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Hello all.

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Tell us a little about you. What cars you are interested, where you are from and why you are interested in learning to tune.


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Im Tony Brown from Wellington NZ. Cars have been a passion of mine since I was about 12-13 years old.. (now 34) started with hotting up the old mk1 mk2 Ford escorts and cortinas ect then snowballed into a career in the automotive industry when I was 17 years old. G&H trade training is where I started. I think Andre knows where that is and if I am correct I do recall seeing docile tear up and down Wakefield street in its early days?. From there moved to a small workshop near the old speedtech in gracefield (Anton autos). We had some fun times in that old workshop building subarus mostly, every weekend we'd end up breaking something, fixing it then head back out to town for some night races. My boss Anton was an amazing tutor. I learned almost everything I know now from him which I think gave me an advantage over most mechanics and I got to repair some really unique vehicles. After leaving Anton autos I drifted around various workshops entering the heavy trade and then "retired) as a mechanic after working for Lockheed Martin as a civilian vehicle mechanic for the NZ army. VAG COM was as close as I got to tuning diesels though. After that I switched careers and started carpentry and then onto electrical engineering. Nearly four national certs.. (all trades) and now here I am learning how to tune efi systems and building houses on the side lol. Building and repairing fast cars is now a hobby rather than a career. I haven't really done a lot of in depth efi work and it isn't part of the mito training industries regime. It only teaches you what every efi component does and how to test things but not how to adjust parameters or interfere with fuel injection on high performance vehicles.

Anyways this is me, and hello to all hp academy members.