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Speed Secrets: Gen III 5.7-Liter Hemi Camshaft Swap

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Richard Holdener with Speed Secrets teamed up with Comp Cams to take a Gen III 5.7L Hemi and make it go from mild to wild with just a cam swap. For a test engine, the team snagged a 5.7L Hemi from a Ram truck and got to work. With a little machine work they changed the bore and stroke of ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: How to Upgrade Your Trunions 

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Whether you’re building a 4.8L, 5.3L, or 6.0L LS wrecking yard engine or just looking to freshen up the top end of your LS, Its very important to upgrade the trunions. With the age of the LS based engine, it is not unusual for them to have 150K-250K miles on them. With mileage like that you can imagine how many ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Single Pattern Camshaft Test

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Richard Holdener with Speed Secrets teamed up with Comp Cams, so right off the bat, you know theres gonna be a cam test but not just any cam test. A complete mild to wild single pattern camshaft test on a Stroker Small Block Chevy. For a test motor, a 420ci Stroker SBC seemed like a good starting point to run ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Swapping a Cam in an LS3 Crate Engine

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No matter how many times or combination of upgrades, testing an LS based engine never gets old. On Speed Secrets with Richard Holdner and the guys at Comp Cams, the team puts an LS3 Crate Motor on the dyno to see just how much power a cam swap has to offer.  Normally a factory LS3 engine has stock LS3 heads, ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Upgrade an LS2 Crate Engine

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While a camshaft, cylinder head, or intake manifold upgrade alone on an LS2 will get you decent power gains, the combination of all three is even better. Richard Holdener from Speed Secrets and the guys from Comp Cams team up to go all in on an LS2. Before upgrading the LS2 Crate motor, the team needs to establish a baseline ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Do You Have a Favorite Camshaft?

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Most engine builders, especially those that have been building engines for a long time, have a go-to camshaft. Something they really trust to do well on any combination, from mild to extreme, and Richard Holdener with Speed Secrets is no different. He brought his first 5.0L Ford in 1987 embodied in a 1988 5.0L Ford Mustang LX. Since then he’s ... Read More »

The 1,000-HP Cam: Turbo LS Power

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By Richard Holdener/Photos by Author We will skip right past the notion of whether you really need 1,000 hp, and jump right into how to get 1,000 hp. The reality is that most race cars have trouble putting four-digit power levels to the ground, let alone street cars, but since 1,000 hp seems to be the new 500 hp, let’s ... Read More »

Power For Peanuts: Gen V Big Block Power

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By Richard Holdener/Photos by Author  We all love big-block Chevys, right? But does that love affair include the much –maligned, peanut-port motors? For the uninitiated, peanut port refers to the small, oval-port heads used on the Gen-V 454 truck motors run prior to the introduction of the Gen VI in 1996. When Chevy introduced the Gen VI iteration, they replaced ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: It’s All About E85

It’s All About E85

In this episode of Speed Secrets, Richard Holdener explains everything you need to know about E85, and puts the ethanol fuel blend to the test. There are many benefits to running E85 fuel, which is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gas. It is a much higher octane fuel (112 vs 91) than what is available at most pumps, ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Swapping a Cam in a Carbureted LS Crate Motor

Swapping a Cam in a Carbureted LS Crate Motor

A carbureted LS crate engine with a single pattern cam gets a camshaft swap on this episode of Speed Secrets with Richard Holdener. Richard Holdener teamed up with Comp Cams to see just how much power can be gained by upgrading to a Dual Pattern cam.   Starting with a carbureted LS Crate motor supplied by Blueprint Engines, that came ... Read More »