Category Archive: 1320 Engine Tech, BangShift Galleries, Car Shows, XL Gallery, XL Spotlight

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Revenge Of The Fireturd! Hoonigan’s Craft-Store Turbo Project Returns!

When the thrashed and bashed third-gen Pontiac that Hoonigan slapped homemade turbos onto first made it’s appearance, many wondered if the guys were even trying anymore. Nevermind that they...

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...

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...