[DML] Re: WANTED: Angle Drive
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[DML] Re: WANTED: Angle Drive



Hi,

Since selling my DeLorean last year I've been mostly reading here,
not posting, but now I feel I have to react.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
 >
 > Someone explain how  some cars still are running
 > with the origional angle drive with the plastic gears

I've had my fair (?) share of angle drive problems on my car too in  
the 6 years I drove mine;
the drive that was on my car when I bought it sheared its cable, so I  
had to replace it.

Trouble was that it was epoxied onto the spindle-nut by a PO,
as the bit that goes into the nut turned out to be snapped.

I replaced it with a new one from Grady, but they had the HardCores  
on backorder, so I went with a regular one. On that one the cable
came loose from the first gear, which I had repaired by DMC Service
(now DMC Europe). That repair broke and was done again under 
warranty. After that I never had any trouble with the drive ever 
again, the only maintenance I did was lube it every year.

Since the original drive was broken beyond repair I decided to open it up,
as I was curious about the legendary plastic gears. They turned out to be METAL!
I'm not 100% sure if it was an original angle drive that was on my car, 
but from the wear and some markings on the outer shell I presume it was. 
Which makes me wonder if there ever really were plastic gears anyway...

Cheers,

JAN van de Wouw
former owner #05141



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