Category Archives: Podcasts

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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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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Pictures of tools are on page 2 of the image gallery

Nutsert Kit from Aircraft Spruce

Nibbler Tool from Klein Tools

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Lexus LFA at the Shop

Adam’s Quick Test Drive

Tech Segment – Tools of the week

The Ripper : Transmission Swap P2

November 1, 2010


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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Spectre Performance Blog:
SpeedLiner info and photos from the record-setting pass: SpeedLiner at Motorator

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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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Harold Osmer Publishing
Harry Pallenberg’s Documentary Site

Link to the Book “Where they Raced”

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Harold Osmer’s 1951 Chevrolet Pickup Video

CarCast Tech, Air Filters and You

Pebble Beach Bonus Rant

October 20, 2010

Here is a special Bonus Rant from Adam and the Pebble Beach crew getting stuck behind a ‘challenged’ driver. This was shot on the way to the Concorso Italiano car show 2010 when a slow driver irritates Adam. Ganz, Weez and Adam’s friend Dave are all packed into the Jaguar for this quick ride. And the picture, not Adam’s Miura…

The Ripper Test Run

October 16, 2010

Video of first test run at Willow Springs, the Streets. Car ran good except for a smokey engine problem. Engine definitely needs to come out for a tear down as something is not quite right. Ran good otherwise, and gearbox was a vast improvement over the TKO that was removed.

Note first lap was a warm up, skip to 5:00 minute mark that’s the start of the actual testing. And as always with The Ripper, PLAY LOUD

Video of the Run

Pebble Beach 2010 Part 2

October 15, 2010

Part Two of Pebble Beach. Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz takes you on their annual Pebble Beach run. Ace, Ganz and the Weez jump into Adam’s Jaguar and roll to Monterey.

In “Part Two” we head out to the Pebble Beach Concourse in the beautiful Monterey Bay. We catch up with McLaren’s Design Director Frank Stephenson for an interview to talk about the new McLaren MP4-12C.

Then how about the CarCast crew heads out to check out Hotchkis Sport Suspension and their new facilities. We meet with John Hotchkis and we gives us the grand tour.

Lastly our new tech segment with this week feature “Tire Side Wall Markings and You”

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Hotchkis Sport Suspension
Discount Tire/America’s Tire
The Professors Tire Size Calculator
The Professors Tire and Gear Size Calculator

The entire Pebble Beach Image Gallery for both Part 1 and Part 2 are located right HERE

Hotchkis Sport Suspension Images

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Pebble Beach Part II Video

Hotchkis Sport Suspension Video

Tire Sidewall Markings and You Video