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COMP Cams GM Sportsman Tool Steel Camshafts Offer Strength, Flexible Profiles

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Custom GM Sportsman Tool Steel Camshafts from COMP Cams feature core technology widely used in NASCAR, NHRA and other professional race engines for its high strength and profile flexibility. Special ST4 grade tool steel is available only from COMP Cams and 30 percent stronger than SAE 5150 or SAE 8620 options. Due to its higher carbon content, it has been shown to ... Read More »

COMP Cams Offers Valve Train Education

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Engine builders can now receive training from the absolute leader in valve train technology, as COMP Cams will be offering a course each month through October. Valve Train Fundamentals is tailored for first-time and novice engine builders. Curriculum will cover performance valve train basics, including how key components work and the dos and don’ts of product selection and installation. Demonstrations and ... Read More »

Top 10 Cam Failure Culprits

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Cams, cams, cams.. While camshafts can and do “go out,” something other than a bad core more often than not is to blame. Below are 10 things to think about before calling foul on your cam. COIL BIND Coil bind is when a spring compresses solid before or during full camshaft lift. This stack of metal stops the valve train ... Read More »

5,000 & Counting: Larry Shaw Race Cars force to be reckoned with

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Larry Shaw is in a class of his own. Racers running his chassis have been saying that for years, as week after week, builds from Larry Shaw Race Cars reach Victory Lane all across America. That “class of his own” statement now has a tangible figure attached to it though, as Shaw has recently built his 5,000th race car. “If ... Read More »

Low Buck DIY: LT1 Adjustable Cam Gear

We chucked up our trusty .350 bit and made our way through the metal, slotting the holes.

When upgrading our LT1 to an LS1-style ignition with the bolt-on kit from EFI Connection, we began installing our camshaft from COMP Cams with the factory cam gear. We found our Top Dead Center and then our Intake Lobe Centerline. To meet our desired 111 degree intake centerline, the cam core was ground at 115 degree lobe separation angle with ... Read More »

Finding the Intake Lobe Centerline

Step 3: Roll the cam backward until the gauge reads .50 lift before max lift and take a degree reading from the cam wheel.

Finding the Intake Lobe Centerline is essential to degree a camshaft, and it’s easy. See our Finding Top Dead Center article to learn how to set up the degree wheel. Read More »

Finding Top Dead Center

Step 4: Remove the piston stop and roll the engine back around until the pointer hits zero. This is your Top Dead Center.

Finding Top Dead Center on an engine is a four-step process made easy with a piston stop and a degree wheel.   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 »

Team COMP Cams wins Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge

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Team COMP Cams from Burton Center for Arts and Technology shaved more than two minutes off their qualifying time to take the No. 1 spot in the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge finale Dec. 7-10 at PRI Show in Indianapolis. The team of high school students was among 43 to qualify for the national dual championship, with 20 competing ... Read More »