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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1508
Date: Sunday, May 18, 2003 7:55 AM

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There are 6 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Delo Insurance in Florida
From: lhemb_at_dml_aol.com

2. RE: Front rotor... cross reference?
From: "W.\"Ski\" Lukowski" <vegascop1_at_dml_lvcm.com>

3. Reupholster Steering wheel and Binnacle
From: "John Elgersma" <delorean_at_dml_telus.net>

4. Re: Front rotor... cross reference?
From: "Vicky Miller" <delo1_at_dml_mindspring.com>

5. Stop light switch (100820) repair
From: "John Elgersma" <delorean_at_dml_telus.net>

6. Valve cover gaskets -- Saturday version
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>





Message: 1
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 23:59:31 EDT
From: lhemb_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Delo Insurance in Florida

I have insurance for Harvey in Florida with Hagerty. The premium is $318.00 
per YEAR for full coverage with Harvey valued at $19,300.00 with ZERO 
deductable. The NADA value on a DeLorean is somewhat lower than reality.

Brian McCabe & Harvey (5830)
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida


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Message: 2
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 23:02:33 -0700
From: "W.\"Ski\" Lukowski" <vegascop1_at_dml_lvcm.com>
Subject: RE: Front rotor... cross reference?

John,

Rotors are great, but did you look into the upgrade in calipers? Also,
these crossed drilled rotors you have, are they vented or plain solid
iron?
See, I like the idea on getting away with solid rotors and replacing
them with vented. Let me know if you have any experience with that
subject?

Ski 4649

-----Original Message-----
From: John Hervey [mailto:john_at_dml_specialtauto.com] 
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 6:47 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [DML] Front rotor... cross reference?


Ski,
As you will see on another post. Special T was the first company to have
Autospecialty / TRW cross drill rotors for the Delorean. Least that was
what I was told. They have a 10 piece minium on plating and drilling and
at this time they are out of rotors. I'm waiting for them to come in
from the UK and will have them plating and cross drilled as soon as can.
The design and specifications and drilling is done under the marketing
name of PowerStop. John Hervey
http://www.specialtauto.com/delorean-parts/brakes-rotors.html
Cross your fingers there will be more rotors.


-----Original Message-----
From: W."Ski" Lukowski [mailto:vegascop1_at_dml_lvcm.com]
Subject: RE: [DML] Front rotor... cross reference?


John,

I also looked everywhere possible in the US but seems that anything to
do with front rotors and calipers is located either in the UK or
Australia????  Hmmmmm....Anyways, I still think that someone should
check this out and see if we can use it!

http://www.godspeedbrakes.fsnet.co.uk/4_pot_conversions/capri_cort/capri
_cort.htm


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Message: 3
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 05:10:46 -0000
From: "John Elgersma" <delorean_at_dml_telus.net>
Subject: Reupholster Steering wheel and Binnacle

The steering wheel for the Delorean is a pricy item. I had a closer 
look at the wheel and noticed that the cover is stitched on. I can 
only think of how this was done. Is there anybody out there, 
especially somebody in the upholstery business that can give me an 
answer how the steering wheel cover can be removed and be replaced 
with new leather. I am not about to experiment with the steering 
wheel and start cutting the stitches to find out what lies beneath 
the surface. The other matter is the binnacle itself. I realize that 
the binnacle is not made out of the same fabric as the dash. This 
made me wonder if the binacle can be reupholstered. Lets hear from 
those that have tried one or the other or both. Any suggestions 
would be really appreciated to quite a few of us. New grey binnacles 
are scarce, and for that matter, very expensive. Is there an 
alternative??
JohnE
10250





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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 14:13:27 -0400
From: "Vicky Miller" <delo1_at_dml_mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Front rotor... cross reference?

hello all I can get the front rotors for the dmc here in the states. contact
bob miller for more information. thank you . bob





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Message: 5
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 04:59:55 -0000
From: "John Elgersma" <delorean_at_dml_telus.net>
Subject: Stop light switch (100820) repair

I just found out that my brake lights have not been working for a 
few days now. I checked the continuity in the switch and it was 
shot. Eventhough this switch is inexpensive to replace, I decided to 
take it apart and attempt a temporary fix until the part had been 
ordered. The switch can be disassembled by removing the small 
plastic black plate. Inside you will find a spring,retainer clip, 
plastic plunger pin and a contact plate. Over some 20 years, the 
contacts on the plate and the 2 blade connectors inside can arc and 
create enough heat to melt some of the inside. My switch showed some 
melting but not enough to cause serious damage. Clean the contact 
plate and the 2 blade connectors on the inside and outside. The 
blade connectors can be pulled from the plastic switch casing by 
twisting the ends and then pulling them through. Reassemble in 
reverse and test. This should be it for te overhaul. Happy Braking 
for Summer 2003!!!
JohnE.
10250




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Message: 6
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 23:27:06 -0000
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>
Subject: Valve cover gaskets -- Saturday version

(Re-read Friday's message. Apologies for typos etc. Guess the
Percocets were kicking in... Good thing my 5th grade English teacher
wasn't here -- she'd still be slapping me).

In the daylight can see that I've got two different colored valve
cover gaskets. Driver's side is white, with no protruding material.
Passenger side is black. Material protrudes slightly on long sides. Is
as hard as plastic (may have been rubber at one time, but it isn't
anymore). 
Used additional spacer washers to ensure maximum clamping pressure
before bolts bottomed out. Appears to have tightened driver's side,
but passenger side still leaks badly. Will kill engine with steady
steam of carb cleaner. 

Bought a FelPro gasket set today. Not the thickest rubber in the
world, but at least is flexible. Will see what engine thinks of them.

Timing case gasket is definitely rubber, and is still flexible. Spaced
bolts and retightened anyway. Doesn't appear to leak.

Moral of the story (assuming new valve cover gaskets do the trick):
all my proselytizing about not driving around on 22 year old rubber
goes beyond tires and hoses. If it ain't made out of aluminum, replace it.

Speaking of PRV's -- if I understand section D:06:03 of tech manual
correctly, ENTIRE block is vented through PCV. This means that NO seal
can be taken for granted. Even gaskets that just drip oil on other
engines could be letting air in. What a refreshing piece of hardware...

Bill Robertson
#5939 (my nice physical therapist lady can't hold a candle to the
workout this vehicle gives...)






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