[DML] Re: Helping other Owners -was Joe
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[DML] Re: Helping other Owners -was Joe



If you prefer "empathy" you should have said "empathy"...

We need to be careful not to speak out of both sides of our mouths.
New owners are typically urged to seek local clubs for support. When
they take us up on the offer, should we chastize or criticize them for
doing what they were urged to do in the first place?

Anyone offering to help an owner in distress should be prepared for
hardships such as missing dinner. Neither you nor I can speak for Evil
Dan's feelings. My experience has been that in the heat of battle,
time, meals, etc aren't even noticed or missed. Replacing Louie
Golden's radiator in the IHOP parking lot took several hours, but only
felt like several minutes. Everyone except Louie seemed to be having a
blast. 

I pass by countless vehicles of recent vintage dead on the shoulders
of our nation's highways. How surprising is it then that 26 year old
DeLoreans (which are a mass produced prototypes...) should
occasionally suffer the same fate. 

Radiator malfunctions are becoming so endemic (we lost one at FFT'07)
that I am seriously contemplating engineering a temporary cooler that
could be quickly spliced in as a temporary fix. There's plenty of room
between the cooling fans and steering rack for a narrow/deep device.
The sway bar and crumple extension offer ready hanging points. I
already travel with 1.25" hose (hard to find in a hurry), so adding an
emergency cooler would be no big deal. Don't know how it would perform
in the heat of summer, but fall through spring should be OK. 

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> I am all for supporting Delorean owners. What I tried to point out in
> my post is that occasionally an owner will come to a club event
> driving an obviously unsafe and/or unreliable car. Sometimes through
> ignorance but *sometimes* for the "pity" other more capable owners
> would have. I prefer to say empathy rather than pity.


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