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Category Archive: Buford - 9C1 Caprice, ENGINE, Project Cars, Tech Stories

Project Buford T Justice: The Long Arm Of The Law Gets Longer With A Stroker Build – 388ci Of Budget Fun

By the end of last summer, it was pretty clear that something had to be done with the existing power plant in my trusty Buford T Justice 1987 9C1 Chevy Caprice. The thing was literally pumping oil...

More Information For Owners Of Mopar 5.7 Hemi LX Vehicles: The Timing Chain Issues And The P01 Customer Satisfaction Notification

The power of the Internet can sometimes work for good. I’ve been lurking around ChallengerTalk for a week or so now and noticed a sticky thread that involved 5.7 Hemi cars, timing chains, and...

AN Fittings 101: Get Your Hose On! What You Need To Know Before Getting Started On Your Car.

AN fittings are one of those parts that everyone loves to have on their cars, but not everyone understands. Sure, it’s a type of fitting for hoses that may be used for virtually any fluid, but...

Driveway Tech: How To Tune Your Carb Like A Pro With An Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge – We Show You How!

(Words and photos by Scott Liggett) – If you have ever tuned a car with EFI, one of your basic tools used is an AFR gauge. Did you know you could use the same AFR gauge to tune a car with a...

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...