Category Archive: 1320 Engine Tech, 1320 Tech Story, BangShift 1320

Engine Tech Video: Why A Simple Rocker Arm Swap Is Potentially The Best Thing You Can Do To Your LS Engine

It is easy to put the cart before the horse when you start putting a high performance engine together over the span of time. Maybe you go with an intake that isn’t that great with the cam you...

A Roll Cage Building Video That Will Impress The Hell Out Of You

Building Roll Cages is a hard job. It takes a lot of practice to be good at it, and it also takes patience, math, and the right tools. This guy has them. In this video, JR Garage builds a cage in...

Amazing Engine Tech: SAM Tech eliminates The Competition By Wringing 825 hp and 8,300 RPM From An NHRA Legal LS7 Stocker Mill

(Words and photos by Stephen Kim) – Any bozo can slap a supercharger on a stock 505 horsepower LS7 small-block and pick up another 200 hp. Yawn. Increasing output that same 200 hp through...

Oddly Satisfying Video: Watching This Holley Deliver Fuel To A Dyno Engine Is Kind Of Mesmerizing

Ever catch a video on YouTube or another location and the title includes the words “Oddly Satisfying”? You know the ones. Videos of people power washing stuff, stacking stuff, arranging...

Old School 1949 Fiat Bodied Altered For Sale! Steel Body, History, Magnesium Wheels, Love

No form of motorsports in America benefitted more from the weird, sometimes foreign, cheap little cars that ended up in junkyards across the country during the 1950s and 1960s. From Willys coupes to...

Deep Tech: Compensating for the Dozens of Variable that Affect Engine Balance Requires Serious Research and Experimentation

(By Judson Massingill) – For decades, machinists and engine builders have been taught that when balancing a crankshaft, its counterweights should equal 100 percent of the rotating mass and 50...

Aerospace Components Dual Rear Brake Systems Delivery More Stopping Power, Control, and Holding Ability

(Words and photos by Mike Galimi) – Some things just go well in double servings like two scoops of ice cream instead one or a Double-Double for those who enjoy In-N-Out Burger. But when it...

Dead Engines Tell No Lies: This MAHLE Motorsport Video Analyzes A Circlip Failure In Great Depth

Blowing up an engine is never good. There are literally hundreds of possible failure points in an engine that range from component failures to operator error, or in the case of the pistons shown in...

Piston Tech: Here’s An In-Depth Video Look At Mahle Power Pak Pistons

Mahle is the world’s largest manufacturer of pistons. That’s a fact that cannot be refuted. Because they make so many pistons and they make them for such an incredible variety of...

How To Build Your Own Chassis Table With The Guys From Eastwood

With my son Cole’s Project First LUV in the grinding phase, we’re looking forward to the next phase after frame cleanup which is suspension design. Following that we’ll be doing our...

Cool Tool Spotlight: These New Punch And Flare Dies From Eastwood Are Rad And Take No Press!

I like tools, in fact I was grimacing at how many I have last night when I was reorganizing and cleaning up in the shop. But despite having lots of tools I don’t have ALL the tools, nor do I...

SEMA 2015: Mercury Racing Has Insane Crate Engine Offerings – DOHC LS7?!

Mercury Racing is coming into the LS crate engine market in a way no one else has even thought of to this point. The company that has made its name building high performance engines on the water and...

Comp Cams Tech Video: Take A Look At The Basics Of Pushrod Length Importance When Building An LS Engine

Our pal Richard Holderner is the star of this video for COMP Cams which takes you through a quick two minute tutorial on the critical nature of selecting the proper length pushrods for your engine....

Power Adders: Part 1 Turbo Boost Baby! It’s All About That Boost, Bout That Boost!

Our buddy Richard Holdener is a nut. He’s also pretty smart, but don’t tell him we told you that. He’s also probably got more time on an engine dyno than most professional engine...