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(NARRATOR)>> IT'S ONE OF THE ONLY SCHOOLS IN THE NATION WITH A DRAG STRIP FOR A CLASSROOM. THIS WEEK WE'RE HEADING TO SAM TECH IN HOUSTON, TEXAS. THE LEADER IN HIGH PERFORMANCE MACHINING, ENGINE BUILDING, TUNING, AND WHERE YOU CAN LEARN THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT ALL. PLUS WE'RE DYNO'ING THREE HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINES, A FACTORY FORD COBRAJET, CHEVY'S NEW LT ONE, AND A CLASSIC 1969 302 FROM A DZ CAMARO. IT'S ALL TODAY HERE ON ENGINE POWER.

(PAT)>> HEY EVERYONE, WELCOME TO ENGINE POWER. THIS WEEK WE'RE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, FOR ANOTHER ACTION PACKED SHOW. WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS EPISODE, COPO CAMAROS, COBRAJET MUSTANGS, AN AWARD WINNING ENGINE MASTER'S ENGINES, AND THE TALENT AND MACHINERY IT TAKES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. THE LOCATION, SAM TECH. NOW IF YOU'RE CAR GUY, IF YOU'VE PICKED UP ANY CAR MAGAZINE OR FOLLOW DRAG RACING, YOU KNOW THESE GUYS ARE A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. THIS IS A LEARNING INSTITUTION LIKE NO OTHER.

(MIKE)>> SINCE 1985 HOUSTON, TEXAS, BASED SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINIST AND TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN PROVIDING THE VERY MACHINING AND TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR STUDENTS WANTING A CAREER IN THE HIGH PERFORMANCE AND RACING INDUSTRY, BUT THERE'S NO BORING CURRICULUM HERE. STUDENTS CAN ENROLL IN CLASSES LIKE ENGINE BLOCK MACHINING, CYLINDER HEAD MACHINING, CNC, EFI TUNING, AND CAN EVEN GET THEIR ASSOCIATES DEGREE. NOW THIS PLACE IS ACTUALLY PRETTY SPECIAL TO MY COHOST PAT.

(PAT)>> THIS IS LIKE OLD HOME WEEK TO ME. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DIDN'T KNOW I ACTUALLY RAN THIS PLACE. I WAS THE GENERAL MANAGER AND CHIEF MACHINING INSTRUCTOR FROM 1999 ALL THE WAY TO 2006, AND I ALSO STARTED THE RACE PROGRAM HERE. NOW A LOT HAS CHANGED SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, BUT A LOT REMAINS THE SAME. THIS PLACE HAS UP TO DATE EQUIPMENT, AND THEY PUT OUT PEOPLE THAT GO EVERYWHERE IN THE INDUSTRY FROM NASCAR, NHRA, EVEN STARTING THEIR OWN SHOPS, AND BY THE LOOKS OF IT THEY'RE STILL DOING A GREAT JOB.

(JUD)>> AND YOU CAN ACTUALLY CHANGE CAMS. LESS TOTAL AIR COMES IN BUT THE POWER GOES UP BECAUSE MORE OF IT GOT TRAPPED.

(MIKE)>> THE DEAN OF THIS SCHOOL IS THE MAN WHO FOUNDED IT, JUDSON MASSENGILL. WHAT WOULD LEAD TO SAM TECH WAS A COMPANY CALLED NORTHWEST ENGINE AND SUPPLY THAT JUD STARTED AROUND 1980. ALTHOUGH HE WAS SUCCESSFUL BUILDING PERFORMANCE ENGINES FOR BOTH RACE CARS AND BOATS, HE KEPT FINDING HIMSELF SHARING A CONSTANT PROBLEM WITH HIS WIFE AND BUSINESS PARTNER LINDA.

(JUD)>> I JUST CAN'T GET ANY HELP. THERE IS NO HELP OUT THERE YOU KNOW? WE'RE LOOKING FOR HELP EVERY WEEK. SO ANYWAY LINDA SAYS, YOU KNOW, THERE NEEDS TO BE A SCHOOL FOR SOMETHING LIKE, AND I SAID, LINDA, THERE'S NO SCHOOLS TO TEACH HOW TO BUILD RACE ENGINES RIGHT? AND SHE SAYS, WELL, WE NEED TO MAKE ONE.

(LINDA)>> SO I PURSUED THE APPLICATION WITH THE STATE AND THE ACCREDITING COMMISSION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. I KNEW THAT JUD KNEW EVERYTHING THERE WAS TO KNOW ABOUT ENGINES, AND I FELT THAT I KNEW HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS. SO THAT'S HOW IT GOT STARTED.

(PAT)>> IN 1985 SAM TECH HAD JUST 30 STUDENTS ON THE ROLL, BUT JUD KNEW IT WAS A GREAT START AND HASN'T LOOKED BACK.

(JUD)>> WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS EVER SINCE AND WE JUST KEEP GROWING YOU KNOW, AND WE JUST HAD BLOCK, AND THEN WE WENT INTO CYLINDER HEAD, AND THEN THE CNC CAME ALONG. OH LOOK, THEY'RE GOING EVERYWHERE RIGHT? SO YOU KNOW WE ADDED CNC, AND THEN OUR LAST ADDITION, WHICH HAS JUST BEEN RECENTLY IN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF I GUESS, IS THE EFI TUNING, AND THERE ARE A LOT OF THESE YOUNG, SHARP KIDS THAT THEY DON'T WANT MACHINE. THEY WANT TO TUNE, AND THERE IS A MARKET FOR THAT, AND THAT'S WHERE WE'VE BEEN. WE HAVE A GREAT TIME. WE'VE GOT A GREAT CREW. FOR MY IT'S LIKE GOING TO DISNEYLAND EVERY DAY. I JUST LOVE IT, AND WHERE MY ENGINES USED TO BE MY EGO NOW MY GRADUATES ARE.

(PAT)>> TODAY THEY'VE RECEIVED THE SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD TWICE IN A ROW. IN FACT, THEY WERE GIVEN AN ACCREDITATION RENEWAL OF SIX YEARS, WHERE AS MOST SCHOOLS ARE ONLY APPROVED FOR FIVE. IN ADDITION TO THE CLASS ROOM LEARNING THAT HAPPENS HERE, PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT IS TIME SPENT ON THE ACTUAL MACHINES THESE STUDENTS WILL BE USING IN THE REAL WORLD, BUT THEY HAVE TO START WITH THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MACHINING.

(ZACH)>> OUR FUNDAMENTALS, WE TEACH MEASURING AT THE BEGINNING. THAT'S OUR VERY FIRST THING. YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO READ ALL THE MEASURING DEVICES IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO MACHINE TO A PERFECT SIZE. SO THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE THING. WE FOCUS ON THAT UNTIL THAT IS JUST NUMBER ONE IN YOUR HEAD. THEN FROM THERE WE'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO SETUP EVERY MACHINE FROM AN OLD MACHINE TO SOMETHING THAT'S BRAND NEW WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY. OUR OLD MACHINERY, SUCH AS YOUR CK HONE, YOU'VE GOT TO LEARN HOW TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO SETUP STONES AND SHOES, STROKE OF THE MACHINE, AND PHYSICALLY HOW THAT MACHINE WORKS CAUSE IT'S A MANUAL MACHINE. THEN ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND IT WE CAN MOVE YOU ON TO AN SV HONE, WHICH IS A LOT MORE ADVANCED IN THE TECHNOLOGY. SO IF YOU GET ONTO THAT MACHINE AND DON'T UNDERSTAND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF IT THEN REALLY YOU'RE JUST PUSHING BUTTONS. SO RUNNING THE OLDER STUFF HELPS GET YOU CAUGHT UP AND UNDERSTAND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MACHINING FIRST.

(AARON)>> YEAH, THE WAY WE RUN THINGS IS JUST SO DIFFERENT. IT'S COMPLETELY HANDS ON. THERE IS THE CLASSROOM TIME, BUT EVEN THAT IS A REAL LOOSE ENVIRONMENT, AND WE DO GET DOWN TO THE SHOP TIME. EVERY MOTOR THAT COMES THROUGH HERE, WHETHER IT BE A FRIEND OF THE SCHOOL, A RACE ENGINE, A STUDENT PROJECT, EVERYBODY WORKS ON IT. WE'LL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. SHOW THEM HOW TO DO ANYTHING THEY'RE WILLING TO ATTEMPT. JUST TRY TO BRING THE STUDENTS IN AS MUCH AS WE CAN AND GET THEM INVOLVED, AND IT HELPS THE ENVIRONMENT A LOT. STUDENTS, I THINK, LEARN MORE, AND THEY'RE JUST DOING MORE DRAWN INTO IT THAN SOMEWHERE WHERE YOU'RE QUOTING OUT OF A TEXT BOOK OR SOMETHING.

(PAT)>> ADDING TO ALL THE EQUIPMENT ON THE INSIDE, WELL ON THE OUTSIDE HERE WE HAVE A VERY WELL EQUIPPED TWO BAY GARAGE WITH SOME HEAVY DUTY OVERHEAD LIFTS. NOW FROM DRAG WEEK CAMAROS TO AUSTIN FORD'S SUPER COOL COBRAJET STOCK ELIMINATOR CAR, YOU CAN GET UNDER THESE THINGS AND WORK ON THEM. WE'RE GONNA MEET UP WITH AUSTIN A LITTLE BIT LATER ON HIS COBRAJET ENGINE PROJECT, AND HEY, EVEN LATER THAN THAT WE MAY EVEN GET TO GO TO THE DRAG STRIP.

(PAT)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO ENGINE POWER AND WELCOME BACK TO OUR TOUR OF THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

(MIKE)>> HERE AT SAM TECH IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE LATHES, VERTICAL MILLS, AND HONING MACHINES. SAM TECH HAS SOME OF THE LATEST CNC MACHINING EQUIPMENT IN THE INDUSTRY. WHAT'S REALLY COOL IS BACK HERE ON THE TAKUMI THEY'RE DOING BLOCK MACHINING THAT TAKUMI DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ANYBODY IN THE INDUSTRY WAS CAPABLE OF. NOW WE'RE GONNA CHECK SOME OF THE MACHINING PROCESSES OUT. CNC STANDS FOR COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL. IT'S THE AUTOMATION OF THE MACHINING PROCESS CONTROLLED BY A COMPUTER, BUT IT STILL TAKES AN OPERATOR TO PROGRAM THESE HIGHLY COMPLEX MACHINES AND THAT IS WHAT'S TAUGHT IN THIS LAB, AND IT'S NOT JUST THE MANUFACTURING SIDE. CAD, OR COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, IS ALSO THE CURRICULUM, AND THEIR FARO ARM COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE ALLOWS STUDENTS TO LEARN HOW TO DO THREED INSPECTIONS, DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS, REVERSE ENGINEERING, AND LOTS MORE.

(PAT)>> NOW WE'RE NOT OUT BACK IN YOUR DADDY'S WOODSHED. WE ARE UP STAIRS IN THE CYLINDER HEAD DEPARTMENT WHERE STATE OF THE ART MACHINERY IS USED TO TEACH THE STUDENTS. NOW YOU CAN FIND THIS TYPE OF MACHINERY ANY WHERE FROM UNCLE JOHNNY'S FEED AND SPEED TO TOP TEAMS LIKE IN NASCAR AND NHRA.

(MIKE)>> UP HERE STUDENTS DON'T JUST LEARN HOW TO GRIND AWAY ON HEADS TO MAKE BETTER FLOW. THEY LEARN HOW AND WHY MODIFYING THE HEADS CAN MAKE THE ENTIRE ENGINE PERFORM BETTER.

(SHAWN)>> WE SIT DOWN AND FIGURE OUT WHERE DO WE WANT TO START ON THIS CYLINDER HEAD, RIGHT? WE START OBVIOUSLY WITH THE GUIDE, THINGS LIKE THAT, AND KIND OF ALL THE FUNCTIONS OF IT, ALL THE PARTS, HOW TO MAKE EVERYTHING WORK TOGETHER, AND THERE'S NO SINGLE PART OF THE ENGINE THAT IS WHERE YOU HAVE TO FOCUS. I CAN PUT THE BEST CYLINDER HEAD ON THE WORST ENGINE AND IT'D STILL BE THE WORST ENGINE THERE IS. SO WE HAVE TO TEACH EVERYONE HOW DO WE PICK THESE PARTS TO GO TOGETHER AND MAKE THE BEST COMBINATION?

(MIKE)>> WHEN IT COMES TO THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN THE AUTOMOTIVE WORLD IT CAN BE FOUND HERE AT SAM TECH. THIS IS THE NEW LTONE GM ENGINE THAT'S FOUND IN NEW CORVETTES AND CAMAROS. THIS ONE HAS BEEN STROKED TO 416 CUBIC INCHES AND SPORTS A PAXTON CENTRIFUGAL SUPERCHARGER. NOW ENGINE POWER, PIETZ PERFORMANCE TUNES, AND SAM TECH CAME TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN TODAY. SUMMIT RACING SUPPLIED AN ECU AND HARNESS TO RUN IT. ALEX WILL BE DOING THE TUNING, AND SAM TECH DID ALL THE HOOK UP. LET'S SEE HOW IT DOES. WITH THIS BEING A NEW COMBO WE WEREN'T SURE HOW WELL IT WAS GOING TO RUN. THIS PULL IS OUR STARTING POINT. IT'S GOING THROUGH THE SWEEP VERY WELL, BUT AS THE ENGINE ACCELERATES IT STARTS MAKING ENOUGH POWER TO VIOLENTLY MOVE ENOUGH AIR AROUND TO TRY AND RIP OUR CAMERA APART IN THE DYNO CELL.

NOT BAD, POSTING JUST UNDER 850 HORSEPOWER. DURING THE FIRST COUPLE OF EASY PULLS WE NOTICED THE THROTTLE WAS CLOSING AS MUCH AS 40 PERCENT. SO WE INCREASED THE DYNO'S ACCELERATION RATE AND MADE ANOTHER PULL, AND IT WAS WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR. [ engine revving ]

(MIKE)>> I SAW SOME GOOD NUMBERS. BIG NUMBERS INDEED. CHECK OUT THIS GRAPH. SUPER SMOOTH, AND MORE POWER THAN YOU'LL EVER NEED FOR A STREET CAR, 909 HORSEPOWER, 773 POUND FEET OF TORQUE. ( )>> SEE IF THERE'S ANY IMPROVEMENTS WE CAN MAKE. WE'RE ALSO GONNA LOOK AT OUR SPARK AND TOTAL KNOCK RETARD.

(MIKE)>> HERE AT SAM TECH IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE ENGINE DYNOS. THE CHASSIS DYNO IS A GREAT TOOL FOR THE INSTRUCTORS TO TEACH THE STUDENTS WITH. NOW FOR GUYS THAT DON'T HAVE AN ENGINE DYNO, THIS IS A GREAT TOOL TO BREAK ENGINES IN, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY TUNE THE VEHICLES BEFORE THEY HIT THE STREET. NOW THIS IS A HELLCAT THAT'S BASICALLY PRETTY FAMOUS. IT'S THE FIRST ONE INTO THE NINE SECOND RANGE ON THE QUARTER MILE, AND YOU GUYS GET TO HEAR IT RUN.

(PAT)>> THE DYNO WORKS ON HOW LONG IT TAKES TO SPIN THE ROLLER UP TO A CERTAIN SPEED. [ engine revving ]

(PAT)>> THE CHASSIS DYNO ADDS ANOTHER DIMENSION TO TUNING BECAUSE YOU CAN ALSO SEE WHAT THE LOSES ARE IN THE TRANSMISSION, DRIVELINE, BEARINGS, EVERYTHING THAT WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CAR RUNNING DOWN THE STRIP OR AROUND A RACE TRACK.

(PAT)>> WELCOME BACK TO ENGINE POWER AND OUR TOUR OF THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS AND TECHNOLOGY IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

(MIKE)>> FACTORY COBRAJET ENGINES MAKE RIGHT AT 1,000 HORSEPOWER ON THE ENGINE DYNO. NOW THIS ONE POWERS AUSTIN FORD'S 2016 COBRAJET MUSTANG, AND IT'S GONNA BE USED IN THE FACTORY SHOWDOWN. NOW THIS IS STOCK ELIMINATOR LEGAL, AND IT'S GONNA MAKE BETWEEN 500 AND 1,500 HORSEPOWER. WE'RE HEADING TO THE DYNO NOW.

(PAT)>> SINCE THIS ENGINE HAS BEEN BUILT BY FORD FOR THE FACTORY SHOOTOUT IN NHRA'S STOCK ELIMINATOR CLASS, STOCK MEANS STOCK. SO YOU'RE VERY LIMITED ON THE ACTUAL MODS YOU CAN MAKE TO THE ENGINE. POWER RELIES ON THE TUNING.

(TRAVIS)>> JUST LIKE THE COPO CAMAROS, THE COBRAJET COMES WITH A TWONINE WHIPPLE SUPERCHARGER. PER THE CLASS RULES IT HAS TO BE UNMODIFIED. SO THIS ONE IS JUST LIKE WE GOT IT OFF THE CAR.

(AUSTIN)>> THE COBRAJET IS KIND OF LIKE A FACTORY BUILT RACE CAR FROM FORD, AND YOU'RE PUSHING OVER 1,000 HORSEPOWER ON A NINE INCH TIRE WITH THAT MUCH WEIGHT. I MEAN IT'S JUST A HANDFUL TO GET DOWN THE TRACK. [ engine revving ]

(PAT)>> NOW IF YOU THOUGHT OUR CAMERA HAD A ROUGH RIDE LAST TIME INSIDE THE DYNO CELL THEN IT REALLY BETTER HOLD ON TIGHT NOW.

OUR FIRST PULL FELT PRETTY GOOD BUT IN THIS GAME IT'S ALL ABOUT HITTING THE RIGHT TUNING COMBINATION.

(CHRIS)>> NOW WE CAN START PUTTING SOME TIMING IN IT. I PUT TWO DEGREES IN IT UP TOP.

(PAT)>> NOW TWO DEGREES MAY NOT SOUND LIKE A LOT, BUT EVEN A SMALL MOVE CAN MAKE BIG POWER GAINS. [ engine revving ]

(CHRIS)>> WOO! ( )>> HIGH FIVE!

(CHRIS)>> IT'S ON THE RIGHT TRACK BOYS. JUST OVER 1,200 AT 7,800. WE'VE STILL GOT A LITTLE ROOM FOR TUNING. IT'S IN THE 850'S FOR TORQUE BUT THAT'S DOWN BELOW WHERE THE CAR'S GONNA RUN.

(AUSTIN)>> THAT'S A PRETTY STOUT NUMBER.

(CHRIS)>> WE'RE A COUPLE HUNDRED UP FROM THE STOCK ENGINE. WE'VE GOT OUR WORK CUT OUT IN THE CAR FOR SURE.

(MIKE)>> GREAT START GUYS, CONGRATS!

(AUSTIN)>> THANKS!

(PAT)>> SCHOOL FOUNDER JUDSON MASSENGILL IS ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING REALLY COOL. AFTER LETTING IT SIT IN HIS GARAGE FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, JUD IS FINALLY REASSEMBLING HIS CHEVY 302 FROM HIS 1969 DZ CAMARO.

(JUD)>> I BOUGHT IT AT THE END OF 1969, WINTER OF '69, AND DIDN'T DRIVE IT TWO DAYS BEFORE WE STARTED MAKING OUR LITTLE MODIFICATIONS YOU KNOW. I'D SAY IN A WEEK IT HAD HEADERS ON IT, AND THEN I DRIFTED OFF INTO CIRCLE TRACK RACING, AND LITERALLY THE CAR SET, AND THE ENGINE SET, AND HERE WE ARE TODAY.

(PAT)>> BY REBUILDING THIS FACTORY TIME CAPSULE WITH MOST OF ITS ORIGINAL PARTS JUD PROVES HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING TO MAKE POWER.

(CHRIS)>> HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DUDE?

(JUD)>> 30 YEARS! I KNOW, CLOSER TO 35.

[ engine revving ]

(CHRIS)>> DUDE, DID YOU SEE THE POWER. [ laughter ]

(PAT)>> HOLD ON, IT'LL BE A MOMENT TO GET THE CORRECTED NUMBER HERE.

(CHRIS)>> I SAW 365!

(JUD)>> AND I JUST THOUGHT I WAS A GOOD DRIVER BACK IN THOSE DAYS.

(MIKE)>> 364!

(PAT)>> DUDE THAT'S PRETTY GOOD. THAT IS NOT BAD.

(CHRIS)>> THAT'S INCREDIBLE!

(PAT)>> YEP 364 HORSEPOWER OUT OF THIS VINTAGE 302 ON THE FIRST PULL IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS. SO LET'S SEE WHAT ELSE IT'S GOT. [ engine revving ]

(PAT)>> UNREAL, ALMOST 367 HORSEPOWER AFTER JUST THREE PULLS, AND WE'RE NOT EVEN PUSHING IT THAT HARD. AFTER SO MANY YEARS IT REALLY PLEASES JUD.

(JUD)>> IT MADE 350 PLUS.

(CHRIS)>> IT MADE 364, 367, 367.

(JUD)>> WE HAVE OIL PRESSURE, THE WATER'S NOT RUNNING OUT ANYWHERE, AND THE STOCK ROD BOLTS THAT EVERYONE WANTED ME TO REPLACE HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR.

(PAT)>> SUCCESS.

(JUD)>> I LIKE IT, I LIKE IT! PAT'S LEAVING ME!

(PAT)>> I LEFT YOU HANGING!

(MIKE)>> WELCOME BACK TO ENGINE POWER, AND WELCOME TO WHAT IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE COOLEST CLASSROOM AT THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS AND TECHNOLOGY.

(PAT)>> TONIGHT WE'RE AT HOUSTON MOTORSPORTS PARK. THIS IS AN ALL CONCRETE EIGHTH MILE DRAG STRIP THAT WAS DONE IN A SINGLE POUR. SO THERE OUR NO SEAMS IN THE TRACK AND IT IS LASER STRAIGHT. IT WAS BUILT TO DO SOME GRUDGE RACING BACK IN THE DAY, AND TONIGHT WE'RE GONNA TEST A COPO CAMARO AND THE STUDENTS ARE GONNA LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT EFI TUNING. [ engine revving ]

(PAT)>> SAM TECH'S COPO CAMARO IS NOT ONLY CAMPAIGNED IN NHRA'S FACTORY STOCK "B" CLASS, IT'S ACTUALLY AN AWESOME LABORATORY INSTRUMENT FOR THE STUDENTS. WAY BETTER THAN BEAKERS AND MICROSCOPES.

(MIKE)>> BETWEEN PASSES ALL THE DATA FROM THE DATA LOGGER IS EXTRACTED. EVERYONE JUMPS IN TO SERVICE THE CAR FOR THE NEXT PASS, AND THEN THE STUDENTS GO TO CLASS RIGHT IN THE PIT AREA. FROM THE COMPUTER THEY HAVE A FULL BREAK DOWN OF HOW FUEL IS MANAGED USING EFI. THEY LEARN HOW TO READ THE DATA FROM THE LOGGER AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOW TO MAKE CHANGES TO EXTRACT THE BEST PERFORMANCE.

(PAT)>> NOW THESE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN AT IT ALL DAY AT THE SCHOOL, AND NOW INTO THE NIGHT AT THE TRACK, BUT IT'S GREAT REAL WORLD TRAINING IF THESE GUYS WANT TO BE COMPETITIVE.

(CHRIS)>> WE DON'T REALLY HAVE A CLOCK. WE'RE NOT NINE TO FIVE TYPE PEOPLE. WE MORE HAVE A RACER MENTALITY. SO WHATEVER NEEDS TO GET DONE GETS DONE. THERE'S, NOTHING'S COMPLETE UNTIL YOU'RE WINNING.

(MIKE)>> WE FEEL THAT THE SUCCESS OF THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS AND TECHNOLOGY IS BASED AROUND THE CORE PRINCIPLES OF A GREAT EDUCATION AND A RELAXED ATMOSPHERE THAT MAKES STUDENTS WANT TO ACHIEVE THE VERY BEST FOR THEMSELVES AND GIVES THEM THE SKILLS TO MAKE A GREAT LIVING IN AN INDUSTRY THEY LOVE.

(JUD)>> I THINK WE'RE REALLY DOING SOMETHING FOR THE INDUSTRY ITSELF AND FOR YOUNG MEN. IT CHANGES PEOPLE'S LIVES, IT REALLY DOES. THEY HAVE FOUND SOMETHING THEY WANT TO DO. IT BEATS WORKING FOR A LIVING IS WHAT I SAY.

(MIKE)>> CHECK OUT THIS EXTREMELY COOL NEW TOOL FROM NO OTHER THAN MATCO. THIS IS THE HALF INCH DRIVE DIGITAL TORQUE ADAPTER THAT CONVERTS ANY STANDARD RATCHET OR BREAKER BAR INTO A TORQUE MEASURING DEVICE THAT CAN MEASURE FROM BETWEEN 10 AND 250 POUND FEET. NOW IT HAS AN LED SCREEN THAT CAN BE ROTATED UP TO 180 DEGREES. SO YOU CAN SEE IT AT ANY TORQUE ANGLE THAT YOU'RE USING. NOW IT HAS 10 MEMORY SETTINGS AND CAN ACTUALLY BE USED TO CALIBRATE TORQUE WRENCHES. NOW THIS ELIMINATES THE HIGH COST OF BUYING INDIVIDUAL TORQUE WRENCHES IN DIFFERENT DRIVE SIZES. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MATCO DISTRIBUTOR TO GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE.

(PAT)>> WELL THERE YOU HAVE IT. WE DYNO'ED THREE ENGINES AND MADE OVER 2,400 HORSEPOWER COMBINED. WE'D LIKE TO THANK JUD AND LINDA AND SAM TECH FOR HAVING SUCH A GREAT FACILITY FOR GUYS TO LEARN. I'M PAT, THIS IS MIKE, AND WE'RE ENGINE POWER, SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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