Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Tech Stories

Anvil Repair Tech – Seriously, This Is A Cool Story About Repairing An Anvil!

(By Greg Rourke) – In the rental business we have customers that we’re sure could f up an anvil. It turns out that can actually happen. Here we have the New England Blacksmiths anvil...

Howell EFI Install: We Upgrade A Classic C10 With Modern Horsepower Fed By The Easiest EFI Install Ever

(Words and photos by Matt Graves) – LS engines are absolutely the hottest thing going. You cannot deny their presence and effect they have on our hobby. They are currently being dropped into...

The Unobtanium File: Saving An Ancient Caterpillar Fuel Pump Made of Solid Bronze With Skill and Crafty Thinking

Welcome to the Unobtanium File, a randomly reoccurring blog series that will highlight some of the more interesting, off the wall, and down right cool projects that the dudes and dudettes at Then and...

The Golden Ticket: Ridetech Gives Away A StreetGRIP System At Cars N Cones

And then they installed it free, let the dude run on their test track, and thanked him for coming! Yeah, it was that kind of week for John and Val Martin. Here is the story of how one of the cleanest...

BangShift Truck Tech: We Install A Ridetech Level Tow System On A 2015 F250 Super Duty

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – When I took delivery of my 2015 F250 Super Duty a few years ago and immediately put it into service as a tow vehicle for my race car, the first thing I...

Rat Attack: We Wake Up The Big Block Chevy In A 1971 C10 With A Plethora Of Off The Shelf Parts

(By Kaleb Kelley) –  As we’re building our 1971 C10 for the Win A Classic Sweepstakes, I had to figure out what to do to freshen up the old motor. First off, it’s a NAPA 454 Big Block...

Woah Down: Here’s How To Upgrade The Brakes on Your 1971 C10 Truck With Wilwood

(By Kaleb Kelley) – We recently shared an update on this 1971 C10 we’re build at Classic Car Liquidators for our Win A Classic Sweepstakes. Since we nailed down the suspension and fixed this...

Suspension Install: This 1971 Chevy C10 Gets A Stance, Handling And Fun Upgrade With RideTech StreetGrip!

We’ve been working hard on our Win A Classic Sweepstakes C10 these last couple weeks, so we thought we’d bring you an update on the build’s progress. To start off, we did a breakdown of our...

Want A Square Body Chevy Like We Do? Want It To Sit Nice, Ride, And Handle Nice Without Breaking The Bank? Here’s How.

We recently had to replace the $200 Hauler with a new Suburban since someone decided to crash into it. Unfortunately/Fortunately? The new one is really really clean and nice. That means that we...

PRI 2016: My Favorite Engine In Indy Was This Wipe Out Enterprises DT466 Pulling Tractor Engine

We have to give Valvoline credit for their booth at the 2016 PRI Show. They may have had the coolest and most varied assemblage of high performance engines we have ever seen in one place. From a...

Store Bought C Clamps Kinda Suck! ChuckE2009 Shows How To Build Your Own

Ever build a tool that you can walk into any home improvement or hardware store and purchase for reasonable money? Every start to build it and realize, when you are about 75% done, that it is going...

In This Episode Of Finnegan’s Garage The C10 Gets An LT4 And Magnum T56!

Mike Finnegan is so much cooler than any of you people out there know, if all you know him for is Hot Rod and Roadkill. In fact, if you are fans of his, only because of those two titles, he should be...

If You Are Thinking About Rebuilding Your Own 4L80e Like We Are, Watch This

I’ve built automatic transmissions several times. My first was a PowerGlide, the easiest automatic ever, and I’ve also built TH350 and Th400, and a couple of 700r4’s. But I’ve...

New Duramax Engine Headed For 2017 Silverado and Sierra HD Trucks

Earlier this year we let you know about the engine specs for the upcoming 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks that use the 6.7L Power Stroke diesel V8 engine. That baby is cranking out some big horsepower...