Category Archive: 1320 Engine Tech, 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, Sponsor News

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...

How To Measure For Pushrod Length In Your LS Engine: Not Hard, But Really Important

On a pushrod engine like an LS, and  every other American V8 that doesn’t have overhead camshafts, the length and width of them is pretty critical to insure performance and longevity....

Which Stock LS Head Is Best For Building A Boosted Turbo LS Combo? 317, 799, 706, 241, 243, or 862?

Every single week I have someone calling, texting, or messaging me about a set of LS heads they have, wondering if they will work for the 700-800 horsepower combo they want to build. Every once in a...

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...

Gen 5 Or Gen 6? Which Junkyard Big Block Should You Be Grabbing From Your Local Salvage Yard?

LS Junkyard engines are all the rage the past couple years, but there are tons of other wrecking yard finds to be had and used in your hot rod, muscle car, or truck. For those of you out there that...

Let Professor Dulcich Teach You How To Find Top Dead Center For Your Engine Building Pleasure

We love good tech videos here and we think that it’s cool Steve Dulcich has his own YouTube channel and it making some fun stuff for people to watch. A little while back we showed you his video...

LT Asks: The Actual Cost of Turbocharging a Big Block 8.1: Should I have built an LS instead?

I’m a big fan of LS engines, and they are all the rage, but some people can’t stand them because they ARE so popular. Some think there is no other engine on earth that can compete with...

Building Twin Turbo LS Headers From Scratch For The Extreme Blazer Project!

The Motion Raceworks Extreme Blazer build is on! In this video you’ll see how they design and fabricate the custom turbo headers for this thing, from scratch! And while that does sound like a...

Junkyard Stock Bottom End LS T4 VS T6 S480 Turbo Test. Which Makes More Power And Where?

Bigger, bigger, biggest, biggestest, and biggerestest. That’s been the mentality on turbos the past few years, especially in the drag racing world where twin turbo setups often feature turbos...

You Can Make Power Level Adjustments With Just The Flip Of A Switch Using Holley EFI And Here’s How!

If you attend any drag racing event in the country nowadays, you will find drivers and crew chiefs making tune up changes in the pits and in the staging lanes, by simply choosing between a couple...

Watch The Kalitta Motorsports Blower Dyno In Action! It Takes A Small Block Chevy Just To Spin This Thing Up For Testing!

Call it a blower, call it a supercharger, we don’t care, but what we do care about it how much power it takes to spin one for a top fuel engine and how much air those suckers can, well, suck...

Built It Or Boost It? The Most Common Question I Get Asked About LS Engines. But This Time It’s A 5.0 Ford.

In this era of boost every junkyard combo possible, the number one question I get from people is what to do to their engine before adding boost. Back in the day, anything over 5-7 lbs meant that...

Mechanized Mayhem: Stevie Fast Jackson Teaches You All You Need To Know About Mechanical Fuel Injection

If Stevie Fast Jackson came onto the scene as a guy people knew for his quick wit, funny videos, and ability to talk trash while kicking butt, the now know him as something else. Jackson has...

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...