DeLorean Mailing List - 03/18/96

Volume 02 : Number 089

       In this issue:
        (Fwd) DeLorean stuff.
        Re: dmcnews-digest V2 #88
        Re: dmcnews-digest V2 #88
        HELP!  HELP!


From: ausmith(AT)
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 09:44:07 +0000
Subject: (Fwd) DeLorean stuff.

Got this today

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Date:          Thu, 14 Mar 1996 23:38:49 -0500
From:          Laz532(AT)
To:            ausmith(AT)
Subject:       DeLorean stuff.

Hello, I subscribe to the DeLorean newsletter, and saw you say "No one has
had the temerity to insult my DeLorean in my presence, most are envious.". I
don't own a DeLorean, and do have the temerity to insult them because I own a
far better car, the Bricklin. Hey, the problems with DeLoreans are simple:
they are slow, and when Mr. DeLorean stole many design attributes from the
Bricklin, I lost all respect. So, in conclusion, I don't envy you, or any
other DeLorean owner, and there's temerity abounding here.

My reply:

 Let's see, a Bricklin...hmmm. Isn't that a poorly bodied, over 
sized, Saab Sonett with wings and a schnoz?
 Interesting that you would seek me out to be a jerk.



From: RFiechter(AT)
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 11:17:28 -0500
Subject: Re: dmcnews-digest V2 #88

Dead Battery problem:

       I was advised that jump starting my Del may damage some of the
computers, especially the auto transm.  Fast charging may do the same.  Rob
 Grady suggested a mini 1 amp trickle charger that clamps to the battery is
worth looking into.  Apparently you keep it on the battery and plug it in
every couple of weeks to give the battery  a safe and slow charge.  Does
 anyone know where they can be found?  I'm in NY on Long Island.

Rene Fiechter, Baldwin NY  rfiechter(AT)


From: "Eric J. Hennebury" 
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 1996 11:13:42 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Lowering

	I have just finished reading in my latest issue of DW (steering and 
suspension tips) that lowering the drive height of the car below factory 
specs is not recommended.  I remember hearing that the ride height had to 
be raised from factory specs in order for the head lights to pass DOT 
guidelines.  Will lowering the Delorean back to original factory intended 
ride height have adverse affects on handling and tire wear? (ie: did they 
change more than just the springs when they raised the ride height?)
	Secondly, I was wondering if this alteration would be a major point 
loss for concours competition (I think it probably would be)?  Finally, I 
thought I remembered mention of a previous issue of DW that outlined the 
lowering process (switching front and back springs, removing some coil 
from the back springs, etc).  If someone could let me know the issue that 
this appeared in, I would really appreciate it.  I also wouldn't mind 
hearing from those of you that have lowered your car... how do you like 
the final result, pros and cons, etc.
	Thanks in advance,


From: JAlbin(AT)
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 1996 13:55:51 -0500
Subject: Re: dmcnews-digest V2 #88

to : mack777(AT) (james Mcburney ...dan?)
subject:  deloreans in new york

I suggest you contact rob grady at p.j.grady motors on long island in west
sayville new york.  sells parts and repairs deloreans ... he could tell you
ALL of the problems that you are likely to have to deal with, he probably
would know where one is for sale ... also he is the inventor of the zilla
replacement parts. phone: 516-589-6224.

he has my dmc-12 right now and is going to give it a face lift and perform
some reconstructive surgery.


From: my88mph(AT)
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 1996 23:35:54 -0500
Subject: HELP!  HELP!

     Spring is around the corner here in Southern Ontario and the work must 
begin.  I own a 1981 DMC I purchased late last summer.  HELP!  HELP!  HELP!
     Can anyone help steer me clear of any problems I may encounter with these:

A:  Changing the window motor.
B:  Changing the fuel pump (car hasn't been driven lately)
C:  Changing the clutch line. (car will not go into First or Reverse when hot)
D:  What make and year of substitution are the brake pads. (and maybe calipers)
E:  Can the door locks be switched to be armed for an alarm and doorlock remotes

  PS: I am also looking for original (or copies) of some DE GULLWING News.
                  Vol#1, #8 and #10 or higher
                  Vol#2, #7 and higher
                  Vol#3, #2 and #7 and higher
                  Vol#4, #7 and higher
                  Vol#5, #7 and higher
                  Vol#6, ALL
                  Vol#7, #2 and higher
                  And any after Summer/Fall 88.

                                            Dennis Harret                       
                                            54 Audubon St. S.
                                            Stoney Creek 
                                            Ontario Canada  L8J-1J7
                                       (or) my88mph(AT)
                                       (or) (905) 578-9472   

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