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    Your winter holiday to do list

    What on your list of things to do?

    5609:
    Drop closing plate and heat insulate fuel tank. This is an idea that another member floated. He theorized the hot coolant pipes are what's heating the fuel causing the pump to overheat. Using self adhesive thermo wrap he covered the parts of the tank that are in close proximity to the coolant lines. He claims it works.

    Rebuild alternator and add Steve's tensioning bracket. Replace idler pulley bearings and both belts

    Replace front and rear brake pads and resurface rotors

    Seal minor o ring leak on transmission

    Install my PJ Grady trans cooler kit


    Replace the "DMCH approved so you know it will fit" fuel accumulator that was cross referenced from the 4cyl to the correct one I got from DeloreanGo

    Replace hood and regrain

    Sell old beat up hood to Rich for big piles of money

    Laugh at Rich when he says I photoshopped hood damage out

    Clean grounds

    Replace plugs, fuel filter and clean K+N air filter element, oil, coolant, brake fluid change and trans service and valve adjustment (in other words just do a 30k)

    Complete undercarriage detail, BKP stainless and give the entire car the DLG treatment.

    Ready for spring!

    Edit 3/20: List has snowballed

    Refinish valve covers
    Relocate wiring harness under intake runners
    Relocate alternator harness and replace factory wiring harness
    Refinish WUR
    replace injectors
    Replace stock fuel lines with stainless braided lines
    Polish and refinish assorted metal bits on engine
    Install Dave's idle computer
    Wrap sensitive parts of harness in braided heat loom
    Replace plug wires, cap and rotor
    Replace fuel pump and install new plug
    Refinish intake and possibly metering assembly
    Three rules of DeLorean ownership:
    1: Always use the right tool for the job.
    2: A hammer is always the right tool for the job.
    3: Anything can be used as a hammer.

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    *Replace power steering fluid
    *Register car for local drag races (three time regional champion 2016-2019!)
    *Order fresh "CoExist" bumper sticker. New version doesn't have a cross.
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    Weather permitting:
    remove right rear wheel, sand down by hand, repaint using high build up primer, repaint with Eastwood argent silver and follow up with matte finish clear coat
    Reset dwell after new rpm relay which powered up fuel control valve
    Start buying new weather stripping for spring
    Take A arm pillar covers to local upholstery shop

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    Michael's list is the best by far, but Sam's coexist sticker has me very envious!

    I need to have two lists since I have two DeLoreans....ugh!


    4519:

    -Clean/flush fuel system
    -Replace K-Jet parts
    -Replace plugs
    -Replace fuel filter
    -Get it running
    -Replace bulbs with LED's
    -Reinstall steering canopy
    ...etc

    4728:

    -Start once a week
    -Make a to-do list & don't do any of it
    -Spring 2020 try to get some of the to-do list accomplished.
    -Prepare a sales listing
    Bro....do you own a DeLorean?


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    WoooHooo! So I had my alternator locally rebuilt and low and behold for the first time in 10 years my voltmeter reads what it should at idle. I left off the new bracket I bought from Matt way back when. Apparently I lost the special custom bolt that holds the alternator to the bracket.

    Also got my deloreango order on the way. Nice that I didn't have to tack on a 250+ alternator on the tab. I added a new o2 sensor even though mine only has about 5k miles on it. I was running so pig rich upon cold start (until I changed out my worn distributer o rings), that I figure I will start over with a fresh sensor.

    Add to list: bring propane heater to house garage.
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    2: A hammer is always the right tool for the job.
    3: Anything can be used as a hammer.

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    Winter refresh has begun! My DeloreanGo order is all here. The titanium braided hose is thermal barrier for the wiring around the alternator/starter area. I even got a decal to replace the ac compressor label that gave way this year. Also picked up a new plated hose support. I really messed up a few years ago when one of my degreasers stripped that pretty copper zinc coating off all my pulleys and brackets. I painted most of them but I will replace this hanger with my coolant change. I upgraded and got green stuff pads front and rear.



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    I have been dealing with a sinus infection and fever for the last few days but I still got a Advance fix for my air cleaner. I never liked the loose fitting DMCH hose adapter, this one is very secure and tight.

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    These last two years saw me slacking off with keeping the car 110%. Work has been monstrous and home improvements will keep me busy well into next fall(and probably forever), but this winter and early spring she will be better than ever.
    Three rules of DeLorean ownership:
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    2: A hammer is always the right tool for the job.
    3: Anything can be used as a hammer.

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    I get nearly a full arousal whenever I see your engine bay.

    (Is that an auto-trans filter I see? From DeLoreango? -lol.)
    Bro....do you own a DeLorean?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    I get nearly a full arousal whenever I see your engine bay.

    (Is that an auto-trans filter I see? From DeLoreango? -lol.)
    Rich is having an inappropriate relationship with my engine. My engine bay is a home wrecker.

    I saved 5 or 6 filter kits back for myself. If I have done my math correctly, I will be using my last filter on or about my 124th birthday. I may let my 30 year old "Easy Riders" cover girl wife do the trans service for me....again that's if my calculations are correct.
    Three rules of DeLorean ownership:
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    2: A hammer is always the right tool for the job.
    3: Anything can be used as a hammer.

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    Got my wiring heat covers in place. Of course exhaust heat shrank the HS tubing end clamps. I couldn't do the pigtail and starter wiring until I either put it on a lift or cut the harness up top and splice back together. It's only 3 wires so I am seriously considering the latter.
    Three rules of DeLorean ownership:
    1: Always use the right tool for the job.
    2: A hammer is always the right tool for the job.
    3: Anything can be used as a hammer.

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    That looks really good. I did something similar but I don't think it looks as nice as yours.
    Bro....do you own a DeLorean?


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