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Old 03-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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It'* got an 1984 L83 corvette motor mated to a 700R4 trans, and a ford 9" rear...I got to do the dash wiring and running of body wires and the cooling system...talk about a learning experience.
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And that learning experience will never stop. You guys did a great job on that classic! Barrett could learn something from this.
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its a lot of fun....especially when the instructor does a wheel stand in the shop...lol
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I did 2 years of Automotive Technology in high school, but we never did anything like that. We got to work on teachers cars, but we got paid donuts for it.

It'* nice the instructor put a project like that together. It gives students a drive, besides the usual books and class work.
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well this is an auto-tech school...I'm also doing auto body and diesel tech, too...I think we're the only school in the State of Nebraska that does something like this....next years raffle car is a orange 1972 Chevy El Camino with a 468 and has been bagged on all 4 corners, we're actually almost done with that one too.
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"Using only 4 words, describe basic turbine engine theory".

That was the first question our instructor asked us in turbine engine school for the Army.
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dang...that would suck if you didn't know anything going in...lol
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Yea, we were all dumbstuck after that question. But once he said those 4 words, we were like, DUH!

suck, squeeze, bang, blow. In a turbine engine, its a continuous cycle. The same question applies to normal gasoline engines, except, its a 4 cycle process.
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That makes sense...lol. We're just finishing up electrical this week, and then we're going on to engine building. I'm looking forward to that, but I wish I had enough money to build a motor for my Bonnie. I get to build a sport mod motor instead so not complaining too much...lol
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