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Speed Secrets: Chevy Big Block Boost to 900+ HP

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Does it get any better than a boosted Big Block? It’s hard to imagine anything better! On this episode of Speed Secrets, the team works with COMP Cams to find out how to get the best results out of a Big Block engine that’s destined to get boost. For this test of junkyard, boosted Big Block Chevys, a gen-six 454 ... Read More »

Turbo 5.0 Ford Small Block: Big Power with Small Boost!

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The 5.0-liter Ford engine is a favorite of the Speed Secrets crew, so if there’s one thing they’re dying to test, it’s a 5.0L, and not any 5.0L, but one turbo power! To learn how to put together a great engine meant for boost, the experts at COMP Cams lend a hand to set up a great foundation. Making a ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Adding ZEX Nitrous To A Turbo 5.3! HUGE Gains!

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Working with the experts at ZEX, two of the funnest parts of building an engine are tested: boost and nitrous! Nitrous is awesome, boost is awesome, but what happens when you combine the two? Double the fun! When it comes to choosing nitrous or boost, the majority of engine builders will opt for one or the other, but why choose ... 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 »

Speed Secrets: Are Cams and Boost a Perfect Match?

Are Cams and Boost a Perfect Match?

Blowers and turbos are installed on a 327 Small Block Ford to see how they pair with a mild COMP cam in this episode of Speed Secrets to see how well cams and boost go together. Richard Holdener with Speed Secrets and Comp Cams teamed up to test a camshaft for a naturally aspirated small block Ford and to see ... Read More »

Car Craft – The Turbo Cam Shootout

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In their September issue, the editorial staff at Car Craft took the advice of renowned engine builder Kenny Duttweiler to treat a properly sized, high-efficiency turbo engine like a naturally aspirated one. To do so, the team set up experiments in which they installed three different COMP Cams single-pattern hydraulic roller camshafts on a 420c.i. small block stroker with a pair of ... Read More »