Re: [DML] The COMPLETE DeLorean crash test videos, report and more.
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Re: [DML] The COMPLETE DeLorean crash test videos, report and more.

Agreed..!! It was good..the problem was that Lotus DID NOT relish another British sports car competing for it's dollars..they engineered it to make owners wish they never bought one.

For instance they could have engineered it with five lug wheels,giving it a more Musculature stance heck they even originally engineered it without a spare...weak ball joints... weak trailing arm bolts/LCA..heck the Only things that were done right is what you could see or touch. Even the alternator was poorly engineered for the car..window motors..door lock  system was poorly done etc.

If not for the vendors and devoted DMC enthusiasts and their "upgraded parts" the car would have been doomed for total failure...


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@...> wrote:
> I think I would rather have a frame which is flexible than one that is too
> rigid. From what I understand, a vehicle frame doesn't just carry the load
> above it -- it absorbs engine and driveline torque, endures shock loading,
> and accommodates twisting on uneven road surfaces. I think the DeLorean
> frame was probably the best of all possible options at the time -- rigid
> enough and yet flexible enough to perform adequately, not heavier than it
> needed to be, and self-sacrificial in the event of an accident.
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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