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PRI 2018: Race XD™ Bushed Solid Roller Lifters in the Spotlight

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While many race applications already use solid roller lifters, COMP Cams® has found a way to make them lighter, stronger, and overall better than ever before. At the 2018 PRI Show, Jay Adams was on hand to introduce the newly improved Race XD™ Bushed Solid Roller Lifter design. The key to this line is lightweight strength, “These are built with ... Read More »

Power For Peanuts: Gen V Big Block Power

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By Richard Holdener/Photos by Author  We all love big-block Chevys, right? But does that love affair include the much –maligned, peanut-port motors? For the uninitiated, peanut port refers to the small, oval-port heads used on the Gen-V 454 truck motors run prior to the introduction of the Gen VI in 1996. When Chevy introduced the Gen VI iteration, they replaced ... 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 »

Speed Secrets: Cam Swapping Your 3/4 Small Block Chevy

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Richard Holdener tells you what you need to know about cam swapping your 4.3-liter V6 in this video of Speed Secrets. To find out how well the ever popular 4.3L V6 would respond to a cam swap, they start off with a fresh rebuild of the 4.3L engine and put it on the dyno. Although originally this engine had an ... Read More »

Sullivan Family Purchases the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series

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By Ben Shelton Conway, Arkansas (12/04/18)– When the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil kicks off their 2019 campaign in March, it will be operating under new ownership. Racing world veterans Chris Sullivan and Jack Sullivan have purchased the tour, effective immediately. The sale comes as series founder Chris Ellis is forced to step away from the ... Read More »

Still a Float: SBC Stroker Spring Upgrade

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By Richard Holdener/Photos By Author Sometimes performance upgrades come from desire, while others out of sheer necessity. Unfortunately for us, this valve-float (actually control) test was the latter. It is often said that the whole is more important than the sum of its parts, and this is certainly true when it comes to the internal combustion engine. Think about running a ... Read More »

COMP Cams® .700 Max Lift Dual Valve Springs for GM LS7, LT1 & LT4 Engines

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Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® introduces a new .700″ Max Lift Dual Valve Spring that uses the additional installed height available in newer stock GM LS7, LT1 and LT4 engines to increase valve lift capacity and improve valve control. These new valve springs are optimized to improve performance in engines with taller installed heights. Capable of sustaining up to .700” ... Read More »

COMP Cams® Thumpr™ Camshaft Packages for GM LS Applications

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Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® Thumpr™ Camshaft Packages for GM LS Applications combine the outstanding sound of COMP Cams® Thumpr™ Cams with the ease of getting a complete valve train parts package matched to your specific GM LS application and desired performance level. COMP Cams® engineers have spent countless hours testing and creating valve train component combinations that are perfectly ... Read More »

COMP Cams® Thumpr™ NSR Cam Sets for Ford Coyote 5.0L Engines

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  Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® is bringing the Thumpr™ camshaft series to 2011-14 and 2015-17 Ford Coyote 5.0L engines. The new COMP Cams® Thumpr™ No Springs Required (NSR) Camshafts offer big power gains along with the unmistakable Thumpr™ idle lope, all without the need to upgrade valve springs. Ford’s Ti-VCT variable valve timing system is responsible for the flat ... Read More »