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MAHLE Piston Tech Video: Checking Out Skirt Wear and What It Can Tell You About Your Engine

Engines tell stories. They tell stories by how they run and what type of wear that they have. That being said, you need to be able to read the story to understand what the engine is telling you and...

Engine Tech Video: Why A Simple Rocker Arm Swap Is Potentially The Best Thing You Can Do To Your LS Engine

It is easy to put the cart before the horse when you start putting a high performance engine together over the span of time. Maybe you go with an intake that isn’t that great with the cam you...

Have An 8.8 Rear You Want To Narrow At Home? Here Is One Low Buck Low Tech Way To Do It

The 8.8 rear is one strong, readily available, and affordable rear end that is perfect for MANY projects. And because they came in so many different cars and trucks over the years they are in...

Why Do You Need To Use ARP Ultra-Torque Fastener Assembly Lubricant? This Video Tells The Story

We’re really proud to have ARP as member of the BangShift family of sponsors. Why? These guys are the industry standard not only fasteners but also fastener technology and that’s what the...

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...

Best Of BS 2017: Take A Look At The Basics Of Pushrod Length Importance When Building An LS Engine

Our pal Richard Holderner is the star of this video for COMP Cams which takes you through a quick two minute tutorial on the critical nature of selecting the proper length pushrods for your engine....

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...

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...

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...

Oddly Satisfying Video: Watching This Holley Deliver Fuel To A Dyno Engine Is Kind Of Mesmerizing

Ever catch a video on YouTube or another location and the title includes the words “Oddly Satisfying”? You know the ones. Videos of people power washing stuff, stacking stuff, arranging...

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...

Aeromotive Takes You Through The Hows, Whys Of Vacuum And Boost Referenced Fuel Pressure Regulators For Carb’d Engines

Never in the history of hot rodding has more horsepower and more technology been available to regular guys. This is a great thing but it can also be confusing and tough to figure out what components...

Dead Engines Tell No Lies: This MAHLE Motorsport Video Analyzes A Circlip Failure In Great Depth

Blowing up an engine is never good. There are literally hundreds of possible failure points in an engine that range from component failures to operator error, or in the case of the pistons shown in...

MAHLE Tech Video: How-To Properly Measure Piston To Bore Clearance

This is a great how-to video and it is an illustration of the steps that dedicated engine builders take when assembling engines. It is not just about bolting stuff together and praying that it works,...