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

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...

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...

Best of 2019: 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...

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...

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...

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...

To The Maxx: Our 572 Big Block Chevrolet Makes 850 On The Motor With ProMaxx 340 Heads

(Words and Photos by Richard Holdener)  What does it take to make big power these days? Well, the easiest route is obviously using some type of power adder like a turbo, supercharger or even the...

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...