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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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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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    [General] I think you're reporting failure of the actual...

    I think you're reporting failure of the actual radiator cap on the OE-style radiator and not on the "radiator" cap on the header bottle.

    No, I have no experience fixing it. A new radiator sounds...
  12. Car & Driver asks designers to imagine the 2020 DeLorean

    Car & Driver publishes a DeLorean-themed styling exercise in the August, 2019 issue.

    "What if...DeLorean had succeeded?" is the question posed to three auto design pros with their responses shared...
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    [Suspension] The tie rod end should be up against a nut. ...

    The tie rod end should be up against a nut.

    Each of the rod ends is locked in position on the tie rod threads by the hex nut that's jammed against it. Use a 19mm wrench to loosen the nut with the...
  14. [Heat & A/C] A reference here to a Sanden manual to consider...

    A reference here to a Sanden manual to consider as you look to tear back into it:

    You mention the unit is a Sanden SD709. The manual for that model is HERE

    Among other things there you will see...
  15. [Heat & A/C] It looks like the manifold gauges are reading in...

    It looks like the manifold gauges are reading in reverse of normal with compressor on. The low side reads like the high side should and vice versa. Am I reading that correctly?

    That, along with...
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    And the topic is also addressed in this thread:...

    And the topic is also addressed in this thread: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?264

    Our colleague Dermot is the author of that list as well as the OP of the thread.

    Nicely done, too!
  17. Comments here about the Inner Door Seal only: ...

    Comments here about the Inner Door Seal only:

    I'm with David P. I'm partial to the current version of the DMCH item. 2 years after installation they are like new....
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    Sticky: [General] Hagerty's film review

    Here's a link to the film review posted today in Hagerty's newsletter: framing-john-delorean-goes-deep: Daily_News_Thursday_June_20
  19. Update: The bill looks dead for at least this...

    Update: The bill looks dead for at least this assembly session.

    No action is listed for this bill since the Transportation Committee hearing in late March. The deadline for bills to advance to the...
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    Sticky: [General] We were privileged to get to watch the movie at a...

    We were privileged to get to watch the movie at a local theater yesterday. Afterward we got to visit with a dozen or so others who watched it with us and wanted to hang out afterward.

    The movie is...
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    PM sent.
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    Sticky: [General] NY Times says the film is "unfailingly engrossing"

    And here's a positive review of the movie in today's edition of the New York Times :

    https://nyti.ms/2wEvl23

    It's listed as a Critic's Pick.


    ‘Framing John DeLorean’ Review: The Man Who...
  23. Thread: Body Kits?

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    These might be the deepest side skirts I've seen...

    These might be the deepest side skirts I've seen for a D. Not that I've seen a lot of them...

    Since it is a recent purchase have you checked to see whether they work with a floor jack at the 4...
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    Sticky: [General] Framing John DeLorean story carried by NPR today

    Congrats on the excellent reception the film is getting in the press, Tamir!

    If this is the correct place to share some of that press coverage here is a description of the film and his role in it...
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    Happy hunting for your dream DeLorean. Before...

    Happy hunting for your dream DeLorean.

    Before mentioning a correction to your post I'll say craigslist isn't the first tool I'd use in a collector car search - just the same it could lead to...
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