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  1. As of September of '17, the chrome isn't as nice as it is in his ad pics... https://www.google.com/maps/place/9th+St+NE+%26+Massachusetts+Ave+NE,+Washington,+DC+20002/@38.8909357,-76.993424,3a,75y,184.91h,72.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skiI4x0RrOyQgRyXtlGMFxg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b7b830a81dc157:0xfc319e310dd4f219!8m2!3d38.8912375!4d-76.9937652 I wonder how old those pics are? I can hardly believe the chrome got better looking with age. The car's been sitting in that spot since at least October of '16. I can't believe it hasn't been impounded yet.
  2. The wheel cover and spinner should be the same, but he center emblem is probably different.
  3. My '51 rear fenders do not bolt on. They are part of the stamped 1/4 panel.
  4. I believe the 98 had a longer wheelbase than the 88, as well as a longer trunk section.
  5. I wonder if the tube is gummed up, allowing oil to show on the stick where it shouldn't. Maybe the tube needs to be removed and cleaned out?
  6. I believe the fluid coupling can be drained - otherwise you'd have a heck of mess when unbolting the torus cover from the flywheel (for transmission removal). I could be wrong on that. My experience with that Hydra-Matic was at least 25 years ago.
  7. Nice... I might recommend that you join our club. Phil Fischer, our model year adviser is an expert on these.
  8. Is it possible that you are having trouble reading the oil level because it is already over-full? I think I'd drain it, fill with the capacity called for, and then check and see what you get.
  9. Sign on the front says "Mercury Motors" with an Indian head in between. At least I think it says Mercury - don't know what else it would be...
  10. I learned today that the gentleman in our club recreating the F-88 passed away in April 2018. The car has been sold to another party.
  11. Shield, rear fender gravel - rubber covered: 1940 - 90, RH - 1314346 1940 - 90, LH - 1314347 They also list a guard, body stone 1940 - 90, RH - 1315538 1940 - 90, LH - 1315539 Not sure what that latter part is - I can't find an illustration of it.
  12. I've got a '48 parts book. I might be able to look up part numbers, if I can remember. 2 door or 4 door? Maybe it doesn't make a difference...
  13. I think there is a line coming of the carburetor that runs to a tee. One of the tees runs to the wipers, the other end runs to the vacuum pump on top of the fuel pump. Theoretically, when the engine lacks vacuum, the vacuum pump is supposed to compensate.
  14. Because they want to keep selling new tires. My work involves procuring tires. Some of the ones we get from the supplier are 2-3 years old. Sometime we'll put a tire on a newer car that is older than the car and the tire we had to take off. We've got tires on display in the waiting area that have three different colored stickers on them from the past three annual inventories.
  15. I think those spots belong to Denny Haak. At least they used to. http://www.haaks.com/ If it's not his, I'm sure he can tell you who's it is.