The Adventures of Bryce and Jessica

Archive for August, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 Posted in Fiero | No Comments »

The car made it home last night. I put about 2500 miles on it round trip, including four passes down the drag strip, several hours in stop and go traffic, and several long mountain passes. I was really impressed that ...

Results of the $2009 - I win! By default…

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 Posted in Fiero | No Comments »

Well, Jessica and I made it to San Diego in the Fiero under its own power...a feat in itself! Over all, the trip was quite uneventful. Unfortunately, we left late enough that we didn't have time to take the Pacific ...

Last thrash before the $2009 competition

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Fiero | No Comments »

My last build update showed where I was planning on putting the batteries. I was hoping to reuse the Prius battery cases in that position, but it just wasn't meant to be. Caalon, Aaron, and I tweaked those battery cases ...

Battery packaging continues

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 Posted in Fiero | No Comments »

Who decided days should only have 24 hours anyway?  I could use some 36 hour days! Yesterday I went to Jesse's house and got to be jealous of his cool machines.  He's got a monster mill and he said he'd help ...

Making room for batteries

Monday, August 10th, 2009 Posted in Fiero | No Comments »

So yesterday after the dyno testing, it became obvious that I needed all three Prius batteries that I've got.  I was hoping I could get away with just two, oh well.  Here's a picture of the Fiero on Brian's dyno...the ...

Metal fab under the hood almost done

Friday, August 7th, 2009 Posted in Fiero | No Comments »

Almost done with the metal fab work under the hood, which will be a great milestone for me.  Aaron came over again today and helped, having a helping hand really helps progress move along quickly.  The strut towers are now ...

Boy in the hood

Thursday, August 6th, 2009 Posted in Fiero | No Comments »

Progress has been good for the last couple of days.  I wasn't feeling too hot on Monday or Tuesday, but the last couple of days I've been feeling a lot better and things have been moving along much better. Earlier in ...