Post Tagged with: "camshaft tech"

Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Picking a Cam & Cylinder Heads for a Mild Street Small Block Chevy

I am building a mild street engine and researching my existing heads for air flow. The casting number on my cylinder heads reads 10147898: It appears these are 1995 through 1998 350ci […]

Tech Articles / Tech Projects

Stroker LS Cam Swaps: When is Bigger Not Better?

They say too much of a good thing can be bad, but does this apply to cam timing, more specifically stroker cam timing? Can you over-cam your LS stroker motor? […]

Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: A Good Camshaft Suggestion for a Modified Chevy 383 Stroker LS6 Engine

I have a 5.7L LS6 engine out of a 2005 Caddy CTS-V that dropped an intake valve with just over 50K on the odometer. The damage was not too extensive (no […]

Tech Articles

How to Read a Cam Card to Understand Camshaft Specs

The world of high performance engines can be a very confusing place, where terms and specifications seem to be full of obscure references that appear to make no sense. But […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Eccentric Ways: The Best Way to Break-In a Flat Tappet Camshaft

The automotive world has totally embraced the notion of hydraulic roller lifers. Yes, rollers reduce friction and present the opportunity to employ a more aggressive lift profile compared to a […]

Tech / Tech Projects

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Make a Flat Tappet Cam Live

I have a survivor ‘66 Corvette 427. I selected the Factory Muscle solid flat tappet cam as I was trying to stay as true to the original build as possible. […]

Parts

Intro to Camshaft Cores and Designing Cams to Make Horsepower (Video)

In today’s video, Mark Campbell at COMP Cams walks us through the four primary types of camshaft cores. Cam cores, or an unground lobe camshaft (UGL), are essentially unfinished camshafts, […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Camshaft and EFI Advice for 540 Big Block Chevy

I’m building a street 540 big block Chevy with a mild hydraulic COMP Thumpr cam, rectangle-port heads, and 9.5:1 compression ratio that looks like a stock L88 to go in […]

Product Profiles

Tool Tech: An Overview of Camshaft Degree Wheels

When a camshaft is “degreed” it means the camshaft position in the engine has been synchronized with the crankshaft position. Degreeing the cam is the only real way to determine […]

Tech Articles

Truck Cam Swap Testing to Add Low-End Torque

The LS engine remains the darling of the performance world, but does that mean all LS owners are looking for the same thing when it comes time for upgrades? Obviously […]