Info

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.
RSS Feed Subscribe in iTunes
2017
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: Page 3

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 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.

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.

Jan 30, 2017
094- Power and Speed - Paul Yaw of Injector Dynamics

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Mike has all sorts of new blinking stuff here to send out a Facebook stream that meets his standards.  This week was a test, and any feedback will be welcome.  We are all pretty sure Mixlr is still the cool deal because of the live chat room, but if Facebook works better for some of you, great.

The guest tonight had been requested over and over again by lots of listeners, and we were all really looking forward to this show.  

Paul Yaw of Injector Dynamics!

The subject of injectors is often discussed, and aside from size, seldom discussed in detail.  If you think about all the different aspects of injectors for just a split second you can start to appreciate how complex they are.  What is the best placement?  How important is spray pattern and atomization?  What is the best fuel pressure for a given injector?  All great questions, and a chunk of them get explained on this one.  Paul is an extremely knowledgeable guy and full of great info.  We will be sure to have him back sooner rather than later.  if you are a fuel injection guy, you should listen to this one.  

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.

Jan 26, 2017
093- Power and Speed - Octopus - Rod Bolts - Callers

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. Tom is has returned from Japan.

Finally, Tom returns.  He was in Japan for a trade show.  It sounds like it was actually pretty interesting as long as you like octopus.  He's a sick man, what can we say.

The plan was to discuss Drag Week, and that was a complete swing and a miss.  We need to get Tim from Coast and Howard from Redline in the near future to go over the loose ends.  We will save that for another show.

Somehow the topic of rod bolts and engine building gets started.  Rod bots are by far the most stressed, as well as important, bolt in any engine assembly.  There has been lots of discussion of torque, stretch, angle, and a variety of combinations.  Mike is a straight up "know what you are working with, use your torque wrench guy".  Tom sounds a little more of a stretch guy, and they both agree angle is a little strange overall.  Lubes, torque wrenches, and techniques are discussed.  It's not super high level stuff, but it is stuff you need to know to be successful at preventing an oil pan failure.

Next Injector Dynamics Paul Yaw will be on.  This has been a much anticipated guest, and we hope all you guys get questions together and send them on Facebook.... or better yet CALL.  The guys will pick you up.

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.

 

Jan 16, 2017
092 - Power and Speed - Fudd returns (again)

Mike, Alan (AKA Fuddly), and Tad in studio.

Tom is away again, and Alan stopped by to take his place. We mess with him constantly but he's a good sport. 

There was no real plan for tonights show, but it worked out ok overall.

Drag week spare parts and issues people encounter comes up, and you can tell Mike is scheming away already.  There are two different mindsets on how to do this.  Mike wants to show up race and drive home.  Alan wants to bring everything that has ever broken on a car in the last 5 decades.  Mike rationalizes what he needs to make this successful out of the box.  

Then the subject of rules comes up....

Engine builders tend to think about things a little differently.  They don't look at rules as a set of things you can and can't do.  They look at rules for what holes the rules did not specifically close up.  Mike knows the idea of the rules, but like to poke at 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.

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.

Jan 11, 2017
091 - Power and Speed - Scott Clark - Real Tuners

Mike and Tad in studio, Tom is on a covert special OP dubbed "Operation NutBowl".  

 

With this New Year the guys are going to continue focusing on getting quality quests. It's always a blast to learn from some of the best in the business.  It's not always easy to schedule, but when we get them it's more than worthwhile.

There was not guest scheduled for tonight because Tom was away.  The show was going to be Mike, Tad, and good ole Fudd just shooting the breeze.  That all changed over the course of the day when we received a message from....

Scott Clark of Real Tuners.  Scott is going to be up in our area hosting an EFI school at Fonse Performance in South Jersey.  The dates as we have them are March 4th and 5th, and details can be found on the RealTuners Facebook page.  

Scott was on once before, and is a professional level tuner to say the least.  He has worked with many of the top names in our sport, and there is very little about fuel injection that he can't address.  Mike and Tad discussed quite a few topics, and some of it does get a little more technical on this episode.  

Scott will be in for a "live" show on what we believe will end up being March 6th.  Scott, and the guys, would like to have this particular show be a "Ask the FI Guy" call in show.  All the listeners have plenty of time to gather questions, and this should be a great tech/learning experience.    

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.

Jan 2, 2017
090 - Power and Speed - BJ McCarty of VMP Performance

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  

Happy New Year Everyone!  Lets make 2017 Healthy, Fast, and Safe!

We are all getting a little concerned about Mike.  He seems to be way way way into cleaning that Excursion.  He really might need some help....

Tonight BJ McCarty of VMP Performance calls in to discuss the history of VMP and the the direction of the company as of late.  Forced induction, specifically supercharging, has made its way under the hood of most domestic hotrods.  Ford Mustang, Chrysler Hellcat, and Chevrolet Corvette to name a few.  VMP has been known in the Mustang world for some pretty potent street packages utilizing the VMP superchargers.  Our very own Fireman Jeff actually had one their units, and several goodies from these guys.  The story of the company evolution is worth listening to, and it does not stop there.  VMP is moving into markets other than Ford, and that sure should get the attention of some factory supercharged guys.

Tom is in Japan next week, so Fudd will return once again to do the show.  He was nice enough to make the little Power and Speed... uhh metal things.. I guess.  So make sure to call in and thank em (or tool on em either or is fine)

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.

Dec 19, 2016
089 - Power and Speed - Anthony Berton of Engine Building 101

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  

Well the holidays are here, and everyone is just coasting along.  This is a great season, and everyone should set aside all our differences.  Get a Ford guy a set of road flares or something for his stocking.

Tonight Anthony Berton the founder of the insanely popular Facebook group, Engine Building 101, calls in.  Antony started this because he was looking for legit tech help on the internet, and got really stupid info.  Being smart enough to separate fact from fiction he knew the info was bad, so he decided to do something about it.  He formed Engine Building 101 the Facebook group.... and started the cycle all over again.  (he jokes about it, we are not busting his balls)  It's a good place to go and get info if you know how to watch he right guys.  Moderators and Admins are always on the lookout, and honestly we did find some very good conversation on the group.  Go check it out.  Laugh at the bad stuff and contribute if you really know your stuff. 

 

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.

Dec 12, 2016
088 - Power and Speed - Regular show - PRI

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

 

First we want to thank everyone who stopped by the Manley booth and tried to talk to Tom.  He was all tear'd up talking about it before the show started.

Tom did his yearly PRI show and as usual it was pretty hectic.  He did say a bunch of guys came over to say whats up, and he did not get to talk to many of them.  People who don't work the trade shows don't know what it's like.  You end up at your booth and your booth only.  None the less, it's nice to have people say hi.

Show plans for upcoming weeks were discussed, and it looks like we finally might have Paul Yaw from IDI.  We think that would be a tremendous learning opportunity, and we encourage everyone to hit em up and ask then he and Tony can get scheduled.

Mike is off the rails with the detailing.  Carpet extractor?  Really?  The levels of crazy in Mikes life cannot be explained.  Make sure you check out Facebook to follow this latest obsession cause lord knows he can find his way there to post pictures.

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.

Dec 5, 2016
087 - Power and Speed - The Fuddster Returns - Listener Calls

Mike, Fudd, and Tad in studio.  Tom is on his way to PRI.

Gotta say Fudd (Alan) did ok this time.  A little bit of abuse, but a guest appearance well done.  (and he was sitting in Tom's seat again)

Fudd is actually building a car as well, and that becomes the topic of the conversation.  He has a 1960s something Barracuda and it is going to get... what else... an LS 5.3 swap.  Fudd wants to make a single turbo and is really trying to do this on the cheap.  He did get a K frame, but the questions came up about internals and headers.  The subject of rods and longevity came up and was actually some good discussion of Mike's practical experience.  A few listeners call in to give feedback of Fudd's parts choice.  Fireman Jeff also gave a call in specifically because he had a rod issue of his own.  

Make sure you guys at PRI stop by and see Tom.  He's the guy that looks like Magnum PI. 

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 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.

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.

1 « Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next » 11