Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, BangShift XL, Gallery, Historic Photos, XL Gallery

Historic Gearhead Americana: Packard Car Haulers, Army Trucks, Big Rigs, Turn of The Century Car Shows, and More!

(Photos from Detroit Public Library Digital Archive) – I know some pretty tough people but I’m not sure even the modern toughies I know would thrive in the harsh realities of the world...

McLeod’s Spun Aluminum SFI 6.1 Approved Bellhousing Is State Of The Art, Light, and Strong

Racers are an impossible lot, aren’t they? Continually they demand stuff get stronger, more refined, lighter, more functional, and better. Because they can never leave well enough alone, the...

Powermaster Performance Releases New 100mm Denso Style Alternator – 75 Amps Less Than 7 Lbs!

If you are in the market for an alternator, we have some good news as Powermaster Performance releases a new 100mm Denso style alternator. The 100mm designation comes from the size of the case and it...

Bring Your Geiger Counter: This 1965 Chevrolet Suburban 4×4 Has Patina That Shouldn’t Be Erased!

Eighty-three years, the Chevrolet Suburban nameplate has been in use. From it’s humble beginnings as a wagon body on a truck frame to the top-of-the-line Chevrolet SUV that’s sold today,...

Painting On A Massive Scale: Watch This Timelapse Of An Emirates Boeing 777-200 As It Gets A New Coat!

A typical fully painted Boeing 777 similar to this Emirates 777-200 wears almost a quarter-ton of paint on it’s skin, with a maximum thickness of about 0.005″ across the board....

Bad Shift: Listen To This Student Truck Driver Grind A Transmission Into Submission

As much as people do not want to admit it, operating a vehicle is a skill. It is a skill that you learn and refine over time. This is doubly true if you are a commercial driver who makes their living...

Chugga Chugga Tug Of Wars: These Videos Of Steam Tractors Applying Their Grunt Are Awesome

What’s heavy, slow, and makes a chuffing noise when worked hard? No, not me you jerks! I am talking about steam tractors. I went around and assembled a bunch of videos of these machines hooking...

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...

Screaming Detroit Commuter Video! This 1951 Dodge M37 Has A 3-53 Under The Hood – BangShift Approved

BangShifter Ken Melrose has us all beat by a mile. The man recently restored a 1951 Dodge M37 truck with his dad which makes him a boss but the fact that he repowered the sucker with a 3-53 Detroit...

The Most Entertaining Video Ever About Cleaning Out An Intake Manifold – Fire Makes It Good

If you have a metal intake manifold that is all full of carbon and other junk, there are a bunch of different ways that you can clean it out. Multiple chemicals are on the market designed to break...

This May Be The Coolest Fire Truck Ever – The 1959 Dodge American LaFrance Little Mo – One Man Fire Dominator

For starters, trucks of the Dodge “Power Giant” era are some of the coolest on the road. The 1957-1960 trucks really have a unique look and whether we’re talking the W100 or larger...

This Video Of A Guy Stacking Beer Bottles With An Excavator Is Flipping Awesome

There’s a reason that guys who do this work are called heavy equipment “operators”. We think that some of them could probably perform surgery with the big machines that they use to...

Watch This Freightliner Sand Rail Scale The Dunes At Pismo Beach – The Beast Rules

If there’s a guaranteed way to be awesome in this world it would be to take a Freightliner truck and convert it into what amounts to a massive sand rail like you see in this video. We’re...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Ripping The Gears In A Detroit Diesel Swapped 1971 Chevy Mini-Rig

We are typically not fans of the “mini-rig” look for trucks where guys try to make a pickup look and act like a big rig but in this case, we’re kind of on board, ok all the way on...