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

Ever Wonder How A Lenco Transmission Goes Together? This Video Of One Being Rebuilt Is Cool

The Lenco Transmission has been a staple in the brutal world of motorsports since the 1970s. The design has been refined some over the years but the basic mechanical principle remains the same. A...

Watch The Insane Norm Wilding Funny Car Crash From The 1995 NHRA Gatornationals

When we look at the funny cars of today versus the funny cars of twenty years ago, the first thing that people notice is the shape. It isn’t like the cars of the 1990s were showroom stock...

Our Stock and Super Stock Photo Galleries From Maple Grove Are Awesome! Check The Latest Here!

Here’s our fifth gallery of photos from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Maple Grove. Nothing but Stock and Super Stock NHRA cars on and off the track! If you missed our previous gallery,...

Cool Drag Video: A Look Back At Detroit Dragway On The Last Weekend Of The 1989 Season

There are few dead drag strips with more mythology surrounding them than Detroit Dragway. Unlike places on the west coast that got famous for match racing and all that other stuff, Detroit Dragway...

History Has Been Kind: This Review Of The 1988 Chevrolet Corvette Is A Good Reminder Of This Platform In Its Prime

As we all know, the C4 Corvette has spent a few years at the bottom of the preference barrel of hot rodders and it’s been the butt of many jokes. But like all things, old stuff goes in cycles...

Classic Drag Radio Ad: A Fantastic Late 1960s Screamer For The Gold Cup At Niagra International Drag Strip

From the early 1960s right into the middle 1970s Niagra Drag Strip was there to serve the needs of drag fans in the Toronto, Canada and Buffalo, New York areas of the world. The place brought all the...

A New Collection Of Vintage Ads From Drag Mags Of The Late 1960s/Early 1970s

(Images from the Lohnes hoarders collection) – It has been a while since I dove into my stacks of vintage drag magazines and papers to share killer ads from the late 1960s and early 1970s with...

All The Horsepower: Watch The 9.8L Whipple Blown SMX Powered Drag and Drive Porsche Of Danny Humphreys Make 2,600+ Hp

Imagine living in a world where a street driven car can be equipped with a 9.8L Whipple blower, vertical injector, incredible water block SMX engine and make 2,600hp to the wheel on an easy tune up....

Bristol History: Watch Mickey Thompson and Danny Ongais Win The 1969 AHRA SpringNationals!

“…and I actually think that some day we’ll see a five second quarter mile at over 300mph.” Those are the last words spoken by Mickey Thompson in this amazing video which we...

Quick Tech Tip: Here’s The Most Accurate Way To Measure Battery Voltage From Our Pals At Optima

We know that for the majority of you out there in BangShift reader-land, something like checking the voltage output of your battery is old hat. You have done it a million times, you know the right...

Big And Small Tire Super Stock And Stockers From Maple Grove!

Here’s our fourth gallery of photos from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series at Maple Grove. Nothing but Stock and Super Stock NHRA cars on and off the track! If you missed our previous gallery,...

HOW MUCH NITROUS IS TOO MUCH? HOW MUCH NITROUS CAN I RUN ON AN LS? 383 STROKER LS ZEX NITROUS TEST

Nitrous sometimes gets a bad rap because it scares people who still believe that using it will result in melted pistons. While that is possible, modern nitrous systems are more effective, safer, and...

Piston Ring Tech Video: Oil Ring Frequently Asked Questions With MAHLE Motorsports

The men and women at MAHLE get lots of questions from their customers about pistons, rings, how to install them, and what the best practices of doing just that are. In this video we get some great...

Fun Video: Watch Some Of Drag Racing’s Most Iconic Old School Wrecks With Modern Drag Racing Names You Know!

Yes, it may sound weird to say that this is a fun video about old school drag racing crashes, but, well, it is. Bobby Bennett of CompetitionPlus.com got a group of drag racers, crew chiefs, and even...