Classic Car Care and Service (AUT248)
3.0 Semester Hours
When current managers and mechanics in charge of the countless private and public classic car collections retire, who will step in to take their place? This course is designed to pass the historical knowledge and mechanical skill of the vintage car era to those who have always viewed cars and trucks as something more than basic transportation. By combining the responsibilities of the archivist, curator and technician into one topic, participants in this program will learn everything from classic car appraisal to tips on maintaining the value of vintage vehicles. Topics discussed include establishing historical provenance, determining maintenance schedules, storage considerations, comprehensive detailing and mechanical system service. Basic service skills relating to carbureted fuel systems, distributor-based ignition designs and pre-electronic electrical service will also be covered.
Recommended Prereq: AUT100.