In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie covers some of the questions that came in during the Virtual College. In particular the topic of Tar Spot and what the difference is in pressure and management of “home grown” Tar Spot and “blown in.” The conditions must be right for Tar Spot but when it is, it can cause a huge yield hit. Ken talks through what we have learned so far and how we will continue to learn about this disease in the future.
We're doing an iso 1-on-1 conversation with Chris Porterfield, better known as Field Report. Chris is a Bucks superfan so we're talking all things Bucks, Giannis, and Milwaukee. We also give ourselves a go at Musician Matchups: Bucks Edition. ---- Check out the entire first season of Half Court Sessions, including the season finale from Hemlock: https://youtu.be/Uv9RSZB1Iz8 Support Indie Basketball on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/indiebasketball New merch available at http://www.indiebasketball.com Join the conversation on Discord: https://discord.gg/HJaDNwxSbe Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | TikTok Theme music courtesy of Empty Heaven. Outro courtesy of Mother Evergreen.
Having 140hp less might not mean a lot if you're running a 2500hp drag car, but when you go from 590hp to 450hp, that is quite a difference (27% in fact!).Benjamin Perry of Benchmark Solutions runs us through the Team ERS @Evolution Racing Spares Official EVO 6 which took out first place honours in the Clubsprint Class at the last @World Time Attack Challenge Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inThe 4g63 is an EVO 6 bottom end with an EVO 9 head giving it MIVEC (variable cam control) which is controlled by a @MoTeC Global M1 along with the ACD (Active Center Differential) system via a NA Autosport and Engineering firmware package.A @Bosch Australia Bosch Motorsports brake package has been fitted, the same used in GT3 class cars, and no doubt that ABS has helped with the seconds shaved off the lap time along with getting the suspension, chassis and driver up to speed before any fine tuning with the help of DNA Autosport.The car now runs a @Garrett Motion - Garrett Turbo G30 770 in place of the old Garrett GTX3576R GEN II it ran previously as well as a new, simpler ARTEC Performance cast manifold which is more than good enough for the job at hand and allows less points of failure and makes the car much quicker and easier to work on. With a previous turbo gasket failure giving the team a headache at a previous event, the clamp setup is naturally much preferred with that experience under the belt too.The aftermarket cam previously fitted as been replaced with one from GSC Power Division and while the engine does make around 100kw or 140hp less, it retains a similar midrange and lower end but with a flatter torque curve giving owner and driver Jamal 'Jimmy Evo' Assaad the ability to pedal the car smoother and faster.The team ended up setting a new class record and was almost 5 seconds faster than their 2019 winning time proving all the logical steps taken to be worth the effort.Want to learn how to tune EFI? Start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie covers several questions about what kind of efficiencies are gained with banding fertilizer and what he has been seeing as they kick off the yield map review season.
Dry sump, sequential dog engagement gearbox, solid aero, and this Nissan 180SX could be mistaken for a larger budget build but all things considered it's surprisingly modest!Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inUsually seen supporting the likes of Under Suzukis Scorch Racing team, this World Time Attack Andrew Handmer of SX Developments was invited to take his own Nissan 180SX to the track instead which saw him net a top 5 finish in the Pro-Am Class.Originally destined to be a more tame build based off an old daily driver, things quickly escalated to the aero equipped 480hp (360 kW) at around 26 psi 1.8 bar) build here. The 180SX is powered by a Nissan SR20 with Wiseco pistons, Eagle rods, upgraded cams and valve-train with a Kinugawa TD06 SL220G billet wheel fitted turbo delivering the boost. A dry sump setup has been pieced together with some consideration going into the pump rather than just sending it with the first budget option that came along.The transmission is a NASCAR Jerico Performance Products unit that has been converted to sequential shift with a relatively stock driveline putting power to the ground.Electronics wise a Haltech Elite 2500 is paired with a MoTeC ADL3 logger/dash and a solid CAN configuration options for both the Haltech and MoTeC units allow Andrew to simplify his wiring and controls where possible including some sensors to help him with his own driving development like steering angle, brake pressure, damper potentiometers (shock pots) and accelerometers.The car has been built with a budget in mind that is more relatable to many than of the builds we see on the track (not that there is anything wrong with that either!) and while we're sure there have also been many, many hours poured into this, a $20,000 odd dollar build for a car like this is a solid effort and a testament to Andrews hardwork and skills, including bargain hunting
Pulling out an RB26 and replacing it with a 4G63 is not something you see to often, or possibly ever, when it comes to the R32 GTR Skyline chassis, but that is exactly what has been done to this time attack weapon. Let's see what makes it tick.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inDom from Tony Rigoli Performance (TRP) runs us through some of the reasons why Chris Alexanders CJA Motorsport Nissan R32 GTR Skyline is better off with a 4 cylinder Mitsubishi 4g63 producing 1030hp to the hubs via a Borg Warner EFR 9280 is better than the equivalent 6 cylinder RB26.The 4g63 retains the MIVEC setup in this application which along with a custom cam helps the car have great boost response from as low as 4,500rpm with engine management and traction control strategies being managed by an EMtron KV16 and a MoTeC Dash/Logger handing the rest including extra data logging along with a MoTeC PDM.Like many cars we see now the factory strut towers are retained as per World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) rules along with the firewall which is one reason why the team have chosen to go with a 4 cylinder engine which gives them great packaging advantages especially when coupled with a transaxle in the rear of the car.'Fire ring' cylinder sealing is used to keep cylinder pressures where they should be, and how that works along with a copper gasket is explained by Dom along with why a 2.2L 4g63 build using a TRP stroker kit was chosen over a 2.4L option.Not bad for a build that took a few weeks eh! We're sure there is plenty to dial in and look forward to seeing this build progress up the time sheets in the coming time attack events after a few battles with the aero at this event.Want to learn more about motorsport wiring? Claim your spot for the next FREE lesson: https://hpcdmy.co/wireb
In this week's Boots in The Field Report podcast Ken Ferrie takes some time to answer questions that have been coming in: “Switching to corn on corn or beans on beans due to market and yields, what should be considered?” and “If growers find urea priced right can they use it as their N source?” He covers what concerns or questions growers need to think about to help make the right choice for their operation.
Failure on race day due to wiring gremlins is not an uncommon issue at some levels, but with the time and money that goes into running a professional level vehicle at events all over the globe it is inexcusable.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inLuckily there are people like Chris Paton of 12 Volt Performance out there to build motorsport specific looms that allow for the extra heat, fluids and wear that a dedicated motorsport car will see much more of compared to your average car or even performance streetcar. At the latest World Time Attack Challenge we were lucky enough to have a chat with Chris about what goes into looms like that of the Tilton Interiors/Racing EVO V2 Time Attack car and how you can progress from general automotive wiring into motorsport specific applications.Also discussed are some of the main point of differences between a general automotive loom and a motorsport specific variant including a quick break down on the advantages of Tefzel wiring compared to TXL which you will find in almost all street cars along with how in the past it has been difficult to find solid resources beyond pictures to help learn and build such a skillset.Also touched on is the cost of the materials and tooling required for professional-level looms, but for the end result it is certainly worth it. Concentric twisting is also discussed along with the detail that goes into planning your braid in order to benefit from the strain relief and flexibility of such a technique but not at the cost of added weight from poor planning and excess filler wires. What are filler wires you ask? Chris also explains this along with how before a single wire is cut everything the car will run not just now but also in the future plans is mapped out in the car and measured to ensure there are no mistakes and no need for extra additions to the loom in the future which are difficult at best and add a higher chance of failure.With 20 to 40 hours going into an engine loom/harness it is certainly worth the time and effort to plan ahead and use the best materials for the application first time around in this game. The 1200HP, 42PSI, 2.2L 4G63 powered Tilton EVO V2 also had a successful weekend at WTAC with a 1st place in Pro-Am and 3rd in Pro which is a credit to Chris and the rest of the large team behind builds like this, which went from bare chassis to the track in only 3 months.Want to learn more about motorsport wiring? Claim your spot for the next FREE lesson: https://hpcdmy.co/wireb
Even when budget is not a limiting factor, why might a team choose to use a factory block over an aftermarket billet one in a Time Attack build?Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inWith a 2.2L stroker 4G63 MIVEC build featuring a custom billet crank, rod and pistons, Benjamin Perry of Benchmark Solutions explains why a billet block was not a consideration for this build along with covering some of the upgrades the Global Aircraft Services Mitsubishi Evo 9 has seen in order to remain competitive in the ever-popular Open Class as the World Time Attack Challenge.Controlled by an EMtron KV8 and MoTeC PDM15 the electronics package has seen some upgrades before this event including the addition of more sensors to enable more data and refinement in the setup of the car for driver Nathan Morcom, a major suspension overhaul and a turbocharger upgrade to the BorgWarner 9280.Transmission wise this Evo 9 is running a bolt-on Hollinger MFE9 with their paddle-shift kit which is controlled by the EMtron KV8 ECU and a MoTeC Mitsubishi Diff Controller (MDC) for the central differential torque split which is calculated by speed, pressure, G-forces and driver inputs.Want to learn how to tune EFI? Start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
Johnny Gold, the oldest friend we have in comedy, is someone we hold dear not only because he gave us our very first laugh when attempting stand-up, but has been so purely his hysterical himself on stage and has such a reverence for the art form of comedy. For decades, Johnny has been honing his craft all over the Greater LA Area stretching from Long Beach to the Inland Empire to the Sunset Strip, dedicated to perfecting his socio-political and vulnerability-when-it-comes-to-relationships comedy. We share in our mutual reverence for comedy for this week's TCB Field Report, no matter how many comedians self-deprecatingly exclude themselves as "artists". Follow Johnny on IG @johnnygold777 The Comedy Bureau @thecomedybureau across platforms and please, please support TCB via GoFundMe, Patreon, or on Venmo (@jakekroeger). Produced by Jake Kroeger Music by Brian Granillo Artwork by Andrew Delman and KT Photo by Jake Kroeger
Ken takes a little more time this week to catch up with the Matt Duesterhaus in Quincy, Il to see how their harvest finished up and then speaks with Isaac Ferrie on what they saw on the plot side this year during this week's Boots In The Field Report. Matt commented on higher-than-average corn yields, surprising a lot of growers for how dry they got in August. He also covers some wind events, wildlife damage and fungicide results that he saw in his area. Isaac touches on the plot program results and what the research department is working on to prepare for the winter meetings. Ken reminds growers of the upcoming educational opportunities of Beyond the Basics, Hand Harvest, and Virtual Winter College.
Numbers like ‘1000HP' and ‘100 PSI of boost' catch our attention the most when it comes to motorsport builds as we can easily understand what they mean, but brake setups while being equally if not more important take a backstage role by comparison. For most, admittedly, it is much harder to get excited about figures or terms like ‘380mm' and ‘staggered-piston design', at least it is until you understand what it all means...In this interview with Phil Stubbs of Alcon Brakes we're going to take a look at why stock brakes on a production-turned-race car are terrible on track and what aspects you need to consider when looking to bin your OEM discs and calipers for something more effective.Slots and gloves plus caliper and disc size in relation to braking performance are discussed along with airflow requirements, where sliding calipers braided brake lines sit when it comes to brake feel, plus on the other end of the spectrum what carbon-carbon brakes are vs carbon ceramic and what their weaknesses are compared to cast iron.Interested in learning how to do your own wheel alignment for the track or street? Start with a free alignment & suspension 101 lesson now: hpcdmy.co/alignmentf
In this week's Boots in The Field Report Ken Ferrie recaps the last of the plots coming out, highlighting a fungicide plot out of this year's tar spot alley, NE Iowa. He also goes over some of the yield data coming out of the ear flex plots and why some areas that experienced a flash drought in the rapid growth stage may be disappointed in the yields of their L1 hybrids. Ken reminds growers to mitigate risk with their hybrid selection and know the weaknesses of the chosen hybrids so they can farm around them.
Learning how to tune a 7-second, 1800HP world record-holding drag car!With no set recognized training pathway to becoming a professional EFI tuner, it's hard for some starting out to see what they need to do to reach their goals within the industry. At TX2K Devin Schultz of Boostin Performance talked Andre through how he went from twisting spanners on simple builds as an internetless 16-year-old through to tuning the Red Demon, the World's Quickest and Fastest AWD Mitsubishi with a 7.047 @ 204 MPH record as well as separate blistering 215 MPH run down the quarter.Devin talks about how over time the success of the 95 DSM project saw others begin to seek him out for tuning services which then grew into a full-time career and how advancements in ECU and turbocharger technology is the main drive behind cars going faster and faster down the strip and around the track.Also discussed are the advantages of strain gauge setups and how they operate, boost by gear, future goals for the Red Demon and how ECU processing speeds are the next thing on the horizon that will see performance increased even further.Due to injury Devin and the Red Demon were not running at this event but we're excited and watching closely for them to crack into the 6s in the future.
4G63 vs 4B11, best turbo back pressure ratio and is the biggest turbo you can fit the best? Let's find out!Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inRunning 1170HP, 680 ft-lbs of torque and in excess of 53 PSI of boost, the English Racing Mitsubishi EVO X is pushing the boundaries and leading the pack to be the fastest Mitsubishi Evolution X in the world. Driver Myles Kerr discusses some of the challenges that come with pioneering a newer platform and where he sees the 4B11 being superior to the proven but now dated 4G63 power plant. Despite what a lot of people think, it does take more than just a healthy bank account to get this done
Ali Velshi is joined by Editor of The Maddow Blog & Author of “The Impostors: How Republicans Quit Governing and Seized American Politics” Steve Benen, Columnist & Editor of MSNBC Daily Hayes Brown, Host of “Field Report with Paola Ramos” Paola Ramos, Campaign Manager for Protect Kentucky Access Rachel Sweet, NBC News' Dasha Burns, NBC News' Matt Bradley, NBC News' Mark Murray, host of “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart” Jonathan Capehart, Interim Executive Director & Deputy Director of the ACLU of Kentucky Amber Duke, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D), Co-Hosts of the “Gaslit Nation” Podcast Andrea Chalupa & Sarah Kendzior.
In this week's Boots in The Field Report Ken covers harvest progress throughout the state and reports most areas pleased with corn yields and ended up with average bean yields. Several reports coming in have shown a reduced yield coming out of the April planted corn this year and Ken reminds growers that we plant by soil conditions and not the calendar.
Air-to-water vs air-to-air intercooling, driveline modifications, torque-based traction control and much more!Tony Palo of T1 Race Developments gives us a rundown on a customer-owned R35 GTR that is working towards a 6-second pass which would make it the fastest Nissan R-35 with stock location turbos. At the time of filming the car had run a painfully close 7.01 pass at 205mph.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inThis VR38 has a GT1R Race Stage 6 long block running the factory 3.8L displacement and also the factory cast aluminium block. With a MoTeC M1 series ECU in charge, this engine is fitted with GRP aluminium rods, Manley Pistons, 12 x Injector Dynamics injectors, AMS intake manifold, Sonny Bryant Racing crank Tomei cam, Ferrea valvetrain, ARP625 head studs and T1 Race CNC cylinder heads. All this and the ETS Turbo Pro 2100 kit which includes 2 x Precision 7675 Gen II turbos push the car to 2280WHP on a Mainline hub dyno. With the car now being turbo limited nitrous injection is also being used to try and shave those last few milliseconds off, and Tony also indicates what other turbos and power levels would be an option if keeping things in the stock location was not a factor. Also discussed are the limits of the factory block, how the crank is the weakest link and why a dry sump is needed once you go over 1600HP.An air-to-water intercooler setup is preferred by Tony and his team for this application, and the pros and cons of air-to-water vs air-to-air are mentioned, along with what has been done to the GR6 transmission and how launching becomes much harder as you go up turbo size which also needs an increase in tyre size to match.Want to learn how to tune EFI? Start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
In this episode, 286 of Missions Incorporated, we share a field report from Italy. Missionaries in the book of Acts would at times return to their sending churches to report on what God has been doing. We do likewise by writing newsletters and by sharing them on our podcast and video channels so that individuals, families, and churches can tune in and hear the latest. To God alone the glory. Links Mentioned in the Episode:PMc Short-term Cohorts for 2023 Support PMcJoin The Italian Cohort online community group on DiscordPMc NewslettersMore Links:Q&AAsk a Question - and be featured on the podcastVision Trip InfoPMc AcademiaServePMc InstagramPMc FacebookLike Jesus driven to His cross, so we drive ourselves to the singular task of the edification (planting) of Biblical churches in Italy.If you like the podcast, please leave us a 5-star review so others can learn about the podcast and the ministry to the Italian people through Practical Missions Cohort. Thanks!Apple Podcast ReviewSupport the showDo you love God, Italians, Italy, and the church of Jesus Christ? Do you want to play a more personal role in missions work abroad? Do you want to get all our content and updates (plus bonus material no one else sees) before anyone else? We invite you to join The Italian Cohort - our online community group on Discord - and gain inside access to the work going on in Italy.
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken recaps harvest progress and reminds growers to be patient and wait for the correct conditions before applying anhydrous. Reports from Iowa are showing yields getting dinged by the September frost causing test weights to be off and some field edge scalding in the dry area. Ken also recaps some initial reports of yield data off plots that got harvested this week from deer repellent products to planting date, maturity groups, and row spacing plots. He also advises growers to take advantage of the dry fall and lack of wheel tracks to try no-tilling next spring to help get into fields quicker for early planted beans.
It's hard to nail form and function, but Carl Thompson has it down to a fine art when it comes to drift builds between his old 1300HP 26B 4-rotor Aristo/GS300 build and this high compression 'small block' @Mast Motorsports 454ci (7.4L) LSX based V8 Nissan S15 Silva one that is another work of art. Even if you are a solid rotary fan it's hard not to appreciate the same level of detail and perfection that has gone into this LS-based S15 build.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inWe'll discuss why Carl moved away from his 4 rotors (one of which now powers Rob Dahms AWD RX7 build) and towards the MoTeC M130-controlled LS V8 platform as he has gotten more serious about competing and doing full-season campaigns along with why he chose a naturally aspirated setup despite having a procharger bolted on at some point in time.The difference in power levels required for D1NZ and US series also pops up as well as the performance increases gained from his Dailey Engineering dry sump system and what the main driver displays and warnings he pays attention to during a competition run and interestingly why he went with a cast-iron LSX based block over the aluminium LS(x) blocks that are also able to handle sizeable power figures. To get power to the ground the car runs a Holinger Engineering RD6 sequential, Tilton bell housing, flywheel and triple-plate carbon clutch leading to the Winters 25cm IRS quick-change and 35-spline stub axles.A MoTeC M130, PDM30 and C125 logger/dash display and EMtron ETC4's (for individual cylinder monitoring) round up the electronics side of things and giving Carl the ability to clutchless shift off the line.Want to learn how to tune EFI? Start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
Weekly co-host Greg Bach is back! Field Report. "Ron Johnson" and "Tony Evers" join. (5:00) - Voting in Wisconsin Today is the last day to register to vote online. You can find all election information at vote411.org.Check out the "Polling is attractive" video. (45:30) - Field Report Chris Porterfield from Field Report and retired Artistic Director of Alverno, David Ravel talk about their event with Lu Ann Bird. (1:29:37) - "Ron Johnson" and "Tony Evers" join Comedian Ryan Mason joins as Ron Johnson and Tony Evers and answers the questions we all wish they would've answered in last week's debate.You can connect with Ryan Mason on Twitter. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Music from today's show can be found on As Goes Wisconsin's Spotify playlist. We love hearing from you! Got a topic you think we should cover? Have an idea for a guest we should have on? Want to leave us feedback? Let us know!
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken talks bigger than expected swings in bean yields and attributes that to the maturity of the bean planted and the weather it received. He is getting a lot more reports of white mold showing up and recommends combine operators make a note for pest team for yield map review if they are seeing that show up in the grain tank. Ken also recaps yield results from the Corn College Campus teaching plots and discusses why L1 and L2 hybrids have seemed to stumble more with this year's weather pattern.
With teams now pushing 100PSI of boost to hit power levels of 3200HP and more from existing setups, we're excited to see what Bullet Race Engineering's new RB hybrid block can do.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inDarren Palumbo is no stranger to Nissan RB26s, RB30s, or Toyota 2JZ engines with Bullet Race Engineering having produced billet blocks for each many times over the years and using this knowledge the team has gone one step further to try and remove some of the weaknesses holding the RB back, specifically the crankshaft. Traditionally more torsional twist occurs in an RB crank taking power away from the wheels by comparison to the 2JZ setup due to having a journal diameter that is 7mm smaller. Realising 2JZ main shells would fit into an RB configuration it was just a matter of adjustments to tunnel size, stud location and designing a crank to suit from there which has been done via a Callies Performance Products Ultra Billet range crankshaft using Timken alloy steel.Along with these changes Bullet and Callies took the chance to make a few other changes including a longer snout with a greater diameter and wall thickness, bigger keyway and smaller big end journals which will take a Honda bearing shell helping to keep costs and parts sourcing for maintenance a little cheaper and easier. The flywheel flange has also increased in size by 10mm and gone from 6 to 8 bolts with the threads matching those used by many small and big block Chev flywheels, again just for easier sourcing of parts.For now, the power limitation of the RB going forward now rests squarely on the current cylinder head which Bullet is also working on, but even before they are available it will be interesting to see what a difference these changes have made when it comes to getting the maximum amount of power to the ground as possible.Want to learn how to tune EFI? Start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
On this solo edition of the Phelps Field Report, Jason Phelps details his September Idaho trip with Garrett Bowen of Top Priority Hunting, as well as offers his thoughts on recent trends in rutting activity. Connect with Wired To Hunt and MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This 1100KG 900HP SR20 powered Nissan S15 Silvia was easy to pick from the crowd as one of the standouts at the latest World Time Attack Challenge as not just being good from afar, but even more exceptional upon closer inspection.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inOwner and builder Charles Warland took some time out on race day to chat to us about the Dream Projects S15 Silvia build including some of the reasoning behind its 2.2L SR20VE power plant over other options like the RB which Charles is also familiar with via his RB260Z build. Sitting 51mm back from its original location as per the Open Class rules, the SR20 runs the Nissan P12 Primera head and a billet block to produce 900HP from 34 PSI of boost via a BorgWarner EFR 9174. PMC Race Engines have been on board with this great package, and internally CP-Carrillo pistons, a Kelford Cam and Nitto 2.2L stroker kit handle the beating flawlessly which is an impressive feat for a new build and testament to the quality of the build.Charles also discusses why the GT Auto Garage prepped S15 uses a smaller turbo than what it could handle, and how Time Attack design legion Barry Lock (Of MCA Hammerhead and Mighty Mouse CRX fame) planned the build with Charles along every step of the way to make sure things were done right and done once in regards to chassis and aero setup. Driving the car to 3rd place in the Open Class with a time of 1:29.174 was FWD lap record holder Rob “Mighty Mouse” Nguyen who will be looking to crack that 1:28 mark in the RWD next time around we're sure.At just under 1100KG with 1000KG of downforce at 180kph the SR20 setup is certainly pulling its weight to keep momentum. With that said, a focus on the overall balance of the car and not just outright power it is well capable of the task and the change in rear suspension from a multi-link setup to a double-wishbone one helps ensure traction is maintained where required via the Hollinger RD6 sequential gearbox. A good range of sensors have been fitted for data logging purposes and with the help of the MoTeC M150, PDM30, and C127 dash help dial the car in to achieve faster and faster lap times.Want to learn how to tune EFI? Start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
Ken talks about the gift and the curse of the dry fall: easier harvesting without getting equipment stuck/wheel tracks, don't have to go as deep with fall tillage to get full width shatter, and good conditions to build fall strips, but without moisture it may make fall anhydrous applications impossible to seal. He also reminds growers that they will need to have notes of weed escapes because it will take 3 years of staying on top of it to get them back under control. Ken advises harvest scouts to keep track of ear counts and locations so at yield mapping time, they can calculate bushels per ear and when finding ear mold issues moving them up the harvest list and not storing that grain at home.
How to develop a 2L four-cylinder to handle 46 PSI, and 700lb/ft of torque at low RPM.Originally based on the 1972 Ford Pinto platform that would have been lucky to hit 100HP, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed we spent a bit of time chatting to Julian Godfrey who you may recognise as engine and electronics mastermind behind Ken Block's ‘Cossie V2' build to find out what it takes to develop the now legendary 2L 4 cylinder YB Cosworth engine to produce 600-700hp reliably and even surpass that magic 1000hp mark.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inWith most of Julian's builds being used for rally and rallycross racing which employs the use of restrictor plates, a lot of the power and torque developed needs to be low down in the rev range which can essentially double the amount of time the engine internals are required to withstand the incredible pressures that a high output of torque produces. To give some figures, around 700lb/ft (949Nm) of torque and up to 46psi (3.2bar) of boost will be produced low in the rev range. Cylinder head sealing is discussed and how a Coopers Ring (aka Wills Ring) works along with the use of Nikasil and titanium nitride coatings, aftermarket sleeve technology and the pros and cons of both ductile iron and steel liners including their limits. The inconsistency of factory castings, how Julian entered into the motorsport industry and got involved with the YB Cosworth platform via Ford Sierra rally cars and then, of course, the Ford Escort. Also covered are some of the major design changes that are required to the YB block and set up to handle the 200lb/ft to 700lb/ft torque jump including the use of a billet sump that helps improve and spread the clamping load required to keep it all together along with some of the major differences between the areas of focus on a road vs race engine.Want to learn how to tune EFI? Start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
Get to know Military Spouse and entrepreneur @madisonhelenelyn_ who is a wellness coach, yoga & spin instructor, and a spouse to a USAF pilot. She is also a holistic lifestyle coach who recently started leading wellness retreats in Costa Rica. https://www.madsmovement.com Madison's “Why” My friends call me Mads though my name isMadison. You can call me either. I grew up a dancer and because I wasn't the best, I had to work hard. I spent time dancing with the NYC Rockettes, still one of my favorite “fun facts”. When I knew I wouldn't dance on Broadway, I shifted gears and started to learn Cirque Arts before working in TV and Film. I found myself in Los Angeles and London working 90 hour work weeks, convincing myself I loved my work and my life. I have overcome grief and trauma in my life. I have felt embarrassed, ashamed, and afraid. I isolated myself from loved ones. I was in and out of therapist offices and harming my body in ways no one could see. I spent so much money, I couldn't afford rent. I teach, I coach, I train because change is hard. I have successfully done it myself and now I want to help you take the first step. I want to work with your lifestyle to create a custom plan for YOU while staying in your budget. I want you to know that even when you isolate yourself, I am there. I want to be the person for you that I didn't have.
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken gives a harvest report of yields coming in across the state and comments that combine operators are saying the big swings in yield in a field are coming from the swings in stand throughout the field. Yields are expected to improve in corn fields as growers move to later planted corn that had less weather obstacles at the beginning of the season. The good September weather is helping gain depth of kernel which helps offset some of the tip abortion loss from earlier in the season. Ken calls combine operators to have two main things on their to-do list: calibrate their yield monitor and check for harvest loss.
In this bonus episode of Cutting The Distance, Jason Phelps talks with Charlie Smith, as they recount some tough hunting and a deviation from the plan in Idaho. Connect with Jason and Phelps Phelps on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube Shop Phelps MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tuning high output engines is a skill in itself, but Jim Souvas of Nitto Performance Engineering (and former owner of Croydon Racing Developments) has knowledge that goes much deeper into aftermarket performance parts from the tuning stage.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inAs power levels have increased from 250HP to 2500HP performance engine internals have had to keep up and thanks to people like Jim Souvas of Nitto Performance Engineering figures could once only be seen on the drag strip can now be reliably run in circuit and more amazingly street applications and at Sydney Jamboree he took the time to explain some of the steps involved in parts evolution. Zeroing in on the Nissan RB series of engines we discuss why crank flex is an issue, what is done to stop it with the introduction of EN40B material and how bearings reliability is also improved at the same time. Also discussed are oil pump upgrades which are a known weak point on for the RB's and Jim dives into where and how the factory pumps break along with what has been done to fix these flaws with Nitto oil pump replacements.The progression of development for Nissan RB26 and RB30 engine parts is covered including Nittos involvement in heading over to the RD blocks as well in the quest for more and more power.Want to learn how to tune EFI? Start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
In this bonus episode, we sit down with graduate student Sierra Cruz and discuss the impact AT Last has had on Sierra's journey. We break down the financial, educational, network access, and health and wellness measures during her recent clinical rotation at Stanford University. Music Credit - Title: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WQBUiO1-SA&list=PLpO7cluO-atBprumE2bAYmrCJfU0a3zSn&index=21 (Chill Day)”, Author: “ https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired/chill-day (LAKEY INSPIRED), Source: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WQBUiO1-SA&list=PLpO7cluO-atBprumE2bAYmrCJfU0a3zSn&index=21 (Chill Day — LAKEY INSPIRED)“, License: “https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ (CC BY-SA 3.0)”
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers the harvest reports coming in and the highlights from his recent Iowa / Minnesota crop tour. He reports Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota seem to be the heaviest of Tar Spot Alley this year. Several areas had a challenging July and August but a favorable September. If plants could stay healthy long enough to take advantage of September, growers might be presently surprised at harvest. Ken also encourages pest teams to watch how fields are drying down to help inform harvest order.
1000hp and 53psi of boost from a 2.5L 2005 Subaru WRX using a factory ECU and COBB Accessport isn't something most people would imagine possible, but Erich Uhlman from PRE Racing explains how it is and what some of the pros and cons of the setup are.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inKnown as 'The Black Widow' this Thunderbolt Racing Fuels 98% ethanol-fed EJ257 runs a Precision Turbo 7675 Gen II turbo, Brian Crower Stage 3 cams, Manley Performance internals, a PRE Racing pro drag block and a KAPS Transmissions 6 Speed Sequential gearbox to put the power to the ground with a past speed of 197 mph.Starting with a more humble build the decision was made to use COBB software and hardware, but as the car has developed so too has the software via continuous updates and support. This enables Eric and the team to live tune about 95% of the required tables and settings on the dyno and also via some data logging features at events like the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack.Want to learn how to tune EFI? Start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
In this bonus episode of Cutting The Distance, Jason Phelps talks with MeatEater's very own Ryan Callaghan. They discuss the highs and lows of their recent archery elk hunt in New Mexico. Connect with Jason and Phelps Phelps on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube Shop Phelps MerchSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nissan Skylines are one of the most popular cars from the 90s and 2000s for modification, but throughout all those years we've never seen one quite like this.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inCapable of 975HP at 28PSI, Dennis O'Malley had the XR32, a Ford Barra powered R32, dialed back to 850HP at 23PSI for this year's Turbosmart Flying 500 at the World Time Attack Challenge in order to make the car a little more ‘user friendly', but unfortunately didn't get a good run due to some ongoing fuel pressure issues. The Micks Motorsport-built Barra runs Siemens Deka 2400cc injectors, Haltech Elite 2500 ECU, Ford Falcon T56 box with S1 Shifter, forged internals and a Plazmaman Plenum is used along with a 6 piece cast manifold, but due to the nature of the swap pretty much everything else has been custom made to fit.The RB26 and RB30 platforms are a solid choice when it comes to making good power with driveability, but the original owner of this R32 GTST turned GTR Nissan Skyline wanted to do something a little bit different, and a 4L Ford ‘Barra' engine was squeezed in and a RWD only setup used due to packaging issues. The car is originally a GTST, but a GTR rear end has been fitted along with GTR sills and front panelsThe traction issues discussed are in part due to what was supposed to only be a temporary turbo setup of a Precision 6766 turbo with an undersized rear housing which narrows the usable rev range, but there are future plans to remedy this issue and also fit some bigger rubber under the rear at the same time to get to power the ground.BARRA: For those unaware, the Barra is a 4L DOHC, VCT equipped inline 6 produced in and by Ford Australia originally for their ‘Barramundi' BA Falcon and SX Territory model lines, and although nowhere near as common, a V8 variant was also produced. A turbocharged XR6 Falcon variant of the I6 Barra also came from the factory, but at 326HP it was well short of the 975HP capable build here.If want to learn how to tune EFI start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
Ken Ferrie recaps 2,700 miles of crop touring over the last week on what he saw on the way up to Canada and coming back. He also reports April planted corn locally is hitting black layer and causing some growers to think about harvesting soon to cash in on premiums. Ken additionally comments on how corn that is stressed now, is hustling to black layer and that will come at the cost of grain fill.
Learning how to tune a 7-second, 1800HP world record-holding drag car!Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inWith no set recognized training pathway to becoming a professional EFI tuner, it's hard for some starting out to see what they need to do to reach their goals within the industry. At TX2K Devin Schultz of Boostin Performance talked Andre through how he went from twisting spanners on simple builds as an internetless 16-year-old through to tuning the Red Demon, the World's Quickest and Fastest AWD Mitsubishi with a 7.047 @ 204 MPH record as well as separate blistering 215 MPH run down the quarter.Devin talks about how over time the success of the 95 DSM project saw others begin to seek him out for tuning services which then grew into a full-time career and how advancements in ECU and turbocharger technology is the main drive behind cars going faster and faster down the strip and around the track.Also discussed are the advantages of strain gauge setups and how they operate, boost by gear, future goals for the Red Demon and how ECU processing speeds are the next thing on the horizon that will see performance increased even further.Due to injury Devin and the Red Demon were not running at this event but we're excited and watching closely for them to crack into the 6s in the future.Want to learn how to EFI tune? Start with some free lessons right here: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
One of the things CGN exists to do, is to provide care and coaching for those in ministry leadership. How do we help people to avoid burnout? How do we help those who are struggling with very difficult things, either in ministry or on a personal level? This past July, we partnered with Cross Culture Missions to put on a conference specifically for those in our network who have been involved in providing aid and relief on the ground, since the war began in Ukraine. We have ministry partners both in Ukraine and the surrounding countries who have been helping suffering and displaced people — and yet, many of these leaders are suffering and displaced themselves. Using some of the resources and relationships God has provided us with, we were able to minister to these families at our conference center in Austria. The following conversation is a "Field Report," recorded at that conference, between some CGN leaders and good friends, discussing what was unique about this conference, and sharing and celebrating God's work through Calvary Chapel in Europe over the past four decades. Donations to the CGN Relief Fund can be made here: https://calvaryglobalnetwork.com/relief/ We'd love to hear feedback from you on these episodes. You can email us at CGN@calvarychapel.com
While electric vehicles (EVs) have long been touted as the future of the performance world for a long time by many, the reality is between the costs, lack of aftermarket support and products that are not suited to motorsports have kept us waiting.Use ‘PODCAST75' for $75 off your first HPA course here: https://hpcdmy.co/hpa-tuned-inThanks to the likes of Cascadia Motion, AEM Performance Electronics and their team including John Romero, aftermarket control for EV applications is gaining traction and in this interview from PRI we dive into some of the equipment required, what the main considerations are for an EV tuning compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) applications for motorsport.Topics covered include the uniquely EV issues such as battery temperature related to output and how cooler isn't actually always better plus interestingly the difference between production line EVs like Teslas or Nissans Leafs and the way they DON'T manage this well. An AEM VCU can be used to give you power where and when you want it for motorsports applications by letting to focus on this aspect, and also even for a street application you will be able to 'tune' for longer battery life too.We don't cover VCU tuning yet, but if want to learn how to tune EFI start here instantly, and for free: https://hpcdmy.co/tuneb
In this episode, Adam, John, Josh, and Devin check in with Jason who's in the field archery hunting Mule deer. Devin returns from a successful Utah archery Mule deer hunt and tells about at hunt where the stars aligned. Later in the show, Wyatt checks in from the field and gives an update on his hunting conditions.
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers tip loss, spider mites, northern leaf blight and diseases increasing later in the season in corn fields. He also covers sightings of SDS and white mold in bean fields. Ken talks with Matt Duesterhaus to see what he has been seeing in Western Illinois.
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken gives a crop report from his trip to Ohio and back and on conditions he is seeing locally. Due to the late planting and tight water margins a lot of final yield potential is riding on the last 30 days of fill and making it hard to make accurate yield estimates right now. Ken also warns about heavy spider mite pressure due to weather and spraying taking out all its natural predators and tipping the balance in the mite's favor. As always Ken reminds growers not to walk away from a growing crop, especially this year
We connect with Christopher Porterfield of the band Field Report, we talk influences, their latest album “Brake Light Red Tide”, adapting to covid as a musician, Mid West Music Fest coming up in La Crosse and what can people expect from there LIVE show. https://fieldreportmusic.comYou can find more conversations, food reviews, live music and events on our website https://lacrosselocal.com.
Most areas got at least a little rain last week, but some got too much and in some areas it came with heavy winds. While the fields that took heavy wind in June still had growing potential to lessen the effects of the goose-necking and neighboring plants in the green snap areas could adjust ear size or throw a second ear to account for additional sunlight, it is too late in the season for either of those things to do much good for the fields that got wind last week. As Ken was looking at crops that reached R3 and beyond, pollination is showing more uneven than first thought, mostly due to heat stress. In beans, he is seeing waterhemp escapes and both Japanese beetle and the stink bug invade. All this and more in this week's Boots In The Field Report.