RE: [DML] Angle Drives
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RE: [DML] Angle Drives

I am also looking for a new angle drive and wondering if the failure rate is
at all influenced by the type of Speedo in the car.  I have a 170mph Speedo
and the angle drive was ok up until last year.  I know of others who have
went through a few though and they were running the original 85mph Speedo.
Just a thought.
Paul J


From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Toby Peterson
Sent: 03 March 2009 06:13
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Angle Drives

--- In dmcnews@yahoogroups <> .com, "John
Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
> They now have the 3rd or 4th gen but I don't know how they call it 
improved also when everything they come out with or if just new is 
new and improved. They use the words loosely.

With "all due respect" to John, there were several subtle and 
important improvements in materials and tolerances with the currently 
available angle drives from DMCH and the authorized dealer network. 
With a small mechanical assembly like this, it's the small and subtle 
things that will make or break it. I used to work with tolerances of 
a few ten thousandths of an inch in the aviation biz, so I do have 
some idea of the critical importance of tolerances. Long before 
these new angle drives were made available to the general DeLorean 
community, I yanked a perfectly good original angle drive out of 
Winged1 and replaced it with one of these new units. I have flogged 
that car regularly, putting on several thousand miles and I have not 
been able to get the angle drive to even break a sweat, much less 
break. One trip last spring averaged 92 mph across the state 
according to one member of the caravan who had a GPS unit. 
(My "sincerest apologies" to the Washington State Patrol). We have 
installed these in dozens of cars that have come through the shop 
without a single issue. I just wanted to "tighten up the words" a 
bit. Now, about that 140mph speedometer ...

Toby Peterson VIN 2248 "Winged1"
DMC Northwest
DeLorean Parts Northwest 

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