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Speed Secrets: Everything You Need To Know About Fuel Injectors

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When building an engine, everyone knows that the right head and cam combinations and/or boost can equal big power. With so much focus on the big things, it is easy to over look the basics. The root concepts that make up an internal combustion engine, like air, spark, and fuel. Although, everyone wants to make big power, no-one wants an ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Understanding Timing For Your Best Tune

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So you’ve done your research and picked out the perfect parts for your application, put it all together, and now all you’ve gotta do is find a way to control the beast. That’s where FAST comes in with their impressive XFI management system. No matter the engine or combination, when it comes to tuning there are really two major elements ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: FAST Intake Manifolds Short Intake Runner Test

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The LSXR LS3 intake manifold is the result of extensive EFI research and development by Fast, the industry leader in fuel injection aftermarket performance parts. More flow and more power are among the many benefits this incredible intake manifold has to offer, but it doesn’t end there. The really great part about the FAST LSXR LS3 intake is its adjustability ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: FAST LSXR 102mm Intake Test!

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How much power are intake manifolds really worth is a commonly asked question. To try his hand at answering this question, Richard Holdener with Speed Secrets teams up with Comp Cams and Fast. The problem with this question is that even though it seems pretty straight forward, it’s really not. The reality is that the power gains from an intake ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: L82 Small Block Chevy Heads/Cam/Intake Upgrades!

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When picking out cylinder heads to upgrade an engine, in general most people think in terms of flow. However there are many more considerations to be made about such a big decision that can make or “brake” a good engine build. To demonstrate the importance of choosing the right cylinder heads, Richard Holdener teamed up with Comp Cams and RHS ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Building and Testing a L79 Small Block Chevy

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The specs of the muscle car era engine were pretty standard across the board, but GMs L79 had a legendary reputation. To take a look at what set the L79 apart from the rest, Speed Secrets’ Richard Holdener teamed with Comp Cams to build a reproduction L79. With 4 bolt mains, a forged crankshaft, and 11:1 compression pistons, the main ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Cam and Nitrous on a Junkyard 4.8! 

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GM’s LS engine has quickly gained a reputation as the ultimate power house and it seems as if everyone is transplanting these engines into everything. While you can buy a well built Crate engine, because of the LS engines potential it can be quite expensive. Lucky for us, GM saw that same potential in the LS engine family and used ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Getting 500-Horsepower Out of a Small Block Ford

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When thinking of building a high horsepower Small Block Ford, the first modifications that come to mind are Induction system and head flow. While those simple modifications will get you a long ways, there are two key elements that will make hitting your target horsepower rating easier – Displacement and camshaft. One rule in making real power that has never ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: 408 Fast Intake Test

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Single plane carbureted intakes are notorious for making big peak power, and the Fast LSXR intake is the best of the best when it comes to LS EFI applications, but how do the two compare? To find out, on an episode of Speed Secrets Richard Holdener and the guys from Fast stage an intake shoot out. For a test engine, ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: It’s Time to Juice the LS

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Typically, nitrous comes in two different configurations. For EFI applications there is the wet fogger system, where you combine nitrous and fuel in a single fogger nozzle and install it somewhere in the air intake system. Although, if you were looking for nitrous for a carbureted application, a perimeter plate type system would be the way to go. While both ... Read More »