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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 628
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2001 6:16 AM

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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Spares
From: "Matthew N. Dodd" <>

2. Re: Radio recommendations?
From: "Joseph Molino" <>

3. Re: Another DeLorean on E!

4. Re: Spares

5. Re: Re: Spares

6. Re: Re: Spares
From: Les Huckins <>

Message: 1
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 15:23:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Matthew N. Dodd" <>
Subject: Re: Spares

On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, David Swingle wrote:
> Wrong mailing list. The DeLorean uses a timing chain, which would be a
> helluva roadside repair (plus, I've never heard of one failing).

Yea, I realized that right after I hit send.

Plus I'm fairly sure that the PRV is an interference engine so replacing
the chain wouldn't be half of the repair needed.

Anyone had much luck putting a B23/B230FT engine in a Delorean?  I can't
imagine that the plumbing would be more cumbersome than the PRV.

Probably not worth it if all you're looking to do is facilitate an easy
cam belt change on the side of the road.  :)  Weight difference wouldn't
be that great but you can build out 300+ HP quite eaily.

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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 17:09:12 -0400
From: "Joseph Molino" <>
Subject: Re: Radio recommendations?

I have purchased about 10 or so Pioneers for different people as well as my
family.  As far as I am concerned, they have a 0% failure rate and the sound
and features are excellent for the low price.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Singer" <>
Subject: [DML] Radio recommendations?

> I am tired of the one bad product that is in my D, the radio.  Can anyone
> recommend either on or off of the list which radio they switched to and
the quality of it.

> Jack
> 5823


Message: 3
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 21:25:19 -0000
Subject: Re: Another DeLorean on E!

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Jake" <jkampho_at_dml_s...> wrote:
> Well, as expected, the cable channel "E!" finally did a True
Hollywood Story on Jim Varney.  They quickly discuss his DeLorean
ownership and show a quick shot of one.
> Here's what's funny:  They have an old friend of Jim's talk about
the night they went for a drive so Jim could show him how fast the
DeLorean goes.  This man seems to remember going 147 MPH.
> I suppose what they don't know can't hurt them in this case. 
--Unless this DeLorean had some serious modifications. Trent??  
> Jake
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Well, if you take what DMC Joe said the rev limit on the PRV6 was,
5500 rpm, divide it by the gear ratio in 5th, .8205, divide by the
final drive ratio of 3.44, multiply by the rear tire circumference of
approximately 79.325 inches, divide by 12 to get inches per minute,
divide by 5,280 to get miles per minute and multiply by 60 to get
miles per hour, you come up with a top speed of about 146.377
miles per hour.

John Yeoman


Message: 4
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 23:16:45 -0000
Subject: Re: Spares

Believe it or not....Duck tape goes a long way. You can temporarily 
repair a leaky water hose (tape it tight and don't skimp) to get you 
to a shop. A set of screw drivers (philips and flat head) and an 
emergency repair belt. The belt is a straight piece of belt with an 
adjustable clamp on it. Perfect for if the belt to your 
alternator/water pump snaps. Just wrap the belt around the pulley, 
tension it up with the bracket and tighten it. No need to loosen the 
alternator and moving it to get the new on eon. When you get 
home/shop, then you can put a permanent one on. And also a very small 
metric socket set. All of the things mentioned are very 
don't need to carry spare belts, fuel pumps, fuel filters, etc. since 
any shop you have to bring your D too can readily get them themselves 
from any auto parts store. You don't need to carry an auto parts 
store in your car because A. you are not going to perform major 
repairs on the side of the road and B. The shop can get the parts 
with no problem.


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_f...> wrote:
> It might be nice for some of the vendors to take all of 
these "what's in your emergency kit" posts and create an emergency kit 


Message: 5
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 19:47:06 EDT
Subject: Re: Re: Spares

Don't forget lap top computer to access the DML for help.
Bruce Battles
Vin# 06569

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Message: 6
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 17:12:30 -0700
From: Les Huckins <>
Subject: Re: Re: Spares

Good idea!  Possibly 3 versions, basic, intermediate, and advanced.  (Paper
clips in each one, I'd forgotten about those, even though Bob Zilla mentioned
them in a previous  (Zillaclips)).

Too bad we don't have a chat room to bat this stuff around, would be
interesting to see who thought what should be in which kit.  How about it
James, what happened to the proposed chat room/Houston?

Christian Williams wrote:

> It might be nice for some of the vendors to take all of these "what's in
> your emergency kit" posts and create an emergency kit


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