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Really Big Block: This 1940s Era Rolls Royce Griffon Engine Is 2,000hp Of V-12 Fun!

The Rolls Royce Griffon was the last big V-12 aircraft engine that the company produced and they made about 8,000 of them between 1940 and 1955. They came in a variety of setups and power levels but...

Vintage Billet: These BAC MAN RAT Heads Are Complete, Cool, And A Look Back At Billet Head Evolution

We live in a world today where billet heads are so commonplace that they barely get people’s attention anymore. Seriously. The PRI show was filled with so many companies making billet cylinder...

Best of 2019: 1972 Ford Mustang – Ratty Muscle Dreams With A Big Pony

There’s an old ad I saw once in a van and custom car compilation magazine that dated back to about 1978 that stuck with me. I can’t remember if it was selling shocks or tires, but the car...

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Best of 2019: 1976 Camaro, Meet VW Beetle. We Don’t Know Where To Go From Here.

My first automotive love was the 1975-77 Chevrolet Camaro. I loved having the bigger back window on the Camaro that I first fell in love with when my uncle brought home a ’76 Type LT....

This Two-Door Tahoe Would Be An Epic Daily Driver, You Never Find Them This Clean

Two-Door Tahoes are something you don’t see every day. I still think of them as a “Blazer” and wish that is what Chevrolet had called them, but regardless of the name they are cool...

Best of 2019: This 1971 Plymouth Satellite Wagon Blends Muscle Car And Family Car Beautifully

When I was working in the yard, we tore down and ultimately scrapped out a Chevy Kingswood station wagon simply because it had a big-block under the hood. Any say I would’ve had in the matter...

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Best of 2019: This Rumble-Seat Cadillac Will Always Be Stared At

As I look at the photos of what used to be some sort of 1968 Cadillac, I find myself wondering what angle I should take this particular post. It would be easy to go full-on troll and talk all sorts...

Best of 2019: Can This 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Wagon Be Saved?

Let’s be frank about this for a minute: the Super Sport badge might be the most used, abused, and ragged-out model and trim in the General Motors inventory. There have been hits, like the...

Perfection: This 1975 Mustang II Was Built As An Open Track Day Car And It’s Great – It’s Also Cheap

You think we’re joking, right? I mean, look at this 1975 Mustang II, who could possibly want to own this thing? Yes, this 1975 Mustang II was built as an open track day car and that’s...

Project For Sale: This Dude Was Going To Stick A Honda CBR Engine In A 1965 Austin America, Now YOU Can

Hot rodders are creative people. That can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to cars but by and large the minds of gearheads are always churning to come up with new ideas, new projects, and...

This 4.3L V6 ASA Stock Car Race Engine Raises A Question – What Do You Do With Unique Old Race Engines?

Racing is really, really fickle. As we all know, today’s cutting edge race car is tomorrow’s old junk. Racing engines strike us as different, though. Lots of times the engine platforms...

Executive Candidate: This 1968 Galaxie XL Fastback Is Unrestored And Would Be A Fun Cruiser

I am a bad shopper. Or maybe I am a good shopper and a bad buyer. I have been looking at cars and trucks for over a year now and I have not been able to pull the trigger on anything that I have seen....

Christmas Gift Idea: The Christine Cube! Play Doo-Wop Music And Freak Out Your Friends!

Hey there, BangShifter! Are you running out of ideas for gifts for those hard-to-shop for friends of yours? It’s easy for most other people…some good-smelling stuff for her, something...

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Buy The Burma Jeep: This Old Bomb Service Burma Jeep Is Mostly There, Is Pretty Rare, and Would Be A Fun Project

The GTB622 1.5-ton truck was manufacturer in New Jersey from 1942 through the end of WWII and had a solid run of 15,000 units. There were a few variants of these babies made but the most popular ones...