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Category Archive: ENGINES, Videos

Killer Video: SOHC Ford Floating the Valves at Eight Grand

The is gearhead voyeurism: a look inside the valve cover of a 427 SOHC Ford motor at eight-freakin’-thousand RPM. What you’ll see is valve float. Not wildly bouncing valve float, but a...

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Retro-Cool: Drag Racing Online Features Vintage Drag Racing Posters

People collect just about everyting. Our habit is weirdo, basketcase cars, but others like to collect all manner of drag race and hot rod memorabilia. Vintage drag race posters happen to be the focus...

Dart Wants Your Input on a New Ford Cylinder Head Design

Dart Heads has decided to build a fresh, kill-all cylinder head for small-block Fords, and the company is looking for input on design features from racers who really use the stuff. This could be a...

Mustang II: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Some say I was a little hard on the 1974-78 Mustang II in “The Top 11 Never Made Special Edition Ford Mustangs” that ran earlier this week on the BangShift.com blog.  After all,...

Carroll Shelby Will Rebuild Your Engine!

Ol’ Shel may not drop by your garage with a bowl of chili and a torque wrench, but if you send your mill to his Carrol Shelby Engines company, the place will now rework your exact engine and...

Video: Diesel Fury from the Cornfield Corvette

Man we’re loving big, fast trucks these days. We stumbled upon a couple videos of a large truck called, the “Cornfield Corvette” and after nearly passing out due to the coolness of...

15 Vehicles Returned So Far in General Motors Buy-Back Program

In a program that started September 14, 2009, General Motors offered a 60-day buy-back guarantee on its cars. If you bought a GM product, you could return it between 31 and 60 days after the purchase...

New Zealand Street Racers Risk the Crusher Under New Law

Normally we’d be writing about how you can add another state to the growing list of places that will crush your junk if your something really stupid in your car. Now we can tell you to add...

Video: Great Small-Tire Camaro Wheelstand

BangShift.com member Eric68 has a great ’68 Camaro street and strip car that is a past entry into Drag Week. He recently added a 180hp nitrous shot to the potent small-block and ended up...

Great Read: The Story of Pro Mod Diehard Frankie “The Madman” Taylor

Frankie Taylor is a drag racer’s drag racer. His knuckles are always bloody, his hair looks like it was styled by a spastic kid holding a weed whacker, and he hauls ass. At least when...

Old School Pro Street Lives at Summit Racing!

We found this car feature story at SummitRacing.com, and it was like we were back in the pages of Car Craft magazine in around 1989 or 1991. This ’62 Pontiac fullsize is so much like a retro...

Conspiracy Theory: NASCAR Racers Johnson and Knaus Must be Cheating

Cheating in NASCAR has taken on many forms over the years, from subtle to totally blatant, from Junior Johnson’s “banana” Holly Farms Ford modified for better aerodynamics to...

Breaking News! BangShift.com Will Deliver Live Feed from the March Meet

This is great news! As a result of the success of BangShift.com’s live streaming video feed from the 2009 California Hot Rod Reunion, the web site has reached an agreement with Blake Bowser of...

Event Gallery: Chrysler Performance West Fall Fling XIV

The Chrysler Performance West Club held its annual Fall Fling event on October 17th at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California. The event is a yearly tradition for SoCal Mopar fans and is normally chock...