Re: [DML] REBUILD OF STEERING RACK
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Re: [DML] REBUILD OF STEERING RACK



>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, rmclemns@... wrote:
>
> One thing to remember, our car is "cutting edge", 1970's technology, 

Actually it's pretty pedestrian 1970's technology. The engine dates to the late 1960's. K-Jet was introduced in 1975. Lotus has been using backbone frames since the early 1960's. The list goes on: standard brakes, standard steering rack (albeit filled with oil rather than grease), standard headlights, etc. Even our substandard Lucas components were off the shelf.

A plausible argument can be made that VARI was cutting edge. Even Lotus wasn't using it yet in 1981. 

Torsion bars are not cutting edge -- Volkswagen had been using them in its suspensions since the 1930s. 

Gull wing doors are a styling cue, not technology.

That is why I smile to myself every time I buy gas and somebody off the street comments that DeLorean was "ahead of its time." If they only knew....

Bill Robertson
#5939




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