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This Week’s Performance Special – Small Block Mopar Ported Heads

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

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!

Lower Prices on Brad Penn Oil!!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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.

This Weeks Special: CP Bullet Pistons on Sale 3/26/2010-3/28/2010

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

This weeks’ special is Bullet series pistons from CP. Type in the coupon code “bullet” when placing your order and recieve $25 off on a set of Bullet Pistons.

Offer valid online only. Sale from 12:01 AM Friday 3/26- 11:59 PM Sunday 3/28

Callies New Ultra Series Connecting Rods

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
callies ultra rods

Callies Ultra Rods

NEW! Callies ULTRA Connecting rods.

  • Made frome Timken E4330 Steel for uniform grain flow and consistancy
  • A1 Technologies 7/16 capscrews featuring a-symmetrical rolled threads for increased engagement
  • AMS642 Bronze allow bushings
  • Rated for 1500HP

Currently available for Big Block Chevy, additional applications coming soon!

Applications and Pricing

CNC Ported 5.7 HEMI Heads now available!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

5.7 HEMI Chamber

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
  • Titanium retainers
  • Machined keepers
  • Viton seals

    5.7 Hemi Intake

    5.7 HEMI Intake

  • Surface milled to ensure head gasket sealing
  • 81CC Chambers
  • 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!

CNC Ported HEMI heads

5.7 HEMI Exhaust

5.7 HEMI Exhaust

Cometic head gaskets

ARP Head Studs

.100 70 60
.200 156 111
.300 226 149
.400 278 170
.500 313 187
.600 325 201
.700 331 210
    Test Conducted at 28″ water on a 4.000″ bore

Diamond Pistons Introduces Double Diamond Coatings

Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Diamond Pistons has introduced an ambitious new formula—a notable step forward in piston performance—the Diamond double-coat.

By combining hard-coat anodizing with a moly-skirt coating, Diamond’s double-coat pistons will benefit all engines but is particularly useful in power-adder applications.


• Provides a thermal barrier and increases both corrosion-resistance and wear-resistance

• Deters piston rings from micro welding themselves to the ring grooves and it creates an excellent adhesion surface

• Resists high cylinder temperatures and pressures and frees-up a little more power; baked-on molybdenum dry-film lubricant skirt coating adds an anti-friction anti-scuffing surface

• Increases machined clearances of about .002-inch on the piston diameter and also on the width and depth of the ring grooves to compensate for the additional build-up from the anodizing process

• Includes submerging in a detergent-acid bath, followed by two rinses before the anodizing process and three rinses after

• Adds five light coats of the moly dry-film lubricant and baked in an oven for an hour.

Diamond, who has been developing and testing their double-coat procedures for over two years, conducts all their coating processes inhouse.

The turn-around time for the Diamond double-coat process is about two days and the cost is $50 per piston. Single coatings, either anodizing or moly-skirt, are still available.

For more information contact us

Diamond Double Coat Pistons

Diamond Double Coat







Flat Tappet Cam Break-in Tips

Friday, March 19th, 2010

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.

This weekend’s sale items: Brad Penn Oil and Rollmaster Timing sets

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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

Oliver Rods on Sale 3/12/2010 through 3/14/2010 ^^ EXTENDED through 3/19/2010^^

Friday, March 12th, 2010

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.Oliver Rods

If you race it…

we build a rod for it.

Oliver American made billet rods made from E4340AQ designed by engineers, racers and engine builders using the latest design tools and manufacturing technology to create a new benchmark in quality, availability and service.

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.

Innovators West Dampers now available for 5.7 and 6.1 HEMI applications

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Innovators West HEMI Damper

Innovators West's New Dampers for Late Model HEMI

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.

Check them out here: Innovators West- Mopar