Work Proposal for Group 26

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Process

In order to reverse our product, we first will have to disconnect the gas tank from the engine, as we are mainly focusing on it. We will disconnect the throttle and remove the pulley next. To undo the cage around the pulley, we will have to use a Philips head screwdriver. We will use socket wrenches to disconnect the gas tank from the engine and open up the engine. Utilizing a deep socket or an open end wrench, we will disconnect the spark plug from the engine. After opening up the engine we will have to take out the pistons, the crankshaft, the bushings and the bearings. We then will probably have to wire brush the block deck after removing the gasket, if necessary. As we finish each step we will take pictures and document where everything came from. We will label bags for different types of nuts and screws for the engine so we don’t lose track of anything.

Tools Required

Tools likely required:

  • Large and small flat head screwdrivers
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Socket set
  • Crescent wrenches/vise grips/channel locks
  • Torque wrenches

Strengths and Weaknesses

Our group has numerous strengths when working together. A common strength amongst the whole group would be our math skills. About half of the group is mechanically inclined and about half of our members are good writers. Some of the disadvantages that the group shares include having busy schedules and having the ailment of procrastination. While half of the group can write well, the other half has problems. Since we tend to be very visual thinkers, we sometimes have problems communicating ideas in coherent manners that other people would be able to understand. Setting deadlines and other general guidelines, we are sure that we will be able to overcome these negatives.