Category Archive: BangShift News, BangShift XL, FUNNY STUFF, HISTORIC, MISC, Videos, XL Videos

Totally 1970s: This 1974 TV Commercial For the Jeep CJ-5 Is Awesome

When it comes to the “list of stuff I want to own” right now an old Jeep is close to the top. I have looked at and even occasionally bid on WWII era Jeeps, have drooled on and debated...

What Is A Rear Driveshaft Enclosure, And Why Do I Need One? Tim McAmis Explains How It Works, Why, And How They Build Their’s.

We love Tim McAmis. Not just because he and his company build bad ass chassis for Pro Mod cars, but also because of the videos that he puts up explaining all kinds of great technical aspects of race...

Here’s A High Power 408 Stroker Ford You Can Build And Install Before Intergalactic Ford Fest! Hurry Up, You Have No Excuses!

Want a recipe for verifiable horsepower? Want to know what your combo will make on a real engine dyno? Well if you are a Ford dude, or dudette, then this 408 Stroker Ford Small Block should...

Heads Up: Guy Films Buddy Spinning Donuts In The Dirt Buddy Flings Rock Into Camera Guy’s Face.

One person, in the car, driving like an ass equals one person involved when things go wrong. One person in the car plus one person outside of the car means someone can be hurt regardless of the...

The Challenger Revival, Part 21: Finishing Off The 5.7L Hemi Rebuild For The E-Body!

It’s getting closer and closer to being a running, driving car and just a little more work is needed before the engine that is destined for Dylan McCool’s 1973 Dodge Challenger is ready...

Wood-Fired Lawn Mower: Colin Furze Is At It Again!

Full confession: It’s just after midnight and I’m craving pizza. Like Dennis in Stephen King’s Christine, stoned out of his head, dreaming of just sitting down and mowing through...

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The Unassuming: The Vauxhall Four-Door That Stomped The World In 1990

Until recently, the best assumption that I had about Vauxhall was that it was a combination of Opel and Holden models and that the level of desirability I would have for anything with the griffin on...

It’s Twin Turbo GTO Fab Day! Watch All The Fab Work Go Down To Build Bad Ass Boost And Power On This Sucker!

Hook turbo to exhaust, connect other side of turbo to intake, and repeat. Right? Isn’t that all there is to putting twin turbos on something? Yep, sure. Git R Dun… But for the rest of the...

Tunnel Ram VS The World! Dual Plane, Single Plane, Or Tunnel Ram? Which One Is Right For A Big Block?

Which intake rules them all? Well to make that determination Richard Holdener put together a hot “little” 496 Stroker Big Block Chevrolet to strap to the dyno at Westech Performance Group...

Meet Colonel Senders: Grind Hard Plumbing Co.’s 100 Horsepower Off-Roader Is Done!

The transition from a Power Wheels toy meant for a precocious three-year-old to tool around the front yard in to a beast that requires skill, strength and a completely inactive self-preservation...

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Midget Of The Corn: This MG Roadster Revival Is Off To A Flying Nope!

It’s a legitimate fact: the line between somebody’s yard and a field of corn is filled with tall grass and junk. I know…at the far end of BangShift Mid-West is a stand of ragweed...

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Take It All Off: Stripping The Patina’d Paint Off Of The Valiant Wagon

Without giving away too many details, it’s become quite clear that at some point in the Rough Start Mustang’s future, that a stripdown and repaint will be in order. Am I looking forward...

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Ride With Jim Pace In The 1,000hp Shadow DN4 The Day Before It Flew At Road America – His Lap Narration Is Amazing

It was just a few days ago that we told you about the harrowing wreck which Jim Pace walks away from at Road America. Pace, the very seasoned road racer was piloting a brutally fast Shadow DN4 around...

The Lockheed XM-808 Twister Is The Coolest Military Vehicle That Never Got Built – Wild Video

Yeah, if that lead photo hasn’t gotten your attention we cannot help you here. This is the Lockheed XM-808 Twister, one of two such examples of this conceptual platform for a fighting/troop...