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Power Tour Gallery

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The COMP Performance Group is once again participating in one of the hottest car enthusiast events this year, the 23rd Hot Rod Power Tour. We hope you enjoy our social media feed chronicling stops in seven designated cities! Hashtag your tour pics with #COMPpowertour, and we may just feature them here. Visit the CPG Nation Live Facebook page for even more coverage! ... Read More »

CPG’s Summer of Giveaways

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Every Wednesday for the entire months of May, June and July, we will be giving away great CPG prizes from COMP Cams, FAST & TCI. Make sure to like each brand’s Facebook page and tune in every Wednesday between 1-2 pm Central to find out how to enter the contest…and whether you have won one of our great prizes. Each page will ... Read More »

The COMP Performance Group Ready for 2017 Power Tour

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For more than 20 years, automotive enthusiasts and manufacturers alike have embarked on a weeklong road trip spanning more than a thousand miles. The brands that make up the COMP Performance Group will once again join them on the highways and in seven designated cities for Hot Rod Power Tour. The annual tour attracts muscle cars, street rods and other ... Read More »

One Man’s Quest for a FAST-er Porsche

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The world of the Porsche is divided between the purists and the racers. One group wants to keep them all preserved in their factory form, and the other celebrates their heritage in motorsports. But, making fast cars faster will always be a constant, and through the years, tuners such as Singer, Magnus Walker, RUF, Lindsey Racing and Rogue have made ... Read More »

Camshaft Heat Treatment Explained

The shallower dimple in the outer surface shows the hardening properties of the induction hardening process. A diamond tip with a Rockwell C load was used on each.

We’ve all heard the term, but have you ever wondered what that heat treatment actually looks like, or how it’s done? Well, you are in luck. Heat-treating a camshaft ensures the lobes will hold up under the demands of the valve train. Pushrods can apply as much as 2,000- to 6,000-lb loads between the lobe and roller wheels in a ... Read More »

Eric Gullett Returns To Drag Racing With Unexpected Combo

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Following a three-year hiatus, Eric Gullett has returned to drag racing in a brand new ride that might appear to be under-powered for its class. The 45-year-old is confident, however, his engine and drivetrain are strong enough to put him in Victory Lane. “We finally have got a nice competitive package,” the Pennsylvania resident says of his team, which is ... Read More »

Low-buck DIY: Valve Lapping

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We recently refreshed a set of 30,000-mile heads for our budget LT-1 rebuild. While we did splurge on new springs to match our cam, the valves cleaned up nicely and we decided to re-use them. Inspection revealed a little pitting on the sealing surface, and while they might have been just fine, we knew they could be a little better. ... Read More »

Super Chevy Show Warm-up! ’72 Chevelle Visits COMP Cams

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The Super Chevy Show is headed to Memphis on April 7-9, and the local car culture has been getting their cars ready. Former NFL player Jeremy Lesueur and local car guy brought his orange and white ‘72 Chevelle by the COMP Cams world headquarters for us to check out. The vinyl-topped beauty rolls on Bonspeed wheels with Wilwood brakes and ... Read More »

COMP Cams, FAST Sponsor Engines Battle in UAE

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COMP Cams and Fuel Air Spark Technology will once again be gold and silver sponsors, respectively, of the Engines Battle at Custom Show Emirates 2017 in Abu Dhabi. UAE, on March 30 through April 1. The three-day contest requires teams to remove an engine from a vehicle, make modifications using their choice of optional performance parts, re-install the modified engine and ... Read More »

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 »