest John Cash's "I Walk The Line" to check and see if the hum is in 
tune. Also need to see what key the hum is in, as this maybe related to the 
"whine" of the tires (depending on type, size and if the original rims are 
used or not) on various pavements, which could be affected by the height of 
the car (original shocks vs. lowering kits) in relation to the cross wind 
speed. Every once in a while you get the chance to have a little fun with a 
post. To the original poster, hope the others have more important input than 
mine. I just couldn't let this post die without having a stab at humor. 
Bruce Battles
Vin# 6569

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Message: 8
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 00:57:01 -0000
Subject: Re: FYI Craig radio on eBay

Very common problem with the craig radios. The display is in the 
little door for the cassette tape. It is wired through a "flexible" 
printed circuit. After years of flexing the pc fails. To date there is 
no satisfactory repair or replacement for this. The best thing to do 
is either install an ASI or some other suitable replacement.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Les Huckins <jhuckins_at_dml_c...> wrote:
> Display doesn't light.  The offer suggests that it might just be a
> working pull but two pointed questions determined that it doesn't 
> up.  Bid accordingly.
> Les


Message: 9
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 01:01:39 -0000
Subject: Re: Noisy fuel pump

Be sure when installing the fuel pump not to rotate it or you WILL 
kink the pickup hose. It will starve the pump and will be worse as the 
level of fuel goes down. Install a spring inside the pickup hose to 
prevent the pump's vacuum from collapsing the hose and preventing 
kinks. It does not restrict the flow.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., steven.rogers_at_dml_u... wrote:
> Years ago when my fuel pump consistently made the annoying humming 
sound, I
> had it remedied by Don
> at DMC in garden grove CA by installing a heat-shield in front of 
the fuel
> tank.  This was apparently a common
> fix for a common problem.  


Message: 10
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 20:48:05 -0500
From: "Mike Cutting" <>
Subject: rubberneckers...


more often than not, i find myself giving "tours" of my car everytime i take
her out.  it is just part of owning such a unique automobile.  i will admit,
it sometimes is not convenient but the admirers don't realize that they may
be causing some kind of an inconvenience. for that reason, i always try to
be accomodating.  i also will normally invite people to "have a seat".
take, for example, an instance last summer when i was washing the car in my
driveway when an older gentleman in a cadillac kept circling my house.  i
could see him straining to see the car but i guess he was too worried about
being a nuissance to stop and "bother" me.  after his 5th or 6th trip back
and forth infront of my house, i flagged him down..  he immediately pulled
into the driveway and got out of the car.  i asked him if he was lost or
just checking out the car.  he seemed a little embarrassed and said that he
was looking at the car.  and i told him that he'd never get a good look at
it from the road.  he hopped back into his car..  i thought i had offended
him (i was only trying to be conversational) but that was put to rest when
he got back out with a camera in hand and started circling the car.  this
guy had the look of a kid at christmas on his face.  he took some pictures
and asked if i would mind taking one of him next to the car.  i did and
offered to let him sit in the car.
the gentleman explained to me that he had the opportunity to buy a de lorean
in the 80's and passed on it.  he had regretted it ever since.  he said that
he hadn't seen one for almost 15 years and that it was just luck that he
found me because he lives in montreal (i live in new liskeard, ontario) and
was up here visiting some family.
the reason for the long post??  well, i made this man's day just by being a
nice guy.  he only wanted to admire the car and i made the experience
special for him by just talking to him.  as the owner of an "exotic", it is
easy to become complacent towards the car and forget how special they are to
some people..  just remember that next time you're at a light and the people
in the car next to you strain to get a good look..!

just my $0.02..



Message: 11
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 20:20:39 -0700
From: "dmczr1" <>
Subject: DeLoreans on Speedvision

There is supposed to be a segment on Deloreans on this weeks "Hemmings Road
Show" on SpeedVision," a segment will be devoted to "A close-up 'Buyers'
Guide' examination of the pros and cons of owning a 1981 DeLorean sports
It airs Thursday evening 8:30 EST, 6:30 MST.

Jack Janney
82 #10901


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