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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1304
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2002 5:58 PM

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There are 12 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. RE: My BTTF DVDs are shipping!
From: "K Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>

2. Re: Found a semi local delorean for sale
From: "Paul <vrt10whips_at_dml_yahoo.com>" <vrt10whips_at_dml_yahoo.com>

3. Re: Vin #10333
From: Jim Strickland <ihaveanaccount_at_dml_juno.com>

4. BTTF returning to the Big Screen
From: "delorean66 <delorean66_at_dml_yahoo.com>" <delorean66_at_dml_yahoo.com>

5. Strange Noise
From: "Bob Thomason" <rdt7_at_dml_carolina.rr.com>

6. Re: Re: Low Mileage Delorean (Barret Jackson Auction)
From: fjk143_at_dml_aol.com

7. DMC Digital Camera!?
From: "Ian Foster" <ian_at_dml_netvigator.com>

8. RE: Strange Noise
From: "IN2TIME" <Gary_at_dml_IN2TIME.com>

9. Re: Strange Noise
From: "David Teitelbaum <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

10. Back on the Road
From: "Randy Bell" <randybell_at_dml_williamstownfab.com>

11. Re: Back on the Road
From: "David Teitelbaum <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

12. Re: Back on the Road
From: "d_rex_2002 <rich_at_dml_outernet-tech.net>" <rich_at_dml_outernet-tech.net>





Message: 1
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 21:37:36 -0600
From: "K Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: RE: My BTTF DVDs are shipping!

better hope they are the right region and not graymarket.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Abato [mailto:delorean_at_dml_abato.net]
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 1:01 AM
To: Dmcnews
Subject: [DML] My BTTF DVDs are shipping!


I ordered my BTTF DVDs from Deepdiscountdvd.com, and I got notice on the
10th, that they were shipping to my priority US mail as of 12/10!

That means I will have them prior to 12/17 release date!

BTW:  I paid $38 with shipping!

Kevin Abato
Vin #16680




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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 05:10:02 -0000
From: "Paul <vrt10whips_at_dml_yahoo.com>" <vrt10whips_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Found a semi local delorean for sale

Bill,

It is a manual transmission.  Im not really sure how I am with 
flushing and replaceing fluids.  Im really new to it all, but Im sure 
I would be fine doing it.  If I have any doubts there are some local 
owners who have offered their help before, if I ever got a delorean.  
I also have some friends in the mechanics business that could show, 
help, or even do it for me if needs be.  A big part of buying a 
delorean(for me) was also a subsequent plan to teach myself how to 
work on and understand cars in general(at least better than I know 
now).

David,

I have figured on changing all the fluids and gas, the brake systems, 
calipers, clutch, struts on the doors engine and trunk, new window 
regulators, etc...

When looking for the rodent droppings, etc..., Where in particular 
should I look.

unfortunately, I dont think the car was stored on pavement(at least 
not if it has been sitting in the same place since 96).  Its sitting 
on a little strip of grass just wide enough for a car, that runs 
along side a driveway and a building.  

I will check for frame rust in the areas you mentioned.  Ill let you 
all know what I find.

Im hoping that the owner just wants to get rid of it, and realizes it 
needs some work, and will part from it for fairly low $3,000-$6,000 
range.  In that case I would not mind putting some time and money 
into it, and not being able to drive it for a bit till I get it all 
fixed up.  But much more than that, Ill just have to wait for a 
running one to come along.

Either way, I think It would be fun to do, and fix it up to a good 
working order.  I think it would have more sentimental value to me 
that way as well.  Also, Id be a bit more familiar working with it 
for later on if anything else needs work.

Any other tips suggestions, etc... feel free to add on.  Ill be 
calling the owners tomorrow, and hopefully going out to take a closer 
look.  

Ill keep ya posted. And thanks everyone who has replied or emailed me 
with help, I appreciate it greatly.

Regards,

Paul




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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 23:34:09 -0500
From: Jim Strickland <ihaveanaccount_at_dml_juno.com>
Subject: Re: Vin #10333

I don't know if I should point out the obvious- you have too many 26T's,
and the subject short-VIN is different from the VIN.  Plus it seems you
have a "O" (oh) before the one, which should be two ZEROs if the VIN is
1033 or one ZERO if the VIN is 10333.  Try again.

Jim
1537


On Wed, 11 Dec 2002 19:10:46 EST billschaferabn_at_dml_aol.com writes:
> 
>    DML,
> 
>    I need some input on the history of vin SCEDT26T26T8CDO1033. It 
> appears to 
zzzip 


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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 05:45:13 -0000
From: "delorean66 <delorean66_at_dml_yahoo.com>" <delorean66_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: BTTF returning to the Big Screen

Back to the Future will be shown at the Arclight Cinema in 
Hollywood, California on December 17. The movie's writer will also 
be there.

http://www.bttf.com/news/02112401.shtml

Grigor
Greg's DeLorean Site
http://www.deloreans.cjb.net/




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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 08:52:47 -0500
From: "Bob Thomason" <rdt7_at_dml_carolina.rr.com>
Subject: Strange Noise

I know this was discussed in the newsgroup not too long ago but I've not been sucessful searching for it. Whenever I turn my wheels all the way either left or right and drive slowly, either forward or reverse, I hear a clunking sound (link I'm rolling over small objects) and the wheels jerk slightly. Any idea what the problem is?  The solution?

Bob Thomason
#5252


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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 22:43:17 -0500
From: fjk143_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Low Mileage Delorean (Barret Jackson Auction)

I think last years low mile car sold for 28.5k.



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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:34:13 +0800
From: "Ian Foster" <ian_at_dml_netvigator.com>
Subject: DMC Digital Camera!?

Hi DMCers,

I was looking for a new digital camera today and found one called DMC F7 by Panasonic!!! It has a silver colour brushed stainless finish with DMC written in black and costs about US$300. I'm still going for a Sony though!!! 

I know some of you fanatics collect the wildest things!!!

Cheers,           IAN
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Message: 8
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 07:26:20 -0800
From: "IN2TIME" <Gary_at_dml_IN2TIME.com>
Subject: RE: Strange Noise

  > clunking sound (link I'm rolling over small objects) and the wheels
jerk slightly.

Sounds like the wheels/tires hitting the sway bar - possibly from
non-stock wheels/tires.  Check for shiny areas on the sway bar.

Gary
www.IN2TIME.com





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Message: 9
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 15:04:06 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: Strange Noise

You have to examine all of the bushings in the suspension system front 
and rear. Particularly pay attention to the trailing arm bolts, TAB's 
for short. The are at the front end of the rear trailing arms on the 
rear suspension, one on each side. You need to remove the aluminum 
covers to see them and make sure they aren't loose, broken, or bent. 
To get the covers off you have to remove the battery behind the 
passenger seat and the carpet in the "vault" behind the driver's seat. 
There used to be 3 nuts in each, some may be missing, broken. Be 
careful about the shims, they must be replaced as they are, that is 
count the # and make sure it stays the same unless you have a 4 wheel 
alignment, in which case the tech may change some to adjust the THRUST 
ANGLE. To see if the TAB's are bent just loosen and turn the head with 
a wrench slowly watching to see if the trailing arm moves up and down. 
Be sure to retorque to spec. Not a bad idea to just replace them for 
cheap insurance. While under the car grease the front end, check the 
fluid level in the trans and final drive, and inspect the boots on the 
C/V joints.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "Bob Thomason" <rdt7_at_dml_c...> wrote:
> I know this was discussed in the newsgroup not too long ago but I've 
not been sucessful searching for it. Whenever I turn my wheels all the 
way either left or right and drive slowly, either forward or reverse, 
I hear a clunking sound (link I'm rolling over small objects) and the 
wheels jerk slightly. Any idea what the problem is?  The solution?
> 
> Bob Thomason
> #5252
> 
> 
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Message: 10
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 13:25:25 -0500
From: "Randy Bell" <randybell_at_dml_williamstownfab.com>
Subject: Back on the Road

I bought my Delorean new in 1981, but I am fairly new to the group. It only has 12.5K miles on it and I have had it garage stored (without being able to start it) since 1986. I had parked it with gas in the tank and hadn't driven it in some time. Apparently the gas had set up and it wouldn't fire. This had happen once before, but I had the original Dealer work on it the 1st time. I want to get it running and back on the road. I know I need to pull the tank, fuel Line, ect... but should I pull the moter and look at replacing gaskets. I know for sure that the clutch cylinder was leaking fluid before. Where should I start?
Sincerely,

Thanks in advance,
Randy 


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Message: 11
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 20:54:52 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: Back on the Road

Welcome to the group. You don't have to actually have to remove the 
gas tank from the car. I would suggest cleaning out the old fuel and 
whatever else you find inside the tank. Replace any rotten rubber. 
Check the oil and coolant and then manually rotate the crankshaft a 
couple of times. Now with a fresh battery try starting it. After you 
get it running and up to temperature drain and replace all of the 
fluids including brake, clutch, transmission, windshield washer 
fluids. Now replace all of the filters, air, fuel, and oil. If it is 
running good you could stop here for a while but you should probably 
do a complete service on the cooling system and a tune-up. Grease the 
car and inspect the udercarriage. Replace the tires if questionable. 
Spend many hours cleaning and detailing. Spend many more and $$$ 
fixing all of the little things that don't work right and MAYBE you're 
done! If the clutch was leaking just replace the master and slave 
cylinders and upgrade to the braided line if it hasn't been done yet.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "Randy Bell" <randybell_at_dml_w...> wrote:
> I bought my Delorean new in 1981, but I am fairly new to the group. 
It only has 12.5K miles on it and I have had it garage stored (without 
being able to start it) since 1986. I had parked it with gas in the 
tank and hadn't driven it in some time. Apparently the gas had set up 
and it wouldn't fire. This had happen once before, but I had the 
original Dealer work on it the 1st time. I want to get it running and 
back on the road. I know I need to pull the tank, fuel Line, ect... 
but should I pull the moter and look at replacing gaskets. I know for 
sure that the clutch cylinder was leaking fluid before. Where should I 
start?
> Sincerely,
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Randy 
> 
> 
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Message: 12
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 21:25:24 -0000
From: "d_rex_2002 <rich_at_dml_outernet-tech.net>" <rich_at_dml_outernet-tech.net>
Subject: Re: Back on the Road

Randy,

Where are you located?  I'm sure if you live close to someone on the
DML that they would be able to lend a hand in person or on the phone.

If the fuel has been in the tank for over 15 years, you will need to
drain the tank and probably replace at least a few fuel system parts.
As far as the clutch system, rebuilt clutch master and slave may be
needed and you should replace the plastic tube clutch line as well.
Brakes will need to be inspected and bleed the entire fluid system to
insure all the old fluid and any contaminents are removed.

After it is running, don't go too far on the original tires.

Refer to the Tech Page section on the DMCNEWS website under the
Inspection heading to make sure to hit everything on the check list.

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


If you are located in the Midwest, I would not mind giving you a hand
looking the car over.  If you have a heated garage, even better.

Good luck getting your D back on the road.

Later,
Rich W.


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "Randy Bell" <randybell_at_dml_w...> wrote:
> I bought my Delorean new in 1981, but I am fairly new to the group. 
It only has 12.5K miles on it and I have had it garage stored (without 
being able to start it) since 1986. I had parked it with gas in the 
tank and hadn't driven it in some time. Apparently the gas had set up 
and it wouldn't fire. This had happen once before, but I had the 
original Dealer work on it the 1st time. I want to get it running and 
back on the road. I know I need to pull the tank, fuel Line, ect... 
but should I pull the moter and look at replacing gaskets. I know for 
sure that the clutch cylinder was leaking fluid before. Where should I 
start?
> Sincerely,
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Randy 
> 
> 
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