Category Archive: 1320 Drag News, 1320 Videos, BangShift 1320, BangShift News, CRASH & BURN, ENGINE, ENGINES, MISC, Tech Stories, Videos

NHRA Shop Talk: Why Stuff Blows Up – We Talk Carnage In Pro Stock, Pro Mod, and The Nitro Classes

Why does stuff blow up? That’s the topic of this week’s NHRA Shop Talk Live where Alan Reinhart and I talk drag racing and engine tech for your viewing pleasure. Using footage from the...

Great Video: An In-Depth Discussion About Clutches and Torque Converters With McLeod and FTI Hosted By VMP

Soooo, a supercharger company hosting a clutch manufacturer and torque converter outfit on their weekly tuning show? Does this make any sense? Of course it does! It actually makes all the sense in...

Adjustable Shocks You Are Afraid To Use? Watch This Video From QA1 And Get Over Yourself!

There’s a syndrome that befalls even the most hardcore of hot rodders. That is the paralysis by too may adjustments that comes with adding lots of cool parts to your car. There’s the carb...

Richard Holdener Dyno Tests Ford’s Highest Horsepower Small Block, And Then Makes It Make Even More!

When Richard Holdener decided he was going to be testing what he refers to as “The Other Guys”, meaning engines that aren’t GM LS or Big and Small Block Chevrolets and Windsor...

Do You Know How To Get The Right Shifter Position On Your Tremec Transmission? Watch And Learn How To Change It.

Tremec transmissions have some cool features that aren’t just about handling huge amounts of power and providing a great driving experience for your engine. Nope, a lot of what makes driving...

Project Isolation Restoration: Time To Tackle The Walbro LME Carb Rebuild! Small Fuel Mixers Are Fun

Project Isolation Restoration has turned a fun corner. I’m now in the mode of actually putting stuff back together and making it nice rather than taking stuff apart, cleaning it, and mending...

Can’t Keep A Good Mouse Down: Watch This Twin Dominator Equipped Small Block Make 970+ Horsepower!

We love the fact that the small block Chevy and engine builders keep reminding us that there’s still decades of fight left in the little engine that was displaced from its lofty perch by the...

Clevite Clinic Is An Awesome 1950s Film About Bearings and Engines – It’s Old But Awesomely Informative!

Internal combustion engines have evolved a lot since the 1950s but there are certain things that are still the same. The fact that every engine going down the road has main bearings, and rod bearings...

A Critical Review: Gale Banks Watches The Hoonigan Diesel Dyno Video And Has Plenty To Say

Several years ago I read Al Michaels’ book. It was filled with colorful and fun stories of his career and life as a sports broadcaster. Many of them from his early career were centered around...

Isolation Restoration Video Update: Take A Quick Tour Of The Tecumseh On The Operating Table

It’s a funny thing. There’s so many downsides to this period of “life pause” we’re living in and may be coming out of now but there are a couple of benefits. It has been...

Everyone Loves A Stout 505 on 5/05, right? Pontiac, Chevy, and Chrysler Thumper Videos Here!

While we’re definitely on the backside of the “displacement days” part of 2020, we’re not going down easily. In fact, we’re pulling out all the stops. In this case...

Beast of Burden: Watch And Listen To This 427-based Ford Big Block Make 700+ Naturally Aspirated Horsepower On The Dyno!

Sometimes you just have to do it the hard way and that’s why we love the sound and the fury of a true max-effort naturally aspirated engine. This is so cool we can hardly stand it. Our man...

Hydroform Your Own Parts At Home With A Grease Gun!

Fluid has incredible power when used properly, and can be used to form metal for all kinds of purposes. Hydroforming, the process where a fluid is used to exert pressure on a material in order to...

Engine Building Zen Video: Watching This 500hp, 12.7L Detroit Diesel Come Together Is Awesome

There are engine building videos that strike us as cool because of how they are shot, maybe some creative angle about the content, or a gimmick that we love. This is a totally different deal. This...