092 – Power and Speed – Fudd returns (again)

Mike, Alan (AKA Fuddly), and Tad in studio.

Tom is away again, and Alan sopped by to take his place. We mess with him constantly but he’s a good sport. 

There was no real plan for tonights show, but it worked out ok overall.

Drag week spare parts and issues people encounter comes up, and you can tell Mike is scheming away already.  There are two different mindsets on how to do this.  Mike wants to show up race and drive home.  Alan wants to bring everything that has ever broken on a car in the last 5 decades.  Mike rationalizes what he needs to make this successful out of the box.  

Then the subject of rules comes up….

Engine builders tend to think about things a little differently.  They don’t look at rules as a set of things you can and can’t do.  They look at rules for what holes the rules did not specifically close up.  Mike knows the idea of the rules, but like to poke at them.

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096 – Power and Speed – Wild Bill Devine of Bullseye Turbochargers

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

 

Another week, and more research.  This really is the most important part of building a car, the planning process.  Mike has been obsessed with learning every aspect of this and he is non stop both on and off the air.  Just ask Tom, he ignores him all day.  

Now no one could ever say cars don’t go fast without turbochargers.  There are plenty of very fast cars out there running around without them and turbos are by no means a requirement for going fast.  BUT, if you are trying to make something that can essentially go from mild to wild, you can’t go wrong with turbocharging.

Wild Bill Devine of Bullseye Turbo Charging is tonights guest.  Bill has been in this game a long time, and there is really no need to go over the history of his racing involvement.  Bill sets Mike straight on expectations, sizing, and behavior he can expect from properly sized and specd turbos.  Ball bearing, inducer/impeller size, compressor housing, and exhaust turbine all play into getting the right units for the job.  Listen in as the guys hash through this with Bill, he’s always a great guest and he is welcome back on whenever he wants.

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095 – Power and Speed – Tim Christ of Coast Chassis

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

So I am not sure how many of you follow “Chuck Ebr” on Facebook, but man this guy works hard to promote his events.  Chu Esparza is his real name, and he started promoting events at airports a while back.  Listen to this one to see what this has grown into.  He’s going to be back as his events get closer, and hopefully after the events to give results.

 

Dragweek seems to be on everyone’s mind lately, and the show is going to end up going that direction as things progress.  Planning and research has taken center stage in most conversations in the studio lately.  A rough game plan is in place, and the work is about to begin.  That bring us to tonights guest.

Tim Christ from Coast Chassis calls in to discuss the Dragweek project.  This is not the ideal car to build for this class, but Mike owns it.  It’s a challenging car from almost all aspects.  Driveline, turbo hot/cold side plumbing, electronics are all issues that have to be addressed.  Tim also talked a little but about the suspension side of things, and what it takes to get cars to work.

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094- Power and Speed – Paul Yaw of Injector Dynamics

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Mike has all sorts of new blinking stuff here to send out a Facebook stream that meets his standards.  This week was a test, and any feedback will be welcome.  We are all pretty sure Mixlr is still the cool deal because of the live chat room, but if Facebook works better for some of you, great.

The guest tonight had been requested over and over again by lots of listeners, and we were all really looking forward to this show.  

Paul Yaw of Injector Dynamics!

The subject of injectors is often discussed, and aside from size, seldom discussed in detail.  If you think about all the different aspects of injectors for just a split second you can start to appreciate how complex they are.  What is the best placement?  How important is spray pattern and atomization?  What is the best fuel pressure for a given injector?  All great questions, and a chunk of them get explained on this one.  Paul is an extremely knowledgeable guy and full of great info.  We will be sure to have him back sooner rather than later.  if you are a fuel injection guy, you should listen to this one.  

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