Category Archive: 1320 Online Find, BangShift 1320

Pontiac Power! This Iron Block, Kauffman Headed, Blown Ram Air III Engine Ran 8.0s In A Dragster – Ooga Booga!

This is totally flipping awesome. We love when guys throw their heart, soul, and wallet into doing something different in racing. Hell, it is one of the foundational reasons that we love the world of...

Turn-Key ChryCo: This 1986 Dodge Charger Is Ready To Go To War!

The K-car gets the glory but the L-car was the true turnaround point for the Chrysler Corporation in the later 1970s. When the majority of the cars being sold were tank-like barges that had roots...

Icon For Sale: The Late Ken Nelson’s Cool Bus Fun System Wheelstander Is For Sale – Whole Operation

One of the greatest drag racing exhibition vehicles of all time is for sale along with all the stuff you need to operate it. The late Ken Nelson’s Cool Bus Fun System wheelstander has been seen...

This Valley Pan For A Z11 427 W-Engine Is Rare and Expensive – What Would It’s Asking Price Have Bought In 1962?

You know that I love finding rare and expensive parts. This time it is an aluminum valley pan from a Z11 427 W-engine. The piece was cast in 1962 and likely was used on a 1963 Z11 engine. The pan is...

Road And Track: This 1978 Dodge Aspen R/T Is An Engine Away From Being Your Street-Strip Terror!

I’ve owned two J-bodies and five M-bodies, but I’ve never owned a Dodge Aspen or a Plymouth Volar√©, the F-body of the Mopar FMJ group. There’s really no difference besides...

Malaise Monster: Somebody Please Get This 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Racer Back On The Track!

We love the freaks here at BangShift! Ok, maybe it’s more that I personally love the freaks, but one look at this 1985 Cadillac Coupe de Ville and you should at least understand why I’m...

This Concours Restored 1962 Chevrolet Impala Z-11 Is An Amazingly Nice Piece Of Drag Racing History

This is stunning. You are looking at one of three remaining examples of a 1962 Chevrolet Impala Z-11 on Earth and this may damn well be the nicest one. The car has been concours restored and along...

Buy A Ready To Run Top Fuel Sand Dragster For Only $35,000!

I have done a lot of racing, but sand drags is one I’ve never tried. I think it would be fun as hell though, especially in something like this! A full fledged Top Fuel Sand Dragster complete...

Want To Go AMC Drag Racing? This 1970 AMC Hornet Goes 10s and Is AMC From Front To Back!

I often (probably too often) say that drag racing is not a beauty contest. Yes, your equipment has to be well maintained and hard running but it does not necessarily have to be ready to be judged for...

This Vintage Supercharger Setup For A 348/409 Engine Is Awesome

I am well aware that we live in the age of the turbocharger. They are everywhere. They are practically handing them out at the store when you buy groceries. I get it. They are efficient, they are...

Looking To Finish A Jet Powered Pinto Wagon That Someone Started – We Found One For You!

BangShifter and land speed racer Joe Jolly sent us a tip to this wild Craigslist ad that features a partially built jet powered Pinto wagon that needs to be finished. For starters, the man building...

Best of BS 2017: This 1980 Dodge Mirada Could Be The Perfect Never-Was Pro Stock Tribute For Next Year’s Drag Week!

Even by weirdo Mopar standards, the Dodge Mirada is a strange duck. Built for four years, slower than cold molasses even on it’s best foot forward, and having the unfortunate reputation as the...

Rise Above The Rest With This Set Of High Riser FE Heads – The Heads That Slayed The Hemis In ’64

No, you are right. This would not be the smartest $5,000 to spend if you were looking to built a truly monster 427 FE engine. There are modern head offerings that make these genuine, rare, and...

Money No Object: The 1965 Dick Landy Dodge A/FX Coronet

The “Landy’s Dodge” 1965 A/FX Coronet altered wheelbase machine is one of drag racing’s most memorable machines on the planet. The precursor to the true flopper-style funny...