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    Thread: Autobox rebuild/replacement
Post: RE: Autobox rebuild/replacement

I managed to pick up a second hand box from another owner during the week. Just cleaning it up and getting my car up high on blocks to remove the old and install the new. Lets hope that there are no s...
SpudMurphy 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 15 2,557 04 Nov 2022, 16:21
    Thread: Autobox rebuild/replacement
Post: RE: Autobox rebuild/replacement

Thanks Rich. Very useful information.
SpudMurphy 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 15 2,557 06 Oct 2022, 20:50
    Thread: Autobox rebuild/replacement
Post: RE: Autobox rebuild/replacement

(05 Oct 2022, 00:31)Rich Hanlon Wrote: From what I recall 3rd speed is 1:1  I.e straight through shaft speed from the sun gear with neither the planet gears or carrier ring fixed. Iirc then the othe...
SpudMurphy 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 15 2,557 05 Oct 2022, 17:07
    Thread: Autobox rebuild/replacement
Post: RE: Autobox rebuild/replacement

(04 Oct 2022, 19:25)Rich Hanlon Wrote: Hi, yes mine had erratic behaviour which in the end I think I diagnosed as slipping brake bands. I removed the transmission with Rich Hutchinsons help and took...
SpudMurphy 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 15 2,557 04 Oct 2022, 19:26
    Thread: Autobox rebuild/replacement
Post: RE: Autobox rebuild/replacement

(04 Oct 2022, 17:37)Chris P Wrote: Rose?? Near Nottingham..they put a new diff in mine...if they are still going. http://www.rosetransmissions.co.uk.   yes they are! Cheers CHris. I've messaged th...
SpudMurphy 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 15 2,557 04 Oct 2022, 18:18
    Thread: Autobox rebuild/replacement
Post: Autobox rebuild/replacement

My car has an autobox problem. I had my doubts about the integrity of the box when I bought the project car, judging from the fact that the project had a spare governor. The first indication of my "p...
SpudMurphy 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 15 2,557 04 Oct 2022, 17:33
    Thread: Drive shaft removal
Post: RE: Drive shaft removal

I have to carry out this job for the first time. Reading the comments above it seems straightforward. Apart from DGo, does anybody have any recommendations for the rubber boots?
SpudMurphy 4 - Transmission - Manual & Automatic 14 8,838 28 Jun 2021, 17:52
    Thread: Delorean prices and condition advice.
Post: RE: Delorean prices and condition advice.

A cursory glance at those listings, as stated by acmetowers, show, certainly in one instance, details 5 years ago, and prices have gone up considerably since then. Also I suppose that the hammer price...
SpudMurphy DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 20 5,931 11 Jun 2021, 20:34
    Thread: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789
Post: RE: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789

Yes indeed it was a little while ago. Ah, from 510 eh? I need to record this as there is very little history that came with the car. The front suspension makes a load of noise - rattling !!! I'm takin...
SpudMurphy Members Cars 10 3,021 30 May 2021, 23:15
    Thread: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789
Post: RE: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789

Thank you Claire - Your comments are much appreciated. I drove it another 100+ miles yesterday to visit Miles Reynolds-Cole and his Dad. We did some door adjustment so that the drivers door closes so...
SpudMurphy Members Cars 10 3,021 29 May 2021, 22:40
    Thread: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789
Post: RE: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789

I believe that there will be an article on DeLorean grills coming up soon?
SpudMurphy Members Cars 10 3,021 21 May 2021, 19:28
    Thread: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789
Post: RE: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789

Thank you Chris and Rich. Since then I have taken it for some more short trips .... one to a nearby Castle - Castell Coch. As expected, now the typical debugging procedures start. Passenger window s...
SpudMurphy Members Cars 10 3,021 17 May 2021, 19:10
    Thread: I found a "modern" Spare Wheel that fits.
Post: RE: I found a "modern" Spare Wheel that fits.

(30 Apr 2021, 20:29)Guinney1971 Wrote: we struggled with a spare spacesaver from our Toyota Sera when 'Sorbet' got a flat tyre one night at a show. It wasn't perfect, but it just about got us home....
SpudMurphy 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 2 1,086 30 Apr 2021, 20:34
    Thread: I found a "modern" Spare Wheel that fits.
Post: I found a "modern" Spare Wheel that fits.

Having a friend with his own scrap yard proved invaluable for finding a modern wheel that will fit the front, rear and spare wheel well. A conventional wheel from a Mazda MX5 was damn close, - it fitt...
SpudMurphy 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 2 1,086 30 Apr 2021, 20:18
    Thread: RHD Project for auction, 1st Sept 2018
Post: RE: RHD Project for auction, 1st Sept 2018

it's very therapeutic to have a garage  reorganisation. Having a tinker with the car also helps eh?
SpudMurphy DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 187 100,125 10 Apr 2021, 18:43
    Thread: Just bought a project! VIN 7128
Post: RE: Just bought a project! VIN 7128

The body looks really nice, I really wish mine looked as good as that when I got it. Good luck with the car. I gave myself 2 years of "retirement activities" to get it done and pretty much hit that t...
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 18 5,928 05 Apr 2021, 21:10
    Thread: Regraining and dent removal
Post: RE: Regraining and dent removal

I took the rear quarter and the T panel to Chris Nicholsons after dropping my 4 wheels off at Lepsons to get them refinished. They all fitted in my Fiat Punto. (It turns out that Chris had also refini...
SpudMurphy 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 7 1,946 04 Apr 2021, 21:13
    Thread: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789
Post: A nice trip to stretch the legs of #11789

Hi. I thought it appropriate to post on the forum the fact that I took my car on it's first (in my ownership) 100+ mile run from Cardiff to Barry then on to the Brecon Beacons and Storey Arms. It was ...
SpudMurphy Members Cars 10 3,021 31 Mar 2021, 20:08
    Thread: door striker adjustment, anyone done it?
Post: RE: door striker adjustment, anyone done it?

Don't you just hate it when threads just peter out like this :-( I'm having a few problems on the passenger door myself.
SpudMurphy 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 9 4,765 27 Jun 2020, 21:30
    Thread: Middle East Car 11789 got it's MOT.
Post: Middle East Car 11789 got it's MOT.

So after 3.5 years of ownership. and 1.5 years of retirement, I can say at last that 11789 passed it's MOT with no advisories. The car has been dragged kicking n screaming back to life what with oil l...
SpudMurphy Members Cars 2 1,612 25 Jun 2020, 11:22
    Thread: Project Cars @ BHCC
Post: RE: Project Cars @ BHCC

£15,100 ish plus shipping . I'm sure that they would do a deal - not so bad really?
SpudMurphy DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 575 235,697 29 Mar 2020, 13:33
    Thread: I might have only gone and solved the Handbrake issue!
Post: RE: I might have only gone and solved the Handbrak...

(25 Dec 2018, 09:29)Chris P Wrote: Spud, Just re-reading this thread, has your retirement happened yet?   Good luck with that, personally having been retired a fair while now...i've never been busie...
SpudMurphy 6 - Brakes / Wheels / Tyres 59 38,708 05 Oct 2019, 19:34
    Thread: WTD - Stock silencer/ muffler.
Post: RE: WTD - Stock silencer/ muffler.

I have a stock silencer available too - I'm in Cardiff.
SpudMurphy DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 5 3,220 24 May 2019, 19:32
    Thread: Interior Trimming, Repair and Restoration by Lee Pattison
Post: RE: Interior Trimming, Repair and Restoration by L...

Nice thread... Concourse? Nahhhh - my engine cover, sprayed red in Dubai then flatted back and sprayed black ... then what with the heat and decades looks like a piece of alligator skin. you just can...
SpudMurphy 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 12 7,117 04 Apr 2019, 14:27
    Thread: Cylinder head tools
Post: RE: Cylinder head tools

(13 Mar 2019, 09:32)Chris P Wrote: Spud, Was it just the broken plug end that got you looking in there in the first place?  Or did you suspect something else was wrong?   What I am thinking is tha...
SpudMurphy 1 - Engine 8 5,007 13 Mar 2019, 17:20
    Thread: Cylinder head tools
Post: RE: Cylinder head tools

Here's the latest update - and it's not good. After removing the head it became clear that engine had had some work done on it by a previous owner. The cylinder bores looked amazing - honing marks w...
SpudMurphy 1 - Engine 8 5,007 12 Mar 2019, 21:03
    Thread: D Needed for Charity Event 10th August 2019 Gatwick
Post: RE: D Needed for Charity Event 10th August 2019 Ga...

A great cause. After being airlifted to the roof of Exeter hospital after a near fatal car crash, I am much indebted to them. I hope that somebody is able to help?
SpudMurphy TV/Film Hire and Work Requests 5 3,726 04 Mar 2019, 23:15
    Thread: Cylinder head tools
Post: RE: Cylinder head tools

(27 Feb 2019, 22:02)Chris Williams Wrote: No prob, it'll be in the post. Out of interest (I may have missed it on Facebook) how have you/what makes you think you have a head issue? Did you get all t...
SpudMurphy 1 - Engine 8 5,007 28 Feb 2019, 15:35
    Thread: Cylinder head tools
Post: RE: Cylinder head tools

(26 Feb 2019, 10:40)Chris Williams Wrote: Don't have the liner tool, but you can easily make one with some bolts and some bar. I do have a Volvo sprocket tool Pt No: 9995213 (same thing) your welcom...
SpudMurphy 1 - Engine 8 5,007 26 Feb 2019, 18:05
    Thread: New Spare Space Saver Wheel
Post: RE: New Spare Space Saver Wheel

I heard that the old VW golf rims fitted ? But you'd need to check this out.
SpudMurphy DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 17 11,721 25 Feb 2019, 19:57
    Thread: Cylinder head tools
Post: Cylinder head tools

Hi chaps/chapesses I've posted on FB about taking off my cylinder head  and received many replies / recommendations about taking the engine out to do the job. So no need to discuss that here . Does...
SpudMurphy 1 - Engine 8 5,007 25 Feb 2019, 19:37
    Thread: Seats restored.....
Post: RE: Seats restored.....

Wow - new seat covers huh? that was an interesting story regarding the old leather coat that stood up! A very good friend of mine owned a leather n Luggage business in Cardiff. I used to hang around...
SpudMurphy 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 16 8,406 23 Dec 2018, 22:05
    Thread: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner
Post: RE: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

(10 Dec 2018, 17:41)TristanC Wrote: Hi Kev, I bought one fly lead and connected the battery cable (from the car in the battery box) to the switch and then the fly lead from the switch to the batter...
SpudMurphy Members Cars 128 68,621 10 Dec 2018, 19:54
    Thread: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner
Post: RE: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Hi Tris. Nice one - I need to fit a cutoff switch and am looking at the least invasive way of doing it. Maybe I need to run some cables as Chris has done? I've tidied up a lot of the wiring around th...
SpudMurphy Members Cars 128 68,621 10 Dec 2018, 15:38
    Thread: VIN 4267 comes to England
Post: RE: VIN 4267 comes to England

Nice one Matt - every step forward brings a sense of achievement eh? Especially to us newbies that have never worked on a Delorean before. Roll on my retirement on Dec 24th - it'll be full steam ahea...
SpudMurphy Members Cars 77 47,780 05 Dec 2018, 12:49
    Thread: Hello!
Post: RE: Hello!

Welcome - buying a Delorean is like buying a house. You have a list of requirements but ultimately may have to make some sacrifices? I don't know where you are located but if in the UK a project car ...
SpudMurphy New member? Say hello :) 23 14,095 22 Nov 2018, 08:33
    Thread: 11477 - new headliner! Finally!
Post: RE: 11477 - new headliner! Finally!

Hi Tris nice one. I've posted a few times on this on various forums - I'm trying to source material for #11789 - I have prepped the door headlinner boards and I'd love to get them covered. Remind me -...
SpudMurphy Members Cars 7 4,968 07 Nov 2018, 08:26
    Thread: Headlining
Post: RE: Headlining

anybody?
SpudMurphy 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 6 3,940 16 Oct 2018, 14:24
    Thread: Delorean Vat and Duty
Post: RE: Delorean Vat and Duty

The form I have is a C & E 389 when the car was imported in 1995. Due to the Inland Revenue and Customs merging I would imagine that it's called something else now?
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 9 5,657 09 Oct 2018, 19:57
    Thread: Delorean Vat and Duty
Post: RE: Delorean Vat and Duty

pm me - I have the name of the document slip you require to show that all duties are paid - this is the only document you will need to register it - oh and a UK MOT of course! It's at home in my folde...
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 9 5,657 09 Oct 2018, 09:40
    Thread: Wanted - Door mirror motor
Post: RE: Wanted - Door mirror motor

FWIW I posted a big write up on Mirror repair on DMC Talk - it won't help you much with this problem though :-( The thread includes pictures of the motor and the following text ... ... The motor can...
SpudMurphy DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 2 2,126 09 Oct 2018, 09:35
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

(28 Sep 2018, 08:34)TristanC Wrote: Thanks Kev, I will need to check the W pipe...... I had already forgotten about that actually! Lol Stuart will be letting me know when he’s available. But with ...
SpudMurphy 1 - Engine 162 70,329 28 Sep 2018, 14:52
    Thread: Holley carb conversion.
Post: RE: Holley carb conversion.

How will you mount the carb? - have you a manifold in mind?
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 7 5,194 28 Sep 2018, 14:49
    Thread: Headlining
Post: RE: Headlining

Thanks for the reply. That's an interesting story about your quest for the right colour. It's reminiscent of my search for the Holy Grail - a particular type of speaker grill cloth used on Leo Fender...
SpudMurphy 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 6 3,940 28 Sep 2018, 14:37
    Thread: Headlining
Post: Headlining

I have to recover the compressed cardboard headlining panels. Mine is a grey and black interior as fitted to all the middle east cars. I know that DeLoreanGo sell a kit - but has anybody recently bou...
SpudMurphy 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 6 3,940 28 Sep 2018, 13:27
    Thread: Over revving and other issues
Post: RE: Over revving and other issues

Tris good luck - you'll be an expert on this soon!! For what it's worth, and it's only because you mentioned the W pipe - check that the pipe itself is seated ok - mine wasn't and was discovered at a...
SpudMurphy 1 - Engine 162 70,329 28 Sep 2018, 07:36
    Thread: Article on 4 seat custom DeLorean
Post: RE: Article on 4 seat custom DeLorean

(17 Sep 2018, 09:50)Chris P Wrote: Nothing as crude as that Spud.. ...special high quality mole type grips on the protruding but solidly stuck plunger.....heat-gun up to about 85c, (using a digital...
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 11 6,851 17 Sep 2018, 10:17
    Thread: Article on 4 seat custom DeLorean
Post: RE: Article on 4 seat custom DeLorean

(15 Sep 2018, 18:20)Chris P Wrote: (off topic..but I received a Master-Class in freeing off a stuck plunger in the Bosch metering head today, from Andrew Westerman) Did it by any chance involve hol...
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 11 6,851 17 Sep 2018, 08:45
    Thread: Seats restored.....
Post: RE: Seats restored.....

Nice one Tris. Mine had two small tears to the vinyl and one tear in the driver seat -back rest. I fixed the tears using a backing piece of material and "Wurth Bond" (!!!!!) because it stick just ab...
SpudMurphy 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 16 8,406 10 Sep 2018, 13:19
    Thread: Beverly hills cop
Post: RE: Beverly hills cop

I'm guessing the covers wouldn't help with heat build up? So expect Healey-esq eyebrows?
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 13 7,797 05 Sep 2018, 11:38