I got back from the PRI show.
Performance Racing Industry -- PRI Show Home
What a great show!
Everything for performance/racing........information over load!!
Got lots of free stuff and info.
Looked at stuff for my shop/business mostly, lots of machines, software, tools and holding fixtures.
But I also did some looking for Opel ideas.
Will post some info and pictures.
*Schoenfeld Headers, tube benders, header tube donuts.
*New coatings for reducing friction on cams, pistons, bearings.
*New Valve guide and seat materials, not beryllium.
*Roller rockers. Talked to the CNC manager at "Jesel", we got talking about machining for about a 1/2 hour, very experienced machinist and a nice guy. He said to send him some CAD drawings of the rollers, maybe I can get some Opel rocker help from him! Saw lots of high rpm rockers, with clever ways to lighten them and machine them, they use needle rollers bearings on the pins.
Maybe even design/build a new lighter and stronger racing only Opel lifter.......for RallyBob's salt flat Opel GT
I do owe RallyBob.
Oh, I met Ken and RallyBob!
Ken, bought Stan's racing GT, glad he is keeping Opel's racing.
I only got to talk to Bob for a few minutes. He knows engines/mechanical stuff (not just Opel's), he lived up to his reputation!
But, he was also just a normal guy..........easy to talk to.
Us Opel folk's are very lucky to have him.
We have to find other Opel stuff for him to work on, before he moves on to a race team.....he was looking!
Oh, Cam Effects wasn't at the show!