Oldtimer Mechanical Training: From Engine to Wheels

Program

Organised in partnership with Touring Training Center.

Day 1: Engine
The four-stroke cycle – part 1 / 2

  • The functioning of the combustion engine
  • Mechanical cycles
  • Fixed parts of the engine block
  • Mobile parts of the engine block
  • Engine control: the vacuum gauge and the compression tester
  • Practical exercise

Lunch

  • The four-stroke cycle – part 2 / 2
  • Practical session in the workshop

Day 2: Carburetor & Ignition

  • The carburation & fuel
  • Powered by mechanical pump
  • Engine feeders
  • Carburetor
  • Principles, Adjustment and control, Vapor lock, Improvement for engine filling
  • S.U. carburetor
  • Practical exercises

Lunch

  • The combustion & Ignition
  • Functioning of ignition circuit
  • Setting the igniter
  • Dual ignition system
  • Practical session in the workshop

Day 3: Electricity & Brakes

  • Generalities of electricity in the automobile
  • The battery
  • Magnetism & Electromagnetism
  • Relays
  • Starter
  • Dynamo, Regulator, Alternator
  • Map of the wiring
  • Practical exercises

Lunch

  • The various types of brakes (drum, disc, …)
  • Hydraulic braking parts
  • The vacuum assist system
  • Main failure of the braking mechanisms
  • Practical session in the workshop

Day 4: Transmission, suspension & direction

  • Principles
  • Clutch
  • Gearbox, Automatic gearbox
  • Driving axle, differential group
  • Transmission and cardan
  • Tires, Suspension
  • Rack and pinion steering
  • Practical exercises

Lunch

  • Maintain & repair
  • Practical session in the workshop

Day 5: Recap day

  • Main failures & solutions
  • Electricity
  • Starter
  • Charger
  • Ignition
  • Fuses
  • Relays
  • Electrical accessories
  • Engine alimentation
  • Cooling
  • Brakes
  • Exhaust

Lunch

  • Maintenance & reparation – main principles

Organisation & schedule

  • Dedicated session
  • Training cycle: 5 days, from Monday to Friday
  • Schedule: each day from 9.00 to 17.00 (including lunch)
  • Training is given by 1 classic cars Expert (session in English)
  • Place of the training: Belgium, Brussel
  • Price: on demand
  • Minimum / maximum participants : min = 8, max = 12
  • When? On demand
  • Payment terms: 20 days before start

Optional:

  • Participation of a Chinese translator
  • Transportation between the hotel and the training center
  • Hotel booking
  • Flights booking