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    [General] Thanks for the update out of Hagerty. The 1 year...

    Thanks for the update out of Hagerty. The 1 year valuation jump is mentioned.

    The value chart you shared goes back 3yrs.

    Hagerty's 5yr chart today shows:

    Their valuation of a #2 condition...
  2. Thread: Eng Cover Striker

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    [Frame & Body] No specific advice about it yet, only a question...

    No specific advice about it yet, only a question about exactly which material or interface failed in your repair.

    Did the epoxy crumble and break up? Did the epoxy let go of the inside of the...
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    Only a guess here. It's probably this ...

    Only a guess here.

    It's probably this or something a lot like it.

    The link takes you to 3M's UK site. Equivalent primers are sourced worldwide by 3M and others. It's a commercial product.
    ...
  4. [General] +1 on David T's advice. Not only is fuel...

    +1 on David T's advice. Not only is fuel expensive but the driver shortage must be hitting them as well as the rest of the industry.

    Also, refer to this thread about the subject of shipping...
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    [Electrical] +1 on Josh's last comment about the HL switch...

    +1 on Josh's last comment about the HL switch latching mechanism failure.

    The switch latch inside it is very likely just dirty and gummed up, not broken or worn out.

    See posts #2 and #13 in...
  6. Thread: cap screw??

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    [General] Those look like Torx drive cap screws. I don't...

    Those look like Torx drive cap screws. I don't recall any of those being used as factory spec fasteners on DeLoreans. A previous owner may have used them in place of Allen head cap screws.

    In any...
  7. [General] Your plan to connect the students with your...

    Your plan to connect the students with your DeLorean is very cool, John.

    Going a different direction with your question you might mention, and may already know, that a big Federal-State regulation...
  8. [General] The DMC-12 was intended from the outset for sales...

    The DMC-12 was intended from the outset for sales in the USA, so no changes were needed for cars coming in our direction.

    As Michael indicates, that bumper height story has been all but debunked....
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    [General] That photo helps. Might need one more, though. ...

    That photo helps. Might need one more, though.

    Before getting into the details about how to release it without the buttons on the missing piece is there any way you might be able to find the...
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    [General] Your car is missing just the upper half of the...

    Your car is missing just the upper half of the latch, the part with opposing buttons you would squeeze together toward the middle in order to disengage the left and right catches inside the glove...
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    [Brakes] Back to your initial questions: A. Is it likely...

    Back to your initial questions:
    A. Is it likely your rear brakes are 'doing nothing'?
    No. You can check to see if the calipers/pistons are free just by looking/feeling - you've probably already...
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    [Brakes] We've talked about brake bias elsewhere. See...

    We've talked about brake bias elsewhere.

    See this thread.

    The stock setup is fine as long as it's working.

    'The stock setup' means OE tire sizes at both ends and the original MC. The...
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    [General] Check out Posts #1-4 in this thread...

    Check out Posts #1-4 in this thread, too, plus the others there.

    Same symptoms you report - jumpy tach and engine stumbling. 3 possible issues listed; pointing to the ECU or its wiring as Dave M....
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    [Suspension] I did find some info about sagging. From Eibach. ...

    I did find some info about sagging. From Eibach.

    In short, look for other causes of the ride height change.

    Taken from the Eibach Suspension Glossary:


    Q: Spring Sag (aka: sagging)
    The...
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    [Suspension] No. I had the Eibach springs installed on ours...

    No.

    I had the Eibach springs installed on ours in Spring 2011, about the same time you did yours.

    I took detailed photos and ride height readings from both crossmembers and the 4 body tub jack...
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    [Engine] Valeo is a Tier 1 Auto OEM supplier. Could that...

    Valeo is a Tier 1 Auto OEM supplier. Could that be the name? I'm unaware of a crossover for a Valeo unit from another car that fits the D.

    Can you see any model number or an output rating on it?...
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    See inserted answers below - with links to 3...

    See inserted answers below - with links to 3 products:
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    [Engine] That's real good news about your 60 mile jaunt. ...

    That's real good news about your 60 mile jaunt.

    In reverse order of some of your points below:
    a. No, it's not crazy to take the car to the C&C 50 miles away - as long as your recent trips have...
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    [Engine] Nice to read about the progress. A car that...

    Nice to read about the progress. A car that reliably starts, warms up, gets you around town, idles and doesn't misfire makes other problems seem solvable.

    Two follow-up questions to see how close...
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    What else did you try? There is at least one...

    What else did you try? There is at least one basic move to verify. You turned the door key clockwise all the way on the driver door before lifting the outside door handle?

    And what observations...
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    [General] +1 I came off of (very) old Michelin Pilots,...

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    I came off of (very) old Michelin Pilots, same as Michael, moving to the Hankooks about 6 months ago. Besides the fact they are new, are the OE sizes and they match F/R I'm very happy with the...
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    [General] Good progress, thanks for this update. So no need...

    Good progress, thanks for this update. So no need to learn about starting fluid there.

    If you get a chance ask that mechanic how he determined "no power" situation for the FP.

    All we know for...
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    [General] This article...

    This article, along with its video, explains a few different tests you can consider running to verify whether your cat is OK or not.

    I haven't run any of them myself.
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    [General] Without answering your crossover pipe removal...

    Without answering your crossover pipe removal question your upcoming project (pulling the catalytic converter) may a good opportunity to at least take a good look at the cat itself.

    Your ongoing...
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