This course is an advanced study of the Automobile drivetrain with an emphasis on performance and modification. It is expected that students have established a thorough basic understanding of common shop practices, automotive systems, and automotive maintenance. The course is divided into (but is not limited to) the following topics:
Advanced topics such as turbocharging, supercharging and nitrous oxide, as well as lowering, raising and competition setup are discussed and explored in this course.
- Shop Safety
- Hand Tools
- Power Tools
- Basic Skills
- Precision Measurement
- Engine Performance
- Boost & Nitrous Oxide
- Lifting & Lowering
- Practical Shop Work – 50%
- Theory Assignments and Quizzes – 50%
The Practical Shop Work Mark is based on productivity, work habits, safety and cleanup while working on assigned projects, or assigned labs. The student will fill out a Technical Activity Report of work completed at the end of each period which will be assessed a mark out of 5, per day. A variety of labs will be assigned.
All students are expected to treat others with respect.
Absences do not excuse assignments.
This is an Educational Facility not a Repair Facility, and as such, no “outside work” or “for money” work is to be done. Mr. Wellwood will not “do the work” for you, be it using the tools, using the service manuals, or troubleshooting. YOU are the motivational force behind your success in this course.