Category Archive: 1320 Tech Story, Apex Tech Stories, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos, XL Tech Stories

Want To Learn How To Use An English Wheel On Your Own Projects? Watch This!

An English wheel is one of those tools that you only have if you are serious about shaping metal. Most race and customs shops don’t even have one. The art, and we do mean art, of using one...

Cooling Tech Video: AFCO Talks About The Pluses And Minuses Of Single And Dual Fan Shrouded Radiators

Well this is some perfect timing! Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be talking about AFCO radiators and cooling systems a bunch as we finally put Buford T Justice back together in...

Old School Tech Video: This Breakdown Of A Road Ranger Big Rig Transmission From The 60s Is Brilliant!

There are millions of awesome videos on the automotive end of the internet and we try to find cool ones to show you every day here at BangShift. This particular video is an honest gem of 1960s tech...

Harbor Freight Welding Table Hack: How To Make This Cheap Little Table Kind Of Bad Ass

Welding tables are one of those things where what you want and what you have room for, are usually two different things. I know, because I can’t wait to get my big shop done so I can build a...

How To Make Cool Stuff With A Cheap Bead Roller And A Plan

Bead rolling is one of those things that really does make a huge difference in both the strength and appearance of sheetmetal parts for your projects. Do it half assed and you can still get the good...

The Other 3/08: Here’s A Look At The Hudson 308ci Inline Six!

Today’s date is one of the fun one when we play the displacement calendar game. Why? Well because we have two great engines. We already told you about the Holden 308ci V8 but what about the...

Happy 3/05! Let’s Talk Small Bore Small Blocks (and V6s)

305ci is not exactly a magical number when it comes to high performance engines in most people’s minds but the reality is that if you are a stock car racer or someone who has followed the...

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...