RE: [DML] Re: Towing the DMC
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RE: [DML] Re: Towing the DMC

I guess I will just have to find a small and light enough trailer for the 
Delorean that my car can handle. I don't want to have to buy a big truck 
just for the rare times I tow the car.
- VB

>From: "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DML] Re: Towing the DMC
>Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 03:31:35 -0000
>You CANNOT tow an automatic. Without the motor running and turning the
>fluid pump there is no internal lubrication and you will quickly
>destroy the internals. I do not think you will be able to tow with all
>4 wheels on the ground. A tow dolly can work on an automatic but as
>Dave S says you will have to disconnect the half-shafts. You can get
>away with only removing the ends by the wheels and tying up the
>half-shafts so they don't hang. If you are going to tow the "D" a lot
>maybe you should get a 5-speed. They can be towed without
>disconnecting the half-shafts. For safety's sake the "best" way is
>with a trailer so it is less likely to be damaged either by the road
>or other vehicles. To attach a tow bar would take some extensive
>modifacation to the front of the Delorean. It has to be attached to
>the frame and it is not the strongest place on the car with the
>crumple tube structure. Especially if there is ANY rust. BTW I have a
>tow dolly and I used it to tow my 5-speed. It can be done but a
>trailer is really the way to go. I guess you could actually tow an
>automatic with the half-shafts attached as long as you had the motor
>running at idle but I have not tried it. Another problem with the tow
>bar or the tow dolly, you cannot back up, you can with a trailer.
>David Teitelbaum
>vin 10757
>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I can almost guarantee that would ruin the transmission. I wouldn't
> > flat tow it without removing the axles (takes maybe 20 minutes with
> > hand tools, 5 with power tools). Even then I'm not sure how you'd
> > securely attach a tow bar to it. Maybe you could use a tow dolly (a
> > small trailer that the front or rear wheels sit in, that has its own
> > wheels). If you tow the car backwards be sure to tie the louvers
> > d

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