Knowledge is Power!



This version of our Racing Engine Program includes Ford racing engines among others.  This class is approved for some union members.  We bring the training to you for maximum convenience, and conduct the training at your plant location.

Learn to build more horsepower, save $$$, and find a good machine shop to prepare your components.  Find out what goes into high horsepower racing engines.

This unique one-weekend hands-on class gives you the chance to learn from professional racing engine builders. Whether you're building engines for drag racing, street rods, muscle car restoration, tractor pulls, marine applications or your daily driver, this class shows you how to choose the right components and get them machined properly to produce reliable horsepower.

This class was developed and is presented by ETC, Inc.

Here's what one student at a Kansas City Assembly Plant had to say about the class:

"It was a real pleasure to have attended such a fine class, with three of the best teachers I have ever had.  You allowed the students to go to different levels and different interests, which really separated this from merely a good course to a great one.  Keep up the good work.  Also, that Engine Calculator software is the best aid an engine builder has got in the tool box - really smart!!!  If you write any more engine calculating software, let me know.  I love this one!"
 - Steve Johnson 

Here's what's included in this great class:

Engine Disassembly - How to properly disassemble your racing engine without causing damage to components.
Racing Engine Maintenance Tips - Learn what to monitor and how to check things to save your engine from costly damage.
Component Selection - How to choose rods, cranks, blocks and heads. There are many choices you have to make before you begin your high performance engine. Learn the pros and cons of each choice before making a big mistake.
Block Preparation - Learn the secrets behind all of the machining processes used to prepare a race block for assembly. There's a right way and a wrong way to do it. Make sure you are getting what you are paying for!
Precision Measurement - What to measure, how to measure it, and what the results mean in the engine building process.  Includes the use of micrometers, calipers, bore gages, and dial indicators.  You'll also "cc" cylinder heads, determine the dome volumes on pistons, and use the optional Engine Calculator software to calculate static compression ratio.
Engine Assembly - Hands-on assembly of racing engines. Learn to properly torque fasteners, measure rod stretch, set valve lash and more.
Cylinder Head Flow Testing - We'll bring a flow bench and show you how cylinder heads are flow tested and what the results mean to you.
Cylinder Head Setup - Learn how to measure valve spring pressure, check coil bind, make sure you have the valve train geometry set up correctly for your application.
Degree a Cam - We show you how professional racing engine builders degree camshafts with a unique step-by-step approach. There is a lot of bad information out there in magazines and videos. Learn how to do it like the pros.
Computer Software - Use our Engine Calculator software to determine displacement, static compression ratio, assembly height, piston compression height, and more.
Tuition - The tuition for this 18-hour two-day weekend program is $1425.

Here are some pictures from various classes held at plants across the country, including Indianapolis, Louisville and Kansas City:

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Installing the connecting rods and pistons.

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Measuring crankshaft thrust.

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Darin explains the combustion chamber CC-ing process.

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"I need a bigger hammer!"

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Larry Broeker of Broeker Performance Engines demonstrates the dial bore gauge.

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Installing pistons.

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This 302 is completely disassembled, then reassembled by the students.

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Here are some high-end engine components.

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The students team up to assemble the engines.

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By the end of day 2, all engines are completely together.

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Everyone gets an opportunity for hands-on engine work.

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A dial bore gage is used for precision measurements.

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Measuring the crankshaft journal diameters.

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Tim Cole of Comp Cams shows how to degree-in a cam.


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Mark Vieau watches as a student tries CC-ing a piston dome.

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Students set up a dial indicator to find top dead center.

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Brad Morgan shows how to measure spring pressure.


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Larry assists with assembly of the 514 engine.

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Cylinder head technology.

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Our 514 crate engine is just about together.

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Students work at their own comfort level.


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