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Trunk Markings

Trunk Markings

After seeing the Mike Bowers’ trunk restoration Part 1 article, Jim Ozinga asked for a favor. He wants to know if anyone has a source for the “Ford PAINT OK” trunk stamping. If anyone has a source he would really like some information. He is trying to put the final touches on his Talladega prior […]

Changes Are Coming!

Changes Are Coming!

If you are a regular visitor to this site you should be aware that there will be a number of major changes coming to this site over the next few weeks. Some you will not notice and others you may. We have found that our web page is in need of a Pit Stop to […]

VIN Tag Plate

VIN Tag Plate

Recently I was contacted about a Talladega for sale. The car was a long ways from my location and a short trip to inspect it was not realistic since it was a parts/project car. The owner who had inherited the car gave a good detailed description but one item puzzled me. The owner insisted that […]

How did the factory paint the Cyclone Spoiler?

How did the factory paint the Cyclone Spoiler?

  A while back we talked about how easy it might have been for a 1969 Mercury Cyclone Dan Gurney or Cale Yarborough Spoiler to be lost forever. Basically, back in the day it was not uncommon for a car to get a repaint and if a Spoiler was repainted a solid color it most […]

The Talladega Fan

The Talladega Fan

Some time back we back we had some discussions on the site about the correct Talladega fan. (No it was not about people who adore the Talladega, it was regarding the thing that helps cool the engine!) Rick Ochs, aka Guru,  had stated that in the 2500 Conversion Manual, pictures he has taken of other […]

Identifying the Right Restoration Parts

Identifying the Right Restoration Parts

  Over the past few months we have seen an increase in the value of our cars and with that an increased interest in doing 100 point correct restorations. Previously we have seen most restored Talladega and Spoiler cars restored to be driven. These cars were usually to a high quality but more of an […]

Ask a Guru; Part 2

Ask a Guru; Part 2

Here are some more questions regarding the restoration of the underside of a Talladega or Cyclone. Question: What are the correct colors for the shocks on a Talladega and Spoiler? What are the correct paint dobs on each? Answer: From Marty Burke; The shock color for a Spoiler II: Shock body semi-gloss black with front shocks […]

Jon Wood's Talladega Going to Auction

Jon Wood’s Talladega Going to Auction

We have told you before about the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale 2014 Auction and slightly modified and not very well detailed Presidential Blue Talladega that sold for $110,000 including buyer’s premium. Since that time there have been a few of the other Ford Aero cars sell and the prices on those seem to be up as well. […]

More Suspension Markings

More Suspension Markings

Mark (189826) recently sent us some photos of original suspension markings he found on a Talladega he is restoring. If you have some similar photos or correct reproduction markings send us some photos with description to rfleener@comcast.net . This rear shock is an original Autolite and is painted black. Click on this image and you […]

Suspension Markings

Suspension Markings

Last week we started a new feature on under hood and under body markings for the Ford Aero cars. We will run these informative articles as long as we have content and good response from each of you. We need your photos of Ford Talladega, Mercury Cyclone Spoiler and Spoiler II factory markings. You can […]

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