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Elgin Pro Stock Conical Valve Springs

Elgin PRO-STOCK conical valve springs help stabilize valvetrain dynamics and provide superior damping without wear.

All About Those Valves

We recently sat down with Ryan Hamilton and Phil Data of SBI, as well as D&J Precision Machine owner Drew Pumphrey to talk about everything valves – problem areas, materials, sizes, angles, valve jobs, seats, and even springs. Check out this latest Intellectual Horsepower episode brought to you by SBI.

Billy Godbold and Chris Potter Blow Our Minds Talking Camshafts!

In this episode of Intellectual Horsepower, Engine Builder Editor Greg Jones sits down with Billy Godbold and Chris Potter of Godbold Engineering Solutions and COMP Cams/Edelbrock Group, respectively, to talk all about camshafts and what engine builders and racers need to know. Did you know the camshaft should be selected after you know the rest

Valve Springs

High-frequency fatigue, also known as harmonics, are a ubiquitous challenge in racing engines and can potentially wreak havoc on the valvetrain if left unchecked. Well-designed valve springs play a pivotal role in managing this, ensuring essential stability, and minimizing wear on valvetrain components.

Elgin LS Engine Superfinished Beehive Valve Springs

These valve springs feature a micro-engineered surface finish and multilayer fatigue enhancement, which eliminates potential surface defects and prolongs spring life.

Isky Dual Valve Spring Set

These springs feature drop-in installation and are wound from chrome silicon wire.

PAC LS Beehive Springs

This drop-in beehive spring for LS engines provides similar loads and lift capabilities of many 660 lift dual springs, while saving around 30 grams per valve.

New PAC Racing Valve Springs

The PAC-1369 spring is a proven winner in Mountain Motor Pro Stock and Top Sportsman applications.

Adjusting Valve Lash on Diesels

Jeff McCord of LinCo Diesel Performance gets a lot of inquiries about valve lash, so he decided to make an episode of LinCo Lessons dedicated to it.

Danny Soliz Says – Document Your Work

Danny Soliz of Hill Country Performance & Machine says no matter what you’re working on when it comes to engines, you should always document your work, especially when it comes to cylinder head work and all the valvetrain components involved. Danny also gives a few bonus tips in this episode.

RIMAC Big Blue Spring Tester

The 1000-lb. Big Blue Spring Tester is now available in limited quantities and is popping up on websites and speed shops via Specialty’s wholesale distribution network.

What to Consider for Valvetrain Selection

Valvetrain components all work in conjunction to allow air or the air/fuel mixture in and exhaust gases out of the engine, and the selection process for the proper parts can be complex.