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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 541
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2001 4:38 AM

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There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: What kind of shocks

2. Bauerle Automotive Is Great !

3. Re: DeLorean Body Kit & Door Rubber
From: "sk1pper" <>

4. Creative Angle Drive repair
From: Jan van de Wouw <>

5. Re: EUROFEST 2001
From: "carteblanche" <>

6. Re: Re: 5th gear grind
From: "DMC Joe" <>

7. Going Xenon .. really so expensive?
From: Stephen Jones <>

8. Gauge problems
From: "Fernando Dillard" <>

Message: 1
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 07:34:53 EDT
Subject: Re: What kind of shocks

In a message dated 5/12/01 6:54:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

> THe car seems to ride very rough.  What kind of shocks
> do you folks recommend.

Well I recently installed PJ Grady's new shocks on my car.  I too was 
unsatisfied with the stock shocks and how stiff the ride was.  Grady's new 
shocks are like night and day compared to the stock shocks.  The ride is 
fantastic.  I also installed their front lowering springs as well.  The ride 
is very smooth and far better than the stock setup.  The shocks are even 
adjustable and look stock.  Check them out at  

Gary Gore
Activities Director
DeLoren Mid Atlantic
VIN 3360

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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 13:22:36 -0000
Subject: Bauerle Automotive Is Great !

I took my 83 D to Bauerle Automotive in Radnor, Ohio (740) 595-3348 
to have an erratic idle issue corrected & the fuel tank and pump 
repaired... Both Dave Bauerle & Steve were excellent people and true 
professionals to deal with... They invited me to walk around their 
shop & look around.... I counted 14 other D's in there besides 
mine... My D runs absolutely perfect & Dave saw some things that he 
corrected after he road tested the vehicle. If your are in the tri-
state area... there is no doubt you will be treated fairly and 
professionaly by a TRUE DeLorean technician...Plus, they are 
genuinely nice guys to deal with....  I am glad to post this message 
to pass "good news" and help along to fellow D owners.

John Curry
83 DeLorean
Vin # 15943


Message: 3
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 12:16:49 -0500
From: "sk1pper" <>
Subject: Re: DeLorean Body Kit & Door Rubber

have you had any luck with your question?

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Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 7:38 AM
Subject: [DML] DeLorean Body Kit & Door Rubber

> Hi all,
> I am sure that I saw a DeLorean with some kind of body kit on it on
> the net a while ago. Is there a specific body kit for the DeLorean
> and if so does anyone know were I could get one from, and how much it
> costs.
> Also doe anyone know whether you can get hold of the outer door seal
> of the roll rather than in pre cut lenghts?. It seems rather
> expensive from all of the DeLorean vendors I have looked at on line
> in comparison to other rubbers I have brought.
> Thanks
> James
> UK
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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 20:44:39 +0200
From: Jan van de Wouw <>
Subject: Creative Angle Drive repair

Hello everyone,

I've just crawled from under my car getting the Angle Drive off since it had
broken. Well I had on hell of a time getting this baby off!
One of the previous 4 owners of my car fixed it after a previous breakdown , but
took it off the wrong way, thus damaging the mounting piece that goes into the
spindle nut.
He worked around this by mounting the drive with EPOXY and securing the lower
speedo cable to the brakeline into the caliper, so it wouldn't move.

You can see this creativity preserved for mankind at:
At first I thought it was dried out axle grease, but is wasn't! I had to chisel
off the epoxy to remove the drive... Looks like there's no core excnhange
possible anymore  :-(

I'm going to go for the HardCore replacement from PJ Grady, 
but I just thought I would share the sight with you all  ;-)

Greetings from teh -currently- sunny Netherlands,

JAN van de Wouw
Thinking Different...   Using a Mac...
Living the Dream...   Driving a DeLorean...

#05141 "Dagger" since Sept. 2000

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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 15:56:28 +0200
From: "carteblanche" <>
Subject: Re: EUROFEST 2001

[Moderator's note: I didn't know how to forward this from the mailing list queue to the proper person so I'm posting it to make sure Cyril gets the proper information.]

Sorry to come so late but I am coming from france with my Delorean on Friday
morning through Saturday night
At what time is the visit of the museum of Giugiaro and the seminar

I am interested by:
-museum: $10
- factory tour $45

We are 2 in the DMC VIN 1804 (from the DMC french Club)

Cyril Binet du Jassonneix

Sorry for this late answer but my job takes me a lot of time. Let me know if
we can pay on those days.

Passion for DMC


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Envoyé : jeudi 10 mai 2001 23:03
Objet : [DML] EUROFEST 2001

> On-line registrations for Eurofest 2001 are now closed.  The Guinness Book
> Records have been informed that this will be the largest "International
> gathering" of DeLorean owners and enthusiasts ever.
> It will also be the largest number of DeLorean cars assembled outside the
> since the factory closed.
> Thank you to all those who have registered and who will be in Belfast in
> weeks time - have a safe journey.  By the way, one of the delegates at
> 20th anniversary is called DeLorean
> Very best wishes,
> Robert Lamrock
> Eurofest Organiser
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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 16:12:17 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <>
Subject: Re: Re: 5th gear grind


You said:

"A bigger bore results in a bigger area, if your foot provides the same force on the pedal the hydraulic pressure would be less. Engaging the pressureplate would take the same force as before, so to meet
up you have to press your foot harder)." 

Not true.

You also said: . 

"Forget the steelbraided clutchline for a moment, it's a little expensive and, in my opinion, it has not that much effect. Go for the pedal-linkage. It's that black, metal bracket that ......."

The stainless steel braided clutch line is the product of choice to correct gear clash problems. Although the adjustable clutch link can also correct the problem of incomplete clutch disengagement, the additional travel of the master cylinder piston can lead to premature seal failure inside the master cylinder.  

You also said:

"Could it be a synchromeshring? For the 5th? at 24.000 miles on a trans with a hell of a reputation? 

 Your 5th gear clash problem is more than likely being caused by a damaged synchronizer gear. You are correct that the DeLorean transmission has an extremely good reputation. You will be interested to know that 98% of all DeLorean manual transmission problems were or are caused by drivers forcing the shifter in and out of gears. The factory installed plastic clutch line was or is the single component responsible for this problem.   


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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 15:57:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: Stephen Jones <>
Subject: Going Xenon .. really so expensive?

I was looking to get a set of xenon lamps to replace
the Sylvania sealed halogen.  I know that the wiring
would support 55-60W (at least I believe so).  Its my understanding that with 'xenon lamps' you don't really have a sealed lamp like with the older halogen lamps, but rather a new lamp casing with a bulb.  I wasn't sure myself what would work as a replacement, but the pricing for most setups didn't seem to be too expensive.  Does anyone have a recommendation of what to use or what they are using to get whiter, brighter beams for cheap? 

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Message: 8
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 19:2:28 -0700
From: "Fernando Dillard" <>
Subject: Gauge problems

Hi List,


I just replaced my binnacle and now my temp, battery gauges and blinker 
lights are acting funny. Only the left blinker comes on with the headlights off. 
however when I turn the headlights on the left blinker light comes on and stays 
on. At the same time the temp gauge will go all the way up and the battery gauge 
all the way down. Do I need to reseat the connectors to the binnacle? Or is 
there something else I should be looking at? 


My battery does need to be replaced.




VIN 10811


--- Fernando Dillard


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