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Talladega Restoration Tips

Today marks a major change in the Talladega Spoiler Registry. Since the beginning of this site it has been extremely difficult to find technical information that is posted on the site or in our Forum. Recently we completely redid the Forum with new software and more user friendly procedures. Today we posted a new set of pages that have been in process for months. They are still not perfect and will never be complete, but they are a skeleton on which we can continue to build restoration information.

A new “button” has been added to the top of the site. It is called “Talladega Restoration Tips”! On this set of pages we hope to eventually link all Talladega related information by major component such as engine, body, interior etc.

This information has been gathered from our web site articles, information submitted by Team Members and Forum posts. We will try the best we can to keep the pages current. Unfortunately, this is a manual, time consuming process. If you like it or use it please let us know. If you have suggestions on how to improve it, please let us know.


If this is well received and useful please let me know. I am also working on a separate listing for the Spoiler and Spoiler II cars. There are certain ares of overlap but also significant differences.

I also encourage you to revisit our Forum and try out the new features and procedures. If you have a technical question please continue to feel free to ask it on the Forum. However, you may also want to check out our new page first to see it your answer is there. You may also want to go to the Forum for follow or clarification to information you find at our new page.

I will always try to provide the names of those who contribute information for the Restoration Tips pages.


Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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One Comment

  1. Richard,
    This new section is a very good idea, I do not know if you can add or change thing’s in this section ? In the hood latch section, the first picture has the torino latch posted as the the Talladega and the Talladega latch as the Torino….Also I am not building any latches any more…. i still have to get the corner pieces in Joe Z’s T bumper and it shipped out…. just to many office and hosp appointments…..On a another note we have not used Rick2500 in years….our e-mail is Talladegaguru@gmail.com if some one wants a copy of their T’s factory invoice.
    Thanks in advance.
    Rick Ochs,

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