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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1109
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2002 12:53 PM

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. missing archive Vol # 439
From: "Walter Coe" <>

2. Re: bad jokes we get... :)

3. Re: driving with doors open?

4. Melted fuses and charred wires
From: "JONAS19992000" <>

5. A Local DeLorean, Vin #004260
From: Scott Tester <>

6. Fuse 2 short
From: "vin4258" <>

7. Re: DeLoreans on eBay
From: "vin4258" <>

Message: 1
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 23:47:49 -0400
From: "Walter Coe" <>
Subject: missing archive Vol # 439

I'm missing volume 439 of the DML archives.  If anyone has a copy, please
e-mail it to me.  I'm not the only one missing it.  It seems that the
original version that got mailed out was empty.  This is back from November
'98, but hey... it seems I'm always trying to catch up on everything.



Message: 2
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 01:23:59 EDT
Subject: Re: bad jokes we get... :)

Once I was at a gas station waiting my turn to fill up when a guy comes 
walking up to me with his dog and says "Can you take me back to 1972?"  I was 
sorta in a bad mood already that day so I just closed my door on him and 
turned up my radio.  I plan to get a little note pad with all the stupid BTTF 
jokes already in there, one on each page, and whenever someone says one to me 
I will just add it to the list.  I also get the usual drug jokes and the JZD 
jokes about him "still" being in jail.  Also last year when I was at my boss' 
BBQ a couple of his friends thought he was dead.  There was nothing I could 
say to get it through their heads that he was alive...not even that i MET him 
in person in Cleveland and had my car there with his signature on my glove 
box door.  I eventually had to call Ken Koncelik's house and try and have him 
talk to them, but I got his wife Chris on the phone and she was able to give 
me info that finally got to them that he was indeed alive and well.  Its 
unbelievable how many stories and uninformed people out there.

Nick Pitello
<A HREF="Http://">Http://</A>


Message: 3
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 01:26:20 EDT
Subject: Re: driving with doors open?

[ Modertors note : Unless someone has something new to add to this I'm going to end this subject as it seems to be attracting a lot of 'me too' responses.  ]

I keep the doors open up to around 10 mph. This of course would be only when 
I am in a parade, or when I am driving in a parking lot near a lot of cute 
girls. Basically, just when showing off. But I wouldn't drive any faster than 
10-15 mph. I'm no tech expert, but I don't think it would do any good to be 
going a good speed and pop 'em open. I don't know...


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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 05:30:55 -0000
From: "JONAS19992000" <>
Subject: Melted fuses and charred wires

OK, I got a D 3 weeks ago and it's awesome..  Runs and drives well, 
but low beams do not work among other things(high beams work).  I 
changed out all fuses except top middle (it is melted in place and I 
can't get out....yet).  Anyone have any ideas as to what my 1st step 
should be?  Like what I should replace or not to begin with.  There 
seems to be other wires in the area charred as well.. I am a newbie so 
any help is greatly appreciated.  You guys seem to stick together 
pretty well.. It's nice to see..  Post and/or reply to


Message: 5
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 02:07:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott Tester <>
Subject: A Local DeLorean, Vin #004260

I found a DeLorean for sale here in California and need some advice. Does anyone on this list have any information about 
VIN #004260? It's a 1981 model with grey interior. I tried looking it up in the VIN history on with no luck.

Anyway it looks to be in excellent condition. The front and rear facias might need some repainting and there are some
small rips in the headrests. The body is 100% perfect from what I can tell, and it only has 20,000 miles. But I am aware 
that low mileage can be a bad thing if the car was not stored properly.

I will go for a test drive next time I see it, and maybe take it to a mechanic to check it over.

Anyone have advice?

Scott Tester     scott(at)delorean(dot)com

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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 09:39:36 -0000
From: "vin4258" <>
Subject: Fuse 2 short

I need to fix the left side park lights that blow the fuse when the 
light switch is pressed.  The thing is I don't want to tear the car 
down trying to find a burnt wire or other cause of the short.  Has 
anyone else had this problem?  Is there any spot I should look in 
particular?  The car only has 5300 miles on it.


Message: 7
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 09:53:09 -0000
From: "vin4258" <>
Subject: Re: DeLoreans on eBay

I doubt the engine picture is the same as the person claiming a scam 
is going on.  Is it so strange that almost every DeLorean engine 
compartment looks the same?  I bought my DeLorean on ebay a month ago 
and the auction was revised three times by the seller.  That doesn't 
mean there's a scam going on or they're trying to cover something 
up.  As would be expected anytime you plan on spending so much on 
something, go there and look at it before you put any money down.  
That is obvious.  If something WAS misrepresented, THEN take action.  
Don't cry to ebay when you see a picture that MIGHT look like yours.

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Tom Niemczewski" <tomciodmc_at_dml_p...> wrote:
> Hello all
> It seems to me that there is something wrong with every DeLorean 
being sold
> on eBay recently. If it continues people will loose interest in 
> But that is beyond our control. For some reason DeLorean community 
is being
> targeted by scammers recently. But there is a light at the end of 
> tunnel!! My DeLorean is currently listed on eBay. Here's the link:
> This car is real and I took the pictures myself.
> Tom Niemczewski
> vin 6298 (FOR SALE)
> tomcio_at_dml_g...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aaron Posey" <cadysrme_at_dml_y...>
> Subject: [DML] Beware of auction on ebay
> <SNIP>
> > This could be a possible scammer, or someone just borrowing my 
> picture.  I will be notifying ebay about the matter.  No matter 
which, this
> car is being misrepresented.


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