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  1. There were aftermarket Flarestat systems available for any car, even six volt units.
  2. What Frank said. Hazard flashers were federally mandated starting with the 1967 model year. They were optionally available prior to that. GM offered the dealer-installed Flarestat system for pre-1967 cars.
  3. Sorry if I'm not understanding, but are you talking about brake lights, turn signals, tail/parking lights, or four way emergency flashers? Or all of the above?
  4. The reverse lights are operated by a switch at the base of the steering column, even with a floor-mounted shifter. There should be a linkage from the transmission to the steering column that operates the switch when the transmission is shifted into reverse. If you are asking about the warning lights on the dash, this depends on whether or not the car has factory gauges or idiot lights.
  5. This is the one you need. Buy an original paper copy, not a reprint or electronic version. And don't waste your time on third party manuals like Haynes or Chiltons.
  6. That's a Chevy bellhousing, not a BOP bellhousing.
  7. There should be a nine character VIN derivative stamp on the passenger side of the case that will tell you which GM division and model year that trans was used in. The first character is the division, the second character is the model year, and the third character is the assembly plant. The remaining six are just the sequence number from the car it was installed in. I should add that the shift forks appear to use studs and nuts instead of bolts to retain the shift arms, so that would indicate a 1968-earlier Muncie.
  8. Without more info and better, current photos, the value is somewhere between scrap value an a million bucks. Sorry, but you haven't even told us if it's AT or MT. Drum or disc brakes? Bucket or bench seats? And "needs a restoration" can mean anything from a simple repaint to a total rust bucket. Sitting for 10 years how? In a climate controlled garage, or in a dirt-floor shed?
  9. DING! DING! DING! We have a winner. It's exactly 1954.
  10. Probably, but the ones in the OP's photo are specifically 1985-89 LTD/Crown Vic boxy.
  11. That's the seller's problem. As a buyer, it works for me.
  12. That kind of thinking is still going around because it's still relevant. I regularly watch ads on ebay, C-list, and FB Marketplace where the seller is asking stupid money. After relisting the item three or four or five times with no interest, reality starts to set in and the price starts to come down. Sometimes it comes back to earth, sometimes not. I also wait through several relisting cycles before making an offer, again to let reality sink in. Frequently, I get the item at a price much closer to what I wanted to pay in the first place. Sometimes the seller gets lucky and finds a buyer that
  13. There were four different 425 engines available in the 1966 Delta 88. The base equipment engine was the high compression 2bbl single exhaust motor with 310 HP and 450 ft-lbs. The RPO L65 low compression 2bbl motor with 300 HP and 430 ft-lbs was a no cost option. The L74 high compression 4bbl single exhaust motor made 365 HP/470 ft-lb for an additional $36.86. The L75 Starfire motor had a slight bump in CR (10.50:1 vs 10.25:1) and dual exhaust for 375 HP/470 ft-lb at an additional $100.05. All 425s came with a forged crank. What else do you want to know about it?
  14. Found a few of the rotors using Google
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