[DML] Re: New Delorean production.... (slightly off topic)
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[DML] Re: New Delorean production.... (slightly off topic)



Uh-oh -- we'll have to see if the moderator lets this one through...

The Olympic and Titantic were built side by side. Each used identical
steel plates (known at the time as "battle ship steel", even though
its particular formulation was actually used on cruisers). The Olympic
handily survived a collision with another ship one year before the
Titanic ever sailed, hit a sea mine and ran over/sank a U boat during
World War I, then cut a ship cleanly in two shortly before being
scrapped in 1936. 

The brittle steel theory is a red herring. 

At least as regards the Titanic.

I have heard in casual conversation that the Delorean used less than
optimal steel in its chassis. The fact that most northern owners park
their cars for half the year seems to bear this out. Does anyone know
authoritatively whether that rumor is true?

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Hank <heskin@...> wrote:
>
> >Is there any truth to the rumor that DMC used cheaper/lower quality
steel?
> 
> Well, wasn't the brittle steel used to build the Titanic also
produced in
> Northern Ireland?   ;)
> 
> (The ship *was* assembled in Belfast).
> 
> -Hank
> #1619
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>




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