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Sunoco custom blender pump experts #754613 09/13/2020 2:22 PM
by farmboy70
farmboy70
Need some help with this pump.
It is 511D
As can be seen in my other post I am starting tear down and clean up , I have a few questions.
From looking at as many posts as I can find it looks as though should not have the filters mounted on the out side as it has fuel spinners.
Which contains lead sign should it have? anti knock or tetraethyl?
Should the fuel spinners be painted?
Were all the early pumps 8 price ,mine is a 5 changed to a 4 with aluminum tape covering.
Should I leave it a 5 or change it to a 8 ? Leaning to a 5 as the plate is original.
This will be my center piece pump so I want to get it as right as possible.
Thank for any help .
Dave
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Re: Sunoco custom blender pump experts #754733 Sep 15th a 09:36 PM
by steven g
steven g
Skelly used them also, they had 5 grades. I have a Bennett blender that appears to use the same computer, with the capability of nine grades and prices.
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Re: Sunoco custom blender pump experts #754722 Sep 15th a 04:34 PM
by Dave Rowlison
Dave Rowlison
I am not a blend pump expert but here are some pictures from a Sunoco book.
Also as a teenager in 1958 I remember the blend pump at a local Sunoco station had 8 spots with the 250 left blank & the 260 was blocked as the pictured pump.
Depending on the marketing area not all grades were available.
The "Priced Below Regular" are signs for the introduction of the 190.

Dave
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Re: Sunoco custom blender pump experts #754727 Sep 15th a 05:31 PM
by advertologist
advertologist
hancock was another company that used the blended pumps (7 blends) .. ... cool
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Re: Sunoco custom blender pump experts #754709 Sep 15th a 11:53 AM
by fuelboy
fuelboy
Hi Dave, just have to be a little patient with things like this. A lot on here read and see things but everyone seems to have their own slice of the petroliana pie so sometimes it takes awhile for a knowledgable person with your particular tastes to see this and come forward with helpful info.

I'm just saying don't get discouraged. You're most likely helping others out by what you're doing as well! wink
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Re: Sunoco custom blender pump experts #754713 Sep 15th a 01:50 PM
by DWSheffer
DWSheffer
Sorry you aren't getting more responses to your posts Dave....I've been impressed with the amount of research you're putting into your project and that alone is commendable!
And that's right, once it's posted on here the research is available to anyone researching to topic.
Darin
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Re: Sunoco custom blender pump experts #754760 Sep 16th a 02:42 PM
by Dave Rowlison
Dave Rowlison
Centennial Celebration
The Story of Sun Company

Less than 100 pages

Dave
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Re: Sunoco custom blender pump experts #754768 Sep 16th a 05:09 PM
by mapper
mapper
Thanks! It can be purchased on ebay or abebooks.com for about $6.
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Re: Sunoco custom blender pump experts #755161 Sep 26th a 09:38 AM
by Dave Rowlison
Dave Rowlison
Some pictures from slides, from the late 1950's with the spinning wheels.

Dave
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Re: Sunoco custom blender pump experts #755168 Sep 26th a 02:10 PM
by Dave Rowlison
Dave Rowlison
I haven't seen those decals either.

The jobber I worked for didn't add the Sunoco brand until 1979.

Dave
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