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Old 10-13-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default V8-60 Isky Mushroom Lifters

A set of Isky Mushroom Lifters for the 60hp to use a Isky 620BS Cam.


What would a set of Mushroom cost/worth?


Lifter bores are already undercut for them.
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Old 10-13-2019, 02:13 PM   #2
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A set of Isky Mushroom Lifters for the 60hp to use a Isky 620BS Cam.


What would a set of Mushroom cost/worth?


Lifter bores are already undercut for them.
Unless you were lucky enough to find an original set, you would have to make them and that would likely be in the $1500 area.

That wasn't a very good performing cam. It only lifts .315.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:46 PM   #3
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Racing requires alot of pieces parts and people. The cam is only one of them.
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:56 PM   #4
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620BS was actually for Hydroplanes and dad would spin them 7600+ rpm.
The 620B is more of a Midget Cam, more torque.
There was also a 620-03 and 620.
The 404jr was the wildest of all the 60 cams. That cam blew up a lot of engines ��
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:59 PM   #5
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Ol Ron that is a UNDERSTATEMENT!
Guys think the parts should cost the same or less than big flathead parts.

I have been hunting for an Aluminum V860 Cam Gear for 2yrs. I have a STEEL 1 but want an Aluminum 1.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:12 PM   #6
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Ol Ron that is a UNDERSTATEMENT!
Guys think the parts should cost the same or less than big flathead parts.

I have been hunting for an Aluminum V860 Cam Gear for 2yrs. I have a STEEL 1 but want an Aluminum 1.
If you have a mill, it is no big deal to make one. Spur gears are more efficient anyway.
Another possibility is, see if Dan McEachern will make you one.
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:09 AM   #7
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I have been hunting for an Aluminum V860 Cam Gear for 2yrs. I have a STEEL 1 but want an Aluminum 1.
They are around but very scarce. I just happened to come across one when I bought a 60hp hydroplane engine along with lots of NOS internal engine rebuilding components. Also, amongst those parts was a chain coupler that connects to front of crankshaft that for driving the screw shaft. Scott Courts wanted to buy for his hydroplane project, but we could not agree on a price, so it's still sitting on a shelf collecting dust.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:29 PM   #8
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Ford did not make an aluminum cam timing gear for the 60HP, but don't give up since there were a lot of other manufactures of the gears. Contact Fred at Southside obsolete he has shelfs of cam gears.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:52 PM   #9
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Ford did not make an aluminum cam timing gear for the 60HP, but don't give up since there were a lot of other manufactures of the gears. Contact Fred at Southside obsolete he has shelfs of cam gears.
Ford did make an aluminum timing gear for the V8 60. I have 3 NOS, one, in the box. Please check page 93 of the late great Rich Willams book The V8-60 Fords Little Powerhouse. Ray.
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