Re: [DML] Mass Production DeLorean Prototypes
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Re: [DML] Mass Production DeLorean Prototypes



*Sigh - here we go again*
> As with the fan fail relay, door lock module, trailing arm bolts,
> radiator bleed hose, headlight circuit/switch, etc, etc, etc, this
> "cooling tube" appears to be yet another bright idea that just doesn't
> hold up in actual practice. Remember: These cars were never properly
> vetted. DMC built *ONE* prototype (Proto1 was a concept car, bearing
> no resemblance to the production automobile). 
There were many, many prototype and "pilot" production cars, some of 
which survive today and have many, many little differences from the 
production car.

Electric  issues can pretty much be aimed at the available sources of 
parts in England at that time The DeLorean is actually blessed with 
pretty reliable electrics when it comes to the important systems (on the 
engine for example).

The trailing arm bolt arrangement is common to the Esprit. How many more 
times?

The radiator bleed hose may not automatically bleed a bone dry radiator, 
but popping it off (one hose clip)  ONCE and it'll be good in 
perpituity. It's hardly a "design flaw". How would you have arranged a 
radiator self-bleed? For a true design flaw in a radiator, check out the 
Alpine GTA with steel coolant pipes and radiator feed AND return in the 
middle of the rad tanks.

As Jim has pointed out, the hose you have removed is an hose designed to 
duct air over the motor commutator. Given the motor is made of STEEL 
(most are!) and the vent box assembly is largely plastic, where do you 
think condensation is most likely to form? And what do you think is the 
simplest way to dry out any formed condensation? Air flow perhaps?

Martin

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