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COMP Cams® Performance Lash Adjusters for Ford Modular 4.6L-5.4L Applications

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By slowing the leak down rate, the COMP Cams® Performance Lash Adjusters provide more lift and duration while improving valve train stability. Just like lifters in a pushrod motor, lash adjusters in Ford Modular motors can leak down under high RPM, causing lost duration and lift, as well as more valve train wear. The COMP Cams® Ford Mod Motor Performance ... Read More »

Valve Spring Tech: Secrets of the Industry Revealed

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  Here’s the valve spring technology breakdown that only top industry experts have known about, until now! With 50 years of race-winning engine building experience, David Vizard hosts episode 4 of Power Tec 10 with the goal to educate race engine builders and the home mechanic engine builder alike on new valve spring tech. Taken at face value, a valve spring ... Read More »

COMP Cams Offers Valve Train Education

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Engine builders can now receive training from the absolute leader in valve train technology, as COMP Cams will be offering a course each month through October. Valve Train Fundamentals is tailored for first-time and novice engine builders. Curriculum will cover performance valve train basics, including how key components work and the dos and don’ts of product selection and installation. Demonstrations and ... Read More »

Top 10 Cam Failure Culprits

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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 »

Employee Spotlight – Gordon Holloway

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Gordon Holloway has been with COMP Cams since B.C., or before cams. He is a legend in automotive aftermarket field and is an amazing member of our staff. He’s been involved in everything from NHRA U.S. Nationals wins to NASCAR Cup championships and more. Check out his story here: Read More »

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

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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 »