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    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Update on 1867: washers installed on the transmission cooler lines - no more ATF leaks. Since then, it developed two separate coolant leaks, both resolved by simply tightening the clamp. My experien...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 26 Mar 2024, 10:30
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

Looks like 4872 didn't sell at auction. Now listed at £49,750. 1981 DeLorean DMC 12 (carandclassic.com)
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,933 14 Mar 2024, 17:10
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Thanks for words of support everyone. It has been (and continues to be) a testing experience. And yes, it's a helicoil. I got everything reassembled at the weekend and had the car running briefly. ...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 13 Mar 2024, 21:31
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

No. 2243 on Car and Classic, asking £55k. 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 For Sale (carandclassic.com)
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,933 06 Mar 2024, 19:50
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Many hours later... [attachment=1503]
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 04 Mar 2024, 22:09
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

This has become such a fiasco... Since my last post, I got a bolt extractor set, drilled a pilot hole and wound the extractor in. Problem was, no matter how tight I clamped the extractor in the drill...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 26 Feb 2024, 20:45
    Thread: Automatic Governor
Post: RE: Automatic Governor

(17 Feb 2024, 15:11)sc15 Wrote: After a tedious investigation into why 10302 won't change gear, we have found that one coil on the small generator within the governor is open circuit. The other read...
Justwatching 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 6 364 17 Feb 2024, 22:19
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(07 Feb 2024, 20:28)Chris Williams Wrote: As Chris wrote it's difficult (but not impossible) to get the Y pipe out with the remains of the bolts still in there. Think I would be tempted to put a was...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 10 Feb 2024, 18:47
    Thread: Replacing 13 lines inc fuel Filter
Post: RE: Replacing 13 lines inc fuel Filter

(07 Feb 2024, 14:13)Chris Collingwood Wrote: is it worth cutting the old fuel line unscrewing the old filter and not chance snapping the hard line that disappears into the Chassis. Yes. The hard l...
Justwatching 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 5 318 07 Feb 2024, 18:07
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(06 Feb 2024, 23:37)Rissy Wrote: The bolts only go into the block by about 8-10mm from memory.   That's a concerning thought. Might need to re-think the crowbar approach after all as I'm putting qu...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 07 Feb 2024, 14:43
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

Car and Classic auction. Oct '81 with a smooth bonnet? Black interior manual.  https://www.carandclassic.com/auctions/1...-12-8lQAlg
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,933 06 Feb 2024, 22:44
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(06 Feb 2024, 09:24)Chris P Wrote: While you are in there I would strongly recommend having the water pump refurbished, ( Dave Howarth) new hoses, clips etc and fit a self bleeding kit. I'll be cha...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 06 Feb 2024, 22:17
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Just before Christmas I noticed a very small coolant leak. Unfortunately, after searching with a torch and mirror, I traced the leak back into the Valley of Death.  Progress was initially swift - I g...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 05 Feb 2024, 16:38
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

New transmission cooler lines installed. Filled the transmission with ATF. No apparent leaks overnight, but I haven't started it up yet as there's more work to do on the engine while the coolant is dr...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 03 Feb 2024, 18:08
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

'82 Black interior auto, asking £55k. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/ite...2ac0085f57
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,933 01 Feb 2024, 23:11
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(29 Jan 2024, 09:19)Chris P Wrote: Are there washers?  I can't remember them...but I could be wrong. Yeah, the washers seal the the base of the large nut that the lines screw into.  [attachment=14...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 29 Jan 2024, 21:41
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

When I had the DeLorean transmission rebuilt last year, one of the many bodges done by the Automatic Transmission Company (Derbyshire) was cutting the transmission cooler lines in half and then joinin...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 28 Jan 2024, 18:50
    Thread: US Auto Show Oulton Park Cheshire 17th August 2024
Post: US Auto Show Oulton Park Cheshire 17th August 2024

Any club interest in above? Display Vehicles @ US AutoShow (msv.com)
Justwatching Northern England 2 166 25 Jan 2024, 21:58
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Second attempt came out much better. Works perfect. Always reassuring to have a spare! [attachment=1484]
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 31 Dec 2023, 16:20
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(21 Nov 2023, 21:44)Chris Williams Wrote: Quote:Yeah, I know. I enquired about it back in February, remember? Still waiting on that postal address from you... Errrrrrr no, but may have forgotten. Do...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 22 Nov 2023, 13:27
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(15 Nov 2023, 21:48)Chris Williams Wrote: http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr...p?tid=6171 Yeah, I know. I enquired about it back in February, remember? Still waiting on that postal address fr...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 20 Nov 2023, 21:17
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Got given a key replicator. I know, unusual, but no gift horses were looked in the mouth and I got to work trying to make a spare door key.  [attachment=1480] I used a WB2 key blank. Not sure if thi...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 12 Nov 2023, 13:47
    Thread: Anyone tried 205/70 R14 on the front?
Post: RE: Anyone tried 205/70 R14 on the front?

(16 Oct 2023, 20:42)Chris Williams Wrote: Probably would fit ok without fowling but would it make the steering even heavier being wider? In theory yes, but it should only be 1cm wider, so I doubt i...
Justwatching 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 3 325 17 Oct 2023, 10:03
    Thread: Anyone tried 205/70 R14 on the front?
Post: Anyone tried 205/70 R14 on the front?

As above.  BF Goodrich make a suitable rear tyre in their T/A Radial range with raised white lettering. Closest thing they're got for the front is 205/70 R14. I probably don't have to change my tyres...
Justwatching 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 3 325 16 Oct 2023, 18:21
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Got my fuel flap back from repair. Looks much better without the pot-rivets! Used a general purpose contact adhesive. We'll see how well that holds up.  Please excuse the finger prints/marks. The pi...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 02 Oct 2023, 10:25
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

I wasn't at the ice cream stop or RAF, but snapped a pic of some arrivals at Morgan.  [attachment=1473]
Justwatching DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 4,975 16 Sep 2023, 06:26
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(30 Aug 2023, 20:10)Chris Williams Wrote: Quote:Well, minus the return line - it put up too much of a fight. I bet a pound you struggled disconnecting it from the hard line........... :D Of course....
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 02 Sep 2023, 10:38
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

New fuel lines installed ready for the trip down to the Morgan factory in a couple of weeks. Well, minus the return line - it put up too much of a fight.  It was a pig to start and ran rough initiall...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 29 Aug 2023, 22:34
    Thread: Frequency valve removal
Post: RE: Frequency valve removal

Cheers. It is indeed a push fit. Very tight.  [attachment=1454] [attachment=1455] [attachment=1456]
Justwatching 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 2 389 25 Aug 2023, 21:23
    Thread: Frequency valve removal
Post: Frequency valve removal

I received a sobering warning from Rissy at the Really Retro Show to change my fuel lines or risk losing my car to fire. So I've been changing the lines one at a time over the last week. I've only got...
Justwatching 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 2 389 23 Aug 2023, 20:56
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

I confirm that me and a +1 will be coming for the Saturday event in #1867.
Justwatching DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 4,975 23 Aug 2023, 20:01
    Thread: Really Retro Show - 9 July 2023 (nr Stafford)
Post: RE: Really Retro Show - 9 July 2023 (nr Stafford)

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Justwatching Midlands 26 2,390 10 Jul 2023, 21:51
    Thread: Battery drain
Post: Battery drain

#1867 just killed its battery (as in, completely) which was only two years old. I've changed the cable connectors and robbed a battery off another car as the Really Retro show is only a week away. I'm...
Justwatching 3 - Electrical 7 610 02 Jul 2023, 14:58
    Thread: Intermittent no crank
Post: RE: Intermittent no crank

Just to conclude this thread, it was the starter motor at fault.
Justwatching 3 - Electrical 10 2,148 02 Jul 2023, 14:47
    Thread: CRAIG Radio issue - sound on one side
Post: RE: CRAIG Radio issue - sound on one side

Really? Seems a faff just to get the radio out. I feel some procrastination coming on...
Justwatching 3 - Electrical 3 347 25 Jun 2023, 16:56
    Thread: CRAIG Radio issue - sound on one side
Post: CRAIG Radio issue - sound on one side

I only get sound from the right (passenger side) speakers. The left speakers produce a faint "pop" when the radio is turned on, but that's it. There's continuity through the speaker terminals. Very lo...
Justwatching 3 - Electrical 3 347 19 Jun 2023, 22:24
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

Vin 11477 on Facebook @ £60k https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/ite...473ff5386d
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,933 17 Jun 2023, 21:03
    Thread: New seals - door won't close!
Post: RE: New seals - door won't close!

(30 May 2023, 11:32)Rissy Wrote: I'll be at the retro show on July 9th http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr...p?tid=6363 and the DOC event in September http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr.....
Justwatching 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 10 948 30 May 2023, 16:45
    Thread: New seals - door won't close!
Post: RE: New seals - door won't close!

I've put the original seal back on the driver's side. It settled in to a point but was never going to be satisfactory. The passenger side is okay. I'll have a look at what other people have at the ne...
Justwatching 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 10 948 29 May 2023, 17:17
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

FFS... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/155570864506?...%7Ciid%3A1
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 484 259,933 29 May 2023, 12:55
    Thread: New seals - door won't close!
Post: RE: New seals - door won't close!

The seals have settled in a bit now, but the door still requires excessive force to close. Looking like I might have to bin them. Where do I find this "Ed"?
Justwatching 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 10 948 10 May 2023, 22:52
    Thread: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 September
Post: RE: DOC 2023 Event, Malvern, Worcs. 8-10 Septembe...

I'd like to come along - can you add me to the list? I'll drive down on the Saturday morning and meet you all at Morgan.
Justwatching DOC National Events, Car shows, AGM's and others 63 4,975 10 May 2023, 22:43
    Thread: New seals - door won't close!
Post: RE: New seals - door won't close!

The replacement seals came with the car. Looking through the car's history folder, there's a DMC North West invoice for weather seals in 2016.
Justwatching 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 10 948 08 May 2023, 18:25
    Thread: New seals - door won't close!
Post: New seals - door won't close!

My door seals are pretty shagged. Luckily*, the car came with a replacement set which I've been fitting this weekend.  I spent all day removing the old seals, scrapping out the sealant, cutting the ne...
Justwatching 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 10 948 07 May 2023, 13:25
    Thread: 80s Day, Great British Car Journey, Ambergate Derbys 7th May
Post: RE: 80s Day, Great British Car Journey, Ambergate...

Is this going ahead? I don't see it listed on their events page. https://greatbritishcarjourney.com/events-calendar/
Justwatching Midlands 4 356 05 May 2023, 15:18
    Thread: When there's a lay-by at exactly the right moment...
Post: RE: When there's a lay-by at exactly the right mom...

Best I can tell from its history, that's from new. Previous owner thought it was a real selling point, but I disagreed. Sitting causes more problems than mileage in my experience.
Justwatching Members Cars 6 766 05 May 2023, 14:54
    Thread: When there's a lay-by at exactly the right moment...
Post: RE: When there's a lay-by at exactly the right mom...

I have a (lifetime) ambition to get mine around the clock. Only 94,000 miles to go!
Justwatching Members Cars 6 766 04 May 2023, 21:27
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(03 May 2023, 08:14)Rissy Wrote: That's normal operation from the Buzzer box above the steering column.  Unplug it.  This is also normal procedure for the owner. :) Thanks for confirming. What a te...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 03 May 2023, 20:12
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Got the door marker lights working. The plunger switch in the door shut had been disconnected on each side.  Love an easy fix! [attachment=1434] However... A buzzer sounds continuously when the dr...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 02 May 2023, 16:43
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Replacing weather seals is on my to-do list this year. I've started with the one attached to the door.  With the old one off, I noticed the drain holes for the door don't align with the slots in the ...
Justwatching Members Cars 142 25,616 30 Apr 2023, 16:04