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

Stop Guessing: Racepak Continues With Their Series Talking About Data Loggers – Watch Here

Here’s a trio of videos that could change the way you go racing. Why? Racepak has embarked on a comprehensive series of videos that start at ground level and explain what data loggers do, how...

Piston Tech Video: Mahle Motorsport Looks At Oil Support Rings – Why They’re There And What They Do

Here’s some cool and basic tech video from our pals at Mahle Motorsport. This video talks about oil support rings, what they do and why they exist. For those of you out there that are seasoned...

Amazing Engine Tech: SAM Tech eliminates The Competition By Wringing 825 hp and 8,300 RPM From An NHRA Legal LS7 Stocker Mill

(Words and photos by Stephen Kim) – Any bozo can slap a supercharger on a stock 505 horsepower LS7 small-block and pick up another 200 hp. Yawn. Increasing output that same 200 hp through...

Deep Tech: Compensating for the Dozens of Variable that Affect Engine Balance Requires Serious Research and Experimentation

(By Judson Massingill) – For decades, machinists and engine builders have been taught that when balancing a crankshaft, its counterweights should equal 100 percent of the rotating mass and 50...

SEMA 2015: Mercury Racing Has Insane Crate Engine Offerings – DOHC LS7?!

Mercury Racing is coming into the LS crate engine market in a way no one else has even thought of to this point. The company that has made its name building high performance engines on the water and...

Power Adders: Part 1 Turbo Boost Baby! It’s All About That Boost, Bout That Boost!

Our buddy Richard Holdener is a nut. He’s also pretty smart, but don’t tell him we told you that. He’s also probably got more time on an engine dyno than most professional engine...

Video: Header Tech Tips From Dynatech – Is Bigger Always Better?

It seems that as hot rodders and hot rodding has evolved there is a greater understanding of a high performance engine being a matched set of components and systems as opposed to being a big grab bag...

Going EFI? Have Fuel Pump Questions? Aeromotive’s FAQ Section May Give You The Answers You Need

When you are diving into uncharted hot rodding waters in your world, arming yourself with information is the best thing you can do. Thankfully companies like Aeromotive know that an informed buyer is...

Chad Talks Clevite Bearing Tech With Mahle’s Bill McKnight

There are few names that garner more respect in their given part of the aftermarket than Clevite. The brand has been around for decades upon decades and the main reason is that the quality associated...

Buford T Justice Engine Build Project: The Parts That’ll Make Our Fat Boy Run

So last week I told you about the plan to really crank the wick up on our Buford T Justice Caprice by building a 388ci stroker small block for the car. For those of you playing at home, a 388 is a...

Tech Video: Moroso Shows You How To Check Oil Pump Pickup To Pan Clearance Like Pro Engine Builders Do It

The crew at Moroso has produced a neat technical video that shows a couple of ways to properly check oil pump pickup to pan clearance when building an engine. This is a very important measurement...

What’s It Take To Run 6.16 In A Street Truck? Look Inside The ProLine Racing Engine That Propelled Larson On Drag Week 2014

When Larry Larson and I decided we were going after a 6th Hot Rod Drag Week Title for him in 2014, we also wanted to be the quickest and fastest street car in history. And while Andy Frost’s...

Mad Science! A Drag Racer Sliced And Diced A Pair Of LS Heads, Stuck Them Together And Mounted Them On A Ford Inline Six

Now this is really something! A short while back, a thread popped up in the BangShift forums about a racer who had taken a pair of cathedral port LS Chevy cylinder heads, shortened them by one hole a...