Carolla and Ganz on the Phone


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Carolla and Ganz on the Phone

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Show Summary

Adam Carolla and the Professor, Sandy Ganz, jump on the phone this week and talk a calls with the usual fun conversations that the Ace man conjures up. The Professor also takes us around a look at finish Mustang, “The Ripper” and give some details on what it’s all about.

Yeah we know it’s the same picture as the last phone episode, but what more do you need!


1965 Mustang Fastback – “The Ripper”

24 Responses to “Carolla and Ganz on the Phone”

  1. Peter says:

    You don’t like the term “Rat Rod” its a safe bet import owners don’t appreciate the term “Ricer”

    I like the things you’ve done to reduce weight, the water pump/alternator in particular.

  2. The episodes where Adam and Ganz takes call are so much better, love ‘em!.
    The bmw m3 e36 92-96 had a 3.0 with 286 hp. From 96-98 it got a 3.2 with 321 hp.
    The e46 m3 had a 3.2 with 343hp FFS!!omg!11

    • Euclid says:

      In Europe, yes. The US got the E36 in 95 with 240hp and the 3.0, then moved to the 3.2 with 240hp in 96-99. The US spec E46 had 333hp.

    • John says:

      That is only if you are considering the Euro versions. The US versions had very weak Inline-6s. It did get a bump from 3.0l to 3.2l towards the end of the E36 life cycle; however, the power was still under 260HP for the United States.

      Why did BMW neuter the old Inline 6s for the US!?!?!?!?!

      • John says:

        Sorry, I didn’t notice Euclid already answered this. I haven’t refreshed this screen since this morning.

  3. mike says:

    Great podcast as usual. Sandy you are very thorough in your tour of the ripper. I’ll bet it is a kick to drive. One request for the camera guy. While Sandy is explaining the items on the car show them do not keep the camera on Sandy. Nothing personal I would much rather look at the cool things on the car. Carcast not Sandycast. Keep this great podcast going It makes my aturday mornings.

  4. Why is the rear view mirror flipped up?

  5. Chris from Lakeland, FL says:

    I’m shipping Sandy a 4-foot piece of 1/2-inch PVC pipe (lighter than a broomstick!) to prop up his hood with. My arm got tired just watching that.

    • CarCast says:

      Hey Chris –

      I needed the exercise and I do have a light weight aluminum one in the trunk, just didn’t grab it.

      Send some racing tires instead :)


  6. Slavik says:

    first of all, you can’t get an STi for 10k unless you need to dump another 10k into it to get it running, WRX sure, but not STi.

    Secondly, like you said, you don’t know anything about E85, so stop trying to sound like you do. From the sound of it, the caller didn’t know anything about E85 either, but when you “convert” something like an evo to E85 you don’t just put E85 in the tank and go. You get an E85 compatible fuel system and get your ECU retuned to work with the E85. On non turbo or supercharged flexfuel cars, you end up getting 20% or so less power, but on cars with boost you end up making about 40% more power with much lower exhaust temperatures. The reason is that E85 is about 105 octane and being alcohal it burns much cooler. So for a turbo’d track car like the Evo E85 is perfect, some may even argue better than leaded race gas.

    So next time someone asks you a question don’t just pull an answer out of your ass, if you don’t know, just say you don’t know…

    • Kyle says:

      E85 is a great fuel for racing. I love these guys, but they’ve got a lot to learn about how differently turbo cars handle ethanol based fuels. Remember the IRL guys run straight ethanol, so a blend is only going to improve performance if the car can make use of it. With E85 I was able to run 28psi through my 4g63 in my old Eagle Talon on a 61mm turbo before knocking where I could only get about 20 or so with regular pump gas.

    • John says:


      A quick sidebar:

      GM’s 2.0L Direct Injected turbo puts 260HP/260TQ at the flywheel.

      Dynos show 224RWHP/240RWTQ (underrated torque) for most.

      Just a base tune can net around 270RWHP/300RWTQ

      However, if you go E85 you can run (at the same amount of boost as the tune) – 335RWHP/400RWTQ. We are talking stock turbo.

      I honestly think E85 is the wave of the future in high performance cars.

  7. Charles says:

    Hey sandy. This is Charles from Fresno. E mail me or pass the buck to Donny. I finnaly am involved in a project that could potentiallay be advertised here. By the way, the cnc is up and I plan to start casting parts soon.

  8. jimf says:

    I like the car…but one safety point…a wood wheel is a bad idea …think splinters in an accident.

    • CarCast says:

      The wood wheel is the least of the safety issues on the Mustang. The 65/66 have a spear like steering shaft that has no ability to compress or break apart in the event of a crash. So the splinters will be just the icing on the cake if their is a frontal wreck. I think you can get a new stock like steering box from flaming river that is safer but have not looked into it for a while but should really revisit it.


  9. carcrazyguy says:

    I love cars and Adam, but I am starting to wain about this show. Sandy, I suggest not answering something if you know absolutely nothing about it. Just scratching the surface:

    Gasoline only produces more horsepower than ethanol when you are speaking of a low compression engine tuned specifically for gasoline. And even under that scenario your 20% figure is bizarre. Actual numbers tend to be in the 5-10% range, and once again, that is considering a low compression ratio, a lean mixture, and non-aggressive ignition timing…optimized for gasoline, which an unfair comparison. Since we are speaking of two different fuels and moreover, since ethanol carries an additional molecule of oxygen, that statement shows you have no concept of the basic concepts of combustion. A simple fuel ratio adjustment and mild timing advance on a low compression vehicle nets nearly identical power readings using E85. This is done automatically on a flex fuel car, and is a piece of cake on any tuner vehicle.

    Pure ethanol is around 115 octane, and *at least* 105 octane from 70-85%. Translation, you can make way more power than gasoline using ethanol without detonation or heat problems when an engine is re-tuned. Keep in mind that people often run as much as 18:1 compression using pure E85 too, something you will never do with gasoline without other messy tricks (water injection, etc). For that matter, in addition to the detonation resistance, just the cooling effect alone allows for additional boost, compression, or both.

    Ethanol is not corrosive when speaking of current pump E85. I think you were confusing ethanol with methanol. Or maybe you were thinking of home made stuff, which contains quite a bit of water? FYI, pretty much all government fleet vehicles that are in States that have E85 readily are flex fuel and use E85. None of them are having any issues. This has been going on since this was mandated in the mid 90’s. Once again, no weird corrosion issues…you can buy these at auction all day long and they are still running like a top. For that matter, they run better in most cases since ethanol leaves no carbon deposits and actually serves as somewhat of a internal lubricant due to it’s higher viscosity.

    The only difference between a factory flex fuel car and it’s standard counterpart is a wider range oxygen sensor, any associated alternate fuel mapping, and in some cases, slightly larger injector capacity. No, they don’t have stainless steel this and that either. Same tanks, lines, etc. Heck, if there were all of the differences, the flex fuel versions would cost a lot more (notice that they don’t).

    All vehicles made since 1983 in the US have to be made of materials that have NO problem with ethanol…even when speaking of blends up to 98%, flex fuel or not. Look it up if you doubt.

    Once again, I was just scratching the surface. This shows that once again Sandy, you are not very current with anything going on today. Check any mainstream performance car forum (Supra, 350Z, RX7, etc). *Every* one of them has a dedicated section for E85. The bottom line is that it’s basically race fuel for the price of gasoline, and can be pumped right in the tank with no mixing or other under hood hardware. For that matter, to an engine it is the same as methanol without the corrosion and poisonous emissions. Suggestion: read David Blume’s book – the technical chapters. It explains all of these things much better than I could. Or just hit any major performance car forum, well performance car that was made in the last 30 years, that is.

    • CarCast says:

      You are right on your points (same for Slavic). I made most of the ‘assumptions’ based on methanol and not enough knowledge of E85. Ordered David Blume’s book (yeah from Amazon) to pic up more details E85. I guess the next car has to be less the 45 years old.


  10. Ras says:

    I am a guy that has a moderate interest in cars – but I have to say that I think what is great about this podcast is that it is not so into the technical weeds that someone like me can enjoy it as well. So while I can appreciate the passion that someone like carcrazyguy is communicating – c’mom guys – lighten up! It is one thing to be able to think through your thoughts, Google facts when you need to and then write it all out coherently in the comforts of your underwear at night when your house is quiet. It is quite another thing to be speaking off the cuff and being recorded live like Adam and Sandy are.

    Sandy – might props to you on the solo second half of this CarCast. There was very little dead air and it was obvious you seemed prepared to talk about your subject and so you were able to give a lot of good, dense content in 21 min.

    GET IT ON!!!!!

  11. Jason says:

    Sandy, what do you think is the best way to squeeze more ponies out of an Audi 2.0 Turbo? It’s an 08, is there an intake/exhaust solution out there that is bolt on? Thanks. Great podcast.

  12. Damn the BMW and ricer guys sure are touchy this week.

  13. Larry says:

    Whats the difference between a porcupine and a BMW…a porcupine has the pricks on the outside!!!…ha, ha, ha…BMW guys are obnoxious…whoever is filming this needs to film the subject (the car), not Ganz…while he is an attractive man, we all know what he looks like…we are interested in the car

  14. Morgan says:


    Good overview on the Ripper. Certainly will help with my 67 Coupe build. Interested in the radiator you used. However I will run electric fans. Also running the 331 using Bryant crank in Boss Block with Nissan rods and Diamond pistons, AFR heads. Check the link for the build up of my 67.

    • CarCast says:

      The Radiator is a drop in replacement for a ’69 Camaro from Fluidyne. Many people make the same style in aluminum, this on is just extra huge. I don’t know if the ’67 has the same opening for the radiator as the 65-66 but on my car it had to be cut (Look under the projects section on the web site video shows the process and it’s easy).

      Here’s the direct link –

      Just started looking at your project, come over and do some of that to my car. I have a Fays2 that’s been sitting in my garage for 3 years, and it needs to go on the car after watching the last video that shows the rear tire movement.

      Watch out for the NASCAR stuff, I have that same style bryant crank in another motor, it’s a dry sump motor, ask me if it was intended to be that way! The answer was no, the 3.255″ Bryant crank that I got would not clear the stock oil pump due to the front counter weight if I remember correctly, and it could not be made to. Slap a pump on to see if you might have the same issue, not sure if a common problem, but it was for me.

      First class build!


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