Re: [DML] Re: Driver Side Torsion Unit
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Re: [DML] Re: Driver Side Torsion Unit




I thought the same thing as Dave when I read this.  Putting higher stress on the roof structure also increases the risk of cranking the roof off and pushing up the T-panel.  This is already happening to lots of cars, particularly those that spent a long time with the bars wound up to compensate for weak struts.  Keep in mind that the roof is only glued on back by the adjusters, unless it has already been damaged and repaired previously.

I wouldn't recommend increasing the load on either the t-bar or the strut.  Over-powered struts can damage the strut mount, and an over-powered bar can damage the roof structure.  It was only designed to work one way...

Jake Kamphoefner
1063




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From: daveswingle2 <swingle_dmc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 10:22:10 PM
Subject: [DML] Re: Driver Side Torsion Unit

  
I'd be a bit scared of a design that puts more torsion on the front hinge than the original bar. The hinges can crack where the bar is inserted, and are not any easier to find than torsion bars. The factory intended the two systems to be somewhat balanced. 

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@yahoogroups .com, byrne heninger <heningerandassoc@ ...> wrote:
>
> Thank you Wayne,
> The DeLorean door requires two potential energy systems to open and then hold the open door in position. 
> The first system is the torsion unit that lifts the door an initial amount  and the second is the gas strut system to complete and maintain the last phase of opening the door.   The Torsion Unit we designed is more effective in that less energy (work) is required of the gas strut. 


   

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