[DML] Re: DeLoreans and Tow dollys
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[DML] Re: DeLoreans and Tow dollys


I am aware of the wheel straps that exist on the tow dollys. I did 
not mean that it was not physically possible to put the front end on 
a tow dolly, I felt that it may have been inadvisable. 

Here is where I did not fill in the missing information. I mistakenly 
thought that the user was had an automatic. You cannot pull the 
vehicle by the front wheels and have the vehicle be an RWD automatic, 
as you can burn out the transmission. The pump which circulates the 
transmission fluid would not be running, therefor, the transmission 
would heat up due to the fact that it is turning. That is unless you 
disconnect the wheels from the transmission. Which to me seems to be 
a whole lot of work, and well worth the 30-40 dollar upgrade of a 
trailer that takes the car fully off the ground. Which is why I made 
the comment to "back it on" to the tow dolly. (My definition of a tow 
dolly is a device that drags a car by 2 wheels off the ground) Either 
way if you leave all 4 wheels on the ground you still have the same 
issue with an automatic. (Car Tow hitch)

To avoid the burning of the transmission, you would have to put the 
rear wheels up onto the dolly, and let the front wheels spin freely 
on the road.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Arnie Brandon" <arnie@xxxx> wrote:
> Could you please explain further the comment in your post 
below, "SINCE YOU
> HAVE TO BACK IT ON"?  This appears to be some misinformation.   
Refer to my
> post to this forum dated 11-21.  In that most, if not all, tow 
dolly's come
> equipped with wheel straps, any DeLorean can be towed on any dolly, 
front OR
> rear wheels.  This does not apply to an auto trans.   I use straps 
> safety chains utilizing the tie down eyes that are on the frame, 
rear wheels
> on the ground.  Awaiting your reply.
> Arnie Brandon
> Pacific Northwest DeLorean Club member
> #6292 since Oct. 1982
>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]  On Behalf
> Of seanhagan
> Sent:	Monday, November 28, 2005 4:24 PM
> To:	dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:	[DML] Re: DeLoreans and Tow dollys
> Having transported my Delorean once in the last couple of months, I
> found that it fit nicely on the car carrier that you can completely
> put the car off the ground, and on top of the trailer. It is a
> little more pricy to rent than the tow dolly, but since you cannot
> hook the front wheels up to the tow dolly, as the car is rwd, you
> would have to back it on. I am not entirely sure how to keep the
> wheels straight if you do.
> My advice would be to either drive the car, or get completely on a
> trailer.
> There was a few posts about this a few weeks ago (Early october I
> think)
> [long quote trimmed by moderator]

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