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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1307
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2002 6:32 AM

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Video File Of BTTF TV Spot...
From: "whocruiser <whocruiser_at_dml_aol.com>" <whocruiser_at_dml_aol.com>

2. Re: Intermittent electrical stuff
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

3. RE: Re: Need your opinions on this D
From: "K Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>

4. Door problems too
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com

5. Re: Intermittent electrical stuff
From: "therealdmcvegas <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>

6. Re: Re: Found a semi local delorean for sale
From: "James Brockhouse" <WB9FMP_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>

7. Steering Column Bushing - Field replacement
From: "Harold McElraft <hmcelraft_at_dml_aol.com>" <hmcelraft_at_dml_aol.com>





Message: 1
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 03:31:18 -0000
From: "whocruiser <whocruiser_at_dml_aol.com>" <whocruiser_at_dml_aol.com>
Subject: Video File Of BTTF TV Spot...

I just tried to post a MPEG-1 VCD-compliant file of the new 15 second 
BTTF Trilogy DVD set TV spoto now airing, but at 2.5 megabytes it was 
too large to put in the e-groups file area.  If anyone on the list 
with lots of file space on theit web site or FTP wants a copy to post 
publically, e-mail me off the list & I'll forward you a copy so 
everyone can see it somewhere.

Dan Harris VIN# 1662 (almost done with a major restoration job!)




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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 23:07:04 EST
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Intermittent electrical stuff

Robert, It all boils down to contact. Yes, Dirty, crusty contacts after years 
of touching. I have repaired many window switches, but never tackled a side 
mirror switch. You might look into another. The cleaner may extend the life 
for a short while, but it won't fix it. Cleaner won't take away pitting and 
burnt contacts.
John Hervey
www.specialTauto.com


<< Can someone explain why this is happening in either (or both) of these 
instances?  I probably know the answer--a combination of a bad wire somewhere 
or a dirty switch--but what is the easiest fix to accomplish without being an 
electrician?  I already know how to remedy intermittent tail lights, but I 
know nothing about these two issues.
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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 00:10:49 -0600
From: "K Creason" <dmc4687_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: RE: Re: Need your opinions on this D

argh!
Not to be a grammar nazi, but there is a big difference between these two
sentences:
"don't be too anxious"
"don't be too eager"
I think you meant the second one. Have you ever noted the similarities
between the words anxious and anxiety?
It's a big difference. I think you need to clarify what you were telling
Paul.

-----Original Message-----
From: spaceace3113 <spaceace3113_at_dml_yahoo.com>
[mailto:spaceace3113_at_dml_yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 4:33 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] Re: Need your opinions on this D


dont be too anxious ...id walk



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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 03:10:47 EST
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com
Subject: Door problems too

Ok I'm having my first major problem with my drivers side door.
The joint where the strut connects to the door is squeaking really
badly and the door has become harder to close.  I'm hoping the
strut is not ready to pop off, but what can I do right now to
tighten this up/get rid of this problem outside of buying a strut?
Is there anything?

(I need to drive my D to work tomorrow so I'm hoping it will hold
up until I can get advice and take some kind of look at this!)

Thank you as always,

Richard



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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:39:38 -0000
From: "therealdmcvegas <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>" <DMCVegas_at_dml_lvcm.com>
Subject: Re: Intermittent electrical stuff

More than likely it is dirty connections. Fiddling with the mirror 
switch by moving it over time probably rubbed the oxidation off of 
the internal contacts. I never used any type of deoxidation compound 
on electrical connections to clean them. But ones that do work well 
are rubbing the contacts with a pencil eraser, and "washing" them 
with a solution of 50/50 (or slightly higher) mixture of distilled 
water and isopropyl rubbing alcohol. That and of course 
unplugging/plugging back in  electrical connections to rub any 
oxidation/dirt off.

As for the mirror switch, it's possibly either a loose connection on 
the harness plug, or there is the possibility that it may be bad 
internals. The only way to check this is to pull the switch, then 
reseat the switch plug back into the harness (cleaning connections if 
nessisary) and see if the mirrors work after that. If not, use a 
voltmeter, and check for a good electrical connection thru all 
positions of the switch. For a wiring diagram on the mirror switch, 
see here:
http://www.eskin.net/saabswitch.html
Other than that, just be gentle when prying the switch out. Push in 
the clips on the sides, and lift it out. If you pull too hard on the 
top of the switch, it can come apart. And then you definatly will 
need to buy a new one.

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, RJRavalli_at_dml_A... wrote:
> After working on my car last weekend, my friend and I noticed that 
my passengers side window motor works--after two years.  Actually, I 
have never really touched the switch that much, but everytime I did 
previous nothing happened.  I am also having a problem with an 
intermittent window switch--sometimes it works in all four 
directions, otherwise it will only move mirrors up and down.  
> 
> Can someone explain why this is happening in either (or both) of 
these instances?
<SNIP>




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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 11:20:17 -0500
From: "James Brockhouse" <WB9FMP_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Re: Found a semi local delorean for sale

Hello:
I have a D for sale.Car is straight.Was stored for 20 plus years.Invested
about 7k to put it on the road.It has 21k origional miles on it.I am
thinking of selling it and am unsure of a asking price. Could someone help
me.I live in Maryland near Frederick.
Jim Brockhouse
301-898-4451
E-Mail wb9fmp_at_dml_att.net
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From: <gullwingmagazine_at_dml_juno.com>
To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 8:08 PM
Subject: [DML] Re: Found a semi local delorean for sale


> Paul
>
> If this is the D in Caladonia, Missouri (and it looks like it from
> the pics) walk away from it!  Unless you can get them down to $4000-
> 5000 or better yet less, its going to suck a lot of money out of you.
>
> We looked at this car this summer because of some tip we got at a car
> show.  Since we like project cars we took a ride out to see it.  Very
> disappointing.
>
> Our project D (the Yellow one many saw in Memphis)was found with many
> of the same problems as the one you are looking at but it would at
> least run and the body was straight.  We bought ours for less than
> $5000 but have invested at least $10,000 in parts and a ton of labor
> that nobody will pay me for.  If it wont start there are all kinds of
> things you cant check.
>
> Bottom line, be patient, your deal will come around.
>
> I could also tell you of another D here in St Louis that has a blown
> engine, destroyed interior, every body panel dented, and just a basic
> mess.  But you know what, the owner wont budge off the $10,000 price
> he wants.  Crazy!
>
> Ron
> Gullwing Magazine
>
> --- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "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
> an
> > 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 mon-
> > 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
> cracked,
> > as well as the leather seats being cracked and worn.  The passenger
> > window looks to be off track being that it is open about half an
> inch
> > and tilted, and being that it snowed this past week, I noticed snow
> > 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
> like
> > this.  I an expecting to have to do some work to it to probobly get
> > it running.
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Paul Nolan
> > MidWestWhips
>
>
>
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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 16:51:08 -0000
From: "Harold McElraft <hmcelraft_at_dml_aol.com>" <hmcelraft_at_dml_aol.com>
Subject: Steering Column Bushing - Field replacement

Reading Richard R's note about his steering reminded me about the 
time I ordered a new steering column bushing to replace one that had 
failed. However, I found myself ready to go on a road trip having 
forgotten about the needed repair until last minute checks of the 
car. Rather than drive with the irritating rattle, etc., I decided 
to improvise if possible. I finally decided to cut the bushing in 
half and remove about an eighth to quarter inch section from it. 
From inside the car, after cleaning all the old bushing remains from 
the area, I greased the new bushing pieces with silicone grease and 
installed each half with a large flat metal drift. Result, the 
steering column was nice and tight for the road trip. That was six 
or seven years ago. I know I need to do it "correctly" one of
these 
days but I'm guessing I'll forget until .. You know.

Harold McElraft - 3354





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