Re: [DML] Re: Rebuilding Angle Drives
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Re: [DML] Re: Rebuilding Angle Drives

I concur on that point....

Kayo Ong
Lic  9D  NY

On Nov 29, 2007, at 12:55 PM, Shannon Yocom wrote:

> To all DeLorean Vendors,
> To echo my own words... I drive the snot out of my car, I would  
> gladly pay double
> the $59.95 plus shipping for a high quality product that won't  
> break and has more
> than a 90 day warranty.
> This goes for any product out there. I would rather have high  
> quality/durability
> than just a low price point. It will save me from doing a job over,  
> and over, and
> over, and over again... and probably cost the same in the long run.
> Shannon Y
> ---------------------------
> 4.2. Re: Rebuilding Angle Drives
> Posted by: "rob@xxxxxxxxxxx" rob@xxxxxxxxxxx pjgrady2000
> Date: Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:23 pm ((PST))
> >>snip<<
> The original gears were very soft
> so I had mine heat treated which added to the overall cost. I  
> marketed the
> units using these gears as ?hard core? angle drives and gave a  
> three year
> warranty with them. I think I sold about two hundred and fifty or  
> so of them
> and had a failure rate of about five percent in that three year  
> time frame
> so it seemed to be a great solution until good reusable housings  
> and other
> small parts became hard to find.
> Rebuilding them was a somewhat time consuming process and combined  
> with the
> cost of higher quality gears made them a bit expensive. Ultimately  
> new units
> were introduced by DMCH at the bargain price of $59.95 which made
> consideration of making more of these gears out of the question.  
> Who would
> buy a rebuilt part (even with a longer warranty) when you could get  
> a new
> one for half the cost? Pricing appears to be what drives the mail  
> order
> market in DeLorean parts nowadays and it is becoming increasing  
> difficult to
> make high quality custom parts for the car at competitive prices.  
> That is
> not a knock just an observation. Unfortunately the failure rate of  
> these new
> units appears to be even higher than the originals and I hope when  
> the next
> batch comes in they?ll have the solution figured out.
> Rob Grady,
> P.J.Grady Inc.
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