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    Thread: Door torsion bar adjustment
Post: RE: Door torsion bar adjustment

(22 Feb 2016, 11:13)jwrayth Wrote: What gas struts are you using? I found the DMC-EU ones too strong for my doors so if you're using some other brand I can always send you up a spare one of Eds to t...
Doive 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 6 6,499 23 Feb 2016, 02:43
    Thread: Door torsion bar adjustment
Post: Door torsion bar adjustment

Does anyone know any specialists in Scotland who could tackle our driver's side torsion bar? New struts all round, but the door is becoming increasingly reluctant to stay fully opened. Passenger side ...
Doive 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 6 6,499 22 Feb 2016, 00:28
    Thread: Fitting new steering column bush
Post: Re: Fitting new steering column bush

Good news, I need to do this over the winter on our car - always nice when someone finds a shortcut.
Doive 5 - Suspension / Steering 12 9,064 22 Oct 2015, 04:13
    Thread: Car started then stalled, wouldn't restart
Post: Car started then stalled, wouldn't restart

Been driving around all day today with the BttF excitement, did almost 100 miles in total and the car ran perfectly driving people all over Central Fife. Finished the event, climbed in to go home - ca...
Doive 3 - Electrical 3 3,387 22 Oct 2015, 03:38
    Thread: Who did What on the 21st – photos and Poll
Post: Re: Who did What on the 21st – photos and Poll

Number 4 for us - last minute request from the local radio station when we offered to bring our car down. [Image: http://radiotoday.co.uk/wp-content/uploa...lorean.jpg] http://radiotoday.co.uk/2015...
Doive General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 19 10,934 22 Oct 2015, 03:19
    Thread: DOC-UK 2016 Calendars
Post: Re: DOC-UK 2016 Calendars

Oooh excellent. May I please have two wall calendars and a desk calendar?
Doive DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 35 18,412 14 Oct 2015, 20:52
    Thread: Water Pump Reconditioning
Post: Re: Water Pump Reconditioning

Ours was reconditioned by Dave Howarth's tame expert... posted him down a barely recognisable pile of leaking rust and misery, and received back a pristine, as new water pump. I couldn't believe it wa...
Doive 1 - Engine 7 5,660 14 Sep 2015, 22:52
    Thread: Compression problem
Post: Re: Compression problem

It did as it happens, Mike the garage owner - who was a time served PRV Volvo mechanic with a book full of certs - put over half the hours down to the garage apprentice. Grunt work such as cleaning pa...
Doive 1 - Engine 15 10,038 26 Aug 2015, 00:30
    Thread: Carfest South 2015
Post: Re: Carfest South 2015

A touch far for us unfortunately, otherwise we'd be in.
Doive Southern England 11 6,016 12 Aug 2015, 23:05
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Some of the guys there - with caps on backwards and trousers round their knees - had taken something chronically boring like a mk4 Golf, stripped everything out, smoothed it all, fitted air suspensio...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 12 Aug 2015, 20:44
    Thread: Attaching front number plate
Post: Attaching front number plate

Been tidying up the front of our car, first off removing the daft sidelights from a trailer/caravan, that were presumably fitted to get it through it's first MoT in the UK. These were stuck on with st...
Doive 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 1 2,435 12 Aug 2015, 20:14
    Thread: Most desirable?
Post: Re: Most desirable?

The general consensus seems to be that Grey Manual is the spec of choice - ours happens to be that spec because it's the one we found for sale! Personally I'm not fussed on the spec, I'd have taken a ...
Doive General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 2,904 11 Aug 2015, 19:02
    Thread: Dents and polishing
Post: Re: Dents and polishing

I think if it were me, I'd be driving the 600 mile round trip to take our car down to Chris. We have a local fabrication company two miles from our door, who can turn you out anything from a full stai...
Doive General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 12 7,402 11 Aug 2015, 13:47
    Thread: New Style Ottersat Replacement Part Available To Order
Post: Re: otterstat

We have had similar woes recently - ancient otterstat replaced with a brand new one, up to temp, fans didn't cut in. Shorted wiring, all fine. Another new stat bought, tested and fitted, haven't been ...
Doive Off topic talk, general chat etc 64 39,692 11 Aug 2015, 13:41
    Thread: No interoir lights
Post: Re: No interoir lights

I've just reinstalled and reconnected our door switches, and the interior lights didn't work either. Found that the door switches, door lights, and interior lights all benefit from a clean up of the c...
Doive 3 - Electrical 5 3,898 10 Aug 2015, 13:17
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Local car show ten minutes from our house advertised as 'Cleanfest' - entered the D as a late entry, organiser came straight back to say we would be pride of place! I was hoping it would be the same a...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 10 Aug 2015, 12:50
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Working on a few of the niggly little electrical problems that have been annoying me today. The big hideous add-on foglight has irritated me from day one, so decided to incorporate it into the rear li...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 08 Aug 2015, 02:12
    Thread: Window motor fitting hell
Post: Re: Window motor fitting hell

Getting the new motor to work with the guides is a pain in the cherries. I cleaned our passenger side up, eventually had the motor in and fitted, and the window kept popping off it's guides. Loads of ...
Doive 3 - Electrical 9 6,367 02 Aug 2015, 12:05
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Chris P Wrote:The method of holding them in seems very crude and could exert undue pleasure on the outside of the switch body. Very true. Our man has done a few Deloreans now, and on each he creates a...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 02 Aug 2015, 11:30
    Thread: Compression problem
Post: Re: Compression problem

Long story short - bent inlet valve on cylinder 5. Looks like someone timed up the nearside bank incorrectly, and valve must have gently contacted piston before they noticed and retimed it correctly. ...
Doive 1 - Engine 15 10,038 02 Aug 2015, 01:47
    Thread: Block rot
Post: Re: Block rot

Thankfully our VoD looked to be fairly decent during it's recent mechanical overhaul, but there was another D in the workshop that had holed right through to the oil galleries. Very depressing for the...
Doive 1 - Engine 7 5,468 02 Aug 2015, 01:41
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Well, long story short, we have the car back at long last. It would appear that sometime in the past, someone fitted the nearside timing chain one tooth out, and slightly bent the inlet valve on cylin...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 02 Aug 2015, 01:28
    Thread: RHD DeLorean For sale @ £42,000 VIN: 11382
Post: Re: RHD DeLorean For sale @ £42,000 VIN: 11382

jwrayth Wrote:especially if we can all get together for a drive in July when Doives' car is back on the road This sounds like a plan. Would be really good to have an active regional group :mrgreen:
Doive DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 30 18,706 30 Jun 2015, 17:44
    Thread: RHD DeLorean For sale @ £42,000 VIN: 11382
Post: Re: RHD DeLorean For sale @ £42,000 VIN: 11382

When I saw the car ~3 weeks ago, there were quite a few niggly little problems with the car, but hopefully the new owner won't have too much heartache getting them resolved. Mostly electrical problems...
Doive DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 30 18,706 30 Jun 2015, 15:34
    Thread: Compression problem
Post: Re: Compression problem

We have just this afternoon been given their guesstimate to completion... I had to sit down for a while. I thought he had made a typo. £3,500.... :shock: That's to remove both heads, strip, rebui...
Doive 1 - Engine 15 10,038 27 Jun 2015, 01:08
    Thread: Compression problem
Post: Re: Compression problem

Does anyone have a rough feel for the expected garage bill for replacing a pair of cylinder heads on one of these? We have the first installment received and it makes for eye watering reading...
Doive 1 - Engine 15 10,038 25 Jun 2015, 22:27
    Thread: Compression problem
Post: Re: Compression problem

Well he's pulled the head off 4 5 6 and bench tested the head - valves are leaking badly. Pistons and liners are looking serviceable. Heads are getting stripped down and assessed later in the week. I...
Doive 1 - Engine 15 10,038 23 Jun 2015, 23:40
    Thread: RHD DeLorean For sale @ £42,000 VIN: 11382
Post: Re: RHD DeLorean For sale @ £42,000 VIN: 11382

We saw this car at the weekend at a classic show. Looks ok, he's added the thick side decal, which makes it look different from the norm. Needs a few bits and pieces of work doing to bring it up to sc...
Doive DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 30 18,706 17 Jun 2015, 12:37
    Thread: Stage 2 mods & tech info required
Post: Stage 2 mods & tech info required

As some may know we are going through an engine top end rebuild, and so I've ordered a set of Ed's fast cams. Someone in the past has kindly fitted a nice stainless exhaust system to our car. I've rea...
Doive General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 2,813 17 Jun 2015, 00:18
    Thread: Lotus graveyard!
Post: Re: Lotus graveyard!

That blue Elite looks fantastic. Shame to see them left to decay.
Doive Off topic talk, general chat etc 3 4,684 11 Jun 2015, 15:06
    Thread: 21st Century R12 to R134a Conversion
Post: Re: 21st Century R12 to R134a Conversion

Did you ever come to a conclusion on this Rissy? Ours is in for some major surgery, and the bloke says our A/C system is incompatible with his R134a gas, and he'll need to do a full conversion of all ...
Doive 7 - Heating / Air Conditioning 6 5,664 07 Jun 2015, 03:03
    Thread: 1981 Delorean for sale, Grey, Manual............. £28,500
Post: Re: 1981 Delorean for sale, Grey, Manual.............

I'm sorry you're selling my VIN brother. Looks a very fair price for all the work that's been done, I hope you get what you're looking for.
Doive DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 22 14,110 07 Jun 2015, 02:41
    Thread: Compression problem
Post: Re: Compression problem

Had a long and depressing chat with the guy tonight - he's a Volvo Master Tech, so has been around these engines forever. It would appear no 5 cylinder has only 35psi, and none of the cylinders surviv...
Doive 1 - Engine 15 10,038 05 Jun 2015, 17:59
    Thread: Compression problem
Post: Compression problem

Our car is in getting a major service at a specialist, and he's discovered one cylinder that is significantly lower on compression than the rest - I'm not sure on the figures, but it's enough for him ...
Doive 1 - Engine 15 10,038 04 Jun 2015, 22:54
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Took the old girl into a local specialist with a good reputation for working on Deloreans. He has one in for an LPG conversion at present, is a Volvo certified technician, and has worked on the Scotti...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 04 Jun 2015, 22:48
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Chris P Wrote:One of the few area's i'm afraid of……still got the scars to prove my early attempts! It bit me a few times, but only lacerations down to the bone, no major arteries and not life threaten...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 02 Jun 2015, 11:07
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Well that was a fun weekend. Saturday was a friend's 40th birthday, so she was taken out for a spin in the big silver bird. [Image: https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hph...e=55F55676] Today was ...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 01 Jun 2015, 01:26
    Thread: Value for insurance purposes.
Post: Re: Value for insurance purposes.

Our car is low mileage and in decent condition, needing a few jobs here and there to make it really good. I gave our insurer about 40 photos and a written description of it's condition, including the ...
Doive General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 7 4,617 27 May 2015, 22:54
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Nudged the D into life yesterday evening - given our recent run of bad fortune with other cars in the fleet, I was expecting some gremlins to raise their heads. But with a fresh battery, it cheerfully...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 22 May 2015, 00:58
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Not just yet, I went up and had a quick look around the car today, and the winter storage has treated it well. Hoping to go up later this week and get it running. Been concentrating on getting jobs do...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 19 May 2015, 02:44
    Thread: DOC Scotland Monthly Meetings. Starting 3rd March 2015
Post: Re: DOC Scotland Monthly Meetings. Starting 3rd Ma...

Anybody been along to the monthly meets yet? Unfortunately I work away during the week, so weeknight meets are a no go for me.
Doive Scotland 10 9,117 04 May 2015, 04:03
    Thread: Thirlstane Castle (Near Lauder) Classic Car Show 7 June '15
Post: Re: Thirlstane Castle (Near Lauder) Classic Car Sh...

Great to hear there will be a display of Deloreans! We have booked our car in to do the Sporting Bears Dream Rides at the front of the castle... hopefully the huge interest generated by the Club stan...
Doive Scotland 2 3,797 04 May 2015, 04:01
    Thread: DMC-12 spotted in Edinburgh
Post: Re: DMC-12 spotted in Edinburgh

I suspected it might have been! My friend texted to say 'I've just seen Doc and Marty McFly!!' :mrgreen:
Doive Off topic talk, general chat etc 4 3,834 02 Feb 2015, 02:14
    Thread: DMC-12 spotted in Edinburgh
Post: DMC-12 spotted in Edinburgh

A friend of mine emailed asking if we were out in Corstorphine yesterday - nope not us, our car is safely tucked up for winter. So any of you guys on here? I miss driving our car!
Doive Off topic talk, general chat etc 4 3,834 01 Feb 2015, 04:56
    Thread: VIN #5124
Post: Re: VIN #5124

Hi 88mph - would love to see some photos of your car! Ours is off the road in winter storage at the moment, all tucked up in a nice dry shed. [Image: https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...e=5567...
Doive Members Cars 57 38,447 14 Jan 2015, 03:22
    Thread: Deposit paid on Vin..... 005127.
Post: Re: Deposit paid on Vin..... 005127.

Hey 5127... we have 5124 8) VIN buddies. These two cars were in Dunmurray at the same time, and probably left on the same transporter. According to the VIN list, your car was first sold in South Reno...
Doive New member? Say hello :) 172 98,228 25 Nov 2014, 02:38
    Thread: To Garage or not To Garage
Post: Re: To Garage or not To Garage

Ours tucked away from the weather. Noticed an increase in traffic up our dead-end street since the DMC arrived... [Image: https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hpho...e=551EFC31]
Doive General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 20 12,640 25 Nov 2014, 02:27
    Thread: To Garage or not To Garage
Post: Re: To Garage or not To Garage

Our car is now safely tucked away in the garage, as a local mob of scumbags have been going around torching classic cars. One has been arrested, but I expect they will receive a day's fire training an...
Doive General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 20 12,640 07 Nov 2014, 21:17
    Thread: Classic & Sportscar Magazine Article December 2014 issue
Post: Re: Classic & Sportscar Magazine Article December ...

Good article, thanks for sharing. I'm intrigued by your 170bhp upgrade - what is required to get to that level?
Doive Historical DeLorean articles, references, photos and information. 4 6,030 05 Nov 2014, 08:30
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Welcome to the forum! Great plan driving a car all the way back from Sweden, what a road trip! Love the door graffiti too :D As for the headlight fuses melting, something is slightly amiss there. Pos...
Doive Members Cars 47 38,056 22 Oct 2014, 12:46