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New Cures for your Ills; Dr. Cyclone

If you are a regular to this site you are likely familiar with our friend, Dr. Cyclone Tom Wilson. Although he has not rattled our cage lately, he has been busy in his Dr. Cyclone surgery center making up some new parts for one of his Cyclones. Just in case you don’t know Tom, he finds the rustiest 68/69 Cyclones he can finds into Dr. Cyclone (think Dr. Frankenstien) and manufactures new replacement parts for his cars. If you are one of the lucky ones he may make a couple of extra pieces to help you out as well.

His most recent creation is one that almost every restorer of old Cyclones can benefit from. The rear quarter panel lips, inside and out, are very rust prone. The good doctor’s got the fix. No need to cut up more good quarters to make a patch panel. Take a look at these photos. Tom has promised more photos when he actually gets around to installing these on one, or all, of his Cyclones.


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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