[DML] Re: Towing a D
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[DML] Re: Towing a D

Reread the origional post. The front wheels will be on the tow dolly
and not turning.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
> I would remove the left front tire and pull the dust cap off the spindle
> for the angle drive.  These are in short supply - currently only
> available in Europe for an arm, two legs, and an ear.  If your angle
> drive started to fail when you were driving it you might notice the
> needle bouncing in time to lube and save the drive, or not, but towing
> it 3000 miles will put 3000 miles of use on the angle drive, and make
> the odometer show an extra 3k miles where the car was only towed, not
> driven.  I know this opens us up to a huge debate on whether or not the
> mileage while being towed "counts".  Sidestepping that debate as a
> matter of personal judgement, I'd save my angle drive the anguish.   If
> you blow it out your car will never show true miles anyway.
> Tom
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of dadoc2791
> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:57 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Towing a D
> I'm about to leave on a trip of about 3000 miles and I plan to tow my D 
> behind the motorhome. Mine is an '81 standard trans. I have a tow 
> dolly on which I'll plant (and strap down) the front wheels, dragging 
> the rear, in neutral, behind. I've figured out a way to strap the rear 
> tow-lights on the small louvers of the rear engine (louvered) cover 
> without damage and I have a "toad stop" brake system to apply a little 
> braking pressure to the D's system when slowing sharply (a common way 
> to stay legal and safe while towing a vehicle - made by Blue Ox). My 
> motorhome has quite a bit of rear overhang, mud flaps and grass skirt 
> so there's never been any problem (towing other cars) with junk kicked 
> up damaging the front of the towed car. Anybody know of any concerns I 
> should have with this setup?
> Thanks for your help.
> Craig Werner
> 07181
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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