Top Secret Speed

Top Secret Speed Our mission at Top Secret Speed is to help reconnect veterans to their families and community through drag racing. Military Family Drag Racing
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Operating as usual

Dang, might be time for a new set!
03/24/2021

Dang, might be time for a new set!

Dang, might be time for a new set!

The therapy of work! It's a question we get often, about our work with Veterans Adventure Group. How does drag racing be...
02/28/2021

The therapy of work!

It's a question we get often, about our work with Veterans Adventure Group. How does drag racing benefit our veterans.

The therapy of work is a powerful tool. Not only does it give our physically challenged Veterans a place to explore what they CAN do, vs what they no longer can. It also gets them in a network of fellow veterans that can not only help with physical needs, but can also be a steady voice during times of personal struggle.

We can't thank you all enough for your generosity. We can't do this without YOU!

#Veteransadventuregroup
#yourdonationsatwork
#veteranshelpingveterans
#lightsout12
#getmgarage

BRODIX Cylinder Heads
Silver Seal Products co. Inc.
Morel Lifters
Straub Technologies
Lucas Oil

The therapy of work!

It's a question we get often, about our work with Veterans Adventure Group. How does drag racing benefit our veterans.

The therapy of work is a powerful tool. Not only does it give our physically challenged Veterans a place to explore what they CAN do, vs what they no longer can. It also gets them in a network of fellow veterans that can not only help with physical needs, but can also be a steady voice during times of personal struggle.

We can't thank you all enough for your generosity. We can't do this without YOU!

#Veteransadventuregroup
#yourdonationsatwork
#veteranshelpingveterans
#lightsout12
#getmgarage

BRODIX Cylinder Heads
Silver Seal Products co. Inc.
Morel Lifters
Straub Technologies
Lucas Oil

Your donations at work! Taco night, some carb tuning classes from the best in the business GET'M Garage  , brake line re...
02/27/2021

Your donations at work!

Taco night, some carb tuning classes from the best in the business GET'M Garage , brake line repair and staging tips under the Silver Seal Products co. Inc. tent.

Veterans thrive in chaos! Even though John started way early, parts delay's and a little bad luck have us working late. ...
02/25/2021

Veterans thrive in chaos!

Even though John started way early, parts delay's and a little bad luck have us working late.

The A&H Transmission TH400 built by Cameron Powers for "Fire In The Hole", has been swapped into "The Disco Chicken" and ready for testing tomorrow!

Made a couple small changes to fuel system and wiring to make sure John is safe and fast on his first ever pass down the drag strip thanks to your generous donations to Veterans Adventure Group !

#yourdonationsatwork
#veteranshelpingveterans
#Veteransadventuregroup
#lightsout12

Veterans thrive in chaos!

Even though John started way early, parts delay's and a little bad luck have us working late.

The A&H Transmission TH400 built by Cameron Powers for "Fire In The Hole", has been swapped into "The Disco Chicken" and ready for testing tomorrow!

Made a couple small changes to fuel system and wiring to make sure John is safe and fast on his first ever pass down the drag strip thanks to your generous donations to Veterans Adventure Group !

#yourdonationsatwork
#veteranshelpingveterans
#Veteransadventuregroup
#lightsout12

02/23/2021
Lights Out 12 Prep

A new GET'M Garage Twin Blade fixes everything :)

#Veteransadventuregroup
#veteranshelpingveterans
#yourdonationsatwork
#getmgarage

Your donations at work!Who knows where this car came from? The back story here https://www.facebook.com/topseceretspeed/...
02/23/2021

Your donations at work!

Who knows where this car came from?

The back story here
https://www.facebook.com/topseceretspeed/videos/362006011238001/

Portions of this single donation are all around the country in veteran race cars. The engine went to an Air Force veteran building a car for his son in the Army. Parts from the car were in "Project Three" and went to a Gold stat family in Florida. The fuel system went to a very deserving Army veteran in Wisconsin. The transmission and Torque converter went to a Vietnam Army Veteran in Atlanta.

This Friday the car will make it's first pass in years, after being built by a Desert Storm Army Veteran and his son!

Huge thanks to all who support us behind the scenes.

BRODIX Cylinder Heads
Straub Technologies
Lucas Oil
Silver Seal Products co. Inc.
Morel Lifters
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Driven Racing Oil
K&N Filters
JE Pistons
Total Seal Piston Rings
Cedar Machine Service, Under New Management
Cylinder Head Abrasives

Your donations at work!

Who knows where this car came from?

The back story here
https://www.facebook.com/topseceretspeed/videos/362006011238001/

Portions of this single donation are all around the country in veteran race cars. The engine went to an Air Force veteran building a car for his son in the Army. Parts from the car were in "Project Three" and went to a Gold stat family in Florida. The fuel system went to a very deserving Army veteran in Wisconsin. The transmission and Torque converter went to a Vietnam Army Veteran in Atlanta.

This Friday the car will make it's first pass in years, after being built by a Desert Storm Army Veteran and his son!

Huge thanks to all who support us behind the scenes.

BRODIX Cylinder Heads
Straub Technologies
Lucas Oil
Silver Seal Products co. Inc.
Morel Lifters
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Driven Racing Oil
K&N Filters
JE Pistons
Total Seal Piston Rings
Cedar Machine Service, Under New Management
Cylinder Head Abrasives

Your donations at work!We were able to get a local soldier a new intake manifold, and port it in house. Get'm Garage hel...
02/23/2021

Your donations at work!

We were able to get a local soldier a new intake manifold, and port it in house.

Get'm Garage helped out with a new 1000cfm 3 circuit methanol Twin Blade with two piece bowls.

Lights Out 12!!

Your donations at work!

We were able to get a local soldier a new intake manifold, and port it in house.

Get'm Garage helped out with a new 1000cfm 3 circuit methanol Twin Blade with two piece bowls.

Lights Out 12!!

Doing some spring cleaning. We'll have some cool lightly used parts coming pretty steady. Feel free to make a resonable ...
02/10/2021

Doing some spring cleaning. We'll have some cool lightly used parts coming pretty steady. Feel free to make a resonable offer on anything you see!

Brodix HV 2001 Big Block intake. Retail for $450. Has $450 in professional port work including plenum mod for twin blade. Any Holley carb will fit. Gasket matched to Felpro 1252.

Great intake for 396-454 on the street with rectangle port heads and STD deck. Installation and tuning available.

$450 picked up,will ship at actual cost.

Call, text or PM (509)237-3904

New cool stuff from the carbide chick!
01/23/2021

New cool stuff from the carbide chick!

Order by January 29th.. free shipping

We've been quiet as we've been extremely busy. But the count down to Lights Out is definitely on!We will be taking a sma...
01/22/2021

We've been quiet as we've been extremely busy. But the count down to Lights Out is definitely on!

We will be taking a smaller group this year in respect of the pandemic. But the group going will have a great experience!

Hope to see you there!

We've been quiet as we've been extremely busy. But the count down to Lights Out is definitely on!

We will be taking a smaller group this year in respect of the pandemic. But the group going will have a great experience!

Hope to see you there!

Great valve covers if you are looking. We have used their dyno set a couple times. Great quality.
12/21/2020

Great valve covers if you are looking. We have used their dyno set a couple times. Great quality.

Additional information, these are available in three different heights.

3.00"
3.50"
4.00"

Our standard SBC valve cover offering with oil fill cap and 1/8 NPT female fitting for vacuum gauge on passenger side. Driver's side front has #12AN with baffling for vacuum pump.

Let us know if we can help you out.

Excellent quality and fit.

We had a great time today with Chris and Brian at Dynotune. They helped us fine tune a disabled veterans new pump gas SB...
12/14/2020

We had a great time today with Chris and Brian at Dynotune. They helped us fine tune a disabled veterans new pump gas SBC. This thing will be a handful in a 3300lb street car!

GET'M Garage
BRODIX Cylinder Heads
Morel Lifters

Very nice 421 street / strip SBC on the dyno today.

623 hp at 6300
580 tq at 5000

Still making 597 hp at 7000 rpm.

Dart SHP PRO Block
4.155 bore
3.875 stroke
6.000 rod
Mahle Powerpak Pistons with 1.0 1.0 & 2.0 mm rings
12.2 compression
210 to 220 cranking compression
254/263 109 LSA .644 / .644 hydraulic roller
.904 Morel Hydraulic Roller Lifters
BBC cam core
Brodix 229 Headhunters
Edelbrock 2892 SVII OTB
GET M GARAGE TWIN BLADE E85 carb
1 3/4 - 1 7/8 headers with 32" primary length
3 1/2" collectors at 13"

Top Secret Speed's cover photo
12/02/2020

Top Secret Speed's cover photo

11/14/2020
Scott's 468 710hp/622tq

Rattling parts off the wall at Dynotune Engineering, LLC

710hp/622tq pump gas 468 BBC for a very deserving Veteran.

11/13/2020

Our Veterans Day reveal! Veterans Adventure Group Racing "Project 4"

Thank you you very much to our partners that helped make this happen.

468 BBC, 710hp/622ft/lbs on E85, nitrous ready!

GET'M Garage 1200cfm E85 Twin Blade, Dyno support
Dynotune Engineering, LLC tuning and dyno testing
Straub Technologies Rollmaster Billet Timing Set IWIS Chain
Custom Billet Roller Cam
1.7 Roller Rockers
Dual Valve Springs
Titanium Retainers
Air Flow Research 265 Magnum Cylinder Heads and stud girdles
Molnar Technologies h beam connecting rods
JE Pistons SRP 139530 48cc Dome Pistons
Total Seal Piston Rings Good Race rings, Napier second ring
Morel Lifters .842 Black Mambas
Manton Pushrods 7/16 Pushrods
Speedtech 250hp Nitrous Fogger
O'Reilly Auto Parts custom engine paint
Tom Lucas Oil Assembly l**e and 20/50 Racing Oil

Eric York, porting work
Tyler Kearns, assembly and dyno

The hunt is on!We are looking for 68 Camaro, driver ready. Light resto-mod or pro-touring is ok. Prefer A/C, 4 speed pre...
11/05/2020

The hunt is on!

We are looking for 68 Camaro, driver ready. Light resto-mod or pro-touring is ok. Prefer A/C, 4 speed preferred but Auto OK, and 400 plus HP. No 6 cylinder cars, no projects. No rust buckets! Color is not a big issue but prefers Red, Blue, or Black.

$50k or below. $100 finders fee in cash if you find the car we are after!

Please call or text or PM directly to us. (509)237-3904

Rocky got to trick or treat O'Reilly Auto Parts as his favorite team member! Anyone else dressing up the shop dog this y...
10/31/2020

Rocky got to trick or treat O'Reilly Auto Parts as his favorite team member!

Anyone else dressing up the shop dog this year?

The devil is in the details. Cheaper parts are usually cheaper for a reason. eBay brake kit with split washers for calip...
10/25/2020

The devil is in the details. Cheaper parts are usually cheaper for a reason. eBay brake kit with split washers for caliper brackets, no locking nuts. Bolts with no washers over oblong holes, missing spacers(not on the list of parts in the kit...), bolts hitting rotors (even pointed out in the instructions that it hits...).

We threw their hardware in the trash where it belongs. Fl**ge head grade 8 bolts. Machined down the interfering bolt, added hardened washers, special ground shims where needed, mechanical locking nuts and Silver Seal thread locker.

Which one do you want your kids in?

65 days to Christmas! Who's started the winter rebuild season?
10/21/2020

65 days to Christmas! Who's started the winter rebuild season?

Burrrr it's cold in the shop tonight.#brodix#totalcontrol#topsecretspeed#veteranowned
10/18/2020

Burrrr it's cold in the shop tonight.

#brodix
#totalcontrol
#topsecretspeed
#veteranowned

Up early making the donuts
10/15/2020

Up early making the donuts

Great pieces! Give us a call to get one for your hotrod. #getmgarage#gotemwithgetem#americanmade
09/23/2020

Great pieces! Give us a call to get one for your hotrod.

#getmgarage
#gotemwithgetem
#americanmade

GET’M Twin Blade carburetors to the front!

Here’s a quick look at three of our custom carburetors that just went out yesterday.

Want more horsepower? More consistency? We custom build carburetors for just about any application, engine CID, or fuel requirements. #goGETM

#MoreHorsepower #MoreConsistency
#GETMperformance

Hey kids!Remember to change your chocolate milk every other decade or so. #factoryfill#noonerembersexceptpeperidgefarms
08/18/2020

Hey kids!

Remember to change your chocolate milk every other decade or so.

#factoryfill
#noonerembersexceptpeperidgefarms

Sorry we've been quiet. We've just been so busy. Thanks everyone for the patience while we try to keep up and deal with ...
08/18/2020

Sorry we've been quiet. We've just been so busy. Thanks everyone for the patience while we try to keep up and deal with the logistical challenges due to Covid.

Here's some new goodies going on a local Vietnam Veterans drag truck. It's been fun to return this truck to all American parts and watch the ET's drop! The swap from ProComp intake to Edelbrock solved the random miss fire and picked up over .3 in the 1/8th with no tuning changes!

Now new Wilwood brakes and a sweet new power tube from Wiles Driveshaft.

08/01/2020

Married to/Dating a drag racer......
• If he tells you he didn’t answer your phone call because he was in the shop working on the car, he was in the shop working on the car.
• He probably can’t go to that concert that starts at 7pm next Saturday, unless it’s winter and there’s no work to be done on the racecar.
• He's on a first name basis with the FedEx and UPS man.
• He knows a lot of people. And they will become part of your family.
• All of his money will be spent on racecar parts.
• He will tell you who people are by the car they drive...”that’s the guy with the black twin turbo’d ‘67 Nova.”
• He is extremely competitive. Wanna go ride go karts? Prepare for some pre-race smack talk & you’re probably gonna lose.
• He might introduce you as his “pit crew” instead of his girlfriend. Trust me....this is a compliment.
• You don’t “Netflix & chill”, you YouTube drag race videos.
• Instead of your picture in his wallet, he has time slips & his NHRA license.
• He goes postal when he has to sit in a traffic jam for more than five minutes, but he can spend five hours in the staging lanes.
• He will save broken car parts as trophies.
• He will spend $300 for a single racing slick, but won't spend more than $150 for all four new tires on his daily driver.
• He might not remember your birthday, but he knows the e.t. and speed records of all his competitors.
• You will become a 24/7 crew member, to “hold this”, “hand me that”, “check the tires”, “put the charger on” & “could ya make me a sandwich”.
• His wardrobe consists of free t-shirts from different car parts companies & race tracks.
• You will get dirty & get burn-out rubber on your face....you’ll learn to love your “Hoosier freckles”.
• Dressing up to him up means putting on clean jeans & a t-shirt without oil stains.
• Learn how to back him onto the trailer....this could make or break your relationship.
• And the best part....He will love you more than anyone could!
❤️ Drag racers are some of the most caring, loyal and compassionate people in the world. Support him, be his #1 fan....if you’re lucky enough to have a drag racing man don’t let him go!

Great info from Hughes. We use Hughes convertors and have great success with them. Plus excellent service after the sale...
07/13/2020

Great info from Hughes. We use Hughes convertors and have great success with them. Plus excellent service after the sale.

**TECH ARTICLE / LONG POST**

We frequently have discussions with potential customers who assume that if they receive a similar (or seemingly identical) custom converter specification from different manufacturers then they're essentially going to have the same overall converter function & performance. This assumption (frequently combined with price shopping) will then sometimes drive a potential customer to make a purchase decision that leads to unexpected & even potentially negative performance results. We hope that the information we share here will help provide you with some valuable insight so that you make the best custom converter decision for your program possible.

We need to clarify that there a **lot** of very high quality custom torque converter builders to choose from; some are household names among automotive enthusiasts & racers alike, others are smaller, more localized builders who nonetheless produce some of the highest performing torque converters currently available in the industry. We have all the respect in the world for our competitors, and also have close industry relationships with many of them. When you're shopping around for a custom converter, you really have a lot of great options to choose from these days. Obviously we're big fans of what we have to offer, and believe that we provide both the highest performing products we possibly can as well as offer what we consider to be the best customer service in the industry, but the fact remains that there are lots of truly fantastic options out there to choose from.

Moving on...

Let's tackle the issue of comparing seemingly same-spec custom builds from differing manufacturers. The reality is that you can purchase two seemingly identical custom torque converters from two different manufacturers, install them in the same vehicle with the same tune-up on the same day in the same weather & same racing conditions, and actually end up with very different results.

As a good practical example, let's take a look at the extremely popular Toyota 9.5-inch core that has been widely used throughout the industry by many, many custom converter builders over the years to build some very successful drag racing torque converters for a wide variety of combinations. For the sake of clarity, some builders will refer to this core as a 9-inch model, some 9.5-inch, and some 10-inch. The reality is that this particular core falls in between the 9.5-inch & 10-inch range in terms of actual measurement. We refer to this core as a 9.5-inch so as not to create confusion with true 10-inch+ diameter cores such as the GM 258mm core or Ford 10-inch core.

We utilize the Toyota 9.5-inch core for our popular GM95 & GM96 Pro Series builds which have been some of the winningest custom torque converters in NHRA Super class, Top Dragster, & Top Sportsman history. Now, let's take this core and assemble a very common style of converter build for a drag racing application. We'll use a positive (or "low stall") impeller, sometimes referred to as a "pump", an Opel 073-style of stator with the turbine side of the stator vanes milled to provide a 45-degree angle, and a spragless stator hub.

Let's spread this same build spec across 10 different custom converter builders. Let's assume that every builder uses the same spec listed above, sets the internal clearances the same, and uses the same style of stator caps with the same identical channel dimensions in the caps, as well as the same styles of bearings just to keep things on as level of a playing field as possible.

Based on the scenario listed above, you, the end user, could potentially end up with NINE (yes, 9!) different converters even though everything is spec'd the "same."

Now, multiply that across 10 different manufacturers, and you're looking at 90 potential variations in a converter that otherwise should be basically the same across manufacturers. This will absolutely lead to widely varying results between "same spec" custom torque converters when comparing build specs from different manufacturers.

The really scary part? Not all builders understand all of the potential differences in what should be an identically spec'd custom converter regardless of brand or builder!! In fact, you can potentially buy two identical converters as spec'd above from the same manufacturer and end up with two very differently functioning converters in the same car if the builder doesn't understand the subtle nuances of this particular core & the variations that exist in certain otherwise seemingly identical components that can be used in this type of build.

This is just one of many similar scenarios that you're going to run into when shopping for a custom built torque converter. So... what's the moral of this story?

As a consumer, spend your time & your money with a builder who is willing to take the time to ask the right questions about your combination & take the time to educate you about the product before you make a purchase.

Price is secondary.

You want to do business with a builder who not only understands the subtle nuances of torque converter operating theory & practical application, but who is willing to share information with you as well as provide service after the sale, including the ability to open, review, and interpret data files from your program while being able to effectively communicate insights about your data to help maximize the performance potential of your program.

Just remember; not all parts are created equal, and not all seemingly same parts provide the same results. ;)

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708 Belmont Rd
Clarksville, TN
37040-7703

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Thanks for the invite
Can you guys give a quick spec sheet on Scott's super cool 468?
Go Troy!!
Go Anton!!
Go Eric!!
This is total overkill. The center of flat areas is all that needs to be done for road noise as that is where the resonnaise comes from. For example the center of the floors, and inside doors, courtesy tray if doing a car and rear wheel wells. As far as doing it for heat then you would want to cover the entire floor.
Hey Troy Smith, sound familiar?
Something that MatcoMike and I think you and other Vets like myself will find useful whether it is here in Clarksville, out at the track or where ever it might be. So Michael Santana aka -MatcoMike and I are glad and proud to give this to you guys because we know it will be put to good use by yourself and our brothers and sisters in arms.
Big thanks to top secret speed for doing what they do for us veterans and baker engineering llc for the parts!
I think this is the best location for it. Now for final measurements and rivets.
Might have to come down that with our camper and check it out!
who is eric and how do i get ahold of him?