development log, part three
in which there's a big push to get the Trimaxion ready for The 6th Microcar and Minicar Classic
last updated 7/9/01
Your comments are always welcome. Send me email!
The "old" transmission, which will be part of the trike for Microcar Day.
Lookin' good, amidst the clutter!
Original E Z Go motor and differential, top, and a heavier E Z Go version, bottom.
New transmission takes shape.
The motor lovingly cradled by 2x4 blocks for lining up the sprockets. Call this the Mark 1.
Motor in, with its gleaming 24-tooth sprocket on a 1-3/4" bushing. Beefy.
What it looks like when the rain comes in.
Put it all together and realize you've made a mistake. These are painful moments. I have nowhere near enough ground clearance with the Mark 1, and it took a day and a half to create.
So I build the Mark 2, and it's got the ground clearance, but because of alignment (maybe?) and thae shortness of the chain loop, the chain gets way to hot on even a short drive for this to be workable.
So that's what it looks like when all you do is work on your vehicle for a few days, flat out!
Here's the Mark 2 out on the pavement; the original lighter drive is back in for Microcar Day.
The kids hanging out on the "mobile monkey bars."
That's not a car, that's a rolling jungle gym.
Composite frames of Krissy's ride. (Krissy, did I spell your name right?)
Jon takes the thing for a spin.
Then Karen. The great thing is that these were but many in a day full of rides. I think I put >20 miles on the clock starting with less than a full charge, and the thing ran 'til nightfall. I think maybe this one's a keeper...
I have become a fan of the shareware ImageWalker, I used it to all but instantly create the thumbnails and linkss, etc., for this page.
Back to Max Hall's home page.