Re: [DML] NOS Lower Steering Columns NLA?
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Re: [DML] NOS Lower Steering Columns NLA?

I suspect every DeLorean owner is prone to accelerated U joint wear because the lower column has to accommodate two compound angles:
1) angles downward from the firewall to the rack
2) angles inward from the firewall to the rack

If you watch the U joints as the lower column turns, they twist and torque like crazy.

Just as a lifted pickup truck puts accelerated wear on its driveshaft U joints, DeLorean compound angles likely put accelerated wear on a column that was actually designed for a more inline application in different vehicle.

Considering that Houston (I eventually found the stainless column on their website), Toby, and even Martin sell replacement steering columns, and all extoll the virtues of replacement columns over OEM, I am a little perplexed at the flack I am receiving for making my own.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@...> wrote:
> Maybe Steve's is one of those "dreadfully prone" ones.
> FWIW, I have so many rattles on my car that it's impossible to tell which
> ones are outside and which ones are inside, so I am jealous of anyone who
> can actually have such a discussion as involves a slight rattle from ONE
> part.
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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