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    [Electrical] Sort of:) Heís not the type to do that either,...

    Sort of:)

    Heís not the type to do that either, so I was really surprised. He just wanted to help. Anyway, serves me right for not disconnecting the battery before working on electrical stuff.
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    [General] True! Our little mini-meets are proof that...

    True! Our little mini-meets are proof that happiness follows the DeLorean :)
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    [Electrical] Solved

    A new fuse for the control box fixed the problem. The original fuse must have blown, and the spare I had replaced it with during troubleshooting was apparently faulty right out of the box. Out of...
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    [Electrical] I can jump the plug and make the headlights come...

    I can jump the plug and make the headlights come on, so I guess itís a switch and/or control box problem.
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    [Electrical] Headlight switch plug has power. Jumping the...

    Headlight switch plug has power.

    Jumping the red/orange and brown /blue wires gives me marker lights.
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    [Electrical] Fuse #2 and #8 were changed, no joy. The control...

    Fuse #2 and #8 were changed, no joy. The control box was swapped for a new unit so I’m fairly certain it isn’t the problem. I also tried swapping the hazard switch with the headlight switch (using...
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    [Electrical] Exterior lights problem

    This is what happens when I have too much time on my hands.....I break stuff.

    I was installing a McKeen side flasher unit last night. At one point, while the marker lights were on, I removed a...
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    [Engine] The classic hot start issue doesn’t include a...

    The classic hot start issue doesn’t include a grinding sound. Just long periods of cranking with no start.

    The OPs problem sounds like a bendix drive that is not fully extending, and therefore not...
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    Dave McKeen makes a device for the DeLorean that...

    Dave McKeen makes a device for the DeLorean that will flash the side markers. https://dm-eng.weebly.com/
  10. Thread: ATF Recommendation

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    Any fluid marked Dexron 6 is backward compatible...

    Any fluid marked Dexron 6 is backward compatible with all previous versions of Dexron.
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    Well, considering that is almost 4 times the OPís...

    Well, considering that is almost 4 times the OPís budget, Iím not sure how helpful that will be:)
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    [Fuel] Lol, Iím glad Iím not the only one. Itís been a...

    Lol, Iím glad Iím not the only one. Itís been a while since Iíve been in the car biz, but youíd think an internal pump would be better suited for the back of a fuel tank to prevent starvation going...
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    [Fuel] Driving on high inclines

    I recently did some mountain driving which included driving up 15% grades. This got me wondering.

    Iím currently using the GM style pump, which has no external fuel pickup hose. So Iím assuming it...
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    [General] I vote for leave it alone. Itís a unique car....

    I vote for leave it alone. Itís a unique car. Keep it the way it was built. Every part of that car has a story behind it. Drive something else when you want speed/safety devices/handling, etc. It...
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    I wish there was a solid ďhow-toĒ as well. The...

    I wish there was a solid ďhow-toĒ as well. The documents Iíve read are all over the place as far as helpfulness, with most of them being only slightly helpful.
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    Unless Ford modifies them to follow local laws. ...

    Unless Ford modifies them to follow local laws.

    Even if the Mustangs in France do have the sequential flashing, it may not be legal to modify your car to do so.
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    Cool. I considered doing this but Iím such a fan...

    Cool. I considered doing this but Iím such a fan of the black interior. Who knows? Maybe youíll inspire me to change things up a bit:)
  18. Thread: East TN tech meet

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    Awesome! Looks like a great turnout. I couldnít...

    Awesome! Looks like a great turnout. I couldnít make it this time, but maybe next time.
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    [Fuel] Yes, especially if itís a front brake. The car...

    Yes, especially if itís a front brake. The car would pull towards whatever side was dragging. Also, depending on how badly itís dragging and how far you drive, that brake would get very hot and would...
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    [Transmission Auto] See post #3. Itís supposed to be checked while...

    See post #3. Itís supposed to be checked while hot, engine running. Youíre checking it cold.
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    [Fuel] She already replaced the sensor.

    She already replaced the sensor.
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    [General] Glad to see you still have the car. Keep the...

    Glad to see you still have the car. Keep the videos coming!:):)
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    [General] That rod is a torsion bar, similar (in spirit) to...

    That rod is a torsion bar, similar (in spirit) to the door torsion bars. Closing the glovebox lid twists the bar, creating potential energy. If that bar is not installed correctly: no twist, no...
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    [General] That’s inaccurate. For stock fans, yes there is a...

    That’s inaccurate. For stock fans, yes there is a big jump in amps required for fan startup, but not for the newer low power fans. Second, low power fans that almost never come on (mine) consume zero...
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    [General] You’re also putting a strain on the electrical...

    You’re also putting a strain on the electrical system that is unnecessary if your cooling system works properly. Especially if you are running the stock fans. Even during the summer, if my AC is off,...
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