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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! 

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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