MotorMouth Radio

MotorMouth Radio

Join the “Motormouths” Ray Guarino and Joe D. for features, information, guest interviews, tech tips, and your call-in questions on all topics relating to automobiles.

Episodes

August 1, 2021 57 min
This weeks question has been posed; "we know it sucks, but does
it blow too?" That's what a caller asked Mr. Jeff Craig from SKF, the makers of
the MityVac line of brake bleeding and fluid transfer equipment. Jeff hung on, never
flinched, and fielded the question like the true car guy he is. Our education on these
pressing subjects continued for the rest of the show.
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The boys talk about the merits of Matco ratchets and the problems with off brand tools. Oddball socket sizes rile up the listeners, and some call in to share their complaints. The hidden headlight door motor in Chris' Chrysler needs fixing and Chassis John offers a quick solution. The show
wraps up by talking about metric fasteners found in a Ford Model A.
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The free-for-all continues this week with Chris defining clown-heads for us and his realization that fresh air vents really do work well! Companion cylinders, torque wrench adapters & using up old fluids all get kicked around a bit, then Rats eating Tesla wiring is explored. A caller brings it back to fluids with a question about changing his transmission fluid.
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It's a real free-for-all this week when the boys talk about car horn tones & how to test them, and some weird parking lot oddities they've experienced. Ray relays a trifecta of FJ Cruiser sightings on the Northern State Parkway then Chris describes how older cars that age gracefully really strike his fancy. The Grand National cooling fan problem & diagnostics Ray is facing rounds out the hour of fun.
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The boys talk about buying parts for their old cars at a major show & swap meet, then discuss the troubles related to repairing electric tools with no diagnostic help. Tool talk leads into using bi-directional control when working on a computer based cars, and the topic of whether old or new cars are harder to fix gets kicked around. Increased Ethanol added to pump gas and how to combat it rounds out the hour.
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Today's show starts with talk about the best way to wrap an extension cord, then the boys discuss whether battery or pneumatic tools are better to use and rebuild. Dan Short from the popular TV show Fantomworks calls in to catch us all up on what he's been doing since filming stopped, and talks about major parts shortages, filming woes and his favorite car builds. Ruffling some Ford guys feathers, Dan voices his pick of usi...
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The brain cell killing idle characteristics of Ray's GTO kick off the show today which leads down a few good diagnostic paths. How to price our used parts and where to sell them leaves the boys no better off than when they started talking about it, then a call comes in from an old friend who's busy reviving a 30 year old lawn mower-after the show it was found out that he did indeed get it to light off. Hal Schaffer calls to...
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Chris talks about how his neighbors loan out their cars to friends while Ray says "HELL NO!" to the idea. The Holley 600 idle mystery is solved by reversing the choke spring, & Ray has to massage a rear wheel well on his GTO to accommodate the new rear tires. Dis-mounting old tires from rusty rims has Ray in a dither, as does his quest for the correct A/C hose crimping tool. A Ford float adjustment and future guest who ...
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The boys talk about automotive eyesores in Chris' town and how to make them more appealing. Switching gears, they talk with Steve Magnante & Mike Pantaleo about the new show hitting the Motor Trend APP called "Steve Magnante's Super Models" where we'll get to see the behind the scenes secrets of how these plastic-fantastic creations come to life. Whether you need to make an educated model glue choice or need...
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What's worse than not being able to find a replacement rear wiper blade for your SUV, how about not knowing which oil brand is the best choice for your car? The boys discuss how they solved these problems today, and also talk about scan tool options from basic up to the pro level. Ray's story of his home "punch editing" practice leads to Chris' under-hood data sticker placement and the "deep throat" me...
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Ray finds out that Chris is just as attractive to bugs & bees as his wife is, Chris finishes up the rocker panel trim installation on his big Chrysler, and Ray lays out a head scratching front end drivability issue he things is linked to the REAR tires of his car. Nick from the FJ Cruiser Club calls in to talk about this iconic truck, and why Ray bought one and Chris wants one!
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The guys were busy this week with beautification and maintenance projects. Chris reports on the rocker panel trim installation on his Chrysler along with the run-ability issues he's having with the Holley 600 on the big B engine which may keep him from driving the car in a local parade. Ray tackles axle seal replacement on his GTO and finds that the wheel studs that have been troubling him from day 1 are still a source of majo...
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This week the boys pull of another MotorMouth Radio Mother's Day Extravaganza. Highlighted are memorable calls that came in while doing live shows this past year, and the guys also pay homage to their own mom's & wives. Stories about how mom took a wooden spoon to
an unruly son, backyards that resembled junkyards and studio guests who brought in some mouth
watering food round out an hour of found memories from a truly ch...
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Chris is besieged and beguiled by phone calls trying to sell him an extended car warranty and the only way Ray can calm him down is to bring on Mike from Eppy's Tools for an interview. Tool trends, organization strategies, LiOn battery tech & LED lighting are only some of the topics covered on this weeks show.
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The boys start off by covering the passing of Monte Hellman, who was involved in the making of Ray's favorite car movie, "Two Lane Blacktop", then the talk turns to repair and restoration topics. Chris ponders how to best mount rocker panel molding on his big Chrysler and gets plenty of caller suggestions. Ray talks about the 64 Caddy project and the need to decipher the brake problems the project Mustang is encounterin...
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On this fire themed show, Chris explains how the use of a heat gun in auto restoration can lead to none other than...FIRE! Ray relates how one can get fired up to install a Cadillac dashboard which leads to having smoke come from ones ears. Factory car alarms causing no-start conditions make us look at burned relay contacts, then our resident FDNY friend Tory DiBlasi calls in to talk about his new Hot Rod rear end service that can ...
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April 11, 2021 56 min
In a rare twist of fate Chris finds himself giving unsolicited auto advice which leads to talk of buying and selling Corvettes. A listener no-start condition on a Toyota mirrors a problem Ray has in one of his fleet cars, which takes us to Chassis John's Firebird re-creation. We wrap it up with talk about Chris' shrinking door panel coverings and an un-obtanium Caddy neutral safety switch that Ray finds a work around for on...
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Chris reveals his latest Chrysler conundrum, Ray talks about young kids seeking out old music, and relays his carburetor agitator story. Grumpy old car guys and an impromptu product quiz occupy Chris before the discussion turns to when to restore a car as opposed to keeping it as a common driver.
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March 28, 2021 58 min
Chris conveys a harrowing experience he had at the car dealership this week, while Ray comes up with a Cadillac trivia quiz only Chris could answer. Ray's spark plug change update and a caller's '69 Camaro leaf spring upgrade wrap the first half of the show. Carl Anthony from Automoblog.net calls and talks about car auction prices, help articles on their website and delves into some of the details about those articles, ...
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March 21, 2021 58 min
Chris confirms that he's fixed the radiator leak in his Chrysler 300, and Ray talks about the horrors of working with rusty old bolts. The positive difference a spark plug change and other simple maintenance can have on your car is also covered. A caller talks about Pinto & Maverick troubles & modifications, then the boys share a terrific interview with Marty Schulte from EclipseSunshades.net.
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