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Small Block Ford Intake Testing – Single vs Dual Plane On Both 351 Cleveland And Windsor

The world of intake manifolds is a diverse one, where dual plane, single plane, tunnel ram, IR, cross ram, long runner and short are available for just about every popular engine combo. And because...

Rust Repair How To: Fixing Trunk Flange Gutters The Right Way With Fitzee

Rust repair definitely ranks in the top 10 things most hot rodders and racers dread or fear, and I have to admit that I was one of those folks for a very long time. Now I’m no body work guy, so...

Important Tips For Keeping Your MIG Welder Running Smooth, Especially When You Don’t Use Them Every Day

Welders are some super robust machines, designed to do lots of work for a very long time, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t heed these tips and tricks from Matt at Urchfab on how...

Dulcich Does YouTube: This Oil Pan Baffling Video Shows You How To Improve A Stock Pan At Home!

Steve Dulcich is a great guy who’s magazine stories have enthralled us for years. In more recent times it has been his video work on shows like Hot Rod Garage, Engine Masters, and others that...

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...

Engine Awesomeness: Get A Detailed Tour And A Seat In The Dyno Room As This 765hp Cosworth IndyCar Engine Is Tuned!

This might be our favorite kind of dyno video. This is the style of dyno video that shows us something we know nothing about, explains some of its most awesome features, and then we get to see the...

Widebody Your Whip! Watch This MGB Get A Porsche Wide Body Kit At Home!

Widebody stuff has been all the rage in recent years, because tire size matters more than ever, increasing trends, and more. But whatever the reason for wanting all the body covering all the tire,...

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...

How To Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Roof Part 2: Removing The Steel Roof And Installing The New Carbon Roof

When we saw the Speed Academy gang building a carbon fiber roof for their classic 1977 Celica, we were intrigued. And the process was cool as hell. If you missed it, CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM MOLD IT...

3D Printing Fender Flares? Yep! The Guys Did Just That To Get Them Just Right For Project Binky

Project Binky has been one of my all time favorite YouTube builds in the past few years and I’m missing it terribly while it is in the body shop getting painted and ready for reassembly....

Build Your Turbo Kit Like A Pro: Turbo Piping Fit Up Tips!

Prior to YouTube, learning to fabricate parts and pieces for your hot rod usually required you to learn from your dad, a friend, your grandpa, or in some cases a trade school. But fabrication for...

Cheap Turbo Combos! Is This Ebay GT45 Clone The Best Turbo Ever?

If a $163 turbocharger sounds awesome to some of you, and scary as hell to others, that’s okay. You are our people. On the one hand getting something like this that cheap just makes you giggle...

How Do I Know How Big My Fuel Injectors Need To Be? Richard Holdener Gives You The Simple Math Lesson So You Can Figure It Out Yourself!

Sizing injectors for your engine is NOT rocket science, but it is crazy how many people question and argue and worry about injector sizing for their combinations. The math is pretty simple actually....

Get It Right: Here’s The Proper Way To Measure For Custom Shocks From The Crew At Ridetech

You want to install custom shocks on your car. Maybe you just want to make a simple change with a single adjustable tube shock or maybe you are going bigger with air suspension or perhaps multi-way...