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PRI SHOW

Post by sbcharlie » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:59 am

its been a while since I been to this show. excited to see new ideas and machinery. I will be in the Bullet Racing Booth. excited to meet some of you at show stop by. Charlie

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Post by CamKing » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:19 am

I'll be in my normal spot. Booth 1835. Just follow the smell of popcorn.
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Post by prairiehotrodder » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:38 am

i wish it was a week sooner and i'd be there. I'd like to stop in on my way to see Noah's Ark this next week.

Does anyone have any car-guy suggestions for places to go and see in the Cincinatti, Lexington area ?

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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by Nefario » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:52 pm

prairiehotrodder wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:38 am
Does anyone have any car-guy suggestions for places to go and see in the Cincinatti, Lexington area ?
Tour the Toyota Camry factory in Georgetown 20 miles north of Lexington. A bit of a side trip but could visit the Corvette plant and museum in Bowling Green, KY. Try to find the hidden (and unexplained) Ardun engine at the Corvette Museum! Seriously :wink:

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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by engineguyBill » Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:52 pm

Nefario wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:52 pm
prairiehotrodder wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:38 am
Does anyone have any car-guy suggestions for places to go and see in the Cincinatti, Lexington area ?
Tour the Toyota Camry factory in Georgetown 20 miles north of Lexington. A bit of a side trip but could visit the Corvette plant and museum in Bowling Green, KY. Try to find the hidden (and unexplained) Ardun engine at the Corvette Museum! Seriously :wink:
Very interesting about the Ardun equipped engine at the Museum. Zora Arkus Duntov actually designed and market the Ardun heads for flathed Ford engine conversion, hence the name Ar-Dun.
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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by SHARKBITEATTACK » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:16 am

This and SEMA are my favorite shows. Looking forward to going in a few weeks. Where you all staying?

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Post by Nefario » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:43 am

engineguyBill wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Very interesting about the Ardun equipped engine at the Museum.
I visited 2 years ago and there was a 1950's Vette in front of a vintage garage backdrop. Waaaay back in the garage is an Ardun conversion with it's distinctive valve covers. It was all primer grey; I wonder if it was a foam model.

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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by piston guy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:53 pm

I'll be in my normal spot on the corner in the hall across from the snack bar and rest rooms. One has to have a priority!

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Post by Mark O'Neal » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:04 pm

I'll be in my normal spot, in my office.

If anyone sees something new and exciting, please post.

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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by David Vizard » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:39 pm

Yes PRI is close on the horizon.
I will be there at the booth of Calhoun Custom Porting who have asked me to do some prototype heads for them and to promote my own stuff like seminars, performance programs etc. If any of you want to talk about whatever performance subject comes to mind I will be on booth #2716 In the mornings.

I will also be doing two seminars at the show. One on building optimally cost effective per lb-ft and hp output stroker motors for Scat cranks on Wednesday afternoon (4 o'clock I think) and one on Friday afternoon about the same time on cylinder head development covering ground from 2 valve heads through 3,4 and 5 valve heads.

If anyone wants to put forth a question in advance go ahead and I will see if I can take care of it at the show.

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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by David Vizard » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:11 am

For those interested I will be at the Calhoun Custom Porting booth (7216) every show morning till midday.

My seminars are:-
Company:- Scat Cranks & Rods
Subject:- Optimizing stroker motor output.
When:- 12/05/2018 4:0 pm
Where:- Seminar room #241

Company:-Calhoun Custom Porting
Subject:- Advanced porting techniques
When:- 12/07/2018 4:00 pm
Where :- seminar room # 236

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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by Dave Arsenault » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:50 pm

I have been attending this show since Louisville back in 1988 so I think this makes 30 straight years for me and the first time I won’t be standing in a booth somewhere on machinery row… So it will be great to just walk around and visit with everyone.

The first thing most people ask me when I see them is. “Where is someone that you used to know from SuperFlow now” I know everyone is curious with SuperFlows recent events and acquisition of its assets by PowerTest where everyone that you know and loved went to.

So rather than repeating myself 100 times at PRI here is an attempt to answer all with what I know.

Person SuperFlow Position Where they are now

• Ron Mcnett WinDyn System Architect Taylor Dynamometer
• Allan Elfe WinDyn Hardware Architect Taylor Dynamometer
• Kris Severance Windyn Software Engineer out of industry
• Pete Poirson Dynamometer Designer Taylor Dynamometer
• Tod Poirson Systems Engineer Taylor Dynamometer
• Scott Giles CEO of SuperFlow ????
• Mike Giles Marketing Director Out of Industry
• Ryan Giles System Engineer Out of Industry
• Dan Roberts DTS/SuperFlow Sales Retired…had enough
• Gary Isam SuperFlow Sales Out of Industry
• Dave Arsenault DTS Founder/GM SuperFlow That’s Me!

PowerTest is a company that has a lot of employee turnover in its history, in the last year since the acquisition of SuperFlow the Following key people abruptly left, Pat Koppa the President PowerTest for years left abruptly, the same for the director of human resources and the comptroller of SuperFlow. Hmmm I guess that may say a thing or two.

Many many have more have left in the last 30days as the Des Moines manufacturing facility has been closed and all employees released.
As for the Colorado Springs Facility it had 28 people when we merged DTS and SuperFlow together. With some of the brightest engineers I have had the pleasure of working with and now it is down to 3 or 4 people with ZERO engineers, so sad for sure.

So if you are going to PRI and looking for a Dyno assembled by someone who is doing it for the first time, with parts machined by a new vendor for the first time then SuperFlow is your company if not I would take that money and save it for a year or buy that valve grinder you also were looking at.
If you can’t find me at PRI shoot me a text and we will hook up

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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by Walter R. Malik » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:08 pm

So Dave,
Are you saying that buying a new "Powermark" at this time is not a good thing to do because it would be about a year, anyway...?

I am trying to understand the last part of your post.
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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by Dave Arsenault » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:04 pm

Hey Walter,

What I am saying is let the dust settle, manufacturing personal and locations get things sorted out and see how quality and product look.

If you are looking at chassis dyno's there are plenty of choices engine dynos not so much.

Are you looking for a new dyno Walter? if so engine or Chassis?

The PowerMark dyno is ok right now as far as I know the SupeFlow 902s has become very fragile of late....

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Re: PRI SHOW

Post by David Vizard » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:11 pm

Dave,
So who is the king pin here as far as flow benches go???
I will be on booth #7216 every morning till 12:00 if you want to drop by and bring me up to speed with whatever you feel I should know.

Thanks

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