Another Sunday workday today! We used 5 KP (kitten-power; courtesy of Blake, Connor, Spencer, Kevin, and Peter) to tow Knuckles and carry some tools and parts over to the Autobay from North Garage.
Once we got there, Stephanie, Karen, Gideon, and Peter went at it with sockets and wrenches, disassembling the rear suspension.
Eric, Colton, and Spencer puzzled over our poor, drowned engine (yes, too much motor oil can be too much of a good thing).
Emily, Gaurav, and Gerardo helped Drew complete a data acquisition system for our CVT! Now we'll be able to gather much more concrete information from testing.
Armando and Jon continued to look into jigging, Will became a tube-coping champ and a master socket-organizer, and Sebastian got some plastic ready for laser-cutting next week. And Isaac brought Peter, Gideon, and Blake back over to North Garage to take off Spot's half shafts.
Good work, team!
It was a whirlwind workday on Saturday, with quite literally all hands on deck. John in welding mode putting together the rear suspension and attaching the gas pedal, Joe making sure the gas pedal has enough support, Ben bleeding brakes, Sarah mounting the gas tank, Eric and Matt finger-proofing the CVT guard, Jared finishing up the foam seat, Faye doing the headrest, the kittens helping out everywhere they were needed, and Mikey running around making sure it all got done so Knuckles would be in full driving condition....phew!
And sure enough, we got him in working order, so a couple of us took Knuckles out for a little spin on the slopes (well, as sloped as Illinois gets) next to Lake Michigan. Some improv flashlights lit up a path between the tree trunks as we took turns testing out the feel of Knuckles 2.0 in preparation for going to the Cliffs tomorrow!