[DML] Re: transmission
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[DML] Re: transmission

Another possible root cause of the failure may be the lack of
alignment pins between the engine block and trans bellhousing.
There is a chance the original auto trans had pins in it and
the donor manual trans did not have the pins in it.

With no alignment pins, the trans may work (even work well) for
a short period of time, then over time, the input shaft could 
begin to wear and wobble within the trans and eventually cause
other internal parts to fail.

I agree with Dave and David that the manual trans can take quite
a bit of abuse with stock PRV's, turbo PRV's and engine swaps as
long as they are properly aligned (with pins) when installed.
Let us know what you find out when you pull the current trans.

Rich W.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@...> wrote:
> I'm curious about the failure mode on the 5-speed. What broke? 
> If the mainshaft nut backed off and drilled a hole in the back 
> that's a pretty common failure that isn't based on driving style 
> (just sloppy assembly at the factory). I've seen several of those 
> now, and a couple more that were getting close but had not come 
> completely unscrewed. The nice thing is that it's a pretty easy 
> and you often can do it without even taking the transmission out 
> the car. 
> It's pretty hard to break a stock trans with a stock engine, 
> driving it with the stock clutch line in place can beat up the 
> sliding gears pretty good. 
> Dave Swingle
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > Just a hint here but your driving technique may be the cause, 
> the
> > transmissions! The automatic is easy to "beat up" but the 5-
> can
> > take a lot of abuse behind a stock PRV and not get busted! 
> any
> > other transmission into a Delorean is a pretty large (read 
> expensive)
> > undertaking. Your "best" choice now, since you have converted 
> car
> > to manual, is to rebuild or replace the manual transmission and 
> modify
> > your driving style. Depending on how "busted up" the 5-speed is 
> may
> > be repairable. If it is not, a manual transmission is not all 
> > expensive. Go look over at dmcnews.com for parts.
> > David Teitelbaum
> > vin 10757
> > > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "mydmc5898" <mydmc5898@> wrote:
> > >
> > > just wanted to know, I have gone through my second 
> transmission.... 
> > > long long story.... 1st was an automatic, converted it to a 5-
> speed... 
> > > both busted.... AHHHHHHHHH anywah are there any other 
> transmissions 
> > > that would fit in the car, something a little more reliable 
> > > something that may be easy to find and be able to attach to 
> > > PRV.... everything else is oginal... and I wanted to keep the 
> stick 
> > > shift configuration....
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Thanks for any help,
> > > Darryl
> > > VIN 5898

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