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Old 10-02-2003, 06:44 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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One of the things that has always helped me is a "gas engines" class that I took in high school. It really focused on the basics of how an engine works. Pistons, crank, cams, timing, the four strokes, spark, coil, basic electronics, etc. It provides a basis for the stuff specific to your car.

We completely disassembled/re-assembled a Ford flathead V8.

You might see if there is something like this at an adult ed or community college in your area.
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