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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! 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Oct 25, 2016
081 - Power and Speed - JC Beattie from ATI Performance Products

Mike, Tom, Tad, and and Fireman Jeff all in studio tonight.

It's been a few very good weeks with guest and subjects.  All of us here want to thank the guests and listeners for making this so much fun for us to do.  We will do our best to further improve, and we promise we will have T-shirts soon (Tom??  You listening??)

Tonight we have JC Beattie from ATI Performance Products.  This will be our third show with JC and we finally get to discuss automatic transmissions.  JC is always a great guest, and the ATI episodes have loads of good information.  The previous shows covered damper and converters and they are well worth a listen.  

There are loads of transmission questions, and obviously we could not address everything ATI knows in a single show.  JC highlighted the benefits of the ATI Supercase.  There is much more to this case than just buying just a new case for your trans.  Pressure, flow, and how the case affects actual performance is all discussed.  Like we said JC is always a good listen.

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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Oct 18, 2016
080- Power and Speed - James Karger owner of LStuner.com

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

 

It's going to be hard to follow up a show like last weeks.  Drag Week is a super cool concept, and the guy are truly interested.  Mike has said it before, "you can't have a game without rules"  Drag Week has rules and classes.  Check out the rules and classes on line, there is something for everyone.

The guys actually got a call during what we would loosely call "show prep" time.  They talked to the caller, Steve from NJ, and had him hold until after the show open.  Steve has a SRT Neon with a 2.4 and was curious about some specific engine questions. The guys did their best, but somewhat uncharted territory.  Any real time feed back from listeners on this subject is more than welcome.

Tonights guest is James Karger, Dallas freelance tuner and owner of LStune.com.  James is the real deal, and well versed in many disciplines of tuning.  He tunes everything from the restrictive Viper to the Holley EFI systems used by our guests last week.  James is even involved with a dealer optioned Fireball Camaro with 700HP and a warranty.  

James is responsible for the tuning of Jason Doisher's ride for Drag Week, as well as his own class winning LS powered Mustang.  James has loads of good info and insights into tuning and Drag Week.  Give this one a listen, and we can't wait to have him back again to get more into the technical details of tuning.

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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Oct 11, 2016
079 - Drag Week - Jay Meagher - Clark Rosenstengel - Jason Doisher

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Once in a while things just work out and this show is one of them.  We have a fan, Kevin, who offered to get us some guys who competed in the 2016 Drag Week event.  We took him up on his offer, and it could just not have worked out better.

Clark Rosenstengel was our first guest, and because the guys don't really follow Drag Week they really don't know anything about the guy.  Turns out he uses Bullseye Turbos and we just had Wild Bill from Bullseye on two weeks ago.  While talking to him further, we found out he won the class he was in and beat our next guest.  His 2010 Camaro runs 7.60s at a weight of 4000LBS.  It's quite a ride, and congrats on his hard fought win of his class.

Jay Meagher from RealStreet Performance called in next.  He drove Jared Holt's killer Supra and knew all about Clark and his path to winning the class. RealStreet is the real deal, and Jay will be back on for a full show at some point in the near future.  Lots to talk about with this guy.

The next guest was Jason Doisher with his STOCK, yes you read that right, STOCK 5.3 LS single turbo 84 Marquis.  Yes, STOCK and goes 8.60s while weighing 3500 LBS.  Jason has been competing in Drag Week for the past three years, and has loads of good competition info.   

All of these guys were great guests, and the show could have been three hours between them.  We look forward to having them all back again.  This one is a must listen.

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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Sep 29, 2016
077 - Power and Speed - Wild Bill Devine - Bullseye Power Turbos

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio

We are back after some very sketchy weeks of scheduling problems and personal issues.  Last week show 76 with Mike's friend John and his son Matt is a little messed up.  Turns out a seldom used RE20 Mic bit the dust.  Mike IS working on it and he can save it when he gets a few spare minute.  Trust us on this, when we tell you Mike is busy... you have no idea.

Tom was unable to do last weeks show due to a last minute emergency, but two weeks ago he was at the Sand Sport show.  For us here in the Northeast it's a little hard to understand, but the sand guys take things very seriously.  We are talking about essentially dune buggy type vehicles with insane (1500+) HP levels and equally insane price tags (300K+).  This is crazy stuff, and most of us knew nothing about it.  We also got a little info about "The Chang's" McLaren 650s.  This sounds like a hell of a ride.

Tonights guest is "wild" Bill Devine.  Bill has been around forced induction forever.  If we look back to the guys who were the "computer age" fast turbo guys, Bill was right there.  Here are some names that will ring a bell.

Job Spetter
Ken Duttwieler
Hurley Blakeney
Racin' Jason
and the list goes on.  

Yes Yes Yes we know, there were many others before them, but this is the time when turbos met computers.  That opened the floodgates and here we are today.  Bill went from Ford performance to STS (rearmount) Turbos to Bullseye Power Turbos.  They have some very interesting turbo wheel designs going and that alone is worth the listen.  Very good history here and Bill is a great guest.  They do everything from diesel to all out Drag so check out Bullseye next time you need a new hair dryer or two.    

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.

Sep 14, 2016
075 - Power and Speed - Keith Powell of That Racing Channel

Mike, Tom, Dingus, and Fireman Jeff in studio.

Fireman Jeff stopped by the Power and Speed studio this week to drop off, of all things, heads for Mike to work on.  Just when we though Mike was above anything that would get oil on his hands he proves us wrong.

Tonights guest is Keith Powell of That Racing Channel.  We really don't think he needs to much introduction here, but just in case you have been living under an internet rock, That Racing Channel has some of the best produced "car guy" videos out there. This really is an excellent story detailing the beginnings of the venture.  These guys knew cars and just took it all from there.  In case you did not know it, they themselves have a few rather interesting rides that are EXTREMELY fast.  Good times, and we hope to have Keith back soon, and we hope Javier can make it next time.

One big point to note.  The have a pretty cool app for the iPhone, and if you don't have it (or an iPhone) you should.  It gives very nice stats of the acceleration rate of your car.  We are fairly sure Mike will have a few stories since he has been using it non stop in his car since the show.  He will have one of three things come next Monday.

1) Results of how slow it really is
2) A broken car
3) Quite a few state issued critiques of his driving habits. 

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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