[DML] Re: Broken torsion bar question, answer?
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[DML] Re: Broken torsion bar question, answer?



When we talked with Barrie Wills at the Houston Open Houston he 
mentioned that he had the opportunity to see the machine and was 
amazed at the sheer size ofit.  Apparently it was made specifically 
for making the torsion bars.  His thoughts were that given its size 
it would very unlikely that someone would have moved it or stored it 
all these years and incurred the expense of doing so.  He believed it 
to be more likely that the machine was probably scrapped out.

Ron



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> Even if you found the machine and got it for free there would be so
> many other expensive things. A machine like that would probably
> require a lot of room, heavy power and liquid something that would
> generate the cold required. You would also have to have the torsion
> bars fabricated. You would need a lot of them because you will be
> ruining a few before you figured out how to do the process all over
> again. You would have to be able to make left and right bars and 
would
> have to make a big enough run to justify the set-up so you would 
have
> to have a huge inventory of a slow moving part that will cost a
> fortune. Not all that different from a press run of S/S panels. I
> don't see it happening. In all probability the machine still exists
> but could have been changed so it could be making a completely
> different part. The tooling is the key here and it may not exist. 
Then
> again if the torsion bar in the Delorean is the same as in the 
fighter
> plane (or very similar) a production run *could* be possible. Who
> wants to call Grumman?
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757 
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@> wrote:
> >
> > The machine that made these bars has got to be sitting
> > in a warehouse somewhere.  :)
> > 
> > --- Kevin Milliken <kevin.milliken@>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > > I have spoken to the company that made these and
> > > they did not object to
> > > anyone using the
> > > technology. The problem is that it is an expensive
> > > process.
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> >        
> >
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