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    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

Steve - hmm, maybe have a chat with Chris Nicholson then. I'm sure he has experiences of this sort of thing before. He should be able to advise a way forward here. Steve
SteveyP Members Cars 47 38,152 08 Jan 2015, 10:28
    Thread: VIN 16583
Post: Re: VIN 16583

I did have a similar protruding and vibrating bonnet issue. Basically you need to lower the bonnet latch mechanism - and to do this you need to remove the lock mechanism totally (not very difficult at...
SteveyP Members Cars 47 38,152 07 Jan 2015, 11:14
    Thread: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).
Post: Re: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).

Yes I accepted a fair offer based on the known running issue and imminent expiration of both m.o.t and tax (I'll let the new owner introduce himself in his own time). We're just trying to sort the r...
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 16 11,347 30 May 2014, 11:27
    Thread: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).
Post: Re: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).

I have accepted a holding deposit. So all being well she has been sold. Thanks Steve
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 16 11,347 29 May 2014, 10:11
    Thread: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).
Post: Re: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).

Brilliant, thanks for that Claire. There are a couple of very interested parties now. Hopefully (and sadly) 4468 will have a new owner shortly. Many thanks Steve
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 16 11,347 16 May 2014, 18:13
    Thread: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).
Post: Re: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I've had a lot of fun with this project from finding, importing and watching her being resurrected. Although the most fun is actually driving her that's for sure (e...
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 16 11,347 10 May 2014, 19:42
    Thread: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).
Post: Re: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).

Many thanks Chris - and thanks for your help/advice when I was importing her back to the uk. A change of circumstances has meant she has to go, very sadly :cry: If anyone is interested then let me ...
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 16 11,347 10 May 2014, 09:02
    Thread: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).
Post: DeLorean For Sale (VIN 4468).

Unfortunately the time has come to sell my pride and joy. She's an October '81 5 speed manual, with grey interior and grooved hood. I bought Vin 4468 about 18 months ago from Texas and shipped her ba...
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 16 11,347 09 May 2014, 19:28
    Thread: Queen's University Belfast - Electric DeLorean Project
Post: Re: Queen's University Belfast - Electric DeLorean...

I'm not sure replacing the front wheels with castors is a good idea. Handy for parking though I suppose.
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 2,920 25 Apr 2014, 11:07
    Thread: Idle mixture hole?
Post: Re: Idle mixture hole?

Hi Mike Aahh no, already bought one from Ed. Thanks for the offer though. Steve
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 3,573 03 Apr 2014, 21:04
    Thread: Idle mixture hole?
Post: Re: Idle mixture hole?

Thanks, I did think that was the case, just wanted a second opinion to be sure. Steve
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 3,573 02 Apr 2014, 12:04
    Thread: Idle mixture hole?
Post: Idle mixture hole?

Am I missing something here? Like a rubber stopper or something that covers the idle mixture hole? How does this compare to other people's? Would appreciate the advice here. Steve
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 5 3,573 02 Apr 2014, 11:26
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Chris, they are about the same price over here by the time you add shipping and customs duty on top (KMI quoted £41 ea + VAT). Individually not that expensive but when you need 5 of them then a tad ey...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 26 Mar 2014, 08:48
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Thanks for the advice Chris. And yes I did read on John's site that he says he can clean them. 2 specialists have said you can't really. But it is considerably cheaper than buying new ones. So it may ...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 25 Mar 2014, 21:04
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

As the lumpy idling was not improving I finally bit the bullet and sent the injectors off to KMI for testing. Turns out 4 of them are unstable at start and idle, and 1 is unstable at start. As Chris W...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 25 Mar 2014, 17:11
    Thread: Delorean Wanted - maybe!
Post: Re: Delorean Wanted - maybe!

I imported my D from the US about 16 months ago now, and I think this is a good option for you. For me it was mostly a very straightforward and painless experience. Just do your research, set your bud...
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 19 10,160 20 Mar 2014, 17:39
    Thread: Temperature Gauge + Sensor, please help!
Post: Re: Temperature Gauge + Sensor, please help!

:D Happily the temp gauge is working once more. As diagnosed by Bandit and others, the needle (for some reason) had stuck at the bottom of the dial after using a power pack to jump start her. A narro...
SteveyP 3 - Electrical 31 16,299 14 Feb 2014, 10:57
    Thread: Glove Box insert wanted.
Post: Glove Box insert wanted.

Does anyone have a spare glove box insert they'd like to sell? Sadly mine looks past repair. PM me if you do. Thanks Steve
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 0 1,572 08 Feb 2014, 17:47
    Thread: Temperature Gauge + Sensor, please help!
Post: Re: Temperature Gauge + Sensor, please help!

Noted, lesson learnt. Steve
SteveyP 3 - Electrical 31 16,299 20 Jan 2014, 09:04
    Thread: Temperature Gauge + Sensor, please help!
Post: Re: Temperature Gauge + Sensor, please help!

I've got exaclty the same temp gauge problem now. Battery was flat, so I used a booster pac on her. And now the temp needle (whic was working OK) is dead at the bottom of the dial. The fans are workin...
SteveyP 3 - Electrical 31 16,299 17 Jan 2014, 10:56
    Thread: Exhaust tail pipe
Post: Re: Exhaust tail pipe

As I wrote, each to their own..... It's your car you can do whatever you want to it :wink:
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 5 3,487 13 Jan 2014, 08:46
    Thread: Exhaust tail pipe
Post: Re: Exhaust tail pipe

Each to heir own. But I like the look of my stock ss tail pipes. Maybe just give them a little polish?
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 5 3,487 12 Jan 2014, 18:34
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Ben One thing I did discover is that the fuel filler neck (metal part where fuel nozzle goes in) was corroded on the underside. And this may have been a contributing factor to some of the dirt/rust p...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 10 Jan 2014, 10:34
    Thread: Stainless steel throttle spool covers
Post: Re: Stainless steel throttle spool covers

Yes very happy with mine also. A top quality item :D Cheers.....
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 10 6,591 02 Jan 2014, 09:41
    Thread: Stainless steel throttle spool covers
Post: Re: Stainless steel throttle spool covers

Looks very good. I have PM'd you. Cheers Steve
SteveyP Parts Suppliers 18 15,019 16 Dec 2013, 10:26
    Thread: Stainless steel throttle spool covers
Post: Re: Stainless steel throttle spool covers

Looks very good. I have PM'd you. Cheers Steve
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 10 6,591 16 Dec 2013, 10:26
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Thanks Chris :oops: Stupidly I hadn't considered that - as I did have a new fuel filter fitted prior to the tank being thouroughly cleaned. I'll buy another one now and fit it before I run her aga...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 09 Dec 2013, 14:38
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Right a quick update to this thread. I finally managed to get some time to work on my D (life getting in the way of the important stuff yet again!) The problem had developed from very poor acceleratio...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 09 Dec 2013, 09:34
    Thread: DeLorean Car Mats.
Post: Re: DeLorean Car Mats.

Ordered myself a set of these (minus the fixing holes) and they arrived today. I have to say they are some of the nicest looking car mats I have owned (they look and feel top quality too). Very happ...
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 12 13,323 07 Dec 2013, 22:37
    Thread: Imported project car in Kent
Post: Re: Imported project car in Kent

One I can't own an MGB as I don't have a beard. Two my doors appear to work fine - up and down. And three I have read many reviews of the DeLorean from back in the day, and they all praise it for its ...
SteveyP Members Cars 84 58,668 14 Nov 2013, 09:49
    Thread: Imported project car in Kent
Post: Re: Imported project car in Kent

Funnily enough I happened across that epsiode of the Cars the Star on You Tube last night (hadn't ever seen it before). Mr Wilson certainly dislikes both the car and Mr DeLorean doesn't he? He was ver...
SteveyP Members Cars 84 58,668 11 Nov 2013, 14:58
    Thread: CAT Bypass Pipe
Post: Re: CAT Bypass Pipe

Agreed with Mike. Sounds good to me, but how much exactly? Steve
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 50 27,224 23 Oct 2013, 10:28
    Thread: CAT Bypass Pipe
Post: Re: CAT Bypass Pipe

All, Yes me too please, as long as they are a quality item then I'll definitely take one. Steve
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 50 27,224 14 Oct 2013, 09:03
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Right Martin, should have watched it to the very end. OK that makes perfect sense. Next time I'm with her I shall recheck to make sure it lines up correctly. When I did take it out before it felt a bi...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 10 Oct 2013, 20:32
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Hi All I'm going to try the spring in the pickup hose trick (just to eliminate this niggling possible cause). Any ideas on diameter of stainless steel spring required? I guess 14 mm (9/16). Any ide...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 10 Oct 2013, 16:40
    Thread: Speedometer reading 35mph at 70mph??
Post: Re: Speedometer reading 35mph at 70mph??

All Thanks for the responses. Mike let me know how you get on with that refurb at Speedograph will you? If no good then buying a new one is an expensive option for the future. Think I'd prefer to hav...
SteveyP 3 - Electrical 7 4,717 08 Oct 2013, 19:15
    Thread: Speedometer reading 35mph at 70mph??
Post: Re: Speedometer reading 35mph at 70mph??

Thanks for that Rich. I did think dust cover and/or angle drive originally, but then Chris N thought it could also be a new circuit board required or even a new speedometer job. I shall start with t...
SteveyP 3 - Electrical 7 4,717 08 Oct 2013, 15:35
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Thanks Martin And I very well may need to take you up on that offer. She has had a brand new master cylinder already though (and SS brake hoses). But I suspect that callipers, discs and pads are need...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 08 Oct 2013, 13:03
    Thread: Speedometer reading 35mph at 70mph??
Post: Speedometer reading 35mph at 70mph??

Hi all Once again need some advice please. Driving back from Essex I noticed that the seemingly good speedometer would only go up as high as 35 mph (tops). Bearing in mind I was on the M4 at the time...
SteveyP 3 - Electrical 7 4,717 08 Oct 2013, 12:41
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Right spent the day fiddling with the D. Tested the voltage on the fuel pump and it read 13V, which I presume means it is getting the correct amount of juice? Took the pump out and it looked like the ...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 07 Oct 2013, 20:00
    Thread: New toy back to Bristol.
Post: Re: New toy back to Bristol.

:lol: Funnily enough the very first thing he did was pull the glove box catch off. That was soon followed by my pained voice 'honey can you look after him for a while, pleeaasse!
SteveyP Members Cars 4 4,749 02 Oct 2013, 07:27
    Thread: New toy back to Bristol.
Post: New toy back to Bristol.

:lol: Me in my new toy (thanks dad). I'm sure I'll grow into it! Now how do I close that door?
SteveyP Members Cars 4 4,749 30 Sep 2013, 10:11
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Thanks guys, good stuff. Chris did fit Ed's fuel kit (K111085A) minus the pump as mine was fairly new. Would this still require the SS wire coil trick on the pickup? I am thinking definitely fuel iss...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 29 Sep 2013, 20:41
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: Re: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Thanks Chris. Where does the earth from the pump run too. If it runs OK when cold, does this still indicate earthing troubles? Anyone else had the same issue? Thanks Steve
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 29 Sep 2013, 08:10
    Thread: First drive and bad acceleration issues.
Post: First drive and bad acceleration issues.

Hi all Need some advice please. Just picked up Vin 4468 from Chris in Essex and had some serious acceleration issues on the way back from his place. After about 70 miles it started to accelerate very...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 31 18,484 28 Sep 2013, 21:41
    Thread: Fixing bent door strut brackets
Post: Re: Fixing bent door strut brackets

Yes, Chris did say it was fairly common problem. He did a great job anyway. Thankfully she's nearly finished now, should be picking her up in the next week or so. Steve
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 8 5,279 11 Sep 2013, 20:18
    Thread: Fixing bent door strut brackets
Post: Re: Fixing bent door strut brackets

Yes, I had the door mounting bracket pull away from the fiberglass surround on my drivers door (see attached pics) Chris Nicholson at PJ Grady had to repair the fiberglass, and then manufacture a nic...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 8 5,279 11 Sep 2013, 15:46
    Thread: Binnacle any condition
Post: Re: Binnacle any condition

Also try Chris Nicholson at P J Grady. He does have a stock of used items (especially trim pieces). He may just have one. Steve
SteveyP DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 7 4,145 21 Aug 2013, 10:44
    Thread: Classic Car Rescue are doing a DeLorean
Post: Re: Classic Car Rescue are doing a DeLorean

Well it will be very interesting to see what they come up with - even if it is purple with white leather interior. I no doubt shall tune in for sure - gggrrr...., adding to their C5 ratings. Steve
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 11 8,528 20 Aug 2013, 12:46
    Thread: Classic Car Rescue are doing a DeLorean
Post: Re: Classic Car Rescue are doing a DeLorean

Maybe with this particular show we could have directed them in the direction of a Bricklin or Suzuki Cara :lol: (or any other gullwing car you can think of) Just not a fan of this show at all. I mea...
SteveyP General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 11 8,528 20 Aug 2013, 08:48