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Date: Sunday, May 05, 2002 2:58 AM

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There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Rear pivot bolts
From: "adam_one_million" <>

2. Re: Searching the archives

3. Looking high and low for Part #105721 Upper Screen
From: "argent486" <>

4. Cinderella DeLorean

5. Braided fuel lines

6. RE: Exhausts
From: "Chris Parnham" <>

7. Delorean parts new server
From: "dherv10" <>

8. Re: Does one seal one's tires?
From: id <>


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 05:43:42 -0000
From: "adam_one_million" <>
Subject: Rear pivot bolts

I was crawling around under my car yesterday and noticed tham my rear 
pivot bolts have a gap betwen where the shock absorber mounts, and 
the nut that holds them in place. Is it okay to just tighten this up? 
Will I need to lift the rear end of the car? Its very dirty there 
also, should I clean it off first? What should I clean it with?

Also, my overflow bottle sometiimes ejects coolant. And some of it 
got on the frame under the bottle. I wiped it up, but there is likely 
a residue. What is the best way to completely clean this so that the 
frame and frame coating are not damaged by the antifreeze, or the 

Thanks. Adam


Message: 2
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 02:03:45 EDT
Subject: Re: Searching the archives

In a message dated 5/2/02 2:04:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< from over the years, I found doing a 'search' is actually very easy, but 
unfortunately almost useless >>

I agree... There is a wealth of info in there. And we need a better way to 
get to it...


Message: 3
Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 06:19:27 -0000
From: "argent486" <>
Subject: Looking high and low for Part #105721 Upper Screen

Greetings all,

My experiences these past two weeks since bringing VIN 961 home have 
been great... getting to know the car, tweak it, check it, nurse it 
back to full running condition. My projects have started to become 
more cosmetic and I need some help.

My roof T-panel on the driver's side has been getting worked up just 
by road vibration, etc. Not thinking this was normal and after 
disassembling a couple parts my plastic Upper screen is broken where 
the left T-panel tab connects. I pose this question... does anyone 
have one they would be willing to sell and for how much? After 
starting to check the dealers this part is unavailable. Anyone have a 
parts car with one still? (Part #105721 Upper Screen)

Anyone can email me privately at argentum(at)


Matt Metzinger
Arkansas City, KS 67005
VIN 961  


Message: 4
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 02:22:34 EDT
Subject: Cinderella DeLorean

The coolest car at my son's senior prom tonight was our '82 DeLorean.  Not a 
great cockpit for a frou-frou prom dress, but just fine- James Bondian even- 
for a tall handsome guy in a tux!  Like Cinderella Living the Dream, 
Richard's dream had an expiration date too. I picked up the D after his grand 
arrival and swapped it with our family car for the return trip rather than 
have him barrelling down our deer infested country roads late at night. (Let 
me hit 'em, if need be!)  My daughter thought we were playing a trick on him 
but he knew that was the plan.  Still, my wife and I had to chuckle at the 
thought of Richard coming out to find the DeLorean had magically turned into 
a pumpkin... or at least, the Mom Bomb!  ;-)

Wayne A. Ernst
vin 11174
with no deer antlers in the grille!

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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 02:22:33 EDT
Subject: Braided fuel lines

I'd like to replace my twenty year old butt-ugly fuel hoses. Has anybody used 
  custom made braided hose?  Not that cheap coverup stuff, I mean actual 
hose.  I've saw some in a sales book I picked up at Eurofest, but before I 
drop a line to a place in the UK I'd rather know if anyone has actually done 
such a replacement.  Any ideas?

Wayne A. Ernst

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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 11:13:11 +0100
From: "Chris Parnham" <>
Subject: RE: Exhausts


Following discussions between Martin Gutkowowski and a specialist exhaust
manufacturer in Nottingham, England. I drove my "Delores" up to their
factory on Thursday. We put my car on the lift and it was given a good
inspection. I discussed options with them and looked at some of the fancy
Ferrari systems being made ( cost about 3,000) !

Whilst I was there, they showed me a set of water pipes, also made out of
staginess for a Ferrari. They looked very similar to our DeLorean ones. they
would be quite happy to quote for them.

I envisage ( although it could all be altered) A silencer looking similar to
the current one, mounted on the same brackets. Fed by two new s/s exhaust
manifolds, facing the back of the car, going into the silencer at each end,
with the outlet pipes for the silencer and exhaust tips looking standard.
( large angle cut tips). The Cat would be done away with, as would the cross
over exhaust pipe that currently goes over the "Inboard" end of the engine.
This would have the advantage of vastly improving the exhaust gas flow. It
also has the added benefit of not heating up all the rubber fuel pipes!

The whole system would be in polished stainless steel. We can individually
choose our own preferred choice of "loudness" , personally I am going for a
loud one as its for my BTTF one.

They will need a car for about 2 weeks, to strip off the old system and make
the new master system, with all its patterns.

They are very busy and can't fit me in till July 22nd. I will be taking my
new BTTF LHD Auto in.

They tell me that it needs a minimum order of batches of about 5 systems to
make it cost effective.
I will have two, Martin is having another....any other volunteers?

The cost will be about 800 each ( 800 pounds) plus shipping.

My son-in -law , who tunes engines for a living, tells we that "Gas flowing"
the cylinder heads and sorting out the exhaust system, will have a dramatic
effect on the performance.

This post is primarily aimed at UK members, but if any of USA boys want one
we would be looking at about $1200 will shipping.( contact me direct )

As a matter of interest, the "Don Lander" personal RHD car, in the "Patrick
Collection", reg number, originally, AXI 1697, now SOA 82Y, vin number 5565,
has a similar system, very crudely done, see DOC UK website for photo's next

Chris P   DOC UK


Message: 7
Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 12:18:59 -0000
From: "dherv10" <>
Subject: Delorean parts new server

Group, I would like to post that I have moved my web site to a faster 
and secure server. Some people have had problems ordering with out a 
secure server set up. The order blank is is the same for now but it 
will be changed in the future also. I would also like to thank 
everyone for the support of www.Special T and I will 
continue to bring you new parts,updates and kits as they arise.I have 
more parts like hardware that is to numerious to list all. So if you 
need something, let me know. Again, thanks for the support.
John Hervey


Message: 8
Date: Sat, 04 May 2002 10:14:00 -0500
From: id <>
Subject: Re: Does one seal one's tires?

i just had this problem on my last mustang. the rims do oxidize and deteriorate and this
causes the rim to leak where the tire touches the rim. they put a sealant around the
bead of the rim and the tires have held air for years with no problems. you would be
surprised how many older style rims this treatment has been done to. i have done this
myself when i used to work at a goodyear dealership.


Noah wrote:

> So, the tires on the left side of #2867 are hemorraging air (the front
> worse that the rear). Analysis reveals that the air is seeping through
> between the tire and the rim. The shop has suggested unmounting the tires,
> and remounting them with some sealent


Message: 9
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 13:42:44 EDT
Subject: VERY HIGH Idle

    I'm in a hurry because I'm off to work now but drop me an email if you 
can help.  Today I replaced every vacuum O-ring on my car.  When I 
reassembled the car it would idle around 1200 RPMS.  I checked the butterflys 
and they were opening and not sticking at all. The car will idle fine if the 
microswitch is depressed but even if the throttle is barely touched so it 
will let up on the switch the car will race up to near 5,000 RPMS(butterflys 
closed).  Did I switch up a vacuum line or something? Please let me know.

Thank you



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