Category Archive: 1320 Sponsor News, 1320 Tech Story, BangShift 1320

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...

Check Out Our Photos From The Street Machine Inventory Intervention Show!

(Words and Photos by Mike Brooks) We all see the signs of this time of year, brisk mornings, crisp air, football season in full swing, we can no longer wear white since it’s after labor day, etc...

This Tilting And Extending Welding Table Is A Pretty Cool Home Built Project That We’d Love To Have In The Shop

If you are regular here on BANGshift then you know that welding is one of the things I like most. And that means that welding projects and helping you guys learn how to weld is something I love being...

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...

Finnegan Shows Just How To Measure And Adjust Your Hydraulic Throwout Bearing

There has to be some clearance! At least for your throwout bearing anyway. While plenty of things in your car should be bolted up tight and have no clearance or play, the throwout bearing is not one...

Piston Tech: Here’s An In-Depth Video Look At Mahle Power Pak Pistons

Mahle is the world’s largest manufacturer of pistons. That’s a fact that cannot be refuted. Because they make so many pistons and they make them for such an incredible variety of...

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....

WILL IT FIT? Can You Fit A 275 Drag Radial On A 14 inch Wide Rim? Watch This!

As Drag Radial Racing has evolved, and 275 tire technology has improved, the size of wheel that everyone is running has continued to grow. On paper an 8 inch rim is wide enough for a normal 275...

Here’s How To Pack Your Parachute So You Aren’t The Idiot At The Track Who Won’t Use It Cause You Don’t Know How To Pack It

I can’t even estimate the number of times I have heard someone say they didn’t use their chute because they either don’t know how to pack it or because they think it is so much work...

Heavy Duty Wishbones Are A Staple In Today’s High Horsepower Big Tire, Small Tire, and Radial Race Cars.

Drag racing suspension systems have come a long way over the years, and some of the simplest parts of those systems have seen exponential growth and development as a result of the insane horsepower...

5 Ways To Improve The Consistency Of Your Race Car. This Could Be What Moves You Into The Winner’s Circle

Consistency is the key to winning races. It doesn’t matter whether you are bracket racing or heads up racing, having a car that will go down the track consistently is key to turning on win...

Saving Weight In Your Car Might Be Easier Than You Think! Here Are 5 Tips For Shedding Pounds.

Every race class has got some minimum weight for the car, or car and driver, and since the dawn of time racers have been working to shed pounds from their cars in search of better performance. In...

The Where’s And How’s Of Adding Weight To Your Race Car

In a world where making things lighter and lighter is an every day occurrence, it seems odd to be talking about adding weight to a race car. But the truth is that with insane levels of competition...

Tech Video: What’s A COMP Camshaft Swap Worth In A Legit Boss 302? Find Out Here!

You CAN teach old engines new tricks, even the iconic ones. In this video, our pal Richard Holdener talks about waking up a Boss 302 engine, not a modern overhead camshaft version but the classic...