Category Archive: BangShift XL, XL Videos

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: A Big Rig Trans In A Pickup – This One Is A Total Freak And Sounds GREAT!

A week or two ago we showed you video of a guy in an older Dodge truck jamming gears with a stick attached to a Fuller 10-speed box. This week we’re back with another swapped rig but this one...

This Ford Commercial Truck Promo Video From 1968 Shows Loaded Trucks Being Jumped And Mercilessly Beat Up On

Nothing beats manufacturer produced promotional videos like this one for the Ford commercial truck line in Great Britain for 1968. They show the trucks working hard and doing the kinds of truck like...

Spinning An Eaton M112 Supercharger With A Shop Vac Is Kind Of Awesome

This is a good video for a holiday. It is largely pointless, doesn’t rally prove anything, but at the same time it is entertaining in the gearhead fashion that we love. What is it? Basically it...

Bringing the Boom: This 1987 Promotional Film For the Rockwell B1-B Is Flipping Awesome

The Rockwell B1-B is one bad Jose of an airplane and it he delivered more than its fair share of bad news to the bad guys over the years since first coming into service in the mid-1980s. We have a...

What Does It Take To Restore A Tractor? Follow Along As This Big Bud 525/50 Gets A Freshening!

Tractors do not have an easy life. They are the purest workhorses when it comes to an engine-powered vehicle. They go out and work and when they wear out, they…well, normally that’s that,...

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...

The Gambler: This 1950s Caterpillar Safety Video Pulls No Punches!

There are a million ways to teach a lesson, right? You can teach is as a parable, you can show examples, or you can really lay it on and go for maximum impact. The last strategy is apparently what...

This Modified Jeep FC-170 Project Could Be The Coolest Off-Road Camping Rig Ever!

If you are a regular reader of BangShift, you know right away that we LOVE the old Jeep Forward Control trucks. Built by Willys and Kaiser between 1956-1965, the Forward Control’s many variants...

Is This The World’s Quickest Mack Truck? Watch It Boil The Tires And The Run 11s At 120 +

We’ve showed you a little window into the wild world of high performance diesel big rig trucks and buses on the small island of Puerto Rico before and we all went nuts for it. These guys LOVE...

Old School Tech Video: This Breakdown Of A Road Ranger Big Rig Transmission From The 60s Is Brilliant!

There are millions of awesome videos on the automotive end of the internet and we try to find cool ones to show you every day here at BangShift. This particular video is an honest gem of 1960s tech...

Watch This Pulling Tractor That Uses A WWII Packard PT Boat Engine Drag The Sled All The Way Home

There are few things better than pulling tractors that use monster vintage engines to put the power to the ground and haul the sled. In this case we are talking about a tractor using a WWII Packard...

Get Sprung: COMP Cams New .660″ Lift Dual Valve Spring Kits for LS Engines – No Machining!

You’ve got an LS engine, you want to stuff some more camshaft in that bad boy. You want more lift, more aggressive ramps on the lobes, you want power, sound, and fury. What you do not want is...

The RideTech R-Joint Has Been Granted A U.S. Patent – Fresh Design Satisfies Customers and Patent Office

When we talk about new products in the high performance aftermarket, do you ever wonder how “new” they are? Is this something that someone invented or is this something that is an upgrade...

The Sounds Of Freedom: Watch And Listen To Every Engine Combination Sherman Tanks Used

The venerable Sherman tank used by American and Allied forces in WWII may not have been the best thing on the battlefield but it was functional, evolutionary, and they were used in volume. One of the...