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Author Archive: Bryan McTaggart

Ebay Find: How Much Would You Pay For A New Factory Fuel Pump For A Hemi? Make Sure You Are Sitting Before You See This…

The world of Mopar restoration is filled with high dollar amounts and a lot of people who know exactly what they have. It isn’t for the faint of heart or light of wallet by any stretch of the...

Take A Look At American Late-Model Muscle In Japan With Barcroft Cars! [VIDEO]

Japanese car culture tends to remain mysterious to a lot of Americans. Sure, there’s drifting, the Midnight Club, the kei car tuners and we still cringe whenever we see the bosozoku cars, but...

Aviaid Releases New LS Engine Lubrication Guide – The Stuff You Need To Know To Keep Your LS Alive

As widely used and popular as the GM LS-engine family is there are some things that can always been improved upon and oiling/lubrication is one of them. There’s a reason that the LS7 came with...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: Dude, Just Give Up Already And Pay The Mechanic

No matter what you think you know about your car, a good mantra to live by is “don’t get in over your head”. There are things that are simple enough that anyone can do, and...

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Corvette Z06 or Nissan GT-R Nismo…Which Is Better? Motor Trend Gave Both Of Them A Run, And They Keep Using The Word “Controversial”…See For Yourself!

The Nissan GT-R has been around almost a decade. Other than upgrades, it’s the exact same car that Nissan debuted to the world in 2007…and brought to the United States a year later, once...

Ken Block Takes On The 2017 Ford Focus RS – THIS Is How You Introduce A New Vehicle!

Say you’re in a position of power within Ford Performance. You’re still riding high after the coup d’etat that you just pulled off at the North American International Auto Show,...

Historical Training Footage: This 1967 FBI Training Film Was A Lesson On Investigating Stolen Cars

As long as there has been a car, there’s been a thief who is more than ready to acquisition an automobile for themselves. The first car theft is attributed to Baron de Zuylen’s Peugeot in...

TransAsia Flight 235 Crash: What We Know About What Happened To The ATR-72

By now you’ve seen the story of TransAsia Flight 235: the twin-turboprop ATR-72-600 lost forward momentum shortly after takeoff from Taipei Songshan Airport and crashed about five...

What’s It Like To Be Thrown Into A Strange Racing Series? Roadracer Mike Musto Gets His First Taste Of Drifting

A day after I took our project Chrysler 300C to the NCM Motorsport Park’s road course, I was having a chat with a friend of mine who shares the whole automotive addiction thing, explaining the...

New Parts: QuickTime Introduces New Line Of Full 4130 Chromoly Steel Flexplates

There are a few basic things that serve as the foundation for any product that you install on your car. Materials and construction make the literal foundation for every hot rod speed part out there...

Precision Turbo Rolls Out New True Street Class Legal Turbo – This Is How You Run At The Front

Precision Turbo and Engine has just announced a new class legal GEN2 PT6785 CEA turbo for the True Street class in NMCA/NMRA competition. Due to class rules, the compressor wheel is limited to 67mm...

Hot Part (Literally): DEI Rolls Out New V8 Protect-A-Wire Kit To End Melted Plug Wire Hassle

There are few things more annoying than to have your car be running like a top and then all of a sudden discovering a miss and not just a miss but a miss caused by a spark plug wire that flopped over...

Craigslist Find: A VW Beetle With A GM 3800 V6 Hanging Off Of The Back

It takes some serious stones to think up an engine swap like this. This 1973 Volkswagen Beetle has been subjected to one of the strangest engine swaps I’ve seen in quite some time, where a GM...

BangShift Project Files: Jamming A 5.0 Into A Well-Used BMW

The forums of BangShift are made up of all kinds of enthusiasts. We really do try to cover it all, and we go out of our way to find some of the more strange combinations that exist. Some of them are...