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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-22-04, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Engine building courses

Does anyone know of anything that a hobbist or someone who is interested to learn more about engine design and such can learn more? I've read this from another thread:


Anyone know of anything similar in Melbourne? Not after something that would be training me to be a mechanic of a V8 supercar team, but something just that will teach a bit of basics and theory and such with good hands on.

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Re: Engine building courses

Check your local school? Or Tafe.. Do they still do night classes ?..I went a few years back to do welding course...

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Re: Engine building courses

Try Kangan Batman Tafe
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-23-04, 04:59 PM
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The way I learned was to watch my dad do it once ... then buy a factory manual and do it myself. Once you have dome one, you realise it's only a matter of following instructions ( and knowing what they mean too ). Having the right tools is essential.
Though I am far from a guru I build my engines for myself these days and have never had a failure ( probably tempting fate with that )
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Re: Engine building courses

yeah im also interested in a few IAN. Im wanting to build myself a nice Clevo to whack into something oneday. Im sure it would take me a while to build but im in no hurry

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