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Category Archive: Angry Grandpa Chrysler, BangShift Projects, MOPAR

Project Angry Grandpa: Helping The Old Man Breathe Better With A Spectre Cold Air Intake

In order for the 5.7 inside of our Chrysler 300C to make noise and tire smoke, the engine has to breathe, simple as that. We first started by letting it exhale better with the Magnaflow exhaust, and...

BangShift Project Files: Hemi Joel’s 1932 Plymouth Is An Exercise In Having It All In One Package

“Hemi Joel” Nystrom is one of BangShift’s more well-heeled forum members. That’s not a dig at him either, as he is a through-and-through gearhead: as far as I am aware of, he...

Project Raven: Open-Heart Surgery, Part 1…We Open Up Our Imperial’s Engine

So the Imperial’s engine is out, separated from the without-a-doubt destroyed A904 automatic, and on the stand. With nothing to lose, I grabbed the tools and tore into the LA motor. There had...

Christmas Caroling, BangShift-Style: Punching A Trail Through The Snow In An AWD 300C To “Carol of the Bells”

Regardless of whether or not a metric ton of snow fell overnight, sooner or later you’re gonna have to go out in it. A good snowblower will take care of your driveway and maybe the first couple...

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Ebay Find: 36,000 mile One-Owner 440-powered 1977 Dodge D300

When I was fourteen, my stepdad drug home a 1978 Dodge 3/4 ton that had been the unfortunate victim of a winter accident. The truck was very low mile, and only needed a new radiator core support,...

Ebay Find: Four Never-Titled Shelby Mopars, Fresh Out Of Storage

A lot of people cringe at the thought of Carroll Shelby’s time with the Chrysler Corporation in the 1980’s. Unlike the screaming Mustangs he did for Ford, and certainly nowhere near the...

How Successful Is The Hellcat? First Numbers Have Been Announced…

When the Dodge Challenger Hellcat was announced this year, it went without saying that there would be some kind of demand for a car with over 700hp that looked as good as the Challenger, and...

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Final Systems Are Coming Together – Axle, Brakes, Dash, Exhaust, Interior

Right now as you read this, Project Violent Valiant’s body shell is in a paint booth getting the final bits of color applied before being returned to Hot Rod Chassis and Cycle next week for...

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,...

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...

Project Raven: The Engine (And I Swear, The End of Story Time!)

The story of the Imperial’s build truly starts in December, 2010. I was preparing to move from Washington State to Arizona to attend college. The Mirada was running great…and then, one day, it...

Project Raven: The History Behind Why I Adopted One Of The Most Unloved Mopars Ever

Easily, one of the most asked questions about the Imperial is, “Why?” A lot of people don’t understand why I chose to work on a Chrysler with no aftermarket support or rarity. So, I’ll...

Meet the Newest BangShift Project Car: Project Raven, McTaggart’s 1983 Chrysler Imperial

Project Raven is my 1983 Imperial. It is the latest in a string of Mopars that I’ve owned, is my daily driver, my toy, my racer, and a significant source of automotive frustration at times, like...

Project Violent Valiant Update: The Dash Comes To Life With Lots Of Planning And Stewart Warner Gauges

Project Violent Valiant has really been coming along over the last couple weeks. We’ve updated you on the installation of the firewall, the completion of the front suspensions, the replacement...