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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 »

Speed Secrets: It’s Time for a Carbureted 5.3-Liter Cam Swap

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In this episode of Speed Secrets, Richard Holdener explores a LS cam swap, but it’s no ordinary swap. Check out how a carbureted 5.3-liter engine responds to a cam swap. To test the gains of a camshaft upgrade on a carbureted LS engine, Richard Holdener with Speed Secrets teamed up with Comp Cams.  Even though the LS engine was never ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Are Cams and Boost a Perfect Match?

Are Cams and Boost a Perfect Match?

Blowers and turbos are installed on a 327 Small Block Ford to see how they pair with a mild COMP cam in this episode of Speed Secrets to see how well cams and boost go together. Richard Holdener with Speed Secrets and Comp Cams teamed up to test a camshaft for a naturally aspirated small block Ford and to see ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: How Well Does a Big Block Ford Respond to Modifications?

How Well Does a Big Block Ford Respond to Modifications?

While not as wildly popular as an LS, Small Block, or even a Big Block Chevy, there is still an awful lot to like about a Big Block Ford. From the early high compression ratio being 10.5:1, to the massive available displacement, and how common it is to still be able to see the cross hatch on the cylinder bores, ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: How to Choose a N/A Camshaft

How to Choose a N:A Camshaft

Richard Holdener explains how to choose camshafts for naturally aspirated engines in this episode of Speed Secrets. Comp Cams offers camshafts for Ford, Chevy, Dodge, and a lot of imports as well as specific applications. With so many options available for just about any project, you can imagine it can be a bit confusing. Richard Holdener with Speed Secrets and ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: What’s So Great About the FAST LSXR Intake?

Speed Secrets: What’s So Great About the FAST LSXR Intake?

When GM designed the LS1 engine, they didn’t give it an intake to do it justice. Thankfully, FAST came up with a solution. Richard Holdener explains the magic behind the FAST LSXR intake in this episode of Speed Secrets. Of all the intake manifolds GM has produced over the years, the LS1, the beginning of arguably the best GM engine ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Are Small Block Chevy Cam Swaps Like LS Cam Swaps?

Speed Secrets: Are Small Block Chevy Cam Swaps Like LS Cam Swaps?

Can you get the same kind of gains from Small Block Chevy cam swaps as the LS guys? Find out in this episode of Speed Secrets with Richard Holdener. Chevys revolutionary LS based engines seem to be an anomaly. With the way these engines respond to even mild cams, it makes you wonder how it can be so superior to ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Choosing the Right Cam for a 347 Ford Engine

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Having a 347 cubic inch stroker Ford means you can do more with your cam, but picking one out can be tricky, Richard Holdener is here to help. Richard Holdener at Speed Secrets once again teams up with Comp Cams to build a mean small block stroker Ford engine. What makes a stroker engine unique is the increased length in ... Read More »

The A Team: Cam, Chemicals and Boost

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The first step on the road to success with any LS, even a boosted one, is always a cam swap!    When it comes right down to it, all dyno testing is fun, some tests are just more fun than others. Case in point, any test that involves what we call the A-Team, meaning a motor from the wrecking yard, ... Read More »