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History Schooler Cams Dragster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by realsteel1934, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. John T. Donovan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2015
    Posts: 2

    John T. Donovan

    My father was a good friend of John's and we lived just a short few blocks form him. I bought a Cushman Eagle motor scooter and Dad had John grind a cam for it back in the late 50's, maybe 1958. My Father created a vibration balancing business where he balanced reciprocation parts for engines all over the country including NASCAR and race boat engines. His name was Jim Donovan and he passed away in 1963. Many of the names you mentioned seem familiar to me but I don't have a clear memory. We lived in the Murray Hill section of Jacksonville, FL.
    I used to sneak out to the Jacksonville Speed Way in Lenix and Plymouth ave. in Jacksonville too to run my 1950 Ford in the drag races. Running into someone who knew John Schooler brought back many memories to me.
  2. John T. Donovan
    Joined: Jun 19, 2015
    Posts: 2

    John T. Donovan

    Junior Johnson car also had an engine balanced by my Father Jim Donovan and me. I did the pistons, connection rods and Dad did the rest. I remember many others like Fireball Roberts that we did the balancing work for.
  3. boo
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
    Posts: 545

    from stuart,fl.

    i had a schooler cam in my 36 3w ford cpe in 1959. a friend had one in his yellow 37 stock car, ran in ft. pierce fl. ''you'l wonder where the yellow went''
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  4. elgringo71
    Joined: Oct 2, 2010
    Posts: 2,897


    This might bring back some memories for someone.
  5. triton6972
    Joined: Apr 3, 2006
    Posts: 174


    Found these the other day. They came from a guy who use to drag race a Norton motorcycle. He had Schooler grind his cams for him. So I'm told. image.jpeg
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