This week’s online performance coupon is worth $100 off of our fully CNC Ported Edelbrock Head Packages for small block Mopar, including the Magnum heads as well as the regular Performer RPMs. When you order a set, enter the coupon “cncsbm” and recieve $100 off of your order. Please allow up to 2 weeks for shipment, as these heads are builtto order. The coupon is valid from Friday April 2nd to Sunday April 4. Check them out here: CNC Small Block Edelbrock heads Available online only.
Be sure to check back next week for another online coupon!
Due to our increased volume with our Brad Penn distributor, we are able to offer additional discounts on the famous “green oil”. We have had great success with all of their oils, but the break in oil is top notch. We highly recommend it for all flat tappet cam engines, and it’s non detergent formula helps quickly seat the rings on roller cam engines as well. Check out our Brad Penn products.
Looking to unleash the power of your 5.7 HEMI? Let us help! We now offer CNC Ported 5.7 HEMI heads and Comp Cams XFI Hydraulic roller cams. We don’t believe in stage I, stage II, and stage III porting jobs. We only offer max effort heads with top quality components. Some vendors use stock valves and valve springs on their ported heads. Why screw around with stock and stock style parts, when you can have the best for similar money? These heads will work great on stroker combos, as well as stock displacement engines. Check out these features:
Fully CNC Ported intake and exhaust
Race valve job
One piece stainless valves 2.02/1.57
PAC Beehive springs
5.7 HEMI Intake
Surface milled to ensure head gasket sealing
190CC Intake Ports
Core or core fee required. Please allow up to 2 weeks delivery.
We also offer Comp Cam’s line of camshafts and Cometic gaskets to complement these heads!
Most everyone would like to have a new roller cam for their engines, but let’s face it, we don’t all have that kind of cash. A hydraulic or mechanical flat tappet is still a good alternative and can give years of trouble free service. By now, most guys in the hobby have heard of the reduced zinc content in most motor oil. This isn’t really that big of a deal. There are several additives out there that work well, and quite a few oils developed for older cars with more zinc in them. Let’s talk about a couple of keys to success in getting your camshaft broken in and happy.
It is critical for the lifters to spin freely in their bores. I ship lifters in a box with individual sleeves on them to avoid any nicks during shipment, as do most of the good suppliers . The key to successful cam break in is all in the prep work. Before I wash a block for final assembly, I use an old lifter to make sure it moves freely in all of the bores. (Both up and down as well as rotation) I also scrub them liberally with a brush during cleaning. Make sure that you have enough clearance when assembling the heads both retainer to guide as well as coil bind on the spring. This is important. A bind anywhere in the valvetrain is certain to cause trouble. Also make sure to check piston to valve clearance. It is smart to remove inner springs on mechanical cams. Lots of people don’t, but its an easy thing to do to insure the long life of your cam.
Inspect the lifters to make sure they don’t have any nicks or surface imperfections. Apply lube liberally to the cam lobes and the bottoms of the lifters only. I like to use either Gibbs assembly grease or ARP moly paste. Use oil on the sides of the lifters and journals of the cam. I use Brad Penn break-in oil on all of my engines. Joe Gibbs has a similar product as does Comp Cams now. When starting the engine the first time, you want a quick, clean start up. Bring the engine up to 2000-2500 RPM immediately and vary it in that range for 20 minutes. If it gets hot, shut it down. Just don’t let it go back to idle. It is wise to use a carburator that you know works well. I am a big fan of changing the oil right away to get rid of any contaminants and assembly lubes that may be floating around in the engine. After that, change your oil regularly with a good, high zinc content oil like the Brad Penn, or a good quality oil with an additive.
Wiping a cam has very little to do with the profile itself. Just like a good paint job, it’s all in the details during the prep work.
We have two products on sale this weekend, starting Friday 3/19/2010:
1) Brad Penn oil. By using the coupon code “bpoil” recieve an extra 5$ off per case. Now is the time to stock up on oil for the season! This offer only applies to full case quantities, and must be purchased online Coupon will be valid starting at 12:01 AM on Friday, and ends Sunday at 11:59PM. Brad Penn Products
2) Rollmaster Timing Sets: Use the coupon “rollmaster” and recieve an additional $10 off on the best timing sets available. Coupon will be valid from 12:01 AM on Friday, through 11:59 PM on Sunday. Online orders only. Rollmaster
Thinking about stepping up the connecting rods in your engine this year? If so, this weekend is a great opportunity to do so! Just place your online order, and enter “oliver’ in the coupon code and recieve an additional $34 off our already low prices on Oliver Billet Rods. Available online only. Offer valid only on Oliver Billet Connecting Rods. Click here to see our Oliver Rods.
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Oliver rods are available in the proper offset to fit most commonly used applications and are widely used in NASCAR, Nextel Cup, Busch Grand National cars and Craftsman Trucks. NHRA and IHRA drag racing, World of Outlaws sprint cars and late models, pavement late models and super modifieds. Oliver rods are also used in truck and tractor pulling, offshore powerboat racing, drag boats and world speed record vehicles, Including our World Record holding land speed Mod Motor in Steve Benyo’s 2003 Cobra.
Competition Components is pleased to announce the availability of Innovators West’s new vibration dampers for 5.7 and 6.1 HEMI applications. Currently, all models are available in overdrive configurations to get additional boost in supercharger applications. We have used Innovators West dampers for years and have always been pleased with their quality. Even in extreme horsepower applications, bearings come out of these engines in great shape, the true measure of how well a damper does it’s job.