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    [Engine] One idea is to move the tank into the pontoon and...

    One idea is to move the tank into the pontoon and cut a hole for the pressure cap. Then connect an overflow tank to the overflow and keep the header tank filled and watch the level in the overflow...
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    [Engine] Even if you can figure out what the cross/over...

    Even if you can figure out what the cross/over is, you will probably wind up with something over 30 years old even if you can find an NOS tank. The design life was not 30 + years. Get the metal tank....
  3. Not running the fans would work but only if you...

    Not running the fans would work but only if you are moving fast enough and even then it might not be enough. You must still have things set up so if the motor got hot enough it would turn the fans...
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    [Frame & Body] A lot depends on how the car was cared for and if...

    A lot depends on how the car was cared for and if it spent a lot of time outside in the weather. Once everything gets exposed to the sun and shrinks, the paint gets burnt, and the hardware gets...
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    [General] A stock PRV or a Stage II gets a very slight...

    A stock PRV or a Stage II gets a very slight benefit in performance running on the rich side but it kills the catalytic converter (assuming you still have one).
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    [Frame & Body] There are "pros and cons" to taking the facias...

    There are "pros and cons" to taking the facias off. The front can be "fixed" (a metal support can be glued in) without removal. It can be very difficult getting the facias back on and you will have...
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    [Engine] Some other quick and simple tests; Can you hear...

    Some other quick and simple tests;
    Can you hear the fuel pump run?
    Is there gas in the tank?
    Check the connections on the white ballast resistor on the firewall, they get rusty and then no spark...
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    [General] If you don't consider the cost, the Stage II will...

    If you don't consider the cost, the Stage II will give you a bit more performance, an EFI conversion will give you (if it is done well) a more modern engine management system. The ultimate would, of...
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    Typically you do not need to remove or replace...

    Typically you do not need to remove or replace the hard lines unless you damaged them. I would flush them all of course and replace the hoses. As you said, some of the hard lines require the body to...
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    [General] The "welding" trick works. The way I do it...

    The "welding" trick works. The way I do it (mainly for large broken off studs or bolts) is to place a washer on the surface, weld to the broken off stump, come up above the surface and then place a...
  11. [Heat & A/C] The cooling fans are supposed to have the 40 A...

    The cooling fans are supposed to have the 40 A C/B, not the cabin fan. If the C/B is popping it could be the fan motor is on it's "last legs" or the C/B is bad. Check the current draw.
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    [General] MAP gas doesn't get it hot enough. An...

    MAP gas doesn't get it hot enough. An Oxy-Acetalyne torch will do it. Heat it up to cherry red, let it cool, heat it again and then remove it, along the threads, from the head. Then Heli-coil it. Use...
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    [General] The only repair that will last is to use the...

    The only repair that will last is to use the Heli-Coils or other brand of thread insert. As for the manifolds, Eastwood.com sells stuff that can make them look like new.
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    [General] Yup, that's the one. I use a 5 gallon bucket and...

    Yup, that's the one. I use a 5 gallon bucket and fill it with 2 gallons of anti-freeze and 2 gallons of water mixed so I don't have to stop when filling. It takes about 3 1/2 gallons if it is totally...
  15. Thread: Fuse amperage

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    [Electrical] #6 is for Hazard, horns, and door buzzer,...

    #6 is for Hazard, horns, and door buzzer, supposed to be 20 A
    #7 is the infamous fuel pump, Lambda system and CPR. Supposed to be 20 A
    #14 low beams
    #15 high beams each 20 A
    The wire gauge can...
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    [General] Only if the fuel pump is in good shape. When it...

    Only if the fuel pump is in good shape. When it is going bad it can draw a lot more. Add to that bad/dirty/corroded connections and that is why you see a lot of Deloreans with fuse position #7 melted...
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    [General] While the cooling system can expel *some* air,...

    While the cooling system can expel *some* air, initially it can't get rid of all of the air. Too much. It will get into the water pump and cause it to be "airbound" and it won't circulate the coolant...
  18. [Engine] You should check your gauges against an infra red...

    You should check your gauges against an infra red non-contact thermometer. Where the sending unit is makes a difference and they could be off a few degrees. The place to check is the pipe the "O"...
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    [General] [QUOTE=DMC-81;249229]David, I've mentioned this...

    [QUOTE=DMC-81;249229]David, I've mentioned this numerous times but here's another :) ....if you properly torque any clamp to the manufacturer's spec, whether you use silicone or rubber hoses, you...
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    [General] Fill with water pump up about 10 psi, bleed the...

    Fill with water pump up about 10 psi, bleed the radiator (the small nipple on the top right hand side) and the bleeder next to the water pump. Top off again and pressurize to 15 psi. Retighten all...
  21. [Engine] You are 'bouncing" around disconnecting this, and...

    You are 'bouncing" around disconnecting this, and moving that. You may actually stumble on the cause or you may add more things to fix. Verify spark or fuel. Rare for the ECU to die. Usually it is a...
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    Gold Delorean For Sale

    Just saw an ad in this month's Hemming Motor News. You can have one of the gold Deloreans for ONLY $150K! Not sure which gold one this one is though. It may not be one of the three original AMEX cars.
  23. [Engine] You really have to narrow it down to either the...

    You really have to narrow it down to either the fuel or electrical system. Either check for spark or squirt some Ether into the motor and see what happens. It may not be an electrical problem at all...
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    Sounds like the car was overheated and the head...

    Sounds like the car was overheated and the head gaskets popped. Someone started taking it apart and then end-of-story. It will need a lot of love to get it going again. Figure a lot of frame rot and...
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    [General] Don't try to reuse the old bushing. If it came...

    Don't try to reuse the old bushing. If it came out it is no good and if it is the original, it is soft rubber and won't last especially being over 30 years old. The new ones are more solid (Delran or...
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