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68-71 CYCLONES & SPOILER IIs ***NOW RESTORED***

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: 68-71 CYCLONES & SPOILER IIs ***NOW RESTORED*** Reply with quote

99.99% RESTORED! STILL MISSING A COUPLE OF PHOTOS-NEW STUFF COMING... ENJOY!

NOTE: ALL HOTLINKS ON THE RESTORED PORTION IF THIS THREAD ARE BROKEN AND NON-FUNCTIONAL - SORRY. ANYTHING POSTED AFTER THAT SHOULD WORK. - JERRY

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 7:49 pm Post subject: Cyclones and Spoiler II's Reply with quote
There were three basic Mercury Aero cars run: The '68 "W" front Cyclone, the Spoiler II, and the '70 1/2 Cyclone (or '71 if you prefer).

The "W" nose and Spoiler II were very similar to the Ford counterparts. "W" nose=short nose Torino; Spoiler II=Talladega. The Mercurys had three indentaions in the "C" pillar which the Fords did not have. The grills/hoods were also different from Merc to Ford. The '69 "W" nose made a return in '71 with a few teams when the Spoiler IIs and Talladegas were effectively banned.

The Wood Bros. had the most "famous" '71 Cyclone.

How about some pictures like the Torino "sticky" ??

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 8:21 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
The W-nose


The Spoiler II (which has the same grill as the Talladega, but different hood and front fenders)

Rear panel - also different from the Talladega and the three indents in the C pillar (again, differing from the 'Dega)

And the 70/71 bodystyle

The Spoiler II was only legal in 69 & 70. The W-nose legal up through 71.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 4:44 am Post subject: Reply with quote
To be more specific, the Spoiler II was legal from the Atlanta 500 in '69 through the end of the '70 season. There were no Spoiler II's in the Daytona 500 or at Rockingham in the spring of '69, or the two short tracks between Rockingham and Atlanta. Atlanta was also when the Boss 429 was first used.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 10:41 am Post subject: Reply with quote
Tom M. wrote:
To be more specific, the Spoiler II was legal from the Atlanta 500 in '69 through the end of the '70 season. There were no Spoiler II's in the Daytona 500 or at Rockingham in the spring of '69, or the two short tracks between Rockingham and Atlanta. Atlanta was also when the Boss 429 was first used.


Thanks for clarifying that Tom! It didn't even cross my mind to add that.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:55 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
Tom M. wrote:
To be more specific, the Spoiler II was legal from the Atlanta 500 in '69 through the end of the '70 season. There were no Spoiler II's in the Daytona 500 or at Rockingham in the spring of '69, or the two short tracks between Rockingham and Atlanta. Atlanta was also when the Boss 429 was first used.

Correct. They also had a large parade of street Spoiler IIs before the Atlanta race before they were sent off to the dealers. There are some factory photos of that.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 4:02 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
Aero426 wrote:
Tom M. wrote:

To be more specific, the Spoiler II was legal from the Atlanta 500 in '69 through the end of the '70 season. There were no Spoiler II's in the Daytona 500 or at Rockingham in the spring of '69, or the two short tracks between Rockingham and Atlanta. Atlanta was also when the Boss 429 was first used.

Correct. They also had a large parade of street Spoiler IIs before the Atlanta race before they were sent off to the dealers. There are some factory photos of that.

Do you have those photos where you could post them? I'd like to see them if possible.

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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 4:25 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
MGC wrote:
Aero426 wrote:
Tom M. wrote:

To be more specific, the Spoiler II was legal from the Atlanta 500 in '69 through the end of the '70 season. There were no Spoiler II's in the Daytona 500 or at Rockingham in the spring of '69, or the two short tracks between Rockingham and Atlanta. Atlanta was also when the Boss 429 was first used.

Correct. They also had a large parade of street Spoiler IIs before the Atlanta race before they were sent off to the dealers. There are some factory photos of that.

Do you have those photos where you could post them? I'd like to see them if possible.

Marc

I have the photos, but not here today. Will see if I can get a good one posted.
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Back in the day, I useta own 9H15M565839... sold it for $2600 to buy my '84 Firebird. Kid down the street bought it, put in a Holbrook 406 Windsor and tore up Telegraph with it a lot harder than I ever did.

He sold it several years later to someone in Canada. Been searching the web to try and find the guy, but to no avail.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:00 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
We have a couple of Talladega/Spoiler II owners on the board, maybe someone who's in the club (Marc, got your ears on?) can see if the VIN is in the registry.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:05 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
I have the registry as it was published several years ago. I can check at home, but if Aero426 is around he might can get the info quicker, plus he would have the most recent infomation. I'll be glad to look this evening.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:15 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
MGC wrote:
I have the registry as it was published several years ago. I can check at home, but if Aero426 is around he might can get the info quicker, plus he would have the most recent infomation. I'll be glad to look this evening.

Marc


Car is in the registry, last spotted in Guelph Ontario...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:13 am Post subject: Reply with quote
OK its been buggin' me that this sticky hasn't been updated in over 15 months, so in the interest of not letting a good sticky lose its sticky-stuff, here's some additional '68 thru '71 Mercurys pulled-in from all over the place. Maybe this will eventually become the one-stop shop for all yer Cyclonic needs!



David Pearson running a '69 bodied Merc in 1971


Just found a better quality photo of Pearson's Merc.



TL @ Daytona 1968


TL on pit road 1968


'68 Bud Moore Cyclone dash



TL's Darlington Stripe!


Do-do dit doo, Do-do dit doo, Elmo's World!!


My son thinks Elmo is red and fuzzy... what does he know, he's only a little kid!




Have a Coke and a smile!


AJ Foyt 1971


MODELER'S NOTE: This photo shows the correct hood config. for the '69 SpoilerII. Compare to your Polar Lights hoods.


Cale's '68




"Brother" Lee Roy (I know he wasn't related to Cale...)



GIMME SOME!!!




TRUXMORE!! It ain't just for Torinos anymore!






AMERICA'S FINEST!



James in '73



James Hylton and Clarence Lovell



Yet another version of Ol' 48



Look who's dominating Riverside... and uh-oh could that be a certain Bud Moore Torino, and a certain Holman Moody Pepsi Torino playing catch-up??


NOW FOR ALL THE UBER-MODELERS OUT THERE, AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE... HERE'S A SET OF PHOTOS OF DW'S '71 CYCLONE WITH SOME DETAIL SHOTS, TAKE NOTES, THERE'S GONNA BE A QUIZ!








NOW I don't know who convinced DW that this would be an attractive paint scheme, but the following photos depicts his then 2 year old "beauty" as it looked in 1973!


Posted 9-23-07: Found some additional photos of DW's Cyclone. Note how the lettering style of the car numbers seems to change with every race.







These 2 night photos are from the 1972 Nashville 420



Moving on...


Bernie sent me this photo of Wendell Scott's Cyclone. A big improvement over the one I had on file. Merci Bernie!


Well that's it for now, I'll edit this as more come in... feel free to jump in with comments info and photos all help is welcome!!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:29 am Post subject: CYCLONE AND SPOILER LINKS Reply with quote
Here's the start of a list of discussion links on the '68-'71 Cyclones etc.
Many additional photos will be found in these articles, since they can be accessed via these links, no attempt will be made to duplicate them here, unless someone believes that to be useful. Then by all means, feel free to move them at will.

WHEN THE NEW CYCLONE ARRIVES, WHICH VERSION ARE YOU DOING?
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=33366&highlight=cyclone

***THE FOLLOWING LINKS DO NOT WORK. IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO RESTORE SOME OF THEM BUT UNFORTUNATELY MOST THEM ARE GONE - SORRY***
WOOD BROS. PAINTS
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=33662&highlight=cyclone

PEARSON #21 DECALS... WILL BSR RUN MORE?
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=33691&highlight=cyclone

ISSUES W/ PUTTING AN MPC MERC BODY ON A PL TORINO CHASSIS?
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=33214&highlight=cyclone

JAMES HYLTON CYCLONE
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=33165&highlight=cyclone

WHEN'S THE NEW MK CYCLONE DUE OUT?
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=33085&highlight=cyclone

FANTASTIC WOOD BROS.!!
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=32748&highlight=cyclone

69 TORINO & CYCLONE DECALS
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=32507&highlight=cyclone

LEE ROY YARBROUGH LAST RIDE, KNOWLEDGE ANYONE?
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=32376&highlight=cyclone

COMPLETED MK CYCLONE BOX AND DECALS
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=32208&highlight=cyclone

BERNIE - A PHOTO REQUEST
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=32100&highlight=cyclone

NEW DECALS ARRIVE... [BSR]
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=32093&highlight=cyclone

WHAT DECALS WOULD YOU LIKE FOR THE '71 CYCLONE?
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=31880&highlight=cyclone

MARIO'S '68 CYCLONE
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=32016&highlight=cyclone

'71 CYCLONE DECAL QUESTION
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=31893&highlight=cyclone

NEW DECAL FOR #26/#98 WINEBARGER '68 CYCLONE [BERNIE]
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=31578&highlight=cyclone

OK, SO I'VE GOT THIS '69 MERCURY MODEL...
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?p=209174#209174

ANOTHER MK '71 CYCLONE PREVIEW...
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=31399&highlight=cyclone

OK,... WHO'S DOING THE DECALS FOR THIS ONE??????
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=31477&highlight=cyclone

ANYONE MAKE A "W" NOSE CONVERSION?
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=31093&highlight=cyclone

'71 MERC. GRILLE FROM GAC
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=30641&highlight=cyclone

MERCURY CYCLONE MOTOR
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=30498&highlight=cyclone

HEY BERNIE, LOOKING FOR A PHOTO...
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=30441&highlight=cyclone

DID WENDELL SCOTT DRIVE A 70/71 CYCLONE?
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=30456&highlight=cyclone

'72 MERCURY COLORS
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=30316&highlight=cyclone

CORRECT GRILLE AND BUMPER FOR THE MK CYCLONE
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=28545&highlight=cyclone

THIS IS PROBABLY A STUPID QUESTION...
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=28523&highlight=cyclone

THE CAR THAT NEVER WAS... THE '70 SPOILER II
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=27707&highlight=cyclone

MERCURY "W" NOSE
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=27368&highlight=cyclone

AMT/MPC 71 MERCURY A "NO-GO"...
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=26993&highlight=cyclone

PHOTO REQUEST, '69 #121 DAN GURNEY CYCLONE
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=27065&highlight=cyclone

DECAL WISH LIST FOR THE '71 CYCLONE
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=27018&highlight=cyclone

427 FORD TP 2X4 AIR CLEANER
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=26244&highlight=cyclone

CALE'S EARLY '69 CARS
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=26061&highlight=cyclone

BOBBY ALLISON '69 HM CYCLONE
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=25753&highlight=cyclone

DARKSIDE LOGO QUESTION
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=25065&highlight=cyclone

ALLISON/ PEARSON 1971
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=24951&highlight=cyclone

DW'S CYCLONE
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=24849&highlight=cyclone

This is about half the links I found on this site. I'll be rooting out more as time allows. If you check in and find links that aren't labeled that just means I've found some and haven't labeled them yet. ALL links will be labeled to allow easier access to the topics you want.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 12:05 am Post subject: Reply with quote
Bernie posted this one a while back. If this shot doesn't just SCREAM *RACE CAR* at you, then you must not have a pulse! Laughing


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:47 am Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm glad you posted this one Bill. Thanks. Its a great photo and its actually in one of the discussion threads posted above.

Modelers should compare and contrast this photo to the head-on shot of DW's Cyclone and note the subtle differences in the way the 2 cars were set up. One thing I noticed is that DW's car has sheet metal installed between the upper grille/ headlight panel and the hood, as well as on the lower portion of the grille above the bumper. This sealed off the engine compartment from ram-air getting up under the hood causing turbulance and disrupting the car's optimum aerodynamic profile. The Wood Bros car lacks this feature. Also DW's car has a small air dam under the bumper. Can't tell if there's one on the WB car due to the shadow.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:28 am Post subject: NEW THREADS POSTED Reply with quote
OK, FINALLY GOT THIS BATCH TITLED. SOME GOOD STUFF HERE:
***THE FOLLOWING LINKS DO NOT WORK. IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO RESTORE SOME OF THEM BUT UNFORTUNATELY MOST THEM ARE GONE - SORRY***
LOOKING FOR A RESIN PART:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=24831&highlight=cyclone

YARBROUGH CYCLONE:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=24546&highlight=cyclone

JOHNSON CYCLONE RESTORATION PHOTOS:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=24568&highlight=cyclone

"MERCURY'S GOT IT"- SPOILERII INTRO AT ATLANTA:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=24189&highlight=cyclone

CALE IN THE COCKPIT:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=23690&highlight=cyclone

68-68 WOOD BROS. PINSTRIPES:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=23029&highlight=cyclone

BOBBY ALLISON/ MARIO ROSSI DAYTONA DECALS:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=22309&highlight=cyclone

"PICTURE" DARKSIDE REFERENCE BOOKS:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=21461&highlight=cyclone

WHAT IS THE CORRECT CHASSIS FOR THE FOLLOWING CARS:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=21245&highlight=cyclone

BOBBY ALLISON QUESTION:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=21168&highlight=cyclone

LEE ROY YARBROUGH 69 CYCLONE:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=12031&highlight=cyclone

TINY LUND MERCURY?:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=11880&highlight=cyclone

'69 CYCLONE HOOD PICS FOR COMPOSERP:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=11303&highlight=cyclone

WOOD BROS. ROOF COLOR:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=9815&highlight=cyclone
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:49 am Post subject: Reply with quote
I posted this thread over in the "Little Fords" sticky but it is most appropriate here. Its a discussion and photos of a 1968 Ford 427:

I'd like to thank Wade for his perfect timing when he inquired about FoMoCo 427s. I'd also like to thank Ancient Modeler for posting the excellent photo.

This is a 1968 version of the 427. Wade has a Ford project in works and was asking about the '66/'67 version of this motor. Bill mentioned that essentially they were the same for those 3 years, but as was pointed out in the discussion thread there were some significant differences between them. Here's the link to the thread:
http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=34829

Here's a photo of one that's installed in a '67 Fairlane, thanks again to AM!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:01 am Post subject: Reply with quote
That engine shown is good for the '67 up Fairlanes/Torinos/Cyclones. And for late '66 Fairlane with a nontunnel port intake, and ditto for late '66 Galaxies with out the t-pan.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:56 am Post subject: Reply with quote
OK Gang here's another update. Courtesy of Scott (MrBlackwell17) I'm able to include some great new photos of DW's Cyclone including his orange and white #48! Also at the bottom is a link to the current (as of Dec.12, 2007) discussion on the '71 Cyclone which has a lot of merit. Also be sure to check out the previous discussion links listed above.

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NOTE: THE PREVIOUS LINKS WERE NO LONGER SUPPORTED. I UPDATED THE LINKS TO THE ORIGINAL 6 PHOTOS AND ADDED 4 MORE. SORRY ABOUT THE EMPTY BOXES.
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The 5 photos of the orange and white #48 Mercury were taken at Daytona in the 1974 Permatex 300. Looks like Deedubbyuh's day ended a bit early when he got together with Jimmy Means!








This is a recent photo taken at Talladega when the car was brought out of Deedubbyuh's museum to partake in a few ceremonial tribute laps around the track.





The 1972 Nashville 420


DARRELL WALTRIPS MERCURY CYCLONE


http://randyayersmodeling.com/modelingforum/viewtopic.php?t=24849
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I might be a MOPAR kid notworthy But, "Brian France!" I need to get a couple of these babies.... drool Johnson, Lund, Lorenzen, Pearson, Savage....
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 9:13 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
Had a little time last night to poke around these stickies and thought I'd add some more photos. After all DW wasn't the only driver to field one of these things!

Let's start with Mario Andretti's '68 Daytona 500 Merc:





Here's a nice photo of the interior "cockpit" area.


Engine compartment


Here's a view showing off the grille with the "bug screen". (This may not be a Daytona photo can anyone verify?)


Rear view in the garage area

COURTESY OF BIG MIKE312
we have this cut-a-way drawing of a Wood Bros. '71 Cyclone showing interior components and placement:



Next we have a '69-bodied Cyclone driven @ Michigan by Bill Dennis:


Here's another Truxmore Merc. a '69 SpoilerII courtesy of Darkside Daddy!:

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Thanks, Jerry. thumbsup

I hope all is well with you and yours.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:35 pm Post subject: Reply with quote
Well its been a while since we've added anything here and today I don't have a lot but what I do have is one obscure 68 Cyclone!


Earl Balmer driving in the '68 World 600





2 photos: Hurtubise making pit stop, and after wrecking in lap 123 in the '68 Daytona 500.

This Merc was fielded by Tom Pistone and Jon Thorne for only 5 races in 1968. I found the photos while doing research on the Fairlane that Thorne fielded with Donnie Allison in 1967 after he switched from the Dodge and Yarbrough left the team to drive for Bud Moore.

Of the 5 outings, Pistone drove it 3 times, Balmer and Hurtubise once each.

According to discussions amongst some of our Board members here, the car wore blue paint with a red roof, (this from video footage of the car) and another says the car had a copper colored roof the time he saw it (in person). Hopefully more will come to light on this car.

For those interested, a more detailed discussion can be found via this link:

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Mack



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woo hoo !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bill J



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds excellent, we need as much as we can get back. Thank you for your efforts, much appreciated Smile

I can totally relate to computer problems. My computer would not come on after I came home from a trip. I had a complete backup, only problem was the backup has a password that I couldn't seem to get right. After about a week of going without all my real files, I tried some more troubleshooting and found that one of my memory sticks had gone bad. I replaced all the memory with more and all is well. I even managed to get the password off the backup so if ever needed again, I can get there too! Whew!
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67 Fairlane



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a few more Cyclone pics recently:


These 2 Photos show "Tiger" Tom Pistone at the wheel of the #56 Jon Thorne Mercury. The lower pic was taken at the Daytona 500 in 1968, not sure about the upper one.


Here we have a pit stop for Leroy Yarbrough in his Spoiler II.
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