Re: [DML] Super Strength Ball Joints
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Re: [DML] Super Strength Ball Joints

Ok, it seems that it might make sense to look into making some replacement 
ball joints. As with the mirrors with such low quantity the price will not 
be competitive to cross over ball joints but it will buy you peace of mind 
for sure. After what happened to my car I wanted to have those special 
made... you know, accident probability aside, those lower control arms are 
darn expensive. I don't want this to happen again. And I don't even want to 
think what might have happened if it would fail 10 minutes earlier when I 
was going at highway speeds....
Anyway, I'm going on vacation now but as soon as I get back home I will look 
into reproducing those lower ball joints. I will post to the DML with any 
information available. I hope there will be enough interest.

PS. I will be away from March 17th until April 27th. All orders for extended 
convex mirrors will be shipped as soon as I come back home - after Apr 27. 
You can still contact me via email during that time but there might be some 
delay in replying to the emails. Thank you.

Tom Niemczewski
vin 6149 (in Poland!)
Google earth:  52°25'17"N 21°1'59"E

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "tuxr" <tuxdarby@xxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, 13 March, 2006 3:51 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Super Strength Ball Joints

> Add mine to the list, that makes 3.  Mine was something that
> couldn't be detected, the metal post (not sure if I'm saying that
> right) sheared in half.  And I can remember reading about at least 4
> others on this list.  Mine wasn't the original when it broke.  I
> subsequently had it fixed by one of the major Delorean vendors, and
> 4 months later the alignment shop noticed it was bad - if they
> didn't notice it there was the potential for a future disaster, all
> along with me thinking that since I just had it replaced 4 months
> earlier it must be OK (the alignment shop didn't do that type of
> work, they weren't trying to get more work from it, actually
> wouldn't align the car until I had it fixed elsewhere).  I sent it
> back to the vendor and they replaced it free (another good reason to
> use a Delorean vendor for parts and service).  I'd bet DMCH, PJ
> Grady, John Hervey and others have some better insight into how many
> they've seen break.  Again, these are cars that aren't really driven
> much, that's the statistical key here.  All I'm suggesting is that
> for parts that have potentially deadly consequences if they fail,
> that if a "super" strength part was available, I'd pay more, alot
> more.  If the consequence is minor, such as an alternator failing or
> fuel pump breaking, I'll take my chances since it should only
> involve a tow truck and some embarrasment.

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