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Author Archive: Brian Lohnes

Edelbrock Tech Video: Here’s How To Adjust The Pushrod Guide Plates On A Small Block Chevy Head

Knowledge is power, right? Hell knowledge when it comes to engines, makes power so that means we should all try to be as smart about this junk as possible In this case we’re talking about the...

Indy 500 History: The Amazing And Largely Forgotten Success Of Cummins Diesel Engines At The Brickyard

Since this is Indy 500 week we were thinking that it would be fun to look back on some of the neat stuff that has happened at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the years. Plus, the...

This 1985 Olds Toronado Rides High, Has A 455, and Is Still Front Wheel Drive!

This is an interesting car. It may not be a great car but it sure is an interesting car, right? I mean how can we not look at a 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado that sits like a four wheel drive truck, has...

BangShift Question of the Day: What is the Most Bone Headed Automotive Thing You Have Ever Done?

Part of being a gearhead is learning hard lessons, that’s true for us as well. We have all done something really dumb to or with a car at some point in our evolution in the hobby. Maybe it was...

Crazy Video: Danny Ongais Crash From The 1981 Indy 500 Has To Be Seen To Be Believed – He Was Racing Again Months Later

Yes, that is Danny Ongais sitting there, bent and broken, just ahead of the raging fire at the back of his decimated race car. The year was 1981 and the place was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The...

Truckin’ Through Time: These Images From 100+ Years Ago In Detroit Are Really Cool

(Photos from the Detroit Public Library Digital Archive) – See? I knew the smiling 1933 Stirling truck would pique your interest and send you clicking into this latest stack of moldy-oldie...

1960s Video Awesomness: Check Out This Footage Of The Bell Aerospace Rocket Belt In Action

This is a perfect Friday video. Why? You are about to see 1965 footage of the Bell Aerospace Rocket Belt being tested and demonstrated in various different scenarios. The throttle equipped hydrogen...

Air Dakin: Watch NHRA Top Fuel Racer Pat Dakin’s Massive Blow Over From Topeka 1998

Pat Dakin has been involved in the world of top fuel racing since the 1970s. In fact, many people forget that it was Dakin who chased Shirley Muldowney right down to the wire during the 1977 NHRA...

2018 Lonestar Throwdown Photo Coverage: Old Trucks, New Trucks, Chassis, and More

(Photos by Charles Wickam) – You know a show has juice when the manufacturers start showing up to display their wares and make sure that everyone knows they are in the marketplace. This is the...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Ride Along In A Wheelie Pulling, Blown Small Block Powered, Lenco Equipped Nova!

If you are not having the best of Fridays, we have the fix! It happens to be this video which will put a smile on even the most downer of faces today. Why? You are about to take a ride with Bill...

The Most Rare Factory Hemi Intake Manifold Ever Just Showed Up For Sale On eBay

Bendix Electrojection. Those two words right there are all you need to know as to why this is the most rare hemi intake manifold the factory ever produced. For those of you who do not know the story,...

Terror And Triumph: Watch Craig Breedlove Become The Fastest Man In History While Nearly Being Killed In The Process – Incredible Video

There are few moments if any in American racing history that can rival what you’ll see below. It is a few minutes of narrated footage which I believe is from a Goodyear produced film called,...

Retro Cool Video: NHRA Today From The 1993 Heartland Nationals In Topeka, Kansas

As your eyeballs are scanning the page here, I’m making my way to Topeka, Kansas for the 2017 version of the NHRA Kansas Nationals. The facility in Topeka is a sprawling colossus of a place and...

Need Serious Pushrods For Your LS Engine? COMP Cams XD-ATM Adjustable Pushrods Are The Ticket

If there is one critical area to concentrate your efforts on when building a serious mill, it is in the valve train. The more control you have over that aspect of your engine the more power you will...