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    Thread: Hi from NG17
Post: RE: Hi from NG17

All very typical DeLorean issues. Lots of upgrades/improvements available to sort them all. Re the Auto box, there's a kick down switch near the throttle spool which activates when you mash the pedal...
Stuart Rees New member? Say hello :) 35 812 11 May 2022, 10:30
    Thread: Hi from NG17
Post: RE: Hi from NG17

Congratulations Mitch, Looks a very nice car. The handbrake on these cars is a weak design but can be improved with angled handbrake pads. Agree with Chris P that it might only be an adjustment need...
Stuart Rees New member? Say hello :) 35 812 24 Mar 2022, 10:55
    Thread: Vin10579
Post: RE: Vin10579

Welcome to the club. Do tell us about the second DeLorean  :)
Stuart Rees New member? Say hello :) 4 235 26 Jan 2022, 16:20
    Thread: VIN 4267 comes to England
Post: RE: VIN 4267 comes to England

Great to see the progress Matt, I'm currently spending £££ to get 6237 out of a 10 year slumber. Seeing your photos is giving me motivation to get it done.
Stuart Rees Members Cars 77 30,495 26 Jan 2022, 16:16
    Thread: window motor replacement
Post: RE: window motor replacement

Also Martin G has a very helpful video on this job... [Video: http://youtu.be/FxYUxrnMM9U]
Stuart Rees 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 6 215 05 Jan 2022, 17:20
    Thread: window motor replacement
Post: RE: window motor replacement

If I remember there is some wiggle room at the bottom of the door to bring that window down a couple inches... with the new motors, it can get very fiddly aligning it all up. Top Tip - Don't tighten ...
Stuart Rees 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 6 215 05 Jan 2022, 16:56
    Thread: window motor replacement
Post: RE: window motor replacement

Did both of mine last October but I was lucky enough that there was still 'some' life left in them to lower the window to get those 2 bolts. I'd say remove the rest of the window motor bolts and there...
Stuart Rees 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 6 215 05 Jan 2022, 16:25
    Thread: REAR SUNSHADE / LOUVRE
Post: RE: REAR SUNSHADE / LOUVRE

There's been a few time machine conversions done in the UK recently. Which means there should be a few kicking about...
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 6 350 06 Dec 2021, 13:57
    Thread: Weird Binary Fuel Pump Starting issue..?
Post: RE: Weird Binary Fuel Pump Starting issue..?

The buzzing behind you on LHS is the idle speed motor which is normal. I have had different behaviours with different fuel pump relays in the past. Some Fuel pump relays (RPM Relay) can prime on posi...
Stuart Rees 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 7 359 08 Nov 2021, 12:35
    Thread: Cold start and running issues
Post: RE: Cold start and running issues

Check for split or loose vacuum lines, especially to the Control pressure regulator (Warm up regulator)
Stuart Rees General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 2 279 19 Oct 2021, 09:58
    Thread: Rare RHD for sale?
Post: RE: Rare RHD for sale?

I've seen this car at Eurofest 2011 and it is definitely a Wooler Hodec conversion. VIN 12178 owned by Peter Lavery in Northern Ireland originally on registration number OGH586Y [attachment=1235]
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 15 1,352 19 Oct 2021, 09:36
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Could be wear in the distributor shaft making the rotor hit the dizzy cap contacts? That would speed up with rpm and get excessive under load.
Stuart Rees Members Cars 68 5,911 20 Sep 2021, 17:11
    Thread: POOR COLD TICK OVER
Post: RE: POOR COLD TICK OVER

Good advise from Richard. You can get into the CPR but I wouldn't know how to repair one. I just got a refurbished one from Ed Uding in Holland and sent my old one back as a core exchange. [Image: ht...
Stuart Rees New member? Say hello :) 7 662 27 Aug 2021, 13:41
    Thread: POOR COLD TICK OVER
Post: RE: POOR COLD TICK OVER

Have you checked / replaced the Warm Up Regulator? Also known as a Control Pressure Regulator (WUR/CPR)
Stuart Rees New member? Say hello :) 7 662 25 Aug 2021, 13:53
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(21 Jul 2021, 16:51)Justwatching Wrote: (19 Jul 2021, 11:48)Stuart Rees Wrote: I have found that the amount of ATF in the gearbox needs to be exact or it will cause slipping and such. The level (...
Stuart Rees Members Cars 68 5,911 09 Aug 2021, 11:48
    Thread: Fuel sender unit Wanted
Post: Fuel sender unit Wanted

Looking for a (reasonably priced) working fuel sender unit. Not looking for OEM but the more modern version that you may have after upgrading to the new All-in-one pump. My fuel gauge is dancing all o...
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 0 161 19 Jul 2021, 12:08
    Thread: Fuel odour in the cabin
Post: RE: Fuel odour in the cabin

Check the jubilee clips around the top of the fuel tank. My fuel pump boot (large) jubilee had corroded and didn't hold a tight seal anymore. I've also seen pictures of fuel sitting on top of the pump...
Stuart Rees 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 8 602 19 Jul 2021, 11:58
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

I have found that the amount of ATF in the gearbox needs to be exact or it will cause slipping and such. The level (measure on the dip stick when hot) has to be spot on (not an easy task sometimes) o...
Stuart Rees Members Cars 68 5,911 19 Jul 2021, 11:48
    Thread: she's finally arrived
Post: RE: she's finally arrived

Congrats on getting the car... finally! Looks really clean, if the engine doesn't have the coolant bleed kit upgrade which has a hose going from the water pump back to the overflow bottle. I highly r...
Stuart Rees General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 9 773 19 Jul 2021, 11:37
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

The air box doesn't/shouldn't touch the rocker cover unless it is warped or melted. Any pics of the part? Stu
Stuart Rees Members Cars 42 4,309 20 May 2021, 12:20
    Thread: Shipping times issues
Post: RE: Shipping times issues

Does seem like a long time without info of departure, etc. You should eventually get the name of the ship, ETA, etc to follow the journey on the shipping websites.
Stuart Rees General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 7 867 17 May 2021, 15:21
    Thread: New member looking for first DeLorean
Post: RE: New member looking for first DeLorean

Welcome BACK... to the Club! Personally I think BHCC is an expensive way to buy a Delorean. Yes there is peace of mind in getting a car but you're paying a premium for the service and IMO they're pri...
Stuart Rees New member? Say hello :) 8 810 15 May 2021, 13:05
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

Syphoning the potentially old fuel is a good idea. Best way is through the fuel sender. The sender has a notch so unplug it, lift and turn until it comes out.  It probably ok but for piece of mind, e...
Stuart Rees Members Cars 42 4,309 12 May 2021, 09:59
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

Congratulations in getting the car, what an exciting day! What's the recent history, was it a maintained car or fresh out of storage car, etc? Might be worth having a quick look inside the fuel tank...
Stuart Rees Members Cars 42 4,309 11 May 2021, 15:31
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

Do you have the vin and reg of the marketplace one...? Asking 50k and needs work? it looks more like a 30k car to me.
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 465 196,486 29 Apr 2021, 16:02
    Thread: New Derbyshire Museum?
Post: New Derbyshire Museum?

Looks like they have a DeLorean at a new museum. https://www.groupleisureandtravel.com/ne...46.article
Stuart Rees General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 610 21 Apr 2021, 14:41
    Thread: New owner soon
Post: RE: New owner soon

Welcome to the forum Simon, Exciting times ahead! As the cars turn 40 years old the main areas to look at are obviously the frame condition especially the front frame extension and behind the triangu...
Stuart Rees General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 16 2,016 20 Apr 2021, 10:55
    Thread: Pictures From Lotus, Early 80's
Post: RE: Pictures From Lotus, Early 80's

I Spy 4 DeLorean doors in that last picture, Pilot doors at that.  I'm glad someone had the foresight to photograph some interesting scrap. I remember someone telling me a 'story' of a Lotus employee...
Stuart Rees General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 4 593 12 Apr 2021, 12:27
    Thread: Looking for a car
Post: RE: Looking for a car

Congratulations Derfel, Welcome (Back) to the Club... Sounds like you got lucky getting RHD too. Have fun. Stu
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 18 2,424 01 Mar 2021, 17:26
    Thread: DMC Unveiled to the World
Post: RE: DMC Unveiled to the World

(22 Jan 2021, 14:30)Rissy Wrote: Interesting to see that they were prepared to show off the first car in a still as yet, unfinished state.  Stilling missing outer door seals, and even the nose grill...
Stuart Rees Historical DeLorean articles, references, photos and information. 3 562 22 Jan 2021, 16:13
    Thread: DMC Unveiled to the World
Post: DMC Unveiled to the World

Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the the 'first' Production DMC-12 shown to the press. Tony Swann has posted up a rare video of the moment John DeLorean drove the car out of the factory and aro...
Stuart Rees Historical DeLorean articles, references, photos and information. 3 562 22 Jan 2021, 12:30
    Thread: Seasons Greetings
Post: RE: Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas Everyone
Stuart Rees General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 7 1,032 24 Dec 2020, 10:43
    Thread: Project car
Post: RE: Project car

it's confirmed to be this car... Still in Japan... Still in an auction? http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr...CWINRaEjn4 https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auc...CWINRaEjn4
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 4 805 11 Dec 2020, 10:40
    Thread: Whine
Post: RE: Whine

I would say it's a coincidence and it's your fuel pump making a whine as it sits right underneath the boot latch.  Put some fresh petrol in and see if it goes away... might be low fuel level.  If not...
Stuart Rees 7 - Heating / Air Conditioning 2 538 22 Oct 2020, 17:19
    Thread: DOC-UK 2021 Calendar
Post: RE: DOC-UK 2021 Calendar

I'd also like to put my name down for one please.  Stuart
Stuart Rees General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 20 3,211 08 Oct 2020, 10:37
    Thread: Hello From South Wales
Post: RE: Hello From South Wales

Welcome Sam, I'm in west Wales and it's good to hear of another Welsh prospective owner. My opinion is BHCC are selling at the top end for the condition. You'll be paying a premium for their 'service...
Stuart Rees New member? Say hello :) 3 756 01 Oct 2020, 17:43
    Thread: Silverstone Delorean
Post: RE: Silverstone Delorean

Hey Matt, I was wondering if you were is a position to go for this one.  Very close VIN to mine. Not a bad price at 30k. Again the auction house wins...
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 11 2,428 01 Aug 2020, 12:02
    Thread: #2292 New engine
Post: RE: #2292 New engine

Great News that Flopsy will ride again... Is the block absolutely irreparable? How about cold welding the block rot if it isn't too severe? It would be nice to keep her original. Stu
Stuart Rees Members Cars 103 43,984 15 Jul 2020, 17:11
    Thread: Greetings
Post: RE: Greetings

It'll be nice to catch up. Look me up on Facebook, there's a few Deloreans in Wales now. There's a good friend in Swansea who owns one. Certainly more around now compared to 2009 ?
Stuart Rees New member? Say hello :) 9 1,867 26 Jun 2020, 22:13
    Thread: Greetings
Post: RE: Greetings

Hi Matt, well that photo's a Blast from the Past... I remember that day very well. Do you still live near Neath? You've made me realise how fast time goes by. Hope you're well, speak soon Stuart
Stuart Rees New member? Say hello :) 9 1,867 26 Jun 2020, 15:41
    Thread: VIN#6126 Chassis restoration
Post: RE: VIN#6126 Chassis restoration

Fantastic to watch your progress Richard, looking to do mine very soon. What is the length of a bare frame, my local powdercoaters have a 4 meter oven. I'm not near the car at the moment, could you ...
Stuart Rees Members Cars 209 34,053 22 Jun 2020, 12:32
    Thread: CBC Canada News Reports 1982
Post: CBC Canada News Reports 1982

Seen on one of the Facebook groups, a couple of news reports from Canadian TV late 1982 https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1317788227616 https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1317031491823
Stuart Rees Historical DeLorean articles, references, photos and information. 0 469 20 Jun 2020, 16:10
    Thread: re vin 5222 now on its way to UK
Post: RE: re vin 5222 now on its way to UK

Sounds like you're making good progress Steve. I would take the metering head off the fuel mixture unit (flappy thing) it's just 3 long screws (be sure to WD40 them first) Do this, to check the plun...
Stuart Rees General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 20 7,685 02 Jun 2020, 13:28
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

The reg number was familiar Claire. Google 'Delorean 3428' and you'll see what PO was asking... If I had the cash at the time I would have jumped at it lol 'Double your money, Try to get Rich'   ;)
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 465 196,486 20 May 2020, 16:50
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

(18 May 2020, 07:51)Smithy2970 Wrote: (13 May 2020, 17:45)Guinney1971 Wrote: (13 May 2020, 08:54)Chris Williams Wrote: Been a while since we had any 'genuine' adverts on eBay, I suspect this won...
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 465 196,486 20 May 2020, 16:12
    Thread: VIN#6126 Chassis restoration
Post: RE: VIN#6126 Chassis restoration

6237 needs the same treatment, which company did the galvanise and powder coating?
Stuart Rees Members Cars 209 34,053 12 Mar 2020, 00:54
    Thread: Mixture control Unit Wanted
Post: RE: Mixture control Unit Wanted

After some tinkering last night I've got the engine running a lot smoother and less rich. Thinking it might be a sticky metering head plunger instead. Since I'm doing the fuel lines I'll carefully ta...
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 3 1,031 11 Mar 2020, 13:58
    Thread: Mixture control Unit Wanted
Post: Mixture control Unit Wanted

I'm getting into the inlet and fuelling system at the weekend since the car is running rich. I'll be replacing the fuel lines with new braided hoses, new injectors etc A previous owner messed with / ...
Stuart Rees DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 3 1,031 09 Mar 2020, 11:30
    Thread: Self Driving DeLorean
Post: RE: Self Driving DeLorean

Really amazing stuff... I like that centre console   :) Found a behind the scenes video from them too. [Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tradNtWvPS4] The future is Electric...
Stuart Rees Off topic talk, general chat etc 5 2,557 24 Dec 2019, 14:16
    Thread: VIN 3010
Post: RE: VIN 3010

Well done Alan, That's a nice car with a healthy collection of DeLorean World magazines and manuals. Nothing beats seeing the car in person for the first time. Best of luck  :cool: Do you know what ...
Stuart Rees Members Cars 14 4,630 30 Sep 2019, 15:27