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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories

Driveway Tech: Battling the Stuck Rings on the Monte Carlo – Round 2

In our continuing attempts to be cheapskates and fix our oil burning ’73 Monte Carlo’s 350 spending as little as possible; we decided to try a tried and true solution to our...

Driveway Tech: Attempt One at Freeing Stuck Piston Rings – Did We Succceed?

Everyone says that buying a ganny fresh old car is the best. They are one owner, low mileage gems that granny ony drove to bingo and her Wednesday hair appointment. There can be a problem with...

BangShift Tech Video: Size Matters…Exhaust Collector Length Testing Part 1

If you hang out at any racetrack, car show, or dyno shop for long enough, you’ll hear all kinds of stories. Old wives tales about this thing or that thing making big power, cars that guys used...

BangShift Tech: How much horsepower does a mechanical water pump really take to spin?

BangShift.com is proud to be working at Westech Performance Group on a variety of Engine Tech stories in 2011, and some are going to be in depth and others will be interesting facts or fun tests to...

BangShift Tech and Video: Does staggered jetting a Holley Carb really work?

We learned several things during our staggered jetting test, and some might surprise you. We also came to a couple of conclusions. 4-Corner Jetting is not for everyone, and ignorance is bliss. And...

Great Tech Thread: How to Remove the Motor of Your 4th Gen Camaro/Firebird From The Bottom

BangShift member Buddy blew the LT1 engine in his Camaro up about a year ago while ripping through the gears. This was not going to be a quick fix, the plant had to be pulled out of the car. At that...

Project Goliath Update: We Sort of Rebuilt the 292ci Six, It Runs

We know that the coil is mounted wrong, the spark plugs are only in hand tight, and the vacuum lines are routed like some sort of Chinese maze, but Goliath lives once again! Our big 1966 Chevy C50...

Shop Tour: Accufab Manufacturing and Racing with John Mihovetz Himself

We were blown away last weekend when we showed up at Accufab in Ontario, California, with our buddy Larry Larson. We expected the “no camera policy” to be in full effect, but it was just...

It Came From the Forums: Holley Carb Rebuild

The BangShift.com forums are ripe with all kinds of good technical info. Forum member milner351 recently tackled the rebuild of a Holley double pumper carb and did so with great photos and...

Chart of Common V8 Firing Orders, Courtesy MSD

This is pretty neat. BangShift.com sponsor MSD Ignition has produced a chart of many common V8 firing orders (plus the air-cooled VW), handy to hang in the shop. We’ve pasted it below, but you...

Video: Nascar Dodge R5/P7 Race Engine Lucas Oil Test

The name Lucas Oil can be found in conjunction with every kind of motorsport imaginable, and in order to provide lubricants for all these applications, the company has to do a lot of testing. At...

Attila the Jav: New Parts Spotlight

We’re making plodding progress with our project 1968 Javelin that we’ve named Attila after the legendary warrior that scared the pants off the Romans way back in the day. Attila was kinda...

Attila the Jav: Quick Bore Check

A couple weeks back we tore our AMC 360 project motor down to the block in anticipation of its trip to the machine shop where magic will be performed and the true seeds of horespower will be sown. In...

Attila the Jav: We Tear Down Our AMC 360

Being an eternal optimist has its pitfalls. Mainly it’s the times when you’ve talked youself into thinking something is a lock when it really isn’t. Such is the case with our...