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Category Archive: BangShift Projects, FORD

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: Step Two Is Making A Sacrifice To The Pony Car Gods

We are a couple of weeks into work on the Great Pumpkin, our 1980 Mustang Ghia, and it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, to be honest. We’ve had good days where we make progress and...

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: Step One Is Getting Our Forlorn Fox Back On The Road

Our 1980 Mustang hasn’t had the most comfortable life in the last few years. It’s lived in a shed (the sketchy, wasp-filled number that was the home of our Imperial when I yanked out the...

Project “Great Pumpkin” Mustang: We Introduce Our Daily-Driver Build 1980 Ford Mustang Ghia

What better way to kick off the new year than by bringing a new project car on board? Well…let’s be honest, it’s not exactly a “new” project car. If you’ve been...

Project Angry Grandpa: The Final Race At ATCO – Did Grandpa Redeem Himself?

Let’s not sugarcoat how things were after the last Angry Grandpa update: after parts-bombing our Chrysler 300C with a healthy amount of go-fast goodies, the first trip out to the track proved...

Project Angry Grandpa: Our First Test With The New Setup At Beech Bend – How Close Are We To The 12-Second Goal?

You are damn skippy that I was going to take the new and improved Chrysler out to Beech Bend the first chance I got! After thrashing earlier in the week to give old Gramps a bit more get-up-and-go,...

Project Angry Grandpa: The BFNY Performance Two-Day Thrash

The deed is done. After 124,400 miles of faithful service in mostly stock form, Angry Grandpa, our in-house 2006 Chrysler 300C project car, has finally moved on to a higher level. I wasn’t...

Project Angry Grandpa: Throwing This, That And The Kitchen Sink At It, Too – We’re Going To Get A Timeslip Out Of The Chrysler, And Here’s How!

In April of this year, we made the call that come hell or high water, Project Angry Grandpa, our 2006 Chrysler 300C, was going to do one simple trick: run a 13.99 or better and trap over 100 miles...

Project Angry Grandpa: Touch-Up Work After A Busy Month On The Road!

August proved to be a very, very busy month for Project Angry Grandpa, our 2006 Chrysler 300C. We went to the Mopar Nats at National Trail Raceway…and knocked the front-end askew on the rutted,...

BangShift Goes Racing! Project Angry Grandpa Hits The Strip At Milan! Will We Ever See Thirteens?

It’s official: my fascination with making the Project Angry Grandpa Chrysler 300C run mid-13s has turned into a mental sickness. How else do you explain yours truly waking up at 4:50 in the...

Project Angry Grandpa: Will Coils And A Tuner Finally Shove Grandpa Into The 13-Second Range?

If you’ll recall from the last time Angry Grandpa (our 2006 Chrysler 300C) was on the quarter-mile at Beech Bend Raceway Park, we had been fighting throughout all of ChallengerFest 7 trying to...

BangShift Project Files: The Ultimate Restoration Project? This 1928 Chevrolet Is Going Under The Knife!

If you roam around the more deserted areas of the American Southwest, there’s a chance that you’ll see a car like this somewhere: pre-war, well-roasted, and mostly just the bones of what...

Project Angry Grandpa: A Beautiful Day, An Open Racetrack, And No Reason To Hold Back

I needed an escape. There was no doubt about it…between work, the ongoing project that is BangShift Mid-West HQ (coming attraction: garage!), and weather that I wouldn’t wish on my worst...

Unhinged: The ChallengerFest 7 Story – From Running Angry Grandpa Like A Rental To Racing With Good People

I told myself over and over after ChallengerFest 6 that come hell or high water, as long as the Project Angry Grandpa Chrysler was running, that I was going to do more than spectate at ChallengerFest...

Project Raven: We Assess The Health Of Our 400 Chrysler Big Block With The Help Of Knieriem Racing Engines

It’s been a little less than a year since our last substantial update involving Project Raven, our 1983 Imperial coupe, and we wish we could say we’ve been doing tons of work on the big...