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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 579
Date: Sunday, June 10, 2001 9:04 PM

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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Ground and Mystery Wire
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

2. Re: Ground and Mystery Wire
From: "Jim Reeve" <ultra_at_dml_isd.net>

3. Relay in Engine Compartment
From: theshovel1224_at_dml_yahoo.com

4. Re: Powder Coating?
From: njp548_at_dml_aol.com

5. Custom Chrome contact info
From: "Aaron King" <floodle_at_dml_subdimension.com>

6. first drive, transmission problem.
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com

7. Re: Resetting Lambda switch,
From: jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net

8. clutch problem
From: scottymckenzie_at_dml_altavista.com

9. who would be interested in seat covers ?
From: orentha_at_dml_hotmail.com

10. Re: Fuel Pump
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

11. Re: Ground and Mystery Wire
From: srubano_at_dml_optonline.com

12. Re: Relay in Engine Compartment
From: "chris" <chris_at_dml_internets.freeserve.co.uk>

13. Re: AngleDrive Gears
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

14. Re: clutch problem
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

15. Re: first drive, transmission problem.
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com

16. Re: Relay in Engine Compartment
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com

17. Houston Floods
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com

18. DeLorean Car Show Graceland
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com

19. D owners in the Lincoln, NE area?
From: "Michael C. Babb" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>

20. cd player installation
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com

21. Re: first drive, transmission problem.
From: jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net

22. Clutch pedal
From: paulheymeson_at_dml_thefreeinternet.co.uk

23. Re: Custom Chrome contact info
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>

24. Delorean w/ 4500 Miles up for grabs (maybe)
From: Michael Pike <iqintermedia_at_dml_yahoo.com>

25. Re: cd player installation
From: mrvideosawyer_at_dml_netscape.net





Message: 1
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 20:35:48 EDT
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Ground and Mystery Wire

Jason,The blue wire with the yellow stripe comes from the ignition resistor 
bank on the rear fire wall and goes to the starter solonoid. This wire 
supplies power to the ignition coil  through the resistor. Do not hook it up 
directly to the coil.
As for the ground. I have never had to track it, so I really can't answer any 
questions about whats behind the fire wall. All the diagram shows is the 
ground post on the battery going to ground.
Hope this helps.
John Hervey
http://www.specialtauto.com/  



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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 06:02:32 -0000
From: "Jim Reeve" <ultra_at_dml_isd.net>
Subject: Re: Ground and Mystery Wire

I dont know about the mystery wire, but I know the ground wire goes to 
a post behind the rear wall in the passenger compartment.  If you take 
it off, you can see it back there.  It is the best place in the car to 
get a ground for any kind of accessory you put in.

Jim Reeve
MNDMC - Minnesota DeLorean Club
DMC-6960  <- Now running for those who have been talking with me!

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "J Rowe" <rowejj_at_dml_n...> wrote:

> 1. I think I have a problem with the ground wire that is under the 
coolant bottle.
> Where in the world does the other end go? I pretty much lose it 
after it goes into
> the firewall. How do you replace it since I don't know where the 
other end is. It may
> be obvious and easy once I figure out the other end part. 





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Message: 3
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 00:45:54 -0000
From: theshovel1224_at_dml_yahoo.com
Subject: Relay in Engine Compartment

List, which circuit is the relay in the
engine compartment (mounted on the bracket
that holds the light switch & ignition
resistors) wired into & what is its purpose?
Is this relay just a standard relay
interchangeable with the other ones in the
relay compartment?  I have a couple of extra
interchangeable relays from my relay update
kit because I also installed a fanzilla.
Can I replace this engine compartment relay
with one of these?

John Yeoman





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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 21:31:22 EDT
From: njp548_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Powder Coating?

Scott,

     I had my frame powdercoated at a place near me on long island.  The 
price was relatively cheap....$850, now that includes sandblasting the old 
epoxy off (the guy who did it said that it was a b*tch to do) and to 
powdercoat the frame, trailing arms, front suspension parts, and some rear 
suspension parts and also delivering it back to me.  Before they blasted the 
trailing arms, we tried to match the original epoxy color, and the color that 
we found was called "Cal Grey" but when the frame was all done, the color 
came out a little lighter then the original color, but I am happy with how it 
came out.  I had them do the frame and the trailing arms in that cal grey 
color.  Then I had them do all the suspension parts in black wrinkle, which 
all I can say is that they came out great!  I would highly recommend them 
again if anyone else in the ny/long island area wants to have any parts 
powdercoated (contact me for info)  They said that they tried their best in 
getting all the hidden parts of the frame, I think the powdercoat goes on the 
frame bare.  The night before they powdercoated the frame, the sandblaster 
had dropped it off, and I saw it when it was a bare frame, they didn't say 
anything about putting something on it to prep it.  Hope that helps.  If 
anyone has any more questions please e-mail me directly.  Thanks!

Later,
Nick
1852
<A HREF="Http://members.aol.com/njp548">Http://members.aol.com/njp548</A>



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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2001 20:33:50
From: "Aaron King" <floodle_at_dml_subdimension.com>
Subject: Custom Chrome contact info

Sorry to use the list like this, but I have had no luck at all contacting 
Custom Chrome UK.  If anyone has a working email address for them, or knows 
how to contact them otherwise, please mail me.  Also, I'd like to hear from 
anyone who has purchased headers from them.  How much did they cost, etc.

Thanks!

Aaron King
Kirland, WA
vin#1217
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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2001 23:00:27 EDT
From: Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: first drive, transmission problem.

Hello,
    I finally got my car on the road today.  Oh was it awesome!  I dont 
believe the looks this car gets!  It is an automatic with 16,000 miles.  
    After the car was heated up it was starting out in second I think(not 
sure though).  It would not shift until about 45-50 or so and the rpms were 
at about 5500 (which I think is way too high, )  I am a real dummy when it 
comes to electronics.  I dont want to mess with repairing it unless I can 
send it somewhere.  would a new computer($450 I think) fix this?  The fluid 
is full.  any ideas?
    also, I want to know if I ever got to 3rd gear.  I was going about 
55-60MPH and the rpms were at about 3700, does that sound right?  I have an 
exam speech on the car this Monday and I MUST have the car present.  will 
driving it with the computer screwy hurt anything?  I drove 51 miles with it 
today and it drives fine, just stays in the first gear(1st or 2nd) tooo long 
before it shifts.  sorry if this email is confusing. It's late and I'm tired:)

Thanks
David
6286"IN2TIME" first time since 87



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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 03:01:14 -0000
From: jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net
Subject: Re: Resetting Lambda switch,

You do impress too easily! Let me further impress you. The "special" 
tool can be recreated in seconds with just your fingers and a paper 
clip. Straighten it out then bend into a U shape and presto you have a 
lambda reset tool. The lambda counter was supposed to be tamperproof 
so you need a mechanic to reset it something like the Mercedes oil 
reminder light, there you need a $60 plug to shut the damm light off!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "David Swingle" <dswingle_at_dml_e...> wrote:
> Don't you just love it when someone comes up with such an elegant 
> solution to a problem you only have to solve every 30,000 miles 
> (probably about every 10 years for must of us)! What a dedicated 
> group! Gus - I'm impressed (maybe too easily)
> 
> Dave Swingle
> 
> --- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., gus_at_dml_a... wrote:
> > It's difficult to reset the lambda counter without removing it, 
but 
> it
> > can be done.  ...> I reset mine by making an impression of the 
dial 
> with clay, marking
> > the clay with ink, and pressing a small piece of plastic against 
the
> > clay; I used a plastic bottle cap.  The ink left two dots on cap,
> > forming a template.  I tapped two small brads into the dots and 
cut
> > them to about 1-2 mm high with a dremel.
> > 
> > Or, you could remove and replace.
> > 
> > 
> > Gus Schlachter




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Message: 8
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 04:18:36 -0000
From: scottymckenzie_at_dml_altavista.com
Subject: clutch problem


Somehow I managed to let my cluch fluid container get bone dry, and
didn't notice it until I got stuck in first gear one day. I've
tried filling the container up but I still can't get out of gear.
Do I need to bleed the line? I also tried 
pumping the clutch petal, it doesn't seem to have the
pressure to it that it used to have.
thanks




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Message: 9
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 04:59:58 -0000
From: orentha_at_dml_hotmail.com
Subject: who would be interested in seat covers ?

I'm looking to get some seat covers professionally made using the 
same leather that the interior is made out of.
I was just curious if there would be a great demand on the list here 
for these seat covers.  Because maybe if I have them made in bulk, it 
would be cheaper.
This is still in the planning phase.  I'm shopping around right now 
for a shop in my area to do this.  So, if I don't find one for a 
reasonable price, I'm just going to scrap the idea.

So, email me privately or respond to this post, as to who would be 
interested in this idea or what. Maybe give me a price as to what 
someone would pay for a seat cover like this...

thanks.
Jim Teston #15314  orentha (AT) hotmail.com




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Message: 10
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 10:34:57 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Fuel Pump

Jason,

This is a 50/50 situation. In about half of all DeLoreans the RPM relay will activate when the ignition is switched to the run position, in the other half of the cars the relay will not activate until the ignition is placed in the start position. Available battery voltage, RPM relay model and age, and voltage drop in the associated wiring harness all effect this situation.

To answer your question; weather or not your RPM relay activates when the key is switched to the "on" position does not indicate any system malfunction.

DMC Joe

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>
Web Site: <http://www.deloreanservices.com"> DeLorean services.com
DMC.tv is in your future .....
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: J Rowe 
  To: DeLorean News 
  Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 3:47 AM
  Subject: [DML] Fuel Pump 



          I have what could be a fairly dumb question. Whne you turn the key to the on 
  position should you here the fuel pump run for a couple of seconds like they do on 
  more modern cars or what? If I jump the rpm relay I can here ir run clear as day but
  not when the car is running. If it should be running then what should I look for to get 
  it to run like it should? Thanks in advance........................Jason





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Message: 11
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 14:51:23 -0000
From: srubano_at_dml_optonline.com
Subject: Re: Ground and Mystery Wire

The Ground wire goes into the Ignition coil / Harness wire cover 
where it is bolted to the steel plate that is against the firewall 
(The coil is mounted against it). That bolt extends into the rear 
wall as Jim described. If you take the big plastic cover that is over 
the ignition coil / Harness wires, you will see it. It is approx in 
the lower left area of it.

Steve

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Jim Reeve" <ultra_at_dml_i...> wrote:
> I dont know about the mystery wire, but I know the ground wire goes 
to 
> a post behind the rear wall in the passenger compartment.  If you 
take 
> it off, you can see it back there.  It is the best place in the car 
to 
> get a ground for any kind of accessory you put in.
> 
> Jim Reeve
> MNDMC - Minnesota DeLorean Club
> DMC-6960  <- Now running for those who have been talking with me!
> 
> --- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "J Rowe" <rowejj_at_dml_n...> wrote:
> 
> > 1. I think I have a problem with the ground wire that is under 
the 
> coolant bottle.
> > Where in the world does the other end go? I pretty much lose it 
> after it goes into
> > the firewall. How do you replace it since I don't know where the 
> other end is. It may
> > be obvious and easy once I figure out the other end part.




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Message: 12
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 16:10:59 +0100
From: "chris" <chris_at_dml_internets.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Relay in Engine Compartment

John

The relay gives an added boost to the coil when starting the car. It
effectively bypasses the first(top) of the resistors in series. Some people
have removed it and do not have any problems. It is a standard changeover
relay and is not shown on the wiring diagram. If you ever have a no start
problem then that area is always worth a quick check before pulling things
apart.

Regards

Chris
Vin 16327

> List, which circuit is the relay in the
> engine compartment (mounted on the bracket
> that holds the light switch & ignition
> resistors) wired into & what is its purpose?
> Is this relay just a standard relay
> interchangeable with the other ones in the
> relay compartment?  I have a couple of extra
> interchangeable relays from my relay update
> kit because I also installed a fanzilla.
> Can I replace this engine compartment relay
> with one of these?
>





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Message: 13
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 11:13:15 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: AngleDrive Gears

No, the gears are not plastic. BTW: we have angle drive cores available for PJ Grady conversations.  Contact Bob B. dsvstore_at_dml_att.net, at our parts department for pricing and ordering information.

DMC Joe
Tech Support

"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>
Web Site: <http://www.deloreanservices.com"> DeLorean services.com
DMC.tv is in your future .....
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jan van de Wouw 
  To: DMC-News 
  Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 4:20 PM
  Subject: [DML] AngleDrive Gears

Anyway, to get to my initial question: are the gears in the Angle Drive plastic or not?



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Message: 14
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 11:19:46 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: clutch problem

Once the clutch fluid level drops below the clutch master cylinder (reservoir bottle empty) you must bleed the system at the slave cylinder in order to regain hydraulic pressure.

DMC Joe
Tech Support
 
"We're here to help you"

DMC Help / De Lorean Services / <dmchelp_at_dml_att.net>
Web Site: <http://www.deloreanservices.com"> DeLorean services.com
DMC.tv is in your future .....
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: scottymckenzie_at_dml_altavista.com 
  To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2001 12:18 AM
  Subject: [DML] clutch problem



  Somehow I managed to let my cluch fluid container get bone dry, and
  didn't notice it until I got stuck in first gear one day. 



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Message: 15
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 12:40:08 EDT
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: first drive, transmission problem.

In a message dated 06/10/2001 11:06:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com writes:

<< Hello,
     I finally got my car on the road today.  Oh was it awesome!  I dont 
 believe the looks this car gets!  It is an automatic with 16,000 miles.  
     After the car was heated up it was starting out in second I think(not 
 sure though).  It would not shift until about 45-50 or so and the rpms were 
 at about 5500 (which I think is way too high, )  I am a real dummy when it 
 comes to electronics.  I dont want to mess with repairing it unless I can 
 send it somewhere.  would a new computer($450 I think) fix this?  The fluid 
 is full.  any ideas? >>



Watch out!

You can blow the automatic if it is not shifting properly. Call Rob Grady at 
PJ Grady. He is very knowledgeable. 
If you blow the transmission driving this way you are going to spend more 
than $500 for new computer.

Mike 



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Message: 16
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 12:51:09 EDT
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: Relay in Engine Compartment



You can switch the relay.

    When I purchased my car the first updated service kit that I installed 
was the relay update kit from DeLoreanOne.  The kit changes and updates the 
fuse's, relays, circuit breakers etc.
    Later when I had PJ Grady install the Fanzilla, one of the relays, along 
with the fan fail module in the relay compartment is removed to facilitate 
the Fanzilla installation. 
    The removed relay was part of the relay update kit from DeLoreanOne.  I 
switched the old engine compartment relay to the updated Bosch relay from D1.
    
Sincerely,
Mike
DOA 4743



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Message: 17
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 13:06:46 EDT
From: senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Houston Floods



    Is everyone at DMC and the surrounding Houston Texas vicinity OK? The 
news reports show serious flooding and loss. 

My prayers are with all of you.

Sincerely,
Mike Pack
DOA 4743 



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Message: 18
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 13:17:01 EDT
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: DeLorean Car Show Graceland

For those of you going to Graceland the Hotel will begin to take bookings for 
June 13-16 or 17th 2002 starting 9:00 AM CT on  Saturday June 16th.

There are only 100 rooms at Graceland and I had published a list of prices 
and rooms before. They range from $79.00 to $479.00 per night with most rooms 
between the $79.00 and $129.00 range. (Note: Cleveland used up 135 rooms.)

The Web page has been updated and includes the daily events already scheduled. http://deloreancarshow.com

The Hotel page has been updated but after talking to Graceland today they 
have given me a toll free number for you to use for reservations 

Graceland 877-777-0606 when you get the recording dial 1.

As with any event and reservations everyone at Graceland may not be up to 
speed depending on time of day that you call.  If you have any questions or 
you do not feel you got the correct information please ask for Christina. 
(ask for her only if there is a problem). There will be extra staff on duty June 16th to aid you in your reservations.

YOU DO NEED TO STATE YOU ARE WITH THE CAR SHOW TO GET A ROOM

I am anticipating that this show will be a sellout.  

If you reserve a room now you may cancel at any time if you need to without 
penalty up to the day of check in.

NOTE:

For those of you asking about JZD 

At the last show John and Kathryn DeLorean both indicated they were coming.
As of Saturday June 9th I spoke to both Kathryn and John and they intend to 
come and I have begun making travel arrangements for them.
Mark DeLorean is planning on coming but business needs will come first so I 
will announce his confirmation when I have it.

As I did last time I will have a letter of intent from them posted sometime 
prior to the individual events registration in January.

The DeLorean Car Show as in the past does not guarentee the appearance of any 
of the scheduled guests.  It is subject to change without notice although I 
don't see anything that would change things other than health reasons.  I 
will be adding a few items as time goes on.

There will be a driving tour of Memphis similar to the one in Cleveland  ( I 
don't know how anyone could top Mike and Patty but we are trying)

If you plan to go please book your room ASAP.  This will allow me to try to 
make alternative hotel arrangements if required.  There is a convention going 
on that week and hotel rooms are tight.  Graceland will sell out so some of you will be off site.

It is anticipated that this show will be larger than the Cleveland Show.

Thanks you all for your support and I am looking forward to a bigger and 
Better show in Memphis.

PS If  you liked the raffles last time they will be bigger and better this time.

Also there will be more awards for individuals like farthest traveled etc 
where the audience chooses the winner like last time.

Again thank you for your support and I will try as I did last time to  accommodate everyone however this time that may not be possible so register 
early. Everything is on a first come first serve basis.

If you have any questions unless they apply to the whole group please e-mail 
me privately

Thanks

Ken



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Message: 19
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 15:30:15 -0400
From: "Michael C. Babb" <michael_at_dml_babbtechnology.com>
Subject: D owners in the Lincoln, NE area?


Hey everyone, I have been talking with a German bloke who is staying in the
Lincoln Nebraska area (and who is interested in DeLoreanís).  Any NE owners
in that are that would be interested in showing off their cars? If so, send
me an e-mail off the list to Michael(at)babbtechnology.com and I will get
you guys together via e-mail.

Thanks!

Michael C. Babb






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Message: 20
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 17:05:15 EDT
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: cd player installation

Hello All,

this weekend i successfully installed an Alpine 7861 CD Deck in my '82 
DeLorean.  i know this has come up every now and then so i'd like to share 
with you my experience, now that i'm older and wiser!!

to start with, i bought a precut radio bracket off of ebay last winter that 
is cut for any DIN-style aftermarket stereo.  this is important because if 
you don't get one of these, you'll have to cut your bracket yourself (which i 
was not prepared to destroy!).  anyway, in order to remove the old bracket, 
you must take out the entire center console including window switches, gear 
shifter, shift boot, AC panel, vents, etc etc.  major pain in the butt!!  it 
was pretty scary to finally remove the stereo bracket only to find a giant 
pile of wires behind it!!  fortunately, finding the stereo wires was pretty 
easy.  there's a single harness that goes into the stereo, plus a couple of 
power wires on the back of it, as well as the antenna wire.  i didn't bother 
to buy a wiring harness because first of all, i knew that i would never find 
a DeLorean conversion kit, and second of all, i've installed a handful of car 
stereos before so i'm pretty handy with a crimping plier.  so i went to the 
hardware store and bought about 24 insulated wire plugs to interface all the 
new wires with the old wires.  total cost, about $8.50.  i snipped all the 
old wires off and put female ends on them.  i was able to find the constant 
12V wire (yellow) and the ignition wire (purple).  also the ground and 12V 
were labeled at the factory!  nice!  the best part of wiring it all up was 
that on my ASI stereo there's a sticker on top of it that tells you which 
color wire goes to what speaker and whether it is pos or neg.  so i just had 
to match that with the wire diagram on my cd player and presto!  simple 
enough!!  they made it very easy!!  well i put my car all back together only 
to find that i screwed up two things.  one, i reversed the wires on the cigar 
lighter - so the light was always on and the lighter only functioned when the 
ignition was on.  oops.  that was an easy thing to fix though.  also, i 
realized that every time i turned the car off, my clock and stereo settings 
would reset.  damn!!! somehow the constant 12V source got messed up!  i think 
i'm just going to get a fused wire and hook it up right to the battery 
instead.  i've been trying to figure out what i did wrong and i can't decide 
what.  oh well.

but anyway, the deck looks great, and if the D had a decent soundstage, it 
would sound really good too! the previous owner put MTX speakers in the car 
last year, but it still sounds like crap because 3.5" and 5x7's don't have 
much bass.....  guess i'll have to put some subs in now!  anyway, the total 
installation time for the deck was about 5 hours.  and i did it nice and neat 
too though!!

if anyone has any questions on installation, feel free to drop me a line!

Andy

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


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Message: 21
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 21:12:47 -0000
From: jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net
Subject: Re: first drive, transmission problem.

It does sound like you are having shifting problems and they are 
probably shift computer related. To verify I would recomend building a 
test light set-up to watch the computer engage the solenoids to shift 
the car. Since you say you are not very "electrical" you are probably 
safe in just replacing the shift computer. You can drive the car just 
be careful not to overspeed engine or trans and stop if it starts 
shifting up and down like a bucking bronco. If it is stuck in second 
gear don't run the engine over 2500 rpm's. As of now there is no 
"offical" place to send your old computer for repair but don't throw 
it away!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Delorean17_at_dml_a... wrote:
> Hello,
>     After the car was heated up it was starting out in second I 
think(not 
> sure though).  It would not shift until about 45-50 or so and the 
rpms were 
> at about 5500 (which I think is way too high, )  



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Message: 22
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 21:26:16 -0000
From: paulheymeson_at_dml_thefreeinternet.co.uk
Subject: Clutch pedal

Hi list,

I have noticed sometimes when I press the pedal it feels empty like 
no pressure on the pedal only does it once and a while why is this?
Bear in mind all clutch components have been done except master 
cylinder which appears to be ok at the moment.

Cheers PaulUK.




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Message: 23
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 22:23:19 +0100
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Custom Chrome contact info

Aaron, they have a website at http://www.custom-chrome.co.uk/

I have a page on the exhaust mods which should interest you follow the link at
www.delorean.co.uk to the Technical page.

I rang them a short time before Eurofest and was told that they'd had a fire
and lost a lot of their jigs including the one made up to produce the headers
Simon comissioned. However, they did some work on a Dutch car on its way to
Eurofest and fitted some free-flow manifolds which interface directly to the
mounts for the cat (replacing the cat). It sounded GREAT, but I have my doubts
over the performance improvement. The stock exhaust is routed stupidly as we
all know. I think the work cost about GBP600 and took two days.

Martin

Aaron King wrote:

> Sorry to use the list like this, but I have had no luck at all contacting
> Custom Chrome UK.  If anyone has a working email address for them, or knows
> how to contact them otherwise, please mail me.  Also, I'd like to hear from
> anyone who has purchased headers from them.  How much did they cost, etc.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Aaron King



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Message: 24
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 16:43:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Michael Pike <iqintermedia_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Delorean w/ 4500 Miles up for grabs (maybe)

Hey list....

Been awhile since I posted, been pretty busy....

I have Vin 855, it's in pristine condition, 4500
miles, perfect interior (not even butt creases in the
seats), beautiful shape.

I love this car.... I've been on a search for two
months now finding a mechanic I could trust to work on
it in the NM area, and have come up with nothing. 
Even the exotic car shops make comments that make me
weary of taking it to them.  This car is sitting in my
garage, wasting away.  I can't do the work myself.. I
am a computer programmer, I can't even change a tire.

I still want a D - and I've come up with an idea maybe
someone on the list might be interested in... I would
swap it over for a Delorean in good shape with more
miles that maybe has already had the upgrades done to
it so I won't have the issues I have.

Right now, I need an alternator put on, the fuel
upgrade kit, and the cooling system leak fixed (it's
never overheated, it spits out a few drops of
anti-freeze at the front after the car has been
running).

I put the tankzilla on it, so the fuel gauge is
fixed... everything else in the car is great.... I
can't do these repairs myself, and we have a bunch of
poe-dunk dumb head mechanics out here whom I wouldn't
trust to even wash the D.

This would be a good chance for someone to get a very
low mileage car (only two owners, the guy before me,
and then me).  I wouldn't trade it for a car in "fair"
shape it would have to be in "good" shape, this car
was appraised by some auto appraising place (I have
the paperwork) before I got it at $26,500.

It's a automatic.  I would even consider trading it in
to DMC or PJ Grady for a refurbished unit, and throw
in some cash with it... it's just heartbreaking having
the car of my dreams, and I can't drive it.

Car runs perfect - as a matter of fact, if it were
1981 right now, this car could go back on the lot and
be sold as new.
If you happen to be interested, drop me an email...
use the address of pikem_at_dml_iqintermedia.com - I get too
many messages to this yahoo account, and might miss
it.

Or, if someone lives close to here (Albuquerque, NM)
and will do the work on it, I'll go that route.. I
love the car, and would love to keep a low mileage D,
but if it comes down to being able to drive it, or
just brag about it, I would prefer to drive it.

Thanks,
Mike
pikem_at_dml_iqintermedia.com (reply to this address)


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Message: 25
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2001 21:45:31 -0400
From: mrvideosawyer_at_dml_netscape.net
Subject: Re: cd player installation

Andy,
I did the same thing when I installed my new radio.  I switched the wires to the cigar lighter.  I hope you took out Ac vents so that you could aling the rubber ducts.  I now need more bass what do you suggest?

jim
4149
"ELMO"
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