1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II Unfinished Restoration Project

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Technical specifications

Color:Presidential Blue over Wimbledon White
Interior Color:Blue
Engine:351 Winsdor, 4 barrel
Trim:2-door standard trim
Number of Cylinders:8
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For Sale: A 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II; this is an extended nose, limited production Dan Gurney Special; car is mid-restoration; this car is in the Registry; the Registry indicates there have been 134 Spoiler II's located; Marti indicates there were 218 Dan Gurney Specials produced; there are 34 Dan's identified in the Registry; my Registry is about 10 years old, so these numbers may have been updated since that time; due to two kids in college and job change, I must reluctantly sell my 12 year project; car has been through a lengthy restoration process thus far; when purchased, car was in very poor condition; there was one crushed rear quarter and door; cowl/firewall area looked like Swiss cheese; there was rust in LR quarter; there was no drivetrain, along with about 50 pounds of asphalt stuck to the inner fenders; car was completely disassembled, parts cataloged and labeled, and we started identifying what needed to be done; we (my Father-In-Law in Texas helped immensely with the project) acquired a donor car out of Atlanta, and used the RR quarter, one door, the cowl/firewall and radiator core support; car was media blasted, then the real work began; replacement panels were installed (none of the Spoiler II-specific body panels needed to be replaced); toe boards were also replaced when the cowl was installed; while the bodywork was underway, the engine and transmission were rebuilt; the engine is a correct date coded 351 Windsor, originally in a 1969 Cyclone; suspension and brakes were reconditioned and reinstalled; once all body work was complete, the car was placed on a frame machine to make sure the unibody was straight and within factory specifications; car was repainted using 2-stage Martin Senour paint in the correct MX paint codes, Wimbledon White and Presidential Blue; the current state of the car is:
- Car is a roller, with refurbished suspension and brakes installed
- All body panels installed and gapped
- NOS main wiring harness installed
- New brake lines and fuel lines installed
- New fuel tank sealed to trunk and installed
- Interior trim panels, dash and steering column repainted in correct colors
- Engine is rebuilt, complete from intake to exhaust manifolds; water pump needs to be rebuilt; alternator and starter rebuilt; correct fan blade; motor mounts
- FMX transmission rebuilt with transmission mount
- Wiper motor refurbished, retains original date code
- Door rubber seals installed
- Door jamb interior light switches installed
- Original side windows installed with window mechanisms
- Rear seat beltline weatherstrip installed (one piece needs to be replaced as it is the wrong contour)
- Paint needs to be color sanded
- Plastic dash bezels have been rechromed, and has correct wood grain decals
- Instrument cluster has been refurbished
- Pedal support refurbished and installed
- Emergency brake mechanism refurbished and installed
- Throttle pedal and linkage installed
- Heater unit installed with new heater core
- Correct battery tray installed
Other new parts to be installed:
- NOS radio and antenna
- Package tray (needs to be sealed and painted)
- Bumpers, horn ring, inside door handles, rear roof/window trim, taillight and side marker bezels, and grille have been rechromed
- All external stainless has been polished
- Carpet is in place
- NOS front side marker lenses and gaskets
- NOS taillight lenses
- Date coded battery cables (Marti)
- NOS radiator
- New correct radiator fan shroud
- New date coded radiator and heater hoses, belts and plug wires (Marti)
- New steering wheel
- New gear indicator
- Trunk moulding
- New correct grille rubber moulding
- NOS exhaust (non-OEM)
- NOS turn signal lenses and gaskets
- Horn pad wood grain and trim piece
- Correct hose clamps for radiator and heater hoses
- Fuel pump hose and clamps
- Most decals and labels
Additional work to be done:
- Front fenders need to be repainted (fender extensions were re-leaded, area was not cleaned sufficiently before paint)
- Carb (correct) needs to be rebuilt and detailed (I have all parts and rebuild kit)
- Distributor is not correct for the engine; either needs a Pertronix or the correct unit
- Inner front splash shields installed
- Install engine, torque converter and transmission
- Recondition and install driveshaft
- Front door beltline weatherstrip needs to be acquired and installed (I purchased a set and discovered they sent the wrong parts)
- Grille center needs to be painted black
- Ford windshield and back glass needs to be polished and installed
- Install headliner
- Install front and rear glass
- Install external rear view mirrors
- Original 14” wheels (5) need to be repainted
- Reassemble dash
- Recondition and install front turn signals (has NOS lenses)
- Install dash, dash pad and instrument cluster
- Seal and paint package tray
- Install seats, door panels, interior trim, armrests and package tray (seats and door panels have the original upholstery)
- Recondition original windshield washer reservoir (with original date code) and install
- Recondition sun visors and seat trim, and install
- Install window/door stainless channels along with restored window guide clips; install side window weatherstriping
- Install remote hood release cable (included)
- Refurbish and install horns (one horn already painted)
- Refurbish and install battery to fender apron bracket
- Pinch weld between front and rear wheels needs to be painted semi-gloss black (raised rockers)
- Paint and install radiator/grille sheet metal and headlight buckets
- Install headlights and trim rings (two bulbs have Ford script)
- Install fuel filler neck with new rubber connector and clamps
- Recondition air cleaner and exhaust heat shield and install
- Ceramic coat exhaust manifolds and install
- Install battery and cables (new)
- Bumper jack needs to be refurbished
- Rechrome external door handles, or purchase new units and install
Other included items:
- Marti Report
- Complete set of factory manuals
- Detailing book on Torino’s, Cyclone’s, etc.
- Large number of newsletters from DSAC
- Registry from 2004
- Various reference articles and photos
Items needed to purchase to finish the restoration:
- Set of tires
- Hub caps and trim rings
- Voltage regulator
- Instrument voltage regulator
- Windshield washer pump
- Windshield wiper inserts
- Interior sail panels
- Battery hold-downs
- Water temp sending unit
- Oil pressure sending unit
- Battery
- Heater hose connector for the intake manifold
- Fuel pump
- Mercury script hood emblem
- Shocks
- Inside window cranks
All parts reconditioned, repaired or replaced; I have a complete photo history of the restoration, including before, during and after shots
Local pickup only; buyer responsible for shipping or pickup

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