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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 919
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2002 12:13 PM

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There are 11 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Sarasota 81 DeLorean
From: "Chris Boden" <cboden_at_dml_thegeekgroup.org>

2. Re: the aversion to customizing?
From: id <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>

3. A new alternator problem! (And a radar detector install to boot)
From: Andrew Smith <aos+yahoo_at_dml_boom.net>

4. Re: Crossover pumps
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com

5. Re: Re: a better door launcher?
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>

6. Re: A new alternator problem! (And a radar detector install to boot)
From: "dmcman82" <srubano_at_dml_optonline.com>

7. RE: better door "launchers"
From: "Michael Quinto" <mquinto_at_dml_mediaone.net>

8. Re: Digest Number 918
From: petleech_at_dml_aol.com

9. Re: Crossover pumps
From: "dmcman82" <srubano_at_dml_optonline.com>

10. Re: A new alternator problem! (And a radar detector install to boot)
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>

11. Delorean World Article
From: "dmc812001" <stamberino_at_dml_aol.com>





Message: 1
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 13:14:02 -0500
From: "Chris Boden" <cboden_at_dml_thegeekgroup.org>
Subject: Sarasota 81 DeLorean

Does anyone on this list own either of the 2 DeLoreans at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum?

Does anyone have any background on them?


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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 12:52:49 -0800
From: id <ionicdesign_at_dml_execpc.com>
Subject: Re: the aversion to customizing?

probably the other 3000+cars and owners do not have a computer and have no way of accessing the internet, i myself didnt know nothing of this newsgroup till last year.

mark




Senatorpack_at_dml_cs.com wrote:

> Customize the cars...after all it is a free country, and it is your personal property...to a degree. I prefer the stock look and appearance, since it is, by far, the easiest to own.
>
> Looking over the latest DMC Vin publication  released today, only 1100+/- members subscribe to the DML, 2000+/-? members of the DeLorean owners association, another 2000+/- owners who do not subscribe to either. So where are the remaining 3000+/- cars?????????????
>
> Best Wishes,
> Michael Pack
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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 14:17:59 -0600 (CST)
From: Andrew Smith <aos+yahoo_at_dml_boom.net>
Subject: A new alternator problem! (And a radar detector install to boot)

All my previous questions have been answered so well, so I have returned
with another!  :)

I was experiencing very low voltage (like 8), particularly while at idle,
so I picked up the 150 amp alternator from John Hervey at specialtauto.com
(and it arrived incredibly fast--thanks John), but after installation,
I've run into a new problem:  the field coil is getting no power.

I've checked the field coil supply wire with my multimeter and found no
power at all, ignition on or off.  I traced the wire on back to the other
end of the harness, where it plugs into the back of the electrical
compartment and continuity is good.  Has anyone seen this problem before?
Any tips on hunting it down?

In the meantime, I've hooked the field coil on the alternator directly to
the jumpstart post (only while driving, so I don't drain my battery) and
it works great.  Voltage is back up to around 14 with all accessories off,
and around 13 with everything on.  The alternator is making a strange
whistling noise, though, but only while under load.  The frequency
increases as the engine speed does.  It's definitely not a screeching from
a loose belt.  I'm hoping/assuming (perhaps stupidly) that this noise is
just normal for this alternator.  We'll see if the belt lasts I guess.  :)

Now, the second part of my post.  Yesterday I hardwired my Valentine 1
radar detector, with remote display.  (For those who don't know the V1,
check out http://www.valentine1.com/ for more info.)  I ran the main unit
power cord up under the front edge of the headliner, then down under the
moulding on the A pillar, then behind the dash, where it connects to the
V1's power breakout box, which is also plugged into the remote display,
mounted on the underside of the binnacle, allowing for perfect private
viewing while driving.

I've put up a few snapshots of the install at
http://yo.fuh-q.org/photos/?album=20020222 for anyone interested.

-andrew




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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 16:15:50 EST
From: dherv10_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Crossover pumps

Richard, I know I'm late in answering you question about water pumps, But if 
you will look at my web site, I have original pumps in new and rebuilt. We 
can press on your pulley or any competent shop can do it for you. I think 
you'll fine the prices are very reasonable. If you have any questions, let me 
know. We have pressed on and off several pulley's. 
John hervey
http://www.specialtauto.com/engine.shtml 



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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 13:56:38 -0800 (PST)
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Re: a better door launcher?

You should also know that Don Steger sells and "alarm"
based system with actuator door launchers.  Several of
us have had Don install them.  They are SWEET!

Dick Ryan
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--- Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_framezero.com> wrote:
> Talk to Darryl Tinnerstet. He's already developed an
> actuator-based door
> launching system and sells them through
> http://www.delorean-parts.com
> 
> -Christian
> 
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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 23:26:00 -0000
From: "dmcman82" <srubano_at_dml_optonline.com>
Subject: Re: A new alternator problem! (And a radar detector install to boot)

A whistling alternator is a sign of it going bad....think of it as 
a "warning" whistle. A good alternator should not whistle, one that 
is about to quit will.

Steve

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., Andrew Smith <aos+yahoo_at_dml_b...> wrote:
> All my previous questions have been answered so well, so I have 
returned
> with another!  :)
>SNIP<
> and around 13 with everything on.  The alternator is making a 
strange
> whistling noise, though, but only while under load.  The frequency
> increases as the engine speed does.  It's definitely not a 
screeching from
> a loose belt.  I'm hoping/assuming (perhaps stupidly) that this 
noise is
> just normal for this alternator.  We'll see if the belt lasts I 
guess.  :)
> 
> Now, the second part of my post.  Yesterday I hardwired my 
Valentine 1
> radar detector, with remote display.  (For those who don't know 
the V1,
> check out http://www.valentine1.com/ for more info.)  I ran the 
main unit
> power cord up under the front edge of the headliner, then down 
under the
> moulding on the A pillar, then behind the dash, where it connects 
to the
> V1's power breakout box, which is also plugged into the remote 
display,
> mounted on the underside of the binnacle, allowing for perfect 
private
> viewing while driving.
> 
> I've put up a few snapshots of the install at
> http://yo.fuh-q.org/photos/?album=20020222 for anyone interested.
> 
> -andrew




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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 15:37:09 -0800
From: "Michael Quinto" <mquinto_at_dml_mediaone.net>
Subject: RE: better door "launchers"

I have had door launchers in my DeLorean for 4 years now.
I first install the VPA 15lb. Solenoids.
Then two years ago I swapped them out for 50lb Solenoids from Autoloc.

Your door strut and your torsion bars are not affected by the weight of the
Solenoids that weigh only three pounds a piece. As long as you have good
struts installed you won't see a problem.
The worst load your torsion bars and struts will see is when the doors are
closed, not when there opened.

If you first want to see if your doors will be affected, hang a weight on
your door and see if there is a difference.

Solenoids VS Actuators. I don't know. The actuators I've seen max out at
15lb. of pull. If Darryl has or knows where to get actuators with more pull
force. Then try his. I don't think that 15lb. is good enough, thats why I
swapped out my Solenoids for bigger ones.

Good Luck,
Mike
Vin#1113





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Message: 8
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 22:32:20 EST
From: petleech_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Digest Number 918

Hi I'm 17 and am the President of the Car Club at my high school, Collegiate 
in Richmond, VA. As a possible event, we would like to hold a car show 
sometime in late spetemeber or october. Nothing is final or certain yet, but 
I would like to have the idea that IF our school held this car show WOULD any 
DeLoreans be able to attend. I don't need a garuntee you will attend, just a 
'yes' if its there. I used to own a DeLorean just as a side note, I miss vin# 
16727.



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Message: 9
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 04:35:28 -0000
From: "dmcman82" <srubano_at_dml_optonline.com>
Subject: Re: Crossover pumps

I still have to say that the bolt on solution that Darryl sells is 
the better way to go. Much easier, no risk in damaging a water pump 
by pressing it on your self and readily available pumps (another 
words cheaper). I had gotten my pump for $80.00 (brand new, not 
rebuilt) and the pulley was $79.95. Not only that I have a lifetime 
warranty on the pump which means a free replacement if it ever 
decides to go on me in the future. Did i mention how awesome the 
bright Billet aluminum water pump pulley looks in the engine 
compartment? Hey Darryl, how about making some of the other pulleys 
on the D's engine out of the same material to make it match? :)

Steve

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., dherv10_at_dml_a... wrote:
> Richard, I know I'm late in answering you question about water 
pumps, But if 
> you will look at my web site, I have original pumps in new and 
rebuilt. We 
> can press on your pulley or any competent shop can do it for you. 
I think 
> you'll fine the prices are very reasonable. If you have any 
questions, let me 
> know. We have pressed on and off several pulley's. 
> John hervey
> http://www.specialtauto.com/engine.shtml




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Message: 10
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 01:00:50 -0500
From: "Walter Coe" <Whalt_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: A new alternator problem! (And a radar detector install to boot)

> I've run into a new problem:  the field coil is getting no power.

Andrew,

Maybe your problem is that you hooked up the wrong wire.  There are two
wires that go to the Ducy alternator, but John Hervey's only uses one of
them.

Walt    Tampa, FL




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Message: 11
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 16:03:03 -0000
From: "dmc812001" <stamberino_at_dml_aol.com>
Subject: Delorean World Article

Hi All,
 I just recieved the new issue of Delorean World magazine, for winter 
2002. There's an article involving the Fall Foliage Tour on Long 
Island that took place last October. In the pictures there is a 
Delorean with a U.S. Flag in the rear quarter window that has a full 
ground effects kit. This kit looked very nice, especially since the 
car was also lowered.It wasn't gaudy, and it definately enhanced the 
lines of the car, at least from what I could see. Does anyone know 
who this owner is? Or, more specifically, where can I find that 
ground effects kit, and what other kits will fit the Delorean? Again, 
i'm only looking for a kit that is subtle, like the one in the 
photos. If anyone can help, that would be great.
Sincerely,
Steve T.
#2801




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