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    [General] Miata Front Brake Upgrade for Delorean

    Hi All,

    I am happy to report that this weekend I completed the Mazda Miata front brake kit install and test drive.

    I went with the Miata OEM calipers (nicely coated in red) but upgraded to...
  2. [General] Well , if you have early access, the new...

    Well , if you have early access, the new Delorean is out! Check the website tnite.

    Won't post pics here to spoil it, but personally I think this is a great start. I would have preferred more of...
  3. [Engine] You were right, I figured the only other option...

    You were right, I figured the only other option was to get rid of the overrides from the WOT switch or lambda thermal switch.

    So I figured I'd just eliminate the feed of those both into the...
  4. [Engine] Yeah I was looking into some previous forum posts...

    Yeah I was looking into some previous forum posts seeing if possibly its my lambda thermal switch that's giving me a fixed reading. I know my WOT switch isn't stuck because when I press it I can see...
  5. [Engine] Dave thank you. Silly me, now I remember why I...

    Dave thank you. Silly me, now I remember why I had kept a 3 prong jumper in the relay compartment.

    So yes, I jumpered all 3 and got the frequency valve buzzing strong, plus dwell reads steady ...
  6. [Engine] Thank you Dave, Ron, So I jumpered the RPM...

    Thank you Dave, Ron,

    So I jumpered the RPM relay, key off, and I don't hear the freq valve buzzing. Just the fuel pump running. Also no reading on the dwell. I disconnected and played with the...
  7. [Engine] It lives!!!

    IT'S ALIVE !!! FRANKENDELOREAN LIVES!!!

    First, I have to say thanks to everyone who chimed in. I've been a member of the board since I owned my car back in 2005, and appreciate everyone's...
  8. [Engine] Yes, I was very surprised. But after referencing...

    Yes, I was very surprised. But after referencing the firing order in the manual and seeing your diagram, if 3 and 2 were swapped, would it have made much of a difference? As long as it maintains...
  9. [Engine] Well, today I replaced the cap and rotor. Fairly...

    Well, today I replaced the cap and rotor. Fairly easy (once everything is accessible). Inside of the distributor it looked pretty clean.
    I also replaced the spark plugs, wires, and the thermal...
  10. [Engine] Thanks Dana, good seeing you at Celebration. Car...

    Thanks Dana, good seeing you at Celebration. Car actually started acting up that Saturday morning and decided to tow it home that day rather than feel stranded on the road.

    Good advice, ...
  11. [Engine] More pictures, show and tell... In an attempt...

    More pictures, show and tell...

    In an attempt to further eliminate any guess work on my part, I went ahead and finally after 17 yrs completed what is the rights of passage for any Delorean owner,...
  12. [Engine] Thanks, I took a peak under the dust cover as I...

    Thanks, I took a peak under the dust cover as I haven't taken the rotor off yet, and it looks standard and clean from what I can see. When I get the rotor later this week and take it off, I will do...
  13. [Engine] Hi all, So today I got in there to finally...

    Hi all,

    So today I got in there to finally inspect this Cap and Rotor on the ignition distributor.

    I removed the air mixture/fuel distributor to access the cap and rotor. Never had removed it...
  14. [Engine] Glad to hear it, thanks, I will check out the...

    Glad to hear it, thanks, I will check out the hoses and things while I'm in there!
  15. [Engine] Oh and just to remove the curiosity about...

    Oh and just to remove the curiosity about possible bad gas, I did drain the tank and refill with newer gas. No change in condition but at least ruled that out.
  16. [Engine] Thank you Dave and Rich. So the more im...

    Thank you Dave and Rich.


    So the more im reading about caps and rotors, the more im thinking I have to replace mine.

    Maybe 17 yrs of corrosion or perhaps cracking is causing wacky stuff with...
  17. Sorry for late reply. Answer is no, just watch...

    Sorry for late reply. Answer is no, just watch it carefully as you lift the engine, just enough clearance to do what you gotta do.
  18. [Engine] Let me add, that the inline bulb test was...

    Let me add, that the inline bulb test was blinking... maybe not really and indication that something was wrong since just consistent blinking is normal as I saw other videos.

    I'm mainly...
  19. [Engine] Ok my friends, Replaced vacuum solenoid with...

    Ok my friends,

    Replaced vacuum solenoid with a perfectly operating one and no change.

    After running out of options I decided to focus on the ignition system now. Early on in my diagnosis I...
  20. [Engine] Thanks Nick, I'm starting to think this is...

    Thanks Nick, I'm starting to think this is leaning to a more difficult fix than what's on the surface. What you're describing makes sense . I can tell you mine is at least 17 yrs old. My car always...
  21. [Engine] Good info Dave, thanks. Well I pulled the CSV...

    Good info Dave, thanks.

    Well I pulled the CSV and tested it with it disconnected and connected with car on. Both the valve and switch are working as intended, it squirted out fuel just on crank...
  22. [Engine] Thanks everyone for your insights. I'm still...

    Thanks everyone for your insights.

    I'm still troubleshooting this issue, although I haven't had much time during the work week.

    I did throw in some techron, figured that couldn't hurt.

    I...
  23. [Engine] Thanks Ron, will keep this in mind, when I pulled...

    Thanks Ron, will keep this in mind, when I pulled the new plugs again to adjust the gap, I saw they were all discolored slightly from use, so I assume each cylinder is firing.
  24. [Engine] Thanks Dave, hey couldn't hurt, which one do you...

    Thanks Dave, hey couldn't hurt, which one do you recommend? I heard seafoam is good?

    Thanks
  25. [Engine] Thank you Rich, appreciate your time and...

    Thank you Rich, appreciate your time and response. I actually took the spark plugs out again and readjusted gap to .028. I was a bit on the low side and think that was causing a random backfire. ...
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