Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Videos

Video On The Manufacturing Of A Ship Propeller Is Awesome

On a seemingly daily basis these days we’re reminded how dumb people can be. From idiotic acts behind the wheel to the way problems are solved it seems like we’re a species that’s...

How To Build A Nitro Powered Drill

The world of the “How To” video is a strange one. These things range from the driest things you have ever laid your eyes on to some of the most entertaining footage you can imagine....

Check Out This Maine Logging Truck Stacked To The Rafters!

It is an argument as to what the harshest environment is where big trucks operate. The desert? The city? Mines? Those are all good options but for us, logging trucks have the hardest job over all the...

Rolling Coal: 2021 Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge Uphill Semi Drag Racing Video

If you like high-powered diesel trucks, and big rigs in particular, then the Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge is an event you just don’t want to miss. With several uphill drag racing events, show...

Size Matters: When The World’s Largest Enclosed Ramp Truck Isn’t Enough, You Add A Big Trailer.

Because Finnegan and Newbern just keeping adding more and more and more and more vehicles to the fleet, there is a need to be able to haul more than one of them at a time and that has resulted in...

Crazy Dyno Test: Watch This RC Jet Engine Get Tested On Four Fuels Using A Fabricated Thrust Dyno!

Now this is BangShifty as hell. You are going to watch an RC sized jet engine get dyno tested on four different fuels to see which one makes the most power. How do you dyno test a thrust engine? To...

Here Comes The Boost: Here’s A Review Of The (Then) Newly Turbocharged 1992 K2500 Diesel

When Dodge and Cummins teamed up to start offering the B-series engine in pickup trucks, it was a game changer. Despite the fact that Dodge had the oldest chassis and styling going at that time,...

LS Turbo Tech: Stock Manifolds, Shorty Headers, Or Dedicated Turbo Headers – What’s The Real Difference?

Here’s the truth. If you connect the exhaust housing of a turbocharger to the exhaust on an LS engine, and the compressor side to the intake manifold, it will make boost and more power than it...

When You Build A Van With Armored Wheel Wells And 500 Horsepower It Must Be A Burnout Machine

I love wagons, vans, and Suburbans, and since I’m such a square body fan I just can’t not like this awesome tire-smoking machine right here. When I first saw it at Holley’s LSFest...

LS Fest West 2021: Meet “Hank” the High-Flying LS-Swapped Ford F100. Rad Doesn’t Begin To Describe This

What’s funny about LS Swaps is the reactions you do, and DON’T get from people with regards to certain swaps. For example, unless you are at an all-Ford event, nobody even gives an LS...

Watch This Upside Down (But Right Side Up?) Ranger V770 12-Cylinder Engine Run and Spit Fire!

The Ranger V770 12-cylinder engine was a stalwart power plant for a slew of airplanes that included a bunch of trainers that were used to get pilots ready for war during WWII. A single overhead...

Did You Know That There’s A World Log Skidder Competition? You Do Now! (Video here)

I know a few guys who operate heavy equipment for a living and they are all rightfully proud of the skills and abilities that they have developed over the years at their job. We’re talking the...

Historic Video: See the “Ball and Chain” Tree Clearing Method at Work! Plus Its Use In Vietnam As Well

One of the most unexpectedly popular stories I have ever penned here on BangShift was the tale of the land clearing operation that made way for the Hungry Horse dam. A pair of enterprising...

This 1973 Jeep J2000 Truck Sales Promotional Film Has Us Looking For A Dealer – 70s Greatness

It is pretty hard to argue against the overt coolness of the Wagoneers and J-trucks of the early 1970s. They were really well built, intentioned to get out there into the wild, and they look great as...