Category Archive: 1320 Engine Tech, 1320 Tech Story, BangShift 1320, BangShift XL, ENGINE, Tech Stories, XL Videos

Cool Video: If You Have Ever Wondered How A Roots Blower Works, This Animation Is Just The Ticket

They were a novel pump. The Roots brothers invented the design in Civil War America and Roots pumps were used for moving air into mines, moving water where it needed to go, and even used to feed...

Numbers Game: This Awesome Chart From COMP Cams Compares Valvetrain Life Cycles In Different Applications

Hot rodding is a numbers game, right? Whether we are talking horsepower, drag strip numbers, heck, even the price of parts. Numbers rule our lives when it comes to cars. But there are some numbers we...

BangShift Tech: Engine Oil and Low Speed Pre-Ignition In Direct Injection Engines – The Link And What You Need To Know

(By Lake Speed Jr.) – What is LSPI? Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI) is an abnormal combustion event that can lead to catastrophic engine damage, and LSPI is common to Turbocharged Direct...

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...

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...

Edelbrock Tech Video: Here’s How To Adjust The Pushrod Guide Plates On A Small Block Chevy Head

Knowledge is power, right? Hell knowledge when it comes to engines, makes power so that means we should all try to be as smart about this junk as possible In this case we’re talking about the...

Ever Seen A New Roots Blower Go Together? This How It’s Made Videos Shows You Step By Step

If we were to rank the age of hot rodding power adders, the Roots blower is the granddaddy of them all. Originally developed as a pump for moving air into mines and blast furnaces by a pair of...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

The Tech Behind MAHLE’s Gold Series Piston Coating – Here’s How It Works, How It Helps

One of the things that hot rodders of generations past could likely never conceive of is the amount of technology involved in the creation of modern pistons. With the ever advancing science and...