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Date: Thursday, February 21, 2002 12:42 AM

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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Alpine w/Turbo
From: "fivetwofive" <CBL302_at_dml_msn.com>

2. Re: Re: Coils
From: kayoong_at_dml_aol.com

3. RE: Intalling Bumper Letters
From: gerenpreiss_at_dml_netscape.net

4. Re: Shocks/Springs
From: Dmc3360_at_dml_aol.com

5. RE: It's finally in my garage!!!
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>

6. Re: Re: Coils
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com

7. what shift knob would be your ideal poll?
From: "C. C. Cameron Putsch" <putsch.1_at_dml_osu.edu>

8. Re: Re: Alpine w/Turbo
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com

9. Re: Re: Coils
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

10. Re: It's finally in my garage!!!
From: njp548_at_dml_aol.com

11. My climate control panel is getting hot...
From: Andrew Smith <aos+yahoo_at_dml_boom.net>

12. Re: Antenna Wires
From: tahoeray_at_dml_aol.com

13. Re: what shift knob would be your ideal poll?
From: id <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>

14. RE: It's finally in my garage!!!
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>

15. Re: Re: Coils
From: kayoong_at_dml_aol.com

16. RE: My climate control panel is getting hot...
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>

17. Re: Alpine w/Turbo
From: "erikgeerdink" <erikgeerdink_at_dml_yahoo.com>

18. Un-warping interior panels... Thoughts?
From: "stevepeck1" <stevepeck1_at_dml_yahoo.com>

19. antennea removal
From: James LaLonde <krfds_at_dml_yahoo.com>

20. Re: Coils
From: "tmpintnl" <tobyp_at_dml_katewwdb.com>

21. Power lock options
From: Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins_at_dml_uno.edu>

22. drivers side front fender
From: id <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>

23. Re: Un-warping interior panels... Thoughts?
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com

24. Re: Un-warping interior panels... Thoughts?
From: Bob Brandys <BobB_at_dml_safety-epa.com>

25. Re: Power lock options
From: Bob Brandys <BobB_at_dml_safety-epa.com>





Message: 1
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 15:47:15 -0000
From: "fivetwofive" <CBL302_at_dml_msn.com>
Subject: Re: Alpine w/Turbo

Walter,

It IS the Exacte engine,that is in the Delorean,except for the 1988 
modifications(what the "1988" Delorean engine would have "been"(turbo 
and all) had it still been in production,the the dead giveaway is the 
picture showing the oil pan,notice it does not have the usual T 
shaped oil pan associated with the Volvo 2.8 engine,and I am 100% 
sure the same goes with the tranny,basically a DIRECT plug and play 
bolt in.

Claude
000570


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_a...> wrote:
> On the subject of engine swaps / upgrades, here is an interesting 
Alpine
> that is being auctioned on eBay as item # 1806232910
> 
> 
> The relevance as applied to the DML is that they describe the 
engine as
> being like the DeLorean and it is turbocharged.  Isn't this the 
same kind of
> engine that someone in the Northwest put in their DeLorean?  It 
isn't too
> far from where I am, so I'm tempted to go take a look at it and 
maybe
> photograph the engine.
> 
> Rear engine, rear wheel drive
> Fiberglass body
> Turbocharged SOHC V6
> 2,458 cc (PRV engine, same as Delorean just with more HP)
> Power SAE net 180 bhp _at_dml_ 5,900 rpm (more with the performance 
exhaust)
> Torque SAE net 200 lb-ft _at_dml_ 4,000 rpm
> 0-60mph in 6.7 sec.
> Standing 1- mile in 15.4 sec.
> Top speed 147 mph
> EPA city driving 19 mpg
> 
> Walt    Tampa, FL

It IS the Excate engine the


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_a...> wrote:
> On the subject of engine swaps / upgrades, here is an interesting 
Alpine
> that is being auctioned on eBay as item # 1806232910
> 
> 
> The relevance as applied to the DML is that they describe the 
engine as
> being like the DeLorean and it is turbocharged.  Isn't this the 
same kind of
> engine that someone in the Northwest put in their DeLorean?  It 
isn't too
> far from where I am, so I'm tempted to go take a look at it and 
maybe
> photograph the engine.
> 
> Rear engine, rear wheel drive
> Fiberglass body
> Turbocharged SOHC V6
> 2,458 cc (PRV engine, same as Delorean just with more HP)
> Power SAE net 180 bhp _at_dml_ 5,900 rpm (more with the performance 
exhaust)
> Torque SAE net 200 lb-ft _at_dml_ 4,000 rpm
> 0-60mph in 6.7 sec.
> Standing 1- mile in 15.4 sec.
> Top speed 147 mph
> EPA city driving 19 mpg
> 
> Walt    Tampa, FL




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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 17:29:29 EST
From: kayoong_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Coils

I would like to share my experiences on coils.  I am approving or 
disapproving any manufacture and it products, I am just sharing my 
experiences.

I brought my DeLorean six years ago.  Upon the purchase, I decided to change 
and to upgrade all immediate and necessary components on my DeLorean.  
Knowing that the components are over fourteen years old back then, a tune up 
was in line and the coil was one of the component to be replaced.  All part 
used where Bosch OEM.  BTW, I do a full tune up every year on all my cars -- 
religiously, so I know that if I get stuck with a car, I know it is the 
components failing and not due to neglected maintenance.  It is cheaper then 
being towed and the aggravation and money that follows when you are on the 
road away from reliable help.

Anyway, after two years of driving the DeLorean, I decided to change the 
Bosch coil for the third time.  I noticed that the third replacement of the 
Bosch coil, after a year driving that it was "wet" on the exterior, which 
means that it is leaking oil.  The oil in the coil is used as an insulator 
and coolant.  When a coil leaks oil, it means lost of power and or failure to 
follow.  So, a replacement was in line.  During that time, I was "playing" 
with the idea of upgrading the coil to a performance coil and two choice came 
to mind, an Accel or MSD coil.  I chose the latter.  I didn't chose Accel, 
for I didn't like the color yellow in the DeLorean, which is the trademark 
color of the Accel products.  Accel do make an excellent product, for I used 
to use and sell them when I had my wholesale and retail outlets.

Robert with VIN #6585... you may have a defective or the wrong Accel coil?

The MSD #8200 used (recommend crossover) in Chrome finish is an exact 
replacement as the OEM Bosch with no nonsense or hassle.  After the 
installation and firing up the engine, you can feel and hear a difference 
immediately.  It is livelier and peppier over the Bosch OEM.  It just have 
that "little" extra you can feel when you are driving, so there is an 
improvement.  

Yes, the engine can be revved up beyond 5,500 RPM and can be red lined to 
6,000 RPM, unless my tach is lying.

The MSD coil has been on my DeLorean for 20 months and there has been no 
premature deterioration of any my ignition components, when the parts are 
remove and replaced during the last tune up period and the parts are 
inspected for its overall operating conditions.  Coming June this year, it 
will be time to replace the coil for it will be 24 months old.  Yes, I know 
the coil is still good, but I drive my DeLorean every day and at times with 
extreme long trips taken many time during the year.  My DeLorean is driven in 
all types of weather conditions of sun, rain, snow and all.  Weak and old 
ignition parts don't work or operate well in humid conditions -- which means 
on rainy or snowy days and nights. 

Kayo Ong
#5508
Lic 9D NY


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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 20:16:45 -0500
From: gerenpreiss_at_dml_netscape.net
Subject: RE: Intalling Bumper Letters

Delorean17_at_dml_aol.com wrote:

>HI List,
>    Today I went into storage to install the New stainless bumper letters 
>from Gradys.  I cleaned the bumper with alcohol but the letters would just 
>not stick.  It was about 65 inside so I dont think it was too cold. should I 

>David, 
I installed Gradye letters last October. I cleaned the area with dishwashing soap 2 times. I then uses the alcohol pads provided with the
letters. Temperature eas about 60F. The letters stuck fine and still are ok.
Gus 
Vin #5971 
>



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>

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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 20:27:56 EST
From: Dmc3360_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Shocks/Springs

Well I can only speak from experience for the PJ Grady package.  I replaced 
my front springs with the lowering springs from PJ Grady.  I opted for this 
since in my opinion the rear is as it was intended from the factory and with 
the front lowered it gives the car a nice look as was originally intended.  I 
also installed PJ Grady's new shocks.  Well I can say the difference is like 
night vs. day.  Stock my car was stiff and you could feel every bump in the 
road to some degree.  After installing the front springs and the shocks the 
ride is smooth much like a new car.  I no longer feel every imperfection in 
the road.  Of course any twenty year old shock is going to be stiff to some 
degree whether large or small, but the new shocks Rob offeres are superb in 
any regard.  They are even adjustable to suit individual taste for ride and 
height appearance.  Just my opinion.

Gary Gore
VIN 3360


> Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 19:31:13 -0000
>    From: "dmc812001" <stamberino_at_dml_aol.com>
> Subject: Shocks/Springs
> 
> I was wondering if anyone has installed the PJ Grady performance 
> suspension or the one from DMC Houston on their cars? If so, could 
> you tell me how the car rides with them? Is it still like a 
> buckboard? or smooth yet somewhat firm? Any floaty-ness? Harshness?
> Also, if you just get the springs, what kind of shocks would you all 
> recommend? Auto adjustable? Adjustable? Is there an ABS system that 
> can be added to the car? And Does anyone have Xenon Headlights on 
> their cars? How are they?
> 
> Thanks,
> Steve T.
> Long Island, NY
> #2801



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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 18:49:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: RE: It's finally in my garage!!!

There is an old saying that goes something like this:
"Be careful what you wish for, it might just come
true".
If Rob were to move away from L.I. (fat chance , I
think) be advised that he and Debbie have a Colorado
connection.  And, they would sure be welcome here!

Dick Ryan 
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--- "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com> wrote:
> Yes, Please lobby Rob to move his operation off of
> Long Island.  There are lots of nice shore towns
> (like West Sayville) in the Monmouth County NJ area.
>  :)
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Pistachio [mailto:TheStash_at_dml_optonline.net]
> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 9:46 PM
> To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [DML] It's finally in my garage!!!
> 
> <SNIP>
> 
> Picked it up Thursday night. I'm sure it'll be
> happier here driving on long winding country roads
> then in the city's pot hole ridden, stop-n-go
> nowhere mayhem. The drive out of LI was just a huge
> traffic nightmare. It wasn't even rush hour! I don't
> know how people can deal with it every day. "Thank
> God I'm a country boy!"
> <SNIP>
> 
> 
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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 23:58:54 EST
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Coils

In a message dated 2/19/02 8:55:09 PM Central Standard Time, kayoong_at_dml_aol.com 
writes:
> The MSD #8200 used (recommend crossover) in Chrome finish is an exact 
> replacement as the OEM Bosch with no nonsense or hassle

  Kayo,
    The Accel #8140 comes standard in it's trademark yellow color or for 
$2.00 more you can get #8140C which is the exact same coil only with a chrome 
body, just like your MSD unit. Any of these coils will work just fine on the 
Delorean. Like you said, they are all excellent products and a good upgrade 
for the D's ignition system.

  Marty


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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2002 23:12:33 -0500
From: "C. C. Cameron Putsch" <putsch.1_at_dml_osu.edu>
Subject: what shift knob would be your ideal poll?

I have created another poll so that you can vote on what machined shift knob you would most like in material, size, and shape. Please vote once in each category and truthfully as I will be producing these knobs soon and your vote will help sway what I sell.

Sincerely, Casey at chaparral2a002_at_dml_hotmail.com
http://putschdesign.tripod.com/PPD/ 


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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 00:18:55 EST
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Alpine w/Turbo

In a message dated 2/19/02 7:49:40 PM Central Standard Time, CBL302_at_dml_msn.com 
writes:
> It IS the Exacte engine,that is in the Delorean,except for the 1988 
> modifications(what the "1988" Delorean engine would have "been"(turbo 
> and all

  Claude,

  Sorry to say it is NOT the exact same engine as in the Delorean. It is a 
member of the PRV engine family but if you check again you will see it is a 
2.5 liter engine, one of the many variations in the PRV engine family. The 
internals on this engine are also different then the D engine. These motors 
are similar, but not the same.

  Marty


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Message: 9
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 01:04:13 EST
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Coils

Comment, I wouldn't suggest running any coil without a resistor, the car runs 
on alternator voltage. It isn't 12 volts unless the car isn't running, it's 
anywhere from 12.8 to 14.5 or 6 depending on your alternator and the load at 
the time. The ballast will smooth out the voltage flow and control the 
voltage/current going to the coil. Without a resistor wire coming off the 
ignition switch like most car have, that feed the coil, you will more than 
likely burn up the coil, run it extremely hot and or shorten the life. 
The relay in the later models of the Delorean is what switches the voltage to 
1 ohm part of the resistor, which is what you run on. You could wire it 
direct and go around the relay, but I would have to investigate why they did 
what they did.
John Hervey
http://www.specialtauto.com/electrical.shtml
 
   
 > With the Accel coil is it necessary to keep the ballast resistor and relay 
 > wiring, or can I run it at a full 12 volts all the time? I'm in the middle 
 > of 
 > an engine compartment wiring purge and I'd like get as much of the 
 > unnecessary wiring out as I can.
 > Thanks,
 > Jim
 > 
 > Jim,
 >     I'm still running the original existing ballast resistor with this new 
 > coil and all the original wiring. I think feeding it a straight 12 volts 
 > all the time may cause a problem with over heating the coil. You need to 
 > step the voltage down during normal operation.
      As for the relay, we've gone over this one before and if I remember 
 > relay does nothing and can be eliminated from the system. 
 > .
          Marty
  >>



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Message: 10
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 02:15:46 EST
From: njp548_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: It's finally in my garage!!!

In a message dated 2/19/02 6:26:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com writes:

<< Yes, Please lobby Rob to move his operation off of Long Island.  There are 
lots of nice shore towns (like West Sayville) in the Monmouth County NJ area. 
 :) >>
 
NO!!!  PLEASE don't have Rob move his shop off Long Island.  If he does that, 
how would I be able get my parts that I need all within a day?  I like the 
fact that I am 40 minutes away from PJ Gradys and being able to get a part I 
need whenever I want it.  I would hate having to wait for the mail to come 
for my parts  :(

Later,
Nick Pitello
1852
15914
<A HREF="Http://members.aol.com/njp548">Http://members.aol.com/njp548</A>



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Message: 11
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 03:16:31 -0600 (CST)
From: Andrew Smith <aos+yahoo_at_dml_boom.net>
Subject: My climate control panel is getting hot...

Hey folks.  I'm still a Delorean newbie, so forgive me if this is a dumb
question...

Today was the first time I drove my Delorean in the rain (and discovered
my door seals leak!).  The windshield was fogging pretty badly so I put
the climate control knob on defrost and turned the fan up to 4.

The fog eventually cleared, but I noticed that even though the thermostat
was set on its coldest setting, the air blowing across the windshield was
pretty warm.  When I got home, I found that the entire climate control
panel was very warm.  Is this normal climate control behavior when the AC
compressor is off?  If not, anyone got any ideas what might be wrong?

Thanks in advance!

-andrew




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Message: 12
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 12:09:17 EST
From: tahoeray_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Antenna Wires

I just last week replaced my antenna with one from Kragens.A new hole for the 
drain tube and some shimming of the bracket to align it, and it looked good. 
It was a 2 wire, and of course the DMC has 3 wires. After a bit of testing I 
learned which one of the wires was hot when the radio was turned on and 
connected it to the blue trigger wire on the ant. and ran a constant hot wire 
to the red wire on the ant, I by passed the relay.--works great.



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Message: 13
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 11:12:43 -0800
From: id <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>
Subject: Re: what shift knob would be your ideal poll?

your shift knob would look great if you could machine DMC on the top of it.

mark

"C. C. Cameron Putsch" wrote:

> I have created another poll so that you can vote on what machined shift knob you would most like in material, size, and shape. Please vote once in each category and truthfully as I will be producing these knobs soon and your vote will help sway what I sell.
>
> Sincerely, Casey at chaparral2a002_at_dml_hotmail.com
> http://putschdesign.tripod.com/PPD/
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
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Message: 14
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 11:14:09 -0500
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>
Subject: RE: It's finally in my garage!!!

Naah,  No ocean (yet) out there.  Besides, When you spent your whole life breathing air at sea level moving to Colorado would be "high risk".  :)


-----Original Message-----
From: Dick Ryan [mailto:deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 9:49 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [DML] It's finally in my garage!!!


There is an old saying that goes something like this:
"Be careful what you wish for, it might just come
true".
If Rob were to move away from L.I. (fat chance , I
think) be advised that he and Debbie have a Colorado
connection.  And, they would sure be welcome here!

Dick Ryan 



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Message: 15
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 12:15:25 EST
From: kayoong_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Coils

Marty:

Thanks for the info.  I think I will "try" out the Accel coil next time 
around. 

Kayo


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Message: 16
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 13:04:20 -0500
From: "Marc A. Levy" <malevy_at_dml_paramanet.com>
Subject: RE: My climate control panel is getting hot...

I don't have an answer for your first question, but the control panel itself may be hot because of all the light bulbs in there.  Many of us have modified our cars to have those light go on and off with the headlights (they don't do that stock), and have even installed a resistor to dim them a bit (keeps them cooler).


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Smith [mailto:aos+yahoo_at_dml_boom.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 4:17 AM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] My climate control panel is getting hot...
<SNIP>
pretty warm.  When I got home, I found that the entire climate control
panel was very warm.  Is this normal climate control behavior when the AC
compressor is off?  If not, anyone got any ideas what might be wrong?
<SNIP>



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Message: 17
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 18:11:10 -0000
From: "erikgeerdink" <erikgeerdink_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Alpine w/Turbo

Did they make many of these engines, or where they ONLY for the 
limited car?  

Erik
4512




> Walter,
> 
> It IS the Exacte engine,that is in the Delorean,except for the 1988 
> modifications(what the "1988" Delorean engine would 
have "been"(turbo 
> and all) had it still been in production,the the dead giveaway is 
the 
> picture showing the oil pan,notice it does not have the usual T 
> shaped oil pan associated with the Volvo 2.8 engine,and I am 100% 
> sure the same goes with the tranny,basically a DIRECT plug and play 
> bolt in.
> 
> Claude
> 000570
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_a...> wrote:
> > On the subject of engine swaps / upgrades, here is an interesting 
> Alpine
> > that is being auctioned on eBay as item # 1806232910
> > 
> > 
> > The relevance as applied to the DML is that they describe the 
> engine as
> > being like the DeLorean and it is turbocharged.  Isn't this the 
> same kind of
> > engine that someone in the Northwest put in their DeLorean?  It 
> isn't too
> > far from where I am, so I'm tempted to go take a look at it and 
> maybe
> > photograph the engine.
> > 
> > Rear engine, rear wheel drive
> > Fiberglass body
> > Turbocharged SOHC V6
> > 2,458 cc (PRV engine, same as Delorean just with more HP)
> > Power SAE net 180 bhp _at_dml_ 5,900 rpm (more with the performance 
> exhaust)
> > Torque SAE net 200 lb-ft _at_dml_ 4,000 rpm
> > 0-60mph in 6.7 sec.
> > Standing 1- mile in 15.4 sec.
> > Top speed 147 mph
> > EPA city driving 19 mpg
> > 
> > Walt    Tampa, FL
> 
> It IS the Excate engine the
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_a...> wrote:
> > On the subject of engine swaps / upgrades, here is an interesting 
> Alpine
> > that is being auctioned on eBay as item # 1806232910
> > 
> > 
> > The relevance as applied to the DML is that they describe the 
> engine as
> > being like the DeLorean and it is turbocharged.  Isn't this the 
> same kind of
> > engine that someone in the Northwest put in their DeLorean?  It 
> isn't too
> > far from where I am, so I'm tempted to go take a look at it and 
> maybe
> > photograph the engine.
> > 
> > Rear engine, rear wheel drive
> > Fiberglass body
> > Turbocharged SOHC V6
> > 2,458 cc (PRV engine, same as Delorean just with more HP)
> > Power SAE net 180 bhp _at_dml_ 5,900 rpm (more with the performance 
> exhaust)
> > Torque SAE net 200 lb-ft _at_dml_ 4,000 rpm
> > 0-60mph in 6.7 sec.
> > Standing 1- mile in 15.4 sec.
> > Top speed 147 mph
> > EPA city driving 19 mpg
> > 
> > Walt    Tampa, FL




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Message: 18
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 19:45:43 -0000
From: "stevepeck1" <stevepeck1_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Un-warping interior panels... Thoughts?

my interior top door panels are a bit warped, as is the rear luggage 
area top panel.

I was thinking that one might be able to remove and dampen these 
panels enough to get them back into shape then they could be 
reinstalled.

I also thought that they could be dampened with a heavily diluted 
wood glue solution which would re-bind the fibers and dry fairly hard.

Before I go f'ing up my car, I am asking advice from you all...

Good idea/bad idea?

Thanks,
Steve
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Message: 19
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 11:58:03 -0800 (PST)
From: James LaLonde <krfds_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: antennea removal

i can't find it on dmc news or in my manual... how do
i remove my antennea, I have an earlier 81 with the
front passenger side antennea.

thanks!! if you could email me offlist with a quick
reply, that'd be awesome

james lalonde 001697

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Message: 20
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 20:56:45 -0000
From: "tmpintnl" <tobyp_at_dml_katewwdb.com>
Subject: Re: Coils

Hello all of you ignition coil fans - I just thought that I would 
chime in with my two cents' worth.  I installed an MSD Blaster 2 coil, 
part number 8202, with no changes to any electrical connections 
common to the coil circuit.  According to Tech Support at the 
manufacturer, the Blaster 2 puts out 45,000 volts at nominal input 
voltage, with a spark duration that is twice that found in most OEM 
coils.  My car seems to love it, especially in conjunction with the 
MSW solid core plug wires (zero resistance), Bosch +4 plugs, and the 
K&N air filter.

Toby Peterson VIN 2248
Winged1

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., kayoong_at_dml_a... wrote:
I think I will "try" out the Accel coil next time around. 
> 
> Kayo





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Message: 21
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 15:12:58 -0600
From: Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins_at_dml_uno.edu>
Subject: Power lock options

Hi, list!

My apologies if this has been answered already; I glanced through the
archives and saw nothing directly answering my question.

Here it is: Since the power locks are prone to problems, and it isn't a
top priority thing to fix, is it possible to simply disconnect the power
lock mechanism and use the locks manually? (Like until I get the money
to get them fixed, or install Lockzilla.) Will this damage anything?

I don't own a De yet. I'm just thinking ahead. This will be one of the
first issues I will face on the drive home. :)

All the best,
Farrar Hudkins



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Message: 22
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 15:43:05 -0800
From: id <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>
Subject: drivers side front fender

there is a drivers side front fender on ebay right now if anybody needs one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1806954839


later
mark




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Message: 23
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 19:54:31 EST
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Un-warping interior panels... Thoughts?

In a message dated 2/20/02 5:14:42 PM Central Standard Time, 
stevepeck1_at_dml_yahoo.com writes:


> my interior top door panels are a bit warped, as is the rear luggage 
> area top panel.
> 
> 
> Before I go f'ing up my car, I am asking advice from you all...
> 
> Good idea/bad idea?
> 
> Thanks,
> Steve
> 

Steve,

for the 'luggage compartment top panel', are you talking about the rear 
headliner?  if so, it MAY be possible to repair it - one idea that i have 
heard is lightly wetting the old headliner and somehow attaching some metal 
strips in it to regain it's rigidity.  i didn't think a repair was a good 
idea and i went with a completely new replacement.  unfortunately, the 
replacement is much lighter than the rest of my interior, and it does not 
match.  i think age has something to do with it!

Andy




Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
1982 DeLorean DMC-12 VIN#11596
Fargo, ND 58102


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Message: 24
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 18:57:00 -0600
From: Bob Brandys <BobB_at_dml_safety-epa.com>
Subject: Re: Un-warping interior panels... Thoughts?

> Steve

When redoing the header panels on the 97 DeLorean we faced the same dilema of damaged or
warped roof panels.

Since we were going to custom cut these to fit the interior, we needed to strengthen and
increase rigidity.

The solution was to coat them with 2 part clear polyurethane.  This is thick clear
varnish type coating you can find at a hardware store.  It is also marketed for doing
decopage.

This solution stays liquid for a number of hours and soaks into the paper liners.  This
worked extremely well and let us make the custom panels we needed.

BOB



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Message: 25
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 18:59:48 -0600
From: Bob Brandys <BobB_at_dml_safety-epa.com>
Subject: Re: Power lock options



Farrar

Your question is a very good one.  The doors certainly work without the power door
locks.  I carried this question further by actually removing the solenoids from my
doors.  (They can be replaced by the GM gear driven ones that weight 50% less.  THis
makes it easier for the doors to open and close due to less weight.

BOB




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