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The Power and Speed Podcast

The Power and Speed Podcast covers everything from the Street / Grudge racing scene to the all out Half Mile and One Mile shootouts. Mike, Tom, and Tad all lend years of racing experience to the discussion. Racing personalities and guests will stop by our studio or call in. Join in the discussion Mondays at 7:00 PM EST by calling into the show 908 751 0211.
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Now displaying: November, 2016

Power and Speed.  The two single most important things to an automotive performance enthusiast.  Mike, Tom, and Tad explore a variety of racing related subjects.

Anything racing could be discussed on any given show.  From the high speed Texas mile events to the Street / Grudge scene found in the local areas we all have in our regions.

Racing guests and personalities ranging from top current professional racers to professional engine and chassis builders are already on the schedule.  The listeners are not excluded from the conversation either.  Want to call in and be part of the show?  No problem. 

Get involved.  Listen live on Mixlr.com and call in 908 751 0211. Show ideas, praise, or criticism, they want to hear from you.  Recording/Broadcasts happening between 7:30PM to 8:30PM East Coast time Monday nights. Follow our twitter @powerspeedpod for exact call in times and live streaming events. Like us on Facebook and iTunes! 

Nov 28, 2016
086 - Power and Speed - Matt from Sloppy

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  No official guest, but lined up (we hope) for the coming weeks.

Mike gets pulled into a Mike story about a crazy girl and a Home Depot race car.  This is a 100% true story.  You can't make up the stuff that happens in life.

Internet info.  We have all looked for it, and we have all had to sift through BS to get a real answer for something.  The engine technical side is about as bad as it gets. 
Anthony Berton will be on at some point in the future and he is the founder of The Engine Building 101 technical discussion group on Facebook.  We will let him explain how it started but it is a nice resource to find info, BUT being able to identify what is the right info in the problem.  Mike got into it with a guy who is a "record breaking Pro Five O builder" who ironically has nothing on his page about his accomplishments.  This is what you have to know how to bypass to get to the right stuff.  Anthony will for sure give you guidance on the group.

Matt Happel from Sloppy Mechanics checked in after being prodded by Mike.  He has been to the above mentioned resource.  Matt also has had quite a few experiences with this type of crowd, and that can all be seen in the forum archives.  

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

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Nov 21, 2016
085 - Power and Speed - Ben Strader of EFI University

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

 

The guys all had a very uneventful week.  Mike abusing stalking Trump, Tom was un-friending everyone, and Tad well... who knows.  With a slow weekend comes a cool Monday.

Tonight we have Ben Strader of EFI University.  We really can't impress on people how much info this guy has.  People should also take note Ben spoke at the AETC conferences, and if you don't know what that is go check that out.  One thing we can say for sure is one show with him is not going to cut it.  Ben went over some of the base principals of fuel injection, and gave some really good hints at the foundation of good tuning.  ECU brands, VE math, and other aspects are discussed on this one.  EFI University has courses that range from very basic "this is an engine" to high level tuning skill sets.  One thing of interest should be the HP Tuners and EFI live training for people who work on stock ECU type vehicles.  This was a new deal, and sort of released on Power and Speed.  Give this one a listen, and Ben will have to be back on many many times.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod.  Listen to past archives on your favorite Podcast App, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Nov 7, 2016
083 - Power and Speed - Matt Happel of Sloppy Mechanics

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

We all have our hostile friend. (Mike)  If you are not interested in the election or you are prone to being "Triggered" you might want to skip ahead to 7:15.  Mike is ranting... again.  (but he's kinda right... again)  Make sure you vote, that is the important thing.

Tonights guest is a departure from what we normally have for guests, but that does not mean there is no valid information.  We have had higher level people from higher level companies giving high level information in the past.  BUT, our guest tonight can make a lot out of nothing.  

Matt Happel of Sloppy Mechanics joins the show tonight.  Matt has a background in going VERY fast for less.  He maintains an entire web resource to give people the information required to make a very conventional set of part go into the 10s or better.  You really need to hear what can be done with conventional engines from a junk yard.  It's not always about high dollar engines and parts.  Matt will be back for more, and better yet, Matt lives close.  Some point in the near future he will be joining the show in person, and that should be a good time.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod.  Listen to past archives on your favorite Podcast App, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Nov 3, 2016
082 - Power and Speed - Alan (Fudd) Returns - Tom at SEMA

Mike, Tad, and Alan (AKA Fudd) in studio, Tom is away at SEMA setting up.

Well, it has been a long time since Alan has been around, but he actually volunteered to sit in for Tom.  We hardly noticed a difference at all, and we thank Alan for stopping in.

By now all the listeners know Mike might be a little nuts, but when he says something is good, listen to him.  He decided to polish his tractor (yes tractor) and he set out to find the right tool for the job.  We all have seen detailers use a wheel on a right angle grinder, and we also know that used incorrectly you have a giant burn in the paint.  Mike being aware of his limitations found a product called the Cyclo Polisher.  Of course he went all bat shit crazy and bought every pad set he could find, and the results are amazing.  This little polisher brought the Excursion hood back to an unreal shine with conventional auto parts store polish.  If you are into cleaning and polishing, look into this, we don't think you will be sorry.

The Sloppy Mechanic has been on our discussion list for a while, and it turns out through the listeners they found us.  We will have them on in the next few shows to discuss the virtues of the budget super fast builds that can be accomplished.  Not everyone can pour money into a car, and sometimes you just don't have to.  

Tom called in from the SEMA show in Las Vegas, and let us know he will have some very good stuff lined up for when he comes back.  Stop by the Manley booth and make fun of him, and be sure to ask him where the T shirts are.

Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and this will be the line for giveaways.

Like us on Facebook by going to Power and Speed Podcast and follow us on Twitter @powerspeedpod.  Listen to past archives on your favorite Podcast App, iHeartRadio, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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