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    Thread: Valve adjustment
Post: RE: Valve adjustment

I've removed the heat shield, and as suspected, the gap is slightly too small to get a socket on the crank pulley nut. A large ring spanner should fit though. Does anyone know what size the crank nut ...
Justwatching 1 - Engine 7 95 21 Nov 2021, 19:59
    Thread: Valve adjustment
Post: RE: Valve adjustment

(21 Nov 2021, 07:50)Chris P Wrote: Are you sure the 'ticking' isn't a slight exhaust leak?   Thats how mine started.... I'm not sure that it isn't an exhaust leak, but that's beside the question I'...
Justwatching 1 - Engine 7 95 21 Nov 2021, 10:44
    Thread: Valve adjustment
Post: Valve adjustment

I'm trying to check/adjust the valves to eliminate them as a possible source of ticking. I'm not sure how to approach rotating the engine into TDC position. The workshop manual is no assistance and al...
Justwatching 1 - Engine 7 95 20 Nov 2021, 16:26
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Put a full tank of fuel in for the first time yesterday and noticed a front end fuel leak when I got home. Only seemed to leak with the nose at a downward angle. When I moved it into the garage (level...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 11 Nov 2021, 21:58
    Thread: Car covers
Post: RE: Car covers

(09 Nov 2021, 15:03)Chris P Wrote: On a related subject......I once drove half way up the country with a DeLorean on a flatbed trailer.....with  car cover on. When I got home I noticed that the stai...
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 6 139 11 Nov 2021, 21:41
    Thread: Help identifying electrical connection
Post: RE: Help identifying electrical connection

New pictures. First one is the socket in question. The second is a homeless cable with corresponding shape connector. Problem solved right, just put the second one in the first one? It doesn't reach. ...
Justwatching 3 - Electrical 6 225 19 Sep 2021, 12:27
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

This ticking noise has developed during the course of my ownership and is slowly getting louder. First thought was valve chatter but I can't hear anything in the rocker cover using a stethoscope. Soun...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 17 Sep 2021, 18:53
    Thread: ~6 year old barely used Goodrich rear tyres - any value?
Post: RE: ~6 year old barely used Goodrich rear tyres - ...

I know what you mean about the space! I've got a full set of factory tyres with good tread and not received a sausage of interest.
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 4 235 17 Sep 2021, 18:49
    Thread: Help identifying electrical connection
Post: Help identifying electrical connection

I absolutely love* finding things unplugged in an engine bay... Does anyone know what it is/does? It's at the rear of the engine. Appears to be on (or next to) the distributor.  [attachment=1209]
Justwatching 3 - Electrical 6 225 17 Sep 2021, 17:21
    Thread: Super fuel causing problems?
Post: RE: Super fuel causing problems?

(16 Sep 2021, 18:03)Rissy Wrote: I've got a petrol weep from my top copper washer on the top banjo fitting on the top of the inline fuel filter.  Just couldn't get it to seal properly using  ordinar...
Justwatching 1 - Engine 41 1,181 17 Sep 2021, 10:08
    Thread: Car Museum/show, Belper. Derbyshire. 30th August 2021
Post: RE: Car Museum/show, Belper. Derbyshire. 30th Augu...

Chris, did you manage to blag any extra spots members that can't bring their DeLorean? I still want to come, but I don't think it's a good idea for me to risk a long journey with the transmission issu...
Justwatching Midlands 40 1,191 23 Aug 2021, 09:36
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(17 Aug 2021, 15:43)Chris P Wrote: Have you actually tried swapping the plug? Electrical problems would not be affected by an anti-slip additive, but for the sake of completeness, yes I've tried th...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 22 Aug 2021, 18:45
    Thread: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They Appear.
Post: RE: DeLorean's For Sale On Ebay, Updated as They A...

DMC-12 Delorean - 1981 - A Much Loved Car - Weekend Driver - Show Car | eBay Advertised at £54,950. Some strange two-tone going on with the seats. Seller says it's already sold (provisionally).
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 463 183,643 18 Aug 2021, 21:32
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Thanks, I've found the plug, but I got more diagnostic info which I think excludes an electrical problem. I've done roughly 150 miles and observed the following - the car shifts fine when cold. First ...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 17 Aug 2021, 14:52
    Thread: DeLorean Chronology/Registry
Post: RE: DeLorean Chronology/Registry

VIN 1867 needs adding to the UK list (Oswestry, Shropshire).
Justwatching Historical DeLorean articles, references, photos and information. 13 580 17 Aug 2021, 13:43
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(04 Aug 2021, 21:15)Chris P Wrote: Have you tried the red plugs????? This came from Dave Howarth, who knows what he is taking about. Can you direct me toward the plug you mean? I can only see one r...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 11 Aug 2021, 22:18
    Thread: Wheels wanted...for coffee table!
Post: RE: Wheels wanted...for coffee table!

What's he offering? [attachment=1156]
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 3 410 04 Aug 2021, 21:25
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

After much adding and subtracting fluid, the transmission is no better off. I discovered something on my last test run though. The usual thing happened - as I'm accelerating, sudden loss of drive and ...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 04 Aug 2021, 21:12
    Thread: Factory tyres
Post: Factory tyres

Got a factory set of Goodyear NCT tyres with good tread, but obviously unsuitable for road use. Worth anything?
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 0 100 28 Jul 2021, 22:19
    Thread: Headlining Panels - Light Grey - Complete Set
Post: RE: Headlining Panels - Light Grey - Complete Set

Provisionally sold.
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 4 253 21 Jul 2021, 22:34
    Thread: Car Museum/show, Belper. Derbyshire. 30th August 2021
Post: RE: Car Museum/show, Belper. Derbyshire. 30th Augu...

Hey Chris, I'd be interested in attending this. It's contingent on getting my DeLorean driving properly, but I'm somewhat confident it will be sorted by then.
Justwatching Midlands 40 1,191 21 Jul 2021, 22:32
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(19 Jul 2021, 11:48)Stuart Rees Wrote: I have found that the amount of ATF in the gearbox needs to be exact or it will cause slipping and such. The level (measure on the dip stick when hot) has to ...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 21 Jul 2021, 16:51
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Transmission fluid and filter changed and rebuilt governor computer installed. It drives much better (i.e. not holding onto gears), but it's still misbehaving. It's actually quite erratic. Transmissio...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 17 Jul 2021, 20:52
    Thread: Headlining Panels - Light Grey - Complete Set
Post: Headlining Panels - Light Grey - Complete Set

As per title. Not mint, but good presentable set. Located in Shropshire. Any interest? [attachment=1119] [attachment=1121] [attachment=1122] [attachment=1120]
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 4 253 17 Jul 2021, 20:27
    Thread: she's finally arrived
Post: RE: she's finally arrived

Congratulations! I look forward to more pics/info.
Justwatching General Discussions on the DOC / Car / Company / JZD 9 437 17 Jul 2021, 11:09
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

The square bar didn't quite work. The final drive plug clearly hasn't been removed since it left the factory and was so stuck it actually twisted the bar. I ended up grinding some material off the 8mm...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 17 Jul 2021, 11:03
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(03 Jul 2021, 23:53)Rich Hanlon Wrote: I tend to use the square inside of a door handle with a spanner on it!! Took me while to figure out what you meant there. That's a genius bit of lateral think...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 05 Jul 2021, 20:24
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Headlining now a matching set.  [attachment=1098] [attachment=1099]
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 03 Jul 2021, 16:05
    Thread: Project Cars @ BHCC
Post: RE: Project Cars @ BHCC

(29 Jun 2021, 19:50)Chris Williams Wrote: Two Cars listed today one at $29,950 looks reasonably solid underneath but need a lot of interior: https://www.beverlyhillscarclub.com/1981...-12847.htm...
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 526 146,646 02 Jul 2021, 22:55
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

The fill plug on the final drive unit and the sump plug on both the transmission and engine use the same 8mm square, but annoyingly, the drain plug on the final drive unit is slightly smaller. I'm gue...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 19 Jun 2021, 17:17
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(18 Jun 2021, 11:00)Chris P Wrote: In the 60/ 70/80s torque wrenchs were mainly used on critical things like head nuts, wheel hub nuts etc. Mostly it is down to "feel" by the mechanic.  If you are...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 19 Jun 2021, 14:59
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Does anyone know the torque spec for the transmission filter bolts? My workshop manual doesn't mention replacing the filter at all.
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 18 Jun 2021, 10:43
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(07 Jun 2021, 19:41)Chris Williams Wrote: Personally if it was me I would leave the fuel line as is, just replace with new good quality fuel pipe and proper fuel line clamps and all should be fine. ...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 14 Jun 2021, 19:26
    Thread: Delorean prices and condition advice.
Post: RE: Delorean prices and condition advice.

I purchased VIN 1867 recently in the UK and paid £40K. Whilst I think I overpaid, I don't think I overpaid by a lot.
Justwatching DeLorean Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted 20 1,246 14 Jun 2021, 19:21
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(06 Jun 2021, 20:48)Rissy Wrote: I'm pretty sure that rubber fuel hose doesn't belong.  That should all be hardline there.  I think someone in the past has tried to release the threaded fitting from...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 06 Jun 2021, 23:15
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

Got 1867 up on sleepers ahead of starting work on the transmission and final drive unit. I had a peak to scope out the job.  [attachment=1086] Here's the governor computer. The plastic arm the cable...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 06 Jun 2021, 16:17
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

This is the cover box. It's a replacement the seller provided with the car. Thought it was weird he hadn't fitted it. Now I know why!  Anyway, it looks complete/correct, unless anyone thinks differen...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 06 Jun 2021, 13:36
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

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 computer is not tight at the throttle end and...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 29 May 2021, 16:08
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

The rivets are definitely going. I can't abide such an egregious botch job on my dream car. Neither would DeLorean - he was very keen for the car to look like a professional product, not a kit car. ...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 27 May 2021, 13:38
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: RE: VIN No. 1867

(26 May 2021, 10:43)Rissy Wrote: What's that on your gas flap?  Looks like pop rivets? It is. The seller insisted they were factory, but I don't think so. I've been drooling over DeLorean pictures ...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 26 May 2021, 14:32
    Thread: New member looking for first DeLorean
Post: RE: New member looking for first DeLorean

I'll give the car it's own thread. Pictures and many questions on my part to follow. VIN No. 1867 (deloreans.co.uk)
Justwatching New member? Say hello :) 8 512 25 May 2021, 22:17
    Thread: VIN No. 1867
Post: VIN No. 1867

Purchased 1867 in the UK. June '81 build. Black interior, automatic transmission. It's my first DeLorean and generally a nice example, but there's room for improvement which I'll document here.  As y...
Justwatching Members Cars 59 3,188 25 May 2021, 22:13
    Thread: New member looking for first DeLorean
Post: RE: New member looking for first DeLorean

Despite my username, I've wasted no time in getting a DeLorean. I now own VIN No. 1867!
Justwatching New member? Say hello :) 8 512 25 May 2021, 19:41
    Thread: New member looking for first DeLorean
Post: New member looking for first DeLorean

Greetings all, New Member. Well, returning member actually. I previously joined in 2007 but was too young and broke to afford a DeLorean, so I shelved the idea. I'm now less young and less broke, but...
Justwatching New member? Say hello :) 8 512 14 May 2021, 13:49