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Category Archive: ENGINES, Videos

Morning Symphony: Poking At A NASCAR-Powered Rover SD1

When the Rover SD1 line first appeared in the mid-1970s, the goal was to simplify the large British Leyland car line and to bring about an air of sportiness to the lineup…the Ferrari...

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The LA Run: Listen To This 416ci Small Block Mopar Work Over The Dyno!

The small-block Chevrolet is so commonplace that even though it makes great power and can be built dirt-cheap, people are just about sick of seeing them. Small-block Fords can absolutely romp, as...

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How Much Power Can A Stage 1 or 2 Truck Cam From Brian Tooley Racing Add To Your LS Powered Ride?

Sometimes I think we forget that GM pickup trucks are not JUST the number one donor for LS engines, but also the most likely vehicle any of us will own that is LS equipped. With that said, and the...

Best of BS 2017: This Blown Big Block Chevy Powered Trip Hammer Is Awesome Overkill

Trip hammers are cool machines designed to literally smash and bash whatever is placed in them flat. In the case of this video it appears to be a thick piece of solid steel bar stock that gets...

The Skid Factory: The Toyota-Swapped Ford Fairlane Is Up, Running, And Blowing The Tires Off (As Well As The Tailshaft…)

If you missed our initial introduction to the YouTube series called The Skid Factory, let us bring you up to speed: it’s a Mighty Car Mods spin-off that skips out on the Japanese cars and the...

Morning Symphony: This Basic-Looking Subaru Impreza Revs Like A Sport Bike!

The Subaru EJ series engine is a potent little four-pot. Anybody who has ever toyed with a worked up WRX or STI knows this. The engines can make great power but they do not make great noise. Even the...

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Hot-Rodding A Desk Engine: Turning A 16-Cylinder Sterling Engine Into An Electric Turbine!

I might be a gearhead first, but being an aviation geek runs a very, very close second in my world. I spent years on a flightline working around jets, helicopters, planes and pilots who kept me...

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When Changing The Engine In Your Odyssey, Keep Your Honda All Honda! (Don’t Mind The Pull-Starter…)

I’m not the most adherent to the idea of brand loyalty here. In some cases, it makes sense…you aren’t going to stick a Ford 351 into a Plymouth ‘Cuda and you aren’t...

Sleeper Concept: The LSJ-Swapped Chevrolet Cavalier

LS-swap the Cavalier. Hmm…sounds like a worthy challenge, doesn’t it? We’re all about RWD swaps at BangShift, and a V8 Cavalier would be a kick in the ass, no doubt. But...

Holy Crap!!! This Engine Explosion On The Dyno Leaves Only The Crankshaft Spinnin0

We’ve seen some pretty impressive engine failures over the years, but this one, taken from two angles, is one of the most amazing things we’ve ever seen in our life. And it happens so...

Gearhead School: This Video Is One Of The Best We Have Ever Seen About Pontiac Engines

If there is one family of engines that has likely triggered more gearhead arguments than any other it is probably the Pontiac brand. Because there’s not actual “big block” or...

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Cathedral Port vs Rectrangular Port – Turbo LS Cylinder Head Shootout

Cathedral Port vs Rectangular Port, a rivalry that is almost as heated as Oval vs Rectangular in the Big Block Chevrolet world. But has anyone actually done the real testing to prove that one is...

Watch This Small Two Stroke Engine With A Glass Cylinder Run – VISIBLE COMBUSTION!

It would be cool enough to see this little two stroke engine run on a table top or something but it is 100% more interesting when you can literally watch the piston zip up and down in the cylinder...

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Watch This Billet Hemi Headed Small Block Ford Make 800+ NA Horsepower On Pump Gas!

Ford fans, you may need a moment along after watching this video. You may experience an odd tingling in your leg, you may grab the woman next to you and plant one on her, you may actually weep...

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