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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories

Chart of Common V8 Firing Orders, Courtesy MSD

This is pretty neat. BangShift.com sponsor MSD Ignition has produced a chart of many common V8 firing orders (plus the air-cooled VW), handy to hang in the shop. We’ve pasted it below, but you...

It Came From the Forums: Turbo 400 Rebuild, Step by Step Photos

BangShift.com member Jeff Bradley, a professional transmission guy by trade, is currently rebuilding a Turbo 400 transmission for another of our forum members. Jeff has been cool enough to take...

It Came From the Forums: Turbo 400 Rebuilding Tech

Jeff Bradley is the owner of Bradley’s Transmission in Indianapolis, Indiana and a guy who knows his way around a slushbox. He happens to be servicing a Turbo 400 for another BangShift.com...

Video: Nascar Dodge R5/P7 Race Engine Lucas Oil Test

The name Lucas Oil can be found in conjunction with every kind of motorsport imaginable, and in order to provide lubricants for all these applications, the company has to do a lot of testing. At...

Attila the Jav: New Parts Spotlight

We’re making plodding progress with our project 1968 Javelin that we’ve named Attila after the legendary warrior that scared the pants off the Romans way back in the day. Attila was kinda...

Attila the Jav: Quick Bore Check

A couple weeks back we tore our AMC 360 project motor down to the block in anticipation of its trip to the machine shop where magic will be performed and the true seeds of horespower will be sown. In...

Attila the Jav: We Tear Down Our AMC 360

Being an eternal optimist has its pitfalls. Mainly it’s the times when you’ve talked youself into thinking something is a lock when it really isn’t. Such is the case with our...

Video: Lucas Oil’s 800 Horsepower, 515ci Test Engine

The crew over at Lucas Oil, including BangShift.com friend Tom Bogner, is always trying to keep ahead of the competition, which means lots of oil testing. “Oil testing” means horsepower...

A/Fuel Tech Part 2: The $13,000 Intake Manifold

Last week we announced that BangShift.com will deliver a weekly tech series that looks inside an NHRA A/Fuel, nitro-burning, 5-second dragster, and the first installment included some basics of what...

New Tech Series: Inside an A/Fuel Dragster

Some of you may know that BangShift.com has joined forces with the A/Fuel Dragster team of Jeff Veale and Ethan Brown Motorsports. Those guys have been cool enough to school us on the ways on...

Video: 1,400 Horsepower 565ci Rat Motor on Nitrous!

You want to see some real big-boy power? Check out this 565ci big-block Chevy with Big Chief heads, twin Dominators on a sheetmetal intake, dry-sump oiling, and something like 650 hp worth of...

Video: 1,000-Plus Horsepower Blown Big-Block Chevy

Here at BangShift.com, we’re tuning up our video skills to bring you more action more often. One of the things we’ve been doing is hanging out more often at the Westech Performance Group...

It Came From the Fab Shop: Tools Even Better Than Hammers

(By Loren Krussow) – If you’re anything like me, the first time you took a hammer to a piece of sheetmetal intending to make something out of it you were a little miffed at the result....

It Came From the Fab Shop: The Speculative Disc-Brake Shield

(By Loren Krussow) – Many people are familiar with the term “spec house.” When a home builder has extra time or capacity they may, without an order on the books, speculatively construct a...