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

Actually, I agree with the basic priciples of your "mod". After you
are finished you should write it up with a "Bill of Materiels", some
pictures, and a description of each step. Areas of the car that are
"hidden" can be improved and are "invisible". These are the kinds of
things that would have made the car more expensive so the factory
"cheaped out" and took the easier way. You have to remember, their
prospective was just to get the car through the warranty period, we
are WAY past that now and want to do even better! Making a replaceable
square drive shaft would seem to be a nice improvement.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" <brobertson@...> wrote:
> My El Cheapo digital camera can't focus worth 2 cents. For photographs
> I may need to break out the trusty 35mm.
> Descriptively, this is what I did:
> From the factory, the spindle cable is pressed into a round piece of
> brass, which is then pressed into the shaft of the spindle gear.
> That's what holds the spindle cable. I drilled out the last bits of
> cable, then used hobby files to make that hole square shaped. A piece
> of 5/32" square brass tubing (1/8" inside measurement) was inserted
> into that hole to become a receiver for 1/8" square drive cable ends.
> From this point forward my spindle cables will be insertable and
> removable, rather than permanently pressed into the gear.
> My receiver is longer than the original brass piece that was squared
> out, so JB Weld has been poured around the edges inside the spindle
> gear shaft. My shaft now is solid with a long square hole running
> through the middle of it (when you look into my spindle nut, you see a
> square hole just like the wheel disc).
> I'm using Help! brand universal speedometer cables for my spindle
> cables. Their square ends are actually 3/32", so I sleeve them with a
> piece of 1/8" square brass tubing (3/32" inside measurement). 
> I thought I was all set to roll this afternoon, but mismeasured the
> cable and cut it too short. Oh well, lesson learned. If it doesn't
> rain tomorrow I'll cut a new one and try again.
> Please note this modification totally violates every principle that
> DeLorean purists stand for. Those who believe the cars are perfect
> just as they left Dunmurry may well burn my removable spindle cable in
> effigy. I expect to be ostracized, friendless, and seated right next
> to the kitchen or back door as DCS'08. 
> Ask me if I care.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939

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