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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 1878
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 11:16 AM

There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Re: D that has been sitting for years...
From: Me <>

From: "John Hervey" <>

3. Replacement Automatic Antenna for the DeLorean
From: "Robert Moseley" <>

4. Re: BTTF game NES?
From: "Stephen Clark" <>

5. Mechanics in Central Florida
From: "dmcorlando2003" <>

6. RE: Inaccurate RADAR readings?
From: "PJ Grady" <>

7. Re: Inaccurate RADAR readings?

Message: 1
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 20:34:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Me <>
Subject: Re: Re: D that has been sitting for years...

> stainless was bent,the fiberglass tub was
> un-salvegeable (broken in 
> many places), 

In response to this part I would like to mention that
I do fiberglass work.I thus find it very hard to
believe that it was unsalvegable since fiberglass can
be reworked even in extreme cases.You just have to
have someone who knows what they are doing.Anyone else
who has a fibergalss tub they think cant be fixed let
me see it before you go throwing it away.

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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 23:07:27 -0600
From: "John Hervey" <>

John, I would try another belt because it may be slipping and if that
doesn't do it, well it's 20 years old what can I say.
John Hervey

-----Original Message-----
From: John Podlewski []
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 9:49 PM

I was wrong alt. drops to between 10-12 with A/C on and radio shuts on on
off, not 8 on the meter.  The idle is set around 900 RPM and the regulator
is orginal.  I believe but it is not one of yours John(SPECIALT).  The belt
does not seems loose but it is the wrong belt it fits way down in the pulley
but hasn't really been giving me any real problems lately besides this ONE.


Message: 3
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 06:24:08 -0000
From: "Robert Moseley" <>
Subject: Replacement Automatic Antenna for the DeLorean

Hey everyone,
I had been looking for a replacement automatic antenna for my Delorean
for a while now, and no one could really give me an answer as to where
to find one. A few people had suggested "rebuilding" my old one but it
sounded like a real hassle to me.
Well, after much research I have finally found a suitable replacement.
It is an almost direct replacement as it fits in there the same, but
the mast is not black, but STAINLESS STEEL...which I find is a fitting
bonus! We try so hard to decorate everything else on the car with
stainless, why not the antenna? Only makes sense to me!
There is a slight wire change in the hook up since this newer modern
antenna senses it's activation on it's own but it's no big deal...
I am put together some photo instructions for easy installation even
for those of you who are not electrically inclined.

I managed to get ahold of a few of these.
So I have listed them in the STORE of my website under PARTS.
If anyone wants one I will sell you one for $99.99 with FREE SHIPPING
while they last.

My goal is to find little stuff like this that we all need and make it
available so we can all enjoy it.

I hope I don't seem to intrusive hawking my wares on the list.
However if there was something like this that I was looking for I
would be thankful to know I could get it, after all that is the whole
point of this forum - to help each other out!

To order one, just go to:
and click on STORE, and then PARTS.
You may use your Paypal account to buy online or email for mail order.

Thanks again,
- Videobob


Message: 4
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:44:19 -0000
From: "Stephen Clark" <>
Subject: Re: BTTF game NES?

--- In, "Nun Yah" <joshp1986_at_dml_y...> wrote:
>  I was in a local pawn shop and came across the BTTF game for three 
> bucks so I bought it and got home and was staring at it and was 
> wondering did a part 2 and 3 ever come out?

Yes.  Nintendo released a combined game cartridge for BTTF2/3 in 
1990.  If you want a used copy, I believe we have one here in the archives with the original box.



Message: 5
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 13:52:59 -0000
From: "dmcorlando2003" <>
Subject: Mechanics in Central Florida

I know people are always looking for a place that will work on our 
D's.  Sometimes it can be really frustrating when you get those good 
ole boys who want to "Tinker" with the car.  

Any way, here is a shop I found in the Orlando area that is really 
good when it comes to working on D's.  They specialize in eurpoean 
cars and are really familiar Delorean and with the auto trans as well.

European Autowerks 
(407) 847-7005

They are located on South OBT and 192.

As always, the usual disclaimers apply but just thought I would 
through this info out there for anybody in my area who is looking for 
a good mechanic.  

Anyone else have any local guys in Central Florida they would care to 



Message: 6
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 09:18:28 -0500
From: "PJ Grady" <>
Subject: RE: Inaccurate RADAR readings?

Excuse me for saying this but I've been a passenger with Ken "(I don't speed
anymore)" Koncelik driving and I beg to differ! Keep your hot gold plated
Passport ON Ken and maybe you'll get to keep your license :-). Ken drives
like he does everything else.....FAST!

Rob Grady

-----Original Message-----
From: [] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 11:08 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Inaccurate RADAR readings?

I think I can answer this one for you 
I worked for Cincinnati Microwave for 6 years and developed parts of the
radar detector and worked on the first laser detector.
Best unit I had was a hot gold plated Passport.  Still to this day it picks 
up signals from great distances. I carry it in my DeLorean (Gigawatt) More
show now but it is cool. ( I don't speed anymore) :-) 


Message: 7
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 04:57:04 EST
Subject: Re: Inaccurate RADAR readings?

Stainless steel or not.   Radar or not.   The DeLorean looks fast standing 
still!   Now about radar and an officer's "judgment call" on the matter?   I 
have a story to share with you.   It is long.

FYI.   All speedometers are not accurate and the DeLorean speedos are not 
accurate.   Have you gotten your speedometer check for accuracy?   I did and my 
speedo was off about 8 miles so the calibrator at the shop told me.   The 
reason for my speedo re-calibration?   Last year in February 2, 2003 I gotten a 
speeding ticket, the New York State Trooper claimed that I was doing over 80 MPH 
in 55MPH zone.   Truthfully, I was doing 68 MPH on my speedo and keeping up 
with traffic.   Okay I was speeding so I bit the bullet and accepted the ticket. 
  I was puzzled at officer's statement that I was "doing 80 MPH" so took my 
speedo off and I went to the palace were PJ Grady goes to for his speedo 
calibrations.   In short, I went to court with the billing statement as the proof of 
my speedo calibration for accuracy; it helped me beat that speeding ticket.   

Now unfortunately, I gotten another ticket last June 19, 2003, and my trail 
is coming up on April 2, 2004.   For this ticket, the New York City "Highway 
Patrol" officer claims that he "got me on radar for over 70 miles on a 45 miles 
speed zone (Harlem River Drive)."   He also claims "he SHADOWED me for a 1/4 
mile and got me on video and audio."   Frankly, the officer is a blatant liar.  
 Okay you law enforcement agents on this DML, don't get flamed on my 
labeling, I will offer my side of the story and you decide.   As in the first case, 
when I am wrong, I will admit that I wrong and I know this time I wasn't.

Anyway, I believed that he originally had stopped me to ticket my wife for 
not wearing seat belt (NYC and the nation had a seat belt ticketing blitz 
campaign last year) and when the officer realize that she has the seat belt on, he 
quickly change his story to pulling me over because I was "speeding above 70 

Speeding at 70 miles my wife and I said to each other?   He got to be out of 
his mind.    

First fact, there were two if not one car that was ahead of me that were sped 
past me doing over 50 plus MPH.

Second, it just had finish thunder storming with heavy rain an hour before 
and it had flooded the "Drive" and any intended speeding or driving fast is not 
possible for DeLorean, for the wide tires will "hydroplane" and it would be 
suicidal.   (I will get an official weather report for that day and time to show 
as proof.)    

Third, I was doing 43 to 45 MPH when the officer and I saw each other.   I 
saw him on the side of the road long before he saw me. Anyway, he decided to 
come after me with lights, siren and with audio on as to pull me over; to which I 
did stop in less then 800 feet, so he really didn't "shadowed me for 1/4 of a 
mile" as he claims.   I even went back there to video the areas of the 
flooding and the spot where he was sitting and to the area where we both had pulled 
over and stopped, to show as evidence, if the court will allow it.   

Fourth, he claims that he got me on radar, which he did show me at the patrol 
car, with the unit reading "71 MPH."   I believe that he did not "zero" to 
clear his unit from an earlier incident.   I would had know that he had radar me 
on, for my Valentine One had never triggered off, to verified his claim that 
he had radar trained on me.    The other issue is that I travel this same 
Harlem River Drive almost every day, 7 days a week, to work and back home and I am 
aware of the NYPD "Highway Patrol Car" sitting on the very same spot daily, 
from the early morning to 5:30 PM.   So, when I am entering the Drive either 
north or south bound, my radar would be "blaring" off, which is over 1/2 mile 
away to let me know that the "local boys" are monitoring the roads.

Anyway, there were dialogue that went between us before and after the issuing 
of the ticket and basically the officer didn't want to hear anything that I 
had to say.   The officer as far as I can put it mildly, is that he had a bad 
hair day and I became a victim of his personal nonsense with the speeding 
ticket that he had issued.   I believe he is just trying to get over with his bogus 
PATROL CAR, THAT HE CLAIMS HE HAS ON ME.   My lawyer has written for a deposition 
requesting for the tape and that was over two months ago.   No responses to 
date.   The sad thing is, in NYC as the systems goes, they don't have to produce 
the tape and that the officers claim is enough to stand trail.

Oh yes, BTW .... When I told the officer that "I can't even go over 25 MPH in 
the flooded areas back there, because there is over 7 inches of water."   His 
response was that "YOUR CAR IS RACING CAR AND IT CAN DO ANYTHING!"   With a 
remark such as that, my wife and I just laugh and smirked.   I can see why NYPD 
wants their officers to have at least a four-year college degree or better.

So, off to court I go.....

Maybe, I will drive my old Bentley more often instead of my DeLorean, for I 
get less stoppage in the Bentley, for I gotten only 2 tickets for the last 32 
years, then 3 in the DeLorean in the 8 years of driving.   I guess it must be 
the difference in the command and the respect of the two marques.   Like I said 
"The DeLorean cars looks fast standing still" very enticing for speed 

Kayo Ong
Lic 9D NY


In a message dated 2/17/04 9:11:59 PM, writes:

> Can the stainless steel and/or shape of the DeLorean give inaccurate RADAR 
> readings?
> Last night I was pulled over and the police officer said I was traveling at 
> 60mph but I KNOW I was somewhere around 45. Funny thing is there was a car 
> driving right next to me at the same speed.
> Thanks for any input on this.
> Tony
> #10781 STSSTEEL
> Wappingers Falls, NY


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