064 – Power and Speed – Anthony Disomma / Disomma Racing Engines

Mike, Tom and Tad in studio.

I am not sure what goes on at the Power and Speed compound over the week, but some strange stuff goes on with the wildlife…..

Tom tries to drag Mike into a camshaft discussion and I think what we learned is the guys would really like a good camshaft guest to come on.  It’s tough to ask an engine builder about cams because they can be like Mike, very focused on a particular “type” of motor.  The guys floated a few names, and I am sure they will get someone.

Anthony Disomma of Disomma Racing Engines called in tonight with a surprise 2nd person on the phone, Nick Bruder from Bruder Brothers Racing.  Recently there was a rule change that was relatively focused on the Bruder’s car.  There is obviously lots to this story, some we heard… some we did not.  The people involved in these classes know exactly what goes on.  Mike told Anthony many shows back to he would run everything as fast as it could go at all times.  Sounds like there might be some killer passes out of this camp in the near future.  Anthony and Nick said it best, the race is won or lost during the week.    

Did you ever hear of a JR Dragster with a 4 speed gearbox?  Of course not. You know why?  This guy will tell you.  Steve McAllister of Innovation Engineering built one!  If you don’t know who Steve is, then you never owned a dyno.  Steve manufactures a host of dyno starter and drive dampening systems for most dyno systems…. as well as JR Dragster transmissions.  Check him out.

Fireman Jeff called in in the quest for the, dare I say, 10 second range from his street driven LSA conversion.  Over 4000 lbs and this thing is getting faster every week.

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063 – Power and Speed – Tom Martino of Martino Racing Engines

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Tom Martino of Martino Racing Engines returns to the show after a long absence.  Tom Martino has been around racing his entire life, and he has a perspective that all of us can  learn from.  It’s not very often you can interact with an engine builder who has the level of experience required to field a NHRA Pro Stock team.  The guys had a good time asking about some higher level topics.  Roller cam roller bearings VS babbitt bearings, rings seal, titanium wrist pins and a few other deeper subjects.  Listen in to this one, and get some questions together for the next time Tom comes on, we know he will be back again.

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062 – Power and Speed Podcast – Marco Passante of Magnus Motorsports

Mike, Tom and Tad in studio.

Mike went to a Bernie Sanders rally to check the situation out.  The guys did not get real deep into, but it sounds like Mike was not impressed.  

Marco Passante of Magnus Motorsports is tonights guest.  Marco got his start with the Mitsubishi 4G63 engine, and went from there.  After 20+ years of being involved with this industry there are many stories to be heard.  Everything from 4G63 to GTR dry sump systems, Magnus does it all.  The best way to understand the business model is “if it needs to be fixed, we will fix it” (although it was a little more colorful than that).  I am sure most people who follow the GTR scene certainly know Ekanoo Racing.  Listen in to this one, lots of good stuff for the GTR and 4G63 group and of course some healthy ball busting.

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051 – Power and Speed – Brian Lohnes From Bangshift.com

Mike, Tom, Tad, and Fireman Jeff in studio.

Thank god things are back to normal, well as normal as they get
anyway.  It’s an unfortunate fact of life the guys have to
work, and have things come up.  Tom and Mike both had travel
plans.  Tom headed down south the see customers, Mike went on
a 36 hour trip to Vegas for the NAB show.  The guys
should be good for a while here moving forward.

Tonight the guys had a great guest.  Brian Lohnes from
Bangshift.com.  Every
car guy ends up surfing bangshift during their daily surfing
routine.  Brian has a damn good story about getting from where
he started to where he is today.  It seems like most of the
things that really grow have no real formula for success, and as
Brian said “Bangshift came out of a bunch of failures”.  

Brian is much more than co-founder/owner and editor in chief for
Bangshift.  Announcing
at NHRA events, NHRA on Fox pro-mod analyst, and also running a
land speed sanctioning body makes for a lots of good
conversation.

Poor Jeff got left out of the intro. (Mike a little out of
practice?)  This guy has a cool ride.  A very nice 2014
SS that just went through a transformation into an undercover LSA
powered sleeper.  More on him as tuning progresses.

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 Call in number 908 751 0211.  Live callers welcome, and
this will be the line for giveaways.

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