[DML] Re: Further Thoughts on Angle Drives
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[DML] Re: Further Thoughts on Angle Drives


I followed the discussion and come to the conclusion that your 
solution perhaps is the second best next to buying a new angle drive.

I'm looking forwar to seeing your results in pictures with 
explanation to help others do the same rebuild.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@...> wrote:
> Martin disagrees with me? Please tell me it isn't so.
> Whatever the cause, angle drive gears definitely behave 
> Turning the spindle gear counterclockwise (our primary direction of
> wheel rotation) spins it right out of the housing. Turning it
> clockwise does not spin it out. Take the back off one of your extras
> and try it yourself if you don't believe me.
> Something caused my "high mileage" (with a DeLorean, "high mileage" 
> always a relative term) bushing to wear oblong. The only 
explanation I
> can see is torque skew allowed by that convex insert, as the
> directional effects of counterclockwise rotation forced the spindle
> gear mercilessly against it.
> Anyways, I've decided to make the spindle cable my weak link in the
> imfamous DeLorean speedometer chain. Obviously the gears themselves
> aren't going to be damaged. Cable fit in the wheel cup (usual weak
> link) is notoriously loose, so I bush mine out with a piece of brass
> channel pressed onto the cable end -- fits the wheel cup precisely,
> rather than wallowing around as most do. That leaves the spindle 
> the weak link, weakened even further by being wound counterclockwise
> itself. My spindle gear now has a square cable receptacle (I filed 
> old brass insert square and pressed a metal receiver into it. All 
> ever need do now is insert a fresh spindle cable, square on both 
> into the receptacle to keep right on trucking.
> I chose the spindle cable over the wheel cup because they are
> available in stock locally, and only cost $5 versus $15.
> Feel free do disagree at your leisure.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939

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