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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1837
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2004 8:14 AM

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: De-Ice kit
From: "d_rex_2002" <>

2. Re: Re: Re: DeLorean speedometers: A new approach
From: Jan van de Wouw <>

3. Re: Re: Using Home Equity To Buy A DeLorean
From: "Brian McCool" <>

Message: 1
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 22:58:29 -0000
From: "d_rex_2002" <>
Subject: Re: De-Ice kit


Are you referring to the throttle spool shield in the engine area
that prevents water (or melted snow and ice) from dripping into
the throttle spool, which then freezes under cold enough conditions?
It's the only add-on "kit" I know of for preventing ice on Deloreans.

Rich W.

--- In, "Heather" <hnwwoodzell_at_dml_y...> wrote:
> I recently got a de-ice kit.  I've been looking for the 
> on how to install it, but haven't found any..  I guess it should 
> real simple.. can anyone post a link or instructions on how to 
> install it?


Message: 2
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 01:00:56 +0100
From: Jan van de Wouw <>
Subject: Re: Re: Re: DeLorean speedometers: A new approach

On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 21:15:57 +0000, Martin Gutkowski wrote:

> wrote:
>> Why can't you use that signal for a electromechanical resolver
>> input to drive the stock speedo?  Martin G.?
> That's what modern speedos do. My Xantia's one never shows under 5mph,
> any slower and you hear a tiny "clink" as it drops to zero. I don't know
> enough about speedos to say whether it'd be easy. Definitely possible
> though - after all, it's still a magnet wizzing around inside the speedo
> that creates the output.

My Nissan 100NX (NX1600) USED to be mechanical drive on an analog speedo.
I now have a Digital Dash using a sort of generator instead of the cable,
which could be swapped out on the gearbox fairly easy.
It uses a "classic" mechanical drum-type odo- and tripmeter, driven by
a little steppermotor and I have since found out that NX's with analog
gauges from 1993 and on also use this stepper motor to drive the speedo.

But as the gearing is probably different than on a DeLorean you'd need
additional gears to calibrat the whole thing. So I don't bother...

> Now one for you: Is the angle drive a worm drive or screw-gear drive?

It's actually two gears, both with 45 degree teeth, that's why you can
rotate it "the otherway round" too; if it was a pure worm gear it would
be impossibble to drive the spindle-cable by turning on the output cable.

You can see one of the gears of my old, irrepairable drive here:
Or if Yahoo screws up the link; go to the photo's section, select
"Techie Stuff" (might need to click "show next 7", then "Angle Drive"...

I can't find the old drive here, so I can't check the ratio,
but I don't think it's 1:1...

JAN van de Wouw

Thinking Different...   Using a Mac...
Living the Dream...   Driving a DeLorean...

#05141 "Dagger" since Sept. 2000


Message: 3
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 17:18:52 -0600
From: "Brian McCool" <>
Subject: Re: Re: Using Home Equity To Buy A DeLorean


I didn't mean to get a home equity vs. credit union debate started up. The
fact is that there are many different ways that a person  can finance or pay
for a Delorean. The type of loan you get is dependant on many different
factors, so what one person on this list is able to get, may have no bearing
on what another may get.What is easy for one to do, may be impossible for
another. Since I'm in an apartment, a home equity line would be out of the
question. I'm going to go out on a limb here, but I bet that most people who
already own a Delorean live in a house, even if it's their parents. I plan
on having these things done before I purchase mine.
1. Get a house.
2. Have an everyday driver other than a Delorean.
3. Have at least some money saved up to maintain the Delorean.

The type of l
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "content22207" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 10:34 AM
Subject: [DML] Re: Using Home Equity To Buy A DeLorean

> Every car I own is at least 20 years old. They ARE my daily
> transportation.
> And remember: this thread started with "Scooby's" desire to purchase a
> DeLorean, not a 2004 year model from the Big 3.


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