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    Hi Rod. Whilst recovering mine (outdoors) , the...

    Hi Rod.
    Whilst recovering mine (outdoors) , the wind picked up and the fabric folded over when I was spraying the glue ... on the corner by the sun visor.
    I let it dry overnight - I also purposely...
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    [Frame & Body] I purchased the clip SP10557, as they are...

    I purchased the clip SP10557, as they are advertised as also being used as tread plate clips.
    When I received the new clips they don't have the barb as shown in one of the earlier pictures in this...
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    [Brakes] I used to post a lot on a guitar forum and always...

    I used to post a lot on a guitar forum and always went back to my thread and described the outcome. People come back to me years later saying how much it helped.

    You may be right Dave, insofar as...
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    [Brakes] I wonder how that all turned out? I have the...

    I wonder how that all turned out?

    I have the same problem - initially I had absolutely NO vacuum at the servo .. there was no vac tank in the car either !!!

    Anyways ... if anybody wants to...
  5. Hi Jesse try this one (which I have to say looks...

    Hi Jesse try this one (which I have to say looks a lot like the other one I quoted - but seems to work ok? )...
  6. Stainless clips (part no 10672) from UK vendor

    The DeLorean uses 48 metal clips (Part Number 10672) to grip the strips (Part Nos 106388 - 106392 and 108465) that hold the grills to the engine cover.

    I replaced my 40 year old rusty ones with...
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    [General] The link to the stainless clips is :-...

    The link to the stainless clips is :-
    https://www.bresco.com/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?page=search&SS=24170P%20&PR=-1&TB=O&ACTION=Go!&fbclid=IwAR3buJEFtEiMn_Gj4cu-mjekAO9zHiqFYjnck8rIEAeSJ4WvOUXotdHzf5o
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    [General] The engine cover grills often need to be...

    The engine cover grills often need to be refurbished during a project and the metal strips that retain the mesh grills are invariably rusted after 40 years. The same can be said of the 48 clips that...
  9. [Frame & Body] I replaced the rear speakers with new elliptical...

    I replaced the rear speakers with new elliptical speakers. Each speaker had a rubber ring covering the magnet and this had to be removed to enable the new speakers to fit the rear interior panels....
  10. My friend - a 71 year old retired Volvo Mechanic,...

    My friend - a 71 year old retired Volvo Mechanic, said that he often wondered why there wasn't a "screw out access plug" in either side of the timing case, so that you could get to the tensioners...
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    How to: Brake Servo Vacuum Route

    In the process of restoring my project #11789, it was apparent that the brake servo was not receiving any vacuum. The source of it's vacuum did not have a rubber tube attached to it.
    There is a...
  12. [Fuel] Woo hoo - somebody used and acknowledged my tip -...

    Woo hoo - somebody used and acknowledged my tip - thanks for that acknowledgement . It works great doesn't it?
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    [Engine] You are right. When I got this car 2 years ago...

    You are right.
    When I got this car 2 years ago I would not have known about the things you pointed out, so it's good to let people know (who aren't in the know).

    It's a bit frustrating when I...
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    [Engine] You have the auto bleeder installed. Usually done...

    You have the auto bleeder installed. Usually done because you either have leaks or blown head gaskets or both.
    - Yup, I installed that. I thought that I may have had an air lock. The car is...
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    [Engine] As I say , I was getting on ok - I was at this...

    As I say , I was getting on ok - I was at this stage then had to strip down a lot of the work that I had already carried out.

    gutted to be doing the head - but better to be safe than sorry :-(

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    [Engine] Cheers - good call - they all look fine. will...

    Cheers - good call - they all look fine. will check again when I'm down the workshop = the tech guy did have a look at them and felt with his finger nail - as I say all seems to be ok
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    [Engine] It was always going to be a risk when I bought...

    It was always going to be a risk when I bought the car.

    in the scheme of things having been in Dubai for 12 years then dry stored in the UK since 1994, it's very good condition rust wise. When I...
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    [Engine] Hi David. All great advice. The valves have...

    Hi David.

    All great advice. The valves have already been checked using a dedicated tester in the workshop.

    I wish it was a case of me wanting to do this for the experience. You couldn't be...
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    [Engine] Yeah- ironically I was going to be buying the the...

    Yeah- ironically I was going to be buying the the DeLorean now, in 2019.

    However, Prices were going up (as were most classic cars), and because of the brexit announcement, the pound / dollar...
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    [Engine] Cheers Ron. Yes I'm doing the best I can but...

    Cheers Ron.
    Yes I'm doing the best I can but having never worked on a Delorean it's a learning curve.

    It was my ambition to have a car project when I retired and I bought #11789 knowing it...
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    [Engine] The distributor (spark) was installed incorrectly...

    The distributor (spark) was installed incorrectly . I'm guessing a PO hadn't checked that the valves were on the rock and the cam was looking like "Micky Mouse Ears"

    I reset the spark distributor...
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    [Engine] Here's an interesting thread which verifies my...

    Here's an interesting thread which verifies my earlier comments

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?7116-How-much-can-be-safely-shaved-from-PRV-heads
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    [Engine] Hi Ron. He didn't mention that , but I will...

    Hi Ron.

    He didn't mention that , but I will check. Thanks.

    I was on a Swedish Volvo parts stockists and checked out head gasket dimensions - some varied by as much as 8 thou in thickness. One...
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    [Engine] David I will be doing the two heads. This is a...

    David
    I will be doing the two heads.
    This is a project car - it came to me on a trailer together with boxes of bits.
    The car went to Dubai in 82, returned to the UK in 94, and has never been used...
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    [Engine] Hi David. The head was measured in exactly the...

    Hi David.
    The head was measured in exactly the way you state. - a straightedge and feeler gauges.
    The head dimension per the manual is 4.373 +.006 - so a newly manufactured head can be in the range...
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