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    [General] So I did everything that was recommended - added...

    So I did everything that was recommended - added water into the engine until it bubbled up with the thermostat off, drilled a hole (1/16th) in the thermostat, ran water down the return pipe until the...
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    [General] I actually took the spring out of the hose that...

    I actually took the spring out of the hose that goes from the engine to the otterstat pipe, as it was badly rusted and collapsing inside, plus the tube is pretty old and worn looking. I took it to a...
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    [General] I ended up getting a 180 thermostat, one of the...

    I ended up getting a 180 thermostat, one of the nicer Standt ones - I'll have to see if it has the jiggle pin, and of not, I'll add a little hole on my press.
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    [General] So I tried several things - put more coolant in,...

    So I tried several things - put more coolant in, no luck Replaced the thermostat, and at first it did get liquid to the otterstat, but the fans still wouldn't come on until 220 - and so I let the...
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    [General] Good idea - I did replace it last Summer when the...

    Good idea - I did replace it last Summer when the one in there just gave put one hot summer day when I just happened to be looking for a parking space at the local weekly car show. The overflow hose...
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    [General] Possibly an air pocket - but I'm sure I bled it a...

    Possibly an air pocket - but I'm sure I bled it a while ago after putting in a new thermostat, but one can never be too sure. The sensor is on the side of the block above close to the spark plugs.
    ...
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    [General] Sudden high temp on gauge.

    I had the oddest thing happen today while out. I had taken the car to go get some groceries, and the engine heated up to it's normal 220 on the gauge (which in reality is more around 185 according to...
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    [General] I really haven't kept up on this aside from...

    I really haven't kept up on this aside from reading the occasional post on this thread, and then saw the news today about Alec Baldwin. I think, as a film guy, it would be neat to see the story told...
  9. Someone had discovered that the top housing from...

    Someone had discovered that the top housing from a Pittman motor (we use those for our dome drives on R2 and other such droids) is the right diameter and height for the Torr Relay base, and so he...
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    [General] Yes, it's trademarked by Apple...

    Yes, it's trademarked by Apple...
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    [General] I have a bottle of Jones Blue soda too with a...

    I have a bottle of Jones Blue soda too with a DeLorean on it, but from the front.
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    My reverse lights don't work either- I guess that...

    My reverse lights don't work either- I guess that makes my car movie accurate?

    And on Doc's checklist on his clipboard:

    1. Get in car and pull it into truck.
    2. Raise ramp via some means of...
  13. Neato. Speaking of stripes, anyone know where I...

    Neato. Speaking of stripes, anyone know where I can get a set of the upper thin stripes? My car came with them, but they're original and looking pretty bad, as they're peeling off in spots.
  14. Well that's pretty awesome I'd say.

    Well that's pretty awesome I'd say.
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    [General] Then I'd recommend for a more modern or current...

    Then I'd recommend for a more modern or current look, fiberglass frame with the clear thermoplastic window, and as I mentioned before, vents near the bottom by the rear fascia.
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    [General] First off, thanks Bob. :) Second, I have a...

    First off, thanks Bob. :)

    Second, I have a huge spoiler on the back of my DeLorean, and it doesn't seem to have any adverse effects on it since it was put on by the original owner back in the...
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    [General] Take a look at these- something I mocked up a...

    Take a look at these- something I mocked up a couple years ago..

    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?12359-New-Nose-Facia-and-Spoiler-Design&highlight=Fascia
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    [General] If you're going to do that, take a look at my...

    If you're going to do that, take a look at my front fascia designs that I've put here and in my design blog at https://gregschumsky.com/2015/08/27/delorean-front-facia-design-exercise/.

    I honestly...
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    What happened to just knowing when to check the...

    What happened to just knowing when to check the oil and other stuff based on hours or miles? I'm all for tech, but that seems kinda lame.
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    I was thinking the same thing. I like seeing...

    I was thinking the same thing. I like seeing people do new and interesting things, but yes, don't take credit as being the first one to come up with the idea. Being the way social media, and media is...
  21. [Electrical] Thanks Rob- yes the screws are very short- so...

    Thanks Rob- yes the screws are very short- so most likely from the first bunch sent out. It's like they just weren't long enough to reach.
    I'll swing by my local hardware store to get some longer...
  22. [Electrical] Good idea and easy fix.

    Good idea and easy fix.
  23. [Electrical] I actually have one of those, and here's my...

    I actually have one of those, and here's my unsolicited review...
    The Good...
    A. It does align the switches nicely, and they all pop into it well.
    B. It looks nice.

    The not so good..
    A. The...
  24. [Electrical] I don't get how, as even with the switches pulled...

    I don't get how, as even with the switches pulled out and plugs out of the way, I can't get my hand past that area to reach the lighter.

    Unless it has to be done by someone much smaller than me.
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    [General] Car was running extremely rough. We thought it...

    Car was running extremely rough. We thought it might be a flywheel out of balance, but I wanted to check the spark plugs to see if any were fouled (one was), but found one bad boot on an spark plug...
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