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Category Archive: MOPAR, Project Cars, TECH, Videos

New Year, New Curb Weight: Removing Excess Fat From A 1972 Coronet

Tony DeFeo has no issue with adding power to anything. Trust us on that…the man has been involved with some of the most wicked machines to hit the strip. But his current kink isn’t about...

Feel Good Video: Taking A Blind Veteran On A Ride In A 1,000 Horsepower Trans Am

Between my military time and pretty much about the time I started working for BangShift, I had two main jobs. One was my schoolwork…I spent three years at a university in Arizona getting a...

Lame Off: 1972 Nova vs 1977 Olds Omega. Which Nasty Example Is The Lamest?

The guys at Holley are awesome! When they decide to do something fun, they don’t mess around. So what the hell is a Lame Off? Take one 4 door 1972 Nova and one two door but still horrible 1977...

Braver Than Most: The Many Faces Of The One-Time Rally Passenger

Be honest with yourself for one moment: if, by sheer luck, you got an invite to ride in the empty seat next to Sébastian Ogier on a rally stage in his WRC race car, would you honestly have the...

The Mongrel Gets Mini Tubbed: How A Hammer, Dolly, And Simple Roller Come Together

Once again UrchFab shows that simple tools, thought, and some skill will make cool things happen. Making mini tubs for the Mongrel project required a hammer, dolly, and a home made roller. These...

Science Time! What Happens When You Roll Coal Into A Bucket Of Water?

If there is one corner of the automotive kingdom I have utter contempt for, it’s the coal-rolling bro-dozer diesel crowd. I’m not talking diesel performers in general…there is some...

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...

Classic YouTube: Fast Fred Cavasini’s 1934 Ford Tearing The Hides Off!

There are some cars that ooze evil. They rock when the throttle is tapped. They lunge when the gear is selected. They have a threatening exhaust note that grabs your attention like a strangler...

Ridetech’s New S10 Coil-Over Suspension System Makes Them Look And Handle Like Never Before

The Chevrolet S10, and GMC S15, pickup truck platform is one of the most popular small truck platforms ever built. They have been customized, engine swapped, and tricked out in every conceivable...

Nightmare Fuel: Aeronautical Structure Testing – It’s Ok, It’s Supposed To Do That!

A nine-year career as a helicopter technician and three years working around budding aeronautical engineers while earning my degree proved one thing to me: sometimes, ignorance is truly bliss. During...

Traveling Al Frisco: Petrolicious Looks At A Truly Cool 1971 Porsche 911 That Has Lived A Couple Of Lives

Those of us that love cars talk about them as if they were somehow human in many ways. We look at their features, their foibles, we think about their strain and toil when they are driven hard. Long...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: Ride A Lap At Monza In A 600hp Dog Bog Equipped WRX STI – Wowsers!

There are few things in the world more pleasing to hear than a dog box style transmission being shifted. It is curt, it is hardcore, it is tough, and man it is mechanical! Not cheap, not lacking for...

Morning Symphony: Coffeyville Street Drags Action – Legal Meet-Ups On The Street!

It used to be that the only way you saw two cars race on a street was to be in the loop of information. You had to know what intersection was going to be the starting line, you had to know when the...