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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 »

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 »



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