Category Archive: 1320 Tech Story, Apex Tech Stories, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos, XL Tech Stories

Want To Learn How To Use An English Wheel On Your Own Projects? Watch This!

An English wheel is one of those tools that you only have if you are serious about shaping metal. Most race and customs shops don’t even have one. The art, and we do mean art, of using one...

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...

Moroso Tech Video: Here’s The Theory And Practice Of Oil Pan Trap Door Baffling

It’s Wednesday so we figure that the collective brain of BangShift nation is firing on all cylinders today and is ready to learn. We came across this killer video from Moroso that explains the...

Composite Series: How To Maintain Your Carbon Fiber Body

There are some really great reasons to run a composite body on your race car, but there are tips, tricks, and maintenance required to make sure it lasts as long as you want. In this series...

Composite Series: How To Fix Stress Cracks In Carbon Fiber Body Panels And Pieces

Race cars are under an insane amount of stress. But when those race cars have bodies made of carbon fiber or fiberglass, they tend to take an even greater hit. Tire shake, sheelstands, and just the...

Composite Series Continued: How To Repair Holes In Carbon Fiber Panels

Parts on race cars wear out and get beat up. It is just part of the deal. And sometimes parts just have to be replaced when they get worn or beat up. But some parts can be repaired or reconditioned...

The Mongrel Just Doesn’t Stop! This Ford 100E Is An Amazing Ride And Awesome Chassis Swap

The Mongrel continues! In this episode you get a little simple, but trick, tech on how to make Taco Gussetts for your roll cage as Urch installs them in the Mongrel. The cage work, gussets, and punch...

Here’s How to Cut, Drill, And Bend Carbon Fiber Panels For Your Next Build

Carbon fiber is expensive. Too expensive for me to screw up and have to throw it away! At $25-30 a square foot, this stuff is pricey. And besides being expensive, it can be challenging to work with...

Carbon Fiber VS Fiberglass: The Composite Series Continues. There Is More Than Weight To Consider.

When it comes to composite racing components, one of the frequently asked questions is “What are the main differences between fiberglass and carbon fiber parts?” In this episode of the...

Driveway Tech: How To Create A Simple, And Racing Legal, Battery Hold Down On The Cheap!

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) Anyone who has ever raced in a NHRA sanctioned event knows one of the most basic rules is a proper battery down is necessary to pass tech in any class. Beyond the...

Here’s How You Build Your Own Simple Chassis Jig. Build Your Own Chassis At Home!

We’ve been working on our own simple chassis jig to build Cole’s LUV truck on recently, and came up with something simple and easy that should work just fine for what we’re doing....