Post Tagged with: "Camshafts"

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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 […]

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

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 to prevent it.  Q: What causes a camshaft to […]

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Mailbag: Single Pattern vs. Dual Pattern Cams

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—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 pattern and […]

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

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—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: Can you […]

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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 […]

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Mailbag: Matching Your Valve Springs to Your Camshaft

Got questions?  We’ve got the answers—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.• Somerville, OH […]

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Mailbag: Rocker Arm Ratio…What Does it Mean?

Got questions?  We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re covering rocker arm ratio and how it affects performance. S.B. • Atlanta, GA […]

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Mailbag: How to Freshen Up a Tired Powerplant

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re showing you how to give new life to a tired, old […]

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Mailbag: Building Quarter-Mile Power and Huffed 406 Strokers

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re helping customers build better track cars. From: John Baker, Sr. • […]

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How to Choose the Right Street Cam (Part 1)

Not so long ago, the bigger is better philosophy reigned supreme regarding camshafts. The result was overcammed engines that sounded great and could crank serious top-end power, but were not […]