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Category Archive: DRIVETRAIN, Tech Stories

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...

Attila the Jav: New Parts Spotlight

We’re making plodding progress with our project 1968 Javelin that we’ve named Attila after the legendary warrior that scared the pants off the Romans way back in the day. Attila was kinda...

Attila the Jav: Quick Bore Check

A couple weeks back we tore our AMC 360 project motor down to the block in anticipation of its trip to the machine shop where magic will be performed and the true seeds of horespower will be sown. In...

Attila the Jav: We Tear Down Our AMC 360

Being an eternal optimist has its pitfalls. Mainly it’s the times when you’ve talked youself into thinking something is a lock when it really isn’t. Such is the case with our...

Video: Lucas Oil’s 800 Horsepower, 515ci Test Engine

The crew over at Lucas Oil, including BangShift.com friend Tom Bogner, is always trying to keep ahead of the competition, which means lots of oil testing. “Oil testing” means horsepower...