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Yesterday at 10:51 PM Upgrading an older rev paint glass electric sign by Oldgas

This old reverse painted glass electric sign needed new lamps and wiring. I tried replacing the original 2 standard lamp sockets, but I couldn't find any bulbs that would evenly light the glass ad panel. The 2 bulbs delivered 2 bright spots and unevenly lit the rest.

I got some LED strip lights that are intended to be used under kitchen cabinets. They are only a quarter inch wide and a foot long. The strips can be plugged into each other for a long unit or a pigtail wire can be used between strips for flexibility in placement.

I put two 1 foot strips together on the upper part of the can and 2 on the lower with a pigtail jumper wire between. They are powered by a 12v transformer that plugs directly into the wall.

The new setup delivered near perfect illumination across the whole ad panel. The LEDs use less than 5 watts and do not get warm.

The end result after assembly is a glow similar to neon but not as bright. Nu-Enamel made auto finishes before WWII. "No Brush Marks"

I felt uncomfortable at first with modifying the original wiring and lamps with modern non-original alternatives. But it looked so much better than the original lighting, I got over it. wink After I'm dead, the next owner can easily put it back to original.

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Yesterday at 10:35 PM Farmers union 1944 calendar by hotrodfun1

$40.00 shipped lower 48

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Yesterday at 10:03 PM Curved Indian Porcelain Pump Plate by likeitall

what visible pump manufacturer used the subject pump plate and what was the model number of the pump?

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Yesterday at 08:30 PM Oshawa Vigor Oil can will do for now. by Cec

This is a familiar can to some fellow Canadian members. It is a very tough can to get and since I was born in Oshawa I want one.
I have been watching this can on Ebay for several months and decided to buy it even though it was very rough. I got it on a best offer and it was less than $30 CDN shipped.
I am fairly pleased with the results. I used Oxalic Acid and soaked it for 3 hours, the majority of the rust was gone within an hour. I know from other cans I have done if left longer I could have taken more rust off, but I didn't want to risk fading the colors on the one side as they are not bad.
Its still pretty rough but will display well up on the shelf until I eventually find an upgrade.
I included before and after pics.

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Yesterday at 04:24 PM Gulf Aircraft Quart Oil Can Full by LOWright

Gulf Aircraft Quart Oil Can full, has one dent in the bottom right front and a couple very small ones elsewhere...$140.00 Plus shipping....Pretty nice can overall....I will put up pic of top and bottom tonight. Thanks

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Yesterday at 04:18 PM Nice Mobil 1 Gallon Rubber Lubricant can by The Rip

Nice Mobil 1 Gallon Rubber Lubricant can $30.00 Shipped.
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Yesterday at 04:12 PM Nice Mobil Sacony Vacuum 1 Gallon Upperlube Can by The Rip

Nice Mobil Sacony Vacuum 1 Gallon Upperlube Can
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Yesterday at 04:08 PM Nice Mobil 5-Quart can by The Rip

A real nice Mobil 5 Quart can, no top, $25.00 Shipped.
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Yesterday at 04:04 PM Two NOS Sinclair Oilers by The Rip

Both Sinclair oilers are NOS and still sealed and full.
$35.00 Shipped for the pair.
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Yesterday at 03:59 PM Three Shell Cans by The Rip

All three Shell Cans $35.00 Shipped.
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