vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

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Re: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Postby A Van » Tue May 08, 2018 8:46 pm

TristanC wrote:Hi Alistair,
Thank you.

I’m in sunny South Wales :D

Tris


Ah yes - well there a few guys around to help you!


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Re: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Postby TristanC » Sun May 20, 2018 9:03 pm

I’ve been quiet, but continuing to work on 11477.

She’s now back on the ground and I took her for a little drive to the end of the drive for a maiden voyage with the Mrs.

To date,
- calipers rebuilt / new pads
-stainless brake lines
- fuel lines cleaned through
- new fuel pump
- new exhaust heat shield
- new exhaust bracket
- Wiring to front lights reinstated
- led lights all round installed (except dipped)
- new steering gaitors (what a pain in the backside!!)
- new suspension mount bushes
- new horns

Still to do
- oil change and filter change
- gearbox oil change
- fix temp sensor
- fit fuel sender (hopefully fix fuel gauge!)
- fit fog light conversion
- fit roof box repair kit
- re fit engine cover and louvres

Getting there!!!

Quick vid of the maiden voyage....... please don’t judge my horrible use of the revs!!
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Re: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Postby TristanC » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:01 pm

So an update!! I am very near to MOT time now.

I think next Saturday I’ll finish up some small jobs and the following Saturday I think will be MOT day !!

Today I completed:

1. Fuel sender fitted - I now have a fuel gauge and fuel light working.

2. Fog light modification installed

3. New rear light boards installed

4. Engine oil and filter changed

5. Gearbox oil changed

And wow, that gearbox oil was filthy!! And I don’t think there was enough of it in there when I drained it. I managed to get just about 3 litres of gearbox oil back in.

Also, anyone else find it difficult to locate reverse?? There’s no grinding, I just seem to select 4th most times, then eventually reverse. Sometimes it goes in quickly.
It’s only in and out of the garage at the moment, so it’s not warmed up.

Perhaps when I drive it a bit with the new oil it will help?

Anyway, here’s the latest of her running after fresh oils.
And a pic of that nasty gearbox oil.
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Re: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Postby jerzybondov » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:44 am

Great work Tristan! Re finding reverse - it can be as simple as gear stick alignment. Have a look under the gaiter and see if it's actually moving where it needs to.
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Re: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Postby TristanC » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:00 pm

I will take a look at that. I need to remove the gaitor to see why the rheostat won’t budge....

Cheers :)
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Re: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Postby gary290 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:44 pm

great to see you got a mention on Soup! at about 12 minutes, well done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X0dUlSYHyk
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Re: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Postby TristanC » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:47 pm

Ha ha!!! :D

Yes, I genuinely wasn’t expecting that!!
I sent a few pics and told him a few things I was up to. We had some email chat and that was it.

Then I watched the episode earlier and and was quite chuffed to get a mention..... and the valet kit!!!

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Re: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Postby Delta Delorean » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:21 pm

Yes, I did see that to today! I knew I had seen the pics before on Facebook. Always good to see DeLorean s on a program and get some background information.
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Re: vin 11477 - Finally I am an owner

Postby TristanC » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:25 am

Delta Delorean wrote:Yes, I did see that to today! I knew I had seen the pics before on Facebook. Always good to see DeLorean s on a program and get some background information.


Lol - my 30 seconds of fame :D
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