[DML] D Brakes
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[DML] D Brakes

I had a full restoration of my DeLorean at Dave Bauerle's garage in 
2004. My DeLorean has been in my family since new. There is no one 
that knows this car better then myself. I cared for this (my dad's 
car) since I was 12 Years of age. I also just sold a DeLorean that 
came in 3rd PLace at the DCS Millenium Concourse this past year. My 
concern & Looming irritating deal is with my brakes. I remember a 
nice firm feeling when applying the brakes. Just like a cadillac's 
power assist brakes. Nice smooth transition, just when you depress 
the pedal it should go right into mode soft to firm. I told Dave 
that the brakes did not feel right to me after I drove away. Dave 
purchase remanufactured complete brake system from Specialty Auto. 
My understanding was that my original brakes were to be completely 
overhauled and re-installed. Hind site may have forced the issue of 
either overhauling the existing or going with houston's set: But 
before anyone gets bashed, there may be a simple solution. Pedal 
adjustment? Here is the deal. The brakes consistantly depress about 
4" inches before action takes place. My 3rd place concourse car was 
about 1/2", just the way I remembered it. Nice and firm. I have no 
ackward pumping of the brake and variable pedal height that would 
suggest the master cylinder. Having thought about the Master 
Cylinder as suspect, I went ahead and bought a new master cylinder 
from Houston. Nothing changed. Vaccum was tested. perfect. Lines 
were bled 3 times. The owner at Munk's Motors (Porsche VW BMW)  
agrees that my brakes are not adiquate compred to the other 
DeLorean's he's had the privelage to work on and drive. He does not 
know what is going on either. No leaks.
John Hervey & Dave Bauerle spoke about the issue with no resolve for 
me. Yet another year goes by. I want the brakes to work right, I 
spent the money, have no problem to spend more when someone can tell 
me what is needed. So for me the brake sytsem is suspect.

Any one that can solve this problem for me is my friend for life. 
Unfortunately Dave's shop is a 3 hour drive, so warranty issues are 
not an easy task. Dave did a remarkable job on my car. To date it 
drives and sound like new other than the brakes. However Dave is 
only as good as the parts he recieves. I also had a faulty battery 
light caused by a connection form the alternator purchased at 
Specialty. When I conduct business, a vendor and manufacturer 
(myself) get together with the customer to solve problems. I would 
like to see this happen so I can feel as thou all that could be done 
was done.

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