Drag Illustrated Issue 176, May / June 2022 - Page 80

PRODUCTS & PRESS

COMP CAMS EVOLUTION HYDRAULIC ROLLER LIFTERS IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND LIVE LONGER
■ Just when you thought camshaft lifter design had pretty much run its course , COMP Cams comes up with a new twist . The Evolution Hydraulic Roller Lifters use COMP ’ s patented Hydraulic Cartridge Technology — HCT for short — to deliver unparalleled precision and longer life than previous designs . Each selfcontained hydraulic lifter features a thick-wall body to increase strength and reduce oil volume . Because the lifter has less oil , aeration is significantly reduced and the bleed rates between lifters become much more consistent . Moreover , the reduced oil volume increases the lifters ’ responsiveness and reduces startup noise . Precision-engineered bleed down rates ensure excellent high RPM performance , too . Other features include :
• Increased camshaft duration and lift
• Two oiling channels to ensure pushrods and rocker arms never starve for oil
• Stronger link bars stabilize the lifters throughout the RPM range
• Fully serviceable bodies that permit rebuilding by anyone in their home garage
SEAL YOUR HEADERS AND EXHAUST MANIFOLDS WITH REMFLEX EXHAUST GASKETS
■ Nothing can drive you crazier than the tick-tick-tick sound of a
leaking or blown-out exhaust header or collector gasket . Extreme heat really beats up most compositionstyle gaskets , causing them to shrink or burn out . That ’ s why you have to re-torque header bolts regularly . Exhaust leaks can also be caused by header flanges or even cylinder head exhaust flanges that warp due to the constant cold-hot thermal cycling of the engine .
Remflex Exhaust Gaskets can help solve those issues . They are made from 100 % flexible graphite and can withstand temperatures up to 3,000 degrees F . They simply won ’ t shrink or burn out , eliminating the need to re-torque exhaust fasteners . The gaskets are 1 / 8 inch thick and are designed to crush 50 % to fill gaps in a flange surface up to 1 / 16 of an inch — perfect for sealing headers with warped flanges .
Remflex is so confident its exhaust gaskets will never leak , it offers a sixmonth , no-questions-asked satisfaction guarantee . Ask the other exhaust gasket guys to do that . Summit Racing offers Remflex Exhaust Gaskets that are compatible with stock and aftermarket cylinder heads . They ’ re available for many engines including these :
BELLHOUSING DOWEL PINS , UNIVERSAL ENGINE COVERS , AND GROMMET ASSORTMENT KITS : THE LATEST SUMMIT RACING BRAND PRODUCTS
■ What ’ s the latest from the Summit Racing Brand team ? They ’ ve introduced bellhousing dowel pins that ease transmission installs , waterresistant engine covers that protect your newly built engines from dust and corrosion , and grommets that prevent wires from getting cut when run through firewalls and other sheet metal .
Bellhousing Dowel Pins Anyone that has done a transmission knows that it can be a painin-the- you-know-what to get the bellhousing and engine block bolt holes to line up . That ’ s why you need Summit Racing Bellhousing Dowel Pins . Besides precisely aligning the holes so you don ’ t risk stripping the threads on the bolts or in the block , the dowel pins also eliminate shifter linkage binding and extend bearing and transmission life . The dowel pins are available in a variety of sizes and offsets to fit most popular Ford and GM engines .
Universal Fit Engine Cover OK , so you ’ ve got your engine all buttoned-up and ready to go . You don ’ t want your freshly built mill getting all dusty , dirty , and corroded from sitting around , do you ? We didn ’ t think so . That ’ s why you need a Summit Racing Universal Fit Engine Cover . It ’ s made from water-resistant black polyester fabric to keep your engine clean and dry . Its generous 24 ” wide x 27.75 ” high x 32 ” long size covers most engines , and a drawstring keeps it tight around the engine and holds it securely in place . The included storage bag keeps the cover clean when not in use .
Grommet Assortment Kits You can ’ t wire a car or truck without routing some wires through various sheetmetal parts . A big problem is when the wire gets cut on the sharp edges of the holes it passes through , causing all sorts of electrical gremlins — not to mention creating a fire hazard .
Summit Racing Grommet Assortment Kits eliminate these issues . Simply place the grommets into the holes , feed the wires through them , and voilà — no more cuts .
The Summit Racing Grommet Assortment Kits are available in 48- and 82-piece kits . There ’ s even a chart inside the storage case that shows the thickness of the sheetmetal the grommets work with , the hole size , and the maximum wire diameter that will fit through them .
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