Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, ENGINE, Tech Stories, XL Engine Tech, XL Tech Stories

Project Isolation Restoration Part 4: Making Repairs And Improvements As We Wait For Parts To Show Up

After tearing down and inspecting our 1960s Tecumseh HH120 engine, it as time to assess what we needed for parts and pieces to get it all back together again and to perhaps figure out why the thing...

More Shop Tips and Tricks From QA1: Quick and Easy Ways To Make Your Project Cooler and Wrenching More Fun

The last time we checked in with the crew at QA1 they were passing long helpful shop tips to help with your wrenching enterprises. That video was cool and successful so they’re back again with...

Distance Learning Time: Watch This ARP Fasteners Seminar To Learn More About Bolts and Fasteners Than You Do Now!

Distance learning, remote learning, whatever you want to call it, your kids have been doing it for weeks and now you get to jump in on the fun. Why? Because we found an awesome seminar put on by ARP...

Dzus Fasteners Rule, But How Do You Install Them Properly? Doug At Motion Raceworks Shows You How!

Dzus fasteners, or quarter turn fasteners as they are often called, are one of the coolest aerospace and race car fasteners around. You’ve got a real race car when you have something being held...

Which LS Intake Manifold Is Right For You? Here Is The Biggest Intake Test In LS History. Check Out All The Testing Results

Normal people can’t get a handful of intake manifolds and bolt them to their engine to test and see which one is best for their project. But if you could, you certainly would. And when Richard...

Dare To Be Different Video: Watch This Blown 4.3L V6 Make More Than 450hp and 400 lb-ft On The Engine Dyno!

Today I am definitely feeling the alternative engine family flow. From the little sleeper Pinto earlier to this killer V6, there are so many fun ways to make horsepower it’s almost...

Engine Tech Video: How To Properly Degree In Your Camshaft – Take Your Time And Follow This Process For Success

Perhaps you have been used to needing to get jobs done in a rush. Time has been of the essence in your wrenching life because you’re thrashing after work, between your kid’s games, or in...

Project Isolation Restoration: Our 1960s Single Cylinder Engine Gets Cleaned Up And We Learn More

When last we left you, Project Isolation Restoration had been torn down and we were pleased to find that there were no real Boogey men waiting for us inside the engine. As an early teaser for the...

Gen 3 HEMI Dyno Testing: Long VS Short Headers, Single Plane VS Stack Injection, And DIY Adjustable Stacks! Which One Makes The Most Power?

If you are going through the trouble of bolting an engine to an engine dyno, you really should be taking advantage of all the time you have to test as many things as possible. This is exactly what...

Project Isolation Restoration: The Teardown Continues and We Get Our Block Squeaky Clean

In part one of Project Isolation Restoration, we told you about the vintage engine that we scooped up to rebuild for fun during this downtime when there’ not much else to do. The mill, if you...

Project Isolation Restoration: Bringing A Cool Old Engine Back To Life For The Fun Of It – Part 1

Idle hands are the devil’s playthings, right? After spending more than couple weeks home from the world of motorsports, it was time to put my money where my mouth was. Hell, I’ve been...

Basically Brutal: Watch This Paxton Supercharged, Holley EFI Equipped, Stock Bottom End 302 Mustang Make Power On The Dyno

This right here is BangShifty as hell. It has been a long time since we saw someone doing some stuff stuff with a stock bottom end 302ci Ford in a Fox Mustang and when we stumbled upon this video we...

Engine Tech: How To Check Piston To Valve Clearance Two Different Ways – Using Clay or Using A Dial Indicator

It’s kind of funny. Lots of our lives are spent in a rush, right? Trying to make time for the stuff we want to do after finishing the stuff we have to do. If there is one thing we know...

Know Your Bolts: This Video From ARP Explains Bolt Grading and What It Means – Good Stuff!

In the world of hot rodding, there are lots of terms that people know and have a really basic grasp of but there’s way more depth to them. Bolt grading is one of those things that people know...