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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories

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...

Engine Project Update: Tearing Down the 1960s Pontiac OHC Six

When we heard that our OG BangShift pal Randal was looking for an old Pontiac overhead cam six engine we got excited because we knew he’d find one and start a neat project. Our instincts were...

The Tiger Cage gets Certified!!!

We’re proud to announce that Ridetech’s Tiger Cage has just received its first Sanctioning Body Certification! The boys at Ridetech have been working diligently to certify their...

Video: Hot Rod Magazine’s Vette Hack…The Full Story

Weeks ago we gave you a preview of the fun and carnage we experienced while cutting a up a 1985 Corvette with the gang at Hot Rod Magazine. It was a riot like none other, and resulted in some really...

Tech: The BangShift 700-R4 Rebuild Part 4

Jeff Bradley is back with the fourth installment of how to properly rebuild at 700-R4 transmission. This is literally a blow by blow, step by step account of how to replace every part in the...

Tech: The BangShift 700-R4 Transmission Rebuild Part 2

In our first installment of this tech series, Indianapolis-based transmission master Jeff bradley pulled apart a 700-R4 transmission that he is overhauling for a fellow BangShift.com member. We were...

BangShift Tech: 700-R4 Transmission Rebuild Part One

Jeff Bradley, known as IndyShiftman on the BangShift.com forums owns and operated a transmission shop in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. He’s become our de-facto source for transmission info,...

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...

It Came From the Forums: Turbo 400 Rebuild, Step by Step Photos

BangShift.com member Jeff Bradley, a professional transmission guy by trade, is currently rebuilding a Turbo 400 transmission for another of our forum members. Jeff has been cool enough to take...

It Came From the Forums: Turbo 400 Rebuilding Tech

Jeff Bradley is the owner of Bradley’s Transmission in Indianapolis, Indiana and a guy who knows his way around a slushbox. He happens to be servicing a Turbo 400 for another BangShift.com...

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...