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Date: Friday, May 31, 2002 11:37 AM

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Topics in this digest:

1. Re: The front hood
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <>

2. Mufflers
From: Dick Ryan <>

3. Low Mileage Emissions Exemption
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <>

4. The Resurrection of Vixen Continues...
From: "Stragand, Dave" <>

5. Part needed
From: "foxmul2001" <>

6. Re: Re: 2nd call for western US-Memphis caravan (I-40 re-route)
From: "robert parker" <>

7. Re: Mufflers
From: "Ralf Philipp" <>

Message: 1
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 19:28:44 -0000
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <>
Subject: Re: The front hood

In addition to making sure that the gasket is being compressed all 
around the two rear bumpers set the height of the hood. Screw them up 
so they exert a slight upward pressure on the hood when closed and it 
will keep the outer corners from shaking. While you are working on the 
bonnet make sure the 2 brackets that are in fron of the bumpers are 
lined up so that in the event of a crash they will capture the bumpers 
and not allow the bonnet to intrude into the windshield. Check that 
the latch on the bonnet is entering the lock in the center, I have 
seen many cars where the latch rubbed on the side of the lock and the 
latch bar was 1/2 worn through. To adjust you may have to enlarge the 
holes in the lock where the bolts hold it to the body to move it over. 
For your piece of mind add a back-up cable to open the bonnet in case 
the cable breaks (see archives). The bonnet should "pop up" when you 
pull the release so you don't need 2 hands to open. To adjust so this 
happens you have to shorten the small spring in the lock. Inspect the 
cable where it attaches to the release lever in the car. The cables 
tend to fray and break by the lever. Make sure the light goes out as 
you lower the bonnet too.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_a...> wrote:
> This was the case on my car until I readjusted the hood latch.  I 
always had
> problems with water getting in the trunk especially after washing 
the car.
> Any water running down the windshield went into the trunk.  I tested 
> gasket with a dollar bill and found that there was plenty of room 
for the
> bill to slip through.  I then noticed that the gasket was glued in 
the wrong
> place (too far out), so I pulled it off and glued it back on.  It 
> falling off anyway.  I believe it was put on this way from the 
factory.  But
> this still didn't fix the problem.  With the gasket in the right 
place the
> hood still wouldn't grab a dollar bill.  I tried adjusting the catch 
> but it wouldn't go down far enough.  I took it apart, filed the 
> slots to go down further and this FINALLY fixed the problem.  Now I
> understand that this is a common problem, but easily fixable.
> Walt
> P.S. If we met in person, would you introduce yourself as 
"Darkstar"?  It's
> okay to use a real name here.
> > I noticed that as I test drove a Delorean that I am considering 
> that
> > the tips of the hood (front left and right edges where the hood 
meet the
> > windshield) bounce a little in the wind, is this normal??  is this
> fixable??
> > is it even a problem??


Message: 2
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:33:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dick Ryan <>
Subject: Mufflers

I want to share a very pleasant experience with you,
especially those of you with the twin turbo set-up.  

I needed to replace my mufflers.  Mufflers that size
are hard to find and when you do they are either
"stock" with too much back pressure or "gutless" with
way too much noise.  After much research I decided
upon a set of custom, turbo, chambered mufflers with a
set of resonator tips.  I ordered them from a place I
read about in one of the street rodder type mags.  

The mufflers and tips were installed yesterday.  They
are simply awesome.  Practically no back pressure,
very well made (stainless, of course) and VERY
acceptable noise level with a pretty nice tone.

Twin turob'd or not, if you are thinking of a custom
muffler or exhaust system  for your D, I'd stronly
recommend that you at least consider Stainless Works,
a division of Ohio Classic Street Rods, Inc. I'm very

You may see them at or can
contact AL at alstainlessworks(AT)

I know we don't do much with "plugs" on this list, but
when one finds something that works, I think we need
to share.

Dick Ryan  

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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 20:20:17 -0000
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <>
Subject: Low Mileage Emissions Exemption

 I just found out that here in New Jersey there is such a thing as an 
exemption for low mileage vehicles. If you drive less than 10,000 
miles in 2 years you are eligable to waive the dyno test. To qualify 
you must have been fully inspected prior so they can check the 
mileage. This is great for me as I have regular plates on the car. My 
insurance limits me to 2,500 miles a year anyway so now I don't have 
to have the car put on the dyno. I am sure that in other States there 
are similar rules for opting out of dyno testing. You should check 
before you have to go. Although my car passes easily I don't like the 
fact that they put it on a dyno and take the chance they will overheat 
or damage my car! In New Jersey Parson's has the State contract to do 
the emissions testing in the State centers. They get so much money per 
car. When they exempt a car they get some amount less so they aren't 
inclined to let everyone know that you can avoid the dyno. Some of the 
testing personnel can't even drive a stick shift and there have been 
cases of them having run-away cars with 4-wheel drive! The centers 
can't dyno a 4-wheeler but sometimes they try anyway! This won't 
exempt you from an idle tailpipe test but a Delorean can pass that 
easily and with a lot less strain on the owner. It would be 
interesting to find out how different States handle Deloreans, some 
are more strict than others, New Jersey is nearly as bad as California 
now. New Jersey is one of only 2 States that has a "Hybrid" progam. 
That is it has State run inspection centers AND private inspection 
centers. There is a big controversy about Parson's, they haven't met 
time and testing criteria since getting the State contract. Whitman 
who was Governor at the time has since moved on and is now IN CHARGE 
OF THE FEDERAL EPA!!!!!!!! The present Governer is considering dumping 


Message: 4
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 17:13:11 -0400
From: "Stragand, Dave" <>
Subject: The Resurrection of Vixen Continues...

Hi All,
With Memphis approaching, my demeanor has become like that of the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland... but work still continues.
Aside from working every weeknight for the last two months on the car, this past holiday weekend alone I spent a total of over 50 hours in the garage trying to get the Vixen wrapped up in time for Memphis.  But, on the bright side... my shopping list has finally dwindled down to 0 items (from 21 pages) and the car actually strongly resembles a DeLorean now in most respects.
The body is most of the way on -- only the rear fascia remains to be attached.  On Saturday, I aligned the doors as best as I could, and attached the fenders to match the doors.  Then, the hood went on to align with the fenders, and finally the front fascia to align with the fenders and hood.  I make it sound like it was easy, but it's not much fun to keep moving everything around, and that whole front fascia area is (to me) the worst designed component on the entire car.
The dash has been redyed (Plasti-Kote 408 Lt. Gray vinyl die is a spot-on match) and installed with the new binnacle.  I had a nasty scuff on the instrument lens, but it buffed out quite nicely with a flannel wheel and some plastic rouge.  Infinity Kappa speakers have been installed all around (3.5" up front, 5x7" rears) and sound just horrible.  (Sorry, but that factory stereo has got to go... but not quite yet.)
I also created the missing piece of my louver out of thin air and fiberglass, and it doesn't look too bad if I say so myself.  It's ready to be painted either Krylon semi-flat black or Duplicolor Truck Bed Liner (to match the engine cover) -- not sure which yet.
The seats are ready to have the new covers hog-ringed on shortly, and the other 30-odd pieces of interior vinyl have already been cleaned, straightened, and redyed in preparation for Final Assembly (hopefully Saturday).
More later, but I've gotta go.  I'm late, I'm late, DeLorean work cannot wait!  =)
-Dave Stragand
VIN #05927

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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 21:41:48 -0000
From: "foxmul2001" <>
Subject: Part needed

Hey list,

I am in need of Part #101096 - ADAPTOR, AIR CLEANER.  It is a $4.38 
part but DMC does not have any.  It is an adaptor that connects to 
the air filter.  Does any one have this?  Especially those of you who 
have upgraded your air cleaner assembly?  Thanks

Joseph Molino
vin 2850


Message: 6
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 23:23:15 +0000
From: "robert parker" <>
Subject: Re: Re: 2nd call for western US-Memphis caravan (I-40 re-route)

Ineed, I just returned from testing hearing in Sallisaw.  Bypassed I-40 
bridge via Gore.  If you take that route, allow extra time.  The town's 
two-lane isn't used to the increased traffic.    Drive Stainless  Robert VIN 

From: "d_rex_2002" <>
Subject: [DML] Re: 2nd call for western US-Memphis caravan (I-40 re-route)
Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 12:16:05 -0000

Matthew and List,

Just a reminder, in case you missed the news this weekend, there is a
bridge collapse on I-40 in OK, due to a barge accident.  Traffic is
being re-routed on secondary roads, but the recent reports suggest to
avoid the area if at all possible.  The extent of the damage may have
this stretch of road shut down for months, a year or longer, once the
final assessment is made.  Start looking for alternate routes now.

Rich W.

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Matthew P. Olans" <mpolans_at_dml_c...> wrote:
 > So who is driving to Memphis from the Southwest?
 >         I am planning to head out from the Phoenix area early
 > morning and head up 17 to 40 for the straight shot across.  I am
looking for
 > anyone taking 40 across from AZ, CA, NV, NM, TX, or surrounding

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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 02:18:53 +0200
From: "Ralf Philipp" <>
Subject: Re: Mufflers


Are there any pictures of your new muffler available? Or does it look the
same as the original?

There are many different mufflers on the homepage of stainlessworks. Can you
give us a hint, which type it is, or was it custom made for you?



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