Category Archive: Apex Engine Tech, Apex Tech Stories, BangShift APEX

Install Video: Here’s How Easily A Rick’s RestoMod Tank Installs Into A First Gen Camaro

If there is one thing that the EFI revolution in the aftermarket has been supported by it is the manufacturers on the hard parts of the fuel system side. You can have all kinds of great EFI...

Tech Video: What’s A COMP Camshaft Swap Worth In A Legit Boss 302? Find Out Here!

You CAN teach old engines new tricks, even the iconic ones. In this video, our pal Richard Holdener talks about waking up a Boss 302 engine, not a modern overhead camshaft version but the classic...

Watch And Listen To This NASCAR Engine Get Spintron Tested To 9,000 RPM – Wild Stuff!

The Spintron machine is one of the greatest tools ever devised for race engine builders, valvetrain manufacturers, and people who make their living making horsepower on the highest levels. This is a...

Let’s Build A Rotary! This Video Of A Mazda 13B Engine Being Assembled Is Really Cool

The Wankel Rotary engine has had an on-again/off-again affair with OEM production. Companies like NSU and Mazda were in on the rotary program hard and fast for years but time has not exactly been the...

Numbers Game: 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...

Franken Ferrari: Check Out The Most Incredible Garage Engine Build We Have Ever Seen – Unreal!

Yeah, this s beyond anything we have ever seen before and it was sent to us by AMP EFI’s Matt Cramer who was also blown way by the depth, skill, and overall crazy nature of this engine build....

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...

AutoMeter Video: The Install of AutoMeter Extreme Environment Gauges In A Dirt Late Model Is Cool

We have been talking at you about the importance of proper instruments in your street and race car since, oh, the second day BangShift existed we think. This video which highlights the install of...

Edelbrock Tech Video: Here’s How To Adjust The Pushrod Guide Plates On A Small Block Chevy Head

Knowledge is power, right? Hell knowledge when it comes to engines, makes power so that means we should all try to be as smart about this junk as possible In this case we’re talking about the...

MAHLE Piston Tech Video: Checking Out Skirt Wear and What It Can Tell You About Your Engine

Engines tell stories. They tell stories by how they run and what type of wear that they have. That being said, you need to be able to read the story to understand what the engine is telling you and...

Thinking About A FAST EZ-EFI But Are Worried About Setting It Up? Watch This Video And Your Fears Will Melt

One of the things that keep people from swapping EFI onto an engine in their street machine, truck, or race car is fear. No, we’re not kidding. People are afraid that they will not be able to...

The Boys From American Powertrain Show The Proper Way To Measure For A New Driveshaft

You car’s driveshaft seems like a simple enough device that transfers power from the engine to the rear axle. There’s actually a lot more than meets the eye happening with that simple...

Test Your Gearhead Knowledge: Last Week’s Mystery Block Identified

Nothing seems to escape the long arm of the BangShifter knowledge vault. Last week I posted a bunch of photos that I shot at Custom Auto Machine in Weymouth, Massachusetts of an old block and...

Project Buford T Justice’s Last Stand On The Dyno Video – Who Won The Shirt? How Much Power Did It Make? What’s Happening Next?

Last week I gave you a challenge. I had you throw in your best guess as to what kind of horsepower Project Buford T Justice would make on the dyno rollers at SMG Motoring in Hopedale, Massachusetts....