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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 2037
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2004 10:45 AM

There are 25 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: four post garage lifts
From: Jim <jpsenft_at_dml_erols.com>

2. How to fix fading amber in rear turn signals?
From: "lakelanier20" <derek4567_at_dml_hotmail.com>

3. Stupid door vents
From: "supermattthehero" <supermatty_at_dml_psu.edu>

4. RE: four post garage lifts
From: "Michael Fischer" <Michael.Fischer_at_dml_dittybase.com>

5. Re: Got an Alignment !
From: DBoboc9556_at_dml_aol.com

6. Re: Fanzilla
From: Martin Gutkowski <martin_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>

7. DCS Hotel rooms
From: "f14dflyer" <f14dflyer_at_dml_comcast.net>

8. Re: RHD steering rack
From: Martin Gutkowski <martin_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>

9. Car protection.(Was:Huey Lewis)
From: Holler <thehauntfactory_at_dml_att.net>

10. steering rack
From: "Marvin" <marv_at_dml_printeddrinkware.com>

11. Re: The PRV-6 to Northstar Transfer
From: "Video Bob" <videobob_at_dml_hotmail.com>

12. screw size for steering wheel puller
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com

13. Re: The PRV-6 to Northstar Transfer
From: Louie G <louie_at_dml_delorean.com>

14. Re: Timing chain gear holding tool
From: "Elvis Nocita" <elvisnocita_at_dml_gmx.de>

15. RE: four post garage lifts
From: Mike Griese <mike.griese_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>

16. The Resurrection of Vixen Continues...
From: "Dave Stragand" <dave.stragand_at_dml_forwardlook.net>

17. Re: getting 10440 running in Tucson
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>

18. DeLorean Auction
From: "Stian Birkeland" <delorean_at_dml_netcom.no>

19. Re: Performance Suspension by Eibach now available
From: "joeyoseppijoe" <joeyoseppijoe_at_dml_yahoo.com>

20. Re: Timing chain gear holding tool
From: "B BENSON" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>

21. Re: Stupid door vents
From: "therealdmcvegas" <dmcvegas_at_dml_cox.net>

22. Re: Performance Suspension by Eibach now available
From: "joeyoseppijoe" <joeyoseppijoe_at_dml_yahoo.com>

23. Re: DCS Hotel rooms
From: kKoncelik_at_dml_aol.com

24. Re: steering rack
From: Marc Levy <malevy_nj_at_dml_yahoo.com>

25. Re: DeLorean Auction
From: "joeyoseppijoe" <joeyoseppijoe_at_dml_yahoo.com>





Message: 1
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 18:57:49 -0400
From: Jim <jpsenft_at_dml_erols.com>
Subject: Re: four post garage lifts

I have a Auto Lifter USA lift, roughly $2600 delivered about 5 years 
ago.  Delorean is on top, 1965 SL underneath.  Primary purpose is 
long-term storage.
It is free standing on my concrete garage floor.  Hardest part of 
installation was removal from freight truck.  Took three of us to slide 
it out, tilt down, use floor jack to lift the end off the truck so he 
could leave.  (Driver could not assist us in unloading....union rules).  
Once pallet broken down, each piece moveable by 2 of us.  Assembly no 
problem...if you have a wrench, you can assemble.

Jim #5382



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Message: 2
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 23:24:12 -0000
From: "lakelanier20" <derek4567_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: How to fix fading amber in rear turn signals?

Hello,
    
     I'm sure most if not all of you know what I mean by this.  On 
many cars the amber part of the tail-lights fades to yellow or even 
clear-white.  I was just wondering if any of you have any great 
solutions on how to make it amber again (short of buying new ones for 
$120 each).  Can you hit it lightly with spray paint from the 
inside?  Or would that block out the turn signal bulb by the time you 
get enough paint on it to change the color...

Thanks,
Derek




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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 23:33:56 -0000
From: "supermattthehero" <supermatty_at_dml_psu.edu>
Subject: Stupid door vents

Alright, purists cover your ears (or eyes).
I think I've had enough of my door vents.  For one, they put an 
unsightly hole in my door trim.  Two, they put an unsightly hole in 
my kneepads, and with an unsightly round rubber seal that 
deteriorates and is no longer available.  Three, when I adjust them, 
the 'fins' break free from the thin plastic spine that holds them 
together and leaves me with air flappers instead of deflectors.  
Four, they don't provide much ventilation anyway.
If no one can give me a good reason to keep them, I'm going to 
reupholster the lower door trim, kneepads, seal them off under the 
dash and eliminate them from the car completely.  Soon to follow will 
be the courtesy switches, along with the elimination of the buzzer 
switch; can't really stand that sound anymore.  I will replace the 
courtesy switches with a magnetic reed switch most likely.  

Don't get me wrong, as a whole, I love this car.

Matt
#1604




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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 17:40:25 -0600
From: "Michael Fischer" <Michael.Fischer_at_dml_dittybase.com>
Subject: RE: four post garage lifts

Hi Henry,

  I've been looking for the same thing for a few years .. And I've
basically decided to go with the "DoublePark" 4 post lift; for the same
reasons you state.  Mostly for "storage" but for the occasional use as
service lift, plus you can put "skates" on them to move the whole car
while on the lift.

Check them out:
http://www.doublepark.net/

I'd stay away from the 2 post system, for extended .. Since those lift
by the body, not the wheels .. I don't trust the 10 bolts that hold the
body to the frame for that much...

I'm not affiliated with them.. Just my research...



Mike
VIN 17106



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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 19:38:29 -0400
From: DBoboc9556_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: Got an Alignment !

Remember, that if you use an adapter, you may have to refigure the torque reading at the wrench.  Unless the adapter is at right angles to the wrench (same length as the square-drive end from the handle), your lever will be longer or shorter, and the actual torque will not be what the wrench was set to.

Dave Boboc  



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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 01:18:45 +0100
From: Martin Gutkowski <martin_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Fanzilla

...not really. The FanZilla is a really neat idea that has a lot more 
functionality than the "FanFix". They both correct the weak spots in the 
fan controlling electrics, but the FanZilla is a cleverer piece of kit...

...but not as clever as it could be, IMO. Bob Zilla never did get back 
to me on the subject of the FanZilla detecting an open circuit (which 
happened to me, and others).

Martin

Video Bob wrote:

> Try John Hervey's "Fan Fix", it's the same thing.
> He is at http://www.specialtauto.com
> - VB
> 





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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 01:05:19 -0000
From: "f14dflyer" <f14dflyer_at_dml_comcast.net>
Subject: DCS Hotel rooms

My friend and I just made our room reservation for the show, and the receptionist at the 
hotel said that we got the LAST standard room set aside for the show. She said the next 
available rooms are in the $100 per night range.




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Message: 8
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 01:30:19 +0100
From: Martin Gutkowski <martin_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: Re: RHD steering rack

I haven't put much energy into this, but the place that rebuilds our 
racks had no problem with the right hand rack we sent them. I have been 
meaning to enquire for some time about making one up from scratch, or 
perhaps a donor LHD rack. Here's something to make you jealous: (top of 
page)

http://www.delorean.co.uk/DMUK/newparts1.html

:-)

Martin
DMUK



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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 22:17:09 -0400
From: Holler <thehauntfactory_at_dml_att.net>
Subject: Car protection.(Was:Huey Lewis)

Granted, we haven't had the opportunity to park our car outside a Honkey
Tonk. . .:-)
But, I do keep a bright yellow strap in the DeLorean for such 'open
door' occasions.
I stretch it across the doorway from the rear seat belt to the dash, and
it has effectively prevented people from climbing into the car.  A
little classier than a 'Don't-climb-in-my-car' sign, but an equally
strong statement.

Of course, we are almost always nearby, when the car is open.

I haven't found anything to keep them from banging on the 'aluminum'. :-)

Here's a question:
I'm sure many have thought of this, but. . .
Is there a way to electrify the body?  Every magic shop and novelty
store carries little gimmicks that will give you a mild shock when you
pick them up.  Can this be applied to our cars, or does the negative
ground or something else prevent such 'rigging?'

(Oliver Holler's evil twin brother)
Vin:10694



>Whenever we
> go to a street festival where the general public is attending I always lock
> the doors and only open the hood for the engine. .



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Message: 10
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 17:05:14 -0400
From: "Marvin" <marv_at_dml_printeddrinkware.com>
Subject: steering rack

Before the Tennessee trip, on checking my car,  with only 51,000 kms, (approx.35,000 miles) I have discovered that it needs yet another steering rack replaced or rebuilt. There was one replaced at about 30,000 kms, before I bought it. The front wheels do not vibrate, and the tires show no unusual wear. However, when raised off the floor, the tires will move when twisted manually, about 1 1/2" - 2" side to side. The ball joints, hangers and rest of the steering assembly is tight. My licenced mechanic has never seen a situation like this, requiring a new rack so soon, or the fact of no tire wear, vibration or signs of looseness. 

This car could have gone to Pigeon Forge, a 775 mile drive, as a serious potential accident, looking for a happening.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

Marv.
# 17077
marv_at_dml_printeddrinkware.com
 



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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 23:31:59 -0500
From: "Video Bob" <videobob_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: The PRV-6 to Northstar Transfer

I got a guy here in Fort Worth who is a turbo specialist, and he says he can 
do this conversion for about $10,000. However, he suggests using the V6 
version instead because of the smaller size
and weight. The Northstar V6 is used in the Olds Auroura. It has 215 HP out 
of the box.
I am going to eventually get this done when I can afford the money and the 
down time.
If you are intersted let me know.
-VB



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Message: 12
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 01:37:07 -0400
From: Soma576_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: screw size for steering wheel puller

List,

I am doing some steering work this weekend and I need to know what size screws to buy for my new steering wheel puller so i don't have to use trial and error.  does anyone know for sure which size is needed?

Andy



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Message: 13
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 23:22:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: Louie G <louie_at_dml_delorean.com>
Subject: Re: The PRV-6 to Northstar Transfer

Okay... so I've gotta ask: do you own a DeLorean? I ask because it seems everytime someone calls the DeLorean "severely underpowered" they haven't actually driven one before. Agreed the cars need more power, but in a properly tuned state they are peppy, and the PRV's flexible power band and relatively high revving nature make the car fun to drive. If you haven't driven a DeLorean before, withold your judgement until you've taken one for a spin. I've relayed this story many many times, but here it goes again. I grew up in a family of muscle car fanatics (we've owned Corvettes, Camaros, Mustangs all my life), and I was given a hard time for wanting a car with only 130 hp. But every family member of mine who had reservations about the DeLorean who has since driven mine has a completely different view of the car now. My Dad who was the biggest doubter remarks on how peppy, fun to drive, and what a great all around tourer the car is. If you own a DeLorean, disregard my preaching because I feel all opinions that can be backed are valid. :-)

Regarding the Northstar swap, there was talk by a list member in the Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas area who recently looked into doing the conversions for list members. He quoted a price of $8k, less if more members would sign up. I agree engine swaps are very tempting, but they have just as many drawbacks as they have benefits in my opinion. They are expensive, complex, and devalue your car. There are a couple of list members here who have beautifully restored cars with very nicely done swaps, yet they can't get anyone to buy their cars. Not to mention the DeLorean was not designed to handle much more than 250-300 hp. If you cross over more than those numbers you're going to have to do some additional beefing up in your car. The transmissions most notably will self destruct unless proper preparations are made (and there are multiple schools of thought on how this should be done). I'm not saying everyone should stay away from swaps, but I am saying there is a reason why the majority of us are still PRV powered, and there is only a handful of cars that are not.

Louie Golden
VIN 5252 Charlotte, NC


--- "dennydmc12" <dennydmc12_at_dml_yahoo.com> wrote:
Due to the severly underpowered PRV-6 stock engine there has been 
many engine transplants that have been performed to see how well the 
Delorean performs overall with that particular engine, I recently 
heard that it is possible to install the 32valve northstar V8 found 
in many models of the the Caddillac line up, Is there any truth to 
the success of this transfer?



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Message: 14
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:49:42 +0200 (MEST)
From: "Elvis Nocita" <elvisnocita_at_dml_gmx.de>
Subject: Re: Timing chain gear holding tool

Bruce - I downloaded the pictures but the quality is so bad
that I can't read the numbers.
Could you please post it again in a better quality ?

Thanks

Elvis

> The other day someone wanted a sketch of the tool for holding the timing
> gear in place while removing the head. I have the tool but I bought it
> used and I'm not sure if all the holes shown are necessary. In any event,
> I put a couple of sketches in the photo section with dimensions. It's in
>there as Timimg G.
> 
> Bruce Benson

-- 
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Ab sofort DSL-Tarif ohne Grundgebühr: http://www.gmx.net/dsl




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Message: 15
Date: 26 May 2004 08:41:49 -0500
From: Mike Griese <mike.griese_at_dml_worldnet.att.net>
Subject: RE: four post garage lifts

If you are interested primarily for storage, a 4 post is the best way to go as they don't allow the suspension to droop - the car sits on it's suspension while it is on the lift.  It is also easier to put a drip tray under the car.  

There are several mfgs to pick from.  I would recommend a system that has casters available so you can move the rack around.  

Mike



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Message: 16
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:11:32 -0400
From: "Dave Stragand" <dave.stragand_at_dml_forwardlook.net>
Subject: The Resurrection of Vixen Continues...

Hi All,
 
I've been working about 60 hours a week on the car since the beginning of
May, when I got laid off for the third time in a year.  Most of my time has
been consumed working on my "special project", which used over 600 feet of
wiring and took about two weeks.  I think I can solder connectors in my
sleep now, but it's finally all wired up and working.  On now to the rest.
 
I installed new Walt TABs, fixed various leaks, installed a 165 amp
alternator, refinished my exhaust tips, installed an Optima battery, mounted
the ground effects, and replaced the driver's door.  Dan Plakosh came over
to help me align the doors and body panels, and he helped greatly in both
respects.  Both doors now travel up and down rather smoothly, and have good
panel alignment as well. 
 
The lower piston pin on that side is bent, though, and the door does not
travel fully upwards.  Dan is coming to the rescue again, as he has a spare
Grady reinforcing bracket which we are going to install tonight.  Hopefully
that will fix the situation.
 
In any event, the major projects are almost all done, and my Pennsylvania
state inspection is this Friday.  Fortunately, I'm exempt from the emissions
portion, as the car has only had 65 miles put on it in the last 5 years.
Everything else should be fine, since just about every component checked in
our suspension is brand new (tires, all parts of the brakes, the entire
suspension, the steering, all of the bulbs, the exhaust, etc.)  As a bonus,
I'm having the inspection done in my own driveway rather than having to
bring it down to the station.  Not having to take it down there is a big
relief.
 
That brings me to another point.  As time goes on and Pigeon Forge gets
closer, my emotions are swinging wildly.  At times, I'm anxious to get the
car out on the road, while at other times I'm afraid to even back the car
out of the garage.  I'm hoping this will change soon, as we need to start
putting some miles on the car this weekend.  We can't leave for PF without
breaking the car in some.
 
Left to go:
 
EXTERIOR
Clean engine compartment, glue down louver bump strips, install hood trim,
repaint all external black trim, brush out the finish, touch-up engine
cover, align trunk lid, and seal access panels in trunk

INTERIOR
Get new keys cut, install decals, install door seals, recover headliners,
turbo gauge and vents, and window switches stencil
 
See you in Pigeon Forge!
 
-Dave 
 
VIN #05927
http://www.projectvixen.com
 <http://projectvixen.camarades.com/> http://projectvixen.camarades.com/
(webcam!)
"VixenWebcam" on AOL IM
 
 
 


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Message: 17
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 08:11:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dick Ryan <deloreanbiker_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: getting 10440 running in Tucson

Lauren

As you have learned by now, many of the parts sold by
the various vendors are all sourced out of Houston. 
However, some are not and the vendors have thier own
exclusive parts. When it comes to the cooling system,
you just can't beat the products from P.J. Grady.  Put
in the triple core metal radiator and the complete
hose kit.  Then, assuming your fans and otterstat work
as planned, your cooling system problems are literally
gone forever.

True, I don't live where you do, but I drive my car
hard up in the mountains of Colorado during the summer
and  my engine (twin turbo equipped) puts out a lot of
heat.  I NEVER worry about overheating.

In the 22 years I owned DeLoreans (2) I have put
175,000+ miles on them.  All of those miles are summer
miles and I can't tell you how often I've sat in 100º+
temp idling for long periods (try 2 hours in the
OZFest line) and still never worried about
overheating.

I know you'll get lots of advice, but I couldn't help
tossing in my 2¢.

Dick Ryan
VIN 16867  


--- Lauren <LPLand_at_dml_earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
> Just a heads-up to the vendors -- when Keith from
> European Service in Tucson calls with a shopping list of parts, it's
> for me.  The cooling system is first on the list



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Message: 18
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 00:20:19 +0200
From: "Stian Birkeland" <delorean_at_dml_netcom.no>
Subject: DeLorean Auction

Got this one in the mail...anyone interested? 
Stian

1983 DELOREAN 
AUCTION 
BID ONLINE AT WWW.AUCTIONOHIO.COM . 
AUCTION FINISHES ON JUNE 5TH AT 1 PM

28000 miles 

Car is red with slate gray leather interior 
VIN: SCEDT26T3DD016462 
Title says body type:2 door, Model description:SCE 
CHRIS DAVIS, EMPLOYEE OF THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT 
614-570-2500




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Message: 19
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 22:32:59 -0000
From: "joeyoseppijoe" <joeyoseppijoe_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Performance Suspension by Eibach now available

James,

Can these be combined with the shocks from the DMCH performance 
suspension? What price would that setup be? Are you going to have a 
kit price with the Eibach springs and the DMCH performance shock 
set? I have been contemplating purchasing a lowering setup for my D 
that I drive. This new setup looks nice.

Thanks,

Joe O'Brien

2524 & 16634




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Message: 20
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 17:55:43 -0500
From: "B BENSON" <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>
Subject: Re: Timing chain gear holding tool


It's been fixed.

Bruce Benson

> Bruce - I downloaded the pictures but the quality is so bad
> that I can't read the numbers.
> Could you please post it again in a better quality ?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Elvis
 



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Message: 21
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 00:12:29 -0000
From: "therealdmcvegas" <dmcvegas_at_dml_cox.net>
Subject: Re: Stupid door vents

The buzzer switch on my car is disconnected. I hate that annoying 
sound. Plus, it makes no sense. Why have a buzzer switch on a car 
reminding you that you key is in the ignition, when you need the key 
anyways to lock lock the doors? Maybe it's a bit different for those 
with the two key systemm...

The air vents have a great potential to help ventalate the car. But 
you've got two things to overcome. First, make sure that the flaps in 
the ducting chambers have their proper vacuum to open all the way. 

Second, you'll need to pull the lower trim panel on the door, and do 
some serious reworking of the duct in the door. You may have to bend 
and re-form it to line up with the duct on the kneepad correctly.

Next, disassble the ducting/vent assembly, and ripp all of that old, 
rotten foam rubber out. Once that's done, carefully spray some 
foaming insulation in between the vent assembly, and the ducting 
bucket/elbow (you'd have to pull this thing apart to see what I'm 
describing), and some around where the duct protrudes the door trim.

After this is complete, you should feel a more significant amount of 
air 
blowing out, than you had before. And if you're not sure about it, 
try setting you blower motor to 4, and open a door. Place your hand 
in 
front of the duct, and feel how much air is blowing out. Then close 
the door, and compare it to how much is actually blowing out of the 
vent. The DeLorean doesn't have many things which I would consider 
serious weak points in it's engineering. But for things that I do 
consider along those lines, the design of the elbow duct in the door 
ranks right up there with the TABs. If you do this, you'll realize 
just how much air flow is lost inside of the door.

As for asthetics? The ducts protruding from the kneepads is something 
that's really in the eye of the beholder. IMO, it would look awkward 
with the sides just being plain. However, what I would reccomend that 
if the ducts are unsightly, try spraying them down with flat black 
inside, so that they are not as obvious. And as for the missing 
rubber ring, there are other vehicles out there on the road that 
use the same system as the DeLorean, with ducts in the doors. Check 
around, and see if any match our application.

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"



--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "supermattthehero" <supermatty_at_dml_p...> 
wrote:
> Alright, purists cover your ears (or eyes).
> I think I've had enough of my door vents.  For one, they put an 
> unsightly hole in my door trim.  Two, they put an unsightly hole in 
> my kneepads, and with an unsightly round rubber seal that 
> deteriorates and is no longer available.
<SNIP>




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Message: 22
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 23:14:43 -0000
From: "joeyoseppijoe" <joeyoseppijoe_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Performance Suspension by Eibach now available

James,

Well after reading your other reply, I guess my question is 
answered. I'll be sure to get the complete set of eibach springs & 
new shocks once they are all available. I'll get them both once the 
complete set is ready. no need to reply to the previous questions.

Thanks,

Joe O'Brien

2524 & 16634




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Message: 23
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 20:43:05 EDT
From: kKoncelik_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: DCS Hotel rooms

In a message dated 5/26/2004 3:48:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
f14dflyer_at_dml_comcast.net writes:
My friend and I just made our room reservation for the show, and the 
receptionist at the 
hotel said that we got the LAST standard room set aside for the show. She 
said the next 
available rooms are in the $100 per night range
As usual bad information (not the author of this e-mail but the hotel)

The Smokey Shadows has been sold out and that was a cancellation 
The Grand has plenty of rooms as of yesterday

Ken


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Message: 24
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 18:19:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marc Levy <malevy_nj_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: steering rack

What do you know about the replacement rack?  Was it
*NEW* or rebuilt?  If rebuilt, by who?

Warped rotors, bad alighnment, or bad ballance will
damage the rack due to the vibrations those situations
cause.... Even though the car does not vibrate NOW,
does not mean that there may have been some previous
problem that damaged the rack.

--- Marvin <marv_at_dml_printeddrinkware.com> wrote:
> Before the Tennessee trip, on checking my car,  with
> only 51,000 kms, (approx.35,000 miles) I have
> discovered that it needs yet another steering rack
> replaced or rebuilt. There was one replaced at about
> 30,000 kms, before I bought it. The front wheels do
> not vibrate, and the tires show no unusual wear.
> However, when raised off the floor, the tires will
> move when twisted manually, about 1 1/2" - 2" side
> to side. The ball joints, hangers and rest of the
> steering assembly is tight. My licenced mechanic has
> never seen a situation like this, requiring a new
> rack so soon, or the fact of no tire wear, vibration
> or signs of looseness. 
<SNIP>



	
		
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Message: 25
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 03:15:31 -0000
From: "joeyoseppijoe" <joeyoseppijoe_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: DeLorean Auction

I may be wrong but I believe there was a Delorean recently bought 
down south from eBay that was faded red like this. It needed a LOT 
of work. I was sure the winner was in Ohio. Maybe it is being sold 
because the new owner realises how much it will cost to get 
roadworthy. It sold for like $8,200 on eBay. But if there are more 
badly faded red Deloreans rolling around Ohio, I may be wrong. Just 
a possible FYI.

Joe O'Brien

2524 & 16634






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