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I grew up watching these cars and "wishing". I was pretty much a regular "hang around" at the various lots where the top end guys congregated - enver fast enough to be a player, but at least in the crowd. Moved from Forest City at Tele and 696 up to the Nugget at Orchard Lake, and then to the Dennys at Novi road before the deal finally vaporized as 696 got completed. Hard to believe it's been that long. Even harder to believe that so many of the premier street race cars from that era have survived reasonably intact.
 

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Subscribed. Damn I love this shit! :-D
 

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THANKS GUY'S! This is great,this jimmy addison helped my buddy with some tunning stuff and a tweak hear and there and made a huge diffrance on his et's. My freind talked very highly of him. Said somthing about a big race back in the day about him with Big Willy and addison beat him.
The race between Big Willy & Jimmy never happened.......suppose to take place, but never worked out. Jimmy A. thought Big Willy's Daytona was set up wrong, but I would have loved to hear both those big Hemi's roar.
 

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The Gapp and Roush built, Joe Ruggirello owned, 75 Mustang II known as "Sudden Death" is finally back in its original color of silver! It was a very rough car when we started and still a long way to go to finish it, but this was the hardest part and I'm glad to have it behind me.

Here's a couple of pics taken yesterday right after we finished spraying it.

I've been posting updates as I go on the Motown Muscle forum:

http://www.motownmuscle.com/forums/showthread.php?144139-Joe-Ruggirello-Gapp-and-Roush-Mustang-II&highlight=gapp




 

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Here's a later version of the volare...pretty bad azz

That looks like when we raced it. Last time I saw the Volare they softened the engine up with a set of carbs and less compression and put an automatic in it.
 

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That car raced on Woodward, I've seen it run. It ran at Milan a few years ago. the current owner brought it out along with a clone he owns. The made a run down Milan with channel 7's helicopter flying over it and a guy hanging out shooting video. They contacted me for still for the cover of a DVD. Of course, I never got my copy. The car was a low ten second street car when Pro Stocks were running 9's. I rolled up on him with my 69 Hemi Roadrunner, but we never raced. There was another kid on the east side of Detroit at that time that had a Purple Blown Hemi Cuda. I don't remember anyone ever beating that car. The Mustang II that Jack Roush built was the first Pro Street style car I ever saw. He cleaned up with it. It was built for a Ford engineer, but I only saw Jack drive it. The photo is from 1973, I had my license for 3 weeks. I didn't keep it very long.
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Hey Mike. Tom Kuznicki here. whats up with the picture taking at Milan? did you move on to something else?
 

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The race between Big Willy & Jimmy never happened.......suppose to take place, but never worked out. Jimmy A. thought Big Willy's Daytona was set up wrong, but I would have loved to hear both those big Hemi's roar.
Sorry ...but Willy would have had his @$$ whipped by JA.
 

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Wow.....an old thread about a favorite subject.

Harold Sullivan usually sends the original Silver Bullet to our 40x120 tent at the Mopar Nat's in Columbus every year (2nd weekend of August).
The year before last he sent the Bullet 1 and the Bullet 2 and they made a couple of exhibition passes. Restorer Vance Cummins drove Bullet #1
and retired Chrysler Powertrain Engineer Greg Charney drove Bullet #2. Despite being dormant for an extended length of time and Charney never
sitting in the car before, if memory serves Cummins went 10.20 and Carney turned a 9.40. Cummins, who usually tunes these cars said that if the
slicks were fresh instead of old and dry you could expect to knock off at least 2 tenths from these times.






 
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