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Re: Performance Trends Newsletter (updates)

To: Visitors to Performance Trends Website

Subject: Product News/Updates, July 2006


  1. Virtual Follower Feature for Cam Test Stand Released
  2. New Cam Analyzer Features for Plus Version
  3. Last June's Newsletter



1) Virtual Follower Feature for Cam Test Stand Released  The Plus Version of the Cam Analyzer software has the Virtual Follower feature, which allows you to measure cams without the actual follower for that particular cam.  We've further refined this feature to give improved accuracy and repeatability.  Click on the following link to go to the Cam Test Stand page on our website.  Then click on the links there for different reports showing that the results obtained with the Virtual Follower are very close to what is obtained with the actual follower.


The advantage of the Virtual Follower feature is you don't need the actual follower or the bore adapter of the correct size for the follower.  For some valve trains, like Overhead Cam systems with Rocker Arms, the Virtual Follower method is the only method available without installing the cam in the engine or head.

If you already own the Cam Analyzer (std or Plus Version), you can download this update free at:  http://www.performancetrends.com/download.htm#ca  You can unlock this latest version yourself. Just be sure to use exactly the same Registered Name when you install this new version and then the same unlock number will unlock the update. You can view your Reg Name by clicking on Reg To: at the top of the main screen on your current version, before you download and install the new version.  The standard Cam Analyzer has some updates also.

The Plus Version is a $200 upgrade from the std Cam Analyzer, and is only recommended if you are using the Cam Test Stand.

You can also read up on recent changes in this program and most of our other programs on our Updates page, which has Readme.doc files listing recent changes and bug fixes for most all programs: http://www.performancetrends.com/updates.htm


2)  New Cam Analyzer Features for Plus Version  The Plus Version of the Cam Analyzer has some additional new features including:

Graph Analyze -  Find Difference Between Lobes
Lobe Runout Measurement
Minimum Required Flat Tappet Diameter Calculation
Comparison Reports, between different cam files (camshafts)  

These are illustrated at the following link:  http://www.performancetrends.com/cam_test_stand.htm#Plus_Version  Check item 1) above to see how to obtain this free update if you already have the Plus Version.


3) Last June's Newsletter Here are the topics covered in our previous newsletter. If you would like another copy of June 2006's newsletter for detail on these topics, visit our website at: http://www.performancetrends.com/news.htm#newsletters

  1. Engine Log Book Enhancements Added
  2. Circle Track Log Book Enhancements Added
  3. Suspension Analyzer v2.0 Metric Bug Fixed
  4. Recent Media Coverage
  5. Last May's Newsletter