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Subject: [DML] Digest Number 788
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2001 3:10 AM

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1. Re: Re: TA Bolt questions
From: "DMC Joe" <>

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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 21:46:28 -0500
From: "DMC Joe" <>
Subject: Re: Re: TA Bolt questions


I have to respectfully disagree with your comments concerning the integrity
of the design of the DeLorean suspension system.

You said:
"If someone is driving around popping the clutch trying to peel off, then
the bolt will give or the frame will or you will tear up the clutch shortly"
....... "But it wasn't built for that and virtually nothing you can do short
of a total rebuild will change that. We just have to admit this ourselves.
It's a classy car with classy looks and I'm all for making it more safe, but
it isn't a hot rod."

As part of our Pre-Delivery Inspection I conduct a road test that runs the
DeLorean through extreme maneuvers. Wide open acceleration, high speed hard
cornering, and panic stops are all part of the road test. My 260 k mile
DeLorean has seen its share of DMC Joe's extreme road test procedures with
no incidents.

The design engineers and factory QC personal also put the car through
extreme test procedures that would not be attempted by most DeLorean owners.

The trailing arm bolt failure problem is highly exaggerated and actually has
a very low incident rate. Yes; it should be of concern to all owners who
have not inspected and or replaced damaged components.

DeLorean Help

----- Original Message -----
From: <>
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: TA Bolt questions

> Walt and others, Don't get me wrong, The application engineer told me
this. I'm just relaying what the people said. I think the Toby bolt will be good
> also, But, I'm just trying to offer the other side before he jumps off
into an expensive process and no sales.
> John Hervey


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