The good part about working with engineers - Eric immediately organized my tools but was sensitive enough to my needs to keep the flourescent recorder and wood glue on the tool box.
Fun weekend! Paul and Eric came down to tear apart the car. We hadn't really done anything like this since college when we were tearing apart scooters and playing with gravity propelled vehicles. Sadly, we didn't "live on our bikes" and moved to where there were jobs and schools. So, it's been a 20+ year hiatus since our last project.
The bad part about working with engineers - Both Paul and Eric fell madly in love with the rotary engine.
In the end I got to play the role of the pessimist "maybe we should think about a different car?" Eric got to be the enthusiast "we can fix this car!" And Paul got to be the nihilist "it's going to be impossible no matter what so why not just stick with this one."
So, we'll see what happens. I'm going to attempt to send the engine to Eric to go through and he'll deliver the verdict.