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Author Topic:   Flow bench use?
posted January 27, 2004 07:29 AM
I take a machine shop class at the local technical school. You can't beat full machine shop access 3 hours a week for like $2 an hour. At any rate, last night was the first night in class, and when the new guys were getting the tour of the shop, I noticed a new Superflow SF-600 flow bench. It hasn't even been hooked up yet, but it has several boxes of parts with it, and from what I can tell from the website seems to have all of the parts with it. I would really like to use this, but as of right now the shop manager has no idea how to use it. Can KP or Steve or any of you guys give me any tips on how to get started using this thing? I have several things I would like to test, including some heads, carbs, intakes, etc, but as I said before I have no idea what I am doing at this point. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.


posted January 27, 2004 08:07 AM
Dode..can you PM me i would be interested in finding out more about this school and chop access... sounds like a good deal to me.

posted January 27, 2004 08:13 AM

As simple as it is to operate, it's equally as difficult to get started for the first time. I would have to write the manuel on this screen. See if your instructor will let you copy the Superflow manuel and take home to read. It's really the only true way to learn how to use the flow bench if you have no prior experience.


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posted January 27, 2004 08:50 AM
dirtbuster-sent you a PM

Steve-there was a whole stack of books that came with it. I guess I will just have to pick one up next class period and have a look at it. Unfortunately there is no copy machine available, so that might make it a little difficult. Are the manuals pretty good at describing how to operate it? How is the learning curve on something like this? I mean in a few class periods, can I become comfortable using this? I mean I understand the principals, I just need to actually figure out how to operate the machine.



posted January 27, 2004 11:00 AM
I have to agree with Steve here. You'll first need to familiarize yourself with the manual, and be able to refer to the machine itself (hands on worked for me, with manual at hand).
The machine is very usefull and you can waste many many hours playing with it. LOL!
One would hope it came with the Flow Control electronic setup for data capture, or you're going to be in for a lot of number crunching to get usefull data in terms you can interpret. A friend originally did an Excel spreadsheet to handle all those calc's on an SF-100, but the FlowControl setup is much slicker on the newer models.
Good luck with it, and feel free to pick our brains as you go.

Dayton Umholtz, co-owner
Kinetic Performance

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