Re: [DML] Re: best battery to put in
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Re: [DML] Re: best battery to put in

Dear Mark V:

By your comments, I guess I will let PJ Grady recheck my DeLorean's 
electrical system again for I am due to their shop next week.

In the past, Rob and Pat haven't found anything electrically wrong except 
with the cooling fan's circuit breakers and the Fanzilla's connectors being over 
taxed under heavy use over the years.   I have even upgraded the Fanzilla 
Series 1 to the Series 2 two years ago upon Robâs suggestion.   And yes, Pat at PJ 
Grady does check all the grounding points on the chassis for cleanliness as 
to insure a good contact, when my car is at PJ Grady at least once if not twice 
a year. They know that my DeLorean is daily driven and I would take long 
trips many times a year exceeding over a 1,000 miles one way.   They always gave 
my DeLorean a good go over and if anything that is not right, it gets 
corrected, no matter the cost -- electrical, mechanical or other wise.
About auto amplifiers.   There are many "so called" high power amps on the 
market with some operating different or better then others and it has been that 
way for the last thirty plus years as far as I can remember. 

My experiences with high power amplifiers in my DeLorean are as follows; my 
first one I had installed was Blaupunkt amp along with a head unit and 
auxiliary CD changer unit back in the Fall of 1996.  I got rid of the whole system 
after five years and replaced it with a JL Audio 300/4 amp and Eclipse head unit 
and a CD changer.   The JL amp was good sounding but the JL amp drew too much 
power and with the headlights and A/C on, the horns wouldn't work.   Also when 
the audio system is playing and if I was to flash the high beams, the amp 
would cut out and come back on.   That was a nuisance, so I decided to take the 
DeLorean to an authorized JL Audio dealer and installer as to have the amp and 
the electrical system checked out... They found nothing wrong and that the amp 
is functioning "normally."   So, about eight months later I had the JL amp 
remove and replaced it with the Sinfoni120.4x amp.   This amp has a higher power 
output and it draws less power than the JL amp.   The Sinfoni amps is a great 
sounding amp and the JL Audio amp now sits in the basement were I last left 
it some two years ago.   

The alternator was updated, it is a 140 amp from Mr. John Harvey some two 
years ago.   With ALL the electric components on and while creeping in NYC's rush 
hour traffic, the electrical demand will swing wildly between the battery and 
the alternator in order to supply the electrical demand in the extreme hot 
and the cold seasons.   As I was told, this occuring situation can or will cause 
an early demise to the battery and or the alternator as well.   I believe 
this is what is happening.   The bottom line?   Next to the DeLoreanâs 
uniqueness, the sound system is what I value when I am driving it especially on long 

Anyway, maybe you want to take a crack in checking out my DeLorean's 
electrical system?   I will compensate you for your time.   Maybe you may have a 
better understanding or have better luck then us?   

Kayo Ong
Lic 9D NY

In a message dated 8/17/05 7:53:12 PM, dmcvin6683@xxxxxxxxx writes:

> I had 3 Big High End Amps in my Mustang plus power windows, A/C you
> know the works. I sold it with 98,000 with a battery that was well over
> 5 years old and original alternator.
> Oh yeah this was my daily driver.
> Sounds like electrical problems to me.
> Anybody else on this list have big Amplifiers with no battery trouble?
> My Delorean i have now has a big ass High End Amplifier in it now and
> no battery problems. This Amp has been in my car since i bought it in
> 2003.
> Mark V

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