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Comparing Camshafts: A History of Camshaft Specs and Choosing the Right Cam

Have you ever wondered why one camshaft makes more power than the other? Would you like to compare the behaviors of multiple cams without ever doing a cam swap? Written […]

Mr Gasket Degree Wheel Camshaft Video
Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Degree a Camshaft Using a Degree Wheel

Properly degreeing a camshaft is an essential aspect of building a performance engine. While, on paper, it seems like you’d be able to simply adhere to the manufacturer’s pre-stamped markings […]

Tech Articles

Ford Alphabet Cam Specs: E303 vs. B303 vs. F303 vs. X303

Ford’s famous Alphabet Cams (a.k.a. Letter Cams) have been around for decades and are often the go-to choice for Mustang owners looking for more performance from their 5.0L engine. Ford Performance […]

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Mailbag: Problem-Solving a Sluggish, Rich-Running Engine at High Altitudes

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re troubleshooting a sluggish, rich-running Chevy L-82 350 […]

Camshaft Preperation
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Video: How to Break In a Hydraulic Flat-Tappet Camshaft

Proper break-in is absolutely essential to the life of a hydraulic flat-tappet camshaft. The procedure for breaking in a hydraulic flat-tappet cam however, is different than that of a roller […]

Cam and Lifter Failure
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Video: Top 10 Reasons for Camshaft and Lifter Failure

Camshafts are often erroneously blamed for valvetrain problems. Our friends at COMP Cams set the record straight in today’s video. It highlights several critical issues that are related to camshaft […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Choosing a Cam, Gear & Converter for Optimal Cruising Power

Q: The 350 Chevy in my ’73 Pontiac LeMans needs a new bumpstick, and I’m looking at COMP Cams Extreme Energy XE274-10 camshaft (part #CCA-CL12-246-3). I plan on running a TH-350 […]

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Video: Upgrading Valve Springs to Accommodate Cam Swap

When the gang at COMP Cams decided to swap the camshaft in a 454-cubic-inch V8 L29 L.4-liter Gen. VI motor with an aggressive profile, they were also forced to upgrade […]

Product Installs / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: Performing a Cam Swap on a 454 Big Block Chevy

Discover how adding a more-aggressive camshaft to a factory engine can dramatically increase power, when the good people at COMP Cams show you how to perform a cam swap in […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Choosing Between Even and Split-Duration Camshafts

  Q: I’m building a 440 for a Ramcharger. The engine will have to pull about 9,000 pounds GCW so I want a lot of low to midrange power. The engine […]