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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1237
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 2:24 AM

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There are 8 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Exhaust article
From: Martin Gutkowski <>

2. Door lock modification
From: "Elvis Nocita" <>

3. Re: Window Switches

4. delorean financing
From: "ask" <>

5. 16 Miles Away- But May have fuel problems?
From: "treehouse2000us" <>

6. RE: Fall Foliage Tour- Important info- please read!
From: "Kevin Abato" <>

7. Sunstar Gold Model
From: James Espey <>

8. Performance parts
From: "dmcboi" <>

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 19:11:45 +0100
From: Martin Gutkowski <>
Subject: Re: Exhaust article

More photos

Best Wishes


Chris Parnham wrote:

> Exhausts,
>  We all know how awful the original DeLorean "stock" exhaust system is,............ 
> Martin Gutkowski recently talked to a specialist exhaust firm in Nottingham,
> who do custom Stainless Steel , free-flow Exhausts.


Message: 2
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 21:48:14 +0200
From: "Elvis Nocita" <>
Subject: Door lock modification


there were many guys interested in modifying the door lock module - take a
look at the
DMCnews tech section. Dave uploaded my description a few days ago.

I tried to write in in english, I hope it hasn't become too Genglish ?!?

If there are still any questions - drop me a line.

Elvis & 6548

_at_dml_ Dave - did you already upload the smaller version ?


Message: 3
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 17:48:23 EDT
Subject: Re: Window Switches


I used to have this problem too with the window switches.  i bet your wires 
are really stiff under there, aren't they? use it to your advantage.  unhook 
your switches from the white harnesses, take the console apart and get as 
much slack as possible under there.  fish the harnesses to where they need to 
be and try to angle them so that they are in the best position for when the 
switch is mounted.  then bend the wires at a 90 deg angle so that they make 
an abrupt turn and don't hit the underbody and push the switch up. take the 
rocker off of the switch and insert it into the console, then plug in the 
harnesses.  reassemble the console, then make sure they switches are totally 
flat in their slots.  once you are satisfied, put the rockers back on and you 
should be good to go!! if you try to push the switches back down with the 
rockers on you probably will not get good results since you can't tell if the 
rocker or the switch has bottomed out.



Message: 4
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 23:55:25 -0000
From: "ask" <>
Subject: delorean financing

I see that many banks dont like to finance the DeLorean for some 
silly reason.I was however able to talk my bank into it by calling it 
a "classic" car,banks are so obsessed with apearances its 
ridiculous.The DeLorean I am buying runs but its got some problems of 
course.Mostly the paint on the bumpers and facia needs to be redone I 
might attempt this myself since I am somewhat good with a spray 
gun.Anyone else out there have pic's of a homedone paint job on these 
parts?I wonder how much the shops gonna charge to fix the bent 
stainless on one panel.....?The interior is great however and the 
motor is sound was run quite a bit apparently (thank god) People who 
shelter the DeLorean in garages are slowly killing it I think.I was 
going to wait and pay for a DeLorean in cash but I just cant bring 
myself to wait.What if I die tomorrow?then I will never get a chance 
to even drive one!! so Im gonna pay for it the long way.Wish me luck 


Message: 5
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 00:25:25 -0000
From: "treehouse2000us" <>
Subject: 16 Miles Away- But May have fuel problems?

Dear DML,

I Have just recently traveled quite a distance to see a DeLorean in 
person for the first time, and I absolutly think its the coolest car 
in the world.  Its even better in person than I could have imagined.  
And you are right to say its just like a glove, it fits me so well!  
But heres the kicker.  I may have one in my back yard I had no idea 

Basicly the run down is an old man died 10 years ago and his son is 
running from the IRS for not paying taxes.  We chatted with the wife 
who is about 75-80 years old and she said her husband had one, but 
wouldnt really talk about the car or her son since hes in hidding.  
We gave her our number so her son could get in contact with us.  
Hopefully well talk soon to him and get a chance to see his fathers 
DeLorean, only 16 miles away!  I have no clue if it is for sale, but 
from the sounds of things it hasnt run for at least 10 years, and 
sounds like one of those low mileage cars, like under 10-20,000 miles.

Now I want to be fairly pepared to see it, and if its for sale for a 
great price I'll buy it, provided no frame rust which since its been 
indoors for the past 10 years, it shouldnt have.  However, I would 
like a checklist procedure to drain and clean the fuel system before 
I start it up, if I get a chance to do it.  Does anybody have a set 
of instructions that I can go by?  

If and when I get a chance to see it I will record the vitals, 
Black/Grey, Vin #, Trans Type and Milege and post it to the DeLorean 
Record.  But man, I cant get over there may be one only 16 miles 
away, and mabye (I'm praying) even only 16 feet away in a few months!

Tommy Porter
Northern Maine
Vin:  Mabye 16 miles away?


Message: 6
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 22:43:17 -0400
From: "Kevin Abato" <>
Subject: RE: Fall Foliage Tour- Important info- please read!

If any members are going to this event, and are coming from northern NJ
or NY (Rt 80), I would be more then happy to meet up with you NORTH on
Rt 206 (in Chester) and help you drive a route to avoid the traffic jam
that day down near lamington Rd in Peapack/Lammington. 

If interested, please e-mail me

Kevin Abato
Vin# 16680


Message: 7
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 21:51:01 -0500
From: James Espey <>
Subject: Sunstar Gold Model

Latest word from Sunstar is that the AMEX "gold" model is tied up in the
shipping snafu on the west coast. No estimated date of delivery is

James Espey
DeLorean Motor Company


Message: 8
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 03:41:40 -0000
From: "dmcboi" <>
Subject: Performance parts

Hey all!

I've seen a fair amount of talk about performance upgrades recently, 
and was wondering what kind of parts everyone is really interested 
in for the PRV.  I've got a few things up my sleeve yet, but input 
from everyone is the best way to start new products.
Please let me know what everyone wants!!  I've got a full exhaust 
system that's almost ready for production that will give around a 
20% increase in power over the stock system, and it's smog/street 




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