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Category Archive: MOPAR, Project Cars, TECH, Videos

Round Three With Street Machine’s Dodge Phoenix Project: It Runs And Moves. But Does It Get Street-Legal?

If you went through the painstaking task of grinding down a bag full of trim clip pins just so they fit onto the chrome trim of a 1963 Dodge, chances are good that you would have not only perfected...

An SRT-4 Powered MG Midget? Yeah, We’re About That! Check Out The Work Needed To Make This Happen!

I’m often curious about the true appeal of British roadsters. Yeah, they’re cute and all, but two-digit horsepower ratings on spindly little tires does not equate a fun time in my eyes....

From Death To Demonic: This Chrysler 300C Went From An Insurance Total To A Six-Speed Ripper!

A couple of days ago I found video of a ProCharged Chrysler 300C with a manual trans swap that had been built to race in Australia. The words “manual swap” attached to “Chrysler...

BangShift Project Files: The Altered Wheelbase 1965 Plymouth Barracuda “Almost Funny Car”

The rear wheels were moved forward eight inches. The front wheels were moved six inches forward in the fender, and the fenders themselves were extended fifteen inches. That is a real-deal Hemi...

BangShift Project Files: We Follow Up On A Hemi-Powered 1931 Plymouth!

One of the more dreamworthy garages in the BangShift Forums belongs to “Hemi Joel” Nystrum. This isn’t a shock…Joel put a Factory Appearing Stock Tire car into the 10-second...

The Joys Of The $600 Beater: Watch As This Big-Block Cordoba Gets A New Lease On Life!

There is a generational gap between accepted cars in mainstream gearhead terms. Between roughly 1974 and the late 1990s, there is a pretty large swath of cars that are ignored for one reason or...

BangShift Project Files: A 1955 Plymouth And A Vision…And A Thin Budget

1955 was a breakout year for the Chrysler Corporation. After living with the stodgy, upright shape that had been around since 1950 (and the reputation as a boring, milquetoast bit of kit to drive...

Rough Start: Does A Three-Pedal Plymouth Volaré Sound Like A Neat Parts Hauler?

Let’s be clear off of the bat: this not one of MY weird Mopar finds. How can you tell? It’s a Plymouth Volaré. Oddly enough, even though it’s the genesis for the Imperial and most...

Morning Symphony: Jeep SRT Running At WannaGoFast In Virginia

I’m starting to get amped up. Here in a couple of days, Angry Grandpa is going back to BFNY Performance for a bit of attention, then it will immediately head out to a track. It’s racing...

BangShift Project Files: The Project Tetanus 1966 Plymouth Fury Gets New (Non-Rusted) Sheetmetal!

Joe Haber’s 1966 Plymouth Fury, a project car that has, for better or worse, become a part of the family, has proven to be at times a royal bitch-kitty, has been undergoing major sheetmetal...

BangShift Project Files: Carving Up A Bondo Buggy In The Driveway

Joe Haber’s 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury has been a love/hate kind of car. When the 383-powered Plymouth is running right and nothing is catching fire or falling off, life is good. The bad side is...

Morning Symphony: “Bloky”, The NASCAR-Powered Valiant, Performing Yet Another Ear-Splitting Show!

I don’t care how many times I see footage of this green Valiant Regal in action…I love it. I love the fact that it doesn’t have a massive, honkin’ blower sticking up out of...

Project Raven: We Assess The Health Of Our 400 Chrysler Big Block With The Help Of Knieriem Racing Engines

It’s been a little less than a year since our last substantial update involving Project Raven, our 1983 Imperial coupe, and we wish we could say we’ve been doing tons of work on the big...

Classic YouTube: Check Out This 1957 Chrysler Corporation Training Film – Nine-Way Car Battle With Buick, Olds And Cadillac!

This Chrysler Corporation training film might have been showcased as a nine-way vehicle test, but let’s be quite honest: no, it’s not. In the Fifties, the manufacturers were cut-throat...