POR-15 painting the valley

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After 4 hours of cleaning the valley (simple green, more simple green, grinding out dirt between crevices with screwdriver, more simple green, more shopvac-ing, more simple green, marine clean, & metal prep) here is a shot of the first coat of POR-15. This stuff seems to go on very thin and needs several strokes as […]

More Valley of Death pictures

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Ended up getting out the y-pipe but not without a problem. One of the four bolts snapped as it was coming out. Luckily there was enough thread sticking up to get some vise grips on it and turn it out. Took out the water pump and have it fully disassembled. Getting the bolts out of […]

Started to paint engine components

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Some pictures of the intake and air horn painted. Looking forward to getting this engine back together, even though I have barely gotten it started yet.

Engine teardown and VOD overhaul

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Today, with the help of two local owners, Brandon and Mike, we took apart my entire engine intake to reach the dreaded ‘valley of death’. Ran into no problems during the time spent working, but once the intake was removed, found a nice caked in rats nest. Fun stuff. Now its time to order a […]

Master clutch cylinder & stainless line replacement

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To start with, for the life of me I could not find the bleed screw or the slave by simply looking behind the engine. I knew I saw it before. Couldn’t find it now. After 30 minutes of searching, grabbing, feeling, etc, I decided to take apart the air intake system so I could shift […]

Pivot bolt replacement & parking brake tweak

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Todays goal was to replace the pivot bolt which could break off thus causing the car to stick in gear. This is not a ‘huge’ safety issue like the trailing arm bolts, but important none the less. Plus it only costs $7 for the bolt. Always jack the car up and make sure it is […]

Accomplishing some work on the DeLorean…at last!

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Finally got around to completing some work on the DeLorean today. First up was replacing the oil light pressure sender to stop an oil leak. It was best to do this job with a 3/8 ratchet, extension, swivel socket, and 15/16″ deep socket. The 15/16″ socket can be replaced with a 23mm socket (the correct […]

Oil Leak – Found

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After cleaning up the oil pan constantly and tightening the bolts thinking it was the seal leaking, I found out about another ‘DeLorean thing’ last week. A common place for oil to leak is from a faulty seal on the oil pressure light sensor. This is part # 102462 & 102461 in the manual. It […]

Parking brake fixed & tie rods replaced

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Finished the parking brake job today. It was very easy, just had to remove the two bolts holding the arms with the pads in, and unbolt the parking brake cable. The whole unit slides out. Very nice setup on the DeLorean. Replaced the pads, and popped it back in. With a new parking brake retaining […]

More brake issues & upcoming maintenance

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So, today I decided to diagnose a slight squeal I have been hearing when driving 40+. I couldn’t really tell where it was coming from, but noticed whe I went down a sidestreet slower than 40, I could hear it echoing off other cars, so it must be present always just at higher speeds its […]