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DMCMW Dave
06-04-2017, 10:14 PM
Ah yes, there's a bit of history to the door. LOL

Gee how did you figure that out? heh.

Lwanmtr
06-04-2017, 10:20 PM
Whats the history? was in a war zone?

Rich_NYS
06-04-2017, 11:05 PM
Looks like you did a pretty good job.

powerline84
06-05-2017, 09:52 PM
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Busy day. Restored circuit card and installed leds, installed robs mattaliner (my damn original switches disintegrated in my hands so they arent flush , I'll have to get some new ones ), finished roof repair and test fit headliner...it clears. Spend a couple hours doing door adjustments, still chasing alternator circuit ........got it to work for about 10 minutes. ......f!@#.....oh also removed 1986's finest car alarm .

Lwanmtr
06-05-2017, 10:57 PM
Comin along nicely. Hope you get those light issues fixed.

powerline84
06-06-2017, 12:40 PM
Finally fixed alternator circuit. Replaced printed circuit with a delorean europe one and brass nuts, sandpapered socket.

powerline84
06-14-2017, 10:06 AM
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Hand blended washed car for the first time. Got rid of the dull hugh the car had. Could use another go. Loading her up today to take to midwest open house. Will be the first time she drives on a trailer !

Lwanmtr
06-14-2017, 04:31 PM
Awe..a trailer? hehe

mrsandman
06-15-2017, 12:33 AM
Bummer I've already got plans for Saturday, otherwise I could take a ride down there to check it out.

You have done a great job in a short bit of time. Congratulations on getting your car back to road worthy condition!

powerline84
06-15-2017, 02:04 AM
Thanks !

Took her for first test drive today before loading on trailer around the block. She did great!

https://youtu.be/5q2sjLhvTSs

powerline84
07-30-2017, 10:27 AM
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Car on the lift at Mike's DMC Midwest. Left it there at open house. New windshield (went with a antenna in the windshield) is in along with countless other things, alignment, wheel balance, a pillars, headliners, under hood stuff etc. . Should be done next week and be on the road. I am thinking I will roll the dice fly in and put her through her paces on a 14 hour road trip. Because why not. I Build cars to drive them.

Lwanmtr
07-30-2017, 04:46 PM
Cool. Hope your 14 hour road trip goes well :)

refugeefromcalif
07-30-2017, 05:31 PM
When I bought 6599 from DMCF nearly 5 years ago, I had too/wanted too, make the 700+ mile drive with the car back home.
My drive home covered interstates, highways, back roads, small towns and every kind of conditions I thought I'd ever run into. It was Worth it.

Good Luck on your journey bringing the car back home!

George.

Rich_NYS
07-30-2017, 06:45 PM
:rock_on:

powerline84
07-30-2017, 08:42 PM
^^^^metal!!!! I approve of this message. Thanks guys I am looking forward to it. The last year of hard work is about to finally pay off and I finally get to drive my damn car.

SS Spoiler
07-30-2017, 08:53 PM
Be sure to post your experience in the non-existant
road trip thread!

DaraSue
08-03-2017, 01:07 PM
Woohoo! Road-tripping in a DeLorean is an unforgettable experience (usually in a good way) :biggrin:

mrsandman
08-06-2017, 12:29 AM
Awesome! Glad to see another one on the actually getting driven! No point going through all that work just to park it.

powerline84
08-11-2017, 09:25 PM
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Picked her up and she is and drives Awesome!!!!


Let the road trip begin !

Lwanmtr
08-11-2017, 11:02 PM
Very nice...hope the road trip goes well.

Looking at the 2nd pic I'm guessing you're headin to australia and are already half way there?

DMC5180
08-14-2017, 09:21 AM
fixed

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170814/7ea821bcea32377e1ed1ea58bfd17c02.jpg

powerline84
08-14-2017, 03:03 PM
Road trip was a giant 900 mile success with only one mild 3 hour break down . Full write up to follow when I have time

Domi
08-14-2017, 03:39 PM
900 miles road trip, that must be real fun :)
If you have time to post some pic, that would be great :thankyou:

Lwanmtr
08-14-2017, 04:39 PM
Cool..900 miles with one mishap on a newly restored car is good I think :)

powerline84
09-04-2017, 10:27 PM
Buttoned up under the hood. Reinstalled panels. Cut backer board and carpet to fit DMC midwest bar . Washed carpet and used 3m 77 adhesive to secure it to board . Much better .5325553256532575325853259

Lwanmtr
09-05-2017, 04:04 AM
Looks nice. I gotta get some of that backing material for my luggage carpet cause its all warped.

powerline84
09-05-2017, 11:03 PM
Mine bows down in the middle to. But worked out nice with strut bar. Also I wanted to keep it cause it's origional.

SpudMurphy
09-13-2017, 09:30 AM
I really enjoyed reading this thread - initially all the work you did - roofbox, strut mounting etc I've done to mine. I'm about to start on the new rad/fans/new fuel tank, water pump etc to get my baby fired up and like you "bring another back from the dead".
Spud

powerline84
09-13-2017, 12:19 PM
Thanks ! Good luck . Get that old girl on the road .

powerline84
09-29-2017, 09:34 PM
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Installed my nos in box luggage rack I got from Rob Grady tonight . Pretty easy install.

Lwanmtr
09-29-2017, 09:50 PM
Nice. How long it take?

powerline84
09-29-2017, 10:06 PM
3 hours between jamming and drinking beers....one hour of actual work lol

powerline84
10-24-2017, 09:42 PM
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Have seats out for new seat covers being installed at upholstery place. Decided to try and clean carpet as good as I can while in the car. Since I am not ready to commit to new carpet and wanna save this stuff. If i can...sprayed carpet with stain lifter then hand brushed with hot water , laundry soap and a little dawn then vacuumed dry with shop vack. This week I'll be using a portable carpet washer vacuum I bought and will be deep cleaning the carpet with that. I think it will make a big difference. Atleast be sanitary and smell better.

Lwanmtr
10-24-2017, 09:52 PM
Nice...I also cleaned all my carpets and even used cloth paint to make them look a lil better

powerline84
10-25-2017, 11:31 PM
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This little guy is amazing. After 1 go carpet are a lot cleaner and car smells great. Gonna let it dry a few days and do it one more time this weekend.

Lwanmtr
10-26-2017, 12:13 AM
How much that thing cost?

powerline84
10-26-2017, 12:44 AM
100 bucks on Amazon

powerline84
11-03-2017, 09:52 PM
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Stopped by the upholstery guys shop today. He called me saying he wanted me to look at driver side latch mechanism before he tried to repair it. I think he was afraid because I told him those parts were unavailable. Anyways I showed up and fixed the latch myself in about 5 minutes . It almost looked like someone got in there and permanently disabled it unlocked. Origional covers but definatly messed with. Someone had put a spring over the latch rod. I disconnecting the adjustment wire . ..re adjusted it so latched worked like passenger seat and put spring back in the apropriate location. Problem solved problem staying solved . I wonder if it will come off my bill lol

Lwanmtr
11-04-2017, 02:07 AM
They might be generous and add a 'shop visiting' charge for the privilidge of you coming and fixing your own latch...hehe.

DMC5180
11-04-2017, 10:50 AM
Those seat sliders look like a good candidate to be soaked in a tub of evap-o-rust solution then repainted. The solution only dissolves the exposed rust and is non-toxic.

powerline84
11-04-2017, 03:17 PM
Never messed with that stuff but always wanted to try it . He's gonna clean those up for me. Worst case they are only 30 bucks. But i want to keep orogional if I can

powerline84
01-06-2018, 08:37 AM
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Lwanmtr
01-06-2018, 04:54 PM
Looking good. Did you recover them yourself?

powerline84
01-06-2018, 05:15 PM
Hell no. It's a pain in the ass. One thing that's worth paying someone to do. Cost me 400 to have them done but as with all painters ,platers, powder, chromers etc. He blew his deadline. Quoted 2 weeks and it took 3.5 months and a threat to get my seats back. It's hard to find good shops these days. When you do find one you stick with them . I would much rather pay more for quality work and reliability then save a buck any day.

Lwanmtr
01-06-2018, 05:31 PM
3.5 months...wow... I woulda been pestering at 1 month....lol

powerline84
01-06-2018, 05:43 PM
3.5 months...wow... I woulda been pestering at 1 month....lol

Believe me I was . So frustrating that lack of customer service and pride many of these business have now a days . I try to do most things myself . But upholstery and paint are not for me

Lwanmtr
01-06-2018, 05:57 PM
Paint I'll do...actually enjoyed the process of repairing and painting my fascias....but upholstery looks like a pain..lol

Rich_NYS
01-06-2018, 09:10 PM
Believe me I was . So frustrating that lack of customer service and pride many of these business have now a days . I try to do most things myself . But upholstery and paint are not for me

Upholstery work is a PITA...

Did you get any pics of the foam after steaming? I've been curious ever since I heard of it.

powerline84
01-09-2018, 01:08 AM
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Wife ordered me a N.O.S. rear fascia from DMC through Midwest. Pretty stoked.

Andrew
01-09-2018, 06:05 PM
Hell no. It's a pain in the ass. One thing that's worth paying someone to do. Cost me 400 to have them done but as with all painters ,platers, powder, chromers etc. He blew his deadline. Quoted 2 weeks and it took 3.5 months and a threat to get my seats back. It's hard to find good shops these days. When you do find one you stick with them . I would much rather pay more for quality work and reliability then save a buck any day.

They look very nice! Where did you get the covers?

powerline84
01-09-2018, 08:23 PM
They look very nice! Where did you get the covers?

They are the Lseat covers. I had perforated insert added and dark grey stitching to match my carpet and headliner .

Andrew
01-11-2018, 06:33 PM
While I haven't seen a set of L-Seat covers in person yet, from the pictures they look amazing! And you can't beat them for the price! Are you planning on attending DCS 2018?

powerline84
01-11-2018, 06:48 PM
Yeah I would like to we shall see how it pans out .

Andrew
01-12-2018, 10:04 AM
Awesome! I suspect that there might be a Michigan caravan, thus, if you and Rich drive through Canada maybe we could all met up in route!

FABombjoy
01-12-2018, 10:17 AM
While I haven't seen a set of L-Seat covers in person yet, from the pictures they look amazing!
Yes they do! I just found a tear through the center stitch of my passenger side cover.

I ordered a set of grey swatches for our mutual consideration :)

powerline84
01-24-2018, 08:40 AM
I reached out to the origional dealership that sold my car to its first owner in South Carolina. They sent me some dealership stickers. They also remembered the origional purchaser of the car who was a prominent doctor in the town and became the head director of the medical program at a university there. They still have a few mechanics there who said that most cars on the lot got medal adhesive badges but they didn't stick right on the deloreans so they tried stickers and then decided to just not put anything on the car as it looked bad. Tjey also said it took them a few years to sell the last delorean on the lot after the corporation went bust and that they got out of the delorean game as soon as they sold the last one. Apparently they broke even on the project and made no money. Pretty neat. 5517555176

Lwanmtr
01-24-2018, 03:20 PM
Cool to get a little history and even on the dealership that sold it. I have no idea where mine was originally sold.

powerline84
02-07-2018, 09:21 AM
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Recovered seats installed back over cleaned carpets and reassembled slightly modified center console.

Dangermouse
02-07-2018, 09:44 AM
Cool to get a little history and even on the dealership that sold it. I have no idea where mine was originally sold.

FWIW

Bruce Brown Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in Ennis TX, just outside of Dallas

Jonathan
02-07-2018, 09:48 AM
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Recovered seats installed back over cleaned carpets and reassembled slightly modified center console.


They are the Lseat covers. I had perforated insert added and dark grey stitching to match my carpet and headliner .


While I haven't seen a set of L-Seat covers in person yet, from the pictures they look amazing! And you can't beat them for the price! Are you planning on attending DCS 2018?

Those seats do look really good. I like the "puffy" sort of look to them. My own are more stream lined/smooth.

What are "L Seat" covers by the way? Is that a vendor/supplier? Gotta link to a website maybe?

powerline84
02-07-2018, 10:00 AM
https://www.lseat.com/products/1981-1983-delorean-dmc-12-custom-real-leather-seat-covers-front.html


The fit is real tight. The leather is a cowhide tougher style. Not 100 % happy with them but hate the look of the scrotum look covers sold by dmc. So for me these where a good compromise. Covers were 350. Install was 400. I was qouted 1200 by dmc so this route saved me about 450 bucks . Be forewarned if you order from l seat expect zero customer service and about 1.5 to 2 months delivery time. But for the price these covers are great . And my car looks a hell of a lot better then before. If you like a real supple leather don't buy these. If you want a more durable longer lasting style leather then these are good for that.

Jonathan
02-07-2018, 10:09 AM
Good description, thanks. Real tight vs supple. Glad you said that. I wouldn't have assumed that just looking at the pics. If I changed anything on my car, it would be more the soft/supple variety than anything else. Can't really justify a change for how much it would cost, Canadian exchange rate on top of it all. My seats are fine as is for the time being.

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powerline84
02-07-2018, 10:24 AM
Brother those seats look great . Keep them

Jonathan
02-07-2018, 10:55 AM
Brother those seats look great . Keep them

Amen to that. Someone re-did them before I got the car back in 2007. Never had to fuss with them. One of the few areas on the car I DIDN'T have to suffer through... sort of. PO never bothered to reinstall the slide release bars when finished, so day one with my car left me thinking I couldn't fit in it... being tall and with seats that weren't able to go back all the way. Julee managed to find me a used pair of the bars off a parts car and then I was good to go :)

powerline84
02-11-2018, 03:55 PM
http://www.stainlesswings.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=802&hilit=2707


Made a cool discovery today thanks to Dimitri the Bluetooth radio repair guy on here from France.


That vin is owned by his budy. It's 2707 and is 1 car newer then mine on the assembly line. Black interior 5 speed. It was ironically found in a barn in Texas 05 ish (mine in a barn in Georgia 16) and he has been restoring it in France ever since. It was also in the same rough condition mine was. Apparently the delorean gods were not kind to these 2 August builds but hey atleast they both were covered in a barn . His engine was toast to so he swapped in a Renault 25 prv. It is cool to see 2 sister cars both saved from certain death and with similar backgrounds.

powerline84
02-15-2018, 11:47 AM
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Have my origional radio out and a spair. On there way to Dimitri to make the best possible rebuilt radio out of one.
I don't want an aftermarket stereo in the car.

Dimitri
02-15-2018, 04:45 PM
I will do my maximum for your radio ! :)

powerline84
02-16-2018, 03:36 PM
Also sent Rob Grady an angle drive today for a rebuild to fix my Speedo that stopped working on the drive from Chicago. Wanna have that bugger up and operational for the driving season.

powerline84
02-24-2018, 04:02 PM
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Radios finally arrived safe in France at Dimitris

powerline84
02-24-2018, 05:02 PM
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Got my rebuilt angle drive back from Rob . 1 week turn around. Can't beat that . Also got a short lower speedo cable amd a pack of clips for my saggy rocker panels.

powerline84
02-27-2018, 10:54 AM
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Dimitri is working wonders on my radio. My origional was rough. Glad I sent a spair which turned out to be in much better shape. Both radios had problems and broken parts which I imagine most have at this point. The auto reverse was broke on both. Anyways I find these pics interesting and have no desire to mess with the internals of this alien looking device lol

Dimitri
02-28-2018, 08:53 AM
Your radio is now ready ;)

Demonstration video here :

https://www.facebook.com/DeloreanW460BluetoothModule/videos/1818718568149158/

Have a good day !
Dimitri

powerline84
02-28-2018, 10:24 AM
Bad ass Dimitri. Nice work!

Dimitri
02-28-2018, 11:09 AM
Thanks ! :)

Rich_NYS
02-28-2018, 02:05 PM
Awesome!

powerline84
03-09-2018, 03:27 PM
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Arrived safe !

Stainless
03-09-2018, 07:03 PM
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Arrived safe !

I love it! How much does a job like that cost?

powerline84
03-09-2018, 07:06 PM
I think I was In it with shipping about 350. But worth it to me. A decent new deck costs almost that.

Dimitri
03-12-2018, 05:17 AM
Hello ! if the LCD and 4 speakers work, full revision of Radio and tape player (with new belt) + Bluetooth it's about 200 Ä + 50 Ä return shipping (France to USA).

About 1-2 weeks for a complete job !

https://www.facebook.com/DeloreanW460BluetoothModule/

deloreanbluetooth@yahoo.com

Dimitri ! :)

powerline84
03-18-2018, 09:16 AM
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Spent yesterday setting up the new garage . Pulled rims and tires off because my girls getting some new shoes this week. Finally picked up the replacement speakers and standoffs . Next update should include new stereo install and new shoes.

powerline84
04-28-2018, 02:42 PM
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Finally got to give my girl some love. Works been busy. Restored, powder coated early dark grey rims, with origional valve stems and nos grey caps. Also replaced 225s with the stock 235s . I know its a small difference but it bugged me lol . Replaced angle drive with a Grady rebuilt unit and lower cable . Discovered old lower Speedo cable snapped. Put all the new parts in and she works again! Next up is stereo. Parts on deck include lower rocker clips and rocker fixin next

Lwanmtr
04-28-2018, 05:23 PM
Cool..Thats alot of stuff done.

powerline84
05-07-2018, 05:30 PM
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I discover a big puddle of coolent under my car after the long winter. One of the mistakes I made was using regular hoses in the valley. So I replaced with silicone and also re torqed heads while I was in there. Also found a slight leak under the front frame plate. Took me about 6 to 8 hours . Took my time . She fired right back up. No leaks !

powerline84
05-09-2018, 11:32 AM
If you have an early car like mine and want to restore your rims at a local rim doctor etc. Here is the powder coat color of my wheels. 56297

This is the base coat . Then a clear coat of powder on Top of that

powerline84
05-15-2018, 10:02 PM
First drive of the season logged

Lwanmtr
05-15-2018, 10:12 PM
Drove it in the garage? hehe

powerline84
05-15-2018, 10:16 PM
To the gas station lol56339

Lwanmtr
05-15-2018, 10:29 PM
Cant wait til i can drive mine to the gas station...hehe

powerline84
05-19-2018, 04:13 PM
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Put new (rebuilt) stereo in from Dimitri. Couldn't be happier . Sounds awesome. Replaced speakers . Pretty happy with whole setup and stoked it's an origional stereo.

powerline84
06-15-2018, 12:42 PM
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Replaced turn signal unit with a nos replacement and put brand new nos horns in. Car now has a horn and autocancelling turn signals that work. Now to not let people sit in the car and kick the stalk. Had to cut up a harmonic balancer puller and go get some bolts from hardware store to make a steering wheel puller that fit.

Drive Stainless
06-15-2018, 01:22 PM
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Replaced turn signal unit with a nos replacement and put brand new nos horns in. Car now has a horn and autocancelling turn signals that work. Now to not let people sit in the car and kick the stalk. Had to cut up a harmonic balancer puller and go get some bolts from hardware store to make a steering wheel puller that fit.

For future reference, it's easy to remove the steering wheel using an impact hammer (using your right hand) on the center of the steering column shaft while you grab the top of the steering wheel with your left forearm.

powerline84
06-15-2018, 01:46 PM
Yeah I know thanks for the tip. This was my quick attempt before going to buy an air hammer and it worked. Just destroyed a 10 dollar jap puller lol

Lwanmtr
06-15-2018, 04:32 PM
For future reference, it's easy to remove the steering wheel using an impact hammer (using your right hand) on the center of the steering column shaft while you grab the top of the steering wheel with your left forearm.

What size socket you need for that? I need to pull my steering wheel to replace the stalk assembly. What about putting it back on?

Rich_NYS
06-16-2018, 12:10 AM
For future reference, it's easy to remove the steering wheel using an impact hammer (using your right hand) on the center of the steering column shaft while you grab the top of the steering wheel with your left forearm.

That appears to work about 98% of the time.....I'm the other 2%.

DMC5180
06-16-2018, 06:55 AM
What size socket you need for that? I need to pull my steering wheel to replace the stalk assembly. What about putting it back on?


Itís been awhile since I pulled mine but I think the socket was a 21 or 22 but could have been 24.

ON, is the easy part. Just make sure you make alignment index witness marks between shaft and hub before removing it.




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Lwanmtr
06-16-2018, 07:03 AM
Itís been awhile since I pulled mine but I think the socket was a 21 or 22 but could have been 24.

ON, is the easy part. Just make sure you make alignment index witness marks between shaft and hub before removing it.

alignment isnt an issue...somehow the wheel magically got turned when I was installing the column bushing, so I have to recenter it too.

powerline84
07-14-2018, 09:04 AM
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Finally got one. Christmas in July

powerline84
07-14-2018, 01:28 PM
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Lwanmtr
07-14-2018, 01:43 PM
Cool. One of my 'wants' after I get the car roadworthy again is a luggage rack.

powerline84
07-14-2018, 03:37 PM
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Stripes gone

powerline84
07-14-2018, 06:20 PM
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Rich_NYS
07-14-2018, 09:09 PM
Car is lookin' awesome!

powerline84
07-14-2018, 09:10 PM
Thanks Rich !

powerline84
07-14-2018, 09:10 PM
Cool. One of my 'wants' after I get the car roadworthy again is a luggage rack.

Yeah man . I think it is totally 80s

Stainless
07-14-2018, 11:50 PM
I have those same stripes you had. Mine are looking pretty sad. What method did you use to get them off?

Lwanmtr
07-15-2018, 02:16 AM
good question, I'd be interested to know too. I had some weird orange pinstriping on one of my doors and i spent hours with acetone and razor blade carefully removing it.

powerline84
07-15-2018, 09:11 AM
It honestly was pretty easy. I expected to have to use heat but didn't have to. I soaked a rag with acetone and wiped the stripe with it. Then used a sharp new blade by hand and kept the blade angle shallow and started at the front and worked my way back. It came off pretty easy. Then wipe the same area with acetone to clean the adhesive off. I did the whole car in an hour. I did one panel at a time . Once you get the stripe off the fender for example with the blade . Go back over the adhesive with the blade again to get as much material off as possible. Then the acetone takes off the rest pretty easily. The car will at least need a hand blending pad to hide the shinier metal that used to be under the stripe .

Stainless
07-16-2018, 04:55 PM
It honestly was pretty easy. I expected to have to use heat but didn't have to. I soaked a rag with acetone and wiped the stripe with it. Then used a sharp new blade by hand and kept the blade angle shallow and started at the front and worked my way back. It came off pretty easy. Then wipe the same area with acetone to clean the adhesive off. I did the whole car in an hour. I did one panel at a time . Once you get the stripe off the fender for example with the blade . Go back over the adhesive with the blade again to get as much material off as possible. Then the acetone takes off the rest pretty easily. The car will at least need a hand blending pad to hide the shinier metal that used to be under the stripe .

Seems simple enough. I'll get around to doing this... one day.

AZ-D
07-21-2018, 08:08 PM
I just read thru every page of this thread and it was well worth it. So much inspiration!! Keep up the good work!

powerline84
07-21-2018, 08:30 PM
Thanks! Glad to see someone still reads this lol

powerline84
07-22-2018, 01:56 PM
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Time to recover some trim . Since the seat guy was a dueche I'll do it myself

Lwanmtr
07-22-2018, 02:07 PM
Good luck...I havent tried recovering any of that stuff...luckily my kneepads are decent..though I did cover up a big tear in the center console.

powerline84
07-22-2018, 09:00 PM
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Stainless
07-23-2018, 04:48 PM
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That new material looks fantastic. What is it and where did you get it?

powerline84
07-23-2018, 05:13 PM
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Well you would be surprised lol. Joann fabrics had a decent selection of marine and auto vinyl when all your looking for is black. The product number is on my receipt. I'll show you when it's done. My cuz is good with a sewing machine. Sent her my old vinyl as a pattern.

Lwanmtr
07-23-2018, 05:23 PM
Thats a good price...didnt realize joanne would have those...i went to an upholstery shop when i needed some to repair my speaker panels...had to buy a whole yard of it at $30..when I only needed a tiny amount...funny story...the owner was gonna sell me a scrap for cheap that woulda been all i needed, but his wife wouldnt let him..lol

powerline84
07-24-2018, 11:54 AM
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Decided to install that Nos fascia I had laying around I got from Mike . Still needs to be painted along with the front fascia ...but still a hell of an improvement.
Removal of old 30 minutes.
Install of new 1.5 . 57500

Lwanmtr
07-24-2018, 04:19 PM
Looks good. Whats that tool?

JETS 81 DMC
07-24-2018, 04:24 PM
Looks good. Whats that tool?

It is a rivet nut tool

https://www.amazon.com/Astro-Pneumatic-Tool-1442-Setter/dp/B003TODXQW/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1532460153&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=astro+1442&psc=1

Lwanmtr
07-24-2018, 04:40 PM
Oh, ok...hadnt seen one before...maybe add it to future purchase list....hehe.

FABombjoy
07-24-2018, 06:51 PM
I (mis)use my rivet nut tool more often than I expected.

Almost any time I take something apart that requires two wrenches I try to put a rivet nut in:
-Fuel filter
-AC dryer
-Coil resistor mount
-Probably more I'm forgetting

powerline84
07-24-2018, 07:18 PM
I love it . Great tool. Must own on a delorean . I need to replace a bunch of the spinny rivnuts under the bonnet

Rich_NYS
07-24-2018, 09:14 PM
That look NIIIIICE!

powerline84
07-24-2018, 09:23 PM
Lol thanks man.

FABombjoy
07-25-2018, 12:25 AM
I need to replace a bunch of the spinny rivnuts under the bonnet
If you're not a fastener purist, most trim panels I replace the factory screws with M5-0.8 nylon screws (15 mm length). You can get a big box for pretty cheap and they'll never seize up on you.

You just have to push the panels together before tightening as nylon won't draw two piece together well.

louielouie2000
07-26-2018, 03:19 PM
Finally got to give my girl some love. Works been busy. Restored, powder coated early dark grey rims, with origional valve stems and nos grey caps. Also replaced 225s with the stock 235s . I know its a small difference but it bugged me lol . Replaced angle drive with a Grady rebuilt unit and lower cable . Discovered old lower Speedo cable snapped. Put all the new parts in and she works again! Next up is stereo. Parts on deck include lower rocker clips and rocker fixin next

Where did you score NOS grey center caps? Those seem pretty hard to come by. Kudos for switching to dark rims, btw. So many people dislike them, but I think they make the cars look even more exotic. Good for you for reverting back to 235s, too. :yesss:

powerline84
07-26-2018, 06:23 PM
Thanks I love the look of the early cars . I believe my car originally had dark facias and rims it was just so sun bleached being a southern car they were faded. According to the vin could go either way. Rims are definatly early thin cast style though. I had to go dark lol. I plan on having fascias painted soon dark as well. As far as the caps I got them from Rob Grady. And as far as the 235s I just feel it's totally 80s and had to do it right lol

powerline84
07-26-2018, 08:16 PM
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Next up some door panel repair

powerline84
07-28-2018, 08:58 AM
57543575445754557546

My cousin did a fenominal job on the ol sewing machine . Left me a bunch of extra material to trim on my own .


On a side not I echo everyone else complaints with the CV axles . My rebuilt ones already popped a boot . I hate the design of the flange with no lip .

Lwanmtr
07-28-2018, 04:42 PM
Looks nice. The sewing is one reason I prolly shouldnt undertake that *my binnacle needs recovered)....hehe

powerline84
07-30-2018, 08:52 PM
Started diagnosing side mirrors . Got driverside mirror online ! Passenger side doesn't work but I suspect the switch since it popped a fuse. Have a new switch coming cause mine barely moves. Hopefully that fixes it or I'll have do dig in more . Then all things on car will be operational. Pulled door panels and a pillar trims for repair and new trees . Windshield washer now works. That just leaves ac !

powerline84
07-31-2018, 06:08 PM
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What a pain in the ass . A lot harder then it looks. Enlisted the wifes hands as well as mine. Turned out pretty good

Lwanmtr
07-31-2018, 06:14 PM
Looks great!

Rich_NYS
07-31-2018, 09:33 PM
Can't wait to see it in person again...!

powerline84
08-01-2018, 08:06 AM
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Turned out great in my humble opinion. Thanks guys

Lwanmtr
08-01-2018, 04:35 PM
It looks great and profesionally done

powerline84
08-15-2018, 07:47 PM
5780357804

DCS. First things first. Pizza

Lwanmtr
08-15-2018, 09:11 PM
I didnt know it was in Australia :hihi2:

Chris Burns
08-19-2018, 01:14 AM
Spotted on Facebook.

Love the ski rack dude!!

powerline84
08-21-2018, 01:37 PM
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I have been busy
Replaced mirror switch and passenger mirror
Vent plugs
Recovered passenger kneeboard
Fixed windshield washer system
Reglued and fixed door trim/converted to magnets
Started installing my interior only bttf conversion.
Replaced hood emblem etc.

Went to dcs and had a blast !

Lwanmtr
08-21-2018, 04:34 PM
Cool...always nice when you get new bits put on.

I wasnt able to get to DCS...maybe next year

powerline84
08-21-2018, 05:25 PM
5787757878

Time for an electric rear view mirror.
35 bucks in parts of Amazon.

Same camera I saw in a dmc stage 2 car for I am sure a lot more than 35 smackers

Lwanmtr
08-21-2018, 05:32 PM
Decent price for that. Im gonna be putting in one of those ones with gps, backup cam, stereo, etc.....even working out a design for a non destructive vent routing to get around the screen.

opethmike
08-22-2018, 12:48 AM
Good meeting you the other day, Jimmy. Best of luck with the car, and with your impending move.

powerline84
08-22-2018, 08:12 AM
You to Mike. Nice car you got there. I wish I woulda had more time.

powerline84
08-22-2018, 08:21 AM
Decent price for that. Im gonna be putting in one of those ones with gps, backup cam, stereo, etc.....even working out a design for a non destructive vent routing to get around the screen.

I am prolly gonna flush mount camera on plate surround. As far as where to put the screen I haven't worked that out yet

powerline84
08-22-2018, 03:18 PM
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Installed nos mirror I got from Mike and Suzy and it only worked left and right . Got a tip from Mike and it worked . Turns out the radio static isolation harness had a short in it. I removed it and problem solved . Both mirrors work.

Installed rear view mirror (electric) and wired it to a proj lamp switch on my tfc. So now it's a full time rear view mirror if I want it or i simply flip the switch off. Lines and screen image still need adjustment (brightness etc) that was on first power up . Pretty happy with it although i wish i could remove the back up lines all together .57891

Lwanmtr
08-22-2018, 04:43 PM
Looking good there. Yeah, would be nice if you could even change the backup lines, but i havent seen one that does.

powerline84
08-23-2018, 01:35 PM
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I forgot to mention . I made this highly technical expensive tool for snaking the side mirror harness out of the door. Feel free to duplicate . Your results may vary lol

powerline84
08-23-2018, 04:16 PM
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New airfilter housing and decal. Restored decals in trunk in there origional factory crooked positions.

Lwanmtr
08-23-2018, 05:37 PM
57894

I forgot to mention . I made this highly technical expensive tool for snaking the side mirror harness out of the door. Feel free to duplicate . Your results may vary lol


What kind of materials did you use? any welding needed? Did you use a micrometer to get the dimensions exact?
Heres a soooper tool I made for cleaning the duel tank.... http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=52342&d=1499026831

powerline84
08-23-2018, 06:03 PM
Hahah Delorean restoration inginuity at it's best.

Lwanmtr
08-23-2018, 06:30 PM
Hehe...It was a pain to get my arm in there..as an added bonus the acetone I used to clean the tank didnt eat away the tool...lol

powerline84
09-03-2018, 09:59 AM
So last weekend I drove my car with the wife on a 4 hour road trip to buffalo. We enjoyed the car all weekend and on Sunday went to get on the thruway and popped a number 7 fuse. I bypassed the rpm relay and the car started fine. Looked under the car and no leaking fuel. I couldnt find any obvious signs in the engine compartment. Decided to leave car at my familys house till I could have time to trouble shoot and fix it. Sent my RPM relay to Dave since it was one of his units to check out and he checked it and it was good. He suspected the WUR. The other day I get back to the car after sitting for a week and I plug a nos rpm relay in and disconnect the wur. Car starts up runs for 3 seconds then blows #7 fuse. I smell gas. I look under car and gas is dripping. I go behind the car and find the frequency valve had cracked and fuel was getting into the connector and blowing the circuit. I got super lucky . I haven't heard of this happening to someone else so I thought I would share my experience. I will also post a pic of a nos rpm relay vs Dave's so you can see what a major improvment Dave's unit is. After this experience on top of the fire extinguisher I already carry I will be installing a fire loop under the hood. Had that fuze not popped on the highway I could have had a major problem. 5795357954579555795657957

DMC-81
09-03-2018, 10:54 PM
Wow Jimmy, you sure were lucky with that fuel leak problem. I havenít heard about anyone else having it either. Were you able to pinpoint where the frequency valve cracked? For example, I see you even have a new fuel line for it....do you suppose tightening the new hose on either end contributed to the cracking? Where did you get the fuel line? Etc.

Iím really glad things turned out OK.

DMC5180
09-03-2018, 11:03 PM
Lucky is right, that corner of the engine has been the source of many Delorean engine fires from gas dripping on the exhaust. I have a Core spare engine from a car that had an engine fire. The fire was put out quickly but still managed too melt everything in the front right corner of the engine.


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dmcnc
09-03-2018, 11:10 PM
I have a spare frequency valve if you're looking for one.

powerline84
09-03-2018, 11:16 PM
Thanks guys I haven't had time to pull the frequency valve off and inspect it closer cause I moved to tn this weekend but I'll let you know when I dig into it and investigate the crack. My buddy RichNYS has a spair for me but I appreciate it.

powerline84
09-10-2018, 02:46 PM
The valve definitely failed internally. Fuel was coming out of the plastic. Even shorted and got so hot it burnt and raised the plastic in the connector socket on the valve. Rich hooked me up with a valve and MCFrY is 5798557986579875798857989back on the road.

Lwanmtr
09-10-2018, 04:50 PM
Awesome.

DMC-81
09-10-2018, 08:07 PM
Good to hear you are back in business. :thumbup:
That's a weird failure.

powerline84
09-19-2018, 04:59 PM
58050

Weighed the car today. 2800lbs on the dot.

powerline84
09-20-2018, 09:13 AM
So I am probably up to about 3000 miles on my car and have always felt the car is a little to darty and unpredictable feeling at high speed and i suspected alignment in error. All the suspension is new. So I checked the alignment manually and as suspected it's way off. Question now is, who to take it to in the nashville area for an alignment.
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Lwanmtr
09-20-2018, 04:32 PM
I would think any competent shop should be able to do an alignment.

powerline84
09-20-2018, 07:50 PM
You would think but....

DMC-81
09-20-2018, 08:25 PM
Hi Jimmy,

I called around when it came time to do mine and found that for most shops, if the car wasn't in "the computer " they couldn't/wouldn't do it.
I eventually found a long running, old school (pre-computer) alignment shop that could do it. I brought a printed copy of Service Bulletin ST-34-1/82 with me and hovered around/coached the seasoned techs on the ins and outs of the car. They did a good job. Here's a couple pictures:

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=39763&d=1455582403

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=39762&d=1455582144

Lwanmtr
09-20-2018, 08:34 PM
Pretty funny how shops will hear the word 'delorean' and suddenly get scared to work on it...when in reality its no different than any other car..lol

powerline84
09-20-2018, 10:46 PM
Hi Jimmy,

I called around when it came time to do mine and found that for most shops, if the car wasn't in "the computer " they couldn't/wouldn't do it.
I eventually found a long running, old school (pre-computer) alignment shop that could do it. I brought a printed copy of Service Bulletin ST-34-1/82 with me and hovered around/coached the seasoned techs on the ins and outs of the car. They did a good job. Here's a couple pictures:

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=39763&d=1455582403

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=39762&d=1455582144
Thanks. Can you send me a copy of that service bulletin? I am sure it's on the forum but I am feeling lazy lol.

powerline84
09-25-2018, 08:40 AM
Have alignment shims on the way to get the car driving correctly . In the mean time just ordered swisstrax ribtrax fir my new 3 car garage. Pretty excited but you'll have to wait till dec to see install pics. 58069

powerline84
10-06-2018, 12:49 PM
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Got the Car aligned today and it confirmed all my suspicions. Let me start off by saying I am not Intending to attack any specific vendor but I am gonna give my honest opinion on the cars suspension and drive-ability after a year of real world driving and testing, including a 900 mile road trip. First of all if you buy lowering springs or coil overs from a vendor and you actually objectively look at the cars suspension performance its going to drive like shit by modern day standards if you lower it for many reasons. I am not gonna get into a debate about how the Deloreans suspension was great for 80s standards....great its not the 80s anymore and I am not satisfied by that. If you lower your car to make it look like what the original design was intended for, its gonna look cool and drive like garbage because there simply is not enough adjust ability in the suspension. If you think the car drives great stock then don't read any further.

My Setup:
QA1 Coilover Kit from DS.
Ed Udings Brackets
Toby's poly sway bushings
new regular bushings everywhere else
Delorean club UK billet lowers
DMC Midwest NOS uppers
Delorean Midwest front Sway Bar
All Brand new NOS style brakes.

probably good enough for a standard owner but I am not normal I guess. drives way better then stock... but room for improvement.

QA1 setup
-Under developed. Pissed me off that I paid 1200 bucks and got 2 different color springs ( front and rear springs are different colors. something that should be disclosed to buyers, and I don't think is acceptable for something that expensive.
-I don't think the spring rate and or valving in the shocks is right for the car. Needs further development.

Ed's brackets are awesome but you have to be careful about how you shim/Washer them for spacing. They will affect your alignment and the alignment shop just looks at them and says there is no adjustment so you'll have to do that yourself. But make sure you have even washers on both sides of the brackets on the left and right front of the car and then you'll have to go from there and measure your caster and spacing against the fender.

I cant stand the brakes.. they are terrible by modern standards. I wont be wasting money on the stock brakes anymore...i'll be upgrading to something else.

In my opinion the car lacks sufficient adjust ability in the suspension for a lowered car.

my cars ass end wants to pull right as soon as you accelerate due to camber and the front end wants to go left due to caster. You can see how this can be a problem at highways speeds or bumps.

If I had to do it again I would either fabricate my own system or buy a system with more adjust-ability like DPI's spec kits.

-car really just needs a double wishbone front suspension that is adjustable .

In the mean time Josh is building me some adjustable uppers and lowers for the rear on monday to at-least fix my camber issues and the rear end pulling issue. I will do some shim adjustments up front to fix the castor.

Again not meant to offend, just my honest opinion on my car and the way I want it to drive. Other peoples results may vary lol.

Drive Stainless
10-06-2018, 05:22 PM
58190

Got the Car aligned today and it confirmed all my suspicions. Let me start off by saying I am not Intending to attack any specific vendor but I am gonna give my honest opinion on the cars suspension and drive-ability after a year of real world driving and testing, including a 900 mile road trip. First of all if you buy lowering springs or coil overs from a vendor and you actually objectively look at the cars suspension performance its going to drive like shit by modern day standards if you lower it for many reasons. I am not gonna get into a debate about how the Deloreans suspension was great for 80s standards....great its not the 80s anymore and I am not satisfied by that. If you lower your car to make it look like what the original design was intended for, its gonna look cool and drive like garbage because there simply is not enough adjust ability in the suspension. If you think the car drives great stock then don't read any further.

My Setup:
QA1 Coilover Kit from DS.
Ed Udings Brackets
Toby's poly sway bushings
new regular bushings everywhere else
Delorean club UK billet lowers
DMC Midwest NOS uppers
Delorean Midwest front Sway Bar
All Brand new NOS style brakes.

probably good enough for a standard owner but I am not normal I guess. drives way better then stock... but room for improvement.

QA1 setup
-Under developed. Pissed me off that I paid 1200 bucks and got 2 different color springs ( front and rear springs are different colors. something that should be disclosed to buyers, and I don't think is acceptable for something that expensive.
-I don't think the spring rate and or valving in the shocks is right for the car. Needs further development.



Hi Jimmy. Thanks for your comments about my kit. Since this is the first I've heard of your issues, I would have liked the opportunity to explain or work through the problems with you, but here we are:

1. The springs are different colors because that's the only color in which they are available from QA1 in the correct spring rate. The photos of the kit all clearly show that they are different colors: on eBay, Facebook, etc. I wish they were all the same color, but my kit was at least $150 cheaper than any other coil-over alternative. For about $50, you could powder coat those springs to be the same color.

2. The spring rates are mathematically correct based on the axle weights and QA1's formulas. QA1 does not offer any alternative valving for the shocks.

powerline84
10-06-2018, 06:10 PM
There is nothing to "explain or work through". This was an honest assesment of my current suspension, not a review of drive stainless. As far as the colors I did not notice when I purchased because I bought them based off a recommendation from a friend , not facebook photos but regardless. Furthermore if powdercoating is so cheap then I would rather pay the extra 150 bucks from a vendor to get suspension that matches . Who wants to bolt different color suspension on their car....Looks amateur. I dont math to well so my review is based off driving experience. QA1 makes quality parts, they dont cure delorean suspension design.

powerline84
10-26-2018, 02:46 PM
Got sick of waiting so currently making my own set of adjustable rear custom control arms with my uncle . I'll post pics when done.

powerline84
10-30-2018, 10:30 PM
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1st test set made. New nos uppers from Mike and about 90 bucks in turnbuckles, nuts, and weldable inserts. Just over 200 bucks invested, and boom... camber problems solved. No waiting on vendors. Make them yourself, or have them made at a machine shop
...very easy to do and any competant machine shop that deals with circle track cars etc. Can do this.

Lessons learned

The inserts I ordered where all suppose to be smooth taper and 2 showed up with a stupid hex shape. Doesnt look the best but doesnt compromise integrity as that side was welded anyway so I didnt care. The size shown in the pic is to small . You'll either need to order bigger and mill them down or have a set made.

The inside of the tube is 1.166" if I remember right and nobody makes a weldable insert that size . My uncle said next time easier to just machine his own inserts out of solid stock instead of milling these to work.

So if you can weld and want to make your own set of these I would recommend cutting a control arm down the middle and taking it to a machine shop so they can machine you some weldable inserts, then take them home and make the control arm yourself. The turnbuckles and hardware I went with are all 3/4-16, plenty strong for this application. Or just have a local machine shop make them for you.

Stock upper arm is 8" from bushing center to center. These adjust from about 7 3/4 to well past 9 inches
Way more range then what is needed. Anyone with a lowered car like mine will need to go longer then stock anyway to fix camber issues .

Also remember you need 2 sets of left hand thread and 2 sets of right hand thread inserts and nuts so that your turn buckle will actually work and adjust out and in.


I plan on also making a set of lowers.

Once I install these on the car I'll post more pics /alignment etc.
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powerline84
10-30-2018, 11:15 PM
my Uncle is a Bad Ass welder and did a great job. I was gonna weld myself but he is A bad ass Tig welder and I couldn't compete with my MIG.

DMC-81
10-31-2018, 09:52 PM
Looking good Jimmy! I had a fellow DeLorean owner convert my lower links for a reasonable price, but I don't think he does it anymore. I think you can get good adjustment with one or the other, but having both perhaps gives you flexibility.

Here are before and after pics of them:

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36682&d=1441594770

http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=36800&d=1442183219

I painted them myself after the conversion.

powerline84
10-31-2018, 09:59 PM
Nice !

powerline84
11-06-2018, 08:45 PM
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Super happy with how these turned out. I will hopefully install them this weekend.

Lwanmtr
11-06-2018, 08:54 PM
Look nice...hope the work :)

powerline84
11-24-2018, 01:46 PM
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Well I finally got these installed and all I can say is wow they transformed the car. Much bigger driving improvment then I expected. The car feels much more planted and more predictable. Less wishy washy in the back end. At speed much less driver Input. I wish I would have done this sooner. Car drives much straighter. Best part is it only took an hour on the lift to install them . I am gonna move on to the front end now and try and do some improvements for caster .

Lwanmtr
11-24-2018, 04:40 PM
Cool. And seems like it can hang on walls better too...hehe.

I dont have any experience driving with a good suspension..mine was shot when I got it, so the driving I did do was squeaky and made me really careful...hehe.

Oh, you have a lil dirt under there, might wanna fix that :)

powerline84
11-24-2018, 06:04 PM
I was just thinking it's time to do some frame clean up lol

powerline84
05-27-2019, 02:46 PM
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Left rear caliper is sticking. Tried to put it on my new lift . To low . Time to build some ramps

Quinn
06-03-2019, 10:50 AM
Do you think that both an adjustable upper and lower link is necessary to properly align the rear camber, or can you get away with only using an adjustable upper link?

powerline84
06-04-2019, 08:28 PM
Lower link not necessary . Installing an adjustable upper link like I did puts the tire back out to where it's suppose to be and gets the car back to factory alingment specs. Actually better. As the stock setup had variances in production and was shit. I prefer adjustable uppers because it pushes the wheel back out to where it's suppose to be. When you agressively lower and make the lowers adjustable it still has a narrower track then stock. I plan on also doing my lowers. But it's not necessary . If you want a set of uppers or lowers made I can make that happen.

powerline84
06-07-2019, 07:36 PM
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Built some ramps for the D to get on the lift. 150 bucks in materials. Just need to paint them anti slip black . Now I can fix the sticky left rear caliper on the lift. I did a lot of work to this car in a storage unit. Life with a lift is much better lol

powerline84
06-09-2019, 10:40 AM
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I rebuilt the brakes in my car about 2 years ago now. I have only put 3 to the 5000 miles on the car but my brakes started to get sticky. Origionally when I rebuilt the car I was concerned about corrosion in the lines since the car had sat so long. But I believe after actually driving the car it knocked a bunch of old corrosion in the lines loose. My left rear was locking up after drives so I took both rear calipers off and rebuilt them . You can see the cross referenced jaguar rebuild kit seals from Rock Auto in the pics. I found a massive amount of rust in the calipers pooled up on the line in side . And both seals on both line in sides of the rear calipers were blown. Originally when I rebuilt them I used some brake build lube you can get at parts stores but I didn't like it . It was to thick. It's real easy to pinch the seals on the Pistons in these cars. I have found that using some dot 4 as lube really is the best and easiest method. Put it all back together adjusted the parking brake while I was in there and took it for a drive . Good as new. I am gonna do the front as well another day. I did. Flush the lines again and got just a little bit more crap out. Also replaced the clutch reservoir fluid while I was in there. Total cost. 14 dollars .

Lwanmtr
06-09-2019, 04:35 PM
Cool. I've considered taking my brakes off and doing a refurb on them...but not sure I'd have the skill and dont wanna wreck them.

powerline84
07-05-2019, 12:43 PM
New lugs From Mike MW605406054160542

Don't impact your lugs.
Hand torqued to 70ftlbs
It's the simple things in live :-)

On to air conditioning

powerline84
07-06-2019, 02:12 PM
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Well 2706 is literally going to get a 100% brand new AC system . Because apparently the original owner ran pigs blood through his AC lol

Lwanmtr
07-06-2019, 05:00 PM
Wow, thats just icky

powerline84
08-18-2019, 03:30 PM
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Rebuilt the fuel distributor o-rings . Replaced the headlights that have probably been on the car for 30 years and sottered the broken ground on the right front sidemarker . Car is fully operational again. Last system to bring online is the AC . I'll start assembly of that soon.

powerline84
10-25-2019, 10:15 AM
So I have been chasing brake issues since I built this car. Everything is new except the original metal lines. About a month or so ago I started having some intermittent pedal going to the floor scaring the crap out of me. I put the car on the lift, pulled the wheels and discovered a lot of brake drag . Front pads were smoked again and I had just rebuilt the calipers a few months before. I dug into the car to figure out why my brakes keep being a pain and found a few surprises. The front left caliper I could move while mounted . Pulled the hub and discovered 3 mounting bolts for the caliper bracket had backed out (scary. Someone had impacted them on and spread the lock washers so they were able to back out). Fixed that. Found the brake servo vacuum line connected but the clamp that secures is was loose and dangling. Moved on to the DMC master cylinder I had installed and was surprised to find it leaking and had failed. Ordered a 50/50 unit from delorean go and swapped that . Also adjusted the brake servo rod clockwise (in) 2 flats to fix the brake drag when my brakes get hot. Rebuilt the front calipers. Flushed the entire system and I finally have good solid reliable brakes. I like the way the 50/50 master brakes a lot better then the DMC 60/30 unit. Cars back on the road and driving/braking better then ever . 61504615056150761508615096151061511

Ron
10-25-2019, 10:58 AM
What is the red substance on the friction side of the brake pads in the 1st pic??

powerline84
10-25-2019, 11:14 AM
It's the pad surface itself

Josh
10-25-2019, 11:52 AM
hopefully the new master lasts you much longer!

I always wondered if those caliper bolts would back out. i guess they can. I red locktite them.

Ron
10-25-2019, 11:55 AM
Sorry, not clear- The pad material is dark gray (asbestos) as usual. I've never seen anything applied to the surface before. Where did you get them?

powerline84
10-25-2019, 11:57 AM
hopefully the new master lasts you much longer!

I always wondered if those caliper bolts would back out. i guess they can. I red locktite them.

Yeah I did the same I was shocked. One was actually sheared.

I'll have to pull the hub and mill it out later .
I replaced washers and put some lock tight on the bolts as well

powerline84
10-25-2019, 11:58 AM
Sorry, not clear- The pad material is dark gray, as usual. I've never seen anything applied to the surface before. Where did you get them?

They are just the high end Rock Auto pads. A permormance friction modifier coating crap lol (Probably already worn off lol)

Ron
10-25-2019, 12:02 PM
I see. I thought it might be something new...help shelf life, help seat them in or something.
THX!

FABombjoy
10-25-2019, 03:02 PM
It's a break-in coating

https://b.cdnbrm.com/images/products/rell/brakes/ebc-red-stuff-brake-pads-diagram.jpg

Rich_NYS
10-25-2019, 07:02 PM
A lot of good work goin' on here!

powerline84
10-26-2019, 06:31 PM
A lot of good work goin' on here!

Hell yeah . Did that to make Luke's driving tour. Life happened lol

powerline84
11-03-2019, 06:57 PM
http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?17838-2706-goes-megasquirt

powerline84
12-17-2019, 09:24 AM
https://youtu.be/KPl7vUENnVs

Megasquirt EFI engine is online !

Lwanmtr
12-17-2019, 05:07 PM
Cool. EFI is on my future list...maybe by then there will be a fusion electric motor available..hehe.

Bitsyncmaster
12-17-2019, 06:24 PM
Cool. EFI is on my future list...maybe by then there will be a fusion electric motor available..hehe.

Yes you got me thinking about EFI for my D.

powerline84
12-17-2019, 09:22 PM
Dave do it !!! In the meen time I need to ditched all my Lucas relays . That's where you come in lol . I no longer use an rpm relay . So that's out. And I also already have your fan fail relay .

Bitsyncmaster
12-18-2019, 06:51 AM
Dave do it !!! In the meen time I need to ditched all my Lucas relays . That's where you come in lol . I no longer use an rpm relay . So that's out. And I also already have your fan fail relay .

RPM, Lambda and Hot start relays go away with EFI. It still could use the RPM relay if you don't want to drive the fuel pump from your ECU. You would probably want to monitor the crash sensor to shut your pump down and unlock the doors.

powerline84
12-18-2019, 11:16 AM
I eliminated the rpm relay. I have megasquirt controlling my pump. And screw that stupid roll over switch. I also have had my door solenoids disable since I bought the car.

FABombjoy
12-18-2019, 11:39 AM
It still could use the RPM relay if you don't want to drive the fuel pump from your ECU.

You rally do want to remove the RPM relay, though

-Replacement is simple, cheap, available at any electronics store and even supermarkets
-Can properly prime the pump
-Can activate pump in software to facilitate troubleshooting and leak testing

powerline84
12-18-2019, 02:24 PM
The testing the pump circuit is really nice . I was able to test my new fuel lines for leak s with the click of a button .

Josh
12-18-2019, 05:06 PM
You rally do want to remove the RPM relay, though

-Replacement is simple, cheap, available at any electronics store and even supermarkets
-Can properly prime the pump
-Can activate pump in software to facilitate troubleshooting and leak testing

Is there also overrun fuel cut and deceleration fuel cut too?
Dave's rpm relay is a nice unit, but I dont see it having a place in an efi setup.

Josh
12-18-2019, 05:08 PM
And screw that stupid roll over switch. I also have had my door solenoids disable since I bought the car.

Im still running one in my car. I had the chance to cut it out several times but I figured it was cheap insurance. Also doubles as an anti theft device.

Im using one out of a 90s crown vic, much more robust than the Delorean switch.

powerline84
12-18-2019, 06:17 PM
Haha do you reach in there and pop it up on purpose ? That's genious.

FABombjoy
12-18-2019, 06:21 PM
Haha do you reach in there and pop it up on purpose ? That's genious.
It is unless you have central locks working, and you forget that you popped the inertia switch up, and then spend an hour figuring out why your doors won't lock.

powerline84
03-23-2020, 09:24 PM
63125

EFI conversion complete

Find info on conversion here:

http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?17838-2706-goes-megasquirt

powerline84
04-27-2020, 10:12 AM
Forgot to post on here. I My car originally came with a thin Gray dealer installed stripe kit. I got a nos one from PJ Grady a few years back. Removed mine cause it was in bad shape. Finally got around to putting the original nos replacement on. Definitely a 2 person job. The wife helped me. You need to use a heat gun and take your time to delicately heat the old adhesive. It's not overly difficult just a tedious process. I think it turned out great. Love it

Domi
04-27-2020, 01:27 PM
Nice job, it looks great :thumbup:

powerline84
04-27-2020, 02:35 PM
Thanks!

Lwanmtr
04-27-2020, 04:29 PM
Very nice and straight..not sure if Id be able to do that myself..hehe

powerline84
06-21-2020, 06:37 PM
MS3x Full sequential fuel and Ignition coil near plug odd fire prv conversion complete

https://youtu.be/cU6SZq9KVsU

Strong assist points go to :
Luke , Pat, Mark, and Josh

powerline84
10-25-2020, 08:11 PM
6482064821

Quite possibly the shortest EFI swap In History. I am swapping 2706 to an Ecoboost/G96 platform .

Thanks to Daniel + Son / Jesse of TN-DMC.com for the manpower help and pulling the engine.

Check out the Timeless Steel page for updates

https://www.facebook.com/timelesssteell/

JBaker4981
10-25-2020, 11:02 PM
6482064821

Quite possibly the shortest EFI swap In History. I am swapping 2706 to an Ecoboost/G96 platform .

Thanks to Daniel + Son / Jesse of TN-DMC.com for the manpower help and pulling the engine.

Check out the Timeless Steel page for updates

https://www.facebook.com/timelesssteell/

'Twas fun my man!

powerline84
11-16-2020, 11:23 AM
6497164972

Eco boost swap well underway!

Tune in to the Timeless Steel page for updates!
https://www.facebook.com/timelesssteell/

Lwanmtr
11-16-2020, 04:28 PM
6497164972

Eco boost swap well underway!

Well, very eco friendly with no engine :biggrin:

powerline84
05-06-2021, 11:21 PM
She's come a long way since the last time I posted. Tune in to the Timeless Steel pages for updates.
66271
Jimmy

powerline84
07-18-2021, 04:09 PM
66820


The Ecoboost and porsche trans are bolted to the frame. Utilizes all factory mount holes no mods to the frame. Designed and built by me. Ecoboost kits on the horizon.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=287979249783129&id=100057131693329

Lwanmtr
07-18-2021, 04:30 PM
Very cool. Cant wait to see it all finished. How much have you spent on this so far?

powerline84
08-01-2021, 05:27 PM
6694866947

Major weekend. Ecoboost swap Motor mount kit is complete . And drivetrain is permanently bolted in.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=298909588690095&id=100057131693329