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Old 01-20-2018, 12:56:53 PM
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Hi guys! I have a 208 with the tag on the water hopper that I can't read. I was wanting to know if any one had one they could post a picture of one you can read so I can see what it looks like. I am including a picture of
mine. Thanks! Walter

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Question Re: Fairbanks Morse 208 tag

That sucker sure is corroded! Was it near a salty area Hoe does the rest of the engine look - rusted?
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No high salt area. It was in southern ill all its life. It has been setting in hedge row for the last 35 or 36 years.
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The tag on my 118 looks just SLIGHTLY better than yours, Walt...
... but still... totally illegible...
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Default Re: Fairbanks Morse 208 Tag

Some were brass. Later ones were something else. I assumed aluminum? The last f&m engines were hecho en Mexico. Said so right on the not brass tag.
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