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Category Archive: ENGINE

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...

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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,...

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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...

Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s Just Rolled Into the Shop

Hiyooooo, it’s that time for Hacks of the Week. You know, I’ve been spending a lot more time with a welder in my hand, so I have to cut the hackers of the world a little slack. It takes...

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 7: We’re back

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted an update on the Blazer. It’s not because I haven’t been working on it, but Lohnes convinced me to go on that trip to Detroit and I got...

Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s JustRolledIntoTheShop

I’m headed out on a 2,000 mile road trip with Lohnes and Nutting at the ungodly hour of 2:00 am, so I’m writing this in the hopes that I don’t see anything like these photos on our...

Getting FASTer… Bolt On Upgrades For Your LS That Make Big Power

(Words and Photos by Richard Holdener with OnTheDyno.com) Hey bangers, if you own an LS motor or are thinking about getting one, you need to check this out. Like the original small-block Chevy, one...

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Hacks of the Week from Reddit’s JustRolledIntoTheShop

Look, we’ve all used a butter knife to turn a screw and some of us have opened a beer or two with a cigarette lighter, so we’re all about multi-tasking. With that in mind, the theme of...

Hacks of the Week from Reddit/JustRolledIntoTheShop

Up here in New England, we’re in our 342nd week of near zero temperatures, but we had one warm, rainy day last week and it poured, rendering our roads about as smooth as Manuel Noriega’s...

Bottom Dollar Blazer Project – Episode 3: Starting the Bodywork

When last I wrote and you read, I had fixed up a bunch of the mechanical issues on the ’79 Blazer, to make sure it ran ok, and could stop safely without killing myself and all those around me....