Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Taking a Break

I'd like to thank all the folks that I've bumped into over the past few weeks who have been tremendously supportive of this open-source EV conversion project. People have been quick to respond and eager to share their own experience and knowledge with Civic conversions. In the process, I've found several folks in the Portland area who are willing to help out with a variety of skills and talents.

A few things that are in the works:
  • getting the Civic S20 transmission to a precision measurement person to get an accurate diagram of all the holes and outline for repetitive fabrication of adapter plates
  • ordering a clutch plate and sending it off to EV-America for a motor shaft adapter
  • purchasing relevant EV kit parts (9" motor, etc...)
  • getting a '92-'95 Civic and start hacking away to get the battery boxes and other components laid out
  • starting on documentation for the conversion kit (tool list, parts list, etc...)
In focusing on all these tasks, I've neglected preparing for my upcoming vacation to Italy with my wonderful girlfriend. It's time to take a break, get ready for the vacation and hit the ground running when I get back. I might put out one or two more blog posts, but things will probably be quiet for awhile...

Again, I wish to thank everyone for all their enthusiasm and support during the initial phases of this project. It's a process and taking time out to drink wine and see amazing art is a good thing.

Best wishes to you all,

1 comment:

KazooPaul said...

I hope you have a great vacation, Tim, and come back all rested and energized.