152 – Power and Speed – Darin Morgan Intake System Design Expert

Mike, Tom, Tad Dave in studio. We have to thank Dave again for another great guest.  We love having serious guests that can provide high level info on very technical subjects. Darin Morgan, an expert in intake system design, calls in to dispel some myths and crush some cathedral shaped dreams.   Darin has been researching and designing induction systems for over 33 years. Throughout his career, his cylinder heads and intakes have been used in numerous disciplines such as NHRA Pro Stock, IHRA Pro Stock, Pro-Mod, Pro-Nitrous, tractor pulling, NASCAR, Land-Speed record engines, and much more. He has given…

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151 – Power and Speed – Greg Banish Calibrated Success

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. Greg Banish of Calibrated Success called in tonight to give some additional high level knowledge.  Greg is one of the guests that we can rely on for accurate information in almost any area of automotive systems.  Greg has not only worked for OEMs in the calibration area, he literally wrote the book on calibration.  His DVDs are fantastic and we highly recommend you check them out.  Pay attention to the information he gives every time he calls into the show. Live again next week Tuesday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.  Call in…

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150 – Power and Speed – Mike Sitar of Magnuson Superchargers

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.   Unless you have not been paying attention all of the US factory hotrods are now supercharged.  Hellcat/Demon, Corvette, and Mustangs have superchargers and that opens up a lot of potential not only in factory upgrades but aftermarket additions. Mike Sitar of Magnuson Superchargers calls in to explain the current state of the supercharging market.  Years ago superchargers were the typical X-71 based clunky heat generating units, but technology has changed all that.  The OEM’s are exploring the HP limits and that drove the need for larger and more efficient superchargers was evident.  Magnuson…

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149 – Power and Speed – The Internets are bad

Mike, Tom, Tad, and Dave Localio in studio. We have covered the internets and the misinformation on the web, but it is always worth covering again.  Dave has never sat in on one these discussions so it was good to hear his perspective.  People say and do the craziest stuff and you need to know when not to listen.   Live again next week Tuesday 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…

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148 – Power and Speed – Vince Tiaga – Powertrain Lead for the Corvette Racing Project

Mike, Tom, Tad, and Dave Localio in studio OK, we can all thank Dave Localio for getting us connected with tonight’s guest.  We have talked to a ton of people in serious forms of racing, but this takes serious to a new level. We realize we have listeners from all different areas of motorsports but this is one any performance minded person should be interested in. Vince Tiaga, the lead powertrain engineer from GM’s Corvette Racing project, joins the show calling in from France.  Why France?  Because Corvette Racing just completed pre qualifying for the 24 Hour of Lemans race…

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146 – Power and Speed – Chris Delgado of Prospeed Autosport

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio One of the best parts of doing this show is talking to people who have slid into this industry from less than obvious avenues.  Chris Delgado is one of those guys.   Chris Delgado of Prospeed Autosports started tuning cars in 2000 and took a interesting route to get there.  Chris, a fan of hot pockets, sought out work in areas that interested him.  Translation, Chris is a motivated guy who learns how to do what he needs to do.  People that do this are fascinating because they are not confined to conventional thinking…

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147- Power and Speed – Dumpster Fire

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio Tom said it best, dumpster fire. So, we have no internet, no sound machine, the mixing board decided to on vacation, and we ended up streaming the show for the fans live with my cell phone. Check out how the Power and Speed team overcomes adversity.    Live again next week Tuesday 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…

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145 – Power and Speed – Ben Strader of EFI University – Spinal Tap

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio We think once or twice we brought up the cathedral port vs square port head thing.  There has always been a “debate” about what heads are better for what and why.  Tonight we have an expert that tested exactly this.  Ben Strader of EFI University has built two engines with each of the head styles.  The first engine, the cathedral port, has been installed in Ben’s car and has made passes at the track.  Listen in for the details and do a Google search of “Spinal Tap” EFI University is the real deal for…

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144 – Power and Speed – Dave Localio of HeadGames

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio We always welcome repeat guest, and Dave Localio of HeadGames is no exception.  He actually lives close by the “studio” and at some point is going to come back in.  Dave has a ton of real world experience in cylinder head work from everything from Vipers to 2JZ.  Listen in and he will be back again in studio soon. 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…

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143 – Power and Speed – Tom Returns from UAE

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio Tom returns with some tales from the UAE after being gone for what seems like 6 months.  Custom Show, serious dune machines, and clams are all covered. Mike has gotten deeper into the welding and metalwork side in his quest for a turbocharged Tahoe.  He got some products from some companies you might be interested in.  He’s quite picky so when he says something works, it works. 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…

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142 – Power and Speed – In Studio Guests Anthony and Josh

Mike, Tom, Tad, and two friends of the show Anthony and Josh stopped in to check out the “studio” For long time listeners Anthony called in about the self learning EFI in one of the very early show.  We told em to come in and years later he finally did.  Anthony is going to try to get to Drag Week this year and is getting parts together for a old school SBC.  Josh is a LS guy and working on his own deal right now.  We are going to see if we can help these guys get some part together.…

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141 – Power and Speed – Garage Talk – Busy Week

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. This days always happen.  We look around the room and say “whatdoyaogot”… nothing.  Sometimes these shows are good from the standpoint of just the guys being the guys.  (if ya heard the preshow stuff like “Build a Tad” referenced you could only imagine) 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…

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140 – Power and Speed – Lake Speed of Driven Racing Oil

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. Lake speed has been around racing as long as any of us can remember.  Working with Gibbs Racing for many years has lead to the formation of Driven Racing Oils.  Oils have changed more than most people over the years and those changes have impacted the life of high stress components in the engines we work with.  Listen in for the changes that happened over the years in oils and why you should be using Driven Racing oil in an engines that push the limits. Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM…

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139 – Power and Speed – Greg Banish of Calibrated Success

Mike, Tom, Tad, and SS Jeff in Studio. Jeff stopped by for the show and he has his SS going pretty good.  10.60 at 135ish.  That’s pretty damn nice for a 4400LBS street car. Greg Banish has been on several times before and always has loads of good information.  Greg has honest to god OEM level calibration experience and knows the “right” way to do everything from their perspective.  Imagine having all kinds of power and the mannerisms of a the showroom production car.  His videos are priceless if you are working with the Gen 4 GM tuning tools and…

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138 – Power and Speed – JC Beattie of ATI Performance

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. It’s always nice to have return guests and it’s even better when we can get some of the latest info people should know about.   JC Beattie of ATI Performance joins us tonight for some additional transmission information.  All the power in the world won’t get the job done if the car does not leave and gets down the track.  The engines of today can make so much power they require a trans that is built to live.  Trans and converter tech has come a long way over the past few years and it…

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137 – Power and Speed – Last minute show

Mike and Jeff in studio. To borrow from todays racing lingo, this is what we would call a “No Prep” show.  (not that most of them are full of prep to begin with) The show was cancelled because Tom got called away, but Jeff showed up so we turned on the mics.  I have always said they can’t all be winners, but sometimes it’s nice to just shoot the breeze.   PJ from Canada called in (eh) to give some Rocky Mountain race week info.  We had past shows discussing this event and if you are interested this has some…

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136 – Power and Speed – Mark Conte of Real Street

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  The performance world changes fast.  Advancements in power production have been occurring year after year.  If you don’t keep on top of things you will get left behind.   Mark Conte joins us tonight to discuss Real Street and the power production possible today.  Anyone in the Supra world certainly knows who Real Street is, but they are much more than Supera performance.  Mark and the guys at Real Street have you covered for just about anything you are working on.  Sound performance principles know no brand limits and you can be sure info…

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135 – Power and Speed – Howard Tanner of Redline Motorsports

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  Alrightythen.  Things are getting back to normal and we should have a show you late model GM guys can get into. Like it or not, change is coming.  Mike didn’t like change when the LS popped on the scene or when the Corvette moved to square taillights.  Most of us hate change, but since we can’t stop it, we have to live with it. Howard Tanner joins us tonight to talk about exactly these changes.  The two big changes in the GM power plant area will be smaller displacement (maybe even V6) and no…

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134 – Power and Speed – Tom Returns

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  Tom is back! Thank god, it’s not easy to do this without people you work with all the time. Tom traveled to Japan and the Middle East for shows he had to attend.  This should be the last bit of travel for a while so we can get back to the guests and the tech.  Tom has some stories from the road, but he’s pretty beat up.  All said and done it was like being on the road for a solid month. Live again next week Monday night at 7:00 PM EST on Mixlr.com.…

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133 – Power and Speed –

Mike, Tom, and Fudd in studio.  Tom is still away so good ole Fudd attempts to take his place.   Fudd is still talking about his Dragweek car and is still stuck on a supercharger.  We know they can work, but Mike seems to think it’s not the best idea for this particular type of event. Tonight Glen Hunter calls in with some info Fudd might find useful.  Glen has a beautiful old school Chevy that used to have a supercharger.  After trying to get as much out of as he could he gave up and went over to turbos.…

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