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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1295
Date: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 7:27 AM

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There are 14 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Any lister in the East TN/North GA Region?
From: Sheila Handy <flewbug_at_dml_yahoo.com>

2. Re: JZD's Latest Lawsuit
From: "Ralph Isenberg, III" <delorean1981dmc_at_dml_hotmail.com>

3. Re: Any lister in the East TN/North GA Region?
From: bobrefahc_at_dml_aol.com

4. Re: Questions about Deloreans/Prospective New Owner
From: Gus Schlachter <gus_at_dml_austin.rr.com>

5. RE: Re: Delorean Financing website update.
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_abato.net>

6. DeLorean in VH1 Show - Dec. 16th
From: "Tamir Ardon" <tamir_at_dml_entermyworld.com>

7. 350 BHP PRV-6 Cyl. Engine From a Race Car!
From: Robert Greenhaw <deloreandude_at_dml_juno.com>

8. Re: Snow/Winter tyres.
From: "cyberzechidna" <ksarfaraz123_at_dml_attbi.com>

9. Re: Snow/Winter tyres
From: "Stragand, Dave" <dave.stragand_at_dml_ketchum.com>

10. Re: Questions about Deloreans/Prospective New Owner
From: Gus Schlachter <gus_at_dml_austin.rr.com>

11. Re: 350 BHP PRV-6 Cyl. Engine From a Race Car!
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>

12. Re: Any lister in the East TN/North GA Region?
From: "Daniel Abbate" <danielabbate_at_dml_hotmail.com>

13. Re: RE: License Plate suggestions
From: Jan van de Wouw <jvdwouw_at_dml_home.nl>

14. seat covers
From: <eric_at_dml_seviernet.com>





Message: 1
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 13:48:29 -0800 (PST)
From: Sheila Handy <flewbug_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Any lister in the East TN/North GA Region?

Have you already purchased your Delorean?  The reason I ask is that I have one for sale in North Carolina.


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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 17:03:12 -0500
From: "Ralph Isenberg, III" <delorean1981dmc_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: JZD's Latest Lawsuit

I didn't realize JZD had re-married. Hope he has good luck and happiness!






>From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
>Reply-To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
>To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [DML] JZD's Latest Lawsuit
>Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 17:54:29 -0000
>
>In the Sunday edition of the Daily News Michaek Gross's column reports
>that Sally Baldwin, JZD's wife, filed a 5 million dollar lawsuit
>against National Fairways demanding the return of the dogs that they
>left behind. JZD says he left the dogs with his sister-in-law who has
>a cottage on the property. The article also says he hopes to revive
>the Delorean. I wonder if they realize Donald Trump now owns the dogs?
>David Teitelbaum
>vin 10757



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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 17:14:19 EST
From: bobrefahc_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Any lister in the East TN/North GA Region?

If you are looking to purchase one.  I have an excellent one for sale 
pictures and info on request.  Asking $14,500 

Bobrefahc_at_dml_aol.com


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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 17:40:06 -0600
From: Gus Schlachter <gus_at_dml_austin.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Questions about Deloreans/Prospective New Owner

Greg,

Geez, how is that 308 to work on?  That's a car on my "to-do" list.  Working on the DMC
should be a breeze after having done so on the Esprit, since you're already accustomed
to the funny suspension and underrated electricals.  :-)

The DeLorean car has a few well-documented weak spots (trailing arm bolts, etc.) that
are pretty simple to check and correct.  Other than that, it's been a fairly reliable
car for me and others.

The last thing you'll need to fret over is the engine, unless you want to tinker the HP
up (and I imagine you will, given your other vehicles).   It all seems straightforward
enough until you get to something like adjusting the torsion bars on the gullwing doors,
which requires special tools, at least two other people and, at minimum, a half-case of
beer.


Gus Schlachter
VIN# 4695
Austin, TX

Twilightcall_at_dml_aol.com wrote:

> Hello, I am looking at purchasing a Delorean.  I have a few questions about
> them.  How difficult are they to work on?  What are some of the major issues
> and what does the engine have to come out for?  I am used to working on my
> own cars.  I repair/maintain my Lotus Esprit and my Ferrari 308.  Both have
> Bosch K-Jetronic FI systems.  I have heard that the engine is basically a
> Euro Volvo engine but then I have heard that it was a Peugeot engine that was
> used in Volvos?  Which does it closely resemble?  I know that it is a joint
> effort of Volvo, Renault, and Peugeot but I have heard that the engine is
> more like one of them.  I noticed that it is on timing chains.  Is this an
> interference engine?  If the heads needed to be done would the engine have to
> come out or is there enough room to remove the chains and heads in the car?
> How would many of you rate the reliabiliity of them?  Thanks for all of the
> info and please feel free to add any additional comments that may be useful.
> Thanks Again, GREG



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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 21:23:38 -0500
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_abato.net>
Subject: RE: Re: Delorean Financing website update.

Yep...I used JJ Best also, but the finance rate was killin me...I have
since refinanced with another bank for a MUCH lower rate.

-----Original Message-----
From: dandan67 [mailto:dandan67_at_dml_yahoo.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2002 12:46 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] Re: Delorean Financing website update.


> Like many others who saw a glimmer of hope for getting our own D.

Jeff, a few weeks ago I financed mine though JJ Best & Co out of 
Chatham MA. It was a slam dunk and only took two days. I insured 
through Esurance.com (equally painless) at the advice of a DMC fan 
page. My favorite so far has been the $15/yr. registration fee in CA - 
who would have thought ANYTHING would be so cheap in this state? :)

Dan Danknick
#2307



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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 21:48:34 -0600
From: "Tamir Ardon" <tamir_at_dml_entermyworld.com>
Subject: DeLorean in VH1 Show - Dec. 16th

Dear List,

Thought I would let everyone know the DeLorean will be mentioned in an
upcoming series on VH1 called, "I love the 80's".  The car will be mentioned
with video footage in its second episode, "1981," which will be aired:

Monday Dec. 16
10/9c PM
VH1

The producers for the show contacted me a few months ago and I supplied them
with some footage, so I am assuming they will be using some of that footage
for the show.  Hopefully their comments/text content is flattering, but you
never know what they will decide to focus on with the DeLorean?

Regards,
Tamir
http://www.entermyworld.com





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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 01:05:30 -0600
From: Robert Greenhaw <deloreandude_at_dml_juno.com>
Subject: 350 BHP PRV-6 Cyl. Engine From a Race Car!

Hey Guys,

Check this out:
http://www.nfauto.co.uk/
Click on "Enter Foreman Cars", then "Engine Options".

Now read the first engine option!

Seems someone may have beat DMCH to the 300-mark...?

Nice chrome....look better in a DeLorean though!

A Very Tired and Sleepy,
Robert G.

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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 11:11:44 -0000
From: "cyberzechidna" <ksarfaraz123_at_dml_attbi.com>
Subject: Re: Snow/Winter tyres.

HAHA! Yeah, I live in Minnesota, I'm gonna garage my D and get a SS 
frame before I drive in the Winter though.




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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 09:16:52 -0500
From: "Stragand, Dave" <dave.stragand_at_dml_ketchum.com>
Subject: Re: Snow/Winter tyres

When I first saw a DeLorean "in the wild", it was 1983... coming down
the steep hill towards my house in about a foot of snow.  One of my
neighbors had purchased his D as his "winter car".  His reasoning?  It
was rear-engine, rear-drive, with a wide, low wheelbase -- perfect for
the snow.  He also stated that since it was stainless steel, it would
not rust from the salt (I guess he never looked underneath!)
 
Anyway, he drove that car for several years just in the winter, and to
the best of my knowledge, he never had any problems.
 
-Dave
VIN #05927
http://www.forwardlook.net


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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 10:09:28 -0600
From: Gus Schlachter <gus_at_dml_austin.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Questions about Deloreans/Prospective New Owner

Greg et al,

I forgot!  There are many links to good info on the dmcnews web site:

Basic prepurchase checklist:

   http://www.dmcnews.com/Techsection/prepurchase.htm

Comprehensive prepurchase checklist:

   http://www.usadmc.com/files/report.pdf
   (lots more files at http://www.delorean.com/downloads.asp)

How to spend a lot of money:

   http://www.dmcnews.com/Techsection/restoration.htm



Gus Schlachter
VIN# 4695
Austin, TX



> Twilightcall_at_dml_aol.com wrote:
>
> > Hello, I am looking at purchasing a Delorean.  I have a few questions about
> > them.  How difficult are they to work on?  What are some of the major issues
> > and what does the engine have to come out for?....




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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 21:05:42 +0000
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: Re: 350 BHP PRV-6 Cyl. Engine From a Race Car!

As it happens this outfit is less than 5 minutes from the Diesel Centre where #1458 and
#2727 were nursed back to health, and where #4426 has already been to have its engine
pulled for rebuild. (Staplehurst is a small village about 5 miles from my home town).

The PRV-6 came in many, many flavours. The problem with the DeLorean's one is largely
with the injection/ignition. I had already investigated the possibilities for #4426's new
engine, but although the costs were more than reasonable, not worth it to me at this
point in time. 220hp is about achievable with a good exhaust, keeping the stock k-jet,
capacity and ignition system. If you want to modify, the PRV is actually a lot better
than you'd think. Mail me off-list for info if interested.

Martin
#1458
#4426

Robert Greenhaw wrote:

> Hey Guys,
>
> Check this out:
> http://www.nfauto.co.uk/




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Message: 12
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 21:29:32 +0000
From: "Daniel Abbate" <danielabbate_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Any lister in the East TN/North GA Region?

What is the price on your North Carolina Delorean? And what condition is it 
in? I'm looking for a real project car; something to be totally taken apart 
and customized from the ground up. It really doesn't work for me to buy one 
that is already in good shape.

Actually this question can go out to the whole group...does anyone know 
where to buy a real wreck of a D for cheap...ideally the body and frame 
would be pretty straight but mechanically who cares.

Thanks,
Dan Abbate
vin# ??????


>From: Sheila Handy <flewbug_at_dml_yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
>To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [DML] Any lister in the East TN/North GA Region?
>Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 13:48:29 -0800 (PST)
>
>Have you already purchased your Delorean?  The reason I ask is that I have 
>one for sale in North Carolina.



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Message: 13
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 22:41:50 +0100
From: Jan van de Wouw <jvdwouw_at_dml_home.nl>
Subject: Re: RE: License Plate suggestions

On Mon, 02 Dec 2002 16:13:03 +0000,
"robert parker" <roberthparker_at_dml_hotmail.com> wrote:

> I orded A BULIT, & added a "g" to the space with a sticker-  AgBULIT
> (Shades of Steve McQueen)   Remember your chemistry?  Read it carefully!

"Silver Bullit" VERY clever...
Now why can't we have something like a vanityplate in Europe?

I'd like DA-99-ER for my DeLorean please :-)

JAN van de Wouw
Thinking Different...   Using a Mac...
Living the Dream...   Driving a DeLorean...

#05141 "Dagger" since Sept. 2000
100NX "Saphire" since 3 weeks ago
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Message: 14
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 17:10:17 -0500
From: <eric_at_dml_seviernet.com>
Subject: seat covers

Hey everyone

I'm looking into a little protection for my seats. They're in relatively good shape (a few scratches, no cracks) and I'm looking into seat covers to keep it that way. What's the consensus on seat covers? Basically I'm thinking of the Pepboy's grade covers for the car, what do you guys think of them? Any recommendations?

Thanks!

Eric Itzel
vin 04433
eric_at_dml_seviernet.com



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