Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Summer Remodel

Its been a long summer but we have a new lobby, office, computer lab and new paint and most of all we have water in the building. Construction is still going on in the east side of the building but we will be ready to go by August 22nd. Look for a Grand Opening on November 2nd. Here are some pictures.

This is the new computer lab.

Remodeled lobby with a door big enough to roll in the 12.5L engine.

New and newly repainted racks in position in the west lab.

This is the old computer lab and now a classroom.

This is the engine store room with new sewer lift pumps.
This is the first time I have seen it empty.

This is the new entry. I wanted to see the 12.5L through the window
but that didn't work out very well.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Graduation 2016


After two years of preparation thirty students have made it to graduation day. We wish you well in your endeavors. It has been a fun ride.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Engine Class!!

Well we had another successful engine class this year. We had 15 engines stripped down to the block and they all went back together and ran. There were some electrical challenges and some mechanical challenges but we survived. We were happy to get RPM out of the 9.0L Tier 3 engines and we have to thank Clark for the dedication of a few weeks of spare time for that.. We took a couple scrap engines and made a running project out of them. This whole process took place while we were moving out of half the building to make room for the remodel project. I appreciate all the extra help and I hope you had fun. I did!

This picture shows what the shop looked like one month before the end of class and they all ran.

 
Here are some construction pictures.
 



 

 

Dalton and Jake 8.1L HPCR

This engine had a couple rods with a little issue that got Jake and Dalton into a bit of a scramble at the end of the class. It also had a couple injectors that were not functioning. After a couple rounds they won the battle and it ran good.




 
 
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Matt and Caleb 6.8L

Matt and Caleb's engine had a Bosch electronically controlled pump and we didn't have a controller to make it run. We had a tired 6.8L excavator engine with a mechanical Denso inline "A" pump so we took the fuel system from the excavator engine and a few other pieces to make it run. The process had a few challenges but now it sounds good.


 

 
 
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