The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.
From Lafayette In.
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A slide rule. Must be a Purdue student.
Same car many years later at the Dover Dragstrip Reunion 2015. Nunzi still owns it, talked to him at length about the old days. This race brings out some great old cars some like my MG are still racing and loving it.
What? You go to Rose - Hulman and you're jealous or something?
I have the same one. Spent some time there, now my kid does.
The Sour Grapes Willys is Tom Johansen, who bought the '68 Charger Flying Dutchman from Al Vander Woude. Tom moved to KC and was an instructor at Midwest Technical Institute. His son Joel is a member here and has posted in this thread in the past.
I would like to see under the hood of this one.
That front axle assembly looks interesting.
Garlits lost in the final to Serop Postoian.
There were 2 powerplants in the Sour Grapes Willys. Started life with a Hilborn injected 327. Ended life with a 392 Hemi also Hilborn Injected. How have you been Nitrobrother?
Coolest thing happened for me anyway. I was found on a site by a guy who was on my dads team in 1967 for the willys and a bit on the funny car.. He came over a few months ago and gave me this shirt. Its been in his closet for 45 years
He is one of these guys in this picture.
The Hemi in Sour Grapes is a late model. Not a 392
I have never seen this picture before, thanks for posting! Emery Cook and Cliff Bedwell helped Garlits set up his carbs for nitro at this meet, and wound up getting beaten. Many years later Garlits repaid the favor by giving Emery Cook a ride in his rear-engined funny car.
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