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Re: Performance Trends Newsletter (updates)

To: Visitors to Performance Trends Website

Subject: Product News/Updates, Sept 2007 

(Sorry, but we missed July and August.  We weren't quite ready to release these updates, but now in September we are.)

  1. TDC Checking Bridge for Cam Test Stand
  2. Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, Dec 6-8
  3. Discussion Forum/Message Board on Website 
  4. New Lower Price on DT2-AFG Air Fuel Gauge
  5. National Kart News Article
  6. Unijig (tm) Suspension Measuring System
  7. Practice Tree has New Features
  8. Last June's Newsletter


1)  TDC Checking Bridge for Cam Test Stand  We've released a new accessory for the Cam Test Stand, our TDC Checking Bridge.  This fixture lets you measure the location of the dowel pin or keyway in your cam.  Then knowing where the dowel pin is located with respect to TDC in the engine, the program can tell you how the cam will be timed in the engine using standard timing gears.  Click here for some pictures, pricing and details.

This feature is only available in the Plus version of the Cam Analyzer software.  Click here for details on the Cam Test Stand and the Plus Version of the Cam Analyzer Software.

2)  Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, Dec 6-8  It's not too early to start thinking about attending the worlds largest "hardcore" motorsports trade show, the PRI show in Orlando, Florida. This is the only trade show we attend because it's the biggest and best. We'll be in booth 1151-1153. Stop by and see what new things we have for 2008. You must make reservations to attend, so call PRI at 949-499-5413 in California to make them.


3)  Message Board/Discussion Forum on Website  We've added a new feature to the website, a discussion forum.  Now you can share your experiences, data files, and questions with other users of our products.  You can also ask us questions directly, and we can post responses for others to see.  It also has a search feature, so you can locate answers to questions other users may have asked.

The board includes several topics, about half dealing with Performance Trends products and the other half for general Engine Building and Racing discussion.

Click here to visit it, register as a user and post your questions or comments.  We also have links to the Message Board at the top of our home page, and under the Support and Our Users drop down menu topics.


4)  New Lower Price on DT2-AFG Air Fuel Gauge  We've just lowered the price on the A/F gauge from $329 to $299.  Isn't technology great!  Same great product, just lower price.  It still includes our exclusive FREE software so you can log A/F to your PC if you want, or just watch the gauge in your dash.  Click here for info on our DT2-AFG gauge and software.


5)  National Kart News Article   National Kart News August 2007 had a pretty extensive article Building Your Own Flow Bench and the Tool of the Month: our Black Box II.  It discussed how the Black Box II can be used on Dynos, Flow Benches and for Cam Measurement.  Check out the magazine, pages 26-33, or click on this link for a copy:  http://www.performancetrends.com/PDFs/National%20Kart%20News%20Article.pdf

Click here for links to our products mentioned in the articles:

Dyno DataMite (for instrumenting your dyno, including inexpensive DIY inertia dynos for Kart engines)
Port Flow Analyzer (for existing flow benches, production or custom built like in the article)
EZ Flow Flow Bench Kit (for you to build your own computerized flow bench)
Cam Test Stand (measures cams on our stand or in the engine).


6)  Unijig (tm) Suspension Measuring System  Unijig produces a very affordable measurement kit which really helps when measuring your suspension for our Circle Track Analyzer or Suspension Analyzer programs.  Click on this link for more info:  http://unijig.com/measure.htm


7)  Practice Tree has New Features  We've added a couple of new features to our popular drag racing Practice Tree v2.0.

Cross Talk lights, where both top amber lights come on at same time, and then the 2nd amber lights start based on the Dial In Handicap.

Preference for Positioning of lights correctly for "letterbox" screens found on some laptops.

You can review all recent changes and enhancements to this program from it's Readme.doc file at this link:  http://www.performancetrends.com/text-files/pt-readme.doc

You can review all this program's features at:  http://www.performancetrends.com/Drag_Race_Practice_Tree.htm

If you purchased this program, you can download these enhancements for FREE by reinstalling the program from this link: http://www.performancetrends.com/download.htm#pt1

Important: If you got an Unlocking number when you purchased your program, 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. 


8) Last June's Newsletter Here are the topics covered in our previous newsletter.  If you would like another copy of June 2007's newsletter for detail on these topics, visit our website at: http://www.performancetrends.com/news.htm#newsletters

  1. Port Flow Analyzer v3.5 Released
  2. Shop Direct on our Website
  3. Ebay Store has Opened 
  4. New Fuel Injector Calculator Features
  5. Last May's Newsletter