Subject:[DML] Digest Number 2852
Date:10 Sep 2005 19:28:02 -0000

There are 3 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Prototype1 model
From: "" <>

2. RE: Hard start issue?
From: "John Hervey" <>

3. DMCH in Forbes...
From: "Louie" <>

Message: 1
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 12:54:54 -0000
From: "" <>
Subject: Re: Prototype1 model

--- In, "Josh Porter" <joshp1986_at_dml_y...> wrote:

>> Has anyone talked to Sunstar about amking a prototype1 1:18 model? I 
>> think that it would be cool to complete the collection.

I have contacts at the factory in China in the R&D area whom I'd be 
happy to pass along any well-written proposal (with photos) to them 
about the Prototype car. Whatever is presented would have to be 
convincing enough to appear that it would be a commercial success, as 
Sunstar has recently deleted the Gold DeLorean (#2702) from their 
catalog due to poor sales.

FYI: Sunstar actually has one more 1:18 vehicle in the DeLorean line 
coming out next year -- #2714: the BTTF3 time machine (railroad wheels 
edition).  It's expected around Spring/Summer 2006.

Stephen Clark,


Message: 2
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 07:56:19 -0500
From: "John Hervey" <>
Subject: RE: Hard start issue?

Make sure the 3 idle screws on the throttle body are screwed down and double
check the idle speed motor and the switch that turns it on.
John Hervey

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
stefan diklich
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 1:09 PM
Subject: RE: [DML] Hard start issue?

It has never died at idle but most of the time it cant find a steady idle.
It will drop to 550 appx and jump to 1200 to keep the engine from turning
off and then it will slowly correct itself and jump from say 600-900 and
keep jumping between those numbers. But i will try the 1/8 turn and see if
that helps. thanks


Message: 3
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 14:40:52 -0000
From: "Louie" <>
Subject: DMCH in Forbes...

I too think this is nothing but good press, and bodes well for DMC-
Texas as well. Why? This article shows how professional, organized, 
and legitimate the DeLorean hobby is, even 25 years after the birth 
of the car. I think articles such as this kind of chip away at who 
the public might think DeLorean enthusiasts are as well. 

And why should ANYONE be surprised the main goal of DMC-Texas is to 
move parts? That's their largest overhead. And it's something you 
can sell to every DeLorean owner out there. You can't necessarily 
sell service to every DeLorean owner, or hi/po engines etc. The fact 
that their main objective is to make a profit should not be a dirty 
thing either. That's the point of businesses. It just doesn't work 
to rely on loving the car, having fun, or spreading sunshine 
throughout the world as your main business goal lol. DMC-Texas 
exists because there is a niche in the market that they can 
profitably fill. No matter how much Stephen Wynne loves the car, if 
it weren't profitable for him he wouldn't be a part of the business 
to the extent he and DMC-Texas are.

I think that's something many DeLorean owners seem to have a problem 
with... separating emotion from the cars. Why should DMC-Texas lose 
it's legitimacy if it's main goal isn't the love of the DeLorean 
marque, but instead to survive and turn a profit? We've all gotta 
remember guys... this is JUST A CAR. A very special car in many of 
our eyes... but not necessarily to the rest of the world. 

Also keep in mind Stephen Wynne and DMC-Texas have probably done 
more for the DeLorean marque than anyone else in the last two 
decades. DMC-Texas has repetedly gotten the car into the press in a 
positive way, they keep reproducing rare/extinct parts, and come up 
with solutions for problem areas that face all DeLorean owners. 
People gripe about their hi/po engines being expensive, but for 
roughly the same power output they cost many thousands less than the 
island turbo alternative. Not to mention their engine upgrades are 
easier on your engine (how many turbo cars have we all seen that 
have health problems?). I know your hobby is to rip on DMC-Texas, 
Marc... but your arguments against them have always been really 
hollow and easily refuted.

Louie Golden
#5252 Charlotte, NC


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