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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1336
Date: Friday, January 10, 2003 7:34 AM

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There are 16 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: A person with a delorean in his near future
From: Samuel <samuel_yahoo_at_dml_lightspeed.cx>

2. gas and radiator caps...
From: "Adam <acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com>" <acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com>

3. 3rd Brake light
From: Watkins Family <watbmvATmegalink.net>

4. Re: gas and radiator caps...
From: dherv10ATaol.com

5. Re: 3rd brake light kit
From: "Jan van de Wouw <jvdwouwAThome.nl>" <jvdwouwAThome.nl>

6. Re: gas and radiator caps...
From: Gus Schlachter <gusATaustin.rr.com>

7. Bosch Relay Plugs
From: doctordhdATaol.com

8. Re: gas and radiator caps...
From: Mark Noeltner <markATbuffalochips.org>

9. Re: A person with a delorean in his near future
From: "Classified <vegascop1ATyahoo.com>" <vegascop1ATyahoo.com>

10. RE: escutcheon availability
From: "Joseph Vinciguerra (11-110750)" <joseph.vinciguerraATusa.pinkertons.com>

11. RE: gas and radiator caps...
From: "Joseph Vinciguerra (11-110750)" <joseph.vinciguerraATusa.pinkertons.com>

12. RE: 3rd Brake light
From: "Chris Parnham" <cp_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>

13. Wheel interchanges
From: "Joseph Vinciguerra (11-110750)" <joseph.vinciguerraATusa.pinkertons.com>

14. Re: 3rd Brake light
From: kayoongATaol.com

15. Vin# 870
From: "Rustproof" <Rustproof_at_dml_prodigy.net>

16. Re: A person with a delorean in his near future
From: IM2WITTY <im2witty_at_dml_yahoo.com>





Message: 1
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 01:05:36 -0500
From: Samuel <samuel_yahoo_at_dml_lightspeed.cx>
Subject: Re: A person with a delorean in his near future

I'm 6' but most of that is my legs (not completely proportional) and a 
Delorean I sat in had alot of room in it. I dont even recall actually 
having to move the seat back any. You figure John Delorean is about 6' 
3" from what I've read so I imagine he fits comfortably in it.

Sam

hasankhalid02 wrote:

>  Hi, as you can tell from my email my name is Hasan and im a 
>inspiring Delorean car owner. Just to give you a little back ground 
>about my self, ever since I was little I always was in love with the 
>car from "Back To The Future". And now eighteen years later I'm ready 
>to purchase my first car, but i don't know where to start?
>
>   I'm a 6'4 young man wondering if I could even fit confortbally in 
>a Delorean. (Is there anyone, out there with this same problem?)Also 
>I know of a couple web sites that offer some help in finding a 
>Delorean to buy, but most of them are a fix me up JOBS. Is there 
>anyone with any answers to my two problems if so please write back!!
>
>
>
>
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>
>
>
>
>
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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 07:19:10 -0000
From: "Adam <acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com>" <acprice1_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: gas and radiator caps...

I recently got a new radiator cap and installed it. It is rated at 16 
lbs, and I am curious if this could cause any sort of problems. The 
previous owner had a 14 lbs radiator cap. 


Also, can anyone recommend a good gas cap? I don't need a locking cap 
since I have an '83 hood. I think the cap is worn out and not keeping 
pressure, it never gives the pressure release when the cap is 
removed, and the rubber seal is is cruddy.

thanks,
Adam




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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 07:34:18 -0500
From: Watkins Family <watbmvATmegalink.net>
Subject: 3rd Brake light

Not to beat this to death but does anyone have a source or a brand/model 
number for a 3rd brake light that fits underneath the top louver?  I 
don't mind the one that sits on top of the upper louver but for pure 
asthetics I think I'd rather place it underneath so it is invisible 
until activated.  

Tom
#005732




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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 07:50:20 EST
From: dherv10ATaol.com
Subject: Re: gas and radiator caps...

Andy, The cap may cause no problem, but the car came with a specific type of 
15lb cap. They are own the web site.
John Hervey

<< I recently got a new radiator cap and installed it. It is rated at 16 
 lbs, and I am curious if this could cause any sort of problems. The 
 previous owner had a 14 lbs radiator cap. 
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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 14:16:29 -0000
From: "Jan van de Wouw <jvdwouwAThome.nl>" <jvdwouwAThome.nl>
Subject: Re: 3rd brake light kit

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, Richard Lew <evm2k_at_dml_y...> 
wrote:
> I also put a pair of amber colored LED lights up in
> front that are always on whenever the ignition is on. 
> They do make a difference because people notice the
> bright lights as I come up from behind.  

Could you post some pictures please?
I've been thinking about doing this too and am 
curious on how you did it on your car...

Put them under Photo's or Files at Yahoo, 
that way I'm not the only one that can see them.

Thanks,

Jan van de Wouw
Thinking Different...   Using a Mac...
Living the Dream...   Driving a DeLorean...

#05141 "Dagger" since Sept. 2000

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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 09:55:09 -0600
From: Gus Schlachter <gusATaustin.rr.com>
Subject: Re: gas and radiator caps...

Adam,

A properly rated and funtioning radiator cap is critical to the function of an
automotive cooling system.  If the pressure rating is too low, the water/coolant mix
will boil at a lower temperature and the engine will heat.  A higher pressure cap will
let the coolant reach a higher temperature without boiling, but if this is over the
design specs it may cause leaks or sudden failure (i.e., a burst hose).  The correct
coolant bottle cap (14 PSI, I believe) from your Favorite Delorean Vendor is about 5
dollars.

As for gas caps, I recommend the delorean.com replacement.  It is a perfect look and
fit.  Ten bucks.


Gus Schlachter
Austin, TX
VIN# 4695



"Adam " wrote:

> I recently got a new radiator cap and installed it. It is rated at 16
> lbs, and I am curious if this could cause any sort of problems. The
> previous owner had a 14 lbs radiator cap.
>
> Also, can anyone recommend a good gas cap? I don't need a locking cap
> since I have an '83 hood. I think the cap is worn out and not keeping
> pressure, it never gives the pressure release when the cap is
> removed, and the rubber seal is is cruddy.
>
> thanks,
> Adam




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Message: 7
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 11:10:47 EST
From: doctordhdATaol.com
Subject: Bosch Relay Plugs

Does anyone know where I can get a five prong male plug with leads that would 
plug into a typical Bosch relay socket?

Dave
6530


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Message: 8
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 09:20:23 -0700
From: Mark Noeltner <markATbuffalochips.org>
Subject: Re: gas and radiator caps...

Adam,

It's best to use the correct radiator cap, which is a 15 pound cap. Both
that and the gas cap are available from the DMC vendors for reasonable prices.

Houston prices (www.delorean.com):
101977 radiator cap  4.95
110129 gas cap       9.98
above is per their web site. PJ Grady's prices are similar per their web
site at www.pjgrady.com

In the case of the radiator cap you can get them easily enough from local
places if that's what you really want to do. The cap is an AC part no. RC15
available from any Chevy dealer. It was used on '68-'72 corvettes as well
as on a lot of other 60's through 80's V-8 models from Chevy. I bought a
Stant replacement cap a while back when I need one in a hurry from Pep
Boys. Just look up the above 'vette and you'll get the correct 15 lb cap. I
don't have a cross ref on the gas cap and would recomment getting it from
Grady, Houston or one of the other vendors. I think the DMC dealer prices
are actually less than I paid at Pep Boys for the radiator cap, but I
needed one that day.

Mark N
VIN 6820


At 07:19 AM 1/9/2003 -0000, you wrote:
>I recently got a new radiator cap and installed it. It is rated at 16 
>lbs, and I am curious if this could cause any sort of problems. The 
>previous owner had a 14 lbs radiator cap. 
>
>
>Also, can anyone recommend a good gas cap? I don't need a locking cap 
>since I have an '83 hood. I think the cap is worn out and not keeping 
>pressure, it never gives the pressure release when the cap is 
>removed, and the rubber seal is is cruddy.
>
>thanks,
>Adam




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Message: 9
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 18:27:52 -0000
From: "Classified <vegascop1ATyahoo.com>" <vegascop1ATyahoo.com>
Subject: Re: A person with a delorean in his near future

Hasan,

Well, to get you look at some different cars and conditions if I 
were you I would go to e-Bay and start exploring. Who knows you 
might find the car of your dreams few miles away from where you 
live. Most of us here check ebay very regularly for deals on parts 
etc. Just a food for thought.

Ski 4649

> 
> hasankhalid02 wrote:
> 
> >  Hi, as you can tell from my email my name is Hasan and im a 
> >inspiring Delorean car owner. Just to give you a little back 
ground 
> >about my self, ever since I was little I always was in love with 
the 
> >car from "Back To The Future". And now eighteen years later I'm 
ready 
> >to purchase my first car, but i don't know where to start?
> >
> >   I'm a 6'4 young man wondering if I could even fit confortbally 
in 
> >a Delorean. (Is there anyone, out there with this same problem?)
Also 
> >I know of a couple web sites that offer some help in finding a 
> >Delorean to buy, but most of them are a fix me up JOBS. Is there 
> >anyone with any answers to my two problems if so please write 
back!!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >To address comments privately to the moderating team, please 
address:
> >moderators_at_dml_d...
> >
> >To search the archives or view files, log in at 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews 
> >
> >Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to 
http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >  
> >




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Message: 10
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 15:03:49 -0500
From: "Joseph Vinciguerra (11-110750)" <joseph.vinciguerraATusa.pinkertons.com>
Subject: RE: escutcheon availability

How about the gear shift surround?  What's the best permanent fix out there?

-----Original Message-----
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com [mailto:Soma576_at_dml_aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 8:59 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] escutcheon availability


List,

just an FYI - 
i believe the escutcheon (that flimsy door trim piece that goes around the 
door handle, lock switch, and mirror controls) has been unavailable for quite 
a while.  i seem to remember asking about it when i was at DMCH this summer 
and they said they didn't have it.  well, they DO have it now!  i'm not sure 
if it's OEM or reproduced but it only cost about $13 from DMC Houston last 
week and i got it today.  pretty fair price i think (compared to other 
similar parts). 

just to let everyone know - since i know these things always crack and break 
tabs.

Andy  

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


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Message: 11
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 17:26:04 -0500
From: "Joseph Vinciguerra (11-110750)" <joseph.vinciguerraATusa.pinkertons.com>
Subject: RE: gas and radiator caps...


A leak down test with a radiator pressure tool will be the best way to really know.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mark Noeltner [mailto:markATbuffalochips.org]
>Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 11:20 AM
>To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [DML] gas and radiator caps...
>
>
>Adam,
>
>It's best to use the correct radiator cap, which is a 15 pound cap. Both
>that and the gas cap are available from the DMC vendors for reasonable prices.
>
>
>Mark N
>VIN 6820





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Message: 12
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 23:04:26 -0000
From: "Chris Parnham" <cp_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: RE: 3rd Brake light

Tom / List.

Here in the UK these third lights are often stuck on the inside of the rear
window. I have done this in my RHD  DeLorean and if you line it up
carefully,  if shows from the outside only when lit.
 Mind you, you have to careful when stowing  your bag of golf clubs behind
the seats otherwise you can knock it off!

Chris P DOC UK

-----Original Message-----
From: Watkins Family [mailto:watbmvATmegalink.net]
Sent: 09 January 2003 12:34
To: DMC News list
Subject: [DML] 3rd Brake light

Not to beat this to death but does anyone have a source or a brand/model
number for a 3rd brake light that fits underneath the top louver?  I
don't mind the one that sits on top of the upper louver but for pure
asthetics I think I'd rather place it underneath so it is invisible
until activated.

Tom
#005732



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Message: 13
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 18:17:50 -0500
From: "Joseph Vinciguerra (11-110750)" <joseph.vinciguerraATusa.pinkertons.com>
Subject: Wheel interchanges

Does anyone have a quick list of what lug patterns from newer cars that are swappable onto Delorean?  Also, what wheel pattern do you look for from wheel companies? 

Regards,
Joe from John's neighborhood in NJ





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Message: 14
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 18:37:34 EST
From: kayoongATaol.com
Subject: Re: 3rd Brake light

Tom:

Just get two sets (for the left and right side) that fits between the 
louver's opening.  You can flip and mount them up side down with double stick 
tape (that come with it) underneath the louvers.  You can also add a very 
thin bead of silicone glue around the perimeter before you press them into 
place. This will help to seal up the edges from allowing water to capillary 
between the units and the louvers while adding extra strength to secure the 
unit to the louvers.  And do clean/scrap off the excess oozed silicone glue.

I have two sets of LED units that are about 16" long which were mount about 
five years ago and they are BRIGHT and they do not interfere with my back 
view at all.  They do look "right" and are not obtrusive or gaudy.  I can 
send you pics just, forward me your email address. 

Kayo Ong
#5508
Lic 9D NY

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In a message dated 1/9/03 5:17:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
UnknownSender_at_dml_UnknownDomain writes:

> 
> Not to beat this to death but does anyone have a source or a brand/model 
> number for a 3rd brake light that fits underneath the top louver?  I 
> don't mind the one that sits on top of the upper louver but for pure 
> asthetics I think I'd rather place it underneath so it is invisible 
> until activated.  
> 
> Tom
> #005732
> 
> 

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Message: 15
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 21:55:48 -0500
From: "Rustproof" <Rustproof_at_dml_prodigy.net>
Subject: Vin# 870

Does anyone know the current whereabouts of Vin # 870? 

Thanks
Rustproof
Vin #1559

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Message: 16
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 18:18:28 -0800 (PST)
From: IM2WITTY <im2witty_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: A person with a delorean in his near future

To own a Delorean is not just a dream come true, but
also a commitment.  You are not just buying a car, but
something else.  Something with (almost) a living
soul.  You will need to care for it, make sacrifices
for it and never, never take it for granted.

Are you ready?

Peter
#6201


> Well, to get you look at some different cars and
> conditions if I 
> were you I would go to e-Bay and start exploring.
> Who knows you 
> might find the car of your dreams few miles away
> from where you 
> live. > > 
> > hasankhalid02 wrote:


> > >  Hi, as you can tell from my email my name is
> Hasan and im a 
> > >inspiring Delorean car owner. > > >I know of a couple web sites that offer some help
> in finding a 
> > >Delorean to buy, but most of them are a fix me up
> JOBS. Is there 
> > >anyone with any answers to my two problems if so
> please write 
> back!!



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