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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 523
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2001 4:26 AM

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There are 20 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Advice on buying!
From: one80extreme_at_dml_yahoo.com

2. Minnesota Spring Meet
From: "Jim Reeve"<ultra_at_dml_isd.net>

3. Re: DMC Needed for Corporate Event in NYC
From: tmasterlc_at_dml_msn.com

4. cool parts
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com

5. Re: oil filters
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com

6. Re: Oil Filters
From: "Dan RC30" <Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com>

7. ASI radio wiring
From: Mark Noeltner <mark_at_dml_buffalochips.org>

8. re: State Farm
From: "H. Julian Wainthrop, IV" <smeghead79_at_dml_home.com>

9. Insuring a Delorean - $182/year (MA)
From: "Hank Eskin" <heskin_at_dml_bellatlantic.net>

10. Re: my first real drive (not without its problems)
From: webmaster_at_dml_screen-power.com

11. Of restorations, oil filters, general expertise, & a story
From: ben_at_dml_benmaxwell.com

12. Re: ASI radio wiring
From: theshovel1224_at_dml_yahoo.com

13. Re: re: State Farm
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com

14. Pic of the Month
From: "David Swingle" <dswingle_at_dml_enteract.com>

15. Dashboard Question
From: "Fernando Dillard" <fdillard_at_dml_earthlink.net>

16. Re: Fuel Problems
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

17. Re: Advice on buying!
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

18. Re: Insuring a Delorean - $182/year (MA)
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>

19. Re: my first real drive (not without its problems)
From: njp548_at_dml_aol.com

20. Re: Advice on buying!
From: "Payne" <bpayne_at_dml_macnet.com>





Message: 1
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 05:36:48 -0000
From: one80extreme_at_dml_yahoo.com
Subject: Advice on buying!

It has only taking me twenty years, but I'm finally going to break 
down and buy my dream car. I can still remember being a senior in 
high school, sitting in my math class drooling over a CAR & DRIVER w/ 
a Delorean on the cover! My question is whether it's better to get a 
Delorean w/ real low miles (under 10K) or one w/ more. The usual 
train of thought is to find cars with low miles. However, I getting 
the feeling that this may not be the case with the Delorean. So 
please give me your thoughts. I know they'll probably be mixed (the 
oil filter discussion proved that).

Blessings,
Dwayne




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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 05:41:59 GMT
From: "Jim Reeve"<ultra_at_dml_isd.net>
Subject: Minnesota Spring Meet

Ok everyone, new Minnesota DeLorean Club is having its first spring meet next
weekend, and everyone is welcome!  It is going to be at Baker Park, in Medina
MN on Saturday May 5.  Starting at 12:00pm, and going till whenever.  Bring
a cooler full of food and drinks, we will have charcoal for grilling.  For anyone
out of town who doesn't know where Baker Park is, directions are as follows...


Directions to the park are simple, and as follows.  From every direction except

west of the cities, get onto I-494 in the west suburbs.  Go west on St Hwy 55

about 2-3 miles, untill you reach County Road 24 (there will be a Rainbow Foods

on your left).  Go left on 24, and keep going 6 miles untill the road's end.

 It will T as County Road 19.  Go left (south) on 19 for about 1/4 mile, then

the entrance to the park will be on the right.  Coming from west of the Twin

Cities, go east on Hwy 55 or Hwy 12 untill you reach CR 19.  On 55, go south

and follow the road through Loretto, then the park will be on the right, about

2 miles down the road.  On 12, turn left (north) at the Dairy Queen, then follow

the road a little over a mile and the park will then be on the left.  If anyone

needs furthur assistance, please email me directly.

Hope to see some of you there!
--
Jim Reeve
MNDMC - Minnesota DeLorean Club
DMC-6960



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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 08:08:29 -0000
From: tmasterlc_at_dml_msn.com
Subject: Re: DMC Needed for Corporate Event in NYC

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_a...> wrote:
> I contacted Christine about this, and I am going to talk to her more
> tomorrow.
> 
> How much does one usually rent their car out for? Anyone?
> 
Kevin:

This question came up recently, and I read a figure that stated 
the "going rate" to hire a DeLorean for display purposes was $2600.

I suggest that you just tell them your fee, and you'll find out PDQ 
just how bad they want your precious DeLorean.  If it's a "Back To 
The Future" TITLED event they're sure to have a budget allowance to 
obtain the focal point or main attraction.

I wish I had known more about DeLoreans for hire, before 
I 'volunteered' mine for the 14th Annual Press Club of St. 
Louis "Media Persons of the Year" Award entitled "Back To The Future 
with Ford and Freeman" at the Ritz Carlton Hotel.

The Truscotts were nice enough to pass on the information since it 
was a local event in my area, and suggested that I ask about the 
budget and consider writing about my experience for DeLorean World 
Magazine if I decided to participate.  (Sincere thanks to John & 
Joan!)

We thought it might be fun (for free) considering we normally pay an 
entry fee when registering for car shows!  My only request was to 
receive photos of the event to submit for a future article in 
DeLorean World... To date, NO photos, and they haven't returned my 24 
exposure roll of prints that I provided for the newspaper press 
release!  I was their new best friend, when they thought they were 
going to get their DeLorean dream, but since the March 14th event 
they have forgotten about me.

Make sure you get something for your time and involvement beforehand 
because you won't know just how much of a nightmare it could turn out 
to be.  I was told that I'd have to drive the car on 4-6" wooden 
ramps to get the car from the parking garage into the Grand Ballroom, 
but wasn't told that the other side of the door was a 4 foot drop-
off!  They had a nice ramp set-up for this but I had to wait over an 
hour before the maintenance crew decided to put it together.  They 
were also concerned that the car would nose-dive into their carpeting 
and put a rip in it... Hello??? Do I think I want the spoiler torn 
off?  All went well and I took photos of the scary part, then had to 
wait another 3 hours for hundreds of tables to be moved so I could 
drive up to the front of the ballroom.  I was told they'd be ready 
for me that morning... not to be late.  It took 6 1/2 hours total 
just to drop the car off.

It was nice visiting with the lighting and camera crews, because they 
all said they were being paid for their services and I was crazy!  It 
would have been kind for them to ask about using a fog machine and 
throwing wires and cables all around and under the car for lights and 
flashing strobes, but it wasn't mentioned.

Now I hear there was a photo taken of Ford and Freeman "perched" on 
the hood of the car, and I'm suppose to receive one!  Wow, that's 
just what I needed to know.

It was a fabulous production and I got a great video, but just my 
luck to break the flash off my 35mm camera.  No worry, I was assured 
copies from the news media coverage -- We'll see.  I suppose I don't 
need to write the article... I just did!

Lastly, this was a $100.00 per person dinner and roast, and The Press 
Club raised $86,000.00 from the event the prior year.  I was aware of 
this probably after I committed, so I should kick myself for not 
finding out more first.  I feel great about holding up my end of the 
bargain, but it's a shame when others don't as well.  Good Luck!

Cheryl & Ron Wester
MO Lic#: BK2-FTR
VIN#: 6322




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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 04:22:14 EDT
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: cool parts

Hey all,

checker auto (http://www.partsamerica.com) carries some neat DeLorean 
accessories. if you choose a DeLorean as the car to work with, and click on 
'accessories', you will find sweet things like:

- sunroof wind deflectors
- roof racks
- overhead consoles with TV's in them
- a tool chest
- hood scoops

i just preordered my DeLorean sunroof deflector, and i think everyone else 
should too before they're all gone!

Andy :-)

Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
1982 DeLorean DMC-12 VIN#11596
Fargo, ND 58102


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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 17:48:14 EDT
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: oil filters

In a message dated 4/27/01 9:54:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
srubano_at_dml_optonline.com writes:

<< The oil filter on the D is on an angle where the highest point is the 
 threaded part and the lowest point is the rounded part of the filter. 
 It can hold plenty of oil in it after the engine is off. >>

Some people have put adapters on between the filter and the engine to be able 
to fit a non-standard filter.  Maybe that was done to yours before you got 
it. My filter sticks straight out horizontally like a doorknob, and I believe 
that's normal. (I was just gazing up at it today, actually... having my 
trailing arm bolts replaced.)  So, at least 1/2 the oil would drain out 
without a check valve.  No big issue to me, I always use the Purflux from my 
D vendor. I always keep one on hand. Why struggle?  Why arm wrestle over a 
few pennies?  My dad used to say, "if you have to ask what gas mileage it 
gets, you probably can't afford it."  I'd say if it's too much to pay for the 
correct oil filter... you get the idea.

Wayne A. Ernst
DMCTech Group
p.s. It was nice to meet you at last, on Sat.



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Message: 6
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 11:43:09 -1000
From: "Dan RC30" <Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Oil Filters

[Moderator Note: As far as I am concerned the oil filter subject is closed.  Please see the link provided by Dave Swingle yesterday.  - Mike S.]

"Sending units are cheap compared to the engine and I can't see companies
spending millions of dollars designing an oil filter to such high specs just
to hurt the engine.
John Hervey
www.specialTauto.com"<---SNIP


Well John, you better believe it. I heard Rob Grady this past weekend 
talking about how Fram doesn't recommend using their own filter on the 
DeLorean even though it fits. The Purflux is the correct part for the 
DeLorean. I think all DeLorean authorities agree on this one. I know for a 
fact that any other oil filter can damage and ruin the oil pressure sending 
unit. And if I'm correct, that sender is around $40. (Not positive on that 
price though...)

I don't care if it's 2 or 3 times as much as the bosch or fram... I'm using 
it. Ever hear of "penny wise, pound foolish"?

---Dan

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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 09:03:31 -0500
From: Mark Noeltner <mark_at_dml_buffalochips.org>
Subject: ASI radio wiring

Anybody have any details on how the ASI radios are wired up? They evidently
use the 9-pin harness for the speakers only, unlike the Craig radio which
feeds virtually everything through the 9-pin plug. I was just corresponding
with someone, and they disconnected the 9-pin on their ASI and it still
powers up.

So I'm looking for details on how it's wired to help someone who bought a
9-pin plug assembly from me  (
http://www.midstatedmc.com/parts/radioplug.html ). I've got the Craig
wiring info posted on the page just referenced, but I don't have a late
model available to check and I would like to post the same type of info for
the ASI.

Thanks!!

Mark N
VIN 6820



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Message: 8
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 10:33:30 -0700
From: "H. Julian Wainthrop, IV" <smeghead79_at_dml_home.com>
Subject: re: State Farm

Faris - 

One would also think a reputable company like State Farm would not make
me wait eight days to have my car photographed, nor would they
furthermore make me drive a vehicle with no brake lights to a "claim
center" to have photos taken.

Like a good neighbor, they're on vacation when you need them.

- Farrar



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Message: 9
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 12:32:54 -0400
From: "Hank Eskin" <heskin_at_dml_bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Insuring a Delorean - $182/year (MA)


Hello All,

  In today's Boston Globe (Automotive section) is an article about Hagerty
Insurance (http://www.hagerty.com) that only insures classic, exotic, and
collector cars.  They understand that drivers like us are much better risks
that "normal" drivers, and take better care of our prize possessions.
Therefore, they offer VERY LOW rates.  I tried the on-line quote for
insuring a Delorean in MA (with an agreed value of $25K), and the annual
premium was $182 with a $300 deductible. (I just checked NJ, it's $375,
NY-$400)  Now realize that they have some pretty high standards for insuring
YOU - like no major violations, at least 25 years old, you and every member
of your household must have another "daily driver" other than the car being
insured, and it must be stored in a locked garage. (there are other
requirements, see web site)  Unfortunately, I don't qualify (no garage, the
D is stored covered outside), but other people might qualify for this
coverage.

I am not in any way affiliated with this outfit - just reporting useful
information.

-Hank  #1619





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Message: 10
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 17:17:39 -0000
From: webmaster_at_dml_screen-power.com
Subject: Re: my first real drive (not without its problems)

Thanks, everyone, for the input on my first set of problems!

I filled up the tank and drove the car on the same route it was on 
last time...except this time it didn't die. Full tank = fine, half 
tank = dead engine. I'll check out the pickup line, baffle, etc. once 
my parts and tech manuals arrive and I can hopefully get some 
assistance from a fellow D owner in the area. Until I learn more, 
having me work unsupervised in the most flammable/explosive area of 
the car is probably not the best of ideas. :-)

As for the tremendous vibration, I suspected flat-spotted NCT's and 
the general consensus seems to have confirmed that. There's a shop 
not too far away that has a GSP9700, but they say they can't get the 
Yokohamas I want because they're not in production anymore. I'll have 
to order the tires from tirerack.com, then take them (in a second 
car, of course) to have them installed and balanced. The whole thing 
will end up running upwards of $500...but that's a small price to pay 
to finally be able to drive my car over 40MPH!

________________
Todd Masinelli
VIN 6681





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Message: 11
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 17:47:15 -0000
From: ben_at_dml_benmaxwell.com
Subject: Of restorations, oil filters, general expertise, & a story

For my money, nothing compares to the experience of a specialist.

I just got my car back from being restored at PJ Grady's.  What I 
thought was going to be a minor fix-it became a $6,000+ restoration 
job, and I say without hesitation that I trust my car to Rob more 
than anyone else on the planet (sorry Dan!). It was money well spent. 
Not only did he repair the front of my frame to better than new 
status, rebuild my steering rack, work on the exhaust, fuel system, 
and a bunch of other stuff, he also worked his ass off on repairing a 
crack in the engine block.  That's right, people, I now have a brass 
plug & epoxy in the bottom part of my engine block.  This problem was 
never properly fixed, and I have no doubt that there are few people 
talented enough to actually get the thing right.  If PJ Grady 
recommends the Purflux, so be it... I'm buying it.  If Rob says that 
I really need a new exhaust, so be it - it's done.  If I hear about a 
mystical coolant system dance Rob's trying out, I'm there.  The point 
is that you have to go with somebody who knows their sh - stuff with 
these cars... I read here that a Volvo dealer didn't even recongize 
their own freakin motor!! That's just unacceptable.
 
So, as I neared my Philadelphia home last night at 1am, after being 
awake for nearly 24 hours, travelling up to Long Island, spending a 
lovely dinner with Rob & Debbie, and driving the Belt Parkway down to 
the NJ Turnpike, I pulled up to a stop light to the right of a car 
with two very lovely girls inside. The lowered their passenger side 
window and asked, "Hey what kind of car is that?"  I said, "A 
Delorean."  She said, "Wow... looks cool... wanna come out with us?"  
I said, "No thanks, I'd rather drive for a little while longer..."  
And I pulled away.

-ben
06976




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Message: 12
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 18:29:37 -0000
From: theshovel1224_at_dml_yahoo.com
Subject: Re: ASI radio wiring

With the ASI, only the speaker wires go through the 9pin plug. 
Starting in the top row of the 9pin plug from the left: red: front
right, green: rear left, white/brown: common right going to the rear, 
middle row: white/red: common right going to the front, white/green:
common left going to the rear, brown: rear right,
bottom row: white/orange: common left going to front, orange: front
left.  All of this information is on a label on top of the ASI Radio.
The white/red wire coming out of the back of the radio splits into the
white/red and white/brown wires before going into the connector,
likewise, the white/orange wire splits into white/orange and
white/green.  The white wires are negative and the solid color wires
are positive.
Also coming out of the back of the radio are the black antenna
coaxial cable, the black ground wire, the blue dimmer wire, the white
power antenna wire, the yellow 12 volt switched wire and red 12 volt
constant wire, both of which go through inline fuse holders.

John Yeoman





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Message: 13
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 14:56:59 EDT
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: re: State Farm

In a message dated 4/28/01 1:54:00 PM Central Daylight Time, 
smeghead79_at_dml_home.com writes:


> Like a good neighbor, they're on vacation when you need them.
> 
> 

i don't know about that.  my state farm insurance is very personal, quick, 
and attentive to my needs.  there were no questions asked when i wanted to 
insure my DeLorean (i'm 18 years old!) but i also have another car insured 
thru them.  they walked right out and took pictures, and i've never had to 
spend more than 20 minutes there for any policy changes or anything of the 
sort.  when i got in an accident three years ago, they were there also, and 
had everything i needed laid out in front of me.  my state farm is great!  
just thought i should show the other side of the coin...

andy

Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
1982 DeLorean DMC-12 VIN#11596
Fargo, ND 58102


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Message: 14
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 14:10:13 -0500
From: "David Swingle" <dswingle_at_dml_enteract.com>
Subject: Pic of the Month

If you're not in the habit of looking at the DMCNews picture of the month,
take a look at it today.  Daytona Beach.

Who says girls don't dig DeLoreans. . . . . . .

http://www.dmcnews.com/potm.html

BTW - if you've sent one in and have not seen it, it's probably still in queue. There are a few in backlog now.

Dave




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Message: 15
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 14:44:21 -0700
From: "Fernando Dillard" <fdillard_at_dml_earthlink.net>
Subject: Dashboard Question


Hi List,

 

I recently bought a dashboard from DMC Houston (Grey for 82 DMC-12).

I was finally getting around to start installing it when I noticed 
that

the dash does not have the little holes (grillwork?) on top where the front 
speakers

mount.

 

My question: Is this a new feature or a manufacturing error? Is anybody 
else's dash like this?

 

Thanks,

Fernando

VIN# 10811

 

--- Fernando Dillard

--- fdillard_at_dml_earthlink.net 

--- EarthLink: It's your Internet.


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Message: 16
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 19:10:39 -0400
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Fuel Problems

Matthew,

>But is there another possible
>cause to the fuel starvation symptoms normally caused by a collapsed
>inlet fuel line?

Yes.  Even if your fuel line is not collapsing, perhaps it has a small hole
in it allowing it to suck air?  Maybe you have a partially clogged fuel
filter.  As a diagnostic, maybe you could keep a fuel pressure gauge
connected while you are driving the car (if you can do it safely.)  If your
pressures stay normal and you still have symptoms of fuel starvation, then
you have a different problem.  Perhaps a real mechanic could suggest a
better diagnostic.

>Another question possibly related -- comments or info on the envelope
>style pre-filter -- is there an alternative?

Yes.  I assume you are talking about the fuel inlet suction filter.  The
original one in my DeLorean was disk shaped about 2" diameter and 1/4" thick
made of a hard plastic frame covered with a fine mesh screen.  Mine was so
rotten that it fell apart as I touched it.  Since I was in a pioneering
mood, I didn't feel like buying the right part from a reputable place and
instead got something at NAPA.  It is NAPA part number STS-36 and is the
'envelope style'.  (Cost around $15)  In order to make it fit, I had to cut
the angled part of the plastic spout off.  (A sharp PVC water pipe cutting
tool worked great.  Otherwise try a sharp razor knife.  Any type of saw will
make small plastic particles that you don't want in your system.)  I think
this style filter works better than the OEM design -- less restrictive to
fuel flow with more filter surface area.  This one is a pillow shaped
rectangle and fills the bottom of the fuel baffle.  I looked through
everything they had in stock and in their catalogue.  I did the same at Pep
Boys.  I probably looked at over 2 dozen filters that evening.  It's amazing
what you can get away with if you ask nicely.

I still have the original suction line that is rather soft and a little
gummy in one corner.  I'm going to replace it soon with the $91 replacement
since I still have the temperature sensitive fuel pump noise -- probably
from a collapsing fuel suction line.

Walt    Tampa, FL




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Message: 17
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 20:11:01 -0400
From: "Walter" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Advice on buying!

Dwayne,

>My question is whether it's better to get a
>Delorean w/ real low miles (under 10K) or one w/ more.

This is one of those questions that can only be answered by 'matter of
opinion' type answers.  If you are mechanically inclined, then try to get a
car with low miles and with most of it's factory original problems so that
you can fix them correctly.  With the more mileage that a DeLorean has,
chances are there will be more things on it that have gone wrong and may or
may not have been fixed properly if at all.  But then you might luck out and
find something that has already been gone through by a reputable DeLorean
vendor.

I suggest that you order your priorities in choosing a DeLorean in this
order:
1) Price.  A great deal on anything will be hard to pass up.
2) Condition of stainless panels.  Blemish free is nice to have.
3) Condition of frame.  A rust bucket case may turn into a body-off-frame
restoration.  You might not want to tackle that for your first DeLorean.
3) Condition of interior.  I have seen more DeLoreans with cracked dashes
and binnacles than I have with seen without.  These interiors tend to fall
apart when left in the weather for very long.
4) Mechanical condition.  Personally put this as a low priority since I'm a
good shade tree mechanic.  I can fix a mechanical defect a lot easier than I
can take a dent out of fender.

Unless you are mechanically inclined, then I suggest spending the extra
bucks and buying one that has already been professionally restored -- low
miles or otherwise.  When I bought mine, I specifically wanted one with
black interior and an automatic tranny.  It was the third DeLorean that I
had ever seen up close in my entire life.  I think it was a matter of fate.

When I was in high school, I remember going to the local Buick/DeLorean
dealership in town.  I drooled plenty on the floor model as you did on the
magazine.  On that day, I never would have believed that I would eventually
own one.  Since then I have spent lots of money on lots of cars.  I have
wasted more than I care to admit to.  But the DeLorean has been the best
value and fun for the dollar than anything else out there.  It is one of the
few practical everyday cars out there that probably will never depreciate in
value.

Walt    Tampa, FL




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Message: 18
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 19:39:01 -0700
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>
Subject: Re: Insuring a Delorean - $182/year (MA)



Another good thing about Hagerty is that they understand we can only drive
one car at a time. Therefore they only charge one liability premium even if
you have more than one collector car. The only thing that compounds is the
comprehensive.

Bruce Benson


> Hello All,
>
>   In today's Boston Globe (Automotive section) is an article about Hagerty
> Insurance (http://www.hagerty.com) that only insures classic, exotic, and
> collector cars.  They understand that drivers like us are much better
risks
> that "normal" drivers, and take better care of our prize possessions.
> Therefore, they offer VERY LOW rates>

> -Hank  #1619





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Message: 19
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 22:20:00 EDT
From: njp548_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: my first real drive (not without its problems)

In a message dated 4/28/01 2:54:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
webmaster_at_dml_screen-power.com writes:

<< There's a shop 
 not too far away that has a GSP9700, but they say they can't get the 
 Yokohamas I want because they're not in production anymore. I'll have 
 to order the tires from tirerack.com >>
Todd,

       Thats what the place that powdercoated my frame told me.  I was going 
to have them mount my tires for me since they have the machine to do it.  The 
owner of the place has a friend who imports tires and said it might be 
cheaper if he could find them.  He then told me they weren't available.  The 
real situation for these tires, is that Yokohama stopped production on SOME 
different sizes of the AVS Intermediate tires, but not the sizes that is 
needed for the De Lorean.  Tirerack.com is definitely the way to go.  They 
are really cheap on there.  Hope that helps.

Later,
Nick
1852
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Message: 20
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 20:08:16 -0700
From: "Payne" <bpayne_at_dml_macnet.com>
Subject: Re: Advice on buying!

I bought mine for a daily driver and it has 60,000 miles on it.  It was nice
to have a little more mileage on the car because I knew a lot of things had
been replaced and a few updates were already done.  Plus it didn't have the
fuel system gummed up from years of sitting in a garage.  I'm sure some
owners will debate me on this, so just remember that every single D you find
will be in a somewhat different state of restoration, or none at all.  Just
look the car over closely before you buy it, and try to find the history.

payne
#2975



> It has only taking me twenty years, but I'm finally going to break
> down and buy my dream car. I can still remember being a senior in
> high school, sitting in my math class drooling over a CAR & DRIVER w/
> a Delorean on the cover! My question is whether it's better to get a
> Delorean w/ real low miles (under 10K) or one w/ more. The usual
> train of thought is to find cars with low miles. However, I getting
> the feeling that this may not be the case with the Delorean. So
> please give me your thoughts. I know they'll probably be mixed (the
> oil filter discussion proved that).
>
> Blessings,
> Dwayne
>





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