David Vizard to Present Performance Engine Seminar in Elyria, OH, Charlotte, NC - Engine Builder Magazine

David Vizard to Present Performance Engine Seminar in Elyria, OH, Charlotte, NC

Internationally recognized author, engineer, racer and lecturer David Vizard will present an intimate Engine Performance Seminar May 5-7 at Motorhead’s in Elyria, OH.

“This in-depth seminar focuses on informing the professional running a typical small shop (1 to 10 employees) of techniques and methods to get more power from their builds for (as often as not) less cost,” Vizard told Engine Builder. ” Many of the moves are cutting edge and would be information their competitors, if they knew it, would not divulge.”

These seminars are supported by two professional grade, cutting-edge computer programs with extensive tutorials on their use.

Topics to be addressed include

  • An intake to tail pipe look at the requirements to make power and where the most critical obstacles to achieving such are.
  • Understanding the single greatest obstacle/determinant to making large output numbers per cube –the intake valve.
  • Understanding the effect of different valve seat forms the key elements to translating flow gains into increased output.
  • A comprehensive rundown on port and valve sizes to make maximum HP at the minimum RPM possible.
  • Understanding compression ratio
  • How to build a professional quality flow bench for as little as $150 in a weekend.
  • Understanding and identifying flow paths and flow impediments in port and chamber systems.
  • Flow bench techniques
  • Understanding a ‘virtual’ flow bench and how Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD) will be useful in the near future/
  • Moments of Inertia (MOI)
  • Lifters, pushrods and rockers and springs
  • How to use the ‘Torque Master’ cam program to spec the right cam first time – every time
  • Cam/valve event timing for supercharged, turbo charged and N2O engines.
  • Cylinder wall preparation and piston ring tech. by the honing companies!
  • Cold air and ram air – how to avoid the common mistakes and make the most of (almost) free torque and HP assets.
  • Power producing facts that you need to know about BSFC (Brake Specific Fuel Consumption) and BSAC (Brake Specific Air Consumption).
  • Intake manifolds and carbs.
  • Header selection and exhaust systems.

Attendance at the Ohio seminar is limited and scholarships may still be available to offset part of the admission price.

In addition, Vizard will host a special Allstar Race Seminar from May 19-21 at his shop outside Charlotte, NC.

“The ‘Tailgate-Themed’ seminar classes will start an hour early on Saturday so that we can finish early that afternoon,” Vizard says. “Attendees will have the chance to win 2 VIP seats for NASCAR’s Allstar race that evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The rest of us will watch the race on the projection screen while enjoying a talilgate cookout party.”

For more information or to register for either seminar, visit www.davidvizardperformanceseminars.com.

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