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Install a Sprint Cup Timing System on Your Ford

When the Ford FR9 engine developed for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing by Roush Yates Engines came on line, it instantly made a whole lot of very guarded engine technology for the Windsor engine out of date--at least for the Cup guys. But the rest of us normal folks still building and working with the…
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Improving Your Cylinder Heads with the P-D Valve

At Horsepower Monster, we're not afraid to dive into the hardcore tech because we know you will do whatever it takes to make more power. And we figure that more than a few of you either own--or have access to--a flow bench in order to wring the last bit of juice out of  your cylinder heads.…
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HEI Ignition Tips

Nothing proves engine theories or new parts like a little dyno time. Street Muscle Action decided to take a closer look at ignitions in general and the ever popular HEI ignition in particular. We also tested a stock unit against a high-performance unit from Performance Distributors. The HEI is a popular choice because it requires only…
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Breaking In Your Flat Tappet Camshaft

The first few minutes of operation will determine the long-term survival of your flat-tappet camshaft. More agressive lobe designs, stronger valvesprings and changes to the additives in modern motor oils makes a "wiped" cam lobe much more likely than in the days of classic muscle cars. These are a few very important tips for properly…
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Protect Your Distributor

Properly installing your distributor involves a little bit more than just stabbing it in and setting the timing. Here's how to check the distributor depth to make sure you don't cause premature wear to either your distributor or your camshaft. Printable Instruction Sheet Parts List & Resources
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