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Datsun, Museum and SEMA Part I

December 3, 2010

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!

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Show Links

Symbolic Motors
Flowmaster Mufflers
San Diego Automotive Museum
Liquid Wrench
Steve Strope’s Purevision Design
BS Hot Rids by Bodie Stroud


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The images for SEMA are for Parts I and II

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Episode Videos

SEMA Part I


San Diego Automotive Museum


Tech Tool Tip – “Tapping and You”


Los Angeles Auto Show 2010

November 26, 2010

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!

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Show Links

Stanley Pop Rivet Guns

Pop Brand Gun from Speedway Motors

Cleco Kit from Speedway Motors

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Episode Videos

L.A. Auto Show 2010 Part 1


L.A. Auto Show 2010 Part 2


Tech Tool Tip – Pop Rivets and You


Chip Foose at Foose Design

November 19, 2010

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!

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Show Links

Chip Foose – Foose Design
Donny’s Mini Bike Site with all you will ever want to know about Mini Bikes

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Episode Videos

Chip Foose and Foose Design Part 1


Chip Foose and Foose Design Part 2


Nitrogen and You


Coronado Vintage Races

November 12, 2010

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”.

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Episode Videos

Coronado Race Video

Tech Segment – ‘Tire Plugs and Patches’

Paul Rohovsky – Lexus

November 5, 2010

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’.

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Nutsert Kit from Aircraft Spruce

Nibbler Tool from Klein Tools


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Episode Videos

Lexus LFA at the Shop


Adam’s Quick Test Drive


Tech Segment – Tools of the week

The Ripper : Transmission Swap P2

November 1, 2010

UPDATED 01/02/2011 NEW PICTURES AND FAIL VIDEO

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!

The Ripper Shift cover FAIL video


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Amir Rosenbaum at 400mph+

October 29, 2010

This weeks episode of CarCast with Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz bring you a repeat visitor to CarCast, Amir Rosenbaum of Spectre Performance. Amir tells us the story of his 400mph+ run at the Bonneville Salt Flats. And after some hard labor we get the streamliner pushed into the CarCast parking lot where we take a look at some of the interesting construction details of the car, including the 500 inch twin turbocharged Cadillac V8. We wrap up with a bit about “Plus Sizing” and winter tires.

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Show Links

Spectre Performance Web Site: www.SpectrePerformance.com
Spectre Performance Blog: www.SpectrePerformance.com/blog/
SpeedLiner info and photos from the record-setting pass: SpeedLiner at Motorator


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Episode Videos

Amir Rosenbaum’s SpeedLiner


Tire Plus Sizing and Winter Rims

Where They Raced

October 22, 2010

This weeks episode of CarCast with Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz bring Harold Osmer. Harold is the Author of “Where they Raced” a detailed book on Southern California racing from 1900 to 2000. Harry Pallenberg also joins and is working on the Documentary of ‘Where they Raced’. We toss in a special old recording of Adam’s version of the hyper-amped Drag racing radio promo you might hear back in the 1980’s. Another Tech segment? Yes, the Professor experiments with air filters and finds out that they can be renewed and which flows the best. Enjoy the show!

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Show Links

Harold Osmer Publishing
Harry Pallenberg’s Documentary Site

Link to the Book “Where they Raced”



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Episode Videos

Harold Osmer’s 1951 Chevrolet Pickup Video

CarCast Tech, Air Filters and You