Scott Tucker’s High Performance Engine Preparation Class

Scott Tucker’s High Performance Engine Preparation class


 Are you interested in building fast cars?

Learn more about DeAnza College Automotive Technology department’s High Performance Engine Preparation class. This class not only teaches you about the design of high performance engines, but also of the high performance vehicle as a whole.

Some of the topics covered:
  • Advanced 4-stroke cycle analysis
  • Horsepower and Torque and why each is important
  • Dynamometers and procedures
  • Intake system design
  • Exhaust system design
  • Choosing the right camshaft
  • Carburetor tuning
  • Fuel injection tuning
  • Ignition tuning
  • Bolt-on performance parts
  • Cylinder head flow bench testing with demonstrations
  • Vendor relations
  • Careers in the performance/custom industry
  • California Air Resource Board certification procedures
  • Building emissions legal performance
  • ‘Racing’ fuels
  • Oils, their various base stocks and additive packages
  • Chassis dynamics as it applies to high performance engines
  • High performance braking systems
  • High performance alignments
  • Getting the power to the ground
  • Managing high performance and restoration projects
  • Restoration
  • Much more!


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Mondays and Wednesdays

April 9th, 2018 thru June 29th, 2018

6:00 PM – 10:00PM

9 units, space is limited. Email today – class fills up quickly.


DeAnza's award-winning Automotive Technology program

Scott’s class is taught in DeAnza’s award-winning Automotive Technology program

The High Performance Engine Preparation has been taught at DeAnza Colleges award-winning Automotive Technology program.  Taught since 1973, this class traces its roots back to Ed Winfield who is known as the ‘father’ of the automotive aftermarket.  Original taught by legendary camshaft designer, Demitri ‘Dema’ Elgin, who was mentored by Ed and passed on many of his great teachings.  Winfield worked with many of the greats including Ed Iskenderian, Harvey Crane, Bruce Crower, Vic Edelbrock, Harry Miller, and Fred Offenhauser.

The class covers old and new technology.

The class covers old and new technology. So whether you are into old school muscle or modern EFI you will learn numerous ways to improve the performance of your ca

I cover both new and old technology. Lectures are driven by student input. The class concentrates on what you want to learn.

Race winning graduates.

Race winning graduates. Many graduates of DeAnza’s Automotive Technology Department have gone on to employment in the pinnacle of motorsports

Graduates of the original teacher of this class, Dema Elgin, have gone on the build series-winning race engines.

We dive into the design details of engine components. For the professional technician this means further understanding how engines operate which leads to more accurate diagnosis and precise repairs.

Quad-turbo 3.5 liter 60 valve V12 making 600 horspower in the Bugatti EB110.

Quad-turbo 3.5 liter 60 valve V12 making 600 horspower in the Bugatti EB110. The stories this car could tell . . .

We get acquainted with old technology such as carburetors and breaker point ignition. This is especially important now that finding someone who can work on an old car is difficult – this makes you more valuable.
Restoration: Rebuilding the entire car. Learn procedures which will save you time, money, and headaches while your project is underway.
Wild anecdotes:
Listen to stories of my hands-on struggles with crazy technologies such as this quad-turbo 3.5 liter V12

This class is taught at DeAnza College’s Automotive Technology department in Cupertino, Ca. Since it is a community college the cost of the class is quite low. The tuition for the class is $279 for a very intense 12 weeks course. There are other minor fees from the school (please contact the admissions deptartment).
Click on the picture to read my article in Sports Car Market magazine regarding the declining number of people who are qualified to work on classic cars.




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