[DML] Re: input shaft - primary shaft coupler
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[DML] Re: input shaft - primary shaft coupler

Actually the coupler is splined all the way around except for two flat
areas the width of the roll pin (about 3 splines on each side).

Inserting that pin with the transmission already assembled is a real
joy BTW. It can be done, but I wouldn't make it a regular practice.

FWIW: My transmission is finally back in the car WITHOUT binding the
clutch disc. Some guys from the railroad came over to help "wig it in"
(technical Southern procedure akin to making sausage -- don't watch).
Apparently it paid to criticize their no-show promises in an
international DeLorean news group. I'm too tired to describe the event
in detail tonight -- will post another message tomorrow after all the
other crap removed to access it has been re-assembled.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "darryl" <darryl@xxxx> wrote:
> Exactly right.  Its the coupler on the other end of the input shaft
that will fail, in 3rd gear on a freeway on-ramp 100 miles from home
on a Sunday night (trust me on this).  It is very soft material and is
only splined in 3 places, not all the way around.  I suspect it
functions like a shear pin or fuse, failing in order to protect more
expensive parts.  I had a new one made by an aerospace machine shop,
heat treated to bulletproof.  I also had the lead removed from my
right foot.  300HP is fun, but it can be costly....

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