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

Cool Video: If You Have Ever Wondered How A Roots Blower Works, This Animation Is Just The Ticket

They were a novel pump. The Roots brothers invented the design in Civil War America and Roots pumps were used for moving air into mines, moving water where it needed to go, and even used to feed...

Numbers Game: This Awesome Chart From COMP Cams Compares Valvetrain Life Cycles In Different Applications

Hot rodding is a numbers game, right? Whether we are talking horsepower, drag strip numbers, heck, even the price of parts. Numbers rule our lives when it comes to cars. But there are some numbers we...

Franken Ferrari: Check Out The Most Incredible Garage Engine Build We Have Ever Seen – Unreal!

Yeah, this s beyond anything we have ever seen before and it was sent to us by AMP EFI’s Matt Cramer who was also blown way by the depth, skill, and overall crazy nature of this engine build....

BangShift Tech: Engine Oil and Low Speed Pre-Ignition In Direct Injection Engines – The Link And What You Need To Know

(By Lake Speed Jr.) – What is LSPI? Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI) is an abnormal combustion event that can lead to catastrophic engine damage, and LSPI is common to Turbocharged Direct...

Best of 2018: 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...

Educated Turkey: 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...

Quick Tech From COMP Cams: The Proper Way To Find Top Dead Center

Finding top dead center is a critical procedure for many facets of building and hot rodding an engine. Being able to be 100% sure that things are assembled correctly and that valve timing is set...

Nasty To Nice: This Is How You Do An Engine Makeover In Your Driveway

There is nothing finer than a freshly painted and installed engine. Especially when it has new valve covers, intake, air cleaner, etc. But what if you have a driver that doesn’t need a new...

Mahle Motorsports Takes A Look At Failed Pistons: How Did This Happen And How Can You Stop It?

As we have said many times, pistons get the worst of all worlds in the engine. They are enduring heat, motion, stressed in multiple directions and through it all they are largely responsible for the...

Edelbrock Tech Video: Here’s How To Adjust The Pushrod Guide Plates On A Small Block Chevy Head

Knowledge is power, right? Hell knowledge when it comes to engines, makes power so that means we should all try to be as smart about this junk as possible In this case we’re talking about the...

Piston Tech Video: MAHLE Motorsports Takes You Through Proper Piston Pre-assembly Clearance Measurements

There’s more than a couple things that seem like universal laws in the world. As carpenters like to say, “measure twice and cut once.” Engine builders would tell you that their...

Ever Seen A New Roots Blower Go Together? This How It’s Made Videos Shows You Step By Step

If we were to rank the age of hot rodding power adders, the Roots blower is the granddaddy of them all. Originally developed as a pump for moving air into mines and blast furnaces by a pair of...

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,...