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Category Archive: ENGINES, HISTORIC, Videos

Thundering History: Listen To The Sound That The First Bonneville Racers Heard in 1914 – The Fury Of The Blitzen Benz Four Cylinder

Speed Week 2017 will mark the 103nd year that the Bonneville Salt Flats have been used as a venue for land speed racing. The star of the show during the first “meet” at Bonneville in 1914...

This Video Of The Imperial Construction NHRA Alcohol Funny Car Making A Hub Dyno Pull Is Awesome

I love alcohol funny cars. As we have told you a million and a half times here over the years, they are among the most difficult cars to drive in the sport, they are fast as the dickens and they are...

Morning Symphony: A Walkaround Of A Pissed-Off Slant Six Dodge Dart Swinger!

After looking at the Slant Six-powered Charger, I had to go find a video of one running. Not one that was dead stock, nothing more than a sewing-machine hum with the sound of rattly valve train. Oh,...

Ever Wonder What Twenty Years Does To A Car’s Horsepower? Doug DeMuro Puts His 1997 Dodge Viper GTS On The Dyno!

Twenty years can do wonders for aging. In 1997, I was fourteen, filled with hormones, able to run as long as I felt like running, with a body that could take punishment and keep moving with little...

Mighty Car Mods Go For The Tens By Swapping A Turbo Barra Six Into A Toyota Sedan!

We aren’t 100% sure, but we have a feeling that the lads at Mighty Car Mods may have been influenced when they came to the United States to play with a beat-up Impala not too long ago, because...

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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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Dyno Video: 9,500 RPM Of Absolutely Wailing Big Block Ford!

Like drag race engines, truck pulling mills are designed to make maximum output for relatively short bursts. Sure, the intention is to have them hold together for as long as possible, but unlike say...

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Factory Freak: Take A Closer Look At The Steam-Powered 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle!

In the quest for cleaner, safer energy, experiments have to be undertaken to provide validation to the theory someone has presented. Take turbine energy, for example: works great as a propulsion...

Watch This Guy Fire Up A Screaming Axial Flow Micro Jet Engine On His Balcony – Think The Neighbors Freaked?

There’s a pretty incredible culture of modelers and scale builders out there that we’re blown away by every time we stumble upon it. There are guys flying model airplanes, quarter scale...

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Mean Hauler: This HSV Maloo Lights The Tires Off While Trying To Run On The Dyno

The dynamometer. The automotive lie detector. The rollers. If you want to stop the BS and throw down figures, this is how you do it. No bench racing, no guessing…put your car on the machine and...

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Best of BangShift: Watch An Ancient Stationary Diesel Run Away On Fire Up And The Huge Guy Who Wrestles It Back To Idle!

As gearheads we all find ourselves in dangerous situations now and again. Maybe it is driving a race car fast, fixing something on the side of the highway as traffic flies by, or in the case of this...

Dyno Video: Watch A Brutal 650ci Hemi Pulling Truck Engine Scream To The Moon On The Pump!

Goodwin Competition Race Engines is a big Wisconsin outfit that builds big power for guys in drag racing, off road racing, truck pulling, and virtually anything else that requires blunt force trauma...

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Running a Flathead V8 Without a Cylinder Head!

This video cracked us up and had us pressing play multiple times just to gawk. It starts with a closeup shot of a running Ford flathead V8 that sounds as though it has a big time miss. As the camera...

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Watch a Blown, Dual Carb’d, Ardun Headed Flattie Grunt Out 450+ Horsepower on the Dyno

We were chatting up a gearhead buddy recently who is into the old stuff…like the real old stuff. This dude has real vintage parts like a Kong ignition,a pile of ancient Thicksun intake...

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