Installing the Legendary Isky 404A Cam in a Ford Flathead – Barry Kluczyk @HotRod

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Installing the Legendary Isky 404A Cam in a Ford Flathead

In September 1952, the Flathead-powered streamliner dubbed “City of Burbank” (also known as the Bob Estes Mercury) lit up the racing world by clobbering a 15-year-old international speed record held by the factory-worked, 16-cylinder Auto Union Type C.

The Class B “City of Burbank” ripped the Bonneville Salt Flats to the tune of 230.16 mph, propelled by a 248-cube Mercury mill that featured overhead-valve cylinder heads and fuel injection, but no blower. That’s right, 230 mph and unblown.

Installing the Legendary Isky 404A Cam in a Ford Flathead

Read how they did it and why  here

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