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  1. [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
  2. Thread: Hanging high idle

    by Rich
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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...
  4. [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...
  5. [General] +1 It takes about 20 minutes to pull each of...

    +1

    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...
  6. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  13. [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.
  14. [Engine] +1 on this tip. Just pop the rad cap off of...

    +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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    [General] Instructions for inserting photos (not...

    Instructions for inserting photos (not thumbnails) directly into a post on this forum are posted here.

    Scroll up or down to find the blue header topic Attachments and Images.

    Then look at the...
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    [Electrical] Your friend misinformed you. Both of the posts...

    Your friend misinformed you. Both of the posts above are correct and here is the rest of it.

    Speed 1: has no effect on any of the HVAC doors. It will run the fan at lowest of the 4 speeds.
    Speed...
  18. Hillsborough photo album - 4300 Gold & 0934 SS

    Here's a collection of the photos of 4300 and (our) 0934 that I captured during the Hillsborough show 2 weeks ago.

    In roughly chronological order you see the two cars on the show field in their...
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    [General] Detailed the clear plastic face of our D's clock....

    Detailed the clear plastic face of our D's clock. At some angles in certain light it was looking a bit sad, scratch-wise. I had seen it like this for years and years, never thinking I could do...
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    [Wanted] That's an interesting idea, Dave. Does anybody...

    That's an interesting idea, Dave.

    Does anybody in the community have experience detailing the 5-spd knob?

    - Buffing it with or without a polishing compound?
    - Any useful liquid surface...
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    [Wanted] No. The OE 5-spd knob came with no paint, no...

    No.
    The OE 5-spd knob came with no paint, no decal.
  22. Thread: Fuel? Smell

    by Rich
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    [Fuel] Even though it is "closed" in MAX mode the recirc...

    Even though it is "closed" in MAX mode the recirc door is designed not to block all the outside air, only most of it.

    It's not a failure. (DMC Technical Info Manual)
  23. Hey, Christian! Good point there about 4300...

    Hey, Christian!

    Good point there about 4300 not seeing its siblings for a while.

    Yes, Tamir was kind enough to mention me and 0934 in his post today - that's it in his 2-D photo. Our D competed...
  24. Answer: 860 grams of 24 karat gold per car...

    Answer: 860 grams of 24 karat gold per car according to Nick Sutton. That's ~30 oz., just under 2 lb.

    That quantity is worth about $US 60K today.

    The specified plating thickness is 2.5 microns....
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    [General] I was unfamiliar with that term, too. I...

    I was unfamiliar with that term, too.

    I endorse this process or a version of it for bringing dulled black sections of D fascias. I had an auto paint shop treat both of mine with just the buff job...
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