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    [Electrical] Road tested it today with a drive to Costco,...

    Road tested it today with a drive to Costco, voltage stayed around 13 or a little above even with the a/c on full blast. Continued the road test with a drive to the move theater across town to see...
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    [Electrical] It hasn't made the noise since my last post but...

    It hasn't made the noise since my last post but last Saturday I saw a pretty massive voltage drop at idle with the lights and a/c on. (It was down by the lower unmarked red line.) Testing it in the...
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    My neighbor invited me to hang out with them and...

    My neighbor invited me to hang out with them and the other neighbors last night and I didn't want to be rude so I went over there. We got on the subject of my DeLorean and I told them the Cliffs...
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    [Electrical] A few drives had gone by without hearing it, but...

    A few drives had gone by without hearing it, but it did it again last night. It went away when I pulled the #4 fuse. On the schematic it looks like the shortest path between that fuse and the...
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    [General] I haven't talked to him in a while but he posts...

    I haven't talked to him in a while but he posts on the DeLoreanDirectory Instagram daily. Just shot him a text on your behalf.
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    [Electrical] Well, I installed my freshly rebuilt alternator...

    Well, I installed my freshly rebuilt alternator and took it for a test drive and it was still making the noise afterwards. :swear1: Guessing I need to look elsewhere in the system? It did go away...
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    [Brakes] Hmm, I have Ohtsus on the front that have about...

    Hmm, I have Ohtsus on the front that have about 23K miles on them, rears are Cobras that I just got a few months ago. They're the correct sizes but prior to replacing the rears I had Ohtsus in the...
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    [Electrical] When I'd intermittently turn the key and nothing...

    When I'd intermittently turn the key and nothing would happen? And it was just waiting to strand me in the middle of Nebraska? Oh yeah, that was a fun time, LOL. Always an adventure with this car...
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    [Electrical] I took it to a rebuild shop yesterday and they...

    I took it to a rebuild shop yesterday and they got it done that afternoon. They said the voltage regulator was fine, but the brush holder had melted. They said that could have had any number of...
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    [Electrical] Thanks, guys. It does kind of look like the ones...

    Thanks, guys. It does kind of look like the ones Hervey had on his site back in the day. https://web.archive.org/web/20160326102936/http://specialtauto.com/delorean-parts/alternators.html

    I've got...
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    [Brakes] I drove it to work a couple days this week and...

    I drove it to work a couple days this week and didn't notice any significant changes in the braking action, although it's never exactly stopped on a dime to begin with.

    I forgot to listen for the...
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    [Electrical] High pitched noise from alternator

    Last night I heard a weird noise that seemed to be coming from the alternator. It was about 15 minutes after I'd turned the car off. Keys were still in the ignition but the noise continued after I...
  13. Thanks for all your hard work on this, Rich. It's...

    Thanks for all your hard work on this, Rich. It's a bummer that things didn't work out this year but with so much turbulence and uncertainty in the world, the health and safety (physically and...
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    [Brakes] Here are the front ones installed. 63818 ...

    Here are the front ones installed.

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    Nick posted a pic of the rear ones above, mine are the same style as that.

    Overall one of the easier jobs I've done on this car! The hardest part was...
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    [Brakes] Thanks, everyone! Nick - yes, the ones with the...

    Thanks, everyone! Nick - yes, the ones with the springs are for the front (I think, and so David says also). I know I ordered a set for the front and the rear so if the ones with the clips go on the...
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    [Brakes] Grady anti-rattle clips

    So I'm finally getting around to installing these clips I bought like 3 years ago.

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    And I can't actually find instructions for them anywhere so I just wanted to double check - the ones on...
  17. Thanks for the update, Rich! I think you're...

    Thanks for the update, Rich! I think you're making a wise decision.

    Hosting costs permitting, would it be possible to archive the footage of the sessions and make it available to paid "attendees"...
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    [General] If you're planning on flushing the coolant...

    If you're planning on flushing the coolant anyway, why not drain the system before you start the install?

    I just did Toby's kit recently, the rear bleeder now comes with a valve you can turn on...
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    Be careful with State Farm. I know 2 owners who...

    Be careful with State Farm. I know 2 owners who had bad experiences with them. One was when he was young (about 15-20 years ago), they took his money, then decided they couldn't actually insure the...
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    [Fuel] Oh yeah, I did that too a few years back but...

    Oh yeah, I did that too a few years back but maybe it's time for a new one.
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    [Fuel] Going on 4 years and 24,000 miles here. Although...

    Going on 4 years and 24,000 miles here. Although I keep getting a random fuel vapor smell in the cabin. (Solutions tried so far: replacing the o-ring under the blanking plate, tightening a clamp and...
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    [General] Turns out you can't replace those heater lines...

    Turns out you can't replace those heater lines without taking the body off the frame so I just had to clean them up and make do. But then during pressure testing the y-pipe hose sprung a leak so now...
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    [General] 63216 Heater hard lines too, I guess. Never...

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    Heater hard lines too, I guess. Never leave your car parked for 23 years with coolant in the lines, kids!
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    [General] Started with replacing a leaky radiator, expanded...

    Started with replacing a leaky radiator, expanded into replacing the s-pipes and repainting the closing plate. Also, installing NW's self-bleeder.

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    I think it was time...
  25. Thanks for the update, Rich! Just heard they...

    Thanks for the update, Rich! Just heard they closed Midway tower due to a controller testing positive... Stay safe everybody!
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