Friday, January 27, 2012
Saturday was the annual Founder's Day event put on by the Roverlanders club. I won best series one! It helped that I had the only series one until voting was almost finished. If Anthony from Abbotsford had arrived any earlier his pristine machine surely would have won.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Got through Aircare on Saturday, will through, but failed. High CO on idle and high NOx on driving test. But I got through which is a plus. Now I have 3 months insurance, and can drive until March! If anyone has a gas analyzer I can use to get everything dialed in, please let know. To do list: change oil in diffs and transfer case replace breathers on diffs rebleed brakes find and install mirrors
Friday, November 25, 2011
No luck at Aircare today. I went through three times, never failed, but I also never passed. It seems that my gas tank has a lot of loose fine rust dust in it. I put 20 litres of clean new gas in this morning, but by the time I drove to Aircare, the fuel filter was plugged and the tech couldn't keep the speed up for the test without the Rover stalling. I managed to drive home (very slowly). I bought a new filter, put it on, and drove back. Same issue. Drives great on the way there, stalls on the rollers due to a plugged filter. I had a spare, so I swapped that in and drove home. Next chance I get I'll drain the tank, fill it with new gas and head back to Aircare with the 4 spare filters I bought on the way home. On the plus side it drives quite nice when the filter isn't plugged.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I've been thinking about 3 phase power for the shop today. Last night I saw a nice 3 phase plasma cutter on Craigslist, but like most normal people I don't have three phase power in the shop. As it is going to be a while before I get back to the electric car project, I've been thinking I can use the inverter to make a phase converter. It will basically be a variable frequency drive with a single phase input and a fixed 60 hz output. I think I have everything I need except a couple of contactors, relays to get from the sanguino output to the coil input on the contactors, and some power resistors to use as precharge load. More thoughts to follow.