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Engine Rebuilding Class for Beginners




4 Weeks

About the Course

This class focuses on the engine only and is a demonstration on how to properly disassemble, organize and inspect the internal engine components for rebuilding. This is brought about due to undesirable engine operating characteristics such as blue smoke, low power, rough idle or in the extreme engine knock or seizure. Any engine can be rebuilt but this is an extremely costly procedure at a dealer ($2,500-$6.000) and the dealer rarely does any of the work themselves.

When you know how to tear down the engine yourself tho you can save even more. An engine can in some instances be rebuilt for as little as $300. Most rebuilds entail refurbishing the top end of the engine (cylinders, rings, pistons and valves) rarely does it get into the bottom end (tho bottom end will be covered as well). In this class we will tear down at least two engines and you will observe and participate in removing cam chains, cams, heads, pulling cylinders and pistons. You will learn how to organize and "kit" the parts for the machine shop. You will learn how to do inspections and measurements to determine if excessive wear has occurred and if the parts are out of specification. We will make a field trip to a local machineshop to see the back end process of boring out cylinders, decking heads and cases, you will learn how to grind valves and seats. The whole process will make sense to you and you will make a new life long friend with the machine shop, who for $40 per hour can make amazing things for you and bring back engines from the dead.

This class will provide the engines, tools and training to give you a hands on experience which can serve you on some future projects. We are well reviewed on Google and Yelp (5 Stars). If you have any further question please call or text us at (310)936-9733. Note, if you decide to sign up by clicking the button you will be directed to our Meetup Group site that handles our scheduling or you can register directly as well. Thank you.

Your Instructor

Bill Needham

Bill Needham

Bill received industrial arts training while in High School, which included training in all facets of auto repair. While serving in the military he continued his training and work experience. His experience spans 40 years working as prop maker in the movie industry, metal fabricator, powersports mechanic and marine engineer.

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