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Curt Connors’ 9 second carbureted LS1 Monte Carlo

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Curt Connors and his family are well known around the Mid Michigan Motorplex. They are die- hard bracket racers that make the weekend a family event. Curt’s wife Melissa and his parents all spend the weekends at the track most of the summer.

Curt’s 84 Monte Carlo is back halved, with a Mild Steel Cage. The Dana 60 houses 4.56 gears spinning 14×32 Goodyears.  The car is all steel except for the hood and decklid, with stock glass throughout, but Curt has managed to get the weight down around 2700lbs. Just right for the Transmission Specialties Powerglide and 8” race converter to do their jobs.

The engine combo is a straightforward setup. It is 403 CID, based on a 6.0L LS1 truck engine. The stroker kit consists of 4” stroke Callies Compstar crank and 6.125 rods, and Autotec flat top pistons. Final compression ratio is a hair over 13 to 1. The heads are CNC Ported RHS units from Competition Components,  with 230CC Intake runners, 2.080/1.600 stainless valves, and optional solid roller springs. The cam is a custom solid roller, with 260ish duration, and .750 lift. Lunati roller lifters and Trend heavy wall 5/16 pushrods make sure all of the cam’s lift gets to the T&D 1.7 ratio rockers. The engine is topped off with a hand ported Edelbrock Super Victor intake and a Holley 950 gas carb. The stock LS coil packs are run by an MSD timing controller. Headers are modified Schoenfeld Circle track headers, that were coated at QC Coatings in Utica, MI.

Curt’s first time out with the new combo was at the final test and tune day in 2012. Baseline passes were in the 9.80’s @ almost 138MPH. There wasn’t any time for any real tuning, just a few shakedown runs. For those first few hits, Launch was 5200RPM, and shift points were 6700.  For next season, Curt has a new converter from Lenny at Ultimate Converters in the works, as well as some other refinements in the works. We are as excited as Curt to really put this combo to the test during the 2013 season. Stay tuned for more results!

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Profiler Releases New Small Block Chevy Heads!

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Profiler Cylinder heads has released two new small block Chevy cylinder heads, the All American 13 Degree wedge heads, and the Air Strike Canted Valve heads. The All American head is a conventional wedge head with a rolled 13 degree valve angle, 48CC Chambers and 285CC Intake ports. It is available in both as cast and CNC ported versions. The Air Strike head is a canted valve symmetrical port head developed for standard bore space small block chevy applications. They feature 12 degree valve angle, 44CC heart shaped chambers, and 370CC oval shaped intake ports. More details and pricing here:

RaceTec and AutoTec Pistons added to our online store

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Competition Components is pleased to offer the Racetec and AutoTec piston lines to our online store. Racetec was founded by Wayne Brooks, who was the former owner of JE Pistons. RaceTec Pistons are designed and engineered by true piston experts. Experts, who understand the intricate and complex automotive aftermarket industry and more directly performance engine applications like no other manufacturer can. Our State Of The Art designs utilize knowledge gained throughout our combined years in the automotive and piston racing industries. We are also the only piston company that is using a state of the art D.T.S. Engine Dyno to help in the development of our designs. Having our in house dyno along with our customers to develop and refine piston design has helped us to deliver a superior product. Considerable design and manufacturing experience have been implemented to deliver the tolerances expected by the highest level of race engine builders and yet “keeping it user friendly” to accommodate the entry level and Saturday night racer.

The AutoTec Line is a precision machined product, offered at very competitive pricing. Made out of 4032 High Silicone Aluminum Alloy, it has great wear resistance, a low expansion rate, is very durable, and is very low in friction. These pistons accommodate multiple uses including. Your local auto shop, muscle car restorations, performance street rods, as well as many spec racing classes. They can also withstand mild nitrous kits and small turbo or super chargers. Just about everyone can benefit from the excellent value the AutoTec line carries.

RaceTec Pistons    AutoTec Pistons

CNC Ported RHS LS1 heads Now Available

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Our port development on the RHS LS1 castings is now complete, and we have them in process.

Competition Components 229CC CNC Ported LS1 Heads Feature:

  • ·         2.080/1.600 Ferrea 6000 series Race Valves
  • ·         Fully CNC Ported Runners
  • ·         CNC Machined Chambers
  • ·         Hardened Springs Seats
  • ·         .625 lift PAC Beehive springs
  • ·         Moly Retainers
  • ·         Heat Treated Valve Locks
  • ·         Viton  valve stem seals
  • ·         62 CC Chambers

These heads are fully CNC Ported  RHS castings. Developed specifically for 390-427 CID Naturally aspirated engines to provide maximum power and acceleration. Also works well with max effort stock stroke engines as well as Power adder combos from 346cid and up.   Every component has been selected for excellent quality and longevity. You won’t find a better quality package anywhere! Fully assembled and ready to go. Available upgrades include: hollow stem valves, titanium retainers, dual springs, and titanium valves.

CNC Ported LS1 Heads


New FAST EZ-EFI Kit with in tank fuel Pump – 30447-KIT

Friday, March 18th, 2011
Product: EZ-EFI® Master Kit with In-Tank Fuel SystemPart Number: #30447-KIT

Street Price: $2,371.23

 Competition Components Sale Price: $2135 w/ free shipping

140 Character Pitch: New EZ-EFI® with In-Tank Fuel

System features all the benefits of the original EZ-EFI

Master Kit, plus a high pressure in-tank fuel pump

Features & Benefits:


  • New kit includes original EZ-EFI Master Kit with the addition of an in-tank fuel pump
  • In-tank Walbro 255 LPH high pressure pump flows enough fuel to support 600 horsepower applications
  • Easy-to-use Setup Wizard provides a comprehensive walk-through that allows self tuning
  • In-tank fuel pump is self-cooled by fuel in the tank for a longer & more reliable service life
  • Universal design fits most muscle cars & street rods
  • No laptop connection or tuning experience required


Complete Line of Flatout Gaskets added to online store!

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Competition Components has added the entire Flatout Gasket line to our online store. Flatout makes exceptional quality gaskets, from their Rubber Coated Copper (RCC) Head gaskets, RCC Header gaskets. Their MLS gaskets are second to none! Check them out here: Flatout Gaskets.

RHS Releases new 14 degree single plane intakes

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

RHS has released the cast single 4 barrel (4150) intakes for the 14 degree cast iron heads. They are available and shipping  now, and you can order one from us here: 14 degree manifold . Pictures are coming soon. This is a great addition to the product line, no more adapter plates, no more welding, no more sheet metal intakes.

F.A.S.T. Fuel Injection Added to Site

Monday, December 27th, 2010

We have added the entire FAST product line to our website. F.A.S.T, is part of the Comp Performance Group and is considered by many to be the leader in Fuel Injection development. XFI Fuel Injection kits, the EZ-EFI retrofit kits, and all of the associated components are available for order here at Competition Components. Check them out here.

RHS Releases New LS7 Cylinder Heads

Friday, December 10th, 2010

RHS® is introducing the latest addition to their brand new line of LS application cylinder heads

This is the aftermarket’s only high performance LS7 head with a raised intake runner design specifically engineered to accommodate production and aftermarket LS7 intake manifolds and valve train setups. The 12° valve angle (flatter piston to valve angle) and unique .220″ raised intake runners provide a better line of sight into the cylinders and allow for an improved short turn. In addition, the custom CNC-machined runners optimize volume, atomization and velocity.

The 355T6 aerospace-grade aluminum alloy heads also feature the popular LS 6-bolt head design that makes them compatible with both the RHS® LS Race and GM LSX Blocks. This design also increases clamping capacity to improve cylinder head gasket retention on high horsepower and boosted applications. All of this, with the addition of a .750″ thick deck surface, increases the integrity in high cylinder pressure applications.

A reinforced solid rocker rail with extra bolts was engineered for shaft mount rockers to provide increased rigidity and valve train stability, while the raised .400″ valve cover rails provide clearance for aftermarket rocker systems. And finally, the raised runner and rolled valve angle increase overall flow capability. These features, coupled with an improved water jacket design, make this an ideal head for both small and large cubic inch, hardcore street applications.

  • 12° Valve angle & .220″ raised intake runner over stock LS7 provide better line of sight into cylinders and short turn
    100% CNC-machined runners optimize volume, atomization & velocity
    355T6 Aerospace-grade aluminum is lightweight and increases cylinder head life as well as strength
    Popular 6-bolt head design increases clamping capacity for improved head gasket retention on high horsepower & boosted applications
    Compatible with popular RHS® LS Race & GM LSX Blocks
    .750″ Thick deck surface improves integrity in high cylinder pressure applications
    .400″ Raised rail allows for use with aftermarket rockers; .100″ raised exhaust port allows use of both stock & aftermarket manifolds
    Improved overall flow capabilities & water jacket design
    Can be used in both small & large cubic inch, hardcore street application

    We will have more information on these heads as it becomes available. Watch for CNC Ported Packages coming Soon!!!!


Comp Cams Roller Rockers Added to Web Store

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

We have added Comp Cams roller rocker arms to our web store at discounted pricing. We have added the Ultra Pro Magnum, Ultra Gold and Shaft Mount Rockers to the store. Check them out here.