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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 992
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002 8:29 PM

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There are 13 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Bogs on cold drivaway
From: DHughes030_at_dml_aol.com

2. Looking for yugoman50(Ralph)
From: billschaferabn_at_dml_aol.com

3. Airtex water pump
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com

4. Re: MACHINED SHIFT KNOBS FINISHED AND FOR SALE!
From: Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_framezero.com>

5. Re: The Resurrection of Vixen Continues...
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

6. VIN#04610
From: "andy_verbrugghe" <Verbrugghe_at_dml_delorean.com>

7. Bonnet
From: Paul Salsbury <paul.salsbury_at_dml_btinternet.com>

8. Re: turn signals &^%$#
From: "dmcnorway" <delorean_at_dml_online.no>

9. Re: Fuel tank made from Stainless steel?
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>

10. Re: refinished wheels
From: Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins_at_dml_uno.edu>

11. Re: Traveling to Memphis Too !!!
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com

12. Re: Clunk By Right Rear Wheel
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>

13. Re: auto transmission pan gasket
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>





Message: 1
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 23:29:43 EDT
From: DHughes030_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Bogs on cold drivaway

   Group,
  I am completely satisfied with my cars drivability except for one aspect.  
On a cold startup and driveaway, the car has a bog/hesitation on 
acceleration.  This last for about two miles.  Does your car do this? Is this 
"cold nature" common to all D's for this short period of time due to vacuum 
advance being withheld?  It's not a bother, but if it's not normal I want to 
work it out.
2)   We have a 9 month old child.  This severely limits my driving 
opportunities in the D.  Have any of you ventured to safely and securely 
mount a child safety seat in your car?  If so, can it be done in a way not to 
permanently alter the car?

Thanks,   Don



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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 00:02:25 EDT
From: billschaferabn_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Looking for yugoman50(Ralph)

Yugoman50,
  I tried to reach you off line but your e-mail address doesn't work.Please 
E-Mail me off line with a valid E-Mail address. Thanks.

Bill






 



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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 14:06:58 -0400
From: RJRavalli_at_dml_AOL.com
Subject: Airtex water pump

Sorry I forgot the list member's e-mail address, but I believe it was Steve Urbano(?) who recommended I use the Airtex brand water pump.  I have been looking into where I can buy this and the cheapest one I can find locally is around $125.  I believe though that Steve mentioned buying one off the net for around $90.  I tried autobarn.com as recommended but was not able to find the part.  Is there any help anyone can send on finding this part to order on the net for around $90?

Thanks again for any help,

Richard   



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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 00:45:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_framezero.com>
Subject: Re: MACHINED SHIFT KNOBS FINISHED AND FOR SALE!

Do these knobs have the DeLorean shift pattern on the top like the
originals? I assume they do, since these don't look mucht different than
any other shift knobs I've seen at auto parts stores.

-Christian

On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Casey Putsch wrote:
> Hello everyone, I am pleased to say I can now start selling the machined
> Delorean shift knobs



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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 14:05:47 -0000
From: "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: The Resurrection of Vixen Continues...

On the subject of old gas----Today's blended gasoline with all of 
those expensive additives, especially the oxygenates does not "age" 
well. Current recomendations are to use it within 6 months of 
purchase. I think the best advice on storage these days is to 
completly drain the fuel system. I have seen too many cars that were 
never intended for long term storage that had fuel sit WAY too long. 
It is easier to clean out a little condensation in the fuel tank then 
shovel out the gunk from a full tank of old fuel. Even 6 month old 
fuel has lost some of the more volitile components so until you can 
burn it all up driving the car it won't run right. I had some 6 month 
old gasoline mixed with 2 cycle oil for my trimmer from last year and 
I couldn't get it to run until I dumped it and put fresh in. Seems 
mixed gas ages even faster. 
 On a worse note gasoline is evolving. In the near future it may not 
work in non fuel injected cars under certain conditions. With all of 
the government requirements for reduced vapor pressure it will not 
vaporize properly in carbureated engines. This isn't too bad for 
Deloreans but will be a big problem for other old cars and small 
planes, especially in colder areas.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757




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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 08:14:51 -0000
From: "andy_verbrugghe" <Verbrugghe_at_dml_delorean.com>
Subject: VIN#04610

Hello everybody

Is there anybody out there who can help me find any information on my 
Delorean ?
Here are the details :
  VIN#04610 / octobre 1981
  standard SS exterior
  grey interior
  hoodlines
  no gasflap of emblem

All I know is that the car has been in Europe (Belgium, to be 
precise) for about 10-12 years. Before that, it came from somewhere 
in California.

There has to be somebody out there who bought this car originally 
back in octobre 1981. Who can help me find this person ?

Thanks in advance.

Andy Verbrugghe (BELGIUM)
VIN#04610




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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 14:19:41 +0100 (BST)
From: Paul Salsbury <paul.salsbury_at_dml_btinternet.com>
Subject: Bonnet

In my quest for a flat and level bonnet, I have
managed to get mine to sit flat to the wings at the
wind screen end, however the front is still sitting
proud to the facia.
When I press down on the offending corners they go
exactley where they should be, closer inspection
reveales the stainless is actually lifted away from
the black inner.
Is there any way of re-attaching this together?

Paul
#6463  




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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 17:57:45 -0000
From: "dmcnorway" <delorean_at_dml_online.no>
Subject: Re: turn signals &^%$#

I had the same problem.
The solution is to replace the dim/wiper/turn-signal switch.

Best wishes
Stian Birkeland
Norway

VIN # 06759



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_y..., billsfanmd_at_dml_a... wrote:
> One minor problem that I may look at next are my turn signals. When 
I make a turn they do not "click" off. 



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Message: 9
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 09:51:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Fuel tank made from Stainless steel?

Walt & List

Recently Universal Studios in LA sent their BTF car to
DeLorean Motor Center to get it running again.  One of
the things they had done was to have a custom made
metal tank installed.  Whether it was stainless steel
or aluminum, I don't know.  Don and crew were
installing it the day I was there.

In any event, the one idiosynchrasie of the D that
really bugs me is the fuel pump hum and anything that
could be done to eliminate it would be great.  




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Message: 10
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 11:57:40 -0500
From: Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins_at_dml_uno.edu>
Subject: Re: refinished wheels

/lurk mode cancel

The last time I checked, DMC Houston was offering wheels that were
finished differently than stock. They look great, and I imagine that
these are not new products, but old wheels that have been refinished. I
have no idea if they would do this to your wheels (it could be that they
only take NOS wheels off the shelves and sell those), but you could call
and ask them. 

Maybe, if you're lucky or have a silver tongue, you could strike a deal
where you could give you your wheels and take some of the cost out of a
new set you would purchase, similar to the way some places do with other
parts. That's just a thought, though, and probably a very unrealistic
one. You may give it a shot, though. It can't hurt.

/lurk mode engage

Farrar Hudkins
New Orleans, LA
'98 Ranger XLT "Laggy"



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Message: 11
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 12:05:05 EDT
From: wingd2_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Traveling to Memphis Too !!!

Group, 
    Here's some info about a planned stop over on the way to Memphis for 
anyone who is coming down from the North and is interested. This is for a 
stop over in the Metro St Louis area on Wednesday, June 12th. The local 
MidState Delorean Club has some rooms blocked out with a Holiday Inn Express 
for anyone traveling thru this way and wanting to hook up with other Delorean 
owners for the drive to Memphis on Thursday morning. Memphis is about a 4 to 
5 hour drive from here and we plan on leaving the motel at 8:00 am, so this 
should put us in Memphis at just about the right time to check in and start 
the activities.
   This motel is located in the Metro St Louis area on the Illinois side of 
the Mississippi River, just off Interstate I-270 about a half mile from the 
intersection with I-255 and about 2-3 miles from the intersection with I-55 
and I-70. On Thursday we will take I-255 south around St Louis (to miss all 
the traffic) and tie directly back into I-55 which will take us right to 
Memphis.

 Here are the details:

Holiday Inn Express
618-797-1200 
Pontoon Beach, ILL  
(exit 6 south - highway 111 - off I-270 )
rooms set for Wednesday night, June 12th
rate $64.00 plus tax  

 Anyone who is coming thru this way is more then welcome to stop over on 
Wednesday night and/or meet up with us on Thursday morning for the drive to 
Memphis. If anyone has any questions, please email me directly.

     Thanks,  Marty Maier
 



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Message: 12
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 10:49:21 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: Clunk By Right Rear Wheel

Bob,

From your description it sounds like a drive line problem but I would
suggest you check you trailing arm bolt/bushing first.

DMC Joe
Tech Information, DMC Joe Help Club, & Store
"Summer Parts Sale"
http://shopping.oraclesmallbusiness.com/dsvstore
DeLorean Website Directory www.dmc.tv

----- Original Message -----
From: "bob.hlavacek" <bob.hlavacek_at_dml_snet.net>
Subject: [DML] Clunk By Right Rear Wheel

> While driving slowly, a loud clunking noise sprung up, I didn't know from
where but it clunked with every revolution of the wheel.



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Message: 13
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 10:52:34 -0400
From: "DMC Joe" <dmcjoe_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Re: auto transmission pan gasket

Adam,

You will find the Auto Trans Pan Gasket part# 103516G listed at both our web
store in the "Transmission" section and PJ Grady (search box) as 103516G _at_dml_
$11.19.

It is also available from DeLorean One as part # 103516 listed at 452 Auto
Case / Pump / Seals _at_dml_ $14.75.

Although DMC Houston lists this item it is not delectable from their web
store as a separate item.

Links to all of the above are located at the DeLorean Web Directory
www.dmc.tv/

DMC Joe
Tech Information, DMC Joe Help Club, & Store
"Summer Parts Sale"
http://shopping.oraclesmallbusiness.com/dsvstore
DeLorean Website Directory www.dmc.tv

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Price" <acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [DML] auto transmission pan gasket

> Hey Joe. I did check the vendor sites for the gasket, but was unable to
find it separately. DMC Houston has it in a kit for 120 dollars, I just need
the one gasket.
> I was able to find a pan gasket for these transmissions, they both use the
> same one, at napa autoparts napaonline.com. The picture they provide on
the site looks like the one we need. Part number: ATP 17831
> Thanks, Adam 16683






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