[DML] Re: Nice day for a car fire?
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[DML] Re: Nice day for a car fire?



I drove past Farrar's parents house on my lunch break just now, and 
noticed Farrar out back with his head under the engine compartment, 
so naturally my morbid curiousty made me stop by. Like everyone 
else, I totally had my doubts about the fire being electrical... I 
just knew it was somehow fuel related from the carb conversion. If 
y'all had a chance to see the car in person, you'd have no doubt at 
all that it was indeed an electrical fire. The only damage to the 
car at all is in the ignition distributor, it's the only thing that 
burned. Anything that was even within inches of it was fine. I've 
never heard of an ignition distributor spontaniously combusting on a 
DeLorean though... but I'm guessing something about the stress 
that's been put on the car the past week or so has done it. Farrar 
drove from New Orleans to North Carolina, then to Pennsylvania and 
back all within a few days. I'm guessing something electrical got 
too hot over a prolonged period of time, and melted when the car 
cooled from being shut off. Only when the car had been started back 
up and got on the highway did the problem surface. That's exactly 
what happened to my DeLorean when I drove it to DCS Pigeon Forge. 
The RPM relay barbecued itself, but not on the 4 hour drive... it 
failed the next time I drove the car. In any event, Farrar says he 
and Bill are going to tinker with the car on a long weekend 
sometime. I think I'll drop by and spectate while I comment on how 
reliable my Crossfire is hehehe.

Louie Golden
Charlotte, NC
Previous owner of VINs 10115 and 5252


On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 8:54 PM, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
 
Last I checked, Water and antifreeze do not burn. Are you sure you 
don't have a fuel leak in that new carburetor??



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