[DML] Re: Broken angle drive
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[DML] Re: Broken angle drive



I am still traveling. As soon as I get back to North Carolina I will buy another angle drive. The damn thing broke Friday afternoon, after I was already in the DC area. I keep an RPM xRef chart taped to the underside of my glovebox door, so I was able to stick it on without even stopping the car (actually my friend was driving at the time -- I was in the passenger seat). In the bad old days an angle drive cost $300, which is why I went so long without one. Now that they are $60 replacement is pretty much a no brainer. I figure the 12 month warranty translates into $5 per month for a guaranteed functional speedometer. Anything after that is a freebie. I installed this unit in August 2009 (Houston).

Bill Robertson
#5939

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
>
> Bill, If you want one that will work. I have them in stock.
> 
> We both bought our first DeLoreans in 2002. I am still driving mine. It has
> spent most of its life with a broken angle drive, so I don't know the actual
> distance it has traveled, but if you look at a map it has to be at least
> twice the 40,000 mile odometer reading (in addition to destinations above, I
> have driven to Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and many many more trips to DC).
> 
> 
> John Hervey
> DeLorean Auto Parts.
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> content22207
> Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:27 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Re: Upgraded Front Suspension
> 
> Please note I did not mention you by name. Now that you have outed yourself,
> you are the indeed primary naysayer.
> 
> Headliner: Not exactly a pain -- I had to stab it 4 or 5 times to get both
> hangers simultaneously. Took less than a minute. The much more polished
> appearance was definitely worth 60 seconds installation time.
> 
> 2 groove Volvo water pump pulley: I've got one on my car right now. It's
> been there ever since you first made your incorrect claim several years ago.
> It fits and clears -- live with it.
> 
> Aluminum side channels: They've been in place since Spring 2008. They got me
> to: Gettysburg, Lexington, New Orleans, New York, several trips to
> Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and many many trips to DC here. With
> 15,000-20,000 miles on them you can not deny that they work.
> 
> Bellcrank return springs: For a mere 50 cents, I am willing to make my doors
> work right. Cheapest thing I've ever done on the car.
> 
> We both bought our first DeLoreans in 2002. I am still driving mine. It has
> spent most of its life with a broken angle drive, so I don't know the actual
> distance it has traveled, but if you look at a map it has to be at least
> twice the 40,000 mile odometer reading (in addition to destinations above, I
> have driven to Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and many many more trips to DC).
> 
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@> wrote:
> >
> > Bill, please change the record and stop misrepresenting what has been 
> > said to you. You have this incredibly ability to take what is written in 
> > front of you and read something totally different! Also none of your 
> > points equal  a prediction of your car's "imminent demise"
> > 
> > > - Single piece headliner won't fit
> > My argument with that was that there was a reason it was originally made 
> > in two pieces. You yourself said it was a pain to fit in one piece.
> > > - 2 groove Volvo pulley won't clear the A/C belt
> > No, I believe it's the opposite and needs to be spaced out to line up 
> > with the water pump and alternator. it's also designed for two smaller 
> > belts. rather than one big one
> > > - Aluminum side channels won't reinforce the crumple extension (rendered
> moot by the new suspension)
> > The argument there was your heath-robinson approach which no self 
> > respecting engineer or mechnic would dream of putting his/her name to.,
> > > - Bellcrank return springs are a 50 cent waste of money
> > You are fixing the symptoms and not the disease and as usual crowing 
> > about it being a "design flaw"
> > 
> > I can't remember being involved with the others...
> > 
> > Martin
> >
> 
> 
> 
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