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    Thread: It's raining - no start! 21 Oct - aarrggh
Post: Re: It's raining - no start! 21 Oct - aarrggh

Thank for the replies, I'm definitely gonna keep an eye on the starter, as that was quite a weird experience, but I think the non starting episode has been driven predominantly by damp. Inside the ca...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 4 2,593 22 Oct 2015, 22:19
    Thread: Mode switch - 'heater' - no. 10 fuse blows
Post: Re: Mode switch - 'heater' - no. 10 fuse blows

Thanks for the reply, That's makes pretty good sense to me, so thank you for your knowledge! I deduce then that Vent, heater and defrost are just directional choices with non aircon'd air blowing. S...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 3 2,337 22 Oct 2015, 21:40
    Thread: It's raining - no start! 21 Oct - aarrggh
Post: It's raining - no start! 21 Oct - aarrggh

Hello again, Having driven Frenchy yesterday I thought she'd fine today... Woke up today, rain, 99% humidity... No start! She's always been temperamental in the rain - just thought it was water nea...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 4 2,593 21 Oct 2015, 17:14
    Thread: Mode switch - 'heater' - no. 10 fuse blows
Post: Mode switch - 'heater' - no. 10 fuse blows

Hello everyone! Happy BTTF Day.... I've been searching for info on the a/c mode switch operation, to no avail! I have a really good electrical diagram but it doesn't seem to help in this matter. If ...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 3 2,337 21 Oct 2015, 16:56
    Thread: 101988(7)(6) steering column canopy to buy?
Post: Re: 101988(7)(6) steering column canopy to buy?

Hi Claire, and thank you... I've checked Ed website, but that has got me thinking - sometimes a quick personal email turns up some goodies not yet listed! Didn't think of Dave H... I gather he's a g...
matclarke DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 3 2,194 07 Oct 2015, 23:22
    Thread: 101988(7)(6) steering column canopy to buy?
Post: 101988(7)(6) steering column canopy to buy?

Hi, looking for #101988, the complete canopy around the steering column to buy? Haven't had any luck yet.... Thanks, Mat
matclarke DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 3 2,194 07 Oct 2015, 13:43
    Thread: Chris P's New DeLorean Book....started in 1999!
Post: Re: Chris P's New DeLorean Book....started in 1999...

Hi Chris - I'm liking the huge positive response your book! Congratulations! What's the best way to buy one please? Seen them on Amazon......? Thanks Mat
matclarke General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 184 83,021 30 May 2015, 09:06
    Thread: Can't start, won't start, shorting issue...
Post: Re: Can't start, won't start, shorting issue...

Hi Chris, Thanks for the reply... Yes I think you might be right about a hot wire shorting out other components... Looking deeper needed! When I get time, yes I will keep going further and cut through...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 4 2,395 23 Nov 2014, 00:20
    Thread: Can't start, won't start, shorting issue...
Post: Re: Can't start, won't start, shorting issue...

In summary, when I turn the key all looks good, until I either flash the high beam, press the brake pedal, or turn the starter, oh, and the indicators don't work at all, and the horn is intermittent. ...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 4 2,395 21 Nov 2014, 14:59
    Thread: Can't start, won't start, shorting issue...
Post: Can't start, won't start, shorting issue...

Hello, This is a interesting one; electrical which is always confusing! The headlamp switch classically burnt out, partially melting the black wire which is paired to the headlamp's blue wire disappe...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 4 2,395 21 Nov 2014, 14:28
    Thread: Leaky R12 aircon - alternatives?
Post: Re: Leaky R12 aircon - alternatives?

Mike, Yes that sounds good - I'd love to contact your guy near Southampton...that's only roughly 1 hr away...ish.. Not fixed yet...very young kiddies have slowed progress down to less than a snail's ...
matclarke 7 - Heating / Air Conditioning 6 3,413 21 Nov 2014, 13:18
    Thread: Leaky R12 aircon - alternatives?
Post: Re: Leaky R12 aircon - alternatives?

Hi Nick, Yes, that's excellent, really useful info. The link shows the chap is in Folkstone, so I'll give him a buzz and see how far he'll come, or I'll suggest we could meet half way! Throughout m...
matclarke 7 - Heating / Air Conditioning 6 3,413 06 Aug 2014, 23:23
    Thread: Leaky R12 aircon - alternatives?
Post: Leaky R12 aircon - alternatives?

Dear All, I'm guessing a few of us have or have had this problem since the outlawing of R12 gas, so i'm hoping for a few great ideas! My system has a leak but I can't remember where(!) but finding so...
matclarke 7 - Heating / Air Conditioning 6 3,413 04 Aug 2014, 20:17
    Thread: Chassis Colour?
Post: Re: Chassis Colour?

By the way, talking about WAXOYL, do you know if anyone has used the services of waxoyltreatment.co.uk? Roughly £400 for chassis and cavities? Ta, Mat
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 10 5,876 25 Sep 2013, 23:56
    Thread: Chassis Colour?
Post: Re: Chassis Colour?

H Chris, She's in great shape, and thank you to all for the colour suggestions.... A year ago I noticed the chassis needed some TLC.....I luckily found a car restorer right outside the unit I once u...
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 10 5,876 25 Sep 2013, 23:40
    Thread: Chassis Colour?
Post: Chassis Colour?

Hello everyone, Frenchy is days away from some essential chassis welding, and the engineer has asked me the correct colour code of the chassis! Eek? Done a little research - which came up with nought...
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 10 5,876 18 May 2012, 21:40
    Thread: Cover plate 101716
Post: Re: Cover plate 101716

Thanks guys, they do seem like hen's teeth..... No luck from Ed either... Frenchy is having some chassis work, so I think the chap's gonna have to refurb the original plate - he's incredibly enthuast...
matclarke DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 7 2,605 15 May 2012, 22:47
    Thread: Cover plate 101716
Post: Cover plate 101716

Hi all, Anyone know where I could get one of these fuel cover plate for my D's belly? In the UK? ...I've seen them on Special T for £188 plus a million on P+P... Thank you! Mat Clarke Frenchy dmc ...
matclarke DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 7 2,605 10 May 2012, 23:37
    Thread: Radiator fans finally quit...!
Post: Re: Radiator fans finally quit...!

Oh...... You mean from a metro! Oh...... I feel slightly cheated.... Much easier and cheaper to get here in the UK...obvious statement I suppose... Okay, lesson learnt...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 19 5,469 28 Mar 2011, 00:08
    Thread: Radiator fans finally quit...!
Post: Re: Radiator fans finally quit...!

A metro part? Is that good?
matclarke 3 - Electrical 19 5,469 28 Mar 2011, 00:00
    Thread: Radiator fans finally quit...!
Post: Re: Radiator fans finally quit...!

Ah, my experience of cars doesn't stretch too far, (but I'm learning, it's fun!) so popping down the shop meant emailing Ed in the Netherlands, who sent me over a replacement with rubber seal and meta...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 19 5,469 27 Mar 2011, 23:10
    Thread: Radiator fans finally quit...!
Post: Re: Radiator fans finally quit...!

Thanks Martin, I'm pretty sure you didn't fit anything like that to this car, it's just fairly original! Unlike yesterday, today with the new otterstat, I didn't let the temp. go past, say the 9 o'...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 19 5,469 27 Mar 2011, 19:53
    Thread: Radiator fans finally quit...!
Post: Re: Radiator fans finally quit...!

Thanks for the tips guys... I did the simple thing which was to replace the otterstat, recrimp the wires and install.... BUT, as before, bridge the gap, the fans come on so all wires etc.. good. So...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 19 5,469 27 Mar 2011, 15:42
    Thread: Radiator fans finally quit...!
Post: Re: Radiator fans finally quit...!

Guys, Thanks so much for your help. It's what I like about this forum - someone has most likely seen it all before! And are nice enough to pass on the knowledge! Thankfully it will be a quick fix - ...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 19 5,469 21 Mar 2011, 23:29
    Thread: Radiator fans finally quit...!
Post: Re: Radiator fans finally quit...!

Thanks for your help Chris, Otterstat it is....location diagrams already at the ready! I'm assuming I'm going to check it for power in situ, then when the engine gets hot enough listen out for the '...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 19 5,469 19 Mar 2011, 10:27
    Thread: Radiator fans finally quit...!
Post: Radiator fans finally quit...!

Dear all, I breezed over comments in the past about Fanzillas and other similar problems, but my time has come. Frenchy had been looked after in dehumidified storage for about two months when I pull...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 19 5,469 17 Mar 2011, 23:28
    Thread: Chassis dipping!
Post: Re: Chassis dipping!

Thanks guys for all the replies! Lots of info... Obviously the 160 for galvanising, and another 200 for powdercoating sounds like a good deal... Any more info on this please (location etc..) and did ...
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 18 4,952 11 Jul 2010, 20:37
    Thread: Chassis dipping!
Post: Chassis dipping!

I was looking at my chassis the other day (the Delorean's!) and thought it looks a bit ropey...... I'd love to have the means to do it myself, but does anyone have an idea (ball park figure?) on how ...
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 18 4,952 11 Jul 2010, 10:43
    Thread: Spring post bolt - parking brake?
Post: Re: Spring post bolt - parking brake?

That would be great thanks! Powerstop brakes relined 2 of the pads as it "failed" (a quick chat sorted that fail to a pass!) the MOT, and then lost them, so sent me a full set, which was nice....... ...
matclarke 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 3 2,237 08 Mar 2010, 11:05
    Thread: Spring post bolt - parking brake?
Post: Spring post bolt - parking brake?

Hello, Does anyone know how to get hold of the "109032 SPRING POST" - the bolt with a flat T section at one end? It holds each of the four parking brake pads......one has snapped so I'm on 75% park...
matclarke 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 3 2,237 07 Mar 2010, 23:31
    Thread: That inertia switch again!
Post: Re: That inertia switch again!

Yes I know... :? Less than a year ago I was having trouble starting the D and with bits and pieces off/bonnet open I just happened to notice the deathly silence coming from the fuel pump. It was ge...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 11 3,551 07 Oct 2009, 12:37
    Thread: That inertia switch again!
Post: Re: That inertia switch again!

Great Scott... Martin, you're a genius! I've just remembered a little while ago I was having a few bad weeks with the fuel pump not working, until a stray wire literally just came floating by, which ...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 11 3,551 05 Oct 2009, 22:58
    Thread: That inertia switch again!
Post: Re: That inertia switch again!

Good plan...will test the switch... Although I remember in a fit of confusion I unplugged it (with engine running) and touched the wires together in different orders to no avail.... I thought that th...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 11 3,551 05 Oct 2009, 00:16
    Thread: That inertia switch again!
Post: Re: That inertia switch again!

Oh, err yes, of course! I knew that! :oops: Will try that again with the doors locked.... But the engine definetely didn't stop like I thought it would....and it's a brand new switch... Watch this ...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 11 3,551 04 Oct 2009, 17:31
    Thread: That inertia switch again!
Post: Re: That inertia switch again!

Thanks for that, I now understand the principle, but still slightly confused... As nothing happens to the doors or fuel pump when I trip the switch, are you saying I need to find this 9-way multi plu...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 11 3,551 04 Oct 2009, 13:23
    Thread: Inner bonnet rubber seals nightmare!
Post: Re: Inner bonnet rubber seals nightmare!

Hi Martin, Hope all's well in the student world? How about Loctite 406 or 401? It seems fast and strong - fast being the thing I need with those funny corners!? Mats (read my inertia switch proble...
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 4 1,595 03 Oct 2009, 19:01
    Thread: Inner bonnet rubber seals nightmare!
Post: Inner bonnet rubber seals nightmare!

Hi everyone, I've just been spending a few hours putting on a new rubber seal on the inside of my bonnet. The rubber really does not go around the corners without serious deformation - totally unacce...
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 4 1,595 02 Oct 2009, 20:45
    Thread: That inertia switch again!
Post: That inertia switch again!

Hi everyone! I thought I'd reposition and rewire the inertia back into where it should be, but it came to testing it, nothing happened! Thought the engine might stop!? Anyway, here's a picture that ...
matclarke 3 - Electrical 11 3,551 02 Oct 2009, 19:40
    Thread: Quick question.....Anyone towed a Delorean?
Post: Re: Quick question.....Anyone towed a Delorean?

Thanks guys... And it is a manual, so one less thing to worry about.... Thanks for the top tip...if in doubt, call the AA! 8)
matclarke General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 6 2,169 03 Aug 2009, 14:08
    Thread: Quick question.....Anyone towed a Delorean?
Post: Quick question.....Anyone towed a Delorean?

Hi all, Just a simple quick question....can you tow a Delorean? I'm not planning to at all, but 'in the event of....' it'd be nice to know if it was safe to do so. I was looking underneath and can't...
matclarke General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 6 2,169 01 Aug 2009, 20:07
    Thread: Hand brake pads...?
Post: Hand brake pads...?

Hello all, MOT passed today....hoorah, but by the skin of her SS teeth! The handbrake again... Even with new pads about 1.5 years ago it's right on limit. I read Powerstop Brakes, Blackstuff is rec...
matclarke 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 0 1,460 28 Jul 2009, 21:55
    Thread: bonnet/hood doesn't fit?
Post: Re: bonnet/hood doesn't fit?

Thanks guys, Some great ideas to work on...... I think it's gonna be lowering the actual bonnet catch so that the rubber seal actually meets the fibreglass tub.... I didn't know that could be done, s...
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 5 1,860 10 Mar 2009, 23:16
    Thread: front and rear fascia fitting and painting?
Post: front and rear fascia fitting and painting?

Does anyone know of a good painter and decorator for my front and eventually my rear fascias? P.S. getting the front fascia off wasn't as easy as the book lets you think it's gonna be! Rusty, and s...
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 1 874 10 Mar 2009, 00:59
    Thread: bonnet/hood doesn't fit?
Post: bonnet/hood doesn't fit?

Dear all, Having removed my hood for front fascia removal, perhaps now is the time to do something about the hood not fitting!? The tips never sit down properly against the fibreglass tub, exposing ...
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 5 1,860 10 Mar 2009, 00:51
    Thread: Fuel pump supply fault for starting?
Post: Re: Fuel pump supply fault for starting?

:) Guys, thanks for your help.... And you're right, grounding...the black wire from the fuel pump is not grounding somewhere like it should be. It's taken a few days to get here...lots of testing......
matclarke 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 4 2,282 24 Nov 2008, 19:14
    Thread: Fuel pump supply fault for starting?
Post: Fuel pump supply fault for starting?

Morning! For some reason Frenchy has decided not to start! Drove her 2 weeks ago, and all's very well, but today.....!? All seems well, apart from no firing.... Forced fuel pump to run to see if I c...
matclarke 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 4 2,282 22 Nov 2008, 10:46
    Thread: Fuel accumulator!
Post: Finally, Frenchy is back on the road! Nice feel...

Finally, Frenchy is back on the road! Nice feeling...it's been far too long...about 6 months(?) Anyway, I noticed when reversing up the driveway in the dark, the reverse light doesn't come on (even ...
matclarke 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 21 7,938 31 Aug 2007, 23:26
    Thread: Car Covers?
Post: Car Covers?

Hello, Can anyone recommend a car cover manufacturer for keeping my D dry during the this lovely wet summer!!? Mine's a bit worn and I can't remember where I got it from! Ta, Mat
matclarke 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 9 3,129 27 Aug 2007, 23:02
    Thread: Fuel accumulator!
Post: Sorry Stuart, no pictures of the D jacked up, but ...

Sorry Stuart, no pictures of the D jacked up, but I can take some when the replacement pipes arrive and I jack her up again.... All I did was put a simple wheely 4 tonne jack under the rear suspensio...
matclarke 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 21 7,938 08 Aug 2007, 20:54
    Thread: Fuel accumulator!
Post: Hi guys... Okay, done it.... You're right, r...

Hi guys... Okay, done it.... You're right, remove the centre console, remove the glued down rubber strip and all the joins are exposed! Nuts can then be secured to prevent fuel pipe kinking and 25 y...
matclarke 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 21 7,938 13 Jul 2007, 12:04