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....

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...

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...

If You Want A Press Brake For Building Brackets, Components, And Chassis Parts, This DIY Solution Is Cool

I’ve never owned a sheet metal brake or press brake, but man I wish I did. There are tons of times where I could have used one instead of fabricating brackets from separate pieces that had to...

RFID Door Locks For Your Hot Rod? This Project Is Kinda Cool

This dude certainly didn’t take the easy way out in putting something extra special and cool in his 1976 Mazda RX-5, but the result is something pretty neat that you aren’t going to see...

How To Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Flares! Wide Body All You Want.

The whole process of flaring a car can be pretty intimidating, but when done right it is not only good looking but also a great way to stuff more tire under your handling machine. Steel, fiberglass,...

Snow? Ice? HA! Nails, Wheels And A Welder Can Combat Anything Winter Has To Offer!

How is winter going for you so far? Have you had any kind of measurable snow or ice yet? Luckily, around BangShift Mid-West, we haven’t…nothing more than a dusting that was melted by noon...

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...

Wanna See Some Cool Welding? Check Out The Tube Hurricane TIG Challenge

Welding is like therapy for me. It’s fun, it’s challenging, and when you are done you have something cool to look at or use. Whether building a chassis, welding up trophies, or just...

Clamps, Clamps, And More Clamps. Quarter Panels And Roof Install On A 1967 Camaro

Quarter panels are an intimidating project for a lot of gearheads. Add a roof to the mix and it is a whole other experience entirely. With that said, the actual installation of both is a process...

Composite Series: How To Fix Stress Cracks In Carbon Fiber Body Panels And Pieces

Race cars are under an insane amount of stress. But when those race cars have bodies made of carbon fiber or fiberglass, they tend to take an even greater hit. Tire shake, sheelstands, and just the...

Mongrel Project Update: Roll Pan And Quarter Panel Extensions. It’s Sheet Metal Fab Time!

Man this project is inspiring! Just what all of you living in the cold weather need to keep you moving on your winter projects. UrchFab is doing an awesome job on this Ford 100E/Miata body swap. The...