Category Archive: BangShift XL, ENGINE, Tech Stories, XL Engine Tech, XL Tech Stories

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...

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...

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...

Video Bonanza: The Sound And Fury Of Bad Ass Diesel Air Starters – Loud, Proud, And Scaring Old Ladies For Decades!

(Words by Greg Rourke) – Cranking over big diesel engines takes a lot of power.  Plants of 850 plus cubic inches and over 15:1 compression are common in semi trucks. Imagine trying to spin...