Sunday, December 7, 2008

Motor Test

It's getting dark around 4:30-5:00pm, the snow is beginning to fall and the neighbourhoods are lit up with Christmas lights. In the US, Barack Obama of the Democratic party was recently elected and will be the first black president in America's history. The Bush era is finally over. Gas is at it's lowest price in about 5 years (approx. $0.80 per litre), the signs of recession are everywhere while the world is experiencing an economic crisis and the Canadian parliament was suspended after the opposition parties formed a coalition to force a non-confidence vote. With all this and our busy schedules, I still feel very motivated and continue working with the ongoing help of my father-in-law Evan.

Even though Evan has been very busy, he manages to find the time to drop in on me to lend a hand with many things. Today, we made some modifications to the clutch cylinder pipe to free up space and did some initial clutch tests. We also reattached the axles and control arms to the front wheels. Finally, we put power to the motor using the car's 12 volt battery and the Warp9 motor spun up beautifully. Evan and I both looked at each other with smiles on our faces.

On the day of the very first motor test, I was out of videotape but here is a short video recording of the motor test repeated a week later.


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