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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1424
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 11:07 AM

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There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Fw:
From: "Donald Ekhoff" <ekhoff_at_dml_seagullsolutions.net>

2. Need Photos Delorean Car show magazine
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com

3. Re: Spare Tire
From: "Dave Swingle" <swingle_at_dml_dmcnews.com>

4. Re: Spare Tire
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

5. Re: Mystery Connector II
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>





Message: 1
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 20:48:56 -0800
From: "Donald Ekhoff" <ekhoff_at_dml_seagullsolutions.net>
Subject: Fw:


Press >

Tilley EV Demo Skids on Wheel Bearing Failure
Review of aborted demonstration of Carl Tilley's electric vehicle with endless charger on board at Nashville Superspeedway Sept. 7, 2002.

Press Release
Sept. 8, 2002 1:35 am MST

by Sterling D. Allan


Anticipating 10,000 spectators to see his "back to the future" DeLorean converted to an electric car with endless charger, inventor Carl Tilley met with massive disappointment when a wheel bearing gave out after a few warm-up laps Saturday, Sept. 7 at the 80,000-seat Nashville Superspeedway, attended by a meager 200 people, mainly consisting of regional die hard fans of alternate energy technologies.

"DeLorean's are notorious for this," commented a DeLorean owner in attendance. "I had two bearings go out in one month once."





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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 08:27:08 EST
From: kkoncelik_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Need Photos Delorean Car show magazine

I am doing a few articles for the April and next falls issue and found out 
that I do not have decent photos of two items.

One is the Toby Tabs
I could use a photo of the product itself and of the installation.

We are also doing an article on the PVR Engine and while I have shots of 
motors being changed they are not very good.

I will follow up in a few days with a more specific list on this project as 
we lay out the article.

Any thoughts or data is appreciated'

Ken
DeLorean car Show Magazine




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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 14:43:45 -0000
From: "Dave Swingle" <swingle_at_dml_dmcnews.com>
Subject: Re: Spare Tire

Interesting - I had similar issues with mine. The tire shop was 
unable to get the tire off the rim, although I've not heard of this 
problem being widespread (I probably have a dumb tire shop guy). I 
had them break the tire bead down from the rim, and then spent some 
quality time with some emery cloth and steel wool cleaning up the rim 
with the tire in place (I stuck some wood blocks in to hold the tire 
away from the rim.). Works fine now. There is some sealant that can 
help too. 

The problem is caused by the 3 pieces of foam that are installed in 
the bottom of the tire compartment. If any moisture gets in there 
(and it does, thru the floor and the lid) the rim rusts and starts 
leaking. Take out the foam and put some other weatherstripping in 
there that only contacts the tire, not the rim. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, id <ionicdesign_at_dml_e...> wrote:
> I was wondering if any local tire shop can seal the spare tires so 
they dont leak or do
> i have to take the spare to a specialty tire shop?
> 
> Mark
> 6683




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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 15:17:50 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: Spare Tire

Any shop with a tire machine and bead sealer could do it. Some shops 
won't though because they have been told to never dismount the 
"doughnut" spare tires, they weren't meant to be serviced so most have 
this warning on the tire. The "secret" here is that they MUST use bead 
sealer. If there is any corrosion on the bead of the rim it must first 
be removed and made as smooth as possible. Before you let them touch 
it ask if they even have bead sealer, if they don't or the can is old 
and the sealer is hard go somewhere else. After it is fixed it should 
hold 60 psi for a long time. Before I sealed my tire it wouldn't hold 
overnight! The spare tire on ANY car should be checked monthly along 
with the other 4. It would be bad enough to get suprised with a flat, 
you wouldn't want another surprise when you take the spare out! BTW 
keep a large plastic bag in with the spare tire just in case you have 
to put the flat tire on the passenger seat.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, id <ionicdesign_at_dml_e...> wrote:
> I was wondering if any local tire shop can seal the spare tires so 
they dont leak or do
> i have to take the spare to a specialty tire shop?
> 
> Mark
> 6683




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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 15:27:07 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: Mystery Connector II

That connector is hanging under the resistor on my car also. I have an 
automatic so I can't tell you if it is used in the 5-speed till I look 
at a 5-speed. There are more than just a couple of plugs that don't go 
anywhere. There were probably some items that were either planned or 
decided not to be used. Two things come to mind, the heated side 
mirrors, and the hot start relay and the diagnostic plug. I think it 
is just a case of the wiring harness being laid out early on in design 
and then due to cost and production considerations some things just 
don't get into production. Of course there is also the case that some 
things are different between the 5-speed and the automatic. Unless you 
have an electrical problem just leave the plugs alone.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, doctordhd_at_dml_a... wrote:
> I also have found another connector that leads to nowhere.  Any help 
would be 
> appreciated.  It is a white connector with two female ends and is 
hanging 
> down just below the ignition coil ballast resistor.  The wires going 
to it 
> are both white.  One has a yellow stripe and the other has either a 
red or 
> brown stripe.  Any ideas?  Thanks again,
> 
> Dave
> 6530
> 
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