[DML] Re: Strange Relay
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[DML] Re: Strange Relay

Hi Scot,

If I understand the location you describe, I find a relay in the same 
Perhaps I am looking at something quite ordinary but for my and 
possibly others understanding, could you publish a picture.
That may help to clear the matter.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Scot Stern" <Scotstern@...> wrote:
> My DMC, 6452 has a strange relay in the engine compartment.  On one 
> of my trips to Don at DMC Garden Grove, a number of years ago, he 
> indicated that it was a modification made at the QAC.  
> I have an extra relay, located right below the engine cover switch, 
> in the engine compartment.  The wiring harness for this relay is 
> clearly part of the main harness and appears to be original.  The 
> wires are as follows:
> It gets a ground from the frame by the resister pack.  
> It gets a hot off of the main terminal next to the battery post in 
> the engine compartment.  
> It has a wire off of the number one terminal on the coil.
> It has a wire to the starter.
> It would appear, that when the starter is actuated, it trips the 
> relay which would then supply 12 volts directly to the coil.
> What we be the purpose of this arrangement other than to increase 
> voltage to the coil?  Is it necessary and should I leave it 
> installed?  I am reluctant to change anything as it starts fine and 
> runs great and it looks like it was original.
> Please remember, that this car originally belonged to John's wife 
> was at their home near San Diego.  It only had 3,000 on it when I 
> bought it and it does apparently have a few other strange quirks.  
> Maybe, QAC did some magic on it as some kind of a test.....
> Last night, I had a chance to look at Chris's Delorean, which is 
> serial number higher than mine and his does not have this 
> arrangement.  Thoughts? 
> Scot Stern
> 6452

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