Wednesday, September 5, 2007

It's a motor!

After quite a bit of sweating and head scratching, I got the motor into place.
Don't worry-- the C-clamps are temporary. The engine bay looks cavernous, but soon enough it will be crammed with batteries.

This style of design and fabrication is quite a change from my job, where everything gets designed using computer tools and precisely manufactured. This is more the "Orange County Choppers" school of metal work, only with a lot less swearing and throwing things. I sometimes wonder about those chopper shows on TV, whether they have a whole sweatshop full of 3D CAD guys sitting in a poorly lit room somewhere, swilling mountain dew and churning out chopper designs.