Performance Trends, Inc.

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Subject: Product News/Updates, January 2018  

  1. Crate Motor Bracket for Quick Cam Checker
  2. Blog:  Besides CFM Flow, what can you measure on a Flow Bench?
  3. FAQs - Cam Analyzer Radius of Curvature, Automatic Valve Opener
  4. Last December's Newsletter


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1)  Crate Motor Bracket for Quick Cam Checker  Thanks to all who stopped by our booth at the PRI Indy trade show, Dec 7-9.  Our Quick Cam Checker was getting a lot of attention from track tech inspectors, to find cams out of spec for particular track rules, like the popular "crate engine rules".  One new feature we're offering is a bracket to quickly install the lift sensors on the popular Chevy crate motors, as described below.

Part number QCC-CM6  Adapter to mount the Quick Cam Checker's valve lift sensors on the 602, 603, 604 GM Chevy crate motors.  Remove the rocker arms and it quickly mounts directly on the pushrods for better accuracy, and eliminates the errors of hydraulic lifter leak down.  This is a very handy tool for track tech inspectors for the 602, 603, 604 GM Chevy crate motors.

The Quick Cam Checker has been around for a couple of years, and is used to find out the specs of a cam already installed in the motor.  The main advantage of the Quick Cam Checker is it is quick.  There is no need to pull the distributor, install a degree wheel, or find TDC.  That is all done automatically, quickly, and very accurately using advanced technology.

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  for more info on the Quick Cam Checker.  This page shows other options, software, and has links to pricing and movies.

  to check out the "2017, Latest News" brochure we handed out at the show.  It describes product updates released in 2017, like the Suspension Analyzer v2.4B and Drag Racing Analyzer v3.4 B below, and other new products.

Suspension-Analysis-software-Main-Screen.gif (74220 bytes)  Drag-Racing-Analyzer-v3.4B-10-gear-ratios-smaller.gif (130697 bytes) (click images to enlarge)


2)  Blog:  Besides CFM Flow, what can you measure on a Flow Bench?  We've added a new Motorsports Blog article about flow bench testing using our Port Flow Analyzer software and accessories.  It discusses swirl and tumble, port velocity, and other items which can be measured on a flow bench.


 to check out tips for the best use of your flow bench.


3) FAQs - Cam Analyzer Radius of Curvature, Automatic Valve Opener  We've added answers to several new Frequently Asked Questions various customers have asked over the past few months.  Even if you don't have a particular question, the FAQ page is a wealth of knowledge about all our products.  Many times it will show details on the most recent features of a product that are not contained in the User's Manual.  We really recommend you take a look.

  Cam Analyzer:  Why does the Radius of Curvature jump around so much?   Cam-Analyzer-Radius-of-Curvature.gif (38245 bytes)     click image to enlarge it

  Port Flow Analyzer:  Why won't my automatic valve opener find the tip of my valve?  Valve-Opener-with-ground-strap.jpg (63007 bytes)   click image to enlarge it

  for the full Frequently Asked Questions FAQ page


4) Last December's Newsletter Here are the topics covered in our previous newsletter.  If you would like another copy of December 2017's newsletter (or any previous newsletter) for detail on these topics, visit our website at: Performance Trends Newsletters 

  1. PRI Show Recap
  2. Need to Purchase by End of the Year for Tax Purposes?
  3. We've got Great Christmas Gift Ideas
  4. Holiday Schedule
  5. Last November's Newsletter

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