Category Archive: BangShift XL, ENGINES, HISTORIC, MISC, Videos, XL Videos

The Land The Man and White: This White Tractor Promotional Video Was Made As The Company Was Going Broke

From the Iowa factory to the testing fields, this video from White, made in 1980 it is a look inside what the world of American industry looked like back then. Of course this is a sales film for the...

Buick Straight Eight Rebuild Update: The Valves Get Installed and A New Project Emerges

Last we left you, Davin had made progress on the bottom end of the Hagerty Buick Straight Eight build and things were looking pretty good. He got the crank in, camshaft installed, and even test...

Double Down: Watch This Naturally Aspirated Jeep Inline Six Make 395hp – Twice The Stock Rating!

It’s one thing to build a hot rodded version of a cool engine. It’s another thing to combine all your skills as a fabricator, engineer, and engine builder to take a platform and double...

Godzilla Roars! Watch This 7.3L Ford V8 Make 789hp Naturally Aspirated As It Awaits A Blower

Ok, this is really starting to get awesome. Brian Wolfe the legendary Ford engineer, drag racer, and blue oval horsepower maker has really started to stand on his 7.3L Godzilla development engine and...

Making Big Power With A 500 Inch Caddy! GM’s Biggest Factory Offering Makes More Power Than You’d Think Stock, But What Will Some Parts Do For It?

I’m a huge fan of 472 and 500 inch Cadillac engines. I’ve been a part of what would become the world’s fastest Cadillac powered vehicle, I’ve built Caddy powered street cars,...

Progress On The Hagerty Straight Eight Build! The Cam, The Crank, and Plastic Pistons For The Win!

We have been loyally following the Hagerty build of a classic Buick straight eight engine for a while now. Davin has been working his way through a variety of different issues and setbacks but has...

The 700 Club: Watch This Little 427ci Ford Small Block With A Perfectly Sized ProCharger Make 764hp and 738 lb-ft On The Dyno

There’s just something about a really well designed engine combination that makes us happy here. To us, this little supercharged 427ci small block Ford is about as perfect as it gets for a hot...

Morning Symphony: Who Would Be The First To Hop On This V-Twin Racing Lawnmower?

I can’t lie…the lawn mower I use to hack down the grass around BangShift Mid-West is not fast. Not in the least. But that doesn’t stop me from whipping around from one edge of the...

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Heat Stroke Of Genius: Waking Up A Storage Locker Olds Cutlass!

Let’s start this piece honestly: if this car had a price tag, I’d be spending money right freaking now. I’m not brand specific, but you do not have to work to convince me that most...

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Dirt Dominator: Check Out The Build Of This 700hp Dirt Modified Racing Engine – Mean Small Block!

If there is a place where the traditional small block Chevrolet still rules with impunity, it’s the world of sportsman and short track stock car racing. It’s the engine that built the...

It’s All About The Flow: This Short And Sweet Lesson On Priority Main Oiling From Dart Is Great

When we hear certain terms in the gearhead world we generally understand them but maybe a bit more clarity and education is always welcome, right? One of the big ones that gets thrown around a lot is...

The Buick Strikes Again: Hagerty’s Buick Straight Eight Build Hits Another Roadblock

There’s something really awesome about getting honest information, right? In today’s world of cloak and dagger, hide the flaws, and don’t let anyone know that you’re human...

Cool Video: This Collection Of Large and Small Antique Engines Starting Up Is Really Fun (and Relaxing)

If you are having a lousy day and need to have a moment to refocus your attention, relax for a hot second, or just escapee’s reality for a minute, we have just the medicine for you. This video...

Fantastic FE Video: Watch A 482ci All-Aluminum Ford FE Big Block Get Built From Beginning To End

There’s nothing like a good engine assembly video to make us happy and this is a GOOD engine assembly video. Our pal Jeff was at Prestige Motorsports when the shop was building a 482ci...