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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 3047

There are 21 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Re: Delorean tires
From: "Joe OBrien" <joeyoseppijoe_at_dml_yahoo.com>

2. Re: Re: Reproduction tires needed!
From: ". ." <klo_at_dml_cidio.net>

3. Re: Re: Delorean tires
From: <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>

4. DeLorean car from Houston
From: "Fedeli, Joe \(DSCP\)" <Joe.Fedeli_at_dml_dla.mil>

5. RE: DMC in auction
From: "robert parker" <roberthparker_at_dml_hotmail.com>

6. Re: resurface exhaust face
From: mike.griese_at_dml_worldnet.att.net

7. Re: All I want is a darn light bulb!
From: Ryan Wright <ryanpwright_at_dml_gmail.com>

8. Re: Reproduction tires needed!
From: "Dan" <djdanwilson_at_dml_yahoo.com>

9. Re: All I want is a darn light bulb!
From: "dmc_5180" <dmc_5180_at_dml_yahoo.com>

10. Re: resurface exhaust face
From: Martin Gutkowski - DMC Ltd <martin_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>

11. Re: All I want is a darn light bulb!
From: DMCVIN6683 <dmcvin6683_at_dml_wi.rr.com>

12. Radio/Cigar Fuse Continually Blows
From: "birdwell77095" <birdwells_at_dml_usa.net>

13. New Stereo?
From: "Tom Tait" <TTait_at_dml_BRCWEB.com>

14. Re: Radio/Cigar Fuse Continually Blows
From: "Bernie" <bmanderville_at_dml_comcast.net>

15. RE: All I want is a darn light bulb!
From: "Tom Tait" <TTait_at_dml_BRCWEB.com>

16. Re: All I want is a darn light bulb!
From: "Bernie" <bmanderville_at_dml_comcast.net>

17. Re: New Stereo?
From: "Bernie" <bmanderville_at_dml_comcast.net>

18. Re: Reproduction tires needed!
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_optonline.net>

19. Does anyone else have one of these? Blank VIN Plate
From: "Patrick C." <PRC1216_at_dml_aol.com>

20. Re: New Stereo?
From: ComposerZelgadis_at_dml_aol.com

21. ADMIN - Yahoo Maintenance Outage
From: "Dave Swingle" <swingle_at_dml_dmcnews.com>





Message: 1
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 09:57:10 -0000
From: "Joe OBrien" <joeyoseppijoe_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Delorean tires

Despite what some people think, I have BFGoodrich Radial TA non white letter tires on 2 of my cars. You can get them in the correct sizes, and the have a wonderful ride. What more do you need?


-Joe O'Brien

2524,
16634,
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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 21:34:39 -0700
From: ". ." <klo_at_dml_cidio.net>
Subject: Re: Re: Reproduction tires needed!

I needed tires some eight years ago with my DeLorean.  I had called the Pirelli (USA) Company and two years later with Yokohama (USA) about the availabilities of their tires.  The responses from both companies were that the tires are not available at that time in the USA and they "were not in the agenda or was it the company’s interested in producing any."  Yokohama did say that they had a “last batch” on the boat to the USA and they were to be docking in the USA within the next three weeks or longer and to contact a retailer.  I couldn’t wait for that batch, but I did use Yokohamas AVS later on…. Two sets for that matter and they were indeed the tires from the “last batch” for there are no tires from Yokohama since then until today.

At that time, both of the companies did say that some of their tires maybe still available at some of their authorized retail stores as “old stock.”  They gave 
me a list of their authorized retail outlets to call.   Many of the retailers had either the fronts or the rears and not complete sets of one brand and I did not 
want to mix brands.  This was the same for the other brands too; Goodyear, Coopers and etc., but with the speed rating was too low for me to take a chance.

With Pirelli, after a week of calling everyone across the eastern seaboard, I was able to get the P6s and P600s with an additional price tag of ten to fifteen 
dollars per tire above the normal selling price.  I needed them, so I went for it.   They did off set the price by not charging in balancing them.  Some years 
later I needed replacements only to find out that P6s and P600s were ONLY for the European market and NO longer for the USA market.  I could have one of my friend in England buy them and had them sent over, but there was a time factor, including the freight and the custom taxes then which then make the whole deal ridiculous.  Besides, there is a legal question of the “self” imported tires.  Since they are not sold in the USA, as will they be cover by the insurance company as in case they cause an accident?  This liability topic that is a grey area and I understand that it is handled differently from the one company to 
another and I do not want to install something or anything on any of my cars that will not be honored or covered when an “issue” should arise.   E.g., if there 
is a “blowout” by one of your tires that incurs damages to you or to others, will they be covered by the insurance company if they are not intended on the 
USA market?   If someone out there knows, please chime in.

As to “rally and to put pressure on the tire manufactures to produce???”  If there isn’t a market for manufacturers to make a “good margin of profit,” it won’t happen unless you get someone who will sympathize with you.  As in case with the owner of the Universal Tire, Mrs. Klein, who some twenty-eight plus years ago needed tires for her late 1920s Vintage Crinklewood Bentley.  She had the tires produced to the specs for her Bentley and well as for the Rolls 
Royce and Bentley community.   With one of my Bentleys I had two blowouts with the same brand tires that were installed by the previous owner.  The tires 
were borderline in the weight capacity.  The previous owner, an old man brought the tires for they met the “size” specifications, but was not giving thoughts to the issues of the performance or the other criterias and with the use of the heavy weighted Bentley.  He used the Bentley as a hobby car and not as daily driver as I had, thereby taxing the tires.  In both of the blowouts, I was lucky to not to have incurred any damage to anyone on the road next to me and only 
to the rim of the wheel.   Afterwards, I had ordered a complete set of five tires from Universal and I had to wait a week for delivery for they are the correct 
tires designed for the Bentley and they have the product liability insurance backing them.

When tires are not available, then one will have to wait or to settle what is on the market. Settling, means using tires that are not to specs, but they will fit and to do its job.  I believe this one of the reason why there are many DeLoreans fitted with wider or narrower tires?  As in another one of my cases when I 
was in need of tires during the second year of ownership with my DeLorean.   Rob at PJ Grady had only Dunlops on hand and the situation was that the rears 
tires were slightly one size narrower and there were no tires available from NO ONE!  Reluctantly I purchased them for I was in need of tires to replace my OEM NTCs that were hard and useless, beside dangerous!  Personally, I don’t like “Dunlop’s” characteristics in their performance and I had several models of Dunlops on my two Bentleys and other cars, to know from experience.  I was hoping that these Dunlops will be different and better then the ones I had in the past. In my opinions, the Dunlops are good if you are going in a straight line but “mushy” in the handling curves. After six months on the DeLorean, I had them removed and replaced by the Pirellis P6s and P600s. 

Again, if there are no tires available in the future for the DeLoreans, then the need for alternative rims as to be complimented by the tires that will be commonly available may be the only way to go. The wheels and tires should be the SAME DAIAMETER of the original tire and the rim should be able to offer the same bolt pattern and also centering itself in the wheel well as the original wheel ensemble.  For this will be one way in keeping the DeLoreans safely on 
the roads and not necessary to be as a “tweaking.”   There are many factors in the selection and purchasing of wheels and tires or just tires alone.  And as 
for myself, I want the BEST and RELIBLE tires or wheel and tire combo, for I don’t put a price on life; mine or anyone in my car or on the road.   

With tires, what you see is what you get and you can’t tweak up tires as with the other components of a car, as with the suspension in springs and shocks 
and etc.   This is where “the rubber meets the road” and it is a critical and the FINAL component in determining the control of the vehicle and safety in 
motoring.

Here is a story about wheels and tires that always sits in my mind…. One of my friends had stopped on a red light at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, which was sloped downwards.  He stopped normally at the red light along the many other cars and all he heard next was a hard screech and two wheels from the 
car behind him came “flying off.”   The wheel had scrapped his car and continued to roll fast and crashed hard onto the cars that were in front of him, 
stopping the wheels dead!  The story is the wheels had fallen off a Cadillac that just got his rear tires replaced at one of those tire chain store and the “young new” mechanic had used an air gun as to over torque the hold down nuts and snapping or weakening the studs.  There were some studs that had no hold down nuts!  Upon the sudden heavy breaking, the few supporting studs had shared off.  Good thing that no one was hurt or killed by those flying wheels!!!  
All everyone heard was: “Hey did you see those wheels go by???”  WOW!!!   Ouchhhhh….  So, better check you’re the work done by your mechanic!

Just sharing .… Everyone, have happy and safe mototring!

Kayo Ong
#5508
Lic 9D NY


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan" <djdanwilson_at_dml_yahoo.com>
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Sent: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 14:26:06 -0000
Subject: [DML] Re: Reproduction tires needed!

> --- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, ". ." <klo_at_dml_c...> wrote:
> >
> > I am not an engineer or an expert on this subject, but I can tell
> you from what I have experienced and what I have learnt from others, 
> the OEM alloy wheels
> > on our DeLorean's are the best in it's engineering.  If they are to
> be replacements in the future, the wheels will have to be just as 
> strong and able for the
> > safety of the driver, the passenger and as well as the people and
> property surrounding or sharing the road with the DeLorean.
> > 
> > ... If these wheels or others can take the punishment other then a
> "dainty fast drive" and if they are "do able," maybe this is the way 
> we
> > should go?




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Message: 3
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 09:53:55 -0600
From: <delornut_at_dml_peoplepc.com>
Subject: Re: Re: Delorean tires

 It seems strange that the rears are hard to find. We made thousands, if not a few million Ranger Trucks that used that size tire. They were built with aluminum rims and tires that were the same design as those used on cars. I think that alone would assure the supply of 235/60/15 tires for some time to come. I guess it's, as Dave said, finding the same tire in 195/60/14 to go with them that creates the stumbling block.

Bruce Benson

> So - there's no immediate danger that you'll be driving on just the 
> rims, but it's getting to be difficult to find a state-of-the-art tire 
> in the combined sizes we need. For some reason the rears seem to be 
> the problem.
>
> Dave Swingle






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Message: 4
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 08:58:26 -0500
From: "Fedeli, Joe \(DSCP\)" <Joe.Fedeli_at_dml_dla.mil>
Subject: DeLorean car from Houston

For those of you interested in the DeLorean posted as a prize via the DML, this is what I received when I inquired as Mr. James Espey did not elaborate...

"The ticket itself cannot be bought separately.  The way to get entries is to buy stocks, specifically the Super Bowl XL futures.  But the only way these entries will count is if they are bought from the available IPOs and not from other customers.  I hope this clears it up for you.  You get an entry by buying any NFL Futures stocks, but you Cannot buy them from other traders.
They must be from the IPOs.

Best regards,

Gaby
ASM Support Team"


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Message: 5
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 17:11:49 +0000
From: "robert parker" <roberthparker_at_dml_hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: DMC in auction




Happy New Year to all!!     The Kruse Boys are having another auction Jan. 
6,7,&8, 2006 in Ft. Lauderdale Beach at the War Memorial Auditorium.   
Included is an '82 DMC, Auto, black seats, smooth hood.  Apparently it has 
low miles as the info. says it is started occ. to keep the fluids moving.    
Broward Co. tag- G26 NCL.    More info. can probably be found at    
Kruse.com
      Drive Stainless    Robert  VIN 6924


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Message: 6
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 16:23:01 +0000
From: mike.griese_at_dml_worldnet.att.net
Subject: Re: resurface exhaust face

Andy - what you need to do depends on how the new exhaust manifold 
gaskets fit compared to where the debris is located.  If the new gaskets 
won't fit around the carbon, you really need to get the head to a machine 
shop to ensure that the material is removed and the mating surface is true.  
You should also get the mating surfaces of the manifolds trued. 

Short of that, you can try using some aggressive cleaners to loosen the
carbon.  Try 3M brake cleaner, carb cleaner or one of those cleaners 
that clean carbon deposits out of intake manifolds.  A handy tool for 
scraping aluminum surfaces without damaging them are those cheap 
plastic outlet or switch plates.  The edges are sharp and true and they 
cost pennies.  Best of all, they won't damage the aluminum like a steel
tool could.

--
Mike


-------------- Original message from Soma576_at_dml_aol.com: -------------- 


> Hey Group, 
> 
> I have my exhaust manifolds off and all my studs removed. Now I have to 
> clean up the surface on the head so I don't have any leaks. There is a lot of 
> carbon and other unusual layers of crap on the head. 
> 
> What is the best way to clean this up, aside from bringing in to a 
> specialist because that's not really an option. 
> 
> Thanks - 
> Andy 
> 
> Fargo, ND 
> 1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596 

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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 09:18:22 -0800
From: Ryan Wright <ryanpwright_at_dml_gmail.com>
Subject: Re: All I want is a darn light bulb!

Dan,

http://www.memfrag.com/mf.app?ssdir=25&dataid=36

"Light bulb cross reference"; about halfway down the page.

--
- Ryan
http://www.memfrag.com - Store your bookmarks. On every computer.

On 12/24/05, Dan <djdanwilson_at_dml_yahoo.com> wrote:
> Can anyone point me to a chart that lists all the light bulbs on the
> DeLorean, and then shows their corresponding industry standard bulb
> codes so I can actually buy the correct light bulb at the AutoZone or
> Checker? The DMC part numbers mean nothing to them.
>
> Ya know, buying a single front turn indicator/parking light shouldn't
> turn into a saturday afternoon research project!! I believe in
> supporting the vendors by buying parts from them, but it's hard for me
> to justify buying a single light bulb in another state and having it
> shipped to me when I live within walking distance of an AutoZone.
>
> Dan W.
> VIN 16192
> AZ-D


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Message: 8
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 04:43:24 -0000
From: "Dan" <djdanwilson_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Reproduction tires needed!

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, <delornut_at_dml_p...> wrote:
>
> > My original point was a potential call to organize the community to
> > put pressure on Goodyear and/or any other manufacturer to allow
> > vintage tire manufacturers like Coker and Universal to RE-produce
> > their performance tires that will fit our cars, like the stock NCTs or
> > the more recently discontinued Michelin XGTs. >
> 
> I can't belive the limited runs that these companies do can equal the 
> performance standards that we want to deal with on the Delorean. The
tires 
> they do for some of the classics are for cars that are never driven
on an 
> everyday basis and probaly never approach speeds anywhere near the 
> limitations of the tires  

From the Coker FAQ:
"15. How authentic are these tires and will they look just like the
ones I remember from the past?
A: Our tires are built in the original molds to assure authenticity
and to give you the correct look for your car. They are, however,
built with modern materials which make them actually better tires than
those you will remember from the past."

If the tires are created from the same molds as the originals using
even better materials, I can't see how the performance would be any
less than that of the originals.


> In any event, the original NCT's where horrible 
> tires in the wet and didn't offer handling on par with Pirelli or
some of 
> the other performance tires of that era. DeLorean went with them
because of cost and 
> promotional deals with Goodyear. The chassis, I belive, was tuned for 
> Pirellis.

Then reproduction Pirellis would be the way to go, but I don't believe
there is such a thing. I'd be happy with any good reproduction
performance tires.

Dan W.
VIN 16192
AZ-D








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Message: 9
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 20:30:39 -0000
From: "dmc_5180" <dmc_5180_at_dml_yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: All I want is a darn light bulb!

The bulb is a dual element 1157 the most common bulb on the planet. Available anyplace 
that sells auto bulbs and then some.

Dennis

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright_at_dml_g...> wrote:
>
> Dan,
> 
> http://www.memfrag.com/mf.app?ssdir=25&dataid=36
> 
> "Light bulb cross reference"; about halfway down the page.
> 
> --
> - Ryan
> http://www.memfrag.com - Store your bookmarks. On every computer.
> 
> On 12/24/05, Dan <djdanwilson_at_dml_y...> wrote:
> > Can anyone point me to a chart that lists all the light bulbs on the
> > DeLorean, and then shows their corresponding industry standard bulb
> > codes so I can actually buy the correct light bulb at the AutoZone or
> > Checker? The DMC part numbers mean nothing to them.
> >
> > Ya know, buying a single front turn indicator/parking light shouldn't
> > turn into a saturday afternoon research project!! I believe in
> > supporting the vendors by buying parts from them, but it's hard for me
> > to justify buying a single light bulb in another state and having it
> > shipped to me when I live within walking distance of an AutoZone.
> >
> > Dan W.
> > VIN 16192
> > AZ-D
>








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Message: 10
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 1998 00:35:26 +0000
From: Martin Gutkowski - DMC Ltd <martin_at_dml_delorean.co.uk>
Subject: Re: resurface exhaust face

Just use some fairly coarse aluminium oxide paper. The important thing 
is to face the exhaust manifold to make sure all the faces are flat to 
one another

Martin

Soma576_at_dml_aol.com wrote:

>Hey Group,
> 
>I have my exhaust manifolds off and all my studs removed.  Now I have  to 
>clean up the surface on the head so I don't have any leaks.  There is a  lot of 
>carbon and other unusual layers of crap on the head.  
> 
>What is the best way to clean this up, aside from bringing in to a  
>specialist because that's not really an option.  
> 
>Thanks - 
>Andy
> 
>Fargo, ND  
>1982 DeLorean DMC12 VIN 11596
>  
>






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Message: 11
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 17:30:02 -0600
From: DMCVIN6683 <dmcvin6683_at_dml_wi.rr.com>
Subject: Re: All I want is a darn light bulb!

Also there should be a number on your old bulb or a number on the other 
turn/indicator light bulb.

All bulbs on the car have numbers on them and any half brained part 
shop can xref them.

Mark V



On Dec 27, 2005, at 2:30 PM, dmc_5180 wrote:

> The bulb is a dual element 1157 the most common bulb on the planet. 
> Available anyplace
> that sells auto bulbs and then some.





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Message: 12
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 23:13:13 -0000
From: "birdwell77095" <birdwells_at_dml_usa.net>
Subject: Radio/Cigar Fuse Continually Blows

A couple of weeks ago I was in a Christmas Parade. I plugged my lights 
into the cigarette lighter and it worked for a while but then the 
lights went out. After I got home I discovered a blown fuse (slot 
#17). I put in another fuse but it blew immediately. Any ideas where 
to look for the problem? I'm assuming I'll need to remove the center 
console. How does one remove the center console? I might as well work 
on the Rheostat while I'm at it. Where's Elvis when I need him?

Shannon
VIN 16113









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Message: 13
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 15:08:04 -0800
From: "Tom Tait" <TTait_at_dml_BRCWEB.com>
Subject: New Stereo?

 Does anyone have a source to purchase new stereos that fit the standard
radio bracket, 2 shaft style rather than DIN?




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Message: 14
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 00:22:58 -0000
From: "Bernie" <bmanderville_at_dml_comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Radio/Cigar Fuse Continually Blows

Console removal is easy, especially for what you want to work on
(maybe).  Remove the two screws at the rear of the shift plate. 
Remove the shift knob, remove the the shifter boot, remove the AC
console face plate, you should now be able to lift out the console
portion where your rheaostat, clock housing, cigar lighter console
section.  Disconnect the wires underneath and note the wire orientation.

Now if you want to remove the whole console, its easy too, sort of, 
remove the two screws in the change tray in the back, remove the two
screws behind the shifter, remove the AC conssole face, now you have
to go underneath the dash and remove the 2 phillps head screws at the
front end of the console, look you will find them, they are behind the
 kneepads.  Then you will need to remove the 6 10mm nuts and washers
holding the console down.  Remove all wring from anything attached to
the switches, note wiring orientation, pull all of that out.  Lift
console from rear and work it out.  Note wiring and vacume hose
routing before you pull the console all of the way out.  Installation
a reverse of this procedure, takes all of 20 minutes.  Reinstalltion
can take more while you refit all of the wiring.

Bernie   

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "birdwell77095" <birdwells_at_dml_u...> wrote:
>
> A couple of weeks ago I was in a Christmas Parade. I plugged my lights 
> into the cigarette lighter and it worked for a while but then the 
> lights went out. After I got home I discovered a blown fuse (slot 
> #17). I put in another fuse but it blew immediately. Any ideas where 
> to look for the problem? I'm assuming I'll need to remove the center 
> console. How does one remove the center console? I might as well work 
> on the Rheostat while I'm at it. Where's Elvis when I need him?
> 
> Shannon
> VIN 16113
>









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Message: 15
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 16:28:36 -0800
From: "Tom Tait" <TTait_at_dml_BRCWEB.com>
Subject: RE: All I want is a darn light bulb!

If you are replacing tail lamps and don't have these posts handy, you
can just look at the circuit board they plug into, standard bulb numbers
are right on the board.

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com [mailto:dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of DMCVIN6683
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 3:30 PM
To: dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [DML] All I want is a darn light bulb! 

Also there should be a number on your old bulb or a number on the other
turn/indicator light bulb.

All bulbs on the car have numbers on them and any half brained part shop
can xref them.

Mark V








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Message: 16
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 00:03:54 -0000
From: "Bernie" <bmanderville_at_dml_comcast.net>
Subject: Re: All I want is a darn light bulb!

Did you ever think to take the old bulb to the auto parts store and
compare?  Believe it or not the guy's and gal's behind the counter
will help you find what you need, and if they don't have it they will
get it for you, and becuase its not a special order part (at least it
shouldn't be) you could have the bulb the same day or the next.  There
are no "special" lightbulbs used in a DeLorean and should be available
at any well stocked autoparts sotre.  Now if you want to change to
LEDs then you may have to work a little harder.

Not so sure that the 1157 is the most common bulb, would think that
would be the standard 120V 60 watt light bulb ;)  One of the auto
parts store nears me has more of the 1159 than the 1157.  But that
could be inventory turnover.

Bernie

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "dmc_5180" <dmc_5180_at_dml_y...> wrote:
>
> The bulb is a dual element 1157 the most common bulb on the planet.
Available anyplace 
> that sells auto bulbs and then some.
> 
> Dennis
> 
> --- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright_at_dml_g...> wrote:
> >
> > Dan,
> > 
> > http://www.memfrag.com/mf.app?ssdir=25&dataid=36
> > 
> > "Light bulb cross reference"; about halfway down the page.
> > 
> > --
> > - Ryan
> > http://www.memfrag.com - Store your bookmarks. On every computer.
> > 
> > On 12/24/05, Dan <djdanwilson_at_dml_y...> wrote:
<SNIP>









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Message: 17
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 00:31:15 -0000
From: "Bernie" <bmanderville_at_dml_comcast.net>
Subject: Re: New Stereo?

No one makes them anymore, that I know off, a royal PITA to install,
you would be better off get the DIN bracket from DMCH (approx $150 and
free shipping this week) and installing a newer DIN model radio, they
also work a whole lot better, much better reception than the orginal
Craig.  That way you can keep the old radio and not cut up your
vintage mounting bracket to put back in the car should you want to go
back to original.

Bernie

--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "Tom Tait" <TTait_at_dml_B...> wrote:
>
>  Does anyone have a source to purchase new stereos that fit the standard
> radio bracket, 2 shaft style rather than DIN?
>









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Message: 18
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 02:02:41 -0000
From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty_at_dml_optonline.net>
Subject: Re: Reproduction tires needed!

Some of the Lotus people will be in same position as us, some of the
models use a similar combination of tires. It may be dry times for a
while but one of the 2nd tier companies like Coker or Universal will
produce small runs of something we will be able to use. They are
satisfied with much smaller production runs than the "big guys". This
is not a problem exclusive to Deloreans, it happens to other kinds of
cars too.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757




--- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, "Dan" <djdanwilson_at_dml_y...> wrote:
>
> --- In dmcnews_at_dml_yahoogroups.com, <delornut_at_dml_p...> wrote:
> >
> > > My original point was a potential call to organize the community to
> > > put pressure on Goodyear and/or any other manufacturer to allow

>








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Message: 19
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 00:41:05 -0000
From: "Patrick C." <PRC1216_at_dml_aol.com>
Subject: Does anyone else have one of these? Blank VIN Plate

I just acquired my latest piece of DeLorean memorabilia and am
wondering just how rare it actually is.  It is a blank VIN plate off
of a 500 series car, which includes the rare printing that some on the
list have mentioned differs from the other production cars.  My guess
is that a worker pocketed it as a souvenir during the first month of
production. I placed pictures of it in the photo albums under "Blank
500 Series VIN Plate".  

I thought it was a unique item and I snatched it up, but maybe it
really isn't as rare as I think.

Any thoughts would be appreciated, either on or off the DML.
-Patrick C.
VIN 1880







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Message: 20
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 21:08:37 EST
From: ComposerZelgadis_at_dml_aol.com
Subject: Re: New Stereo?

From what I understand, no one really uses the old 2-shaft (or  "dual-shaft") 
style anymore.  Crutchfield *might* have a model or two, but  they're 
guaranteed to be tape-only (the 5" CD would be larger than the primary  opening in 
the dash!).
 
When I bought my car, it didn't have the original Craig radio, but some  
Blaupunkt one.  Came off... *thinks* ...an '83 Saab?  At least, that's  what the 
sticker on the radio chassis claimed.  They also had to rig it up  a bit to get 
it to fit.
 
Your best bet would be to either cut the original mounting bracket to  accept 
a DIN radio, or get the DMCH mounting bracket and save your original  
bracket.  That's pretty much what I went ahead and did.  From what I  understand, 
DMCH's back-stock of the original mounting brackets are running a  little low, so 
I thought it best to chuck mine up in the closet.
 
Just my two cents.


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Message: 21
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 02:07:17 -0000
From: "Dave Swingle" <swingle_at_dml_dmcnews.com>
Subject: ADMIN - Yahoo Maintenance Outage

===========================================================================================================================================Outage Advisories

Yahoo! Groups will be performing critical database maintenance this 
week. During this maintenance work, 25% of groups will be offline. 
Messages sent to affected groups during this interval will be queued 
and delivered once the groups are back online.

The work is now scheduled for Wednesday night (in California), December 28th, from 9:00 PM until 2:00 AM Thursday morning (Thursday morning 5:00-10:00 AM GMT). However, there is a chance it may need to be delayed until later in the week.
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So - if your messages don't appear, or you stop receiving
messages for a day or so - DON'T PANIC.

Hopefully this won't effect us..much

Thanks!




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