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    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 5,981 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 1,245 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 10 775 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 10 775 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 10 775 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 10 775 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 2 223 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 2 223 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 191 58,551 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 1,622 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 7 401 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 10 775 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 2,607 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 2 661 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 526 146,523 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 27,642 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 1,848 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 4,025 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 2,899 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 2,899 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 2,094 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 2,899 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 2,899 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 8,180 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 2,899 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 4,864 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 117 39,938 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 117 39,938 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 68 27,260 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 8,392 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 2,786 07 Nov 2018, 08:26
    Thread: Headlining
Post: RE: Headlining

anybody?
SpudMurphy 8 - Frame / Body / Interior 6 2,327 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 3,532 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 3,532 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 1,249 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 41,144 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 3,243 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 2,327 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 2,327 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 41,144 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 4,245 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 4,245 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 4,864 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 5,018 05 Sep 2018, 11:38
    Thread: Beverly hills cop
Post: RE: Beverly hills cop

Well each to their own - but not for me ... ... and pretty much impractical?
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 13 5,018 03 Sep 2018, 09:32
    Thread: Hello all!
Post: RE: Hello all!

(30 Aug 2018, 16:28)MrToast Wrote: Thanks Spud! I like the idea of tinkering away at DeLorean to get it looking/running great, but I also want to be able to drive it and enjoy it!  A "body off" wou...
SpudMurphy New member? Say hello :) 6 2,724 03 Sep 2018, 07:38
    Thread: Automatic vs Manual Transmission
Post: RE: Automatic vs Manual Transmission

(30 Aug 2018, 21:03)TristanC Wrote: I always wanted (and now own) a Grey interior manual. But at one point, I  almost went for a black interior auto. Mostly due to availability, condition and price...
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 3 1,640 03 Sep 2018, 07:21
    Thread: Hello all!
Post: RE: Hello all!

(27 Aug 2018, 20:57)MrToast Wrote: Thanks For the welcome Chris. I have a copy of your book and am making my way through it. I’m really enjoying it so far.  I hope to have a car by 2021 yes so I co...
SpudMurphy New member? Say hello :) 6 2,724 30 Aug 2018, 13:56
    Thread: RHD Project for auction, 1st Sept 2018
Post: RE: RHD Project for auction, 1st Sept 2018

I'll change my guess to £26K ?
SpudMurphy DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 191 58,551 23 Aug 2018, 14:27
    Thread: are theses still available?
Post: RE: are theses still available?

(23 Aug 2018, 10:21)Chris P Wrote: I think the other club used to do them, but I'm not sure. Worth a try. These belong to the Original MrP - I believe the other club only sell the 3 letters. Anybo...
SpudMurphy General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 2 1,444 23 Aug 2018, 13:10