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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 2520
Date: Monday, March 14, 2005 9:49 PM

There are 5 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Removing old fuel hoses?
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>

2. DMC Delorean Headlight Covers NOW AVAILABLE
From: "silverdelorean2002" <>

3. Re: Front Coil Spring Removal
From: "d_rex_2002" <>

4. Re: Early door lock removal
From: mike clemens <>

5. More on Headlights...
From: "stainlessilusion" <>

Message: 1
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:27:41 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <>
Subject: Re: Removing old fuel hoses?

The fuel hoses look worse than they really are. The outer covering
disintegrates and falls off in chunks. Underneath you will see the
white braid. There are other layers under that. The rubber outer
covering is just there to protect the braid. You can finish removing
the outer, rubber cover with your fingers and then carefully and
neatly wrap the hoses with electrical tape. If you just HAVE to
replace the hoses they do unscrew with wrenches. Under no
circumstances twist the hoses and metal pipes!!!!!! If you do you will
damage the metal pipes that the hoses attach to and then you have to
lift the body to replace them. Soak the fittings with WD-40 or
something. Turn the nuts, not the hoses or metal pipes. After you get
the nut loose the hose will still be stuck on the pipe. Carefully and
gently work the hose back and forth, it will eventually pop loose.
Keep everything clean, do not allow dirt to enter the connections.
When tightening the hoses up make sure they curl correctly, you do not
want them to kink. BTW the fittings on the ends of the hoses do not
come off, there are no clamps with the origional hoses. When done be
very certain there are NO fuel leaks. One of the hoses is under high
pressure and the slightest leak will cause fumes.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 

--- In, "John Hervey" <john_at_dml_s...> wrote:
> Greg, I wouldn't brake the connection loose. Just slit the hose back
with a
> razor blade and slip the new hoses over and the clamp.
> John Hervey
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gzapf [mailto:x86Daddy_at_dml_m...]
> Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2005 2:45 AM
> To:
> Subject: [DML] Removing old fuel hoses?
> > My fuel hoses going from the fuel pump and boot to the metal lines are
> > in bad shape, and I'm ready to replace them.  However, the fittings
> > are extremely tight (no hose clamps in original setup).  What is the
> > recommended method to detach the old, disintegrating hoses so I can
> > put on the new ones?  Is it simply a matter of pulling and twisting?
> > 
> > At the banjo fitting at the top of the pump, the banjo is simply
> > plugged into the hose.  I'm guessing sufficient twisting and turning
> > will finally disconnect this.  However, each of the other connections
> > involves a couple of hex, wrenchable fittings, but I want to exercise
> > caution with where these connect to the metal lines.  And it still
> > appears that the hose ends at the first nut, so I still have to
> > disconnect it.
> > 
> > I apologize in advance for the extremely basic question.  :-)
> > 
> > --Greg
> > #2894


Message: 2
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:51:25 -0000
From: "silverdelorean2002" <>
Subject: DMC Delorean Headlight Covers NOW AVAILABLE

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Through the use of Hide-A-Way Dura-Loc adhesive fasteners this is no 
longer a problem. Covers are made to fit flush with the front fascia 
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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 21:12:20 -0000
From: "d_rex_2002" <>
Subject: Re: Front Coil Spring Removal

As with Martin's comment, I saw a similar removal last weekend
in about 2 minutes with the use of a cutting torch.  As Martin
said, the key is to leave everything bolted up and "captive"
while the spring cutting is being done.

Other than re-using a dozen old OEM Delorean springs on the
Monster Garage GT40 Rock Crawler, I have not found another use
for old OEM Delorean springs and many are discarded when they
are being upgraded.  Cutting them down before removal is very
good idea and is much safer if you do not have the proper tool
to remove the springs safely.

Rich W.

--- In, Martin Gutkowski <martin_at_dml_d...> wrote:
> Yesterday, I watched a friend do this job in about 5 minutes using 
> angle grinder on the old spring, while still held captive so it 
> fly off anywhere. With a muffled "thung!" it just fell out. The 
new ones 
> will be easier to put in because they're shorter.
> Martin
> jstnrvs wrote:
> >
> >Hello All,
> >     I've having trouble removing my front coil springs.


Message: 4
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 17:34:51 -0800 (PST)
From: mike clemens <>
Subject: Re: Early door lock removal


The metal portion of the lock is pressed into the
black plastic.  The black plastic retaining ring has
three little 'feet' inside the door that are pushed
aside when the metal portion of the lock is pushed
into place.  When the lock is fully seated, the little
plastic feet snap into the back portion of the lock,
holding it firmly in place.

To remove without damage, you will need two or three
right angle picks.  After removing the door cover, you
can see the inside of the lock.  Work the picks under
each foot and pry each up.  Once you have them up, use
a screwdriver to push against the metal portion from
the inside and it will come out.  Be very careful
while doing all this, since every little edge of the
SS will cut like the dickens and you will have to have
both hands inside the door at the same time.

If this is not clear, contact me at (662) 349-4434 and
I will try to explain better.  If you are close to
Memphis, I can take them out for you---no charge.

Mike    TPS
--- Phil Priestley <> wrote:
> Could someone please enlighten me as to how the door
> locks are removed. 
> I know that the plastic retainer will be destroyed
> in the process which 
> is fine since the lock is broken and will be
> replaced with a one key 
> set.
> Phil Priestley
> Alessandros Restaurant
> (503)370-9951
> 1(866)225-7985


Message: 5
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 03:14:59 -0000
From: "stainlessilusion" <>
Subject: More on Headlights...

I remember long ago seeing 1 piece headlights from a different car
that fit in the headlight space on the DeLorean. Anyone recall which
car these 1 piece headlights are from? Anyone experiment with 1 piece
headlights? The stock lights aren't that bad, but aren't that good...I
just would like to update the look, make it look different. Any ideas?
-----Dani B. #5003


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