Nice day here, 64° with light overcast. My kind of weather for sure.
Picked up a couple of pumps this morning from my friends house. They sold their place so he asked me to clean them up and put them up for sale. The shell had a plastic pump plate which I took off to load it. I can't believe it but these have been outside for over 15 years and are still in really nice shape. I actually did the restoration on them and it's nice to see that they are still presentable after all that time.
Well it's time to start cleaning so have a great day everyone stay warm and safe.
I'm going to start working on 2 this week and both original cylinders are intact with a metal ring attached on one end of each. I've never worked on these so it will be a learning experience as I'm going along. I'll post updates and pics as I'm going along. Maybe do the same so we can draw off of each others work? There was a stack of parts that came with them that I also will be figuring out what goes with them and what's missing or extra.
Our thoughts and prayers to you guys Ryan. My wife's mom is 86 and starting to slip a little more each day. She is the only one of our parents still with us so have been there a few times. God's peace to you all.
The fit also depends upon which 246 Islander you have. I have two Islanders but slightly different body styles. I did buy a set and it would fit one of my Islanders but I already have a metal set for it. They wouldn't work on the other Islander since the front sticks out a bit further. It is the one with the mounting screws near the bottom. I could tell that the body style had changed slightly but didn't think it would affect how the bottom covers are shaped and would attach. The back piece does fit fine but not the front. They did give me a full refund though I paid for the shipping. Cheers, Don.
Kevin, I am sure you probably know this but there are two sizes of the Gargoyle fitters. I found out trying to locate one for mine a few years ago. I gave up on locating a real one so got one from Pergl. The first one he sent to me was too small. When I called him about it he said that the vast majority used that size but mine must be the one with the recessed outer red ring on the globe. I told him that he was right, my globe did have the recessed ring. At the time he was out of material or something and only had enough to make one ring the size I needed but it didn't turn out to suit him when he made it so he sent it to me at no charge so i would have one to use. That ring is still on my globe, I never got around to replacing it with a better one and never have found an original for it. Just thought I would throw this info out there, sorry if it was info you already had....GB
We all have our time on this earth, but its very hard to lose a family member. Both of my parents passed several years ago and I still think about it a lot. My prayers to you and your family Ryan. God Bless!
I find myself in need of a copper screw type base for a 13 1/2 inch glass globe body, and also one of the taller types for a Gargoyle globe. I know they are reproduced but I would rather have originals if possible?
I'm looking for the gas nozzle bezel for a Neptune 855 pump. Will pay all shipping charges and to make it easier it can be shipped to an address i have in Buffalo NY so no customs or border related issues to deal with. You can PM me or email me at email@example.com