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Category Archive: Craigslist Find

Rough Start: A Two-For-One Deal – A 429-Powered 1972 Ford LTD And A Parts 1972 Country Squire!

The idea behind the Rough Start budget is to get the most for your dollar, right? Ok, then, we have located a deal for you Blue Oval types who can look past Mustangs and see potential in the big...

This Quick 8 Video From Shuffletown Dragway 1989 Is Spectacular – The Way It Was

This weekend the NHRA tour will be in Concord, North Carolina racing at the palatial zMax Dragway that Bruton Smith built. It is one of the most opulent strips in the world and it always packs the...

Outlaw Street Car Reunion V: The Start Of Saturday Morning

Saturday dawned, warmer than Friday, and every racer itching to get the job done. With Tyler Crossnoe’s decision to ax Sunday off of the schedule due to incoming weather, each run had to count...

McLeod’s Spun Aluminum SFI 6.1 Approved Bellhousing Is State Of The Art, Light, and Strong

Racers are an impossible lot, aren’t they? Continually they demand stuff get stronger, more refined, lighter, more functional, and better. Because they can never leave well enough alone, the...

Morning Symphony: 20,000 RPM From A Cosworth-Built F1 V8

Somewhere north of about 4,500 the 368ci mill in the Cadillac limo floats the valves. Most small-block Chryslers hate life above 6,000 RPM without serious work, and the most rev-happy V8 I’ve...

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Unhinged: Ford’s Almost Total Abandonment Of The Car Market

Let this be the first thing I’ve written that comes with a prefaced warning: the opinions put here are mine and mine alone and might not completely jive with the overall view of BangShift....

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BOOK REVIEW: Just Needs A Recharge – The Hack Mechanic’s Guide to Vintage AC

No matter what kind of car you’re interested in, you’re likely to run into dozens of examples that indicates the air conditioning system “Just needs a recharge.”

Powermaster Performance Releases New 100mm Denso Style Alternator – 75 Amps Less Than 7 Lbs!

If you are in the market for an alternator, we have some good news as Powermaster Performance releases a new 100mm Denso style alternator. The 100mm designation comes from the size of the case and it...

Classic YouTube: “Fiero: A Car Is Born”…See How The Pontiac P-Car Became The Affordable Mid-Engine Machine!

You can knock the Pontiac Fiero for many things: the suspension that was ganked from the Citation and Chevette  that didn’t live up to it’s promises, that small issue of engine fires, or...

This Chromalusion-Painted 1978 Ford Mustang II Is Built Perfectly! 347 Stroker, Gears And Clean!

For over twenty years, when it comes to my selection in vehicles (you know, the weird and unloved models), I get the same argument: “why would you waste the time and money putting that thing...

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Outlaw Street Car Reunion V: Wrapping Up Time Trials On Friday Afternoon

The grind of Friday wore on at Beech Bend, but the weather couldn’t have been more cooperative. Cool temperatures and clear skies made for some very happy racers, who were probably looking at...

BangShift Question Of The Day: Would You Let Your Kids Watch A Fast And Furious Cartoon Series?

It was the morning ritual: wake up well before any of the adults were even remotely willing to get out of bed, pour a bowl of cereal, and make my way to the television set for Saturday morning...

Bring Your Geiger Counter: This 1965 Chevrolet Suburban 4×4 Has Patina That Shouldn’t Be Erased!

Eighty-three years, the Chevrolet Suburban nameplate has been in use. From it’s humble beginnings as a wagon body on a truck frame to the top-of-the-line Chevrolet SUV that’s sold today,...

Four Wide Chaos From The First NHRA Four-Wide Nationals In 2010 – Double Boomer

We’re coming up on what used to be the most polarizing race of the NHRA season this weekend. It’s the NGK Spark Plugs Four Wide Nationals at the massive zMax Dragway in Concord, North...