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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories

Attila the Jav: New Parts Spotlight

We’re making plodding progress with our project 1968 Javelin that we’ve named Attila after the legendary warrior that scared the pants off the Romans way back in the day. Attila was kinda...

Friday Excuse to Go Home Early and Drink: Lutz Says Caprice is a No Go; We Say All Hope is Lost

After getting the gearhead world all cranked up with news that the defunct Pontiac G8 may survive as a Chevy Caprice, it now seems that’s not going to happen. By our stopwatch, it only took...

Mr. Norm is Building 2009 Challenger Convertibles, and They’ve Got Kenne-Bell Blown Hemis

Chicago’s “Mr. Norm” Krause has not lost his verve for hopping up Mopars. Back in the 1960s his Grand Spaulding Dodge dealership was a performance leader. Guys nationwide were...

Craigslist Pick of the Week: Basket Case 1978 Turbo Buick

In 1978 Buick sold a ton of Regals. Nearly 250,000 of them went home from dealers with happy new owners. Of that 250,000, 30,508 were equipped with a turbocharged V6. The tubocharged cars could have...

It’s on Like Donkey Kong: Mayfield Making Wild Accusations After Failing Second Drug Test

After failing a second NASCAR drug test, Jeremy Mayfield is lashing out at everyone who he sees as having done him wrong. This would include, but is not limited to Brian France, NASCAR in general,...

Summit Racing Equipment and NHRA together through 2012

During a period when every sponsorship or sanctioning body announcement seems to involve one or the other going away, we were thrilled to hear that our friends over at Summit Racing Equipment have...

Good Salt and Three Tracks for 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

Word broke late yesterday on the Southern California Timing Association web site that the surface condition at the Bonneville Salt Flats is perfect for racing and ready to be prepped. The better news...

Video of the Week: Home Brewed Enginuity

Yeah, we know it’s really spelled “ingenuity,” but here at BangShift.com we are coining a new phrase. Enginuity refers to the creative utilization of automotive parts in the pursuit...

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Lohnes’ Pic of the Week: Rear-Engine ’40 Ford

This one certainly shocked us. It’s yet another find from Lead East 2008 and it qualifies very high up on the crazy scale. The Deluxe grille and classic look of the 1939 and 1940 Fords are...

Cash For Clunkers: Ready or Not It’s Here

We’ve moaned and complained about it. We’ve picked it apart and shown it’s fatal flaws, but Cash for Clunkers is here and the manufacturers are getting ready for it. We like the...

Site of the Week: How to Become a Dirt Racing Hero

This week’s pick is DriveonDirt.com, the homepage for the dirt track driving school of the same name. We’ve always had a secret attraction to the world of dirt oval racing. It’s...

Awesome Coverage From Goodguys Columbus Show by Air Ride

Our friends at AirRide are back at it with some awesome photo and video coverage of the recent Goodguys show in Columbus, Ohio. There were more than 6,500 people registered for the mega-show and even...

Carnage of the Week: Massively Destructive Turbine Engine Test

For this installment of Carnage of the Week we’re entering the world of aviation. This is video of a “blade off test” that simulates what happens when a fan blade breaks off and...

Is the Caprice Coming? Lutz Hedges His Bets; Bloggers Say It Is

Ever since Bob Lutz intimated that the Pontiac G8 would be saved and sold as a new Chevy Caprice, there has been smiles around all corners of the BangShift.com universe. Rear wheel drive, V8, good...