Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Well it's been a very busy week, with good and bad news. We were planning on driving the car for the first time this year last Sunday (3/3/13) but we had to cancel the drive. There were just a few things left to complete, and we wanted to finish with quality instead of rushing any projects. Sunday was cold and snowy anyways.

But let's take a look at what we got done instead.

We got a new steering column with lighter aluminum shafts and a splined quick release hub. Geometry by Rusty and welding by Dave (above). The steering column was designed to minimize free-play while still passing template.

 Lots of work has been done on the battery boxes. Here Sam and Kyle are routing the High Voltage cable. Packaging has been a challenge but it's going to be sweet when it comes together.

Andy has set up the new dashboard with all the required parts and started all the wiring. 

 Brake lines have been routed slightly different than last year and fully bleed by Liam and Sanju. Brake systems ready to go!

Jordan is making the harness for the engine. Much neater than last year!

Here's a mock-up of the Control Box that the motor controller and ECU will eventually be mounted to.

 The spool has been re-attached by Ian while we wait for the differential to be machined. Also visible in the background is the new motor chain tensioner made by Caroline.

Our fabrication skills include some fine Aluminum welding. Here's the gas tank and seat pan. The gas tank is completely done and the fuel lines have also been connected.

At the end of the long weekend, we had an impromptu meeting to discuss our work and our plans for the next phase of the car. 

Ton of other work was also done, including testing the throttle position sensor, wiring the motor controller, CAN nodes, mounting the low voltage battery and more!

We have a week until spring break, during which we're hoping to keep up the pace and get as much done. After a much deserved rest, we'll be back to drive the car on March 17th!

Thanks to all the team mates who worked so hard.

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