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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055 – Pwer 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.  

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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.

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