101 – Power and Speed – Dave Localio – DragWeeker Richard Guido

Mike, Tom, Tad, and special guest Dave Localio of HeadGames in studio. We have only had the chance to have a guest in studio a few times, and it’s always easier than talking on the phone.  Dave Localio is responsible for some very serious boosted cars with insane boost levels.  The prep of the factory head is crucial at these boost levels.  The TX2K event that just concluded featured one is his customers cars.  Don Summerton calls in to recap this event, and you should listen to the boost levels on these 2JZ cars.  Dave lives closer than I realized and…

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100 – Power and Speed – Travis Ray Drag Week competitor

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. None of us even noticed, but show number 100.  Crazy stuff.  Thanks to the fans for sticking with us.  We may tool on them from time to time, but we really do appreciate all the listeners.   Project SubiTard is getting close.  Tad has his new engine ready to go from IAG.  The parts, car, and everything is finally set.  He has a few items to get to this finished up, but he will be on the road soon.  It will still look like crap, but it will be a pretty stout street car.…

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099 – Power and Speed – Phil Data of King Engine Bearings – PJ Nadeau

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio on a Sunday. Sunday Sunday Sunday.  All the NJ guys will all know where that comes from.  Sunday recording this week due to travel plans and impending snow storm. We always try to have tech guys where we can, and we all like learning from the best people in the business.  Tom knows just about everyone, and if he doesn’t he knows someone who does.  There is no shortage of great people who can come on, and this one is for the engine guys out there. Phillip Data from King Engine Bearings calls in…

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097 – Power and Speed – Jason Harding of Katech

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. This has to be said right up front, Mike has a toothache and is in pretty bad shape.  Hopefully he get it fixed up at the creepy dentist tomorrow. As they say, the show must go on! A caller by the name of Shawn calls in.  Looking for a valve train tech, and boy that is a subject.  When it comes to valve train it’s all about stability.  People end up building on knowledge over the years, and can’t replace practical experience and testing.  The guys will steer him right over Facebook. Speaking of…

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098 – Power and Speed – Scott Clark and Chris Bishir – Drag Week

Mike, Tom, Tad, and in studio Scott Clark.   We were all looking forward to this all week.  Drag Week registration opened, and we are in.  Talk about nice timing, Scott Clark ran his tuning school this past weekend at Fonse Performance and was able stop by the studio the night we record.  This whole Drag Week thing has everyone wound up.  Tom says we are winning, Mike wants to win, Scott says good luck with that!  It’s not as easy thing to do, and things that should not break do and just when you don’t need them to.  One aspect…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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093- Power and Speed – Octopus – Rob Bolts – Callers

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. Tom is has returned from Japan. Finally, Tom returns.  He was in Japan for a trade show.  It sounds like it was actually pretty interesting as long as you like octopus.  He’s a sick man, what can we say. The plan was to discuss Drag Week, and that was a complete swing and a miss.  We need to get Tim from Coast and Howard from Redline in the near future to go over the loose ends.  We will save that for another show. Somehow the topic of rod bolts and engine building gets started.  Rod…

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091 – Power and Speed – Scott Clark – Real Tuners

Mike and Tad in studio, Tom is on a covert special OP dubbed “Operation NutBowl”.     With this New Year the guys are going to continue focusing on getting quality quests. It’s always a blast to learn from some of the best in the business.  It’s not always easy to schedule, but when we get them it’s more than worthwhile. There was not guest scheduled for tonight because Tom was away.  The show was going to be Mike, Tad, and good ole Fudd just shooting the breeze.  That all changed over the course of the day when we received…

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090 – Power and Speed – BJ McCarty of VMP Performance

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.   Happy New Year Everyone!  Lets make 2017 Healthy, Fast, and Safe! We are all getting a little concerned about Mike.  He seems to be way way way into cleaning that Excursion.  He really might need some help…. Tonight BJ McCarty of VMP Performance calls in to discuss the history of VMP and the the direction of the company as of late.  Forced induction, specifically supercharging, has made its way under the hood of most domestic hotrods.  Ford Mustang, Chrysler Hellcat, and Chevrolet Corvette to name a few.  VMP has been known in the…

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089 – Power and Speed – Anthony Berton of Engine Building 101

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  No official guest, but lined up (we hope) for the coming weeks. Well the holidays are here, and everyone is just coasting along.  This is a great season, and everyone should set aside all our differences.  Get a Ford guy a set of road flares or something for his stocking. Tonight Anthony Berton the founder of the insanely popular Facebook group, Engine Building 101, calls in.  Antony started this because he was looking for legit tech help on the internet, and got really stupid info.  Being smart enough to separate fact from fiction he knew…

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087 – Power and Speed – The Fuddster Returns – Listener Calls

Mike, Fudd, and Tad in studio.  Tom is on his way to PRI. Gotta say Fudd (Alan) did ok this time.  A little bit of abuse, but a guest appearance well done.  (and he was sitting in Tom’s seat again) Fudd is actually building a car as well, and that becomes the topic of the conversation.  He has a 1960s something Barracuda and it is going to get… what else… an LS 5.3 swap.  Fudd wants to make a single turbo and is really trying to do this on the cheap.  He did get a K frame, but the questions…

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088 – Power and Speed – Regular show – PRI

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  No official guest, but lined up (we hope) for the coming weeks.   First we want to thank everyone who stopped by the Manley booth and tried to talk to Tom.  He was all tear’d up talking about it before the show started. Tom did his yearly PRI show and as usual it was pretty hectic.  He did say a bunch of guys came over to say whats up, and he did not get to talk to many of them.  People who don’t work the trade shows don’t know what it’s like.  You end…

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086 – Power and Speed – Matt from Sloppy

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.  No official guest, but lined up (we hope) for the coming weeks. Mike gets pulled into a Mike story about a crazy girl and a Home Depot race car.  This is a 100% true story.  You can’t make up the stuff that happens in life. Internet info.  We have all looked for it, and we have all had to sift through BS to get a real answer for something.  The engine technical side is about as bad as it gets.  Anthony Berton will be on at some point in the future and he is…

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085 – Power and Speed – Ben Strader of EFI University

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio.   The guys all had a very uneventful week.  Mike abusing stalking Trump, Tom was un-friending everyone, and Tad well… who knows.  With a slow weekend comes a cool Monday. Tonight we have Ben Strader of EFI University.  We really can’t impress on people how much info this guy has.  People should also take note Ben spoke at the AETC conferences, and if you don’t know what that is go check that out.  One thing we can say for sure is one show with him is not going to cut it.  Ben went over some…

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083 – Power and Speed – Matt Happel of Sloppy Mechanics

Mike, Tom, and Tad in studio. We all have our hostile friend. (Mike)  If you are not interested in the election or you are prone to being “Triggered” you might want to skip ahead to 7:15.  Mike is ranting… again.  (but he’s kinda right… again)  Make sure you vote, that is the important thing. Tonights guest is a departure from what we normally have for guests, but that does not mean there is no valid information.  We have had higher level people from higher level companies giving high level information in the past.  BUT, our guest tonight can make a…

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082 – Power and Speed – Alan (Fudd) Returns – Tom at SEMA

Mike, Tad, and Alan (AKA Fudd) in studio, Tom is away at SEMA setting up. Well, it has been a long time since Alan has been around, but he actually volunteered to sit in for Tom.  We hardly noticed a difference at all, and we thank Alan for stopping in. By now all the listeners know Mike might be a little nuts, but when he says something is good, listen to him.  He decided to polish his tractor (yes tractor) and he set out to find the right tool for the job.  We all have seen detailers use a wheel…

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081 – Power and Speed – JC Beattie from ATI Performance Products

Mike, Tom, Tad, and and Fireman Jeff all in studio tonight. It’s been a few very good weeks with guest and subjects.  All of us here want to thank the guests and listeners for making this so much fun for us to do.  We will do our best to further improve, and we promise we will have T-shirts soon (Tom??  You listening??) Tonight we have JC Beattie from ATI Performance Products.  This will be our third show with JC and we finally get to discuss automatic transmissions.  JC is always a great guest, and the ATI episodes have loads of good…

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