[DMCForum] Re: Making plans for PF (Tow Dolly)
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[DMCForum] Re: Making plans for PF (Tow Dolly)



I recommend what Jim is saying. I've heard that in some manual
transmissions, in neutral, that the gear oil doesn't get flung around
onto the necessary parts and causes premature wear due to lack of
lubrication. I'm not sure if the DeLorean transmission is like this
but why take the chance?

You're obviously not going to tow the car in gear. Disconnecting the
axles is easy and then the only thing getting any wear is the rear
wheel bearings.

Rich A.

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Strickland <ihaveanaccount@xxxx>
wrote:
> I've taken off my half axles so many times it's not funny.  It only
takes
> like 40 minutes to remove them both. 
>
> This would be advantageous for the Auto transmission users with tow
> dollies.  People with standard transmissions might want to do it as
well
> to prevent unnecessary wear in the differential.
>
> Jim
>
> On Wed, 19 May 2004 11:14:15 -0400 Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin@xxxx>
> writes:
> > It's a straight drive. I thought that just having it in neutral
> > wasn't
> > enough. Am I wrong?
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: content22207 [mailto:brobertson@xxxx]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 7:59 AM
> > To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Making plans for PF (Tow Dolly)
> >
> > Why in the world would you try to dolly it backwards? No one ever
> > does
> > that.
> >
> > I'm a big fan of tow dollys. They're easier to control than a
> > trailer.
> > You don't need any special wiring (just run temporary wires from
the
> > dolly's lights to your own tail/brake lights). Weigh just a
fraction
> > of a trailer.
> >
> > UHaul used to rent them $50 per day (3 day minimum).
> >
> > I do NOT trust dolly wheel straps -- bring some extra come alongs
> > and
> > tie the chassis to the dolly itself.
> >
> > Also, criss cross the safety chains under the tongue. Should it
come
> > loose from the ball, chains will hold it up.
> >
> > Isn't your DeLo a straight drive? If so, you don't even need to
> > remove
> > the drive axles.
> >
> > 7,000 lbs GTW is well into Class III. You'll hardly notice the car
> > until you get to the mountains (be careful with that transmission
> > fluid). I dollyed a 5,000 lbs Lincoln through the mountains of PA
> > and
> > MD with my F150.
> >
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> >
> > >--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin@xxxx>
> > wrote:
> > > I'm working on arrangements to get the car to PF. I've got a
few
> > options
> > > available (I don't wanna drive it) and I thought I get you guys
to
> > weigh in.
> > >
> > > First option is a tow dolly, but the concept of trying to lock
the
> > steering
> > > wheel in order to tow it backwards makes me nervous. Has anyone
> > done
> > this?
> > >
> > > Second option is a full trailer, which would require me to rent
a
> > larger
> > > truck.
> > >
> > > Third option is have a local guy take it up for me.
> > >
> > > I think I'm leaning towards the second option.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 
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> >
> >
> >
> > 
> >
> >
> > 
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> >
> >
> >
> > 
> >
> >
>
>
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