Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, HISTORIC, MISC, TECH, Videos, XL Videos

Restoration Video: Watch A Hand Crank 1890s Blacksmith Forge Get Restored To Brand New Condition!

I’m a huge fan of restoration videos, especially those that involved the fixing and rebirth of tools and working implements. In this video we watch a dude take a rusty, seized, and basically...

Diesel Tech Video: How Much Power Is There In A Cylinder Head and Camshaft Swap On A Classic 12-Valve?

More fuel! More boost! More power! That’s the typical stuff we always hear about when diesel engines are discussed. Hardcore enthusiasts know that internal combustion engines, be they of spark...

Corrosion Reverso: Banishing The Rusty And Crusty Out Of The Front End Of A Fiero

If you’ve worked on a car that’s more than a few years old, chances are good that what’s underneath that pretty skin looks…well, let’s be nice and say...

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Hot Rodder’s Project: Make Your Own Louver Press In Your Garage! Louver The World

Back in the day, you could go to your local hot rod or speed shop and have louvers pressed into parts of all kinds. Local hot rodders would bring in hoods and fenders and more, all in search of...

How Many Ways Can You Weld Box Tube Corners? The Answer Is A Lot, And Here Are 4 Cool Ones

Sometimes I see videos of guys making rounded or capped, or other corners in box tubing on videos you’ll see on youtube. Most of the time these videos have little or no instruction, or are in...

Big Block VS LS Supercharged Slugfest! Which One Makes More Power With The ProCharger?!

The LS engine has done a ton for the automotive aftermarket. Period. Love it or hate it, this little engine has spawned so much parts development over the past decade or so that it has spilled over...

Patina Shine Without Clearcoat: How To Use Linseed Oil To Bring Out Some Gleam!

I love Arizona, and I love cars from Arizona. But one thing I don’t love about Arizona is baked paint. Arizona, Colorado, Texas, eastern Washington…great metal, salvageable interiors,...

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Engine Location Matters! Tim McAmis Tells Us Why And How To Decide Where It Goes.

Moving an engine forward or backward in a car can make a huge difference in the way it rides and handles. In a drag car that is arguably even more critical and can dramatically effect that way the...

Heavy Duty Junkyard Crawl And Engine Teardown: Watch The DeBoss Garage Guys Get Busy With Some Caterpillar Fun!

I had occasion to meet the guys from DeBoss Garage last week and they were really cool to hang out and have a beer with. They’re the same dudes you see on the screen when you watch their videos...

Truck Suspension Tech Video: Check Out The Install Of QA1s Complete Single Adjustable Coil-Over Suspension On A 1970 C10!

There’s nothing hotter in the aftermarket these days than classic trucks. After just meeting with dozens of high performance parts manufacturers last week, I came away with a keen understanding...

Carburetor vs. EFI On An LS, Which Works Best? Westech Tests Both Of Them!

It might be the best technical competition out there. On one hand, you have the modern fuel-injection systems, computer-controlled, well past the mystery days of early EFI systems. They are simple,...

Winter Workshop: Building The Frame For Grind Hard Plumbing Co.’s Four Wheel Drive KTM Jeep!

As winter progresses and Idaho remains nice and cold, work progresses on Grind Hard Plumbing Co.’s latest pint-sized and overpowered endeavor, the four-wheel-drive KTM-powered Jeep build. There...

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Why It Broke: This Simple, And Cheap, Fix Can Make Your LS Build Last Forever Instead Of Wiping Out The Cam

When Richard Holdener does testing, he does it at a level nobody else in the industry can keep up with. He’s likely to test up to a dozen combos in a day, he never spends just one day on the...

Urchfab Tears Down The CB550: What Will Come Of This Cool Little Project?

It’s tear own time for the latest project form Urchfab. Matt is tearing stuff apart in an effort to make this thing cool and clean and we love him for it. We first introduced this project a...