Category Archive: BangShift XL, ENGINES, Videos, XL Videos

Morning Symphony: V8 Diesels…From Screaming Detroits To The Big Mack, Which One Sounds Best To You?

For nearly a decade, two engines that you will hear in this compilation pretty much ruled my world: the GM/Detroit 6.2-6.5L series that every single HMMWV used, and the two-stroke Detroit Diesels...

Breathe, Dammit: Fixing The GM 1.4L Turbo’s PCV Woes – Got A Cruze Or A Sonic? This Is For You!

This April, I finally caved and bought a fuel-mileage machine, a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. 1.4L turbo, 148 horsepower, 40 MPG average with the air conditioning on, wherever I go. Oh, and the...

Listen To The Awesome Noise Of The Famed Novi V8 Indy Car Engine In This 1963 Recording – So Cool!

This is a literal trip back in history. The other day I posted a photo of a Novi V8 on my Instagram page (@brianlohnes) and people went nuts over it. Basically two Offy four cylinders joined a common...

Screamin’ Mimi: Watch This Formula 1000 Engine Make 185hp At 10,000+ RPM

Back in my road race announcing days I used to really like watching the SCCA amateur classes that featured open wheel cars. From Formula Vee right on up, those cars put on a heck of a show and really...

Morning Symphony: Chevrolet Opalas Letting Their Six Cylinders Wake The Neighbors

It’s not an Opel. It’s not a Holden. It’s a Chevrolet Opala…rather, an Opala coupe and an Opala Caravan SS station wagon. Made for Brazil, the Opala is a blend of GM: American...

MORE: CHEVY, Videos

Unhinged: Hyundai RM-19 – Embrace The Wild Past Already And Reap The Rewards

To date, one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever written for BangShift was the review of the Kia Stinger GT. The summary of the deal: Kia built a car that could legitimately take on a 5.7L powered...

Money No Object: 1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic – Cream Puff Knockout

You know that before a gearhead got their hands on this car, that it was a picture-perfect, showroom stock ride that someone lovingly maintained. This was someone’s grandmother’s car. She...

High Horsepower Drag Racing Application? A Mark Williams Modular 11-Inch Rear End Is An Indestructible Solution

There are certain parts that have gotten the reputation as being virtually indestructible in the world of drag racing. The Lenco transmission, the CrowerGlide clutch, and the Mark Williams Modular...

Back To Basics: The Ins And Outs Of The Four-Barrel Holley With Uncle Tony!

EFI this, EFI that. Whatever. A lot of stories involving hopping up an engine usually start with the early bolt-on mods: new pipes, new tuning, and of course, the four-barrel. And which four-barrel...

MORE: TECH, Videos

This Short Video Showing The Maintenance On A 5,000hp Locomotive Engine Is AWESOME

Now this is the kind of thing that BangShift readers LOVE. You are about to see a short video showing the maintenance on a 5,000hp locomotive engine and it’s not some long drawn out affair....

BangShift Question Of The Day: Why Not Own An Old Semi Tractor?

From the moment that I first saw him walk around the nose of the green Freightliner, I could tell that through and through, my father had every ounce of “trucker” in his bones. Throughout...

30 Year Trip: Check Out Hallsville Drag Strip Action From 1989 – Sportsman Fun!

This is a fun way to kick off a week, right? We’re taking you 30-years into the past, back to the 1989 drag racing season at Hallsville Drag Strip in Texas. The track no longer exists but...

Best of 2019: 1963 Chevrolet Film Touting Their Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks Is Great

With Chevrolet’s recent announcement that they were jumping back into the medium duty truck segment with fresh models for the first time since 2009, we thought it was a fun exercise to go...

Best of 2019: Move Over BMW and Jag Inline Six Engines, Here’s a 370hp Naturally Aspirated OHC Pontiac Six!

Pontiac’s OHC six cylinder was a pet project of John DeLorean in the 1960s when he wanted to introduce a more European driving experience to customers who preferred sprightly handling to brutal...