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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mailbag: Explaining Valve Overlap for Camshafts

Q: What is valve overlap? … A: Overlap is when the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. It is expressed in degrees of crankshaft rotation. Not […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Cam Swap Tech for 5.3L LS/Vortec Engines

I’ve seen in a 4.8L LS engine story where you used a COMP short duration hydraulic roller cam and the engine made really good power. That cam, if I recall […]

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Video: How a 4-Stroke Engine’s Piston Motion & Valve Events Work & Why it Matters for Cam Selection

In previous articles, we’ve talked about the importance of Considering Individual Timing Events When Choosing a Cam to help us determine the duration, lobe separation and advance needed. This is especially important […]

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Camshaft Secret Weapon: Choose Perfect Cam with New Summit Racing Cam Timing Calculator

It isn’t always obvious which camshaft we should choose for our engine build. Even when we fully understand the individual timing events and how each of them interact in a […]

Parts

Summit Racing Adds New Pro LS Truck Swap and Turbo Cams to Pro LS Line (Video)

The new Summit Pro LS camshafts have been a hit. The new product line launched in July and quickly developed a following. Just a quick recap: Summit Pro LS cams […]