Phil's engine project

Phil has spent 4 days dismantling and then grinding an engine into 2 halves and rebuilding each section to show its parts and how they work. Simon has been helping him for the last 3 days. This has been a slow painstaking process and very dirty! The purpose is to create a visual teaching aid that demonstrates the key components of an engine. It will be an invaluable tool for the Motor Vehicle Mechanics (MVM) course. What has particularly delighted Phil is the group of students who have faithfully turned up to help and to learn from him, even on their day off - Thursday was International Women’s Day and a public holiday.

There has been another motive for all this hard work. There will shortly be an exhibition where, amongst other things, NVI will be promoting its MVM training. It will be very positive to have such a visual demonstration of what the course is about and an indication of its high standard.

Postscript Sunday 11th

There was a grand unveiling of the fully re-assembled engine. By turning the crankshaft, all moving parts could be seen making the explanation of the engine operation so much easier.

 The engine block ready for re-assembly

The engine block ready for re-assembly

 The students helping

The students helping

 Vanessa working on the cam shaft

Vanessa working on the cam shaft

 Simon after several hours with the grinding wheel

Simon after several hours with the grinding wheel

 The unveiling ceremony

The unveiling ceremony

 Godfrey demonstrating in the engine operation

Godfrey demonstrating in the engine operation