Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz bring in AC Propulsion and the Mini-E. AC Propulsion builds the electric car control systems and motor that power the Mini-E, Tesla and other vehicles. We check in with the state of the industry and then Sandy gets a chance to drive the Mini-E. We wrap up with this weeks CarCast tech tool tip, “Wiring and You”. Enjoy the show!
Adam Carolla takes a visit to BBS Wheels in Atlanta and gets a quick tour while they build him some wheels. The next segment brings part II of the SEMA show where Sandy Ganz and Motorator Matt finish off coverage of the Las Vegas show. They talk to folks including – GM Performance, Ford Racing, Stoptech Brakes, and Comp Performance Group. We wrap up with this weeks CarCast tech tool tip, “Drilling, Boring and You”. Enjoy the show!
Adam Carolla rolls down to San Diego area and makes a couple of stops, he hits Symboilic Motors in La Jolla to check out yet another Paul Newman’s 1987 300zx 2+2 race cars. After the quick visit to Symbolic Motors Adam heads on down to the San Diego Automotive Museum check out his own Paul Newman race car and a few of the historic Datsun and Nissan cars on display. The next segment brings part I of the SEMA show where Sandy Ganz and Motorator Matt make the trek to Las Vegas and talk to folks including – Ring Brothers, Flowmaster, Liquid Wrench, Steve Strope and Bodie Stroud. We wrap up with this weeks tech tool tip, “Tapping and You”. Enjoy the show!
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz make their way down to the Los Angeles Auto Show. Some of the pitstops include Ford, Jaguar, Porsche, BMW and others. We wrap up with this weeks tool tech tip with “Pop Rivets and You”. Enjoy the show!
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz head on down to Chip Foose Design for a walk through the shop. Chip shows of some of his past present and future projects as well as some of his vintage Schwinn bicycle projects. Chip and the Weez (Donny) get into the Mini Bike discussion and we leave the Weez with a quick history of his beloved Mini Bikes. We wrap up with this weeks tech tip, “Nitrogen and You”. Enjoy the show!
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz cover the Coronado Vintage Race with Adam driving his Datsun 610 and delivering the commentary for the in-car cameras. Some pre-race discussion and then right into the run. After the race, we jump on the phone with some user questions. We wrap up with this weeks tech tip, “Tire patches and You”.
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz brings a Lexus heavy hitter for this episode. This includes the Lexus LFA as well as Paul Rohovsky, the National Manager of Advanced Business Development. What does that all mean? Discussion on the evolution of the Lexus LFA as well as the usual smack talk. We check out the car and Adam and Paul do a quick lap around the shop. The professor picks up with this weeks tech segment ‘Tool of the week’.
Here is a bit of the work on the transmission crossmember. The plan was to reuse the stock mount and modify it to use the new GM style transmission mount that the Tex Racing box has. Engine and trans was stuffed into the car, then the mount was marked where things needed to be removed and extended. The entire assembly was about 3/4″ short from being a drop in with new holes. Oh well.
After marking the x-member, a dangerous air cutoff tool was summonsed to do the cutting. Left a nice clean edge. The emergency brake pivot point was also removed as it was too tall and in the way of the bottom of the transmission mount.
A small plate was made that extended the mount with some suitable bracing and it was all welded back together. The plasma cutter was used to make the nice slots after drilling a couple of starter holes.
Paint applied and all done… Well not quite. After a test fitment it was noticed that when the gearbox was in reverse the shift arm on the transmission was hitting the side of the mount, making it impossible to get it fully into reverse. A run in with the Acetylene torch created a nice pocket (dimple) and problem solved, except for the burnt up paint!