If you want to truly enjoy a classic car, while pushing it to its performance limits, there’s a race for that: The Great Race. So, when a local businessman approached Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) to participate in The Great Race’s X-Cup college and high school division, it was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up.
The topic of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) diagnostics came home to me 20 years ago when I began dabbling in collector car repairs. Customers soon began complaining about wind noise and chassis vibrations in ’60s-era cars. Back then, these complaints weren’t repairable because good NVH abatement technology had yet to be developed. Today, that is not the case.
Why are there so many types of automatic transmission fluid? You might ask yourself this question if you are ever tasked with ordering a few quarts for an Asian or European vehicle that rolls into the shop.