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  1. Thread: DeLorean Fever

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    This is great! Thanks for posting it! :)

    This is great! Thanks for posting it! :)
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    angle drive update

    To quote Bill exactly: "Yay!"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_89N--fge8
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    In case anyone would like to have a look at...

    In case anyone would like to have a look at #2613's broken angle drive and exactly what the spindle cable failure looks like, here is a video that Bill made.

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    [General] The special rule is that you must give Rodolfo...

    The special rule is that you must give Rodolfo credit for his time and work :)
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    Yes. The sensor is putting out a proper signal...

    Yes. The sensor is putting out a proper signal and the gauge is receiving it. The resistor pack used to calibrate the gauge is the part which has failed.

    The nature of the failure gives it away:...
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    Bill has a theory that the cables unwind because...

    Bill has a theory that the cables unwind because they are spun in the opposite direction that they are wound. He has had to replace a couple of cables on his car due to "spaghettification" of the...
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    I suppose #2613 is atypical. The gears and...

    I suppose #2613 is atypical. The gears and bushings seem to be in very good shape.

    \_(ツ)_/
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    [General] Woot! Thanks! :D

    Woot! Thanks! :D
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    [General] Pretty please? :)

    Pretty please? :)
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    It just got bumped down on my priority list, too....

    It just got bumped down on my priority list, too. Bill has informed me that the angle drive's internals are fine and all I needed was a new spindle cable. :)

    However, I'm sure it's only a matter...
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    Thanks, Josh, for that information! Since...

    Thanks, Josh, for that information!

    Since #2613's temperature gauge has also failed, I will eventually have to pull the cluster out and repair/replace some stuff there. That might be a good time...
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    #2613's angle drive has now failed. Although...

    #2613's angle drive has now failed. Although there's an easy way to get the necessary 16 pulse-per-revolution signal for an electric speedometer (also used for cruise control which I tried to install...
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    Thanks for that info, Rodolfo! I did not know...

    Thanks for that info, Rodolfo! I did not know about that website or their products until now.
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    Thanks for checking my drawing! Why: 1. I...

    Thanks for checking my drawing!

    Why:

    1. I don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be.

    2. Hazard Switch: $45.00 if I have to buy a new one, free if I find the spare that...
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    Yes and yes. Thanks!

    Yes and yes.

    Thanks!
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    Looks like no one has any ideas about my...

    Looks like no one has any ideas about my electrical mod. Well, then. I guess I can just have a Y- jumper handy when I drive the car home (with luck in full daylight and no rain), and then try my mod...
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    Nice to hear from you, Louie! The car is up...

    Nice to hear from you, Louie!

    The car is up and running, yes, but not in my possession. There was the possibility that I could have taken possession of it last weekend when Bill was in the D.C....
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    Been trying to think of how I could use my extra...

    Been trying to think of how I could use my extra hazard switch to replace my failed headlight switch, while adding a relay for the marker lights to take the load away from the switch.

    I think this...
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    I had another thought about this. Even if your...

    I had another thought about this.

    Even if your chosen carburetor doesn't have a separate barb for a charcoal canister, it will have a barb for the spark advance hose. You could put a "T" fitting...
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    If the pump is small enough, you could mount it...

    If the pump is small enough, you could mount it on the firewall nearer the fuel tank.

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    [General] If the fuel pump is small enough, you can also...

    If the fuel pump is small enough, you can also mount it nearer the fuel tank.
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    I think it's safe to say that every DeLorean...

    I think it's safe to say that every DeLorean owner will have his or her own set of problems to deal with, depending on how the car is configured. With a 36-year-old vehicle, the best you can do is...
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    A note of caution to anyone reviving a long-dead...

    A note of caution to anyone reviving a long-dead DeLorean. Any fuel in the tank will be part, or all, gooey varnish. You can clean the tank out with bunches of chemicals and twist your arm every...
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    [General] OK, I finished reading the thread so I'm up to...

    OK, I finished reading the thread so I'm up to speed now.

    I suggest you pull the engine-compartment end of the fuel line and stick it in a mason jar, then turn on the fuel pump for a few seconds....
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    [General] I suggest using a spray bottle of water instead.

    I suggest using a spray bottle of water instead.
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