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    [Engine] I rarely have a shop work on my car but for an...

    I rarely have a shop work on my car but for an exhaust leak that involved taking off the manifold I found a local shop that had a reputation for not breaking studs. I bought the exhaust kit of...
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    [General] Thanks to your post I finally bought a smoke...

    Thanks to your post I finally bought a smoke machine ($82 on amazon) to test for vacuum leaks. All my injector seals also leaked. I bought new seals from
    ebay. I pulled the old injectors off and...
  3. Thread: Glue question

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    [Frame & Body] I used contact cement, in a can using a paint...

    I used contact cement, in a can using a paint brush on the carpet. Anything exposed to the weather get black weather stripping glue.
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    You're being a really good sport about the whole...

    You're being a really good sport about the whole thing. But really, if the part had come in without damage someone would have made a lot of money for not doing their job. I need a hood which only...
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    [Frame & Body] carpet board

    I didn't know there was press board under that carpet but I had a carpet in good shape. Home Depot sells 1/4" plywood cut in half. I just cut 1/4" plywood that i traced off the carpet. Jigsaw the...
  6. Hagerty Insider, Market Trends Valuation on Deloreans 6/23/23

    This is the latest valuaction guide and general overview of founding of Delorean Motor Cars by John Z. Delorean. Seems likely and valuations are about what
    Bring a Trailer has been selling them...
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    [Heat & A/C] The stop leak can has the same size fitting as a...

    The stop leak can has the same size fitting as a regular can of freon. Just add it and enough freon to get the system working then give it a couple of days
    to see if it has stopped the leak.
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    [General] Article in Hemmings magazine with price guide

    Interesting well researched article in Hemmings including what appears to be an accurate price guide.
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  9. Thread: Auction Results

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    [General] Smart strategy. Except, with mortgage rates...

    Smart strategy. Except, with mortgage rates almost doubling, investment real estate would only be available for those with cash. When inventory for sale
    goes up, prices will steady or at least be...
  10. Thread: Auction Results

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    [General] +1 for series I bonds but read the details...

    +1 for series I bonds but read the details carefully. Must hold for 5 years or take a 3 month interest penalty. Also no withdrawal for one year. Maximum purchase is $10,000 per year. Will keep up...
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    [General] There are not a lot of potential investments out...

    There are not a lot of potential investments out there right now. Rising interest rates have killed the stock market and the investment housing market. The Feds
    plan on 4 more interest rate hikes...
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    [Engine] I've always included a compression test of each...

    I've always included a compression test of each cylinder. Not only should it show a difference (lower) compression in at least one but maybe two cylinders it will narrow your search.
  13. [Engine] I just replaced my heater valve after the outlet...

    I just replaced my heater valve after the outlet neck broke off. Easy job if you have the engine cover off. I got the new one from DMC Texas but noticed they
    got it from somewhere sourced it from...
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    I used black weatherstrip adhesive. I recommend...

    I used black weatherstrip adhesive. I recommend that you put the glue on the sunshade and not the louver. This way when you push it in, the excess glue will be
    inside the louver where it will be...
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    [Suspension] At $149 for a full set they are hard to beat...

    At $149 for a full set they are hard to beat price wise. I put all 4 on my car and it was an easy installation and they work just fine. :race
  16. [Brakes] You don't mention replacing the rubber hydraulic...

    You don't mention replacing the rubber hydraulic brake hoses. Why go to all that work to have the hoses split open and ruin the pads. :race:
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    [General] I painted mine to match the grey of the console...

    I painted mine to match the grey of the console sides. You have to use vinyl paint and I also recommend a plastic adhesion paint as a primer. It will fill
    the small cracks and match the interior.
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    [Frame & Body] Dupli color sells the clear in either gloss or...

    Dupli color sells the clear in either gloss or flat in quart cans. Any auto store with a paint selection has them. Need a cheap gun from Harbor Freight to properly apply.
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    A great project and should come in way under the...

    A great project and should come in way under the $40K the cars seem to be going for in the online auctions. I would suggest that even though the outside
    looks quite good don't forget the inside of...
  20. [General] Even considering all the taxes and shipping...

    Even considering all the taxes and shipping costs, there are similar condition cars going for the upper $40K range in the u.s. Even a well maintained
    car is going to require some work that might...
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    [Suspension] Heating the bolt breaks it loose from the rust or...

    Heating the bolt breaks it loose from the rust or what ever is holding it in. The upper wishbone is not epoxy coated usually it is black in color, yours is grey so
    it's been painted.
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    [Suspension] Use a hand held MAPP torch to heat it up. After...

    Use a hand held MAPP torch to heat it up. After a couple of heat and cool it will come out.
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    [General] You're obviously the only expert on this subject...

    You're obviously the only expert on this subject so I defer to your incredible knowledge. :race:
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    [General] As I'm sure you know, a dealer has a lot of...

    As I'm sure you know, a dealer has a lot of overhead including profit that has to be worked into the price of their cars. Individuals will know a lot more about their
    specific car's and what they...
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    [Heat & A/C] Just bypass the otterstat to keep the fans...

    Just bypass the otterstat to keep the fans running continuously so you can finally get over the question "are my fans coming on as they should". Once you know the fans are on all the time you can...
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