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COMP After Hours: Project Loophole Monte Carlo

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Ever wonder what goes on at COMP Cams after hours? Well, a few of the COMP Performance Group tech guys decided to pool their resources and have a little fun at the nearby Memphis International Raceway. While they all have project cars, they knew this would be a great way to hang out and keep them on their toes. Nothing ... Read More »

One Man’s Quest for a FAST-er Porsche

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The world of the Porsche is divided between the purists and the racers. One group wants to keep them all preserved in their factory form, and the other celebrates their heritage in motorsports. But, making fast cars faster will always be a constant, and through the years, tuners such as Singer, Magnus Walker, RUF, Lindsey Racing and Rogue have made ... Read More »

Camshaft Heat Treatment Explained

The shallower dimple in the outer surface shows the hardening properties of the induction hardening process. A diamond tip with a Rockwell C load was used on each.

We’ve all heard the term, but have you ever wondered what that heat treatment actually looks like, or how it’s done? Well, you are in luck. Heat-treating a camshaft ensures the lobes will hold up under the demands of the valve train. Pushrods can apply as much as 2,000- to 6,000-lb loads between the lobe and roller wheels in a ... Read More »

Low-buck DIY: Valve Lapping

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We recently refreshed a set of 30,000-mile heads for our budget LT-1 rebuild. While we did splurge on new springs to match our cam, the valves cleaned up nicely and we decided to re-use them. Inspection revealed a little pitting on the sealing surface, and while they might have been just fine, we knew they could be a little better. ... Read More »

Super Chevy Show Warm-up! ’72 Chevelle Visits COMP Cams

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The Super Chevy Show is headed to Memphis on April 7-9, and the local car culture has been getting their cars ready. Former NFL player Jeremy Lesueur and local car guy brought his orange and white ‘72 Chevelle by the COMP Cams world headquarters for us to check out. The vinyl-topped beauty rolls on Bonspeed wheels with Wilwood brakes and ... Read More »

Ratty Muscle Cars: Relax. Have Fun.

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By: Brandon Flannery With a late-night thrash-n-pack, the boys and I awoke before the sun and pointed The Blue Goose east from our perch just below Memphis. Our destination was the Wilson-Morgan ballpark more than three hours away in Decatur, Alabama. Despite the threat of bad weather, the Ratty Muscle Cars “No Shine Sh*t List” was on, and we were ... Read More »

FAST EFI and the Week To Wicked C10

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Every year, the crunch to bring a new vehicle to SEMA has shops working hard. While some labor for months or even years on their vehicles, Classic Trucks Magazine did it in one week. With the help of Fuel Air Spark Technology (FAST) EFI from the COMP Performance Group, project “Week to Wicked” turned a ¾-ton long bed into a lowered, ... Read More »