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Moroso Tech Video: Here’s The Theory And Practice Of Oil Pan Trap Door Baffling

It’s Wednesday so we figure that the collective brain of BangShift nation is firing on all cylinders today and is ready to learn. We came across this killer video from Moroso that explains the...

Composite Series: How To Maintain Your Carbon Fiber Body

There are some really great reasons to run a composite body on your race car, but there are tips, tricks, and maintenance required to make sure it lasts as long as you want. In this series...

Composite Series: How To Fix Stress Cracks In Carbon Fiber Body Panels And Pieces

Race cars are under an insane amount of stress. But when those race cars have bodies made of carbon fiber or fiberglass, they tend to take an even greater hit. Tire shake, sheelstands, and just the...

Composite Series Continued: How To Repair Holes In Carbon Fiber Panels

Parts on race cars wear out and get beat up. It is just part of the deal. And sometimes parts just have to be replaced when they get worn or beat up. But some parts can be repaired or reconditioned...

The Mongrel Just Doesn’t Stop! This Ford 100E Is An Amazing Ride And Awesome Chassis Swap

The Mongrel continues! In this episode you get a little simple, but trick, tech on how to make Taco Gussetts for your roll cage as Urch installs them in the Mongrel. The cage work, gussets, and punch...

Here’s How to Cut, Drill, And Bend Carbon Fiber Panels For Your Next Build

Carbon fiber is expensive. Too expensive for me to screw up and have to throw it away! At $25-30 a square foot, this stuff is pricey. And besides being expensive, it can be challenging to work with...

Carbon Fiber VS Fiberglass: The Composite Series Continues. There Is More Than Weight To Consider.

When it comes to composite racing components, one of the frequently asked questions is “What are the main differences between fiberglass and carbon fiber parts?” In this episode of the...

Piston Ring Tech Video: Oil Ring Frequently Asked Questions With MAHLE Motorsports

The men and women at MAHLE get lots of questions from their customers about pistons, rings, how to install them, and what the best practices of doing just that are. In this video we get some great...

Piston Tech: Know What Ring Micro-Welding Is? Know What Causes It? Here’s All The Info You Need

On the best day of its life, a piston’s job sucks pretty hard. There is extreme heat, fire, all kinds of directional changes and generally speaking, the things just get tormented. Believe it or...

Driveway Tech: How To Create A Simple, And Racing Legal, Battery Hold Down On The Cheap!

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) Anyone who has ever raced in a NHRA sanctioned event knows one of the most basic rules is a proper battery down is necessary to pass tech in any class. Beyond the...

Here’s How You Build Your Own Simple Chassis Jig. Build Your Own Chassis At Home!

We’ve been working on our own simple chassis jig to build Cole’s LUV truck on recently, and came up with something simple and easy that should work just fine for what we’re doing....

Tech Video: How To Swap An LS Engine Cam – Every Step From Start To Finish – Big Power For Not A Ton Of Work

The reason that the LS engine is so dominant in the world of hot rodding today is the same reason that the flathead V8 was dominant in its day, and the traditional small block was dominant in its...

Ever Wonder How A Lenco Transmission Goes Together? This Video Of One Being Rebuilt Is Cool

The Lenco Transmission has been a staple in the brutal world of motorsports since the 1970s. The design has been refined some over the years but the basic mechanical principle remains the same. A...

You Ever Wonder Why Some Race Cars Just Don’t Leave Straight? Rear Steer. Here’s The Hows And Whys…

No matter how good the chassis under your race car is, if all of it is adjusted and aimed in the right direction then nothing is going to hook or go straight or be right. With that said, there are...