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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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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! 

Feb 20, 2017

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

This has to be said right up front, Mike has a toothache and is in pretty bad shape.  Hopefully he get it fixed up at the creepy dentist tomorrow.

As they say, the show must go on!

A caller by the name of Shawn calls in.  Looking for a valve train tech, and boy that is a subject.  When it comes to valve train it's all about stability.  People end up building on knowledge over the years, and can't replace practical experience and testing.  The guys will steer him right over Facebook.

Speaking of testing and knowledge, Jason Harding from Katech joins the guys tonight.

Mike framed this well in the beginning of the show, if you don't know who Katech is you need to do a little research.  Katech has been around the track just a few times, and by around the track we mean multiple wins in the 24 hours of Dayton, 24 hours of Le Mans, and just about every other form road racing event on the planet.  Yes, Mike is a major fan, and you should be too.  Jason discusses where they are now, and what they can do for the average guy looking for the right stuff.  Think about this for a second, this is a racing outfit that builds the power to run full on for 24 hours!  

We think the best way to say this is, you can't get more serious than Katech.

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Feb 13, 2017
096 - Power and Speed - Wild Bill Devine of Bullseye Turbochargers

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Another week, and more research.  This really is the most important part of building a car, the planning process.  Mike has been obsessed with learning every aspect of this and he is non stop both on and off the air.  Just ask Tom, he ignores him all day.  

Now no one could ever say cars don't go fast without turbochargers.  There are plenty of very fast cars out there running around without them and turbos are by no means a requirement for going fast.  BUT, if you are trying to make something that can essentially go from mild to wild, you can't go wrong with turbocharging.

Wild Bill Devine of Bullseye Turbo Charging is tonights guest.  Bill has been in this game a long time, and there is really no need to go over the history of his racing involvement.  Bill sets Mike straight on expectations, sizing, and behavior he can expect from properly sized and specd turbos.  Ball bearing, inducer/impeller size, compressor housing, and exhaust turbine all play into getting the right units for the job.  Listen in as the guys hash through this with Bill, he's always a great guest and he is welcome back on whenever he wants.

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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Feb 6, 2017
095 - Power and Speed - Tim Christ of Coast Chassis

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

So I am not sure how many of you follow "Chuck Ebr" on Facebook, but man this guy works hard to promote his events.  Chu Esparza is his real name, and he started promoting events at airports a while back.  Listen to this one to see what this has grown into.  He's going to be back as his events get closer, and hopefully after the events to give results.

 

Dragweek seems to be on everyone's mind lately, and the show is going to end up going that direction as things progress.  Planning and research has taken center stage in most conversations in the studio lately.  A rough game plan is in place, and the work is about to begin.  That bring us to tonights guest.

Tim Christ from Coast Chassis calls in to discuss the Dragweek project.  This is not the ideal car to build for this class, but Mike owns it.  It's a challenging car from almost all aspects.  Driveline, turbo hot/cold side plumbing, electronics are all issues that have to be addressed.  Tim also talked a little but about the suspension side of things, and what it takes to get cars to work.

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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