Re: [DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment
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Re: [DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment



Welmoed,

You  don't always have a choice when it comes to getting a car inspected. I live in New Jersey and the second last time I had to have my D go through regular auto inspection, I tried to drive it through the brake test as I had done for many years prior. I was told that I could no longer do it because the test had changed. I asked the woman if she knew how to drive a stick and got a dirty look. She got in, drove it through the brake test and then down the testing lane to the end of the building. She stalled the car at least 5 times in about 60 feet. I should have stood in front of the car and demanded that she get out and get her supervisor, but I figured she would run me over. After that I went on collector car registration and finally Historic.

Thanks,
Gary Masie

----- Original Message -----
From: Welmoed 
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012 4:49 am
Subject: [DML] Re: Starting a DeLorean from the Engine Compartment
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> Andy:
> Why is it that geabox manufacturers "invented" the Park gear?
> Why do manufacturers put an emergency (as English manuals call 
> it) in a car.
> Both - in proper working order - keep the car from moving by itself.
> 
> A gearbox has never been intended to be used as emergency brake!
> In a manual it even can wear out the mechanism in the gearbox.
> 
> If your hand brake (EB) is not fully functional, make it so.
> 
> Letting other drive your car (the test station lady?):
> You would not have somebody run and drive your car if you are 
> unsure they know how to handle that specific car, wouldn't you?
> Especially if it's a rather rare type of car, it's always good 
> to ask before handing over the keys.
> 
> And yes, in nowadays world most people like to put the blame of 
> their ignorance, unconcernedliness or even stupidity always on 
> someone elses plate. Most often that is for trying to get some 
> bucks out of it.
> Plain sense and concern (also for other beings) are harder to 
> find these days.
> 
> Welmoed.
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "content22207" wrote:
> >
> > Where exactly does the nanny state end and common sense begin? 
> Do we really need to be told not to put a cup of McDonald's 
> coffee between our legs or we might scald our gonads?
> > 
> > I didn't even mention which wire to use. For all anyone knows 
> we could be doing this with magic incantations (eMail me and 
> I'll give you the super secret password).
> > 
> > America used to be a nation of rational thinking beings. Now, 
> we have television commercials of cars being dropped out of 
> airplanes and disclaimers at the bottom of the screen warning 
> "do not try this at home." I bought a plastic storage bin at 
> WalMart recently that came with a sticker on the bottom that 
> read "to reduce risk of suffocation do not put infants inside." 
> I personally suspect that any person stupid enough to put a baby 
> inside a plastic storage bin is too stupid to read a sticker on 
> the bottom, but one never knows....
> > 
> > Anyway, those of use running carburetors on our DeLoreans have 
> no need of all that K-Jet wiring inside the engine compartment. 
> This is one of the mischief we get into with the left overs.
> > 
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "soma576" wrote:
> > >
> > > Nope, not kidding. Kind of a legit thing to mention. Even 
> I have accidentally tried to start my car while it was in gear 
> before. Thankfully there was nothing in front of me (used to 
> leave it in first). Here's what happens when you aren't extra 
> careful:> > 
> > > http://www.deloreanclub.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=590
> > > 
> > > I would hate to see someone run over. Or is that a joking 
> matter for you guys?
> > > 
> > > Andy
> > > 
> > > 
> > > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice wrote:
> > > >
> > > > You're kidding, right?
> > > > 
> > > > -Steve RIce
> > > > #16510
> > > > 
> > > > On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 3:08 PM, soma576 wrote:
> > > > > Considering most people put their car in Reverse while 
> parked (manual trans), I hope you remind people not to do this 
> until they are positive the car is out of gear.  Even if the 
> hand brake is on, the starter can be enough to jerk the car 
> while in gear.
> > > > >
> > > > > Andy
> > > >
> > >
> >
> 
> 
>


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