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PRI 2018: FAST® Ignitions Deliver the Energy Needed for Your Racing Engine

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When you need more spark energy from your ignition system, FAST® has you covered. Mark Campbell from FAST® was on hand at the 2018 PRI show to explain the popular E6 and E7 ignitions, and how they deliver the kind of precision and power needed when dealing with the demands of today’s racing engines. A highlight of the ignition boxes ... Read More »

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 »

The 1,000-HP Cam: Turbo LS Power

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By Richard Holdener/Photos by Author We will skip right past the notion of whether you really need 1,000 hp, and jump right into how to get 1,000 hp. The reality is that most race cars have trouble putting four-digit power levels to the ground, let alone street cars, but since 1,000 hp seems to be the new 500 hp, let’s ... 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 »

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 »

Dynamic Daily: Dr. Jekyll Meets Mr. Hyde

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By Richard Holdener/Photos By Author This is how you make your mild, carbureted 4.8L Dr. Jekyll becomes Mr. Hyde.     When it comes to power plants for an enthusiast vehicle, most guys have one of two distinct types, wild race car or mild daily driver. In truth, many have both, as the cantankerous race-car motor hardly makes for a reliable, ... Read More »

Modern Muscle: Zex-Injected DI L83

Nothing wakes up a new direct-injected, LT-based motor like a little Zex!

 Like anything new, the arrival of the junkyard L83 5.3L at Westech was met with a certain amount of skepticism. Having run endless testing on the previous generation LS engine family with tremendous success, we really didn’t know what to think about the new direct-injected LT motor. The LS was such a huge jump in performance over the previous Gen-2 ... 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 »

The Trade Parade: 2V Modular Cam Upgrade

One of the most powerful upgrades you can make to your 4.6L 2V is a cam swap.

By Richard Holdener/Photos By Author Now that the 5.0L Coyote has taken center stage, few eyes are fixed on the 1996-2004 Mustangs. Truth be told, the 4.6L two-valve (2V) was introduced way back in 1991 in other Ford vehicles, but it wasn’t until 1996 that it found a home under the hood of America’s favorite pony car. When first introduced, the ... Read More »

Clone Wars: 289 Shelby Stroker

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By Richard Holdener/Photos By Author What looked like a Shelby 289 Ford, was actually a Comp-cammed, stroker ready for some serious action. If you are a Mustang, or even Ford fan, chances are strong that you have heard the name Shelby. An accomplished racer, Mr. Shelby was best known for providing the world with one of the most widely recognized automotive ... Read More »