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

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...

How It’s Made: Mark Williams Axles. Boy There Is More To These Than Meets The Eye

Axles are not necessarily the sexiest part you can buy for you race or street car, although when you get the good ones they tend to look a lot like jewelry. Like plain axles, this video isn’t...

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...

Tech Video: Mahle Motorsports Shows You The Right Way To Install CirClips And Maintain The Use Of Your Fingers

You know when a guy has recently been cranking on an engine build and especially when he assembled the pistons and rods. That part of the program is easy to spot because the guy will be treating the...

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 Tips: AFCO’s Drag Race Shock Tuning Guide Provides The Basic Road Map To Making Your Car Hook And Book

Adjustable shocks are a drag racer’s best friend but they are also a device that can get gets spun out pretty hard without a plan or some basic ideas on how to properly use them. See, anyone...

Shock Talk: We Get The Lowdown On Drag Shocks From The Experts At AFCO – The Basics You Need To Know Right Here!

Like everyone else we get pretty hung up on looking at horsepower when it comes to drag cars. After all, how can one not be blinded by the light of a twin turbo Proline big block or a massive 900+ ci...

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...

DJ Safety Explains What It Takes To Keep Us, And The World’s Quickest Street Truck, Safe

When you go to the races, you see a lot of different manufacturers or parts. You can get an intake or wheel or tires or camshaft from any one of a dozen companies, at a variety of prices. The same...

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...

Road Trip Prep Tech: Freshening A Hot Rodded Corvette’s Cooling System And Charging System – Powermaster To The Rescue!

Some cars are born for road trips, and some cars don’t handle it so well. This is definitely put into perspective when you see hundreds of late model muscle cars partaking in the Hot Rod Power...