Fixing hissing in dash – – – mode switch diaphragm

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Removing center console procedure: 1. Remove 2 screws holding in dish in back of console. Remove dish. 2. Remove two bolts under dish. 3. Pull switches off A/C console. They pull right off. 4. Remove one screw holding in plate, remove plate. 5. Remove shift knob. 6. Unscrew the shift plate and pull up partly, […]

Tinkering results in…nothing

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Played around tonight to try to fix the cars idling issue. Right now it idles around 1800-2000 RPM and once the car is driven around 2500. Really have no idea what I am looking at, so off go questions to the DML. Also tried to fix the passenger side window felt. The front part is […]

Eyebrow fix

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Wanted to fix a slight warping of the fascia on the passenger side, so purchased the eyebrow kit from Special T Auto. First, remove the headlights. See ‘electrical’ section for removal information. These bars in the kit do not need glue to be installed, like some other kits require. They fit behind the fascia and […]

Tail light refresh, turn signal repair, and headlight installation

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Day 1 (or 2 depending on how you look at it) of maintenance. Tail light repair – Right now I have one brake light that works intermittently, and a rear turn signal that does not work. If I am taking these tail lights apart, I want to accomplish several tasks at once. First thing, RadioShack […]

More problems

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Went to get in the passenger side today and heard a ‘hissing’ sound, followed by the door closing. Yay, blew a gas strut. Also, had the bonnet up earlier and ‘slam!’ it decided to close itself. Need new struts there also…

Electrical work fixes a lot of issues on a old car, huh?

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So, the car is home, and I want to fix whatever problem the car has, so I can get it up and running again. We have filled the antifreeze back up, and need to figure out why the car overheated. First, check the fuses and relays… Fuses – what a mess. The old owner must […]

Picking up the car, and the trip home (or how a 3 hour drive turns into a 7 1/2 hour expereince)

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So, today was the day. The car is home. Went to pick the car up early this morning, and we were down in Avon, Ohio at 9am. We met the owner at the DMV where we filled out all the paperwork as well as received a temporary tag. He left on a trip directly from […]

Proud new owner of vin # 10084

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The trip paid off, in a great way. I am now the owner of vin # 10084. Background on the car: It is a 1982 manufactured in December 1981, with the later flat style hood with logo. It has a ANSI radio w/o clock, and a power antenna. Grey interior, and only 3,300 miles! The […]

Car shopping… the list

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Getting ready to go on a weekend trip to browse for a DeLorean. There are two cars in Ohio (about 3 hours from home, and the second is another hour away) and two in Michigan (2 1/2 hours from the Ohio cars) which puts me 3 1/2 hours away from home as I drive around […]

Learned my lesson, beaten down, but not deterred

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Lesson #1: See a car before you commit to buying, and do not fly across the country to do so. Stay local, or within a weekends drive. So, I found several cars for sale in the area that are a bit higher priced than the car in Kansas that I passed on. I feel that […]