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    [Electrical] Some of the obvious things to check: how is the...

    Some of the obvious things to check: how is the ground connection, and check the inertia switch.

    What voltage do you get when you probe the harness pins with a DMM to a good ground? This will give...
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    Maiden Voyage Completed!

    Since the last post, I've been trying to get the engine to run right. It just was not running properly, I couldn't get any RPM's out of it. I even tried to back it out of the driveway on to the road...
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    [Electrical] Thanks. I figured that's what it was for but...

    Thanks. I figured that's what it was for but wanted to make sure. The radio doesn't work (didn't work when we got it in 1985) and I've already removed the antenna because it was in the way. So I...
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    [Electrical] Is this relay for the power antenna?

    I was looking around behind the seats, when I noticed a red wire going from one side of the car to the other. This wire had worn through the insulation so it needs some attention. The wire goes...
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    I've been working on the engine a bit to see if I...

    I've been working on the engine a bit to see if I can get it to the a bit better. Right now I can't get much for RPMs. I can't really get much more than 2500, even there I can hear a bit of misfires....
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    I spent most of the winter tinkering on the...

    I spent most of the winter tinkering on the engine and have it all back together. Tested the coolant system, tested the vacuum lines. All looks like it should work ok.

    But today....

    Today, I...
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    [Brakes] I don't remember having too much of a problem...

    I don't remember having too much of a problem getting to mine. Access to the nuts was a bit tricky. Like many things, just a bit of patience.

    The part I remember having some issue was actually...
  8. How To: Cooling system pressure test jig

    I needed a jig to pressure test my cooling system. I tried a pump from the local parts store, but I donít think it was up to the task for a drained Delorean cooling system. I wanted a way to hook it...
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    Sorry for the long delay since my last update. I...

    Sorry for the long delay since my last update. I had to take a break for a while due to personal and financial reasons. Yep, it happens to us sometimes. Now, the wrench is back in my hand, so Iíve...
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    [Frame & Body] I've got the 4 bolts in mine (VIN 4365) as well....

    I've got the 4 bolts in mine (VIN 4365) as well. See pic.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200706/fd76454531dda7451a54cd41fc7a6f5a.jpg

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    Last weekend I did some hose replacing. I started...

    Last weekend I did some hose replacing. I started to pull out all of the hard lines on the drivers side of the car. I've got them out at the moment. I'm going to clean them up to make sure the new...
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    Yep, I'm down in Horeb, a bit of a drive from the...

    Yep, I'm down in Horeb, a bit of a drive from the Point.

    I'm just trying to get her back on the road again at this point. I think I've got quite a bit of work to do just to get it drive-able...
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    [General] Just down the road a bit, I'm in Mt Horeb. I hear...

    Just down the road a bit, I'm in Mt Horeb. I hear of other sightings in the area - so they are around. Its going to be a bit before mine gets on the road again.
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    [General] That is awesome! My car also has those old...

    That is awesome! My car also has those old Wisconsin black on yellow license plates as well. Mine has the last registration sticker indicating "88" not "86" like in the video. I just haven't had the...
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    That's a great idea. I didn't think about doing a...

    That's a great idea. I didn't think about doing a pressure test right away. Thanks.

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    More Progress

    I got to spend some time over the past couple of weekends. The water pump is out and now I've got full access to the valley. After clearing out all of the rodent crap and whatever else was in there,...
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    Spring is here!

    I've gotten back to her now that the snow is gone. Not too long ago we had snow here, today its going to be 95 degrees. We seemed to have gone from winter straight to summer here in Wisconsin.
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    Brakes

    The wheels are off and the brakes are removed. I pulled apart the calipers and they all seem to be in decent shape. The pistons are in good shape and no pitting or anything else that I can see. All...
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    Fuel System Progress

    So I managed to get the fuel hard lines all cleaned out, and spent some time getting the fuel accumulator, fuel pump, and fuel filter put back in.

    Wow! I thought getting the accumulator in was...
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    As far as breaks are concerned it should be easy...

    As far as breaks are concerned it should be easy to figure out what needs to be replaced: just about everything!

    Yep, finding all kinds of fun things to R&R. Today I tried to pump through without...
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    Had a few hours to work on it today. Managed to...

    Had a few hours to work on it today. Managed to get the fuel filter out without wrecking the hard line. It took some hits with a hammer to get the line out of the fitting. Didn't have enough time to...
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    Where has the summer gone! Life keeps getting in...

    Where has the summer gone! Life keeps getting in the way and I can't seem to get time to work on my car!

    Today I finally got some time to do some work. The fuel tank is now cleaned out and looking...
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    Awesome! Glad to see another one on the actually...

    Awesome! Glad to see another one on the actually getting driven! No point going through all that work just to park it.
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    Bummer I've already got plans for Saturday,...

    Bummer I've already got plans for Saturday, otherwise I could take a ride down there to check it out.

    You have done a great job in a short bit of time. Congratulations on getting your car back to...
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    Awesome job getting her back to running condition...

    Awesome job getting her back to running condition again!
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