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 pushrods.  DOHC is the future and the control of the camshafts is valuable in both HP and economy perspectives.  Calibrators like Redline are ready to meet these new challenges head on.  Howard discusses where this is going from what he has seen from thus far from working with ATS Cadillacs and other GM DOHC engines.  Tech is changing and you have to move with it or get out of this game.     

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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.

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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.  Glen has been going to Dragweek since 2010 and has managed to knock a second off his best after the switch.

 

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132 – Power and Speed – Updates

Mike, Tom, and Jeff in studio

Tom is still away so fireman Jeff came in to talk about his car for a little bit.  

Tom will be back in 2 weeks and we will back to normal, or at least as normal as we get.

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131 – Power and Speed – Kevin Pranger of Katech

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. 

There are a few companies that achieve a level of success that most of us can look up to.  We all had engine builders, car builders, and racing organizations over the years we followed.  There is no doubt that most categories of racing at the professional level get difficult to say the least.  That is gross understatement when you are speaking about 24 hour endurance races.  Katech met the challenge head on, and made their mark in racing history.  

Kevin Pranger of Katech Engines called in to give us some insight into his career at Katech and where they are today.  Anyone who has ever poked in at a endurance road race on TV has seen the GM Corvettes.  They have been front and center for years, and the Corvette Racing legacy really started with Katech and Kevin Pranger. In 1997 GM got together with Katech and the C5R program was born.  Though the program GM and Katech secured more than a couple of high profile wins.

BUT…

What can Katech do for you, the regular car guy?  How about CNC porting of your heads at an unbelievably low price?  Or a complete spin fixture tested valve train package?  Katech is the real deal, and you are not doing yourself any favors if you do not check out what they have to offer.  You cannot get the level of experience they posses from many other companies.

There is lots of history here and lots of information on LS3 engines that last in endurance racing.

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130 – Power and Speed – PRI 2017 recap and road trip

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

 

Well, it’s official, Mike left his house and actually went to PRI 2017 in Indy.  

It was a very fast trip, with just a small amount of time spent at the show.  (and yes, he drove the Tahoe out there) Mike got to meet lots of the people that have been on the show, and did manage to mess with a few of them.  A bunch of listeners got together after the show day for dinner with Mike and Tom.  Lots of fun, all good people

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129 – Power and Speed – Ben Strader – Square Port Heads FTW

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

What is GM doing?  For that matter what are most of the manufactures doing?  The guys feel GM is messing things up at almost every turn.

The long standing battle between square ports and cathedral ports takes another turn.  Ben Strader of EFI University calls in to discuss the latest findings between these two head types on two test engines.  Both of these are very high horsepower normally aspirated engines that make serious power per cubic inch.  Check this one out for some more insight into this whole subject.

If you are really serious about learning how to calibrate or build racing engines check out what EFI U has to offer.  You won’t be sorry.

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128 – Power and Speed – Power and Plumbing

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Well, Mike had a crappy week.  Mike was saddled with a plumbing disaster Friday night at his home this past week with a 4″ cast iron septic pipe deciding it was time to check out.  We don’t think we need to get into more detail than that.  Show prep has to take a back seat sometimes to real life, and this was one of them.  

With that lovely image in your head, enjoy your Thanksgiving!  Tune in next week for Ben Strader from EFI U.

 

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127 – Power and Speed – Eric Brooks of HP Tuners

Mike and Tom in studio.

Tad broke a ball joint and is sitting on the side of the road

(we had to tell you or you might not have noticed) 

We have to apologize ahead of time to Eric Brooks and our fans.  We were in a bad position after having missed two weeks.  We had a SEMA delay, an issue with the internet service being messed up, and now almost a third straight week of no show.  Mike got called in to a surprise budget meeting he could not miss.  That messed up our time, our prep, and the time we could devote to Eric.

Eric is a stand up guy and moved stuff around just to be on at our earlier time.  We will FOR SURE have Eric on to get more into HP Tuners and get much deeper into Ford programing in the very near future.

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126 – Power and Speed – Greg Banish of Calibrated Success

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

 

Well Mike has gone and done it.  He talked about it with Sloppy Matt, but he did it.  Mike is the proud owner of a 2011 Chevy Tahoe, and we have no doubt that HP tuners will put Mike in an an institution.  The oddest part of all of this Mike actually witnessed a crime!

We love repeat guests, and tonights guest could not come at a better time.  Greg Banish of Calibrated Success is one of the best resources for the process of calibration while taking into account the OEM perspective.  Greg has worked directly for quite a few top tier manufactures as a calibrater and has direct insights into why they do what they do.  Greg has produced quite a few educational books and DVDs and we highly suggest you check them out.  

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125 – Power and Speed – Dave Steck of DSX Tuning

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

Our buddy Jeff stopped by tonight to fill us in on his SS that Mike has been helping him with.  The initial tunes are done and the car is solidly in the 10s.  There is more left in it, but it is a true street car.  It drives like a stock car, no meth injection, and still weighs in at 4400LBS.  It’s really nice to see this working out so well, and we hope for more data soon.

Since Mike has been fumbling about with HP Tuners tonights guest is a good fit.  

Dave Steck of DSX Tuning calls in to give us some insights about stock GM PCMs.  There is no doubt some things with a stock PCM become problematic.  They pose a unique set of problems and DSX has some very nice items to help work though them.  More and more street guys are going to other than NA route to make big power and things like E85 really help.  The stock PCM has the ability to do this but you need a few things to get it going.  DSX has some great kits that are easy to install to do the hardware conversion.  After it is installed a few tweaks with HP Tuners and you are ready to go.  DSX has quite a few “make life easier things” so if you are a GM PCM guy check him out.

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123 – Power and Speed – Eric Dillard of Proline Racing

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

We try really hard to make sure we get some of our racing royalty on, and tonight is no exception.  

Eric Dillard of Proline Racing calls in to tell us the story Proline and how they go to where they are today.  Anyone who follows the higher end drag cars of today knows that there are a handful of companies that would be considered the goto companies, and Proline is one of them.  Proline is not just a “pro” type engine builder.  They are also responsible for the fastest Lamborghinis on the planet running out of Underground Racing’s shop.  

It is always nice to hear the story of how a company got “here” from where they started.  

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124 – Power and Speed – Matt Happel of Sloppy Mechanics

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Tonights guest is actually in studio, and that is always the best way to do it.  

Matt Happel of Sloppy Mechanics took the trip to NJ from PA to explain the mindset of Sloppy Mechanics.  Loads of people get this wrong and think it is about just bad or sloppy work.  That is NOT it at all.  Sloppy Mechanics is all about accomplishing a goal with a low investment.  Think shade tree mechanics on every form of power adder available.  The performance potential of factory, and budget, equipment is incredible if done correctly.  Sloppy Mechanics guides will get you going in the right direction… and on a budget.

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122 – Power and Speed – Joe Rivera of ProTorque

Mik, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Well, that’s it.  Now sports are a political mess too.  We are all going to try to stay more clear of these issues.  All these guys should try a sport that takes real balls…ya know what we are sayin.  A little acceleration therapy might do them some good.

First caller of the night is Jake Blain.  We hate to see people have their pride and joy get trashed, and this guy had a tough time.  He lost an injector o-ring and a massive fire ensued.  Jake actually bailed out of the car before it stopped it was so bad.  He’s ok, but his car isn’t.  Go check out 5252rpm.com and buy a hat to help em for christ sake.  Remember, a car is always replaceable, your health is not.

ProTorque.  We have all heard the name if we follow any drag racing at all.  ProTorque is a serious player in the converter industry and Joe Rivera calls in to give some insights into business, tech, and relationships??  Joe talks about different aspects on the converter and how changes affect it’s operation.  There were some very key nuggets in here about the stator, fluid relationships, and construction.  A couple of ProTorue customers call in, and we would like to have them on individually as well.  

Joe is a NYer and we would love to have him in studio if he gets out this way.

Joe is a native NYer and we would actually like to have him in studio one night when he fells like taking a ride.  

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121 – Power and Speed – Drag Week Recap – Jason Doisher and John Dodson

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Dragweek 2017 is officially in the books.  

Congrats to all the guys who have been part of our show.

Jason Doisher for the win in the SBPA 8.50 class with a pass on the last day to seal the deal.

John Dodson second in the SBPA 8.50 class and a convincing win in the 8.50 challenge after the main event.  

James Karger for the win in the BBPA 8.50 class.  Great runs all week.

Matt Blasco in The Dirty Dart with the win of PSPA and the save of the week.  (go find that on youtube!

Richard Guido with the win in the Stick Shift Challenge.  Go watch that video on youtube as well. (notice the shirt)

Hats off to Alex Corella for leaving a hurricane behind to come race, and Team 260 for a hell of a work week.

Was great to meet the above guys and all the others at this event, Even Steve Reimann from Australia with his gift of socks for Mike.  This was a good time full of great people.  We really look forward to being involved with the event next year, and like Tom says, we are winning (so don’t get to comfortable Jason!)

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Power and Speed – Aussie Dragweekers Harry Haig and Steve Reimann

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

OK, so it’s really close.  When you are listening to this is might even be started.

Dragweek 2017 is almost here.

We have a broader listening base than we would have ever though and it is no secret the Aussies are serious car nuts.  Tonight we actually have to Australian listeners who are here right this second for Drag Week 2017.

Steve Reimann and Harry Haig both call in to share their on the road experiences so far.  Everything from blown up tow vehicles to “Home Depot browsing car guy problem solving”.  This guys are great guys and we really can’t wait to meet them all at Byron.    

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119 – Power and Speed – Kenny Duttweiler of Duttweiler Performance

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Sat night fights.  Mayweather is still the man.  Hats off to McGregor for stepping into this and making a good showing.  (and Mike lost 5 bucks)

It’s always a privilege to talk to the true legends of our sport, and tonight is one of those nights.  

Tonight on Power and Speed Kenny Duttweiler calls in to the show for, in his words, an open forum discussion.  Kenny has been a long time performance enthusiast and from an early age spent his time reading the magazines of the day.  Listen as he tells how the beginnings launched the career of what would be one of the racing legends of our time.  From the salt flats of Bonneville to the drag strips across the country Kenny Duttweiler powered vehicles have shaped the way we view turbocharges and drag racing.

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118 – Power and Speed – Tony Palo of T1 Race Development and Injector Dynamics

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

 

Fireman Jeff is in studio and he is the luckiest man around about now.  He broke a lifter, and hurt nothing else in the process.  That NEVER happens, but you always see the craziest stuff if you are around this long enough.

This is the second attempt at tonights guest, but well worth it.  

Tony Palo from T1 Race Development and Injector Dynamics joins the show.  Tony was on once before with Paul Yaw, and together they are the Co-owners of Injector Dynamics.  Separately they both own their own companies, T1 Race Development and Yaw Power.  

T1 was born out of the import performance market and has gravitated to the GTR performance industry.  Tony has a long history with import performance, and the GTR is really the logical destination.  There is quite a bit to the GTRs and what it takes to make them make over 2000HP. Listen in for some in depth information about Mainline Dynos, dyno testing, application of Injector Dynamics equipment and much more.  

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117 – Power and Speed – Doug Cook of Motion Raceworks

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.

Mike has been super busy, Tom had a tree fall on the house he is selling, and Tad is… well…  always Tad.

We really like talking to genuine good people.  There are lots and lots of them in this sport, and tonights guest is no acceptation.

Doug Cook from Motion Raceworks called in to let all the listeners know about the Drag Week meet and greet they are having.  Saturday September 9th to meet the people, see the cars, drink and so on.  All of the proceeds are being donated to Operation Homefront.  Like we said, good people.  With the party details out of the way, we got to hear about Doug’s business Motion Raceworks.  Check them out when you need something, we don’t think you will be sorry.

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