Category Archive: Apex Driveline Tech, Apex Video, BangShift APEX, BangShift News, MISC, TECH, Videos

Old School Assembly: Watch This Vintage Frankland Quick Change Rear Axle Get Assembled

When it comes to dirt track racing, land speed racing, and even old school drag racing, quick change rear axles have been a thing for many, many years. The ability to make simple, efficient, and...

Saving The Subie: Giving A Bug Eye Subaru WRX A New Lease On Life With A Budget JDM Engine Swap!

(Words and photos by Steve Baur) – Long before I had seen one on the road, I was driving them in the PlayStation game Gran Turismo and watching them race in the FIA World Rally Championship....

Pro Touring Truck: This Profile Of The QA1 New Blue 1972 Ford F100 Will Make You Want A Corner Burning Rig

There was a time a few years back when someone building a pro touring pickup truck was kind of a fun anomaly. The world of hardcore pro touring cars was dominated by traditional machines like...

Best of 2019: Move Over BMW and Jag Inline Six Engines, Here’s a 370hp Naturally Aspirated OHC Pontiac Six!

Pontiac’s OHC six cylinder was a pet project of John DeLorean in the 1960s when he wanted to introduce a more European driving experience to customers who preferred sprightly handling to brutal...

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...

BangShift Tech: Here’s How To Install A Tremec T56 Into A G-Body

(Words and photos by Scott Parker) –  As anyone that has perused a G-body or Pro-Touring forum can tell you, there is an easy and established way to transplant a Tremec T56 into a G-body. In...

In The Shop With Emily Video: Watch The Roxy GTO Get A New Mantic Twin Disc Clutch

It has been a while since we’ve heard from our pal Emily Williams who is the woman behind “In the shop with Emily” a web series that follows her adventures of wrenching on and...

Transmission Tech: We Take Two Junk T56 Transmissions, Spare Parts, And New Pieces From American Powertrain To Make One!

(Words and photos by Scott Parker) – There’s just something about taking what other people consider junk, and making something beautiful out of it. We shared this sentiment with Greg Lovell...

Project Possum Update: Wilwood Brakes Get Added – Out With The Drums And In With The Discs!

(Words and photos by Kaleb Kelley) – I know it has been awhile since I’ve given everybody an update on my 1973 Plymouth Scamp, A.K.A. Project Possum. Life kind of got in the way as it...

G-body 8.8 Swap: Something Strange is Happening in Our Rear and We Like It – Axle Tech You Can Use!

(WORDS AND PHOTOS BY SCOTT PARKER) – If you didn’t know it already, the bad news about your G-body is that most likely it has one of the worst rear ends GM ever built. Only the Grand...

Crazy Photos: The Most Insanely Used Up Brake Rotor in the History of Mankind

(Photos by Jay Spinella) – Admittedly, when I got these photos from Jay Spinella on Saturday, I had imbibed a few adult beverages, so you’ll understand when I was wondering what in the...

The BangShift C7 Corvette Dissection: Into The Mortally Wounded LT Engine

      (Words and photos by Dave Matyjasik) – (Editor’s note – Yesterday we started what will be a multi-part series on the dissection and reassembly of a C7 Corvette...