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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1361
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 12:09 PM

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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re:Delorean mention on Jeopardy!

2. Re: Hello fellow DMC enthusiasts!
From: "Admiral Marciniak" <>

From: "" <>

4. Re: delorean

5. Happy Birthday
From: "Kevin Rawlings <>" <>

6. RE: seeking advice
From: "Scott Mueller" <>

Message: 1
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 04:09:28 GMT
Subject: Re:Delorean mention on Jeopardy!

Only seconds after reading this post, they mentioned the Delorean on MONSTER GARAGE (discovery).  The designer of the BTTF car was on the show with the modified hearse.



Message: 2
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 02:51:22 -0500
From: "Admiral Marciniak" <>
Subject: Re: Hello fellow DMC enthusiasts!

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well, I chickened out at 145 mph, and yes everything else begins to pale by 
comparison, i found myself looking at a new corvette and said out loud " nah 
i'm gona keep my de"there is a deep inner sense of personal satisfaction 
that says"i dont need to show boat or race or compete, i KNOW that i own the 
most incredable car that money can buy", and as far as dreams comming true; 
I dreamed for 18 yrs b4 i got mine, (see pic)
Michael in Michigan
vin 1263


Message: 3
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 05:50:24 -0500
From: "" <>
Subject: TOBY TABs

Hi All

Did you know that several of the last sets of Toby Trailing Arm Bolts found
their way "across the pond" to England?

Well, on Saturday, Chris Hawes, with his 10,000 miles car drove to the
Diesel Centre for a service, belts and TABs.

Anyway, apart from discovering an leaky driveshaft oil seal and that his
air filter was factory original (!), we also discovered that his driver's
side TAB was badly bent. We also discovered that it had been replaced
already with a hardened high tensile bolt. We discovered this when Jason
(the mechanic) took 4 hacksaw blades to cut through it. His comment was
"better to cut the bolt in half than risk deforming the steel sleeves
forcing it out", and an angle grinder would only burr up the edges.

The passenger side bolt was also ever-so-slightly kinked too - and
interestingly I noticed that although it did not have much rust to speak
of, it DID, however have a patch of surface rust where the sleeve that goes
through the bushing had been trying to shear it.

In other words, on this hardened, high tensile bolt, the plating had been
compromised due to the stresses of this application, and managed to bend it.

On the one hand, you could go through the hassle of checking/replacing
these bolts at every service - and let's face it, they're really not that
expensive - or you could invest in a set of Toby's TABs - specifically
produced for the purpose, with all the paperwork to tell you WHY they are
more than up to the job, coming as they do with a personal guarantee from a
structural engineer in the aerospace industry that you will never again
have to worry about these bolts rusting, bending, breaking or even coming

Some say it's overkill, well I say before you consider paying out on the
next bit of work or item of interior trim that could wait till next
pay-day, invest in a set of Toby's bolts NOW. Consider it a very small
one-off insurance policy against one of the most serious design flaws in
the car.

That's assuming Toby gets enough interest to make some more.

More reading matter:

#1458 (Toby TAB's on standby for when she emerges from her winter slumber)
#4426 (Will buy a new set if/when more are made available)

mail2web - Check your email from the web at .


Message: 4
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 08:32:11 EST
Subject: Re: delorean

I received the message below on a BTTF car in Italy.  Does anyone on the list 
know anything about it.  If you do please respond to the address below.


In a message dated 1/28/03 5:41:06 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
sara.r(AT) writes:

> Hallo I'm Sara from Italy,
> I've need some information about Delorean car of "Back to the future".
> 1) There is this car in Italy o any shop
> 2)You know if this car is possible rent for 1/2 days?
> 3) Is possible rent the back to the future's car?
> I hope some informations
> Thak's for all
> Sara

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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 14:03:59 -0000
From: "Kevin Rawlings <>" <>
Subject: Happy Birthday

Hey all!

I don't get the chance to check the list all that often, and I was 
away for the weekend, but I noticed that no one posted anything about 
John DeLorean's birthday, which, (correct me if I'm wrong,) was on 
January 25th, last Saturday.  So, a slightly belated Happy Birthday, 
Mr. DeLorean!

Kevin Rawlings
DeLorean Canada


Message: 6
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 08:07:21 -0600
From: "Scott Mueller" <>
Subject: RE: seeking advice

Thanks for the information about the struts Elvis.

Unfortunately, I do not read German.

Is there an English version of the web site?

Scott Mueller

-----Original Message-----
From: Elvis Nocita [] 
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 1:48 PM
Subject: AW: [DML] seeking advice


we have great adjustable (refillable) door struts here in Germany, sold by
Adrian, founder of the german Delorean Club. Do not mess around with the
torsion bars. When they lift up the door at least 2 inches (up to maximum
six"), then they are ok. Don't stress them too much only because the struts
have lost pressure. Those struts are about 50$ each and normally a little
bit too strong for the doors. They have a valve at the end of the cylinder
where (when removing the connection to the door) you can release some
pressure. I set them up, so that my doors will open up very nice at about 20
to 25 degrees Celsius ! (60 Fahrenheit ?!?)

If you want those struts, take a look at At the market
place Adrian is offering them (may be the price is still wrong since they
converted it from DM to Euro...)

Elvis & 6548 with fine and smooth working doors and a silver power antenna


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