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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Doc Fox Runs 8.86 to Win Modified Power Adder at Drag Week 2009

The Drag Week 2009 Win in Modified Power Adder goes to Rick Fox in his 540-powered ’67 Corvette! He’s been running 9-teens and 9-0s, with one 8.99 in Norwalk, Ohio, on Wednesday. His...

Mike Thompson’s 1968 Caprice Wins Big-Block Power Adder at Drag Week

By Day 4 of Drag Week 2009, there were just three cars left in the Big Block Power Adder class, all of them very cool. There was a ’70 Pontiac Grand Prix with a Pontiac mill on nitrous, a...

Breaking News: Larry Larson Wins Hot Rod Drag Week Overall!

It’s the first-ever back-to-back win for Hot Rod Drag Week! The Unlimited class winner for 2009 and the new Hot Rod Magazine Fastest Street Car in America is Larry Larson in his 1966 Nova. The...

Early Camaro T56 Crossmember from BMR Fabrication

BMR Fabrication is known for trick suspension for late-model stuff like Camaros and GTOs, but the company also has an extensive torque-arm suspension for ’67-’69 Camaros. As part of that,...

Event Coverage: Hot Rod Drag Week, Day 4, Hebron, Ohio

Day 4 of Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week 2009, presented by Gear Vendors, can be summed up with three words: misdirection, breakage, and teamwork. The event, which takes competitors and their cars...

Detroit Speed & Engineering Deep Tubs for 1962-1967 Novas

Our friends at Detroit Speed & Engineering have a bunch of trick parts, and we’re big fans of their Deep Tubs kits that make it much easier to mini-tub a car for tire clearance. With Deep...

Event Coverage: Hot Rod Drag Week 2009, Day 3, Norwalk, Ohio

The five-day road show and drag race that’s called Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week 2009, presented by Gear Vendors, had more drama than the Wendy Williams show today as transmissions got changed,...

More Affordable Belt Drives from Jesel

Wayne Jesel is one of the coolest guys we see at Bonneville, and this year he got his brother Dan into the 200 MPH Club. Dan runs Jesel Valvetrain Innovations. He must be cool, too, because the...

Event Coverage: Hot Rod Drag Week 2009, Day 2, Martin, Michigan

Day 2 of Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week, sponsored by Gear Vendors, is done. There are three days of racing left for the competitors in this wild event that has cars racing at five drag strips in...

Video: 7-Second Pro Street Firebird at Drag Week 2009

Here’s a video of Eric Yost in his Pro Street Power Adder third gen Pontiac Firebird at Martin, Michigan, on the second day of Drag Week 2009. This pass shows an 8.29, but this car ran 8.11 on...

Hot Rod Drag Week 2009 Day 2 Results are In

Right now it’s the end of Day 2 at Hot Rod Drag Week, sponsored by Gear Vendors. This is the week-long event with drag racing every day, and the cars have to drive on the street from track to...

Free Download of the New Mopar Performance Catalog

Mopar Performance has released a new catalog with lots of the old V8 parts still in place and with many all-new parts for the modern cars. It is free to download here at the Mopar web site. Also,...

Event Coverage: Hot Rod Drag Week 2009, Day 1, Muncie, Indiana

BangShift.com is here all week long at Hot Rod Magazine’s Drag Week Event, sponsored by Gear Vendors. This is the race where cars run five drag strips in five days, and all the competitors are...

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...