[DML] Re: Digest Number 4740
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[DML] Re: Digest Number 4740

For the people that complain about parts, the pricing or the
availability, consider the alternatives. On many cars the parts are
made very model specific and when the manufacturer goes out of
business (or just decides to no longer support a particular model)
parts are no longer available. We are VERY LUCKY that many of our
parts are used in other vehicles, it provides a continuing source. For
the ones that complain about prices, if it is a part you MUST have but
can't be bought at any price NOW how much is it worth? We Delorean
owners are better off than most, with a phone call or 2 you can have
just about any part you need, next day if you want to pay the
shipping! For the Delorean owners that cannot afford parts, maybe you
should reconsider your ownership. THERE IS NO 25 year old car that you
can own that will not require some parts from time to time. Especially
if it was not properly maintained before you bought it. Even with that
parts wear out. Struts, battery, tires, brakes, filters, and fluids
just to keep it running! Even a "perfect" car needs a parts budget
depending on how much you drive it. To those that complain the parts
in a Delorean are "Not Good Enough", you must remember this was the
way it was 25 years ago. Cars are much better built today. Yes, a
Delorean does have some inherent weaknesses but we know what they are
and can improve on them now. So besides replacing many 25 year old
parts you can buy better, upgraded parts too! The metal radiator comes
to mind!!!!!!!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757 

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "delornut" <delornut@...> wrote:
> Like any business the first priority in manufacturing an automobile
> is to keep the cost at the manufacturing level as low as possible and
> still meet the duribility and quality level desired. To design a
> vehicle that requires every part to be engineered vehicle specific
> just doesn't make sense. For example the Girling brake master
> cylinder is used in other vehicles, the Saab 900 comes to mind, but
> the rear engine configuration of the DeLorean required that the
> cylinder be modified with bias toward that configuration. The reverse
> running climate control blower motor that you used as an example
> was actualy used in that configuration in at least one GM car.It's
> entertaining to talk about "conspiracy" theory's but the ultimate
> goal of DMC was to produce and sell an automobile for profit. They
> failed for a number of reasons including some that were beyond their
> control. Taking the time and expense to make every part unique to the
> DeLorean beyond design necessities makes no sense.
> Bruce Benson
> > These can be gotten off any GM car,but for some strange reason the
> > ones used for the Delorean run in reverse from the twins that can be
> > bought from any GM parts Department or any auto parts store.It seems
> > strange that every part on the Delorean has a quirk,so that it
> cannot
> > be matched up to the over the counter parts twins,basically
> > everything is Delorean specific.


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