RE: [DML] Re: Aligning Latch Pins
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RE: [DML] Re: Aligning Latch Pins



Bruce, 
The struts we sell are the factory original Stabilus struts for the car. You
may to consider wear or stress of the bar over time. We try to adjust the
door to the strut other than what the door should hang. Almost 30 years may
have changed specifications on some parts. We also try to adjust in 75
degree weather and in case of cold weather now I'm adjusting one just one
click at a time. 
John Hervey
Delorean Auto Parts


-----Original Message-----
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delornut
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 3:13 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Aligning Latch Pins

I noticed in one of the links mentioned below that a preliminary test 
for a proper torsion bar adjusmnet is to allow the door to gently 
close without a strut installed. If the torsion bar keeps the door 
between 2 to 6 inches from the sill with no strut installed it's 
about right. My doors drop all the way to the sill with no lifting 
tension what so ever from the torsion bars when no strut is 
installed. When I installed new struts from one of the vendors the 
doors rocketed up too hard. I tried struts from another vendor with 
the same result. I haven't had to change the T bar adjustment for new 
struts in years so I'm wondering if the current crop of struts have 
more pressure than those of past years or if the above test might not 
be a very accurate indication of the torsion bar adjustment setting. 
Has anyone else experianced something similar with the current crop 
of struts being offered?

Bruce Benson 
>
> In addition to what David T. wrote here, there are a few more
> things to consider when your doors are in need of adjustment.
> 
> It is always good to ask WHY they need adjustment BEFORE you
> adjust them, since there may be a few different root causes.
> 
> As our DeLoreans age, there is a good chance the metal roof
> section can detach from the fiberglass underbody, which can
> effect the position of the door opening and while at rest.
> Always check into possible causes before you attempt to fix.
> 
> Below are links to related fixes, including the T-panel fix:
> (NOTE: David T. wrote one of these processes below as well)
> 
> http://www.dmcnews.com/Techsection/dooradjust1.html
> 
> http://www.dmcnews.com/Techsection/tbar.htm
> 
> http://www.dmcnews.com/Techsection/torsionbar.html
> 
> As mentioned often, its always good to have another person
> familiar with torsion bar work assist you with your doors.
> 
> Later,
> Rich W.
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > To answer you question about aligning the striker pins, aka, latch
> > pins, it is not easy. 
> >
> >snip<
>




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