May 25 – June 1, 2008
The last week of school leaves nothing it terms of spare time. Give a final, grade a final, enter final grades into the computer – repeat. Add to that a monster student project and the week was shot.
I guess the best thing about a shot week is the opportunity not to work on the car. This blog has attracted a few other converters and it’s been fun emailing back and forth about my project and what they are doing. I read about a guy who used old bed frames to make his battery boxes, so I was checking out the local Goodwill store and found one frame for $5.00. If I bought the same amount of 1-1/4 angle iron it would have been $15-20 – thanks for the tip whoever you were (EVDL). Another fellow EV’er, Brian, is doing a Fiero also. I shared with him some adapter plate info that I hope will work for his V-6 Fiero (mine is a four cylinder). And I met another guy in Ohio that has used the Belktronix system I have ordered. So even when I am not working on the car, I am still learning and sharing – and that folks is what it is all about.
I almost forgot the only work I did do was to refill the transmission. As you may recall, when I bolted my adapter plate I realized that it was now stuck and I had to pop out the other CV joint to get it out. I figured that the seal would survive such a little movement – I just slipped it out and shoved it right back in. Guess what seal failed when I filled the transmission? Not only do I get to replace the seal, but I get to clean up all of that fluid. I am hoping I do not have to completely disassemble that side of the car, but with my luck, I will.
Next week I get to spend most of my time cleaning my lab at school. So it is going to be another slow week… so until next week…