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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 818
Date: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 4:58 PM

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There are 23 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Side Rocker Panels
From: "Digital Devices" <delorean_at_dml_digital-devices.net>

2. RE: RE: LIVE THE DREAM COMMERCIAL ON DVD?
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_abato.net>

3. Re: DeLorean Commercials.
From: "K Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>

4. Re: door struts
From: <mkeaton_at_dml_winesburg.com>

5. Can someone answer my question?
From: "Dan RC30" <Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com>

6. Re: Where does it go????
From: deloreanss_at_dml_aol.com

7. Re: K-mart Battery (sucks)
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

8. Re: No wipers when it's cold?
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com

9. Re: Investors Film
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com

10. Re: THINK - Ideas for a "new" DeLorean?
From: "funkymcfly" <danielpwillis_at_dml_hotmail.com>

11. "New" DeLorean
From: "dmcnorway" <delorean_at_dml_online.no>

12. Re: reply to the ultimate delorean
From: "delorean502" <delorean502_at_dml_excite.com>

13. Parts for sale
From: "delorean502" <delorean502_at_dml_excite.com>

14. Re: Lowered springs - just the front?
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

15. Re: No wipers when it's cold?
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

16. Re: Instrument Cluster Lens
From: James Espey <james_at_dml_usadmc.com>

17. Re: Can someone answer my question?
From: "Ed Garbade" <edgarbade_at_dml_hotmail.com>

18. Re: K-mart Battery (sucks)
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>

19. Re: No wipers when it's cold?
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

20. Re: Can someone answer my question?
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

21. NEW POLL: Engine Performance
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>

22. RE: DeLorean Commercials
From: "Stian Birkeland" <delorean_at_dml_online.no>

23. Mini Arms
From: "Paul Salsbury" <paul.salsbury_at_dml_btinternet.com>





Message: 1
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 22:22:20 -0500
From: "Digital Devices" <delorean_at_dml_digital-devices.net>
Subject: Side Rocker Panels

The side rocker panels on my car are fine . HOWEVER.. the screws that
hold them in place are not!
 
I am slowly in the midst of replacing all that I can on the car with
stainless .. hence my wanting to remove these
 
I have tried to remove 2 of the screws already and they are so badly
rusted that they just strip with ease..
 
 
 
I have tried liquid wrench and other similar products to get these darn
things out  but to no avail
 
 
Any suggestions?
 
Btw .. I noticed on ebay that someone was selling a set of these rocker
panels with no bidders  if you are out there .. and still want to sell
them .. please let me know ..
 
Thanks
Kenneth Kapalowski
005548


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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 22:47:41 -0500
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_abato.net>
Subject: RE: RE: LIVE THE DREAM COMMERCIAL ON DVD?

I have a friend who could do it (no matter the format), but it would be like
$20 per disc.  Best to gather a WHOLE bunch of stuff and put it all on a
DVD.

-----Original Message-----
From: delorean [mailto:delorean_at_dml_online.no]
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 6:26 AM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Cc: delorean_at_dml_abato.net
Subject: [DML] RE: LIVE THE DREAM COMMERCIAL ON DVD?


Hi Kevin and others,
When you say someone can transfer the commercial on to DVD, does this person
have the original 16mm film, or are you talking about a NTSC VHS video
transfer to DVD?

My point is that quality matters! :) For an excellent transfer the original
is
a must or at least a very, very good video copy.
No point in having a bad video copy transferred to DVD in my opinion. I'd
like
a clean sharp picture and sound, both the LIVE THE DREAM Commercials and the
DMC film for potential dealers.

Again, does anyone have the originals of these rare films?
If you have, don't sit on them. You can make lots of money by transferring
them to DVD and sell them to other owners and enthusiasts.

By the way - DMC HOUSTON AND JAMES ESPEY, Have you by any chance found the
LIVE THE DREAM commercials/DMC film for potential investors in the
Warehouse?

Best wishes
Stian Birkeland
NORWAY

VIN # 06759




Message: 10
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 11:11:05 -0500
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_abato.net>
Subject: RE: LIVE THE DREAM COMMERCIAL ON DVD?


I have someone who can transfer it to DVD.



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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 22:35:22 -0600
From: "K Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: DeLorean Commercials.

[ moderator's note: It may be best if those interested in this work with each other through private emails. I'm sure if a finished product does become available many on the list would then be interested.]



DVD-r drives can be had on ebay for around $450... And they are expected to
drop after Christmas, according to normal media sources.
That thought is burning a hole  in my head. :)
Also, VCD is an option for something as short as a commercial. That is a
Mpeg-2 movie on a regular 650 or 700 mg CD that plays in some better DVD
players.
That I can burn. I have an analog-digital encoder... and I have friends
still in the TV business so if the tape comes on 3/4" video tape, 1" video
tape, or something else I might be able to get it transferred for free.
That is if anyone finds an original and wants to loan it out for a bit.

Kevin
#4687
Houston


----- Original Message -----
From: <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 6:07 PM
Subject: [DML] DeLorean Commercials.


> Originally, the TV spots for the DeLorean were given to the
> dealerships themselves. It was apart of the whole media kit
> handed out. Included of course were the clip-art images for
> news paper ads, along with a few templete ads as well.
> Everything paper came in the binder. There are two
> commercials. The short "Live the Dream" ad, and the longer one
> which shows the car in motion, and has a couple of interior
> shots, and is more detailed. Both of the commercials however
> were delivered on magnetic tape reels, NOT 16mm film.
>
> If you want to find originals, your best best would be to contact
> the original dealerships. This can be hard because they've
> changed hands since. Like the one in Reno, NV, they've
> changed 3 times since, and are on their 4th owner.
>
> Of course you can check with your local television stations, but I
> seriously doubt you'll find anything there. A few years ago, I
> called KNBC in Los Angeles, and spoke with the programing
> dept. As was told to me, they will only keep reels for
> commercials & shows for only so long. And then they are
> destroyed. The man on the phone reccomended to me that I
> contact the either the producers (for TV shows), or the
> Advertising Firm and/or the company itself for copies of their
> commercials (for advertisments).
>
> If someone were to make copies of the ad to sell, DVD would be
> the best choice. Quality doesn't deteriorate over time, and it is
> the qucikest, and cheapest media to mass produce for
> someone working out of their home. Of course at this point you
> would need a Macintosh G4 Quicksilver box w/a Superdrive to do
> this. And that is no cheap investment. It's one of the more
> expensive PC's on the market. But it would be worth it with the
> simplistic software for quick results.
>
> To be honest though, I think that online archives would be the
> best idea. Differant people can host the files online, and you
> could create a webring to link everyone together.
>
> If you want to stop dilution of the values of DeLorean
> memorabilia, stop buying the hack stuff on eBay. If someone
> designs a poster, or creates some sort of artwork, that's one
> thing. But I for one get tired of seeing someone simply write
> "DMC" on a clock, or those god-awful street signs.
>
> -Robert
> vin 6585 "X"
>
>
>
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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 22:59:36 -0600
From: <mkeaton_at_dml_winesburg.com>
Subject: Re: door struts

Marv
----- Dave Bauerle can take care of them for you,he has done body work for
me ,he is in Radner,Ohio north of Columbus.From: marvin
<marv_at_dml_printeddrinkware.com>montie keaton
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 10:45 AM
Subject: [DML] door struts


> After new door struts from DMC Houston have been installed, in cool - 50
degree weather, the doors don't swing up with much enthusiasm. Does this
mean the torsion bars must be reset? This problem has appeared on a car I'm
looking at to purchase. Can someone advise the approximate cost to fix this
situation?
>
> This vehicle also has 2 small but noticable dimples in the stainless steel
hood, and a few (3) on the sides and front fender top. Since they are
downward dimples versus upward dimples, without disassembling the body
panels, can they be fixed by anyone in the Detroit to Columbus / Cincinnati
area?
>
> Marv.
> was # 4239 - now looking around for another
>
>
> Marvin Stein
> Printed Drinkware Company
> 924 Dundas Street
> London, Ontario, Canada, N5W 3A1
> tel: 519 - 434 - 1666
> fax: 519 - 434 - 7071
> email: marv_at_dml_printeddrinkware.com
> web: printeddrinkware.com
>
>
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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 00:27:35 -0500
From: "Dan RC30" <Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Can someone answer my question?

On 10/29, I posted this question to the list in the hopes that someone could answer it for me. 

"I'm confused here. I wanted to purchase a drivers side tortion bar so I could just have an extra one in case something ever happened to mine. I remember seeing posts that DMC Houston has plenty available. But when I called, Warren said that none are left! What's the deal here? I remember James saying that there were pleanty available and that there is no shortage when Dave Stragand lost his on the way to the Cleveland show. Can someone please straighten this confusion out?"

Now, I heard no response from anyone... not even a representative from Houston. Am I being ignored? I'm asking a legitimate question here...

I have heard that the tortion bars are available to only "certain people"... particularly DeLorean owners in the southwestern region. Is this true? What's the deal here? I know of a few people here on the east coast who have broken tortion bars, but they can't get one from Houston. This does not sound fair to me. Can SOMEBODY please clarify... Thank you.

---Dan (vin# 5493, name: puleeze... it's a car!!!) :-P
 


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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 01:43:06 EST
From: deloreanss_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Where does it go????

If it is the vacuum line that I am thinking of, it could be the one that runs 
from the pontoon to the Hot water valve for the heater. It goes from the hot 
water valve to the a/c switch on the dash.

John Weaver
ETDOC
RED DMC #10527


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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 02:13:20 EST
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: K-mart Battery (sucks)

Hey Walt, 850 CCa Never service battery, now located at a lot of places, 
Sam's and the like . 3 year full replacement. If the battery is charged good 
and the solenoid would hold up. You could crank the car off the road or 
driveway if you get stranded. The car likes plenty of current being 
available, it's kinda like carb's when your running, plenty of back up. I 
should know, I carry around plenty of back up.
John
http://www.specialtauto.com/       



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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 04:40:39 EST
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: No wipers when it's cold?

In a message dated 12/4/01 9:04:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
weader_at_dml_moocow.org writes:



> When I first start the car in the morning and all the systems
> are cold, my wipers don't work.  After about 10 minutes, when the car has
> heated up and the interior has heated up, they start working again.
> 
> 



Happened to me once recently, following a brief grinding noise, but later I 
flipped them  on without thinking and they worked fine. I posted a query here 
but no luck. Can't tell you the cure yet, but I can after I get vin 11174 
back from Rob where I'm having some minor glitches looked into besides my 
manifolds.
-Wayne A. Ernst
DMCTech Group


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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 04:40:52 EST
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Investors Film

In a message dated 12/4/01 9:03:27 PM Eastern Standard Time, james_at_dml_usadmc.com 
writes:



> We have one of the original investors films here in Houston, a 
> year or so ago I had it transferred to DV...nothing on the 
> commercials, however.
> 
> 



I think "DMC Trustee" has or had them. You know, the guy who was selling 
unusual DeLorean items on Ebay last spring and summer.  Anybody here in 
contact with him? 
-Wayne
11174


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Message: 10
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 10:23:01 -0000
From: "funkymcfly" <danielpwillis_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: THINK - Ideas for a "new" DeLorean?

Okay here's an idea,

First we have a steel backbone chassis. Then we put a glassfibre 
underbody that sits on top of the chassis - with maybe only a couple 
of bolts so the whole thing can be lifted at will (you know, for easy 
maintenance). Then we drop a torquey V6 in the rear (the best place 
for an engine, look where Porsche are!) mated to a strong industry 
standard 5-speed box (or a an auto option for the crusiers). Okay - 
here's the clever bit... we bolt (yep, bolt) stainless steel panels 
to the plastic underbody? Yessery! They could be painted if necessary 
but let's say for the moment that we "brush" them! Yeah, then if they 
get scratched or damaged we could then repair them ourselves! Easy 
maintenance and no paint-fade over the years!
Right what else? Connely leather inside and only two seats - proper 
sports car!
Oh and the gimmick... let's do the doors. Lamborghini has butterfly 
doors but they have the history there... what could we do? Oh how 
about Gullwings? They've not had a long run on any particular car 
have they? Plus they'd look amazing! Let's do that.

I'm sure there is plenty else we could do (no power steering as it'll 
be more of a drivers car) but I think the idea is sound!

Opinions anyone?

;o)

Dan - Vin#5641

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Stian Birkeland" <delorean_at_dml_o...> wrote:
> 
> 
> If the DeLorean were to be re-produced (same styling), then it 
would be possible to offer a "cheaper" DeLorean without the expensive 
stainless steel panels. Someone at some time suggested fibreglass 
panels (painted) as one possibility in order to make variations of 
the car but based on the same platform.

> Best wishes
> Stian Birkeland
> Norway
> 
> VIN # 06759



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Message: 11
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 12:12:00 -0000
From: "dmcnorway" <delorean_at_dml_online.no>
Subject: "New" DeLorean

[Moderator's note: This is really an unending subject which will never come to a conclusion so I'm killing it and recomending anyone interested to carry on addition conversations off the list]


Hmm, so what's your opinions on this one then:
IF someone re-produced the DeLorean (exactly like the 81s/82s/83s) 
with only a few minor upgrades. 

Would you buy this "new" DeLorean/would you be interested in buying 
it? 

What if there were two versions? One with stainless panels, the 
other "cheaper" version with painted thermo-plastic panels? 

And last but not least, do you think this would affect the value of 
the original DeLorean? 

I personally don't think this would affect the value on our original 
DeLoreans...besides the VIN plates on the new D's would not 
have "Manufactured in Northern Ireland" written on them...


Best wishes
Stian Birkeland
NORWAY

VIN # 06759









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Message: 12
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 13:15:20 -0000
From: "delorean502" <delorean502_at_dml_excite.com>
Subject: Re: reply to the ultimate delorean

No, this is just something that a guy made in his free time.  He has 
no plans on making any more

erik

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Silas " <silas102000_at_dml_y...> wrote:
> Is the ultimate d on the market yet?
>          -Silas




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Message: 13
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 14:49:35 -0000
From: "delorean502" <delorean502_at_dml_excite.com>
Subject: Parts for sale

Hello,
I finally got around to getting a list of all the used parts I have 
for sale.  I have posted it to the DMCNEWS homepage.  If you are 
interested in any, please let me know.  There are a couple parts I 
didn't include, but the majority of them are there.  Below are links 
to the pages.

Erik

http://www.dmcnews.com/deptofcmrce/_forsale/0000008d.htm
http://www.dmcnews.com/deptofcmrce/_forsale/0000008c.htm





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Message: 14
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 14:23:23 -0500
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Lowered springs - just the front?

Before suggesting that someone routinely replaces their coil springs keep
this in mind.

Removing the springs on any vehicle can be a very dangerous procedure. All
professional automotive mechanic manuals contain explicit warnings that coil
spring removal can cause serious injury if improper tools or procedures are
used. This situation is even more critical in the DeLorean.

Having a local suspension service facility do the job will eliminate the
possibility of injury and not cost much more than purchasing a spring
compressor tool.

Seasons Greetings
DMC Joe
DeLorean Help dmchelp_at_dml_att.net
www.dmc.tv
----- Original Message -----
From: <jwit6_at_dml_cs.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Lowered springs - just the front?

> Jack the car up, lightly support the lower a-frame with another jack to
> remove the extension load from the shock and remove the shock. Remove the
> pivot bolt from the upper control arm and position it out of the way. Take
> care to not stress the brake lines. Removing the brake caliper from the
> steering knuckle will give you more room to work. Compress the spring and
> remove it.


> Jim
> 6147





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Message: 15
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 15:08:24 -0000
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: No wipers when it's cold?

I would start by checking all of the plugs and connections that go to 
the wipers. Pull the plugs apart and make sure that all of the 
connecters are fully seated into the plugs and the plugs are fully 
inserted into each other. Inspect all ground connections including the 
main one on the frame by the front left wheel. If the problem 
continues treat it like an intermittant, since it acts up when cold 
you have to troubleshoot it when it is cold and not working. There is 
nothing in the circuit that is supposed to be temperature dependant. 
If troubleshooting start with the power and then the switches. It 
could be a bad control unit which is best checked by substitution.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., deloreanernst_at_dml_a... wrote:
> In a message dated 12/4/01 9:04:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> weader_at_dml_m... writes:
> 
> 
> 
> > When I first start the car in the morning and all the systems
> > are cold, my wipers don't work.  After about 10 minutes, when the 
car has
> > heated up and the interior has heated up, they start working 
again.
> > 





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Message: 16
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 09:19:46 -0600
From: James Espey <james_at_dml_usadmc.com>
Subject: Re: Instrument Cluster Lens

At this time, the instrument cluster assembly that Joe describes below does
*NOT* come with the lens. I would expect that lenses will be available
separately in the first quarter of next year, pricing TBD.

James Espey
DeLorean Motor Company
Houston, Texas 

281/568-9573
800/USA-DMC1
http://www.delorean.com

> 
> Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 12:06:20 -0500
> From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
> Subject: Re: Re: Instrument Cluster Lens
> 
> I have seen the condition you are describing on several occasions.
> Unfortunately the "smoke" distortion is inside the Plexiglas and cannot be
> removed. There have been no instrument cluster lenses available for some
> time, the only solution is to purchase an entire instrument cluster from DMC
> Houston. Order part #100548 $312.50
> 
> Seasons Greetings
> DMC Joe




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Message: 17
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 10:20:49 -0500
From: "Ed Garbade" <edgarbade_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Can someone answer my question?

Anyone seriously looked into what it would take to run a fibrication 
production of them?  Houston...?


>But when I called, Warren said that none are left! What's the deal here?

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Message: 18
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 07:45:07 -0800 (PST)
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: K-mart Battery (sucks)

In my area, Optima batteries are also sold under the
Interstate label (plastic top on battery still clearly
says "Optima").  The Interstate labeled battery sells
for about $25 less than the Optima.


Dick Ryan


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Message: 19
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 11:06:25 -0500
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: No wipers when it's cold?

Start by cleaning the contacts of fuse #3 in the fuse block and replace the
fuse
Seasons Greetings

DMC Joe
DeLorean Help dmchelp_at_dml_att.net
www.dmc.tv
----- Original Message -----
From: "Josh Weader" <weader_at_dml_moocow.org>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 7:05 PM
Subject: [DML] No wipers when it's cold?


>
> OK, this is a new one for me.  I've had my car for a little over a year,
> and until this week the wipers have worked fine.  It's been cool, but not
> cold (temps in the 30's) in the morning here in Boston for the last couple
> of nights.  When I first start the car in the morning and all the systems
> are cold, my wipers don't work.  After about 10 minutes, when the car has
> heated up and the interior has heated up, they start working again.
>
> Has anyone else had a problem like this?  My door struts, like everyone
> else's, have problems with the cold, but sympathy from the windshield
> wipers?
>
> --Josh
> #5553





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Message: 20
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 11:16:10 -0500
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Can someone answer my question?

To the best of my knowledge, drivers side torsion bars have not been
available for the last several months. I am also unaware of the "available
to only "certain people"... situation. James can you comment?

Seasons Greetings
DMC Joe
DeLorean Help dmchelp_at_dml_att.net
www.dmc.tv
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan RC30" <Danrc30_at_dml_hotmail.com>
To: "DML" <DMCNews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 12:27 AM
Subject: [DML] Can someone answer my question?


> On 10/29, I posted this question to the list in the hopes that someone
could answer it for me.
>
> "I'm confused here. I wanted to purchase a drivers side tortion bar so I
could just have an extra one in case something ever happened to mine. I
remember seeing posts that DMC Houston has plenty available. But when I
called, Warren said that none are left! What's the deal here? I remember
James saying that there were pleanty available and that there is no shortage
when Dave Stragand lost his on the way to the Cleveland show. Can someone
please straighten this confusion out?"
>
> Now, I heard no response from anyone... not even a representative from
Houston. Am I being ignored? I'm asking a legitimate question here...
>
> I have heard that the tortion bars are available to only "certain
people"... particularly DeLorean owners in the southwestern region. Is this
true? What's the deal here? I know of a few people here on the east coast
who have broken tortion bars, but they can't get one from Houston. This does
not sound fair to me. Can SOMEBODY please clarify... Thank you.
>
> ---Dan (vin# 5493, name: puleeze... it's a car!!!) :-P
>






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Message: 21
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 11:40:51 -0500
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>
Subject: NEW POLL: Engine Performance

I have created a poll in light of a number of recent discussions on the
DML.

See: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/surveys?id=830024


We have a number of people working on small modifications (air boxes,
free-flow exhaust), all the way up to people installing Northstar
engines for big money.

Some projects are complete, and many are still in progress.  Some are
just on people's "wish list".  I think it would be nice to have an idea
about what kind of market there is for some of this stuff.  Maybe this
information will be used by some of the vendors, or other entrepreneur
to make performance improvements to our cars.

Please don't vote for the $20,000 conversion if it is not within your
means to spend that kind of money!  This is not a poll based on winning
the lottery, Id like it based on REALITY!


Marc



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Message: 22
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 18:08:28 +0100
From: "Stian Birkeland" <delorean_at_dml_online.no>
Subject: RE: DeLorean Commercials

Ah, now we're getting somewhere...
I stand corrected - we now know the commercials were part of the "Live the Dream" ad package that was sent to all dealers. There's bound to be quite a few magnetic tape reels out there. Now, who has them?

I come to think Rob Grady (you're on the list?)  - do you still have those commercials? Since PJ Grady was a certified DeLorean dealership at the time.

Another posting from Wayne Ernst suggests that maybe E-bayer "DMCTRUSTEE" have these? (Are you on the list?)

And Kevin Abato - nice to hear that you have someone that can make the DVD, but don't we all agree that we must find a good quality copy first?

I can't think of anything more excellent than running the LIVE THE DREAM commercial on my widescreen TV with excellent picture quality and sound! And of course run it for all my friends stopping by for a visit.

Other stuff could also be on the DVD, like the Dealers Investors film...+ lots more. A nice menu would have to be created though...anyone feeling up to it?

I think it would be a hit, and sell a lot of copies. 

Best wishes
Stian Birkeland
Norway

VIN # 06759
> 
> Message: 3
>    Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 00:07:58 -0000
>    From: DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com
> Subject: DeLorean Commercials.
> 
> Originally, the TV spots for the DeLorean were given to the 
> dealerships themselves. It was apart of the whole media kit 
> handed out. Included of course were the clip-art images for 
> news paper ads, along with a few templete ads as well. 
> Everything paper came in the binder. There are two 
> commercials. The short "Live the Dream" ad, and the longer one 
> which shows the car in motion, and has a couple of interior 
> shots, and is more detailed. Both of the commercials however 
> were delivered on magnetic tape reels, NOT 16mm film.
> 
> If you want to find originals, your best best would be to contact 
> the original dealerships. This can be hard because they've 
> changed hands since. Like the one in Reno, NV, they've 
> changed 3 times since, and are on their 4th owner.
> 
> Of course you can check with your local television stations, but I 
> seriously doubt you'll find anything there. A few years ago, I 
> called KNBC in Los Angeles, and spoke with the programing 
> dept. As was told to me, they will only keep reels for 
> commercials & shows for only so long. And then they are 
> destroyed. The man on the phone reccomended to me that I 
> contact the either the producers (for TV shows), or the 
> Advertising Firm and/or the company itself for copies of their 
> commercials (for advertisments).
> 
> If someone were to make copies of the ad to sell, DVD would be 
> the best choice. Quality doesn't deteriorate over time, and it is 
> the qucikest, and cheapest media to mass produce for 
> someone working out of their home. Of course at this point you 
> would need a Macintosh G4 Quicksilver box w/a Superdrive to do 
> this. And that is no cheap investment. It's one of the more 
> expensive PC's on the market. But it would be worth it with the 
> simplistic software for quick results.
> 
> To be honest though, I think that online archives would be the 
> best idea. Differant people can host the files online, and you 
> could create a webring to link everyone together.
> 
> If you want to stop dilution of the values of DeLorean 
> memorabilia, stop buying the hack stuff on eBay. If someone 
> designs a poster, or creates some sort of artwork, that's one 
> thing. But I for one get tired of seeing someone simply write 
> "DMC" on a clock, or those god-awful street signs.
> 
> -Robert
> vin 6585 "X"





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Message: 23
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 20:20:06 -0000
From: "Paul Salsbury" <paul.salsbury_at_dml_btinternet.com>
Subject: Mini Arms

Hi all

And no I don't have short limbs.....

Today I made a great find and thought I should share this with you all.

I need a new set of combination switches for my steering column..  Looked at the prices from our main DMC suppliers and though 'it can wait a while, not that desperate.
Then I remembered Stians post about the Volvo Cruise control arm, and then another Mail pointing me towards a 1983 Austin Mini.

To day I took a visit to my local salvage yard, and went hunting.

And BOY did I score.......

A 1989 Austin Mini does just the job and MORE for me.

As my car is push button start and does not need an ignition barrel, on the '89 Mini there is also a Fog light switch/arm which to my delight fits exactly through the ignition barrel hole . No need for a centre consol switch.

Extras also are rubber boots on the arms to finish them off. Oh and the wiring looms are plug and play!

I have up loaded pics into the DMC file, Please mail me and let me know what you think.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/files/Mini%20Arms/

And the very best part.... the price ..............5............. OOH yes just a poxy $7.07
Cheers

Happy Bunny

Paul
#6463




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