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$10K Drag Shootout Episode 1: “The Arrival”

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Meet the four teams that are battling to win the $10K Drag Shootout – a competition where each team gets $10,000 and 10 days to build a drag car. Team Boddie, Stinky Pinky, Team Bigun, and the COMP Cams Dream Team are stocked with some of the most talented drag racing fabricators, tuners, and drivers in the world. Thrills, drama, ... Read More »

Think FAST: XFI Sportsman Test

What was the key to successfully boosting our small block? This XFI Sportsman ECU and throttle body from FAST.

Words and Photos: Richard Holdener Not to knock the venerable carburetor, but we all know that fuel injection is the name of the game. Sure, carburetors have been used to provide air and fuel for millions of automobiles for decades, but there is a reason that all the OEMs have made the switch to modern fuel injection. While carburetors perform ... Read More »

COMP Cams Mounting Kit for GM LS3 Coils

COMP Cams Mounting Kits for LS3 Coils

Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® has launched a mounting kit to allow for the mounting of GM LS3 coils to COMP Cams® Billet Valve Covers. Manufactured from steel and e-coated for durability and a sleek appearance, this vertical mounting kit is lightweight in design and is the perfect complement to COMP Cams® Billet Valve Covers. Built to keep the coils ... Read More »

SAN Secures Companion Resolution from U.S. Senate Recognizing July 13th as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

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The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 574 (S. Res. 574) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) recognizing July 13, 2018 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).” A similar resolution was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H. Res. 980). The date marks the ninth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and ... Read More »

New CPG Products In Stock & Ready To Ship

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    COMP Cams® Spring Seat Cutters Spring Seat Cutter 1.34″ O.D. (For 0.500″ Guide) Part # 4671 Spring Seat Cutter 1.34″ O.D. (For 0.560″ Guide) Part # 4672 A popular upgrade to allow more lift or accommodate a more aggressive roller camshaft when using traditional Small Block Chevrolet heads is to retro-fit them with LS-style valve springs. This tool ... Read More »

All Dialed In: What is Tuning Worth?

Tuning is an important element when looking to maximize the power output of any combination, but what happens if you miss on the tune?

Words and Photos: Richard Holdener When we run tests on intakes, camshafts or cylinder heads, one of the questions we often get is, do you tune each combination? The obvious answer is yes, as tuning each combination to maximize the power output is the only way to know the true difference between them. This becomes even more critical when the ... Read More »

More Than Cams

Think of this stock, rebuilt 302 Ford as a blank canvas, with nothing but power potential!

Words and Photos: Richard Holdener By now, everyone should realize that COMP Cams offers an impressive array of cam grinds for most performance applications. You would be hard-pressed to find an application where they didn’t offer an off-the-shelf cam grind to suit your needs, but they also offer custom grinds for those wanting something special. After the factory adopted them, hydraulic-roller ... Read More »

Attitude Adjustment: Valve Lash for Power

A change in valve lash on a solid flat-tappet (or solid roller) cam can change the attitude of your motor!

Words and Photos: Richard Holdener Whether you have a Ford, Chevy or Dodge, one of the key elements in improving the power output is the right camshaft. The cam is often described as the brain of the internal combustion engine, as it synchronizes the valve events that all but determine the character of the motor. Mild cam timing will obviously ... Read More »

Taylor Hull Makes History at Formula Drift Atlanta

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Photos: David Karey, Larry Chen, Bagel Media Last weekend Road Atlanta played host to the 2018 Formula Drift competition debut of Taylor Hull and his new competition car, the first Cadillac ever to compete in professional drifting, a 2015 ATS-V. With qualifying looming in the afternoon, only a single hour and a half practice session was left to get both ... Read More »

Double Dipping: Supercharged 5.0L Fords

Even on stock 5.0L, nothing adds performance like a little boost!

Words and Photos: Richard Holdener  What could possibly be better than a test where we add a supercharger to a 5.0L Ford? The obvious answer is adding boost to a pair of 5.0L Fords, one stock and one modified, of course! In fact, the great thing about boost from a supercharger is that it will improve the power output of ... Read More »