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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 22, 2017

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

 

Sometimes you just have to clear the air.  Mike addressed an issue with a Facebook guy that has taken a turn into the personal.  Everyone knows Mike is a we bit hostile, but the whole Facebook thing he did not start.  He questioned data, and the other party got personal.  Most of it is still up there on the Power and Speed Fan page.  

Tonights guest is Dave Kogan of Kogan racing engines.  Dave is a super talented engine builder from the Northeast and located in Long Island NY.  Kogan racing engines is the ONLY Holley EFI certified installer in the area.  The Holley stamp of approval is a big deal and not just everyone is on that program.  Dave has a long history in the Mopar area from when he was a kid, and over the course of his career he landed at Ray Barton's.  That is one of those places that if you don't know who they are, look them up.  Listen in, and get some info about Dave.

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

May 15, 2017

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio along with two special guests from Dubai.  

Saeed Almarzouqi and Mohmed Ahmad came in with Tom.  We can't tell you how amazing it was to have guys from thousands of miles away that share our common interest in all things fast.  Saeed is the man behind the Custom Show in the UAE that Tom attends every year.  We really hope these guys make our studio a stop every time they are stateside.

The Team 260 guys checked in, the Neglection race has been postponed due to weather.  These guys, and others are welcome to come on the show and plug their events.  If you are close to the shows they put on, stop by and show your support.

Cobb Tuning is well known around the Subaru world and have expanded to bands including Porsche, Nissan, and Ford.  Mike McGinnis Senior R&D Calibrator of Cobb Tuning called the show to go over the process of development at Cobb.  Cobb offers complete packages that are proven to provide solid repeatable gains, but the offering does not stop there.  Cobb actually can repurpose sections of the ECU to provide features like trans brakes and bump in functionality.  Mike is one of the guys making it all happen, and the show can only scratch the surface. 

Mike Jovanis, NJ resident, NMCA racer, and DragWeeker calls in to share some knowledge of what it takes to compete in DragWeek.  Mike needs to come on again because the show ran so long.  We got into a few things we wanted to talk about, but we were up on a time constraint.  Mike is in the plans to come back in the next few shows.  These DragWeek guys have lots of valuable info to share.

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

May 9, 2017

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Someone help Chief from the 405.  The 80s called and they want their sox back.  Jeez dude.

A caller from really close by calls in to tell us he took none of our advice.  He wanted a blower and decided to go with a nitrous kit.  Clearly Mike wasn't paying attention at first, but I will side with Mike on this one.  150HP wet on a dry manifold should be ok, but man that is touchy when you get on them hard.  We know they can work but those manifolds were designed for air.  Always use a good tuner and talk to quality guys like NX Nitrous Express.  

Tonight Allison Black from Dynocom gave us some good info about Dynocom.  If you don't know about chassis dynos you can pick up some info here.  Allison was good enough to explain some of the products, and more importantly, the pros and cons of Pods. (also known as hub dynos)  Quite a few answered questions and reasons to use one VS the other.  They have lots of features in the programing and it sounds like they have lots of good software advances in their latest offering.  If you are looking for a Dyno, give them a look.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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