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Mopar Alternator Comparison: Stock vs Powermaster Original Look vs Powermaster 220amp Upgraded Alternator

When it comes to the charging system of your classic car, you have a few options. The first is to just hope and pray that the 50-year old alternator that’s on the engine continues to work even...

How Much Does Header Size Effect High Horsepower Combos: Testing 600 And 750 Plus Horsepower LS Combos On The Dyno

We all know that long tube headers, and header size, can make an impact on horsepower, but recent testing from Richard Holdener shows that smaller 1 3/4 inch headers don’t suffer at high rpm on...

DO LONG TUBE HEADERS ADD HP? 1 3/4 vs 1 7/8 HEADER TEST. WHAT MAKES MORE POWER ON AN LS?

Headers, everyone wants them for their hot rodded combo. But are they really an effective speed part? How much power and torque are they worth? Are bigger long tubes better than smaller long tubes?...

The Payoff: Watch The Time Lapse Hagerty Redline Rebuild Here – The Little Mini Engine Lives!

While we love sharing the installments of Hagerty Redline Rebuild engines, the real fun comes at the grand finale when the time lapse video of the build is released and we get to hear the finish...

LS Corvair Project: More Chassis Work As The Suspension Mounts, Hubs, And Roll Bar Come Together

While I’ve heard of a few drivetrain swaps that practically bolt in to other makes and models, that is not going to be the case when you are trying to put an LS4 into the back of a Corvair. These...

Dyno Video: TURBO 4200 ATLAS-ELECTRONIC BOOST CONTROLLERS-DO THEY WORK? DO THEY ADD BOOST? DO THEY ADD POWER?

Technology has come a long way with just about everything in our lives, and boost is no different. While you can control boost mechanically, with a simple to turn boost control knob, there are much...

Old School Repair: This Dude Welds A Crankshaft Back Together Like A Boss! It Was Broken In Two!

If you watch videos from other countries, where guys are doing repairs that would seem nearly impossible without modern tools, you start to appreciate and understand what our grandparents and great...

Dyno Proven 500 Horsepower Combos: Three Stock Bottom End 5.3 LS Combos That Will Make You 500 Horsepower Or More.

I get asked about LS engine combos all the time, and the overwhelming majority of them are from people who think that they need to build an engine with all aftermarket parts. When I ask them how much...

Dyno Video: Nitrous AND Boost! Don’t Be Afraid, It’s What Turbos Want And Here’s Proof.

I’ve been running nitrous on turbo and centrifugal supercharger combos for years and years. and you should too. They love each other and it would be rude and completely unromantic not to let...

Project Binky Update: lt’s Back And It’s Badass, But Has Had To Have Some Tweaks

Despite being the most well thought out car build I’ve ever seen online, and also being finished to a much more show car level than anyone ever expected at the beginning of this whole project....

JUNKYARD 6.0L LS CAM TEST-STOCK VS BTR TRUCK (STG 1-3) VS LS3 VS SLOPPY STAGE 2 VS (BIG) COMP 469

It’s cam testing time! I’ve been in the dyno cell with Richard on several occasions where all we were doing was testing camshafts, and I can tell you that when you get in the groove...

Mini Block, Big Problems: Can The Machine Shop Save A 1965 Mini Block With A Badly Gouged Deck?

When last we left this latest Hagerty Redline Rebuild project, Davin had pulled the 1965 Mini engine apart and things looked a little grave. Why? The deck had some bizarre gouges in it. We’re...

HOW TO BUILD CHEAP 5.0L FORD POWER! WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO ADD POWER TO YOUR DAILY DRIVEN SB FORD?

Here at BANGshift.com we love all engines because we are just fans of horsepower and torque. I happen to be a die hard Chevrolet guy, but I respect all the powerplants regardless of what the trend...

Redline Rebuild Teardown: The Next Project Is A 1965 Austin Mini Engine And It Has Some Large Issues

Now this is interesting! The next Hagerty Redline Rebuild subject is a 1965 Austin Mini and in this video we are going to see the engine get torn to the block and prepared for a trip to the machine...