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  1. [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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    [Engine] So, the DeLorean workshop manual, states that the...

    So, the DeLorean workshop manual, states that the cylinder head height must be between 4.373" - 4.379 " and mine was 4.353, with a deflection outside of the .002 tolerance.

    It had a deflection of...
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    [Engine] I've taken the head off of cylinders 1,2 & 3. ...

    I've taken the head off of cylinders 1,2 & 3.
    have taken it to a machine shop and a pressure check shows that the valves are seating 100%.

    now i need to look at the mating service - if it is...
  17. [Frame & Body] Edit This should have read ..... I have read...

    Edit
    This should have read .....

    I have read that Rob Grady / PJ Grady uses a rivet mod but have not been able to find anything in the search facility here?
    Feeling pissed off and in an angry...
  18. [Frame & Body] Toll booth window carrier plastic snapped

    Earlier on in the week I was feeling pretty good that I managed to remove the carrier.

    However today I dropped the carrier onto the concrete floor and snapped off one of the plastic retaining...
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    [Frame & Body] I managed to remove the carrier in 30 minutes....

    I managed to remove the carrier in 30 minutes.
    The 36 year old bonding was pretty hard.
    I used one of those long bladed knives that you get from a /$ shop.

    I used some UpVC Cleaner - it smells...
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    [Wanted] bump

    bump
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    Custom alternator adjuster/turnbuckle

    I helped this guy in the UK - a real petrol head develop a "Turnbuckle" adjuster for the Delorean.


    Restoring #11789 and having the alternator belt on and off many times - fitting exhausts,...
  22. Just an update on this. I managed to replace...

    Just an update on this.

    I managed to replace the accumulator, and thankfully no damage was done to the hardlines.

    After doing a heap more work on the car, it fired up for the first time and...
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    [Wanted] Bump. Anything in the UK ?

    Bump.

    Anything in the UK ?
  24. [Fuel] Got home and rummaged through my bits :-) and...

    Got home and rummaged through my bits :-) and found the missing part that makes everything make sense. Thank you guys for the quick responses and for "putting up" with my lack of knowledge on the K...
  25. [Fuel] Ok guys I think I have sorted it out ....... and...

    Ok guys I think I have sorted it out ....... and this is where a complete newb to Deloreans and K jetronic will hold his hands up and say I f'd up big time.

    So just as a bit of background - I've...
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