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Category Archive: BangShift News, OTHER, Tech Stories

BOOK REVIEW: Just Needs A Recharge – The Hack Mechanic’s Guide to Vintage AC

No matter what kind of car you’re interested in, you’re likely to run into dozens of examples that indicates the air conditioning system “Just needs a recharge.”

Awesome Engine Video: Watch This Vintage Packard V12 Get An Incredible Rebuild – First Class All The Way!

We often talk about a situation where a car is restored and in the end the thing is actually better and nicer than it would have been brand new. It is not often that we talk in such a way about...

These Aeromotive Fuel System Diagrams Will Help You Map Out A System For Your Car, No Matter The Power!

Some of us are better visual learners than we are through any other method. You know who you are out there. You kind of glaze over when people are explaining stuff but if you can just see a picture,...

Cerakote Is All The Rage And You Can Do It At Home!

If you aren’t familiar with Cerakote, you probably aren’t alone. Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic coating that can be applied to a variety of surfaces and materials including metals,...

MORE: OTHER, TECH

Hey There 3/26! Let’s Take A Look At The Little Pontiac 326 Engine – A Small Bore Worker

Well we’re continuing to hit as many engine high points as we can over the course of the “muscle car” months this year. Today, being 3/26, we’re going to pay some homage to...

DOM vs ERW: Which Is Stronger And What’s The Difference?

Roll bars, roll cages, and tube chassis are all made from various types of round tubing. Often times you’ll see an option for Mild Steel or Chromoly. ERW (Electric Resistance Welded) and DOM...

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Dzus Fasteners, How To Choose Them, How To Install Them, And More.

I’ll never forget meeting Ted Dzus on Hot Rod’s Power Tour many years ago. Ted was driving one of his always awesome hot rods and when I met him I was blown away that he was THE Dzus in...

Happy 3/05! Let’s Talk Small Bore Small Blocks (and V6s)

305ci is not exactly a magical number when it comes to high performance engines in most people’s minds but the reality is that if you are a stock car racer or someone who has followed the...

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: The Ford Modular Spark Plug Fiasco Fix

Regardless of whether or not it is true, the general public will believe that the friendly face behind the counter at the local parts store is the knowledgable good guy who is trying their best to...

Check Out This Home Built Two-Speed Go Kart Transmission. You Can Make This!

Mini bikes and go-karts are a dream of many children. Some are lucky enough to get one, and some of us kids never grown up and want one regardless of age. With the abundance of cheap overhead valve...

Which LS Intake Is Better? Factory Trailblazer SS Or Dorman LS2 Factory Replacement?

LS intake manifolds are a weird beast. Factory intakes often look like crap, especially those designed for the trucks and SUVs, and those that do look good aren’t always the best performers. In...

Best of BS 2017: A Look At Engine Bearing Applications From Stock To Top Fuel With MAHLE

Engine bearings, especially those handling the duties of the connecting rods and crankshaft are among the most vital pieces to keep your program functioning whether it makes 100hp or 10,000hp and...

Best of BS 2017: We Wake Up The Big Block Chevy In A 1971 C10 With A Plethora Of Off The Shelf Parts

(By Kaleb Kelley) –  As we’re building our 1971 C10 for the Win A Classic Sweepstakes, I had to figure out what to do to freshen up the old motor. First off, it’s a NAPA 454 Big Block...

Best of BS 2017: Chrysler’s 9.25 Axle Servicing Film – Made In The Mid-1970s, Still Useful Today!

Short of actually ripping apart a rear axle in the presence of a trained mechanic who knows the ins and outs of the unit you are messing with, training by film fills in the gaps of what you need to...