Category Archive: BangShift XL, OTHER, Tech Stories, XL Tech Stories

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 3: Starting the Bodywork

When last I wrote and you read, I had fixed up a bunch of the mechanical issues on the ’79 Blazer, to make sure it ran ok, and could stop safely without killing myself and all those around me....

Video Bonanza: The Sound And Fury Of Bad Ass Diesel Air Starters – Loud, Proud, And Scaring Old Ladies For Decades!

(Words by Greg Rourke) – Cranking over big diesel engines takes a lot of power.  Plants of 850 plus cubic inches and over 15:1 compression are common in semi trucks. Imagine trying to spin...

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 2: Fixing Mechanical Stuff

The first order of business with the ’79 Blazer I wrote about in last week’s episode was to start cleaning up everything, understanding what the issues were so I could get it running...

The Bottom Dollar Blazer Project: Resurrecting a Yankee K5 Blazer From The Creeping Death

I have always loved the K5 Blazer, but I have two problems: (1) 99.9 percent of the K5s available have been treated to hockey puck lift kits and chrome directional wheels.  (2) I’m cheap, and...

Project Goliath Update: Our Perfect Plan Goes to Hell

It was all going to be so perfect. We were going to re-ring one cylinder in Goliath’s 292ci straight six and then it would be off to the shop to have the rotted cab floors repaired. That pipe...

Project Goliath Update: The One Cylinder Rebuild, Part One

The great thing about having a couple of project vehicles beating around here at BangShift.com is that our pain and suffering gets to become your entertainment! This is the first of a two-part story...