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Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 4:37 PM

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There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Speedometer Calibration
From: doctorDHD_at_dml_aol.com

2. RE: DeLorean insurance
From: "Scott McMullan" <mcmullan_at_dml_netaxs.com>

3. RE: Mid-Atlantic Fall tour photos
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_abato.net>

4. Re: DeLorean insurance
From: Josh Haldeman <jhaldeman_at_dml_fuse.net>

5. Some Thoughts
From: "George DeLorean" <phantomoftheopera_gk_at_dml_yahoo.com>

6. Re: DeLorean insurance
From: Samuel <samuel_yahoo_at_dml_lightspeed.cx>

7. Re: Need Gray dye for dashbd. Help!
From: vahottub_at_dml_aol.com

8. Re: Postive thought for Deloreans
From: kKoncelik_at_dml_aol.com

9. Re: DeLorean insurance
From: "deloreanforbart" <deloreanforbart_at_dml_pacbell.net>

10. Re: idle problem solved and thanks
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>

11. Re: Anyone have Special T's Door Launchers?
From: "Darryl Tinnerstet" <darryl_at_dml_techline.com>

12. Re: Re: Transmissions (was upgrade paths)
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>

13. Re: idle problem solved and thanks
From: "Richard" <dmc_driver_at_dml_yahoo.ca>

14. Re: Rick Gendreau on Monster Garage
From: "twinenginedmc12" <twinenginedmc12_at_dml_gendreaumicro.com>

15. Re: Postive thought for Deloreans
From: "Mark" <mark_at_dml_meninblack.ca>

16. DeLoreans are still fan favorites!
From: Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin_at_dml_vantagep.com>

17. Re: Speedometer Calibration
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>

18. Re: idle problem solved and thanks
From: "cruznmd" <racuti1_at_dml_delorean.com>

19. Re: Re: Transmissions (was upgrade paths)
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>

20. Re: DeLorean insurance
From: Louie Golden <louie_at_dml_delorean.com>

21. Re: "Forbidden" Brass Screws
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>

22. Re: Transmissions (was upgrade paths)
From: "ProStreet67" <prostreet67_at_dml_yahoo.com>

23. Re: Re: Anyone have Special T's Door Launchers?
From: PRC1216_at_dml_aol.com

24. Re: Need Gray dye for dashbd. Help!
From: "Stephen Card" <stephen_at_dml_procomroofing.com>

25. Re: Re: Transmissions (was upgrade paths)
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>





Message: 1
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 22:10:22 EDT
From: doctorDHD_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Speedometer Calibration

Does anyone know how to recalibrate the speedometer in our DeLorean?

Thank you,

Dave & 6530


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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 22:24:05 -0400
From: "Scott McMullan" <mcmullan_at_dml_netaxs.com>
Subject: RE: DeLorean insurance


> how is an insurance for delorean ?

Insurance rates vary widely, depending on enough factors that you may have
trouble getting good applicable advice here.  Call your insurance company
and ask them how much it would be to add your dream car to your policy
before you start shopping, and make sure you factor their answer in to your
buying decision.

I was surprised to learn that my D costs more to insure than my '91 Toyota
Camry, but less to insure than my '96 (I think) Toyota Previa, with similar
coverage on all three vehicles.  The only thing I dropped was rental car
coverage, since with 2 daily drivables, a rental would be redundant.  I
found the restrictions that came with "classic" insurance to be
unacceptable.  It was kind of funny; they didn't have '83 Deloreans in their
database, so it took them a while to give me an accurate quote.

YMMV.





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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 22:29:38 -0400
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean_at_dml_abato.net>
Subject: RE: Mid-Atlantic Fall tour photos

Great pictures Scott!  

If anyone else who attended has pictures that they would like me to
include in the fall tour web site summary, feel free to send them to
delorean(at)abato.net.   I won't be able to use ALL the photos we have,
but if your photo is unique or better quality then another one, we will
use it! (So far I have several great photos from Scott McMullan and Dave
Dellman)

Keep em coming...can't wait to see them all!

Kevin Abato
Vin# 16680

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott McMullan [mailto:mcmullan_at_dml_netaxs.com] 
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 4:48 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] Mid-Atlantic Fall tour photos



My wife and I had a great time at the fall tour, lots for us neophytes
to learn and see. Many thanks to everyone involved!

We had 2 digital cameras going, and took over 70 pictures.  I have put
them all online here
(http://www.sixgeeks.org/~scott/DeLorean/falltour4)



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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 22:43:43 -0400
From: Josh Haldeman <jhaldeman_at_dml_fuse.net>
Subject: Re: DeLorean insurance

My everyday full coverage with a $250 deductible is $49.00 a month from 
State Farm.  I'm 26, never had an accident, (before the little 
DeLorean-Mercedes meeting thing) and I have a multi-policy discount.

My 97 Acura Integra was more...not less than the DeLorean.

-Josh
VIN 5102
VIN 15964
Parts Car VIN 5609


deloreanforbart wrote:

>how is an insurance for delorean ? 



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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 02:13:12 -0000
From: "George DeLorean" <phantomoftheopera_gk_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Some Thoughts

Hi everyone,
            just a few things I want to say.  First, the MG DeLoreans 
aren't necessarily ruined for good.  Why do I say this?  Fiberglass 
(fg)/Resin CAN be repaired.  As for the DMC that had its top taken 
off on MG, I really think it could be restored with time, patience, 
and someone who works with resin/fg.  Same for the other one  This 
goes for all DMCs, no matter what the damage to the underbody.  It 
may be a bit on the expensive side, yet I really think that kind of 
thing can be repaired.  It is done for boats made from fg, why not 
the DMC?  Any so called "ruined" DMCs with fg damage could be put 
back on the road.
   Second, I have thoughts about the body dies that originally 
punched the stainless panels, doors, etc. for the car.  Were there 
male and female dies that punched the panels, or what?  Could the 
ones that are in existence be restored and put back into use?  Or, 
could some reverse engineering be done, and new ones made?  I would 
like to see a new venture into re-manufacturing the DMC on a large 
scale level from an assembly line.  Just like in the 80s.
   Third, I am curious on the point of the VARI press in the 
posession of DMCH.  Does anyone know its current good/bad state?  Is 
it usable, etc.
   And last, I don't understand one person, or two owning two, three 
or more DMCs by themselves.  "Spread the wealth."  Let the DMCs 
roll.  Give others a higher chance of owning one.  One DMC is plenty 
for anybody.
   All in all, restoration and rebuilding; in one way or another is 
key to keeping the DMC available to everyone.  I would hate to see it 
20 years later, and only rich people be the only ones able to own, 
fix, operate DMCs.  Even people like myself, with my job, on my 
income level have a right to own a DMC.  Not just airline pilots, 
executives, doctors, etc.  I would also hope that no more DMCs are 
ruined/destroyed/abandoned out of one reason or another.

                With sincerity, and good intentions,

                           George DeLorean

                             
       
      




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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 23:07:24 -0400
From: Samuel <samuel_yahoo_at_dml_lightspeed.cx>
Subject: Re: DeLorean insurance

I JUST called Geico about insurance. With the Delorean and a 1998 
hyundai accent, I have $1232 every 6 months for 50/100/50 coverage. No 
limits on milage. I went around in circles for insurance and Geico seems 
to be the only one in my area that has a decent price for the car and 
willing to insure it.

Samuel

deloreanforbart wrote:

>how is an insurance for delorean ? 
>
>is it expensive ? ... deloreans are insured as classic/collectors 
>cars ... but is it possible to get a normal everyday driver 
>insurance ? 
>
>how much more are you guys paying than for a normal car ?



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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 23:34:46 EDT
From: vahottub_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Need Gray dye for dashbd. Help!

I'm dying my dashbd back to lt gray due to some sun discoloration.  I read 
here about a brand and shade of gray that was just right.  Who could advise



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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 23:11:12 EDT
From: kKoncelik_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Postive thought for Deloreans

Dennis Gage has been invited and it is extremely unlikely that he is going to 
show 
We talked to him in Evansville.

Ken


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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 05:02:52 -0000
From: "deloreanforbart" <deloreanforbart_at_dml_pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: DeLorean insurance

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "supermattthehero" <supermatty_at_dml_p...> 
wrote:
> accidents.  For me, daily driver insurance on a DeLorean would have
> been $1450 a year (full coverage).  This was too much for me, not 

--------------------------------------------------------------------

$1450 is pretty big ... but to tell you the truth its no less than 
what I'm paying for my Oldsmobile right now :)

well ... I figure ... if I buy a delorean it wont be sitting in the 
garage ... or else I will be living in my garadge with it ... so 
most likely it will be a daily driver 

... how many of you guys use Delorean as a daily driver ?




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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 05:04:01 -0000
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>
Subject: Re: idle problem solved and thanks

Idle speed motor and/or ICU may be on way out...

Mine behaved same way. Automatic system became steadily worse.
Sometimes would stick wide open (idle _at_dml_ 2500 RPM). Sometimes would
stick fully closed (barely idling at compensating manual circuit
setting). That's why I removed from car altogether.

Suggest you familiarize manual idle circuit now so if yours does same
will be able to adjust on the road.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, billsfanmd_at_dml_a... wrote:
> With the help of Martin and Rich Acuti this time I may have solved
my idle 
> problem. My idle was sluggish, my car surged up and down when cold
and I had RPM 



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Message: 11
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 22:05:01 -0700
From: "Darryl Tinnerstet" <darryl_at_dml_techline.com>
Subject: Re: Anyone have Special T's Door Launchers?

Patrick asked "Anyone have Special T's Door Launchers?"  And Andrew responded "I installed the door launcher kit last year, and let me say it was one of the best investments I have made."  Only one small problem - Special T doesn't list door launchers on their web site.  As far as I know there is currently only one source for a remote door opener kit (not "launcher" - that's lame), the same one that has been selling them for about 15 years without a single complaint or failure.  And it isn't Special T.  (I'm not counting the get-on-a-waiting-list-and-pay-twice-as-much-for-a-prototype variety.)  The Specialty Automotive kit is simplicity itself - an off-the-shelf keyless entry unit, top quality light-weight actuators (not heavy solenoids), relays, and simple linkage.  The kit is available for those who do not want to figure out remote door opening on their own or wait forever for something "better".

Its at Specialty Automotive, not Special T.  (I won't comment on the business name similarity except that I've used it for 18 years, which I believe is long before he even had a DeLorean.)

Specialty Automotive
McCleary, WA
www.delorean-parts.com
  

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Message: 12
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 10:16:20 +0100
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Re: Transmissions (was upgrade paths)

Just to add to Dave's post here: Firstly, I too suffered the "undoing 
nut" problem and suspect it was the reason for my car's very low mileage 
when sold as a non running project car with 2353 miles on it.

BUT, the "breaking input shafts" problem is limited solely to the 
DeLorean, even given all the other high performance cars with this 
gearbox. Why? Because the final drive on the DeLorean is lower. This 
puts more strain on the transmission, and the weakest point would seem 
to be the input shaft.

Kit car fanatics over here have been breaking Renault 30's for years 
because of the versatility of the engine and drivetrain, AND the fact 
that the gearbox can handle so much - in excess of 500hp without any 
problems.... The R30 has a higher final drive. The gearbox is identical 
except its crown gear is on the other side for front wheel drive.

It was all the economy drive in the DeLorean's design that left us with 
amaemic power form a very capable engine, and a gearbox that's got 
ratios that would normally be found in a diesel. You can do something 
about both. DMCH have sorted out a better engine and exhaust - why not 
raise the final drive and give yourself better acceleration at the same 
time as relieving some of the load off your stock transmission's input 
shaft? The parts are still available.

Martin
#1458
#4426

Dave Swingle wrote:

>
>The only person I've heard of truly snapping input shafts is the guy 
>who was at Memphis with the 350 Chevy engine in the car - and based 
>on his driving style it was not completely surprising. I have to 
>admit that it is impressive to see a DMC smoke the tires on dry 
>pavement, however. That fact that he could do this more than once 
>without breaking things was impressive too. 
>
>Dave S
>  
>






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Message: 13
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 09:48:26 -0000
From: "Richard" <dmc_driver_at_dml_yahoo.ca>
Subject: Re: idle problem solved and thanks

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, billsfanmd_at_dml_a... wrote:
> With the help of Martin and Rich Acuti this time I may have solved
my idle 
> problem. My idle was sluggish, my car surged up and down when cold
and I had RPM ... Me and Rich took a test drive and no more idle dips. 


Yes, this goes against everything we hold sacred on the DML, but I
just did the same thing last week!  My car would stall quite a bit
while in reverse and then shifting back into 1st gear, or any time I
revved the throttle a bit. It seemed as if the idle-speed motor
couldn't catch the sudden rpm drop fast enough and the engine would
quit.  It was really quite embarassing when there was 10 or so people
drooling at my car at the mall or coffee-shop to have it stall while
backing out of my parking space! I put in a new O2 sensor and that
solved the idle "hunting", but nothing else. Sometimes the idle system
would over-compensate and would shoot up to 2000rpm.  Now, I read in
the manual and on the DML that those 3 screws should be fully seated
and left alone, but finally I got fed up enough to try experimenting
with them.

Here's what I did:  After starting the car and letting it warm up, I
shut it down and opened the idle screw 4 turns and then the other two
screws 2 turns.  ( I read that in the archives.)  Then I started it
back up and slowly closed the idle screw until the engine settled back
down to 750rpm.  Probably ended up with the same screw settings as
you.  Now it idles great, no more stalling and it runs much better. It
even gets a little better fuel mileage too.

I know that someone out there is going to tell me and probably you
too, that we shouldn't have messed with those screws because we're
just masking an underlying problem with the idle system, but it works
great for now, and I will parking my DMC soon for the winter anyway
and doing lots of work on it the next few months, so I figured what
the heck.  :-)


Richard Rowe
5853    






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Message: 14
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 13:39:18 -0000
From: "twinenginedmc12" <twinenginedmc12_at_dml_gendreaumicro.com>
Subject: Re: Rick Gendreau on Monster Garage

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_c...> 
wrote:
> Watched MG with the Man himself this weekend. He explained that car
> pictured on lift at beginning of show was NOT the donated project 
car.
> Pure Hollywood, so don't worry about lost panels etc.
...

I figure if a post mentions me by name, I ought to reply.  It would 
be dishonest of me to allow myself to be thought of as "the Man".  I 
was only one of a team of five, only "a man"  If there is a "the 
Man", that distinction should go to Rich Weissensel, who expended 
untold effort, phone calls, and headaches to get the team together on 
very short (two days, I think) notice.

On an unrelated topic, as far as Monster Garage's negative portrayal 
of the Delorean hurting the brand goes, my feeling is that failure of 
our hovercraft project was preordained, but the short term negative 
publicity caused by Jesse James' disparaging comments against the 
Delorean will be outweighed in the future by the vague lingering name-
recognition for the Delorean car in the general public.  

For those of you who mourn the loss of parts, please consider this:
We destroyed a single set of damaged panels and some intact glass, 
the interior of the doors, and two fiberglass underbodies.  The 
chassis and its parts went back to Don Steger, who graciously donated 
the hulk.  Having seen the car, I can tell you it wasn't that great 
up close, no matter how good it looked on camera.

Again, unrelated, yes, I truly did enjoy smashing the rear fender 
windows, I couldn't help myself!

Rick Gendreau, the guy who brought vin 11472 back from certain 
destruction.







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Message: 15
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 09:32:59 -0400
From: "Mark" <mark_at_dml_meninblack.ca>
Subject: Re: Postive thought for Deloreans

They finally showed the MG episode on Discovery Canada.  I have to say that
I really enjoyed it.

And while the 'Viking funeral' they gave the hover/car at the end of the
show made me cry (as did the end of BTTF 3), there was a certain logic to
it.

As far as the "DeLorean nerds" comments (or was it dorks.. I'm not sure).. I
thought it was funny.  Someone else said recently that most passionate
conversations about our mutual obsession could replace the word "DeLorean"
with the words "Star Trek" and nobody would bat an eye.

So.. that's the general public who hasn't been stung by the DMC bug.  Screw
'em.

Live long and prosper, eh.

Mark...



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Message: 16
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 08:57:24 -0400
From: Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin_at_dml_vantagep.com>
Subject: DeLoreans are still fan favorites!

Despite all the press that Mr. Janine Lindameuller gave us on Monster
Garage, I heard nothing about it from the folks at Eurofest. As a matter of
fact, everyone showed an almost child-like optimism for the car, especially
Back to the Future. 

Case in point: I thought I was the ultimate uber-geek this weekend. I had
the car decked out with the BBTF conversion and the fog machine running.
Inside the car the flux capacitor was fluxing and I had the BTTF theme
playing softly. Over the top? Yes, but the crowd ate it up.

I took home 1st in class and beat last years 1934 Rolls Royce for the
Eurofest Crowd Pleaser. Not too shabby for such a (supposed) crappy car.



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Message: 17
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 09:05:31 -0500
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>
Subject: Re: Speedometer Calibration

Calibration of the speedometer should be done at a shop specializing in that
work. It involves demagnetizing and re magnetizing an element of the
speedometer's internal parts and can't be done with any accuracy without
special tools.

Bruce Benson

> Does anyone know how to recalibrate the speedometer in our DeLorean?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Dave & 6530




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Message: 18
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 14:00:24 -0000
From: "cruznmd" <racuti1_at_dml_delorean.com>
Subject: Re: idle problem solved and thanks

The "underlying problem" can often just be age, and there's nothing
you can do about that.

John Hervey often reminds me that these setting in the book are for a
perfect engine, in other words "like-new" or with little wear. They
are -ideal- and might not -exactly- apply to a 20+ year old engine.

Engine wear, a little vacuum leak here and there that you don't have
access too can change all that and you'll find yourself compensating
in ways that may go against the manual. All you can do is get as close
as you can and follow the procedures as exactly as the engine will
allow. Especially once you're replaced everything you can.

Mike never called or wrote to tell me his initial cold start up
surging was also cured by this. I was really curious about what would
happen. I'm glad it worked out. ;-)

In hindsight, it could be that his idle regulator is indeed getting
sluggish. I've only been here a year and I've heard of 2 guys who's
idle regs had failed. 3 if you include me!

It may be worth putting my new one on his car for a test...

The day was beneficial for me as well because his car runs WELL. He
let me put my foot into it and it really moves. That said, I finally
got to see what proper dwell meter behavior looks like for the fuel
distro setting and I was able to set mine to the same place. Needless
to say, I was waaaaaaay off. (too lean)

I'm pretty lucky to have a fellow owner so close by to compare notes
with and one who's a good friend to boot.

Rich
#5335

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "Richard" <dmc_driver_at_dml_y...> wrote:
> --- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, billsfanmd_at_dml_a... wrote:
> > With the help of Martin and Rich Acuti this time I may have solved
> my idle 
> > problem. My idle was sluggish, my car surged up and down when cold
> and I had RPM ... Me and Rich took a test drive and no more idle dips. 
> 
> 



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Message: 19
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 09:19:18 -0500
From: "B Benson" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>
Subject: Re: Re: Transmissions (was upgrade paths)

I think what you meant here was the DeLorean version of this tranmission has
a higher final gearing ratio. For example, the DeLorean's final drive is
3.44:1 for both the manual and automatic tranmissions. The version used by
Lotus for a number of years had a final drive ratio of 3.88:1. The lower the
number, the higher the gear ratio. Many off road vehicles use a 4.11:1 ratio
which is a very low final drive gearing.

Bruce Benson


> Why? Because the final drive on the DeLorean is lower. >This
> puts more strain on the transmission, and the weakest >point would seem
> to be the input shaft.
> problems.... The R30 has a higher final drive. The >gearbox is identical
> except its crown gear is on the other side for front wheel >drive.
> Martin
> #1458
> #4426





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Message: 20
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 08:05:29 -0700 (PDT)
From: Louie Golden <louie_at_dml_delorean.com>
Subject: Re: DeLorean insurance

My old DeLorean was insured through Allstate, and to add it to my policy was something like $160 every 6 months. That's even cheaper than my '96 Grand Prix. You do NOT have to insure the DeLo as a classic, and you DON'T have mileage limitations or anything like that. My new D will be insured through Allstate as well... I've had a very positive experience with them.

Louie Golden
VIN- Coming Again Tomorrow! :-)


--- "deloreanforbart" <deloreanforbart_at_dml_pacbell.net> wrote:
how is an insurance for delorean ? 

is it expensive ? ... deloreans are insured as classic/collectors 
cars ... but is it possible to get a normal everyday driver 
insurance ? 



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Message: 21
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 17:21:22 -0000
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>
Subject: Re: "Forbidden" Brass Screws

Just received 2" of vintage B27/B28 Volvo factory manuals. Is going to
take a while to wade through it all, but did flip directly to the
"forbidden screws":

Are NOT primary idle speed system. Either was bad info from
www.brickboard.com (you'd think they would know) or I misunderstood
(will search bulletin board tonight to figure out which). According to
Swedes themselves screws are used to "balance" the engine (odd firing
sequence?). Are properly set with an exhaust gas analyzer, but most of
us will have to do setting with tach:

Volvo idles 600 RPM without bypass circuit, 900 with. 900 is correct
final idle BTW (only close inlet screw temporarily to verify correct
throttle plate setting in lieu of idle speed motor). Throughout
factory procedure idle maintained at 900.

You're supposed to set balancing screws by observing impact on CO2
from each side of engine. Brickboard guys accomplish more or less same
thing by observing impact on engine RPM's -- they count number of
turns each side to take from 600 to 1200.

I'm currently idling off throttle plates alone. Same effect as idle
speed motor (it routes same amount of air to each side of engine
simultaneously). No problems stalling etc, but engine does rock &
roll, especially given higher compression and probably more aggressive
cams. Will re-balance tonight and post results.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "Richard" <dmc_driver_at_dml_y...> wrote:
>
> I know that someone out there is going to tell me and probably you
> too, that we shouldn't have messed with those screws because we're
> just masking an underlying problem with the idle system, but it works
> great for now, and I will parking my DMC soon for the winter anyway
> and doing lots of work on it the next few months, so I figured what
> the heck.  :-)
> 
> 
> Richard Rowe
> 5853




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Message: 22
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 18:13:28 -0000
From: "ProStreet67" <prostreet67_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Transmissions (was upgrade paths)

what about using the Porsche G50 tranny out of the C2?  Limited slip 
diff and 6 speed to boot.  Yes, modifications are needed, but a 
company called kennedy engineering makes adapters to fit all sorts 
of engine to the G50.  I personally am looking to do a Northstar 
V8/G50 combo.




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Message: 23
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 15:22:12 EDT
From: PRC1216_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Anyone have Special T's Door Launchers?

Sorry for the mistake---the name is easy to overlook.   Anyway I ordered a 
set today and I can't wait to test them out!

Patrick
1880



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Message: 24
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 21:35:44 -0000
From: "Stephen Card" <stephen_at_dml_procomroofing.com>
Subject: Re: Need Gray dye for dashbd. Help!

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, vahottub_at_dml_a... wrote:
> I'm dying my dashbd back to lt gray due to some sun 
discoloration.  I read 
> here about a brand and shade of gray that was just right.  Who 
could advise

Check out Message 29489.
Stephen




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Message: 25
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 21:42:45 +0100
From: Martin Gutkowski <webmaster_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Re: Transmissions (was upgrade paths)

Um - if this is the case, then the term "high ratio" and "low ratio" are 
different in automotive terms than mathematics, which I did rather a lot 
of whilst doing my degree in electronics. To me a 2:1 ratio is lower 
than a 3:1 ratio. But maybe the confusion arises whether it's 2:1 or 1:2 ???

Martin

B Benson wrote:

>I think what you meant here was the DeLorean version of this tranmission has
>a higher final gearing ratio. For example, the DeLorean's final drive is
>3.44:1 for both the manual and automatic tranmissions. The version used by
>Lotus for a number of years had a final drive ratio of 3.88:1. The lower the
>number, the higher the gear ratio. Many off road vehicles use a 4.11:1 ratio
>which is a very low final drive gearing.
>
>Bruce Benson
>
>  
>





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