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Category Archive: TECH, Videos

How To Service Your Ridetech Air Ride Solenoid Valves At Home

If you have Air Suspension on your hot rod, like we do on several of ours, you are occasionally going to need to service your air solenoid valves like any moving part on your hot rod. If you live in...

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Here’s How To Choose The Right Air Compressor For Your Garage Or Shop

We just moved the BANGshift West Coast shop from a commercial space to a new spot behind the house. The size is the same, but the layout is much much better, and we’re working really hard to...

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Weekend Concours: Check Out The Restoration Of A Studebaker Wagonaire Matchbox Car!

From the first Hot Wheels car I ever got (a silver C4 Corvette with red interior that is somewhere in my garage) to present-day, I’ve had to have gone through tens of thousands of 1/64th scale...

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Here’s A Cool Idea For Making Retracting Casters For Your Welding Table Or Workbench

I seem to find myself in an ever shrinking amount of workshop space and so I’m always looking at space saving measures for my shop equipment. Sometimes there just isn’t a way to make...

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Dimple Dies: Why You Need Them And How To Use Them. We Want Some Bad!

The Fab Forums often run videos telling you about tools that you need. Most of the time we want whatever it is they are telling us to get, and this time it is Dimple Dies that they are telling us we...

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Kids Aren’t Into Cars, Huh? Then Explain How This Little Lady Is Restoring Her 1962 Volkswagen Beetle!

A common thread that pops up about once a month is how the car community is doomed because “young folk” aren’t into the hobby. “Young folk”, which essentially means...

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Unhinged: Wait…Why Does My Car Need To Respond To My Emotions, Again?

At what point does adding technology to the automobile become stupid? I’m sure most of you will have the knee-jerk “it already has” response, and I don’t blame you for that,...

Here Are Two Great Beginner Welding Projects Making Tools EVERY Welder Needs!

If you are just starting to weld, it is inevitable that you are going to get really tired of practicing on scrap metal if you don’t also try your hand at something you can be proud to have...

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Check Out This Home Built Two-Speed Go Kart Transmission. You Can Make This!

Mini bikes and go-karts are a dream of many children. Some are lucky enough to get one, and some of us kids never grown up and want one regardless of age. With the abundance of cheap overhead valve...

This Video Showing A Drop Forged Crankshaft Being Made Is Pretty Cool

Heat and pressure are required to forge steel, and lots of both. We all know that a forged crank is stronger than a cast crank and the reasons have to do with the grain of the material and the...

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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...

Which LS Intake Is Better? Factory Trailblazer SS Or Dorman LS2 Factory Replacement?

LS intake manifolds are a weird beast. Factory intakes often look like crap, especially those designed for the trucks and SUVs, and those that do look good aren’t always the best performers. In...

Strange Days: Nissan Is Working On Brain-To-Vehicle Technology

(Lead Photo: Nissan USA) Have you ever seen the movie¬†Strange Days? It’s from the early 1990s and it’s one of my favorites for many reasons which I will skip, but there is one connection...

Best of BS 2017: Chrysler’s 9.25 Axle Servicing Film – Made In The Mid-1970s, Still Useful Today!

Short of actually ripping apart a rear axle in the presence of a trained mechanic who knows the ins and outs of the unit you are messing with, training by film fills in the gaps of what you need to...