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    [General] One thing to be aware when putting this list...

    One thing to be aware when putting this list together is the strength of a given bolt. It is marked on the head. While stainless steel looks great, it is not a high strength material. I would take...
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    [Frame & Body] I would recommend having a good/ reputable body...

    I would recommend having a good/ reputable body shop paint the fascias. I used the correct DMC paint code and it turned out well. That was 5 years ago, and they held up well. I think it was around...
  3. +1. Also use a soft pillow to put under your...

    +1. Also use a soft pillow to put under your knees as you will be on them for a while, leaning over the fuse box.

    Do yourself a favor, get a quality crimping tool like this one from Grainger:...
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    [Brakes] Here is more discussion on the brake master...

    Here is more discussion on the brake master cylinders: http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?16595-50-50-vs-38-62-brake-master-cylinder
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    Theme music salute

    So, I was fueling up the car today at WaWa where they have 89 octane non-ethanol gas. It is a recently built station with pumps that feature built in video screens and speakers. They were playing...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] It left in 2013. Unfortunately, the owner passed...

    It left in 2013. Unfortunately, the owner passed away in 2008 in his 50s and the family brought it down to DMCFL 5 years later.
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] You are welcome. Interestingly, the original...

    You are welcome. Interestingly, the original owner of my car lived in Georgia and went to Georgia Tech. There was a "Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech" sticker on the windshield when I bought the car.
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    [General] I found that by using my car in the Florida heat...

    I found that by using my car in the Florida heat meant that I couldn't cover the fuse box, nor keep the wooden relay compartment cover in place covered by the carpet.

    My solution was to make a...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Here are a couple pictures of the cross gate...

    Here are a couple pictures of the cross gate cable and other linkages attached to the gearbox:

    http://dmctalk.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=47677&d=1480994011
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    [Frame & Body] Hi Jonathan, Yes, they are aluminum. They are...

    Hi Jonathan,

    Yes, they are aluminum. They are not anodized. Mine were dirty as well. I cleaned the worst part of the grease, oil, and road tar off with engine degreaser and a non scratch cleaning...
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    [General] Yes. I completed my restoration under DMC's...

    Yes. I completed my restoration under DMC's Budget Restoration Program (BRP). Besides the discount, when I completed the car, I got a very nice framed certificate of completion and a handwritten...
  12. Thread: Oil leak help

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    [Engine] +1 on what Jonty said. Also, is it engine or...

    +1 on what Jonty said. Also, is it engine or transmission oil? The latter has a pungent sulfur smell to it.
    Based on where it is , engine oil can come from the rear main seal (the orange ring in the...
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    Sticky: I didn't know him, but knew he was a big part of...

    I didn't know him, but knew he was a big part of the DeLorean community. Condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. :(
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] Is it a PRV engine?

    Is it a PRV engine?
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    [General] +1. Might as well add to the chorus. 2016 for me...

    +1. Might as well add to the chorus. 2016 for me too. I'm not sure if Rob changed suppliers, etc. since then, but you can call to verify and ensure stock.
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  16. [Fuel] Also, try to only squeeze the pump trigger...

    Also, try to only squeeze the pump trigger halfway. This works for me. It is only a 14 gallon tank, so depending on how much fuel you have left, you can judge when to slow down by looking at how much...
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    [General] Hi. Yes CFI is correct. It was fixed with all new...

    Hi. Yes CFI is correct. It was fixed with all new door seals and then a striker pin adjustment.

    Funny enough, when I first went out to look at the car, the driver's door was stuck shut due to...
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    [General] I bought my car from DMCFL in 2013 as a...

    I bought my car from DMCFL in 2013 as a restoration candidate, as that is what I was looking for. ("As is" as Michael described). I paid a little more for it than a "rough" car that I bid on...
  19. [Engine] Hi Jonathan, Here is a picture of how that...

    Hi Jonathan,

    Here is a picture of how that connection is fastened to the protecting plate (which is itself fastened to the transmission by 2 x 7mm (11mm socket) screws.
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    [Fuel] Hi. My understanding is that is a good...

    Hi. My understanding is that is a good replacement pump for the unit. Very importantly, it has the correct high flow rate. Be sure to get the filter (107643) unless it is included with the pump.
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    [General] Great Job! That looks like a better than new...

    Great Job! That looks like a better than new install. :thumbup:
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    [Engine] Sorry, I'm not referring to using assembly lube...

    Sorry, I'm not referring to using assembly lube to prime the oil pump. They were separate thoughts.

    1) Use assembly lube when building the engine to minimize wear on your new or cleaned parts...
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    [General] Looks great!

    Looks great!
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    [General] I haven't heard of a green thread sealing...

    I haven't heard of a green thread sealing compound, but doing a search, perhaps it is this:

    https://www.jomarvalve.com/products/greenstuff.html

    It is a general purpose sealing compound that...
  25. Thread: A/C Compressor

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    There is a valve in the VOV that will stick if...

    There is a valve in the VOV that will stick if the tube that it goes in is bent, i.e. you can't bend the VOV. Depending on that situation, it could cause problems.

    If you don't find a used one,...
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