Category Archive: 1320 Engine Tech, 1320 Tech Story, 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, BangShift News, ENGINE, ENGINES, Tech Stories, Videos

Jumpin’ Through Hoops: Watch This Vortec Blown 427ci Windsor Small Block Get Perfected On The Dyno

Engine building is about problem solving, right? You want to make more power so you solve that problem with better heads, a better camshaft, a better block, maybe you add some boost. What happens...

7s On Skinnies – This Aussie Datsun Truck Runs 7.90 With A 225 Tire on The Back!

It was of course the great Colin Chapman who defined his philosophy on race car building as “simplify and add lightness”. If we met the owner of this awesome little Datsun truck in...

The Bitter End: This Video Of Chrysler Turbine Cars Being Destroyed Is Hard To Watch

A while back I posted a video of a1960s Chrysler turbine car being road tested at the Chrysler proving grounds. The video was cool because we saw the car hauling around the track and rip roaring over...

Video Bonanza: Crash Testing Videos From The Late 1970s! Scout, Firebird, Trucks, You Name It!

Crash testing has been a vital and mandatory part of new car launches for many, many years. While we can sit here and complain about stuff like new car weights and shapes, the facts regarding how...

Unhinged: Christine Returns…But Will The Remake Be Worth A Second Round With The Possessed Plymouth?

Last week, the announcement was made: “Christine”, the horror-tinged tome from Stephen King that tells a tale of a boy, a car, and a lot of murders that involve tire tracks along the way...

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The Walk of Fame: Feats Of Human Strength At The Pick A Part’s $59.99 Carry Out Day

It is one of the enduring promotions that wrecking yards across the country run from time to time. “Everything you can carry out for $59.99.” This video is awesome proof of the lengths...

The Greatest Muscle Car Print Ad That You’ve Probably Never Seen – Pontiac Perfection

Pontiac advertising in the 1960s was driven by the colorful, creative, and brilliant Jim Wangers. This ad below which came from a 1964 copy of Road and Track magazine has his finger prints all over...

Video: This Blown Big Block Chevy Powered Trip Hammer Is Awesome Overkill

Trip hammers are cool machines designed to literally smash and bash whatever is placed in them flat. In the case of this video it appears to be a thick piece of solid steel bar stock that gets...

Alex Taylor’s Quest For The 6’s 1955 Chevy Build Updates! Two Days Until Racing Starts!

We told you that Rocky Mountain Race Week starts this Saturday with racing starting officially at 3:00 pm Central Time. We’ll be broadcasting live for all 5 days of racing and we can’t...

Rough Start 1969 Dodge W100 Power Wagon! 383, 4 speed, Short Bed Greatness Right Here!

These sweptline Dodge trucks are cool. They just are. With the steps inside the door, the flat inner fenders that make perfect spots for tools, and the overall feel just makes them one of those old...

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SEMA BATTLE OF THE BUILDERS! Want To Compete? Sign Up Now!

If you have followed the Battle of the Builders during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, and thought “man I’d love to have my shop compete in this someday” then now is your time! Check...

Meet Project Corkscrew: QA1 Is Building A 1969 Dodge D100 Sweptline Truck And It Is Going To Be Great

QA1 is a company that never sits still. Whether they are developing hardcore products for drag racing, pro touring, bolt on kits for popular cars, or creating solutions for those owners who currently...

Ford-Wagen: Ford and VW Are Teaming Up On The Next Generation Of Ranger – Built VW Tough?

(By Tom Lohnes) – With the new Maverick on the way, the next-gen Ford Ranger development hasn’t had the spotlight. Well, some interesting stuff is happening with the new US-market Ranger,...

Banned: These Eight Banned Race Cars Are Some Of The Coolest To Ever Run Up The Hill At Goodwood

Is being banned the most sincere form of flattery in racing? Sure it sucks for the cars, teams, engineers, and backers that created something highly innovative and likely effective but it immediately...