Friday, February 18, 2011

Winter Blues

It's been a while since our last update so I will let the pictures describe the current state of things:

Due to a recent thaw, I've been able to get a closer look at our monster: That blob under icy snow and the green tarpaulin. We are currently working on other things, of an indoor nature!

Currently, I've finally managed to get a proper measurement of the secondary sheave splines. They are flat root type, 30 degrees. Many many thanks to Nick for his help on that.

Otherwise, on the purchasing front, we are now the proud new owners of this:

A used seat found on Craigslist in Halifax, initially off a BMW e30 race car. For those of you more geographically challenged, Halifax is about 1400Kms away, not exactly in close proximity to Metroneige HQ!

Luckily, Eric used some clever negociating and with the help of a few friends in Halifax, we managed to sneak the seat onto a plane as "sports equipment"... Not quite your average hockey bag or pair of skis, but the airline let this one go. Overall quite a good score for us! Even the belts don't expire until 2013!