| Any of my former students will
tell you that the greatest feature of my method of training motor
mechanics, is lots of work under the direct supervision of numerous master
mechanic instructors on real automobiles, motor trucks and farm tractors,
of all the leading types, styles and sized in common use today.
The automobiles and motors of this varied
equipment range in size from the famous 12-cylinder or "Twin
Six," and the 8-cylinders found in the pleasure cars, down to the
regulation four's for both pleasure and heavy duty cars and trucks.
The pictures shown on these pages herewith give
you a fair idea of the amount of equipment used for this purpose in my big
motor practice room, the largest and most complete to be found in any
As soon as you have completed the work in the
demonstration department of the school, you are put to work with your tool
kit on these practice motors, under the care of an expert instructor,
where you learn by actual work, how to make adjustments, repairs, rebuild,
overhaul and everything connected with the construction and operation of
For this purpose, every motor that you see in
this picture is a "live motor." In other words, it will
run. One of the features of this work, is to have parts removed or
put out of adjustment which it is your duty to locate and "tune
up" until the motor will run properly.
| Many of the men who are doing this work shown in
the pictures, never saw under the hood of a motor car until they came to
my school. You would have a hard time telling them when they
complete there work in this department that there is any comparison
between my method of teaching and the obsolete "apprentice"
It may impress you as a difficult problem to be
able to lift the hood on any kind of a car that comes along, and be able
to locate trouble quickly and surely. There is only one way to learn
how to do this with certainty, and that is by actual practice and lots of
it on all kinds of cars and motors.
Students at my school are not asked to leave this
department until they feel that they are thoroughly qualified and
competent to meet the requirements of their work. In fact, you are
urged to stay just as long as you possibly can.
To give you a fair idea of the extent of the
practice you will have and opportunity you will have to obtain it in this
department at the Rahe School, you will find here the principal makes of
cars containing the famous "Twin Six" or 12-cylinder engine, the
famous 8-cylinder motors, many of the more common six cylinder motors
including the Hudson "Super-Six," as well as all of the leading
four cylinder types, such as Oldsmobile, Chalmers, Cadillac, Oakland,
Overland, Reo, Velie, Studebaker, Dodge and may others. We also have
a "Ford Special" department for men who wish to specialize on