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    [Suspension] That's a nice stance seen in the photo. The...

    That's a nice stance seen in the photo.

    The plan looks OK. Just a few comments plus extra items to consider if not already in your plans.

    1. The ST alignment specs are current as far as I know....
  2. Thread: Clutch pedal

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    [Transmission 5-Speed] An OE style MC and slave will not need any...

    An OE style MC and slave will not need any adjustable hardware.

    Early on some of the original DMC dealers sold an adjustable link for the clutch. I assume it was a band aid for the problem with...
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    [General] We might already have some info for you. Try...

    We might already have some info for you.

    Try looking through the posts in this thread proposing some of the items to consider packing in a Roadside Emergency Kit for trips in a D.
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    [Frame & Body] A. Those 2nd and 3rd photos you attached in the...

    A. Those 2nd and 3rd photos you attached in the links show some serious frame rot in and around the rear cradle.
    B. If you want set a search for a frame then try posting it in this section of this...
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    I got my front fascia repainted (on the car) by...

    I got my front fascia repainted (on the car) by Yeaman Auto Body in Palo Alto about 7-8 years ago. Recommended. When I need the rear done I will go back.

    I brought it to the shop with the grille...
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    [General] Welcome back and happy hunting to you. What...

    Welcome back and happy hunting to you.

    What have you missed?
    For one thing matching front and rear tires in OE factory sizes are back in production as of just a year ago. From the world's 6th...
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    [Electrical] Remove it from the car. Remove the screws to get...

    Remove it from the car.
    Remove the screws to get the rectangular cap off and you're in.

    See the link that's inserted at the end of the first post of this thread.
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    [General] Interesting photo there. Please tell us you...

    Interesting photo there.

    Please tell us you did not have it towed backward on that flatbed or that you first strapped the sunshade down if you did. Or that it was a local (low speed) tow.
    ...
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    [Suspension] You'll find the crossbrace running across the...

    You'll find the crossbrace running across the firewall behind the engine. The ends sit on top of a flange in the body tub on each side. The bolts go through the flat ends of the brace, then through...
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    [Suspension] The crossbrace. It's painted black - a bent round...

    The crossbrace. It's painted black - a bent round tube with flat ends bolted to the top of each side of the frame on each side of the engine.

    Item 6 in this diagram.
  11. [Electrical] Looks weird. Before we get too far can you pls...

    Looks weird. Before we get too far can you pls verify the voltage?

    You report 6V
    The multimeter in photo 1 looks like 0.6V
  12. Thread: Hanging high idle

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    [Engine] Decel valve springs

    Yes, there's a chance of that. A good chance. Good of you to post up the open throttle photo of those springs.

    Your decel springs look like the ones somebody with high idle posted up about in This...
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    [General] 3/4 of an inch is too much. Is it a safety issue?...

    3/4 of an inch is too much. Is it a safety issue? It makes the car more difficult to drive straight at any speed. At higher speeds or in narrow lanes with much traffic this would become stressful if...
  14. [General] We did ours with a $20 hair dryer with no...

    We did ours with a $20 hair dryer with no problem.

    It lowers the risk of cooking the vinyl by mistake, too.

    You can gauge the degree of difficulty by pulling the inner door seal off just to...
  15. [General] +1 It takes about 20 minutes to pull each of...

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    It takes about 20 minutes to pull each of those panels out. No special tools needed. No fir tree as I recall. This is a good time to look at the rear speaker cones you will see behind the...
  16. Sept. 2021 D valuation update. Way up.

    Hagerty recently released their Sept. 2021 collector car valuations.

    Less than 2 years since Mark D's valuation posting (inserted below this latest graph) a Condition #2 '81 DMC-12's value has...
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    Hi Jon, Yes, we plan to be there. We signed up...

    Hi Jon,
    Yes, we plan to be there. We signed up just now. Will look forward to seeing you and the rest of the gang on the 19th.
    -Rich
  18. Are you sure VIN 1134 was on that boat to...

    Are you sure VIN 1134 was on that boat to Wilmington? I ask because your car's VIN seems to be on a manifest but it's not the manifest for that shipment.

    Have a look at the first post in this...
  19. Availability check: Tire Rack's site shows...

    Availability check:

    Tire Rack's site shows this tire model is available to ship from stock in both the F and R OE (matching!) sizes.
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    [General] That's a common failure mode on the 40 year old...

    That's a common failure mode on the 40 year old originals. The teeth on the nylon tail that runs the mast up and down bust off eventually. Then the mast stays parked wherever it was when the last...
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    [Engine] This How-To...

    This How-To is posted on that topic.

    It covers your good questions about the approach to this job.
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    [Engine] Most of us know what's being discussed regarding...

    Most of us know what's being discussed regarding this bit of engine jargon. However, there is no term such as that.

    Without getting into the description the correct term is scavenging. Exhaust...
  23. [Frame & Body] Until you get a photo from somebody maybe this...

    Until you get a photo from somebody maybe this will help.

    Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it and see where the two adjustment nuts and washers sit at the latch end of the cable.
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    +1 on this tip.

    Just pop the rad cap off of the header bottle with the engine cold or at least not very warm. Run the engine and look into the front of the bottle for thin stream of coolant...
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    [Engine] Yes, fresh battery will be good. First step is...

    Yes, fresh battery will be good.

    First step is to see if it's mainly a fuel or ignition issue. The pops during cranking suggest you have some of both available.

    Try it with starting fluid. If...
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