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    [Engine] All of the clearances in the motor were designed...

    All of the clearances in the motor were designed for a small temperature range. For example the rings. Once heated up that gap is closed but get hotter and that ring starts to bind and the pistons...
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    [Engine] If you move the impeller too much in one...

    If you move the impeller too much in one direction it will not be good for the other side. There is a manufacturing tolerance because you can't have the impeller too close to either side. That said,...
  3. [Heat & A/C] Some more tips to confuse you; Make VERY sure...

    Some more tips to confuse you;
    Make VERY sure the pressure hose (discharge hose) is SECURELY attached to the frame where it passes by the steering shaft. The bolt can rip the hose apart if it...
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    [Engine] While the clearance is important, IMHO it isn't...

    While the clearance is important, IMHO it isn't the most important thing. Proper tension on the seal, the number of blades on the impeller and it's design, a lot of factors affect flow. Too much flow...
  5. One source of inspiration would be to look at...

    One source of inspiration would be to look at Lotus. Because of the very similar basic designs, Deloreans would have evolved along similar lines. For instance, DMC had plans to build a 4 seater,...
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    [Frame & Body] Put a strip of masking tape on as a guide. Using...

    Put a strip of masking tape on as a guide. Using a spray bottle, spray soapy water on where the decal goes. Pull the carrier off as you roll the decal on. Slide it around till you get it exactly...
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    [General] This is exactly what I did except I removed the...

    This is exactly what I did except I removed the binnacle to do it. Looked GREAT for a while but the crack came back. Because of the different materials with differing coefficients of expansion, the...
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    [General] The best source of previous ownership would be to...

    The best source of previous ownership would be to do a search of California M/V records. For service history you could ask the local vendors if they have any records.
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    [General] Very common for the cable to break right where it...

    Very common for the cable to break right where it is captured by the bolt. Every time you pull the handle you bend the cable right there in that one spot over and over. Add a "back-up" cable. You can...
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    Although some had complaints about his "customer...

    Although some had complaints about his "customer service", I found him to be very helpful and a VERY knowledgeable parts man. He was able to source a LOT of NEW stock and for many years, especially...
  11. [Heat & A/C] While the compressor may be able to run -12 and...

    While the compressor may be able to run -12 and -134, if it contains the wrong type oil you will have problems. The safest thing to do is just remove the oil and fill with the proper one for the type...
  12. [Heat & A/C] I agree you should start all over again. First...

    I agree you should start all over again. First recheck all of your connections making sure the compressor discharge goes to the condenser and then to the accumulator, orifice tube, and evap coil...
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    [General] They must have been custom embroidered, probably...

    They must have been custom embroidered, probably by an owner with the initials RG.
  14. [Heat & A/C] Since you replaced everything you must now...

    Since you replaced everything you must now double-check EVERYTHING. Verify the output of the compressor goes to the driver's side hose and goes to the condenser coil. Follow the routing all through...
  15. [Heat & A/C] Verify you have connected the low (blue) hose to...

    Verify you have connected the low (blue) hose to the suction (low) side and the same for the high (red) side. I think you go them reversed. According to ST-29-11/81 the correct fill is 2.2 lbs but...
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    [Engine] If the alternator can't put out enough power at...

    If the alternator can't put out enough power at idle when the fans start up, the excessive drop in voltage will mess with the ignition system and the idle motor causing the drop in RPM's. Could be a...
  17. The stock (original) mode of operations of the...

    The stock (original) mode of operations of the fans is;
    1) the "O" switch controls the fans on and off when the ignition is on
    2) When the A/C compressor clutch engages the A/C overrides the "O"...
  18. Make sure what is clicking, the relay or the...

    Make sure what is clicking, the relay or the cooling fan circuit breaker. The breaker usually won't click that fast. Check that you have the uprated (40A) circuit breaker. The relay should be...
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    [Engine] The ability of the idle motor system to control...

    The ability of the idle motor system to control the idle (if it is working) is reduced when you open the brass air screws, have vacuum leaks, don't have the screws on the throttle arm set correctly,...
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    [General] If the car is driven with no bushing for a long...

    If the car is driven with no bushing for a long time, the hole in the sheet metal can get quite enlarged, to the point where the bushing will no longer fit properly. The fix is to enlarge the hole...
  21. [Fuel] According to the Workshop Manual the unit parts...

    According to the Workshop Manual the unit parts of the fuel system are not rebuildable. That said, there are things you can do to make them serviceable again. If the plunger is stuck, soak the fuel...
  22. [General] Generally you do not violate copyright laws if...

    Generally you do not violate copyright laws if you make a copy and use it only for your own personal use. If you use it for profit or make it publicly available you can get into trouble.
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    [General] Welcome. Sounds like you got a nice car but it...

    Welcome. Sounds like you got a nice car but it will have all of the typical age-related issues. Besides the fuel system expect to replace all of the struts, tires, brakes, clutch, and battery. Drain,...
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    [Transmission Auto] The hose can also leak where the hose is crimped...

    The hose can also leak where the hose is crimped onto the pipe that goes to the cooler. It can run down and make it look like the nut is leaking.
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    [Engine] To clarify, the "O" switch is just a switch. Once...

    To clarify, the "O" switch is just a switch. Once you pass it's setpoint to turn the fans on it cannot sense anything else and conversely once it shuts off it can't sense how cold the coolant is. It...
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