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...

Wanna Know What A Blueprint 540 Makes On Nitrous? With A Roots Blower? With Twin Turbos? With A ProCharger? Watch This.

When Blueprint Engines came out with their power adder series of crate engines we got one of the very first off the assembly line. It was their 400 cubic inch traditional small block featuring forged...

Dyno Test Video: Measuring The Gains Of Roller Rockers On A Hot Rod Stroker Jeep Inline Six Engine

It’s the age old question that hot rodders have asked themselves since the dawn of time. “Are they worth the money?” This goes for basically any part of parts that people have to...

Project Hay Hauler Update: Bringing New Life To My Old 383 Stroker

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) When we last left off on the Project Hay Hauler’s build, we had just replaced the broken Dana 44 with a junkyard scored 12 bolt, then replaced the entire...

Diesel Tech Video: How Much Power Is There In A Cylinder Head and Camshaft Swap On A Classic 12-Valve?

More fuel! More boost! More power! That’s the typical stuff we always hear about when diesel engines are discussed. Hardcore enthusiasts know that internal combustion engines, be they of spark...

Heavy Duty Junkyard Crawl And Engine Teardown: Watch The DeBoss Garage Guys Get Busy With Some Caterpillar Fun!

I had occasion to meet the guys from DeBoss Garage last week and they were really cool to hang out and have a beer with. They’re the same dudes you see on the screen when you watch their 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...