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Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 7:02 AM

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There are 15 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Vacuum issue?
From: "tmpintnl" <tobyp_at_dml_katewwdb.com>

2. Re: DeLorean Article
From: DHughes030_at_dml_aol.com

3. Re: Vacuum issue?
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

4. Re: Vacuum issue?
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

5. Re: Vacuum issue?
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

6. Re: Vent troubles
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com

7. Re: Lifting rear of DeLorean
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com

8. Carfax?
From: James Espey <james_at_dml_usadmc.com>

9. Gentlemen Start your MODELS
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com

10. Fast Delorean around Mobile, Al?
From: Robert Dunlap <bigsamifan_at_dml_yahoo.com>

11. Re: Part required
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

12. Re: Fast Delorean around Mobile, Al?
From: abatt10347_at_dml_aol.com

13. RE: Fast Delorean around Mobile, Al?
From: "Scott Mueller" <scott.a.mueller_at_dml_att.net>

14. stainless steel illusion
From: "snextime" <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>

15. '83 owners manual anyone?
From: Les Huckins <jhuckins_at_dml_cybersurfers.net>





Message: 1
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 01:18:38 -0000
From: "tmpintnl" <tobyp_at_dml_katewwdb.com>
Subject: Re: Vacuum issue?

Ed - I have gotten water on the engine during detailing, and then 
experienced some misfiring as well.  It turned out that water had 
seeped down into the spark plug wells, causing shorts at the plugs.  A 
quick suction of the water cleared up the condition.  Other people 
that I know have experienced the same issue.  I don't know if you've 
checked this, but it's kind of a subtle thing.

Toby Peterson  VIN 2248
Winged1

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Ed Garbade" <edgarbade_at_dml_h...> wrote:
 As a side bar, my car was running fine until I flushed the coolant 
system (because I had replaced most of the hoses).  During the flush I 
did spill some antifreeze on the engine.  




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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 22:35:59 EST
From: DHughes030_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: DeLorean Article

       The car in that article is #6860 and after he and I got it running I 
bought from the dealer where I (and he used to) work.  It had sat in the 
showroom for eight years without a start.  Don Hughes # 6860



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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 23:32:50 EST
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Vacuum issue?

Ed, After checking vacuum and the plug wires and the obvious things, you 
might want to warm the car up and let a shop check the warm control pressure. 
If the bucking is really pronounced, then there could be a fuel delivery 
problem. Has the fuel filter been changed lately?
John hervey
 http://www.specialtauto.com/



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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 04:51:21 -0000
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: Vacuum issue?

I would recomend you replace the ignition wires and spark plugs 
unless you know for sure that they are not very old and have not 
broken down. If you spilled any anti-freeze and it got into the spark 
plug wells because the seals on the wires leaked that would cause an 
intermittant miss. If you want to check vacuum just temporaraly plug 
off all of the vacuum hoses at the engine. A vacuum leak would tend to 
be more regular and have it's greatest effect on the idle. If you have 
ANY doubts about the automatic trans slipping test the line pressure. 
A disconnected vacuum line to the modulater would affect shifting. 
Make sure it is not leaking, plugged, or disconnected. It is difficult 
to work on the front of the motor but that is where most of the vacuum 
hoses are. If the idler pulley bearings are noisy they should be 
replaced, they aren't expensive and it isn't difficult.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757




--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Ed Garbade" <edgarbade_at_dml_h...> wrote:
> Noticed my car performs OK in low gear but bucks as I move up in RPM 
and 
> gears (this started a couple weeks ago when I changed the 
antifreeze).  I 





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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 02:10:30 -0500
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Vacuum issue?

To rule out the transmission slipping, check the tachometer to see if it
revs while it 'slips'.

Walt    Tampa, FL

P.S. to check if your engine is missing, this is simple.  Just look for it
in the engine compartment. :-)

> I
> initially was thinking it was the transmission slipping but the more I
drove
> it the more it felt like the engine was missing on an irregular basis.




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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 07:36:12 EST
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Vent troubles

In a message dated 1/28/02 5:09:50 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
tgoodwin_at_dml_vantagep.com writes:



> No matter what mode I turn the blower to, it is stuck blowing air 
> through the floor vents. 
> 
> I've been reading through the archives and found this problem listed 
> many times. From what I can tell it's either the acuators or the mode 
> switch itself. The switch seems fine. I pulled it out and could see 
> no broken pieces. Is there some way to test it function? How about 
> the actuators?
> 
> 
> 
> 



I had the same problem.  You can't tell by just looking at it without 
disassembling it. I rebuilt the mode switch, but it still didn't cure the 
problem. Put in a different mode switch, "used but supposedly working" ... no 
improvement. I hooked up a small piece of clear hose to siphon on by mouth 
and used it to see if I could tell if the actuators worked... the one I 
tested did.  And see if I could detect any difference in the mode switch, 
which I could.  I could say "crude but effective," but for the fact I still 
couldn't cure my problem. So we'll leave it at "crude."  Fortunately I was 
scheduled for service at PJ Grady.  (Exhaust manifolds, etc.) Rob combined 
parts from both mode switches to make one good one.  Checked and glassbeaded 
the rusted (rheostat?) in the motor area, and redid my fuse block. (Oh yeah, 
high fan speed wasn't working either. Arghhh!)  And he noticed a loose wire 
in back of the switch.  I have big hands, and no eyeballs on the end of my 
fingers, so that doesn't help. Rob fixed all that, and now it works great.  
You can always send your mode switch to Rob or your favorite D vendor to 
check out and either rebuild or replace.  Now my D sounds great, defrosts 
great... it was worth the wait!

-Wayne A. Ernst
vin 11174
DMCTech Group


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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 07:36:13 EST
From: deloreanernst_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Lifting rear of DeLorean

In a message dated 1/23/02 11:20:29 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
joethome_at_dml_jps.net writes:


> Is the bracket onto which the rear shock absorber is mounted strong enough 
> to hold up the weight of a DeLorean? I believe this bracket is part of what 
> is called the rear hub carrier. I want to raise the back half of my car 
> (VIN 6467) and would like to either lift it by placing a jack under that 
> shock bracket or either rest the car on blocks or a jack stand placed under 
> that bracket.
> 
> 

I didn't see a reply... maybe I missed it. Don't use the jack that comes th 
the car.  A nice safe place to jack is where garages place their hydraulic 
lift pads... just behind the front wheel or in front of the rear wheel.  Take 
a peek under there.  It's a nice, big flat area. 

Wayne A. Ernst
DMCTech Group


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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 07:51:22 -0600
From: James Espey <james_at_dml_usadmc.com>
Subject: Carfax?

Anyone have an unlimited report carfax account and could run a VIN for me?
Please email me if so. Thanks...

James




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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 09:26:29 EST
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Gentlemen Start your MODELS

Just a reminder the DeLorean Car Show will be sponsoring a Sunstar Model 
competition for those of you that want to modify your cars.
You can paint them, update them, customize them (Curtis are you getting this)
Whatever your imagination can do with it we want to see it.
Cars can be purchased from DMC Houston or any source that sells the Sunstar.
So how creative are the cars going to be 
Well see you at the show.
Register today

<A HREF="http://deloreancarshow.com">DeLoreancarshow.com</A>

Thanks

Ken


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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 06:52:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Robert Dunlap <bigsamifan_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Fast Delorean around Mobile, Al?

This weekend while visiting a friend of mine in
Pensacola, we happen on this Delorean around the  I-65
area in Mobile.  It had a personalized tag 'AT88MPH',
different looking side skirts and a rear wing, and
REALLY low to the ground.  My friend who has a 1998
Mustang GT asked if it was quick (I haven't driven
mine in awhile due to a tranny problem but) I said
"no, don't waste your gas or possibly getting a
ticket" but he decides to see if the guy in the
Delorean would run him.  My friend looked over at him,
 threw him a rev and then gave him a 3 count in case
he was game, and he was.  I was amazed! He pulled us
by about 2 carlengths up to 110 mph!  I was wondering
if the owner was on the list and if this was the
famous 'Houston Engine' upgrade I've been hearing so
much about??  I'm deciding on what to do to my
Delorean (bad tranny) and after seeing this with my
own eyes really makes me want to get back on restoring
it!


Thanks!


Rob
'83 Delorean

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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 10:49:54 -0500
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Part required

Paul,

We have a low mileage used unit in stock in excellent condition; contact me
privately for details.

Regards,
DMC Joe
DeLorean Help dmchelp_at_dml_att.net
www.dmc.tv
http://shopping.oraclesmallbusiness.com/dsvstore

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Salsbury" <paul.salsbury_at_dml_btinternet.com>
To: <doc-uk_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>; <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 12:50 PM
Subject: [DML] Part required


> Just a quickie
>
> Does anyone have a Rear Hub Carrier LH part No. 100469 they would like to
sell? Mine has fractured where the heli coil goes in to hold the Brake
calliper on.  NOT GOOD!!!
>
> Cheers
>
> Paul
> #6463
>






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Message: 12
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 14:09:57 EST
From: abatt10347_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Fast Delorean around Mobile, Al?

Sounds like Duke to me. Duke you can take this one.
Bruce Battles
Vin #06569



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Message: 13
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 15:18:58 -0600
From: "Scott Mueller" <scott.a.mueller_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: RE: Fast Delorean around Mobile, Al?

That would be Duke from Saraland, a few minutes North of Mobile.
He installed a 4.3L Chevy V6.

Scott Mueller
002981 

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Dunlap [mailto:bigsamifan_at_dml_yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 8:53 AM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] Fast Delorean around Mobile, Al?


This weekend while visiting a friend of mine in
Pensacola, we happen on this Delorean around the  I-65
area in Mobile.  It had a personalized tag 'AT88MPH',
different looking side skirts and a rear wing, and
REALLY low to the ground.
Thanks!


Rob
'83 Delorean



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Message: 14
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 00:20:35 -0000
From: "snextime" <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>
Subject: stainless steel illusion

does anyone have an extra copy of stainless steel illusion for sale?
it doesnt have to be in excellent condition i just want a copy with 
all of the pages intact that is still readable. please contact me
privately instead of filling up the DMC list with replies.

thanks
mark
ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com





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Message: 15
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 17:51:29 +0000
From: Les Huckins <jhuckins_at_dml_cybersurfers.net>
Subject: '83 owners manual anyone?

Missed the one on eBay, anybody got one for sale?  Off list please,
thanks, Les




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