Re: [DML] Practical hopes for Delorean
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Re: [DML] Practical hopes for Delorean



 When I first bought my '82, I decided to do a tune up. Having never done one before, and finding the workshop manual less than enlightening, I enlisted the aid of an experienced mechanic friend. (Cue the insane, "now-I-know-better" laughter. Bwa ha haaa!) I think he got 2 plugs replaced with extreme frustration before giving up with the remark that he didn't see how anyone could change those plugs and distributor without taking half the engine apart. Maybe it was only one plug. Awhile later I let Rog Grady do it. Took me another 8 years to get around to tackling that job. Yeah, it would be nice if car designers had to personally service a 100% accurate prototype before final designs were approved.
One good result of that experience... if bred in me an obsession to see the manuals revised and updated. Several years ago I revived the nose bras. DMC came out with an identical one about two years later so I don't do them now. I once discussed with James Espey an idea I had for printing and selling affordably reprinted Stainless Steel Illusion copies. He told me not to bother... they were already working on it and it would be available by Christmas. (Must have hit a few snags... it was more like 5 years later.) Fine by me... I'm sure it was time consuming and expensive for them to do. And the point was to have them available for a reasonable price... not a scheme for making a pile of money, so I'm delighted for the sake of the DeLorean community that they did it. Meanwhile, if I keep saying I'm working on a revision... which.... sigh... I still am, maybe they'll crank one out before I finish, and save me the trouble. After all, who'da thunk we'd see new torsion bars at this point in time!
-Wayne
vin 11174 since 2000
on DML since 1999


When new designs start coming out of Delorean, 
I want them to be consumer-friendly.  I want to be able to change the 
spark plugs without having to lift the entire engine.  I want to change 
the headlights without dismounting the front wheels.  A car computer isn't 
a bad thing, let's just make it easy to get into.


 

 

 

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From: David Griffith <dgriffi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2010 7:44 pm
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