Morning Symphony: A 427 Cammer-Powered 1955 Ford Gasser Being Driven In Hate


Morning Symphony: A 427 Cammer-Powered 1955 Ford Gasser Being Driven In Hate

The 427 SOHC mill might not have been welcomed at NASCAR (be it by NASCAR’s own decision or by Chrysler’s meddling in the background) but the NHRA welcomed the psychotic variation of the FE mill with open arms and the kind of glassy, bright eyes you usually see in Japanese animations. For them, it was a godsend, an absolute ripper of an engine that had a soundtrack like a siren’s call for any gearhead with a pulse. Seriously, we have yet to hear a Cammer that doesn’t raise our heart rate up…it might be one of the best-sounding engines out there, period and certainly is in the top of the chart from Ford. Stuffed into a straight-axle 1955 Ford and piloted by driver Jeff Jacobson, who treats the red and white beauty like a pissed-off teenager in the parking lot of a King Soopers after midnight, the full fury of the engine gets put on full display. If you’ve ever wondered how Gasser racing is so popular, watch this video. If this doesn’t give you enough of a hint, there’s nothing else we can tell you or show you that’ll do it.


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10 thoughts on “Morning Symphony: A 427 Cammer-Powered 1955 Ford Gasser Being Driven In Hate

  1. Jeff

    That’s the most badass machine that I’ve seen in a long time. The most incredible engine ever built backed by a mans trans. I’d give my left nut to own that car!!!!

  2. Greg

    He raced at the Meltdowns and with the Southeast Gassers. This car is as beautiful in person as it looks in the vid.

  3. Gazoo

    Sweet car. But did you see the front wheels deflect to the rear about an inch when they touch down after launch? I predict he breaks his front axle – I hope he doesn’t wreck the car. Something is not solid enough.

  4. Todd

    The axle moves to the rear when the springs compress because the car is set up with the spring shackles to the rear, it is supposed to do that.

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