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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 844
Date: Friday, December 28, 2001 11:36 AM

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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: brake master rebuild?
From: "test" <carteblanche_at_dml_franceplus.com>

2. Re: Hot Fuse
From: Bryan Pearce <bryanp_at_dml_pearce-design.com>

3. Re: Hot Fuse
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

4. fiberglass molds
From: "delorean502" <delorean502_at_dml_excite.com>

5. Re: Why DeLorean?
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

6. Re: Original tires!
From: "Scott Mueller" <scott.a.mueller_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>

7. RE: SunStar diecast!!!
From: "Brian McCool" <bjmccool_at_dml_attbi.com>

8. Re: Misc PRV Questions Continued.
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com

9. Re: radio upgrade
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com

10. Why the DeLorean?
From: Les Huckins <jhuckins_at_dml_cybersurfers.net>

11. why delorean?
From: "Cameron Putsch" <putsch.1_at_dml_osu.edu>

12. Air/Fuel Mixture control unit
From: Senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com

13. Trying to find addresses
From: "Scott Mueller" <scott.a.mueller_at_dml_att.net>





Message: 1
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 18:46:36 +0100
From: "test" <carteblanche_at_dml_franceplus.com>
Subject: Re: brake master rebuild?

Do you have the exact ref or year of the Saab 900. I have the same probleme
on my DMC in France

VIN 1804

C. Binet du Jassonneix
Tel: 00 33 1 46 51 54 66
Fax: 00 33 1 47 43 08.64

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrei Cular" <acular1_at_dml_tampabay.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [DML] brake master rebuild?

> The master cylinder is the same as SAAB 900.  The kit should run about
> $40-$75 depending where you get it.
>
> Andrei Cular



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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 12:39:46 -0600
From: Bryan Pearce <bryanp_at_dml_pearce-design.com>
Subject: Re: Hot Fuse

Paul,

This is a common problem with the fuses and fuse box.  The heat is being
caused due to resistance between the fuse connectors and the holder
connectors.  You need to correct this or your fuse and the fuse box will
melt.  Fuse #7 is a common candidate for this problem.

My suggestion is to replace your fuses with new ones and lightly clean
each connector in the fuse box.  Checking your fuse box should become an
annual procedure to avoid electrical problems.

-- 
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Bryan Pearce                    E-Mail:  bryanp_at_dml_pearce-design.com
Pearce Design Components        Web:     http://www.pearce-design.com
Stainless Steel DeLorean Frames
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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 13:39:05 -0500
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Hot Fuse

> Why is my dip beam fuse getting really hot?

Welcome to the club.  Luckily, my car is doing fine with the original fuse
block; although, some areas have gotten a bit warm before.  The first thing
to do is replace all your fuses with new ones.  On my car, the fuses had a
thin barely noticeable layer of oxidation that built up through the years.
I tried cleaning with steel wool, but quickly realized that I was wasting my
time.  If you can't get the fuse holder to clean up and make a good
connection, then the next thing to do is bypass it with a new fuse holder.
Also, if your original fuse block cover hasn't melted yet, it is better to
leave it off.  This will keep the fuses cooler and provide less fuel for a
fire if/when you have another meltdown.

Walt    Tampa, FL




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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 16:52:14 -0000
From: "delorean502" <delorean502_at_dml_excite.com>
Subject: fiberglass molds

A while back there was discussion on the fiberglass molds that were 
for sale on ebay.  Those molds didn't have anything to do with the 
actual delorean.  go to the following site

http://www.codeoneauto.com/frames/bttf_flyingdelorean1.html

You will see pics of the molds on that page.

erik
4512




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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 14:18:23 -0500
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Why DeLorean?

Robert,

You speak from my heart.  :)  I have had these very words spoken to me by a
friend, "You should sell that DeLorean and get something more practical like
a Corvette."  My answer was, of course, "To hell you preach."  Corvettes do
have their place in society.  They make our DeLoreans appear more refined
and distinctive.  (flame, flame)

Some people see modifying the DeLorean as much a heresy as buying a Picasso
and painting bigger boobs on the women.  "Hey, if you want bigger boobs then
find a painting that already has bigger boobs.  Don't ruin a rare piece of
art."  But for me it doesn't bother my conscience to turn my DeLorean into
what it should be.  When someone asks me, "Does it go fast?"  (I am asked
this a lot.)  I don't want to explain that it doesn't.  I have heard another
DeLorean owner who shall remain nameless (Randy) answer this question with,
"It will bury the needle in the speedometer."  Well, at 85mph I should hope
so!  Considering that I have avoided more accidents using the steering wheel
and gas pedal than I have using the horn & the brake pedal -- I want my car
as quick & nimble as possible.  If that means a new frame, transmission &
engine, then fine.  I enjoy it.

Walt    Tampa, FL




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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 13:59:06 -0600
From: "Scott Mueller" <scott.a.mueller_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Original tires!

Les,
I ran my NCT"S from Mobile, AL to Los Angeles, CA when the DOA EXPO was last
held there.  When I got back to Mobile, I installed the YokO's AVS.  The
difference in ride quality was suprising.  The Yoko's gave a much smoother
ride.  I kept my NCT's, approx 20K miles and still look new.

This subject has come up many times, and the conclusions end up the same.
Put new modern tech tires and save the NCT's for Concours shows.



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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 05:32:36 -0600
From: "Brian McCool" <bjmccool_at_dml_attbi.com>
Subject: RE: SunStar diecast!!!

My girlfriend also surprised me with a Sunstar Delorean for Xmas, the "Back
to the Future" version. The detail is incredible. It's like the entire car
was shrunken. There's even a very tiny "Mr. Fusion" sticker on the Mr.
Fusion on top of the engine.







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Message: 8
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 20:44:58 EST
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: Misc PRV Questions Continued.

In a message dated 12/27/01 11:09:10 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com writes:

<< 2. Can an EFI system run dual MAP sensors, or do they require a 
 single only? >>
I've only seen single map sensor setups. They are available in 1, 2 or 3 bar 
versions. 1 for normally asperated and 2 or 3 for boost applications. Check 
out www.sdsefi.com. Lots of EFI info.

<< 4. With no mechanical distributor on a DIS EFI system, where 
does the vaccum for the Vapor Canister & rotary climate controls 
originate from?
Same place it always did.

<< 6. Does a turbo charger need to be mounted horizontaly? Can it 
be relocated to a verticle, or angled position?
My only concern would be the lubrication requirements for the impeller. 
Certain models may be sensitive to orientation, unless they were designed to 
run dry or fully sealed. I don'tknow the answer to this one.

Jim



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Message: 9
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 20:47:25 EST
From: jwit6_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Re: radio upgrade

In a message dated 12/27/01 11:11:28 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com writes:

<< Any other gotchas?  >>
Best review the earlier posts on center console vent re-assembly procedures. 
Snapping out the vents, connecting the rubber hoses and reinstalling the 
vents.
Jim 6147



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Message: 10
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 20:15:44 +0000
From: Les Huckins <jhuckins_at_dml_cybersurfers.net>
Subject: Why the DeLorean?

First reason has to be that it's truly unique.  Added to that, it's
affordable and unique.  Most truly unique cars tend to be out of the
price range of the average car owner.  It's a fun car, it's a car that
you drive, not one that you ride in.  It's not easy to get in and out
of, the clutch pedal is stiff, the steering is stiff, the shifting (at
least in the case of reverse) is stiff, the pedals are not of a good
size nor a good relationship to each other, rear visibility is not all
that great, the side windows would be a joke in any other car.

It has a feel, it keeps you alert in that it doesn't ride, shift, steer,
sound, or respond like other cars.  You seldom forget that you are
driving something special.  You expect other drivers to be envious and
marvel that they can hide their feelings that well.  Lots of cars will
carry you from point to point, with many interesting variables, but in a
DeLorean it's an event.




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Message: 11
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 23:39:45 +0100
From: "Cameron Putsch" <putsch.1_at_dml_osu.edu>
Subject: why delorean?

Let me put it this way. I look forward to driving my delorean every time! Why, it is fun, no matter that it is not going to blow doors off of people( I'mm gonna fix that though). I look forward to every drive in my car, it is comfortable and has a wonderfull interior, good aesthetic integration and quality whitch is more than you can say for the cheap ass gm interiors on many vetts. Contrary to many peoples belief, unless you are a teenage girl with no feel for handling the car handles rather wonderfully with great response and grip(just remember smooth weight management while driving). Every one likes the car and I love the reactions, heck little kids think your a superhero or something! The only bad thing is that you can't be stipid and let your car get banged up because stainless will cost more to replace than fiberglass and bondo on a vette body. Just remember this there are street cars and there are race cars, save your speed for the track and have fun. If you are just not the DMC type fine, have fun with the vette they can be cool to if you don't mind seeing yourself coming and going all the time. On more thing mine is a daily driver and I have put 3000 miles on it since July, they are a great car and if you keep up on maintenence you should have little trouble. My Delorean has become my baby I love it and love to drive it EVERYTIME.

Casey


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Message: 12
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 01:27:34 EST
From: Senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com
Subject: Air/Fuel Mixture control unit



    Hello DML,

    I'm helping out a new owner tune up his car and replace the fuel 
injection system. We have reset the car back to factory settings. However we 
have encountered a small adjustment issue.

 Installed new fuel distributor and control pressure regulator, etc., etc., 
on new owners car. What is proper way to adjust air/fuel ratio?

    Engine starts, however only runs when fuel distributor is free (loose) 
from mixture control unit. (Fuel lines attached) 

i.e. Engine will stall when three screws to attach fuel distributor to 
mixture control unit is secure. Engine will run when screws removed, however 
idle is rough.

    Seems as though the plunger on the bottom of the fuel distributor is out 
of sequence with the air plenum arm beneath the air box.

This is the first time that I have seen the air plenum and fuel distr. 
plunger is out of alignment.

Thanks
Mike



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Message: 13
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 19:10:21 -0600
From: "Scott Mueller" <scott.a.mueller_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Trying to find addresses

Merry Christmas and Have a Safe and Happy New Year.

Over Christmas, I have been rebuilding my PC and address book.

If you are someone who I normally communicate with, please reply to 

scott.a.mueller (at)att.net

Thanks

Scott Mueller


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