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    Thread: That infernal fuel filter elbow
Post: RE: That infernal fuel filter elbow

(22 Oct 2019, 10:32)Rich Hanlon Wrote: Is it a British Pipe Thread Taper size?  (BSPT) There are various lookup tables but this is the first one google throws up: https://www.newmantools.com/taps/...
stunned_monkey General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 1,620 23 Oct 2019, 09:26
    Thread: That infernal fuel filter elbow
Post: That infernal fuel filter elbow

I've sourced and replaced this part only once and never identified what it actually is. On that occasion it was frozen solid to the hard line and had to be cut off. I sent off what I had and back came...
stunned_monkey General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 1,620 21 Oct 2019, 18:46
    Thread: Possible Project car for sale UK
Post: RE: Possible Project car for sale UK

Thar she blows http://ebay.us/jUV5ND?cmpnId=5338273189
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 7 2,441 01 Sep 2019, 20:56
    Thread: Right Hand Drive Steering Rack?
Post: RE: Right Hand Drive Steering Rack?

(22 Mar 2019, 14:24)RobScott Wrote: Hi guys and girls. I'm thinking, I might convert my Delorean to RHD, What racks are suitable? Cheers The original right handers all have lengthened Esprit rac...
stunned_monkey General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 2 1,616 02 Apr 2019, 19:17
    Thread: Wanted: Anti-roll bar
Post: RE: Wanted: Anti-roll bar

Thanks for the replies. I need some other stuff that I don't want to buy from Ed as he has a habit of substituting cheaper easily-available generic stuff (in this case a throttle cable assy) for the s...
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 3 1,626 24 Jan 2018, 17:30
    Thread: Wanted: Anti-roll bar
Post: Wanted: Anti-roll bar

Hi All, has anyone got an anti-roll bar going spare? The shipping on this will probably be a bit painful from Houston! Thanks in advance
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 3 1,626 22 Jan 2018, 12:08
    Thread: Wanted: Metering head
Post: RE: Wanted: Metering head

(03 Jan 2017, 16:34)Chris Williams Wrote: Quote:Hi Chris, how much would you want to get for one? [Image: http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/images/.../smile.png] I take it this was your original and ...
stunned_monkey 1 - Engine 6 4,325 03 Jan 2017, 20:07
    Thread: Wanted: Metering head
Post: RE: Wanted: Metering head

(02 Jan 2017, 12:19)jwrayth Wrote: I have an untested unit I got as part of a job lot of spares too. Hi James, can you send me a photo to martin@delorean.co.uk? I tried to PM you but apparently my ...
stunned_monkey 1 - Engine 6 4,325 02 Jan 2017, 13:57
    Thread: Wanted: Metering head
Post: RE: Wanted: Metering head

(01 Jan 2017, 09:38)Chris Williams Wrote: How much do you wish to  pay for a non stuck one? Hi Chris, how much would you want to get for one? :) I take it this was your original and replaced with th...
stunned_monkey 1 - Engine 6 4,325 01 Jan 2017, 19:30
    Thread: Wanted: Metering head
Post: Wanted: Metering head

Ello all, I'm on the hunt for an original DeLorean, Volvo or Renault PRV metering head with its original plunger, even if stuck Cheers Martin
stunned_monkey 1 - Engine 6 4,325 31 Dec 2016, 19:57
    Thread: Replacement CPR. Where from?
Post: Re: Replacement CPR. Where from?

Should be around a bar or a bit below when cold, and rising to around 3.5 bar when hot. Should briefly deflect down when throttle opened, stops after a while when the vacuum is disconnected and put on...
stunned_monkey General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 4 2,682 02 Nov 2015, 18:20
    Thread: New Style Ottersat Replacement Part Available To Order
Post: Re: New Style Ottersat Replacement Part Available ...

Stainless coolant pipes = very bad idea if the pipes are electrically connected to the chassis anywhere. One thing about the rad fan switch which is very bad engineering is that when it fails, it fai...
stunned_monkey Off topic talk, general chat etc 64 28,946 31 Oct 2015, 13:00
    Thread: Replacement CPR. Where from?
Post: Re: Replacement CPR. Where from?

Control pressure shouldn't vary when the engine is warm. When cold it varies with engine vacuum.
stunned_monkey General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 4 2,682 31 Oct 2015, 12:54
    Thread: Fuel injection system problems
Post: Re: Fuel injection system problems

I'm in Wiltshire and happy to have a look. An air filter will not affect the metering, it'll just free up the air flow (it isn't a carburetor)
stunned_monkey 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 7 4,644 19 Oct 2015, 17:12
    Thread: Fitting new steering column bush
Post: Re: Fitting new steering column bush

Rissy Wrote:(I *think* Martin did it before I owned the car?) More than once... I used to have them made from Delrin rather than the original PU because of repeated failures.
stunned_monkey 5 - Suspension / Steering 12 6,471 19 Oct 2015, 17:10
    Thread: Hella vs Valeo
Post: Re: Hella vs Valeo

You don't need new outer lights unless the ones you have are going crusty. As you say the seals are still present (ie "the light doesn't fit"), they should be fine. I think I have replacement inner l...
stunned_monkey 3 - Electrical 17 9,197 08 Sep 2015, 13:19
    Thread: Hella vs Valeo
Post: Re: Hella vs Valeo

It is possible I never replaced the Valeo lights I had on the car originally when I bought it in 2000 - I can go back to the photos I used when I listed the car on ebay. I always found their output to...
stunned_monkey 3 - Electrical 17 9,197 04 Sep 2015, 15:44
    Thread: Hella vs Valeo
Post: Re: Hella vs Valeo

Rissy Wrote:Martin, These outer lamps. Are they Hellas? They were when I sold the car to Jay, but if you say they now have Cibie lenses, then they're Valeo units. Perhaps Jay also tried buggering...
stunned_monkey 3 - Electrical 17 9,197 04 Sep 2015, 12:17
    Thread: Did the rear anti-roll bar ever get made?
Post: Re: Did the rear anti-roll bar ever get made?

Lotus also "decided" the car needed long, soft springs on the front.... (VX220 owners have for years been fitting Elise parts to ensure their cars handle as well as they should) The ARB does what all...
stunned_monkey General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 8 3,841 23 Aug 2015, 20:38
    Thread: Rough running
Post: Re: Rough running

A dwell meter only works if you have a lambda system. Chris doesn't. I set the mixture originally using my CO meter.
stunned_monkey 1 - Engine 14 6,246 13 Aug 2015, 13:11
    Thread: Indicator Stalk self cancelling
Post: Re: Indicator Stalk self cancelling

Emagine Wrote:Making a steering wheel pull was the hardest part. I seem to have different size threads on either side of the steering wheel and no bolts long enough. Cobbled something together though....
stunned_monkey 5 - Suspension / Steering 8 4,561 12 Aug 2015, 19:18
    Thread: Rough running
Post: Re: Rough running

Leave the mixture screw alone. A quarter of a turn means the difference between a running engine and a not running engine. Or a running engine and a badly running/rich engine if going the other way.
stunned_monkey 1 - Engine 14 6,246 12 Aug 2015, 19:15
    Thread: Best source for poly bushes?
Post: Re: Best source for poly bushes?

Polybushes require grease, and anyone who says otherwise is inviting them to last nowhere near as long as they would do with grease. There are greases which should last the life of the polybush The ...
stunned_monkey 5 - Suspension / Steering 11 5,910 04 Aug 2015, 11:48
    Thread: Window motor fitting hell
Post: Re: Window motor fitting hell

Best way to align the window is to remove the glass from the channel, apply gunge to the channel and fit it into the door, then run it down into the door, fit the glass and run the channel back up to ...
stunned_monkey 3 - Electrical 9 4,788 02 Aug 2015, 12:17
    Thread: Wanted: Part 102392 - CAP, TAMPER RESISTANT
Post: Re: Wanted: Part 102392 - CAP, TAMPER RESISTANT

A plastic golf tee does the job. Or a blob of blu-tac.
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 5 2,931 10 Jul 2015, 16:20
    Thread: Stainless steel nuts/bolts/fittings query
Post: Re: Stainless steel nuts/bolts/fittings query

Yes, they are M6 cage nuts
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 14 7,116 03 Jul 2015, 19:22
    Thread: brakes pulling to the right
Post: Re: brakes pulling to the right

If the callipers are new and when replaced, they bled fine, there is no way for the hydraulics to cause this. It is almost always caused by the anti-roll bar bushes and it most readily fixed (and imp...
stunned_monkey 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 4 2,839 29 Jun 2015, 19:25
    Thread: Replacing a cracked/split injecter hose
Post: Re: Replacing a cracked/split injecter hose

Simon, you have original hoses. As others have said, you can't just use any fuel injector hose (ironically) on the injectors because they can cause the injectors to pulse at low demand. The hoses I s...
stunned_monkey 2 - Emission / Fuel Systems 9 4,687 25 Jun 2015, 17:58
    Thread: Stainless steel nuts/bolts/fittings query
Post: Re: Stainless steel nuts/bolts/fittings query

Stainless steel is MORE LIKELY to seize in aluminium than plated steel.
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 14 7,116 25 Jun 2015, 17:53
    Thread: Anyone need a rebuilt engine?
Post: Re: Anyone need a rebuilt engine?

BABIS Wrote:I see a water hose port where we have the threaded hole for the water temperature sensor to instrument gauge.. They unscrew. That definitely makes it a Renault head though, possibly a 266...
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 6 3,070 25 Jun 2015, 17:51
    Thread: 16723 is Back... on the Road
Post: Re: 16723 is Back... on the Road

Stuart Rees Wrote:stunned_monkey Wrote:Are you going to get a rear plate that fits the bezel? That's a very odd thing to point out :lol: Such an obvious appearance item..... go on, you know you want...
stunned_monkey Members Cars 10 6,430 08 Jun 2015, 19:02
    Thread: 16723 is Back... on the Road
Post: Re: 16723 is Back... on the Road

Are you going to get a rear plate that fits the bezel? :P :lol:
stunned_monkey Members Cars 10 6,430 07 Jun 2015, 18:28
    Thread: Does anyone have an exhaust backbox available
Post: Re: Does anyone have an exhaust backbox available

£100 delivered. I have one early and one late type with tips.
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 2 2,415 06 Jun 2015, 19:00
    Thread: TAB Failure/Warning
Post: Re: TAB Failure/Warning

It's unlikely the bolt was over-torqued, because the torque setting defined in the manual of 55ft-lbs (or thereabouts, it's not onhand to check) is way lower than that recommended for s standard M12 j...
stunned_monkey 5 - Suspension / Steering 4 3,009 16 May 2015, 12:33
    Thread: Battery Replacement
Post: Re: Battery Replacement

Chris beat me to it. Lead prices have come down in the past few years. Key to a long battery life is to never let it stay flat for long. Invest in a trickle charger. The TVR crowd are big fans of the...
stunned_monkey General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 2,855 16 May 2015, 12:22
    Thread: It went off with a bang
Post: Re: It went off with a bang

Watch from 21:45, and the repair from 26:10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMlmz3uZwT0 Of key importance is why and you'll see how to sort it out so it doesn't happen again. If the steel roof reinf...
stunned_monkey General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 8 3,614 10 May 2015, 19:03
    Thread: Complete PRV Laguna Engine For Sale
Post: Re: Complete PRV Laguna Engine For Sale

I would start with a B280E ;) I believe you already have an efi flywheel and bellhousing? That makes your job mucho easier.
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 9 3,925 04 May 2015, 21:55
    Thread: Complete PRV Laguna Engine For Sale
Post: Re: Complete PRV Laguna Engine For Sale

It's much of a muchness really. Depends what you want to do with it... 160hp iirc
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 9 3,925 04 May 2015, 21:37
    Thread: Complete PRV Laguna Engine For Sale
Post: Re: Complete PRV Laguna Engine For Sale

True of all PRVs mate
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 9 3,925 04 May 2015, 21:09
    Thread: Complete PRV Laguna Engine For Sale
Post: Re: Complete PRV Laguna Engine For Sale

That's a 2963cc or 3.0 in salesman speak. Maybe worth £100 on a good day.
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 9 3,925 02 May 2015, 11:25
    Thread: DeLorean 16473 Facebook blog
Post: Re: DeLorean 16473 Facebook blog

Rissy Wrote:...or is this just a particular type of powder coating? Google is your friend. As is Rich H who originally put me onto this many years back. http://www.omnikote.co.uk/nylon_powder_coatin...
stunned_monkey Members Cars 14 7,318 02 May 2015, 11:23
    Thread: DeLorean 16473 Facebook blog
Post: DeLorean 16473 Facebook blog

https://www.facebook.com/pages/DeLorean ... 7844700012 Sorry it's justa FB blog, but it's so easy to use from my phone while I work. I don't know how long this car will take, I only know I will be b...
stunned_monkey Members Cars 14 7,318 25 Apr 2015, 10:36
    Thread: Special T Auto Gas-strut sets - Group Buy maybe?
Post: Re: Special T Auto Gas-strut sets - Group Buy mayb...

If the club wants to start selling struts, I'd be happy to share my source from back in the early 00's. I think they came down to about £10 per strut in sufficient quantity.
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 14 5,751 21 Apr 2015, 21:12
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: Re: VIN 4566 Restoration

Rich Johnstone had a similar problem with his where the ignition, once turned on wouldn't turn off. Any relay can latch itself on if there's a path from its output to its input. In his case it was a ...
stunned_monkey Members Cars 137 57,140 19 Apr 2015, 12:42
    Thread: Ford Mustang Engine TO RENAULT UN1 gearbox conversion kit
Post: Re: Ford Mustang Engine TO RENAULT UN1 gearbox con...

This is not GTO Racing - they're based near Reading. The Venturi 300 pushed over 300ft-lbs into an unmodified UN1 - although with fewer than 100 built it's not a large sample from which to garner emp...
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 6 3,149 18 Apr 2015, 12:14
    Thread: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild
Post: Re: VIN 12306 'Auryn' : RHD rebuild

What about the gearbox wasn't working?
stunned_monkey Members Cars 311 127,894 15 Apr 2015, 20:38
    Thread: Hot air
Post: Re: Hot air

The valve should allow flow and when activated with vacuum, shuts it off. Try hooking up mains water or compressed air if you have it to each of the feeds to the matrix in turn and blast then out. I'v...
stunned_monkey General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 10 4,406 14 Apr 2015, 21:57
    Thread: VIN 4566 Restoration
Post: Re: VIN 4566 Restoration

Looking good, Dan, I really must pay more attention! If you need anything, I'm not too far from you these days (Melksham, Wiltshire) Not to hijack your thread but... Rissy Wrote:If I go the powder c...
stunned_monkey Members Cars 137 57,140 12 Apr 2015, 17:17
    Thread: Chassis refurbishment
Post: Re: Chassis refurbishment

Rissy Wrote:I'm sort of sitting on the fence a bit, but leaning away from galvanising (due to warping issue associated with the heat of the process involved) There are a lot of Galvanised DeLoreans r...
stunned_monkey 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 8 4,719 11 Apr 2015, 12:07
    Thread: New radiator required maybe
Post: New radiator required maybe

I'm starting a new topic on this in order to answer Rich's question because the topic was locked due to chatter about the other club. Rissy Wrote:Why would people have issues about aluminium radiato...
stunned_monkey DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 0 1,301 11 Apr 2015, 11:36