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    07-18-2017, 06:25 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Thank you, Ron!
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    07-07-2017, 05:33 PM
    Timebender I agree that the front end could use some updating. Is there a thread here on DMCTalk or elsewhere where the creatives and the fabricators...
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    07-06-2017, 06:57 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [General] Vented Front Brakes - Miata in Custom DeLoreans/Mods
    "It works fine, but I am not using it" doesn't seem like much of an endorsement to me... Oh, well. This thread was fun reading, anyway. I guess...
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    07-06-2017, 06:51 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Probably some time after Bill receives the new license plates, registration, and insurance proofs that I am sending him in the mail so that he can...
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    07-05-2017, 08:49 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Well, at least he ran out of gas uphill and not far from his house. LOL Bill is quite satisfied with his little solenoid control box. He changed...
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    07-03-2017, 04:27 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I wish I had considered this $170 ago.
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    07-03-2017, 02:20 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Hack of the day: Bill made a box to fire the shift solenoids manually. He didn't explain why, but it seems that the wires require the load of a...
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    07-01-2017, 09:55 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Even slow progress is progress. I'm trying not to be too optimistic. #2613 has a way of fighting repairs. LOL
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    07-01-2017, 03:07 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Bill beat me to it: he was able to fire the solenoids manually with a couple of jumper wires. Now that we know the transmission itself is OK,...
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    06-30-2017, 04:54 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Things are getting very sad for #2613. I have to make a last-ditch attempt to figure out what the problem is. If it is the controller, there's no way...
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    06-30-2017, 03:29 PM
    You would need a logic box, but it wouldn't be that hard to make.
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    06-30-2017, 03:16 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Jayce, thanks for your parts list. I will have it on hand for future reference. :)
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    06-30-2017, 02:21 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    One of the things I like to tell people is that although the DMC-12 is associated with the 1980s, it was essentially designed in the 1970s and built...
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    06-30-2017, 11:49 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    And it's useless. The "parts list" on the AT gov. thread in the Resources section of this forum is incomplete. It's nice that I know I need, for...
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    06-30-2017, 10:56 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Indeed I am. However, there's a ton of electrical tape on the harness. Either it was put there to try to keep everything together, or the insulation...
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    06-29-2017, 10:19 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Today was a day full of stuff I didn't want to deal with but had to anyway, but finally tonight I had a chance to go digging in the garage and scored...
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    06-29-2017, 05:34 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    ... is exactly where I got the rest of my info of course ;)
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    06-29-2017, 01:57 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Thanks for that info, Ron. The previous owner of my car included the original auto trans. computer which had been removed. (I guess he bought a...
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    06-29-2017, 12:05 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Thanks, Dennis, for that info. I guess the wiring diagram is for "early" cars and the list of fused circuits is for "late" cars. #2613 for some...
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    06-28-2017, 07:08 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Funny what kind of discrepancies you can find digging through the Workshop Manual. The wiring diagram clearly shows that fuse 18 has a...
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    06-28-2017, 06:11 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Bill now says that it's impossible to even manually select first gear. He mentioned that he checked Fuse #13, which the workshop manual says is...
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    06-28-2017, 03:36 PM
    :burnout:
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    06-28-2017, 12:04 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    It's possible that Bill had not yet read, or never received, the e-mail I sent him about this modification, when y'all talked on the phone. (I am not...
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    06-27-2017, 11:20 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Almost forgot to mention the good news: I got #2613 registered in New York! Now when I pick it up, all I have to do is put the plates and stickers...
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    06-27-2017, 10:55 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [General] Electronic Otterstat in Custom DeLoreans/Mods
    My gauge reads pretty accurately below 220F, and then shoots up dramatically as the engine warms up. A temperature gun pointed right next to the...
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    06-27-2017, 10:46 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [Transmission Auto] Automatic Transmission Cooler in General DeLorean Discussion
    Lots of room up front in the curve of the frame. Tons of airflow, too. I'd mount one there. (And probably will.)
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    06-27-2017, 10:02 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Re: #2 above: It should be noted that I am running Jeff Angwin's digital computer governor -- I spliced it into the harness at the back of the engine...
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    06-27-2017, 09:54 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Three things tonight: 1. While road testing, the headlight switch got stuck in the "on" position. With no radio to get in the way, Bill was able...
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    06-27-2017, 05:41 PM
    Usually. 8)
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    06-26-2017, 10:30 PM
    I jack up the front end first because if I do the rear first I can't get my floor jack underneath the front spoiler. (Full disclosure: #2613 rides on...
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