19 Episode results for "Chris Albrecht"

Spoon Editor Podcast: Tasty Tasty Umlauts

Smart Kitchen Show

32:22 min | 1 year ago

Spoon Editor Podcast: Tasty Tasty Umlauts

"Once you've made your big discovery next you have to prove it works in our second episode of engineering big ideas we had to Milan to talk prototyping with our dino founder Mosima the band's visit Mazi dot com slash empowering innovation to watch the episode back the first editor podcast in about a month since Sis We're we're all we've caught up on sleep Bro laxed have on the podcast with me Jen Marston in January you're in these coastal more somewhere on the east coast I'll leave that to up for people to get an undisclosed location we have Chris Albrecht. I'm in a punk rocker here Chris and his island bunker yes I am yes also an undisclosed location Catherine fully disclosing around I think you're on Capitol Hill yes you guys I'll share with anybody if you want out okay well it's good to be back in kind of a tap this Mike and see if it still working we're GonNa talk about some of the stories of the week and I'm excited to start with the first one I think Christie wrote about it it's called the Bruti maker Brew Beer You with what are those two dots omelettes blitz they are spinal tap esque Wilde's or on what's whatever you WanNa say yeah sure I'm an ugly ugly American this thing it promises to remind promises me t perfect every time and lower your energy bill tells Chris also about this tea maker so so it's on kickstarter so let's put the caveat out there I if this product doesn't exist in the marketplace yet they built prototypes but it hasn't reached mass production scale so anything anything could happen between the time of its funding and if it ever comes to market so always have that Bhairavi wear whenever dealing with crowd funded projects but it's this countertop device automatically bruce t so that sounds kind of boring because you can just use a kettle and tea is really easy to make but what I liked about this was that it it allows you sort of so when I make t t every morning and it seems like as I look at it it's a very energy intensive process I fill up a kettle not all the way but I fill up more than I need and and I just boil it and then poured into a teabag and then they're still water leftover so I'm using more energy to heat more water than I need and depending on the kind of t t needs to be media need to boil water for every kind of tea in fact should be at different temperatures so this allows you to kind of control that and by doing so so even though that's like a small change right like it's only heating up enough water for your cup for the amount of for the amount of t want you can set it to whatever two hundred forty milliliters or whatever whatever the amount is it's only heating that amount of water and so that to me is like okay so if you do that every single day then you're actually not using thing as much energy and it probably won't show up on your energy bills like a huge thing but again it's those little things those incremental changes that could really changed the amount of energy use over that could put you know not a huge not like you know turning off your fridge but it's it's still an amount of energy or you're not using off off the grid you're not pulling off the grid yeah I mean I think that's interesting I think it's more interesting to me is I if I was like a Super Tea Aficionado I like the idea of getting exact temperature right because I'm sure if you're a tea person who really knows the way you like your tea brewed it's hard to dictate what the temperature would be if you're putting ahead on a pot or whatever you want to say but but at this little is you kinda hit that exact precise temperature yeah and again it's so like I have an electronic kettle that has different settings so it's got like an Yulong setting like a green tea black tea so but again I'm over filling it yet we well I don't want to Brag but you know for people who are like it's it's probably not as rabid as I coffey people are you know that coffee culture but you know you certainly see we saw this I think people who mytalk this might immediately think like oh great you know how tough is it the boil water and put it in you know put it in a cup and it might ring for spoon readers they might remember the T. four which launched at smart kitchen the very first smart kitchen summit I remember seeing that thing at the smart kitchen someone and it promise granular controls over the very specific types of tea you have and to have it at the precise brew steeping times and you know the tasted good but it was a fifteen hundred dollar machine and you know that's it's a tough sell t fauria than folded a couple years later just because people aren't gonNA spend fifteen hundred dollars on a on a T. making machine with like it hadn't in hand blown crafts glass graphs and it was just you know in retrospect you could say well it's kind of silly but I think it's sort of what I like is at its it's using kind of a smart device to really not only allow you to set the temperatures you want to have more precise control over your t but also making better use of resources a combination of those things and all for about one hundred and fifteen bucks us I think if you're a back at the nail now that the difference with two four as the two forty was like fifteen hundred dollars this is about one tenth the price to forty did have some features at that were cool the fact that you could like kits and flavor notes some kind of adjust those which the they talked about but I think trying to convince anyone to buy a fifteen hundred tea maker is really tough especially when you have companies like gourmet doing knockoffs which we we saw soon after the two forty launch so but yeah I'm interested to see how this one does I'm intrigued by it I couldn't bring myself to bite because I I'd probably be in trouble Oh but Chris are you going is this you can see on maybe you're under your Christmas tree next year well what I was actually what I could see dot spoiler in case they're listening but for my parents you know it's it's not shipping until February so it would be like a piece of paper placeholder and again hopefully it makes it the market 'cause they they don't want another right press situation but you know my dad and mom drink tea all the time and you notice like my my parents are up right now and I went to go use the kettle this morning and it was full of water and other why is this a somebody was heating up too much water last night and that's that makes you sound like the old man who's using my cattle but it I think for them it's something that would be pretty useful and you know if if it works for them then I would get one for myself as well Jenner tea drinker I am Nam but my just Chris you mentioned of of parents made me think of my mother who actually still measures out water and puts it in her electric kettle to make tea every morning because she's very very much about not wasting water not heating up more than you need something like this would really speed up that process for a person like her who super for conscientious about how much energy they're using well the other thing too that I forgot to mention is that you can use either loose leaf tea or tea bags so you don't have to get like any kind of particular pod or some kind of Ti pod to throw in there it can be it can fit already into your existing T. lifestyle as a T. new over here if I got this and like I don't know I boil water for tea and I just do it all same and you're saying there are different temperatures that bring out the nuances of different teas today have any sort heard of guide to help you figure that out that I am not sure if there's any sort of official thing that would come along with it in terms of presets at looked from the video that they showed that you were sort of you could there's a there's a dial button that you push so you might have to kind of research a little bit more but that would be easy enough to find out you

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Episode #9: Direct Connections - Chris Albrecht "The Mopar Hunter"

Talking Mopars

53:04 min | 1 year ago

Episode #9: Direct Connections - Chris Albrecht "The Mopar Hunter"

"What's a disease happy new year and welcome to episode number nine? Let's kick off the first show twenty twenty with project carve harv the week a listener story and the first direct connections episode for those new to the show. Direct connections are special editions of this show. That are our free flow conversations with From all walks of life. I WanNa get to the roots of people's moped enthusiasm and direct connections is how we're GONNA get there. I decided to introduce direct connections to you the best way that I know how. And that's by telling you my own Mo par story you've heard the story of my Dart and the story of my truck now want to share the story of what actually sparked my love for mopeds. Because I feel that this show to be successful you need to have a good idea of who I am. And why do the moped related things that I do. So with that being said you are listening to the best Mo- Parnu driven podcast on planet earth. And I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the MOPE hunter and this is talking Mo- parts You're listening to talking mobile with the hunter. Your direct medicine all things Komo pond all right folks. We made it. It is twenty twenty a new decade and a whole new year to crank out episodes of your favor. podcast talking motorcars. I'm really excited about what's in store for this show for this year The things we're going to talk about the people are going to talk to WHO and have conversations with this is GonNa be really fun and I'm happy that you're here joining me. Hey let's not waste any time. Let's cut the fat. Let's get right into it. Let's get this show on the road and let's talk a project car in this week's project car was an e Bay find and it just so happens to be one of my favorite cars not just just because I own one but because they're cool a nineteen sixty eight dodge dart so this car is an abandoned racecar project. At least that's what it looks like to me. Maybe the guy just lost interest in it but whatever the case. It's an unfinished project car. And it's set up for drag racing so or at least it's headed in that direction so this is a nineteen sixty eight dodge DART superstock hemi clone. It's got fiberglass front. From fenders two sets doors looks like Dana rear end with four link. Strange Break Strange Axles Manual Steering Column Column The seller says that most of the trim is included with the car. Except it's missing the windshield trim. It's got the sixty eight dark grill. Sixty Dr Tail Lights. It also comes with two pieces of four by sheet metal. My guess is to finish off the interior and all the tin work and it looks like the seller alert is GonNa throw in anything else that he may have forgotten the list with the car. It goes on to say that this car is a race car. Only now it's set at a buy it now. How price of eighty five hundred dollars and you know? Is it a good bye. I'm not quite sure I'd have to see the car in person but based on looks alone. It's pretty much. Just just a shell with a roll cage with hogged out rear wheel wells to fit bigger tires. And it's you know it's got some stuff going for and it's also got some stuff that it really needs addressed like is the cage even up to Nhra specs. You know how was the car built. These are a lot of questions that you need to ask when you go in. Look at these cars these unfinished unfinished racecars. Or if you're considering one I am a fool for these. I love seeing unfinished race cars. Because because I'm like Oh cool all the hard work done in this case there's still a lot of hard work left but if someone wants to get a little bit of a head start on a dart then I and I think it's a it's a good buy for somebody. That's looking for a race car. If you'RE LOOKING FOR MORE OF A streetcar you might WanNa shy away from something like this because it setup for drag racing so if you're gonNA spend eighty five hundred dollars I'm sure you can find a decent driver quality Dr that maybe it has a slant six in it. You know what it's pretty clean and you can always yanked the slant and throw in big block or a small block. Whatever you want you don't always have to get a race car and I think a lot of the time people you know they see st outlaws on TV? And they're like Oh. I got to do that so they go and they buy a race car. You know that hasn't been finished yet. And then they get in way over their head. That's probably what I would do you. You know if I didn't have my projects that I have now and I had some money burning home. My pocket in a car came up like this dart and already had a roll cage in it and it was already doubt if I didn't know any better. I probably would just buy based on cool factor alone but I do know a little bit better so if I ever go and look at a unfinished race car. Then I'm really going to look at the craftsmanship and the quality of the wells and the quality of the work involved in the car because the seller could have just started the project and got got in over his head realized he had changed a bunch of stuff and thought. You know what I'M GONNA cut my losses here. The car is nowhere near done. A have a bunch of money invested so it may may be easier for him just to say you know what screw it. I'm going to sell this car. And then just go by something and start over again. You have to watch for that kind of stuff when you're going and looking at these he's project cars because you never really know who built it you know. That's kind of scary when you're talking about safety equipment like a roll cage in you don't know who built it then then you've got you know. How do they got good welds or do they have experienced building race cars? Do the wells have good penetration. Trey Shen you know last thing you want is to roll a car that has shoddy roll Cajun at first of all you probably went to pass tech inspection. But let's just say you. You wield your way through got on that starting line and you rolled the car and you had a shoddy cage. Guess what not only can a cage save your life they can also kill you so those are things you have to keep in mind when looking at race cars like this or either x race cars or future race cars depending but that still doesn't take away from the fact that this car is cool if you were to go look at it and you're looking at the cage and you're like wow this is actually really well built. Maybe it just wasn't painted then in your saving a couple grand and then you've got the suspension set up and you know anything else all the little extras included with with the car. Like in this case. He's got some fiberglass fenders. Those definitely aren't cheap. When you're looking at project cars you really have to consider it as a whole you know? I'm kind of a fool in the way that I would go look at his car. And just think Oh my God look out coolest racecars everything else is like an afterthought I would hope that if myself or or anybody else is going to hand over. Eighty five hundred dollars on an unfinished project that you at least look it over really well maybe bring a friend. The second set of eyes is never a bad thing. But I really like this dark you know. I would have to see it in person to kind of determine if it's something that I wanted to get into into or if it looks like there's a lot of work that needs to be redone and I might as well start fresh with a much cheaper car a much cheaper Shell and then go oh from. They're not a bad car. I just thought it was cool looking on in the picture. It actually shows an overhead shop crane. It looks like it's You know him. He's hanging by right right in the engine. Bay The DR so a good sales tactic like this could be you but not a bad car. Are I wish the guy luck with the sale. I hope it's set up good in that somebody gets a good start to a race car out of it that that would be really cool because I love Dodge Dart superstock cars and the sixty eight Hemi Dr is also one of my top Mo- parts of all time along with the Barracuda. They're just so cool. Hemi bodies any body with a Hemi as cool in my book so cool Dr Check it out on Ebay. It's not hard to find. Just look up. Nineteen sixty eight dodge DART superstock. And you'll probably run across it so if you're looking for a little fun at the track and a a little fun at the garage I because you're probably going to be building this car for two years before you even get into the track. This might be a good deal. So they'll check it out on Ebay. It's still going to be up for another twenty nine days as it's got fifty two views per hour which is seems Seven people are watching it so it also has the make offer option so on Ebay you can do auctions by now or you can have a buy it now but also a make offer option option which tells me that this guy will take less than eighty five hundred dollars or else he wouldn't even put the make offer button there. So who knows what you could get this thing for. You might be sitting on a potential real cool deal you might go see. This guy will take five and Lo and behold he's like. I really need to get rid of this thing. It's taking up space in my garage. Yes I'll take fifty five hundred and then you eat that extra five hundred and Dan you know you call it a day and you bring your race car home your five thousand dollar Racecar so keep that in mind cool car. That's all I got to say about that. I would love of if my dart was built to look like a superstock but I just feel I would feel like an impostor because mine is a sixty nine and you know looking at the pictures this car. He's including these five relax vendors and they're actually four sixty nine because they have their rectangular marker lights if it's just a race car who cares and that's that that cool dark. This week's listener story comes from a gentleman named Arthur and Arthur's from Sydney Australia. And before we get into Arthur story let me just say that. I feel very bad for the people in Australia affected by the fires. I'm so sorry for all my friends down there. I hope that you guys get that situation handled and that you guys can bounce back from that because it's devastating I've seen pictures online and it looks like the apocalypse down there. It's really scary I know that we had some crazy wildfires here in California l. -Fornia and I'm up in Washington and we get some wildfires but nothing like that. Australia is insane. The stuff in California was insane and I hope you guys can recover from that. This is Arthur story. Hi Chris. I'm a listener to your podcast and enjoy the vast subjects you discuss. Plus my name is Arthur and live in Sydney Australia. I've been a muscle car guy for as long as I can remember and had various OSCE cars in my youth getting married at a young age. There is no extra money for muscle cars. That is until about fifteen years ago when I got the bug again to get myself a muscle car. I looked and looked at many iconic Australian muscle cars but just couldn't find or feel connection with any of them. I looked at over thirty cars over eighteen months but couldn't get that wow factor. I was constantly car sites looking for the one that would wow me anyhow. After for many hours of looking I stumbled onto a what I thought was a Barracuda I thought wow. That's unique in Australia. So I gave the number of call the guy called till me. The boss was out and he would call me back. As there was no photos of the car. I started to Google Khuda and loved what I saw a few hours later. The owner called me back and told me that the actual car he was selling was a roadrunner. Not Ah Khuda. I had no idea what the hell roadrunner was so I called my brother and he said if you don't buy I will. G must be special about this car if he was saying that so I rang the owner back and told him I'd come see the car on the weekend. Well I instantly fell in love and what he failed to mention was it was a convertible. I put a deposit on the car right then and came back a week later to pick it up once I brought it home. I did a small restoration tidying up the car and enjoyed it for seven years cruising and drag racing over that time I decided five years ago that the car deserved a ground up restoration. One reason was it was not the factory color so I wanted to bring it back to its original b-5 blue color it's undergone Hutton. Bolt Restoration. I put the original. Three eighty-three motor to the side and built a five hundred. Twenty two QB Monster. Everything is new on the car. And I'm almost finished now. And it's come out spectacular spectacular this nineteen. sixty-nine roadrunner convertible is one of two known to be in Australia. My friends have now. All got the MO par bug cars in our group includes two eight twelve cars one road runner and one soupy a sixty eight. GTS Factory four-speed Hemi a sixty six charger factory. four-speed Hemi car a nineteen seventy Challenger v Code four-speed car and two big blocks chargers to name a few. I'm so lucky to have stumbled upon such a rare bird and I can't wait to get it back on the road. Hopefully in three to four weeks regards Art Arthur Arthur. What a cool story? It sounds like you've got some really cool friends. The amount of cars that I didn't realize existed in other parts of the world is remarkable. I really want to have an episode or episodes on Mo- apart from other parts of the world because I know you've got some really cool ones down there aside from the cars that you guys have imported from the United States and I think shedding getting some light on some of the Mo- parts of the world would be really fun. Your roadrunner sounds pretty cool. And it sounds like you've got a little crew Of some really cool cars down there. So that's awesome. It's good to know that the Mo Park community is worldwide. And I'm so interested did in cars that are in other parts of the world that are Mo- pars my in Brazil. They have a charger. That is like early Seventies. That looks just like a dark but it has styling cues of charger and it's also got like a phantom grill that it's it's just a really cool car and then in Australia you guys have like you've got some really cool values down there and I just I just really WanNa get into the MO- parts of the world because a lot of those cars many people in the United States don't even know List so it would be fun to to talk about them and kind of you know. Increase the knowledge base of moped enthusiasts. Even here in the states and other parts of the world. I think that'll be really fun. But Arthur thank you for submitting your story. It sounds like your roadrunner is an absolute monster. Very cool I would love to see if you guys have any pictures of of all your mopey cars in one place in Australia. I think that'd be a pretty cool picture. So that exist e mail it to me or share one with me on facebook book or something. Because that's really cool and I would love to go to Australia someday. It just looks fun so I didn't realize there were so many Kumo Pars down there but now now that I know maybe there's a cool event could come to some day and just get a feel for the most part culture down there that'd be really really fun and that's actually a goal goal of mine is to take this show on the road. Someday I would love to be able to travel to different parts of the country. Different parts of the world and talk to other MO- part Susie and really get a feel for how are impacting people's lives here and abroad. That would be awesome. And that's that's a goal of mine that I don't know will ever be realized or not but I'm definitely striving for something something like that. I'm probably GONNA start locally and then kind of branch out as I go so I'll start with local shows and then slowly star widening the circle Michael until I start covering more ground and I also work a day job actually drive a garbage truck for a living so it's hard for me to get time off and and when I do a lot of it is dedicated for my family which is understandable but I hope in the future. I can find time to make my my way to other places to experience the Mo- park culture elsewhere. But thank you Arthur for sharing your story and like I said earlier. I hope that you guys can bounce back and that not too much. Life is lost in the fires in Australia. Godspeed my friend. Welcome to the first edition of direct connections. This is going to be interesting because I've never actually really shared the story of exactly how and why I became a Mo- part doozy's my dad can largely be credited for being responsible for my love of cars and Mopus. He's never heard me talk about this and my wife hasn't heard the whole story either and my best friends have never even heard this story. So here is how my obsession in with cars specifically Mo- pars came to be enjoy. The first few years of my life were spent in Mo- parts but not the ones you would typically expect. I didn't actually grow up around mope our muscle cars by the time I was born in one thousand nine hundred five. My Dad's sixty nine dodge dart was long gone on. So instead of a body mo par grew up around to Mow Pars. That would shape how I feel about transportation the rest of my life. My Dad traded in his his dodge dart for a brand new black. Nineteen seventy five tradesman cargo van and he became a banner he went from cruising in his dart in going on the street races and is cruising around having a good time to trading that in getting a van a cargo van to join the van mccrae's so he customized that van from the ground up. Porthole Windows Louvers big spoiler on the back that It had a yeah. It was a really cool looking spoiler. Fender flares sunroof crushed velvet interior with shag carpet tinted windows big side pipes and appliance steel. Spoke wheels come to think of it. I said on the episode where I talked about my Dr. They might dad's car his Dr had reverse crackers on it but now that I think about it I believe they were actually appliance steel spokes. That's that I just wanted to clear that up. In case somebody went looked at the pictures you know did some fake news reporting on me so he actually had appliance steel spokes on his. I do have have crackers for mine. That van was sold to my uncle. Ray Rest in peace on a few years after I was born and I spent a lot of time cruising around to Van Fares with my dad got in that van. I will never forget those. I still dig the book events to this day and maybe if my wife can get past the whole creeper van stigma. I'll get one someday. So let's talk about some of the other mope cars of my youth in Nineteen eighty-five when I was born. My Dad's set out to get a sports car. He had already built his van and I think he just wanted to have some fun again behind the wheel because vans aren't that Nimble and I think he just wanted ended a fun little sports car because at the time he was taking me so we live in western Washington At the time we were living in Seattle and my mom lived in eastern Washington so every weekend my dad was driving across the mountains and he needed something that was reliable and good on gas or better on gas than any van. That was going over there or anything like that so he ended up getting a black nineteen eighty five dodge dodge Daytona Turbo Z. It had louvers just like the van and funny enough louvers or making a comeback. I've seen a lot of these cars running running around with louvers on him including Mo- pars so I think that's pretty funny and I guess it just goes to show that history does in fact repeat itself. The Turbo Z was black with the red pinstripe. Sun Roof it had the louvers like already said a manual transmission and my favorite part of the car Chrysler's electronic voice alert system. If you don't know what. The electronic voice alert was in Chrysler cars in the nineteen eighties. Look it up on Youtube. The car had a robotic doc. Eighties voice I mean. Think nightrider okay. I and I'm not kidding. So it has this eighties robotic voice. That would alert you to things like low oil pressure low fuel Low Windshield washer fluid and it would tell you to fasten your seatbelts and it would even thank you for doing so. You have to understand that so it would say like warning. Your oil pressure is low warning it you know so. It was hilarious like thinking back so eighties like so eighties. But at the time you have to understand that that as a kid this was nothing short of magic. This was a talking car. My Dad owned nightrider. Only this was cooler because it was dodge Daytona Turbo Z. I remember bragging to the kids at school that my dad had a talking car and they all laughed and said I was full of crap. How Dare I? I knew what I knew and I knew it was true. The fact that they didn't believe me made the car even more special to me. My Dad must have had the coolest car on earth that nobody else had. My Dad clocked over a hundred thousand miles in that car. Basically in three years from all the weekend trips to visit my mom a couple of hundred miles away how he logged. That many miles is a long story but I spent a large portion of my youth on the weekends driving in that car in the back seat. Speeding we're getting pulled over in. That car wasn't wearing a seatbelt. I I was standing up in the backseat and we got pulled over and you know. Hey Hey dad make sure. I'm sitting down with my seatbelt on at least you know but You know it was a different time. Then road tripping is definitely in my blood I love it and I think a lot of that stems from all the time spent in the backseat of that Daytona. So it definitely holds a soft spot in my heart because I I spent so much time in it. Yeah here's a funny memory a few years after the Daytona was traded in on something something more practical for our weekend road trip so a conversion van that my dad bought I was in second grade and there was a show and tell for the class. Now Mind you. We hadn't had the car for a while at this point and I insisted on bringing a picture of the Dodge Watch Daytona Turbo Z to school in the second grade for show until I just wanted to show off how cool the car was and I had my whole will spiel down. I was GONNA explain why my dad's old car the turbo that we no longer had was cooler than any of the cars. Those dorks could possibly even imagine in. This car was out of the future. It talked for. God's Sakes I had a great case to make and I did just that to about twenty blank stares. No one gave a rip about my story or my dad's car or anything like that. In fact I remember everyone including my teacher. Miss Davis looking at me confused. Everyone else had brought in toys pets little trinkets and knickknacks. And I rot in picture of Mike. Tad's old car. It was that point that I realize it. They were all dumb and I was a car guy. I didn't even know that term existed. Then all I know is that my enthusiasm Suzianne for anything that could be driven started as a young boy and followed me into manhood. I was absolutely obsessed with semi trucks and cars. It's no wonder nearly three decades later. I would not only still be a car guy but that is also be driving a truck for a living. I'm a commercial vehicle driver. I guess it was destiny. There are two other MO- pars that were in my life that had an impact on my youth and the first was in nineteen eighty. Five Chrysler. Lebaron that my grandma who I knew as Nanna drove all the way up to the point that she could no longer drive. We even traveled halfway across the country in that car. I spent a lot of time in that Chrysler as a kid. Next to the Kenilworth I would drive later in life. That Lebaron Barron took me to more places in this country than any other vehicle in my life I was never too fond of it though but I associated. My grandma with that car are so in a way it was very special to me and my dad's still has it. As I grew up in gained more knowledge I realized what at a p O s that Lebron was because it had a two point six Mitsubishi engine in it what a disappointment that was what garbage garbage it was. Here's a funny story. That whole nervous telling it just because I feel like my grandma's listening to this right now and she would turn in over three times in her grave she heard it The only other person that knows this story I think is my friend. That was in the car with me me when this happened but I don't remember which friend it was so I was a borough kid with a minimum wage job at a local independent tire store and my car had broke down so I needed to borrow a car so I told me that I would fill up her car with gas if she let me borrow it and while out and about with this friend of mine I pull up to a stop light in front of my old high school and if I remember the story correctly a- punk in a station wagon pulled up next to us and I looked over and joking with my friend I was like you know whatever ever I said I think it was like. Oh I'm going to run this guy you know just joking around. And when light turned green me and the guy in the other car both left the line in working only described as the complete opposite of what would be considered a hard launch and drag racing. I gave that P. O. S. two point six. Excuse my right foot could give it and that P. O. S. gave nothing back after the slowest drag race in history. I pulled into the gas station and put a few bucks of the cheapest eighty seven octane regular unleaded that I could and then I returned turned it unscathed back to China. They like now that I think about it. Here's a memory. The Lebaron is the first car that I ever actually pumped gas in. When I was a young kid Nanna had actually been the one to teach me how to pump gas and she did it when I was like? Gosh I don't remember how old I was but I was young so good the Job Dad. You let grandma teach your son how to pump gas. Did I say that I returned her car unscathed. That's not entirely entirely accurate. Oddly enough after I borrowed the car it never ran right again and Nanna attributed to me not putting king middle grade fuel in it so she had this theory that she could only put eighty nine octane in this hold Lebaron because that's the only only gas it could run good on and let's be honest. The car never ran good at all but she blamed me for ruining her car. Because I put the bottom of the barrel eighty seven regular unleaded gas in it. I ruined it and sadly Nanna passed away a few years ago and she never got to hear this true story so if she's listening Nanna I'm sorry I'm pretty sure I jacked up your car car racing that Station Wagon my dad's GonNa hear the story and he still has her car and the engine is still messed up. oops sorry so that's one of the other MO- pars if you can even call it that with garbage Mitsubishi under the hood That car although I despised it in some ways I cherished it and others because my grandma and I were so close. When I was a kid I was always in that car? You you know and I just when I think about that car I think about her. And that's what would make it hard for me to get rid of. But at the same time I hated good that car so much and my memory of Graham is so much more than that Chrysler Lebaron but when I look at it I I just remember her and all the funny little the things that would happen to us in that car I could go on for awhile but if you knew my grandma you you would understand how funny she could be unintentionally. She was one of those grandmothers who was unintentionally. Funny you know what I mean but moving on the other mo par that I would loathe throughout my early to late teens was my dads nineteen eighty eight Plymouth Sundance. The car always had a weird smell and it wasn't a bad smell. It was just a weird one for some reason would give me headaches when I was in that car. I have no idea why it was just a thing. It also had that typical Chrysler Peeling Paint Syndrome. It looked like This car was spotted P. O. S.. The paint was peeling off in such a way that it looked as though a flock of birds all flew over the car the same time and took a dump right on the car. I rented my dad dropping me off at school in that peo s I dreaded it he eventually got got it repainted and surprise. I still hate it. I will say this though actually thought it was GONNA be my first car long before like it was a couple couple years before I started driving. I was already as a kid. I wanted nothing more than to drive. That's what I wanted to do. I going back to my grandma's Lebaron. There was a little toy store. kind of like a weird shop Down the street from our house. Some of you in Seattle will know this name. It's Archie mcphee's. He's back in the nineties. Archie mcphee's was within walking distance from my house. Because I live right by gasworks park and I walked down down to Archie mcphee's one day and they had this box full of steering wheel's like random steering wheels and I wanted to drive so bad that I ran home and told my grandma I have to have the steering wheel. I have to have the steering wheel and she ended up taking me back down to the store bought me the steering will and every day for the rest of the time that my grandma took me to school in the morning I would sit in the passenger seat with the steering wheel in my lap and I would mimic everything. She was doing as she was driving thinking back. That's a really good memory. I I haven't thought about that in in years but yeah I would. I would basically drive to school without driving to school. I would sit there and I would mimic everything she did when people pull drove cars. I watched with intent because I wanted to do the same thing so bad. But that's just a interesting memory from the Lebron going back to the Sundance. I thought this was going to be my first car. And you know sometimes you just have to come to grips. Because as like at the time I was like you know I can't have anything cool. I don't have any kind of money like that and if I can get this car you know I figure figure out something to do to make it cool tonight so in a desperate attempt to make it even remotely drivable to my standards. I searched and searched online to find out what I could do to make it tolerable. And that's actually the first time I learned about Carroll Shelby's involvement with Chrysler in the nineteen eighteen eighties. I was like thirteen or fourteen at the time and the Internet was still pretty young and I discovered the shelby. CSX I I really WANNA do a high-performance heritage episode of this show on the one thousand nine hundred eighties from wheel drive Mo- pars in the future. which which I know some of you Mo- par muscle guys may not be fond of? But I hope you'll find a way to power through with me because I love those cars and I know a lot of you listening. Do and and you know me. I'm a MO- par guy and I don't discriminate so we're GONNA talk about those cars to and I actually. My Dad and I have a tiny little collection Russian of eighties front wheel drive turbo. Mo- pars we have an eighty four DODGE DAYTONA TURBO Z on eighty seven shelby Eh. CSX A eighty seven dodge Daytona Shelby Z. and eighty eight dodge Daytona Shelby Z.. And then my dad has picked up in eighty six dodge Daytona Turbo Z Cs so that's cool So we kind of have a little fetish for turbo mopeds. They're fun cars to drive. And those are all projects on the back burner with the exception of my dad's eighty six Daytona He drives that every once in a while. Got Tee tops. It's a pretty cool little car for the eighties but going back to the Sundance in how I almost got stuck driving it. I was doing all this research. And then I came across the shelby. CSX and I immediately noticed the difference between in that car and the Sundance. That I was thinking I was going to end up with the big difference being that the CSX was a tutor and the sundance was a four door but But there were similarities in certain parts of the car so immediately I was like I need to get that hood with that. You know that bulge in it that that Turbo Hood and I need to get that grill because the shelby. CSX Grill transforms the front of the car. And I was I was looking for those parts and to make a long story short. I never actually ended up. Getting the Sundance is the first car. In fact it would be fourteen years before I actually had a classic Mo- part to call my own. During those dark days I owned many different makes models because it always seemed that Mo- parts were out of my reach both due to price and space. I simply had no place to take on a moped project thinking back. I'm glad things played out the way they did. Because the path that I was on has led me here talking to you so as much as I wish I could have had you. You know a Kumo par back then. I'm not sure I'd be here talking to you right now if I did so. I guess it all worked out in the end. I didn't have a moped car when I was young for lack of trying. I'll tell you that much when my dad would tell me stories about cruising in his Dr and going Golden Guards to attend the street races in the early seventies I longed for having experiences like those I felt like I had grown up in the wrong era and I say that all the time I still feel that way to this day when I see pictures from the golden era of drag racing and the old timey street races that stuff to me me I just thank God. It must have been so cool to be able to go to that stuff and be alive during the heyday of classic muscle. Cars that it must have been a crazy experience. I love talking to people that have had those experiences in share their stories. When I was a kid my dad and I would you know our father son bonding time was going to look at cars so it was? I had so much fun doing it that I was always on the hunt to find cars for my dad and I to go look so I was looking at classified sections auto traders and anytime I found something cool that was local to us. I would show my dad and we would find a way to look at it. That was always such a good time for me and the only thing that was a bummer about it is. It could get disappointing because I was a kid and I had ulterior motives. I wanted every car that I took my dad to go see. The thing was is that my dad wasn't GonNa buy those cars he just wanted to spend some time with me and go look at him and he thought that it was like our own little. Well you know our own little thing where we just go and look and he thought that we were under the understanding that we weren't taking any of them home and he was so wrong because every every car we went and looked at it I was like why are we buying and I mean it. There was a couple of times we got into it. Pretty good because I was like. Why do we go and look at these cars? If you're not going to buy any of them and you know that's when he kind of told me that you know. I thought it was fun that we go and do this and then I realized Oh okay I see so once. I realized where he was coming from. It was a little bit easier on my young psyche but there were a few Mo- parts that I looked out with my dad before I was even old enough to drive that. Had My dad bought any of them. They would've undoubtedly changed my path in life but that never happened. My plan plan to get a moped while I was young. And have it ready. By the time I was sixteen completely failed and I tried so hard to get him to buy one one of those cars for me. But here's some of the cars that we ran across that. I really wish I could have had the one car that really sticks out in my mind was a brown. Nineteen seventy-three forty duster hidden in the back of a car. Lot called Detroit auto works on Aurora Avenue in Seattle for three thousand one dollars Some of you local Seattle will know that dealership. They had a lot of hoop days but they had some nice cars every once in a while. But it wasn't like a the high end you know classic car dealership It was all outdoors. They didn't have an indoor showrooms and they were basically like driver quality cars. So if I knew then what I know now I would have been able to verify that it was in fact a legit three forty car. I remember seeing this car. The way their lot was set up they had like this little bullpen like paddock and it was behind a fence. To get the back part of the law it was sandwiched in between two other cars. And I remember walking through a lot with my dad glancing over in seeing the front end of this thing and it had had the blackout hood the black treatment on the hood with the three forty wedge decal on it and I thought Oh my God. That's cool so I ran over there to look at it and it was the only Brown car that I've ever seen and at very first side I was like all all that is perfect for that car. That color is perfect and I went over there and it had one of those Hang Tags in the In the windshield hanging off the rear view mirror and it said three thousand dollars and I looked at the car and you know thinking back if I remember right it was pretty clean for what it was and for three grand back then I remember my dad kind of thinking that that was a little bit too high of a price and maybe it was but the car Dr. If I remember this right has split bench a column shift automatic and like I said the blackout hood with the three forty wedge. DECAL on it even in its dark brown color. I thought this car was bad ass. I thought about how different my early years of driving would have been had. My Dad bought me that car sometimes terms and you know how fun it would have been spent a couple years working on that car with him before I was old enough to drive. But that's not how the cards played laid out and I never got that car and I actually just recently a dealership in Texas had the exact car maybe not the exact car but the car that they had was splitting image of the one that I saw in Seattle that day and if I could have afforded that car I would have bought it just just because I missed out on that opportunity as a kid and I hate missed opportunities to other cars that would have changed my history. You were a complete project. Nineteen sixty eight Barracuda and a running driving Formula S.. Three Forty Barracuda. That if I remember right was also a sixty eight neither of those panned out for me either so I would have to wait over a decade to realize my childhood dreams but I like to think that everything happens for a reason even if it sucks. I ended up waiting quite a long time to get my classic Mo- parts but I have them now. Oh and I am happy. Let's go back to my younger years for a minute like most car enthusiasts. I learned all of my favorite words watching and quote unquote quote helping. My Dad worked on his vehicles. When I was young I learned every four letter word in the Book and watching my dad work on cars and quote unquote Helping him was a very fond childhood. Memory right up there with going to look at cars with my dad. My Dad and I have the strongest bond in the fact that we both love cars every time we get together the subject always turns to cars and I don't think that has ever changed changed. My Dad was never obsessed with Moe Pars like I ended up becoming. He was just a car guy who just so happened to own a few Mo- parts along the away. He loves MOPEDS. Don't get me wrong but with me. The exception is that I tend to fixate in obsess over things and the first MO- apar- muscle car that I saw that really changed. My world was at that. Same dealership the seventy duster was at now. I don't remember how long long before I saw that. I saw this car but this dealership was one that my dad and I would frequent all the time just to see what they had on the lot. We would go there and just walk around and look at the cars but one time we were there. I remember it was a little bit dark outside. And all the streetlights were shining down on the front line and the car was a nineteen seventy plymouth. KHUDA painted F J Five Limelight Green. And I I don't know if it was a real a are or clone but I'll never forget it. The lights were shining down on it and the green just stuck out like a sore thumb mm-hmm and I was immediately. You know like like a duck to water. I was over there looking at the car and it was the first time mm that I ever stuck my head inside an old Mo par muscle car and took a whiff and that changed my sense of smell forever. Because I'm a freak in the fact that I absolutely love the smell of old mo par muscle car. It seems like they all have the same smell. Maybe it's just me okay but I absolutely love it and I wish that you could buy little tree airfresheners that the Senate was old mo par. I'd buy them by the box ox. That's what a freak I am but I'll never forget that car I remember. The price was like ten nine five or something like that and I remember. We're just looking at my dad going. This is it. That was another one of the cars where I was like. This is it dad. Let's get this one and again leaving. I'm disappointed so for some reason. My Dad I wish we would a test drove it. I don't know what my dad was thinking I would have said. Hey let's get the keys this thing and tell you I spent you know but never got to that point and that car is the one that made me understand. Because it was the coolest looking Mo- apart I had ever seen in person it just I don't know if it was the color or the car but there's something about a Green Barracuda that still to to this day. Every time I see F J five Barracuda. I remember that car and I remember the Dow was the car that sparked my i. I absolutely love. Promo- PARM also cards. Because up until that point I was only exposed to you know my dad's van and the Daytona and the Lebaron and the Sundance. I had never been that close to a high impact colored mope our muscle car and it was so cool but like I said I opened the door stuck my head in there and for some reason I just took. Oh big whiff and my senses came alive and I'll never forget that car and I will never forget that smell. Mike Dart has that smell. It's crazy Every once in awhile I will go over to my daughter and I will take a big whiff of it. I'm just kidding. I don't do that but it does have the same smell and I think that's funny but like like I said I tend to fixate on things and that Khuda definitely cemented my love for mopeds muscle cars. It changed the way that I look at cars. And as time went on the MO- pars climbed in price they got less obtainable. And you now. I knew that it would be a long time Right there for a while went. Once I saw the prices of muscle cars and anymo- par that was classic for that matter. I saw the prices just climbing and they were just getting further and further out of reach for me and then you know life happened. I went out and I met my wife life or my future wife and we are living in an apartment and I just had no place to work on a moped muscle car so my dreams were halted for just a little bit and fast forward to four years ago in Twenty fifteen. I had always wanted to mow par but I was just never in a position to get one and I finally got one in. That was The story of my Dart if you haven't heard that story yet go back to episode number four. And that's the story of how how I obtained my first classic Mo Par Two Thousand Fifteen was. When I decided to let my freak flag fly and profess my love of Mo- parts is to the world by starting a facebook page called the mot part hunter it was largely sparked by a somewhat famous nineteen sixty-nine Charger Daytona? That sat parked worked in a driveway. By the Alderwood Mall I was familiar with the car for many years as a kid at least my entire high school career and probably a little bit longer and I would go. I would check up on that car every once in a while and you know a few times a year and I decided to start taking pictures and sharing airing all the cool stuff that I would run across just because I you know I saw facebook pages and I gotta be honest. Not Very many of my friends you guys. I have a lot of mope our friends now because of the moped hunter page but before the Mo par hunter a a lot of my friends. Are Ford guys. A couple of Chevy guys Summer import guys and nobody was as enthusiastic easy. Ask about Mo- pars as myself. I have shown them how obsessed I am and now anytime they come across a Mo- par on the street or somebody's yard or something like they always. I'm the first person that they get to. And they are excited to tell me about him so I think that's really cool that I built this brand that I'm the Mo par guy I out of all my friends out of all the friends from my childhood that I'm the Mo par guy so I think that's funny and you know it's not a bad thing I don't mind it even people at work or starting to go cut he's nuts in he's the Mo par guy you know so that's cool. I don't mind that at all. I am the MO par guy. I am the MO par. We're hunting okay. Let's not forget that I started the Mo par hundred page with the motor stuff. I came across online or in real life and I would use is it is a way to document my I mo project and things got out of hand in a couple of thousand post later here we are talking on a podcast. How crazy is that? I finally have a couple of classic Mo- Pars and my love and enthusiasm for them is stronger than ever. This is why I love listener stories and why I chose to create this podcast because everyone has a different story to tell and they are all cool in their own right. If any of you who have sent in stories are like me. You probably really struggled a little bit with not writing an entire book about it. I could go on and on about why love Mo par so much and keep telling stories but my story is just one of many that shapes the culture as moped enthusiasts we all share the common bond. Kind of our love of Mo- pars and I can't wait to hear your story so as long as you keep sending them in. I'll keep sharing them. That's my story folks and I'm sticking to it. I plan to close every direct connections episode with a speed speed round of random moped questions for my guests. I'M GONNA be calling that the six pack because it sounds cool and it gives me a reason to only we ask six questions. The questions will be chosen by me and I hope this little closing segment or part of the interview will be as fun as I think it will be. I won't be doing the six pack this time around because it would be pretty lame if I asked myself the questions that already know the answer to so I will save that and the official first edition of direct connections. This was the unofficial first edition. So there you have it folks. The first episode of Twenty Twenty is in the books in you gotta taste of direct connections. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast. Send in your stories. Keep them coming until your mopey addicted friends about this show and please don't forget talking. MOPEDS DOT COM. I'm your host Chris Albrecht and that was talking Mo- parse thank you for listening to talking parts your direct connection until all things until next time. Remember no more par left behind

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Episode 273: Ripple20 and Helium goes global

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

56:32 min | 7 months ago

Episode 273: Ripple20 and Helium goes global

"The. Hey, everyone, welcome, Tuesday, two hundred and seventy third episode of the Internet of things podcast. This is your host Stacey. Higginbotham and today's Co host is a special guest. Chris Albrecht tear from the Spoon Dot Tech. That's right. Kevin is taking a week off I I. Know Station. The man works hard Chris, and so Chris is going to be here as my co host today you may remember him from other co hosting gigs such as I. Don't know December's podcast. Episode to forty four. There was actually Kevin was sick and you did do this. Like sometime in February. Did Chris and I happened to be former colleagues. Actually Chris Kevin and I are former colleagues GEICO and we also Chris and I live on the same island. DANTON REDO! Okay, so today show. We have an awesome one for you. We're GONNA. Be Talking about the ripple twenty vulnerability. We've got an update on WHO's using Cova tracking APPS and who isn't some cool news out of MIT's see sale organization Intel has improved their robotech. Is We also have some? Horrifying, robot, news Hugh has some new bulbs. We've got some updates on events. You're going to want to hear about little bit of news about. Some dues about. store-bought routers and an update on national instruments that the show it is a packed show plus I'm going to have our guest Amir Halevy. Who is the CEO and Co founder of helium? We're GONNA. Be Talking all about Laura. Win Networks so fun plus some news. They've got coming out this week. You'll also hear from our sponsor Calix aunt. Let's take a moment now to hear from another one of our sponsors, very. Are you looking for an IOT development team? Who's been there done that varies award-winning full-service Iot development firm will work with you to deliver your Iot solution on time and on budget. Learn more at www dot very possible dot com. That's www dot, the e, R., Y., P. O. S. S. I.. B. L. E. DOT com. Okay Chris I. Know that in Your Day job. You've do actually report on a lot of connective things they just happened to be. But delivery robots. They're just appliances. All appliances grills some robot, all kinds of things. So you may not be up to date on the latest scary security story, it's a vulnerability called ripple twenty. It's vulnerability in a TCP IP stack. That was developed by a company called trick in Trek, basically made some of the underlying software that has to connect your devices to each other, and they did this. As far back. As the nineties, there are hundreds of devices that are running treks code base that is vulnerable to the ripple twenty malware. What's happened is trek. His actually fixed it. They have tried to reach out to as many vendors who are using their software as possible, but because this has been in use for over twenty years. There's a lot of software out there that they just don't know if it's running it or not, so the bottom line is if you have a connected device. This smart home devices this. Is GonNa? Be In medical devices is going to be all over the place you're GonNa want to check and see if you're running this trek code base, and if you are, you need to contact them. Get the updated code for them because they have patched it, and then you need to push patch to your devices. So. Yeah, well the heart. This right is because it's so old like people may not even know that they're running it right because it's been integrated into so many things that have been subsumed by other things, and then added to other things, and so it could be deep within a code base, and you're like. Oh! We didn't know we're running that exactly and here's where I get to make my plug for one of my favorite cybersecurity legislation things that we should make an effort to have in. That is as software bill of materials. We hear about this a lot like California has talked about it We've talked about it in federal cybersecurity re regulations, but basically this is a great example of why you need this. A software bill of materials basically says this device is running code from all of these other places. When you update it, you update your software bill of materials and if we had this. Anytime you bought a company. You would have a software bill of materials associated with all of their devices, and you could look for this particular vulnerability. So that's why this matters and it's going to matter a lot more going forward so just throwing that out there. So when you hear people talk about this, you could be like. Oh, now. I know why this is a big deal. With this I should also tell you. This is a pretty scary vulnerability. You know how Kevin and I usually talk about like is is really a big deal, Dini physical access to the device in this case, not all of the vulnerabilities. There's actually nineteen of them, not twenty as you might expect but nineteen of them. Some of them allow for remote access and control of a device, and that is the worst kind which means someone wherever they are in the world could get this over the Internet. You can access your device in the can take control of it and then control other devices on your network set. It's bad. Pardon me. This sounds like a a dumb question, but with this be sort of the benefit to your bill of materials like the idea of integrating blockchain into this so that there is more sort of traceability, because it's so hard like you know people back in the nineteen nineties. Creating this code had no way to predict. where it was going to go right? Oh, that's an interesting idea. I guess you could try to use the blockchain to I mean the software bill of materials is basically I mean it could be a word document. It doesn't even need i. mean seriously something other than a word document. Well I just wanted to set the bar really low. It could be a text file there. It is much rather type in that I'm trying to think of how you could do it. On the blockchain I'm sure you could, and then it could be automated, and that would be really sweet, but I feel like that's kind of hard, so we just really went up. You'd like to just send a text. It's so manual at this point. Right like just the idea that this I think back to the nine days. Right I mean you were? Your way younger than I am Stacey, so you not remember the ninety s like I do, but Ninety S, you know we had no we I was my. You know my first introduction to the Internet on the facts system, which is like way different. You know the idea that what it is now, ob. I'm not saying anything new or groundbreaking. But the idea that you're developing. It's probably more ingrained now that you're not just developing for this year, but you're developing for years from now for certain things, but you know I don't. I don't know if that was David wasn't as robust and industry back in the nineteen nineties. That's true I. Think having something that makes this more automated is great, but the standard. The bar is so low that I think even being able to like. To a Google search in like your documents is probably more than most people have so all right. Let us move on to what is an ongoing story which is hey, is anyone using tracking apps? Is anyone going to deploy the Cova tracking APPS, so? We talked about apple and Google. PUSHING OUT A. firmware update so they will allow. They're not calling it. Contact tracing anymore. They're calling it exposure notification. It's it's this idea that you would have an APP on your phone. That could use your Bluetooth to securely. Say Hey. This Bluetooth signal came in touch with this Bluetooth Signal, and now we're GONNA. Let that person know that the the thing. The person that came in touch with was infected with covid nineteen, and there's all kinds of ways to make sure that this preserves privacy. Don't actually know who's hanging out with whom. But. People been kind of freaked out about it and. For these things to be effective, you also need a lot of people like more than sixty percent of people, actually using the APPS and being able to communicate their status with each other, and that's apparently not happening. Do you think this is a case of people freaking out about it or people being apathetic about it. I think it's people being apathetic I i. know that we're all. We're Alec but privacy, but I think most people are I mean again, even in Singapore which people were like. This is the best APP. Like fewer than actually I think it was about twenty to twenty, five percent had actually downloaded so. Look! I'm all in on helping stem this pandemic right? To have plateaued, and we're just trying to I. Guess Live with it now or whatever, but I had no, I, I have no idea if I should download it what APP. What's it called? What's the official one to make sure I'm getting the right one? How widespread do I need to use it? Because I live in a pretty rural area that up until recently you know had pretty low transmission rates like so many other things I would have liked some guidance on this. You know because I. I'd love to help out but I know where. Where to begin, it may come later I. Part of me feels like this is a little. These sorts of stories are little early. Because the way Google and apple rolled this out is they rolled out the capability, but they wanted hospitals and public health organizations to build the APP so they could give you guidance for example Chris, but what's happening is states that were originally enthusiastic like California have now. They're like. Maybe we're not going to do that. So only. Three States Alabama Dakota in south. Carolina are GONNA. Use the apple Google software so far. In everybody. Else's just like yeah. I think we're just going to hire some people to do actual contact tracing as opposed to exposure notification. So that's what they're doing up here right like they have sixteen hundred people or something. Don't they do that in here in, WASHINGTON? Yes, they do. They have I don't know how many people they've hired. But yes, that is. That is how they're doing it up here, so we'll see I think what's going to happen. IS WE'RE GONNA? Hit a point when bull need both things. And they'll be good for different aspects of the thing, but we'll see so so it but. To your point if it is going through healthcare providers just make sure you have a good copywriter doing the email introducing it right because I get so many notifications like how we're fighting covert, and always has the same thing and so i. would you know you need to be a little more? Hit the nail on the head. When you let me know, hey, hey, dumbed them. Download this. That's how Chris would like his APP. Everyone, take note. Hey dum-dum downland! Noted speaking of Cova Mit's computer, science and artificial intelligence lab see sale. They have done some updates to a program that they've built that allows you to monitor patients not with sensors, but using disruptions in the environment that they're so every device that you have all of your Wifi. All of that is. Sending out radio waves, and when you move through those radio waves. It creates a disruption and computers can be trained to see that, and it's kind of like bats, except using echo-location, except it's your router using radio waves, and we're getting this capability right now at home routers, but they're using it to actually monitor people in retirement homes at hospital environments to see if someone has fallen. And now they're talking about being able to individually identify people which is crazy to me, so it's not just like this giant bag of salt. Water is moving around the room now. They're going to be able to say Chris or Stacey. Is this particular bag of saltwater? I guess I wasn't too surprised by this I mean ten years ago I was writing about comcast putting cameras in their cable boxes. That would be able to identify people just based on their basic shape I. think right and so the idea that this has gotten a bit more precise and. I know. I understand how I know. What I'm saying is the idea of identifying people just in the way that they exist as people in the real world like to your point like in this will also look like your gate, and how you walk and be able to identify you. Privacy measures all included in here. I mean this is actually I mean it's really cool, but it also you know reinforces. That were always sort of bathing in low amounts of radiation all the time Oh man Chris now people are going to send emails okay. The cool thing about this is they in? This is a small training set, but they were able to identify people after less than ten seconds physical activity, so your walk the way you breathe. All of that is an identifier that they could use, and I know that we've talked in past shows about things like the Department of Defense. Using lasers and using them to measure people's heartbeats from several feet away. This just falls into that category of things that wow, you can be tracked doing anything. Like again your own. Just your own being as you live and move in the world is your identifier. Everything that is, that makes up the wonderful you, also you know the most important person in the whole wide world is you and now everybody knows you for those people who remember that commercial from long ago everybody is an individual and special, and they all have their special way of being identified. Yeah, it's Kinda, creepy I'll be honest, but the other thing that's cool about this is because they can do it all remotely. Even detecting things like breathing rates, they can actually in a cove in nineteen situation they can monitor someone without ever going into the room, which is both really dystopia, and because you're like this person alone in a room, but it would be good for like healthcare providers in isolation so. Hey, let's talk about robots Chris. Okay, let's. Robots. Intel has some news today Chris. You WanNa, talk about it. Yeah, so they've released a new version of their real sense of depth cameras, so this allows for computer vision to sort of see farther and better in Three D., which obviously has a lot of applications, if you think about autonomous robots like starship robot that navigates city streets, and looks around, as it's carrying Burritos from restaurant to your front door just to bring it back to. To the the topic that I write about what tell me more about the starship robot. Does it only deliver burritos? Oh, well, you know it's. It's a small cooler sized robot on six wheels That's an autonomous little delivery mechanism right and they were originally on college campuses throughout the past year from starship, but colleges have closed down so they've pivoted to start making regular city deliveries. They toot around on sidewalks and avoid people there actually the. The one thing that I thought about what this was There's another company in Detroit called refraction, and they make a rugged three wheeled rev one autonomous robot that can go bike lanes, so it's faster than the starship, but their whole thing is that they have these stereo cameras can see much better and especially in inclement weather they're able to navigate like snow and rain and do so quickly so I I read. I immediately started thinking about this. This with this real sense, death camera, and the improvements made to it, because these type of autonomous vehicles that need to navigate the real world need to be able to do so through computer vision, and they need to be able to see well to avoid obstacles to get out of the way of people, then just travel safely before they can be adopted and used on a wider scale Gotcha and it's not just for delivering burritos. Industrial Iot Rise on the types of robots it can be everything from lakes, using computer vision to help a pick and place machine by pick the right part and place it in the right spot. People are using computer vision for like flair detection in oil and gas. This is a dangerous thing to do, but if you have a person trying to do it, and they get bored easily. It's a problem, even y'all even KIA uses computer vision to test actually light bulbs so when I was in it a factory. Factory know. Thy Kia tests laps. That's what it was in Elmhurst. They had computer vision tracking. Basically how light Bulb Burns because it's pretty boring to be a person watching the lightbulb all day long. Actually they don't watch it all day long. They come back every every couple of days to check in on it well, also, if you think about like just to bring it back to food, which is what I write about. If you think about cashier, let's check out stores like the Amazon Echo. which rely on computer vision right the ability to see products and individual them so that their algorithms understand what's being picked up and carried or even like dominoes. There's a system called dragon tail, which basically bounce a camera as a pizza is coming out of the oven. And it shows whether or not the pizza was made properly cooked properly, and then as boxed up. So that you the user can look at it and go like Oh. My pizza just came out of the oven. And now it's on its way, which is going to have actually some more importance as people sort of navigate a post covert world, and they want to make sure their food has been handled properly, but just computer vision is everywhere. Speaking of computer, vision and robots. Nightmares, y'all Boston Dynamics is now going to sell anyone their own spot robot for seventy, four thousand five hundred dollars place my order today Oh. My Gosh, I will run run. I'm sending down to your house. It's GonNa Trot on over and just sit and walk back and forth in your driveway. Yes, so spot is in if you're not familiar and it doesn't actually this literally Hans, my nightmares, if y'all don't know who it is. This is the robot. It used to be called big dog. It's terrifying, so just know that that's out there. There's one of these. Patrolling Park in Singapore making sure people socially distance. There's attachments that let it open doorknobs, which is totally a mistake is just terrifying all right? You guys combined. We're not gonNA. Get One I'm not going to buy one. Instead I'm buying a new house. But what if it brought you burritos? Even, still no no I will not trust it. There's no there's no hold on that. There are New Hue light bulbs out Gill. This is Philips Hue. Color Changing light bulbs. They've got the tune -able whites, one of the first in the space. The biggest news for people for fans of you is that they're going to have a new bigger brighter light bulb. It is only going to be a white bulb. But it is going to be equivalent to a hundred watt bulb as opposed to current bulbs, which are about sixty watts and I feel like he. A lot of people complained that they are very dim sixty watt bulb so. If. You really want a lot of late. It's coming for you now. It's going be a slightly bigger bulb as well. It's not a nineteen format that we all know in love. It is going to be an a twenty one format. Don't know if you care. They also are updating their hue light strips, and this is really cool. The new one is going to be called the Hue Lights Plus and it will have Bluetooth so you can actually control it from like a google or an Amazon device without. Having the Hugh Bridge in the late strips are just super fun adding pop of Color, everywhere. And they're going to also update their bloom table lamp which I don't really care about. It's going to be there. So speaking of Hugh is part of my I moving and I realized I. Don't have the proper cans and my ceiling. Install my old huby our thirties. And I was like Oh Christie want my old Hughes. That'd the balls. Were you know there were at the time? They're like forty bucks a pop, so this is a lot of expensive gear as you're going to have to buy your own hut. Though in Chris was like man I. Don't want it. Well okay one. You're making it sound like the only reason I didn't take. Them was because I was too cheap to spend sixty dollars in the hub, which is not the case. Okay? Well. No, and you said you said I just don't think I'd use them and I'm like. How could you not use color changing light bulbs that you can control with Amazon or Google when I thought about it because I thought Oh, I could use it in our den, and might be kind of neat, but then I started thinking like Oh. You know like I struggle with the connected. Connected Lights. Sometimes, we have one set up in one of our rooms and it it works well, but the and this is going to make such a Luddite, but like or get off my lawn, old man, but like to get into the room. I WANNA go into I. Literally have to walk past the light switch, and so adding voice seems like it's going to take longer than just hitting a light switch as I. Walk in what about when you leave the room and you want to turn off the light because you left it on, or your child lifted on. Well now when you bring up my child and needing turn off lights. That's a whole other can of worms and something that we are currently teaching about. Hey, when you leave a room, turn out the light, but yet you know like I am not anti smart home at all, but just in this particular instance like the lights to me. Just don't ever make sense because if I'm going to if I. Want the lights on I want them in the room that I'm going to be in and I. Know There are things that you can do in terms of like when I'm gone leaving the house, you know, have a modest schedule or do whatever, but for this I just didn't i? Didn't see even though they were free. Even though you're giving them to me. Like I was like. Oh, it's going to be more. It's worth and if I do have to get a hub and set that up and I was like it's just one more thing. Yeah, all right. That's okay. I told Kevin Incentive to him so, but Kevin will use them Kevin. will use them all right. Super Fast News updates for you. If you don't know already wwltv apples, WW D. C. Worldwide developers conference. It's going to be virtual and it's GonNa be on June twenty second is so next week. Show will be able to talk about all the cool stuff that they launched i. That we're GonNa see something hopefully about tracking. The tracking of with your phone and other devices. Maybe we'll see some cool home kit capabilities I don't know. The other piece of news is the day after that so on June twenty third wise is GonNa. Make a big announcement. We talked about and wise has got so many products and development right now is going to be. The doorbell isn't going to be something completely different. Who Does so look forward to that next week and then in? Tiny News Goule is counter suing. Sonos we talked about so no suing Google for patent infringement and the idea was. Sonos looks like Hey. We talked to Google. We talked to Amazon, and they basically stole our patents rate to build their own smart speakers that respond in the room in Sonos, originally just sued Google. It didn't have the money to sue a bunch of people. Namely Amazon and Google so picked one now. Google is countered suits on us for patent infringement. This is pretty normal. Losses saying that SONA says infringing Google Patents Mesh Networking, Echo, cancellation, dram, content, notifications and search. I'm struggling on a lot of these but it's pretty common in these types of lawsuits so. We'll keep an eye on this it's it's big players behaving badly ecosystem, so that can I ask a question on this real quick. Because I haven't followed Sonos in a while I got rid of all. My Sonos is so I'm just wondering. Is this sort of I? Don't WANNA say last ditch, but is it just sort of a wild swing for Sonos to sort of regain? Footing relevance or something you know what I mean like to to hang on. Yes, no I. Think it's probably a chance for them to get some extra licensing revenue like yes gutless that perspective, but I don't doubt that in working these partnerships with Google and Amazon. That Sonos did give up a lot of information I also think. The way these things go, usually Amazon or Google will say hey. You will work with one of us. And that is it in Jonas's like no. We're working with both of you and you're just. GonNa work this out and I think this is part of the working out is Google's been dragged its heels a little. So this is this is basically an attempt to get some more power in leverage in a tough situation. Okay. Little Tiny WIFI story. None of Y'all will be surprised because most of you are probably buying your own routers probably Wifi six riders the American Customer Satisfaction Index They survey about one hundred eighty thousand customers every year, and they basically hey, you know what if you go to best buy or Amazon and you buy your own router. You're going to be happier than you would be. If you bought it from your ISP or rather rented it from your eyes be, and this should not surprise. Anyone is p. based hardware is usually not awesome. Just because they're just like. Throw it out there. Comcast is exception to that. They've really been investing in their WIFI. Actually are advertiser later on the show, they sell to small service providers. They talk a lot about how. They're actually pushing higher quality routers to people, but mostly if your ISP sells you a router, it's not awesome, so you should go buy it from the store for now. I have an ISP Modem, but I got my own router right. Just because it was easier, but router tissue by Google WIFI Oh see they don't support Wifi six and they won't for a while because their latest generation did not support it. Really we'll see this is why come on this show so I could tell you routers not wifi compatible. I gotta get a new router. You can wait we. We tell everybody. If you're not in the market right now, you're not suffering, but the next router your by. Make sure it's Wifi six compatible. Oh, I will do that Chris like of course in industrial Iot News National Instruments, a company that is near, and dear to my heart, because I've covered it for. Twenty, years it's an Austin based company Awesome Company, and I was growing up I'm sure any of y'all who are engineers probably have some NFL gear hanging around. My Dad did so N. I is now changing its name from national instruments formerly to N. I and they also change their business model in the way. They kind of structure themselves a little bit. They are now instead of selling just tested measurement gear. They're selling overall systems. Because that's what customers what and this is part of like the is not growing, and as it grows, more people are getting involved Ed. They want to really meet the market where the demand is. So they say they're taking less of a B. Two B. Approaching more of a consumer approach and yeah consumer. If you're like a really nerdy engineer, but yeah and I should also say. I'm excited about this, but they're really trying to sell this idea of the Engineers Superhero so I'm looking forward to see what they do. They're promising like new content interviews. Possibly podcasts about like how people are building stuff. So I think that'd be neat will look for that Okay Hey Chris now you see, it is time for our favorite section. This is the Iot podcast hotline which is brought to you by shake the best home automation ads convenience not hassle with its built in Wifi Schley in Code Smart Wifi deadbolt shows you just how easy secure can be, you can learn more. It's league that come. And if you want to win a Schley luck, all you have to do is give us a call at five to six, two, three, seven, four, two four, and ask us a question, and then you'll be entered to win. Actually I should say y'all the month of June. I don't know if everyone's like. Or maybe you're out in your. RV's, but we are not getting a lot of calls, so your chances are really good, so call us. Ask US your questions. This week's question comes from Freddie. Who has a question that came as let's hear it. Hi Kevin Stacey Freddie here from San Francisco and I have a question about privacy with cameras I have some home security cameras in my house and I would like them to not only turn off when I come home, but also turn around and face. The Wall is little creepy to have a camera looking at you even if it's turned off. Currently I'm using live. CAMPAN's and the I. T T system to turn them off with GEO location, but I can't make them automatically turnaround. Any luck with something like this or should I just invested in different camera? Thanks love the show. ooh, cave ready. I wish I had better for you. But other than some devices like the Lenovo Google, assistant display has a slider that can physically cover your camera which I don't think is what you're after. If you're GONNA, have a camera in your house. You probably GONNA. Have your camera facing you when you come home. I don't have cameras in my home for. This reason in your rate with the WII cam you can and other cameras. You can have them turn off automatically when you come home, but what you're trying to do with the wise panchem sounds awesome sounds feasible, but so far no one has been able to do it. You could buy a new camera one with physical shudder. But I don't know of any automated physical shuttering devices rate now. The other option. is to stick with wise input feature request because they do listen to their audience. That a final option is to lake hack together some sort of box that physically will come down over your camera, and then we'll lift, but that's going to require lake. On our twee, no subserve owes and all kinds of other gear so. I'M GONNA throw this open to everyone in the audience. If you'll know of a camera that does is if you have hacked together some way to physically. Shut off a camera in make. Basically. Not Look at you when your home. Let me, know Chris. Do you have any ideas? All my security cameras are polaroid, so they just take instant photos. WHOLE DIFFERENT ISSUE! No I can totally relate. It is creepy, but I you know I. Don't have A. I don't have a solution for that. Normally I wouldn't I don't know. The idea of a camera mounted in my ceiling. At some point. Looking down is not appealing to Mir. I'M GONNA. Go ahead and say anybody in my family. Yeah I. Don't have indoor cameras for precisely this reason, but you know some other options are I'm trying to think of I. I'm sitting here thinking like okay. If you put your camera on a Roomba, and then you can have the room to come out when your whole you know you're not home, but these are these are not easy, or these are silly options so. the Amazon robot that Butler remember. Those all everybody was buzzing about last year. There's a there's been a bunch. There's like the Gebo, and then there's the how cosmo and there's some adorable ones. None of them have. Come out well. No I know. I was just like a you. Guys are talking last year about the Amazon would follow you around Oh. Yeah, Kevin had something called the on key that did follow him around. Oh, he. Oh, that sounds like a Kevin Yet the company behind it. They had enough selling them, and yeah. They licensed by P, but no one knows the FUNKE's survive. Yeah, BOO, okay well. That concludes the Iot podcast hotline segment remember if you would like to be entered to win a Ashley Lock and right now the odds are very in your favor. 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Can you remind people where to go to find out more information about Calix? Thanks Stacy if their service provider they can go to Calix dot com slash revenue edge if they are in consumer and want to learn more better. Awesome blast WIFI sticks systems. They can check out last Wifi DOT com a site. We created to help consumers. Offerings and direct them to whatever nearby customers. Hey everyone welcome back to the Internet of things podcast. This is your host Stacey Higginbotham. Today's guest is a mere helene who is CEO and Co founder of Helium Hello Amir. How are you today? I'm well, thank you. Thanks for thanks for having me. Oh Man, I am excited I. Feel like we've been talking about helium. Stop here at the podcast and on the newsletter, so we probably should kick it off with telling everyone just a little bit about what helium trying to do. Yeah! I'm glad that you've been talking constantly. I always always appreciate that, but helium is a temp to build. A people owned low power wide area network since our inception years ago have always had this belief that the existing wireless infrastructure that that we have today I really not those suited for Iot as low power. Internet of things devices We've seen things. Come and go over the years including efforts of our own, but the problem still remain two or three years. Years ago, we decided that we would sort of read. Look at how to solve this problem. Effectively from a blank slate, so what we came up with was this sort of decentralized distributed wireless network that is owned by the people. There's really no intermediary. No trusted party anywhere involved in this process, and the result is almost like a utility. It's like a problem with wireless network that anyone can use where the economic settlement the packet routing and everything else is is handled by Underlying peer to peer network and blockchain. Awesome I've been thrilled about being decentralized networks. I'm going to say probably for the last decade I've just like Oh this is where we need to go. It's scalable if we could build an accountability. That's necessary allows everyone to participate. But you actually did this for maybe a slightly different reason, one of the challenges with low power networks is the economic model and I'd love for you to dig into why you chose to make helium available via this kind of utility model in this shared utility model. Quite honestly, it is the only way to do it for these low-power kinds of devices right, so if you think about the way, wireless networks exist today, right like if he's thought about you know at and T.'s lt network over rising or to any carrier worldwide Vodafone NTT whatever you want. They're all built in roughly the same way, which is that single entity? There's all the cost of. Of building the network, the real estate, the hardware, the ongoing maintenance, and that sort of okay right, because you've got things like iphones and Android by whatever using the network that are happy to a hundred hundred and fifty two hundred dollars to use those networks, and so you could sort of imagine recouping the cost of the infrastructure, because the device is using the network or actually generating. Revenue for you right in the low power world. Get is completely different to that the infrastructure cost similar, but the difference is on the device side are substantial right there instead of having a iphone, which is paying one hundred, hundred fifty two hundred dollars. You instead have a air quality center that wants to pay a dollar a year right and so the economics of building the networks and the traditional way don't really work for this and we've seen this play out over and over again. Every example sick Fox I think is which is another sort of low power. Power wireless network operator is now pulling out of the US market entirely because this model just doesn't work, we've seen NTT in Japan they are shutting down there and the Iot network which is sort of the cellular equivalent of a low power network. Because there's there's no way for them to make any money on it. The problem is the economic model for both the operator, and the user just doesn't work in the traditional way. I don't think any traditional operator could could do quite the way that we've done it. Okay so. The way you've chosen to go about doing this is. GonNa I'M GONNA break it into two parts that I think the most significant you launch the helium router, which is this piece of hardware I know that you guys were not excited about getting into the hardware business, but you launch this router, and that allows me to set up these hot spots that are important to your network, and then you also switched it up a little bit. You had your long five protocol that you were using and you brought in Laura Win, which is a little bit more open, a little bit more widely available and I'd love for you to talk about the into those two things had on I. Guess the network and how that relates back to your business. Yeah we! We thought it was. Important to build the hot spot, so the the router product that you. and. I probably we sell the helium hotspots. and. You're right like we weren't particularly excited about having to manufacture their selves, so we also thought it was important that. Practically anyone could participate in the network and that meant that the user experience of setting up deploying a wireless access point was significantly better than it has been in the low power space like if you thought about sort of a consumer Wi fi device, you know Google Wifi kind of set up. Those I, think done a very good job of making it easy to set up, but if you contrasted it with what it was set up Laura Gateway as an example like you couldn't have any more of a different experience between setting up, Laura Gateway and Eero Home Wifi. And we just didn't believe that you could build a large network if the user experience of setting up the access points with as bad as it currently is. And so we basically took the technology that is inside traditional Laura Gateway and built a very nice user experience around, and we tried to make it a so simple that practically anyone could figure out how to do it. Because of complexity hiding the complexity, so we think we did a pretty good job. We have something like seven hundred thousand square miles of network coverage being created by caught spots today in the United States we're over thousand city. I know over three and a half million packets. Are transmitted over the network already and I. Think all of it is only possible because we made it that easy for people to deploy devices, okay and one of the big pieces of news that you're announcing today is that you're actually expanding from the United States into Europe. So do you want to talk a little bit about what that means and how that's going to happen? So we started this in August of last year, and we were sort of deliberate and careful about our initial rollout, we made the hotspot only available to customers that live often the first hundred and fifty of the hot spots and a lot of different reasons why we thought that that made sense at the time we wanted to be a little bit careful about the rollout, because there's GONNA entirely new products both from the hardware side, but also blockchain side, and like all of the underlying machine, and I lived there on the blockchain which. Which is extraordinarily complicated, so we limited at the start. We then rolled it out to the rest of the country. You know Tober. Of last year we sent out of Canada so as I mentioned like the coverage area is, we think at least seven hundred thousand square miles it could be larger, but in that period of time we both had a lot of requests from potential customers in Europe. As you probably know, and I'm sure your listeners know Europe in some ways is ahead of us here in the states in terms of. IOT adoption, and perhaps though and almost certainly so the cryptocurrency side, so we are. Sort of launch this in Europe. We were excited about seeing what would happen in Europe. We made this available. We're now ready to make that store available, so it goes live on Thursday June eighteen. You know I'm optimistic because I. Think what I've seen over the years of doing this adoption of Iot. Particularly in industrial applications in Europe has far exceeded that. That of of those in the US dummy with you happen to your like we've. We've had great success in the US so far and and hopefully continues jerk. Yes, it is exciting, so you've got your network here. You've got it in Europe, and now we're GONNA. Go back to this idea of selling hardware, because I know you didn't want to do it. And get. You're GONNA do it again, so you've also announced something called taps to unexplained what that is! Yeah Tabs is our version of a consumer tracking products, so you can think of it as a helium powered version of something like tile or perhaps apple's impending tracking product. If they ever released the thing, it seems to have been leaked for years already what we're trying to do with TAB is really not compete with those products that I mentioned that we were making a full far into the location tracking business, but we did think it was important for especially hotspot host sort of have an appreciation, or at least an example of what kind of application could be from top of the network. I, think one of the things that has happened in Iot over the years due to a lack of ubiquitous networks existing there really aren't that many consumer products right? You could imagine there would never be an iphone or anything like that if it wasn't a cellular network already and the it space sort of feels like that. Most of the applications are industrial in nature, because most of the networks are localized in nature right there are lots and lots of Marlon networks that are specific to A. Factory or a hospital or still at the or whatever it is because that's where the applications live, and there was nothing else for them to use so typically they built their own network. We lots and lots of companies that have done that that the wants to do that. That's just the way that it had to deploy so now there is a much more public network in. In the form of helium, Lee, wanted to show people what you could actually go this way, and so have is actually a piece of hardware that we didn't build. This is a pre existing piece of hardware on the market that is an oem sort of white label thing that we decided to take and build a nice looking user experience around, so there's an Iowa in an android. ANDROID APP. The hardware is quite nice. It's sort of cute little leather strap on it and the real difference between something like tile or apple's product or anything else on the market that it has ranged. That is very very different from something like a Bluetooth tracker. Right with tile familiar. The range is roughly whatever the range of Bluetooth is. Whatever the range of anyone else within range. Range of and that is usually something like ten twenty thirty feet. There were Selo trackers on the market which have substantially larger range in that at the same range as your cell phone, but the downside with those products is that usually have terrible battery life? Usually on the order of days you know like one two three days and you usually have to pay some kind of cellular. Subscription fee right so the usually like a ten dollar fifteen twenty dollars a month to use those things. With tabs. There's absolutely fee the battery life is on the order of at least months. I haven't charged mine here that I've been using Tober last year, and it's still working fine, so I don't know exactly what the battery looks like other than that. It seems to be quite good. and the range is very different from something like tile. You might get eight ten plus miles away from any hot that around. You still have location tracking information. It's pretty cool. It's very very different. You can use it to track a car dog. Person Item whatever you want. Told can figure both through our mobile APP which would be available when they ship, and we're only making it available today too hot spot, but we really wanted to use this. As an example of what can be built rather than a fully-fledged tracking product so there we'll see how this goes, and we may or may not decide to do something more elaborate in the future, but that's what we're. That's what we're launching on Thursday. The hotspot owners out. There is a tab there we're showing for. For forty nine dollars a piece you can buy most ten of them person we, we only have a limited supply of them, and we expect them to go quickly, and we'll see how it goes from there demanding Europe. Maybe we'll do European version if there are feature requests. Maybe we'll think about doing another spin of the hardware. WHO KNOWS WE WANNA? So at least put it out there that they're actually useful and good consumer products that could be from top of IOT networks like this. Okay and with the Tabs I have a tab I plan on popping it in my husband's car because I can see where my tesla is, but I don't know where he is. I got US permission. It's okay, but I'm very curious. Since I've got a hot spot. It has seven hundred and thirty five helium network tokens in there. How does this actually how is this going to work? In terms of how I'm providing data for the TAB and let's say he goes to someone else's helium hotspot. How does how does that exchange actually work? Exchange it's going to happen is going to be handled by US so when you buy tabs, you are or should say we are contributing all of the data credits that you would need to pay for the tabs for life as part of the purchase for other devices. If you personally were building your own sensor or you developing, or you're doing something yourself, you would need to acquire data credits to use the network right so on our network. We have two different currencies effectively. We Have H. N., T. which is. Is the token that you were talking about. which is what you earn as a hotspot host, and then you have data credits, which is what you use as a as sort of device, creator or device owner, and so the way it works is that when you use a hot spot to send data to inform the Internet. You have to pay that hot right? You are the network operator and you need to get paid until that happens in the form of data credit, those data credits sort of resemble xbox. xbox live points, aws compute credits or airline miles, or however you WanNa think about it, but they are stable currency that has a fixed value can only really be used to transfer data, so it's not really like a cryptocurrency. It's not volatile or speculative in any way, and then when you use. Someone talked about data to and from the Internet. They earn more H. N. T. as a result of that, so if you had a hotspot sitting there and your neighbor had a sensor that they were built they. They had built. It was constantly sending and receiving data you. They would be paying you effectively to use your hot spot. and that's part of the incentive for operating hotspot. You are a sort of network operator and you get paid, both in the form of owning agent teacher mining, but also when devices actually use your hot spots in the case of tabs, you'd have to worry about any of what I just said. And he'll you mean 'cause you know covering all of the cost of tabs for life. So what the heck am I gonNA, do with my my seven hundred, some odd helium network tokens again. At least one thing that you can do with them, which is sell data credit so anyone who needs right so part of what you can do with the network tokens is that you can actually convert them today to credit so anyone who actually needed to use? The network can buy data credits from you. You can convert your ancient t into data credits. Sell them to them out of band using Ben Mo whatever you want it to us. I think we've seen some people speculate and trade helium token. I JUST WANNA. Say for any SEC listener like we are not involved in any of that, but we've stayed miles away from any speculative purchase or speculative use of the token, but we are aware that it exists not a. it's just another thing that we are involved in. Got It okay, so my retirement plans focused on the helium network may not happen. Got It we at least not with our help. Okay, and what are the things that you know once? I set up my hotspot. I was really excited except I didn't have any lower wind sensors. You sent me this one and I found a couple trackers, but I think there's a really interesting opportunity. You've mentioned things like air quality monitors I know we get requests the time for things like hey, I. WanNa. Check my. But it's too far from my Wifi. Network sailors too expensive, so there's a lot of interesting use cases where I think a lower wind device or sensor might come in handy. The challenges, a lot of those are tied to packages for small to medium sized businesses or just difficult to get. How are you going to make it? Easier of consumers? Get excited about using this network to find the right products that work on it. It's hard. I mean. I'll be honest I. They mentioned like I think a lot of what has happened up. Until now is very industrial focused application so some of the sensor that I. Think you're mentioning are really not consumer focused applications the toll industrial sensors designed for industrial applications. and I think even like the hardware that we're using I I don't know necessarily that it was designed as a consumer product. It just looks like a consumer product, and so I think the hard part of all of this is like. How do you take those pieces of hardware and build compelling user experiences around them? Which I think is underrated and extremely difficult part of the hardware process and most of the companies that are manufacturing these products just not experts at that they're not. They're not trying to become tile, and so that's where the gap lives, and so tabs is like sort of an attempt to fill that gap. You know it'll be difficult over time. It'll be interesting every time I should say to see what people do we know about a number of other consumer focus Laura went wind devices that predominantly live in Europe and southeast Asia and we're talking to a bunch of them about. Hey, you should bring that exact same product that you already have and bring it to the states now that there's actually a network here that. That you could use it really has been that sort of lack of network that has I think stunted the growth or the ability for any of these companies to build a consumer product here. Because how are you going to deploy it? Or how are you? GonNa do anything. If you also have to build a network alongside it, right, it's like impossible, and so now we we hope that by having solved the. or at least working on solving the network problem that will see more and more of those applications either get built or come from other countries whether you're everybody exists to to America and other places where the network is deployed. Okay, how do you view efforts by companies, like Amazon, which is trying to build some sort of sub Gigahertz low-power, why I don't know how wide their wide area network is. They talked about it. They call it sidewalk. It's for you know devices out kind of a big yard and this nebulous gray zone I feel like Oh. Laura wound would be great for that clearly, there seems to be a need for some sort of medium area network and I don't know if that's something. You're talking with other companies about filling that niche. A whole lot about sidewalk like they sort of announced it last year it's been quiet. We've talked to a number of people who are either in or close to the project, and have some sense of what's going on there but I think it's all the same kind of problem like viewed sidewalk when it was announced tremendous validation of what we're doing because it is a reminder that even someone of the size of Amazon needs a different kind of network. Dan Exists today, and so they've decided they're going to build their own. Because there's nothing out there, that actually fits the bill. Ideally. They were just like to use helium because it will be an easier way for them to do this, but fundamentally the problem is still the same, which is that they have a number of low power applications that can't be built on top of today's existing networks. They're not going to work on a cellular that they're not going to work on Wifi Bluetooth. And so they decided to have to build their own network of some kind and so still a little bit. TVD In terms of what that is and what they intend to use it for announced the. The pet tracking product at some point. If things go fetch, don't know where it is or or what's happening with it, but again to me. It was a great reminder of the fact that today's networks are really unsuitable and sort of ill designed for these kinds of applications and to see someone of the scale of Amazon could presumably negotiate whatever cellular carrier rate they wanted still decided that it was. It was a better option to build their own I think just sort of a good reminder of the fact that this space is in need of solutions. Okay a mirror! Thank you so much for coming on the show this week. I really appreciate it. Thank you the pleasure to be on again. I did want to remind the tab go on sale. June eighteenth any European listener. You hotspot sales, also the on on June eighteenth, and we'll also be taking pre orders in certain Asian countries that China Singapore Vietnam South Korea Japan also be able to preorder on June eighteen, so we got a lot of stuff happening on Thursday so hopefully. hope you got the participate. That's it for this week. Thanks so much for listening and remember if you'd like more Iot, news. Sign up for my newsletter Stacey on IOT DOT COM. We'll see you next week.

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Episode #46: My Interview w/ Rob Kibbe on The Musclecar Place

Talking Mopars

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Episode #46: My Interview w/ Rob Kibbe on The Musclecar Place

"Welcomed up. So number forty, six of talking mope ours on today's show I'm going to be sharing an interview that I did for the first time ever I was on the other side of the MIC. So without further ado, if you are a Mo- Puzo than you are in the right place, don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moment theses driven podcast on planet Earth and I'm your host Chris Albrecht better known as the moped hunter, and this is talking Mo- pars. and. You're listening to talking. With the MO par hunter your direct mention of all things. Welcome back my friends, it's good to have you back. If you haven't heard of the muscle car place, it's one of the biggest and longest running muscle car related podcasts in the World Rob Kibi is the host and he was gracious enough to have me on for episode number four, forty. So I thought I'd share my interview with you and give my comments at the end. So let's get this show on the road. Today, our guest is Chris Albrecht Chris host, the podcast talking Mo- parts. He has built this baby as the number one podcast on planet earth which I like, and he himself is known as the moped hunter. Since our four hundred and fortieth episode was coming up I thought it would be good to do something to mark the occasion, and maybe he'll correct me here when it comes to mow power power plants, I think four forty may be the one I think of I even more than a four twenty-six, even more than three. Really four forty is what I think of I. But. What I really want to do here is focused on mopus and celebrate kind of a special day Chris Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me on rob I'm happy to be here. Totally. So. Chris let some ground rules here. I'M A podcast year. Europe podcast her we either have to work together or we gotta go to like the death and Only one of us can win I'm all for working together. Sound Good Man before I ever got into podcasting. I was a fan of many automotive podcasts including yours and that kind of pave the way for me to go. You know I'm obviously not going to do a podcast about muscle cars because that would be competing with the big dogs but I decided to focus my podcast on what I'm absolutely one hundred percent passionate about which is parts totally at most that was tongue in cheek and it's a big world out here man, there's so much room and. Opportunity and I have made more friends in the podcast space than I can even count and it's always been a good thing. It should be that we're competitors but were really not I. Don't know why it works that way but it works hand in hand and I really enjoy this and I can't wait to learn more here. So Chris let's start with the basics before you even get to the moped stuff. This is our first conversation ever where are you? Where'd you grow up get into? Cars I grew up in Seattle Washington and I currently live about thirty miles north in Marysville. I grew up around Mope ours I spent a lot of my formative years in a nineteen seventy five dodge custom. What we know now as Boogie Van Really Yeah my dad bought a seventy five cargo van a dodge black nothing in it completely gutted and he built it from the ground up you know this shag carpet the bed in the. Back the spoiler, the porthole windows, the side of the crater mags, all the fender flares the whole kit and caboodle along with that vehicle my dad in one, thousand, nine, hundred, I was born in one, thousand, eight, five, thirty, five and my dad bought a brand new Daytona Turbo Z in one, thousand, nine, hundred, five black with louvers and the car has a talking computer in it so it will tell you if your doors are ajar and things. Like that and as a kid, I thought that was the coolest ever being I'm watching rider on TV and my dad's car as a young kid I'm like Oh my God, my dad's car talks to. So ever since I was young Mo parts have had an impact on my life and when I was young, my dad didn't have a par muscle car but I, had heard stories of his nineteen sixty nine dodge dart that used to go. To, the street races with and just have a general good time with and I was always intrigued I'm a car enthusiast I. I, respect anybody that has a passion for cars. I don't care if it's a Ford Chevy or an import I respect all but I've always had a deep seated love for Mo- powers and when I got older, I can finally afford to get myself a couple of projects. So here we are what were your first products? My first Mo Pars were a nineteen sixty-nine Dodge Dart coincidentally, the same color as my dad's name I've found that, and now I also have a nineteen seventy six dodge deal one, hundred short bed pickup truck that I love as well, and that was kind of like my answer to the C. Tens because I've had see tens before in the past before I got into buying my. Own mopeds, construction company, and the owner bought me a seat in. So I've had my fair share of different vehicles but something always dragged me back to mow pars in when I was finally in a position to get myself a couple I never looked back. Cool. That's awesome. All right. So the first two vehicles at exposed you I was exposed to those same two vehicles the Boogie. My neighbor. It's such a long story and it sounds a little. Up. But My neighbors brother-in-law said this Boogie van and my neighbors and I were just really good friends this when I was a kid and we would cruise the Boogie van and I think he was selling drugs out of it in now when I look back on that, I, know that It was awesome mattress in the back inside pipes and it was super cool. Big Open Slot megs. You know a lot of the stuff that you know went out of fashion now back in fashion that type of stuff. And the Z that you talked about the Daytona. I don't know that I was in that particular car but I remember talking computer in all of the cars of that era from Chrysler you know the digital readout on the dash like Oh. My Lord, it's block letters. It's going to tell me everything. It's so accurate. It was. Back then. Brings Back a lot of fun memories so. For me and I don't know if I'm GonNa Pass Your Mo- part task but mine totally came from TV I'm sure you know this. I fell in love with the dukes of Hazzard as a kid like a lot of kids from my. and to me the generally that charter that body style it, it's not even a car. It's like human. It's so good looking like superman combined with a lone rangers horse I mean it just. It's more than a car and that's what got me interested in learning more about Mo- pars period. So I kind of like all muscle cars in general I grew up in the GM family. That's still probably my first love but I've now had them all but really you know I finally got a sixty nine charter. We've made a really accurate season two era from the hazard generally out of it I've learned a lot about it my first experience though personally with mopeds and I'd be curious if you had one of these two was actually kind of like a roadkill experience my family had a late seventies twenty, five foot long RV. And the power plant was a four forty and that meant all of the running gear stuff was Chrysler. So had an meter on the DASH, right? I mean it had a full chrysler basically one truck running gear up front. That was my first experience with it. How about you have you ever run into like RV's is that important to you? That's also where four forty came from those the first forty forty I ever saw you know my dad never owned a dodge. But they're so prevalent when it comes to getting those big blocks or even three sixties and whatnot, you can get those in RV's, and now I see so many old mo-. Par powered. RV's that are basically free with the complete drive trains, and then you know I know that a lot of people are taking advantage of that and that's what I would suggest if you have an old moped and you're looking for an engine and drivetrain. In need one, go scour your local classifieds and chances are you're gonna find a very reasonably priced old RV maybe even free told your house in Gut and take all the power train out of it and use it for your car. Our show writer Scott STAPP he bought his dream car. The car is chasing for a long time. I think it was a neighbor sixty, nine charter he got a four forty four out of an RV. And he brought his claptrap Rv home and he just cut the RV apart to get to the border I mean it was just. Cut It up and throw it away when I got rid of my family's RV. I've felt pretty bad about it and I remember I took it to a donation center which just happened to be a junkyard. And I told them. Could you maybe not cut this up? Because some had to come back and get the engine. That's funny. I don't think that they listened to me but. We'll tell you what I would like to get a little more education here. I'm not sure if you'd rather talk about the Mo- part hunter side or just start walking us through different. LINEUPS powertrains actually I do know what's the Mo- par hunter. What does that mean? So as a kid going back to my childhood, I spent a lot of my free time looking at classified ads from auto trader. Car Trader Deals on wheels any publication that I could get my hands on the head classifieds back when they were still black and white and when you're done reading them, you'd have black ink on your fingers. I have always been a car guy that I just love looking at cars for sale I don't know what it was my dad and I used to go to car dealerships. You know a classic car dealerships and just look around and I was always so fascinated with it in two thousand, fifteen I had gotten a tip that at my local pick and poll, there was an old dodge and that's all the description I gotten being curious I went and looked at it and I was on social media at the time as well and I remember posting about it and I tagged. Hunter. None of my friends are Mo- par guys as much as I am none of my real close personal friends and I wanted to talk to more MO- part people. So I thought you know facebook is so big and social media is so huge that why don't I start a facebook page and share the fines that I find you know whether it be out in the real world or on craigslist I. Am a huge fan of the I spend way too much time on craigslist I'll be honest every week multiple. Times a day. I'm checking craigslist ads. I've got notifications on so many different sites that sell cars that you know my phone's constantly flooded but I started sharing all these cars that I was finding on craigslist that I thought were interesting. There's no rhyme or reason what I did it was mostly like, oh, this one's cheap or this one's really cool but I'm not in the market to buy any of them. So I just post what I think is interesting or conversational, and with facebook it's interesting to watch how. These pages grow and how many people share the content and it started growing it grew two hundred people five, hundred people thousand and then so on and so forth and we're at thirty six thousand people and it just amazes me that so many people are like me and just WanNa look at cars for sale just chat about him. That's what developed into the podcast because I was like I'm not a real talkative guy I was never really to social with them apart hunter I kind of just like the Guy Behind the name and I finally got to the point where I was like you know what? I'M GONNA talk to people I want to tell them how I feel about Mo- partisan maybe they'll listen maybe they won't. So the idea of starting a podcast developed be like I said I have been listening to so many other podcasts and I enjoy him so much I love podcasts I'm a garbage truck driver by day and Mope are hunter by night is what I like to say so that's how Hakimo parts got started. Great. Job Answering both questions in one fell swoop and on the podcast side. Listen specifically to what Chris said and what all of his motivations are Chris. podcasting at first is really fun and then it could become a grind right i. mean you know this even though you enjoy what you're doing like how I gotta get a show out this week and all the prep that goes into making that thirty five or forty minute show a lot more than thirty five or forty minutes. So. It's worth doing for the right reasons. What Chris is describing are the right reasons I'm sure you've gotten people who have asked you for help about starting a show or a podcast or a network or whatever I have to. I used to try to help people out a little more than I do now. And I finally got to the point where there's a good enough resources online that can get what they need but I also made sure like to only encourage those that I thought they had the right motivations and question them like this. Going to be hard here here, some of the pitfalls that are going to come into this if you've check all these boxes of passion, go for it. If not do something else there are plenty of other things that you can do with that passion. Absolutely but maybe not this one. Okay. so that's so terrific I'm so glad you shared that by the way when I was prepping for this interview I went hundred three stuff did the social media stock like we all do and I got sidetracked on your facebook page the sixty eight charger for thirty nine thousand that you posted now in Boston but was in California. That's got me intrigued I like it. Yeah. Every once in a while, you hit on something really good in I. Get excited when I find the special cars and I'm like Oh man people are going to go nuts over this. Personally I gravitate towards the project cars you know I love and respect any fully restored Mo- par or survivor quality car but there's something about this ratty muscle car movement. Then really intrigues me and I think that roadkill definitely brought it to the forefront but. Even before road kill there was social media influencers that were showing off these ratty mopeds and for me, it's nice because you hear a lot of talk of Oh. You know these guys want Barrett Jackson prices or you know ours are priced out of the Blue Collar Checkbook and for me I'm like you can still get a cool project cars that you know may need a little work in some elbow grease to get running and driving, but there's Also, some complete project cars that maybe aren't running that you can get running really easily and just have fun. You don't need to have something really shiny to have fun with these old cars you really don't and roadkill is definitely proven that. So I'm really excited that the movement is growing like if I go to a car show, you know like I said I love all the shiny stuff but you know if I see a clapped-out sixty eight. Charger rt that looked like somebody just pulled it out of a shed for thirty years. I'm probably going to go check that thing out first and just see what it's all about to be honest I will as well for all the same reasons as I've gotten older, the hot water in May never would have understood this but the sixty eight charger that you've shown here this is not a car would have ever been interested in ten years ago. But I'm interested in it. Now, especially that I've had charter because this is presented as unoriginal car. And now I can understand why there are values to that. I may not want to own this car, but I sure would like to go it. And understand like Oh. This is why this goes here. This is why this one doesn't go here. Okay. I, get it I get it. You know that to me is so interesting but since this is episode four, forty of the muscle car place I would like a little bit of education and this is stuff I just don't know on our sister show the Cuban, French. Oh, my co host Justin Corn Dog Cornet. I know he gave me this lesson, but I've never asked him what is the history of the four forty? Here's why I ask when I was a kid read all the magazines and they'd say like wedge. And I would remember reading wedge cool. I don't know what that means but cool. So what is the history of maybe Chrysler big blocks general leading up to the creation of the four forty You know before I answer that question as best as I can I would like to preface it by saying that I've never claimed to be a mope expert and the funny thing about what I do is that I get a lot of people asking me questions that frankly I don't know the answer to part of the fun of being a Moammar guy is that there's so. Much to learn and so much to absorb in consume as far as the history of Mo- pars that you could get really lost in all the little tidbits of information and I mean, if you talk fender tags with somebody who doesn't know what offender tag is, you're going to confuse them right off the bat but going back to your question if you think about a Hemi. Cylinder head you have hemispheric combustion chambers, the Wedge Head of the Wedge Motors that you're talking about how wedge shaped cylinder heads or combustion chambers rather than what that means Oh. Okay. Yeah. Yeah and big blocks I mean if you go back to pre for forty big block, you have the four thirteen. The engines that were pre Hemi and all that stuff. But with or forties, you find a lot of the early cars the Max Wedge, cars. That's something that I'm starting to learn more about because my knowledge of Mo- pars really started with the. Big. Start of the muscle car in. Nineteen sixty as when things really took off for Chrysler as far as getting into the whole movement of muscle cars and really marketing towards the youth enthusiast market should. When you talk about four forty. If you talk to any Mo- park, I think four forty is the flagship engine for Mo-. Pars everybody knows the Hemi but not everybody can have a second Hemi which is the four twenty, six So I think when you're a blue-collar guy like myself getting a big block, you're going to be aiming for the four forty I to be honest. But the history with four forties is mid. Sixties Chrysler came. Out with a four forty and many iterations of it have happened throughout the years you got the four forty six Maryland six packs and I really think that a four forty six pack could compete with a Hemi. You know there's a lot of debate going on with the different cars that have four, two, thousand, six, hundred, versus forty, six packs or six barrels of which ones are faster and I'm a huge fan of four, forty, six packs. These said four thirteen I really am a rookie on this stuff. So for example, my charter has a three, eighty three my understanding is that's called a be letter B black a four forty is a similar configuration, but the deck is taller and I think that's called rb for racist, block and nearly reason I know this is because I bought the wrong parts wants and. When they didn't fit. Actually my buddy cody said is this beer rb and we had to do some digging and we ordered the right part but been given the wrong thing and it was like the valley trae or something like that. You know that goes under the intake manifold and sure enough we had arbi and what we needed was the be so that. Made me think well, I think there's some commonality blocks in here. Maybe there's more to do with the internals of them. You know besides just the fact that one is taller than the other but then you said four thirteen are four, thirteen, four, forty s related or they just related because they're both big blocks they're definitely related because they're big blocks the fourth thirteen. was now I being a Mo- par guy if you're in the world of Mo- par you say the wrong thing even if it's by accident, if you call a four, forty, six pack. barrel vice versa because one is limit in one is Raj dodges six Pack Plymouth six you flip flop those or even colors. If you call a limit that is FC seven, which is inviolate. If you call that plum crazy, the guys will go nuts and eat you alive. So I'm sure I'll get plenty of messages from all my friends of but. The four thirteen's are big blocks and I believe they are are B.'s like I. Said my knowledge for the earlier stuff is learning with that kind of stuff but. Definitely what you're saying about getting things confused and that's going back to you know how much there is to learn more parts. I can't explain how much little differences and just specifications with more stuff is just if you go down that rabbit hole good luck that's all I have to say about that I don't know if you've ever considered running for office I. Think you should consider honesty goes a long way in this country Chris of. Saying. I. Don't know but I'll find out. It's a pretty, damn good answer I would never be as somebody. When I get questions I am a great guy at pointing you in the right direction to be honest with you. I have problem doing that and a lot of people just need to suck up their pride a little bit and say I don't know you know I. See a lot. That's another thing about social media as you see people talking about things that they have no idea what they're talking about. It's the spread of false information and I would hate to be a contributor to that, and that's not the message that I want to portray. What a great answer? Just across the board I think that's awesome and I'm learning. The Mo par world about that. Just my own car is such a trip just a great time learning how this charger works and I will tell you some of the learning has become with frustration. Let me give you some examples. Chris. Are you ready? Okay. Yes. I got this sixty nine charter and it was exactly what I wanted. It was painted like generally it was a big block car and I knew that it pretty much needed. Everything. And not only to make it a generally but just to make it kind of right. I ended up. Keeping the three eighty, three car is still orange and everything else is different, which is great. That's just what I wanted to do. I put a seventy charger rear end in it actually a from another body I put a seventy K. member under the front which I got from Mike Finnegan. Zari restored ready to go. I knew there were slight differences in the Front K. members, the sway bar mounts I did not know that the event on the rear end for the factory break line is in a slightly different position on seventy to sixty nine. So when I- overnighted the brake lines to. Get myself ready for the next event and I went to go install the vent and it was like three inches in to the right I remember saying terrible word and then some homework and sure enough seventies a different part than sixty nine when it comes to the reverse electrical switch you know off the shifter versus you know in the transmission for the backup lights sixty, eight and sixty nine are different. They just are. I have found all these little intricacies. There's so much that is the same, but the little differences will just kill you and that has been fun to learn and also the differences between manufacturing plants. One plant, it's going to be this way becomes at another plant. It's going to be this way you know from the outside looking in. It's interesting to me that that you know you as a true fan of Mo- part you're still learning to because for me kind of assume. Did know this stuff like. I don't. There are some guys that are encyclopedias and I love talking to those guys because like I said I learnt every time I dig into something with Mo Pars I learned something new. In fact, you know just a little talk about big block mopeds I'm GonNa have to do an episode on the history of big blocks because a lot of what I do on the podcast as far as. I have episodes called high-performance heritage, and that's where I go into a person place or thing or event in moped history and I just kind of take a closer look at it just kind of as an education for myself and for my listeners I think it's really important that when I do that I, provide accurate information. So I do a lot of research like you were saying earlier. With podcasting, I'm not an encyclopedia of Mo- par by any means. So when I decide, I want to do an episode I have to dive deep into that subject just to make sure that my foundational knowledge is even correct. So you just taught me a couple of things that I didn't know about the differences between seventy and sixty nine I didn't know that. So that's on eight and three quarter we read. That's probably important too for all I. Really Yeah. So it's little things like that where I'm just like, wow, you know sometimes I'm like maybe I'm into maybe I should. Start a different podcast or something but I really do enjoy and love and have a passion for learning everything. I can about Mo- parts there's so much to learn and so little time that I kind of pick and choose different eras and things like that. I have some people that reach out to me and go hey man, what are you GonNa do an episode about this like the forward cars of the fifties or you know the turbo cars of the eighties that we were talking. About earlier I have to tell them the world of Mo- part is big and vast that we're taking off little chunks at a time, and that's why bounce from generation to generation sixties and then modern stuff just because that's another issue is that there is definitely a gap in modern moped enthusiasts and the classic moped doozy est some guys float back and forth like myself I like it all I love all mobile stuff I've noticed that there's a lot of guys that have say new. Challengers that don't even know what Scott Pack is or how that even started or they don't even know what Mo part actually is. So it's fun to me to think that maybe somebody who has a new challenger finds my podcast and maybe learns a thing or two, and that encourages them to go and that's pretty cool I'm GonNa dig a little bit deeper and learn some more stuff or continue listening to Chris and or just go on podcast Ville and go find other car podcast. Where they can just absorb as much knowledge as possible. So I really enjoy that art of podcasting. Well, you know it's interesting here. So our corn dog Cornet, my co host on Kibben friends he is an encyclopedia of this stuff and has a photographic memory and he's also just very kind hearted person and he has helped me with every problem I've probably have ever had especially when it comes to these things and the reason that he knows him is because he's encountered them prior to me. He has restored a lot of these guys and the ones are his passion. One other thing that he told me is you know prior to sixty eight, the performance was all their Chrysler just finally put the sex appeal around the bodies maybe in sixty but they had been fast cars for fifteen twenty years and some of them looked like your mother's car right I. Mean they were. They just weren't that good looking to some you know especially in early fifties. With. The HEMI cars. But now today they're kind of all beloved. Let's end on this one. On the newer one I I noticed on your website you had linked to DIY Hemi. That's Blake Anderman. He is just a superior human being period. Are you working with Blake or is Blake helping with good information? What how is your crowd accepted Modern Hemi swaps? A Blake was early adopter on that I think it was the first start doing it really well, tell me more. I will say this about Blake when it comes to mow par people. I've been blessed in the fact that I've met so many people through what I do that have become close friends that sometimes, I have to step back and go. Wow this is more than just cars. You know I've built some really great friendships and Blake is definitely one of those people I. Love that Guy I think he's in great Berkeley family man he's got a heck of story I know he's shared some of that on your pockets. He's been on your podcast twice I believe he's been on my podcast once and he's just a great guy if I remember right I reached out to him. Just, because I was into the modern Hemi swaps in the old stuff and before I even talked to him for the first time, I was consuming every piece of content that he had because I bought myself a little modern. Hemi and I had planned to put it in my seventy sixty one hundred. So I needed to have as much information I get my hands on I reached out to Blake and we talking and he is definitely leading the charge, and now you're seeing bigger manufacturers come out with the technology required to I mean even. Mo- par has kits to adapt the modern Mo- par drive trains into the classic mopeds which I think is really cool. But Blake's a good friend and we do work together not on a monetary or anything like that basis. But he definitely helped me out with any questions I have, and if you're talking about an encyclopedia for swapping modern Hemi into an old car, he's the guy he's the first person I think of and I'm not sure if there's a question, I could ask him about that swap that he wouldn't be able to answer. Well he's got that engineer mind and there's yes, he's not afraid to learn anything. And there's no wego involved and he really was the first guy because L. S. became pretty accepted easily understood everybody can swap an ls and that was way before you could buy a factory harness from holly around France of their go down the list. It used to be you just had to take the factory harness apart and strip it and do all that. Well when it came to the Mo par side it's a different configuration. There's a crap ton more stuff that you seem to have to know. He figured all that out. He has simplified it and it's still a great way to go about it right I just watch of his videos I. All right. Here's the harness we're GONNA take this this this this this and this, and it's going to be super quick and easy, and he's right. DIY himmy we'll both plug that one because it's just so valuable but I too am a fan of motor swaps when it comes to charter because I want it to be at the TV hero car that is it's going to have that three eighty-three in no matter what. But it would not bother me at all that three eighty three was a stroke or and it was actually ninety-six but look at eighty three I don't care. That's still cool. I would enjoy that very much. Tell you what I don't know the answer to this are win a meet at the Mo-. Party event is going to happen or is that not going to happen man I wanted to go out there so bad I don't know if I'll be able to get the time off of work and I've already. Tried to create an itinerary of how I would make it work because I would have to leave on Friday night but all the flights heading out of Seattle to get to Nashville don't get till the morning and I would have to leave on Saturday evening basically. So I'm like, Gosh, go out there and I am so disappointed that a lot of our favorite events some that I plan to go to this year. For the first time ever have been canceled because of this virus which I don't even like talking about. But I think it needs to be mentioned that for everybody out there you know it sucks I get it but you know just put on that Matt Wash Your hands do whatever we we need these car vents back I know there's a lot of people out there listening to this podcast that are probably missing all their favorite shows, all their local events I know I'm Jonesing to go to a car show I've tried to figure out how I Can Get a MO- party because it is the first. Mo Party event and I feel like a piece of my soul has gone for not being able to make it to that and I'm still going to try but I can't guarantee anything I would love to go. I think it's great what hollies doing I will definitely be there next year I will do everything in my power to be there next year hopefully they have second annual I think they will twenty twenty, six I'm not GonNa lie it's just the year that keeps on giving of crap So, if we do meet this year great if we don't. If we can just get enough Internet access I'll just call you all were there and Salute. I would love to. Keep in touch your especially just because of the passion here it has been a joy getting to have this conversation with you and I look forward to the next one what's the contact info? You'd like people to go to find more about you. The easiest place to get in touch with me or listen to my podcast is just by going to talking mopeds dot com or pick your favorite podcast. APP. Just search talking moviegoers. You'll probably find my podcast and I wouldn't be surprised if Kibi and friends or the muscle car place pops up either it seems like every time I searched for my stuff just to see how I'm ranking you're always there rob. Will. That's called a being here for a long time sometimes just showing up everyday is also. A way to get a good grade, you don't have to be good. He's gotTA show ups. All right man, you have a great day and I'll catch you later. Rob You too. It was a pleasure. Thank you for having me on. Thanks again to rob for having me on as a guest of the muscle car place episode number four, forty as an automotive podcast her it was truly an honor to be recognized by one of the best and I will forever be proud of the fact that I was interviewed on the muscle car place like I said in the interview, there's so much to learn in the world of Mo- par, and I'm still learning new stuff every day, and that's what excites me I love and truly enjoy diving deep into the subjects pertaining to Mow Pars and I'm going to use. Talking, Mo- pars as a platform to share everything that I learned and what I already know with you. I want talking Mo- parts to be a hub for Mo parth Uzis to thrive as a community and I'm GonNa keep doing what I'm doing and I hope that this podcast is a platform where all aren't can come and feel welcome whether you're new cars or you're a walking and talking Mo- part cycle pedia because we need those guys to and next week will be having an installment of high-performance heritage about the Max Wedge Engines and the introduction of the four forties because. I was nervous during the interview. I'M NOT GONNA lie was huge platform for me to help grow my podcast and to get my story out there to even. Audience than my own and you know I actually know a little bit more about four forties I lead onto during the interview I. Just Man I folded under pressure now I don't know a lot and I will admit that and that's why I'm diving deep in the Max Wedge Engines because I knew that prior to the four forty, you had the other. Be An rb engines and you know you can't mention the four thirteen without mentioning the four, twenty, six, Max Max Wedge. You know what? I mean. So there's a lot to unpack there with the Max, wedge engines and the introduction of the four forty. So I'm going to get into it next week. So look forward to that long live big block Mope Ours I. Hope You enjoyed my interview from the muscle car place and I hope to talk with rob again some day if not on his show then on this show. So thanks for listening to the interview folks no, Mo, par left behind. There you have. It folks another episode of talking Mo- Parks is in the books for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the please visit talking mopus dot com, and don't forget that you can send me your stories, questions, comments, complaints, suggestions, and everything else on your mopey depicted mind to Chris Talking Mo- parts dot com or leave me a voice message on my voice box at two zero nine twenty Mo- par to hear yourself on the show folks we also now have merged in the talking Mo- Pars Merck shop you can purchase cool things like. Stickers mugs and more. So if you want to help support the show and get some cool stuff at the same time jump over to talking Mo- Pars Dot com big. Thanks to rob. Kibi. Once again for having me on the muscle car place, be sure to go find that podcast listen answers scribe. Shout out to Hemi pages. Dot Com be sure to take part in the build Mo- project. If you have no idea what I'm talking about go to HEMI PAGES DOT COM and learn more the build moped project is going to be awesome and so far it is awesome. I'll give you a quick rundown right now it's a community build where we've chosen the car we chosen the color and right now we are in the middle of choosing the power. adder the car is going to be a sixty eight dodge DART superstock tribute car with a modern mopeds Hemi in it, and now we're going to decide if it's going to be an all motor Hemi or if it's going to be turbocharged, pro charged were getting crazy with this thing. Okay. So go to Hemi pages, DOT COM and learn more about the bill mope our project also shout out to my friends over at DIY Hemi Dot Com let's get these. Cars outfitted with modern hemmings and let's Hemi swap the world. That's it. My friends. Until we talk again, I am your host Chris Albrecht and that was talking Mo- pars. 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Impossible's "Ground Beef" is On It's Way and We're Ready For It

Smart Kitchen Show

30:13 min | 1 year ago

Impossible's "Ground Beef" is On It's Way and We're Ready For It

"Hey I'm excited to have another editorial podcast with the spoon writers. How you doing everyone great. We have Catherine Lamb. Heo Chris Albrecht Mike and Jen Marston and we're GONNA start off going to you Chris because you wrote a story this past day or so about what essentially it looks like a smart shopping cart by company called Caper and there's been all this moving around like making grocery stores more intelligent allowing you to kind of walk in and out with your goods like Amazon go in this caper. smartcard sounds like it's basically putting the intelligence into the shopping cart yeah. It's really interesting so ever since Amazon go debuted at last year was the year before basically that's a it's a small store where you walk in you. Scan your phone and high tech cameras and sensors monitor what you pick up and then automatically charge you for whatever you take out of the store and there are a number of startups looking to retrofit retro fit grocery retailers with much the same technology but they all involve like pudding installing cameras in the ceilings sensors answers on the shelves or whatever but it involves retrofitting stores to enable that sort of cash earless checkout experience what Caper does is instead of installing all that stuff in the store itself it puts it all in the sharping shopping cart so it right now it uses a scanner but the next version will have computer vision so you basically just as you're putting in tomatoes or pasta or whatever the the card itself has like an LCD touchscreen on it which is equipped with cameras for computer collision and some sensors probably for weight so that you can see like if you grab four tomatoes it you you show you hold the tomatoes in front of the cart and then you put it in it knows that you bought X. Amount of weight of tomatoes or any other kind of package good you put in there and then it automatically just keep track of everything you're walking as you're shopping and the idea being that this is cheaper for retailers to adopt because they don't have to retrofit their store with thousands of little cameras they can just buy new shopping carts and the shopping carts then will keep track of everything you purchase and they just raised ten million but it it comes on the heels of another company called Zip in they just raised a strategic investment from a Brazilian retailer Gra Bango earlier this year I think raised twelve million so we're seeing this sort of a lot of movement in the in the cashier checkouts base go from sort of like hey concept to Oh. This is becoming a reality yeah. It seems like there's space race in terms of like investment in innovation around this keeper Smart Carlisle Looked Oto bit clunky in terms of the implementation. It looks like they're putting what essentially sounds like a barcode scanner. You're in the grocery cart and we're seeing going to move to more of a kind of a of image recognition thing. We're hey knows it's milk. My question is will consumers be trained and if you know I'm I'm half the time they're just going to half asleep or just tired. Will it take too much work to actually for the grocery cart to note and putting in or can they make so easily and friction free that works well for like someone who's just kind of half asleep grocery shopping well. I think there's a couple of things to that one. I is is like yes absolutely it should be a speedy process to where you shouldn't even have to pause as you're putting in that box of pasta you should just be able to kind of throw it in and it should be able to see it and yeah no it right so that would be friction list on your on your behalf in terms of walking through and filling in the cart the second thing though is they plan on using the screen is is to sort of provide recommendations so he could see you're buying pasta and meat and it would go like Oh. It looks like you're making Spaghetti. Here's a recipe for Spaghetti that you might like and here's a map to get all the ingredients in the store so it's not just about what you purchased but it's also creating a new sort of up excelling opportunities for retailers via the cart and you see this also in a more static way with aws smart shelf. which does this via smart displays in stores but so there's more to it than just purchasing so? I should know more about this but are is there a screen on the shopping cart. That would be telling you like. Here's a pasta recipe yeah yeah that's there's a touchscreen built into by the handle and so my things more would would be round. and I've heard other people talk about this is sort of they'd have to be shopping. Carts need to be pretty robust right like they get banged up around a lot and end customers are throwing toddlers who would probably Barf all over the touch screen at some point right like are they robust enough and I'm sure you know the people at caper aren't dumb dumbs. They've all gone shopping before right so I imagine that they're they're thinking about all this but it needs to be in addition to being high-tech it also needs to be not robust enough to handle sort of the wear and tear that they would experience and then the question for retailers becomes then well. How often do they have to replace these carts or the parts of these. How expensive are they like. You don't want a five hundred dollar shopping cart. I'm sure my shopping carts and bulker. I you know twenty thirty forty six. I have no idea how much curse costs colleague a lot a lot but this is just got a Smart Korea. Yeah like these are going to cost what normal shopping Cardi get it Albertson's. Those probably aren't that much money so you know when you put one hundred two hundred three hundred. Gerster maybe not that many how much is the cost and then maybe that I start to think about. Do you yeah like maybe a premium shopping experience for people who want to use this versus those who just want. He's the regular shopping cart well. It also calls into question things like what if I don't use a shopping carte. What if I use a basket and CAPER is thought of this already like I mentioned that before and I think they have you know th that's certainly not lost on them. Yeah I mean I think the bigger story. Though is this is now. We're not only seeing funding in the cashier checkout space but we're also seeing people go public with with partnerships so it's no longer just quiet pilot tests that are going on. TRIGO vision has you for Saul and Israel and they're rumored to be working with TESCO. Oh I haven't been able to get confirmation on that. and then the giant. Eagle chose grab-and-go earlier this summer and I cam sorry. I can't remember the name I also just want a butcher it but the the Brazilian grocery retailer Pick Zip in for a line so what what's happening is that these things are getting cashier. Checkout is getting funded. People aren't necessarily scared of Amazon in this space because Amazon really just build their own solution from start to finish right like that's not not necessarily something they're gonNA at least for now as they're building out their own stores. They're not gonna go to a Safeway or an Albertson's and refit him to be Amazon. Go stores you know they have their own line of whole foods stores and supposedly other grocery chains that they're working on so anyway watch. This space is basically what this further what capers funding is further indication of grocery tech is hot and I think we need to mark mapped. Marcin get to work on it now John. I also question for you. You changing subjects. There is a story that you wrote about the California Senate passing a new bill. GIG Were Bill. Ab Five and I think most of the stories I've seen have been about how it's going to impact uber lift but also impact Jordache and some of these third party delivery services and it could be fairly detrimental to the Business Monterey Right so assembly bill five is actually it's an expansion of legislation that was passed in two thousand eighteen gene in the state of California but what pass today is basically would treat these people whether it's an uber driver or a dash which is a door dash driver categorize them as employees not contract workers so that would entitle these people to who minimum wage workers comp it would allow them to unionize all those things that go along with being an employee of a company so the bill has amendments that it it's gone back to assembly in lawmakers are GonNa vote on the amendments. If that passes assembling ambling then Governor Gavin NEWSOM has to sign the bill which every buddy I've talked to and everything I've read suggests. He will probably do that because he's a big supporter of it. It will go into effect on January first. If that's the case. I think what the big question is is. How Oh this is obviously going to add a lot of it's GONNA up the amount of money these companies have to spend on operations if they're paying if they're paying all their workers as employees and so from these companies aren't necessarily profitable right now and I think as we cover a lot they're far from it. I mean I think Uber Chris was Uber who sat on their earnings called. They don't expect Uber eats to be profitable within the next six year at least yeah and they lost five partly so these companies aren't exactly raking in bank right now. what I think's really interesting is if you add this with propose delivery are proposed caps for restaurant commissions which is happening happening in a different state in New York but the two of those combined would just yeah they would really drastically alter these companies ability to operate the way they do now. Yeah I mean these companies like you said are not profitable yet and now they're. GonNa have to pay healthcare or whatever it's going to what I mean. I have mixed feelings on this right. I feel like I'm I'm kind of a fan of the GIG economy. I use ridesharing abuse food delivery. I think it oftentimes meet people in a place where they may need partial employment or or augmented employment the maybe not making enough as their other job. Maybe they're working in hotel and they want to do on the side so I think this provides sometimes times economic opportunity for people who want to be micro-entrepreneurs but at the same time like it's also away to basically not pay as much as other businesses and it so what is fairly disruptive to existing business models so I can see both sides of this. I definitely think that the the GIG economy is under attack on the legislative side ride and we'll see if they'll survive because this is actually going to be fairly big deal. I think and I think we also have to keep in mind that even if this does pass it's not not the end of the story. I mean you know I wrote this morning that one of the things that Uber Lift and door have done is they've basically mm pledged ninety million dollars. I think it was to get a ballot or to get a vote on the ballot. That would fight this if it passes so you know even if this goes into effect as law on January first. I don't think I mean I think this is the beginning of the story. I don't don't think we're anywhere near the end. It's just a matter of what you know. What are these companies like door. Dash GonNa do in the interim while this gets while they fight this'll sowell without being an expert on labor markets right. I know the. La People will take temp jobs temp agencies. I wonder if some point will it'll land in a space where the meekness akin to temporary job right because you don't get benefits if you're just kind of working a summer job at temp agency which I don't think you do oftentimes so maybe if one way around this is if there's a limited duration to the GIG. I just don't know where this is going to end up but it's going to be one to watch yeah. I mean I wouldn't be surprised if we see the GIG economy companies. Try and create some new like work role or position that gets. It's created so that they don't have to change their structure that much. I think that's definitely something that will come up in the future. The other thing that it's sort of the specter overall this too is just the sheer amount of money that all these companies have raised right built on sort of one idea of what a Gig what they have to pay out their workers offers. The door has raised. I don't even know how much like instant art of all raised over a billion dollars in door. Dash is expected to go public so they've got a lot writing on this and again you know even genu mentioned bring up the door dash problem with tipping and and you know what kind of jobs are being created. You know it's it's interesting you know the first the first dot com boom was all about kind of very simple websites pets.com dot com and we saw eventually that bust in the tougher companies came through on the other side. I feel like this wave of of Internet innovation or the past five years as sleeping around sharing economy sharing economy concepts whether it's Uber or Airbnb or we work in all these companies are coming integrator scrutiny at the same time with the specter of a potential recession next year so I think it's GonNa be a really interesting next couple of years and see to see what's happening to all these companies and what companies survive because as you said Christmas a ton of money in the sport in there all the big industries are fighting back from Tori and kind of just all the way they can't fight back and these companies are coming under greater scrutiny so I think it's going to be an interesting couple years another. You know it's just another example of big tech getting hit again which is happening more and more people aren't necessarily happy with the way the actual human being what what the effect on the human being is because of these technologies and how they're handled or not managed very well right now so yeah yeah. I agree with you. Mike I think it's going to be I think there's going to be a lot to discuss in the next year so speaking of disruptors and a a big big companies hitting back while this about that it's about impossible being interceptor in the meat industry and yeah and they transition yeah yeah and they're coming out with a product that reminds me of the beyond ground beef pack which I just tried recently. At least they teasing a new product that looks looks like would essentially as a twelve pack of ground beef for replacement Toyota about the story Catherine yes so to be clear they have not impossible impossible to my knowledge has not stated that this one hundred percent the product. They're GONNA do but they basically put out this tweet that said can you guess the first city to find us on shelves. We'll give you one hint and the hint is it somewhere that smells like palm trees which first of all like what a palm tree smell like but second of all that narrows was it down and in the little promo video also showed a little pack of twelve ounce it says impossible burger made from plants. It looks like ground beef. It looks like the beyond `and beef more particularly so we can sort of put together some pieces and say that a impossible is likely gonna hit retail with this ground beef product. At least we're assuming it's just one product you know they could do that and they're patty simultaneously but this is a little bit more unique product so I think it makes sense for them to come out with this first. They're basically just competing with beyond beef at this point and in terms of palm trees and if anyone else has any thoughts on this please tweet us or something but my thoughts were either. La They are Miami Palm Tree cities. They're both hip. They're both you know centers of food innovation and and there's arguments for Bo oh so l. a. closer to impossible headquarters and production facilities which are in northern California. L. is also like always on the cutting edge of like cool new food foodstuff. You know it seems like a nice sort of branding place to make that launch and then impossible is also Grohl oh no no that's actually Florida so that's kind of the L. A. Argument and then over on the other side we have Miami the other side of the country and and Chris brought up the point that that could be an interesting place to sort of launch this because Miami is a hotbed of General Retail Innovation Wall. Not specifically food stuff for later. There's a lot of like self driving cars and robotic warehouses for Grocery and also Florida has been one of the first states to to see a couple impossible products with fast food partners such as the little caesars and possible supreme pie and it was one of the first areas to get the impossible walker after its trial in St Louis so arguments to be said for either if I may a placing a bet I say l. a. it's gut feeling but also I just think in terms of like a branding perspective it makes more sense there's also although celebrities over there at Yahoo Love to instagram and I don't know it just seems a little bit more on Trend Bay you now. I'd say L. A. is my I also think that they probably wouldn't put a mockup or picture of what looks like twelve ounces of very specific packaging twelve bounces of of impossible beef unless they're going to come out with that. I might guesses that they would. That's the team. That's what it's going to be right yeah. I mean definitely that I think the other question. Russian is just. Are they going to simultaneously do other products but I'm guessing it's just going to be this one and in one city I and so we have it narrowed down to two so moral of the story. We know a lot more about this retail on which we've been. We've been hearing rumblings of for over six months then we found out it was in September that we found out it's September nineteenth. Everyone Mark Your calendars. Now we're finding out that at what the product is GonNa be and which possible to possible cities you think there will be people hanging out at the at the grocery store and the place is like Chris Remember when Windows Windows Ninety came out and everyone who hung out in the stores waiting for Roy or like the impossible be. I know that I love that you of all like the apple product launches that have happened in the past ten further. Come on you gotta like Windows Windows Ninety five because that's chandler from friends whereas on the promotional we're making fun of you for your references. France's I go. I think it's funny. I'm kind of wondering if it's going to be Florida just because then they could work out the kinks without having high profile instagram around to pick up any missteps or celebrities or whatever right I I I've not definitive the did on that but the if you think about just beyond chicken at KFC in Atlanta getting a Jillian people outside right like every every place that these things have hit has become you know there's been a frenzy might be too strong a word definitely yeah well see. I don't know the problem. I think we kind of went back and forth with this. I think Katherine a when I put out the newsletter this week which is what I'm afraid of being we write about this stuff all the time so we're super into it but what I don't know is sort of do where'd how how much of a bubble WFAN versus. How much do people really care right. So what is a once you get outside sort of the food tech circles. Do people really know beyond an impossible awesome that much. I know a lot of people who still haven't tried it yeah and I you know I'm I'm explaining it to people a lot like Oh. No it's made from this and it's really good and you should try. It and they're like Oh okay I've never ever I've never had one before. Certainly in social media like just kind of anecdotally. It's made that kind of the the transition to like kind of the to the broad mainstream in terms of people. Everyone's kind of trying it for the first time. At least I'm noticing on facebook great of my Non Tech Related Equity Folks on my facebook feed. Everyone's talking about hey. I just had an impossible burger as I think it's different being in retail because with the KFC launcher be Burger King these fast food places are like doing their our own marketing for it as well and we also knew like specifically which stores it was going to launch in so there was a lot of buzz around that but something like this retail first of all. We don't know which store it's GonNa be in. We don't know if it's going to be whole foods than Kroger. It's going to be some sort of really need local spot and also it's just like a little bit less sexy to like be lining up at the grocery store to get something as opposed to lining up a KFC. There's like media and they're handing out samples like we don't know what sort of fanfare will be happening around this but I can't imagine knittle be on the same level as these fast food. launches could be wrong but I am curious. If impossible will like how much in advance will give out this information you know well. They say it's happening right now at this one whole foods in Miami or will they say tomorrow this time this place there'll be this big festivities and a a food truck and you know fireworks so we'll see we also don't know how much it's GonNa cost and we don't know I guess those are the two big question marks where exactly it's GonNa be. What's IT GONNA cost the ground. The beyond ground cost ten bucks at my store for that. I don't even know whatever their packages. I don't know how Anthony also does well yeah. I have to say I'm much more excited about the prospect of a twelve ground versus like a stack of Patty's. I know that you guys kick Chris and Catherine of tried the beyond ground. I just had for the first time last week. thought it was really good much better than the the patty the had from beyond and I may tacos intimate hamburgers with it and I I like it and I was excited to try. It and I'm excited. Try them possible. Yeah Yeah also also sorry I was wrong. Sixteen we made a sixty we made a beyond lasagna the other night and it was malicious. Pasta Bolognese as with beyond and it was excellent sounds really good well. We know my stance is that I think it's to me which means it's doing a good job. You're wrong. They don't feel like going. Sorry my fault my pulse. We can do it out privately. Chris meanwhile while you guys are taking yet. I'M GONNA keep the next door which is a story that is about our startups. We're going to have its mark kitchen summit in just three or four weeks. Now we announce the startup startup showcase finalists twelve of them next next for this year and what I really like about this list because I'd love to hear what year is just How diverse the companies are we have everything from a a countertop chocolate maker to a couple companies doing food waste anti food waste kind of concepts to a new kind of Cook tops with a smart technology built in I'm really excited. and you guys know that. I kind of get over excited about chocolate so the terras can ask me a little bit too excited but I'm not on the judging panel. I purposely don't put myself in Japan because I'd probably cheese chocolate. But what do you guys think of this. I first of all there's a couple that we've covered before on the spoon so you know sticks fresh makes a sticker that can extend fresh fruit shelf life by two weeks. I think that's super cool. Impractical kind of in the vein of like a soggy feud sucks the company that won last year. That's like this relatively low tak not to say not complicated but not you know some sort of a fancy robot thing that could have actually a pretty widespread effect actually help you and the every day in the kitchen but then there's also some some sort of really futuristic once that excite me like this and I'm not sure you say it but an rich three D which is a three d. food printer that will extruded food items to matcher chur exact nutritional requirements taste preferences and like obviously a sticker that goes on your fruit to help it stay fresher for longer. Is something that we're. GonNa see a lot more quickly than a home three D. food printer that matches up with your nutritional profile but it's just cool to see the breadth of the startups that are that are thinking about how we're going to be eating food in the future. Chris is a couple of robots on their accent about. I am more than just a robot person. I have a three dimensional care story life story. I have a purpose I have needs and wants. You know I kinda. WanNa see the Millo. Is it meal or Milo Millo. I I'm I'm a little skeptical. it's a it's a very stylish blender. That's cordless and silent and efficient and beautiful according to their own press materials and it connects to your phone although you know honestly. I don't know if you need that but you know I'm wondering if this is an example of where they can take something mundane Dane and make it beautiful and mega like an object that people want right like a blender is a blender or is it and I think that's sort of interesting also if it I want to see if it has sort of the power necessary to really make a a you know a smoothie to pulverize fruit and vegetables it is and all that stuff I don't even blender to make soup or anything but I also would like it to not sound like a seven forty seven taking off in my kitchen in the morning and if I can make yeah smoothie while the rest of the house is asleep. 'CAUSE I get up earlier than everybody else. That would be amazing so I'm really intrigued by that one about this Barista robot I mean you kind of you've covered quite a few BARISTA robots. What does this one stack up the bottom. You know the I we'll have to see right like it is are they bringing the robot. We'll see I think it's an what's interesting about that. I think it's T- focused interest rate. I think it's like basically focused on out. TVD Oh yes so they started with a I did write about them. See this is what happens when you write so many posts in a day kind of forget about the ones what happened yesterday is gone. This was at the end of August but recent does this their A. B. to B. Play so they create their starting with a drink maker that for restaurants and it's connected to the cloud so they have a bunch of recipes and you restaurants can lease this machine. Actually I think it's free is what it is and then they pay a dollar forty two a dollar ninety per drink and they kind of the hook with Theresa. Is that not only do they provide the hardware and you download and a subscription service for the software but then you also get the ingredients through them so you know if you WANNA fusion t drink they provide all of it so this. I'm interested to see and if they bring it I'll be interested. I'm definitely just didn't tasting what they have but they can make anything from like mock tales to juices to fusion teas and stuff like that so I am curious. They are they are there. In trials. I think in a couple areas in California I product before this. They actually have a business I think already with like basically do they like Boba robot or something that I think already doing like providing products for Boba la places and this is like their second yeah these these the people who are the guy is from Tesla. He worked on the assembly lines. He was like one of the lead need engineers. I think that put together the robots that built the Model S. and Exim three for Tesla so Y- you know I definitely really am interested in what and this is sort of foothold to get the you know his rationale was every restaurant needs drinks so they're starting with the drink machine and and then from there they'll be able to expand into other types of food prep. I think the models tried and true right. I was just listening to built this this week's episode and they had the story of one one of my favorite kids my kids favorite product dipping dots yeah and the dip dip dots licensing model when he figured it out was basically you know you give the Cohen and they might be charged for the ingredients to make these dipping dots which I recommend that podcast you're in if you're a nerd like me but Yeah I. I think it's pretty cool. I just speak more broadly. These twelve companies like we have all these great companies like you said like the sticker company. Catherine DOC robotics a restaurant oriented ones home cooking one so it's just a great list. I'm excited about it. Good good variety. I think something for everyone and a good opportunity to mentioned that smart kitchen summit will be in just three and a half weeks and if you WANNA come I encourage you to come use Discount Code podcast or twenty five percent off tickets If you WANNA see these startups they will be there will also some future food startups doing interesting stuff that will be will be announcing this week as well so squashes lots of great programming so and you can eat all of us you can meet every one of us is going to be there so October. Seventh and eighth and Seattle waters will be dancing. The robot ricker spoilers well so much for the big so much for my agent. Hold me Chris Sorry about that. generally be dancing. Maybe I mean that's a no that is a definite. No there's no dance. I I do surprise people. I'll be dancing in my head with excitement. I plant moon walk on the stage so that is my big kind of entrance so keep an eye out offer that on Christian now you're GonNa have your Chris Moaning all right once again Mike overdoing doing the robot sounds but once again thank you guys coming on the podcast. This is a lot of fun absolutely is. All right have a good day everyone back but.

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Is The Smart Kitchen Smart or Dumb? Discuss.

Smart Kitchen Show

25:18 min | 1 year ago

Is The Smart Kitchen Smart or Dumb? Discuss.

"All right we're back this week for eight editor podcasts without one of the key members on injured reserve Catherine Lamm Kath recovering from a sore throat. hopefully Catherine. If you're listening. You're doing okay and we'll be back next week but we do have Chris Albrecht in Marston. Hey guys doing what's up my oh. I'm excited we're just less than two weeks out from smarter December. We'll go into that a little bit but like as always when the fall comes round news just seems to come at a furious pace and it's no different this year Genu you wrote about fat burger which is kind of crazy thing turning some of their lawn. John Los Angeles stores into Ghost Kitchens for sister brand. I thought that was really interesting. tell us a bit about that story so fat. Burger for those who aren't aware is is a southern California based Quick Service restaurant they do as the name suggests really fat Burgers so but they are owned by fat brands who has a number of different restaurant chains under its umbrella and fat owns a restaurant called Hurricane Grill Orland wings which is more on the East Coast like Florida New York but what they're doing is using fatburger locations in Los Angeles to to basically double as ghost kitchens for this hurricane grill and wings menu so an it's it's delivery only which I think is really interesting so if you go onto grope hct post mates are one of the usual third party delivery sites you can access you have to be in Los Angeles. You can access the hurricane grill and wings menu from those sites and get their food delivered to you which I I think it's an interesting interesting tactic because it's it's exposing you know so you've got someone who's a Fan Anna fatburger will they would probably if they're out on the west coast never have an opportunity to experience some of these other brands that Fat Burger owns in these other restaurants so this is sort of a super cost effective way for fat rams to kind of expose customers to the entire portfolio without having go and build full on brick and mortar restaurants with dining rooms across the country and they did say that they wanted to start doing doing this sort of ghost kitchens for one brand in the kitchen of another just with all of their restaurant chains in the future future so I think this is I mean this is the first time I've seen something like this but it just thinking about it now. It just kind of seems like a no brainer and I feel like this is definitely something we're going to be needing to keep an eye on in the future because obviously there's plenty of huge restaurant companies that own the multiple different brands so this could potentially be a big area to watch with ghosts kitchens. I agree I mean I think there's a huge amount of capital Capex X and fixed investment into these restaurant chains in particularly in their abilities creek food and if you I said Jan if you're one of these big conglomerates with lots of different brands ends why not just leverage. It looks like the fatburger kitchens are going to be double due to doing double duty yeah so I think it makes sense at the same time. You're just seeing so much to this ghost kitchen virtual kitchen heat I think there's been a couple pieces around Travis Kalanick's in his investments over the past week or two so and getting big valuations so it seems like everyone's turning their attention to the space kitchen united just raised forty million or anymore yeah Z. in some ways I I think I always wonder like it's sometimes when you're watching shark tank and you see this like invention for like something really obvious you go. Why didn't I think that I think that's the case with just goes kitchen's like why didn't why didn't we think of this sooner because it gets really expensive to build physical retail locations and kitchens and if you're one of these big companies with a big network of them. Why would you think of doing the center right well. I think a lot of I mean. I don't think I know a lot of the growth with these ghosts kitchens hitchens's delivery and you know the fatburger news case in point. I mean the sister restaurant. The hurricane grow a hurricane wings and grill is only available through delivery. You can't walk into a fat Burger and say I wanNA order off the hurricane menu so I think think definitely just I mean I would go as far as to say. Delivery is basically cable stakes. Now we say that all the time around here are we gonna hit a point where for at least these large restaurant companies with multiple chain restaurants is the ghost kitchen at some point also going to become the norm basically yeah you make a great point in that delivery and the build out of that option in the maturation of it that UH rapid adoption of it by consumers really was kind of this lever that was pulled led to basically a bunch of cascading changes in that restaurant injury. I mean people are changing changed with the way they're designing restaurants now. If somebody chefs like Multiple Taizhou building in food delivery into their restaurants and then to your point I mean really early this type of development like a fat burger. really was net necessitate. It took food to over to really Kinda necessitate them think rethinking their business model and their network network kitchens to to essentially do this type of thing so I think you make your point there well. I think it's also just thinking about the prevalence of at based you know. Grub of endured ask reaching critical mass and then you know it's fascinating to me is the idea that they have all this data on what people are searching for and you know the ability need to go in and then you know create virtual restaurants that don't exist anywhere creates a whole other layer of it right so we're just at this real interesting sweet spot where there's enough penetration of the third party delivery services door dashes in all fifty states right now. Everybody has a mobile phone and how how'd you re architect or re rework your your restaurant to pardon me take advantage of the new style of eating as it were speaking of changing the game Chris. You've been writing about how stadiums are changing what they have in them with regards to tech and how they're kind of on the leading edge of of how do I do like the segway by the way it's okay. It's pretty great. I mean anytime you can work. The Game Plan in is pretty amazing battery at a pat myself on the back for them. Yeah that was a home run segue. Yeah actually agenda has been reporting on this as well. You know what sort of tipped it off was so there's announcement that went today. Zip in which does cashier. Let's check out for convenience. Stores is putting a cashier checkout convenience in store inside the Golden One Center in Sacramento and my first thought was like well. Duh Why haven't why haven't they ever been convenient stores in stadiums already. They're small. They carry a lot a lot of stuff but obviously a line would form in the smaller end. That'd be real annoying but the idea of having checkout line and not having a checkout line where you just walk in you. Scan your own own. Walk in grab what you want and leave like that's pretty amazing and also perfect for like a baseball game. We don't want to miss a lot and you wanted. Just you WanNa grab a Soda Soda. You don't want to stand in line and then you you know you're standing. There and people are talking at the at the menu trying to figure out what they WANNA. Get Right. You know it's it's this idea of a convenience store seems really smart and I think we'll see a bunch of them but that's also just the latest idea right like the Mile High Stadium opened up a different convenience store and they didn't use cashier. Let's check out They used a sort of this company called. Mass Gen creates a computer vision checkout thing where you just basically said all your stuff on this pad and then it looks and sees what all the ingredients what everything you're buying an audit gives you an automated total and you can pay right there but this also follows like those are front of the house things and in the back of the House you see flippy. Lippi was employed at Dodger Stadium Yankee. Stadium actually are two places to watch right because dodger stadium has flippy and post mates doubt and flippy the estimates. I believe which one dodger stadium. Yes yes so dodger. Stadium has flippy making Tater tots chicken tender's right. That's a robotic arm that just stands in front of a hot dryer and cooks up Tater tots throughout the game and and post mates pickup which Jen wrote about last week which is where you can order food from your seat and then go to the posts pickup line and grab it. You don't understand in line. That's pretty great so all these things stadiums are really really good places to test these things out because they involve a lot of people you know high traffic high volume areas and people you know. It's not a place where where people are trying to really into their food. They're not trying to personalize it so much. They're trying to just get something and get back to the game right right and what after all are stadiums than entertainment places where you know. It's still a little bit a. p. t. Barnum and kind of a circus like environment. I still feel like we're in that stage of some some of this technology where it is kind of like about entertainment like I feel like robotic food. Dispensers oftentimes are part of part of the show and that's the phaser and so it makes makes a lot of sense that stadiums would be a place and secondly just to your point Chris. You want to get back to watch game in getting people through faster and getting people back in their seats. I think technology can help that. I think everyone's happy. You're spending a lot of money. You're spending hundreds of dollars to go to the steam nowadays for an outing and do you want to stand in line for twenty minutes for a hammer well. I I think stadiums to you kind of have a captive audience as well which is one of the reasons that you know something like post mates worked so well oils because they would never as food delivery service they would never be able to reach this group of people traditionally gently with deliberate because you can't get outside food or drink brought into a stadium so set up a pickup station. That's more exposure to post mates but you know as you said it's it's a faster way to get concessions as well and then I think was it last year. Seattle addle the seahawks stadium. What's the name of that one thousand. Which one is it? Now's a T. mobile or centurylink. I think at Centurylink Glinka I think the mariners steam chain a right to team oh well they had clear in there too so you could scan your thumbprint to get a beer her as well which you know again as I think a stadium is a pretty like why wouldn't you WanNa try that as Mike said and part of the you know part of concessions at Sports Games is that they're entertaining so why not try and make them more entertaining testing out all these different technologies holidays. I think also introducing people like right now. There are a limited number of cashier's check out stores right and unless you work downtown Seattle or San Francisco or Los Angeles or New Yorker. You know some major metropolitan area. You're not gonNA really bump into Amazon. Go and for ZIP in this. It's really not only for the companies in but also just the idea of cashier. Let's check out really brings it to a mass audience who might not be who might not not encountered otherwise right like. I don't think you would just would travel into downtown. Core just to go to Amazon go. I mean we all have because we write about it but but like if you're just the average person living in the suburbs that you know why you wouldn't do that but if you're at the store if you're at a game then like hey this is actually really convenient or I hate it or what's going on or whatever like it still exposes people to it in a way that they probably would normally come across. It makes a lot of sense. I'm I'm just waiting for. The drone delivered hot dogs. I'm sure that's next Chris but I'm excited for that development speaking of Technology and innovation and whether and whether or not it makes your eyes better one of the interesting stories that touched on the connected kitchen. This week was an article by Jewelry he rented this boon. Joe Rented the spoon from the spark summit. I love jobs writing. Probably my favorite kitchen gadget review. He wrote an article said the smart kitchen is very stupid using a headline commissioned that we've seen him a few times around smart home and Smart TV. I think editors just find it too easy quite honestly but in his post he he made some points basically about how connected products in the kitchen aren't ready for primetime. He hasn't really found that they're all useful and I have some thoughts on this but Chris your article in response to this. I'd let you kind of what you go I well. I really do want to find out your thoughts because I think people have heard my thoughts already enough on it but for me I think it just boiled down to this again unlike lingerie he's great. His writing is amazing. His reviews are bar none right like so. He's not a dumb dumb and I think what do there's a sort of this idea of. He's probably a really good cook and from his right and you can tell he's a really good cookie knows his way around meets. He's knows his way you know how to make things and sauces and all of that stuff and I don't and so having a June oven or a trigger WIFI grill like those my wife travels a lot so I wind up cooking meals for myself and my son and I'm a horrible cook but with the June I can pop in Cod r I salmon or chicken or whatever and it cooks it for me and it comes out great and I love that and I made I've never made ribs before because I was like Oh man that just takes hours and I don't know the patients but with the trigger was like oh I can just pull out my phone and make sure it's still a temperature and there were still some things I had to do and some kinks. It's still need to be worked out out with a trigger but for the most part I was able to make ribs for the first time and it wasn't daunting. It was like the smarts the connected nature of it really helped me out but that's that's my point. I'm just not a good cook. I like that kind of stuff but Mike I'm curious. I know you've got thoughts and I wanna hear line him up. Well I think in some ways. He argued against his headline right. I mean he pointed out some products that actually were essentially interesting new innovations of the past few years he talked about thermex he talked about the incident pot so I tend to agree with them there in that respect but I would say that like he focused very much on the connectivity component of it in wake whether or not a product better apt turn on or off I will say this. I think that software in the kitchen around connector products will change game because I think what it does is makes a product you know when you drive a car off the lot and instantly depreciates we look at you're looking at your June and and all the new features you have on that since you bought it. Chris like clearly makes a completely different like model for applies makers. If you have applies it actually adds features a year or two down. The the wine is actually really interesting though that's a really good point. I hadn't thought of that but you're right like June keeps adding cook programs for all different kinds of things as I think he's very narrowly focused on the cooking component of it which I think is slow improving. We have things like that. Thermo makes the team sixers looks like a for all purposes and looks. It looks like a pretty amazing news kind of connected kitchen appliance. I think the instant bodies while fairly simple foia simple like it's kind of rethink of the pressure cooker and makes it easy to use but but I think focusing so narrowly on cooking for a guy I whose large you've been a restaurant critic an appliance critic like it. I think he's a critic right I think but if you stand back and for people like us Chris make sense like who don't spend as much time cooking cooking I think that's important but also think about all the ways in which we can use technologies to do things like reduce food waste. I haven't even talked about that. He didn't talk about exactly early on. I was thinking actually There's so much to be done in this space. I mean you have guys like Amazon. Filing pads to put in like essential electric noses the refrigerator but but forty percent of the food is in that is thrown out is thrown out of the consumer kitchen if we can use technology to somehow reduce that I think that's huge and and just just generally looking forward. I think we're we definitely are in the second or third inning but this stuff is GonNa get better so so I told I joe talked about the same. I told my didn't completely disagree with a lot of his critiques. I think no one's really hit the home run yet but I definitely think to your point. Chris Lake were just really really begun with the space yeah no and something else that I had mentioned in my post like the June is a multigenerational product in our house. My nine year old can read the book programs and make pizza or the computer vision goes. Hey this is a pizza. Do you cook it and he can make it right and I don't have to worry about him turning on and oven or leaving oven on because it shuts down and that's the same reason that might seventy plus year old parents bought a June is because they know once they're done with it. It's off. It's not they don't they. Don't leave it on. It doesn't get left on like they can see. It's more controlled for them and if they have a question about it they can look it up on their phone and see like Oh yes I did. I did turn it off so you know it it. It's got wide ranging appeal beyond just like it making really good chicken and I think also there's just like core innovations that go beyond. Hey let's at an APP can activity to rate. I mean well. It's taking a little while for these guys who are doing allstate cooking to get the products out the door because it's pretty expensive to put these components into the devices like there's an opportunity to really recreate. The microwave. MILLAIS showed up their product. I think in maybe fall of two thousand seventeen basically their device obey sleaze high precision microwave oven we're still using technology basically from World War Two so think about cooking multiple things in cooking chamber at high precision and and doing it at the same time I think that could be interesting but also just also think about like rethinking kitchen design like once kitchens actually put intelligence into the fabric of the actual surfaces once you have things like the wireless power consortium key technology in your in your countertops like there's just lots of stuff. It's GONNA be interesting to watch in innovation around the kitchen that goes beyond just like whether or not a cooking devices connected via nap. Yes all all of that Jen. Do you cook much and I'm just wondering if you've had a chance to say so. I I mean a lot of ways I might thinking probably lines up a little bit more with Joe's just because I love cooking and by when I say I love cooking. I mean like that kitchen better. Be a disaster when I'm done. better be up to my elbows in like ingredients that were flying around like I'm also kind of a Weirdo in that. I enjoy the process of cleaning the kitchen up after making a huge mess in it. You are weird complete. Weirdo and I don't know why I have a job writing about seasonal attack no but yeah but that being said you know. I think you know I work doc from home. I do not at present have children. I have a lot of things in my life that allow me to experiment with something and take six hours to make ribs or four make bread every week or you know do these sort of more manual guesswork sorts of cooking experiments because that's just you know the context of my life allows for that and I don't. I don't really know Joe so I can't speak to his but it does sound like he's pretty ready and a cooking and probably sort of approach. Is it like an experience like I do you know I think Chris Makes. It's a really good point though if you don't like to cook or if you just need a little bit more assistance or you don't have time to you know a lot. The people don't have four hours to guess on a recipe and see if it's GonNa turn out and then what do you do if it doesn't if you've got three kids waiting for dinner to be Serb so I absolutely get that. I think what I I think what I would really love to see is to your point about food. Waste Mike because definitely I know that some of the ways this more manual perch to cooking that I like probably wastes a significant probably waste more food than would be if I were using a smart cooking device to help so I think it'll be interesting to see how the smart kitchen evolves. 'cause Chris. I don't remember if it was you joe or both of you just sort of as evolves from this tech for the sake of Tech to tech that actually is something everybody is going to use an on a regular basis in their kitchens so yeah that's kind of my thoughts and you know you mentioned food waste and in cooking you know there are some platforms out third. There's some apps out there the directory taking will you have in your refrigerator and instantly creating recipes flavor pairings that allow you to cook to that so even if it's as simple as like hey. I had this refrigerator. I don't have anything else. Tell me what I can make. I think that's valuable that something that probably could for technology. Would you could power some things but I'm excited to see where this goes but I'm also excited have Joe onstage. We're going to be talking about this at the smirking. December so if you want to see Joe and I Russell feats strength or maybe talk about this. Roman and I actually Joe's great. We're GONNA have a conversation. She's right there. I want to get his opinions and mirrors grievances so that'll be fun but speaking of innovation the kitchen Ra quickly. You're actually heading down to Amazon tomorrow. Chris Chris. There is a a press conference. I know it's exciting last year. You may remember this time. Last year. Amazon introduced a slew of things including the Alexa. It's a powered microwave the connect get I have my word keeps turning on whenever I say that the home connect connect kit and that basically a kid building a Alexa into your pints with a little bit of more than just software naturalism chipsets in there so yeah that was their their platform for Alexa their their that that and then they had the clock which they took. I think they discontinued for a while. I don't know that came back and a whole host of devices so we're GONNA. I'm sure that tomorrow is going to be a packed with news. Hopefully we'll have a bunch of you know. A kitchen related news in there. I'm excited for it. I am going to go ahead and start. I'm going to go to bed now so correct right. We were trying to strategize with you with Chris before before this podcast saying hey. How can we get the stuff. You're earning up on the site so we're going to try and figure that out. Alf Journey busy there because it's like an all day event it is I was talking with a friend of the show Stacey Higginbotham whose going and I was like hey when when is it thinking that it would be like from ten to noon and she was like no. It's ten to five L. My goodness gracious that has a long day at Amazon and spend the night down there. You're going on Amazon crews there. It is yeah well. It's also right by Amazon. Go store so I'm sure GONNA probably you. You know caffeinate up pretty well before heading in well. We're excited. I'm excited to see both of you guys in a couple of weeks smirke to summit quick plugs market to some dot dot com use discount code podcast twenty five percent check out the website. We had the agenda like it's like. We had this Roy Grid Agenda Guys. I don't know if you're looking to take meetings zero asking me using a networking APP called Bella so if you're GONNA s case you can actually meet with the people at the event find out who's going so. I would suggest you guys check it out Chrissy taking meetings excuse. I'll tell me with anybody. Come by say hi. I'll talk with you. What do you want. What do you WanNa talk about. You want to talk about cashier. The checkout you talk about robots. I'm in let's do you guys will be busy onstage in writing to but if you can't take meetings great but thanks for joining me for the podcast. Chris Good luck tomorrow and hope hope Catherine. If you're listening you feel better her and Jenny messed up. Your kitchen will bit. Oh yes I will thanks bye bye.

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Episode #3: Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary & What's a Mopar?

Talking Mopars

37:47 min | 1 year ago

Episode #3: Dodge Challenger 50th Anniversary & What's a Mopar?

"Welcome to episode number three of talking Mo- pars on today's episode. We're going to talk about what a Mo- par is. We're talking mopeds got its name the Challenger turning fifty a little whoopsie see daisy mistake on the assembly line. Another awesome listener story project car of the week. And we're GONNA take a look back at the nineteen seventy dodge challenger. We've kicked the tires hires. Now let's like the fires. I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the Mo par hunter and this is talking and You're listening to talking. Parts with the MOCHA hunter. Your direct connection to all things Mo- park. We are turning and burning here on episode number three of talking mopeds. And let's get right into it. What is a MO- par? I realized that not everybody who listens to this show is actually a Mo- part is easiest. You know we've got we've got some creepers. We've got four guys. Chevy guys import guys. This podcast had cast is for everybody. And I want to bring you into the Mo par fold if you aren't already if you're not familiar with Mo Pars and what the the word moped actually means. Let me fill you in. Mo- par is a combination of the words motor and parts. It was first used in the nineteen twenties and in nineteen thirty seven would be used for the first time on actual products starting with cans of antifreeze it evolved into a term of endearment used by moped enthusiasts to describe cars. That fell under the Chrysler umbrella. So think Chrysler Dodge Plymouth. AMC Jeep Ram trucks and now Fiat. What and the brands associated with the Mo par now is a registered trademark used by FCA as a resource for covering parts accessories service and warranties? So you're going to go to the dealership and you're GONNA C mo par service you know Mo- park centuries and things like that as it relates to this podcast for the most part mope ars gonNA refer just to the the generality of the cars so when I say I'm talking about Dodge Plymouth. Chrysler Jeep Ram all those. But it's important that I explain to people that are outside the Mo par world like your Chevy Ford guys. You're import guys that you know you're here now. Let's learn a little bit. You know if you keep listening to this podcast. I promise you you're GonNa learn some stuff and you're gonNA probably figure out that a Mo- par pretty cool. You know. Maybe you came here because you hate mo par and you're like let me see what this jerks all about. Let me see what he's talking about and you're here now and you're like it doesn't sound like a bad guy and you're hearing a couple of cool things and you're like Oh that's kind of interesting you know if you if you listen to this podcast and you've said to yourself. Oh that's kind of interesting. Gotcha Gotcha so go ahead and put that Chevy that Ford that import up for sale and start looking for a Mo- par. Let's shift gears here a little bit. Let's talk about something that I've been meaning to talk about and I really haven't had a chance to get to it. So let's talk about it right now the name talking Mo- Parse so when I decided that you know maybe I should do a podcast. This was about a year ago. That's when I really started considering because before that it was like Oh that would be kind of fun but I never really took it seriously until about a year ago so I started thinking about. You know what I wanted the show to be what it was four and what I what I really wanted wanted to develop it into. I tossed around some names. Direct connections a segment or an addition of this show was actually the the original name that I had come up with along with hustle. Stuff I was GONNA. I had hustle stuff podcast. I was running through some names in my head. It and I thought if people look up or C mo par podcast. They might just brush over something that says the hustle stuff podcast because maybe they're not familiar with the the term hustle stuff and how it relates to Mow Pars from back in the day and with direct connections. I know that people do associate direct connection with Mojo. But you know maybe somebody he knew wouldn't necessarily understand the reference so I was like I need a name. That's general enough. Where if somebody was just glancing through and they saw the name of the podcast August they go? Oh I know exactly what that's about because it's in the name so when you see talking mopeds you go one. You're not going to say what's that podcast about. Hey we're talking talking more cars simple so I had the name. I started looking into buying a domain. Basically getting the plan together for are executing the launch of the podcast. And I like I said on couple episodes ago I am podcast fan. I listened to a lot of podcast especially Komodo podcasts and it was almost like fate because at the time I was developing the idea for this podcast I wanted to hear what other people Komo Park community. We're talking about On these episodes and I found out that uncle Tony Fail. I don't know if you know who punk Tony Is. But he runs. Hey page on facebook called Uncle Tony's garage and he's got a youtube channel. His content is awesome awesome. I think Tony is hilarious. He is funny and I've been watching videos for a long time but I never knew he had a podcast so when I found out he had a podcast. I listened and and I enjoyed it a lot. Because he was talking about mope bars naturally I was like finally. Somebody's talking about a lot cool and then in the back of my mind I was like well that kind of defeats the purpose abyss of me. Doing a podcast. Because I didn't realize there was already a podcast out there about Mo- parks on one hand. I was a little bummed out on the other hand like sweet. I can save myself a bunch of work and just listen to his podcast so as I was listening he mentioned that he was GonNa do a podcast with Dave Ray from DB restorations formerly of graveyard cars and they were gonNA call it talking moped. You're talking mopeds and I was crushed. I was crushed because I thought oh well there goes that idea even if I wanted to start it has to come up with a completely different name and when I get my sights set on something you know I'm committed. I was really bummed that I couldn't use the name anymore but I kept listening and I was like all right. Let's just listen to see what it's all about. Well that podcast never came because Tony decided that his audience was better suited for Youtube so he actually stopped doing the podcast cast which opened the door for myself so I actually reached out to Tony and I asked him if it would be okay since I was gonNA start a podcast if I could use the name that he originally intended to us with his podcast with Dave Ray and he actually gave me his blessing so uncle Tony. Thank you very much watch for all of you listening out there if you like to watch youtube videos if you're on facebook and you see videos pop up. Give uncle Tony a chance. This guy is hilarious. And he's super knowledgeable. He knows so much about Mo- pars far more than I know so. He's a great resource. If you WANNA watch some videos in you you know. Get get a chuckle or laugh. You can look them up at Uncle Tony's garage on Youtube and facebook so go give him a follow subscribe like his content. He's a good guy. You know I do. Thank him very much for allowing me to use the name. Because I'm not a jerk. I wouldn't take the name you know without consulting being him about it I because if he would have said I may that may be a project I wanNA work on in the future I would have moved on and I don't know if this podcast would exist if I hadn't been given the green light so once again. Thank you uncle Tony. Let's switch gears here and talk about a new challenger that was recently unveiled. So as you know in nineteen seventy a new model for dodge came out and that was the dodge challenger it changed the game and now we're we're quickly approaching two thousand twenty and now the dodge challenger is turning fifty so dodgers releasing the Challenger Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. This car is what enthusiasts love to see from dodge a really shows the dodgers embracing the enthusiast culture. The challenge is only gonNA turn fifty wants so. This car is going to be highly collectible if I was you and I had the money I would go out and order one now. So let's break down the car a a little bit. The Fiftieth Anniversary edition of the Dodge Challenger is gonNA come in seven colors including four new colors those new colors gold rush frostbite. Hell Raisin and cinnamon stick the wheels and badging will be gold school finished which is like gold. Chrome the Shaker scoop on these cars will. We'll be body colored which is pretty cool. You'RE GONNA have fiftieth anniversary. Edition badges all over the car. Designating it as the fiftieth anniversary special edition and they're all GonNa be in that Gold School Hugh that I was just talking about. They're all going to have a satin black hood and that is going to be painted but the roof and the deck LID will be wrapped inside sat and black interior accent stitching on leather seats with Suede inserts with fifty embroidered them. There's going to be real carbon-fiber accents on the interior with white gauges that have yellow yellow accents. A total of one thousand nine hundred and sixty of these cars are going to be produced seventy in each color and all four trim packages these packages are gonNA start at four thousand nine hundred ninety five dollars for the lowest trim up to five thousand nine hundred ninety five dollars for the highest trim. Now keep in mind the challenger will never turn fifty again. Like I said these are going to be highly collectible ordering for these cars starts in December or spring shipment so get your local dealer and order today you know these are going to get ordered up really quick and you're probably gonNA see some on Ebay for exuberant amount of money. You know there are some people out there that see these types of cars in the GAW to chain and they go and buy these cars and then next thing you know they're on Ebay for double double the price or something ridiculous so if you really want one of these and you have the ability to get one go to the dodge dealer and order one today that way you have if I and you can be the first owner of a fiftieth anniversary edition Dodge Challenger switching gears again recently the NHTSA the National National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a recall for one hundred seventy three dodge vehicles manufactured between the end of May and September of two thousand nineteen. These include sixty st to dodge challengers and one hundred eleven. Dodge chargers built with an incompatible front wheel and brake package. The package just does not allow adequate tire clearance and has the potential to cause rubbing of the inner sidewall of the tire and a steering knuckles so dealers and owners will be notified around December thirteenth. To get that fixed. What what a whoopsie daisy you know whoopsie daisy? Let's get that fixed because this is not a good look. I'm glad that I was is not on the production line when that happened. Because I don't know if it's quality control. I don't know if it's recreational use of marijuana in Canada did I say that Oh sorry I'm just kidding. Dodge is going to get this fixed. You're going to be taken care of. And if you own one of these vehicles you will be notified so sit tight. We'll get you. We all patched up and back on the road it's time to shift gears once again on the show and we're GONNA go ahead and get into the listener story of the week. This story comes from Andy Tans. Andy shared this story with me about the Bristol. speedway super bird and I think it's a fun story. So let's get right into it back in nineteen eighty nine. I was working at a restoration slash flipper shop in canton Georgia. One day we received the original Bristol speedway super from an auction after tuning it up. It needed a test drive so for lunch. Five of US jumped in the Super Bird and took off towards commerce. Once we got on I seventy five. Steve decided to jump on the bird. Got It up to one hundred intent fairly quickly than the weaving started and things started getting scary real fast doing around one hundred miles per hour. The car literally walked across a full lane before Steve decided to slow it down on Steve tried to turn around on the freeway. He pulled into a pile of mud and we started bog down so he Florida all week here was clods of mud bouncing off the cars we slowly got the car turned around and headed back to the shop. Stop when we got back to the shop. The bird like a jeep that had been in the swamp it was pretty nasty after we sprayed it down. Steve looked at the front end and found. The driver's side stabiliser link link was gone and the torsion bars were cranked almost as far as they could go. Needless to say the front end was shot on the car. The owner never knew about this catastrophe. I believe he sold sold it the following week. That's what we call an almost quick trip to the unemployment line. What a story that could have ended a lot worse? Let's be honest. Wow I was really entertained by the story because I could relate to andy because if I had the opportunity I probably would have done the same thing only my luck. Probably I probably would Iraq the thing and not only would I have been looking for a tow truck in the phone book but I would have been looking for a new job as well because I probably would have been fired. Let's drop a gear and disappear as we shift gears into project car of the week. Take this week's project car. I thought was reasonably priced with room for negotiation and runs and drives. That's always good if you ask me when I look at project cars a very big selling point to me is running and driving. Because I don't know how about you but when I buy a project car if I can't drive home there is a little bit of. How can I put at this in my head? I'm like God I really wish I coulda drove this thing home. I would've made this experience so much better but there is also the side that like when I bought my sixty nine dodge dart and I told at home I remember looking in the rear view mirror and seeing it on the trailer and I remember thinking God. Can we drive. The thing can't wait. It's been four years but that's okay. That's story for a different time. This road runner to me is a great foundation for somebody that wants to get into a project but wants to be able to enjoy it at the same time. I'm looking at the car and thinking to myself if I could get this thing for twelve thousand thirteen one thousand. That's deal to me anything. Anything under twenty grand these days for something running and driving that to me is a good the deal. I know that sounds crazy. It sounds crazy coming out of my mouth. I think it sounds crazy but I I've seen thousands of these cars and I know the prices aren't getting cheaper. I mentioned mentioned before. So if you can get into one of these for less than twenty thousand dollars running and driving I think that depending on the car of course you know because there are some dropbox out there that run and drive. Don't ask me how but I think that it's a decent by you know because as I've said this before I don't need a car. That is a show car. I just want something fun for me to drive. I don't need people to Polish my knob when I go get gas telling me how beautiful the car is. I just WANNA I just WANNA be happy behind the wheel. That's all I care about so with this car. I see a lot of potential here. It's it's a seventy great year for the road runner. It's running and driving. It's got a big block in it. You own it. I don't see Vin number or offender tag or anything in in these pictures but I'm going to go ahead and assume that it is a real. Ram Car the car looks like it has good bones if it runs and drives send it send it you know what I mean. It looks like a good start to a project because you can drive it and enjoy it while you're going through it that's fun to me. That's fun I would love to get this car. So if this guy's listening to this podcast. Hey Chris at talking mopus Dot com away as its numbers matching right. What's not oh the original all? It's been repainted. Oh Okay who looked. ooh We're going to need some learning some some frame rails who who trunk who who headliners fallen down oop You know after looking at it after getting closer look thinking more like nine. Yeah Yeah maybe Do you think the single single make it home. I kind of drive all the way back to Washington. You know what I mean. You'll probably safer if I- trailer and it caused a little bit of money to Uh Oh I see the all the floor pan. Oh Man. The floor PAN needs to be changed to Yeah Yeah it looks like this thing is not original not a survivor Not a barn fine I'll give you two thousand. That was a joke. Folks a lot of people what they do when they go to look at these cars is they star bashing the car not a good way to go about things look the seller is not your enemy and it does you know good to beat up on a car you know to try to knock the price down. I think here's a tip if you're going to look at a car think of the seller as your friend. Okay because guess what no enemy will ever give you a good deal but if you go you approach the seller. You're in a nice way or respectable way. I was just talking about that on social media with somebody where you have to. There has to be a mutual respect between tween a buyer and a seller regardless of car regardless of price. Now Hey if you don't want to be respectful. Don't even go look at the car because guess what if you come to me if I'm so in a car and you come to me Eh. Disrespectful you're not getting anywhere especially in the car I'm selling so approach with an open mind. Signed be respectable. You know. Be Respectful. And you'RE GONNA get a lot farther that way if you want a better deal on the car. Here's where my opinion gets a little foggy because I do think it's important to start low and then work your way up. I always like to promote having a number in your mind off I call it a hard out. You need a hard out like if this car. Sixteen thousand thousand and I only want to pay. Let's just say nine thousand right. That's seven thousand dollars in negotiation. It's going to take awhile while you can't just go up there and just chop the guy in half right away. You gotta look at the car. I like to gauge the seller. A little bit like what you really want to get out of the car. You know say the Guy Wants Sixteen thousand and you know he goes I really you know masking sixteen. There's a little wiggle room. I could probably take fifteen thousand and in your mind you have nine thousand dollars in your pocket so this is where things get interesting. You're going to have to figure out a way to get him to come down a lot farther now. This doesn't always work out. You know when you're trying trying to chop a guy in half that's a big reach. Maybe you know this doesn't work every time but it works some of the time I've bought like like my little d one hundred. I chop the guy in half with his price and I drove it home. That was that was a kind kind of a tough negotiation but not really told him flat out look. This is what I got. I'm willing to come look at it but I don't want to waste your time. I don't WanNa waste my time so if this isn't even there's number is something that you wouldn't even entertain the notion even come out and he said come out sells like ooh Gotcha but That deal was actually really good because I said I have this amount of money but I'm only buying it if I can drive it home so it worked out for me and it worked out for the seller. Because he was done with it and you know I was ready to buy it because I really liked it. And I'll talk more about my project truck. My little seventy sixty one hundred on a future episode but getting getting back to this road runner and buying and selling project cars you see negotiations on TV. I don't need to name the person who does this negotiating because it happens. A lot of a lot of these reality shows they show these unrealistic negotiations. I question how much editing is really involved in in these shows. Because I've never seen anybody make deals like that in real life as far as walking up going. Oh you want twenty grand I'll give you two and then the guy goes no no way. You can't do that. And then they end up negotiating three thousand so okay. Where does that happen at twenty to move to Texas assess Tornado moved to Dallas anyways? There is a right way and a wrong way to negotiate and I. I think if you just explained to the cellar where you're coming from and your respectful. You're going to get a lot farther. You might not get it for the price you want. But it's also okay to walk away from a car and here's another tip if you don't end up coming to terms with a deal if you don't come to a good deal mutually beneficial then it's okay to bring. I always say make business cards. Make business cards with your name and number right the date and your offer on this card and hand it to the guy because you never know how many people are going to try to come out and by the car if you leave and he gets three more people and they're chopping worse than you did. You might go okay. Three out of the four people that came out and looked at this car offered less than that fourth guy and I have his card in my hand. I'm going to give them a call in you know what apparently overvalued the car I'm GONNA go ahead and sell it to him for the better price so you have to look at things like that. Be Positive you know. Don't end things on a bad note especially if you want the car. If you're frustrated that the guy's not budging put your number on a business card like the number you WanNa buy four on a business card and give it to him. Let him sit. Sit on it and make sure it's not just up piece of junk business card makeup business card that stands out a little bit you know. So he won't forget you. That's the thing you gotta be memorable. These people folks. I realize that we've gone off the rails a little bit here. So let me just reiterate my tips tips. I have a hard out. Have the price in your mind. You're walkaway price. If you can't get to that walkaway a tip number to have a business card put all the information needed and give it to the seller. So that if they decide you know maybe that wasn't a bad offer after all they have your information and they can give you a callback number three. Be respectful nobody ever got a good deal from an an enemy so build that rapport build a friendship and be sincere. Don't be don't be fake about it you know. Just be respectful respectful and you know find common ground. Common ground is huge in sales. But I think this topic of buying hang in selling cars and tips and tricks. I think it's a standalone episode. So let's go ahead and stop here and continue this talk on a future episode. assode of talking Mo- pars for now. Let's go ahead and get back on the rails and switch gears and get ready to close. Is this baby out. And let's talk about you know earlier. We talked about the Fiftieth Anniversary Challenger. That's coming out in spring. I've always believed to know where you're headed. You GotTa know where you've been. So with the fiftieth anniversary the dodge challenger approaching fast. Let's take a look back at the fall of nineteen sixty nine. When Dodge introduced the Challenger for the Nineteen in seventy model year the Challenger was based on the new e body platform alongside with the Plymouth? Barracuda you're probably thinking hold on Mo par Hunter Old Don Chris. I thought the Barracuda was a body. It was until nineteen seventy when Chrysler Corporation introduced this new e body platform and the Plymouth Barracuda sat alongside the Challenger on that platform so although they had subtle differences. I mean I mean I guess suttles kind of there was a two inch difference in wheelbase the Challenger was actually a little bit longer than the Barracuda. And there's some other details okay. Look let me just explain this. The vehicles that are spotlighted on this podcast you know for some episodes. We're just peeling back. The top layer of these MO- pars. So you know. I'm not an encyclopedia and we don't have enough time to get that deep into this stuff. Okay I said I said that this podcast we would take take a weekly deep dive into the world of Mope ours but I didn't say what ended the pool. We're I mean we're dive and even in the shallow end okay. There's a deep end of this pool will and if you WANNA get down there you gotta do that on your own. Because I'm not a lifeguard. Okay so really. If you are interested in any of these cars go do some digging and research on your own really do the research I mean you could literally spend hours upon hours going over. All all the details of each model these cars. That's how many facets and like I think about I think about some cars and like I'll be doing research on something because I find it interesting and five hours later. I'm like Oh my God I still really. I'm still there's so much still left to learn so if I think that's a really fun for me I just don't have that much time. So if you're like me no just take it take it a little bit at a time and there's some guys out there and Gals I know there's girls out there that know more than me and that's fine. I like that. Come come on the show. Let's Talk Doc. You know what I mean but if you WANNA learn more just go out there and do the research. We're just covering the the basics here. I can't do all the work for you come on. Let's be realistic. But it's okay you go do that research you come on on the show and talk to me about the thirty eight hours. You did researching you know. Nineteen sixty seven. Barracuda's that's awesome. I'll talk to you all day about it. You teach me something okay. But let's get back on track here. We went off the rails again. You guys let me do this every time you let me get off the rails nobody says hey Chris Stoppers second. You're going out. How much caffeine have you had? Are you okay. I'm fine. I'm fine all right. Let's get back on topic. So the challenger was Jesuit. Dodge needed to come out swinging hanging in one thousand nine hundred seventy for the pony car wars. That were you know in my opinion starting to slow down a little bit but dodge said not so fast. We're not done yet. As as a matter of fact we're just getting started here. The challenger was a hit on the street and at the track. And not just the drag strip either nineteen seventy was the first year that dodge offered a TA package for their lineup. And you know that we like some. Ta Relax people get your minds out of the gutter. I'm talking about the Trans Am series the SEC a transam series. The Sports Car Club of America had a trans am racing series and in order to be Dodge had to create a certain amount of cars that fit the criteria for that class of racing. Okay maybe I maybe a little bit off on these details but I mean who's paying attention really so let's get serious again. Dodge offered this. Ta Package in the TA. Package was like I said a Package for entry into transam racing but it was also available. It had to be a model available for the street. You know. And it was de Itunes and Gosh you know I'm going off the top of my head here and I'm thinking about these details and I'm like I could do a whole episode just on the Ta Challengers the AARP. We are Kudos. So I guess I'm just GonNa Skim the surface here a little bit so the. Ta Package was just one of many different variations of the challenge. Or One could get in. Nineteen seventy I will say that it was the only challenger that you get with three forty six pack okay and when I say six pack I don't know how much you know about Mo- parts you know we're still getting to know each other here so I'm just gonNA pretend like you don't notice six packs a six pack were just talking about three two barrel carburetors he following or lost yep no no yeah yeah it's just like the try power yet. Yeah Yeah Okay. So you fall are Okay let me talk another interesting detail. Is that the Challenger. Ta alongside with Barracuda a our model. was that it was one of the first American cars to have staggered Eggert tires with e sixty fifteens in the front and g sixty fifteen's outback. That's cool the challenges could also be ordered edge it in several pack. I mean Gosh here we go again. We're going off the rails again folks. Don't say I didn't warn you so there was so many different ways you could build one of these cars. If you walked into a dealership you know and you're like Kinda WanNa let me just order one of these. I mean I couldn't imagine what it would be like ordering one of these cars because there's so many different I mean you've got the base model our team model. SE RT SE. Challenge your deputy. You could give convertible you know not all packages were available convertibles. You could not get ta convertible. I'll just say that. Gosh my brain right now just thinking about this. Because I'm like Gosh I don't know if I can cover all this this and I'm not intending to cover all of it but I'm like you know what's the most important things that I can cover about this car Okay here so as far as engines go you know. Take your pick. What do you want you get everything from the tried and true slant six all the way up to the elephant the four twenty six cubic inch Hemi As a new home on here we go off the rails again. Doesn't it does sound cool to say heavy rain. Sometimes it's like you know if you say you know someone goes. Hey what kind of engine you got. Nothing what's under the hood and you know it. It comes out tough like Oh yes just got a little heavy in it and like even in that commercial the dumb commercial commercial I gotTa Hammy Yeah. Yeah it's gotTa have me as I'm being I'm being stupid so so you okay where were we. Oh yeah slant six all the way up to the hamming you got options people you got you got options and like I said it was just a car that you really could have built to your specific needs. You could also look at doing it. Because in nineteen seventy there was some new high impact paint colors and those new hughes were are. How many were there? Let's see for nineteen seventy. This is nineteen seventy editions. Let's go F- Why one top Anna that's yellow F J A six Sassy Grass Green F J five sublime. FM Three Panther Pink. And I mean of course the infamous this FCC seven plum crazy Turn a thing in my head and my missing. I don't think I'm missing any. I'm sure there's somebody out there right now. I just beating their radio gone this guy. He doesn't know what he's talking about If I missed any please let me know I'm a little tired now now. It was it was early but I had to. I had to stop the podcast and go take care of some grocery shopping and I came back to record this last part the so. It's a little late here in good old Washington the wife and cater asleep. And I'm here staring at a computer screen anyways. Let's so off the rails so off the the rails that's okay. The Classic Challenger lasted until Nineteen Seventy four and that classic. Styling wouldn't reemerge until two thousand eight went dodge reintroduced induced the challenger. When Dodge came back out with the Challenger I was? Oh man like I'm reminiscing right now in my head I just remember I think it was motor trend magazine and I saw for the first time and I was like Oh my God. It was is one of the most beautiful cars as far as modern cars. Go that I've ever seen I think you know what I'm GonNa go ahead and say it was when the Challenger came back out it was the most beautiful modern ricard ever seen. Because that's how big of a fan I was of the nineteen seventies and just looking at the car was just like you know if you took a nineteen Seventy Dodge challenger New took a two thousand eight Dodge Challenger and you park them next to each other they were so the styling was dowd on. It was extremely reminiscent of the original but modernized and I would be confident in saying that as far as a modern muscle car renditions of classic muscle cars go dodge really hit the nail on the head with the modern challenger. And you know it's still going strong to this day. All the way into Twenty Twenty for the fiftieth anniversary. You know there's gotta be something said about that. You know good job jaw or a good job job job. Good job good job. Good Job Dodge. We're taking this baby home. I'm tired I'm going to bed tomorrow. Sunday Sunday. Let's close it out with saying that just over eighty three thousand nineteen seventy challengers were Were sold the Challenger remains lanes in American muscle car icon to this day. Okay Dow wraps up episode three. We did it folks that last. What was it towns? Years Seven minutes was rough. Actually I think it was more like ten minutes. Oh man that was a ten minute diatribe of me spewing moped stuff out of my mouth. I'm sorry I apologize. No why don't I don't apologize for anything. I'm unapologetic when it comes to my passion for MOPEDS. That's why I'm here talking to. You could be asleep so now that we've gone fully off the rails. Let me just say thank you once again to everybody for listening to the show. If you have any good Mo- par stories. Please send them in Shoreham with me and I will share them with the world on this podcast. Because guess what we've gone worldwide. What do you mean worldwide? Yes worldwide. Let me just name some countries here. Obviously America Canada Mexico Brazil Zil Germany Denmark Sweden Norway Australia New Zealand Trying to think of the other ones Holland Poland so the Netherlands I think that's it all. There's one guy in Antarctica. I think he was a streaming live. That's IT folks. Thank you for joining me on episode number three. I'm your host Chris Albrecht and that was talking Mo- Parse I thank you for listening to your direct connection to all things until next time remember. No more par left behind Yeah.

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Episode 255: A deep dive into NISTs new privacy framework

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

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Episode 255: A deep dive into NISTs new privacy framework

"They hey everyone welcome to the two hundred and fifty fifth episode of the Internet of things. Podcast this is your host Stacey Higginbotham at today's Co host Chris Albrecht of the Spoon Dot Tech. That's right everyone Kevin has. The flu is tragic and sad but he will be back. And in the meantime I have my good friend Chris. Albrecht who is like you said editor in chief over at the food tech site the Spoon. So of course we're GONNA sprinkle a little food love in here but we're GonNa hit the main topics that even Kevin and I would hit so Chris. Thanks so much for doing this. Thank you for having me. It's going to be great so this week. We are going to be talking about. Woo the FTC bombshell. It's going back head years looking at small acquisitions. We'll talk about that. Plus the approval for the T. Mobile Sprint acquisition. That means for Iot Nest is calling for two factor. Authentication about time arm has new edge chips for the IOT. We've got news bits from life X. To you and Chris is going to tell us about a fancy kitchen gadget that he is loving at our guest this week is Naomi left covets. Who is from nist is the person who is behind this new privacy framework? So we're GONNA ask her all about that. And how to build privacy focused devices were also going to hear from our sponsors digital art and fairy so before we get into it. Let's hear from very. Are you looking for an Iot Development Team? Who's been there done? That varies award-winning full-service. Iot development firm will work with you to deliver your. Iot Solution on time and on budget learn more at. Www dot very possible dot com that's www dot V. E. R. Y. P. O. S. S. I. P. L. E. DOT COM. Okay Hey Chris. Let's get started with the FTC the Federal Trade Commission. This was Tuesday afternoon and all of a sudden it said Hey. Bunches of Companies Alphabet Amazon Apple facebook and kind of a surprise Microsoft. Basically we're going to need to look at the last ten years of your acquisitions and make sure they're they weren't used to stifle competition in the market. Which kind of scary I don't know. Did you have a take when you saw this like well? I want to hear yours? I so why. Why is scary? The first word that US well one because we've been talking for a year or so about like Oh tech is too big and we haven't really heard a lot of convincing arguments about how the FTC could handle breaking apart the tech firms and going after a decade's worth of emon activity feels pretty scary. Because what if a like? How would you undo those acquisitions? Would you just find people? Would you find the companies because of it? Would you seek to pull out the technology? The people I mean in some cases these are like Akwa hires and everybody has moved on so I find it scary because it feels like that has gone way far back in. What are you GonNa do if you find out? This was a problem. My first reaction in this was given the administration where currently under which is a bit vindictive. I was like well. Who What do they want to dig up? And why now? I realize that as a very sort of paranoid approach but to your point like what are they gonNa do if something like like? How do you extricate a deal from two thousand and ten or two thousand and eleven? Seems like such a. I don't know I mean a ready. Shoot name kind of approach to this. I don't know what exactly what do they do of they to your point. What are they do if they find something how much time and energy and resources are going to be put into this and how much then companies do they have to devote to fulfilling any kind of requests for information or anything like that? I mean I don't know like I'm all for transparency. I know that there's a broader discussion to be had around the tech world and the tech rel being too big but it seems like wow two thousand. Ten ally has changed since two thousand and ten. I know we were just getting lt networks in like well. We had the iphone but we just got the IPAD. But now we don't really care about it so a few details one. This is going to focus primarily on smaller deals and these are deals that are less than five hundred billion dollars because those don't typically trigger an F. T. C. investigation. So this isn't things like Haiti. Google has an alphabet has announced that it wants to buy fitbit. That's a pending deal. Not something that would go under scrutiny under this particular thing but it's all these smaller deals. They're also going to be looking at deals that the acquisitions were shuttered after the purchase. So this brought to mind actually Google through its nest. Division bought a company called revolve way back in like twenty sixteen revolve was a smart home hub and it made one of the first hubs that had Ziggy Z. Wave Bluetooth and WI fives lovely. Everyone was excited about it when Google bought it. They shut it down admit they shut it down because they didn't want to have to deal with like the extra engineering staff but the question is did that hurt competition in this space. You might say a did because it made it much. More difficult made hubs harder to guess purchase and it made it a less viable option but other deals it. I think would be. I don't WanNa say worth scrutinizing but are of interest our audience. Google purchased a couple companies other than revolve. That fuel kind of like. They're in the IOT space. They bought a company called thrive audio. That does surround sound. I've wondering if we're seeing that in the Google Max up. They've purchased a bunch of image recognition and computer vision companies. That those are of hard to say because you know are they buying an algorithm? Are they buying just smart people? My Hunch says smart people so I don't know how anti-competitive that is they bought a company called chronological. That's a smart watches company that we've never really heard from ever again. So they've done some health acquisitions. They bought a company called stenosis. A while back a couple years back that used phone for like health monitoring stuff that company was in the process of getting their funding before Google came in and got them so but the other one is just like you think about apple. Apple always makes those you know like. Oh Hey we bought this you know these very stealthy acquisitions that you don't hear about until somebody digs up something. Yeah they actually just completed one called. Exxon Moore died a an exit door. Was the back end software that provided motion detection in our wise cameras that we all know it love so apple. Did that and the assumption is they're gonNA use x`ers technology which is edge based image recognition on a battery powered or low powered device. So think about if apple can do image recognition without sucking the juice off on your smartphone war on maybe their own cameras so would something like that count apple also bought a company called bedded and bet. It is where I think a lot of the sleep tracking technology that we're GONNA see coming out in the Apple Watch is coming up with sleep apnea detection. That sort of thing. Silk Labs is another one silk labs as a company that was making a smart home hub and entire ecosystem so it was a little stealthy. So we're not one hundred percent. Sure they also had like some really beautiful hardware. The bigger point still stands. I mean I don't know I mean I guess if you're looking for a pattern of behavior but the competitive landscape of two thousand and ten is just so hard to even remember right now like it was the iphone four. I think at that point so hard to go back in time to then from an IOT perspective. We didn't have nest. Nest launched in twenty eleven. It was purchased by Google Interview Deal. That would not be part of this overview it was purchased by Google in two thousand fourteen whether any connected lights like he didn't have real didn't come out until like twenty eleven. We mow was out in two thousand eleven twenty eleven's we've started seeing a lot of connected home products just starting to hit the market. Yeah so all this. Ai Nonsense that we talk about all the time now. That was nowhere nowhere. This was before we were doing amazing things in that department. So this'll be worth watching. We'll see what happens and stay tuned because I'm sure we're going to keep talking about it for the next couple of months. The FTC didn't just like freak out the entire tech ecosystem with this other announcement. They also said that they would approve. The T. mobile sprint deal. This was actually not just the FTC. This was a judge that said Yeah. Let's just go ahead and do it. The FTC actually was a little like modern. Oh we're GONNA do us so this is going to turn the number three and number four carrier into justly number three carrier from the IOT perspective. It's worth noting that T. mobile and sprint both had NBA OT networks prince's. A little bigger sprint does have a fully functioning IOT platform. And by that I mean you could go to sprint. And by any number of connected devices that were already on their network that you could use like sensors and that sort of thing plugged them in and then use their cloud back in to like monitor that so if you were a small business it you're like oh I need some temperature sensors for my fridges. You could buy it. Plop them all in there and sprint took care of everything you just pay them. So that's I don't really think other than more spectrum probably higher bills eventually no this is going to affect consumers more than will the business customers is there anything. I was GONNA say if there's like an industrial IOT angle to this. I'm rarely on the consumer end. I don't have T. mobile sprint. So honestly it doesn't impact me directly. I know it doesn't a broader like existential way but is there anything on the industrial side that you know about that. They're doing in areas where they have service. There are corporate customers. It's not industrial. So much as it's enterprise there may be an opportunity or a challenge to companies who are reselling their service so let companies like particle or other. Iot module vendors might contract with these guys to provide the service on the back end. They might see their rates rise. But Not really. This is kind of like a nothing burger deal from the IOT perspective but in really exciting news who your nest has enabled two factor authentication in by enabled. I mean they are forcing it on you. Oh we have been talking about this because we think it's really important for things like cameras and yeah even thermostats that have control of your house. Having to factor is important by two factor. We're talking about you have a password that gets you into your account in the APP. But you're also going to have to win you log in. Not Maybe every time but some of the time. You're going to have to log in with a secondary code that comes from either taxed or maybe it will come from authenticate or APP on your phone or something else. Can you walk me through? How this would work right. So I'm just anything about if I have something if I'm controlling something with my phone. I recognize the importance of like two factor. Authentication a big believer in it and it's surprising that it has taken this long for something like this but do you have a sense of what it will be. What will it be a how it will be integrated in sort of the workflow? And how you control your Iot stuff. Sure so my hunch and I'm not a hundred percent sure. This is how it's going to work. I don't think that they're going to force you. Every time you try to log in to change the Thermostat I don't think they're gonNA force you to give your authentication code rate. Yeah my hunches. They'll either make it like every every three months you'll have to. I know ring. Has You do it every I think it's two or three months. You have to log in in nest if you are new logging. They're going to have a verification code. That goes to your email. And if you can't do that you can't look into your account so they're gonNA have to balance sort of security with usability. Yeah which is always the hard thing but what this does is for everybody out there who reuses their passwords. I know you're out there with Ryan you. I used to do that. You did before I got Hosoi advisor quietly judging you. You are actually audibly judging me. That's okay I accept it. I was wrong but I have changed and reformed and this is especially important. I'm going to tell you for cameras. The big ring quote Unquote Hack was because people reuse their passwords and then when those passwords were compromised people went in and said. Oh let's see which of these these three million passwords we have. Let's see which of these people have ring account so then. Maybe we can terrorize their children. That happened to a guy that I met here at a party. Who was saying that someone started talking to him through his security camera and I can't remember if it was raining it also happened to nest so they had it set up and somebody in France or somebody started talking to them. Yeah Oh we all right so nestled but let me ask you this real quick like you think this will spur on other people. Will this create the wave of adoption? That you're looking forward. You think I hope so for certain devices and I said in and I wonder if this is a result of California California as of January basically saying they have a device security law that says companies have to provide appropriate security for the type of data that can be gleaned from their device so for a camera that's inside they probably want higher levels of security so nest may be reacting. Actually to that to proactively saying alright. This needs a higher level of security than just a password especially since we know people reuse their passwords. So let's force people to do to factor. I also think if this becomes standard across the industry we're GONNA see more convenient and easier ways to do to factor so it won't be quite such a pain in the butt later with nest sending you an email. That's all right. That's not the worst thing that can happen. I always get frustrated when you know you've gotTa Find Your Rsa Key Log. It hit reface. Ide- do it so face ideas are really interesting one. It could work. Yes because that is a multi. That is another way to fact like to make sure that you're you. And so those are the kinds of things that I think would be really compelling going forward maybe even voice match. Yeah I mean face idea so quick APP that I have that I had that uses it like it is not an inconvenience at all right. I think yes. We're going to see more companies. Roll this out pushed by both the market and by laws. But I also think as that happens. Companies are GONNA invest in making it easier so that could be good all right. Are you ready to talk about chips? I'm just GONNA go out and get a snack while you go ahead. And that's chapter up. That is fair so arm. They launched this week. Two new designs and arm is you guys are probably familiar. They are a chip licensing firms. So they license architectures for chips and they're super popular in the Internet of things because they work really well at doing a lot of processing low power consumption. So what arm has done is. They've created two new chips for edge IOT specifically at the edge. Do all those all those fancy words basically mean these are two designs that will let you do machine learning just the inference not the actual learning at the edge in this'll be good for things like image recognition arm. Talk to people about building a cane for someone that can detect falls or maybe can detect things like see things that are in the way so it would vibrate alert. Someone did by the way. There's a curb here by the way. There's a tiny lego on the floor. That's going to cause you immense pain all of those things. The first design is the CORTEX. M fifty five that is traditional arm technology and then they created entirely new architecture. Called the ethos you fifty five and that is actually going to be like a neural network co-processor so all that's GonNa do is any sort of neural network so that could be a the constitutional neural networks that we use for computer vision it could be like the long term short term networks that or the recurrent neural networks that we use to teach things like how to play. Video Games. So all of that's going to be out there. Companies are going to be licensing it as of now and we won't see it in products until about twenty twenty one. I think this is a trend. Obviously that we've been everything pushing the edge we were talking before about some PA- company at the spoon. We cover just food technology. And sort of the convergence of those two things but a company called sensory and I'll never forget them because they sent out their release on Christmas Eve which I thought was and it was embargoed so I wrote it up and then released it on Christmas Eve which was happy for me because then I had a story that was up on Christmas Eve but like they created a voice assistant on the edge and part of the appeal with this stuff is sort of the privacy consideration and things aren't being beamed back to the cloud right like you. Can you can have all this stuff at the edge. And because I don't cover it as much maybe a dumb question but just asking like are you seeing the sort of this. Ai Pushing to the edge so that all of the devices that are coming out are what are you seeing in that in terms of that? There's actually a kind of interesting by -CATION HAPPENING. So Google is like local local in there doing it less so for privacy more for latency but it is nice for privacy. Perspective Apple is doing it for privacy perspective. Meanwhile Amazon isn't really pushing very much to the edge. So far hasn't talked about it so yes I am seeing that it is hugely important and one hundred percent. Were totally going to see more of it. So in the cool thing about these chips is that they're actually really powerful. So you're GONNA be able to do things that you haven't been able to do before which is like the story of silicon but it's worth mentioning that like with good. Silicon comes amazing possibilities. That's all on chips chip corner. Okay let's talk about quick news. Bits very fun stuff to Ya. Which is a Chinese IOT platform? They're behind a lot of big name brands. They are actually announcing an NBA OT MODULE NBA OT is a low power wide area networking technology. It's cellular and to use module is going to be certified for Europe North America and Asia. So it's going to have all the approvals it'll work everywhere and you could buy one module in stick it in all of your devices that will be sold then around the world. Yay Ray lay facts the company behind. Why Light Bulbs that are. Brilliantly brilliantly colored. I feel like that should be a motto. But that's just how I think of them. An advertising tagline a motto like this is should be advertising town this is our motto as a company. Brilliant should be brilliant. They're very pretty her quite frankly. I think they're prettier. The colors are prettier than Hugh. I'll be honest but I do have huge Oliver. My House and I only have one life expert but if you have bought into life ex probably because their Wifi and you didn't need a hub. They are now making a switch. It will be out in March right. Now it's going to be on sale for a hundred bucks. This switch is beautiful. I'm just going to tell you. But it is a switch that has to be wired into the wall and it is kind of expensive compared to the other wired. Switches out there but it has four programmable switches. So do without what you will. It's very minimalist very sleek it is. It's so pretty. I probably use that as the art for the show notes. So you can look for it. Okay there is a new drug in town. No it's not there yet but you re Louis. No but there's a company called Smart Tab and they are making a connected hill for Crohn's disease which is a GI issue. The cool thing is this. Pill is connected. It'll connect to your watch or to your phone and it will disperse. It's medicine when it's in the right part of your Gi tract which to me is crazy. So it'll tell your phone will be like I guess I passing through the Iliomar. The duodenum in I don't know my my biology all that well so I'm hanging out in one part of one intestine. I should release now. And you'll be like yes in it'll do. It is miniaturized ship with Raquel Welsh and a bunch of other guys that has been injected into you. Is that what we're talking about? We are not talking about that movie. What is really fantastic? Voyage? That's fantastic. We are not talking about fantastic voyage. That'd be pretty cool. This is not real. You can't buy it yet. They're beginning human studies into twenty and the goal is to get FDA approval sometime this year or next but talk about really cool. I think okay other news. This is for you Chris. Pico brew bigger. Yeah so peekaboo again. So the spoon we cover basically food tech stuff and Pico brew is something we've been writing about for a number of years. It's a crowd. Funded homebrew appliance. Right so it can fit on your countertop and you can make your own beer with it and Pico brew. Long Story Short was looking for funding. They had a bridge loan and then they were put into receivership so the company is the the loan was called in and they're being put up for sale. So what's interesting about? This is just that they were a crowdfunding. They did a number of projects on kickstarter and they raised millions of dollars and shipped products. So they were sort of gold standard in the food world about being able to create a homebrew system that that came to market there are a number of other ones that were funded that never came to market but now they're being put up for sale and part of the issue was sort of that they were going in a lot of different directions. But it's sort of what it makes us wonder what we were talking about. Today on our own podcast at the spoon was just. Does this mean that there isn't really a market for homebrew like high-tech homebrew appliances because so many of them are no longer ongoing concerns. Or is it like just this sort of implementation of it? I don't know like I've never brewed beer. But the appeal of a device to me is that I don't have to deal with other buckets and bleaching and all the sterilization it seems like if I can just push a button and have it done then that would be one thing but maybe the people who like it really like it for that reason don't want an appliance and there aren't enough people who wanna make their own beer when they can just go to the corner and grab six pack. I'd I don't know. I think the resurgence and craft beer good craft beer in the. Us may be causing the problem. How much was the PEEKAPOOS? They had a bunch of different ones. They had ones so part of the problem was that they had like design. Matic that what it was called that was four. Small brewers so it did larger batches and then they had the Pico brew See I think was the home device and then they tried to come out with a you. Which would do like cold brew? Coffee and Golden Milk and all this other stuff. But then they suspended that and so they They had a still at one point and they were all would. Evidently with the guy was told us was that they had a really complex cantabile. And that they you know they weren't so far into one market to wear a buyer would come in and want you know take over that particular kind of business and they were all over the place. they even get under like they have this cask forage product which ages newt grain spirits overnight or quickly. I should say so. You could create a whiskey in no time flat instead of having agent for eight years if you're a small distillery you don't have to wait that long until you have a product. So they were kind of all over the place. It's sad to see and it's you know there's a lesson in there somewhere for someone looking to create their own spirits based product shy. Take anything away from Blake. The failure of Barrow. The failure of let's see jewel. Which got bought? I think it was kind of fire. Sale shy take anything out of like the dedicated connected kitchen appliance market. So I think what you're seeing is that there is sort of a a shake up the industry mature. So you know jewel had to be you know. They laid off people they made the Suva Connected Suva device. That was beautiful and worked really well and Novocur is another Savita appliance that you know these were all your controller with your phone but SUV. Eating takes a long time and people I think were amit of it because it was finally a device where you could do it at home and oh the steak tastes amazing. But like I don't WanNA spend one hundred minutes putting it in a warm bath and then having to sear it right. So you're seeing now you're also. There are a bunch of connected ovens and Bravo got bought by middle be and they had this high tech oven that worked well. But do you want to spend eleven hundred dollars on another oven that sits on your countertop and cooks with light and you can't even see into it except through fish eye camera right like there. Are you know? We'll see some what's happening with what's going to happen with the June or Vala like is there enough of now that the the kind of wow is there is there enough of a market there to sustain it over the long haul or are they just going to get subsumed into other larger companies and had their tech incorporated into traditional like more like wall ovens and refrigerators and stuff like that. And you'RE GONNA pry June out of my cold dead hands or they're GONNA have to learn my tune into a cold dead oven. I I'm right there with you. I've unlock the Brussel sprouts on the June. And they are like eating candy. It is amazing. There you go all right you. Chris have a device for us. That is not a fancy oven and should because it's a major brand maybe be here for a while. But what are you playing with? So I'm up here in the Pacific northwest and it's been cold. It is not typically barbecue season up here but I've been using this trigger Wi fi connected grill. The pro five seventy five. The company sent me to send it to me to test it out it's a Wifi connected pellet smoker and what's Nice about. I've never smoked in my life because I'm like Krill or a smoker. It's a I think you can use it for because you can turn it up but it's not like a direct heat kind of thing like it is a wood pellet smoker with an Auger. Automates everything. But I have cooked like steak on it. I have cooked ribs I have cooked brisket. There are a number of things and it comes with the guy even said I should Cook Bacon on it because they have this coffee. Rub for Bacon. That is supposed to be amazing. I would like to be there when you do that. I will invite you over. I've never smoked anything because it the idea spending nine hours tending to a fire to make sure it's the right temperature for the amount of time just seemed like a nightmare. But this automates everything and it runs it through an APP on my phone and I can see if I need if the recipe calls for adjusting temperature at a particular time. I can do it. I can monitor the pellet level in case it runs low. I can set timers or adjust timers or set it for a notification if it hits a certain temperature and literally. I've just been putting me on this thing and just letting it sit for hours and it has come it has been. I've not had a bad experience with it yet. Where smoked Turkey for Thanksgiving and then ribs over the weekend and may have just been. It's just been so nice to have just look at the phonograph. Okay everything's fine. You know probe is still in the thing. It's getting to the right temperature. Everything's working and it is just. I say that because I am not a good griller my wife does all the grilling in the house. Cooking meat on open any kind of flame. I usually don't do it but now now if you like I can okay. And this is a seven ninety nine ninety nine device. It's Wifi and you have to buy the pellets rate. Yeah you get the pellet those that like a hardware store even Safeway. Oh Wow it has a drive train. Y'All okay all right thank you. Chris. That's that's awesome. Did Not something. I would try myself although I will tell you. I have eaten the ribs that I the rips I at Your House were. They were cooked on this thing right there. They were amazing. Pretty good yes in. My heart is still going. I can't believe it. Okay now it is time for the Internet of things. Podcast hotline. That's right. This is the section of the show where we take your questions and we attempt to answer them and if you have a question that you'd like us to answer give us a call at five one two six two three seven four two four and the Nice News is you will be entered to win a prize for our February drawing if you call in leave a message before the end of this month may not one hundred percent sure what the February drawing prize is. But it's GonNa be good. You're going to want it and it's free by wouldn't you okay? This week's question is from Rebecca okay. This week's voicemail is actually an email which we don't often do. Sometimes we make an exception so this week's email is from Rebecca. Hello I'm a new listener of your podcast. It's cool. I love my madame devices. I have a physical disability and use a power wheelchair so having the ability to see. Who's at my door and talk to them via my phone or ECHO. Spot is really intriguing. I may end up upgrading to a show. Not sure yet anyway. I know you've talked a lot about ring. But with all of the privacy concerns I nervous to try it. What would your recommendation be for video? Doorbell that's easy to set up safe not easily hackel and compatible with ECHO devices. I've been trying to do research online but my brain keeps getting overwhelmed because everyone has a different opinion. Thanks so much for your help. Rebecca you're trying to do something that should be really easy in practice. It is not and the reason is Amazon's ring. The best way to get the best experience is actually to have both an Amazon show an Amazon Echo. Show in a ring doorbell. I'm GonNa tell you. We have talked a lot about ring ring. His now with through their privacy control. They've made it easier for you to not respond to police requests for videos. If that's something you're worried about from a security perspective ring does get you the option of turning onto factor authentication. So you should do that especially. It's an outdoor camera. But if you are worried about people talking to you are looking in on your camera than this would make sense to do to factor. I just bought my in law. My sister-in-law a ring camera and Irving Doorbell and so. I don't think it's terrible if you have the right precautions so that's going to be your best bet simply because when the doorbell rings you can set it up so it will pop up on your echo show or echo spot and it's fast easy. It works now. My favorite doorbell is actually the nest. Hello in you can use the nest. Hello with your ECHO GEAR. You can actually use other doorbells like the. Up or the remote plus the trade off is when someone rings your doorbell. Your Echo show is not going to be like. Hey someone's at the door instead. You're going to hear the doorbell. And you're going to have to say Madam a show me front doorbell camera or display front doorbell camera. And when Madame may here's that she's GonNa wake up she's GonNa call for the API the API call seven to maybe even twenty seconds. We'll pass then you will see who's at your door but that's a long time so that's kind of trade off there that you're looking at. I encourage you just because I like the Google system a little bit more to do a google home hub with some sort of Google smart display and a nest. Hello Doorbell if you're still like if you're not married to the echo ecosystem that's my advice to you. That's a seamless and really excellent experience. I look forward to the musical. My favorite doorbell to hit Broadway sometime soon. Dunton Tonton Tonton and the song is Ding Dong. The cartel is dead note. The monopoly is dead. Okay terrible terrible. Remember if you have a question for us give us call five one two six two three seven four two four. That concludes this portion of the Internet of things podcast. Please stay tuned for our guest. Naomi left covets of nist. Who is going to be talking about what you need to know from the new privacy framework? And I'm GonNa give a big thank you to Chris. Albrecht for Co hosting the show with us. Thanks Chris Thank you for having me. This was a lot of fun. I really appreciate it and learned a lot all right and now a message from our sponsor we are taking a quick break from the Internet of things. Podcast per message from our sponsor this week sponsor is digital art and I have vp of Iot security. Mike Nelson here from digit cert-. Today we're talking about low power devices and how to secure them so according to a juniper research study service revenue from low power IOT devices will grow eight hundred percent over the next five years. That means it's going to exceed two point six billion dollars by twenty twenty four. This begs the question. So what are low-powered IOT devices? And what kind of applications are going to be used for low powered IOT devices or devices that have limited computing power. They're deployed in all industries. We see a lot of these low part vices really tracking sensors in the smart city. We see traffic lights parking stalls utility sensors in healthcare. We're seeing some really innovative uses for medication. Consumption location tracking for patients and even devices the track patient vitals from a remote location. What kind of data are these devices? Transmitting three types you data. The first is automation data and data. That helps facilitate the automation of a decision such as settings on a thermostat status data that tells you the status of something such as is the light green parking stall open and the final one is location data and that tells you the location of something that can be a truck on the road that can be a medical device in a hospital or a patient that his potentially left those are the three types of data that is being generated by them. That's a lot of data. So how should we think about securing these low power devices? Yeah so I think. The data is the topmost concern for these and making sure that there's integrity and confidentiality of the data governments and businesses and even consumers are consuming this data and using it to make decisions and so the security in the privacy of that data is really important. Okay and how can these devices be protected or secured so most IOT devices have one of three vulnerabilities of the first one is authentication? And that's really about keeping the bad guys out second one is about confidentiality. And how you handle. The data in a secure way and encryption is the best practice for that. The final one is the integrity of the data. And knowing that you can trust the data that hasn't been manipulated and leveraging security best practices like digital signatures and code signing is best practice for ensuring integrity great and where can our listeners. Go to find out more about digital art and how it secures low-power Iot devices your listeners can go to dot com and we have an entire section on Iot. Hey everyone welcome back to the Internet of things podcast. This is your host Stacey Higginbotham and today's guest is Naomi left covets. Who is a senior policy advisor at nist? Hello Naomi how are you today? I maybe I'm great. Thank you for having me. I always tell people I'm so excited but in this I really am because nist released last month. A privacy framework in its very in depth. I read it. I read it again. Read articles about it and I was like it's a lot so I'm glad to have you on the show to help. Kind of explain this at a high level for us and maybe go a little deeper on some of the things. So thank you so this is out talk to us about why nist put out this framework so I think this has been working in this area of privacy engineering and risk management for a number of years. Now I read our privacy engineering program and been very interested in the issues of round trustworthiness. And how do we make products and services more trustworthy which you know I think traditionally has been sort of thought of as equating trustworthiness insecurity? And you know. We see that as adding other characteristics like privacy in terms of how people perceive trustworthiness. But it's a summer of twenty eight. You know we started getting inquiries from industry and administration given the environment with all the new regulation coming on like the European. Gdp are in California Law As well as major privacy incidents news people are wondering whether insisted that the successful job the cyber security framework whether we could do something similar for privacy on so we really set out on that journey and then really thought we would model the process at at a minimum after the cybersecurity framework because we think that open transparent collaboration with stakeholders when we're talking about a voluntary tool really need that stakeholder buying because needs to be something valuable that they wanna pick up and you so we thought we would follow that process. And you're that took us and now we have the end result bright now. Let's talk about those end results actually before we get to that. We should really clarify because you've talked about this being voluntary. This is not something a company has to do. But why would they want to do it? Yeah absolutely we really like to emphasize that point. This is a voluntary tool. And you know. We think that it can help. Organizations first and foremost we see this as a privacy risk management tool that can help organizations sort of bring privacy into better parody with other types of risks. They might be managing at the enterprise level in so doing help them to really build customer trust. The framework can support them in sort of ethical decision making about how to optimize beneficial uses of data while minimizing adverse consequences for people and even society as a whole. Because that's sort of you know the heart of the purpose of the framework but that said we absolutely recognize that privacy has evolved in a very regulatory requirements driven type of environment and and so we do see. The framework is also being able to help organizations fulfill their their compliance obligations. And by that we mean not that you know using the framework will necessarily make you compliant with any particular law or regulation or standard. But rather that you can you know. Use The activities and outcomes in the framework to demonstrate. What types of measures you might be meeting to meet your legal obligation and then that actually leads to what we see as sort of maybe the third he value proposition. I said this tool really can help to communication about privacy. Privacy Risk Privacy Practices both inside the organization other organizations customers you know in even potentially Thursday and regulators okay. It is a noble goal. Let's see how it does it all right. This is like you mentioned earlier. Modeled on the cybersecurity framework which I know. Many of our listeners are at least somewhat familiar with but there are three big areas. Do you want to kind of broadly? Go over those three areas and then we'll dig a little deeper into them. Sure so exactly. These said we've modeled this. After the security framework we heard that very clearly from stakeholders as we were developing it the key contracts or is it the core which we call it the core which really provides sort of an increasingly granular set of activities and outcomes that enable and organizational dialogue about managing privacy risk the second component There's what we call profiles and that really helps to make sure that the core doesn't become some kind of checklist so profiles are essentially just an organization selection of different parts of the core which is comprised itself of functions categories and subcategories and. Then these are the what the organization prioritizes to help them manage privacy risks and then the third piece is what we call implementation tears. We really see that as a set of benchmarks we use or one to four years that help an organization communicate about whether it has sufficient processes and resources in place to manage the privacy risk but it's identified and ultimately achieve its profiles. Sir You know something to do with the profiles is going to have sort of this current profile which is sort of what you're currently doing in terms of privacy and activities and outcomes and then you can develop a target profile which is where you WanNa go and create this kind of action plan and that's really an important part of that communication piece that allows you to talk to senior management and say. Hey these are the kinds of resources and budget that we're going to need to get to our goals okay. So that's a lot. Let's try to apply this. Maybe to an example. Let's say that I am a company. I am developing a connected refrigerator because everyone loves. Internet connected refrigerators. So let's start with a connected refrigerator which I feel like probably doesn't have as much privacy risk but let's let's walk down the process that we're supposed to go through with this. Sure absolutely one of the things that we did. In the framework we provide sort of a little bit of a few different ways. You could use the framework and one it. We've sort of created this simple ready set go model and so that we could be that with this example so sort of under ready you know you start by looking at what we consider the foundational function so there's five function identify governed control communicate and protect. And you know what we found with. The cyber security framework was that this is sort of part of the increasingly granular concept. You know you start with these high level functions and they're very good for communicating with the C. Suite or the board. We're not GONNA be privacy or cybersecurity experts and they're not gonNA WANNA get down in the weeds and talking about corruption or privacy notices or what have you but they wanna you know sort of generally understand. Okay I can understand these five simple rules in how to power managing privacy and security so we start with those sort of five high level functions and identifying govern or what we would consider foundational now. We don't look at this as a hierarchy because we think of this initiative you can go in at any point. Isn't meant to not replace anything that you might be doing any kind of processes you're doing but really to augment but let's just say let's just say for argument's sake. You really don't have much of a privacy program okay so it was just sort of start at the beginning and so you might start with identifying govern because they really are sort of helping with the sort of foundational organizational level practices and activities identified. Early starts with inventory and mapping. You'RE GONNA WANNA understand with your refrigerator. What data's being collected and then what happens to that data so you know? How do you follow that? Through the data life cycle is that data being stored somewhere that data being transmitted disclose to any other entities. Are you analyzing it in some way? Aggregating it transforming it you know and then you know how do you ultimately dispose of it in by dispose of it? You mean like I'm GonNa keep this data for this amount of time and then I'm going to destroy it. Yeah you're you're just gonNA delete it from aws and hope that that gets well. Yes hopefully in that we have that also in the framework that you have contracts with your service providers and hopefully you're putting into your contracts the policies and requirements that you need so that you know if you send a message. I want to stay deleted. Then that data should be deleted and that's kind of really interesting because in a lot of companies you might have like an engineer whose responsibility is to make sure like your APP works on a mobile device and a lot of these applications that try to check for quality on a mobile device. They might get a lot of data about the person's device and home address or Wifi address in in. That may not be something you want to share with them but you have to communicate that to the people who are responsible for signing those contracts. That feels daunting. You know it is and you know this is where there's a lot of work to be done And I you know I could see some of the places in the framework where we earn courage outcome around you know to transmit recall processing permissions right so do not disclose this Wifi router or whatever and you know and or not mingle co mingle this data with that data right and so. There's a lot of work to be done going forward. We don't have very with the exception of I think the most sophisticated company that you know. It's not widely done and used that kind of data tagging so then. That's one of the reasons we've actually called that out as a roadmap area. We have a companion road math of challenge areas. That need more work so that will be some ongoing collaboration that we do. But I digress slightly. So we'll go back to the fridge. No that's that was a useful digression but let's go back to the fridge so we go back to the fridge so now we sort of you know understood all the processing about that data and we've kind of created hopefully a nice little illustrative came out so we can be where things are going and who's involved all. That could be very important for figuring out your Privacy Risk Assessment which is because privacy is so contextual right. You know if you you know you do nothing with the data. That's going to be one saying if you suddenly start sharing it with milk companies. Who get to say. Hey not only did you forget your milk. But have you tried like our fabulous milk and very different set of privacy? Risks between just simply Internal Analysis and message about you know. Hey you forgot your so and you know and oh by the way. Here's a coupon right right. And and again you know that that might be very desirable but it might not and I think that's the privacy risk management question that needs to be a so. We work our way to identify really want to understand the business environment. Which is just what I was describing like. What's the organization sort of overall business? Priorities is simply providing a more convenient friends. You know making money with partner straight on this data understanding that It's important because you can have the best privacy solution in the world but if it's going to be a barrier or obstacle to your organization meeting you know cheating it's business or mission priorities then. No one's GONNA adopt that solution right so so we went to find a solution that helps organizations look forward but also protect privacy at the same time you know. I will say when we and now that we're sort of the next stage is getting to risk assessment. We've developed a risk model that is really centered around the individual and the kinds of problems that they could experience from from the processing of their data processing. I mean that that full information life cycle that we talked about so you can analyse houses fridge collecting information. You know what to disclosing are people likely to feel like you know. There was some sort of unanticipated revelation. Like they didn't realize that data about their milk you know usage would be sent to you know dairy companies or something and and the orders all coupons. Will people be happy about that or will they feel embarrassed? Or you know Uncomfortable in some way those kinds of risks. And then you know under that impact is really part of the risk assessment which then get to the final point of figuring out how you're going to respond and so you know you might decide that that the risk that people will not like your product outweighs you know any potential benefits to your business model and you might decide to a different type of processing right. How can a- do coupons or or you'll let them choose whether they won't coupons or not or you know that's the sort of form of mitigation and so you know there's different responses that you can do but now you've actually had a what we called sort of Eyes Wide Open process that you've walked through. You've identified the risk the best of your ability. We we look at privacy like security. There's no perfect security. No perfect privacy. But you've identified the risks. The best that you can and you made some decisions that everybody can understand and presumably accept and I like that idea of. There's no perfect privacy which is true but it is very scary to imagine or to to see what's happening which is a lot of data gathering around us about us and then it gets shipped to so many different places we have no control over as consumers. So it's nice that basically this is coming in and saying. Hey let's be thoughtful about the data. You're collecting who you're sharing it with an how that behaves in what are the repercussions from that had. Let's talk about. I want to say how you know you've succeeded in this to me. Sounds like the implementation tears because there are four different levels there. Where you're I think of it like an I am trying. I am on my way in. Yeah I've got a strong program but you guys call it something else but can you kind of talk about where that comes from in. Maybe we should. Everyone be striving to be like. I have got the goods. You know we see this as again. It type of communication tool kind of benchmark that organizations can use to help discuss do I have sufficient resources and processes in place and to manage my privacy risk and if not what do I need and so no I will say that. In general we feel that if if you are at tier one you probably should be at tier two but but beyond that. It's not sort of a the the kind of maturity model aware there's sort of a relentless march from you know two to four It's really again about the type of privacy risks that you need to manage so depending on your risk. Let's take one of the elements of the tears is workforce and so at tier two. You know we look at their workforce is yes you might have somebody who you know understand privacy risks or you know has responsibility for it but they might wear multiple. Hats might not be the only thing they do in depending on your type of Privacy Risks. That might be absolutely fine or it might not. And maybe you need to move to three or four where you know up at four. You have a very multi-layered Diverse type of privacy workforce probably have somebody at the senior level like a chief privacy officer down through having privacy engineer. Obviously that's a very different resource allocation for a workforce like that. Got It okay. What is the goal for this framework? Is it stable in time or do you expect to revisit in five years and add I guess new things to it? I don't know like how do you expect privacy to evolve over the next few years we consider this a living document again very similar to the cyber security framework. So that's why we call this version. One Point Oh this is a you know. Stable document for the time being we're going to be focusing and then the next year or so on implementation getting feedback so that we can understand from stakeholders how we might need to evolve it to continue to meet their knees particularly in a changing policy and technology environment. Got It all right now me. I have to ask having worked on this and understanding where we are the State of privacy right now. How do you feel about connected devices and your overall privacy right now my own home? I very connected devices. And they're very slow adopter. I don't have a lot of. I WanNa see Organization doing more privacy. Risk Management doing more innovative types of solutions. You know one thing that we well. We didn't get into you know we start over. At the basis and the foundational sort of governance structure certainly part of our governed function is identifying your legal requirement. And that's very important but today a lot of those legal requirements are focused around. You know notices that I personally you know I know. I'm not alone even as a private expert. I don't have the time to read. And frankly they don't tell me a whole lot that I really WanNa know anyway. And so you know what I WANNA see. You SORTA more innovative solutions. And so what? We've tried to put into our control and communicate functions or you know more about the kinds of capabilities that you could build in. So we have outcomes like naval your device to make data processing more visible right. I'M NOT GONNA go to some website on privacy policy about my refrigerator when it's doing. Maybe you could just tell me and you know. Let's nagging me about the mill. Could just tell me something or just. Give me a blinking late or or some other type of visual that. Something's going on with with data. You know I would like to see. Sort of more communication feedback we pray. The we put in some outcomes around. How do you get that feedback for example surveys focus groups to understand your customers privacy interests more? We know that they will certainly be testing that fridge. From a functionality standpoint with focus groups say could expand that to understand people's privacy interests or on that bridge as well so of the ways that we are trying to give you know again. I WANNA emphasize if voluntary tool so we're really see this as a set of outcomes that enable more discussions so I'd love to see organizations having that conversation internally. How should we design this this refrigerator and then to see that evidence that might induce me to put one of those for my home got it? Well yes in I. I've gotta say the Connected Fridge does not spark joy as at work for me so Naomi thank you so much for coming on the show for going deep into the privacy framework for us and everything else. Thank you great thank you. That's it for this week. 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Episode 36: 2020 Challenger SXT vs. 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger 340

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Episode 36: 2020 Challenger SXT vs. 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger 340

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On over to Hemi, pages dot, com look around and see what they are doing to organize the Mo- par aftermarket on the show today we're talking project car the week. high-performance parts listener stories, and we're going to introduce a new version of the show that I've been wanting to try for a while now, and that's a lining up mopus against each other for a quick straight line performance comparison to see who's left in the dust so without further ado. If you are moped enthusiasts, then you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the Best Mo- parties driven podcast on planet Earth and I'm your host Chris Albrecht better known as the MOPE are hundred, and this is talking mopeds. and. Listening, to talking Mo- parks with the Mo car, Hunter, your direct medicine all things. We are back at it here on talking about parts, but I'm feeling the pressure. Folks I'm still right. SMACK DAB in the middle of this move and my new podcast studio is a mess I'm still waiting on a new desk, a new chair and I have boxes of stuff everywhere while a bit of a challenge, this move is far a disaster. Thankfully, hopefully, everything will be in here and done by next week, and I can get back into a good routine, but until then the show must go on so today. I! I WANNA. Try New version of the show and you know it's kind of funny and strange turn of events I'm actually not going to give these episodes of special name, so it won't be like high-performance parts or direct connections were just going to go ahead and roll with these episodes as they come and funny. Enough take long for me to decide one of the first cars that I wanted to use in this comparison ever since I drove one I've wanted to see what kind of straight line numbers these new V6. Or putting down and how one would actually fair when pitted against. A moped from the past so today we are lining up at twenty twenty. Dodge challenger X T with nineteen seventy. Dodge Dart swear three forty. They may be fifty years apart. But how far apart would they be if we lined them up? We're GONNA. Find out later on in the show, so there's only one thing left to do. Let's get this show on the road. This week's project car of the week was posted. Thursday June first at three PM. Here is the Ad Nineteen Seventy Plymouth, road, runner, sell or trade, twelve thousand nine hundred dollars in Orwell. Vermont Nineteen Seventy Roadrunner, eighty-one thousand original miles all original paint car is all original perfect for restoration runs and drives. Basically a solid car has the usual Mope, Russ but very solid floors and chassis bill of sale previous registration only. Only, call anytime on sale looking for upper down trades, good projects are completed cars or trucks. If you have a trade, prospect, police and pictures, description and trade in value to me, I will reply, so please note, bloated prices I will reply to all interested or not delivery available titles. Status is missing all right folks so here. We have a LO- mile running driving seventy roadrunner for twelve thousand nine hundred dollars. Maybe I've been conditioned to see too. Many of these cars overpriced because I see this one, and I think to myself. Wow, that's pretty good deal. The car seems to be in really good shape. All Things considered you know it's t three Saharan. Tan Metallic over. White Black. Stripe with what could possibly be a numbers matching engine and transmission, which is a column, shifted seven twenty seven. If the sellers claim of being all is true, it also has broadcast sheet, so that's cool. The car needs a little rest repair, but I've seen a lot worse for lot more. They didn't even run and drive, so I think we're off to a good start here. One of the picture shows the seats and carpet removed and the floors. Floors look pretty solid, so the trump could probably be replaced and you know there's at least one quarter panel and rocker panel needs to be replaced, but you and I both know that running and driving body projects for reasonable prices are getting harder and harder to come by the catch of course with this car is that there is no title it will come with a bill of sale and the previous registration. This could be a problem folks this. This bird is listed in Vermont, based on my limited knowledge and research, the owner or lien holder of a vehicle registered in Vermont must possess vehicles title in order to register sell or transfer the vehicle. The caveat is that Vermont doesn't actually title cars older than fifteen years old, so that may be the loophole needed to get. The paperwork straightened out on this car, but as always do your due diligence with any vehicle purchase especially with cars without. Without titles, you don't want to be stuck with a car track. That would have been a great car for the street hedge. You actually been able to get the paperwork in order to get a title, or what have you but I think this is a good bye, but I would definitely look into that paperwork aspect of things here just to make sure everything's on the up and up. That was project car of the week. No far left behind. This week's high-performance part was suggested to me by listener named Dan and belongs to yet another nineteen seventy Plymouth Barracuda featured in a music video this time around we see an one thousand, nine, hundred seventy barracuda featured in Aaron tippin country music video for his song called kiss this you can see the car by searching for Aaron's music and looking up kissed this on Youtube. Thanks Dan for the suggestion, and if you have a suggestion for high performance parts, drop me a line at either Chris Talking Parts Dot com, or tell us about it by leaving a message on my voice mailbox at two zero nine twenty eight Mo- part that was high performance parts. Today's listeners story comes to us from Jacob in north. Carolina here is Jacob Story. Buddy. Love Create Miami I. Love Tune in every week. Brother. You GotTa Kid show. I figured I'd tell you a couple of quick little stories. The real short I try to convince them as best I can, and maybe give you a little rundown on what I'm working on right now or project. I? When I got started with more cars and I realized I had love of. I'll probably them eight years old, and my dad's buddy ran a sharp and how point North Carolina down here. where I'm from I'm from Rappalo hop. One ran off Kenny. He Ran Shaw and he had a Richard Petty. Roadrunner or charger in there. I can. Forgive me. I can't remember which was seventy. One I know that. Seventy one be body. And the deal was there. Three of these cars made for promotional reasons French Petty Bus Jason commercials or something for some cigarette, company or something like that. And they had three cars made. and. We'll the deal through and for whatever reason they feel. The cars were still existed well after the deal fell through, they decided. That, The cars were to be destroyed. And So. They sent him off to crush. wielded, junkyard they sent him to. The Guy, new good what they was to side of the keep one of them. Could it up in his building and covered up with a tarp, and then he crushed other two, and then sent the manifest back to company saying he crushed off three. Now some of these the tales might be accurate, it might not. Keep in mind I ain't heard about this since I was little kid. And then to my knowledge is the way at. Any way whoever ended up with that car saved? Brought it to my dad's buddies. They worked on. Wale. He had it in their metabolism for visit him one day, and if you WANNA ride in as little fix, might Mitrokhin kid I, was like Oh all right all right. We got in that thing and it was a race car. Yeah! So there's only a driver's seat. I got in my dad who's been through the passenger window? And I'm sitting down here on the floor honed, but he's roll bars and he takes me around a bill. And it's shop is in downtown high point. Other buildings right closer Jason to shop on Greece fat. With alleys all the way round. Abel's mayor around there my four five laps. Jamming between version six years get. INA. And I'm having a boy. Anyway I get out of the car. And the I'm shaking. I'm standing there. Shaking in the show white man, it's also fun. What is it? My Dad tells me. A seventy one and for me. I can't Murph as a charger road, but it was saving won't be body. And a like why that's so cool, then for mayor on my dad takes me, Karsh is it gets me the Dukes of Hazzard on DVD, I play the video game. I'm all into parts study at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Plymouth Soto I'm in. Love love everything about it. So narrow you know years go by yourself. I'm old enough to You know our guy I. Get a we'll drive. Jack of broncos still got it. But I. WanNa vote for hitching the of. Some looking like man. I can't afford. Charge him like a wall blocking generally. Came for roadrunner. Really could Ford of dust or anything like that. So I look at trump could be one hundred fifty one. Me Eighty five, they one hundred own floor, three eighteen short bed regular. Black! Go strives. Things hitting on six cylinders about it. No, when? I told you down the road. After I've been work on at night after night after school. Taking it down to the local guessing gassing. Well thanks with voters coming up the ill run it off into a ditch, trying to get it off road I didn't realize how the ditch was. And the troops out in the roads for an interest Denison beach. I'm like Oh crap! Coma Dad can pull me out. Some spending Alabama. Trump the headlights. Come and come road my own. No ingles see my truck. You'll hit I. Dive into the truck and fertilized second hit the switch. The Hazard Lights, and the Guy swerves about three feet in front of trump. Go around, and he was in like Tacoma or something. I almost died. Over a dance thing trump. But that was my first car. That I read. Maybe are I've got plenty of voters and it's amazing I have even this much stored sale. I'm only twenty two, but right now. Tell you about project right now. I've got me up Suny, one dust or go duster science I'm working on W. Three forty I'm putting together to put in it make forty clone of at a factory Jamaica Blue White Top. Non Vinyl just two tone, white top and I've got a sixty eight charger. Shale been coined imports for to build me maybe a like a general make him. Or generally car, you know a really expanded would've yeah. Just been collecting for the sixty eight charger trying to build it into something cool. And also have rich sixty nine charter. It's a big project, but has plenty of potential for somebody who possibly knows my with body shop as frame, machine and this other. It's really ambitious has a lot of times. BE WILLING TO TRADE FOR LIKE A. Sixty, eight, nine, seventy, two or satellite. Or assemblies semi four Barracuda. Shale. Mana. Really hang got nothing else say, but I got plenty of other stories. Bro I I'd be glad. Call backing share. Love, the show brother, keep it up. Hey Jacob. Thanks for sending in your story. I appreciate all my listeners and I'm just happy that other MO- parties are actually enjoying the show, so thanks for listening buddy I love hearing. Stories of people started being interested in Mohawks from young. Age and your Richard Petty Car story was crazy. Thank God someone at the wrecking yard was smart enough to save one of those cars. What a crazy story! And what a ride that must have been, but I doubt very many people, if any have a story about being a kid and getting the opportunity of a lifetime to ride around in a Richard Petty Race car. That's a memory and experience that many of us can. Only dream of so cherish that memory. That's really cool. And I also thought it was cool that you ended up getting a D. One hundred. I, Mo par anyone that knows me knows that I love those trucks and it's crazy. The almost died on the road that night, but hey you didn't and here you are sharing your story on talking Mo- parts so of course. That's cool to keep me posted on your other projects to Jacob. I love bodies and the duster sounds cool. Cool and of course I always love a cool charge project so as you make progress, go ahead and check back in with us and keep us updated. Thanks again to Jacob for sending in his story, and if you have a story that you'd like to share on the show, send it in. You can email them to me at Chris Talking Mo- Parse Dot com, or leave me a voice message Jacob did by dialing two zero, nine, twenty, eight mope par that was listener stories. When I had the chance to drive a challenger Sst I didn't think I was going to have as much fun as I did is a fast, no, not really, but that also depends on your idea. Fast is a slow. No, not really in my eyes. It's a great daily driver. If you want something that's great on fuel, and you don't care much about being able to beat the guy next to you on the road or track and I'm not saying that you can't turn an sst into you know a fast car or at least one. One that adds a few miles per gallon two drives. There are actually turbo superchargers kits available for these cars that would most certainly wake him up the good thing about that is that as far as your insurance company knows you drive a humble visas sport coupe. You can even get one step up from SST and get a GT which will get you not only all wheel drive, but a full dose of that all weather confidence you can drive in the snow, and you don't have to be quite as careful the question I posess this. What classic Mo- Park V, six challenger compete with. Kennedy even compete at all I needed an intriguing opponent for the. One that wouldn't lay down and would actually put up a fight, so I ultimately decided to see how the Essex t would fare. Against one of Mozart's lightweight superstars of seventy. The Dodge Dart swear three forty. In nineteen seventy dodge DART received a facelift unfortunately with the redesign. It lost its optional big block. That's right, no more m code or H Code Darts. Way Chris Hbo. Darts had three forties. You are correct, but prior to nineteen seventy. The code actually had several different engine designations. Let me just drop some age code knowledge on here. An Age code meant different things in different years in nineteen, sixty six h code was a Hemi for sixty seven through sixty nine h designated a three eighty three. and. From seventy, two seventy three H codes were three forties from seventy eight to eighty, eight coach were three eighteen, and in nineteen, eighty three. It was the code for a to five leaning Tower of power. So there you go. Don't tell me you never learn anything on this show are. The dark swear three forty was the hottest art you could get in one thousand, nine, hundred seventy, and it represented the scat pack very well, a strong little performer, the three forties, although small, when compared to their big cubed relatives were high revving, and they most certainly were slouches. So how would the potent little three forty hold up to a modern V6 sitting in between the fenders of modern challenger or about to find out? Let's take a look at some of these numbers. The Dr Swear Three Forty, two hundred, seventy, five HP at five thousand RPM. That's nearly fifty HP per liter. It produced three hundred and forty pound feet of Torque at thirty. Thirty two hundred RPM and at a sprint from zero to sixty, the swinger hit sixty in seven point eight seconds, and ran the quarter mile in fifteen point zero five seconds at ninety three miles an hour, and it was also quite lighter than some of these modern Mo- pars, the DART swinger, three forty had a curb weight of twenty, eight, hundred and thirty four pounds, not too bad for a little compact car with a little eight. The question is in fifty years. How far have V6's come in terms of straight line performance? Let's take a look at the Essex challenges numbers and see how it performs when compared to the swinger three forty. The Challenger S.. Sixteen Pentastar three point six Liter v six produces a respectable three hundred and five horsepower at sixty, three hundred and fifty RPM, and two hundred sixty pound feet of Torque at forty eight hundred RPM with these numbers, the Essex t can run zero to sixty six point three seconds and turned the quarter mile in fourteen point, eight seconds Ed Ninety six miles an hour. Also quite a bit heftier than swear to by over a thousand pounds, weighing thirty, eight, hundred and fifty eight pounds. So our winter today is the Challenger s x. t while no compares into its V eight siblings, the our tease. The SCAP packs thirteen twenties. The hell cats, hell cat read is in demons. It would definitely make a great daily driver that sips gas in comparison to those gas guzzlers. It just goes to show you. How far technology has come fifty years. We now have V six producing over three hundred horsepower that can at least keep up with, and in some cases actually out perform some of the muscle cars from years past I'm actually a fan of the Essex. T and I would never knock anyone for owning one. They are good cars and you know they're reasonably affordable. Ask for the beloved Dart. Swinger three forty. It put in a good effort, and with the right tuning and modifications. This would have been a different outcome. I promise you. Also fifty years old bottom line. Is that I love the three forties and this little comparison. No way be looked at as a on either car. It's just a simple competition amongst relatives. That's all and let's be honest. They're both still cool cars, so no real loser here. I'll tell you. What though this comparison really made me WanNa. See what some forced induction could do to actually motivate that Essex v six. If anybody out, there has woken up one of these V. Sixes get at me, I want to hear the story I wanNA hear how much power producers I wanna hear what it runs in the quarter mile, so reach out to me and let me know all right. So the challenger Essex t walks away with this victory today, but who knows maybe the seventy dart swear three forty will be back again in the future to face some other competition. That's all folks. Another episode of talking Mo-. Park is in the books for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking mopeds DOT COM and don't forget that you can send me your stories, questions, comments, complaints, suggestions, and everything on your mobile addicted mind to Chris at talking Mo- Parts Dot com, or leave me voice message on my voice mailbox at two zero, nine twenty eight Mo par to hear yourself on the show. Also don't forget that. If you like what we do here on talking about parts, and you'd like to help support the show. 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Our Little Bot is Heading to College!

Smart Kitchen Show

35:28 min | 1 year ago

Our Little Bot is Heading to College!

"All right guys. We're back together for a spoon editor podcast for all back. Were all back for japan. We're back last week but i feel like i saw a jet lag a gen marston when you were writing for us like crazy while we are japan. Thank you for doing all that hard work yeah jen. Thanks guys you are an amazingly only fast worker <hes> and i we appreciate it. We are going to talk about some of the stories that <hes> you've written chris written over the past week or so chris i want to start with you and and ask you about the news this morning your article about starship getting yet another funding round like they just keep raising money yeah well. It was funny. I spoke with lex expire there and i asked him why they had already raised <hes> forty million. I can't remember now but they had raised forty million as part of a seed round so i was joking and asking why this was now a series a forty million and not just added to like a seed to you might as well just keep rolling on <hes> literally with their robots but yeah they had a bunch of news that came out today which is one they raised a forty million series a this brings the total funding to eighty five million that we're going to put a pin in that that's actually pretty important and then to their actually they announced two new colleges. They're going after which one is university of pittsburgh and one is purdue university <hes> and this is their third and fourth fourth publicly announced a collegiate partners. They rolled out to george mason university earlier this year and northern arizona university both of whom have increased the the number of robots in their delivery fleet and the hours of operation and i should probably step back starship creates these little these small cooler sized six wheeled robots. What's that are autonomously drive around campus and in this case they will go and pick up food from restaurants on campus restaurants or where you know stores are whatever over and deliver it to students faculty workers wherever they want on campus they can drop a pin and the robot shows up with the thing and there you are so you can be at the library. Do kids hang out in the quad anymore dayton. It seems like so many of these robot companies are focusing on on college campuses a key we actually i think they call their their company campus. <hes> are we certainly a core part of their identity and also chow botox is rolling sally out to college. Let's campuses wise college getting so much robot action well. If you think about what college is right it is a specific perfect area that is filled with tens of thousands of people especially for larger schools right all of whom eat and many of whom like students are eating throughout the day a. and evening in fact when i spoke with starship they were saying there are four distinct meals sort of in their pattern <hes> one thing that they've actually caused more kids to eat breakfast. There's more students are eating breakfast because they can get delivered to their dorms so they don't have to presumably although when i was in college i remember getting up at noon but they have like a breakfast meal l. a. lunch at dinner and then a second dinner which happens later in the evening <hes> and anybody who's gone to college and had that experience probably remember sort of the same sort of pattern fourth martin. I mean alcohol advertising campaign around fourth meal like hobbit. Yes the opposite of hobbits. I don't know what that would be if that's a wood l. For if that i don't know anyway but yes do you have like yes chow botox moved sally their salad making robot <hes> on college campuses and <hes> starship and kiwi or going to college campuses because they have just this for a couple of reasons one is that they have this contained population right. They can plug into meal plans. So there's a way there's payment mechanisms terms that are built in <hes> plus if you think about a college campus it's typically very pedestrian friendly so it's not it's a lot of you know well paved well groomed and walkways <hes>. It's a good chance you know is not a lot of traffic pedestrian traffic but right it's not it's not like trying to navigate a city street eight. It's just like it's like learning to robot <hes> city. Yeah that's exactly right so like actually star. Ships robots are on <hes> <hes> campuses of the pittsburgh and purdue right now and they in what they're doing right now is mapping the campus so that they are ready for win. Students show up <hes> <hes> next month catherine. You're probably the last one i'm guessing that actually went to contact. I know that unless gen u._c. Slid in some course in about <hes>. Would you have wanted to knock it out of your get out of bed and wisely order food from a delivery robot. I mean absolutely how could you not my my college was pretty small so the level of laziness would even more extreme <hes> we also only had three restaurants in the entire town so pretty limited but i can imagine if i go into a bigger school where it actually takes you know. Fifteen twenty minutes walk across campus. That would absolutely be the case. I look look at some of these colleges. One invent their own robots like some of the technical technology for schools yeah. They probably have their own robots. It's going yeah. I think that there's also just a lot that goes into it. It's not just the driving right. It's also the mapping the payments all of that stuff <hes> but yeah i mean it's also if you think about this safety for some schools that are bigger you know the ability to have a robot come to your dorm instead of walking across the dark campus also just something like if you think about if you get pizza or some kind of other food delivery key will go off campus. They'll go out into berkley <hes> and get your meal and bring it back to you on campus. If you had a delivery person do that if they're in a car then they had to find a parking spot that's close by and that's hard on college campuses and then they got to run to your dorm or whatever right like this just makes it. The little robot can just be bop and wheel across campus robot. I don't i think a lot of times on campuses to like. It's it's hard for delivery. People to the buildings are not always marked super clearly early like this. Oh yeah so you know if there's a pinpoint instead you're just meeting a body at that would make a lot that would cut down on the amount amount of on the chances that some delivery guys wandering around with a pizza looking for your dorm and not able to find you or when you're plane hacky sack in the quad kids do right and that's generally the quad what i think. I think what you'll see is starship. Starship said they planned to go out to one hundred universities over the next two years. Kiwi was going out to <hes> it's gonna be. It's gonna be in fifteen universities this year right so you're gonna gonna see colleges be a battleground which is why starship raising forty million is kind of important that gives them a sizable amount of cash to go <music> out and really lock in these these college campuses before others can get to them and speaking of battleground. Isn't there like a little bit of confusion over was at purdue you with both that has sort of both starship and kiwi or not really sure yeah you know. I'm really trying to find this out and i haven't heard back yet. So i'm you know when i reported on kiwi's expansion earlier this year one of the schools they had said they were expanding to purdue and low and behold starship said we're going to purdue and we've already sent a robot's there to start right mapping and we are you know we're working with the university so trying to find out what's going on there. If they're doubling up or what's happening but you know you're going to see these things things that i think you're definitely going to see more delivery bots on campuses and they're definitely going to be sort of a place where people are fighting as they go to market before before we move on chris any other outdated college pop culture references you wanna make doesn't dragons. Maybe you're thinking. I was just trying to think of a band. Everybody's still listening to toad the wet sprocket. I met two. Let's rock at a party. I threw in college. That's how were they the most boring party guests of all time glasses. He hated being in my party. He really hated it partly because i think from me but this is a long time ago before for add more gray hair. That's amazing but anyway. Let's move on me. I wonder what it's gonna be called meal. 'they melfi healthy like first of all. The problem in this company is it has the type of name you can't pronounce. Wake is a meal seacrest healthy. I don't know catherine was the one who wrote about i did but even i don't know so i mean i in my head. I was saying meal just because it's about cooking meals so that would make all these word of sense <hes> but as we <hes> we know sometimes the name does not really sound like you intended to sound with these especially these start up no matter the name though they raised over million dollars on equity crowdfunding which is kind of crazy for a piece of cooking hardware. Yes that was the cap that they're allowed to and i i'm not super familiar with all the rules but from what i read that's the maximum amount they started up allowed to raise on crowd funding platform so they raised a little over a million dollars and i actually sorry just to clarify. I think it's for equity equity raise a lot more than that on just like kickstarter but you don't get any equity so the difference here is that they get backers equity in the company out to me makes it even more puzzling like an equity crowdfunding campaign for housewares type of product is interesting <hes> and i'm glad they pointed out that pointed talkers so people actually own part of the business now yeah that's intriguing. I mean writing about it. Yesterday i with a a little bit confused about the appeal. At first i mean essentially they we are so much about like smart kitchen appliances here and all these kitchen appliances that have this added connectivity and in keeping smart capabilities mielke is just making kitchen cooking devices so they have something that's <hes> a multi cooker sort of a competitor to the instant pot. They also have have some sort of thing like a lid that you can put on top of other cookers. That's supposed to turn it into a <hes> air fryer so yeah. Those are cool parts a would that converts an instant pot into an air freighter is kind of cool yeah exactly so that that they just launched <hes> and then there but then so they're kind of going in one way with sort of getting more into high tech kitchen appliances than the ones that they are now developing a line of hands hands of nonstick pans and stuff like that where i'm like. That's kind of cool but we really need more of those. There's nothing really to to set them apart. As far as i can tell but clearly there's a lot lot of interest around it because they raised so much money they were aiming for twenty five thousand initially interests over a million so pretty impressive <hes> i think my take away away from from doing a little bit of research into this is just that it shows how much consumers really want these convenient. <hes> you know just put all the ingredients in in their press a button and come back to dinner in thirty minutes like they want these hands off cooking solutions. Meal kits are are easy but you still have to actually do the preparation. Something with an instant pot is just like so hand off and there's just a lot of demand for that meal basically promises that it will give you instant experience but just be a little bit quicker a little bit higher air-quality not sort of what they're trying to edge on that instant pot. <hes> popularity wasn't part of it the allure though that they also did like recipe. It was a full stack solution. They didn't just do the pans. There was some recipes attached to it as well is <hes> an instant pod actually does that as well which i was researching but it's not connected to their particular appliance in any way like you can't just look at an african find mielke developed mielke created rated recipes and then cook them with their appliances but it's not something where like you can connect to the appliance with your phone. It'll just you'll pick a recipe. You have the mielke device and you can read through the recipe step by step and then cook so there is a sort of recipe. I take opponent and you can also shop the recipes through their app so that's cool. It's kind of like two separate the pieces but there's not a connected aspect to will interesting. Let's keep an eye on it. I'm a little bit perplexed because instant pot is kind of a runaway train very affordable affordable and actually they have an air fryer but here's a startup. That's doing equity crafting so maybe people just wanted to in on the action wanted to own a little bit of an ownership stake but <hes> <hes> and to your point chris they also have this recipe part so it makes it just a little bit of a convoluted offering from trying to figure out exactly what they are but it'll be at least worth worth watching <hes> kind of where they go this and distracting it further. I want to talk about plant base and this is an interesting story that came out. I think another story <hes> the you'd ridden catherine <hes> plant be smoke is so hot that the cow guys wanna see for cal farmers get on it. They actually released a blended cowl milk and plant piecemeal yeah yeah so yesterday i spoke to i keep switching up the name and calling it real live farms but it's actually live real farms which is a brand made by the dairy farmers of america collective and they have this new blended product called dairy plus blends and and it is a suite of products that are fifty percent cow milk. I mean milk fifty percent either almond or out milk and so speaking with them yesterday yesterday they are saying that they try and speaking with consumers they said that they liked the taste of plant based milk but they wanted something that also had the the cream unison versatility and the nutritional profile of animal milk because there's a lot more protein in animal milk than an almond or milk and so they're coming out with this product to sort of target target consumers who have both products in their fridge and like i'm one of those people apparently according to their research about fifty percent of people people by both plant based and dairy milk either because there are different people in their household that have different preferences or they use each one for different things so they're basically trying to come out with a product that ticks all the boxes and appeals and and can just be an all in one solution for your cereal your coffee your smoothies etc the problem i have with it is it's like doc. You're either going to be one of the other right you you. You wanna get milk out of your diet. You may have like a lactose thing you just want to wean yourself off any. He's sort of animal based product. You're not going to go for this or curious or alternatively. You're just like if you're okay with couchbase mill. Maybe maybe it's a starter mill for people were cured cao plant based milk curious though kind of curious exactly and i will say just quickly that all of them are lactose free free as well so there's that aspect well it made me wonder about just the whole blended alternative proteins whether it's katherine you've written a lot about this sort of blended approach in the meat air industry as well and yeah it does kind of make me wonder sort of what exactly luckily is the aim here with these products because on the one hand you've got alternative moat fully alternative milk or meat products talking about the environmental benefits which doesn't seem to be a factor if you're still using parts of the cow or <hes> <hes> you know just regular old meat or milk. So what what are your thoughts are on <hes> yeah. I'm really curious to see how this does because. I don't think it makes quite as much sense. The blended meat products which like tyson has debuted a line from the raised in rooted product that it's fifty percent fifty percent plant based protein and something like that makes a lotta sense because there are people who just don't either are really put off by the idea of like a beyond are impossible burger or just don't want to give up their meat for whatever reason and something like this. It's apparently tastes exactly the same and it has the same cooking properties but it it's you're cutting down fifty percent on the environmental and ethical goal. You know cost of meat. <hes> where adds something with this milk i kind of green most people either go oh plant full on plant based or full on regular but then again it's the same sort of value add where yes they're still dairy milk but it's fifty percent sent less so you're consuming less and maybe this will be sort of stepping stone on the way to people just going fully to plant based milk there. They're hesitant right now because they want more nutrition that you get from milk or they want the taste that you get for milk because you know almond. No wall good are not can't do you everything. The milk does doesn't have the same properties so maybe this is just kind of a halfway as people edged towards more alternative milk or as mike was saying for like the plant based milk curious. We'll still makes you wonder why then are cow farmers putting it out like i could see if it was like a plant based company saying hey here's your star milk riley. Hey put your tone the water seep. It's warm from the jump in the pool like accent. I think because it's the same reason tyson's doing it. You know they're saying there's this trend especially so with dairy. Because <hes> i mean john was writing about how the dairy farmers of america had launched this accelerator program. Dairy sales are down in the u._s. And they're kind of scrambling to find in some way to to get people to buy more dairy so they're like okay. All these people are having alternative milk. Maybe if we just make a blended product then at least they're still using fifty percent of our product and we can and we can appeal to the people who four environmental or health reasons use almond milk but maybe like don't love it so they're just trying to sort of you know if you can't beat them. Join them situation attrition yeah when when i spoke with dairy farmers of america couple a months ago like plant based milk came up in the conversation and they don't i don't believe they have any specific companies around the in the accelerator program but they did say like look we recognize the demand. Is there and we need to listen to that demand <hes> to keep appealing to consumers so you know. They hinted that they were making moves but yeah i mean i think i think it's a lot like tyson. Just like you said catherine. Is you know these kind of legacy. Organizations are trying to figure out a way to stay relevant then basically it's almost as if i mean i think he is bringing tyson. It's really smart. They could take one stance right be like the oil industry and say hey. We're going to really resist anything. That's really <hes> like a true alternative. We're going to kind of say hey there's no problem with global warming or their tests and say hey this is happening. Shooting were a protein company <hes> <hes> they should just say the dairy farmers or maybe just saying hey we're milk coming plant based dairy and just explore four different alternatives so good on them. If that's what they're doing yeah we'll see. I mean they are just bringing. It's in a test market right now in minnesota and then they're going to be bringing it out in in twenty twenty twenty or twenty one so i'm really eager to see how this does and you know. I'm also a little bit skeptical about whether consumers will embrace it or to say. I don't really need this. I have my almond milk. Half my plan my regular milk. I'll be really curious to see just the idea of all these labeling laws and consumer confusion so if you have like like to me you'd be like oh. Here's plant male cures cow milk. Here's a blend of that like that seems like it's going to cause more confusion than anything like it's actually spoke to someone from the liberal farms and she said that they're calling it. Milk blends and you know obviously they're not too worried about the labeling pushback wish back because they are the people who are doing the labeling pushbacks or or that those sort of groups but say calling it milk blends. They're like well. It is a plan to filkin other things so it's totally really fun last week. Genu wrote an article about <hes> the proposed cap on delivery fees for third party delivers delivery companies in new york city which i think think is interesting especially as you look at all these companies that are looking to go i._p._o. <unk> jordache or whatever this could eat into their bottom bottom line telephoto walks it could have applications across the country yeah well and this was kind of hinted at back in june and when they did the <hes> the big oversight hearing in new york a bow the commissions that restaurants pay too. I mean a grub hub was kind end of the front and center in that particular one but it's basically it's the new york state liquor. Authority wants to put a ten percent then cap on the fees that restaurants pay to third party delivery companies like jordache and light grub hub <hes> so the the law basically basically says you know these third party delivery companies are sharing in the profits of these restaurants <hes> and so they're basically subject to vetting by i <hes> by the authority so what that means is that if they put a cap on delivery fees. It's restaurants actually it. It would be illegal for a restaurant to pay grub hub more than ten percent on any transaction first of all. Do you know what typically like a grub. <hes> or jordache gets in terms of transaction. Yeah it's right now. It's anywhere between about twelve and thirty percents. That's a huge cut. I companies potentially well. Yeah and i think that's that you know it's. It's the question that's come up again and again as you've got one camp saying well. These restaurants don't have to sign up with grub abuna. Nobody's sort of forcing them but the reality is you know as we say many many times over here your deliveries basically table stakes now like you have to do it. So what other option do these companies have. They can't you know your local. Mom and pop burger joint doesn't have the money to hire their own fleet and back in logistics and all those other elements that these third party companies take care of but you know the big question now is are they taking advantage of these smaller restaurants by throwing these astronomical fees at them mm-hmm and i think at at at this point you know i don't know if so this particular proposal still has to be we discussed <hes> so it's not made into law yet but it's i think the bigger picture point here is that it's this conversation's is not gonna go away about commission fees to third party delivery services and <hes>. I think actually were this ban ban. Sorry were this cap to actually be put on restaurants. It would probably have a ripple effect around the rest of the country. I think we'd see san francisco do something similar. I think i mentioned in the post you know wouldn't when new york proposed a ban on cashless restaurants. It's with the cashless business model. I mean it was a matter of months. I think before multiple other cities proposed similar bands and i could see something like that <unk> happening in this scenario to the delivery revolution this third party delivery revolution for robot or for for restaurants. <hes> happened happened so quickly right that i don't think the regulation regulatory environment has had a chance to catch up and it's so drastically changed the restaurant business and so i think now we're just starting to see a catch up and i pray and robots because i was thinking what this might ultimately do. At thursday's caps is dr acceleration towards automation of these delivery every systems right at you have to pay only ten percent. If you really getting ten percent of your door to ash whatever you're you're going to want to reduce the cost to every as much as as you can to make it profitable for your business so that makes me think oh. Maybe it's going to be a robotic sized down the line. I mean that would make a lot of sense especially since as you you mentioned you know we've got post nights and door dash both potentially i._p. Owing soon but you know these companies are not profitable right now and that will obviously start to become a really big problem in the public market so <hes> you know right now they they can. I guess if we're a cap like this one to be imposed. It could potentially really eat away at any potential. Chill profitability for these companies. I mean it's why uber is basically exploring robotic delivery robot drivers right because he always their biggest cost is labor <hes> so if if you kept what the revenue is you have to cut the cost of tillery mischievous so it's an interesting thing to think about but before we go any further i think we we've we've waited long enough to talk about. Ah are impossible walker reviews chris. You're in a possible wop review. That was a whopper of opposed. It's been our most popular postal. Ask days <hes>. What did you think of them possible while he you know it's funny as as time to sort of unpack the entire experience mike it's it's fine bordering on not great <hes> for me just as i think more about it like i think this gets this gets back to another issue but like i went to my local burger king here in rural washington they they had it. It was no big deal. A lot of other people in the restaurant ordered one as well. I talked to one guy there who said he ordered it for the environmental reasons which is why i would order it as well to just the the ethical you know it's not a health thing obviously in a burger king no no <hes> but like it was mine was just felt like kind of dry and i got it with cheese and it just felt like it wasn't a grew. It wasn't a great experience and i've had good impossible burgers elsewhere but this was a sort of like me. It's fine fine. I guess the cooking that dry like however they charbroil it or at burger king does yeah. I don't know what they do. You know i hear all the time different stories about how people uh how things are actually prepared in a fast food restaurant but it certainly when you have something that high volume i don't think a lot of my guesses that the care going and do it as sort sacrificed <hes> unless they have some sort of automated cook program that walks walks through it but like i don't know mike you had it as well right and i think years it was a bit better at your experiences a bit better than the best thing i can say about it as it tastes exactly like a a whopper to me which is not saying. It's maybe the best experience because it's a walker her but it tasted exactly like i think mission accomplished for them. I'm whatever impossible is doing now. It seems to me like for meal east when i experience it. Whether it's a red robin or at burger king they've got to the point where the restaurants are are cooking it consistently and it tastes good and a taste like that that berger should taste because i will say the burger at <hes> red. Robin impossible is a different experience in the impossible gripper king what the deal is creating patties or burger experiences. It seems to me that fit within <hes> with customer specs at that given restaurant right because as as you guys know a burger king hammers much over the naropa hamburger and impossible is creating tailored experience for each of the let's see i've had the impossible astles slider at white castle which i think you did to catherine on your family holiday white castle field trip or whatever it is you guys. I loved it. I liked it so i had this thought of <hes>. I felt like i could still i could tell it tasted like like impossible. Burger like it wasn't fooling me who eats meat but i kind of wonder how much of that was in my head. Because i already knew impossible. I would love see i. I would love to see something like what they've done. At mcdonald's in sweden brought over to the u._s. where you can basically pay for a blind taste. Yeah that's burger king. Oh yes yes. That's it wasn't impossible but it was burger king yeah but i i would just be so curious <hes> to see that happening more just to see what people's unbiased thoughts are when they don't know what they're getting yeah. I like that idea. Almost like kind of the pepsi pepsi coke challenge although they knew that was coming to kind of do that is interesting what i found interesting about the possible offer is it actually had that flame broiled whopper taste to it which makes me think it's like a chemical they add because i think it you know there's a signature taste that i think each restaurant has each fast. Food restaurant has and there's the signature burger king taste and it's that flame broilers flavor and it was definitely on the impossible walker. I don't know how they did it. If like some additive or it's actually the fact that they'd put it off the flame and transferred that flavor property but it was definitely there yeah for sure it's on brand with the rest of the menu items at burger king <hes> <hes> and you know it from my anecdotal evidence. A lot of people are ordering it at least to try it out. <hes> so what i'm going to be curious about is what are the stats going forward like people got the first one now are they gonna go back and get another one yeah. If you are not a burger king customer for normally and you now have an option there you start going more and then be if you've gone there for a while. Do you switch over from that regular walker to the plant based on like i'm curious to see what that <hes> without looks like it does seem chris that a lot of the early kind of buzz out of it as like burger king seeing a lot of traffic in wake. You noticed it like you said in the restaurant yeah definitely i mean their own stats say that when they ran the test in saint louis initially they got an eighteen percent bump and foot traffic nick stores that had the impossible stores that didn't <hes> so now. They rolled out nationwide. It'll be interesting to see if that carries out like you know they're definitely drawing calling in lapsed burger king customers right <hes> the question is will those lapsed burger king customers. What's going to be the turn on that right. They got everybody in the door wants and how many times they're gonna come back yeah. I think it'll be really interesting to see as more and more fast food restaurants roll out either impossible burger beyond or develop their own plant based alternative turnover in house. You know maybe vegetarians or flexible marion's plant based meat curious people that are going to burger king now to try the walker but you know if mcdonald's throw something out and tune you go to pull off the highway and every single fast food option has a beyond or an impossible or whatever you know. How are you going to choose one over the other at that point point. I think it goes back down to that. Signature tastes mike was talking about. I mean 'cause now. If you're on a road trip and you decide to pull over read an exit and go okay. I'll get some fast food. What do you choose it on. It's usually it's usually well. I prefer wendy burgers over mcdonald's or are you know i hate burger king's fries or you know all of those factors. Come down to taste so if you can't taste the difference between <hes> if you're not supposed to be able to taste the difference between the plant based version and the meat version it would come back to the actual restaurants kind of signature taste. I would end up being sort of a wash. Once everybody has a you know you're gonna go to burger king or wendy's based on whether you liked burger king or wendy's before they had planned pace meet because now they both have impossible or whatever but they've adapted it and made a taste exactly like their signature berkers that would make sense to me yeah well because you will choose either impossible or beyond then right is as beyond sets up different restaurants. That's absolutely fair and then as we go down the road you know both impossible and beyond are gunning for making an alternative that tastes exactly like the real thing like meet and right now. They're both doing relatively well. I think you know we're kind of divided on which ones we like better here but i'd say keep rolling out more and more versions and getting closer and closer in taste and texture and all that maybe eventually it just truly will taste the same but what if your average consumer doesn't actually care if it's impossible or beyond i mean i don't know like we obviously all have our opinions on them but we kind of you know. This is what we do. Every single day is talk about this sort of thing. I'm just wondering if your average consumer's stopping at a fast food hub is gonna care whether it's impossible or beyond then i think they i will write like we all have opinions on coke versus pepsi <hes> i think consumers have opinions <hes>. It's kinda early that cycle for people to to discern those br i think ultimately they will agree like right now. People are like oh yeah. It's the the wants a bleed like me but it isn't you know if i just chatting with a friend to kind of knows about it but isn't totally sure they'll use them entertained and get and get confused which you know if you're not doing it everyday like we are as totally understandable but i agree with mike that eventually it'll become so so commonplace and recognizable especially once impossible goes into retail and people can buy it and really see the difference in in the grocery store that it will be sort of a coke pepsi. I mean and i'm coke all the way if you offer pepsi. I'm like oh never mind so you could be like that. I am from hotlanta. Well you know burgers. Plant-based burgers has yesterday's news <hes> tomorrow. I think we're going to try some plant based ice cream right catherine. You can show that you've got a shipment of ice cream which <hes> <hes> you know full disclosure. I did sample a tiny bit guys but don't worry i'm saving plenty for you and you know pretty good so far i mean i sampled the teaser. Teas are speaking of teasers smirk it to someone is at about <hes> just a little under seven weeks <hes>. I just got confirmation in yesterday that the the guy is basically heading up i._b._m.'s <hes> official total will be here talking about their partnership with mccormick kinda using a._i. To create the future flavor <hes> we have the c._t._o. From zoom coming to talk about food robotics we have somebody call speakers coming like it's kind of like just blowing my mind at this point because i'm getting excited. Oh yeah yeah. It's it's. It's going to be here sooner than we know it so get your tickets market to some dot com use a podcast discount code podcast twenty five percent off tickets but hey guys thanks for getting together. This has been a lot of fun and we'll <hes> we'll try next week as we have with motley ice committee that we need to talk about all right you guys against <hes> for chris albrecht catherine lamb in john marston. Thanks everyone for listening and we'll talk to you as soon.

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Episode #26: The Mopar Hunter's Top 5 Of The Week

Talking Mopars

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Episode #26: The Mopar Hunter's Top 5 Of The Week

"Welcome to episode number. Twenty six of Mo- parts. This week show is going to be a little bit different because I'm not going to have a project car of the week but I'm GONNA take five cars from this past week's postings on the moped hundred facebook page and we're gonNA analyze those five. Ats and you know. Maybe we'll pick a card. That would be the best deal who knows. We're declined by the seat of our pants here. Okay we also have to listener stories and what we're GONNA do is we're gonNA throw high-performance parts in between those stories so let's Switch things up a little bit. Let's just fly by the seat of our pants today. I think it'll be fun. I already have the ad set aside and burn. Have a good time as usual so without further ado if you are a moped enthusiasts then you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moped enthusiast. Driven podcast on planet Earth. And I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the Mo- par hunter and this is talking Mo- Parse and you're listening to talking more parts with the Hunter Your Direct Medicine Wall Things. Mo- part what Mope aren't suzy. We are back again for another fun filled episode of talking Mo- Pars and I've got some good news my project. Art is finally getting an engine. Unfortunately it's not the fifty one that I had hoped for because that engine is still at the machine shop dead in the water for monetary reasons. But I'm so anxious to get behind the wheel of this dart that I've actually decided to hold off on the big box walk for now. I have most of the small block parts. Still with the exception of the engine and transmission. So I actually had a buddy reach out to me about the seventy one charger. I was looking at saying that he had a three eighteen and nine hundred four that he was just looking to give away so he generously donated that engine and transmission to the new cars. And the new. 'cause IS TO DART on the road before I go out acquiring any other projects I gotta get the ones. I have on the road with that being said. I've got a project right now with this little three eighteen and I'm just trying to dress it up a little bit and give it a little bit more go crazy. I just want to make it a little bit fun okay. The engine project that I have now is called project free eighteen because it is a three eighteen and free. So that's what I'm up to. I'm just gathering parts trying to find good deals and it's funny because I posted this cheesy ad was a wanted poster. Ernest said basically wanted small block. Par- parts you know. Cheap is good and free great and there was one guy who's like. Oh better. Get a small block Chevy. Nothing in the Mo- par world is cheap. But here's the thing he's wrong because I've gotten plenty of cool stuff for free or next to free or really cheap. Just based on the fact that I'm a nice guy and I guess I've been fortunate that I've ran into such cool people in the mobile world and unfortunately for that guy. Apparently he's run into a bunch of jerks that are just out for money which you know there are a lot of people like that and the Mo- park immunity unfortunately but you know thankfully I haven't run into any of them. I've ran into some really cool people and they've given me some really good deals so I'm not complaining on that front and I'm still getting the deals I just acquired an intake and a carb and I've got some really cool vintage valve covers and I'm just having fun with this car now. I've got everything I need to throw together and have a ratty little small blocked art and that's all I want. The shiniest parts on the start are going to be the wheels and tires because I have brand new bef. Gta's and Krieger SS for it. So you know it is what it is. I'm GonNa have fun with it and hopefully you guys will be along for the ride. I'm going to try to get some of that content up on Youtube here sooner rather than later so you guys can follow along on a little bit more of a visual level. So that's what I'm up to now. Let's get this show on the road. Like I said in the introduction folks we've got to listeners stories and I'm GonNa Sandwich our segment called high performance parts in between both stories justice which things so our first listener story comes from Shane. Taylor here. Is Shane Story? Hey Chris my dad has always had cool cars and trucks for much of my life. He's made a living off of hunting down deals and then flipping them. I'm now in my late twenties own a house and financially stable as a congratulations or as my dad says early inheritance. He said I could have any one of my choosing. I had the choice between fully restored. Nineteen seventy-nine Camaro RS s with a pretty radical three eighty three stroke or a fully restored Purple Nineteen fifty-six Plymouth Savoie or a dusty old red and black nineteen fifty five Plymouth Belvedere that didn't run and was missing the rear window which is apparently traded for a brick that sat in the backseat. I took the fifty six savoie because it was in the best condition and would need the least amount of work. It was perfect. Because I don't know a ton about working on cars but I love detailing although this is probably the most valuable car. It had a few drawbacks. The car was restored in the nineties and was overdue for another restoration in the near future. The interior was badly stain and fading. The paint was getting rest bubbles and there was a lot of custom work done that was very obviously trendy a couple decades ago but not anymore the worst part though it had a three fifty small block. Chevy. Don't get me wrong. My family was GM all the way. Unless there was a MO- part deal to be found. My Dad even warned me that when I took it I couldn't hang out with the Mo guys or else I'd be chastised. He said apart by the fifties chevrolets at shows and don't talk about the car more than need be after all. The car had no signs of make other than the aluminum. Plymouth play under the door when open so most people thought it was a chop fifty seven Chevy. Once I got it I started doing research on the forward. Look Mo- parts and I fell in love the more I looked at him. The more disappointed became with fifty six mash up with Chevy engine. Ford Rerun Nineteen Ninety. Eight Ford Escort Royal Plum. Paint which looked great. But I just can't stand forwards and Tacky customisations. I found myself eyeing the faded beaten up Belvedere that my dad had sitting in a shop. It had one around the title and had gone to his surviving kin. It was easily ninety percent original so I started drooling after I to educate myself on these classics after a week of having the Purple Plymouth. I called Dad and told him I made a mistake. I detailed the Savoie and send it back to him. Any happily gave me the bus at fifty five after all he had been offered up to ten thousand four and only paid fourteen hundred for the non running Belvedere. Although it wasn't a smart financial decision was the right thing to do and I couldn't be happier. We really to a local shop that specializes in classic. Mo- parts have the clutch rebuilt as well as some brake work done. Once I got a new six volt battery hooked up. It started and ran great. Save for some smoke. Every light on the car worked perfectly and the more I looked around through the scattered parts in the interior and trump the more original parts. I found for it now. There runs in drives learning and working on finding parts for these is a very expensive scavenger hunt. But it's fun to work on such a neat piece of history even though I live two hours from my dad. It's brought us closer together because I'm always sending in pictures of things. I've probably messed up and calling him for help. I look forward to restoring beauty overtime. The Right Way and going to car shows with him even if we can't park next to each other Shane. Thanks for sending in your story I've been wanting to do some forward look content and your story kind of inspired me to get Looking into what I want to cover an hi Wanna go about doing it. I actually have a guest lined up. That is pretty deep in the forward look community. But I haven't really scheduled him in yet so I gotta get a hold of him and figure out when we can get him on the show. Because like I said and like I've been saying this show is for all aren't disease that includes a forward look the modern era everything in between and I'm GONNA stick to my word. We will cover the antique stuff like the really really old stuff. We're going to cover the forward. Look we're going to cover it all or at least we're gonNA give it our best shot so look forward to that very cool story. I'm glad that you chose at least a MO- par over the Chevy. That makes you a lot cooler in my book and let me just say this. A car enthusiasts first and foremost but I am a Mo- par guy so I respect all cool cars but there's just something about Mo- parts that gets me going so when I take shots at Ford and Chevy guys you know nothing personal. It's all in good fun. Okay now back to Shane Story. It's good to hear that you're getting into Mo- pars and cars in general it's something fun to learn and you sound like you're really motivated to gear project on so that's really cool in. Hey a fifty. Five Belvedere is pretty cool in my book. So keep me posted on your project. Buddy thanks for sending in your story I really WanNa see pictures of this car and see how far you belong. Maybe you can call in and give me some tips to pass along the people because I get people asking me about forward look cars and where to find parts and all this and a lot of stuff you know. I try my best but I don't own a forward look cars. I'm not too deep in that world and I know there's people out there that own those cars and start finding really good resources and stuff so anybody out there actually not just. Shane knows any good places to go forward. Look stuff let me know if you know someone. That's really deep in the forward. Look each that's one aspect of mope our history that I admittedly don't know very much about but I love those cars. I think are really cool and I'll take. I'll take anything in the forward look era over fifty seven Chevy any day but that's me and that's not to say the fifty seven chevies aren't cool but hey forward look parts or cooler. Proven wrong Shane once again. Thank you for sending in your story. All right folks like I told you earlier in the show. We are switching. Things up. Were thrown high-performance parts in the middle of the two listeners stories. So this week's high performance part is interesting to say the least. It's actually a cartoon now. I don't know how familiar you guys are with. King of the hill but one of the main characters boom hauer a good friend and neighbor of Hank Hill is apparently a Mo- park guy because his red muscle car has what looks to be a six pack hood. The front end looks to be a sixty nine coronet or super B. and the rear end. Now here's where things get. Weird is actually more reminiscent of a sixty eight now. Are there any badging anything? No but it does have the Bumblebee Stripe. So I'M GONNA go ahead and assume oh par right away now. I don't know if the creator of the show who also side note created Beavis and butthead is a moped guy or if that's just coincidence maybe he looked. Maybe he googled muscle car and saw. You know a couple of Mo- pars on there because you know that they'd be at the top of the list Maybe he just you know reference points. And that's why there's a mash up of a sixty eight sixty nine coronet or super superbeet. So you know that's that that's the high performance part for this week. Boom Howard hybrid sixty eight sixty nine coronet or super be that was high performance parts now back to listener. Stories are second. Listener story was sent in by Mark. Here is marked story. Hey Chris just started listening to the podcast about two weeks ago and have to say. It's one of my favorite car. Podcasts OUT THERE. I've been hearing a few stories about the Mo- Parts got away so I thought I would tell you about how I was the one on the opposite end doing the getaway. This is the story of how I bought my first. Mo Par two thousand six Dodge Charger Daytona and started my love of Mope while also giving my Chevy Dad a literal heart attack. It was two years ago late summer and I was on the hunt for a new car. Might cheap junkie beater of Saturn. Sc One was on. Its last legs so on my hunt. I came across an ad online about a two thousand six yellow charter for sale at a dealership. It had no photos no description in no price so I dismissed it well. A week went by my dad. Who also looking for me. Jokingly pointed out a yellow charger at being a Chevy Guy I didn't read much about it and joked about the color to be honest. Wasn't super interested in a bright yellow car but I went over and took a look. It was the same ad I had looked at a week ago but they had added description to it grabbed my attention with one word Daytona. I demanded that we take a look at it. So that's Sunday. The next day we drove out to look I film love at first sight. It was a top and yellow dodge charger with the black decals across the hood and Rear Fender. The blacks boiler and the five point seven. Hemi it looked just like all the sales pictures. I wanted that car so late that week. Me and my parents went to buy it. We arrived at the dealership and my concern was pulled in front of the dealership doors. I was worried it was sold so we went into check. Sure enough. The deal told is a very interested buyer was coming to look at it the next day and he was almost sure of the sale disappointed. We started to leave but the manager stopped us just as we are about to leave and said I could test drive since the other person didn't put any money down well short test drive later only made me want it more not wanting to miss my chance on this car. I immediately put an offer of nine thousand five hundred for the car. Which much to my salesman's disapproval. The manager accepted after financing it myself. I drove off in my new Daytona. I felt a little bad about buying it out from under another buyer but the burn out leaving the dealership made me forgive fairly quickly while about two months after buying. The car of my father had a heart attack. Thankfully he's okay but my family and I am sure that the Chrysler sitting in my Chevy Dad's garage is what almost did him in. He started to come around. Mo- part since then and has started to like the car. My daytonas still my baby and I drive it constantly in store during the harsh winter of Wisconsin. She has some rest starting in the rear corner panels but other than that she saw it. I hope to get that sorted out soon anyways. Thanks for listening to my story mark. Hey mark thanks for sending in your story lack. I've said in the past. This show does not discriminate when it comes to Mow Panthers. East's not only do I enjoy the classic parts but I also enjoyed the modern ones. I thought it was entertaining to hear you. Tell the story from the other side of the coin where you weren't the one who lost out on a car. You are actually the one who contributed to somebody else's loss which you know you didn't hurt my feelings but guys that's what happens when you don't put money down on a car. What do you expect the dealership to hold forum? They're running a business and we're GONNA hold a car for you so I don't feel bad for the guy that lost out on that car. I feel great for you mark. It's awesome that you have a modern part or call your own and now you are officially A. Mo- part Doozy Est. Listen guys I want to hear more. Modern Mo- par story so of you or anyone you know has a good one to me. You can email me Chris at talking. Mo- parts dot com or you can leave me a voice message at two zero nine. Twenty eight mo par either way. Your story will get shared on the show in. It'll be fun for everybody to enjoy so please if you have a story and you've been doubting whether or not you should tell it. I'm here to tell you right. Now Tell your story okay. Share your story with us so that does it for listener stories today. Let's shift gears here and talk about the current moped marketplace and the types of vehicles that. You may find any anyone that knows me knows. I'm a fan of vintage car. Magazine specifically hot Rod and one of my favorite sections in that magazine is Hot Rod Mart and every time I opened up one of those old magazines. That's one of the first things I do next to looking at all the old cool car ads. I go right to hot Rod. Martin I look at the prices of the cars that we all know and love that were crazy amounts of money back in the day and by crazy amounts of money. I mean they aren't cheap by today's standards so when I'm on craigslist looking for adds to post on the moped hundred facebook page I see everything from cheap you know. Non Titled Rob Boxes. All the way up to expensive rob boxes and then you know everything in between and everything up above I see some really high dollar six figure. Mo- pars some of them are worth the six figures and some others are just reaching for those extra Zeros and you know I thought this week would be fun instead of just doing a project of the week. I thought it would be fun to kind of look at the past week and see you know. Pick out a random number of cars. I chose five. And they're priced anywhere from the low teens to the mid to high fifties and I thought it would be interesting to kind of compare them because there is. There's a big gap from say. Ten thousand to sixty thousand dollars. You see cars that are under ten thousand that are they are what they are. Chances of finding yourself driving safe to drive mo par for under ten thousand. You know if you find one by it okay if you have the money by that thing because it really hard to come by now at least where I'm at I look at a ton of these ads and you know I've come to the conclusion that if you really want a decent moped driver car. You're looking at around twenty grand. That is not to say that all of them around that price is seen some decent runners and drivers for around ten. I've seen some rob box chargers. You know second generation chargers sixty eight seventy for twenty five thousand complete rob boxes. You know what I mean. They need one hundred thousand dollars worth of work and parts and they're just so far gone that it's like look you gotta come down on that price. Twenty five thousand for three eighteen. You Know X. P. Charger isn't worth it. You know in the long run. That's just you know. And I'm kind of contradicting myself here. Because I've said and argued the point on some of these that are more sought after that. Hey you buy a seventy. Rt Challenger needs a lot of work for thirty five grand. And then maybe in twenty years after you've sunk fifty grand into it or whatever it needs you put eighty thousand dollars total investment. Maybe you have one hundred thousand dollar car. You know if you take into account inflation but I mean those are just crazy numbers on thrown out there but you definitely have to take inflation into the equation. I do believe that some of these cars are good investments and although they seem like a high entry point maybe in the long run in twenty twenty five years. It'll all pay off. I think for those that grew up in the time period of the muscle cars and for students of color like myself. We see these vintage car dealer ads for prices of these cars when they were brand new. And it's crazy and then you look at some of these cars today and you see the ones that are investment quality and deserve the prices that they're asking for but then you see these other cars that you know. Have Been Rotting in backyards. In Barnes and in Garages as failed projects and these people are asking crazy amounts of money for these cars thinking that they're worth that just because you know it's a dodge challenger or Plymouth Barracuda or a dodge charger. They attached the name to a value. Even though the vehicle itself isn't really worth that much money in the current state of its condition. I think that we all have to look at these cars in a different light. I think we really have to look at him as exactly what they are. You know if you have a piece of junk rotting in your backyard. It's probably not worth much money. You have to stop attaching value to the nameplates on these cars. Just because you have a challenge doesn't mean it's automatically worth a bunch of money just because you have a charger doesn't mean it's automatically worth a bunch of money because there has to be of value to the car you know long-term if it's going to be considered investment car. I'm all about paying crazy amounts of money for cars that are going to be worth the investment but some cars are just not worth the investment so these sellers new at least come down in the price but you know what I just looked at the clock and I've realized that I better get off of my soapbox here and get into what you guys are here for. And that's the five cars that were chosen so here are my top five picks from last week postings on the mope one hundred facebook page the first car chosen was in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine cornet five hundred convertible posted on. Friday may first at twelve pm now. Normally what I do on project the week is I read you the whole ad. But we've got these cars to get through so I'm kind of just going to go over the bullet points of each car and then kind of explain what I think about it okay. So it's a sixty nine coronet. Five hundred convertible. The title status is listed as clean. It's got a numbers matching three eighty three four barrel automatic allegedly one of one hundred and seventy eight seller says it starts runs Dr Steers in stops and apparently the vehicle order number has some sort of significance and supposedly allegedly. This car is a factory. Press Review Show car because the first three digits on the vehicle order number are nine six zero now. I don't know how factual that is. My preliminary research didn't give me the answers I needed. So that's up to you to do the due diligence if you were to go look at this car. It looks like the seller has service the car quite a bit and has driven it around to try to work some of the kinks out. Sounds like it's still has some issues that need to be worked out but all the fluids have been serviced. It looks like he's address some of the wiring and the charging system looks like he's went through the exhaust and the cooling system also the brakes. He's gone through the brakes and suspension. He's got factory cruise control on it and the unit is complete. The carb linkages missing. It's got a factory. Am FM radio. That works front power windows work and the rear are a bit fickle. He says it's got power convertible top that works nicely but the top is in poor condition. Apparently has a new top to go with the car. He's got all the factory air conditioning components but they are not hooked up ease verified that it is a numbers matching engine transmission. Angkor support. The body does have a lot of rust. Apparently the front fenders need patch repairs. It needs quarters needs floors and needs trunk Pan and extensions possibly even rear rails and it definitely needs a fuel tank. He says that he believes the doors. Declan Hood are solid. The torque boxes appear solid as well also the torsion bar area and the front frame rails appear solid. It was repainted sometime in the eighties. After somebody back into the passenger side the door was replaced. An Nos quarter was installed resprayed original art for Red. He's got new carpet side. Glass is complete in the windshield has a crack. He's put about twenty miles on it since he did. Some of the. He's put about twenty miles on it since he did some of the servicing on it just trying to work the kinks out but it still needs some front end adjustments. He says to plan on trailing at home. If you were to buy the car he also says you can drive it as is or tear down for a restoration. Utilizing nearly all of the parts that he's replaced. He's selling the car to get a charger. He's asking for thirteen thousand dollars or reasonable offer after you come and look at the car. He's also accepting trades for other B body cars. The car actually does not look bad at all. If you're looking for a convertible and you don't want to spend a bunch of money this may be the car for you. Yeah it needs a little rest repair but my first impression of the car is hey that would make a great ratty convertible and you really don't see too many ratty convertibles on the road and for thirteen thousand. This would make a great Radhi convertible at not too crazy over price so I would suggest doing a little research on that nine sixty vehicle order number to see if that actually is a factory press review show car. I'm going to go do some more research on that just because now I'm curious. But one of one hundred seventy eight you know when people throw those numbers out. It's best to do the research or just pretend like those numbers don't mean anything and as a buyer you should never make a big deal about those numbers overall. I think the coronets cool starts runs dry steers and stops in convertible for under twenty grand. Hey where can you go wrong? It's a be body too that's neat. It's a pretty decent car so I would say that this one is a good buy for somebody looking for what it is. A ratty convertible that runs dry stairs and stops up next. We have a nineteen seventy-three dodge charger. And I. I said I was just going to give you bullet points on these ads but some of these ads are really short and concise and this chargers. One of them so. Let's go ahead and read the ad for this charger instead. It has given you bullet points. This charter was posted April twenty eighth. Which was a Tuesday at three PM? Nineteen seventy-three charger. Fourteen thousand Chappaqua odometer listed to have seventy five thousand miles. Nineteen seventy-three Dodge Charger. Three eighteen mint condition clean title. Fourteen thousand cash. And that's all we have and my summary for the car is going to be about as short as the AD. It's a clean cards white on white. It's got slots on it with the the fads in the back with the deep dish. It's got a little bit of a flare on the back like the aftermarket eighty stream machine style flair in front of the rear wheel. It's got a nice little wing little graphic down the rear quarter. It's got a front lip spoiler and the looks really solid in clean. They didn't give us much to work off here but the car is fourteen thousand cash. Now it's a small block car but hey this thing is clean and if the pictures do the car justice and the inside is as clean as what the outside appears to be. This could be a really clean driver quality car and you don't even have to do anything to the engine. You can just leave the little three eighteen in it and cruised around. And I'm not even sure if I mention it or not. But the car has a knockoff. Of What The duster had which was the V. Twenty four option. The performance hood pain in the three forty engine call out. I actually think that the car would look a lot cleaner without all that mess. But you know that's just my opinion you know overall. I like what I'm seeing and the price is right. Fourteen thousand get in it and go. That sounds like a deal to me and this thing is a cool street machine so I would definitely say that this is worth the money and if the sellers being straight up and it is in mint condition than for fourteen thousand. This ain't a bad car you know. I've seen a lot of rob boxes for fourteen thousand that you need you know thousands of dollars to put into him to even get close to the road in this things ready to go for fourteen thousand. I say it's a good deal so moving on. Let's get into the next car which actually takes us out of the teens and puts us into the high twenties. This next car was posted. April twenty seventh which was Monday at nine a. One PM nineteen seventy challenger Ta three forty six pack four speed twenty nine thousand dollars selling my nineteen seventy ta challenger this is not an original ta but with original Panther Pink ta selling for over one hundred thousand. You won't be afraid to drive this one. This car runs out strong with the correct hood exhaust spoilers in rallies with the six pack set up in the Hurst Pistol Grip four-speed. It is fun to drive. This car is not show quality but well worth the price of twenty nine thousand firm. This means I will not take twenty eight thousand nine hundred and ninety nine dollars or anything less. No I do not care that you're looking at one twice as nice for half the money if that is the case then you need to go buy that one because it does not exist. I simply do not have the time to enjoy it so after having owned it for the last several years it is time to let it go. I did not put this car together. Do not know the history since new scammers. Waste your time if you want but I will not take your bugs cashier's check and send you the difference so don't bother if you're reading this Ad. The car is still available. I will consider trading up and down for who knows what no motorcycles boats or junk clean Florida title in my name in hand okay. I really liked this car. And I've said it before I will drive with no shame on. Fm Three Panther Pink Dodge or a Moulin Rouge Plymouth. But this car is really nice. It's got the four speed pistol grip. Scott the three forty six pack it's basically a Ta the TA fender tag. It's a really nice tribute car and for twenty nine thousand. You know the pictures must do this car a lot of justice because he saying it's an art show quality and it looks really clean to me but if this was mine. I would take out the aftermarket. Cd player he's got. I'd turn that back to factor at throw. Some Rallye Gauges and find a nice rim blow steering wheel and call it a day. This thing looks like a great cruiser under thirty thousand which I think is a pretty good deal. I'd like to see closer to twenty five but you know I'm cheap twenty nine thousand for a challenger. Ta Tribute Car seems to be a pretty decent deal for me. It's one of those cars where you don't have to worry about it because it's not a seventy or eighty thousand or one hundred thousand dollar car and you can actually get out there and enjoy it and drive it without feeling like you know somebody hits me. I'm completely screwed. You know what I mean but it looks like a great cruiser car and for under thirty grand that's less than a price of new challenger unless you're looking at a Base Model V. Six. This is one of those cars where you know compared to the Challenger that we just talked about which was fourteen thousand so this car is fifteen thousand dollars more. Is it worth that to me? Yes you get a lot of car for fifteen thousand more. But that's just my opinion. Go check this one out to. It's really cool. I think it's worth twenty nine thousand. I'd like to pay twenty-five Hack. I'd like to pay fifteen thousand but you know we'd settle at twenty nine. I think that's a pretty good by you. GotTa be really comfortable in your own skin Dr Pinkus and be a man and hey I would have no shame in my game rockin this pistol grip in FM Three Panther Pink challenger Ta even if it was attributed car moving onto the next car. We have a nineteen seventy dodge super. Bee this thing was posted. Friday may first at nine a. m. This is a cool one. Nineteen Seventy Dodge superbeets. Forty two thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars in. Longmont numbers matching nineteen seventy dodge super B. C. Stripe in go mango orange exterior and black interior. This original three eighty-three Magnum four-speed motor has been upgraded with a high performance aluminum intake and carburetor the original intake carburetor air cleaner included with the vehicle. It comes equipped with a pistol grip. Shifter Tick Tock TAC and air GRABBER HOOD. It was painted in nineteen eighty nine original color base coach slash. Clear coat runs beautifully. Serious buyers only please. Odometer is listed at ninety thousand. Three hundred sixty five miles in the title status is listed as clean he lists the Vin number which tells us that it is indeed a super B. and that it is a three eighty three car this car basically fourteen thousand more than the Challenger we just talked about and this one is numbers matching in a high impact color with a pistol grip. Four-speed Tick Tock tack this thing. Has It all including the Ram Charger Hood which the seller does list as Air Grabber? But we know that's slightly inaccurate because this is a dodge and dodgers had ram chargers and Plymouth had the air grabber. But we're just being MO- PICKY FOLKS. The car is sitting on some keystone wheels and it just looks good. It's got the little wing. Scott the Ram Charger Hood like we talked about four speed car. Tick Tock Man. This is a really cool car. I am glad that he's including the original intake. Carburetor air cleaner with it Because it does have some aftermarket parts under the hood but the car is just. It's a really nice car for forty basic Let's call it. Forty three thousand. That's less than a new challengers CAPAC and to be honest. I'd rather be driving one of these than a new challenge. Not because I don't like the new challenges but because you're far more likely to see one of those at a stop light. Then you are a nineteen seventy dodge superbeing Gomungo. Okay but this car is a good goodbye and anyone with that kind of wallet. Needs to pick up a car like this because hey it's one of those ones that you can get in Dr. Have Fun you know. It may not be perfect. This car was painted in one thousand nine hundred nine. I highly doubt the pain is perfect. But you know what go get cutting buffed and drive the heck out of it even enter into some car shows and have some fun and maybe change some things as you go the little stuff to bring this car even closer to perfection. You know I may never be perfect but you can slowly bring it there you know. Get a part here apart. There things like that to just bring the cars level up a little bit but forty three grand. Gets you a seventy superbeet? That's absolutely beautiful. I don't think you can argue with that and finally we have the last car of the five now. This one really wasn't a comparison for price or anything like that or condition. This thing was just downright cool. And what is it in one thousand nine hundred seventy two? Hemi Khuda built allegedly by socks and Martin. This car was posted on. Friday may first and nine thirty PM. Nineteen seventy-two socks. Martin Hemi Khuda fifty six thousand dollars. Sumner this is a sox and Martin bill race car with an all aluminum Keith. Black thirty over four twenty six Hemi in passing performance aluminum four-speed with disc clutch. New strange disc brakes all around. All new front and rebuild. The body needs a little rest repair in front of the retires. It's always been a race car. Its whole life and has never been registered for the street. I have a folder with fifty thousand dollars worth of receipts for the Engine Trans Rear End Brakes etc etc normally runs low tens in the quarter with a best of nine ninety. Eight has a huge roller cam. Killer stage five heads in rocker setup pro system's ten fifty dominators new clutch newslink's new track bars adjustable shocks in Mali Springs. It's tuned up runs. Great and ready to go title. Status IS CLEAN. Okay folks. I'm going to be honest here. I only included this Khuda because it was really cool. The cars never been registered. That's insane and it's basically you can call it a low ten second car and just has that nostalgic vibe and the car actually is let it up and it looks like it was part of the drag race team midnight productions. You know. I don't know anything about them. But it's a cool car. It looks to be on Craig's. Ss The super tricks. And those are some of my favorite wheels of all time next to the CRABGRASS S. If I can find some gold super tricks I would be the happiest guy on Earth if anyone knows where I can find gold Krieger. Ss TS GOLD SUPER TRICKS please. Email me but this is a really cool car and I just included it because it was cool. It's a sox in Martin Built Hemi Khuda. You can't go wrong with that. I decided it would be cool to talk about the car. You can see it on my facebook page. I already told you where to find it. I hope you enjoyed talking about these cars as much as I did. I mean that's why you're here right. Because he liked to talk mo parts. That's why you're listening to a podcast called talking Mo- bars because that's what you like that. Does it for Episode Number Twenty Six? Thanks for joining me and talking about the top five picks of the week and I hope you'll tune in next week to talk Mo- pars again for more information about the show. Please visit talking Mo- parts calm. You can also share that link to all your mopey projected friends. And if you have any mo- par stories that you deem worthy for talking. Pars email them to me. My email address is Chris at talking. Mopeds DOT COM. Or if you WANNA hear yourself on the show you can call in and leave a voice message that I will share on the air and you can do that by dialing two zero nine twenty eight Mo par until we talk again. My name is Chris Albrecht and that was talking Mo- parse thank you for listening to Talking Parts Gorge direct connection to all things part until next time remember. No more par left behind.

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Episode 38: The 2017 Auction of Ben Snobar's Mopar Collection

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Episode 38: The 2017 Auction of Ben Snobar's Mopar Collection

"Welcome to episode number thirty eight of Talking Mo- pars on today's show. We have project car of the week. high-performance parts listener stories, and I wanted to talk about an event that I attended three years ago and that event was the Ben Snowball. Collection Auction I often think about that auction and I realized that I'm probably never gonNA get a chance to attend another one quite like it and I've. I've never actually spoke in depth about it, and what my experience was like not only attending the auction, but taking part in it so without further ado. If you are a moped theseus than you are in the right place, don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moped theses driven podcast on planet Earth and I'm your host Chris Albrecht better known as the Mo- partner, and this is talking mopeds. You're listening to talking Mo- parts with the multi hunter. Your direct mention all things. Mo- Park. Hello again my friends, we are back for another exciting episode talking Mo- Pars, and it's been a long week. I. Let! A car slipped through my fingers and I'm kind of kicking myself in the Butt To be honest with you I ran across a sixty nine dodge dark for five hundred bucks now. I already have a sixty nine dodge dart. It's in the garage, but here's the thing. It needs a lot of parts and. You know I have alert setup on. Certain APPS that alert me when cars that I'm interested in pop up on him. That's MOPE. are hunting trick for you? If you don't know about this on certain apps on your phone, you can have alert setup when certain cars or Certain makes of cars pop up, so it kind of gives you a quick head start on other potential buyers so I have a lot of alert setup for different things. I won't give away all my secrets, but. Recently nineteen sixty-nine Dodge Dart swinger popped up on offer up four five hundred dollars now. This car had been wrecked in the driver's side quarter panel, but It had a lot of parts that I could. He used on a lot of hardware. And you know little things that I really needed. As five hundred bucks now in my on breaking it all down like I, spend way more than that. If I were to buy all these parts individually at swap meets or on Ebay and here's where trying to get the better deal got the best of me. I offer the Guy Two hundred bucks. And you know he said Oh. The Best I'll take is four hundred, which was willing to pay. Well here's the thing. I wasn't just going to let them get away with that. The stupid me I. Know I know you're thinking you'd like. Why don't you take the car? I know, but I really wanted to get that thing. I really wanted to pay three hundred dollars for it. Okay, so I offered him a couple hundred bucks. He said no, he said four hundred and I sat on that for a while. I wanted to see how this thing played out. I wanted to see if maybe I waited a week and see if anybody else. Else it and someone else bit I. Don't know what they paid for it, but I should've taken the four hundred dollar offer, and or at least just said hey three hundred bucks right now you can get rid of the car. Make your wallet a little fatter and I can make my driveway a little fuller, but instead I waited I hesitated I gambled I lost. That's what happens in this game and you know sometimes. It's not all about getting the best deal. You know four hundred bucks wasn't bad deal. Five hundred bucks wasn't a bad deal and had a lot of us parts on it. That's another problem. I should've went and looked at it. I would have been able to get a better idea of what I was getting myself into, but I didn't so now. I'm a little depressed. You know. Part of the problem is I live in a neighborhood with Hoa. If you don't know what an HBO is, it's a homeowners association which means all these jokers get together, and they see something they don't like. They're gonNA. Complain about it. Thankfully, they never complained when I had my blue truck out in the driveway. And you know they don't complain when I'm working on my cars or anything like that, but. The thought still crept in my mind because the guy was willing to deliver this. Because he lives in my city, so I was like okay well. My problem is always trying to figure out where I'm going to put these cars. And then as of late I finally realized that I don't care what my Hoa thinks. because. I'm a responsible guy, you know if I were to bring home a car I know it's not. The most pleasant thing to look at I'll keep it covered and I won't throw a blue tarp over it I'll. I'll make sure that that tarp is Brown site up. or I'll just throw a car around it, but I hesitated I lost and. I was GONNA. have him bring the car here. And I was just going to buy an eighteen pack and bring somebody's over, and we're going to break this car down. I was GONNA take every single part that I could either us or sell. Now in my mind I know I'm going to have to explain to. My wife brought home this piece of junk. You know because in her eyes, I I mean think about it. You bring home his old car and it's wrecked. What is he going to do with that? She probably think you know I. I had a plan. And you know now that plan will never be because I. Hesitated so folks. Here's the thing if you're looking at a car. and. You have the money, but you're trying to get the best deal. Sometimes, that's not always the best way to go about things especially. If they counteroffer your I offer. You're like okay. Yeah I'd pay. That will then pay it, you know if you want the car bad enough, you'll pay it. Apparently. I didn't want this one bad enough, and now it's gone. So whoever got it I? Hope you hope. You're using it to bring another one back to life or maybe even bring that one back to life It had some. Some potential, but like I said I never went and looked at the car so I. Don't know what it looks like underneath, but I can assume that it was in pretty decent shape other than the damage on the quarter panel, but you know you can't win them. All and now I'm just going to have to go hunt for another one. So that's all right. I probably won't find. One is cheap, but that's okay. I'll learn to live with my decisions. What are you GonNa? Do so? That's my depressing week, I hope. Hope some of you out. There managed to save a Mo- par to or managed to work on your own Mo-, par speaking of which I need to get out in the garage I really have been procrastinating on my projects. I sit here and I. Preach on my soapbox all the time about. Get out there. Working on your projects, you know Blah Blah. Blah and I haven't been doing I've been working on this podcast I've been working on this new podcast studio, which is ninety percent complete and I'm really happy with it. You know it's not a million dollar studio or anything like that, but it's my studio through it together for a few hundred bucks and. You Know I. Think it's going to get the job done, and I think this is going to work for me for the next few years while I continue to build this podcast, and hopefully you know, keep growing this thing so if you're listening to this right now, and you haven't told anybody that you know about this podcast. That is a MO- parked. Commodity for listening to a podcast about Mo- pars. Let's just go ahead and? Call a spade a spade. You're an addict I am, too. It's okay we can be Mo- par addicts together, and that's why you're listening to me. Talk about. Right do me a favor. Tell your mopey addicted friends about the show and then do me another favor. Tell me Your Mo- par story. Here, on talking Mope Ours, we love to share stories Mo-. Par Stories are what fuels this hobby. You can't go to a car show without hearing, you know. One hundred different people telling stories. That's just the way this works. That's will. Car Culture is. Cars it stories. It's good times. and. That's what we have here on talking. Mope are so send me your par story if you haven't yet and if you have sent me a story in the past, send me an update. You know it's been a while now. We've been doing this podcast for nearly nine months. So you know I imagine if you've been working on cars, you would make progress on your projects, you know. Send me an update. I love that kind of stuff and I want to hear news stories, too. So if you're out there listening and maybe you've been listening for a while and you're like I dunno, Chris I really can't right I'm not really good at typing out stories and I don't want to write you a book. That's okay. You can call me on my voicemail. Which is two zero, nine twenty eight Mo par? Leave me voice message I'll play it on the show, and we'll chat about it or if you're old school and you want to send me an email. You can do that at Chris at talking mopeds Dot Com. Gosh been chatting for a while I've been talking euro, so you know what? Let's get into the meat and potatoes. Let's get this show on the road. This week's project car of the week is actually a truck and it was posted. Saturday June twenty-seventh, two thousand, twenty at nine am. Here is the at nine hundred seventy seven Dodge D., one hundred step side fifty five hundred dollars, Arnold Missouri, Nice survivor from the seventies, solid truck rebuilt three Eighteen v, eight four speed. POWER STEERING POWER BRAKES AC. Adventure Trim Thousands of dollars in mechanical receipts, suspension brakes, etc, good tread on Michelin, tyres runs good shifts. Good title status is listed as clean condition is listed as good. All right folks, let's talk about the elephant in the room I, and that's that the seller called this a step side, but in the world of Mo- par we call our step side trucks utilize. There's no such thing as a step side dodge. If you say the word step side, and you're referring to dodge truck. Technically, that's incorrect. They are referred to as utilize, so don't be surprised if you run across A. Mo- purist who says we'll? Only. Chevy's are step side. Those are utilize. There's utilize and swept lines. There's nothing else that would be technically correct, so this utilize dodge is a nineteen seventy seven, and if you've been listening to this podcast for any amount of time, you know that this truck falls into the category of Ten Grill, Dodge trucks now ten grills are the affectionate name given to these trucks by my friend Paul from ten grill. Dodge trucks on. On facebook, it's a very large facebook group dedicated to seventy two to nineteen eighty. Dodge Plymouth and Fargo trucks, and Ram chargers and trail dusters, and all that fun stuff so as long as it's a seventy two to eighty. We call those ten grills now. There is a huge controversy over the name, but you know what screw thirteen grills. Okay, so ten grill dodge trucks are very cool and. You know in today's market. You know everybody wants to see ten now at one, hundred, zero, getting crazy, but these dodges. I hope they don't get crazy. Because I really like these trucks and I'm starting to see the prices. Come up on him so I. Won't preach to hard of these trucks, but I will say that if you're Mo-, par guy and you're also a truck guy. They make great hot rods You know you can lower them. You know big block swabs Hemi swabs, but I just don't see these trucks getting the amount of love. They deserve in the aftermarket, but that's slowly changing recently. Hawley released a full modern Hemi swap kit for this thing and I'm really excited to see the kit, but the kit in my hands. You Know Hey, holly put the kitten. My hands I want to see this thing. 'cause I've been wanting to put a Hemi in my seventy six Dodge D. one hundred so I have the Hemi I have the truck I'd like to make it happen. I WanNa see this kit from holly, because that's a big step in the right direction for us, ten grill guys because. You know like I said there's really not that much aftermarket support for these trucks so hopefully that changes. Hopefully they start re pop in these grills, because these girls are like gold out there. If you find a dent free ten grill, be prepared to spend some money. It's not uncommon Issey. These grills go for a thousand dollars or more. If there s perfect condition, ones you can get a used hammered one for like thirty bucks, but. You know unless you're really good with ten work. Then you know you're left with a dented grill. I have three dented girls right now. The best one that I have is on my truck and to be honest I, really just need to pull it off and do a little bodywork to it just kind of hammer out a couple of the big big dance, but these trucks are really cool. They make great projects and. They're still reasonably cheap. This one's fifty five hundred, so it's not the cheapest truck out there, but it's pretty solid. The cool thing I like about this truck is that it has the buddy bucket seats now. If you've ever seen a little red, express or warlock, you'll see that inside those trucks and adventure trucks. They have an option for these cool seats. Seats basically there too low back buckets, and in the middle is a little buddy seat that you can lift up and have someone right in the middle, or you can set it down and it works as an arm rest I think they're really cool. It's my favorite seat in all these trucks, and may be even my favorite seat in Alamo par, but. This one just happens to be a lighter color like a white or cream now. That is pretty rare I. don't see that very often and I see. Every single one of these trucks that comes on craigslist I see, check out you know unless it gets sold before I get to it but. You, know it's not too often. Run across the seat, and this one has the white, so it's a yellow truck with the white interior and you know it needs a little cleaning up the door. Panels are white and it's just. It's just a cool color combination, and it's a utilizing so that makes it cool in my book. It is a V8 four speed truck. So that's awesome in a runs drives you know. What more could you want? It would make a great starter Mo- project especially if you're a guy or girl, if you like trucks, this might be something you'd like to get into and the ten grill community is growing. It's getting bigger and people are really starting to. To take notice of these trucks, so get one now before they get to unattainable. Now there are some companies that make sheet metal replacement parts, so rust damage isn't too big a factor, but these trucks did have rest problems, and they did have some minor electrical problems, but nothing that can't be fixed, so you know. Maybe you're looking at muscle cars and you're just like I'll never have a mo- part because I can't afford them well. Here's a fifty five hundred dollars par that is not only cool, but I will guarantee you. This thing will raise in value so long as it doesn't get into any worse shape than an ordinance I think. These trucks make great projects and. I'm predicting that they're just going to get more popular. As time goes on, so we'll see how that goes, but you know. I decided that it was time to get another d one hundred or another ten grill on project car of the week so Dow's project car the week. Someone needs to get this truck and save it. No par left behind. Now typically. This is the segment of the show where I talk about high performance parts, which is my creative little nickname for Bo parts that have played parts in movies or on television. Anywhere, but on the street in real life so music videos cartoons movies anything like that. If a MO- parts been in it, I'm probably GONNA eventually. Talk about it as long as I know about it, so maybe there's one you haven't heard me talk about yet. Feel free to reach out to me and let me know Hey Chris. Don't forget about the Blah Blah Blah car, or have you ever heard of the bla-bla-bla car in the bla-bla-bla movie? You know what I mean, so if you know something hit me up. I I love taking your suggestions, and it helps guide the show you know if you want to hear me, talk about some just. Reach out to me. Let me know that that's what you want me to talk about and I will either get to it soon or get to later but I. WanNa make sure that people understand that this podcast is your direct connection to all things Mo- par, and when I say that I'm not just saying that to be cool. I will talk about anymo- par. You want me to talk about PT. Is there a guy out there? WHO COLLECTS PT cruisers? And he's just a diehard PT Cruiser Guy. I'll talk to him. I'll talk to anybody that's part theseus, your enthusiastic about mopeds reach out so this week's high-performance part is actually going to coincide with the listeners story this week because the listener brought it up. This is grant from Iowa calling back. Take it away grant. A grizzly everybody granted. Well again, really enjoy the. First couple dozen episodes of the PODCAST Yeah, just really enjoyed the DIY, any guys and Constant you've been providing. really inspired me to work on my w one fifty again I. Miller fixation that I rolled it into the shop a year ago and I haven't touched it since. Give my buddy here. see I tracked it down the issue somewhere in the wiring. I think it might be by Nisshin switch I don't know, but I'll keep working on that. one thing. I wanted mentioned. You brought up in a couple of podcast ago. that you were looking for a die, cast model of one of the wing car of the wing car from the cars movie for like one of your kids or something, so I guess my question was like. Have you ever collected like die? CAST cars, or ever had any interest in? It I know I've been doing it for over a year now. I mean little weird. You know be in twenty five years old hanging out in the toy at. At Walmart sometimes, but you know it's Kinda cheap in front and just enjoy doing one question I have for you about it whether you've done it or not. I don't want WanNa it out too much, but they make a car. It's called a Roger Dodger making since the seventies and it's. It says that it's a bar you look on hot wheels by have site. Don't tell you what the car is based on. If you get a chance I wanted to take a couple of looks at this car and tell me what you what. You think it's based off of I and my theories. The website says one thing and. I don't know I think it's. I I would argue if I invite a chance to talk with somebody about it, but anyways Yeah, just really enjoy the PODCAST. Keep doing what you're doing. And one car you talk about the Blues Mobile from the Blues Brothers One of my favorite movie cars. Times just love to hear. There's any other info about that. You can dig up so anyways. keep doing what you're doing. I'll keep listening in then. Yeah, we'll talk to you later. Thanks for calling in grant. You saved me a lot of trouble because you gave me a couple of things to talk about one. Is Your W one fifty I? AM So happy to hear that I may have had a little part in inspiring you to get back to work on it. That's awesome. I! Love hearing those stories. I know there's a lot of people out there like me that have projects in the garage and you know you let life get in the way, sometimes, sometimes, you just have to force yourself to. To take some time to get out in the garage, get out in the yard wherever your cars act. Go work on your car. Even if it's for an hour, you know, get that motivation back, but very cool that you got re motivated and you know you're getting back to work on that thing, so keep me posted on that project. As far as die, cast cars I actually do collect them I'm not a crazy collector or anything like that, but there was a good year where? I really went crazy. I tend to lean towards the MTA machines, I. Really like those I like the Johnny. Lightnings I like auto world stuff I like the more realistic stuff now. Wheels are cool. If I see a cool moe par wheel, I'll buy it, but. For the most part I like the more realistic looking stuff I really like one eighteen scale die-cast. Expensive, but there's a couple out there that I have my eye on that. They're a little pricey, but they are so cool and hopefully I'll I'll get. I'll get a nice little collection of those going. I have a few right now, but the problem is I need to display case because I've been putting him on bookshelves and stuff and. I want to show these things off I think they're really cool and I totally understand what you mean by. You know I'm thirty five I'm sitting in the toy aisle. Aware I am and I'm like okay. Well feel like a Dork, but that's okay. Embrace the nerdiness buddy But Yeah I collect. and. Last summer I learned a really cool trick to finding cheap die-cast, and that's to avoid the Internet and go to local antique malls because. People tend to put these die cast cars in antique malls I. Don't know what it is, but I've seen some really cool ones for reasonable prices, not the hundred or hundred and fifty dollar ones that you see on Ebay, but I also see them local lean on craigslist, facebook, marketplace, or offer up, and sometimes they're a little expensive, but. If you go to like thrift stores or like? I, said Antique Malls. That's a pretty fun resource to go hunt for die cast cars, or even you know hot wheels and stuff like that, but. I love antiquing. I love going to the antique malls and stuff like that and antique shops, and just browsing around because you never know what you're GonNa, find and sometimes you run into some really cool automobile, so keep your eyes peeled, and it's just another fun way to hunt for car stuff. As far as the wing cargoes for my daughter, yes, I did get a few of them and shout out to Paul Paul I know you're listening. Thank you very much. She loves him and I love him, too. Paul is a listener to the show, and he's become a friend of mine, and he actually heard me talking about that and sent me a little care package for my daughter, so she's got plenty of number forty three wing cars now, and that makes us both very happy so yeah. I collect die-cast not as much I went on a binge there for a little bit, and then I realized. I've got nowhere to put these things I've got. You know and I'm not, too. Crazy guy who you know is a super collector. I'll pull him out of package I. Don't care it to me. It's not about how much they're going to be worth or anything like that I. Like to pull them out and put 'em on display so when I get A. Display case I'd like to have it lit up and all that fun stuff and I wish I could afford one of those Mo- par like dealership display cases. Those are really cool, but they are really expensive, so if anyone out there wants to donate one talking mope ours. PM. I'll send you my address, but. So I'm going to get a display case here pretty soon and then hopefully get on my cars. On display because they're pretty cool I, tend to lean towards Wing cars. It's hard for me to resist a cool wing car. If I see one, but you know any Kool, moe part and I'll probably snatch it up if I it. I actually had to stop going to like hobby lobby and. These craft stores my wife is pretty crafty, and we go to these craft stores, and then I realized that Oh, they have you know die casts, and the Nice wants to lick the two machines in like the model areas where the toys are in the model cars, and it was like a little honeypot of cool cars that were defined, and you know that that will dried up pretty quick so I decided that I was spending way too much money on those things, because I'd walk out of their five bars and be like all right cool, and then they're so. They're pretty expensive for little cars. You know they're not ninety nine cent hot wheels. But yeah, so I I guess I am a little bit of a collector, Al die-cast cars, but I'm leaning more towards the one eighteen stuff now because I like the details and they're a little bit more expensive, but you know they take up more room, so I don't have to buys many. Ask for Roger Dodger. You did mention Roger. Dodger, and I did want to talk about that because. Just looking at the car, it reminded me of the funny car era and Like the original funny cars and I took one look at it and the opera windows. Gave it away for me. It's a mid-seventies dodge charger. Hands down. That's the only thing that could be and. Looking at the shape of the body I'm like yeah, seventy three dodge charger, and as it turns out. I wanted to do some digging and see you know. Was it inspired by something real Blah Blah? Blah and it was actually inspired by seventy three. Dodge charger, so you know. The styling cues on the car. Kinda, give it away. You know especially what gave it away from me? Like I said, was the opera window the three little slots they They stick out like a thumb and then just looking at the shape of the car. So that's what I think. It is I'm curious to see what you think. It is great. Do you think it's seventy three charger, or do you think at some different because you know? I guess it could be interpreted a couple different ways, but you know. The seventies were interesting time. So I see a seventy-three charger. I'm pretty confident. That's what it's based on, but you never know now getting into the blues brother's car. That's actually a fun one and it's on my list to talk about I. Don't know very many secrets about the car, but what I can tell you is that it is a police package. One, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, four, four, forty powered dodge Monaco. They used thirteen different cars for the Blues Mobile and all of them were former CHP California highway patrol cars. They all were dressed to look like former Mount Prospect Illinois patrol cars. And the movie actually set a world record in. It's time for the most cars completely. Destroyed in one movie, they destroyed a lot of cars now. Thank God they didn't choose. A Charter to be the Blues Mobile because that would be a problem. You know we can't. The dukes already messed enough of those things out. We didn't need the blues. Brothers to mess more up, so thank God. They used Monaco's, but they actually set a record for most cars destroyed in a film until what ninety eight and that's only because the sequel came out it even more cars in the sequel, so it was a record-beater. You know it beat the record, and then it got beat again, but. Definitely, a police equipped. X California Highway Patrol Dodge. Monaco, so hopefully. That satisfies the agreement. cool car. And definitely a legend when it comes to mow movie cars, so that was high-performance parts that was listener stories, and that was a little conversation about die cast cars. I know a lot of listening. Probably collect die cast, and you know it's cool. It's relatively inexpensive, and you know if you have kids. It's something you can bond over, so I am one hundred percent for die cast cars. I, think you should start buying die cast cars for your kids as soon as they come out of the womb. and. That's what I did I had a A Satin Pink Road Runner a twelve replica car ready for my daughter when she came home. Who's right on her shelf? And she still has it to this day so hopefully. That car inspires her. Hopefully. The strip weather's from cars inspires her. And you know there's only so much you can do as a dad, but I hope that she has the Mo- part bug like old man. That's GonNa be a lot of fun, but very cool. I'll stop talking about toys now. Let's get into the auction that I attended three years ago the snowball collection. All right folks, here's the story. Three years ago around the end of June I got wind of an article on. The website and it was about a local auction happening in Washington. State and it was a private collection, and the guy's name was Ben. Snow Bar now. I had heard this name before, but I had never personally interacted with. Ben and I was really intrigued because this guy. Is a local legend and anybody in the local Mall Park Community. That's ever had a car that needed parts. You Knew Ben's No bar was he was just one of those guys who just you know everybody? who was I didn't. I had heard his name, but I never met the guy I'd never bought parts from them. I've never sold him anything but everything I had ever heard about him was good I just heard he had a lot of stuff. And that you know like it, says in the article, the roadkill article it says you know he was always willing to sell something and everybody that I know that has met him bought something off of them. So that's has a lot, so a lot of people saw the pictures from the auction and a lot of people. Were you know saying what you know? What I probably would be saying Gosh? Why would you hoard all that stuff? Only to pass away and not get to do anything with it and I. Don't think it was about that at all. I think it was at just. Ben Really liked mo par stuff. He liked cars. You know he had more than Mo- parse there, but I mean. Let me, tell you this I read. The article and I was like I'm going to this thing. I, don't care what it takes, so I took the time off work and I went down there for the preview and. To attend the auction and I made the commitment that I was buying something from this auction, because in my mind I didn't believe that I was going to get another opportunity like this to attend a crazy private collection auction, and you know especially one of this caliber, because it was so much Mo- par stuff and You know I didn't quite grasp. How much are stuff ben? Hat Because like I said I didn't know Ben on a personal level. Other people did, but from what I had always heard. He was the guy to see at least in the northwest. Now. I started doing a little digging and learning. What could about what was at this auction and I previewed the Catalog Online. From the auction company and I was just amazed at how much stuff there was. It's hard to put into words. How much stuff ben actually hat hand you know. I look through the catalog online and I knew I had to go, and I knew I had to come home with something. A Souvenir I wasn't going down there to buy. Anything huge. I just wanted a souvenir. I didn't care what it was, but I wanted to pick something cool that I. Think was in my Ballpark, because in my head, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and I wanted to treat it as such. You know, am I. Ever GonNa run into another. Private collection auction like this. Maybe, but there's no guarantees so I wanted to make sure that I made the best of this trip, and you know I went down there with a couple of hundred bucks in my pocket, a few hundred bucks in my pocket and I get to this place, okay? And It's crazy. It's a madhouse. Thinking private collection. You know how many people really know about this. That was the dumbest thing I've ever thought. Everybody knew about it and there was a lot of people with some deep pockets there so. I don't know if I can even put into words just how many cars Ben Hat. Okay. So the best thing that I could do to kind of give you guys an idea. is to list them out for you. and. The list is crazy in. It sounds it sounds nuts. Okay, and this is just a Mo parts that he had. He had some Chevy stuff. He had some Ford stuff, but he had a lot of Mo- par stuff in parts. I mean the guy could have started a business and he did have a business. He had Shaker Hood Dot Com. which is now run by Tom Rocket. Restorations and Ben could have ran a whole nother business. Just in Mohawk parts in you know. The place was insane. Now some people that have attended probably you know didn't think it was that big of a deal, but. But it was the craziest thing I've ever seen as far as an auction because it was the only one I've ever attended so i. have nothing else to compare it to, but let's just run down the list of cars that were on Ben's property. Okay, let's start with Chrysler's he to Chrysler cruisers. One of them was a convertible, three Chrysler lebarons and one convertible. He had ninety six. Chrysler Concorde okay now. Let's get into the Plymouth's. He had a fifty nine. Plymouth Savoy. A sixty three fury. A sixty four fury. A sixty four savoy, a sixty four fury, a sixty four fury, a sixty five Belvedere, a sixty five satellite, sixty six satellite, sixty six Belvedere, a sixty seven satellite is sixty eight satellite at sixty eight Plymouth Barracuda convertible. A just a random sixty four plymouth. A sixty-nine Plymouth Barracuda seventy duster seventy. One Plymouth Satellite Seventy Two Plymouth road runner. Okay, those are the Plymouth. Now get into the dodges Kay. He had a thirty to dodge a sixty two polaris, five, hundred, sixty, two, Pereira, a sixty to dodge dart for forty, a sixty, seven, eight, six hundred truck, sixty eight player, convertible, sixty eight. DODGE DART GT. Sixty nine cornet, five, hundred sixty nine cornet for forty seventy dodge charger R, t four, twenty, six Hemi non-original sunroof car, three, nineteen, seventy dodge challenges and nineteen seventy-one. Dodge Demon a seventy two dodge charger seventy three dodge charger, three, nine, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty Dodge Maradas four eighty nine Dodge Dakota convertibles four of them. A ninety, two dodge stealth four, ninety, six to one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, nine dodge vipers, a ninety seven, Dodge Dakota a ninety eight dodge neon rt to ninety eight dodge stratos. A two thousand nine dodge challenger Rt with fourteen or fourteen thousand with fourteen original miles on it. This thing was brand new. He must have drove it home, or had it delivered to his house. And never drove it again to dodge vans. Three Dodge rampages. One of them was a race car. You know just needed an engine transmission, but all tub career was bad. I love that thing. Three Dodge Ram's was fifteen hundred one was alarm ESL slt one of them's a single cab. dually which I thought was awesome. I think those things are awesome. There was a dodge. Grand, Caravan Dodge, Dakota and like hot Rod, Dodge Coupe like a race car type thing but. That's just an idea. Of the cars that he had? He had more cars of various makes and models, but he had a lot of Mo- par stuff now the parts you go to this property and everything. When Tom from rocker restorations took over the auction and organized it. The amount of work. That man had to go through to get everything I mean he had help of course but. I couldn't imagine doing it there. Who so much stuff I mean you're talking thousands of parts. So many parts that. There were lots where it was just a bunch of parts in a box. You know what I mean so. It's like grab bag. You know surprise. But I get there and I'm just going through all these buildings, and there's just parts lined up and those guys did a great job of organizing it, but I've never seen anything like that in my life, you going to one building in it's all engines on the ground wheels up above intakes on one wall carbs. Just and on the ground there's nothing but center sections I called it the Pumpkin patch there was a little pumpkin patch just center sections that he had hem easy at four forty, three eighteen three forties I mean three sixties. You could probably just name something any probably had it somewhere in there. You know what I mean. It was insane. Now. I posted some pictures of this thing before, but I'm going to have to post the pictures again because. I do somebody's like where is this? When is this and I'm like? It happened three years ago, but that's how crazy this auction was. It was nuts. I don't think I'm ever going to see anything quite of that magnitude again. It was definitely an experience one that I will never forget. You're probably wondering well. You went down there with a few hundred bucks. Did you get anything? Yeah, a matter of fact. I did as I was walking around. I'm looking at stuff that. You. Know catches my eye that I might be in the Ballpark to buy and one thing stood out to me. And I knew as soon as I. saw that you know it spoke to me in a weird way, it was like. That was the part that I needed to buy because I couldn't afford any of the cars, but what I saw was a coyote after air cleaner lid for Hammy now. I'm looking at that thing and there was two of them. One was kind of burnt up or Thinking about I don't know if it was burnt up. or just rusty? You're just out of shape, but whatever the case the one that I was looking at was lot number three and it was in. A lot better shape than the other one then lot number four K.. I saw this thing posted up on one of the pillars in one of the buildings and I was like. I'm bidding on this thing. If nothing else, it would be awesome wall art and a souvenir from the craziest auction on probably ever going to attend in my life. Will it ever go on a car? I don't know. But. To make a long story short I participated in my first auction and got into a little miniature bidding war I one. But it cost me three hundred dollars I paid three hundred dollars for a coyote. Does Air Cleaner Lid off of a Hemi? Which is fine, I'm cool with that because. Like I said it's a memory that I'll never forget. I'll never forget that auction on just. You have to see the pictures. If you go onto, Google you just type in Ben Snow Bar Collection. You'll see all sorts of media about it. Read up on it. See how crazy it was up until that point, I had never seen anything like that in my life, and has as walking around I was just like. I don't have enough money. Because there's so much stuff I wanted, you know there was a couple cool race cars, and I really liked the seventy-one Demon non street legal car. It was basically it was. It was a straight race car. That's what it was, but. There was a few cars there that was there were cool Every viper I thought was cool. One of them went for sixty five hundred, but it had some title issues The seventy charger, not for twenty six, Hemi non-real, non legit sunroof car went for like almost sixty grand went like mid fifties or mid to high fifties. And I thought that was crazy, because everybody was losing their mind over this car because it was a Hemi sunroof car, but it turns out. It wasn't a real original sunroof car. That cars kind of controversial, but cool Karn, unless it is a Hemi charger a real hemi charger so that's cool, but. The auction was just insane, guys. The amount of parts and you don't really. When? People criticize the big auctions when you see these cars and a lot of people like all these people. Are you know paying way too much? Blah Blah Blah. I understand how they can do it. You know the drinks start flowing now. There was no drinks at this auction that I knew of anyway, but I know at the other options. I see a lot of beers in people's hands, but you know they get a little sauced up and they got some money, and they want you know spend some money. But I can see how people get carried away in these things because you get in this little bidding war and you don't WanNa lose. And you get a little sauced up and you really don't want to lose, so I can see how these cars at these bigger auctions you know. How they hammer for higher prices than they probably should, which you know, nature of the beast, but I could see how because as soon as I started bidding on that thing, you know because it's like they start really low, and then, of course you're like what I can have that for ten bucks. Here and. You know the prices. It's like real. Quick that it starts climbing really fast, and before I knew it three hundred and I was like Gosh I'm I'm tapped out three hundred. I'm not trying to spend more than that on thing, so I just prayed that the guy didn't want it more than I did. So I won that one, and then I got greedy. Because I did bring a little extra money. Just in case there was something I had to have. And I got greedy, and I was like I'm getting the other one two. And then I backed off. I was like no. No I'm not even GONNA try. So I'm trying to remember if I actually saw the air cleaner lid on the Catalog Online, and said Oh I'm going to go get that, and then when I went there and saw it and personnel like I'm definitely bidding on this I. think that's how it went but I was so in shock and awe of this entire collection that because you have to understand Ben collected this throughout his life. But there is so much stuff I'm just like you had to have gone to swap meets with you. Know a truck or a van or box van, and just you know. Dumped a bunch of money at all, the swap meets to collect that amount of stuff. You know because I'm. He had eight and three quarters I mean. He had more eight and three quarter. reruns then probably all of craigslist if you took every Chrysler eight and three quarter rear end on craigslist. You still wouldn't have the same amount as Ben's novas collection. Know So. I don't know if that's true I'm just. pontificating but. Doctrine was awesome. I've posted some pictures before some more pictures again and. You know like I said Google. It Google Ben, Snow Bar S. N. O., B., A. R. Collection and look at the pictures. It's crazy. It's nuts at least I think. It was the only other auction that I can think of that was quite as cool and you know cooler in many ways, but we won't go there in different. Different levels of stuff was the Steve Juliano collection that was. If I could have went to that auction man. I would have had to brought something home from that place because that was just. You know how many collections still exist out there like that and I've actually made a point to. Set some money aside for situations like that so I ever get a chance to go to another auction like that. Like the bench, no bar auction. I'd like to leave with the car next time. Because there was a couple of good deals that were had at that auction. On. James G Murphy. The auctioneer website you can sign up and then you can look at past auctions, and you can go see what every single one of those cars went for at the Snow Bar Auction and some of them surprise you. But I just thought I'd share a little bit of that story and share. My experience could probably go on for another two hours on it, but let me just say this. There was so many parts I didn't even know where to begin. So many of the same parts had a wall of headers. Air Cleaners hanging from the rafters. He had fenders on a wall. He had hoods bumpers. Gauge clusters grills I every you wonder how many cards you could build with all the parts he had. Another I. Think about it I mean. You know with all the. Cars that he had. A lot of needing parts. You could build probably several cars or get several cars, you know. In better, shape? But it was just remarkable and I'm glad I got to take part in it. You know it's always sad. When somebody in the Mo- Park community. That is you know. Spoken well of passes away and. I looked at the auction more of a celebration of life. People were in good moods out just. Loving loving the atmosphere of things. We all love car stuff. You know what I mean it was like. This is what I acquit the Ben Snowball Auction, too. If you're Mo-, part guy like I am, and you go to just a general swap meet. Okay, just an swap me. You know you have to wade through the BS. Before you get to the good stuff. At least you know I like looking. Don't get me wrong. But I'm there for one reason and that's Mo- part parts. Okay so when I'm going through these. Swap meets, you know not everybody marks all their stuff, so you gotTa sit there for twenty minutes in. You know if you're like me. You're a little OCD, so if you step into somebody's booth, you WANNA. Make sure you go through everything they have, and you've got to look and make sure you're not missing anything that maybe is a par part. Part or MOPE related. So that's what gets me at the swap meets, but this was like taking all the good swap meets taking all the Mo parts throwing them in one place. That's what it was like because everything was. You know you'd have to really hard to find something? Not Mow par- unless you were looking at some of the cars, but. I just. I. Think about it a lot. You know maybe I'm crazy, but I keep thinking back and I'm like God. That was nuts I think about at least a couple times a week. How crazy that auction was I guess I just can't let the past go or something. Maybe I have some. deep-seated regrets about not bringing enough money to buy a car, but You know a couple of those cars went cheap enough I could have bought one of the DAKOTAS. They were cheap man. I think one of them went for like four or five hundred bucks. Don't quote me on that. Sign up at the auctioneer website to look at the actual catalog on what these hammer prices went forward, but Yeah, you could have gotten if yet two thousand. You could've walked out of there with Nice Muscle car. Okay I take that back, maybe not nice. Restore -able. You know a good carcass. You could've walked out of there with a good carcass. and. You know if you're addicted to project cars like I am. Thank God I don't have more money. And a lot of property. Do you know what I mean? Project cars I'd have I'd be drowning. Project cars I'm that, guy? So you know the powers that be. Put me in the position to not have that stuff right now, and it's good because it gives me time to think about what I should do with what I have, and that's a good thing, but like I said Checkout Ben snowboard collection and Keep in mind that it's over every time. I post pictures of this place everybody's. When is it when it's over? It's over folks. You missed out, but you can still enjoy the pictures, and like I said if you on James Murphy's website the auctioneer. You can sign up and you can see the catalog, and you could see all the hammer prices on all the parts and all the cars. Some of it's pretty crazy. I think it'll blow your mind, but that's all I have to really say about the Ben Snow. Bar Collection. If you know of any crazy Mo- park elections out there. You know private or public. It be cool to hear about them. So you can leave the property owners anonymous and the locations anonymous, but I would love to hear stories about awesome collections that you've run across. You Remember Blake from DIY Hemi his story. About that collection that he ran into you know wing, car and all. That's. A butterscotch twelve. Like collections like that. They're still out there, folks. They are still out there. How crazy is that? That's crazy to me, but. You Know I. Want to hear about these you know I don't have to go. I don't have the money to play around in those things yet. But I love hearing. Kool, Moe par stories I. Love hearing those crazy. You know fines and things like that, so feel free to reach out to me. You can reach me. Chris at Talking Mopus, DOT COM or call in the story that would be fun to you can call my voicemail and leave a message at two zero, nine twenty eight Mo, par, but. That's it for the Ben's No bar auction. Guys go take a look. Take a look at some of the pictures posted in the past I'll post them again. Take a gander. Guys it's nuts, but I'm thankful that I got to be a part of it and hopefully I get to be a part of another cool auction like that in the future and hopefully next time I'll be ready. That's it the Ben Snow Bark election. I attended and I actually bought something. That's all folks. Another episode of talking Mo-. Parts is in the books for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking Mo- parse. Dot Com and don't forget that you can send me your stories, questions, comments, complaints, suggestions, and everything else on your mopey Dick did mind to Chris, talking mopeds dot, com, or leave me voice message on my voice mailbox at two zero, nine twenty eight Mo par to hear yourself on the show also don't forget that if you like this. This show and you'd like to help support it. You can help by visiting the talking Mo- Pars Merck Shop. You can purchase cool things like t shirts, hoodies, stickers, mugs, and more ordering from the merch shop is a great way to help the show and get something cool in return. Just follow the link in the show. Notes are episode, description, or just jump on over to talking Mo-. Part Dot Com. That's it my friends until we talk again I. Am your host Chris Albrecht and that was talking Mo- parse. 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Episode 35: Reviving Old Mopar Drag Cars

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39:56 min | 8 months ago

Episode 35: Reviving Old Mopar Drag Cars

"Welcome to episode number thirty five of talking Mo- parts today we are talking about old school Mo- partrick cars, and how awesome they are to hunt, find revive and drive because saving them is vital in keeping that Mo- par quarter-mile culture alive. We're also talking project of the week. High performance parts and listeners stories so without further ado. than you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moped through sister of podcast on planet. Earth and I'm your host. Chris Albrecht better known as the moped hunter, and this is talking Mo- pars. and. LISTENING TO TALKING With the car hunter, your direct mention all things. Hello Hello Welcome back my friends man last week was a doozy. I'll say that you know. We had listener appreciation week, and then we had another installment of direct connections with my friend Blake from DIY HAMMY DOT com. That was a great episode. Lots of great stories and lots of great information. If you have not heard that episode after this one go back checkout direct connections with Blake from DIY HAVING DOT com. com a good one. Let it be known that talking Mo- pars will be doing more direct connections episodes. That was the plan from the beginning and I'm starting to get more comfortable during these things, so be on the lookout for more direct connections in the not so distant future in other news. If you want to submit your story, talking Mo- parts for me to read on the show or more, if you. You WanNa. Hear yourself on the show. All you have to do is email me. Chris at Talking Mo-. Parts Dot Com tell me your story, and maybe you're not much of a typist I. Get it. Maybe you're more of a talker. Well, then all you have to do is leave me voice message on my voicemail. The number is two zero, nine twenty eight mope part. Leave me a voice message and I. I will play here on the show. Those are always a lot of fun I always love hearing from listeners and hearing moped stories that you have to tell because sometimes i. just don't tell them good enough. Let's be honest. I'd rather hear him from you anyway, so feel free to give me a call. Leave me a voice message once again. The number is two zero, nine twenty eight Mo par couple more. More things and we'll get the show on the road. I promise check this out. Go to talking MO- PARSE DOT com go to the TAB that says store and then follow the link, and that will take you to my merch shop. You can get t shirts, hoodies sweatshirts. We have a sticker. We've got some mugs. We've got all sorts of fun stuff. Ordering those products is a great way to show your. Your support for talking Mo- parts, and you'll get something cool in return. It's a win. Win Situation and I appreciate all you guys. Even if all you do is listen if you're sitting there going Chris I. Don't WanNa t her. That's fine I. Don't mind, but it does. Help me out helping us get this show on the road. Today are my friends at Hemi. PAGES DOT COM Hemi. Pages is organizing the. The part aftermarket. So what I need you to do is after this show I need you to go to page is dot com and just take a look around. You're going to see a list of shops. You're going to see events. You're going to see news classifieds articles in more. Wait a second Chris. Did you say shops? Yes, if you go to Hemi pages, dot com, you can click on shops and. And Browse by category you can find parts, stores, dealerships, engine, builders, fabricators, and more folks. This is going to be the place to go, so do me a favor. Go to me pages. Dot Com book market. Put it in your favorites list. Put It on your home screen. Folks HEMI PAGES DOT COM is the place to go, so be sure to check it out now. Let's get this show on the road. This week's project car of the week is a retired drag car now. If you will listen to this podcast for any amount of time, you know how much I love vintage Mo- par drag cars. I think they're awesome and they deserve to be saved, and that's actually the point of this episode. NY CHOSE THIS GT ax as project of the week, so this car was posted. Wednesday June third at Twelve PM. Let's get into the at. At nineteen sixty eight G., drag car, ten thousand five hundred dollars, nineteen sixty eight PLYMOUTH GT x a real gt, ex, not a clone, originally four forty four speed Dana car. This has been a drag car from the nineteen seventies until it was retired approximately eleven years ago, body solid, no damage or repairs, floorboard and frame solid, a small spot of rust on rear quarter panel I. Think this is for moist tire rubber burnouts rear. Rear window lower area has very small spot not rusted through all the door hardware interior wearing windows, etc were removed to reduce weight has lexcen windshield sign windows and door windows back last is original ten point cage trump with his original, but has been skinned fiberglass, hood and front fenders aluminum. Dash with authentic S W green. Line Gauges Bucket seats from GT. Forty Replica drivetrain, four forty board forty over K B, forged tend to win. Win. Pistons Aluminum Rods Sports Steel Crank, DC Hemi means. MILOT on ten core oil Pan, winded trae, high volume, oil-pump, DC, five ninety lift flattop at CAM DC adjustable rockers hd push rods, mccandless ported heads, DC aluminum, water, pump and Housing Hooker headers P. intake, holly dominator Carb, one wire magneto type distributor Taylor eight millimeter plug wires, aluminum valve covers. This engine was built by mccandless and can take higher pm. Seven twenty-seven with TRANSCO shift. Shift Kit Bands TCI three thousand stall converter. Her shifter line lock not hooked up eight and three quarter Rear Center section on new components for fifty-six years spool. mwr Axles Green Pairings extended wheels does new disc brakes DC, buys leaf springs, miscellaneous, sixty one police manual steering box will would front disc brakes, spindles, torque thrust front wheels chrome rear wheels with hoosier slicks. Lots of life left frontiers or new frame connectors, six-cylinder torsion bars rear springs. Springs can be moved back inward for narrowed rear. I moved them back to original position, new jazz fuel cell in trump new holly electric fuel, pump and regulator I'm sure there are a few things I'm missing, but I've already written too much. My intentions were to bring it back late sixties style drag car that I remember in like I have another drag project. Some other projects in front of this and I don't believe I'll get. Get to this. This hasn't seen the track. And over eleven years I had it out for a few test runs over three years ago. The last it was started almost two years ago, the trans seal started leaking. Sure some things will need attention before pounding the pavement I don't need to sell, so don't bother with low ball offers just move along. I'm pretty much firm on the price. This is stored in the back of the. The shop, therefore serious buyer. Only I have the previous owners notarized bill of sale in my purchase bill of sale. This is a New Mexico car titles are not required after a number of years, no title will furnish a bill of sale. Title Status is missing already folks so here. We have a retired drag race car, and like I said a little bit ago. I'm a big fan of these types of cars. Here's the thing. If, you think that you can just go buy one of these old retired. Drag cars and just take it to the track racing. You may be in for a world of hurt because who knows what kind of condition these cars are really in. And how beat on they were you have to assume a retired race car was beat to hell so what I would do if this is my car and decided by it, I would go through the whole thing, so the cage obviously isn't certified, so you're GonNa have to look into that. You might have to put new Cajun and if you can't get the one that's at certified I imagine when this car was built. You know it probably wasn't built to the same standards that we have today, but who knows so you know I really liked the idea of these cars, even though some of them can't be used on the street I, may drag race guy. I like these old super stock. Drag style mope ours. I think they're awesome and this one. Star from the inside and work your way out. That's what I would do I would. Check the cage I would put a new dash in and I'm not a big fan of the way this dash looks, and then I would probably do a little bit of tin work inside the car in the trunk area, and then I would address the exterior, but that's not before I would take the engine. You GotTa make sure this thing runs and drives. Okay, make sure runs and drives and stops. That's kind of. That's kind of a necessity. But once you get those things ironed out, and you can move this thing under its own power. Then you can start working on the interior cleaning that up, and then the fun part for me. Is You know since this is a vintage drag car? You know back in the seventies late sixties. These cars were really wild at the track. You know you saw him with the flashy paint schemes and the big, the big biggest door logos and the whole car was riddled with graphics. You know sponsor stickers, and even crazy outlandish names on the side of these vehicles and. PSYCHEDELIC paint jobs that was big in the nineteen sixties and seventies, and I'm a big fan so for me. If I had this car, I would definitely try to steer in that direction of vintage style and the fun part about this one is it doesn't it doesn't have a name on it yet or any logos or anything like that, so you can kind of. You know, use your imagination and get creative with this thing. That's what I think is awesome. If you could get this thing track ready. Then there. You Go, folks. You have yourself a vintage throwback drag car. How cool is that? I think they're awesome. And you know later on in this episode. We're GONNA. Get into why I think they're cool and why they need to be saved, and this one is no different sure. It doesn't have a crazy name on the side of it like Dick, landy or something like that, you know it's not a popular drag car. At least that I know of. Maybe it's got some history that I. Don't know and that the buyer didn't list, but. This is kind of one of those cars. That is a blank canvas and. You know car builders. You know whether you agree with this or not are artists. Every car is a blank canvas for you to make your own I really think this car deserves a second chance. Maybe at the track maybe on the street who knows I like to get this thing on the street looking like vintage drag race car. I think that would be awesome and I would love to be seeing more of that. You know even if they're you know clones. If I was at a stop light. Check this out if I was at a stop light and a Dick Landy sixty dark clone showed up next to me. That's an underwear changing moment, folks. I would man. That would be awesome because I. You're GonNa hear that thing coming. You know if it's true to the original, it would have a Hemi so you would hear that thing coming, and hopefully you know it's reasonably street. Will you know so that it is at least drivable on the road, but that would be awesome and I wanNA see more of that if these cars are out in about more often than who knows what kind of influence you may have on. Young Little Billie, going to the grocery store with his mom, and he's sitting in the backseat, looking out the window and boom. There's your seventy-one superstock style Barracuda. Hood jacked up in the back fifteen by twelve. Craig. Who knows you know? The options are endless roll cage. Thing just is a monster, rumbles the kid's heart and he's hooked for life. You know that's what I think is cool out these cars and they should be saved so if you're out there and you see an old vintage drag car. You're like man. Thing needs a lot of work you know obviously beat on. You think for a second if you can get that car for a good deal. It may be worth bringing that car back to its former glory. And who knows maybe even taking it back to the track and seeing what it can do that to me sounds like a lot of fun and I mean this is a real gt. Ex, so that's cool. You know there's some value there. Will it ever be worth unoriginal? Only restoration GTS probably not at least with vintage drag car you have. A story or you're going to build your own story, so that's really cool and. Ten thousand five hundred really. Isn't that much in the mobile world? Now you could, probably you know double your money and go get some that runs and drives, and it's actually not a drag car, but if you're looking at a drag car, know for longer than. Thirty seconds if you click on an ad, and it's an old drag car and it's already been a couple of minutes then you know you're hooked. You know you wouldn't be looking at a car if you didn't like it. And if deep down inside, you weren't like all this would be cool to drive on the road. In my opinion, I think this car is worth saving ten thousand. Yeah, don't let this thing. Rod into the ground and somebody out. There has got to save this car I. Wish It. It could be me, but unfortunately I'm not in a position right now to do that, so it's gotTa be you. There's somebody out there listening right now. That doesn't have their. Mo- par project yet, and maybe they have you know ten thousand five hundred dollars burning home their pocket. If that's the case, give this guy a call. He says he's firm on the price. You'd better have ten thousand, four hundred ninety nine dollars, and you'd better get that deal if he takes that deal than he did budget price. It's not firm. If you say ten thousand five hundred firm, but you sell it for ten, thousand, four, hundred and ninety nine dollars, and that's the goal here on talking. Mo- parks is to never pay full price. Obviously I'm kidding folks like I, said. This car is a pretty good deal, so go out there. Snatch it up and save it. No par left behind. This week's high performance part was actually a suggestion from one of our listeners and story contributors. His name is Kevin. Omen he sent me an email here it is, he says hi Chris Nassir. If you know this band, but they are one of my faves. They are a Finnish melodic rock band. Their latest video features a pretty bad ass. COOED in. In fact, it basically is the video anyway. I thought you would probably enjoy if you've not seen. It already loved your listener. Appreciation Week Kudos for following through on it. Take Care Kevin I checked out the youtube video. Video. It's a band called brother, fire tribe, and the song is called night drive, and it features a nineteen seventy a are Khuda now. Kevin reached out to the band just to see if he could get any more information about the car. Basically what they said was. It's nineteen seventy a are. Khuda it's got the sixth borough got the factory side pipes all original interior. This thing is a numbers matching cream. Puff. Go check out brother fire tribe I thought it was a pretty cool jam You know I like that. Old Kind of had an eighties like. You Know I. I'm not very good with music, so I. Don't want to be insulting, but it reminded me of like A. Like an eighties action movie like montage wrong. That's what it reminded me of I thought. It was pretty cool and you know I'm a fan I liked music video, obviously because it had a Khuda in it I mean. How do you not like a song with Khuda in so go check them out. Brother Fire tribe. The song is called night drive, and it features a nineteen seventy AARP Khuda all original and numbers matching thanks Kevin for the suggestion that was high-performance parts. This week's listeners story is one of the ones that got lost in the shuffle. This one is from back in December so I apologize to not only this listener, but any other listener whose story I haven't gotten to yet, and it's been a while. I promise I'm going through everything I think I have them all, so I'm basically starting at the oldest work my way up so hopefully we can get through them in the next few weeks. We'll see I'd like to get caught up eventually so. So here we go. This story was sent to us from Andrew Miller and he's got a story about a nineteen sixty four sports satellite convertible with Hemi. Now I had a couple questions when I saw and read this story, so let me read this story, and then I had some correspondence with Andrew after the fact, so there may be a couple red flags for you mo- par Aficionados out there, so let's get into the story and I'll let you formulate your own opinion here we go. Hey Chris love the podcast I've got a pretty good needle in the haystack. Story, for Ya, and it involves a Hemi and probably fourteen beers after an evening of some heavy drinking at my good friends, pig roast, the majority of friends who came gathered around my friends, nineteen, sixty seven Mercury Cougar, and my one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety nine dodge dart after drooling over our own cars. We headed inside where another old friend asked me if I was still. Still strictly in Imo, Pars, because his grandma just died and left the family a few years, and they were looking to sell them as I began to predict the next words that came out of his mouth. I was shocked to hear him utter what I thought he said Hemi. Roadrunner as I choked on my now. Luke warm garage beer I replied with a Hemi I was done in notice that none of the other muscle car owners in the kitchen. Kitchen Pasta confirm the fact that Hemi had been uttered twice before I could say bull, he said his late grandfather also left challenger, and Barracuda all in real nice restored condition, but the Hemi wasn't for sale as the father decided to keep that one knowing that the potential likelihood that my current state of affairs won't allow for the purchase of Seti bodies, I began to give up hope at acquiring the long way to deep body. Just then he turned. Turned to reach for another beer, mumbled something else to the tune of own this pilot in the back now. This is what I'm talking about. I thought so I respond. What do you mean pilots? What is it? Oh, just the nineteen, sixty four satellite, or something like that, but it's really old and really can't be restored. Fix any of that I. began questioning him like Galen. Gavia would to the owner of an unregistered Hemi car than the impossible happened. Just as I narrow down the potential options in value of the nineteen sixty four satellite, my friend than others. Oh, it's a convertible to, and it has the heavy inside I think I really tried to not drop my now very warm cup of Beer I tried to play it cool for a minute and mentioned that I definitely would be interested in taking the pile of garbage out of his backyard for a nominal fee. I made my way to the garage for some alone time, and made a couple of calls to some immediate family I knew what have some money in? In case I needed it not realizing near one am on a Friday night. My calls were to no avail I knew I needed to do anything and everything to figure out if my friend was gloating, or if he knew what the heck was under that hood the next day I made a trip to his house, and to my surprise, sitting in the back yard, was nineteen sixty four sports satellite convertible with a ripped up white, top black interior maroon paint, sporting two tons of rat crap was an untouched, totally original numbers matching twenty six Hemi under the hood now I. I knew that there could have only been twenty. Two of these cars ever made with ragtop, automatic transmission and I knew there could have been only a couple in that color Combo in the words of the late Great Macho Man Randy savage I had just stumbled on the cream of the crop with a few calls, and a sit down with the family I had acquired for my family. The drop top convertible that nobody knows existed. If you hunters Mo- pars long enough, my friend, you will find what you're looking for. Keep up the show because I really like listening to. To it hopefully, my story motivate some people to get out and track down an elephant behind a tree Andrew. Thanks for saying your story once again. Sorry that it took me so long to get to it. It got in the shelf. Man I really apologize, but better late than ever, so here's the thing great story and anytime you can find a Hemi car. It's you know remarkable, so that is awesome. My only issue was that they didn't make Hemi satellites in nineteen, sixty four for the street, especially in convertibles, they didn't come out with those until nineteen sixty six and. You did send me some pictures and it looks to me like a nineteen sixty six, and if it is an original. Numbers Matching Hemi satellite convertible. You're talking about one of twenty seven to exist so I mean if that's the case, you've got a really rare car on your hands, buddy and restored. That's a six figure easily so very cool story I love stories like these, and I'm sure there's hundreds if not thousands of stories about guys sitting around having garage, Beers and somebody mentioning a car that just happens to have some rarity, and you're one of the lucky ones that landed upon. Upon a Hemi so very cool. Andrew thanks again for sending in your story. That was a good one, and that's that. If you have a story that you'd like to share on the show, all you have to do is send them in. You can email me. Chris Talking Mo-. Parts Dot com, or you can leave me a voice message on my voice mailbox, the number two zero, nine twenty eight. Mo Par I can't wait to hear your stories. That was listener stories. Before I. Continue this episode. I should probably mention that you probably noticed a huge change in the sound quality. Now I know I haven't talked about this much, but I've been doing everything I can to move this podcast in the right direction and what I decided to do is move my office in my house where I record this show I was actually sharing an office with my wife, and inside that office it. Had A lot of river, a lot of room noise, and it sounded like I was recording a bathroom, which was not the case, but. I decided to move into a room that we really don't use much used to be our old guest room in our house, and it is now my podcast studio. Here's the thing I actually just moved in this week, so. I was recording the podcast. And this was recording pretty late at night, and I was getting really tired and I knew the next day was the big move so I thought it would be interesting to cut the podcast off at the end of Andrew Story and continue once I got into the new room just to see what the acoustics were like. See what it sounded like and nobody can see this right now, but I realized that this room. Because bear, I just moved into. There's boxes everywhere around me and. I realized that the room noise was just as bad. It was really it really sounded echoey and a lottery verb so. Believe it or not right now I am recording with the microphone, sitting on top of a pillow and surrounded by blankets to hopefully dead in some of that big room sound, and that's why there's such a big change in sound quality once I get all the. Stuff that I have ordered as far as a new desk and I'm actually getting Some, acoustic panels for this entire room, so that I can improve the sound quality of the show to make more enjoyable for you guys, so I just wanted to let you guys know that it's not your radio. It's not your phone. It is definitely this podcast and I'm stepping up my game. Folks. I'm just leveling up a little bit just to give you guys a better product so hopefully you bear with me as I go through this transition process I'll probably be put in the studio together for the next few weeks. At least I don't know when my desk is coming. I got a new desk and. On basically building an entire room in my house dedicated to this podcast, so we'll see where it goes, but I'm hoping that with the sound treatment on the walls and some improved equipment here in the next few months the podcast is going to level up, so bear with me, but you aren't here at talk about my podcast studio and sound quality and all that technical jargon. You're here to talk about Mo- pars and today's episode is all about mopeds, ours and the quarter mile, culture and hunting finding reviving and eventually driving vintage drag cars, so let's get into it when I'm hunting mopeds on craigslist or when I'm out and about or anywhere on the Internet really. Every once in wild come across a really cool vintage. Mo-, par drag car probably retired been at the track and longtime maybe has a little bit of history. Maybe it was just a grassroots car, but it does have some high-performance heritage. It's been raised it seeing the quarter mile at seeing the thirteen twenty now when I see those cars. I just get this. Nostalgic Feeling I. Love Them I think they're great and here's the sad part about it. Is when I see him. They're usually in various stages of disrepair or you know they've been neglected for a while, and it's a real shame, because a lot of these cars carry a lot of history, even if it's not a giant next time, you know. Maybe you didn't find Dick, landy sixty eight charger. You know what I mean But maybe found somebody else's car. One of my buddies had a duster was a seventy duster and it was drag car. Toured the West Coast. And it was really cool and I had old door logos on it. It was called black magic. I absolutely fell in love with the car thought it was awesome, and my buddy ended up giving it away. I really wanted to save that car, but I just did not have the means to do it, and I know a lot of you out there going, wait he. We're going to get a free duster, yes. I was GONNA take the car. It needed everything I mean. This car wasn't even a roller. I just couldn't do it. I had no place to put it I. You know it's one of those things where it wasn't too far gone, but it was definitely another project that I would be sunk into for a long time and I didn't think it was fair to the car, the reason why I wanted it was because it had that drag racing, heritage and these cars. You'll find them without dated roll cages and. You know. Ancient, looking aluminum dashboards, and it's a lot of old. Craftsmanship that you see on these cars and I love that. So the question is. What do you do when you run across an old Mo-, par drag car. You, know something vintage that hasn't been on the road in a long time hasn't seen the track in years. That's for lack of a better term retired. What do you do? Here's what I would do. If I came across a vintage, Mo-, Padre car. I would have a couple questions first. Let's just say already bought the car. Let's say I got a good deal on it. Where do I begin? Okay, this thing let's say got pulled off the track. In Early to mid eighties. It probably didn't win any championships. Let's say but. You know it had some fun? It was a grassroots car, so I'M GONNA. Give the car overall assessment. I'm going to look at the cage. If it's even caged I like the ones that you find that are caged and have been dubbed, and they just use seventies and eighties drag car. I love those cars, so you have to assess the car. Does it run if it doesn't? Let's get it running. What one is a car. If you can't fire it up, you know what I mean. Then you got to start looking at all the vintage craftsmanship. Is it so out of date? There's no way would ever pass tech. That's something you got. Ask yourself if you plan on racing this car now. It's a little controversial. When you talk about roll cages in cars, you drive on the street, you know. Are, they, safer, In certain situations I would argue yes, are they more dangerous? In certain situations. I would argue yes, you know you're not wearing a helmet. Some of these cages they come close to your skull. And if you get in a bad wreck in your skull hits that cage, you may be a dead man or woman for me I'm an idiot. I drive a streetcar with a cage. Not Everybody's willing to take that risk I, am so I'm GonNa? Look at the car and if I got a vintage Mo- PADRAIG car, I would ensure that not only could I take it to the track and have some fun, but I could also drive on the street, so get the car sorted out. Get it safe to drive and. Have some fun you know. Maybe you get lucky in the car. Still has all its original graphics on it and you know. Maybe it's a little PATINA. How cool would it be to have a PATINA VINTAGE MO- PADRAIG car that ran and drove and was safe enough to take not only to the track, but drive on the street. That would be awesome the. History of the car, maybe hard to find you know, but that doesn't make it any less cool because if you find one of these cars in, it's got the name on it and you know it's got all the vintage graphics. There may not be any history on the car, so it might be fun to dig up that history if you can and the fun thing about it is a lot of had some pretty cool names, but maybe you get a car. That doesn't have all the graphics once you get a running driving and good to go, you can name the car. You know what I mean you can take. That extra step to make it more of a throwback to the older times and I think that's a cool thing to do. I think it'd be cool to get a vintage drag car that you know maybe wasn't named and didn't have graphics on it when you got it, but you like that vintage style, so you're going to name and you're GonNa kind of recreate something that you would see in the seventies drag racing. That is really cool. Because these cars you know you get them back on the road and they're going to remind us of a simpler time. When drag racing had larger than life personality something that you don't see today, you see a lot of corporate stuff today and you know. Look back in the day, Jungle Gym and Jungle Pam's. Good luck seeing show like that at attract today I. Don't think it's going to happen, but you know. Maybe you can still bring the cars back to life. Personally you know I think in style GIC. Vintage drag car build would be really cool and. You know there's something about in the style gic build where. You. Try to gather up all the vintage speed parts from that era, you know, maybe you can get some nos parts to put onto this project to really make it a time machine of drag racing's golden era. You know the sixties and seventies so hunting down the period correct parts would be a huge challenge huge undertaking, but for me that would be half the fun. Half the fun is the hunt. The other half is the actual project itself. That's my opinion and I've seen a lot of these. All drag cars posted for sale and they get criticized a lot. They get beat down and a lot of people consider. These cars butchered but for me. I think there were saving because. You know they're a part of. The history and the culture of Mo- part drag racing. Even if they weren't you know a Dick Landy car or a sox and Martin car or something on that level of importance I think all of those Mo-, Pars that ever saw track time are important for the culture, and you know if you take on a build like that in the style gic drag car build. One of the greatest reference materials. Probably ever! Is. superstock drag illustrated from back in the day. I have stacks and stacks these old magazines, and I love just thumbing through them, and reading the old articles and look at old pictures, and just seeing what things were like back then. I love reading the articles about national events and stuff because you get a real. You. Know sense of what it was like back then and it kind of takes me back when I read those articles and stuff. I'm just like Gosh. I was born the wrong era. Guys I've said it before and I will say it a million more times. I should have been born earlier so that I could enjoy that time and. You know that would have been a blast, but you can get away with crazy stuff when you go the route of an aesthetic bill because you could put the outrageous paint giant graphics on the car and nobody's going to criticize you. In fact, they'll probably going to be like. Wow, that's cool. It reminds me of so and so's Kerr from back in the. The day and I think that would be cool plus your helping. Keep the spirit of Mo- drag racing alive, and you're GONNA. Stand out in a crowd. I'll tell you that if you take a vintage Mo-. Par Drag car build to your local car show. You're going to draw crowd. You'RE GONNA. Stand out here in a stick out like a sore thumb. It's going to be nuts. People are gonNA. Look at that cargo, WHOA! I hope that more people get into building. Nostalgic drag cars I think that would be really cool and. You know I think it's GonNa. Be More popular here in the next few years I think we're GONNA. See a lot more of it and. You know. How can you not want to emulate the legends of thirteen twenty? You know the Ram chargers Don Garlic's Dick Landy, sox and Martin Don, the snake prudhomme Tom the Mongoose. McEwen the list goes on. The names Dragon Lady. You know it's like. You know you got surely Downey. There's just gosh. So much history there, and that's another reason why like to go on Youtube in. Just find any vintage drag racing videos that I can just watch him to take it all in because that was such an amazing time and Mo- part history that we can't forget about that stuff. We can't let it die and I think. You know other than watching videos are looking through magazines or seeing old pictures. I think the best thing that we can do aside from those things to help keep the culture alive is to. Do, these vintage style builds I. Think they're going to be really cool. Like this is what I would have done back then. I think that would be amazing and I think that you would get. A lot of Kudos, especially from the older crowd that was there during that time, so they could be like. Wow, yeah, this is exactly what it was like back then. The cool thing about Mo-. Parts says they will always be tied to drag racing. Just think about all the superstock cars, the nineties, the Hemi, Darts and Barracuda's the twelve superbeets and roadrunners, and then now you get in the modern era. You got the drag packs the SCAP pack thirteen twenties the demon. history is stacked with drag racing and. I think we can keep the vintage era alive by building cars that are vintage themed and I wanNA. See more of that, so hopefully you guys are on the same page. I just you know I see so many of these retired drag cars like the project car of the week this week. You know it didn't have the crazy graphics on it and it looked like just a grass roots. You know drag car that somebody had fun with on the weekends and I. Think it's awesome. But for me I'd have to be able to drive on the street to just so that I can show people what those cars were all about in their heyday, and that's something you don't see too often. I've never seen Dick Landy. Tribute car on the street. I've never seen a sox and Martin tribute car on the street. You know, but I have seen drag cars that people found and revived. At shows and let me tell you I've seen it firsthand. Those people will walk right pass to win car to look at this x drag car. That is still period correct, and it blows my mind, but that's kind of what inspired me I was at a show in Oregon, and I saw this guy who had a demon. That was as vintages you could get and I fell in love with that thing, and that's what clicked. The idea of Gosh I really WanNa, see more of these vintage drag cars. If you're out there, listening to this hopefully, maybe now you'll reconsider some of these drag cars. Then you know are in need of restoration and need to be revived. Hopefully you go. Okay, maybe I'll take that job on because these cars need to be saved. That's all there is to it and they're cool. I don't think I've ever met anybody. That's Sina vintage drag car. Even a magazine just didn't say. Wow, that's cool. You know what I mean, a gearhead, a true gearhead, and you know like I, said Mo Pars are just. The history is littered with drag racing. So it's part of our culture. Drag racing is and especially the vintage stuff, so let's keep it alive. And if you are interested in building a MO- Padre car whether vintage or a modern version. One thing I would suggest is going to visit my friends over ready chassis. You can find them at ready chassis dot shop. That's our EA D., Y. C. H., A.. S., S. I. S. Dot shop and what they can do is they can build you a Dick Landy replica. They can build you They can build you a her superstock. Dr Barracuda Replica! They can build you whatever you want. As far as a drag cargoes, and they specialize in it, so if maybe you want something more modern. Maybe you're a modern guy want. Drag Pack Challenger looking car. Maybe WanNA car like a drag pack challenger, but you know there's only a certain amount of drag pack challenges that exist well guess what ready chassis can build you one and you know if I had it my way I'd send my dark. How a sixty nine superstock replica built! Just because I don't have a sixty eight and I wouldn't want to convert mine into a sixty nine. I just WANNA take a sixty nine and imagine if Chrysler had said okay. We're GONNA. Continue this. We're going to continue building these super stocks into sixty nine I would love to have my dark converted to a sixty-nine superstock Hemi car, but with the modern generation with the modern third generation. Having I think that would be cool, but go visit my friends over already chassis. They can help you out. Maybe you've found a retired drag, aren't you? WanNa bring it back to life. See what they can do. If nothing else. They have a great site they also sell. Sell Parts, so you can go over there and get your parts and you know those guys are really cool, so go check them out once again. That's already chassis dot shop, and you can find the link in the show notes or show description or just by going to talking Mo- parts dot com. I have links to all my buddies over there that about wraps up our discussion on reviving old drag cars. If you find one, send me the link. I'd love to see it. I love just looking at them I. Think they're awesome and you know. Let's get those cars back on the road and especially. Let's get them back on the track. No par left behind. There you have it folks. Another episode. Talking Mope ours is in the books. That was another fun one I love vintage moped drag cars as you probably can tell by listening to this episode for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking. Mo- parts, dot, com and also don't forget. You can send me your stories, questions, comments, complaint, suggestions, and everything else on your mopey addicted mind to Chris at Talking Mo- dot Com or leave me a voice message on my voice mail box. Box At two zero nine twenty eight Mo par to hear yourself on the show and lastly folks, we now have merch in the talking Mo- parts merch shop. 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The Disrupted Meal Journey

Smart Kitchen Show

28:11 min | 2 years ago

The Disrupted Meal Journey

"Hey, this is Mike wolf welcome to the smirk and show. Today's episode is the audio from the very first session at this year's market to summit where I had John Jenkins and Dina Cowan, and we basically asked a couple questions we asked about you know, is the kitchen of the future even going to be there. We also just talked about what were these guys see the world going coming from very different perspectives. If you don't know Dana Callan, you should she's the longtime editor a food and wine. She's also the host of own podcast called called. Speaking broadly, Shechem recorded a couple podcast episodes at the show, they she actually publishing those now one jasmine crow of gooder and one of Amy gross with the mind south. And so you can check out for a look out for those. But our conversation with with John was really just kind of setting the table for the rest of the conference. And as you hear at the beginning. We actually have a visit from penny which was a robot. That was actually at the show she she came out and gave us water kind of a funnel forest to be in the show. But that's really hoping to have this conversation. I want to thank all of you for who came to smirk it to summit for those. You didn't hoping joy this podcast? A we'll be having more of the next few weeks from the show. It's also good to be back. We took a little bit of a break. After after the summit. We've been kind of busy publishing articles at the spoon. If you haven't checked out the spoon, spoon dot tech. Where we the way this news and analysis about what's happening in the future, food and just FYI. If you don't know this ready, you should know if you subscribe to the newsletter, we will actually be at CS with really the only Techint in Vegas during see. Yes. We're actually going to be having this event called Clive go to smirk some dot com and look for that you could Google food tech and see us you'll see us at the top. There. Just check it out. This event is is focused on basically showing product there. That's what is all about. So we have some great we have thirty or so companies already signed up to show off their products. So if you're. Member of the press feel free to sign up. If you're part of our community just ask for ticket. And now will prove you and we're looking forward to seeing you there in Vegas earthquakes for now. Let's get the podcast. Us one water. All right. Can we? That's one seen before. So. Yeah, thanks for coming up. I'm super excited. We're gonna grab some water here from penny, by the way, we have some water on your house. There's a tablet. I think you guys me. Chris Albrecht mentioned we're using the seeing experimenting with I think called slight. So is online pool if you go to slide dot com put in smart catch and eighteen you can ask questions. So we're going to try and do a question to at the very end from the audience. We'll see if we can do that. But I'm going to take a little Talbot to let me look that water guys. So even for my opening talk. And you know, what I love about talking to you guys to kick it off pinning. Is you come from very different perspectives. Right. Roseanne? You're managing food and wine for twenty years. JJ technologist. And so when I think about the recreation of the meal journey and the disruption of it. It is kind of this intersection too old and new in terms of kind of the way were were bringing new technology to thing that we've been doing for since the beginning of time. So let me start with you Dana we had earlier conversation. What are you most excited about a more skeptical about in terms of technology when it comes to our relationship? I'm excited about technology in that in the ways in which it can make cooking easier more enjoyable and Mark sensible. I'm extremely skeptical when it comes to things that seem like more work loaded with things that I don't need and cost money. So JJ when you when you think about it, we we had a conversation in in Ireland as well. Interesting conversation with Lulu for BBC where I think some of the folks look at what Heston is doing or just generally technology in the kitchen, and they're a little skeptical about it. So how do you? How do you remember that? Yeah. Yeah. I mean for me, the exciting part is I think a lot of these new technologies that were all playing with have the ability to fill a gap in learning to cook. You know, if you look back decades ago people used to spend time in the kitchen with their parents, and they would learn how to cook. Well, now, both parents are working sports after school. There's all this other stuff going on. And so there's a gap where people aren't learning how to cook. And I think tablets video screens assisted cooking devices can sort of fill that gap. In terms of skepticism. I would say like robot cooking is the thing. I'm most skeptical about where it's like push button. And it does absolutely everything for you. Because I think that in all talk about this a little bit tomorrow. You lose a lot of the joy of creation when you do that. When the robot is making the food and not you. I think you're talking about a generation latchkey kids. They're like, you know. Video enabled cook and gets. Yeah. I think it's really interesting to think about the difference in the way. People learn today versus like even the way they learn when I grew up, right? Like, I didn't grow up with a tablet in my hands the whole time. Right. But that's a very natural way for the kid born in the two thousands to to learn how to do something. So taking advantage of their way of learning. I think's really powerful. So I I showed that article in my opening talk. People are speculating, we'll even need kitchens in the future. Right. Because I mean, the the rising of the food delivery model is happening so fast, and I've heard your pockets you talked about that with the folks from eater a little bit. So do with people ordering food at the touch abundant Dana. Do you think we're even going to need kitchens in the future do going away? I think the kitchen will reshape itself in Wilmore f-. And I think that since we want everything onto manned immediately. A lot of. It's delivery and people have an obstacle because they don't necessarily know how to cook. Right. So if we want people to use the kitchen, our first the first thing, we need to do is find ways to find cooking exciting integrated into the light. But the way that I could see shave the kitchen changing is. It becomes a like a snack dispensary. It becomes a a cannabis dispensary. It becomes a a place where you recycle because you've had your food delivered. And you need a place to store it. I could see the appliances becoming smaller because you can get everything you need that day so easily like you see the the kitchen being something that's supplied by an outsider like farmers fridge. Except the home version to someone comes and puts kitchen as a service kitchen kitchen is a service in so many buildings that are being built today. There's a kitchen for the building and strangely. It's almost like the community model from you know, inch and times where there's a communal hearth. But there's a communal kitchen and there's a cook cooking for the communal kitchen, which puts a different type of pressure on your own kitchen. And then I think that kitchens, I guess they'd go on this for a while. So I'll stop that. I think that one of the things to keep in mind is that all people and L kitchens will not be created equal and the ability to personalise not have just right now, we have essentially one kitchen model that people plug into and there's one footprint, and I think what we're going to see what the kitchen of the future is much more flexibility and a reinvention of what that kitchen model looks like for those who really are delivery only for those who are really devoted cokes and that is their meditation. That's the way of life. That's how they gather and then somewhere in between. So I feel like it's the flexibility that we're really going to see. And is there like a lack, right? So, you know, oftentimes when we see a new idea new technology. It's kind of like an aftermarket and you'll eventually stir spaces changed around to fit. What's what kind of new innovation is, we aren't really seeing restaurants start to change to fit the delivery model. Right. So they're actually kind of building restaurants now with this idea that we're gonna be sending to result back, and you see one of the displays out here is the LARs power consortium. They're saying, hey, let's build wireless power charging into the countertop or JJ leaguers doing with has to maybe building it into ovens that come to your house near the lake what your technology is. So over time the space is so adapt to the behaviors which are often times driven by technology. So it's a little bit of a circle. Yeah. I mean, I think that's definitely true. That's how things come about. I think like my concern sort of back on the last question is like is cooking used to be the central thing that everybody did. Right. It's the way that you survived and ended also gave you some level of satisfaction is going to become purely a hobby for some small subset of people in if so that's really concerning to me as as a guy who makes kitchen appliances like I would like for lots of people to be cooking in. So to me if if what we're selling is purely like sustenance, right? Just purely the ability to eat. You'd really don't need a kitchen. You just don't right like food delivery is going to get better. And better we're going to have robot. Cars driving around your neighborhood that will pick up food from any restaurant you want and bring it to your house. We'll be super warm. It'll be perfect. In. It's hard to make any sort of economic case that it makes sense for you to be doing cooking at home. If all your cooking for is to get food to fill your stomach up. Right. So we better hope that there's something more that you get from cooking in my opinion. Right. That that there's some amount of pride in the thing that you've created in. If that's the thing that we managed to enable with us technologies, then I think we all have a really bright future. Otherwise, like, I think food delivery every night by a robot Uber eats, or whatever it'll be called. We'll be the way the future. Yeah. I think we're we're really pretty much halfway there. But I think that what that what that means is that anyone who is invested in appliances in in cooking in teaching in gathering actually needs to create even more of a movement of explaining why what the value is and really not actually selling the appliance talking about the appliance is really what is what's the emotional transaction that happens here because the physical transaction can be so easily replaced. Yeah. I definitely agree that figuring that out. I think is the key. And I'm not sure that any of us is cracked that nut yet. Right. Like where we figured out the end all solution to to getting people there. But I think it's probably the most important question that we face as sort of an industry right now is how to get how to create. That healing and people into give them that emotional connection to what they're doing. Yeah. I totally agree. And I think are we we're trying to disagree and I disagree with you. So is this are we moving towards a world potentially where there's like service. It's a service kitchen is a service bureau. Right. Where you just have people plugging in like, I want you mentioned the can dispensary the buttons for the different Grupp button. Maybe so I don't think that's a bad thing. Because you maybe need to warn food you need. Maybe neither heat the food. Maybe there are cohorts, right? Or maybe I'm a different cohort depending on the day of the week during the middle of the week. I'm just pushing buttons in robot delivers it to my house on the weekends. I wanna practice JJ. Maybe you're saying this f I just gets easy to push the button. Then ultimately, I just never do that practice cook on the weekend or any I never kind of dive into that part of my why or why would you even waste the time and money to have space in equipment to do that. Right. Like I live in Seattle. Right. Five hundred dollars a square foot for a house in the city, right? My kitchen's one hundred twenty five square feet. So I paid fifty items sixty two thousand five hundred dollars. Just for the square footage that my kitchen occupies in. Then I get to go spend fifteen grand on appliances to put in it. And then I get to go spend money to actually buy the food. And then I have to spend my time to prepare it like there's no economic case for me to cook food there really isn't it would be cheaper for me to just get restaurant food delivered every night. But I still cook. In the reason, I cook is that like it's cool when something comes out right or when you can impress your friends with something that you've made in. So the question is how do we make that feeling easy to attain relatively easy to team on a regular basis for people? I think the other thing that we're talking about is the the notion of the maker, and you being the maker and as our lives are increasingly overtaken by technology. There's very little actually that you need to make at all. And the kitchen as the maker room is very compelling as the the relief from everything else that is done for you. But again, it needs to be its own its own reward right yet t- to your point Michael where you talked about pushing the button like if I go to the microwave, and I put some popcorn in there. And I hit one button in popcorn comes out. Do I feel any joy at the end of that? Right. Like, I don't know. I didn't do anything. I didn't have anything really to do with the preparation of that other than hitting a button like whether I hit a button on my microwave or hit a button on a web browser to get popcorn delivered to my house. I don't care. It's the same thing. Right. So we'd better be creating something better than just hitting a button, in my opinion, and are these things mutually exclusive. Right. So this idea of the maker space. And technology. I mean, people see the kitchen is the last bashing kind of the last out against technology. I get in there and give an answer not keyboarding all day in the kitchen. Can you still see technology come into the kitchen for those folks or the mutual suits? I think technology is essential in the kitchen as our hands. Right. I mean for years, we would ask the question. What's your favorite piece of equipment in the kitchen? And the chefs would say like, my hands are my favorite piece of equipment. But there's also a lot of people whose would say that they're quizzing artists our favorite piece of equipment, or I mean, I'm more modern version, but the I think what's interesting is everything that we use in the kitchen aside aside from our hands is enabled by technology. So it is doing it together. But I think it's it's investing the intellect in. In the in the the wave food is being made rather than the pressing a button. And I also agree that it's it. It's not it's not a monolithic. And from what I understand from builders. The kitchens, even though you're economic argument makes a ton of sense. And we know where delivery is. I think that the today, which is ubiquitous and where it will be in the future, which is even more ubiquitous. There's change in people's mind about the rule of the kitchen is very slow to change. So I think people would rather have the six toe, which is the kitchen and say sometimes it's going to help me to walk then eliminate the kitchen and have no hope for that kind of gathering. Yeah. I mean, I think I would sort of disagree with the premise of your question, actually, this sort of question. Do we need technology mccutchen? Like, you have technology in your kitchen like in your cooking over an open fire in your kitchen with your meat on a stick like you're using kitchen, right like, and if you're using a metal pan while you're not using a clay pot which came before that. Right. And so like, I get this. I hear this comment a lot. Oh, I don't wanna use this device because it's technology, and I don't want technology, you're using technology. Everyday technology is this giant evolutionary process. It's not stopping today. It will continue on. And so the only question is is like what's your relationship with that technology? At this moment. Right because your relationship will change with it over time. They're early adopters early adopters. That's fine. In. So I think right now, we're at this moment where there's a bunch of early adopters trying a bunch of new things some of those things will fail and fade away the ones that are good. We'll survive in evolve further, but this notion that we haven't actually used technology in the kitchen before to me is just it's nonsensical. Right. Like, there's boatloads of technology in your kitchen. Okay. So we're totally green with each other. So I'm going to change the topic. You've said that there's a bunch of things that have failed that will fill in those it will succeed from where you sit which is really at the white hot center. What have you seen that? In fact, does make in addition to pest in of course. Make the meal journey much more exciting easier more accessible and something to look forward to which is I think I really love your comment about joy. Because in fact, that is joy in connection. Right or what the heart of the kitchen is. And if it's nibbled by technology, so better. So what would that be for me just in? I hate to say this this way, the power of screens in the kitchen is important the ability to show someone how to do something that they don't know. How to do is just a stunningly important a good example, we do user testing on all the recipes and the shelves. Are we have chefs who create these recipes that really good cooks in like they'll say, oh, everyone knows how to cut an apple right? Like in. It turns out you do use your testing when there's no video on the how to cut in apple step, and you get all kinds of crazy things that people do with that. And the chefs are like watching on video tearing their hair out going. Oh my God. How can people not know how to do this? Right. And so for me, I think this notion of being able to show people how to do something is really important, and you see a lot of products in betting that right? So I'm on tablets, some rain hood some on refrigerator panels. And so I think that's one that's likely to be powerful in the long run. Now, the cool part about that is the different types of ways you can make content for that. And the different perspectives. You can have are like wide open. And so I think it allows for a lot of creativity and diversity of but using that same technology of a screen, and what about voice, what about voice? This sort of a I don't know. I'm a fan of the right tool for the right job voices sort of this hype cycle of technologies, I think right? Let me ask you. Right. So you work for food and wine for twenty years and in putting wine, duh, did do a lot of recipes. If I'm right from crack that was found out and so coming at it from that perspective. And you see these new tools, I actually agree with you that I think I'm a very visual person. So like, a voice instructed recipe for me doesn't necessarily, but in Tanna, I'm like a dual mode makes what do you think in terms of like these new technologies just to show people out of cooking guided through, but it was something you think could replace that paper recipe and food and wine. I think that a funny things that I learned was that we had a tight seven million meters. And I've got to talk to a lot of people in it say. I started out saying I'm I got they was had food. And I'm like, oh, that's so nice. Is there a recipe particularly love like I don't actually use the recipes. I just like this sort of world of food right because there's such an obsession with food. So I'm not as worried about replacing the paper recipe as encouraging people to cook. Because even this dedicated audience, they really loved the lifestyle around the food. So, but can you formats inspire people to cook more so than like an old format, right? So. Question Mark, like I'd love to know the date that because when I what I learned was that people who love cooking. They've figure it out. And it's a it's a passion and they enjoy the journey. They would enjoy the journey whether they were being helped by video for something that was a difficult technique or they enjoy the journey whether they were using paper recipe, but I'm more concerned. But all those people who are trying to get over the hill, and that will be the meal kit people so the milk, and they want to they want to cook. And the idea of the milk is you learn techniques similar to what you were saying you learn technique, and then that you can use it later on right to make your own meals. But I think that there's so my hope would be that the video would be an inspiration and make it easier to cook. And the integration is a great way to get new people to want to cook. But I think it needs to be made a personalized exciting. And diverse. I'm curious how you think about those people that read food and wine, but don't actually cook. Right. Because one of the things I spent a lot of time in a lot of people's kitchens is still the nicest kitchens, I've been writing had these super high end appliances and just beautiful cookware in all completely brand new and you start talking to the kitchen. It's amazing. Like, you must cook it on. I don't I don't really cook. It all right. And you look in the oven. And there's no no grossness in the oven at all from it ever have been news in like, I see a lot of that. And it sounds like maybe I don't need you encountered a lot of people like that over your years in. I don't know what your perspective on on that. And like how we get those people to do something different. I guess I think that those people loved the lifestyle of food, and they really don't cook. And they have so many fantastic options to eat really really well. And so we're trying to convince people who already eat very well through other means whether they go to the grocery store in the grocery stores, providing them with great food. That's. Been prepped and all they have to what what I've seen is that people think of cooking as actually what I would call planning because I takes Rakuita and cheese, and that's the meal or they take prep veges, and like maybe the heat them, but roast chicken, and so there's a lot of composing rather than cooking. And so I just not to make it circular. But it comes back to those are the most committed because these fabulous kitchens. What do you do to make them wanting us them, I'm going to try? We're gonna try to go some some audience questions. Like, I said, we're experimenting if we can get questions on the screen. We'll see if this works if not we'll we'll keep talking because I found out this is one of the things I don't have wifi turned on. So I don't have that big questions. So. Stuck not working? Well, I think he's something you just brought up really interesting to me, which is if you go walkout in this lobby here. I'm a part of this, right? The devices you're gonna see out there are generally, speaking, not inexpensive. In in. So we're certainly targeting a high end early adopter part of the market. It sounds like from based on what you said actually, the problem that needs to be addressed maybe providing tools technology and techniques for people of lesser means. Right. And in I don't know that any of us here at least based on what I've seen are like laser focused on that problem right now, actually think the interesting thing about that problem when you look ahead, and you look at the gym z, and you look at people who are concerned about I mean, I think one of the questions we haven't really really addressed as how does the kitchen fit into the entire ecosphere of what people are concerned about right now at least in the food world. The obsession is. You know, those with less means jen's e saying I'm not gonna have the money in the future. I'm concerned about the environment unconcerned about the workers. Right. And so that they're all these moral questions that come up, and how does it kitchen into the moral question in what way does cooking actually fit in beautifully into that solution because I think that we've had talking about, you know, the ark site one of the arts we had with the rise of the. Interested in food and at its pinnacle all the star chefs and all the sex pill round, everything that meant everyone was going out. But I think there will be some kind of turning inward that. On the younger the population driven by money student debt and also driven by the notion of. You know, that they don't always want to be out and connecting with people, but the sense of isolation. So is there is there some way in which you actually address that in reshaping the kitchen for that. I don't know. I think it's a that's a fascinating question. I think it's happy camp products. Right. I mean, you seen packaging and people were thinking about more sustainability. But like, you're definitely right? How do we address that in the kitchen from clicking perspective? I think is an interesting conversation. You talked a little bit about jen's Iverson's Montiel's. Do you see a difference in terms of millennials is that ship sail or they hardened in their behavior or they still shave a bowl in terms of lake teaching them and getting them to love cooking, which I think they are doing ready to a certain degree. Some are so Marcus in just talking to people every day at different ages about food. I. In their habits have their eating habits. So right now, I'm working with. Vast farm forward restaurant group, right? And so we're all about food from the farm. It's really millennial. A millennial thing I feel like when we bring the farm into the kitchen, we're going to get those millennials. And we bring the values into the kitchen. It'll be very interesting. I don't know that the ship has sailed, but they seem less. They seem apologetic about the relationship with technology. Like, I just it all happened to after me. And I just think that's fascinating. Well, that's just not true to say to my generation, but they do feel a little bit less interested a little bit more divorce from it. Whereas I think there's such a huge opportunity to combine all these different aspects with the jen's. Well, we're about out of time. So I want to give you guys a big round of applause. Thank you guys. Everyone listening to the smart kitchen show. Check out the smart could your summit at smart kitchen, some dot com. Find more content at the spoon dot tech. And make sure you get more smart catcher shows in apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts until next time. This is Michael Wolff every week.

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What Does the End of Nomiku Mean for Consumer Sous Vide?

Smart Kitchen Show

28:13 min | 1 year ago

What Does the End of Nomiku Mean for Consumer Sous Vide?

"So we're here. We're recording your editor. podcast Chris Albrecht just mentioned that. We're one week out from Christmas. Eve exciting nerve wracking. I haven't finished my shopping thing before we get into that What's go around the horn? I mentioned you Chris. How're you doing good? Thanks Mike. Happy Holidays happy holidays. I'm going to call you catherine lamb today Catherine Great. I just had a Christmas cookies for breakfast. So I'm in a very good place and in judging by your name on the podcast for those listeners. Know when we signed into our podcast recording we can pick makeup our name Jin Marston. Chosen to Carcelle humbug today. So you're not the holiday spirit. Jen I take it Oh you know I'll get there. She's got yeah I have a week. Yeah maybe maybe Catherine. Send me some of those Christmas cookies. That'll do the trick Christmas cookies. You're you're making Christmas. Cookies sent them around. Well they're there nondenominational holiday cookies but yes do they have. CBD In them not this batch. That's you're giving me some good ideas shoot. You put a warning on them if you're giving them to families and say hey this question is the question is much more fun to not put a warning on them and and see what happens very true. I'll let you guys know what went down next year. When we check back in the tension over those like tenth political conversations at Holiday Family family dinners? Maybe could just be more relaxed. Even though you know it's just GonNa be Kinda roll extra muscles a little bit man. Chill out all right. Let's Talk Food Tech One of the big stories of the past week I wrote about it. Was this past Friday. I We wrote about the news at Phnom Eq- A seminal an early consumer SUV startup was shutting. Its doors and they shut the doors. Basically last Friday us is a pretty quick thing was no roe forewarning I had a chance to talk with Lisa fetterman about the news and what she just told me is like they just couldn't make it work they can make it work. They have pivoted a year ago to also really start delivering food and center the company on basically since Zubeidi meals But and then the day this started to to struggle she'd indicated. They would need to raise money if they were to kind of sustain themselves in the long term and it just wasn't in the cards so This is interesting. I think it's maybe a little bit of a sign some of the struggles. Some of these startups have had Chris. You've been covering these company company. Says well what do you. What did you think this news at the risk of sounding I? It didn't surprise me is what I should say right because as you pointed out in your Article Mike you broke this story That they had pivoted sort of from hardware right there are a bunch of sous. vide out there I I got really into sous vide two years ago especially when I first started working at the spoon and then since then have been like. It's just too much work. You know you have to bring it back a water bath up to temperature sure and then you have to. You know sue the meat for however like an hour or whatever and then you have to finish it off and I know that Nanako pivoted more towards meals but it just seemed like I don't know it didn't seem like it was it didn't surprise me what I should say. They haven't gained it. Seems like nobody's really talking about them. it wasn't I duNno top of mind in any of anybody that I've talked with so and the combination of like a meal delivery delivery service. We've just seen those just haven't really worked that well especially when you're a small company like Nanako. I think what you said where it just takes too long long. It's not all that convenient really gets to the heart of it right. I mean I think we've learned from this That you know sous vide cirque. Waiters are not the next microwave as as much as they wanted to be that. I think that there's been attempts to make Su Vida easier to do because it is time consuming process almost by definition. So that's that's what really I think. It was at the core of their idea. Let's do these ready meals and just you know. Hey people just kind of put up you press the button and go but then the today's still takes twenty minutes half an hour. So it's it's just not the microwave on it takes too long and I think you know we also a little bit of a similar attempt by chef steps. Were they try to do their severity sauces. Because another competition is hey if I cook probably sauce together and wait another half an hour. It's a lot of work. So chef steps tried to go down that path and they didn't work in as we saw earlier this year chef steps also basically had had some struggles had basically Almost all do a significant amount of layoffs and then got acquired by reveal what followed or what came before that was a year a year ago or so. San Sayer shadow store. So it does seem like we're kind of seeing being essentially a changing of the guard or a really kind of a the consumer saving market Kind of reaching end of chapter the only really big exit we we saw was a Nova right well and even think about a Nova is coming out with a steam oven right. So they're kind of expanding beyond the SUV lead wand and in another startup. We mentioned it. In terms of kind of the SUV lead the carnage lack of a better term. Is I shop. which was a company that I for one of the first I companies? I wrote about it the spoon which was their whole meal Kit Hook was they created really tasty proteins steaks also buco and chicken And then would shrink wrap them so all you had to do them and they got out of and even part of the deal was when you when you got a subscription or order to box. They sent you a free SUV. He'd wand and they after awhile after not that long. I think less than a year around here. They got out of that business entirely because there then pivoted towards Other more business B. Two B. any type stuff but they were like even they recognized. They couldn't make any money off it yet. It's like this combination of like businesses where you try to combine hardware and meal delivery. These companies are trying to emulate in a way what what we saw a successful recipe successful kind of formulation in the coffee market with Espresso and courage. But as we weren't it's not really quite the same. I mean I think that there are companies like all of that actually are seeming to make a go of it but by and large that seems more accepting the exception to the rule. I think the differentiator that you pointed out Mike and why they're not the next. Microwave is just speed like Chris. Chris you said it to. I gotTA sued last year. Granted I betcha -Tarian so I don't use it as much. It's mainly for me but it's just the time thing I'm like okay. It takes thirty. He minutes lease to bring the water up to her alone. And then you have to cook it low and slow then you have to sear it. And even when I used the sauces from jewel the jewel ready saucers. That's a cool idea. But when I can just nuke something in the microwave or a frozen meal or any of these other things you're saying that just give you much more instantaneous results it's just it's not feasible for a week night really. Yeah I would agree with that. It almost seems like there. The SUV market is is trying to appeal to consumers who want convenience but then not delivering on that convenience what has taken off over the past year or two who is another category in air. fryers right so it's that isn't a category which allows you to cook food fairly quickly and it's a fairly straightforward thing. You put something in like a chicken chicken nugget out of the out of the frozen your freezer and it cooks at at you in a much. Taste your way much better way than than a microwave would and then also we seem to obviously the rapid rise in kind of runaway success of incident pop but that's cooking basically more complicated meals right. The thing about it is largely cooking by and large the slab of meat. Most people are used to throwing that on a grill. I I think there's room for new categories have further consumer kitchen and and we've seen that with the rise of air frying and pressure cookers. But we just I think consumers basically just tried seed and then it's just found largely too difficult. Yeah I mean. I used to work in a restaurant. That was the first time I ever saw us. WHO'VE E to veto their meat I think for something like that? It makes a lot of sense. 'cause you want it to be perfect time there's a lot of consistency but just it's too much trouble for home. Cook Cut. So that's one category of product that we've seen rise and start to inner struggles. But I still feel like. There's a lot of other categories trying to make a breakthrough. Chris you wrote wrote a piece just yesterday about some hits and misses in kitchen tech kickstarter. Talk about some things you saw this past year. kickstarter continues to be a place where entrepreneurs can crowd fund gets lots of money to fund their food tech dreams product ideas. It seems like if you really want to make money go do something in coffee or booze or some kind of drink because of the of the ones we covered last year the majority were Some related to drink so there was the coffee grinder which just launched last week and they've already raised more than six hundred thousand dollars and still have more than fifty days to go in their kickstarter. Your campaign The most T- decanters or brewer. I should say the UK G- Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Maker the Travel L. D. Kanter the stacy's clay called homebrew Schiller. Like all of these things are around. Well not only drinks but also passions right so beer making the coffee audience as anybody who's written the Spoon Jen and Katherine. I note like if we write about coffee. We get It gets a ton of traffic. There's such a rabid community around that that it's not a surprise that you're able to say. Hey if I can help you make your coffee better or more precise there are lots of people who are willing to spend a fair amount of money. I think the the owed grinder was like a two hundred forty nine bucks for preorder and all it does was grind. Your coffee and you can only do it. One batch at a time didn't even have a hopper on the top so You you know along with this though we've also covered throughout the year. How some of these have gone bust right like right press made its money? Last year they raised more than a million dollars for their no mess. French press but but then they still haven't really delivered tobacco's yet and The website has gone dark at different points and people are super backers. Are just like hey I spent you know. And they're just they're left holding the bag. which is caveat emptor and they and they take out? Thank anger on you Chris. Because you're one of the few people that I know that drake direct their anger somewhere much like the people who are curious about spin seemed to like come to meet asked me about it because We cover this so closely you know. Another emerging category that. I haven't seen on your but it just seems like in the last two months I've seen a new ways to basically take food to work or to school like these kind of smart food containers. Have you noticed kind. I'm an uptick in those that category. Too that I've written about the heat box and the knee oven are both very stylish. Modern Day lunchboxes. If you will that you can put your food food in and then it'll heat You can use an APP to set it to heat at a particular time the neon also comes with modules like a blender and a chiller so you can keep things things cold refrigerated or make a SMOOTHIE You know both of these got funded and are supposed to ship next year. The one and that was really surprising. And Catherine I appreciate your take on. This was arc reusable food containers. You wrote about them. We all thought that was a really good idea but they couldn't. They didn't even get funding. They they didn't even hit their goal. That was surprising to me. I mean so for anyone who doesn't know which probably most people didn't get funded so arc resembles is a career container that you're meant to take to like sort of fast casual place like to put layer even like a whole foods Fast or hot lunch area. And then you fill it up and you take it away. And they're silicon silicone so you can easily wash them In the dishwasher sure they are have specific measurements inside of them so that the really easy for food service workers to fill with. Say Half a cup of something I wonder if a lot of the issue was around. People just not really moon like thinking of that miss chest. Tupperware substitutes which aren't quite as appealing link. But really their whole thing was like no. This isn't just to keep your leftovers and is to take to these places these hot bars whatever and to fill up So that you're reducing using the amount of Single use plastics take away containers and I also wonder if some of the issue was food service not really wanting these sort of things things out there because even though like in California they're putting some regulations in place to encourage consumers to bring their own containers a lot of places. You go in and I've tried to do this before but like Oh could you possibly like even with coffee being like oh I brought man mug some places. Let's say we can't accept that for health reasons and so I think some people might have been skeptical optical about whether these would actually be accepted a lot of the places they go and eat. Yeah I think part of the problem is I think consumers are still trying to learn about what silicone is. I mean I think there's been a huge like it was a slow bill for Sasser so stature is basically a replacement for a ziplock bag. It's reusable what I like about. It is that you can cook can actually put it in a microwave and heat it whereas the thought of microwave is being a ziplock bag. I- Decision Eh. So yeah you could save eat it so like I think I think these types of like these categories containers are definitely gonna find more traction I also defined. I just had a fatal flaw on their kickstarter in that they had a forty thousand dollar goal and they reach twenty four thousand dollars which is a lot of money on almost three hundred backers but they just they set their target too. I so it's almost like basically a designer around their campaign but I I yeah. I'm surprised as to make it but I think this category in general is going to get more trashing. Yeah Yeah and interestingly. They also have operations based in the Netherlands. I believe as well and there's very successful so I think it's definitely partially the goal being really high and partially just attitudes consumers like in Europe. Maybe they're more open minded towards this less of a single use mentality whereas in the US might not be as willing to sort of pay for Pay To go out of our way to use something beyond just sort of maintenance of a single use container and in contrast we saw like a runaway success for go The ghosts on folks with their reasonable cutlery and they were. They're the folks that made the solar powered ovens and they went to cut. Were Colori that you can basically put in your in your wallet and take out at a restaurant and they raised three hundred thousand on. That Ginny wrote about them and I did. I think I'd put them in my gift guide but Catherine wrote about them as well. Thank you can share and you both white idea. I wake idea. Well I think as opposed to a reusable full container. The appealing thing about goes. Oh son is that it's small. Yeah it's supposed to fit inside your wallet or you're not going to take up a bunch of space. I think the one like the the difference in one of the reasons I wasn't necessarily one hundred percent surprised by arc not our campaign not being that successful because go sons convenient. You put it in your wallet. You put it in your purse. You don't have to think about it whereas something bigger you have to Kinda Hall around all day if you're going to use is it and I I think a lot of You know it's like quick service restaurants a spur of the moment purchases usually so you may not necessarily have it on you whereas theoretically at least you could just be carrying a thing of goes on cutler around with you everywhere you go and never think twice about it why thickest gets the magic combination of of like convenience and low consumer friction as well as like brings value to the consumers. You have to hit and some of these hit that some of them. Don't some people just want like cool cooking or coffee gadgets. And those always seem to do well but it always is like a mystery to predict what will succeed. Or what won't another prediction that about whether something will succeed or not is I predict a blue bottles GONNA struggle or they're going to completely zero waste in two thousand twenty they You may you wrote about this Jen. This past week a blue bottle coffee which has always been fairly progressive in terms of their You know some of the things. They're trying to attempt in trying to nudge. Their consumer stores better behavior. This is a really big one. They're trying to basically move towards zero waste that's all that's a big ass for their consumers and what they're going to have to to put up with. I think Chris Rock is D.. Convincing or makes them things west convenient for the consumer. Do you think that we ought to do it. You know I'm with you. I think the Sounder Brian Mehan in the announcement about it he straight up said this could be a huge failure an operational struggle and difficult difficult for consumers. So I I think they're aware But yeah I mean I think over all of a sudden even progressive chain like bluebottle which is always kind of appealed to a more progressive audience. I think in terms of these sustainability measures to overhaul your entire operation so that it's zero waste so that's you know not just reusable coffee cups that you have to now put a little deposit on and then remember bird to take it back to get it cleaned. It's if you want to whatever order at croissant. Like it's not gonNA come in a little one of those little paper bags. It's going to be unreasonable containing it. Just seems like a very expensive operation that you know. It makes me wonder why they're choosing going to overhaul the entire thing at once. As opposed to slowly introducing pieces of zero waste in Over say the course of a couple years And Yeah I mean I. I have to be honest. I'm a little bit skeptical about whether or not they're going to successfully successfully becomes zero waste across their US stores in twenty twenty but there's no doubt what they're doing is is gutsy and it's kind of a big moonshot type of approach. Chris you you wrote about it in the newsletter you compare them with the Tesla truck in terms of like. They're basically pony on muscular sink. Think for hit. Whatever one thinks? We're just going to do this. The cyber truck to be more specific just to make sure the right nomenclature. Yeah no I like you know I'm a big Fan. I had a college professor who once said that. He's a big fan of vertical cuts instead of horizontal cuts. The idea being that you just lop off something entirely and get the pain over with and I agree with what everybody's saying here right like this could be disastrous for the company. But if you're going to try it anywhere try it with blue bottle in a town. That's you know. They're based out of San Francisco and The it's a very progressive town bunch of techie people who who is ostensibly at least one to save the world I what I like is just. It's not a half. I like that. It's not a half-measure. I liked that he. They're just going all in Indus. I get we. It's something's gotTa be done. So let's do it like it always bothers me when I go into a place a you know like if I go to get I don't know like a croissant. Or whatever I don't need the bag I don't need you know I can. That's just more waste so I applaud it. I think it's great and I think it is very muskie in lower haight. Elon on. Musk he is doing his best to just drag us into the future With electric vehicles solar power. hyperloop all those things so you. So you know I'm all Bravo I say that'd be clapping Muskie in Muskie if if he if come out with the Cologne. I think you should call it muscular or just. Musk also interesting to me. That bluebottle Nestle right owns the majority stake in them. So you know this could function a couple of ways like one. They sort of have that assurance that they have like a big company like Nestle backing then. It's maybe a little bit it less of a risk to do something like this but it's also cool that Nestle is like all right with us and supporting it. Yeah it seems like something that could have just been killed in like some in the bowels of some Nestle Esley meeting somewhere said now knows I imagine blue bottles probably like a rounding error for Nestle. Yeah yeah true but this could be a cool way for them to be like look. We're progressive we're Nestle but we love zero ways like look we're supporting bluebottle and then blue motto yet to do it. Yeah I mean in Nestle's European right I honestly think there's a difference oftentimes between the sensibilities and and kind of like the abrasive. How much accompanying braces sustainability in a European company versus a North American? uh-huh yeah so this make some people uncomfortable. You know much like The Cyber Trek makes people a little bit uncomfortable about the future. But I'm telling you something that makes me. Maybe some people really uncomfortable this idea of like making milk without humans Catherine. You're about turtle tree labs last week this this company that looks who is looking to create milk from Lactating mammary gland cells. Talk about this dystopia kind of futuristic product. We may have some day. Yeah for sure. So they're based in Singapore and they as you said make They basically like lab grown meat but they just take the mammary gland cells of any animal. And then Put it in a solution and it the cells lactate so then they can separate the milk out from the cells so you know they can do that from cows. They can do that from sheep they can do that from goats and they can do it from humans so Interestingly enough I spoke to their CEO and CTO last week and in or two weeks ago and they said that their first product will likely be with their calling human milk AK press milk because It's quite a hyper hyper. Like they can enter the market in a much higher price point than you know. There's tons of alternatives to knock out there oatmeal. Whatever almond milk that are relatively inexpensive? It's bad the only alternative breastmilk is extremely expensive per lacked And they're hoping that they can Start selling relatively quickly by entering the market with human milk. I have no doubt though a there will be a market for this always is particularly high price point And we all know that MOMS want the best for their kids into this promises. Just maybe a better milk than like formula at the end. They can't afford proactive. OR THEY WANNA know turn into that. I'm sure they'll find the market It just feeds into the like the idea of it is just kind of weird so I'm just wondering if from abroad market basis that people be able to get used used to this idea. Yeah I don't know I mean. People are already not totally on board with the idea of cultured meat or eggs or whatever to begin again with the The gets like four and ten consumers the number kind of goes around but like that's how many people are like. Yeah we try this. Maybe we'll give it a go but it's a very narrow line to cross to go from like this is an interesting thing and it's really environmentally-friendly like there's an argument. Environmental Leeann to reducing our reliance. It's on animals by making meat and other ways you know human stuff is it's also just a lot more personal and a little bit more. Grossing roasting at like. It grosses people out a lot more quickly. I think just because we're like WHOA. That's crossing a line that like we're not okay with and they're making human milk like where else will we be going with this technology like. It's not just limited to like making it more ethical steak on your plate it can go a lot of different directions and some them. We might not be okay with so so I'm wondering Canada. I don't know if you know this. But who would they be disrupting in sort of the human milk space right because part of the issue with lab grown meat is that you have a lot of Interested traditional like incumbent. Party's who don't want it to succeed right your got your cattle ranchers in your your meat processors so they actively want to sort of muddy the waters around what is processed and what is lab. Grown meat You know I'm a middle aged dude dude so I I don't. I have very wary of stepping into sort of any debate around Breast Milk. I know that it can be a struggle for a lot of women just being being data knowing MOMS who struggle with it. But I'm just kinda curious. Is there at a that sort of speaks to me to the market for it like human milk is because I don't know if there is is a big big in all caps big human milk industry. That is that is that could be threatened by it. There's really only one other option right now. which which is pro acta which is basically as far as I know in some limited research here? It's women who donate their breast milk. That then pasteurized tries and given to babies specifically I think in hospitals which is where I maybe see this product at least at first like given to sort of preemies babies that may be would would benefit from whatever is impressed. That's not in formula Or then eventually I could see if things get more normalized it could be moms. who like? Maybe can't breastfeed breastfeed or don't want to X. Y. Z.. But for right now there's really only one competitor proactive and it is very expensive. It's like hundreds of dollars per bottle. which is the price of the turtles relapse? Elapsed would be well. That's that for this this week. Who else has any Any sort of shopping to do Catherine. You don't do your shopping. I have one gift remaining for my mom Tom. Sorry Mamata listening but I have ideas. We won't tell her walk. Chris does your mom. Listen to the podcast you no. I don't know if she does. I know she reads critical. I don't know she listens to the case he could tell us. How did you get any get food? Tech for I did so mom if you happen to be listening turnoff not off now I actually back to speaking of hardware. I actually backed of the Brew Tea Maker which now that I think about it. I forgot to mention in my roundup. Ironically really it is a countertop tea maker and what I like about it is that it only it only bruce like one cup of tea at a time so you can put in loose leaf tea. They drink a lot of tea on rather than boiling an entire kettle of water they can just put in the loose leaf brew that one cup of tea at the temperature they want and they're done with the Nice hopefully won't arrive by Christmas but hopefully a it will get made And be They'll you know it it will come out and I can go to him at some point in the next year. Jen What did you get for your family. Any sort of food tech gifts Well like Chris Justin Justin. I'll tell my mom to quit listening if she wants. I did get her an ember because she is definitely a woo. ooh always running to the microwave to heat up. Really love your mom. You know it's Nice. Yeah show look through food tech Yeah I have to be honest. I'm one of those people who Forgets to shop and then panics at the last minute so I'll give it a few days and I'll be thinking about that stuff. I thought that showed love through food. Tech's should be like our new catchphrase I like That's next year. Next year's holiday gift guide tagline. That is all right guys. Well this Oughta Fun mm-hmm we will probably take next week off. Enters a podcast so everyone who is listening have a great holiday season and enjoy and spread left through. Thanks everyone everyone.

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Episode #23: Direct Connections - Chuck & Matt McMurray

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Episode #23: Direct Connections - Chuck & Matt McMurray

"Welcome to episode number twenty. Three of talking Mo- pars and the first edition of direct connections. My guest today are Chuck and Matt. Mcmurray the founders and brains behind ready chassis DOT COM and HEMI PAGES DOT COM so without further ado. If you are a MO- pont who's IUS than you are in the right place? Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best part is driven podcast on planet earth. And I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the Mo par and this is talking. Mo- pars direct connections. You're listening to talking parks with the car. Hunter your direct mention all things. Mo- part all right introducing my guests for the first edition of direct connections. Chuck mcmurray and his son. Matthew mcmurray guys. Are you doing good good and happy Easter by the way Yeah Happy Easter? Do you guys to before we get into your current mo par endeavors. Let's rewind time a little bit and chocolate start with you. What got you into Mope ours. So it's an interesting thing. There was a A nineteen eighty eight hot rod magazine. Maybe it was car craft and they had the the top ten fastest cars of all time and they were measuring the cars in various road courses in quarter miles and things like that and so you know at the age of thirteen. I was really into like Lamborghini. Coon Tauch Ferraris did not the cars and car that owned the quarter mile for that particular top. Ten that they did was a sixty two Max Wedge Dart Right which is the opposite looking of a Lamborghini coon touch and I was just completely floored that something that was that ugly could be that fast and so that kind of caught my eye and from then on I just started picking up reading magazines and kind of following the Mo par story and of course once you get into the four twenty six Hemi content and you realize how many engines they own in straight line racing. They've been pretty much the dominant force when it comes to top fuel and those types of engines and things and so I stuck with it then Got Into my own cars. When I was fourteen. My Dad let me by a seventy four valiant with three hundred bucks out of a walgreens parking lot in Chicago knew nothing about it. You know toward the slant six out and and learned the hard way and After that got into a sixty six cornet and from then on it was it became pretty natural to me to be able to fix stuff was always kind of good with my hands and just fell in love with the brand which was weird because in the early nineties you know. Mo- par didn't have nearly what they have today. Or what the late sixties so sure it was definitely a hard time to be the underdogs so to speak. Definitely Matthew. What about you? Obviously your dad had to have some sort of influence on you and your love of no go ahead. Go ahead and tell your side of the story. Yes so I mean I've actually got two different peaks Because I'm interested in both old offers annual And the the new generation are and actually both have to drexel cars that he's bought so that goes twelve years old. My Dad Decides to tell me. Hey we're going up to Wisconsin and we're GONNA TALK HUNDRED DOLLAR. Nineteen Sixty six dodge. Coronet THE ROAD. Kill the road kill influence. We actually did have a pretty big influence. And I can't leave that part out because I started watching roadkill with him and that definitely sparked the interest in him to want to go and fight in this car. So it's kind of whole cycle on. We started with them. And so when up to Wisconsin? We bought this car and drove at six hours home and it was incredible. That was we almost did. Maybe almost didn't make it. We ended up. You ended up getting home all right and we spent six months with that car before we decided to try it out for our newest nineteen seventy-three Dodge coronet which we still have today. But then so that's my interest in Olmo parts. That's how it all started and now since day. I'm actually driving a nineteen seventy seven plymouth. Which we bought on Saint Patrick's Day this year green current Saint Patrick's Day in and right around the same time my dad decides to get a two thousand ten dodge challenger Archie. And I'll be honest at first I was not kind of it. I was Kinda weird new car. He's always had cars around and then we decided to take it out to route. Sixty six raceway out here. Julia took it down the track. And I for some reason to seeing the car out on the track comparing its other cars. My Dad was out there I was like this is so awesome just the track experience everything about it and pretty much that moment on just seeing the cargo down the track during during a testing tune into it was awesome. Was that your first time at the drag strip. No I've been since I was like three dragged him out every summer and spring we would go down there and go to the MCA events and took him to the Shows when he was so young. The only thing you wanted to do is by matchbox cars and free ice cream. I think the influence of seeing enough of it you know. He started to kind of pick up the hobby and took to it. Pretty naturally right on right on well now that we have a little bit of your background. Let let me ask you a couple of questions. We get into your businesses journey. What do you guys think about? The current mopey marketplace as far as where pricing is for not only project mopeds that are classics but also fully restored Mo- parse. How do you feel about that? You know it's interesting Because you know we've done worked for retailers in the automotive market we've kind of followed where the investment Moped level cars have gone since you know after the economy crashed in two thousand nine and it really got inflated right. It was almost frightening to think that if you wanted to go out and get a four forty four a barrel automatic body that you're GONNA be spending at least forty thousand dollars for something so that was crazy but I am happy that the market is recognized that these cars important enough to put the money into them and take care of them because so many of them just got left out in the weeds and crushed and everything else. So it's been interesting to see kind of how that's continued to change over time but what? I found what I found really interesting where you know. The price of the aftermarket is gone. It's actually a lot cheaper now than it was so many years ago to be able to build engines and get parts. There's you know we went to. Sima last Fall and you know you go to the Diamond Piston booth. And there's four different piston types just for the four hundred in a low deck engines. There was stuff we dreamt of twenty five years ago so I think that's great and the new stuff has certainly respond generation in the market You know it's challenging that hell cats. Are you know to get into one now? If you're going to get into a used one you're probably looking at forty forty five thousand but the demons you know. They're still at that inflated price is you know even with all the incentives you're still looking at a seventy thousand dollars. Eighty thousand carbajal are also buying a ten second. Turnkey Quebec killer so I guess that does make sense. But it's it's really exciting time and I think It has never been good to be a mope or guys it is at least in the last couple of years and my personal. I definitely agree. What about you matthew? What do you think about? These prices are the crazy. Or what for me definitely barely for anything that any of these cars I see him? I'll go on facebook marketplace a lot. Just dream you know. Look at Ebadi's I'll look at peabody charters and stuff and I'm just thinking to myself like if it weren't for the fact that he was into the stuff I would just continue to dream and but I think that it's words at is pretty good because if you look at the comparison of other domestic vehicles New prices used prices. They're they're pretty expensive and I mean it's when you're in the restoration market alone. You're looking at expensive prices anyways. When you're going to get into a project you know you're GONNA be spending money but I would definitely say that. For where things are you know. Where the economy is. I think that the prices are very reasonable and and for some cars for some. I feel like you know the demon. The inflation should go down. I'm hoping it goes down as I just I mean. It's an incredible carbon. I just one hundred and thirty nine hundred now. Let me ask you both this. Do you think that 'cause I I've been seeing almost a divide between modern moped enthusiasts and the the old school guys for lack of a better term. Do you think it takes a little bit of fun out of the equation when you go out him by say a demon or even a hell cat or a hell cat red eye because they're already fast out of the box so like you know you dump will say fifty thousand or a hundred thousand plus on a car you know unless your pockets are really deep. I mean how much modification are you really going to do? How much fun are you really going to have aside from just turning the key in going? Do you think that those cars take the fun out of it you know? It's it's a twenty to say that because we've we've really Invested in in both old and new and having a two thousand fourteen thirty eight that ran he got an eleven ninety. Three out of it with soft tires out of the box mods and It was neat. Because you know out of the box you can go that fast but at the same time. There really wasn't a lot that you could touch easily. If you'RE GONNA make one modification you need at least a tune and with a tune in a few modifications if you put the Karni Eleven's then you need to start trason Dr Line making improvements and so it's really never just a bolt on. It's a few thousand bucks so you know I'd say that it's reinvigorated the market but I would agree that there seems to be kind of a divide between the folks that did restoration and were part of this for thirty or forty years and what the new market has done but in some ways it has kind of taken the fun out of. I think you know when when you can get in a red eye in run ten teens or high nines to do that in a body would require a lot more. Yeah so it makes it easier if you are not mechanically inclined and you don't have tools but at the same time it has reset the bar for. What is a fast car? So it's a it's interesting right but they're also forty six hundred pounds. So you know the safety equipment. My concern with a lot of those cars. What happens if you do have something happen at the end? I mean forty six hundred pound car versus twenty. Eight hundred pound. Cars is a lot more inertia definitely. I'm sure the insurance companies don't really WANNA know that you're out there banging them up on the track either. That's always would be an interesting conversation with the GEICO lizard that's true that's true all right now before we one more question before we get into your mobile business endeavors What are you guys is favourite? Tv or movie. Mo- pars. I sure you have your. I'd have to say the White Challenger of of pointed vanishing point. Thank you. Okay Matthew What about you? It's okay I if I have to choose from sixty eight charger between the bullet car and then and then Generally in fast and furious forgot about that way. Too I I'd have to say generally just knowing the story behind the fact that they had so many of those cars produced like seeing those lots where they had like twenty of them just on backlot and knowing that they crashed him in almost every episode and and in the movie and stuff. So I mean I just think that the generally is probably one of the coolest things they ever made. There's a lot of anger around dukes of hazzard because they wrecked so many of them. And I'm like I I don't know how I really feel about all of it. chargers right now. They're the most expensive. I don't know they were they. Sixty eight or sixty nine hundred sixty nine six hundred for you so now. Now it's like they're so hard to find and they were just reckoning back. Then that you know has how much of an impact a lot of people have asked this question. How much of an impact has the Dukes of hazzard actually had on the charger marketplace? As far as how many are available on what you can get and all that. So that's always been interesting an interesting topic for me. And I'm actually glad that you guys both had different choices. For those. Because on talking mope ours have a segment called high-performance parts where I pick a car just randomly a moped from TV movie history. So I thought it'd be interesting to get. Your guys is taken. See what you guys would choose so very cool. I like that all right. Let's let's get into. Let's get into ready chassis. Why don't you tell us a little bit about ready chassis? Sure so ready. Chelsea's been an idea that I've had probably since my late twenties You know I always thought it was really difficult to try to get us in a good certified race car that also could be considered by mo part purists to be something that they'd respect. I mean anybody can cut up a car and turn it into a chassis door. Car But to challenge. How you run different rear suspensions and things like that I. I always thought that it could be done better. And I've seen so many for lack of a better word you know really junk race. Cars built and raced in some cases crashed that I thought it'd be neat ideas if somebody would produce something that served the. Strip market and Used to build a lot of those cars when I and I had a shop in the two thousands and I I sold many of them But never really did. A lot of the heavy tube chassis conversion work. Cut My cars Stock Floor Plan Stopped Floor Pan Stock steering locations and things like that and it kept the resale value up. So I've been at it for a while. Just wanted to be able to offer the market volume where you don't have to spend sixty seventy thousand dollars to get into a car and then once Once mascot involved and we started looking at you know. Would there be a demand for something like this. I mean think choices you've got drag pack too expensive for most people hell cat redeye. That car comes with a warranty in. Its turn key for at least five years of your life unless you've got the extra money to spend but there doesn't seem to be an intermediate play and so that's where we really like. We can fill. The market was something that the people get into for a reasonable price but still get a high quality product. So I could bring you say my sixty nine Dr and tell you what I wanted to do within you guys. Could bill me Certified Racecar Urkel. Yeah so what we've been trying to do is isolate two or three different models where we can go out and collect course paint them in very popular colors set them up so that they can accept three or four different type suspension system. So if you WANNA go road racing. There's a kit for that if you want a ladder bar suspension. There's a kit for that if you want to run a leaf spring car. There's a kit for that And our cars Come out of the box with you. Know the underside. Already blasted and painted the wheel wells under coded So really you're just not. You're not having to do the dirty work as much as you are. Just picking out all the fun parts and doing a lot of the bolt ons were a lot of the other. Nhra certification welds and the other things are already done for you so it really allows people that don't have the tools in some cases that time or even the expertise to not have to deal with a chassis shop. They have a faster and easier way to be able to get into a ready to go rolling Jesse or a complete car course of if you want the drive train to yeah very cool now from what I saw. It looked like you had three different stages of build that. If so if I brought you my car I could choose one of the three stages depending on how crazy I wanted to get. Essentially is back. That's correct yeah. Something anything from body in white to a a fully a turnkey ready to Rock Racecar. Very cool now. Do you guys take care of the drive train and stuff to the engine work and all that so I I could give you a check and I get a racecar current correct. Yeah very simple. We try to do on the engine and drive line. Is We stick with a couple of different packages that we know perform. Well in our Chelsea's so we've right now we've probably got three to four different engine types that you can select from and they kind of come the way that they they are right there like like crate engines. Big Block Small Block lead. Gen. Hemi is kind of those three choices and then on the big block front. It's really do you want a street strip Cardi on a pure race car or pure a race piece and so those are the choices and so what we did in our research is. We found that so. Many people had invested time an investment in the engine and transmission. They may have twenty thousand dollars in the drive line and they don't even have nearly that much into the race car and you get underneath it. And it's dirty and the wells aren't good. That car doesn't certify they've already got the investment in the drive wine. They actually just need like crate chassis. So that's kind of what we brought. Market Cool Yeah. I've always had this crazy idea. I'm so obsessed with the Hurst Hemi darts that I always thought you know especially with the modern. Hemi coming out always thought what if I sat and I could be completely dumb for even thinking this but I always thought it would be so interesting to set it up. Exactly how they were from sixty eight with the exception of Gen three Hemi. I would love to see what how the car would react to a modern modern power plant but vintage suspension. I could be a complete train. Raccoon knows but that's always been like I dunno it's like a little pipe dream of mine I guess sure. Yeah the the word that I heard. So folks that we've shared some of our prototypes with I heard the word race duration used. And I like that because it's a restored car that's really set up for more of a street stripper strip situation. So that's what we've seen them as race durations. That's very that navy already taken. There's a company in England. That's doing those two triumph. Tr sixes and so forth. Yeah I like to refer to Roddy Roddy Mo- parts that you go and get and just get safely running and driving. I call that a restoration. Fully restored. cool well. That's so now I also thought I read something on ready. Chassis DOT COM. That said you could actually replicate an old superstock car. So if I wanted like say say I'm a huge fan of Dandy Dick Landy and I wanted to replicate his sixty eight charger. You could build me replica. That's that's actually one of the so we're going to the model variations that we're going to be doing a sixty seven sixty nine. Dart Barracuda so the superstock cars will be replicating. We're going to have a lower dollar. Seventy three to seventy six duster. 'cause there's a lot of them in in the body style is still lightweight and then we're going to have a drag pack type. Challenger that'll be built off of an ex Essex t chassis But yeah you'll be able to so over time. We're GONNA release additions. Where if you want the Real Dick Landy? Dart essentially without the HAMMY. You can get the car so if you've got a good running for forty and transmission. You know you can look and drive like that if you want to put the the superstock hanging in there. That's obviously the increase in the investment. But she could get it that way absolutely while very cool. You got me excited. I'm like Gosh I might just have two in a few years of this. Podcast ever takes off. I might be calling me and sending you something. Awesome all right. Let's move onto Hemi pages now. I don't know how many people I don't know how much you've actually released to the world How much information. You've actually released so far. So why don't you tell us about what Hemi pages is for sure? So how many pages is Think of it easily as the YELP or the yellow pages of the mot part Suzy's community. There's a lot of options out there when you do. Your online research obviously can go to Google and you can start to search but if you're going to start looking for. Mo- par specific engine shops transmission. Builders people that sell parts you know. Be IT NEW ORLEANS MODEL. It's actually difficult to find one place that has a lot of that and what we found is in our research when you go to facebook groups form boards is that most of the information doesn't necessarily come from certified shops but the other thing is it comes with is a lot of comment. Terry. There's not a lot of neutrality. That comes with a facebook group. Post you get a lot of political talk Some negativity lots of opinions. And so when you go out to just try to figure out you know who polishes blower snouts help. Cats ended up getting two hundred posts. That are you know just other people's opinions? Are you know that kind of thing? So we we sought to create neutrality. But really we wanted to provide an all in one place for people to go to be able to find businesses services classifieds. Of course we'll have a foreign board but A place that I think will probably end up replacing something like mo parts or some of the other forum boards that are just out there and beginning to age and it'll be a new place to find information is it is Hemi pages solely for the modern mopeds or you guys going to integrate some sort of Something to do with the classics as well or are you going to. Is it specific to modern or we're going to we're going to serve the whole market okay? we started out with when we originally came out with the idea We started a page called h three am. I thinking that the third Gen Hammy would be where the information would be mostly desired but as we started to look at a lot of the businesses that are out there we felt like offering a larger data set to a broader audience would make sense so we renamed it Hemi pages because while the hemming is the engine of the new powered vehicles. But it's also the legend of a lot of the older ones so I'm hoping that that branding isn't misleading. But it certainly is going to be a page that will serve both enthusiasts markets vintage and modern awesome awesome. Very cool How would a business go about getting listed on Hemi pages? Sure well so in most of the research that we've done we've populated what I think are most of the popular shops engine shops retailers. We have all of the dodge dealers We're going to be bringing the market very soon Era Engine shop members. That's about two thousand shops. But if somebody wanted to get their page listed they can just sign up Get A business listing even for free and then of course if they want one that's fancier where they can do articles Gain classifieds be able to share videos other small increase in fee In many cases if they're already listed they can just claim listing. So we do a little bit of work to make sure that when someone claims the listing that they are in fact business owner 'cause we don't want competitors claiming each other's listings so we do need a little bit of proof but once that listing is claimed the sky's the limit and they can really use it anywhere that they want to very very cool. I'm sure that. How long has this been in development? Well so funny ask We actually started something called. Rpm X one thousand So that's the the symbol that you see every tachometer in the late nineties before the web became what it was and the technology wasn't where my idea was so we put the idea back in incubation round? Two Thousand and seven. We tried to launch it again and we called it wrench list and we found that mobile devices just weren't where we needed them to be now with mobile technology. Everybody's carrying around a computer in their hand. You know if you have location services on your phone you'll be able to go to how many pages and say find me a car. Show fine me dealership. Find me somebody that selling some parts and by ZIP code it would find those nearest events classifieds businesses dealerships. Even if you're broken down you might be able to find A car a tire dealer or something like that. So that was the concept. But it's been it's been in thought for twenty years. It's just that now. The technology is there for for us to realize the true vision of what we wanted to do. Awesome now this is kind of question for both of you guys. How do you think that? Hemi pages is going to impact the MO- Park community. I think the idea of actually creating any pages in the first place. We always worth thinking about the modern stuff but I think that when we realized that we want it to be more of a general position for everything I think we Kinda came to the conclusion that we we want to be whether or not people want to pay for listings or whether or not it becomes a free thing. If people want to advertise their we want one way or another to actually end up being helpful even if it's like the smallest thing like getting businesses in one place or maybe it's like helping people transfer from the the complexity facebook into like a neutral area And I think it's just about making it like a safer more reliable environment for all the businesses that are involved in this community whether they're new or old To have a place where they they feel like they're gonNA benefit from it I would say I would say from the survey that we did that I actually asked a question of survey that we're going to really soon You know are are you or would you find a directory yellow pages for the moped enthusiasts community helpful and about ninety percent of the people that took the survey said? I'm looking forward to it. You know the choices were also. I'm not interested at all and we did get a few of those so I think it really depends. I mean you can solve your problem today through Google searches through facebook through form boards through racing junk through Mancini racing through books. The problem is is. There is no single one place to find a good body shop. That Mo- par guys would consider to be a place they'd get their car painted. It's really hard to find an engine shop. That knows what you know. A four forty is to set up and so I think I think the community will will respond. Well whether or not it's GonNa make us you know a living or it's GonNa make matthew a living will be determined. I think what we do with the content but I do think that there's a lack of that centralization and neutrality in the market that I think we're gonNA bring to to bear your. I absolutely agree with you. The amount of questions I get from people from one hundred page. I get messages all the time like. Hey working I get this part. That part. Do know of any good restoration shops. I am so happy to finally have one place to send these people because I mean there's so many you know it's like I. Okay where are you? You know 'cause like asking the question you know. Where can I get this one trim pieces like okay? Where are you you know? Have you checked facebook groups Craigslist EVEN E bay? You know a lot of people I've found are just not that Internet savvy. They don't like me if I need something I will scour the Internet. You know every dark corner I can find out. I'll find what I'm looking for but some people are just not that resourceful so I think hemi pages as a resource for people like that would be amazing and you know as far as the neutrality. I love that because you know you ask a question on facebook thread and it is like it's a zoo. It can get so crazy and with so many different opinions. It would be nice to have you know. Hemi pages the resource that you can go to and feel like you're getting legitimate feedback you know so i. I think that's amazing. I don't think you guys will have any problems keeping keeping the ball rolling with you know advertising because once you know once you guys get that word out there. I can't imagine any MOPE Har- related company not wanting to be listed on Hemi pages. Because you know from what you guys have told me so far. It sounds like it will be the go to resource for anybody. Who has a you know restoring their car paint bodywork engine work machine work things like that. I really think you guys are on to something cool and chuck when you reached out to me to tell me about it. I was like wow. I'm surprised nobody else's thought of that or nobody else actually perfected it. I think a lot of people you know that maybe have tried similar things I think they they didn't need down. I think you know they went too broad. I think they need down. You Know I. I don't know of any LS LS resource you know that specifically for LS cars or anything like that so just the fact that you know with how popular all that's all that stuff is it's it's going to be amazing to have a Mo- par resource so thank you guys for all your work that you're doing for the most part I mean. I really think that you guys are something. I think it's going to be huge. So that's I'm excited and I'm not even you know so I'm really looking forward to see you know how it grows and how it evolves over time and I like I said I can't imagine being a Mo- part business owner and not wanting to be on Hemi pages so anything I can do to help you guys. Get the word out there. I'm more than willing to do because I. I'm always about the moped community in helping helping you know. Pull us all together and I. I'm really excited about this. Plow the other rating yes exactly brotherhood. I like that well. You know it's one of the reasons I actually reached out to you because you know we had thought about from a community perspective. You know. We're we're GONNA be advertising and giving people place to go but when it comes in For for example when when we went to look for riders I started reaching out to some of the freelancers that are out there and I'm extending that hand saying if you'd like to write for us we'd like to be able to give you the chance to pick up publication space but also if you think of the problem that exists out there for a lot of the small businesses. They're not very good at you know using the web or managing a lot of their own pages. There's of course shops. That are very savvy but a lot of smaller businesses. That just don't have the time to manage a wickes or a wordpress site or you know let alone write content for it so if we can bring writers together. We've got a podcast. This is why we wanted to create the relationship for you because we thought heck if we could create a voice for the market. Let's let Chris do that And there's plenty of people to interview and there's a lot of companies that want to get that Pr. But the one thing I wanted to mention is you know. We're trying to create that community so if there are people that want to write or they WANNA publish. You know we'd like to make that available to them and if there's a way that they can make money through the site by becoming freelance writers for small businesses or writing articles for brands. That have new parts. You know we'd really encourage that. Because again I think the concept that they brought to market with the help cat in the the Brotherhood of Mope or. I think that's kind of where we'd like to see it. Go the one thing I did. Want to mention on the neutrality piece of two You know we haven't ignored the fact that we know that user reviews very important so the site does have the ability for people to write user. Reviews I'M GONNA try to tone down people that have a very negative review. I'd like to at least keep it clean and professional but the other thing that we've engineered into the technology is yelp reviews if you already have a yelp at at the address of Your Business that already comes into emmy pages so you can see the yelp review that already exists. We plan to do the same thing with Google reviews so you should be able to go to one place and then see not only reviews that had been written on how many pages but reviews that are generated by other sites for the same business along obviously is the same address sources. I think Another thing that actually would be important. Point out is we did have the idea of the people who might not be so tech savvy and even people who don't want to go on their phone alone and we We just decided that maybe it would be a good idea to also have like print issues so even if we do that on an annual basis for people who want to access to stuff maybe through a book instead of online pages on paper. I mean pay as pages. So we're going to be doing. We'll be doing it printed edition where we plan. Since Matthew has time he'll be driving out to the race tracks and setting up the small booth and handing out those editions. We get the word out there. That's not a great idea to man. I can add matthew. How excited are you? I'm very excited okay. I'm going to be able to hit the road. I'm excited people. Talk to the people one on one absolutely. Yeah it's it's it'll be exciting and he wanted to be a journalist so this'll be his chance to really open that book. I really like the idea of you opening the door to freelance journalists in the automotive community. 'cause there's so many. I mean I have a couple names in my head right now that I'm going to have to have them reach out to you because they're young for me. I really liked to promote the younger generations. Getting into Mo- part. Because I almost get scared when I go to these shows because you know I look around and see a lot of the owners of these cars are you know getting up there in age and I'm wondering what's going to happen to the community as a whole wants the generation of people that were sixteen when these cars came out as far as the vintage mopeds go. I'm always curious to see where where the whole community is going to go. And you know one. Social media got big and I got to see how many young people are actually involved I think that's really cool. Especially like on social media you get a lot of people of influence on instagram. I'm really late to the INSTAGRAM game. I wish I had given up on facebook and just went straight instagram because instagram filters out a lot of the garbage that you get from facebook but you know. I can't talk too bad about facebook because it helped me get to where I am now. If it wasn't for the MOPE one hundred. I wouldn't be doing this so I'm I'm excited with kids like Matthew. That are getting involved in this. That's awesome and I know a couple young writers that are probably going to be pretty stoked about this. I know they write for some other platforms. That are out there in popular platforms. But I can't imagine if if you're freelance you might as well get your workout as many places as you can. So I think that's really cool Is there anything else that you guys wanted to say about? Ready Chassis Hemi pages or anything of the like I. I think the only thing we actually like to save the market is for the businesses. That might be listening. You know sign up. Get a listing or claim your listing in it. At least be able to own that part of it because you can get sales leads and customers reaching out to you with ready chassis. I'm just hope that we're able to provide a product that everybody is looking for and be able to continue the scale as a lot of these Older car bodies are continuing to age and they're either getting restored or in many cases they're getting cut up so we we definitely WANNA save enough of them so there's quantity out there But what I would say is. I'm very excited to see what we're going to be able to do with the L. C. Chassis which is the challenger because the used market is now creating enough volume that will be able to create accessibility to cars that are truly designed to be stripped ready vehicles not to say that the hell cat demon art because they definitely were designed for it But cars that have axles roll cages. And just all the components you need to be safe and go fast very very excited awesome matthew. What about you I would say? This is more from a perspective Just we have an official date on when we WANNA actually make ourselves known of the public which is four. Twenty six is kind of a toast to the culture heavy-handed happy holiday absolutely and of course as soon as we can be making it out to the modern streaming shootouts. We will be so we want to have someone as myself. I want to be on hand. Be there for the people who have questions about because I know that for some people word of mouth in having the interaction is also very important and so I just WanNa make sure that for those people who see the market different way. They all get a chance to get the experience of being part of this this culture and this Brotherhood awesome very cool so for everybody listening go to Hemi pages DOT COM and chuck. I know you have a number to call. What's that number buddy? It's eight three three G. O. T. H. Three. Am I or eight three three God. Hemi awesome very cool. Also there's ready chassis. So that's ready. Chassis DOT COM. You can go there to get up to speed on all your race. Car needs from Chuck and Matthew Before we sign off I do have a little segment of direct connections that I like to call the six pack and it's just a speed round of a I don't know if this makes any sense but this or that question so I want both you guys to answer these so it's really simple. It'll only take a couple minutes. You can go in-depth with your answers or you can just give me a one word answer. It'll be pretty quick and pretty fun so the For all right okay. Ready all right. The first one dodge or Plymouth Plymouth Plymouth. Alright Four twenty-six Hemi or Hellbent Elsa four twenty six twenty. Six nine nice okay. Here's here's a good one hurst. Hemi DART or Hurst Hemi Barracuda Barracuda. I'll say dirt absolutely Barracuda. Love it. Love it now. This one is a little controversial. Because there's so many different opinions six point one. Hemi or six point four Hemi. I'll have to go patchy six point four all day. I I guess I think I gotTa go six four. Because I've I don't have a whole lot of experience to six. I've I've heard I've heard rumors that the six point. Four dozen handle boost very well. Now I don't know how true that is because I'm not as experienced as a lot of those guys involved with that but I've seen these six point one emmys get crazy amount of power in some of these like for example the W K one grand Cherokee. Rta's I've seen these guys. There's a couple of companies out there that have hundreds of thousands of miles on these jeeps was stock bottom ends putting out you know four digit wheel horse. Our which is insane to me and the and I've heard through the grapevine that six point four don't handle the crazy amount of boost like that as easily so I don't have you heard now it's actually true the the cast aspect of the Pistons and the powdered rods are really the biggest enemy. But if you go with a good h beam rod and a forge piston in a six four and especially if it's be BG block. It's is in some cases as good as hell cat stuff but the good part for all of us is that the markets continuing to make a lot of aftermarket choices. So that we'll have million hemmings to start working from And I think that's the part we need to rejoice is that we've now we've got quantity absolutely. I agree with you on our percents. Okay next one modern challenger or modern charger modern charger. I I like the modern charger because I I like the idea of the four doors and still having a ton of power. It's just it's it's been a cool idea to be ever. Since they came out. I thought it was so awesome. I'd I'd have to go challenger only because I feel like we're still celebrating the e body designed by supporting that car but given I've got so many children actually should be choosing four door. You know I I. I'm kind of torn. I at first when the charger I came out. Of course I was like afford. Or what are we doing here than the Challenger followed and I was like okay. Well that fills my need for the two-door and I love them. Both I think that the designs of just gotten better with time. I think they're doing a great job. Actually sit here. I'm scared when they decide to go outside the box a bit. I don't know when that's going to be. I heard in twenty twenty one or two or three something like that. They're going to redefine the car. That's scary to me. But hopefully they don't change it too much but I've been saying since the start of this podcast. I want to see a new KHUDA but You know with Challenger. I've always thought. Maybe you guys can give me your opinion on this with the if they came out with a new cooed. I would wanna see something completely different than the Challenger and I. I wouldn't mind I went. I thought that something similar to the sixty seven to sixty nine Barracuda a little bit smaller a little bit more compact especially with these power plants that they're talking about you know the turbocharged four cylinders and the six cylinders and things like that. I think there's a lot of room to work there. If you had the option of you can kind of like with the The new challenges and so you can get a v. Six or you can get all the way up to you. Know a six point zero Aamir. A six point two supercharged. Hell cat engine so I would like to see a car that speaks to more than just the muscle heads. Because I know that there's a market out there that just for some reason. I don't think that Lopez has gotten to yet. You know as far as the tuner market goes and I think the Barracuda or the KHUDA would be a pretty good foot in the door for that now. What do you guys think about that? Yeah I like that idea. I think too in the absence of the viper that they would they would have an opportunity to be able to fill. Where the where. The hole in the market exists today because I would agree with you heartedly the Challenger and in many cases the charge are very very much feel like muscle cars and back there labelled as such but they don't necessarily have a sports car and they've got the power plants to make it work so I'd say go after it and makes something unique to agree with you feel. I definitely say one thing I think would be really nice to too is the fact that they could go with an entirely different platform. Instead of like the traditional fastback looked at both cars have calendar in charter. They could go for something different from a side profile perspective from the front end or even the rear in just kind of not necessarily go away from the brand look but alternate a little bit because they do have the viper like he said You know they they really could change up a bit if they if they if they yeah. I agree one hundred percent I. I'm sick of all the fat kids. Look at the fad kids. All right okay. The LX Jesse's you're not like event. That's why I think they could just shut the game down and bring out a a modern KHUDA. That kind of you know not only has the. I just want choices. I WANNA go. Hey I wanNA turbocharged four cylinder. See where I can go with that or you know. Let's throw big. V8 in it. I like the idea of having something that can handle like crazy and still have that must but more like chuck said along the lines of more sports car feel. I like the idea of that so I'm always here a CR. Khuda could be a new model. You've just invented all right. Chuck run out to run out to write a letter to Mister Mo par. Okay last last one Hemi Khuda. Now this is referring to the vintage Hemi Kudos because there are no modern Hemi Kudos obviously or demon I'd have to go S. RTD man. I've been so I'd say that I've always loved you. Bodies it's been a dream car mine. I gotTa go to four twenty six KHUDA. I mean that's I was glad that both came on because that is brought an interesting dynamic to this conversation and I love it. Yeah as far as that one goes I as crazy I actually saw a e five blue demon on Friday on my way home from work and I was actually coming out of a parking lot and I saw it going the opposite direction. That was like an I almost almost wanted to just chase them down but you know obviously not GonNa catch him so you know there's something it's weird with those modern cars you know you. Can you'll see you know. Even scat packs are regular. Rt's all day long. But when you see a demon you know. And there's quite a few cats around locally but when you see a demon there's just something about that car. I love her but you know I'm also vintage guy so I would have to go Hemi Khuda just because you know I always get a demon down the line. You know what I mean the Hemi Khuda. It's like okay. Well that's Kinda like the The Unicorn you know. So I'M GONNA I'm GonNa have to stay vintage. Is there anything else that you guys want to talk about? While I got you on the Horn or you WANNA shoved his showdown now I just I. I'd say we really appreciate the airtime. And we look forward to listening to more of talking Mo- parse because I think the format that you've got and the reach that you've got is really I think enthused a lot of us to be able to have something else to be a part of you know if you think of what motor trends done with video and you know for the most part television shows. They've definitely produce some content but she can't watch roadkill when you're on an eight hour drive to the track but with talking. Parse you've you've got a format that I think people can really be entertained. Buying it caught up on when they've got ears only so I'm looking forward to hearing more awesome. I appreciate that Chuck One last time. Why don't you guys tell everybody where they can find? Hemi pages ready chassis and everything that you're involved with sounds good while I'll let you do. How many pages? So Ready Chassis as ready chassis dot com and the online store is ready. Chassis dot shop And then we'll also have a A paper catalog. That will be able to mail out on. Of course you can follow us on social media and then we've got heavy pages. Hemi pages dot Com and then you can cost our phone number. Which is eight thousand three Awesome guys thank you. So much for coming on the first edition of direct connections. It was a pleasure having you and I hope this isn't the only time that I get you on. Hemi pages is launched and ready chassis gets rolling I want to have you guys back on. And let's let's talk some more shop all right. That sounds great. Chris appreciate it was a pleasure having you guys on and that was direct connections. That does it for us here. On talking Mo- pars. Thanks for joining me for the first edition of direct connections for more information about the show. Please visit Dot Com please rate and review it. And if you want to send in your Mo- par story or if you just want to reach out to me for whatever you can reach me Chris at Talking Parse Dot Com. Or you can leave me a voicemail. Two zero nine twenty eight Mo par and in case you already forgot visit ready chassis dot com and Hemi pages dot com to see what my friends chuck and Matt are up to. Thanks for listening folks. We'll see you again next week. I'm your host Chris Albrecht and that was talking Mo- parse direct connections. Thank you for listening to talking. Mo- parts your direct connection to all things until next time. Remember no more part left behind.

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Episode #15: The History Of The HEMI Part 1

Talking Mopars

30:48 min | 1 year ago

Episode #15: The History Of The HEMI Part 1

"Welcome to episode number fifteen of talking Mo- parks on today's show we are talking Hemingway's. This episode will be part one of a three part series on the history of the Hemi. But don't worry we're still GONNA talk project of the week high performance parts and listener stories. Oh and you're GONNA learn about a new way to get in touch with me and be part of the show. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best mope enthusiast driven podcast on planet earth. And I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the MO par hunter. And this is talking. Mo- pars you're listening to talking parks with the Mall Car Hunter. Your direct connection to all things mope. We are firing on all cylinders again this week and we have a really fun episode today. The history of the Hemi is something that I feel that all no parent should have a good common core knowledge of and I hope this podcast can help you build up a good baseline knowledge of not only the Hemi but of all things Mo- par and let me say this when I say that talking mopeds your direct connection to all things Mo- par- I mean what I say. I can't stress this enough. Nope are will be left behind on this show. I want to cover as much mope our history as I can and we're going to do it one episode at a time before we get into the Hemi we have some regular show segments to cover first but before we do. I want to remind you to send me your stories questions. Comments complaints suggestions. And so on to me at Chris at talking Mo- parts dot com or by leaving me a voice message that I can share on the podcast at my new phone number which is two zero. Nine twenty eight mope bar. That's that's a new thing. I decided to phone number for voice messages because a lot of people have been e mailing me questions and things like that and I thought it would be fun if you had a way to leave me of voice message that I could actually share on this podcast. That's GonNa be fun so anything that you would send me an email. You can also send me as a voice message now. One thing I will say I don't know how long these voice messages can be so if you're going to send me a story. Hopefully it's not too long and if you get cut off call again and start where you left off and I'll spice it together. Something like that. We'll figure it out but that's the number. Two zero nine twenty mope Give me a call. Leave me a message and you will hear yourself on the show and now let's get this show on the road. It's time once again for project car of the week but before we get into it. I have to say a little disclaimer. The ads for cars featured on project car of the week have not been vetted. So if you're interested in one of these cars be sure to do your due diligence as you normally would with any car that you're considering buying okay now that that's out of the way this week. Project car of the week is a challenger in Washington. That was posted on the moped hundred facebook page on Monday February tenth at nine. Am Let's read the AD. Nineteen Seventy Dodge Challenger are TSE. Three hundred and thirty horsepower. Three EIGHTY-THREE VA consul shift automatic factory slapstick. Rt gauge cluster. With tachometer and clock air conditioning currently not working power steering remote operated chrome Sport Mirror driver's side only manual drum brakes. Am FM radio with three speaker dash currently not working but is original. Fourteen inch dodge rally wheels with BF. Goodrich tires. Car does run and drive and his new brakes and tires. This is an original unrestored car and as far as we know this car is not just numbers matching but has all the original major components such as engine transmission and rear axle. Even the license plates may be original. We have a repair order from nineteen seventy six. That shows the plate number that is currently licensed on the car. There were approximately twenty five hundred of these made only available in nineteen seventy the first year for the Dodge Challenger. Odometer shows thirty thousand two hundred and fifty five miles and it is unknown for sure the mileage but this has likely rolled over just one time given the condition of the car. This all adds up to a better than barn fine car that would make a great classic selling price. Thirty two thousand. Please email if interested. Okay I really WANNA pick cheaper cars for project of the week but cool ones. That happen to be a little pricy. Keep coming up. I think this challenger is pretty cool. First of all the seller claims that it is an original numbers matching car second. It's an RT se. These are two neat things to consider when looking at the price and getting that all too familiar sticker shock that so common with some of these more sought after Mo- parks and with two thousand five hundred or so RTSP's produced in one thousand nine hundred ninety. This makes this particular car pretty special. I do wish it was a four speed because that would definitely add to the coolness as well as value. But it's an automatic on the console rather than the call him. So that's definitely a plus. Some folks may be turned off by the Color Combo. I'm not as those of you who've been listening to this show know by now I'm a fan of. Fa Green are dart was originally triple green and this car just happens to be triple green. It's got a green body greentop and green guts so for me. I really dig it. It has the cool rally gauge cluster. Three speed wipers woo air conditioning and overall I think the condition is pretty good considering the cars fifty years old. It looks like it's held up well over time. It also runs drives and stops and you know how I feel about moped. Projects that run drive and stop drive them. Enjoy them you know maybe even a funds allow restore anything is better than than wasting away and not being enjoyed. And I'm sure there are those of you out there who believed the price tag of thirty two thousand to be out of line. I respectfully disagree. And here's why this is a great investment car. I think over time you could make a lot of money on this car. Should you ever decide to sell it? And what some folks bailed realize with some of these cars is that as time goes on and unrestored examples of these sought after muscle cars. Get harder to find that. Drives the prices up and I've been hearing a lot of people say that the prices are actually coming down on mopeds based on the hammer prices at some of these auctions while that may be the case when it comes to restored cars are not you know factory original or correct like Resto MODs. I don't believe that to be the case. When it comes to cars that retain a good percentage of their originality. I'm sure you've heard the saying they are only original once and I think you're gonNA see a huge surge in prices for cars like this. They are already getting out of reach for most of us. Average joes with average bank accounts and I think that trend is going to continue especially as more of these cars entered the market because there is a limited supply of rare cars retain a large percentage of their regionality. So my advice is to get one before it's too late. Thirty two thousand. Don't have the cash. Moonlight is a pizza delivery. Guy Or an Uber driver get on that Hustle and get you some muscle baby in conclusion. If I had the cash I would most certainly be interested in this car. Of course the price to be more around twenty five thousand but I do see the long term value in it. I would also have no problem buying at thirty two thousand either. I think this cars gray and if it were mine I would enjoy it. As is and slowly I would obtain all the parts needed to make period correct and try to bring it back to his close to original as possible and I think it would be fun to nitpick the car and find every incorrect piece on it and then hunt the parts down if I owned it. But that's just because. I personally enjoy the thrill of the hunt. I love hunting. The cars the parts You know what I'd actually do. I probably find some random things from that period of time. That could be fun just to toss in the car at a car. Show to really give someone a glimpse of the past you know an old roadmap maybe some old change on the floor and issue of hot rod or superstock magazine on the backseat. Maybe a Kellyanne. Some sort of you know beverage adult or otherwise. An old pack of Lucky Strike Smokes. You know where I'm going with this. Come on maybe toss on a set of vintage cheater slicks to you know I try to make it a fun. Ratty vintage display that just uses nostalgia. A lot of people tend to make display around their car car shows. I would actually want the car to be the display. I think it would be funny. If you're like man leave all this you know trash in the car and then they look a little bit closer. And then like Oh. I used to smoke lucky strikes. I would want someone who got to experience that period of time to experience at once when they look inside my car that would be really cool then of course there are some of you who would rather just spend thirty thousand on a nice unoriginal driver quality car and that. I also completely understand. This is just a difference in opinion. That's all I personally love cars that have weird nostalgic and a ratty essence to him. They don't have to drive off either. You can have a ratty looking car that is mechanically perfect and I think that would be awesome to. And that's kind of the direction I'd go with this car fare. Remind and to be honest. Car Doesn't even look that ready. So that's cool too. It's not one of those cars that is sunbaked wearing lots of Patina. It actually appears to be a car that was taken care of Pretty. Well considering it's fifty years old so that concludes this week's installment of project car of the week like I said at the beginning of this segment you can see the car on my facebook. Page the moped hunter if you look at nine. Am Posting on February tenth. So go check it out. We are back for another installment of high performance parts. This segment is a new edition of the show in about mopeds that have both big and small parts in Film and Television. If you're like me you are always quick to point out. Mo- pars in movies and on TV and that's what this segment is all about. This week's high-performance part belongs to a car. That was oddly. Both trashy and flashy it was a car that most non moped suzy's would simply think of as a PO S upon first sight. It was everything it shouldn't have been and it was driven by the character that a lot of us in the Mo- Park community have embraced. You may pronounce his name as Duarte but most of us know him as dirt Joe Dirt in the movie. Joe Dir played by David. Spade is a janitor with an epic mullet searching for his parents who he lost while visiting the Grand Canyon. The movie is basically one giant misadventure with mishaps every step of the way Joe finally finds his way to la where a radio shock jock brings him on his radio show to tell his story and he quickly becomes a celebrity through the telling of his story. Here's where I could warn you of a spoiler alert and tell you what happens but I think you can see for yourself by watching the movie. Funny Enough I can actually relate to Joe's habits with auto traders hand. Obsession with mope bars The movie starts with Joe. Dirt actually driving through the streets of Los Angeles in a dilapidated. Sixty-nine Charger Daytona which is the high-performance part of this week. It is the epitome of ratty muscle cars. It was actually real because the car used in the film was actually a Daytona Cologne dress to look like the type of car. One might find parked in front of a single wide trailer that has plastic lawn furniture in the living room as home furnishings. And to be honest I absolutely love it. Shag seat covers rusty trash on the dash barefoot gas pedal chain steering wheel eight track curve. Villers eight balls in handcuffs hanging off the rear view and with all that trashy flavor. I'm pretty sure this thing had a three quarter racing cam in it too but the truth about the car is that when it was acquired it was indecent driver condition painted the world's most famous purple. Fc seven plum crazy and it was only dressed to appear as a complete pile. It's actually Iraq free car and there are some pictures of it online. That show the underside of it. The underside appears to be surprisingly solid. And in the movie Joe. Buys this car from a shady impound lot for four hundred and fifty bucks but in real life? The car sold four drum roll. Please eighteen thousand dollars back in two thousand and two. That's actually if you think about prices of chargers today it's pretty cool that you could get a Joe Dirt Movie Car. Because there was only one they did not make a bunch of copies of it. There was only one joe dirt car and sulfur. Eighteen grand in today's market eighteen. Thousand doesn't get you much in the way of a charger. Let alone movie car so the car actually started life as a three eighteen power charger. But it's still cool nonetheless you know. Would you've bought this par- Movie Car for Eighteen Thousand Dollars? I know the answer to the question for me that would be a resounding yes and I'd be daily driving that dirt Daytona right now. If if that for sale right now for eighteen thousand dollars I would buy it in a heartbeat. I wouldn't even be talking about right now. 'cause I'd be going to get so that's that that's the high performance part for this week. It's Joe Dirt's sixty nine charger Daytona. We're GONNA pretend that in the movie it's actually Real Daytona but we all know the truth. Now it was AAC alone but eighteen thousand bucks for Joe Dirt Movie Car. That's awesome. This week's listeners. Story comes to us all the way from Poland by a guy named Jacob Petrosky a young man with a passion for Mo- Parse as a kid. I had a book describing the coolest cars in automotive history. My attention quickly turned on a muscle cars especially MO- parse. This led me by foreign magazines and later onto books. Fifty Years of mopeds muscle and Hemi the ultimate American v Eight. I have read them cover to cover. I think that those books had more influence on my English vocabulary than any textbook during my education as a teen I had quite big Mo par knowledge for a person that had never had any mo- par not to mention a car. Even my mature exam presentation was about the movie highway men. Just because of all the scenes with the superstar four twenty-six Barracuda which is my dream car in two thousand eleven. I got my first job. On a car parts assembly line eaten superchargers and differentials to be specific after the first few paychecks. I couldn't stand it and I bought my first Cheapest POSSIBLE WITH CLASSIC V. Eight and drive train. It was a very warn dodge. Be To fifty nine thousand nine hundred nine with three eighteen. My parents were Matt. It was almost a copy of the situation. Arnie Cunningham hat in the Christine movie. Not One hundred percent lead but I finally registered the dodge. It quickly became my mobile engine. Dyno and testing ground in the first steps of the hot rotting world. I sold my daily ride. A Suzuki Samurai so I could buy performance parts a carburetor to get rid of. Tbi An intake manifold exhaust long tubes gauges electric fan from the Junkyard and other add ons in pursuit of horsepower. I painted it with spray cans to uniform black instead of the original two-tone affect was really bad ass especially considering. I had very little tools and the car was standing outside on my parents precious driveway after every mater fix. I made some test drives and still didn't trust it enough to go out of town however that was no obstacle to continue performance modifications. I didn't buy another daily driver so I traveled to work by bicycle all year round. No Matter Frost Rain Snow it was like that for many of the following years so for quite a long time I was literally Mo par or no car guy I started taking every possible overtime and lived like a monk with no social life. No girlfriend no beer for the hard earned money I bought and installed myself a twenty five hundred stall speed converter. Shift Kit quite hot camshaft vow springs and the biggest possible valves. At that time I did my very first porting job. I grind it out so much iron. I think I was very lucky that I didn't break into the water jacket. After solving whole series of problems I made it and built the ultimate burnout machine very loud high revving and turning tires into clouds in a matter of seconds. I always got lots of attention every car show. The interesting thing was that it always spun both tires even though it had a stock never opened. Ada a quarter axel with three fifty five gears. Maybe there's some sawdust inside. I tried to compete a quarter mile race. The results were miserable enough to not brag about them despite the removal of about a thousand pounds of weight so it was close to big block B body with a passenger. It turned out quickly that my laborer salaries were not enough to further my plans so I changed workplaces to one of the deadliest and well-paid. As soon as I got a lucky contract I bought another cheap mo par this time classic one for cruising and keeping it mostly original. It is a white nineteen seventy-two Dodge Polara Ford or three sixty with seven twenty seven one of the previous owner styled. It like Hazzard County sheriff's car even though it's not correct. I guess it stayed many years in dry garage because I found plenty of dried wasp nests. After reviewing the carburetor I also found the reason at state so long rod knock all the vowels and push rods were bent engine. Rebuild wasn't cost effective so it was easier to get another three sixty. Luckily my colleague just posted for sale his three sixty with Dome Pistons more souped up than I needed but I could live with that to make the Polara get back on the road. Even sooner hastily traded my muscle van which turned out to be a tragic decision because I- recouped only a quarter of the money I had into it. The player was still staying because of other issues. I started to drink a lot and smoke weed. Forget the loss of the van. This year I went back on the straight path and finished the Pereira enough to run on. Its own power on a gravel. Parking lot no shelter and with a trunk full of tools. I made it. I visited that place so often. The owner was sick of watching their at last this year autumn. I rented a normal garage that can fit American full size and all tools. I have also bought a daily car so I can travel there because the garage is far from the city. I live this year. I changed jobs again and now I work in a restoration workshop. Doing vintage American muscle cars boss knows what I mostly skilled. So usually I do the carburetors heads. Everything mope related for example. Now I've assembled freshly powder coated sixty seven suspension and soon I'll be rebuilding a five point. Seven Hemi with the infamous. Valves he problem now. I'm poor again but at least I do what I love and I already have skills also. I'm very happy relationship with woman. I can marry immigrate to the United States. Start a company and have lots of kids that I can raise to future. Mo Par lovers automotive champions or at least give them chances. I never I'll be thirty years old soon so I should be fast. Wish Me Luck Jacob from Poland a Jacob Great Story and you know my story you know that I have a soft spot in heart from oh part band so I think it's very cool bought one and put so much effort into making it a Kumo part that you could learn and have fun with I am of course add that you ended up trading it to get your going but it sounds like you have a pretty cool. Pereira now so that's a positive that you can mind from the negative letting go of your band. It was tough hearing about you falling into drinking and smoking weed to cope with the loss of your Van Buddy but I was happy to hear that you are back on the right path and now you have a good sized garage to work on your project. So it's good to hear that you're following your passion with your work in a restoration shop and I was also pleased to hear about your plans to raise a family and start a business here in the US. It's great that you want to start a Mo- part family of your own and that you have good goals. I wish you nothing. But the best in your future buddy. I also WANNA say that. It's funny that you actually happened to mention the Barracuda from the movie highway because that car is on my list for the high performance parts segment of this show where talk about mopeds used in films and television so naturally. I guess that will just have to be the next car. We talk about Our next week segment. So thank you for sending in your story Jacob. That's the listener story for this week. And if you WanNa hear your story on the show email it to me at Chris at talking MOPEDS DOT COM or call. Leave me a message that I can share on the podcast by dialing my new number and leaving a message. The number is two zero nine. Twenty eight Mo par. Its dominance changed. The rules in racing. Legend has withstood the test of time its name is synonymous with the word mo par. It was the leader of the pack until it went dormant then it returned with a vengeance more technologically advanced but still carrying the essence of its high-performance heritage the Almighty Hemi when it comes to the iconic elephant of an engine known as the Hemi most people who fancy themselves car enthusiasts. Think the four twenty six Hemi or at least they had with the recent developments in the world of modern engine performance. The HEMI has once again. Reclaimed the throne which it relinquished Salang ago. But its beginnings are sadly not widely known the next time you see a modern mo par with a Hemi respectfully ask the owner if they know the heritage of. What's under the hood? They probably won't be able to tell you. In fact there are probably quite a bit of people in the moped community. In general that don't know the complete story allow me to say here that the breakdown of Hemi history featured on this episode is going to focus on Chrysler Hemi v eight if you actually dig into hemispheric combustion. Chambers used an engine design. You'll find that. They were used as far back as the early. Nineteen hundreds and used long before Chrysler. Sorry my fellow parentheses. But that's the truth. The truth is that no one. Did it better back in the day than Chrysler and in the modern era. Fca before we get into this quick history lesson though. Let's talk real quick about what makes a hemispheric combustion chamber so special in the first place simply put the hemispheric combustion chamber allows for a high compression ratio and a high volume metric efficiency combined with larger valves sitting opposite one another at fifty eight and a half degree separation within the combustion chamber and with the spark plug in the center between the intake and exhaust valves cross flow from the intake to the exhaust is more efficient creating a better squish bang and blow. And what happens with better squish bang and blow MO- Power? It also helps design created a larger surface area promoting transfer and large cooling passages. So now that we have a better basic understanding of how it works. Let's rewind the clock to the beginning. When Chrysler I discovered the magic of Hemispheric Combustion Chamber Design Technically Chrysler realized the benefits of a hemispheric combustion chamber when they were testing them in ero and military applications. In fact the first Chrysler engines with a Hemi were used in applications both in a tank and a fighter plane but this history lesson really begins in the late forties. The Knowledge Chrysler gained with the tank and fighter planes carried over into their automobiles. It wasn't until nineteen fifty that all the research and development at the tune of about eight thousand hours of Dino testing in five hundred thousand plus miles of road testing for reliability. Paid off when Chrysler introduced the three hundred and thirty one cubic inch five point four liter one hundred eighty brake horsepower firepower for the nineteen fifty one model year and officially the first overhead valve. Hemi v Eight in Chrysler history side note. The nineteen fifty five Chrysler C. Three hundred was rated at three hundred. Hp utilizing dual Carter W CFP four barrel carburetors rather than the typical two barrel carburetors. Used in the other models that car will most likely be featured on this podcast in an installment of high-performance heritage sometime in the future because it was so cool okay back to our history lesson the firepower spearheaded. What would become known in Mope our history as the first generation? Hemi after the three thirty one came the three fifty four and nineteen fifty-six horsepower ratings for the three fifty four. Were two hundred eighty three hundred forty and three hundred fifty five. At three hundred. Php three fifty four became the first American V. Eight to be rated at one horsepower per cubic inch. It should be noted here that these cars were rated in be. Hp which is brake horsepower. Brake horsepower does not account for power losses attributed to power sucking components accessories. It's just a measure of gross horsepower. That was used prior to nineteen seventy-two after that power was measured in net horsepower at the crank which accounted for those losses confused great. That's how we do it here at talking. Mo- pars because you know maybe pause the show here and go have a drink and Cathy. Your thoughts. Okay are you back good? Great moving on in nineteen fifty seven came the three ninety two with power ratings at three hundred and twenty five v. Hp three hundred forty five the HP three hundred seventy five HP and a very very rare three hundred ninety be HP offered in Nineteen Fifty Eight Chrysler. Three HUNDRED DS. That had a Bendix. Electro jeter fuel injection system that suffered in the reliability department due to its primitive computer. Only one of the sixteen cars built with the electro jeter system didn't get recalled and have a carburetor swapped in so there's one out there that still has that electro sector. I'm GONNA do some research and see if I can dig up some information about the whereabouts of that car because I'm not quite sure where it is or what the story of it is so I'll do a little bit. Dig On that but back to the lesson to Soto was also in the game in the early fifties right alongside Chrysler. It was in nineteen fifty two that Soto released their version of Chrysler's firepower which they called the fire. Dome the placements of the fire. Dome were two hundred. Seventy six cubic inches rated at one hundred sixty. Hp Two hundred ninety one cubic inches three hundred and thirty cubic inches three hundred and forty one cubic inches and finally the three hundred and forty five cubic inch rated at three hundred and forty five HP dodge entered the Hemi game nineteen fifty-three when they released the Red Ram. It should be noted here that dodge trucks were using the name power dome for their heavies starting with a one hundred and forty. Hp Two hundred and forty one cubic inch followed by a two hundred seventy cubic inch with one hundred eighty three HP and a Super Red Ram version of the engine that utilized a four barrel car to bump power up to one hundred ninety three HP then came the three hundred and fifteen cubic inch which was available with Polish feerick heads with the exception being the high performance e five hundred engine that utilized a four barrel carb and a bigger valve dodge. Hemi head finally the three hundred and twenty five cubic inch which utilized a Hemi head only on the Katie five hundred in the Katie. Five hundred one that also had the Hemi but also was topped with dual four barrel carbs. There were several details within each of these years and sizes of engines between nineteen fifty one and nineteen fifty eight. And I would encourage any of you that want to look more into this first generation of Hemi to go out. Do some research learn more because a book could be written with all the little intricacies of these engines. And I'm sure someone out there has already written one so go try and find it and read it. I myself learned a ton when just back checking for this episode. Oh you thought I had all this memorized. Now that's funny. I've said that I know a little bit about a lot. And that's the absolute truth. But one thing I love to do is learn about things that I'm passionate about like mo parks and I'm hoping that you will join me on this podcasting journey and maybe we can teach each other stuff because I sucked in school but if there was a class on Mo- pars I probably would have paid attention a little bit more and I probably would have average to be your a B. minus. I'm by no means an expert but I do my absolute best to provide you with accurate information and I am not too proud to admit when I'm wrong so if at any time you hear me St something wrong on this show you know what number to call two zero nine twenty eight mo par leave me a message in school me and I'll play your message on the show getting back to the HEMI history. Here it's funny because I knew a little bit about the start of the Hemi like the first generation. I knew a little bit of this stuff. But there's really really a lot of information and there was a lot of stuff that I learned Just doing the research and I did not realize that there were so many other companies before Chrysler that actually used hemispheric combustion chambers so it was really interesting to read more about that. I am thankful that Chrysler really did take the research that they had done on the tank and that fighter plane and adapted it to Kars because if they had never done that we may not have the legendary. Hemi that we know and love today. You know could you imagine what would have been and what drag racing history would have been without the Hemi Ford and Chevy guys could have rejoiced because then they wouldn't have that kind of competition to deal with but I am so thankful that we have the Hemi today? That concludes the first generation of the hemmings. We still have two more generations of these marvelous wonders. But you're going to have to tune into part two of the history of the hemming next week when we get into the most famous. Hemi of MOPE Legend and Lore. The four hundred twenty six cubic inch elephant now. You might be sitting there after having listened to the first generation. Hemi story and to yourself man. He left out a lot of stuff. I understand where you're coming from. I did leave out a lot of the details surrounding the first generation. Hemi and it was more of an encouragement to get you to go out there and do some reading of your own because chances are I mean I could have spouted off for two hours about the stuff and you probably would have retained a a small percentage of it so go out there and do some your own learning. I'm just giving you the baseline knowledge. But now at least when somebody asks you about the first Hammy from Chrysler you have a general idea and you have a good answer for him. So that's that and that concludes this week's episode of talking Mope ours for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking. Mopeds DOT COM also. Don't forget you can send me your stories. Questions comments complaints suggestions and everything else. You can think of that Chris at talking mopus dot com sharing the website. With all of your mobile addicted. Friends is the best way to help me. Spread the word about this podcast or sharing it on social media just letting people know about the show you can also leave me voice message. Now that I will share on the podcast and my number is two zero nine. Twenty eight Mo par so. GimMe a call. Leave a message and I'll read it on the show until we talk again. I am your host Chris Albrecht and that was talking Mo- parse thank you for listening to your direct connection to all things until next time. Remember no more par left behind.

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Episode #17: The History Of The HEMI Part 3

Talking Mopars

32:58 min | 11 months ago

Episode #17: The History Of The HEMI Part 3

"This is episode number seventeen and today we are continuing our Hemi talk. We're also talking project car of the Week high-performance Parts and listeners stories. Once again if you are a moped enthusiasts than you are in the right place. Don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moped Suzy's driven podcast on planet earth. And I'm your host Chris. Albrecht better known as the MOPE are hunter. And this is talking mope bars and you're listening to talking parts with the Mall Car Hunter. Your direct connection to all things mope last week. We talked about the legendary Fort twenty-six Hemi in what was part two of the three part series on the history of the Hemi here on talking Mo- parse. Well this is it folks. The final installment part three is here and we are ending the series on the modern era of Hemi engines. But first we're talking project car the week high performance parts and listeners stories before we jump into the show. I want to stray off Mo- parts for just a minute here to say. Thank you to everyone who voted for talking. Mo- pars in the PODCAST magazine. Hot Fifty lists for their second issue. The hot fifty list is generated solely from listener votes for their favorite podcasts. So I am extremely proud and humbled to say that. We made the list in podcast magazine. Second issue talking. Mo- parts placed sixteenth in the hot fifty. The crazy thing is the podcast ranked among some of the most popular podcast on the planet. Even ranking three down from Joe Rogan's podcast. Who made one in the inaugural issue? Now if you don't know who Joe Rogan is. Let's just say he's an actor comedian. Ufc commentator and world renowned. Podcast her. His podcast is arguably the biggest podcast on planet earth. So the fact that he made number one in the first issue and number thirteen in the second and the we came in number sixteenth. Right Below. Him is just insane. It's a huge accomplishment and a testament to the power and loyalty of the moped community. Another crazy thing is that talking. Mo- parts is the only automotive podcast to ever be ranked on the list now. I know we're only two issues into that magazine. But that's still that's bragging rights folks. No one can ever take different talking about parcel. That is great and I want to take this moment to thank all of you listening for your support and to everyone who voted. Thank you so much to make. This list is an honor and now talking Mo- parts is cemented in history as the first automotive and the only moped podcast to make that list so with that said. Remember to send me your stories questions. Comments complaints suggestions and so on to me at Chris at DOT com. Or you can leave me a voice message and I will share it on the podcast at my new number which is two zero nine. Twenty eight Mo par and since we're talking about it no one has sent me a voice message yet to share on the show. Don't be scared folks. Come on trust me. It'll be a good time and you could be one of the first people to ever have their voice. Heard on the best mope our podcast in history. All right so let's stop messing around and let's get this show on the road. This project of the week is something a little bit different that I see a ton of potential. In and to be honest I really WANNA find one Sunday because I think they are awesome and I love to build one into a street machine so today we have a sweet. Nineteen Sixty six dodge. A one hundred pickup that was posted on the Mo par hundred facebook page on Tuesday February. Twenty fifth at nine. Am HERE IS THE AD nine hundred. Sixty six dodge. A one hundred pickup twenty five hundred dollars Riverside Nineteen six eighty one hundred three window pickup builder six cylinder auto not running missing windshield tailgate. Twenty five hundred if you email include phone number no number. No reply caller text. This listing says that the title status is missing depending on your state. You should be able to get a title for it. You can file a missing title. You can get the paperwork for missing titles and whatnot but as long as you can verify that the seller is the last registered owner. It should not be a problem to obtain a title depending on what state you're in in some states. I've heard that you don't even need a title for vehicles. That are this old so you know a very state by state so if you were to look at something with a missing title be sure to do your research on missing titles in your particular state so moving on this thing is cool like I said. I see tons of potential in this truck. So let's talk about first impressions. I don't know about you but when I see any project car or truck that I'm interested in I start thinking of all the possibilities with this. One hundred is no different. The rake alone on. This thing is so exaggerated that you know. It reminds me of an one hundred that Ed big Daddy Roth would have drawn. The only thing that's missing from this thing is a giant green monster protruding from the roof with its monstrous hand on a disproportionately sized shift knob with clouds of smoke. Engulfing the rear wheels. You know what I mean. This thing is cartoony and I'm into it. Let's talk price for twenty five hundred. I think this would make an awesome project. I think it would be really fun for somebody to get it as long as you got. That title stuff taken care of now. Let's say I got it and I got all the title stuff worked out in. It made sense for me to pick this truck up. So here's what I would do. I have to get everything and safe working order as I would with any project vehicle. The brakes got to work in. The engine has to run so once. Those issues are ironed out. I would probably make a phone call to my POWs down in Oregon at wildcat. Auto wrecking to find me. Some glass in a tailgate. You can find wildcat at their website which is wildcat Mo- Pars Dot Com. They are a MO- part specific salvage yard in Sandy Oregon. That has several hundred pars that they are putting out and they have a number of project cars for sale so be sure to check them out regardless if you're in the Pacific northwest or not once I got the truck complete you know. I've got that missing tailgate and got all the window glass in. I'd probably try to do what I could to repair some of the rust but I would buy this truck to build a ratty running and driving street machine and do the body work as I go at least. That's what I would intend to do. So that brings me to paint. I'd probably is rattled. Can't it to be honest if I'm going to do metal work along the way there's no sense in trying to paint it right away and since the whole goal is to get it up and running as quick as possible you know probably needs a lot of bodyworks? I'd imagine that the best plan of action would be you know just rattled canet or get some really cheap paint and spray it on with an HP. I probably go flat black. And then maybe I'd experiment with some pinstripe work or have someone come out and do something cool to it same with the Interior. I'd shoot that all flash as well and probably have the Dash Pinstripe to maybe the door panels I would just want an easy and cheap way to get the truck covered in one color and you know a cheap and easy would be the best idea if I'm planning on doing any metalwork along the way and the pin striping is just kind of you know to Polish turtle little bit. Let's be honest you know it's GonNa have crappy body work and stuff until I get it done then you might as well you know. There's some pizzazz at it. Why not? My intention isn't to have a show winner here yet. You know. It's just to get the truck on the road and that's what I would do if it was mine next. I'd probably try to locate a set of low back bucket seats. I know there are companies out there that make these custom bucket seats the low backs to order so you can pick colors. You know stitching inserts that kind of stuff so there are companies. That can do that. And I think some clean buckets would really be nice to have on the inside. An alternative to the bucket seats would be some fabricated bomber seats. I've seen some really cool bomber seats that were custom-made. The rivets in them and really nice bead rolled patterns. Those are cool. That would be fun to next. I definitely want to keep the exaggerated staggered. Look to the wheels and tires with that really aggressive. Rake but I definitely upgrade. Some slotted mags or some crackers keeping the wheel entire sizes widely disproportionate. You know so. Things stays raked and wants. This thing is operational. I'd enjoy it while I hunt down a new power plant. Because let's face it if you've got something that looks that cool the slant six may not complete the job so this hypothetical project. I think I would do a third generation. Hemi swap just to keep things interesting since we're talking hypothetically here. Why not throw super charger on it too? So a supercharged. Modern Hemi would be really cool in this thing would definitely turn some heads and of course. If I'm going modern Hemi than my first call would be to blake at DIY HEMI DOT com for all my wiring needs for the modern. Hemi and not just for wiring either. Blake is an encyclopedia when it comes to these. Modern HEMI SWAPS. Blake is the man to get a hold of remember. Diy HEMI DOT COM. And of course there's GonNa be tons of other little details that would undoubtedly going to this bill. But that's just what I dreamt up in my head really quick when I saw it. So there you go a wild street machine one hundred. And here's where I ask the most important question of this segment. What would you do with that? Question is posted on my social media channels for talking mopeds and the Mo par hunter. So let me know on those threads and that was project car of the week. This is high performance parts segment of the show where we take a couple minutes to highlight a MO- part from TV or movie history. This week's high-performance part belongs to the nineteen sixty seven plymouth. Gts convertible in the road. Comedy Film Tommy. Boy Starring Chris Farley and David Spade. It's about the slacker. Son of an auto parts company owner who tries to save the family business after his father passes away and with the help of his father's snarky business account the to embark on a hilarious business road trip in nineteen sixty seven plymouth. Ctx. That doesn't actually fair to well throughout the film thankfully it appears as though the GTS used in the movie was actually a tribute car but nonetheless. It's always tough watching a MO- partake beating on the big screen. The car starts out as a beautiful light blue metallic convertible that has a slight rake to it with some crackers on it. It's a really clean looking car and I think they chose well subtle hints that can be seen throughout this movie. Indicate that this car was not an original. Gt expert rather attribute car. Which makes it a little easier to watch the abuse the CORTEX throughout the movie by the end of the movie. The convertible top and interior were completely destroyed due to an accident involving a presumably dead. Dear I'll leave it at the house so you can check out the movie and see for yourself how it all played out but the car also loses the driver's side door and ends up having a replacement made up of cardboard and duct tape and as far as the convertible top at one point in the movie a new top is actually crafted using an abundance of duct tape in a blue tarp which is absolutely hilarious. The movie is great in the car really does have significant role in the film. It's pretty much throughout the whole thing. So if you like silly road comedies this one is bound to entertain you and make you laugh if you watch the movie. You'll notice some of the mistakes made concerning the car including a reference to the engine that is inaccurate and some movie. Movie flood ups. That are kind of funny. Like the scene where the door. The driver's door gets damaged at the gas station. If you watch really closely you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. It's pretty funny. And then the scene where the convertible top has destroyed the car at the very end of that scene may not actually be a GTS or even a Belvedere or satellite. So pay close attention to that and good. Mo- par is will also notice the differences between an actual gt ex and the clone used in the film. So pay attention to that. The Star of this week's edition of high-performance parts belongs to the nineteen sixty seven Plymouth Gitex tribute car featured in Tommy. Boy Rest in Peace Chris Farley. It's time once again for listener stories. This week's story comes to us from Kelley snap here. Is Kelly story? Here's my sixty eight corn at four forty on the third owners. Second family the lady. I bought it from grandmother. Bought new she supposedly stored at basically every winter. We live in Idaho lots of snow and salt and judging by its condition. I believe it. It has fifty one thousand original miles original paint vinyl top and interior. The seats especially drivers are showing their age with tears but nothing horrible. It's got a few little areas with some dense endings which I can proudly say none were for me but no russ to be seen anywhere. I've had the car pulled clear back and there was hardly a speck of surface anywhere in the floor. Same with the Trunk Pan. It was originally a three eighteen automatic column shifted car. Nothing special but last fall I finally completed swapping in a two thousand six point seven. Hemi that I drove for a while with the Trans but just recently swapped in silver sport. A four one. I know some would consider this a travesty. But I've been very careful to not do anything. Drastic that would be irreversible to get back to exactly stock no major cutting welding etc. Plus the way I figure driving it this way keeping miles off of the original eighteen nine four which of course mothballed and kept it. Had An open to seventy six rear end but quite a while ago I swapped for three ninety one limited slip. My mom bought it for me when I was seventeen. Which was about nineteen ninety nine early on in my teenage years. I developed an interest in cars. Anything automotive or mechanical. So she always did whatever she could help and support me. Which I'm sure is a mom wasn't easy since my dad had already passed away in nineteen ninety-seven before I was even fourteen. She also recently passed away. Suddenly in two thousand fifteen so obviously this really has some sentimental value with marriage and everything else that happens in life. This car had been through a streak of many years without ever being driven or even running but my wonderful wife. Alexis has been very supportive even in the middle of having a baby last April two thousand nineteen. And we've gotten on the road again and are definitely enjoying it. I enjoy your podcast. Keep it up. I will try and get some more pictures. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you for your story. Kelly. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your father. But it's good to know that your mom was very supportive in his absence and having that car is a great symbol of that trying time that your family went through and a symbol of your mom's role in supporting your love of cars at a young age. I'm really sorry to hear about her passing. But I'm sure that makes your coronet. That much more specialty. It's great that your wife supports your project. Even while being a mom grab Alexis. The world of Mope are would be a better place with more supporting spouses like you in Kelly. I know you mentioned the a four one. Transmission being considered a travesty. To some mope aren't easiest but I say it's yours bill to how you want buddy. It's better than rotting into the ground somewhere so I will say that I like that. You built it leaving the possibility of returning it back to factory if you ever decide to do so. That's always a good idea. And I also love the modern Hemi swap that you did. I'm always an advocate for modern hemi swaps. Because one the swabs are easier now than ever to as the engines age. They will start to show up more often. And wrecking yards making it easier to find parts and generally if they're showing a lot more that means there's going to be an abundance which makes them a little cheaper and three. They are extremely tune. -Able respond very well to modifications when they're built right so sounds like you have a really clean coronet buddy and it looks great. Thanks for sharing the pictures and I really hope this car turns out to be the new family. Heirloom starting with you. Thanks for listening to the show Kelly an for sending in your story our second story for this week's from John Burnett this here is John Story. Howdy I've got a story on my I mo Parse Lashkar and I'm a younger feller which will probably be a nice change of pace for your show. I'm from Colorado. At least until a few months ago couple years back I got a summer job bucking. Hey for some family friends who were more people. I work six days a week sometimes high on ten hours a day in the dry heat of eastern Colorado often enlarge uninstigated metal buildings so the heat was unbearable. But I remember so vividly waiting for my dad to pick me up from work one day in July and sitting out on the porch in front of Said Family Friends. House looking for cars on craigslist. When I see this ugly Brown sedan from Plymouth I've never heard of so. Naturally I CLICK ON THE AD. I look at the listening. I remember thinking this would be a nice beater until I can afford that seventy challenger. Ta which at the time was my dream car later that night. I'm talking with my dad about this weird car. And He Texas friend whose DAD was big MOE partner way back when and somehow the police fear. Va came up. And this friend's dad calls mine and he's yelling at him about that motor being special for some odd reason and offering to buy a motor in a car. We didn't even have so clearly something was up. We had to go look at this thing. A couple of weeks pass and some friends had taken me to look at some other cars. They didn't want more than I had would have been much more practical but much more boring. These friends are also part people having a ramp charger and at the time. A Jeep X J. I had a short day of work because the family friends knew I was giddy about going to this car. I could hardly focus on actually working. My Dad picks me up and we drive cleared the other side of Denver to look at this thing we drive by the hoods open. I'm told that's not a good sign. We go around the corner and get dinner. We come back around in. Pull into a sketchy yard with a fuel dodge pick-ups and an old challenge Derby car. My Dad talks with the guy for a bit while I drool over everything this has. He calls me over so we can go for a test. Drive seems pretty basic drives US around the corner and flips around to head back on our way back to this place. My Dad floors it. The back end kicks out tire. Smoke comes pouring in from the backseat. And the Speedo is showing triple digits. He goes to slow down before the light. And the car bucks to the right breaks bad. We pull back into this guy's House. My Heart's still beating like racehorses. I remember quite vividly. My Dad saying well what do you think and I just said. When can we come and get it about a week later? We came back with a borrowed trailer. Got The car. And she's been with me ever since for almost seven years note. I didn't add ages. Names are generally more detail for the privacy of every other party involved. I'm sure you can understand a John. Thanks roof story. You didn't actually mentioned what Plymouth it was that you ended up buying but I can actually make an educated guess. Since you mentioned the polly headed small block likely three eighteen and probably inside a mid sixties Belvedere. Something like that. I could be wrong but you'll have to correct me if I am the police spherical. V8's were interesting in. While no Hemi they did have some cool aspects to them and we're going to have to discuss them on a future episode. Because I think we could highlight the polly. V8's talk quite a bit about him. So look forward to that on another episode. I like that your dad. Let that Old Plymouth. Eat a little while. It was out on a test. Drive I am a big proponent of really putting a car through the paces on test drives I mean you need to know what you're getting yourself into right. You need to know what that car can do. So what better way than getting that ran. Come loosened burning a little rubber. There is no better way. Your Dad clearly knows how to test drive cars properly very cool. It sounds like you have yourself a fun toy John. I'm curious to see if you just drive it for transportation purposes or if you plan on doing a little hot rod with it keep me posted man and thanks for sending in your story. Those are the listener stories for this week. If you want to hear yours on this show email me your story at Chris at Talking Mo- PARKS DOT COM or. Call me a message that I can share on the podcast by dialing my new number which is two zero nine twenty Mo par once again two zero nine twenty eight Mo par also before I forget to those of you who have sent pictures to go along with your stories I will be sharing those on social media unless you ask me specifically not to than I will respect those wishes but I've had some people ask me to see the pictures of not only the project car the week but also of the listeners story mode bar so if anybody has sent me those pictures I will be sharing them soon. So keep an eye out on my social media because your car will be featured at some point for the mope our world to see nineteen seventy-one marked the end of the elephant era. It would be thirty two years before we would see the Hemi make its triumphant return. But it didn't actually do it in a performance car instead. The new five point seven liter. Hemi which was three hundred and forty five cubic inches and three hundred and forty five horsepower. That's one horsepower. Per Cubic inch would be found in Dodge Ram's alongside the tried and true five point nine magnate by two thousand and four if you wanted to. V8 and you're heavy duty. Ram You could actually only get the Hemi also available. In two thousand four was the first Durango with the Hemi and the new Hebrides while inspired by the hemmings of the past. Don't have quite the same hemisphere combustion. Chambers as the originals. But don't shoot the Messenger folks. I'm just telling you the truth. The modern hemi still have their opposing vows and spark plugs right smack in the middle. So when I say plugs I'm also not just referring to eight plugs Nano. The new Hemi has sixteen plugs. That's right in case you didn't know the modern hemmings have to spark plugs per cylinder and before we dive into each of the modern street. Hemmings it's important to say that there were thousands of twenty-six hemmings produced. The exact number varies depending on your source. But let's say loosely around ten thousand street. Hammers were produced between nineteen sixty five and nineteen seventy-one compare that to the millions of modern Hamis. That will someday be available as dropouts and rebuildable cores. I think the modern hemmings have a bright future. Finding their way under the hoods race cars and classic Mo- parts as well in fact they already are the modern Hemi Swat movement within the Mo- Park community is growing and with guys like my friend. Blake from DIY Hemi on a mission to Hemi swap. The world it's safe to say that there will not only be zero shortage of third-generation hemmings to play with to high volume production but also zero shortage of modern HEMI SWAT vehicles on the road and on the track. So let's talk about the engine that marked the long awaited return of the Hemi the first go at modern. Hemi engines for the two thousand. Three model year introduced us to the five point seven liter. Hemi this engine changed the game for Modern Mo- pars as we know them today. By two thousand five the Hemi could be found under the hoods of not only the trucks and SUV's but the cars as well. If I can say just one thing here and I may get roasted for this. But I'm willing to take that risk in the front wheel drive Turbo Mo- Para Chrysler put a turbocharged. Four cylinder in some of their minivans. Some of them even had five speed transmissions now while a rarity today they are pretty cool and some are very quick. Don't believe me look up. You can see on Youtube that there are some really fast. Turbo Caravans Plymouth. Voyager's out there so take what I'm saying and believe it. This is not fake news okay. There are fast minivans out there all right folks now. Here's where I may get roasted. Why hasn't a Hemi found? Its way into the modern minivans. You know history could repeat itself and there should be a Hemi powered Mo- part mini van. There I said those words have been spoken before on a podcast. Hemi powered Mo par minivan. Kfi You're welcome. You can go ahead and make that check out to the best moped. Podcast ever okay. All jokes aside. I think the juice would actually be worth the squeeze on an S. RT Grand Caravan. You know am I saying that because I have an eight month old daughter and I plan to have more kids? Maybe but also. Because I'm a Weirdo. I grew up vans so a trick van with a Hemi is right up my alley and even even if my wife despises fans are right so back to the topic you know. It's been a while since I went off the rails so forgive me by the time two thousand five came along you could actually find a Hemi Jeep Grand Cherokee Dodge chargers dodge magnums in the Chrysler Three Hundred C. In addition to the rams and Durango that were already available and two thousand six introduced the Hemi powered jeep commander. Two thousand seven saw the Chrysler Aspen sporting the Hemi and then finally when the new challenger was released you absolutely could find a Hemi in one of those power ratings for the first of the five point seven emmys ranged from three hundred forty horsepower at five thousand RPM to three hundred and forty five horsepower at fifty six hundred RPM with Torque ranging from three hundred seventy five pound petur forty four hundred RPM to three hundred ninety pound fee tour at four thousand RPM in two thousand five cylinder deactivation was also introduced known as Mdis or multi displacement system. This system cuts off fuel entirely for four of the eight cylinders when you don't need the power from him so the system was used in cars at first and then actually ended up being used in the trucks later down the line in two thousand and three the Hemi would be revised so these new modifications to the engine would result in better fuel economy and more power. What does that mean? The Best of both worlds. So where the old carbonated monsters would guzzle fuel with reckless. Abandon at the mere touch of the go peddle. The new Hamis were far less fuel hungry with better flow overall higher compression ratio and an active intake enabling intake runner length to vary through the engines. Are Pam Range. This engine was vastly superior with the addition of variable valve timing and a host of other changes the five point seven Eagle Hemi as it has been nicknamed not only had more power across the board but deliver better fuel mileage and reliability so the power was drastically increase to around three hundred and ninety horsepower with all these modifications and more horsepower is never a bad thing so for the second time. I actually won't beginning into too much of the technical details about these modern Hemi engines but at the end of the show. And that's only so that you don't fall asleep on me. Okay but at the end of the show. I'm going to provide you with a few resources for you to learn more if you choose to do so so moving on from five point seven brings us to the first. Hemi powered vehicle wearing an sat badge S Rt. If you didn't know stands for street and racing technology and is the high performance division within FCA the first heavy offered Ns. Rt vehicles was the six point one liter. Hemi found in the two thousand five to two thousand ten Chrysler three hundred. The two thousand five to two thousand eight Dodge magnums two thousand six to two thousand ten dodge chargers two thousand six to two thousand ten jeep. Grand Cherokee in two thousand eight to two thousand ten challengers so if you saw any of. The vehicles mentioned with an sat badge. Unless it's somebody being poser. You had a four hundred twenty five horsepower. Six point one liter three hundred seventy two cubic inch Hemi lurking beneath the hood. Two thousand eleven would mark the end of the six point one and would introduce us to the six point. Four three ninety two hemi known as the Apache. The 392 started off with a respectable. Four hundred seventy horsepower upon their initial release. But by today in Twenty Twenty. They are knocking on the door. Five hundred with four hundred eighty five horsepower. One thing about these modern hemmings is that they're cylinder heads. Blow amazing if you look at all the numbers. You'll be impressed. I assure you just when you thought things couldn't get any better. Chrysler said Hey. Hold my beer and introduce their first supercharge production. Hemi at six point two liters and three hundred seventy eight cubic inches. This boosted beast produced a fire-breathing seven hundred seven horsepower and six hundred fifty pound feet of Torque and it only took the twin screw superchargers eleven point six PSI to propel the Hemi into the pole position for bragging rights of the most powerful V. Eight and the most powerful muscle car of all time consequently at full throttle. The hell cat guzzles one and a half gallons per minute. So basically the thing growls with thirst whenever? It's so much as smells a gas station and burps after every Philip. But if you're looking for decent fuel mileage don't avoid a hell cat if you keep your foot out of it you'll see an EPA estimated thirteen miles per gallon city and twenty two miles per gallon on the highway. Good luck with all of that. Here's the crazy thing. The Hell Cat was introduced in twenty fifteen. This show was released in March of twenty twenty since two thousand fifteen dodge it and asks. Rt have been very busy busy doing what you ask busy making even more power. Everything changed twenty seventeen. When Dodge brought back a familiar name with hell-raising intentions for two thousand eighteen the Challenger. Rt Demon packed a larger. Two point nine liter supercharged pushing fourteen. Psi of boost making the hell cats two point four liter supercharged pushing eleven point six. Psi TAME in comparison producing eight hundred forty horsepower in full race trim. The demon can light up the quarter mile in nine point six five seconds at one hundred forty miles an hour officially making it the fastest quarter-mile production car in the world. Sorry You've been dethroned just when you thought there was nothing left in the performance tank from Dodge in two thousand and nineteen. They threw another iron in the fire. This time the cat was sporting red is enter the hell cat red eye to keep things simple here as we bring this modern. Hemi talk to a close the hell cat. Red Eye proudly pushes seven hundred ninety seven horsepower. Of course even the standard health castle bump in power from seven hundred seven horsepower. To seven hundred seventeen. Does it ever end as a MO- part aisher hope not? There's no telling what Mamo Pars cooking in the kitchen but I think I speak for all mo- Ponzi EST around the world when I say that I am anxiously looking forward to whatever they come up with next Mo- par or no car. That concludes our three part series on the history of the Hemi. Thanks for joining me. If you're interested in learning more about the modern Hemi. I highly suggest a book from my friends over at car. Textbooks called New Hemi engines. Two thousand three to present by Larry Shepard. I've learned a ton of information while reading it to prepare myself for the bill. To my hundred dollar Hammy that I spoke about on episode number thirteen also for all of your modern. Hemi swap questions especially on wiring. Get a hold of my friend. Blake from DIY HEMI DOT COM. He's a genius. And of course there's always google too but we all know how much people love to use the search function. That's in my friends for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking. Mo- PARTS DOT com. Remember any outside references to people or resources that I mentioned on the show. I try to list in the show description or show notes so be sure to check those out. 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Episode #42: The Rise of the Ratty Muscle Cars

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Episode #42: The Rise of the Ratty Muscle Cars

"Welcomed episode number forty two of talking Mo- pars on today's show. We are going to be talking about the rise of the ratty muscle cars specifically Mo- pars so without further ado. If you are a moped disease than you are in the right place, don't go anywhere. You're tuned into the best moped. Enthusiasts driven podcast on planet. Earth and I'm your host Chris Albrecht better known as the moped hunter, and this is talking Mo- pars. And You're listening talking. With the Mo par hunter, your direct mention, all things MOEPO. Hello my friends and welcome back to another episode of talking Mo- part before we kick things off, I just wanted to announce that. In case you have not heard the build Mo- par project car has been chosen and we. The people have decided that the modern Hemi will be going into a nineteen sixty eight dodge DART superstock tribute car, so now Hemi pages is on the hunt for nineteen sixty eight dodge DART hardtop to use as the platform for the built. So if you or anyone you know is selling a nineteen sixty eight dodge DART. Please reach out to my friends over a Hemi pages. You can go to Henry Pages. Dot. Dot Com or even build. Mo-. Par Dot com and reach out to those guys and let him know what you got. This is going to be a really exciting build, and if you didn't get a chance to vote on the first round, be sure to vote in on the next rounds and also tell all your friends about this project. We need to blow this thing up. We need to get thousands. Hundreds of thousands hopefully, millions of people involved in this and just see what we can come up with as a community I'm sure we can cook up something crazy, so that should be really fun. Maybe you've got a moped project. Project you're building or maybe you just went out and bought yourself your I. Mo par. Maybe it's not a show car. Maybe it's a little ratty. That's what we're talking about here today. I WanNa talk about the rise of the ratty muscle cars, because it seems to me that in the past few years, these ratty muscle cars and radio trucks have blown up. They are huge right now and I think I have the answer as to why this is occurring, but you know. I think it's multifaceted, but I really liked the movement I think it's an awesome movement. I think. It opened some doors for people that would otherwise not be able. Able to get into a muscle car. I think it lowers the barrier for entry for people like myself that don't have a lot of money can't buy show winning car that can't buy a fully restored Khuda or something crazy like that, but maybe you found a ratty mo par in your local classifieds for a couple of grand that needed a little bit of work, but you could tow it home and get running and driving lickety-split and get it on the road. That is Iraqi muscle car, and that's what I like to see. I love to see these cars on the road and not rotting into the ground. I think it's awesome. So now that we're warmed up, let's get this show on the road. This week project car the week is actually a truck that was posted on Wednesday July twenty, second at three PM, and going with the theme of ratty muscle cars and ratty trucks I thought this was a perfect fit, and it also happens to be really cool and has a ton of potential and would make an excellent project vehicle for anybody that wants to get in the Mo- par game and doesn't have a lot of coin in their pocket, so let's get into the at. Nineteen Seventy Dodge D. One hundred short box, five, thousand, six, hundred ninety five dollars Columbia Falls Montana lowered six inches the right way twenty inch wheels out back in eighteen inch up front wheels and tires, brand, new three eighteen auto, call or text titles. Status is clean. All right folks what we have here is what appears to be a running driving nineteen seventy truck. And it's got a cool Patina on it. It is not a show truck by any means if you think you're going to get. Show quality paint, and no dense dings or bumps bruises. You are wrong now. In case you're new to the show. I am a huge fan of mope par trucks and especially the nineteen seventy two to nineteen eighty, because I do have seventy six myself but I really love the early swept lines, and they have a ton of potential, but the good thing about trucks. For some reason they look amazing when their team it out. Maybe it's just me and now don't get me wrong I. Do love a beautiful. Beautiful Show Truck I. Love Him. I think they're gorgeous. There's something about an old. You know for lack of a better term farm truck that I really like especially ones that are slightly customized. You know little lowered with some nice wheels. They just have a personality and its personality that I really liked the nice thing about this one is that runs drives so like many of the other project cars? We've talked about the past. You can go out and enjoy this thing while you work on it this. This thing is good to go scout brand, new wheels and tires on it, and you know what it runs and drives. It's got a three eighteen in it, so you can keep three eighteen, or you can upgrade. Get a modern. Hemi, you know five thousand this. You could probably get this trump for five grand, and you know great project truck three eighteen in it. You know plenty of parts available to hop that thing up if you really wanted to, or you can swap in a big block you. You can go modern Hemi. I think there's a lot of possibilities with this truck. Other than the fact that it's just a great body style. Their amazing looking trucks and I'll put this up against any C Tan. I see out there at square. They calm square bodies for a reason because you have to be square to drive one, you know what I mean. At least dodge has some personality. Pick any year of Dodge truck and chances are. It would make a great project I'm serious. Pick any year. They're all awesome trucks, and they have a lot of potential. Every single one of them I've never seen a dodge truck where I've been like you know what go ahead and burn that thing you even Dakota's Dakotas or cool I like to us. I tried to tell people not to shy away from the trucks. You WanNA muscle car. You know we all want muscle cars, but sometimes the trucks are great entry level. MOPE bars to get into to have some fun with to build an engine to put something else down the road, but here's the thing they are appreciating in value, so they're really investments. Even Patina trucks like this. When you get it for five grand, who knows couple years down the line? You might be able to get seven out of it. You never know. These trucks are getting harder to find and with all the see tans going up in price. A lot of those guys are gone. Will what's the next trend and they're going? And they're going. You know they're. They're trend followers. They're they're bandwagon. Here's and they're seeing these dodge trucks. Come onto the scene. Some really cool ones on the first episode of talking milk bars I talked about Seema of two thousand nineteen, and how one of my favorite vehicles there was slam sixty fours dodge truck and Mo- Parts Dodge truck that they brought both amazing examples of what you can do with these trucks, but these trucks are coming up value folks and you can get one hundred five grand. I mean get it. You know what I mean I think they're investments and I hope that the aftermarket industry amd. I hope you're listening. Realizes the potential in dodge trucks and I think they will. I think it's just a matter of time I think the scene needs to blow up a little bit more, but hopefully. People understand what's about to come because I don't WanNa hear people complaining. You know five or ten years from now that all the dodge truck so expensive can't by lay should bottom when there were five thousand dollars, five thousand dollars is nothing. I bought mine for two thousand and EH needs a ton of work, but I got it for two grant. And I am telling you right now. If I cleaned it up and fix the problems, it has I could probably sell it for five now. Zanele optimistic, maybe. But. I think that dodge trucks are great investment right now, and they make great projects I'm not gonNA. Say it again I. Really WanNa, see these trucks catch on because I love him, and the more I get to see out there on the road, the happier I'll be, the more I get to see shows. The happier I'll be the more to see at the. The racetrack, the happier I'll be and I don't care what year it is. I just want to see more. Dodge trucks out there, and for those of you out there that have not yet landed project. I'm telling you right now. Do not hesitate from looking at trucks, I don't know how you can't look at one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy or even. Mid late sixties dodge trucking of God that's beautiful. And even into the seventies and eighties, they're just nice trucks, and you can still get them for reasonably cheap. They're still out there and they're not going to be out there forever. And the prices are gonNA continue to climb. No par left behind. This week's installment of high performance parts brings us back to the nineteen seventy-one film two lane blacktop this time around. We're featuring the nineteen seventy super duster, funny car. It is a legit funny car. It was the Taylor in Wolf Super Duster, and it's featured in the scene where the guys fifty five Chevy to Shelby County International. Raceway also known as Lake Land International Raceway and drag race it and it's a really cool peak at the era, the early seventies and drag racing and what it was then. So cool, one of my favorite sequences in a movie because you're just like. Wow, it just gives you a really nostalgic. Look back into the past, and I think it's really cool and I only suggest if you are a fan of Mo-, par nostalgic drag racing. Go check that movie out I know. It's a fifty five Chevy that's the main car, but there are still some really cool Mo- in it so I suggest you check it out so this week's high performance part was the nineteen seventy super duster, funny car from two Lane Blacktop, and that was high performance parts. This week's listener story comes to us from Michael Doll here is Michael Story. Hey, Chris just started listening to the show, and I love it. Fellow truck out of Mount Vernon for skagit transportation episode three. You talked about tactics when it comes to buying cars, and how you should see a seller as a friend and not your enemy I completely agree with this and would like to share how I came across my nineteen seventy six warlock I was heading out to sandy point one day buying grill off a buddy, cruising out to his place, spotted the tailgate of an old beater step. Step side with a camper top around it and the fence leaning on it I have always wanted an old dodge step side so I slammed on the brakes and decided to knock on the door. An older gentleman Paul answered and I could hardly hold my excitement. He let me take a look at the truck, and it turned out to be a nineteen seventy six dodge world with three eighteen and a four speed rust on every quarter panel faded, paint would bid and I. Instantly fell in Love I offered. offered. Paul, twenty, five hundred for the truck. And before he accepted my offer, he wanted to do a little yard work for them, so we had me Mos- lawn finished he accepted. We sat and talked for a bit, and had a lot in common, the biggest, being both vets Iran back to the bank, as soon as I could pull the cash out when I got back, Paul had made me a different offer. Michael will make you an offer. You can't refuse if you agree to do yard work for. For me, I'll send you the truck for what I paid for nineteen eighty-one. How much I asked eight hundred fifty bucks, he said, so we made the deal got at running, and I drove home a week later. It's been my daily driver for three years now and is currently my only vehicle. It had fifty four K. on it when I got it and now has seventy one k. just about bone stock with the exception of new clutch leaf, springs, motor and tranny mounts would rails and front bumper. I still keep in touch with Paul into yard work for often he's made one of my biggest moping. Dreams come true, and he's become very good friend of mine. If you ever see a big Blue Skagit Kenmore TA truck rolling through, give a Hong wave once again loved the show. Thanks Michael. Hey Michael thanks for sending in your story, but most of all thank you to you and Paul for your service to our wonderful country now. Your truck is absolutely awesome. A lot of us is mope Wait for a day that we see a Mo- par in somebody's backyard in their side yard, and you get a chance to talk to the owner and see if they're interested in selling. Your case turned out to be one of the good ones where the guy was willing to sell, and that's awesome. It's amazing that you got the deal that you did. Eight hundred and fifty dollars for a warlock is amazing I don't care how beat up bruised. Rusted or how many parts are missing on that thing? Eight hundred and fifty bucks a steel for eight hundred fifty bucks. There is zero complaint for me. I would have paid the twenty five hundred as well. I think you've got a screaming deal and a really cool truck. It's actually you know considering how old these cars are and these trucks. You can't really judge them if they got a couple bumps and bruises. defined a really nice one. That's not scratched. Not Dang not dented. You hit the Jackpot basically, but Michael Your truck is awesome I, love it. I think it's really cool I hope. I get to see it out in about maybe sometime. Maybe I'll see it at a local show or something trucks like that need to be shown with pride I. Think it's Great, and you actually shared some cool pictures with me and I'm GonNa Post those on my. My social media for those of you listening, go check out Michael's truck. It's really cool and I'm sure all of you will agree with me. That eight hundred fifty bucks was a steel. Even if you to do a little yard work, no big deal. I mean who hasn't motors lawn once or twice in their life. You know what I mean. I'm on my lawn every week and I, not giving me a truck for hundred and fifty bucks. But awesome truck, man I'm really happy for you and like I said I hope I get to see it in person. Thank you for sending in your story and once again for your service to this great country. That was listener stories. We've all seen him. In fact, they are surging in popularity, and they are great for the world of Mo- part. If you ask me some of US love him, some hate him, I'm one of those people that love them. I think they're changing the game. They're allowing for more people to enjoy the vintage aspect of culture. We're talking about ratty Mo- pars they are on the rise and I. Don't see him going anywhere, and you're probably sitting there like ratty mole parts. What is this guy talking about? You know the Radimov ours come on the ones with the weather beaten paint the faded performance decals on quarter windows, the old MAG wheels, and of course I mean the barefoot gas pedal. What ratty Mo- pars complete without one of those you know. Okay okay, maybe some of those aforementioned items you know. Maybe they're not necessary on already MO- part, but I enjoy seeing them that way and there are a lot of folks that just don't get it, and that's understandable. Society has conditioned us to believe that when you have something that's worn or old out your place. It was something nicer or you just fix it. We've been conditioned to look at old cars that have never been restored and or non perfect near perfect condition as beaters POS's boxes or Radhi amongst all the other terms used to describe these types of cars. It's time to reverse that thinking folks. It's time to appreciate the fact that these pieces of American car culture are still on the road, or they're going to be on the road again after being left for dead, it's time that we as a community embraced the fact that not all muscle cars need to. To be restored to be enjoyed. It's time to accept the ratty muscle car movement as a positive thing for car culture. You know it's a subculture within the car culture, but it's cool, and it's just not going anywhere. I've seen a huge explosion since the creation of road kill, and which I'm a fan of by the way there's just a crazy amount of people that are finally realizing that. Oh! Know you don't get it beautiful. Just get a running and driving. You know what I mean, and I think that's great. I think it's time to embrace that you know it's time to stop stereotyping. The owners of ratty muscle cars to everyone who owns a ratty mo- Parts Joe Dirt Okay. And you know hey. I'm a Fan Jota. Let me just get that straight, but I can't seem to grow sideburns and my mullet game is far from being on point, okay. I want people to be okay with driving ratty Mo- part. No matter what their social status says, I want these cars everywhere. I WANNA see him. You know from the trailer parks to the gated communities from drag strips to car shows. I want to see this ready Mo- part movement continue growing, and it's because the more mopeds that are on the road. The last aren't GonNa be rotting into the ground simple as that and please don't get it twisted I. Do love fully restored Mo- parts just as much as the next part theseus, but like so many of us out there I feel like there's just so many cars that are out of my league as far as money you know. The lack of money shouldn't deter someone from enjoying the classic Mope our hobby, and that's where ratty muscle cars come in. It's a trend that's been happening in car culture the past handful of years and I stand behind the movement one hundred percent. It's a great idea. The idea being that you don't need a fully restored show car or an untouched survivor, great car to enjoy a classic bar and this obviously doesn't just apply to Mow Pars. Look, I'm a car, Susie, so seeing any classic car on the road. No matter what condition it's in is cool in my book as long as it's not sitting idle somewhere rotting into the ground. And I like that this movement opens the doors for the folks out there myself included. The don't have really deep pockets. You know a lot of us have families and other financial responsibilities that make it really hard to afford those high dollar muscle cars, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't able to have some fun in an old car, you know. I want to stress to those of you out there. That are in the same boat as me that it's perfectly fine not to have show quality. Paint all right right? It's okay to not have the police car at the cruise or the trophy winner at the show. What is important is that you have fun, first and foremost K., and for some fund may only be had in a really nice fully restored car, and that's fine. That's them. This trend applies to enthusiast who don't want to be afraid to drive the hell out of a car and are concerned what others may think about it? Not all of us get lucky enough to find A. You know a highly sought after Mo- part like a wing Karna Barn or Hemi Khuda and a carport or something like that. Let alone able to buy one. Some of US just have to make do with either what we can get or what we already have. This is a run. What you? Brung type of movement a culture within a culture. That's why we call it a subculture ratty mope. Ours are a subculture of the car, culture and the MO par world. I respect anyone out there. WHO has already a car that? They got back on the road and enjoy. I don't like. Knowing that there are people out there that walk around shows and at these races looking at all the nice cars and are plagued with envy. Here's an idea. Kill that envy and go find a project version of the car you want. Get it running safely and driving and restore it as you go or just enjoy the car as it is. What's wrong with that nothing? If you ask me and I think people need to. Relax a little bit. You know you don't have to wait twenty years to get the car of your dreams. You can get the car of your dreams may be in perfect. Condition you may have to wait to get it there. But the point is getting these cars saved before they rot into the ground, because these cars aren't getting any cheaper either. It's cheaper for you to go get. A, ratty muscle car right now than it will be ten years unless you can afford to get a driver quality one. Four out the twenty five thirty grand cash and you got a nice driver car. You fork out sixty. You've got something really nice and restored course depending on what it is. This is all subjective, but there's so many Mo- parts out there. That would make such cool ratty mole powers that it's really a shame that they're often overlooked because they aren't a. Charger Challenger road runner, or any other highly sought after Mo- par, but guess what folks there are tons of. You know a bodies see bodies lower be bodies, trucks, and other Mo- parse out there. That would make a great candidate for any ratty mole par project. And you've heard me say before that it's okay to build an engine inside of a car. That may not be your ideal car. The cool thing is that when you find your dream car, you have. You know the engine built for it. You know maybe you have enough money saved up that you can finally get that roadrunner you've been after, and you find one, but maybe the engines tired in it, but it's a great driver. Quality car you know may not be fully restored, but it's getting there. Hey, you already have an engine. Let me just go pull that out of my old. Beater duster and throw it in there. You know that's perfect right, so you'll have a drivetrain ready to go. Don't be scared to go out there and go find a car. That needs a little love. Until you get something that you really want, or until you can get the money together to have. It restored the right way or even just brought up the driver quality. There are a ton of people that would look at a ratty car truck and only see. A, hoop, DPL of rusty junk. I'm sure they would say a bunch of other more colorful terms, but you know they just don't appreciate. The effort goes into bringing one of these cars. Back to the road, which is quite unfortunate, because there are a lot of people out there that have done just that and have saved cars that most people consider a lost cause or only good for scrap. Go to Youtube and just type in you know barn, find rescue, rescue, and you'll see these guys getting these cars running after they've been sitting for thirty years. You know so. It's like these cars aren't so far gone, you know, are there some that are just you know? Complete piles routed into the ground. Sure some of those. Aren't necessarily lost causes. I mean there are. Don't get me wrong. There are laws causes, but there's some cars that just aren't close enough to running and driving conditions, but the reason why they're so expensive is because they're highly sought after cars like chargers or Anything with an Rt.. Attached to the end of. Things like that. You'll see higher prices, but I mean what's stopping you from getting the Old Plymouth fury or the old duster the old. Or a valiant? There's so many options out there for you to get into the moat. Park game at a reasonable cost that you shouldn't be scared of Mo-. Parse I know a lot of people every time I meet somebody that is afford guy or Chevy Guy, you know. They always joke with how much it costs. have par whatever or they talk, smack about a mole part and I go. Hey, you'd have a MO- PARV. You could afford one hot. You can't tell you don't like Khuda. Tell me don't like Khuda. He told me you hate a charger. Okay, sure there. Those folks out there, but I haven't met any of them her right. But. I just want to help. Promote the idea that ratty or even driver quality cars are great for this culture. No, they're great for the world of Mo- pars the more cars. We can get back on the road. The less that will be crushed. Okay, that's always a good thing and to be honest I. Get anxiety thinking about all the cool cars throughout history that had plenty of potential left that were crushed, because people sometimes don't have the ability to envision what a car could be and you know they judge what it is, you know you see. See an old dart, and it's missing all the body parts on it, and it's just basically a bearish on. You're like there's nothing left scrap it. It's like I mean. They're still bones there you know what if I just lost out on a sixty nine dodge dart swinger for five hundred bucks that had been wrecked partially. It's still had so many parts that you could find another car that needed the parts that that one had and throw together and boom. You got a complete car, so I'm not against scrapping cars. What's left of them is? To save another. That's the only time that I. Find It okay to be honest and I'm not I'm not crazy about it I'm not gonNA. Go nuts if you crush a car or something. I'm going to talk smack, you know if it was done for no good reason, I'll talk. Smack about it, I mean. Go back to episode one. But. Here's the thing every single ready car out. There has the potential to be a show car period. You put enough money into a car, and you'll make it nice eventually. You know what I mean, but here's another fact every single Radhi, car or truck out there is unique. All of these cars have their own battle scars and their own character. If you ever ratty duster, you'll never see a car. That looks exactly like yours. The Sun doesn't wear out. Paint the same pattern on every car. You know each car. Weather's differently and I love that I love Pitino cars, and you know they all look different. You're never gonNA find one exactly the same whereas you may have a fully restored sixty eight charger black rt four forty in it. Council shift automatic. You think it is the bee's knees. Many roll to show, and there's an exact replica of your car sitting there and you have to park next to him. You know whereas three cars down. There's a sixty eight charger that was a barn. Find that the guy I hate saying that term, but we're GONNA. Use It for the situation, anyway they. Got It back on the road in its in survivor. Condition, you know how cool is that? He stands out in the crowd. I'll tell you that much, but the fact that they whether differently that may be one of my favorite aspects of variety muscle car aside from the affordability, of course, because it's nice to know you know that you'll have a car that no one else has, you will have your own one of one mo part, even if it doesn't hold the same value as a truly unique, restored or surviving example of a rare Mo- par you know such as the one of one Chrysler three hundred h Hurst convertible. You don't have one of those, but that's okay. You don't need one. You just want something. That's cool the U. K. and maybe that's the car. That's cool to you, but unfortunately travis got it and I. Don't think he's selling it anytime soon, but that's another story. I think it's awesome that you have a chance to have a mo- par unlike anybody. Anybody else's when you get one. That has natural mother nature weathering on it. Okay, that should be celebrated when I talked to people who I can tell just aren't kearns. real confused about my Mo- parts they always ask me the same question you know. Are you GonNa? Restore them and you know. I like to say Nah I like him as beaters. Mostly to see their reactions, but I used to think having a nice restored part was like a symbol of class or success, but now I just think of it is one of a few things either possess the great skills required to restore car the right way the checkbook to make it happen or mixture of the two all right but I can honestly say that even if If I had the resources to have a beautifully restored Mo-. Par You know I'd have to keep ratty around I just wanted that's the way I am, and if I had the resources I'd probably have a highly sought after ratty Mo- part just to honor the car history if I could be the guy you know two cars down. That has the sixty eight RT charger. Car that got running left as is I. Love to be that guy you know. Of course there's GonNa. Be Some that WANNA. Burn me at the stake for not restoring the car, but you know hey to each their own I completely understand why this movement of ratty muscle cars gain traction over the past. You know handful years. In my opinion, there's a bunch of factors involved my favorite idea being that many of the ratty motorcars were simply saved from death. Biden, Mother Nature and you know brought back to life in safe roadworthy condition just to be driven just to get out. I love to see cars being brought back to life. Life from sitting and saved from the fate of being rotted into the ground and I love hearing stories about cars were saved, and simply just made roadworthy again. You know the epitome of variety muscle car. You know some other factors that contribute to ratty muscle car. Culture are the preservation of originality. Sometimes you find a car and you just want to keep it as original as possible. Because once you start a restoration, you can't go back once. A cars restored. You can't take it back to originality, so that's a factor and here's another factor. Some people like myself find the natural deterioration of cars. Cool. You know the Patina the weathering. And another factor is the lack of money to conduct a real quality restoration, you know not all of us have those deep pockets, so that's where randy muscle cars come in and the want to get the car back on the road sooner rather than later, and because you find the nature, ratty muscle cars to be for lack of a better term, a unique form of automotive art, but going back to getting a car back on the road sooner rather than later I mean who wants to sit on a car for three years while you undergo a restoration, sometimes even longer. If you have somebody else do it personally on the type of guy who's like hey. You never know what tomorrow's GonNa. Bring you could die tomorrow. Okay, the question is what are you doing today while I'm getting this old car running today because I don't know what's GonNa. Happen five years from now. I may be in a completely different situation and may have to sell the car that I never got around to enjoying because it took too long to restore it whereas I could just get running and driving and go have some fun in. It doesn't have to be pretty and other people's. Is it only has to be pretty in yours, and if you're the type of guy like, I am where you can see the beauty even in the disasters you know. Then oh might be for you I. Fall into all of those categories you know that's why I love writing Meltzer cars, but that's not to say I don't love a beautifully restored Mo- power I. Absolutely do and I have the utmost respect for the art of automotive restoration and Resto modding as well. You know I can't help it though there something about a mole pars imperfections that make it perfect in my eyes. I love shoebox Parse, there I said. You know self censored. That's okay, but I know that both of my cars or my car in my truck, my six nine Dart and my seventy six truck are. Not, pretty to a lot of people's eyes. But you know what I love him just the way they are. You know I'm not sure they're going to be the. If I ever have them restored one of the reasons why I bought them in the first place was because the condition they're in I. wanted to bring him back just enough for me to enjoy into them my own and that's exactly what I plan to do with those cars. I WANNA conclude are talk on remote parts here today by saying that I don't see the ratty car culture slowing down anytime soon and I'm one hundred percent. Okay with that in. You should be too because if you're like me, you'd rather see an old mopeds on the road rotting into the ground, and that's the idea behind the mobile hundred talking parts tagline. No par left behind. Long live the Rowdy Mo Pars. Am I right? Come on, guys before we sign off here today for this week. I wanted to remind you guys to keep your eyes on build Mo- part dot com, the nineteen sixty eight dodge dart superstar tribute car with the modern Hemi is underway, and the next round of voting is going to be for the color of the car. Now the colors available are going to be all the nineteen sixty eight dodge colors that were available for the Dart, plus they're also going to have some modern colors to choose from so keep your eyes peeled on that by the time you hear this, you should be able to vote on the color so. Don't sleep on this round of voting. You know. Get as many people as you can involve share the build. Let's see how many people we can get to vote to see how this Dr will be built. It's GonNa. Be Really Fun and I'm looking forward to it I wanNA. See the car turquoise. That's me I really like that medium dark turquoise color. I think it would really help the dark standout. Standout but I'd like to see what modern Mo-. Park colours are going to be available to so we'll have to wait and see be sure to participate in the next round of voting, and all the ones thereafter all right there you have it folks another episode talking Mo- Parts End, the books for more information about this podcast or to listen and subscribe to the show. Please visit talking mopus dot. Dot Com and don't forget. You can send me your questions your stories, your comments, your suggestions, complaints and everything else on your mobile addicted mind to Chris at talking about parts, dot com, or leave me voice message on my voicemail box at two zero, nine twenty eight bar to hear yourself on the show friends. We also have a merch shop. Now you can get talking parts. T shirts, hoodies stickers mugs. Mugs and more so if you want to help, support the show and get some cool stuff at the same time, follow the link in the show notes or just jump on over to talking Mo- parse dot com I just added a new design, and there are plenty more in the works, so that's it my friends until we talk again I'm your host Chris? Albrecht and that was talking Mo- parse. Thank you for listening to talking parts your direct connection to all things part until next time remember no more par left behind.

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