Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding

Author: Matt Stone

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613252900

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 1253


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} To tell the life story of Ed "Isky" Iskenderian is to tell the history of hot rodding in America. Ed was there from the very beginning. Born in 1921 to first-generation Armenian immigrants, Ed's first hobby was ham radio, but like many young men in the years before World War II, his interest turned to automobiles, especially hot rods. Ed had natural skills in metal working and machining that were developed in high school. He wanted to further develop those skills, so he joined the Air Corps to continue his education and flew with Air Transport Command. By the time Ed mustered out of the service, the California hot rod scene was in full bloom, with tens of thousands of vets who had the desire to make cars go fast. Isky: Ed Iskenderian and the History of Hot Rodding, tells the whole story, from his pre-war Lake Muroc and car club activities, his service in the military, starting a small business fabricating parts and making cams in the back of a rented shop, and then selling cams to other rodders. It covers how he grew a business from a single cam grinder and became the leading cam authority in barely 10 years. Ed was a gifted machinist, and he also had a natural knack for promotion. He purchased an ad in the second issue of Hot Rod magazine, sensing something big; his instincts, as always, were right. He was also the first to use T-shirts and uniforms as promotion. Not only was he an early pioneer in the industry for print adverting and catalogs, he was also among the first to understand the value of having successful race cars using his cams in their engines and wearing his decals on their fenders. The biggest names in the racing industry were running Isky cams, and Ed made sure the world knew it. Ed's company name went on to become one of the household names in the performance community. His continued success is an entertaining tale of mingling with industry icons, insight into the business of hot rodding, great stories of yesterday and today, and a life very well lived. You will enjoy the stories recorded here as much as Ed "Isky" Iskenderian seems to enjoy telling them.

Salman Rushdie

Second Edition

Author: D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137019301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 2654


This updated and expanded new edition reviews Rushdie's novels in the light of recent critical developments. It also features new chapters which examine the author's latest works including Fury (2001), Shalimar the Clown (2005) and The Enchantress of Florence (2008), bringing coverage of this important British author up to the present.

The Willie Klump MEGAPACK®

Author: Joe Archibald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479428086

Category: Fiction

Page: 602

View: 8326


The character of William J. "Willie" Klump had quite a career in the pulps. He first appeared in Popular Detective magazine in 1938 and went on to appear in more than 60 stories over the next 21 years. Willie is something of a loser, but as a private detective he somehow always manages to get the job done (often with the help of friends, including his girlfriend and secretary, Gertie Mudgett, who often saves the day). Willie was the creation of Joe Archibald (1898-1986), a prolific writer who published more than 900 stories in the pulps, digest, and "slick" magazines like Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post. He also illustrated prolifically for pulp magazines. Included in this volume are: MURDER IN THE WORST DEGREE MORGUE SHEET MUSIC WHERE THERE'S A WILLIE THERE'S A WAY AN ACE AND A PEAR HUBBA HUBBA HOMICIDE FIT TO BE TRIED THE MOURNING AFTER WHEN A BODY MEETS A BODY PHOTO FINISH FOR A DAME KLUMP A LA CARTE STUCK WITH THE EVIDENCE WHAT A SHAMUS! STATE PENMANSHIP DYING TO SEE WILLIE THE GAT AND THE MOUSE A LAM TO THE SLAUGHTER OF DICE AND MEN! CHEESECAKE AND WILLIE If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 280+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Chevy LS Engine Buildups

Covers LS1 through LS9 Models

Author: Cam Benty

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101516429

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 8916


A compilation of 50 performance articles from the editors of Super Chevy, Chevy High Performance, and GM High-Tech Performance magazines on how to build maximum power and performance on the Chevy LS family of small-block engines.

You Are Not Alone

Author: John Isky

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499019262


Page: 216

View: 708


You Are Not Alone is a reflection of a stream of feelings and thoughts that all of us experience in life. These feelings and thoughts are those we experience when we go through failed and successful relationships, when we lose loved ones, when money is tight, when we sympathise with victims of drugs or violence or a natural disaster, when we think about mother nature, when we think about politics during election time, when we suffer the actions of evil people, and when we worry about our family affairs. You Are Not Alone provides the words we need to lift our spirits up when we feel down or lonely; words to calm us down when we are frustrated or angry; words that give us hope when life gets tough; firm words to wake us up when we slip to the wrong way in life. I hope that you enjoy the book and always remember that you are not alone.

Hot Rod

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: N.A

View: 6192


Atlas of Bone Scintigraphy in the Pathological Paediatric Skeleton

Under the Auspices of the Paediatric Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine

Author: Isky Gordon,Sibylle Fischer,Klaus Hahn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642610609

Category: Medical

Page: 343

View: 4300


This very practical "how-to" guide comprehensively covers both the common and less common pathologies affecting the paediatric skeleton. It provides clear explanations of the materials and instrumentation, as well as teaching points, technical comments, discussions, and the avoidance of pitfalls. The images presented here have been produced using whole-body scanning, gamma-camera, high-resolution spot images, pinhole and SPECT, as well as three-phase bone scans - each procedure backed by indications for its use. These 350 illustrations thus allow the paediatrician, orthopaedic surgeon, radiologist and nuclear medicine physician a comparison with their own images as well as with the "normal" images presented in the authors' companion volume, Atlas of Bone Scintigraphy in the Developing Paediatric Skeleton.


Difficulty at the Beginning

Author: Keith Maillard

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1897142994

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2940


In this, the first volume of Difficulty at the Beginning, John Dupre is a student at Raysburg Military Academy, where his best friend Lyle Ledzinski is training him to be a perfect Socratic athlete: “A sound mind in a sound body.”Together they want to experience all of life — athletics, philosophy, beer, the quest for Truth, and most of all, those mysterious creatures that seem to come from another planet: girls. By their junior year they've taken to hitch-hiking around, fired up on Kerouac, James Dean and St. Augustine, and their horizons begin to expand like an endless sunrise. They're out for experience and suffering, and that's just what they're going to get. Written as though on the back of the pages of Gloria (shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, 1999), Running depicts the lives of young men in late-1950s America with humour, pathos, and muscle. Taken on its own or as the prelude to Difficulty at the Beginning, it's a memorable and invigorating piece of writing that shows how the smug, grey culture of the 1950s was shattered forever with three little words.

Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877796329

Category: Reference

Page: 340

View: 7980


New edition! Convenient listing of words arranged alphabetically by rhyming sounds. More than 55,000 entries. Includes one-, two-, and three-syllable rhymes. Fully cross-referenced for ease of use. Based on best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.

Functional Imaging in Nephro-Urology

Author: Alain Prigent,Amy Piepsz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203004485

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 2051


Formulated by members of the International Scientific Committee of Radionuclides in Nephro-urology (ISCORN), Functional Imaging in Nephro-urology is not a textbook on uronephrology or radionuclides in nephro-urology, or even a book on new techniques in imaging. What the editor and authors provide here is a unique opportunity to evaluate the strategic management techniques (both diagnosis and follow-up) of a number of uronephrological entities. Demonstrating the experience of the authors in using various imaging modalities, and detailing the benefits and controversies which are associated with their clinical applications, this text presents management strategies based on the patient, the choice of modality, and cost implications. Detailed, well-referenced and highly illustrated, this is an important book for radiologists, nephrologists and urologists working with children and adults, specialists in renal nuclear medicine, and pediatricians.

A Mind of Her Own

Helen Connor Laird and Family, 1888–1982

Author: Helen L. Laird

Publisher: Terrace Books

ISBN: 9780299214531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 526

View: 6908


A Mind of Her Own: Helen Connor Laird and Family 1888–1982 captures the public achievement and private pain of a remarkable Wisconsin woman and her family, whose interests and influence extended well beyond the borders of the state. Spanning almost a century, the history speaks to the way we were and are: a stridently materialistic nation with a deep and persistent spiritual component.

Pediatric Urology E-Book

Author: John G. Gearhart,Richard C. Rink,Pierre D. E. Mouriquand

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437719554

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 4629


Pediatric Urology is an up-to-date, clinical reference that provides detailed descriptions of the best approaches for the functional, biological, and morphological aspects of the urinary tract before and after birth. John G. Gearhart, Richard C. Rink, and Pierre D. E. Mouriquand cover all areas of the field, including pediatric surgery, radiology, nephrology, endocrinology, biochemistry, and obstetrics. Access the latest research through new chapters on tissue engineering, acute scrotum, and more. The appealing new full-color design, streamlined approach make this an invaluable resource to pediatric urologists, pediatric surgeons, residents and fellows worldwide. Provides detailed descriptions of the best approaches for the functional, biological, and morphological aspects of the urinary tract before and after birth. Includes new chapters on tissue engineering, acute scrotum and disorders of the penis, and perinatal urological emergencies to cover the most up-to-date research in the field. Presents comprehensive coverage in a short, readable, and succinct format so that the material is easy to locate and disseminate. Provides cutting edge coverage from editors at the forefront of the specialty so you know the best available approaches. Eases reference and visual understanding through an all-new full-color design.