Category Archive: 1320 Engine Tech, 1320 Tech Story, Apex Engine Tech, Apex Tech Stories, BangShift 1320, BangShift APEX, BangShift News, BangShift XL, XL Engine Tech, XL Tech Stories

Happy 3/25! It Is The Day We Celebrate The 5.3L LS Engine – Yes It Measures 325ci!

For a generation of hot rodders, this IS their small block Chevy. The 5.3L, 325ci LS engine was the bread and butter of the company’s line up for more than a decade and many, many millions were...

347 Stroker Small Block Ford VS 351 Windsor. Which One Makes More Power? You Asked, Here’s The Answer

This video from Richard Holdener is great, because it was asked for by viewers and because he starts off laughing and questioning why they asked for it. Well in typical Richard fashion, he’s...

How To Measure For Pushrod Length In Your LS Engine: Not Hard, But Really Important

On a pushrod engine like an LS, and  every other American V8 that doesn’t have overhead camshafts, the length and width of them is pretty critical to insure performance and longevity....

Four Into Six: Watch How Allen Millyard Made His Own Kawasaki Z1 Six Cylinder Block At Home

It’s purely amazing what the right mind with the right hands and the right tools can make. This video follows yesterday’s where Allen Millyard showed us how he made the cylinder jugs for...

Which Stock LS Head Is Best For Building A Boosted Turbo LS Combo? 317, 799, 706, 241, 243, or 862?

Every single week I have someone calling, texting, or messaging me about a set of LS heads they have, wondering if they will work for the 700-800 horsepower combo they want to build. Every once in a...

Ever Want To Know What Goes Into Building A 410 Sprint Car Engine? World Of Outlaws Power Starts Here!

410 Sprint Car engines are pretty bad ass bullets that make more than 900 horsepower, naturally aspirated, on methanol. When you bolt one into a car that weighs just 1,400 lbs, you can imagine that...

HEMI Swap Your Dakota With Bolt In Parts! These Trucks Haul Way More Ass With A HEMI Under The Hood

While 1st and 2nd Gen Dodge Dakota pickups did come with an optional 5.2 or 5.9L V8 engine, aka the 318 and 360 for you Mopar enthusiasts, the most they made was a measly 250 horsepower. Even if you...

Let Professor Dulcich Teach You How To Find Top Dead Center For Your Engine Building Pleasure

We love good tech videos here and we think that it’s cool Steve Dulcich has his own YouTube channel and it making some fun stuff for people to watch. A little while back we showed you his video...

LT Asks: The Actual Cost of Turbocharging a Big Block 8.1: Should I have built an LS instead?

I’m a big fan of LS engines, and they are all the rage, but some people can’t stand them because they ARE so popular. Some think there is no other engine on earth that can compete with...

Building Twin Turbo LS Headers From Scratch For The Extreme Blazer Project!

The Motion Raceworks Extreme Blazer build is on! In this video you’ll see how they design and fabricate the custom turbo headers for this thing, from scratch! And while that does sound like a...

Junkyard Stock Bottom End LS T4 VS T6 S480 Turbo Test. Which Makes More Power And Where?

Bigger, bigger, biggest, biggestest, and biggerestest. That’s been the mentality on turbos the past few years, especially in the drag racing world where twin turbo setups often feature turbos...

You Can Make Power Level Adjustments With Just The Flip Of A Switch Using Holley EFI And Here’s How!

If you attend any drag racing event in the country nowadays, you will find drivers and crew chiefs making tune up changes in the pits and in the staging lanes, by simply choosing between a couple...

Built It Or Boost It? The Most Common Question I Get Asked About LS Engines. But This Time It’s A 5.0 Ford.

In this era of boost every junkyard combo possible, the number one question I get from people is what to do to their engine before adding boost. Back in the day, anything over 5-7 lbs meant that...

Mild To Wild: 700 And 1,000 Horsepower Gen 3 HEMI Builds You Can Do Too!

Our boy Richard Holdener is back at it, and this time he’s making big power with late model Gen 3 HEMIs. In recent years, with the development of the Hellcat platforms, Mopar has made...