Category Archive: BangShift XL, DRIVETRAIN, HISTORIC, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos, XL Videos

Old School Tech Video: This Breakdown Of A Road Ranger Big Rig Transmission From The 60s Is Brilliant!

There are millions of awesome videos on the automotive end of the internet and we try to find cool ones to show you every day here at BangShift. This particular video is an honest gem of 1960s tech...

Transmission Tech Video: American Powertrain Explains Why A Junkyard 6-Speed May Not Be Your Project’s Best Friend

There’s a lot of stuff in life that seems really, really good on the surface but going a little bit deeper than that reveals that there are hidden costs. Such is the case with scoring a...

Your Shifter Might Not Be Broken! Here’s How To Adjust A Hurst Automatic Shifter The Right Way

I am a creature of habit. Years and years and years ago I replaced my aging B&M Megashifter with a Hurst Quarter Stick, and I’ve never looked back. I love them. They work great, require...

Stick Shift Tech: We Finish Up The Hydraulic Clutch Installation

Yesterday we shared the first two videos from our chance to hang out with Robert and Matt and the rest of the gang at American Powertrain a few weeks ago. We got to check out Robert’s collection of...

5 and 6 Speed Tech: We Hang Out With American Powertrain And Install A Hydraulic Clutch

A few weeks ago I got the chance to go hang out with Robert and Matt and the rest of the gang at American Powertrain for some fun videos. We got to check out Robert’s collection of bitchin...

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...

Tech Video: Here’s How To Properly Dial Indicate Your Bell Housing – Do It Once, Do It Right, Keep Your Manual Trans Happy!

If you are getting ready to install a manual transmission in your car or truck, you need to watch this video and follow the procedure outlined in it which will keep your trans happy and operating...

How Driveshaft’s Are Built At Mark Williams Enterprises. Way Cool Stuff

Driveshafts can cause A LOT of problems if they are not properly spec’d and not built correctly. Brian has seen first hand what a stock shaft will do if you just spin it too fast, even with...

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Transmission Tech: We Take Two Junk T56 Transmissions, Spare Parts, And New Pieces From American Powertrain To Make One!

(Words and photos by Scott Parker) – There’s just something about taking what other people consider junk, and making something beautiful out of it. We shared this sentiment with Greg Lovell...

Diesel Swap! Hot Rod Garage Takes A 12V Cummins And Jams It Into A Dodge D200

Making the kind of power with an oil-burner that would have been unbelievable years ago is stupid-easy nowadays, and while the diesel community have the lines drawn in the dirt, for us, our choice...

KABOOM! This ‘Cuda’s Transmission Explosion Ventilated Just About Everything In The Car

(Photos: Jeff McDowell via Quad City Drag Racers) Yes, that’s a shrapnel hole in the door of this Plymouth ‘Cuda, one of many after the TorqueFlite let go in dramatic fashion. While we...

How To Disassemble, Clean, and Rebuild A Muncie 4-Speed Transmission

The name BangShift.com didn’t come by accident. When trying to figure out a name for the site, I had a giant list of possibilities, but it was not by accident that BangShift was one of them. I...

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Buford T Justice Update: It Lives Again Thanks to a Down and Dirty Driveway Thrash and Junkyard Parts

Back in May, as I am sure you remember, Buford T Justice spit the bit during dyno session hi-jinx. The car spit the drive shaft out violently, busted the hell out of the 700R4 transmission, and was...

BangShift Tech: We Show You How to Rebuild a GM 12 Bolt Clutch Type Posi Unit

Tech Story by Scott Liggett: We bought a GM 12 bolt posi a while back at Long Beach Swap Meet. It looked OK, but we wanted to check out the the clutches before we stab this posi into our 12 bolt...