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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1303
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2002 7:46 AM

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1. Re: Found a semi local delorean for sale
From: "David Teitelbaum <>" <>

2. Re: Front wiring harness
From: "Harold McElraft <>" <>

3. Vin #10333

Message: 1
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 21:23:17 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum <>" <>
Subject: Re: Found a semi local delorean for sale

I have to disagree, I don't think an automatic will store any worse 
then a 5-speed. I would change the fluid, but that is a good thing to 
do in any case after a long period of storage (don't forget the final 
drive which is separate from the trans). The thing that would worry me 
more would be the brake system. Brake fluid actively absorbs moisture 
from the air and then will corrode the internals of the brakes. As 
soon as you start using them they will then leak. Ditto for the clutch 
system so I guess you could say an automatic would store better. The 
thing that stores the worst is the battery and it will destroy the 
area around it. Another thing to look for is wiring damage from 
rodents. Open up all of the covers and look for droppings and "fluff". 
They love to make nests and urinate in the car. Lastly if the car was 
not stored on pavement or concrete the frame will rust from the 
moisture in the ground, check the crumple zone and the engine mount 
area, that is where the frames start to rust out. Before trying to 
start the car I would clean out the gas tank and refill with fresh 
fuel and turn the motor over by hand a revolution or two. Depending on 
condition, mileage, what extras are included, a "dead" Delorean can be 
worth as little as $5,000 or as much as $10,000. If it isn't running 
engine work and fuel system work is expensive and if you can't get the 
motor running you don't know if the automatic trans is OK. Figure on a 
complete brake job and probably some A/C work, a tune-up and cooling 
system service minimum. Add tires, some cosmetic work, struts, a 
window regulater and you easily are up to $3000 just in parts.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In, "content22207 <brobertson_at_dml_c...>" 
<brobertson_at_dml_c...> wrote:
> Straight drive or automatic? Automatic transmissions do not age well
> sitting idle.
> How are you at flushing and replacing fluids? Accumulated moisture
> from the atmosphere is enemy #1.
> From my experience: if you end up with this fine specimen, your 
> purchase should be a COMPLETE fuel pickup system from the filter 
> Don't pay too much. As the eBay thread shows, nice examples are
> available at very attractive prices.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> >--- In, "Paul <vrt10whips_at_dml_y...>"
> <vrt10whips_at_dml_y...> wrote:
> > Hey list,
> > 
> > A buddy of mine was checking out his friends new house thats about 
> > hour away, in a very small town.  On his way there passing through 
> > another small town, he saw a delorean sitting in front of a small 
> > shop there with a for sale sign in the back.
> > 
> > I took a trip out there today to check it out, The shops closed 
> > wed.  I took a look at it, and the license plate was from april of 
> > 1996.  It looks like it has been sitting there for that long as 
> > well.  From what I can see from the interior the binacle is 
> > as well as the leather seats being cracked and worn.  The 
> > window looks to be off track being that it is open about half an 
> > and tilted, and being that it snowed this past week, I noticed 
> > in the interior below the window(not a good sign).  Im guessing it 
> > would need the usual for a car that has been sitting for a while. 
> > 
> > Other than that from what I can see the body panels look to be in 
> > good shape, the fascias need repainting. 
> > 
> > Ill get a chance to look at the engine when I go back thursday.
> > 
> > Anybody have any Idea what a good price would be for a delorean 
> > this.  I an expecting to have to do some work to it to probobly 
> > it running.
> > 
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Paul Nolan
> > MidWestWhips


Message: 2
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 00:04:15 -0000
From: "Harold McElraft <>" <>
Subject: Re: Front wiring harness


Follow the wire for the air horn motor. It is inside the tool 
compartment and follows the wire harness all the way to the positive 
bat post. I think it is yellow. In order to get to it, you may have 
to drop the window washer housing.

By the way it dawned on me that I never mentioned how to get the 
surge out of the cruse control. (A year late, I know) Take the slack 
out of the cruse control throttle linkage wire. There should be just 
the slightest amount.

Harold McElraft - 3354


Message: 3
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 19:10:46 EST
Subject: Vin #10333


   I need some input on the history of vin SCEDT26T26T8CDO1033. It appears to 
have been in the California area for 10 plus years. Has anybody on the DML 
owned this prior too 1992? 
Also if anybody has Carfax and can run this please let me know offline. I 
would like to know as much as I can about the car as I am considring 
purchasing it.



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