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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! 

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

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 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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Jan 14, 2016
046 - Power And Speed - Nick Filippides American Racing Headers

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  This show was recorded on Wednesday and Crunch could not make it.  He'll be back next week.

First, Mike took the blame for no show on Monday.  It's hard to do the show without him since he pushes the buttons with all the cool lights.  In the words of a host past "my apologies" comes to mind.

Nick Filippides owner of American Racing Headers is with the guys tonight on the phone.  The mystery of headers cannot possible be unraveled in a 1 hour for so show.  Headers are one of the most misunderstood pieces of black magic and we hope Nick brings a little clarity to this subject. American Racing Headers is the OE supplier of the factory drag race cars headers from GM, Dodge and Ford, and that certainly say enough about the level of their quality and expertise.  

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 5, 2016
045 - Power and Speed - Howard Tanner from Redline Motorsports

Mike, Tom, Crunch, and Tad all in studio.  Happy New year everyone!

From time to time the guys do talk about things other than scarfs and nail polish.  Sometimes there is some good info from some very good guests.

Tonights show is all about the build of Mike's C5 Corvette. This is actually the second shot at this one after a technical malfunction tanked the first show.  The lost show was good, but this one was a blast.

Howard Tanner from Redline Motorsports is the authority on late model fuel injected performance.  This show outlines the planning stages of this build, and was good to get a high level view of what needs to be done.  Follow this one along, and with a little luck by the summer this will be a vehicle roaming the streets of NJ. (yes it will still be yellow) 

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 30, 2015
044 - Power and Speed - Nail Polish, GT 350R, Car Shopping

Mike, Tom, Crunch, and Tad in studio.

Well we all know car guys are very fashion conscience, and our very own Crunch is no exception.  He talks about the car guy honored tradition of getting his nails done... wait... WHAT?!?!?!

Tad has found some interesting information about the Ford Mustang GT350R, and it sounds like it's a hell of a car for a cheap price.  Carbon Fibre rims, flat crank, over 500 HP N/A, and even if you are a Chevy guy you have to admit it looks good as hell.  Looks like Ford did a great job with this one.

Mike is still rattling around about McLaren cars.  The 650 has come into view, and looks like a pretty slick ride.  He wanted a McLaren MP4-12C (code name Fax Machine for you Top Gear guys) but chose the 427 Corvette instead.  

Tom brought up an Engine Labs article that Mike found earlier in the day.  The guys love that site, and lots of very good info on there.  Mike pointed out a photo of a "Bozo Hammer" and the discussion goes from there.

Guest next week, and they are working on some people being lined up.  With the holidays and crazy busy season it's hard to get people on.  Redline Motorsports Howard will return to discuss Mike's C5 build, and Mike has been emailing with Plex Tuning.  They are the people referenced a few shows back about cylinder pressure monitoring.  They are from Greece, so the timing might be tough on that 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.

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Dec 22, 2015
043 - Power and Speed - Tad's Subaru Transformation Plans

Mike, Tom, Crunch, and Tad in studio.  

Very single pointed subject matter today, correcting years of Tad's Subaru handiwork.

There are always build threads on forums, and the guys think that following and planning projects on cars is a good road to go down.  Mike will be doing his C5, Tom has his 69 Camaro and his Subaru Forester, and now Tad is going to attempt to transform his car back into a nice fast street car. (not that it ever really was)

Here is the basic deal, Tad's car is kind of a mess.  It sat for years, and has a mysterious engine noise.  It's a JDM 2.0 engine with a six speed and some decent driveline parts and it should be a decent starting point.  The build, including mold and moss removal, is discussed.  What's good, what's bad, and what is going to be used.  Tom has a good collection of Subaru stuff as a head start so it's really a great opportunity for Tad to make something out of this mess. Mark Bench calls in to give some heads up on how to go about getting the right ECU in the car.

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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