Monday, August 4, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Click each link and check out what each has to show you. Come to class Monday prepared with questions. This is for our program completer's exam. I intend on testing you sometime next week, but first need to find an available proctor. We will be taking the ASE G1 Maintenance and Light Repair test.
Here is a free study guide with sample questions and answers. Challenge yourselves and don't skip ahead to the answers. Lets see how much you really know and if you can think like a machine!
Free ASE Study Guides
This is the official ASE study guide for ASE G1 Maintenance and Light Repair test. In this link you will find list of things you are expected to know and understand. There is plenty and you should know plenty of it. 7 Content Areas and 55 questions. Challenge yourselves!!
Offical ASE G1 Study Guide
ASE also put together a nice list of test taking tips. Browse through this as well. Might have some tips for you to consider on all types of tests.
ASE's Test Taking Tips!
Since this is a CBT (Computer Based Test) you will need to be familiar with the format before we actually take the test so you aren't wasting precious time figuring out the format. Take the sample test and click all of the buttons to try them out. GO ON!! TEST IT OUT!!
(Note: Make sure your pop-up's arent blocked as the test window is a POP-UP)
CBT Test Drive
These are all of the other ASE Test Series available. There are tests to prove that you have what it takes in all areas of automotive service and repair. You might like buses, trucks, or just doing the machine work and finish work. There is a test for you to take and earn your certificate that will prove you are qualified!
ASE Certification Tests Series
This is a link to all of the other study guides available. If you would like to see how much you know or would like to know, go ahead and browse through them. This is a recommended read if you are interested in becoming an automotive technician and taking the ASE exams!
Test Prep Training Study Guides
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Today we (Kelvin, Mike, and me) prepped an area in the wheel well for welding. It's the place where the brake line from the reservoir connects with the brake line to the caliper. Basically it was a hole in the engine bay that was cracked from wear and possibly hard braking. Fixing it was simple, we cleaned the area with a wire-wheel and MIG( metal inert gas) -welded the crack in.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Click this link to see Fergus the 68 Country Sedan
Thursday, March 13, 2014
SO HOW DO YOU PROVE THAT YOU HAVE DONE WHAT YOU SAY YOU'VE DONE???
A portfolio, awards, credentials, final products... How many of those can you carry around with you to show when needed? What if you applied for a job, and before they considered your application, they "googled" you and when the results came in there was nothing about you.. NEXTTTT!! PICTURES OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN..
Check out this MHS student's blog. He's posting his explorations and findings. He's already developed a great digital profile.
Friday, March 7, 2014
- This guy (Miura-san) makes all of the cool new high-end body kits in this small little shop in japan. Top Resin Art (TRA).
Click here to view the speedhunter's article (Remeber smoking cigarettes is bad!!)
- Unreal restoration shop. This is one of the places where the best in the business go.. Brabus
Click here to check the Speedhunters article.
- If you like art and cars.. seek no further. This Blown-Apart car art is mind blowing. Tons of work goes into it and the final products are very cool.
Click here for the speedhunters article.
- Tomcat S13 anyone??
Click this link to see what a Tomcat s13 is....
This builder's vision is super unique!! Check out the wild paint scheme on his s14:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Some beetle repair links to get us going again!
Very detailed website showing of the entire process for replacing the heater channels.
Great place to find parts.
I like what he did with the hole punch tool to prep for welding.
Another Very Rusty Convertible. Lets get our own thread going!!
This car is WILD!! But it can be done.
Couple of you have already seen this one, but it is clear and easy to use.
Just another rusty convertible getting some help!
For those of you looking to buy a used car. It is very important to have a checklist to go along with.
These videos are great!!
No easy feat, but this is how Bentley roofs are welded on.
Take a look at the cylinder head modifications going on here. Very much needed for high HORSEPOWER!!!
Check out this video.. Take note at 8:15... Look at how much the timing belt is stretching.. WOW!!
Look at this car Mavros. Check out his shop!!
Also take a look at his thread: Check out the Project Pad
Monday, February 10, 2014
How about something a little more complex? The CNC 5 axis machining center can make things from scratch and even modify existing engine components. Some start with a solid chunk of material, and some start with an existing component.
Everything must start with design: Check out this site that shows the type of work that can be done with a CNC. Check out these examples
Programming the design in an accurate CAD drawing (computer aided design):
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
A. Above the pistons the cylinder head is machined completely flat rather than slightly domed. The combustion chamber is confined to the upper end of the cylinder.
B. The valve covers are made of cast iron which gives them a flat appearance compared to stamped metal valve covers. Sturdy cast iron (or alloy) is necessary because the rocker arm shafts are bolted to the valve cover rather than the cylinder head.
C. The exhaust and intake valves are located beside the piston in the engine block. The cylinder heads appear flat because they only contain combustion chamber space rather than all the valve train gear (rocker arms, valves, springs, valve covers, etc.) found on overhead valve (OHV) engine cylinder heads.
- RockAuto Monthly Newsletter
Thursday, January 23, 2014
I cut a valve stem off of an old wheel turned it down to .250" and then I drilled out the adapter to .251 and a little crazy glue.....
Having access to a lathe is invaluable.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Below you can see the plating that was done to the top of the front shock towers to keep them from being ripped out in case of impact from a rough landing after clearing a jump!
Here's a look at the back half of the cage you can see the seat mounts, harness bars, cross bars and in the right side of the picture you can see the rear stays that head to the rear shock towers to help support the main hoop and tie in the rear half of the chassis to the front.