Post Tagged with: "Camshafts"

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How and Why Camshaft Manufacturers Grind Advance Into Camshafts
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How and Why Camshaft Manufacturers Grind Advance Into Camshafts

I’ve read something about camshafts that some cam companies grind advance into the camshaft. I thought that you could only advance the cam once it was installed in the engine? […]

Video 101: An Introduction to Camshaft Profiles and Flat vs. Roller Tappets
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Video 101: An Introduction to Camshaft Profiles and Flat vs. Roller Tappets

“Roller lifters maintain better contact with cam lobes, allowing cam designers to create profiles with more midrange and top-end power than a flat-tappet cam with the same duration,” says two-time […]

Monday Mailbag: The 9 Things You Should Know Before Ordering a Camshaft
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Monday Mailbag: The 9 Things You Should Know Before Ordering a Camshaft

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers—Mondays, when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week in our Monday Mailbag, we’re discussing what you need to know when choosing […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Decode a COMP Cams Camshaft
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Decode a COMP Cams Camshaft

I purchased a used hydraulic roller camshaft from a friend that was originally used in an LS1 engine. My buddy says it’s a mild cam that’s bigger than a stock […]

Roller Derby: How to Break In a Roller Camshaft
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Roller Derby: How to Break In a Roller Camshaft

By now, it’s common practice (or should be) to use break-in oil with ZDDP or a zinc additive for a flat-tappet camshaft. But what about roller cams? Any old oil will […]

Monday Mailbag: 8 Causes of Camshaft Failure and How To Prevent Them
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Monday Mailbag: 8 Causes of Camshaft Failure and How To Prevent Them

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays, when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re discussing common causes of camshaft failure and what you can do […]

Monday Mailbag: Single Pattern vs. Dual Pattern Cams
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Monday Mailbag: Single Pattern vs. Dual Pattern Cams

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re answering the basic question: What’s the difference between a single […]

Monday Mailbag: Camshaft Lobe Separation, Nitrous Oxide & How They Relate
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Monday Mailbag: Camshaft Lobe Separation, Nitrous Oxide & How They Relate

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we examine ideal camshaft lobe separation for nitrous applications. D.M. Pitman, NJ Q: […]

Basic Tech: Standard vs. Roller Timing Chains
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Basic Tech: Standard vs. Roller Timing Chains

A timing chain doesn’t seem like it has a lot to do. All it does is turn the camshaft in concert with the crankshaft, right? Well, yes… and no. On […]

Monday Mailbag: Matching Your Valve Springs to Your Camshaft
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Monday Mailbag: Matching Your Valve Springs to Your Camshaft

Got questions?  We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re talking valve spring pressure and how it affects valvetrain performance. C.K.• […]