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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! 

May 2, 2017

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Poor Tad, he's hurting.  We got older, and stuff goes wrong.  Kinda like an old car you keep fixing.  Tad has a case of the gout, and almost did not make the show.  Hope ya feel better buddy.

Here we go, the great head debate rages on.  It should first be noted Mike was actually respectful in his opinion and gave the guy credit for what he accomplished in this world of LS engines.  With that being said, the overwhelming opinion from very competent people is that the test is invalid.  Why, we don't know, but it is.  Mike did stand his ground and offered to pay for a test to prove a point.  Lets see what goes down.  Mike loves to gamble.

A listener or two requested we get Jason Hoots on.  Jason had probably the worst drag week experience we heard to date.  We all know it's not easy, and we all know stuff can go wrong.  Jason made one day of racing, and said that's it.  He fully admits he approached the whole thing wrong and he is ready to go back right.  Jason is a guy to watch, and if he survives our money is on him.

AMA  Ask Me Anything seems to be something the kids do today with the facebooks, the googler, and the tweeter. (SMH)  So we decided why not.  People asked us to do it, so send the questions or call in live.  We will answer anything... like seriously....anything.

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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Apr 24, 2017

Mike, Tom, Tad, and Headgames Dave in studio.

Dave from Headgames actually lives pretty close to the studio, so it's nice when he can drop by.  Dave and Mike go at it a little bit about heads, but don't let that fool you.  He was there to pick up Mikes heads, and trust us, Mike is very sure about everything he does when it comes to getting work done.

Drag Week guys continue, but this week it's something a little different.  Adam Hodson and Nick Taylor of Team 260 called in to give more than just Drag Week info.  These guys live racing, there is no other way to say it.  Not only are they Drag Weekers, they are now race promoters.  These guys got lots going on, and you should listen in and follow the Facebook page to get all the latest even details.  We might even head out to the Neglection race.  All of Team 260 (Two Six Oh) have been assume to talk to and we look forward to meeting all of them.   

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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Apr 17, 2017

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Drag week continues to monopolize the podcast.  There are so many things to discuss, and Mike is researching everything 24/7.  When questions come up our goto guy is Jason Harding from Katech motorsports.  This time, it's an odd issue about what is going on the with the EPA and tuners?  Jason knows all about the ins and outs of EPA approval and practices.  We will have more about this in future shows, but it is scary stuff for the tuners and street guys.  Seriously, if we go to Jason for answers you should too.  Doesn't get better than Katech.

Continuing with out Drag Week participant schedule Alex Corella calls in to share his story.  His 93 Fox body actually uses a Ford engine.  With all of the LS swapping going on it's nice to hear some guys stay true to the brand.  Alex runs in the Super Street class and has some good stuff.  If you listen to guys like Alex and our other guests and don't want to do this, We don't even know what to say.

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, Tunein, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Apr 10, 2017

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

It seems Tad is much more of a dork than previously expected.  Tad's car is delayed, in part because good ole Tad seems to be quietly trying to a "build thread" on some Subaru forums and won't proceed without... wait for it... pictures.  I can't even imagine why, but this whole thing is gonna haunt em for a while.

Tom was away last week at the UAE Custom show, and we don't think everyone realizes  this area of the world is going car crazy.  The Custom Show is getting bigger and bigger every year.  Tom is involved with an engine building and tuning challenge that is a big part of the show.  We realize not everyone can get there, but if you are planning a trip it would really be a cool place to go.

The DragWeeker theme continues this week with Matt Blasco.  Matt is old school Chrysler guy, but with some very interesting twists.  Matt is a IT guy by trade and he put his skills to good use.  His 1973 Dart actually runs "CAN bus" for the vehicle functions.  He runs a Mega Squirt system, and uses it functions to the fullest. (listen to the fuel pump system) Matt knows quite a few guys in this industry that took interest in his car, and he is going to put us in touch with some DragWeek loyal vendors.  Matt's a great guy, and we all look forward to meeting him in person.    

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, Tunein, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Mar 27, 2017

Mike, Tom, Tad, and special guest Dave Localio of HeadGames in studio.

We have only had the chance to have a guest in studio a few times, and it's always easier than talking on the phone.  Dave Localio is responsible for some very serious boosted cars with insane boost levels.  The prep of the factory head is crucial at these boost levels.  The TX2K event that just concluded featured one is his customers cars.  Don Summerton calls in to recap this event, and you should listen to the boost levels on these 2JZ cars.  Dave lives closer than I realized and he can stop by from time to time and we would love to have him back.

We decided we are going to stay with the who DragWeek topic.  These guys are the reason this event is what it is today.  DragWeeker Richard Guido is a 4 time competitor.  Richard and his father (75 god bless em) make the trip in a 1965 GTO 517 F1C Procharger with a STICK!  This is a real honest to god Pontiac and a real honest to god synchronized stock T56 trans.  Richard has a great outlook on the whole event, and you can tell from listening to him he loves this stuff.  Listen in, another great advertising for DragWeek.

 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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Mar 20, 2017

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

None of us even noticed, but show number 100.  Crazy stuff.  Thanks to the fans for sticking with us.  We may tool on them from time to time, but we really do appreciate all the listeners.  

Project SubiTard is getting close.  Tad has his new engine ready to go from IAG.  The parts, car, and everything is finally set.  He has a few items to get to this finished up, but he will be on the road soon.  It will still look like crap, but it will be a pretty stout street car.

Drag Week has taken over our thoughts and daily conversations.  Trust us, we are not trying to wear this subject out, but there is so much here to talk about.  The best thing about this whole event is the people.  We have had on and met some great car guys from all over the country and this week is no exception.

Travis Ray joins the show to talk about his Drag Week experiences.  This particular guest worked out to be not only a cool story, but educational for Mike and Tom.  Travis is a Corvette C5 owner, and can recount the numerous pitfalls of the Corvette platform.  Travis has competed in the Drag Week event since 2013 and had not had good luck until 2016.  Everything from stub axels to electrical problems kept him from finishing, but 2016 ended all of that.  Travis finished the week and averaged a 9.29 with a true to life street drivable C5 Corvette.  It was a pleasure to drive, and needed nothing but tire changes to complete the week.  Listen to this one, it's a good story of the road taken to complete Drag Week from another great car guy.

 

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, Tunein, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Mar 13, 2017

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio on a Sunday.

Sunday Sunday Sunday.  All the NJ guys will all know where that comes from.  Sunday recording this week due to travel plans and impending snow storm.

We always try to have tech guys where we can, and we all like learning from the best people in the business.  Tom knows just about everyone, and if he doesn't he knows someone who does.  There is no shortage of great people who can come on, and this one is for the engine guys out there.

Phillip Data from King Engine Bearings calls in to give some details about bearing types and construction.  We know tons of people who just say, standard crank, give me a set of standard bearings.  90 times out of 100 it will run, is it the right way to do things? No.  Phillip gets into some of the variety of bearings King manufactures, and why what bearings are used for a particular purpose.  If you are trying to go over an engine yourself, you should do two things.  Listen to this show, and give Phillip at King a call.  That small amount of research will protect your investment.  We look forward to having Phil on again, there is lots more to talk about when it comes to bearings.

Continuing with our Drag Week theme, tonights second guest has a unique perspective.  PJ Nadeau is not only a Drag Week competitor, he covers the Drag Week event as a contributor for Hot Rod.  He has seen the competition side through his own eyes and knows just how hard this is to do.  PJ's articles provide coverage for the guys (like us) who are not running in the top class.  Everyone who does the Drag Week event deserves some recognition and PJ does a fantastic job telling their stories.  Check his articles out on the Drag Week section of Hot Rod.

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, Tunein, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

Mar 6, 2017

Mike, Tom, Tad, and in studio Scott Clark.

 

We were all looking forward to this all week.  Drag Week registration opened, and we are in.  Talk about nice timing, Scott Clark ran his tuning school this past weekend at Fonse Performance and was able stop by the studio the night we record.  This whole Drag Week thing has everyone wound up.  Tom says we are winning, Mike wants to win, Scott says good luck with that!  It's not as easy thing to do, and things that should not break do and just when you don't need them to.  One aspect of these types of cars that cannot be stressed enough is tuning.  Scott goes over some of the class events, the car they tuned, and the problems they had.  If there is one near you we suggest you go check it out.  He goes over the upcoming events so it's easy to make the time now.

Speaking of winning, multi time winner of the 8.50 class Chris Bishir of Team 260 (two six oh) calls in to continue our Drag Week discussions.  Chris has done Drag Week more than a few times, and he's the man to beat.  He has this down, and nothing replaces experience.  Everyone is gunning for him including Jason Doisher who called in from Anything Automotive.  He's another Drag Week veteran, and even give his prediction on who finishes where.  There is some great discussion here on the whole "game" of Drag Week. 

One thing we want everyone to pay attention to is Chris's discussion of the events they are promoting.  This type of event is exactly what this sport needs.  Pay attention to the details on this, and if you are close, show up.

Fireman Jeff with the wonky rods stops by as well.  He's got himself a nice new rotating assembly.  He had a "mishap" and I know he wants this one right for the long haul.  His Chevy SS will be back on the road soon.

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, Tunein, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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.

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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