Tuesday, July 03, 2007

UPDATE: July 3, 2007

I got back from my Seattle trip, unexpectedly early, so I had most of the day today to work on the car. The project for the day was to attach the VW transmission adapter plate, the motor coupler and install the clutch assembly. (New clutch and pressure plate.) Here you see the electric motor, which was secured to the workbench, using a chain and J-bolts. The purpose of bolting the motor down (the blue rug you see is simply to keep from marring up the paint on the motor) is so the motor attachments could be bolted and torqued properly.
After it was all done, I couldn't help but clip on a 12-volt battery and see if everything spins up. Yup ... it did! No vibration, either.
I probably won't get much done tomorrow, the 4th of July. In the morning, we'll be going to a parade in Johnson City, WA, which we're told is very "interesting." (Look for a report and possibly pictures on "Night Noise.") That evening will be the big fireworks display at the Pullman City Park.

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