Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.  I'm grateful that mine (Sara) is alive and well and fixing me breakfast this morning.  I know that's not the way it's supposed to be, but she insists and I want her to have what she desires most.

Here we are in '63.  I wish I had that car!  Although she's a nurse, Mom has always been very good at feeding my engineering and science side.  We have done a lot of projects together.

 Ben, Dave, Mark, and Jon finished lowering the back end 3 inches.  You can see that they made some blocks and plates and got some long u-bolts.  Another matter that they solved at the same time was to move the rear end 1/2 inch towards the drive's side so that the drive shaft doesn't hit the battery box.  (it was uncentered before)

Duane got the steering linkage done and Mark painted the steering column.  Mark has also been working on the contactor box and it's looking good.

Next week the bed should be going back on along with the tilt mechanism and we'll start wiring.

Ruth and I had a nice meeting with Matt Meiller on Friday.  He runs a company in Milwaukee area called Peak Gain that specializes in antenna and RF design.  They seem pretty pumped to help us get the truck talking to the cloud and reporting to the wide wide world.

The last two pictures show all of the batteries save two in place.  We had one bad battery and room for one extra, so that will make 101 total.  You can also see Peter's handy work.  Just on the other side of the batteries is the pump/reservoir assembly for the cooling system.

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