Re: [DML] Updated Pictures #5939
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Re: [DML] Updated Pictures #5939

I have pictures of #5939's engine compartment if you want them.


On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 12:40 AM, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've gotten out of the DML habit, but my winter endeavors generated
>  enough interest at Louie Golden's recent get-together that I figured
>  I'd see how much controversy they can stir up over here.
>  Pictures are in a temporary Yahoo photo album next to #5939's old one.
>  I'll leave it up for a few days, then knock it down.
>  All bracketing is stainless steel of course. I threw away that steel
>  monstrosity DMC bolted to the firewall (not the crash bar -- that's
>  been repainted & reinstalled). Should have fiberglassed the old
>  mounting points -- oh well, too late now. All other unused holes in
>  the pontoons have been filled. The formed charcoal canister plate has
>  been replaced with a flat piece of plastic. Can't fill it because the
>  power antenna and HVAC vacuum canister are still in there. The engine
>  cover has been modified to clear the new air filter housing. Labels
>  are of course specific to my application. Air filter lid uses a stock
>  "DMC change filter element" sticker. Didn't come out well in the
>  picture, but lettering on the carburetor label is silver too, not
>  white (matches the lid). Jump start labels always want to turn yellow,
>  so I figured I'd beat mine to the punch and print it with yellow text
>  on a black background to begin with.
>  Hood weatherstripping has been replaced as well. DMC is the only car
>  company in the world to put weatherstripping on the lid rather than
>  the body, and we all know how well that holds up. Screws were there
>  primarily to hold everything in place until the adhesive dried, but I
>  figure they'll also add strain relief over the years. Stainless of
>  course, as are the bumpers now.
>  Guess I'd have to take a nighttime picture of this, but the taillight
>  boards have been modified with dual filament bulbs in positions 2 and
>  4. The former brake light positions continue to be my tail lights as
>  before, but now when you hit the brake, all three red lenses
>  illuminate (double bright in positions 2 and 4, and because the
>  reflector in position 3 is shaped differently, basically the same
>  candlepower from its single element bulb). The third brake light is
>  still there, but its wiring now passes through a little metal conduit
>  (same routing as before, but the conduit is painted black so it
>  doesn't really show up in the pics).
>  Forgot to photograph the single piece headliner. Perhaps after the
>  seats are recovered next month I'll take a few interior shots. Need
>  another nighttime pic to show footwell and B pillar courtesy lights
>  (stock DeLoreans are dark enough to be mugged in after dark).
>  MPG to/from Louie's get-together was 25. It does pay to slow down a
>  little bit (55 MPH limit versus 70 on the interstate).
>  Bill Robertson
>  #5939


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