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Sportsman Lifters: Tech, Durability and Affordability In One

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There are plenty of lifters out there designed specifically for drag racing. Neither supply nor demand is a problem for these critical components. Cost and durability are. It’s easy to break your racing budget with a trick lifter, but as racers well know, the relationship between all components in a valve train package is more important than any individual part. ... Read More »

Global Horsepower: The Norway Firebird

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Known for their high performance and stylish good looks, American cars are popular all over the world. Many cars have made their way across the seas and into the hands of proud new owners, like Roger Berkvik in Norway. When it came time to step up the horsepower in his beautiful black ’79 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, Bervik went back ... Read More »

Roll With It – Convert a Flat Tappet Camshaft to a Roller

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Converting A Tried-and-True Small Block Chevy from a Flat Tappet to a Roller Camshaft Words and photos: Tommy Lee Byrd There aren’t many cutting edge ideas associated with the small block Chevy, as it’s been in the hot rod rotation for 60 years now. However, it still stands at the most popular engine platform, whether you’re dealing with a street ... Read More »

COMP Cams Back To Basics Video: LS Valve Train Stability

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Memphis, TN – In the latest installment of the Back to Basics video series, host Richard Holdener demonstrates how an LS valve spring upgrade can help prevent valve float. GM LS engines provide an easy and inexpensive way to make horsepower, but their weak link is in the area of factory valve springs. When it comes to installing boost, an ... Read More »

How To Swap An LS Cam

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The GM LS is one of the most affordable and versatile engines on the market today. COMP Cams has enthusiastically responded to this popularity with a wide variety of high performance camshafts and upgrading to one couldn’t be easier. To demonstrate this, Xceleration Media’s Richard Holdener recently hosted a step-by-step video on swapping a more potent COMP grind camshaft into a stock ... Read More »

COMP Cams Back To Basics Video: Pushrods

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Memphis, TN –In this Back to Basics Video, we take a quick look at making sure you have the proper length pushrod for your GM LS engine. Back to Basics is a brand new series bringing quick tech and installation videos to the automotive enthusiast. In this video, Richard Holdener from Xceleration Media is at Westech Performance to educate LS ... Read More »

COMP Cams Quick Tech Video: Proper Valve Spring Setup

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Memphis, TN – The latest Quick Tech Video from COMP Cams provides viewers with the basics on how to properly set up your valve springs. Improper valve spring installation is a common cause of engine failure. In this video, Bradley Brown, head of valve springs at COMP Cams, talks about proper valve spring installation. Brown illustrates the important processes when ... Read More »

The Ultimate Stroker – Squeezing 427 Inches Into An SBC

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Our friends at Horsepower Monster have recently been building up a Small Block Chevy into a stroker 427 using off-the-shelf components. Their goal is to put together a daily-driver engine that is capable of more than 550 horsepower and can run on pump gas. The build includes a COMP Cams Thumpr™ Hydraulic Roller Camshaft, High Energy™ Hydraulic Roller Lifters and Ultra Pro ... Read More »