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    Thread: DGo Cat bypass / exhaust test pipe kit.. easy/good?
Post: RE: DGo Cat bypass / exhaust test pipe kit.. easy/...

(15 Nov 2021, 11:08)Rissy Wrote: This is them. http://www.stainless-exhaust.com/ Super friendly and helpful chaps.  I went there personally to see their setup and look at personalisation options a...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 19 247 15 Nov 2021, 15:45
    Thread: DGo Cat bypass / exhaust test pipe kit.. easy/good?
Post: RE: DGo Cat bypass / exhaust test pipe kit.. easy/...

So... which is 'the Nottingham one'..? Done a quick google and can find 'powerflow nottingham' and 'JAC Exhausts' in Nottingham.. (at least!) Can you confirm which company in Nottingham you're referri...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 19 247 15 Nov 2021, 10:49
    Thread: DGo Cat bypass / exhaust test pipe kit.. easy/good?
Post: RE: DGo Cat bypass / exhaust test pipe kit.. easy/...

Not too much more now, about £100...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 19 247 13 Nov 2021, 17:47
    Thread: Project Cars @ BHCC
Post: RE: Project Cars @ BHCC

(09 Nov 2021, 21:29)Chris Williams Wrote: NOT a BHCC car but a friend sent me this for sale: https://www.ebay.com/itm/165167238447?ha...01&mkevt=1 makes some of the BHCC cars seem reasonable! Y...
lordivanhoe DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 526 146,646 12 Nov 2021, 10:04
    Thread: DGo Cat bypass / exhaust test pipe kit.. easy/good?
Post: DGo Cat bypass / exhaust test pipe kit.. easy/good...

Hey all. So, I've got the DGo Cat bypass kit in my 'wish list'. Not that I necessarily wish to worsen my emissions on purpose, but I do have reservations about a piece of kit (Cat) that, by design, ...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 19 247 11 Nov 2021, 13:00
    Thread: Weird Binary Fuel Pump Starting issue..?
Post: RE: Weird Binary Fuel Pump Starting issue..?

Cheers guys, good to know it's not a unique problem at least (which seems to be a common theme with these, thankfully - any problem you've got, someone else has had it before [and often found a soluti...
lordivanhoe 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 7 100 08 Nov 2021, 12:51
    Thread: Weird Binary Fuel Pump Starting issue..?
Post: Weird Binary Fuel Pump Starting issue..?

Hi All! Recently noted a bit of an oddity with my car on starting. Having had old cars before, I have a habit of turning key from off to first position then second position slowly, then waiting in ...
lordivanhoe 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 7 100 08 Nov 2021, 10:55
    Thread: Craig Radio Display Ribbon Cable - Re-manufactured
Post: RE: Craig Radio Display Ribbon Cable - Re-manufact...

Hi Rich, would you happen to have any more of these ribbons available by any chance? Be keen to have one if possible! Many thanks, Ivan.  ivan.mark.rogers@gmail.com Cheers!
lordivanhoe DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 8 3,069 09 Oct 2021, 21:11
    Thread: Craig radio 9-pin plug diagram?
Post: RE: Craig radio 9-pin plug diagram?

Tris; now that's the ticket!! Super, cheers!!!
lordivanhoe 3 - Electrical 5 143 06 Oct 2021, 23:45
    Thread: Craig radio 9-pin plug diagram?
Post: RE: Craig radio 9-pin plug diagram?

Hey Tris, thank you. Tho I have to confess still confused! Also found that Midwest reference, but it leaves me none the wiser! Perhaps I'm just stupid. Hey ho.
lordivanhoe 3 - Electrical 5 143 06 Oct 2021, 21:57
    Thread: Craig radio 9-pin plug diagram?
Post: Craig radio 9-pin plug diagram?

Hi all, just pulled my Apparently non-working Craig radio from my D (lots of fun!) There is a nine pin plug, and there was a 12v supply going to the red wire. Anyone got a diagram showing the details ...
lordivanhoe 3 - Electrical 5 143 06 Oct 2021, 21:40
    Thread: OCD question 1... bonnet badge placement?
Post: RE: OCD question 1... bonnet badge placement?

Thanks, all! I'll go for it. Cheers! :P
lordivanhoe 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 3 144 29 Sep 2021, 16:46
    Thread: OCD question 1... bonnet badge placement?
Post: OCD question 1... bonnet badge placement?

Hi, not that I'm really over-fastidious or anything, but does anyone have a set of placement ordinates for the bonnet badge, perhaps? I've bought one 'o they stick-on 'Delorean' bonnet badges, which o...
lordivanhoe 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 3 144 28 Sep 2021, 16:03
    Thread: ~6 year old barely used Goodrich rear tyres - any value?
Post: RE: ~6 year old barely used Goodrich rear tyres - ...

Lol! Well, that seems to answer that, then. I'll just get 'em changed and pay the disposal charge forthwith! Hey ho. Cheers! :-D
lordivanhoe DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 4 235 23 Sep 2021, 10:09
    Thread: 25/26 Sept - Kop Hill Climb, Nr High Wycombe, Bucks
Post: 25/26 Sept - Kop Hill Climb, Nr High Wycombe, Buck...

Anyone else going to the Kop Hill Climb event just outside Princes Risborough this coming weekend (25/26th Sept)? I shall be there Saturday morning, most likely! (It's just up the road from me) Always...
lordivanhoe Southern England 0 75 22 Sep 2021, 12:53
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

AT LAST! DVLA finally got through their massive backlog, and today #2045 was finally (after months!) awarded a valid Registration Number... Henceforth MKU 478 W. Hurrah!! Plates ordered with one-day d...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 17 Sep 2021, 16:17
    Thread: ~6 year old barely used Goodrich rear tyres - any value?
Post: ~6 year old barely used Goodrich rear tyres - any ...

Hi, is there any market value in a pair of barely used BF Goodrich rear tyres which were fitted to the car in the US about 6 years ago? I bought a full front and rear set of Nankang Econetic EC-2 (or ...
lordivanhoe DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 4 235 17 Sep 2021, 16:11
    Thread: Hello everyone
Post: RE: Hello everyone

Hi, Jon! Also a relatively new member, still waiting to get my DeLorean (imported from the US in early May) on the road - the DVLA has quite a backlog at the moment, sadly..!   In the meantime am maki...
lordivanhoe New member? Say hello :) 14 509 12 Aug 2021, 09:58
    Thread: Early Christmas Present..?
Post: RE: Early Christmas Present..?

(30 Jun 2021, 21:54)Guinney1971 Wrote: I never did rate Lego's first effort at a DeLorean, and totally agree with Rissy, the Playmobil stuff is really good, and worth the money.  I've got Marty's tr...
lordivanhoe Off topic talk, general chat etc 9 550 01 Jul 2021, 09:08
    Thread: Early Christmas Present..?
Post: RE: Early Christmas Present..?

(29 Jun 2021, 15:13)Rissy Wrote: (29 Jun 2021, 14:50)mattjeh Wrote: This is my Lego UCS build, it sits on my shelf now in a display case and my 6 year old does NOT get to play with it ;) https://...
lordivanhoe Off topic talk, general chat etc 9 550 30 Jun 2021, 15:41
    Thread: Early Christmas Present..?
Post: RE: Early Christmas Present..?

(29 Jun 2021, 13:27)Derfel Wrote: If Lego's Ecto1 set is anything to go by - the BTTF DeLorean should be amazing! Cant wait! Did you get it?  Brilliant!  Have to admit with some shame that I did g...
lordivanhoe Off topic talk, general chat etc 9 550 29 Jun 2021, 13:43
    Thread: Early Christmas Present..?
Post: Early Christmas Present..?

Here's one for y'all; Anyone heard/seen the rumours about new LEGO set 10290, due to be released on September 1st this year (allegedly)..? A quick search on Google should entertain you! Happily for m...
lordivanhoe Off topic talk, general chat etc 9 550 29 Jun 2021, 12:06
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

(25 Jun 2021, 14:57)acmetowers Wrote: https://www.carlogbook.co.uk/delorean/dmc-12/ 2 black, 1 red, but I don't think this covers vehicles SORN. Cheers, cool info! Only 140 MoT'd overall - wow, le...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 25 Jun 2021, 15:43
    Thread: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedure?
Post: RE: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedur...

All; Thanks very much for all the info and suggestions. I'm deffo in the camp of wanting to know temperature at all times, I've had my fill of overheating problems with older cars in my time!!   :dod...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 25 1,391 25 Jun 2021, 10:17
    Thread: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedure?
Post: RE: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedur...

(24 Jun 2021, 18:15)Chris Williams Wrote: Quote:My fans are constantly 'on' from key on. IIRC that also happens if your A/C is switched on so may be worth checking that's off (or I could have made t...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 25 1,391 24 Jun 2021, 18:20
    Thread: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedure?
Post: RE: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedur...

ps: many thanks for previous answers to my temp gauge problem. Amusingly, I found a couple of threads which suggested the old 'wriggle a bit of wire through the gap round the reset button in the instr...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 25 1,391 24 Jun 2021, 17:51
    Thread: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedure?
Post: RE: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedur...

Otterstat failure..? I think I posted about this somewhere earlier.  My fans are constantly 'on' from key on. Someone suggested that some previous owner may have simply shorted across the otterstat ...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 25 1,391 24 Jun 2021, 17:48
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

(22 Jun 2021, 12:11)Chris P Wrote: I think its 2 or 3 last time I heard, but its only a guesstimate ....some have a habit of going back to stainless! I had one that was clear lacquered ...which I s...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 22 Jun 2021, 12:42
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

Out of interest.. How many other painted DeLoreans are kicking around? (both generally, and in the UK, if anyone knows) And; any other black ones? Just wondering how much of an outlier I've got! :-D...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 22 Jun 2021, 11:48
    Thread: Ducellier Alternator
Post: RE: Ducellier Alternator

(14 Mar 2018, 19:21)Guinney1971 Wrote: Spud, contact my other half Phill as he's not only rebuilt them, but has also found a source for new alternators that are more powerful at a good price. If you...
lordivanhoe 3 - Electrical 9 4,100 19 Jun 2021, 19:51
    Thread: V55/5 Form - any guidance on filling in?
Post: RE: V55/5 Form - any guidance on filling in?

Well.. most of my responses were pretty close. I'll let y'all know! :-D
lordivanhoe Members Cars 4 332 17 Jun 2021, 22:05
    Thread: V55/5 Form - any guidance on filling in?
Post: RE: V55/5 Form - any guidance on filling in?

(15 Jun 2021, 19:11)Chris Williams Wrote: Some info on this page: http://deloreans.co.uk/info/importing-delorean/ but yes it all fairly basic stuff. No to IVA IIRC dont worry about emissions. Chris ...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 4 332 16 Jun 2021, 13:45
    Thread: V55/5 Form - any guidance on filling in?
Post: V55/5 Form - any guidance on filling in?

So.. good news - Bessie is now freshly MoT'd and (mechanically/physically) ready for the road!  :) But.. now comes the paperwork.   :( Anyone got any tips on filling in the DVLA's V55/5 form or hav...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 4 332 15 Jun 2021, 12:58
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(02 Jun 2021, 14:37)Rissy Wrote: I don't know anything about this either.  Is this just the literature packages offered by Ed on his shop? There's a freely available sectional area workshop manual ...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 59 3,188 02 Jun 2021, 14:50
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(29 May 2021, 16:08)Justwatching Wrote: I've purchased the DeLorean Europe workshop manual and the microswitch and governor computer cable are on the checklist.  The cable going to the governor com...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 59 3,188 02 Jun 2021, 11:56
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

[attachment=1077] Fix number 1.  I got a bit carried away and tried to go all fancy, with the bolts in the middle of the blue patch there to give a slight enforced clearance from the head.  Unfortuna...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 27 May 2021, 15:55
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

[attachment=1071] Picture of melted airbox added for horrified 'oohs'...! (previous post) It ain't pretty..
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 25 May 2021, 09:51
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

(20 May 2021, 19:30)Chris Williams Wrote: Quote:However: The lower air filter box had actually melted and had holes in it, where it apparently 'rests' on top of the engine block. I note that DGo hav...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 21 May 2021, 09:15
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

(20 May 2021, 13:38)Rissy Wrote: edited my post above after i found the source of the bulletin i discussed. Downloaded a copy for perusal at my leisure later.. Thanks very much indeed! :-)
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 20 May 2021, 13:44
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

(20 May 2021, 13:25)Rissy Wrote: (20 May 2021, 08:50)lordivanhoe Wrote: Also leads me to a question, should I trust the waterproofness of my D in general?  If working well, will she be waterproof?...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 20 May 2021, 13:29
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

(20 May 2021, 12:20)Stuart Rees Wrote: The air box doesn't/shouldn't touch the rocker cover unless it is warped or melted. Any pics of the part? Stu tragically, my mobile phone was on charge in th...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 20 May 2021, 13:05
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

(20 May 2021, 08:18)Chris P Wrote: The weather looks shite for the next few days.......i'm trying to get to grips with TR7's hood.....as i'm booked in for an MOT this morning. At least we don't nor...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 20 May 2021, 08:50
    Thread: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789
Post: RE: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789

Is there a picture of this interesting grille/ grille badge?  (I can't seem to see the video)..  Sounds interesting!!
lordivanhoe Members Cars 10 775 19 May 2021, 13:37
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

Cheers, Chris and Ningiachicken! Chris, I'll deffo check out those spaces! Updates:  1/ Front lights done.   2/ PAX door handle replaced.  Turned out it was already a metal one (but my new one is shi...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 18 May 2021, 16:51
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

Thanks, Claire and Stuart! Have to say I quite like the paint job myself.  It's far from perfect but not bad and yes, the pinstripe is pretty much 80's "cool" epitomised!  (IMHO!). Also, being the tot...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 14 May 2021, 10:48
    Thread: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedure?
Post: RE: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedur...

(13 May 2021, 17:25)Chris Williams Wrote: To be fair and the purist will hate it. I detest the OE fan switch with a passion despite my love of all things BL. IMHO best thing you can do is throw it a...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 25 1,391 14 May 2021, 10:29
    Thread: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedure?
Post: RE: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedur...

(13 May 2021, 13:11)Rissy Wrote: As Rich says, it's probably a linked out Otterstat.  Or the clips which hold it on the pipe are too tight (meaning its squeezed too much, which can sometimes force t...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 25 1,391 13 May 2021, 13:30
    Thread: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedure?
Post: RE: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedur...

(13 May 2021, 09:51)Rich Hanlon Wrote: The trigger for the fans to run is the sensor in the aluminium pipe alongside the rear left chassis rail (drivers side). It's about level with the exhaust mani...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 25 1,391 13 May 2021, 11:40
    Thread: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedure?
Post: RE: Draining / Refilling engine coolant - procedur...

Thanks, guys - I'm learning lots! So... tried a start up yesterday and after a couple of goes, then a couple of minutes of sputtering, she was running beautifully. Also, despite my earlier comments, ...
lordivanhoe 1 - Engine 25 1,391 13 May 2021, 09:42
    Thread: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!
Post: RE: VIN #2045 (Bessie) Is Here!

Hey, this is all great advice, thanks so much folks! I'll let you know how I get on - dodging between the (late) April showers and when I can fit stuff in around work and domestics..! Such a great for...
lordivanhoe Members Cars 40 2,641 12 May 2021, 08:48