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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1211
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 7:10 AM

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Delco Alternator Fuel Pick up, etc.
From: "IN2TIME" <>

2. Final post on alternators
From: "basfe25" <>

3. AW: Alternators: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured
From: "Elvis Nocita" <>

4. warranties

5. Admin: Alternator hooplah
From: "ksgrimsr" <>

6. RE: Delorean Myths/DeLorean facts
From: "Marc A. Levy" <>

7. Re: Las Vegas car for sale
From: "Ian Foster" <>

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 09:03:00 -0700
From: "IN2TIME" <>
Subject: Re: Delco Alternator Fuel Pick up, etc.

 >Well, I've never been called...

The point John, which seems to have eluded you, is to stop calling
people names and proposing criteria for whether or not they should even
own a DeLorean. 

OMHO, Your recent email was not an informative DML posting, by a
reputable DeLorean Parts Supplier.  It was downright insulting, and it
hurt your reputation.

Personally, I value all DML inputs, even conflicting ones, but
name-calling and insults are unnecessary.  

I value the contributions made by all of the vendors, but it is still my
choice whether to buy new or used parts from them. Their polite
assistance in helping me to make an informed decision is also
appreciated, but it is still my decision.



Message: 2
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 16:07:47 -0000
From: "basfe25" <>
Subject: Final post on alternators

This is going to be my final post on this subject because I am not 
about to get into a debate over it. I used this setup because it is 
very reliable, inexpensive and I have the comfort knowing that if it 
goes it can be replaced in a matter of hours not days waiting. 
Others may like to go and get a bolt on replacement...that's fine 
that is their own God given choice. People have asked me what I did, 
wanted to know if I had instructions and I supplied them...that's 
all. If anyone wants to know how I performed a modification I will 
supply them with any instructions I can because I am that type of 
guy. I don't expect anything in return and I don't make a dime off 
it. If I have spare parts to sell I post it on the DML to give 
people first crack at it even though I know I can make more money on 
it on eBay. This is a hobby for me and others and when people have 
the same interests and hobbies you help each other out...that's what 
it's all about. I am not saying my setup is the best all 
around...fact is any alternator will, remanufactured or 
rebuilt. Case in point I have heard numerous accounts of NEW 
alternators from you John going and needing to be replaced. You can 
say all you want and praise your stuff all you want. 

What ticked me off it your previous post (and a LOT of other DML 
list members) is you calling me and other Delorean owners "cheap" or 
stating that I or anyone else in the Delorean community dose not 
deserve to own a Delorean because we didn't buy something from you 
or some other vendor or because we installed a remanufacture/rebuilt 
part. That's just a dirty business practice (like "borrowing" 
someone's name). You had a bad experience at Pep Boys...serves you 
right...most mechanics there are straight out of trade school just 
learning the ropes. Everyone can tell you stories about bad 
experiences at mechanics. I have not once had a problem with any 
rebuilt/remanufactured part that I have purchased from a reliable 
auto parts store. In most cases they have out lived the actual car. 

In my opinion if I was to go with a bolt on replacement I would go 
with Rob's setup. Yes it's more expensive but I have only heard of 
ONE failure on his setup and that was due to the mechanic screwing 
it up while installing it. I do my homework...I talk to a lot of 
Delorean owners on and off the list and I listen to what they 
recommend and say. Most people will never admit to it because they 
are afraid that if they complain about a vendor they will 
be "banished" from purchasing stuff from them as one vendor does 

That's it....I'm done on this topic. If anyone else would like to 
know of other "cheap" replacement parts contact me.

Steve ("el cheapo")


Message: 3
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 22:58:53 +0200
From: "Elvis Nocita" <>
Subject: AW: Alternators: Rebuilt vs Remanufactured

Why be so complicated ?

I guess in about 90% of all failed alternators only the brushes need to be
replaced, that's about 5 Euro here in germany, done by yourself in less than
an hour !

And if necessary also a the front bearing can be replaced without any big

The first one I replaced this way (only the brushes) is still driving
around, and that for about 60000 miles now. And my D will never see any
other alternator than the original one, as long as the diodes are ok.

Keep in mind, a regular alternator lasts about 100000 miles until the
brushes need to be replaced.
Why should the original Delorean one be worse ?

Elvis & 6548


Message: 4
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 23:00:36 EDT
Subject: warranties

Hey all,

can someone who has the original warranty folder answer this question for me:
what was the warranty offered with the DeLorean?  what were the different 
terms? i think there was a body panel gaurantee, a 'bumper to bumper' 
warranty, and then a powertrain warranty. could someone who has the actual 
info please verify?

1982 DeLorean DMC-12 VIN#11596
Fargo, ND 58102

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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 03:21:16 -0000
From: "ksgrimsr" <>
Subject: Admin: Alternator hooplah

The alternator thread is heading into the personal territory (if it's 
not already there). Further followups that can be construed as 
personal in nature rather than informative and helpful will be 

  Knut (cann't we all just get along?)


Message: 6
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 22:58:50 -0400
From: "Marc A. Levy" <>
Subject: RE: Delorean Myths/DeLorean facts

DMCH had a nice postcard included with our packets from Memphis..  I only got one, so it's not like I can hand them out at shows.  Very nice photo on it too.

Something similar with a pointer to the DML may be nice.  Frankly, unless I am paid to advertise for a vendor, I wont.  :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Montgomery, Ken []
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 7:25 PM
To: ''
Subject: [DML] Delorean Myths/DeLorean facts


What I want to make is a large postcard that I and my fellow DeLorean club
members can hand out that answers most of these questions. I'm sure someone
out there has already done this. And since I hate to 're-invent the wheel' I
was wondering if anyone would share their Q/A sheets with me? 


Message: 7
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 10:36:39 +0800
From: "Ian Foster" <>
Subject: Re: Las Vegas car for sale

Careful Mark,

I recently (2 weeks ago) had an unpleasant experience with a fellow selling
a 'D' in LasVegas. It was advertised in the LA papers for $14k.

Regards,        IAN
Vins 0780, 1205, and 6425

----- Original Message -----
From: "espritmark" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2002 8:11 AM
Subject: [DML] Las Vegas car for sale

> Any listers in the Las Vegas area willing to look at a car for
> sale?  Or can anybody recommend any good Las Vegas area mechanics
> for doing a buyers inspection?
> Thanks,
> Mark
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