Tuesday, April 17, 2007

There and back again.

So the Eco-Marathon has come and gone and Cedarville had their best showing of cars ever. We were able to break and re-break the the school record a few times on Saturday. I must say our cars were the stars of the show with many onlookers and only a few jealous critizers. Overall Cedarville put the most runs on the board and GL2 never broke down once. We calculated that we drove GL2 alone for over 100 miles in the matter of a few days without a single problem. Talk about reliability. In case you are looking for stats, GL2 took 4th with 1135.3 mpg, GL1 got 7th with 897.9 mpg and "Slipstream" took 9th with 732.8 mpg and only one complete run.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Vegas Baby!

Our team has finally left the shop for the first time in months and we have hit the road. Right now we are staying in Las Vegas at Alan's house. As far as working goes we are just doing some wet sanding and buffing on the bodies to make em look pretty. Last night we were able to head out to the strip and check out the sights and shows. We went to the Exotic Car shop and the first thing we did was check the orange peel in the paint jobs. Supermileage has thoroughly messed us up. We can't even enjoy looking at freaking sweet cars anymore without being critical. As a random fact last night I dreamed about the Eco-Marathon. That's when you know you are obsessed...


Friday, April 6, 2007

So close, but so far away...

Here are some recent pictures. We had some test runs in Lowe's parking lot and things went very well. It was freezing cold out, but only the petcock on the fuel bottle broke so we were pretty happy.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Burning the Midnight Oil

It's 3:00 a.m. and almost everyone on our team is here in the shop. So far it's looking like it will be our second all-nighter in a row. We are trying to get GL1 ready to strap down in the trailer for our test runs at Kil-Kare Race Track in the morning. Dustin is almost done with his exhaust pipes and Nate is trying desperately to fix GL1's computer. Dr. Z just put on the clear coat for the front and rear body panels. FYI, we are leaving for California in less than 27 hours. Booyah. I am tired.


Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Some random doings over the last few hours.

A quickie: Tubeless tires = frustration and impossible. We have done some advanced tuning of our Carbs on the cars and have begun the finishing stages of body work . The wiring of GL1 is almost complete. A few minor pieces need to be welded to make our cars totally functional in race type situations. Earl needs sleep, badly. Some of us need to find professors that realize Supermileage is more important than classes (ha ha). Our cars are looking wicked sweet.

We are still leaving at 6:00 a.m. on Friday. We bought new battaries for our cars.

Monday, April 2, 2007

The Last Weekend

Well, our last weekend of construction has came and gone. We now have about 3 days left to have our car completely ready. Last night Earl and Alan stayed till 6 a.m. getting the primer on the new car and doing other necessary things. Here are some pictures from friday and saturday.