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Category Archive: eBay Find, FORD

Ebay Find: Will This Super-Clean Ford Granada Win McTaggart Over?

Lots of automotive biases are known here on these pages. Lohnes hates four-seater Thunderbirds of any year and DeLoreans and I hate Ford Granadas and their corporate cousins, the Mercury Monarch and...

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Project Violent Valiant Update: Safety Equipment, Pre-Assembly, And The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Project Violent Valiant sure is coming along. We recently caught up with builder Kevin Tully at his shop, Ho Rod Chassis and Cycle in Illinois and he told us about the recently progress on the car,...

Where It Ended: The Final Days Of The Chrysler Turbine Program

The Chrysler Turbine Car program is best remembered for the unique 1962-1964 two-door sedans that were tested by the public. But there is much more to the story. The start of the turbine car program...

Project Raven: Ignorance Is Truly Bliss

It was destiny that a dyno was sitting at LS Fest. Ever since the 323ci motor was built, I have found myself wondering if the engine builder’s claim of 300hp at the crank was legit or not. The...

Bottom Dollar Blazer: Episode 8 – Rolling on the Rustoleum

  Hey, kids, it’s been a while since I’ve provided an update, but the Blazer project is coming along nicely. Using the techniques I picked up from Hot Rod, from the...

Project Raven: Interior Work, New(ish) Seats And More

If there is one thing the J-body Imperial did right, it was luxury. Forget the sad affairs under the hood and sit on those seats! Chrysler knew how to make a comfortable seat in the 1980′s....

Nut Driver: First Autocross After Driving School, But Was I Paying Attention In Class?

[“Nut Driver” features updates on Dave Nutting’s daily driver 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo] Before continuing on, if you want to catch up on the other installments click HERE. (Photos by Bryan...

Project Raven: Bringing A Cool Breeze To A Humid Summer

I will admit defeat: I absolutely, utterly hate the humid summers that Kentucky has. Nothing annoys me more than when I’m sweating out more water than I’ve drank in a week. I finally...

The Most Amazing Automotive Metal Working Project In America Is The Recreation Of An Ill-Fated 1939 Porsche Racer In A Old North Carolina VFW Hall

There are few things that impress us more than metal craftsmanship and we have never seen, nor will we probably ever see again (in person) the level of artistry and incredible talent that we saw this...

Meet The Newest BangShift Project, “Angry Grandpa”, And Check Out The First Mod: A Cat-Back Magnaflow System!

After running my 2006 Chrysler 300C at London Dragway in Kentucky, I drove away both very impressed and wanting more. The big barge had turned better times than I was expecting; honestly, instead of...

Nut Driver: Evolution Driving School And Flying Parts!

[“Nut Driver” features updates on Dave Nutting’s attempts to daily drive his 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in Massachusetts 365 days a year] Before continuing on, if you want to catch up on the...

Project Raven: It’s The Little Things That Will Kill You

Summertime brings storms to the Midwest, the kind of storms that dump inches of water at a moment’s notice. Ever since I got the Imperial running, I had functioning wipers. In Arizona, they...

The Zingers inspired a generation of car geeks, and we talked to the guy who built them

  There was a time when custom car culture was as mainstream as professional sports. Back in the 1960s, custom car shows were huge events that hundreds of thousands of people saw over the course...

Unhinged: Wasps, Mustangs, And The Honey-Do List

(“Unhinged” is a new column on BangShift, where McTaggart puts all of his opinions out on the table for everyone to see.) The morning of the Fifth of July, I awoke to a sugar-induced...