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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! 

Apr 12, 2016
058 - Power and Speed - Scott Clark Pro Tuner,  DiyAutotune

Mike, Tad, and some guy named Tom in studio.

Well everyone is finally back in studio after leaving Mike hanging last week.  He's not pleased.

Tom was away for like 27 days in Abu Dhabi at the Custom Show Emirates.  The engine build and dyno shootout sounds like it was a great show and a really good time.  The people of the Emirates have a very serious group of car guys, and some of the stuff they do sounds straight up crazy.  Tom fills us in on the dyno and build shootout as well as some two wheeled fun.  Not what you are thinking... you will have to listen. 

Tonight's guest Scott Clark and he is to say the least a very accomplished tuner.  Scott has worked on just about everything.  From Larry Larson's worlds fastest street car to NHRA Stock and Pro Stock.  Scott has even been involved in the Engine Masters Challenge.  That is a wide range to say the least, and there is lots of good information in this episode.  (Street Outlaws fans, something in there for you too.)

Sometimes you end up with some preconceived notions without knowing enough about it.  We are all guilty of it, and the best we can hope for is keep an open mind.  If anyone thought DIY Autotune was not something serious, you should listen to Scott Clark in this episode.  The guys learned that DIY Autotune has some things going for it that deserve a very serious look.  If you are looking for a platform, DO NOT skip over this one.  Give them a look, you will be quite surprised.  

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 24, 2016
056 - Power and Speed - TX2K, GM FAILS, EPA

Mike, Tom, and Tad in Studio.

 

Our very own "Hollywood Tom" visited the Royal Purple raceway this past week for the Texas 2K race.  This is a fairly interesting event in comparison to straight up drag racing.  If people do not know what this is all about, think "roll racing" but at a drag strip.  For most of the old school drag racers this is a little strange, but the numbers are very impressive.  

GM's fails can be debated and argued forever.  The guys on the show are all GM guys for the most part.  (Tad is sort of a Chrysler guy)  It's really hard to understand from the outside why GM does what it does.  Mike has a love hate relationship with the Excursion but at this point there is nothing to replace it on the market.  Why can't GM make a Duramax Suburban?  Diesel performance interest is pretty high, and lots of people love trucks/SUVs.  GM are you listening?  Mike has an idea, try not to get arrested.

EPA and politicians, two very dirty words in most car guys vocabularies.  Is this why we don't have the cool rides that seem like no brainers to build?  It's hardly an excuse for GM's designs, but could explain the lack of vehicles people want to see.  

Nest week is up in the air.  Tom is traveling to Abu Dhabi for the "Custom Show".  He might call from the plane being the high powered celeb he is.  Follow on Facebook to get updates on the plan for next week.

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Mar 15, 2016
055 - Power and Speed - Howard Tanner Redline Motorsports

Mike, Tom, and Tad in Studio.

Hollywood Tom will be doing his traveling again.  Abu Dhabi (with Howard), TX2K, and others are in his schedule.  Please if you are anywhere he is, ask for his autograph.  Mike and Tad have a bet weather or not his head will actually inflate enough to explode.   

Howard Tanner from Redline motorsports called in tonight.  Updates on direct injection are always welcome.  Like or not, just like carb guys had to, embrace the newest tech that powers our toys.  DI has quite a few advantages but at the same time needs the aftermarket to grow some new products.  This entire method of fuel delivery gives a new set of parameters that must be taken into consideration.  

Shelby, Roush, and other factory purchasable hot rods have been available for a long time.  Shouldn't GM have this too?  

We could go on about this here, but let Howard explain.  

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 9, 2016
054 - Power and Speed - Keith Jones of Total Seal

Mike, Tom, and Tad in Studio.

Keith Jones of Total Seal Performance Piston Rings is tonights guest and we have yet another guest that absolutely MUST return.  Consider this as a part 1 of several parts on piston rings, hones, and overall ring seal discussions.

The guys know the listeners wanted more technical guests, and these are getting better every time.  Mike said it best, not everyone needs to know all the ins and outs of ring seal, but everyone needs to know if the engine builder they are talking to knows his stuff.  Listen to shows like this, and you will be able to weed out the BS and make sure you get the most for your money.  If you are an engine builder who already knows the ins and outs of this stuff, listen anyway.  You can always learn something,,, even from a podcast.

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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Feb 23, 2016
052 - Power and Speed - JC Beattie from ATI Performance Products

Mike, Tom, Tad, and Crunch all in studio tonight.

Tonight we have JC Beattie from ATI Performance Products.  Listeners have said more tech talk.  You got it.

Very few times can you say a show is a must listen, well...this is one is a must listen.  The guys did, key word here is DID, have a game plan on what to cover subject wise over the hour.  That plan went right out the window once they started talking about dampers.  If you thought you knew anything about the thing that is on the motor in the front that has timing marks, think again.  We are not going to spoil this with a big long description... Just listen.  JC will for sure be back to dive even deeper into transmissions and converters.  I personally think the guys need at least two more with JC, one for converters and one for transmissions. 

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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Feb 19, 2016
051 - Power and Speed - 2016 Winter National EFI Pro Stock

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio, Crunch could not get in because we had more wonderful snow.

Well, the good news is NHRA Pro Stock had a full field, bad news is Tom won the pool with a guess of 209.50 and an event mile per hour record of 210.34.  Poor Tad had 210.5, in the words of Maxwell Smart.... Missed it by that much.

The NHRA Pro Stock field was, in Mike's eyes, somewhat surprising.  In an effort to overturn Tom's victory he looked up altitude corrected MPH to see how fast they would have gone at sea level.  The altitude was like 3000FT and that would make a good air pass of 218 ish.  That looks as if they do not lose anything at all, and maybe in the end picked up some.  

There were some interesting notes.  1 pass was "Disallowed" and at the time of the show there was no further information as to what exactly "Disallowed" means.  Hogan's Manifolds are the manifolds on all the fast guys so they found something for sure in the R&D side.  They are all pretty sure injector placement has something to do with this.  Hat's off to Hogan's, they have had some very good stuff over the years and it's nice to see them back on top.  With that being said, it seems that a fair amount of stuff is still covered.  That would mean to the guys that there is something in that area they felt was worth concealing. 

Tom said, and we can see from the pictures, the cars look great.  It brings back the real look of a car even if somewhat exaggerated in the front end area.  In the end, the guys think it overall worked out better than NHRA could have hoped for.

Guest next week, and keep your Trans, converter, and harmonic balancer questions handy.  

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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Feb 10, 2016
050 - Power and Speed - Don Summerton Accelerated Performance

Mike, Tom, Crunch, and Tad in studio tonight.  

Tonights Guest Don Summerton of Accelerated Performance.

Shows like this are always nice.  There is nothing like talking to regular car guy who has made a great business for himself.  That is exactly Don Summerton.  Starting from his college hot rod days with his Firebird to his Supra of today, the guys discuss Don's journey to get to where he is now.  The Toyota 2JZ market is a busy and competitive place.  These engines have so much potential locked away inside waiting for someone like Don to bring it out. (and put it in a very serious Supra)  Some of you might remember our very own Tom going to a Street Outlaws taping, and this Supra was the car Tom went with.  Suffering a transmission failure took Don's chance away, but he is more than willing to give this another shot.  Toyota 2JZ is not Don's only special, can you imagine a 7 second GTR?  

Give this one a listen, regular guy just like us

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Feb 3, 2016
049 - Power and Speed - 24 Hours of Daytona - regular show

Mike, Tom, Crunch and Tad in studio tonight.  No guest, but schedule starts next week.  Watch for mixlr events and our Facebook for Details. 

Well, you will have weeks like this.  It's crappy out, snow is melting and making that snowy mess that is so familiar to people in snow prone regions of the country.  Translation, not much of anything going on... except for Hollywood Tom.

Tom was invited to a distributor ssponsored event in the Dominican Republic to talk to customers about the products and how to better sell them in the motorsports market place.  Must be nice to be "swimmin wit da fishes" while we were all dealing with melting snow.  

The Pro stock debut is very close.  We are all waiting and watching to see how this shakes out.  Soon enough we will see where this ends up for the first race.  It's looking like from the info we have seen the Pro Stock teams are on it, and might not be off a whole lot.  

Mike did next to nothing all weekend except watch the 24 hours of Daytona.  I have to agree with him, quite a race.  Real car guys are not focused so much on the overall winner, but the classes of real cars.  This year GTLMS and GTD.  GTD was newly populated with Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Aston thanks to changes in the GTD rules to allow FIA GT3.  It's pretty clear the Lamborghini guys sand bagged and need a little adjustment since they seemed to pass higher up class cars at will at times.  Much to Mike's amusement, Ford kind of flopped with the new GT car.  Trans, Brakes, electric, all sorts of stuff going on.  In the end Corvettes, yellow no less, were 1 and 2 in the class.  

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 27, 2016
048 - Power and Speed - Fred Turza from VP Racing Fuels

Snow Day!  Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  Off days are tough for Crunch, not to mention the blizzard we had screwing everything up around here.  

Pro Stock test passes are filtering out, and its looking like they have adapted pretty well.  The guys had a little pool going, and so far with a pass of 212.5 Mike is feeling pretty good about his guess of 212.5.  Tom said 209, Tad said 210, Mike said 212.5, and Crunch is in at 217.  This is price is right style, so closest without going over.  If these numbers hold up Tom and Tad are out, and it's gonna be all Mike unless someone goes 217.

People want guests, and we get it.  We are working on lining people up for future shows.

This week Fred Turza from VP Racing Fuels comes on to talk fuel.  There are lots of things people do not understand about fuels.  How to pick the right one, why certain fuels are used for certain types of engines, and how to handle the fuel for your racing vehicle.  Everyone knows who VP is, now listen to what to use from 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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Jan 21, 2016
047 - Power and Speed - Cams, Pro Stock, Guests

Mike, Tom, Crunch and Tad all in studio.

Project SubaTard, SubaTad, or whatever the code name is for Tad's car will be started very soon.  The guys are going to take the motor out at Mike's and it was told to Tad a long time ago that it was not going to "rest" at Mike's for two years.  Get moving Tad.

Camshafts, lots of info out there, but how to really understand it. The guys all like Engine Labs, and you should too.  Like any other resource, you should read and then do additional research.  No one place on the web is going to teach you everything about any one subject.  Mike has said many times over the years he learned a little something from seeing something that was done by someone else.  You can almost always learn something from someone else no matter how bad they are.

The NHRA Pro Stock EFI debut is going to be here before you know it.  Tom is going, and Mike might go, to see how close they are to where they were.  A little wager has started and the guesses are made.  Lets see how good these guys get these things.  From what we have heard, they are not off much in initial testing.

One of the things the guys want to get more into is guests.  They really can get a super wide range of guests, but that does not mean you want to hear them.  How technical do you want to be?  How do they cover a broad range of interest with listeners from Import to Domestic not to mention Street to Strip.  Post suggestions on face book, and the guys will line stuff 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.

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