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To: <dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1823
Date: Monday, January 05, 2004 9:17 PM

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. RE: 15W40 oil brand
From: "John Hervey" <john_at_dml_specialtauto.com>

2. RE: IT'S FINALLY RUNS
From: "John Hervey" <john_at_dml_specialtauto.com>

3. Rear brake calipers
From: "John Hervey" <john_at_dml_specialtauto.com>

4. Re: Removing angle drive spindle nut
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>

5. Re: Cooling Comparison
From: "captain_hydrogen" <captainhydrogen_at_dml_cox.net>

6. Re: Cooling Comparison
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

7. RE: Cooling Comparison
From: "Darkstar" <darkstarmedia_at_dml_comcast.net>

8. Re: Re: Rack & Pinion determination-Grady Reply
From: kayoong_at_dml_aol.com

9. Re: Re: Rack & Pinion determination-Grady Reply
From: Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_framezero.com>

10. Speedo Recalibration---Addendum 2a--- Speedo Recalibration-UPDATE-CONCLUSION---Addendum 1a---
From: Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean_at_dml_yahoo.com>

11. Re: Cooling Comparison
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>

12. Re: Re: Rack & Pinion determination-Grady Reply
From: billsfanmd_at_dml_aol.com

13. RE: Re: Rack & Pinion determination-Grady Reply
From: "Darkstar" <darkstarmedia_at_dml_comcast.net>

14. Re: Re: Performance Chips
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com

15. Re: Painting engine compartment/nearby items
From: "d_rex_2002" <rich_at_dml_outernet-tech.net>

16. Indiglo Dash Kits - a customer's brief thoughts
From: Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean_at_dml_yahoo.com>

17. Re: angle drive zerk grease fitting?
From: "Stephen Card" <stephen_at_dml_procomroofing.com>

18. Hi + insurance for non US residents
From: "andydmc12" <grewgrew_at_dml_hotmail.com>

19. stock exhaust note
From: Louie Golden <louie_at_dml_delorean.com>

20. The Motor Oil Issue
From: "Harold McElraft" <hmcelraft_at_dml_aol.com>

21. DMC spotted near Disney World.
From: Marc Levy <malevy_nj_at_dml_yahoo.com>

22. 20th Anniversary DeLorean World
From: "Scott Mueller" <scott.a.mueller_at_dml_mchsi.com>

23. Re: Indiglo Dash Kits - a customer's brief thoughts
From: "gullwingmagazine" <gullwingmagazine_at_dml_juno.com>

24. Re: angle drive zerk grease fitting?
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>

25. Re: stock exhaust note
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>





Message: 1
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 19:05:25 -0800
From: "John Hervey" <john_at_dml_specialtauto.com>
Subject: RE: 15W40 oil brand

Cecil,
As I understood oil gets black over time due to fuel that goes past the
rings and dilutes it and when the cylinder fires some exhaust goes by the
piston rings and that is what turns the oil black again over time. How ?
does this type of oil stop that.
John Hervey


-----Original Message-----
From: Cecil Longwisch [mailto:dmc1982_at_dml_msn.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 8:13 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [DML] 15W40 oil brand


I just pulled the pan off my engine after using only Mobil 1 in it for the
last 9 years. ( no problems but tapping the block for turbo installation)
The pan was clean with absolutely no sludge or grit. The car only has 26k
but it is over 20 years old too. I have pulled apart quite a few engines and
this is by far the cleanest pan I have seen.

It has made a believer out of me. I am sure there are many excellent oils
but for the occasional use many of our cars get I like the synthetics.

Cecil Longwisch
#10663


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Message: 2
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 19:18:51 -0800
From: "John Hervey" <john_at_dml_specialtauto.com>
Subject: RE: IT'S FINALLY RUNS

Dale, As I understand new free flow cats can be welded up and work just
fine. If not I have New NOS cats in stock at a savings.
John Hervey
www.specialTauto.com



-----Original Message-----
From: D F [mailto:funkstuf_at_dml_hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 7:50 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [DML] IT'S FINALLY RUNS


It is true that if you shake out the insides of the cat, the car will run
fine.  In addition, the converter will no longer heat up red hot.
Realize that in some places you must pass an emissions test to re-license
the vehicle.
You can purchase a catalytic converter if necessary from several places
including delorean motor co in houston at www.delorean.com.  If you are
running the car while partially plugged I suggest you be very careful about
the heat it generates.

Dale Funk
#4984


>From: John Podlewski <john_podlewski_at_dml_yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
>To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [DML] IT'S FINALLY RUNS
>Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 19:18:22 -0800 (PST)
>
>
>After nearly six months and two very poorly run, repair shops, my delorean
>finally RUNS.  Thanks to all the fellow delorean owners who helped out with
>their advice, understanding, time, and tools thanks again John!  Problems
>being old injectors, fuel hoses connected incorrectly at the fuel pump, (to
>think I paid out lots of $$$ for that and they had three months to figure
>it out), a new C.P.R thanks to Special T.  It Idled great after many hours
>of labor but stalled upon acceleration until today!  Found out it was the
>CAT blocked or clogged, whatever, anyone know where to get a bypass"test
>pipe" in the U.S, other than going to the muffler shop?  I'm not looking
>forward to spending $$$ on a new CAT if I don't have to. Don't know if they
>will do the work yet I will find out next year, THANKS AGAIN!


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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 03:27:21 -0000
From: "John Hervey" <john_at_dml_specialtauto.com>
Subject: Rear brake calipers

Group,
A lot of you have seen by my web site that SpecialTauto.com is now 
rebuilding brake calipers and selling calipers kits. Due to the 
demand I'm in need of 2 or 3 more sets of rear calipers to Rebuild. I 
will trade for parts on the my site or will purchase them at a 
reasonable price. As you know I'm not buying them to hoard but to 
rebuild and offer to the Delorean community.Please email me off line 
at:
 john_at_dml_specialtauto.com
Thanks
John Hervey

   




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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 03:51:09 -0000
From: "content22207" <brobertson_at_dml_carolina.net>
Subject: Re: Removing angle drive spindle nut

You shouldn't need to loosen the spindle nut just to rotate the angle
drive. Notice the lubrication hole is upside down on our cars --
further evidence that this part was originally designed for right hand
drive, in which case the lubrication hole would be right side up! The
gear housing is NOT weathertight -- use a heavy weight lubricant. I
personally like Andrei Cular's idea of replacing the lubricant screw
with a grease zerk fitting.

To remove the angle drive altogether the big spindle nut indeed must
come off. I used a 1.25" wrench, which probably translated into 32mm
properly. To say mine put up resistantance is an understatement -- I
simply placed the other end of the wrench on my floor jack cradle and
used its hydraulics to easily break the nut free. 

Don't forget that big nut holds your spindle on -- don't try driving
the car without it (you can drive the car without the angle drive, but
not without the nut). The angle drive is held to the nut by a lock
ring on the inside.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_w...> wrote:
>
> While you are at the angle
> drive loosen it so you can turn it over, remove the small screw on it
> and lubricate it. You loosen it with a BIG wrench. Sometimes they are
> VERY tight.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> 





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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 04:00:55 -0000
From: "captain_hydrogen" <captainhydrogen_at_dml_cox.net>
Subject: Re: Cooling Comparison

Correction, to my knowledge, only PJ Grady, DeLorean Parts Northwest, 
and Special T Auto offer any solutions other than NOS.  What are the 
differences (if any), between the three-core radiators?  Keep in mind 
that I am in Arizona where summer days can be 120+ F and winter 
nights can be close to freezing.  So a hybrid metal/plastic radiator 
may not have a very long life or be as effective as a radiator that 
is only one material, be it all plastic or all metal.

Ben Ferguson
VIN 10365


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "captain_hydrogen" 
<captainhydrogen_at_dml_c...> wrote:
> Has anyone done a comparison (Pros/Cons) between the various 
radiator 
> upgrades from any DeLorean vendors (www.delorean.com, 
> www.pjgrady.com, www.deloreanmotorcenter.com, www.delorean-
parts.com, 
> www.specialtauto.com, ... etc.)?
> 
> To my knowledge, only PJ Grady and DeLorean Parts Northwest offer 
any 
> solutions other than NOS.
> 
> Ben Ferguson
> VIN 10365




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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 04:49:46 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: Cooling Comparison

Any upgrade will be an improvement over the origional radiator. It is
an aluminum core with plastic tanks crimped on each end. Every one I
see is green around the edges (not a good sign). My own looked pretty
good until I took it out. It was also green all over. I put in a brass
one with 3 rows of tubes. I did it not so much for any cooling
improvement but for reliabilty. I saw first-hand what happens when an
end tank blows off and there is NOTHING you can do except replace the
radiator. I got the radiator from P J Grady and am very happy with it.
I do not know what the other venders offer but I am sure it is either
just as good or perhaps better. It was a little pricey for a radiator
but if you figure what a tow can cost then it is cheap insurance. If
you have ANY doubts about your radiator then replace it and use new
(fresh) anti-freeze. It is a pain to do with all the little screws and
washers so take your time.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "captain_hydrogen"
<captainhydrogen_at_dml_c...> wrote:
> Has anyone done a comparison (Pros/Cons) between the various radiator 
> upgrades from any DeLorean vendors (www.delorean.com, 
> www.pjgrady.com, www.deloreanmotorcenter.com, www.delorean-parts.com, 
> www.specialtauto.com, ... etc.)?
> 
> To my knowledge, only PJ Grady and DeLorean Parts Northwest offer any 
> solutions other than NOS.
> 
> Ben Ferguson
> VIN 10365




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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 23:26:17 -0800
From: "Darkstar" <darkstarmedia_at_dml_comcast.net>
Subject: RE: Cooling Comparison

i have both PJ gradys radiator and rack, both installed at garden grove.
Don had no problems with installing other vendors parts.  He even ordered
it. The body shop doing repairs will order another one from grady.

Darkstar

-----Original Message-----
From: captain_hydrogen [mailto:captainhydrogen_at_dml_cox.net]
Sent: January 4, 2004 4:15 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: [DML] Cooling Comparison


Has anyone done a comparison (Pros/Cons) between the various radiator
upgrades from any DeLorean vendors (www.delorean.com,
www.pjgrady.com, www.deloreanmotorcenter.com, www.delorean-parts.com,
www.specialtauto.com, ... etc.)?

To my knowledge, only PJ Grady and DeLorean Parts Northwest offer any
solutions other than NOS.

Ben Ferguson
VIN 10365



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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 02:25:08 EST
From: kayoong_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Rack & Pinion determination-Grady Reply


Ditto on that statement.   

I am sure that the rest of the DeLorean vendors are just as good and caring, 
but my experiences have mainlly been with PJ Grady and I can express what I 
know.

The last deciding factor for me in purchasing my DeLorean was Rob and his 
company "PJ Grady," some eight years ago.    If it wasn't for Rob, I would have 
not purchased my DeLorean.   At that time there were no DML.   If I am right, 
the DML just got started less then a year after I made my purchase.   So, 
searching for information was based on the DeLorean Owners Association (DOA) and 
the less then a half dozen of vendors that was available which was a time 
consuming and aggravating event.     A person such as Rob can make the difference 
when it comes own a DeLorean, for he does offer his knowledge when asked, 
whether you are making a purchase or not.   The other great thing for me is he is 
just 60 miles away from me, so what ever I need, he is just a short distance 
away which makes repairs and picking up parts easier.

Rob sell parts that are OEM, NOS or reproduce parts that are equal if not 
"better."   They are safe and sound and they are "politically and business 
correct."   This means that the parts are acceptable in the DeLorean community for 
use as replacement or as an "upgrade."   All the parts that are sold are backed 
up by him, besides the product liability insurance that stands behind the 
parts.   No "hokie pokey" parts sold.   

So, when dealing with PJ Grady, one is are dealing with a man, his wife 
Debbie and his top technician Pat who will offer you nothing but the best parts and 
service money can buy and the money that is spent, is worth every penny.   
Besides, who do you know that would open up the shop at 12 midnight to take in 
my DeLorean, in tow when I had an emergency?   His trusted technician Pat!!! 

No brag, just the facts.


Kayo Ong
#5508
Lic 9D NY

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In a message dated 1/4/04 9:46:15 PM, Soma576_at_dml_aol.com writes:


> Rob, no matter what specialty parts you build or commission, you are
> guaranteed that i will consider them for purchase. there isn't a single 
> thing you
> offer that is not THE BEST!
> 
> Andy
> 
> 



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Message: 9
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 22:16:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Christian Williams <delorean_at_dml_framezero.com>
Subject: Re: Re: Rack & Pinion determination-Grady Reply

Heh, nothing like putting someone's name in your post to get them to
reply. :)

I haven't read all the posts on this topic, but let me tell you about my
steering problems.

My steering rack (1) was replaced earlier this year at DMC Garden Grove
and I had all sorts of problems with the replacement rack (2). There was
way too much slop in it. Every time I turned left and brought it back, the
steering wheel wouldn't come back to center (even though the car was going
straight). Dan (from DMC Garden Grove) sent another rebuilt rack (3) up
which a local shop put in. Again, same results. These racks were dirty,
the tie-rods flopped around freely, etc. Finally, I had Dan get one of Rob
Grady's racks (4) for me and send it up. When the part arrived it looked
completely different than the prior racks. It was sparkling clean, glass
beaded, brand new boots, tie-rods stiffer than... well, it was nice to
say the least. :)

The bottom line for steering racks? Rob Grady. Don't mess around with
steering racks. Mess around with trying to align your doors or trying to
come up with a way to keep fingerprints off the car.

-Christian
(Rob, I assume my check's in the mail?) :)

On Sat, 3 Jan 2004, Dave Swingle wrote:

> Rob has some difficulty getting this to the list and asked me to post
> the reply... Dave S
>
> -----------------------
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "PJ Grady Info" <info_at_dml_pjgrady.com>
> To: "Dave Swingle" <swingle_at_dml_dmcnews.com>
> Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 6:58 PM
> Subject: RE: Talks to God
>
>
> I understand your dilemma. To the best of my knowledge the bearing is
> what is known as a "special". This is commonly done in the auto
> business by factories to keep people from putting generic components
> in their assemblies. There are many reasons for this.
- - - 

> he found inside it. Isn't anybody brave on this list? That's ok I
> won't tell either. I have more to lose than an owner does after all I
> have a DeLorean business. Several other people on this list have had
> similar problems with other vendors (are you listening Christian
> etc? - and what about your experiences Knut?) but no one speaks
> up...or it doesn't get past the moderators. I'll have more to say on
> this and other subjects at a later date.
>
> Happy New Year
>
> Rob Grady
> ______________________________
>
> www.info(AT)pjgrady.com



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Message: 10
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 08:30:08 -0800 (PST)
From: Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Speedo Recalibration---Addendum 2a--- Speedo Recalibration-UPDATE-CONCLUSION---Addendum 1a---

FYI for those who are doing or thinking of doing a speedo face change and
re-calibration. The old machines necessary to calibrate our speedos are becoming
scarcer and scarcer to find.

I was able to find a (sorta) local shop for my recalibration.
Bob's Speedometer in Farmington, MI. (also in CA)
http://www.bobsspeedometer.com/bobs/

If you are closer to, or would rather ship your speedometer to Grady, He also has
a guy that can do it. Contact him for details.
http://www.pjgrady.com/

Shannon Y
16506



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Message: 11
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 08:50:55 -0800 (PST)
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Cooling Comparison

I've not done any comparison, but I can certainly tell
you that after 60,000 miles with both Rob's triple
core radiator AND his refurbished steering rack, both
were superb investments.  

As to the cooling, I run twin turbos which, as you can
imagine, add some heat (pun intended).  I have sat
idling in 102 temp for nearly an hour and did not
overheat.  Going up and down mountain passes in boost
also creates no problem.  

As to the rack - awesome, simply awesome - still tight
as a drum after 60K miles.

Oh, and to add my 2$ to the motor oil comments, I,
too, use Mobil 1 and change as close to 3000 miles as
I can.  Not only do I not have "coking" problems with
the turbos, but the oil is still transparent when I
change it. 

Dick Ryan
VIN 16867
  


--- captain_hydrogen <captainhydrogen_at_dml_cox.net> wrote:
> Has anyone done a comparison (Pros/Cons) between the
> various radiator 
> upgrades from any DeLorean vendors



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Message: 12
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 12:45:37 -0500
From: billsfanmd_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Rack & Pinion determination-Grady Reply

My first experience with Rob was 2 years ago when my car failed MD inspection becasue of a steering rack that was shot. He quickly mailed it to my shop and they put it in and my car passed inspection.

The internet has no doubt helped save the Delorean as info and help can be spread around the world in a open forum. But unfortunatley for vendors, it also allows the customer to quickly shop prices in just minutes. People always gravitate to the lowest price. When I read the details of Rob's steering rack I felt lucky he decided to rebuild them.

The airlines have long complained the that the flying public wants airline travel to be dirt cheap, safe, fast and friendly with a meal to boot. People need to pay for quality and safety but they just don't want to. I have since spent thousands on parts from Rob with no problems.

It all comes down to cosmetics vs mechanical. As an example, The front radiator screen looks great in ss. However, at almost $200 it is an expensive piece for a part that almost no one can see. My only advice would be for Rob to try and package 3-4 of his ss parts into a "value meal" style pricing. 

Rob has helped me many times on the phone and at the spring social's which he gets nothing for.

Mike C
2109 



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Message: 13
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 11:51:09 -0800
From: "Darkstar" <darkstarmedia_at_dml_comcast.net>
Subject: RE: Re: Rack & Pinion determination-Grady Reply

Just to note that due to this incident garden grove has changed to a
different rebuilder.

Darkstar

-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Williams [mailto:delorean_at_dml_framezero.com]
Sent: January 4, 2004 10:16 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Rack & Pinion determination-Grady Reply


Heh, nothing like putting someone's name in your post to get them to
reply. :)

I haven't read all the posts on this topic, but let me tell you about my
steering problems.

My steering rack (1) was replaced earlier this year at DMC Garden Grove
and I had all sorts of problems with the replacement rack (2). There was
way too much slop in it. Every time I turned left and brought it back, the
steering wheel wouldn't come back to center (even though the car was going
straight). Dan (from DMC Garden Grove) sent another rebuilt rack (3) up
which a local shop put in. Again, same results. These racks were dirty,
the tie-rods flopped around freely, etc. Finally, I had Dan get one of Rob
Grady's racks (4) for me and send it up. When the part arrived it looked
completely different than the prior racks. It was sparkling clean, glass
beaded, brand new boots, tie-rods stiffer than... well, it was nice to
say the least. :)

The bottom line for steering racks? Rob Grady. Don't mess around with
steering racks. Mess around with trying to align your doors or trying to
come up with a way to keep fingerprints off the car.

-Christian
(Rob, I assume my check's in the mail?) :)

On Sat, 3 Jan 2004, Dave Swingle wrote:

> Rob has some difficulty getting this to the list and asked me to post
> the reply... Dave S
>
> -----------------------
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "PJ Grady Info" <info_at_dml_pjgrady.com>
> To: "Dave Swingle" <swingle_at_dml_dmcnews.com>
> Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 6:58 PM
> Subject: RE: Talks to God
>
>
> I understand your dilemma. To the best of my knowledge the bearing is
> what is known as a "special". This is commonly done in the auto
> business by factories to keep people from putting generic components
> in their assemblies. There are many reasons for this.
- - -

> he found inside it. Isn't anybody brave on this list? That's ok I
> won't tell either. I have more to lose than an owner does after all I
> have a DeLorean business. Several other people on this list have had
> similar problems with other vendors (are you listening Christian
> etc? - and what about your experiences Knut?) but no one speaks
> up...or it doesn't get past the moderators. I'll have more to say on
> this and other subjects at a later date.
>
> Happy New Year
>
> Rob Grady
> ______________________________
>
> www.info(AT)pjgrady.com


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Message: 14
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 16:27:35 EST
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Re: Performance Chips

In a message dated 1/4/04 8:42:46 PM Central Standard Time, pauld_at_dml_pauld.net 
writes:

I haven't heard anything about chips for Deloreans though.

Word, Paul D.
<<<<

That would be because there isn't an engine management computer to put a chip 
INTO!

computers in the DeLorean - 
1. idle ECU - no reason to modify
2. lambda ECU - reads O2 sensor readings and converts to pulse width for 
frequency valve which varies control pressure.  i suppose you could hack it to 
give more fuel to the cylinders, except the entire control pressure system in 
REACTIVE rather than actually controlling anything. 

everything else is mechanical or runs off of relays.  no place to put a chip 
in!

Andy


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Message: 15
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 20:17:42 -0000
From: "d_rex_2002" <rich_at_dml_outernet-tech.net>
Subject: Re: Painting engine compartment/nearby items

Matt,

High temperature paint is not required for painting the surfaces you
mentioned EXCEPT if you happen to be running a turbo setup.  With
turbo applications, you may want to use high temperature paint on
areas that are in close proximity to the turbo(s) and exhaust.

Otherwise, I have always had the best results using Krylon semi-flat
black paint for the areas you mentioned, as well as the louvers.
Keep in mind that your paint job will only be as good as the prep
work you do on the surfaces to be painted and masking off the areas
you do not intend to paint.  Make sure to have all oil, grease, etc.
removed, which is not always easy in the engine compartment.

Try to paint with low humidity and between 65 and 85 degrees, use at
least 2 coats and let eaxch dry at least 2 hours for best results.

Later,
Rich W.

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "supermattthehero" <supermatty_at_dml_p...> 
wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> Is it necessary to use a high temp paint to paint the engine cover 
> hinges/engine cover/engine compartment?  I was going to use ACE 
STOP 
> RUST gloss and flat black enamel.
> 
> thanks!
> 
> Matt
> #1604




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Message: 16
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 09:58:27 -0800 (PST)
From: Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Indiglo Dash Kits - a customer's brief thoughts

If your on the fence wondering about the Indilo Kit I would tell you to go ahead
and get it. The quality of the product is great, better than I expected. It also
looks good in the car (IMHO anyway). I love the snap/connectors for the wires so
if need be you can easily disconnect them when taking out the binnacle & cluster.
I asked for blue allumination and also received the option of green with the
toggle & dimmer switch. Instructions are OK, but the non-do-it-yourselfer may
need more. I know Jordan's How-To page can help with the binnacle removal
(http://retroserver.no-ip.com/delorean/deloreanmain.html). I wish the instrument
cluster overlays were 1 piece in stead of 3 to make it seamless, but for
installation purposes the 1 piece would be impossible to install without removing
needles. 

I only have 3 small complaints:
- Without warning, Speedhut customized the "custom" speedometer face I sent (e.g.
changed MPH mark lengths, enlarged numbers, removed KM markings & numbers). 
- For some un-known reason Speedhut does not put any KM markings on their
products. I wish I knew this before receiving the finished kit. To my Canadian &
other KM using friends, if you want kilometers on your speedometer your screwed.
- Being an "anal graphic designer" the resolution of printed output is a bit
jaggy (not like the 300dpi speedo face I sent), but at the distance being viewed
this is not a big issue.

Well, I guess I have one more complaint... I can't fully enjoy the new dash kit
because of all the Salt & Idiots out :-(

Shannon Y
16506


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Message: 17
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 22:56:32 -0000
From: "Stephen Card" <stephen_at_dml_procomroofing.com>
Subject: Re: angle drive zerk grease fitting?

Do the threads in the angle drive cross right over to a specific 
size zerk fitting (size?) or does it have to be re tapped? I have my 
front axle currently disassembled for brake work and would like to 
make this modification while it's off.
Thanks,
Stephen
Vin 3601

>I personally like Andrei Cular's idea of replacing the lubricant 
screw with a grease zerk fitting.





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Message: 18
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 20:16:08 -0000
From: "andydmc12" <grewgrew_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Hi + insurance for non US residents

 Hi all on the list, I have been on the list for a while now, however 
this is my first post, I would just like to say hi and happy new year 
to all.  I am visiting the U.S. for 2 weeks and I will be arriving 
this thursday 08/01/04 in Idaho, I am collecting my Delorean and I am 
driving down to Dallas, I just wondered if any of you had any ideas 
who I could contact to insure me to drive the car whilst i'm in the 
U.S. The guy who I bought the delorean off has arrange a temporary 
license for me is there anything else I will need.  All help and 
advice is greatly appreciated.

many thanks

andy




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Message: 19
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 12:39:02 -0800 (PST)
From: Louie Golden <louie_at_dml_delorean.com>
Subject: stock exhaust note

Hey group,

I've had several people lately tell me they love the way my car sounds. They usually comment this as I'm driving it near the redline :-). Everyone who has ever ridden in my car hasalso commented on how fast it was. I find that pretty cool since DeLoreans are known for being underpowered. Anyways, I find it surprising that people like the car's exhaust note so much because I *HATED* the way the DeLorean sounded when I first started being around the cars. I guess to me there's still nothing like the sound of an American V8. Though I still can't say I'm terribly fond of the DeLoreans exhaust sound, I do agree they sound pretty neat when they're near redline. So I thought I'd create a poll here to find out what everyone thinks of the stock DeLorean exhaust note. The poll can be found here, and voting concludes in 1 month-

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/polls

Louie Golden
VIN 5252
NC plates "88 MPH"

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Message: 20
Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2004 22:07:01 -0000
From: "Harold McElraft" <hmcelraft_at_dml_aol.com>
Subject: The Motor Oil Issue

I have been reading with some interest the motor oil postings 
because it seems that this is another flurry of these. It appears 
that many, like me, simply do not know how or do not have the data 
to evaluate the type of motor oil needed in their engine. Certainly 
the technology in motor oil has expanded considerably since the time 
the PVR engine was developed so reading the old manuals may not make 
since. In addition, the standards by which oils are graded have also 
changed considerably.

I wanted to understand motor oils more and, as a result, I 
eventually acquired an e-book called "The Motor Oil Bible" by 
Michael Kaufman (www.motor-oil-bible.com). If you want to know 
ANYTHING about motor oils, I suggest you get that book.

Not to bore everyone with techno stuff, there are a few points I 
would leave with you from "The Motor Oil Bible". First, the "w" is 
not an indicator of weight but rather an indicator of cold 
temperature performance; Think "winter". Next, I have been convinced 
that the motor oil of choice in the DeLorean engine should be multi-
viscosity, fully synthetic motor oil like 0w-40, 5w-40, 10w-40, or 
15w-40. The "w" factor simply being your desire or need for cold 
engine starting/pumping performance. Finally, the filter has to be 
top notch. All this means that I believe, after researching a lot of 
information, the best oil for my DeLorean is Valvoline SynPower 5w-
40 (I live in NJ) and the best filter is a Hastings or NAPA Gold oil 
filter (I have the elbow on the oil gauge sender to make room). If I 
lived in Minnesota or Arizona I would use the same thing.

I change the filter every time I change oil  once every twelve 
months or 6,000 miles.

Harold McElraft - 3354





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Message: 21
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 15:02:46 -0800 (PST)
From: Marc Levy <malevy_nj_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: DMC spotted near Disney World.

Sometime late last week, I spotted a DMC pulling in to
a gift store on Rt 192, just West of Disney World... 
Next to a McDonalds.  It was a lttile before 10PM.

It was late, and after a day of fighting crowds in the
"fun parks", I just wanted to go to sleep so I did not
stop to say hello.

Anyway, It is good to see more of these cars on the
road now than 10+ years ago when I spent months
looking to buy my first DeLorean.

Marc




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Message: 22
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 12:57:41 -0600
From: "Scott Mueller" <scott.a.mueller_at_dml_mchsi.com>
Subject: 20th Anniversary DeLorean World

I received my 20th Anniversary Edition DeLorean World today.
 
It is a very nice issue and includes a DVD with nice DeLorean drive by
action shots.
 
Also, there are several travel articles along with an article describing a
$16,000 Stereo/Navigation system.
 
This will be a nice addition to my collection of DeLorean related
literature.
 
If you do not belong to the DeLorean Owners Association, you might want to
consider joining.
 
http://www.delorean-owners.org/doa/join.html
 
Scott Mueller
002981
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Message: 23
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 01:49:14 -0000
From: "gullwingmagazine" <gullwingmagazine_at_dml_juno.com>
Subject: Re: Indiglo Dash Kits - a customer's brief thoughts

For those of you that want to see a step by step pictorial on how-to 
install the Indiglo Dash Kit, we are currently installing one in our 
Yellow Project D featured in Gullwing Magazine.  Should be in the 
upcoming issue.

We wanted to give everyone a look-see at this product so you can 
decided for yourself.

Ron
Gullwing Magazine


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, Shannon Yocom <ssdelorean_at_dml_y...> wrote:
> If your on the fence wondering about the Indilo Kit I would tell 
you to go ahead
> and get it. The quality of the product is great, better than I 
expected. It also
> looks good in the car (IMHO anyway). I love the snap/connectors for 
the wires so
> if need be you can easily disconnect them when taking out the 
binnacle & cluster.
> I asked for blue allumination and also received the option of green 
with the
> toggle & dimmer switch. Instructions are OK, but the non-do-it-
yourselfer may
> need more. I know Jordan's How-To page can help with the binnacle 
removal
> (http://retroserver.no-ip.com/delorean/deloreanmain.html). I wish 
the instrument
> cluster overlays were 1 piece in stead of 3 to make it seamless, 
but for
> installation purposes the 1 piece would be impossible to install 
without removing
> needles. 
> 
> I only have 3 small complaints:
> - Without warning, Speedhut customized the "custom" speedometer 
face I sent (e.g.
> changed MPH mark lengths, enlarged numbers, removed KM markings & 
numbers). 
> - For some un-known reason Speedhut does not put any KM markings on 
their
> products. I wish I knew this before receiving the finished kit. To 
my Canadian &
> other KM using friends, if you want kilometers on your speedometer 
your screwed.
> - Being an "anal graphic designer" the resolution of printed output 
is a bit
> jaggy (not like the 300dpi speedo face I sent), but at the distance 
being viewed
> this is not a big issue.
> 
> Well, I guess I have one more complaint... I can't fully enjoy the 
new dash kit
> because of all the Salt & Idiots out :-(
> 
> Shannon Y
> 16506
> 
> 
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Message: 24
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 02:50:06 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: angle drive zerk grease fitting?

The threads do match up to a zerk fitting but the angle drive is made
out of soft metal so you can force it to fit. The bigger issue is that
you can develop a lot of pressure with a grease gun and if you are not
careful you will blow the side right off. IMHO it is better to use the
screw and a small hand powered grease gun with a blunt tip. This way
you can't put too much presure into the angle drive. Also a zerk
fitting will hold the pressure inside, if you use the screw the
pressure is released when you remove the hand greaser. For a job that
is done infrequently just be careful not to lose the screw.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "Stephen Card" <stephen_at_dml_p...> wrote:
> Do the threads in the angle drive cross right over to a specific 
> size zerk fitting (size?) or does it have to be re tapped? I have my 
> front axle currently disassembled for brake work and would like to 
> make this modification while it's off.
> Thanks,
> Stephen
> Vin 3601
> 
> >I personally like Andrei Cular's idea of replacing the lubricant 
> screw with a grease zerk fitting.




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Message: 25
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 02:55:48 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_webspan.net>
Subject: Re: stock exhaust note

A lot of people are impressed with the speed not so much because it is
so fast but more because you are travelling so close to the ground!
With today's SUV's you ride so high up it is really strange to be so
low in the Delorean.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, Louie Golden <louie_at_dml_d...> wrote:
> Hey group,
> 
> I've had several people lately tell me they love the way my car
sounds. They usually comment this as I'm driving it near the redline
find out what everyone thinks of the stock DeLorean exhaust note. The
poll can be found here, and voting concludes in 1 month-
> 
> http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/polls
> 
> Louie Golden
> VIN 5252
> NC plates "88 MPH"
> 
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