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Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian

Post by Larry Salisbury » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:13 pm

Today is Ed Iskenderian's 97th birthday. Called Isky earlier today to congratulate him. Sounds great, and will be at his usual hangout Fabulous Burgers for lunch.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian

Post by exhaustgases » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:11 pm

Nice, goes to show you being around gas fumes and oil, grease etc. is good for longevity. Is he still tinkering?

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Post by Carnut1 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:05 pm

He is on my list of people I would like to meet at P.R.I. this year. Wishing him the best.
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Re: Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian

Post by bigmike » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:09 pm

That is cool. Big fan of Isky cams going way back. Interesting were were just looking at mild Isky Z-66 solid lifter cam for a mild BBC 427 project car. Used it years ago on a 396 with good results in jet boat I had. That engine was used more than a dozen years with no valve train problems.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian

Post by steve cowan » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:31 pm

has anyone read
ED Iskenderian and the history of hot rodding
i have not purchased it yet but most probably will,just interested if there is any tech material in the book
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Re: Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian

Post by GARY C » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:58 pm

Larry Salisbury wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:13 pm
Today is Ed Iskenderian's 97th birthday. Called Isky earlier today to congratulate him. Sounds great, and will be at his usual hangout Fabulous Burgers for lunch.

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Re: Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian

Post by Kingbee » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:07 pm

steve cowan wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:31 pm
has anyone read
ED Iskenderian and the history of hot rodding
i have not purchased it yet but most probably will,just interested if there is any tech material in the book
I have the book but only about a 3rd of the way through it. Not a lot of tech but a GREAT read so far! I've met and talked to him a few times at the California Hot Rod Reunion and even ate breakfast with him one morning after he invited me to sit down after I stopped to say hello. Besides the grease and oil he's been exposed to over the years he loads his bacon and eggs with lots of hot sauce! He is a genuine GREAT man and will talk your leg off!

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Re: Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian

Post by steve cowan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:14 am

Kingbee wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:07 pm
steve cowan wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:31 pm
has anyone read
ED Iskenderian and the history of hot rodding
i have not purchased it yet but most probably will,just interested if there is any tech material in the book
I have the book but only about a 3rd of the way through it. Not a lot of tech but a GREAT read so far! I've met and talked to him a few times at the California Hot Rod Reunion and even ate breakfast with him one morning after he invited me to sit down after I stopped to say hello. Besides the grease and oil he's been exposed to over the years he loads his bacon and eggs with lots of hot sauce! He is a genuine GREAT man and will talk your leg off!
thanks Kingbee,
great story,i really enjoy reading about the pioneers
my father will enjoy the read as well
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Re: Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian

Post by lefty o » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:35 pm

97, hope he gets a few more!

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Re: Happy Birthday Ed Iskenderian

Post by Walter R. Malik » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:41 pm

Amusing but true story ...
A few years ago during the Engine Masters Competition at the end of that day, about 6:00 PM, Ed went to the lunch room to get something from a vending machine. He sat down at a table with about 6 students and was answering all kinds of questions that those students could field.

We went past on the way to the tear-down room to verify legality and take some pictures. When we were finished about 5 HOURS later, Ed was still in the lunch room answering questions except there were now hundreds of students and Ed was at a lectern in front of the room.

He kept on going and going and he was irritating the janitorial staff because they wanted to leave. It subsided just around midnight.
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