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Category Archive: Tech Stories

No Voodoo… Just Voltage: The Shocking Truth About Alternators

For some reason, there are several systems in your average hot rod that seem to baffle folks. Electrical systems seem to be one of those, and at the heart of every street electrical system is a...

We Test The NVX JAD900.5 Amp And NSW102 Subwoofers: Serious Bang For Your Buck!

Do you like your music clean and loud? We do too, and thats why we tested out the NVX JAD900.5 5-channel amp and NSW102 Subwoofers to see if they could give us good clean sound that even our old tow...

How To Disassemble, Clean, and Rebuild A Muncie 4-Speed Transmission

The name BangShift.com didn’t come by accident. When trying to figure out a name for the site, I had a giant list of possibilities, but it was not by accident that BangShift was one of them. I...

MORE: DRIVETRAIN

Harmonic Balancer 101: The Fun And Exciting World Of Vibration Damping

You know that big spinning thing on the front of your crankshaft? The one that holds the pulley for your fan belt? Some people refer to them as balancers, and others call them dampeners or dampers....

Hacks of the Week: Hose Clamp Lowering Kit and Vice Grip Engine Mount

The only proper way to lower a car is to use the proper pieces: lowering springs, spindles, etc. But for every car you’ll see done right, I’ll find you ten that have been done in a...

Water Pump 101: What’s Really Going On With The Water Inside Your Engine

When Larson and I were deciding on parts for the World’s Quickest Street Car, the S10 pickup we took on Drag Week, we had to put some serious thought not only into making it fast, but more...

BangShift Tech: We Revamp Our Entire Dash Using Auto Meter Gauges To Replace No Name Junk That Failed – Bonus BangShifty Tricks Applied

Let me start by laying out the scenario for you: There’s pressure to get your project done, whether it be due to the end of the driving season looming (If you’re from a part of the...

Y Ask Y, Part 1: We Build A Big Inch Stroker LS3 So We Can Make Big Power With A Supercharger!!

(Ok, this guy seems a little TOO excited about the prospect of adding a Vortech supercharger to the stroker LS3, but who can blame him?) Words & Photos By: Richard Holdener – OnTheDyno.com...

MORE: ENGINE

More 4-Cylinder Briggs And Stratton Build Videos: This Sucker Is Amazing And Is Almost Done

It’s Day 3 of our series on the build of what we assume to be the only 4-cylinder Briggs and Stratton engine in the world. These guys have taken 4 Briggs engines, and chopped, cut, welded,...

MORE: ENGINE, TECH

Bottom Dollar Blazer – Episode 7: It’s Time To Start Thinking Paint, BangShift Style.

Well, it’s been a while since I posted my last update to the Blazer project. Class is wrapped up at Assabet Valley Tech, and I got a ton of the grunt work done. Now it’s time to think...

LS Power Improvements: How The Wally’s World GTO Got A Bunch More Ponies

It’s been a while since we did an update on the Wally’s World GTO Project, mostly because we’ve been slacking, and also because all the new horsepower has been a lot of fun out on...

This BangShift Approved Solution To Shifting A 4L80E Transmission Utilizes Light Switches, Miles Of Wire, And A Cell Phone

Hot rodding isn’t always pretty, right? The aftermarket is there to develop polished, working, and properly finished parts but there’s the other side of the hobby that manages to figure...

Holley Carburetors Explained: Including Install And Tuning Videos That Will Help You Tune Your Car

The guys at Holley have not forgotten about all you carb fans out there, new and old. With the insane amount of attention that has been given to EFI over the past couple of years, guys looking for...

This Is Not A Roll Cage! Roll Bar vs. Roll Cage: We Show You What’s What.

Nothing is more annoying to me than being at a race or a show and hearing someone refer to their car as “caged up”, only to see that it is in fact sporting a ROLL BAR or some reasonable...