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Top 10 Cam Failure Culprits


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 »

Roll With It – Convert a Flat Tappet Camshaft to a Roller


Converting A Tried-and-True Small Block Chevy from a Flat Tappet to a Roller Camshaft Words and photos: Tommy Lee Byrd There aren’t many cutting edge ideas associated with the small block Chevy, as it’s been in the hot rod rotation for 60 years now. However, it still stands at the most popular engine platform, whether you’re dealing with a street ... Read More »

COMP Cams Back To Basics Video: Pushrods


Memphis, TN –In this Back to Basics Video, we take a quick look at making sure you have the proper length pushrod for your GM LS engine. Back to Basics is a brand new series bringing quick tech and installation videos to the automotive enthusiast. In this video, Richard Holdener from Xceleration Media is at Westech Performance to educate LS ... Read More »

GM High-Tech Performance – Clean Cast And Fast


In the January 2012 issue, the team at GM High-Tech Performance bolts a set of aluminum RHS Pro Action™ Cylinder Heads featuring Clean Cast Technology™ to an LS1 engine in an attempt to create true budget performance. The package is finished off with a custom grind hydraulic roller cam, along with a set of pushrods a new adjustable timing set, ... Read More »

Engine Masters – Street Cup


In their fall issue, the team over at Engine Masters profiles its Max Effort project, a Pro Touring build that takes its cues from road racing and NASCAR technology and is designed to be able to run on premium pump gas. The build utilizes a COMP Cams camshaft, Endure-X™ Solid Roller Lifters, COMP pushrods and a FAST™ XFI™ Fuel Injection System. You ... Read More »

Super Chevy – Rock On, Rockers!


In the August 2012 issue of Super Chevy, the editorial staff swaps out the worn aftermarket rockers from a ’70 Z28 Camaro that still has the LT1-350 in it. The old rocker arms are replaced with the COMP Cams Ultra-Gold™ ARC Series Aluminum Rocker Arms to increase engine power, enhance valve train stability and improve oiling. The project also features COMP 7/16 ... Read More »

Street Rodder – Gone, But Not Forgotten


Shaver Racing Engines’ stroked and bored 348 and 409 engines are profiled In the August 2012 issue of Street Rodder Magazine. A COMP Cams hydraulic roller cam, COMP valve train components, including Ultra-Pro Magnum™ Rockers, roller lifters, checking pushrods, a sprocket and chain set and a FAST™ EZ-EFI are featured in the builds. Click on the link below to read the story. We ... Read More »

Engine Swaps – Budget Valve Train Upgrade For LS Engine For LS Engines (COMP Cams)


In the Summer 2012 issue, the team over at Engine Swaps Magazine makes a few performance upgrades to its LS engine with some cost effective products from COMP Cams. Included in the editorial here is the COMP GM LS Retro-Fit Trunion Kit, along with Beehive™ Valve Springs, Hi-Tech™ Pushrods and the GM LS Valve Train Upgrade Kit (Gen III/LS1/LS6) for mild ... Read More »

Car Craft – How To Build Big Hammer Power


The goal was to make more power from a 406 c.i. Small Block Chevy engine running on pump gas. Jeff Smith from Car Craft writes about how he and his crew did just that, picking up more than 500 lb.-ft. of torque and more than 60 horsepower with the use of a COMP Cams Thumpr™ Cam, Pro Magnum Lifters™, 1.6:1 Roller ... Read More »

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords – Smog-Legal Killer


In the April 2013 issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, the editorial staff continues to build their emissions-friendly ’92 SSP coupe. Among other products, a variety of COMP Cams components are used in the project. COMP parts include a boost-friendly camshaft, lifters, a spider valley tray kit, Hi-Tech Pushrods™ and a composite distributor gear. You can read the story by clicking on the link below. ... Read More »