There's a level in cat Physics (you have played Cat Physics haven't you?) called "Go back to go forward", and it gave the most trouble out of the 60 some odd levels I've played so far. How apropos. I had a running motor but I do think this clean shell will actually make things go forward faster. I can also work on tuning the motor on the dyno and getting the drive train working the way I want it without having to stop work on the chassis and other bits. This should be very valuable. Hopefully the next time I get shop time to work on things I can get the motor "mounted" on the frame jig and start laying out the rider position etc. I have been wanting to do this for 2 months now and things just seem to be getting in the way of that time after time.
Monday, February 28, 2011
I call the oil and pitch black goo oobleck ( I know oobleck was green) because it's just nasty sticky stuff that is everywhere and stains everything. Used diesel oil is truly an order of magnitude dirtier than even the dirtiest oil I ever came across out of a gas engine. Who ever came up with "Clean Diesel" wasn't working inside one of these motors. I'm looking forward to a side by side comparison of used oils after I have been running one of these engines on B99 (or mostly pure BioDiesel).
Friday, February 18, 2011
I had an Itch to make parts so I milled these bearing caps for the front Hub Center assembly tonight. They will hold the tapered roller bearings that will be the steering axis around which the front wheel will pivot. I'll post pictures of the exploded view of the assembly once I make them.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Yes, It's held down to a piece of MDF (my favorite man made substance) by 3" long sheetroc screws. How else would you do precision work like this?