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    Thanks for posting the photos. That's a nice...

    Thanks for posting the photos. That's a nice example of passion and qualifications in a demanding application. Failure is not an option.

    Your new ride will be less challenging to work on.
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  2. [General] Yes, a beefed up switch, whatever that amounts...

    Yes, a beefed up switch, whatever that amounts to, should do.

    The problem in your case is the switch hardware/mechanism. I've had a version of that problem happen to the original and then to my...
  3. [General] Yes, the switch can sometimes degrade to the...

    Yes, the switch can sometimes degrade to the point where the internal toggle won't latch properly when you push the switch to engage the next of the 3 operating modes.

    If you are careful you can...
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    +1 Joining the chorus of owners in and around...

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    Joining the chorus of owners in and around the Bay Area here to welcome a new owner. Thanks for making your introduction and showing us that black beauty.

    I'm one of the owners on the SF...
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    [General] Looks solid, Clint. Nice work, as usual. ...

    Looks solid, Clint. Nice work, as usual.

    Detail questions - does the Weissmann power antenna have a black mast or is it chrome? And where would one go to find one? eBay? Is there a model ID?
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    [Heat & A/C] +1, particularly about NO Vaseline on the seal. ...

    +1, particularly about NO Vaseline on the seal.

    Use a silicone grease, same as you would on car door weatherstripping or on an o-ring. Vaseline petroleum jelly will attack some kinds of...
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    [General] +1 Since we don't know how far gone the front...

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    Since we don't know how far gone the front is it's hard to say if paint is the only choice for you.

    You could go in stages. Start with polishing w/o wetsanding, then if you need to go deeper...
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    [General] Order one of these babies: Stant Cooling...

    Order one of these babies:

    Stant Cooling System Test Kit

    Built well, pumps fast, takes care of caps and system leaks as well as assisting with coolant bleed jobs. The one I bought has an...
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    [Heat & A/C] There's a lot going on here. First, the...

    There's a lot going on here.

    First, the airflow/ducting velocity at each outlet isn't supposed to depend on whether you choose HEAT or COLD on the temp knob. That knob only controls the air temp...
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    [Electrical] OK, well, your starter mount bolt-tightening may...

    OK, well, your starter mount bolt-tightening may have extended the borrowed time you had on that starter.

    If it's still the old symptom, intermittent non-crank, then you are probably looking at...
  11. Thread: Coolant Testing

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    [General] I'd use it. Ethylene glycol is very stable. ...

    I'd use it. Ethylene glycol is very stable.

    See linked article on this topic:

    https://www.liveabout.com/shelf-life-of-radiator-coolant-or-antifreeze-281696

    And when it comes to testing...
  12. Thread: Whine / Screech

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    [Heat & A/C] Does the screech happen at higher engine speed?...

    Does the screech happen at higher engine speed? And it comes and goes with A/C turned on/off?

    Thanks for the video. The engine noise doesn't seem very screechy to me. Maybe a slight bit of noise...
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    [Suspension] Yes, the tire size affects it a little bit. The...

    Yes, the tire size affects it a little bit.
    The 245/60 vs 235-60 adds 0.25in to the tire radius so the equivalent ride height to achieve correct alignment geometry with the 245's mounted is 5.75in....
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    [Suspension] The latest geometry you report shows massive neg...

    The latest geometry you report shows massive neg camber, something on the order of -5 deg., which I'm sure you can easily see is way off.

    Your frame height is way low even though you're running...
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    [Suspension] See inserted comments in bold italics with data...

    See inserted comments in bold italics with data about our D's rear suspension. It is set up very much like Dave's is:


    These readings are same on both L and R sides.
    For reference ours is set to...
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    [Frame & Body] Good points here. Yes, propping the strutless...

    Good points here.

    Yes, propping the strutless door as high as you can helps reduce the torque preload - but don't let the edges of the door hit the T-roof panel.

    Yes, if you use an Allen key be...
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    [Frame & Body] Yes, somebody over-torqued the driver door. You...

    Yes, somebody over-torqued the driver door. You may have noticed that door is harder to close than the other one.
    The allen key (hex wrench) and the associated tools are not trivial bits. Be sure to...
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    [Frame & Body] +1 Measure the door gap between the position...

    +1

    Measure the door gap between the position of the lower edge of the hanging door to lower edge of closed door. Run the preload test with all the panels/parts on the door (except the lift...
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    Yes, this listing cycled through this forum about...

    Yes, this listing cycled through this forum about 3 weeks ago.

    LINK: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?17587

    Within that thread you can see the car also popped up for sale 2 yrs ago:...
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    [General] 1. Remove the radiator cap from the header bottle...

    1. Remove the radiator cap from the header bottle allowing air in to speed up the draining. In your case no need to open the bleed/vent screw on the thermostat housing as well since that port is...
  21. Sticky: Poll: +1 on this. A DD runs well/reliably regardless of...

    +1 on this. A DD runs well/reliably regardless of cosmetics.

    Hagerty says a DD with cosmetic issues is a #4 car in their collector classification. At the moment they value such a DeLorean at just...
  22. Valuation - DeLorean is "one of the hottest collector cars"

    Here's a current piece about DeLorean valuations from Hagerty including some of the factors in its favor, not least of which is the vendor parts support. Thank you, vendors!

    LINK: Hagerty: "One of...
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    [Frame & Body] For ours: 12cm +/-0.5cm to lowest point near the...

    For ours: 12cm +/-0.5cm to lowest point near the center of wheelbase.

    The low spot for your high-centering concern looks like it would be the fuel tank closing plate bolts at rear of closing...
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    Here is comes again. Here's a link to a previous...

    Here is comes again. Here's a link to a previous appearance of this car or one just like it.... http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?15370

    The quality notes about the color, the fascias, the interior...
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    [General] The left inboard brake lamp failed the a...

    The left inboard brake lamp failed the a self-check this today. It was OK as recently as 4 wks ago.
    The lamp itself checked out fine.

    Traced it to an iffy ground connection between that lamp's...
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