Category Archive: 1320 Drivetrain Tech, 1320 Tech Story, 1320 Videos

Tech Tip: How Much Fluid Should Your Automatic Transmission Really Have In It?

How much is too much? Or how much is too little? Is one worse than the other? The answers might surprise you and have to do with more than just the marks on your transmission dipstick. Of course,...

Great Video: RideTech Tells You How To Avoid The Top Five Problems That Come Into Play When Lowering A Vehicle

Changing the suspension of your car or truck may be physically “easy” and one with bolting on parts but the math and physics involved is tough stuff. The engineering side of things is...

It’s The Pan, Man: The Technology and Performance Of The Meziere Enterprises Heat Exchanger Transmission Pan Is Awesome

When it comes to innovative parts that not only solve a problem but also improve a racer’s chances of winning, some out of the box thinking is required. Thankfully this is an industry populated...

Does A Turbo Car Need A Different Gear Ratio Than Any Other Combo? How Do You Determine Which Ratio Is Right For You?

Gears are a magical thing. They can be used to transfer power in all kinds of ways and by combining gears of different sizes, you can make gear ratios that effectively manage, multiply, or divide...

Clutch Performance: Clay Millican Takes You Through A McLeod Clutch Install On The Back Of His Gen III Hemi Project

Outside of being a great top fuel driver and all around good guy, Clay Millican is a gearhead who loves to work on projects in his home shop. His current mission is building a hemi-swapped Dodge...

Flywheel Tech: Listen Up As Will Baty Of Centerforce Drops All Kinds Of Knowledge On The Hows and Whys Of Flywheels

You may be thinking, “Flywheels, what do I need to know about them?” The answer would be, “a lot.” Thankfully Will Baty of Centerforce is one of the most seasoned,...

Watch Team Jegs Change The Ratios In A Pro Stock Transmission In Minutes

We don’t call ourselves BANGshift for nothing. We’re all about clutch pedal racing whenever possible, and that means NHRA Pro Stock is our jam. Now whether you like them or not you have...

Timers: Here’s How A Top Fuel Clutch Knows When To Do What It Does

Top Fuel Dragsters and Funny Cars have just one “speed”, or gear. There is no transmission, just a clutch in front of the driveshaft that drives the rear wheels. It is direct drive....

Building A Fabricated 9 inch Housing For A 6 Second 200 mph Hot Rod. Alex Taylor’s ’55 Chevy Chassis Is Almost Done!

When you build a car that is capable of making thousands of horsepower, and then utilizing it to run the quarter mile in 6 seconds at over 200 mph, there are a lot of components and parts and pieces...

Every Wonder Just What’s Inside A Top Fuel Bellhousing? Clay Millican Is Going To Show Us His Top Fuel Clutch Right Here

There are a lot of secrets in racing, and this is especially true in classes where everyone has the same parts and pieces. That’s because if everyone has the same stuff then the only difference...

HEMI Swap Your Dakota With Bolt In Parts! These Trucks Haul Way More Ass With A HEMI Under The Hood

While 1st and 2nd Gen Dodge Dakota pickups did come with an optional 5.2 or 5.9L V8 engine, aka the 318 and 360 for you Mopar enthusiasts, the most they made was a measly 250 horsepower. Even if you...

Tech Talk: Borgeson Has A Tech Page That Will Knock Your Socks Off – FAQs, Tips, and More Here

We know that you love car stuff because you are reading BangShift right now. You likely love the car stuff more than you love the stuff you are supposed to be doing at the moment, which is a-ok with...

There’s A New 5-Speed In Town! Out With The TKO And In With The New TKX!!!

Introducing the newest, and ONLY, 5 speed transmission designed strictly with swaps in mind. This is the Tremec TKX. Honestly, this one has not been easy to keep under wraps. Security was so tight...

Transmission Tech Video: Reassembling A Chrysler A-833 Four Speed – Grabbing Gears The Old School Way

The four-speed manual transmission transformed the mighty cars go the early 1960s from slip sliding automatic equipped beasts to the straight line missiles that we all still admire and love. They...