Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, XL Engine Tech, XL Tech Stories, XL Videos

The Mars Hot Rod: This Story About The Technology And Methodology Of The SpaceX Raptor Rocket Rules

Here’s a little bit of a reality check . Every paste eating moron you read about on social media, every Tide Pod eating kid that ends up getting their guts pumped, and every schmuck that seems...

The Big Fix: Watch This Welder Perform A Repair On A Massive Lanz Bulldog Piston

Ok, now this is neat. You are about to watch a welder perform a piston repair on a massive Lanz Bulldog piston. So a Lanz Bulldog is a tugboat engine? No. A locomotive engine? Negatory. How about a...

This Hemi Powered D100 Gets An Aeromotive Phantom In-Tank Fuel System

(Words and Photos by Matt Graves) Hot Rodding, at it’s core, is basically upgrading old stuff with bigger and faster stuff. Sometimes this means embracing new technology with some of us kicking...

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...

Watch Ry Crash With Bull City Speed Do An LS Cam Swap In 6 Minutes In His Driveway!

Okay so the Brian Tooley Racing Stage II Truck Cam swap took a little longer than that, but thanks to the wonderful world of timelapse video it sure doesn’t seem like it. Too bad you...

Best of BS 2017: 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Better Breather: We Bolt On More Power And Economy With An Airaid Intake On A 2013 Chevy 3500 HD Gasser

Thirty years ago if you wanted to make your car breathe better you bolted on an open element air cleaner. It certainly changed the way your car sounded and it might have added a couple of horsepower...

SEMA 2014: The Mercury Marine Dual Overhead Cam Four Valve LS Engine Was The Coolest Motor We Saw At SEMA

Ok, here’s wrinkle in the LS world that we had no idea was coming and it is a BIG one. Mercury Racing, the people that make all the awesome boat engines pulled the wraps off of a new engine...

Project Cheap 10: How To Build A Gear Jamming, Budget Minded, Classic C10 In A Month With Our Pals At American Powertrain

(Words and photos by American Powertrain/Matt Graves) – Let me start off by saying all this is Greg “Snaps” Schneider’s fault. Greg works for Ridetech as owner Bret Voelkel’s...