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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1292
Date: Sunday, December 01, 2002 8:19 AM

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There are 10 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Free Digi Dash
From: "Vicky Miller" <>

2. clutch kits
From: "Darkstar" <>

3. Ground shipping free from DMCH and tank sender
From: "sonnyvr2000" <>

4. Re: 1983 Kepec Model

5. Re: Free Digi Dash
From: "Classified" <>

6. Metal fuel line fitting spins
From: "Christopher A. Hammond" <>

7. On the road AGAIN....
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <>

8. custom tips and tricks and the people behind them
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <>

9. Re: Metal fuel line fitting spins

10. Sticky Doors
From: "Heather" <>

Message: 1
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 14:38:32 -0500
From: "Vicky Miller" <>
Subject: Re: Free Digi Dash

hello  i live in durham n. c.// i will do the work/when is good for you????
call 919 383 6187. thanx bob miller

----- Original Message -----
From: Louie G <>
Subject: [DML] Free Digi Dash

> Hey List!
> I'm offering up my car's Dakota Digital Dash for free to anyone who wants
> Louie Golden
> #10115


Message: 2
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 11:56:48 -0800
From: "Darkstar" <>
Subject: clutch kits

I may have an opportunity to get clutch kit for a very cheap cost, they are
new units factory style (not centerforce) and include TO bearing, clutch
cover, clutch disc, pilot bearing, and alignment tool (standard kit).  the
price of these to those that want them will be under $150 and that may
possibly include shipping to those in the lower 48.  Please contact me
OFF-LIST at and remove the [DML] tag in the subject
line so it doesn't get sorted.  the availability will be after x-mas cause I
am getting one for myself to test on my Delorean first to be sure they fit
right.  I will take pictures.
Please let me know if you are interested and I will send out another e-mail
for commitment after x-mas.



Message: 3
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 22:08:30 -0000
From: "sonnyvr2000" <>
Subject: Ground shipping free from DMCH and tank sender

Don't know if this is public knowlege or not. I subscribed to their 
email newsletter and they have free ground shipping for online orders 
placed today (Friday). I think it's for orders over $50 only, but I 
took them up on it and ordered the refinished wheels for myself for didn't want any codes of other special info so I think 
it's available to everyone, suibscriber or not.

Also went through the first tank of gas in the car with the new 
sender today. I ran it for 254 miles, and then put 11.4 gallons in 
it. The light was on steady for a couple miles when I filled it up. I 
figure it to be about 23mpg, and the light comes on with about 2-2.5 
gallons left in it on my car.



Message: 4
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 18:26:30 EST
Subject: Re: 1983 Kepec Model


this is always what i have kind of suspected... an interesting thing to note 
is that my car has a power antenna in the back AND a windshield embedded one 
- i thought the windshield antennas were long gone by 10000 series???? yet 
mine has one! perhaps the windshield was cracked upon QAC delivery, and the 
windshields they had at the QAC were the early embedded ones?  seems to make 
sense to me!


In a message dated 11/29/02 12:06:34 PM Central Standard Time, 
> Thats my thoughts,as all Deloreans had to go thru QAC,before they 
> were sent off to the Dealers,so if your car came here in 1982,but 
> never hit a dealer lot until 4/83,chances are it sat at QAC all that 
> time,because of a failed QAC inspection/repairs.
> My thoughts
> Claude


Message: 5
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 05:39:55 -0000
From: "Classified" <>
Subject: Re: Free Digi Dash


I think you better off staying with the modified instrument panel, 
unless you want the original which is kinda behind times. Again, 
thats my personal opinion. Also, if you only knew how many wires go 
back there you would know that someone who definetly know what they 
are doing should be putting that dashboard/cluster back together for 

Ski VIN 4649

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Louie G <louie_at_dml_d...> wrote:
> Hey List!
> I'm offering up my car's Dakota Digital Dash for free to anyone who 
wants it. The catch is you have to remove it yourself, and reinstall 
the original gagues.


Message: 6
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 08:34:08 -0600
From: "Christopher A. Hammond" <>
Subject: Metal fuel line fitting spins

I am currently replacing the fuel filter, accumulator, and old fuel line
hoses and cleaning out my tank.  I finished working on the tank and I am
back at the fuel filter.  While I was replacing the fuel filter, I
noticed I could freely spin the 90 degree elbow that connects the metal
fuel line to the fuel filter.  The reason why I noticed this is that the
90 degree elbow is froze to the fitting that is connected to the metal
fuel line and the fitting that plugs into the elbow on the fuel line
spins.  Usually these fitting are tight and don't move.  Should this be
a cause for concern?  If so, how can I fix the fitting without replacing
the whole fuel line?
Chris Hammond

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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 13:44:29 -0700
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <>
Subject: On the road AGAIN....

Greetings all,
        Hope you are all recovering from too much Turkay.  Makes it hard to
get in and out of the D, eh?....:)  Anyway, I'm on the move again.  I'll be
in the Washington, D.C. area, specifically Dulles Airport, from Monday,
December 9th to Wednesday, December 11th.  I'm looking to meet some local
owners hopefully Tuesday.  If anyone's interested, drop me an email at

Have a great week!

VIN #10365
VIN #16816


Message: 8
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 17:12:35 -0700
From: "Matthew P. Olans" <>
Subject: custom tips and tricks and the people behind them

Hey everyone,
        I wanted to post about the new ideas and custom tips that have been
going on in the community.  I've done a fair amount on my car but not
without help.  I've talked with many people since Memphis and I wanted to
let you know we've got a lot of great people with innovative ideas out
        Ryan Gould of fame is coming to Arizona.  He'll have
his shop up and running sometime in the first quarter of 2003.  We're lucky
to have him out here as he knows the PRV inside and out and has a lot of new
ideas and fabrication skills.  His new exhaust system sounds fantastic and I
hear his car is almost as fast as mine....:)  On a side note, Ryan fitted
265/50 15's to his D and they really look nice in the back.  No rubbing, no
clearance problems, and the footprint really looks nice.
        Ron Wester has also been a big help to me.  Some things I saw on
Yellow piqued my interest and I emailed him about it.  He was very
forthcoming with what he did and how he did it and even supplied part
numbers.  I really appreciated that.  Many people do something really trick
or innovative and are afraid you'll copy it so they won't tell you
specifics.  Ron's the opposite.  He sent me pictures and descriptions of
what he did and how he did it.  Thanks!
        Ken Koncelik has been helping with my taillights and graining and
dent repair.  Ken's one of those "watch me do it" kind of guys and my car
always looks better after he's been at it.
        Jim Reeve really knows the relay compartment inside and out.  He
installed my trick LCD remote controller for my car's systems in a few hours
without cutting anything.  In fact, I could remove the entire system in a
matter of minutes and you would never know it had been in there.
        I worked with Evil Dan very closely on my wheels after he did his
and they turned out to be a perfect fit.  I have over 5,000 miles on my car
and have had no issues with the wheel/tire setup.  Dan came over to measure
the wheel hub diameter and made numerous calls to Rob Grady on his own time
to get hub specifics and my spacers taper perfectly.
        Rob Grady himself did my digital dash install and I encourage anyone
who wants one to go to Rob.  It looks like a factory install and according
to Rob I could go back to the stock gauges at any time and it would take me
about 2 hours to do it.
        Customizing a D takes balls because you're alone in what you do and
you alone have to support the modifications.  Now we have a small community
that appears to be growing and we are supporting each other .  It's nice to
have a home....:)  I am just learning the intracacies of the D and I'm not
much of a mechanic.  Had I wanted to do all of this myself my car would
still be in pieces and you probably would have seen a few hundred posts from
me by now.  I never would have made it to Memphis.  It is because of people
like this in our community that so many cars are on the road and reflect the
owner's personality.  My hat's off to you guys and my sincere thanks!

VIN #16816
VIN #10365 ---> needs a good home: BEST OFFER


Message: 9
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 19:49:01 EST
Subject: Re: Metal fuel line fitting spins

Chris, There two types of filter hooks up to the car. If you will take a look 
at my web site on each, you may figure out what's wrong. About 1/2 way down 
on the page.
John Hervey

<< I am currently replacing the fuel filter, I noticed I could freely spin the 90 degree elbow that connects the metal fuel line to the fuel filter.
   Should this be a cause for concern? 

 Chris Hammond


Message: 10
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 01:19:45 -0000
From: "Heather" <>
Subject: Sticky Doors

I'm having problems with the doors on my Delorean.  The front end of 
the door on the passenger side seems to be stuck and will not open.  
The driver's side door has a pesky problem with the locking 
mechanism.  If you leave the window open so you can reach in to the 
lock button or reach out to the outside lever, it seems to work ok, 
but it's very frigthening to be trapped in a Delorean with sticky 
doors.  Does anybody know how I can fix the problem on either door?  
Right now the passenger door will not open at all and I don't know 
how to open it.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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