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    Thread: Electric DeLorean
Post: Re: Electric DeLorean

Flux Capacitor Wrote:Hydrogen is the future. It's just another form of energy storage, like a battery. It has some advantages over batteries right now, but other forms of storage have more developmen...
Rottbott Off topic talk, general chat etc 8 2,433 15 Jan 2009, 17:04
    Thread: Air Horns going off
Post: Re: Air Horns going off

Chris Hawes Wrote:On Sunday, whilst the car was parked up/alarmed in the garage I could hear the air horns suddenly going off continuously. I'm surprised I couldn't hear them from here.
Rottbott 3 - Electrical 5 1,849 13 Jan 2009, 13:14
    Thread: Expected camber settings
Post: Re: Expected camber settings

Thanks for the reassurance Nick. I'd like to get the rear right camber down to 1 degree to match the left though, for tyre wear if nothing else. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it: The f...
Rottbott 5 - Suspension / Steering 24 10,011 09 Jan 2009, 16:06
    Thread: Expected camber settings
Post: Re: Expected camber settings

I mean it looks funny on the readout. It's not enough to be visible by eyeballing the car. Handling also seems fine (it was very squirrely before). Rear axis is perfect, apparently. I don't think the...
Rottbott 5 - Suspension / Steering 24 10,011 08 Jan 2009, 17:44
    Thread: Expected camber settings
Post: Expected camber settings

I just had tracking done and got a readout from the machine. Toe-in is now 1mm per wheel all round (except the rear left which needs shims). Does anyone know what sort of camber values I should be see...
Rottbott 5 - Suspension / Steering 24 10,011 08 Jan 2009, 13:23
    Thread: The effects of this "Credit Crunch"
Post: Re: The effects of this "Credit Crunch"

I should think he was referring to Top Gear?
Rottbott Off topic talk, general chat etc 16 2,873 25 Sep 2008, 15:46
    Thread: Engine to use for a D for everyday use?
Post: I'm very happy with my turbo PRV. Much easier to d...

I'm very happy with my turbo PRV. Much easier to do since it works with the existing transaxle. The stock brakes work great (if they are in good/new condition) with stainless hoses, redstuff pads and...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 1,827 06 Aug 2008, 21:05
    Thread: Newbie mistakes....
Post: The fog light shouldn't stay on if the normal head...

The fog light shouldn't stay on if the normal headlights are off. I'd recommend LEDs for the door lights if you don't already have them. Takes a lot longer to flatten the battery that way. The trick...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 7 2,306 06 Aug 2008, 21:00
    Thread: Most original Delorean Question I have had
Post: I thought it was possible to actually tip the car ...

I thought it was possible to actually tip the car somewhat by opening the door.
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 26 6,980 04 Aug 2008, 12:05
    Thread: Tips for filling up with fuel!
Post: Re: Tips for filling up with fuel!

Claire Usher Wrote:WHEN YOU'RE FILLING UP, DO NOT SQUEEZE THE TRIGGER OF THE NOZZLE TO A FAST MODE. Shouldn't be a problem with a DeLorean anyway - if you try that you'll get a fountain of fuel all ov...
Rottbott Off topic talk, general chat etc 4 1,302 01 Aug 2008, 18:32
    Thread: More powerful DeLoreans
Post: Let's keep it out of my perfectly good thread then...

Let's keep it out of my perfectly good thread then. I and plenty of other people have no problem with Martin, you and some others do, nothing to gain by arguing about it.
Rottbott 5 - Suspension / Steering 31 8,833 12 Jul 2008, 12:16
    Thread: More powerful DeLoreans
Post: That's something I definitely need to get done soo...

That's something I definitely need to get done soon. After replacing most of my components the front tracking has only been set by brick and tape measure! And the rear hasn't been touched. Sadly that'...
Rottbott 5 - Suspension / Steering 31 8,833 11 Jul 2008, 20:08
    Thread: More powerful DeLoreans
Post: [quote="NickT"]Best thing I did on mine was to cha...

NickT Wrote:Best thing I did on mine was to change the lower arm and front anti roll bar bushes to silicon from DeLorean Parts North West. It is the anti roll bar bushes that take the brunt when braki...
Rottbott 5 - Suspension / Steering 31 8,833 09 Jul 2008, 13:07
    Thread: More powerful DeLoreans
Post: Anyone else buying it will have the benefit of sta...

Anyone else buying it will have the benefit of starting off from my sorted map and it will indeed 'just go'. When I collected mine it was running, but we went out and I drove about 100 miles while Ma...
Rottbott 5 - Suspension / Steering 31 8,833 09 Jul 2008, 11:24
    Thread: More powerful DeLoreans
Post: [quote="Daniel Shane"]Yes Im sure the Chassis can ...

Daniel Shane Wrote:Yes Im sure the Chassis can take more power. The rest of the drivetrain is not up to it. The front Lower wishbone on the Delorean is very prone to movement as it's not triangulated ...
Rottbott 5 - Suspension / Steering 31 8,833 09 Jul 2008, 10:32
    Thread: More powerful DeLoreans
Post: More powerful DeLoreans

Carrying on the discussion from the other thread since it was way off topic. Dan if this is in the wrong section feel free to move it. Daniel Shane Wrote:Oh Dear, Marc Levi's car has a Nissan Engin...
Rottbott 5 - Suspension / Steering 31 8,833 09 Jul 2008, 10:28
    Thread: Future Classics and Design Icons
Post: That Esprit chassis looks pretty similar to me oth...

That Esprit chassis looks pretty similar to me other than the tubular engine section*. In any case, it's well documented that the DeLorean was intended to have a much more powerful engine than it ende...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 55 14,438 08 Jul 2008, 16:54
    Thread: Future Classics and Design Icons
Post: In terms of top speed I entirely agree. There's no...

In terms of top speed I entirely agree. There's no law against acceleration (yet) though. :)
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 55 14,438 08 Jul 2008, 15:15
    Thread: Future Classics and Design Icons
Post: The DeLorean has excellent handling and was clearl...

The DeLorean has excellent handling and was clearly made to be much faster than it is. There is a reason it has those huge tyres, the wide track, low centre of gravity, quick steering etc. Although th...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 55 14,438 08 Jul 2008, 09:59
    Thread: Why is this not all over the news!?
Post: [quote="MikeH"]it wont amount to anything though, ...

MikeH Wrote:it wont amount to anything though, the big petrol/oil companys and governments wont allow it even with all this green crap. Reason being because it would cause a huge turn in the economy ...
Rottbott Off topic talk, general chat etc 6 2,350 04 Jul 2008, 10:31
    Thread: Help me know everything DeLorean!
Post: It will make it cheaper at the time, but more expe...

It will make it cheaper at the time, but more expensive in the long run unless you make sure you're earning your own NCB which you usually won't as a named driver.
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 28 6,742 29 Jun 2008, 18:13
    Thread: Future Classics and Design Icons
Post: I know, I know. Will do it when I have the money, ...

I know, I know. Will do it when I have the money, promise!
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 55 14,438 29 Jun 2008, 16:43
    Thread: Future Classics and Design Icons
Post: I'm still trying to get the full amount of boost I...

I'm still trying to get the full amount of boost I want. I'm aiming for 1 bar but my wastegate/controller won't go up that far -- probably wants a restrictor putting in between the intake and controll...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 55 14,438 29 Jun 2008, 13:59
    Thread: Help me know everything DeLorean!
Post: [quote="Flux Capacitor"][quote="Rottbott"][quote="...

Flux Capacitor Wrote:Rottbott Wrote:Jonny Jones Wrote:I don't want to ruin your excellent plan of owning a DeLorean by age 17, but I dont think you'll be able to get insured on one of these cars, unle...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 28 6,742 29 Jun 2008, 13:52
    Thread: Future Classics and Design Icons
Post: [quote="NickT"]Looks like use use a Map sensor to ...

NickT Wrote:Looks like use use a Map sensor to sense turbo pressure at the inlet manifold and increase fuelling to suit. I hope you are using an ignition retard too for safety. For 95 ron it is approx...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 55 14,438 27 Jun 2008, 17:04
    Thread: Future Classics and Design Icons
Post: [quote="NickT"]I can imagine you programming it on...

NickT Wrote:I can imagine you programming it on your laptop on your knee as you are driving along :) Are you using an 'Adaptronic' ecu ? I thought these were supposed to be quite good at self learnin...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 55 14,438 27 Jun 2008, 14:57
    Thread: Future Classics and Design Icons
Post: That was based on doing 80-90 on the motorway but ...

That was based on doing 80-90 on the motorway but doing 70 never seemed to make much difference anyway. The turbo engine does 30 mpg at 80-90, it's a very welcome improvement over the old one. It wil...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 55 14,438 27 Jun 2008, 11:54
    Thread: Help me know everything DeLorean!
Post: [quote="Jonny Jones"]I don't want to ruin your exc...

Jonny Jones Wrote:I don't want to ruin your excellent plan of owning a DeLorean by age 17, but I dont think you'll be able to get insured on one of these cars, unless you have a stupid amount of money...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 28 6,742 27 Jun 2008, 11:48
    Thread: Future Classics and Design Icons
Post: I never got more than about 25 on the motorway wit...

I never got more than about 25 on the motorway with my stock engine.
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 55 14,438 27 Jun 2008, 11:30
    Thread: Help me know everything DeLorean!
Post: The only way to learn it is to do it.

The only way to learn it is to do it.
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 28 6,742 24 Jun 2008, 17:33
    Thread: DeLorean or Lotus?
Post: A DeLorean, built by Lotus. The design is still...

A DeLorean, built by Lotus. The design is still DeLorean, even though Lotus had a hand in that too.
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 6 2,420 23 Jun 2008, 15:38
    Thread: old bttf parts
Post: Shouldn't stop anyone from trying! These cars were...

Shouldn't stop anyone from trying! These cars were always meant to be driven fast.
Rottbott DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 13 3,923 05 Jun 2008, 16:15
    Thread: old bttf parts
Post: [quote="Dan1986"]Certainly not, I'd never thrash i...

Dan1986 Wrote:Certainly not, I'd never thrash it that much. You aren't doing it right then.
Rottbott DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 13 3,923 05 Jun 2008, 12:15
    Thread: chat room option
Post: Like Wikipedia. It's a nice idea if enough people ...

Like Wikipedia. It's a nice idea if enough people contribute.
Rottbott Forum Errors or Suggestions - Please Report Here 9 4,519 14 May 2008, 10:07
    Thread: Frame Restoration
Post: And all that spare money!

And all that spare money!
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 35 9,722 28 Apr 2008, 15:17
    Thread: panic buying and fuel prices
Post: An EFI type performance upgrade like on my car act...

An EFI type performance upgrade like on my car actually improves economy -- depending on the way it's driven of course. It's not going to be as efficient as a diesel but economy isn't a good reason to...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 27 6,780 28 Apr 2008, 15:15
    Thread: Auto Aerial
Post: From what I remember when I removed my OEM one it ...

From what I remember when I removed my OEM one it had lots of complicated wiring which I took out. None of it seemed to be required for newer aerials - just power and the feed to the radio.
Rottbott 3 - Electrical 5 1,988 27 Apr 2008, 19:10
    Thread: Tax when buying from John Hervey/ Ed Uding?
Post: [quote="mnickels"]A bit risky, is it not, for any ...

mnickels Wrote:A bit risky, is it not, for any hidden delights below the epoxy The chassis was checked over first and the dodgy sections welded up. It's just not necessarily worth the trouble of clean...
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 21 5,596 25 Apr 2008, 13:52
    Thread: Frame Restoration ideas/suggestions please
Post: Got mine taken away, galvanised, powder coated and...

Got mine taken away, galvanised, powder coated and brought back for around £1500 (from memory). No twisting problem - big company, they know what they're doing. My chassis came out absolutely fine oth...
Rottbott 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 9 2,188 23 Apr 2008, 10:53
    Thread: Tax when buying from John Hervey/ Ed Uding?
Post: It's anecdotal, but my frame was galvanised with t...

It's anecdotal, but my frame was galvanised with the epoxy still on it and came out fine.
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 21 5,596 23 Apr 2008, 10:43
    Thread: Speedo nightmare (A how to guide to certify it)
Post: The guidelines only say this: "No non DeLorean ...

The guidelines only say this: "No non DeLorean related advertising or links to advertising or "Spam" is permited (including signatures) - Unless specifically agreed by a club official." So presumabl...
Rottbott 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 17 7,132 24 Mar 2008, 23:55
    Thread: Speedo nightmare (A how to guide to certify it)
Post: [quote="Outatime"]Price-wise it seems to be a bit ...

Outatime Wrote:Price-wise it seems to be a bit to the steep side (for me)... is there any chance to bring it down (to $100 ish level) if a massive group buy (USA+UK) is arranged? £150 down to £50 ...
Rottbott 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 17 7,132 24 Mar 2008, 21:46
    Thread: this is of topic ip address
Post: We know. But a little bit more information than we...

We know. But a little bit more information than we currently have is needed in order to help.
Rottbott Off topic talk, general chat etc 7 2,120 18 Mar 2008, 19:02
    Thread: this is of topic ip address
Post: Could you be more specific?

Could you be more specific?
Rottbott Off topic talk, general chat etc 7 2,120 18 Mar 2008, 12:54
    Thread: O2 Sensor
Post: [quote="Glen & Sam"]hi alister best one for this...

Glen & Sam Wrote:hi alister best one for this would be nick t or Rich matey if ant got a flux in it i,m no good Why post then?
Rottbott 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 4 1,593 12 Mar 2008, 22:55
    Thread: Earthquake anyone?
Post: I was already awake and at work. The building shoo...

I was already awake and at work. The building shook quite dramatically and my TV bounced up and down a bit. That was about it really. I thought it was a fat man jumping at first.
Rottbott Off topic talk, general chat etc 11 3,096 27 Feb 2008, 11:45
    Thread: Spam postings in Insurance section
Post: Aww I missed them.

Aww I missed them.
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 2,118 07 Feb 2008, 11:49
    Thread: Ground hog day
Post: I have this terrible sense of deja vu.

I have this terrible sense of deja vu.
Rottbott Off topic talk, general chat etc 11 2,784 04 Feb 2008, 15:38
    Thread: Ground hog day
Post: now that is a good film TT

now that is a good film TT
Rottbott Off topic talk, general chat etc 11 2,784 03 Feb 2008, 20:06
    Thread: wheres the snow
Post: Driving home on the country roads, there was so mu...

Driving home on the country roads, there was so much I couldn't see more than a few feet in front of me. It's worse than fog even. Ghastly stuff.
Rottbott General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 19 5,715 02 Feb 2008, 01:51