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    Thread: VIN 16583
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Yup!  A weekend in Swansea for a long photoshoot.  The Disco came in useful to jump Delores though.  Nice house, and a great bunch of people too.  Car now SORN'ed and back in the barn for winter hiber...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 17 Oct 2017, 18:33
    Thread: New Front Calipers
Post: RE: New Front Calipers

Sold now....
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 1 1,354 19 Aug 2017, 19:50
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: RE: VIN 16583

(01 Aug 2017, 11:45)dclsteve Wrote: (21 Jul 2017, 20:02)Chris Williams Wrote: Quote:I got a re-manufactured drive off Ebay Ohhh, is that the one that advertises from India? Be interested how you f...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 13 Aug 2017, 19:33
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: RE: VIN 16583

(21 Jul 2017, 20:02)Chris Williams Wrote: Quote:I got a re-manufactured drive off Ebay Ohhh, is that the one that advertises from India? Be interested how you find this, they look very much like OE....
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 01 Aug 2017, 11:45
    Thread: Seats!
Post: Seats!

...and I have a set of seats too! I bought a fantastic set of seats so I've popped my old ones up for sale.  Again on Ebay:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192263921027?s...1558.l2649  They are only a bi...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 0 935 01 Aug 2017, 11:41
    Thread: New Front Calipers
Post: New Front Calipers

I have a brand new set of front calipers with fitting kits.  One still sealed in the box and the other has been opened to pop some pics on EBay.   http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192263920438?s...1558.l264...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 1 1,354 01 Aug 2017, 11:37
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: RE: VIN 16583

Just thought I'd post a quick update.  Delores now back from Swansea and taking a few weeks workshop time to tackle a few items on the list.  Front Springs:  Got a new set of lowered springs (ie the r...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 21 Jul 2017, 14:35
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: RE: VIN 16583

Hi Tristan! Delores will be there now until March as the exhibition's been extended. Glad you liked it and thanks for uploading the pics!
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 17 Dec 2016, 19:01
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: RE: VIN 16583

In yet another amusing twist, in the picture above from the South Wales Times shows the Pro Vice Chancellor of Swansea Uni who was a barrister. He once represented the company that made the DeLorean s...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 09 Dec 2016, 15:34
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: RE: VIN 16583

Hi Stu The exhibition has been extended to March - but a meet to get the three cars together would be a great idea. If you get to the exhibition (which in itself is very interesting) then give Delore...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 21 Nov 2016, 11:14
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: RE: VIN 16583

Delores spending the winter as an exhibit at the Oriel Science Story of Time exhibition in Swansea.  The chap who cut the ribbon on the car to open the exhibition is none other than George Abbey of NA...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 12 Nov 2016, 22:41
    Thread: Angle Drives on Ebay
Post: RE: Angle Drives on Ebay

(29 Apr 2016, 21:44)Chris Williams Wrote: mmmm, I think your right they look very, very similar to the DMCH re-produced ones. Wonder if it's the manufacturer selling them direct? Chris I've just or...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 3 2,940 13 Jun 2016, 20:10
    Thread: DOC-UK 20th Anniversary Weekend, 10-11 Sept 2016
Post: RE: DOC-UK 20th Anniversary Weekend, 10-11 Sept 20...

Hotel Booked...Delores passed MOT.... See you all there  :)
dclsteve DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 45 44,393 18 Apr 2016, 10:20
    Thread: Save the SRN4 Hovercraft!
Post: Save the SRN4 Hovercraft!

I don't usually do this sort of thing but....being a bit of a geek I saw on the TV that the SRN4's that were used on the cross channel link are in danger of being destroyed.   British through and thro...
dclsteve Off topic talk, general chat etc 0 5,078 09 Feb 2016, 22:17
    Thread: How many DeLoreans in the UK?
Post: RE: How many DeLoreans in the UK?

Funny thing is.... A work colleague and I saw one parked up with a for sale notice on it on a street St Albans in 1989. I couldnt afford it but my colleague admitted that his father was Delorean's co...
dclsteve General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 13 8,501 22 Jan 2016, 14:18
    Thread: Rear calipers wanted
Post: RE: Rear calipers wanted

I'm just rebuilding the IRS of a 1989 Jaguar XJS and the calipers are the same as my DMC. Its type used on the inboard IRS set up, not when Ford bought Jaguar and decided that the Jaguar Engineers w...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 8 4,437 12 Jan 2016, 18:36
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

I think thats the route I'll take with a single cable. A 3 piece effort seems to be designed to fail...!
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 14 Nov 2015, 20:36
    Thread: VIN 16583
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I did wonder why DMC designed such a wacky, convoluted arrangement as a speedo drive...!
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 14 Nov 2015, 16:13
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Well..... During the summer had great fun at a few car shows (runner up as best 80s car in one) and now back in the barn for the winter jobbies. . Need to re trim the seats and fix the auto transmissi...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 08 Nov 2015, 04:24
    Thread: Original 35 year old cleaning products............
Post: Re: Original 35 year old cleaning products...........

Lurve the handprint :lol:
dclsteve Members Cars 3 3,127 05 Oct 2015, 20:25
    Thread: Delorean in Anglesey
Post: Re: Delorean in Anglesey

Now that will be confusing in a line up...... :D
dclsteve TV/Film Hire and Work Requests 9 7,397 31 Aug 2015, 17:06
    Thread: Delorean in Anglesey
Post: Re: Delorean in Anglesey

Looks like DVLA like "HBA" for some reason....
dclsteve TV/Film Hire and Work Requests 9 7,397 28 Aug 2015, 20:17
    Thread: Wanted - Renault UN1 manual gear box
Post: Re: Wanted - Renault UN1 manual gear box

I was indeed - but useful to know of a local source of major parts!
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 5,401 11 Jun 2015, 22:57
    Thread: Wanted - Renault UN1 manual gear box
Post: Re: Wanted - Renault UN1 manual gear box

Just a thought....what will you be doing with the old autobox?
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 5,401 10 Jun 2015, 20:48
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

In my girlish excitement in getting out into the open road, I have a bog standard set from Halfords. Its Sunday morning and I'm counting down the minutes to ring the insurance company with the new r...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 22 Mar 2015, 10:04
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Today ....The V5C arrived. #16581 is now HBA 641Y. Might even take it out for a drive now its legal! :D
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 21 Mar 2015, 17:39
    Thread: Mille Miglia, Italy. Crazy idea, Anyone been?
Post: Re: Mille Miglia, Italy. Crazy idea, Anyone been?

I drove my D back from Sweden. My backup plan consisted of contacting various Renault/Volvo/Peugeot garages along the route asking if I could call them if I had a problem. Most were very helpful but...
dclsteve General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 8 3,723 07 Mar 2015, 00:04
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Good luck! I did the same shake down MOT test on a old XJS thinking the list would be huge....and all it needs is a handbrake adjustment. Happy days!
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 26 Feb 2015, 17:39
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Roll of drums, fanfare..etc. Passed MOT, no advisories. Only delayed because I needed to replace the steering bush, the dog managed to eat the first one as soon as it arrived so had to order anoth...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 25 Feb 2015, 11:27
    Thread: Automatic Transmission Filters soon to be a reality!
Post: Re: Automatic Transmission Filters soon to be a re...

Me too!
dclsteve General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 10 4,972 10 Feb 2015, 23:52
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Chris - mine apparently went to Saudi from new, then to Sweden, but I've no documentation to support this (other than a lot of dust!). One of my tasks is to trace all the previous owners and try and ...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 07 Jan 2015, 20:33
    Thread: VIN 16583
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View from the rear - resprayed louvres...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 06 Jan 2015, 23:55
    Thread: VIN 16583
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Christmas time, misletoe and...bu**er that, I've been in the man-barn and putting in some serious hours putting Delores back together. So now she is gleaming and all in one piece (almost) ready for M...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 06 Jan 2015, 23:52
    Thread: Big balls or small balls?
Post: Re: Big balls or small balls?

I have fitted big boys balls and struts fit a treat now.
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 25 10,586 30 Nov 2014, 23:43
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

You've twisted my arm! I need to take the centre console out again so will take your advice.
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 30 Nov 2014, 23:30
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Nearly there.... Replaced the binnacle from Ed. Perfect fit and really pleased with the finish, well worth the money. The new headlining is all done with new door seals, new sunvisors. And now I ke...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 30 Nov 2014, 21:06
    Thread: Big balls or small balls?
Post: Re: Big balls or small balls?

..... :P :P
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 25 10,586 26 Nov 2014, 23:22
    Thread: Big balls or small balls?
Post: Re: Big balls or small balls?

I feel so inadequate…..my balls are too small! Having had a good investigation over the weekend, it looks like either the factory fitted small balls or (more likely) when the struts were replaced in...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 25 10,586 25 Nov 2014, 17:21
    Thread: Big balls or small balls?
Post: Re: Big balls or small balls?

Yuus....balls.... Delay with replies as just had a few days in Venice...wow...amazing place. Anyway, now checked the passenger door, and same type of strut as the drivers door. Not sure that the st...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 25 10,586 19 Nov 2014, 20:25
    Thread: Big balls or small balls?
Post: Re: Big balls or small balls?

Funnily enough, the louvre struts have pins on the struts. All the struts were replaced on the car around the same time so maybe whoever did it changed some of the balls? I'll have a chat with Ed f...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 25 10,586 15 Nov 2014, 20:44
    Thread: Big balls or small balls?
Post: Re: Big balls or small balls?

The balls look original. Not looked at the other side yet, methinks that'll be the next job. The strut certainly didn't need any persuasion to sit on the ball which alerted me to the problem as the ...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 25 10,586 15 Nov 2014, 20:10
    Thread: Big balls or small balls?
Post: Re: Big balls or small balls?

Hi Ben Yup, new one came with pins, but even with the pin in place it just falls off.
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 25 10,586 15 Nov 2014, 19:34
    Thread: Big balls or small balls?
Post: Big balls or small balls?

The drivers door strut was a bit weak so I've got a new one. Odd thing is the new strut is for a much larger ball socket so it does not fit - see pics. The older strut (dated 2012) has the same pa...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 25 10,586 15 Nov 2014, 19:09
    Thread: Sun Visor swap??
Post: Sun Visor swap??

I have a light grey interior with a set of rough sun visors which I just had to replace. Apparently the light grey ones are now not available so I've bought a brand spanking new set of dark grey sun ...
dclsteve DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 0 1,653 15 Nov 2014, 17:27
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Also....not sure what to do with the old headliner so just popped it on EBay...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 02 Nov 2014, 18:33
    Thread: VIN 16583
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Thanks Darren - very useful comparing cars and adding a few more bits to the list...! Handbrake now done. After replacing the N/S rear caliper the way I adjusted it so that it pulled both sides eve...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 02 Nov 2014, 17:47
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Thanks for the comments! Caliper is back next week, and hopefully a big box of bits from DMC Europe....... Watch this space!
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 23 Oct 2014, 15:28
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Electrics..... The fusebox had melted around the headlight area and the previous owner had replaced the full beam fuse into a separate holder. Why was that? Looks like both the headlight and full be...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 19 Oct 2014, 19:25
    Thread: VIN 16583
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And so.....MOT time, which is also needed to get it on the UK register. And....failed...bum! An advisory on the track rod end dust covers, but the O/S handbrake wasn't doing anything. While on the...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 19 Oct 2014, 19:09
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Back in the barn...First job was headlights. I replaced all 4 with UK RHD type and while they were out the headlamp adjustment screws cleaned up and replaced all the screws with stainless steel ones...
dclsteve Members Cars 47 30,916 19 Oct 2014, 18:51