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Parts Used In This Episode

CRC Industries
Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner - Non-Chlorinated, 14 Wt Oz
CRC Industries
Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner, 19 Wt Oz
Diablo Sport, Inc.
Computer Programmer, inTune, Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, Pontiac, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Kit
Kimberly-Clark Professional
Scott Glass Cleaning Towels, Blue, Roll
Kimberly-Clark Professional
Scott Pro-Shop Towel, Blue, Roll
Loctite
Loctite 37535 Dielectric Tune-Up Grease Tube - 80 ml
Loctite
Threadlocker, 271, Heavy-Duty, Red, 6 ml, Each
Matco Tools
Launch Global Diagnostic Scan Tool GDS
Power Probe
Power Probe Hook is a fast and efficient electrical testing tool designed for the modern automotive technician. It works right along with you while testing electrical circuits by automatically switching to the appropriate tooL
Royal Purple
Grease, Ultra-Performance, Synthetic, 14.5 oz. Tube, Each
Summit Racing
Ignition Combo, Digital Ignition Box with Rev Limiter, Blueprinted HEI Distributor, Chevy, Big/Small Block,Kit
Summit Racing
Summit Racing Compression Calculator
The Industrial Depot
Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies

Episode Transcript

(JOE)>> TODAY'S BIG PROJECT ON HORSEPOWER, WELL WE DON'T HAVE A BIG PROJECT. INSTEAD WE'VE GOT A TRIO OF SHORT AND SWEET TECH TIPS THAT ARE USEFUL, COST EFFECTIVE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY MAY ADDRESS SOME OF YOUR HOME SHOP ENGINE BUILDING ISSUES.

(JOHN)>> NOW ONE OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WE GET HERE ON HORSEPOWER IS HOW DO I SET UP

MY COMPRESSION RATIO? WELL TODAY, USING THIS SHORT BLOCK 454, A SET OF CYLINDER HEADS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE HEAD GASKETS, WE'RE GONNA SHOW YOU GUYS HOW. NOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT IS THE RATIO OF VOLUME BETWEEN THE PISTON AND THE CYLINDER HEAD BEFORE AND AFTER THE COMPRESSION STROKE. NOW WHAT ALL THAT BASICALLY MEANS IS MORE COMPRESSION, MORE POWER.

(JOE)>> YEAH BUT THERE IS A TRADE OFF. THE MORE COMPRESSION YOU HAVE THE HIGHER THE OCTANE YOUR FUEL NEEDS TO BE TO KEEP YOU OUT OF THAT DETONATION DANGER. NOW A STREET BIG BLOCK WITH IRON HEADS SHOULD HAVE A COMPRESSION RATIO OF BETWEEN 10 TO ONE AND 10.5 TO ONE. THAT WAY YOU GET MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE WITH 93 OCTANE PUMP GAS. SUMMIT RACING'S WEBSITE HAS THIS COMPRESSION RATIO CALCULATOR, AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS

PLUG IN A FEW NUMBERS. THE FIRST ONES ARE BORE DIAMETER AND STROKE. OURS WAS BORED 30 OVER, WHICH MADE THE BORE 4280, AND THE FACTORY CRANK HAS A FOUR INCH STROKE.

(JOHN)>> THE NEXT NUMBER WE NEED IS OUR CYLINDER HEAD COMBUSTION CHAMBER VOLUME. NOW WE LOOKED THE CYLINDER HEADS UP ON THE INTERNET, AND THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE A 118cc OPEN CHAMBER STYLE HEAD. NOW THE PROBLEM IS THEY'VE BEEN MILLED BEFORE, WE DON'T

KNOW HOW MUCH OR HOW MANY TIMES. SO WE'RE GONNA CHECK THEM. SO WE'LL CC THEM OURSELVES BY FIRST FILLING THE BURETTE WITH ALCOHOL. THEN SPREAD SOME OF THIS ROYAL PURPLE ALL PURPOSE GREASE AROUND THE EDGES AND DROP ON A PLATE. NEXT WE ADD A SPARK PLUG THAT'S THE SAME LENGTH AS WE'LL BE RUNNING. THEN CENTER BURETTE OVER THE HOLE IN THE PLATE, FILL UP THE CHAMBER, AND STOP WHEN ALL THE AIR IS OUT. LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE A 116cc HEAD. NOW I'LL GIVE YOU ONE MORE PIECE OF ADVICE, YOU NEED TO GO AHEAD AND CHECK THE OTHER HEAD BECAUSE IT MAY HAVE BEEN MILLED DIFFERENTLY AT THE MACHINE SHOP. NOW IF YOU'RE BUILDING A RACE MOTOR YOU NEED TO GO AHEAD AND CHECK ALL FOUR CORNERS. IF IT WAS MILLED INACCURATELY AT THE MACHINE SHOP, THIS ONE COULD BE LESS AND THIS ONE COULD BE MORE. YOU'RE GONNA NEED TO HAVE THAT CORRECTED.

(JOE)>> NOW THE NEXT NUMBER WE NEED TO PUT IN OUR CALCULATOR IS EFFECTIVE DOME VOLUME, WHICH IS SIMPLY THE AMOUNT THAT EACH PISTON WILL ADD OR TAKE AWAY FROM

COMBUSTION CHAMBER VOLUME. A DISH PISTON WILL ADD IT, A DOME PISTON WILL TAKE IT AWAY. IN OUR CASE WE WERE USING A NEGATIVE 30cc DOME VOLUME PISTON.

(JOHN)>> NOW WE'VE GOT ONE MORE MEASUREMENT WE NEED TO TAKE BEFORE WE'RE READY TO GET OUR COMPRESSION RATIO, AND THAT'S BASICALLY GONNA BE WHAT WE CALL

PISTON TO DECK CLEARANCE. NOW WHAT THAT IS IS WHEN THE PISTON IS AT THE TOP OF ITS STROKE, HOW FAR IT IS IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE DECK SURFACE.

NOW WE NEED TO KNOW THIS FOR TWO DIFFERENT REASONS, AND THE MOST IMPORTANT IS THE MINIMUM GASKET THICKNESS

THAT WE CAN RUN. ON A STEEL ROD LIKE WE'RE USING WE NEED AT LEAST 45 THOUSANDTHS CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE TOP OF THE PISTON AND THE BOTTOM OF THE DECK SURFACE ON THE CYLINDER HEAD. IF YOU'RE RUNNING AN ALUMINUM ROD YOU'RE GONNA NEED AT LEAST TWICE AS MUCH.

THEY STRETCH A LOT MORE UNDER HEAT THAN A STEEL ROD WILL. NOW THE SECOND REASON WE NEED TO KNOW THIS IS BECAUSE BASICALLY THE LOWER THE PISTON IS IN THE CYLINDER WALL, THE LESS COMPRESSION WE'RE GONNA MAKE. NOW TO CHECK THIS ALL WE NEED IS OUR DECK BRIDGE AND BRING IT UP TO TOP DEAD CENTER.

(JOE)>> LOOKS LIKE FIVE THOUSANDTHS PISTON TO DECK, AND WE'RE STARTING WITH A 39 THOUSANDTHS THICK GASKET BECAUSE THAT'S THE MINIMUM WE CAN RUN. NOW THAT PUTS US AT 10.78 TO ONE COMPRESSION RATIO, AND WE TOLD YOU EARLIER THAT 10.5 TO ONE WAS THE LIMIT. OH AND REMEMBER, IRON HEADS DON'T DISSIPATE HEAT LIKE ALUMINUM HEADS DO. SO WHAT DO WE DO? QUITE SIMPLY WE CHANGE OUR GASKET THICKNESS TO 51 THOUSANDTHS, AND THAT WOULD GET OUR COMPRESSION RATIO TO 10.5 TO ONE, AND THAT'S A LOT MORE LIKE IT.

(JOHN)>> SO BY SIMPLY CHANGING FROM A 39 THOUSANDTHS THICK HEAD GASKET TO A 51 THOUSANDTHS, WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE OUR COMPRESSION RATIO FROM THE DANGER ZONE BACK DOWN TO A SAFE ZONE. AND NOW THAT YOU GUYS KNOW HOW TO SET YOUR COMPRESSION RATIO EXACTLY AND WHAT HEAD GASKETS YOU MIGHT NEED, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON? GET BACK OUT IN THE GARAGE AND WORK ON SOMETHING.

(JOHN)>> WE'VE GONE OVER THE IMPORTANCE OF UPGRADING FASTENERS HERE SEVERAL TIMES. WELL WE'VE HAD SOME OF YOU GUYS WRITE IN WANTING TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT IF YOU STRIP A THREAD OUT, SAY IN THE DECK SURFACE, ESPECIALLY IF THE MOTOR'S GOING TOGETHER? WELL TODAY WE'RE GONNA GO OVER A COUPLE DIFFERENT OPTIONS YOU'VE GOT ON HOW TO FIX IT. ONE IS WHAT'S CALLED A THREAD INSERT. NOW IT'S A PIECE OF STEEL WITH THREADS ON THE OUTSIDE AS WELL AS THREADS ON THE INSIDE. NOW THE BENEFIT TO USING ONE OF THESE IS IN AN APPLICATION WITH EXTREME CYLINDER PRESSURE. SOMETHING WITH A LOT OF BOOST, KINDA LIKE A DIESEL. NOW SECOND IS WHAT THEY CALL A HELICOIL KIT. THIS IS A PRECISION FORMED SCREW THREAD COIL THAT'S MADE OF STAINLESS STEEL AND HAS A DIAMOND CROSS SECTION. NOW IT'S THE MOST COMMON REPAIR FOR VEHICLES TODAY BECAUSE OF ITS COSTS AND EASE TO PUT IN. SO SINCE WE'RE WORKING ON A DAILY DRIVER, THIS WILL BE THE ROUTE WE'RE TAKING. NOW I DIDN'T RUN INTO THIS LITTLE HEADACHE UNTIL I ACTUALLY TRIED TO TORQUE THE HEAD ON THIS SIDE. NOW EVEN THOUGH I RAN A TAP THROUGH ALL THE THREADS, WHEN I WENT TO TORQUE THE HEAD DOWN I RIPPED THE THREADS RIGHT OUT OF THE BLOCK. NOW IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU, DON'T WORRY. NOW THE FIRST THING I'M GONNA DO IS GO AHEAD AND LAY DOWN SOME TAPE. THIS WILL INSURE I WON'T GET ANY SHAVINGS DOWN IN MY CYLINDERS. NOW BEFORE WE GET STARTED DRILLING, I'VE GOT A LITTLE

TIP TO KEEPING THESE THINGS STRAIGHT AND TRUE THAT I WANT TO SHOW YOU GUYS. NOW I STARTED OUT BY CUTTING A PIECE OF PLATE METAL BIG ENOUGH TO COVER UP A CYLINDER AND I WENT AHEAD

AND PUT IN AN INDEXING HOLE IN THE CORNER. THEN WE'LL JUST TAKE OUR GASKET, LINE IT UP WITH THAT HOLE, AND USE ANOTHER BOLT HOLE SO WE GET OUR PATTERN AND BOLT IT TO THE DECK. I START BY USING A CENTER PUNCH SO I CAN DRILL MY PILOT HOLE. THEN I'LL STEP UP TO THE SIZE I NEED.

NOW THE REASON WE'RE GOING THROUGH ALL THIS TROUBLE IS BECAUSE WE WANT TO DRILL THAT HOLE AS STRAIGHT AS POSSIBLE. NOW YES, YOU CAN JUST EYEBALL IT. SOMETIMES IT WORKS OUT FINE, BUT THOSE OF YOU GUYS THAT WHO HAVE DONE A COUPLE OF THESE ALREADY KNOW THAT THE STRAIGHTER AND TRUER TO THE ORIGINAL HOLE AS POSSIBLE, THE BETTER THE HEAD WILL TORQUE DOWN. SO WHAT I'VE DONE IS ORDER A PIECE OF ROUND STOCK FROM THE LOCAL INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY STORE WITH A BORE THROUGH IT THE SIZE OF THE DRILL BIT WE'LL BE USING TO INSTALL THAT HELICOIL. SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TAKE A DRILL BIT THAT'S TWO SIZES SMALLER THAN WE'RE ACTUALLY GONNA USE. THEN WE CAN DROP OUR GUIDE IN PLACE AND LINE IT UP. NOW I'M GOING TO GET MIKE TO WELD THE PLATE TO THE GUIDE. THEN WE CAN TIGHTEN IT DOWN TO THE DECK.

NOW IF WE'VE DONE IT RIGHT OUR DRILL BIT SHOULD GO IN AND OUT OF THE DAMAGED THREADS AND GUIDE FAIRLY EASY. NOW THAT WE KNOW WE'RE CENTERED AND STRAIGHT, WE

CAN USE THE DRILL BIT THAT THE KIT SUGGEST TO DRILL OUT OUR HOLE FOR THAT HELICOIL. NOW ONCE WE'VE DRILLED THROUGH, WE CAN VACUUM OUT ANY SHAVINGS. NOW WE KNOW WE'VE DRILLED OUT OUR HOLD STRAIGHT AND CENTERED TO WHAT IT USED TO BE. NOW THE BEST PART ABOUT USING A JIG LIKE THIS IS IT DOESN'T COST A LOT OF MONEY TO MAKE ONE.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY PUT IT UP, SAVE IT FOR JUST THESE TYPE OF MOTORS, OR YOU CAN PUT DIFFERENT BOLT HOLES IN IT USING IT FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOTORS. NOW SOMETHING YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF THAT YOU MADE YOURSELF, AND YOU CAN REST EASY KNOWING THAT YOU

DRILLED A STRAIGHT AND CENTERED HOLE EVERY TIME. NOW WE'RE READY TO TAP OUR HOLE WITH THE SUPPLIED TAP FOR OUR COIL SIZE. AND SINCE THE TAP IS TAPERED IT'S A LOT EASIER TO START.

BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO RUN THE TAP IN ANY MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF THE THREAD LENGTH. THEN REMOVE, VACUUM IT OUT AGAIN. WITH A LITTLE RED LOCTITE ON THE HELICOIL, GO AHEAD AND

THREAD IT IN UNTIL IT'S JUST BELOW FLUSH. DON'T FORGET BREAK OFF THE TANK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE INSERTS. AND YES, I'LL BE SPENDING SOME TIME LATER TAKING OUT A FREEZE PLUG TO FISH THAT THING OUT. SO THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE TORQUING YOUR HEAD BOLTS DOWN AND YOU HEAR THAT FATAL POP OF THE THREAD LETTING GO, DON'T FREAK OUT. YOUR LOCAL PARTS STORE'S GOT A HELICOIL KIT THAT'LL GET YOU BACK OUT ON THE ROAD. AND NOW'S THE TIME FOR THE MOMENT OF TRUTH, SWEET!

(JOHN)>> WE GET A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM YOU GUYS HERE ABOUT IGNITION SYSTEMS. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE, AND WHICH ONE MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOUR PROJECT? SO TODAY WE'RE GONNA GO OVER THE TWO MOST COMMON TYPES AND AN EASY AND AFFORDABLE WAY TO UPGRADE YOURS

FOR MORE HORSEPOWER. BUT NOW FIRST WE'VE GOT TO GO OVER WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW THEY WORK. THIS DISTRIBUTOR IS CALLED A HIGH ENERGY IGNITION,

OR WHAT MORE GUYS CALL AN HEI. NOW IT IS AN INDUCTIVE DISCHARGE SYSTEM. AND IT'S ACTUALLY A STAND ALONE UNIT. IT TAKES ONE POWER SUPPLY AND HOUSES ITS OWN COIL. NOW THEY WERE USED IN MILLIONS OF STOCK TYPE VEHICLES BECAUSE THEY CREATED PLENTY OF

SPARK AT LOWER RPM. NOW THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH AN INDUCTIVE DISCHARGE IGNITION SYSTEM IS THAT THE COIL CAN'T KEEP UP AT AROUND

5,500 RPM OR SO. IT CAN'T FIRE AND RECHARGE IN TIME RESULTING IN A LOSS OF HORSEPOWER AT THE TOP END. THE OTHER TYPE IS WHAT'S KNOWN AS THE CAPACITIVE DISCHARGE IGNITION SYSTEM, OR WHAT MOST PEOPLE CALL A CDI. NOW THE BEST PART ABOUT ONE OF THESE IS IT CAN CREATE A FULL SPARK THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE RPM RANGE. SO YOU'LL NEVER LOSE POWER AT THE TOP END, BUT IT WILL REQUIRE SOME TYPE OF IGNITION BOX, WHICH ACTUALLY

HOLDS A SMALL CHARGE FOR THE COIL TO DRAW FROM BEFORE IT MAKES ITS OWN POWER FOR THE SPARK PLUGS. AND THAT'S BECAUSE IT DRAWS POWER DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY. NOW SUMMIT RACING OFFERS A MULTIPLE SPARK CDI BOX THAT ALLOWS YOU TO UPGRADE ANY TYPE OF INDUCTIVE IGNITION SYSTEM TO A CDI.

IT COST LESS THAN $150 BUCKS AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY A NEW DISTRIBUTOR. THE FIRST STEP IN UPGRADING AN HEI IS TO REMOVE THE CAP AND ROTOR BUTTON. THEN WE CAN LOCATE THE IGNITION MODULE, REMOVE THE CONDENSER AND MODULE, AND DISCONNECT THE WIRES. WE CAN USE OUR INSTRUCTION SHEET TO HELP US DIAL IN

EXACTLY WHICH MODULE WE HAVE. ONCE WE CONFIRM WE'VE GOT A FOUR PIN, IT'LL TELL US EXACTLY WHICH DIAGRAM WE NEED TO USE. THE BOX COMES WITH WHAT I CALL A BAG OF GOODIES. IT ACTUALLY INCLUDES ALL THE WIRES, CLAMPS, AND

EVEN TOOLS YOU MIGHT NEED TO DO THIS JOB.

NOW YOU MIGHT HAVE SOME STUFF LEFT OVER, AND DON'T

WORRY, THAT'S OKAY.

REMEMBER, WE SAID THIS THING WILL UPGRADE ANYTHING FROM A TFI FORD TO A CHRYSLER. HEY YOU COULD EVEN USE THIS ON A POINTS STYLE DISTRIBUTOR AND HIDE THE BOX FOR THAT FACTORY LOOK WITH THAT NEW STYLE PERFORMANCE. NOW ONE THING I LIKE TO DO IS GO AHEAD AND REMOVE THE TERMINALS FROM THE PLASTIC CLIP, SLIDE ON SOME HEAT SHRINK. THEN USE A LITTLE BIT OF LOCTITE DIELECTRIC GREASE TO PREVENT FORMING CORROSION. ONCE THEY'RE SNAPPED IN PLACE, A LITTLE BIT OF HEAT WILL SEAL THEM UP FOREVER. THESE PROVIDED CLAMPS WILL KEEP THE WIRES FROM GETTING RIPPED APART BY THE ROTOR BUTTON, AND THEY JUST GO RIGHT BACK INTO PLACE WHERE THE OLD MODULE WAS. AND NOW YOU CAN PUT THE REST BACK TOGETHER.

NOW THE WAY YOU WIRE ONE OF THESE SYSTEMS UP IS JUST AS EASY AS A CONVERSION. HEAVY RED AND BLACK GOES STRAIGHT TO THE BATTERY. NOW THE LITTLE RED WIRE IS LABELED 12 VOLT SWITCH. IT GOES RIGHT TO WHAT USED TO RUN YOUR HEI IGNITION. THE GRAY WIRE'S FOR A TACH OUTPUT, ORANGE AND BLACK ARE FOR YOUR COIL POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE, AND OBVIOUSLY THE GREEN AND PURPLE GO TO WHAT WE JUST INSTALLED IN THE DISTRIBUTOR. NOW IF YOU'VE BEEN NOTICING A LITTLE BIT OF SPARK BREAK UP AT THE HIGHER RPM LEVEL, WELL IT MIGHT BE TIME TO GO AHEAD AND ADD SOME SPARK ENERGY. TRUST ME, BY CONVERTING TO ONE OF THESE CDI IGNITION BOXES, YOU WILL FEEL A DIFFERENCE.

(JOE)>> FIRST TO MARKET, FIRST TO STREET, THAT'S THE MOTTO OF ONE OF OUR POWERBLOCK VENDORS NONE OF US CAN DO WITHOUT AROUND HERE. THEY MAKE TOOLS, SPECIFICALLY MATCO TOOLS.

THE DOORS OPENED EARLY, USHERING THE LATEST AND GREATEST TO MAKE SHOP LIFE EASIER. AND THERE WAS NO PRETTIER SETTING THAN SUNNY SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, WHERE 1,500 MATCO DISTRIBUTORS GATHER WITH THEIR FAMILIES. ( )>> ARE YOU HAVING FUN.

( )>> YES.

(JOE)>> FOR THIS ANNUAL EVENT.

(ERNIE)>> WE GET TOGETHER SO YOU CAN PLAN YOUR YEAR. YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT TO BUY, HOW TO BUY, HOW TO TARGET CUSTOMERS. THEN ALL THAT TIES INTO THE PRODUCT. ( )>> PRESS THE BUTTON, SLIDE IT UP, IT STAYS WHERE YOU PUT IT.

(ERNIE)>> WE LAUNCH A LOT OF OUR INNOVATIVE PRODUCT HERE AT THE SHOW, AND THEN ALL OF OUR DISTRICT SALES MANAGERS WORK WITH OUR FRANCHISEES TO GROW THEIR BUSINESS.

(JOE)>> BUSINESS GROWS THROUGH SALES SEMINARS AND

SOCIAL GATHERINGS, LIKE THIS RECEPTION HELD ON THE DECK OF THE DECOMMISSIONED AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS MIDWAY.

(DAN)>> HOW ARE YOU DOING STEVE?

(STEVE)>> DOING GREAT DAN, HOW ARE YOU DOING TODAY?

(JOE)>> BUT IT'S THE NEW TOOLS THAT ARE THE BUZZ AROUND HERE.

(RICH)>> I LIKE TO HAVE THE NEWEST PRODUCT AS SOON AS I CAN GET IT. THE FASTER I GET IT FROM THEM, THE FASTER I CAN GET IT TO THE GUYS ON THE STREET, AND MATCO BACKS US UP WITH THAT.

(JOE)>> NEW GEAR RAISE EYEBROWS INCLUDE THE HOOK FROM POWER PROBE, A MULTITESTER THAT NOW SELECTS METER AND RANGE FOR YOU ALONG WITH A DIAL IN CIRCUIT BREAKER. THE NEW MATCO LAUNCH PAD FROM LAUNCH TECH USA IS A DIAGNOSTIC TABLET THAT LETS YOU CONNECT WIRELESSLY TO

THE VEHICLE AND TO THE INTERNET.

(JASON)>> WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS A THREEEIGHTHS INCH CORDLESS RATCHET. TYPICALLY THIS TOOL WOULD HAVE BEEN AN AIR POWERED TOOL, BUT WITH THE ADVANCEMENTS IN BATTERIES AND MOTOR TECHNOLOGY WE'RE NOW ABLE TO OFFER THIS IN THE FORM OF A CORDLESS TOOL.

(JOE)>> FAMOUS FOR THE TOOL BOXES MANUFACTURED IN JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK, MATCO DEBUTED A NEW LINE OF SERVICE CARTS. HIGH METAL FLAKE PAINT AND A TRIM COLOR THAT'LL SPARK SALES.

(TONY)>> EXCLUSIVE TO OUR SIXS LINE AND OUR NEW 770 SERIES OF CARTS, WE ARE LAUNCHING AT THIS YEAR'S EXPO EMERALD GREEN TRIM. WE CONSULTED WITH ALL OUR COLOR EXPERTS AT PANTONE, AND EMERALD GREEN IS THE COLOR FOR 2013.

(JOE)>> LOTS OF NUMBER ONES AT THIS SHOW. NUMBER ONE DISTRIBUTOR IN SALES, NUMBER ONE SALES ROOKIE.

(ANTRON)>> JUST ZOOM IN, RIGHT ON OUT.

(JOE)>> PLUS THE TOP FUEL WORLD CHAMPION.

(BRYAN)>> WELL I HAVE TO SAY, WITHOUT ANY QUESTION, MY FAVORITE PART OF MATCO TOOLS IS OUR MOTORSPORTS PROGRAM.

BRINGING IT TO MY CUSTOMERS, BRINGING THEM, MAKING MORE MATCO FANS AND HENCEFORTH MORE ANTRON BROWN FANS.

(ANTRON)>> AND WE'RE ALL HERE TO MAKE EACH OTHER SUCCESSFUL. I MEAN WE WON THE 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT WE DID IT AS A WHOLE OF ALL OF US TOGETHER, AND I'M JUST AN EXTENSION OF WHAT EACH AN ALL OF THE DISTRIBUTORS ARE. ( )>> YOU KNOW THIS IS GOOD BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY GIVES YOU A PLACE TO DISPLAY ALL OF YOUR SOCKETS.

(JOSE)>> JUST A GREAT PLACE TO COME AND

GENERATE MORE PROFITS.

YOU SEE THE NEWEST, THE LATEST, AND THE GREATEST, AND IT JUST HELPS YOU OUT AS A DISTRIBUTOR.

(TIM)>> AND A TOOL EXPO LIKE WE HAVE TODAY IS SOMETHING THAT GIVES THEM PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE. THEY GET TO INTERACT WITH OUR SUPPLY BASE. SO WHEN THEY GET HOME, OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW DAYS, THEY CAN HIT THE STREET AND START SELLING

TO THEIR OWN CUSTOMERS. I THINK WHERE MATCO IS TODAY IS I THINK WE'RE RECOGNIZED TO THE MARKET AS BEING THE LEADER AND PROVIDING SERVICE BECAUSE THAT'S REALLY WHAT THIS INDUSTRY IS ABOUT. WE SELL A PREMIUM PRODUCT AT A PREMIUM PRICE, BUT WE

DELIVER PREMIUM SERVICE. AND I THINK NOT ONLY THE TEAM THAT WE HAVE AT OUR STOW HEADQUARTERS, BUT ALSO OUR TEAM OUT IN THE FIELD. WE'RE CONSTANTLY DRIVING AND TRYING TO IMPROVE THAT SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE TO OUR CUSTOMERS. AND I SEE US IN THE FUTURE CREATING AN EVEN BIGGER GAP BETWEEN THE SERVICE THAT MATCO TOOL PROVIDES VERSUS OUR COMPETITORS.

(JOE)>> YOU'VE SEEN US USE A LOT OF SCOTT PRO SHOP TOWELS AROUND HERE. THEY'VE GOT TONS OF USES. THEY'RE STRONG, ABSORBENT, AND CAN HANDLE ALL THE OIL AND GREASE WE CAN THROW AT THEM. WE ALSO USE A LOT OF THEIR GLASS CLEANING TOWELS TOO. THEY'RE MADE WITHOUT GLUES OR BINDERS, SO YOU GET A STREAK CLEAN ON ANY KIND OF WINDOW, MIRROR, OR EVEN A DYNO DOOR. NOW YOU CAN GET THEM BOTH AT YOUR LOCAL PARTS STORE AND OTHER LOCATIONS AROUND YOUR AREA.

(MIKE)>> IF YOU'VE GOT A LATE MODEL CAR OR TRUCK, THIS COULD BE ONE OF THE BEST AFTERMARKET MODS FOR IT. THIS IS THE DIABLO SPORT IN TUNE TUNER WITH PROGRAMMED ECONOMY AND PERFORMANCE TUNES FOR BOTH GASOLINE AND DIESEL ENGINES ALL IN ONE PART NUMBER. IT'S FAST AND POWERFUL WITH OVER A GIG OF MEMORY AND FEATURES A USER FRIENDLY INTERFACE. PLUS YOU CAN USE IT FOR DIAGNOSTICS, DATA LOGGING, AND CUSTOM TUNING. NOW THAT'S A LOT FOR SUCH A SMALL DEVICE WITH A SMALL PRICE AT $390 BUCKS.

(JOE)>> FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW CLEANING BRAKE PARTS HAS BEEN A LOT EASIER, ALL THANKS TO THIS STUFF

HERE IN THE RED CAN. BRAKE CLEAN WAS THE FIRST TO PUT THEIR PRODUCT IN AN AEROSOL CAN, AND TODAY THE FORMULA IS STRONGER AND MORE EFFECTIVE THAN EVER WITHOUT USING HARMFUL METHYLENE CHLORIDE. NOW THEY ALSO MAKE A GREEN CAN FORMULA FOR USE IN AREAS WHERE LAWS CALL FOR A CHLORINE FREE PRODUCT.

NOW BOTH OF THEM WERE MADE FOR EFFECTIVE CLEANING, FAST EVAPORATION WITH NO RESIDUE. WELL I GUESS IT'S TIME OT PUT THE BRAKES ON THIS SHOW, WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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