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Speed Secrets: 5.3 LM7 Cam and Intake Test! How good is the TBSS manifold

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What kind of power gains can you get when you upgrade both the camshaft and intake manifold on a 5.3-liter engine? That’s what the team at Speed Secrets set out to find out, working with the experts at COMP Cams. What’s really cool about the experiment on this is, we get to look at the power gains from the combo, ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: What Makes Nitrous So Amazing?

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Nitrous has a high level of versatility, and is just generally pretty awesome. In this episode of Speed Secrets, the team works with the guys over at ZEX to demonstrate just why and how this gas is so useful for engine builders and racers.  The first key characteristic about nitrous on the awesome scale is how much bang you get ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Control Your Boost – Cam Swap vs. Pulley Swap!

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Everyone knows that it is very simple to make more power with more boost but how does less boost produce more horsepower? Well, the answer is very logical and actually kind of a simple notion in and of itself. You see, boost is essentially a measurement of restriction and by increasing the flow of an engine you cannot only increase ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Getting 500-Horsepower Out of a Small Block Ford

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When thinking of building a high horsepower Small Block Ford, the first modifications that come to mind are Induction system and head flow. While those simple modifications will get you a long ways, there are two key elements that will make hitting your target horsepower rating easier – Displacement and camshaft. One rule in making real power that has never ... Read More »

2016 Goodguys Hall of Fame Road Tour Dates Announced!

2016 Goodguys Road Tour dates announced!

The Goodguys 2016 Hall of Fame Road Tour is Official! The popular driving tour featuring our industry’s hottest cars and biggest celebrities, will depart Roadster Shop’s headquarters in Mundelein, Illinois Saturday, September 24th and travel one thousand miles in five days to the Goodguys 24th Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, TX, arriving Thursday evening Sept ... Read More »

The COMP Cams Engine Builder Duel will take 2016 off to re-tool

The COMP Cams Engine Builder Duel will resume in 2017 after re-tooling.

  The COMP Cams Engine Builder Duel breaks to re-tool for the 2017 season.  The COMP Cams Engine Builder Duel program will take this event season off to completely re-tool for 2017. After eight hard years of service, the legendary Chevy small blocks will be retired. Surprisingly, two of the original three engines remain. Bryan Pitcher of COMP Cams has ... Read More »

COMP Cams Camaro Progress Update!

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Progress on the COMP Cams Camaro is underway! Kelle Oeste of V8 Speed & Resto brought her trusty car hauler out to COMP Cams and gave the Camaro a thorough inspection in September. With a passing grade and a clean enough bill of health that would enable her crew to meet our requested deadline, the white convertible was loaded up and ... Read More »

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Sets Banquet Date

Jack Sullivan claimed the 2015 CCSDS title. (Ron Mitchell Photo)

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Announces Banquet Date Beebe, Arkansas (01/13/16) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil will host their 2015 Night of Champions banquet on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at the Holiday Inn at the Airport sponsored by Boston’s Restaurant and Pizza (Little Rock, Arkansas). The annual banquet will cap another great year ... Read More »

Clay Millican Visits COMP Cams

Clay's record-setting Parts Plus dragster pulls 4Gs at launch and then goes up to 6Gs as the clutches fully engage. What a ride!

6-time IHRA Champion Clay Millican visits the COMP Cams headquarters in Memphis to inspire the Tech Support Staff and bench race. Read More »