Re: [DML] NOS Lower Steering Columns NLA?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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
#5939


--- 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]
>




------------------------------------

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:
moderators@xxxxxxxxxxx

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see www.dmcnews.com

To search the archives or view files, log in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnewsYahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    dmcnews-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    dmcnews-fullfeatured@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    dmcnews-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/



Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN


Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive