[DML] Re: WANTED: Angle Drive
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I was comparing it to a 1983 Esprit,which a friend of mine 
owns,comparing the engineering on a 83 delorean to a 83 Esprit,just 
the frame alone is/was(Esprit)far superior to what the DMC was 
engineered with,the interior was better done,with better materials 
applied,they EVEN engineered a FULL sized spare into the trunk..You 
would think with a head start on their car and engineered the 
problems out of it,they would have reflected it into the Delorean.. 
It just seemed that lotus was doing everything possible to make sure 
that the Delorean failed..yet at the same time trying to present a 
fully engineered car,at a minimal level of engineering,and 
engineering parts into it that came from sub-par vendors/bins,and 
making them almost impossible to obtain for a DIYer,unless they went 
through a DMC parts department.DMC had a huge plant to work with and 
some of the most high tech equipment at the time to make a superior 
car, with some of the best Minds at Lotus Engineering to Develop a 
car far superior to the Lotus,but instead engineered a car with 
almost every component having some defect or problem or being sub-
par.That is one of the reasons the Delorean was a car to be avoided 
in the late 1980's and 1990's,until a established Vendor market was 
created,which in turn today makes the Delorean a diserable car...JZD 
BUILT a perfect car for the Vendor market since the OEM parts were of 
sub-par structure,and needed a aftermarket to re-engineer the total 
car(ie: frame and all the components) to make it into the car it was 
always meant to be.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
> I categorically disagree with you on that entire statement. About 
> only thing that was better on the Epsirt was performance and 
> And I would agree they probably DID deliberately cripple the 
DeLorean on 
> handling.
> I have a good friend who has been running an S2 Esprit daily for 
much of 
> the last year (until he spanked it last month). The interior is a 
> place to be compared to a DeLorean. It's noisy, harsh, rattly and 
> uncomfortable. So much of the switchgear, door handles etc are 
> recognisable from other (usually Leyland) cars - at least JZD had 
> sense to disguise the samll number he used! The engine might have 
put a 
> lot of power out for its displacement (for the time) but needed 
> rebuilding every year, and the word "quality" does come to mind 
> someone who is used to a DeLorean chassis looks at an early Esprit 
> but usually following the words "not what I'd call..." GKN did the 
> proud, whereas Lotus continued to build their own, and it shows.
> Martin
> cbl1739 wrote:
> > Lotus did NOT do the Delorean to the quality
> > standards of their Esprit...from which the delorean was based
> > from...far below it in it's engineering standards.
> > Claude
> >
> > Recent Activity
> >
> >

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