Walt Ware | Speed School Podcast EP 10

In the new episode, Gale is joined by Walt Ware, former president of Garrett AiResearch. The two discuss the history of automotive turbocharging and how Garrett was forced into the turbo business. Walt also shares fascinating stories about working on the SR-71 Blackbird and F4 Phantom engines. Gale explains why people are blowing up Corvette C8s and reveals his next car purchase.

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00:00 Intro
01:21 Walt’s early years
10:17 Oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico
13:04 Electrification is good, but diesel is here to stay
19:33 Almost died aboard an oil platform
31:33 SR-71 Blackbird engine development
44:10 Hot air intakes are for the uneducated
46:07 Why Corvette C8s blow up
59:16 Solving the SR-71 engine problem
1:10:15 Gale’s 2005 Ford GT
1:15:12 Garrett’s little-known turbo history

Walt Ware discusses working on the SR-71 engine

Walt talks about his dream job working on the development of the SR-71 Blackbird. The two speak the truth about hot air intakes being for the uneducated. Gale explains why Corvette C8s are blowing up.

Gale talks about the future of engineering and his granddaughter’s newfound interest in engines.

Episode 10 is the first part of a two-part series with Walt Ware. If you enjoyed what you heard, listen to episode 11 now.