Early Fry 17 with external pump

Posted by: Catauladave

Early Fry 17 with external pump - Tue Jul 18 2017 07:13 PM

I happened to stumble(literally) upon an early Fry 17 with external pump and no base. I was just curious as to the value of this pump as compared to a regular or more common 17.
Dave
Posted by: Done4

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Tue Jul 18 2017 08:12 PM

Not many made I've been told?
Posted by: nuts66

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Tue Jul 18 2017 09:29 PM

They never had a base...
Posted by: Ryan Underthun

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Tue Jul 18 2017 09:35 PM

I have seen quite a few over the years. My understanding is that the ones that have cast iron skins do not take a base, but the ones with the sheetmetal skins do. I have seen two different length of handles for these pumps as well. The shorter one goes on the pumps with the base, the longer handle on the pumps without a base.
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Wed Jul 19 2017 03:41 AM

Ryan, I also have seen them with and without the base. Value wise ? 25%-50% more ? Dave
Thanks for the responses.
Posted by: Bill jr

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Wed Jul 19 2017 06:46 AM

Dave
I think at least 50% depending on condition Mine has a cast base
Bill
Posted by: Done4

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Wed Jul 19 2017 10:09 AM

Here is mine and it has the cast base with stamped skins.
Posted by: Bill jr

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Wed Jul 19 2017 02:50 PM

and mine is different the fill pipe from the pump goes into the top casting not the bottom casting
Bill
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Wed Jul 19 2017 06:31 PM

That looks like a 117. Dave
Posted by: Loyd Pierce

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Wed Jul 19 2017 09:04 PM

Originally Posted By nuts66
They never had a base...


So all these external pump 17s with bases are wrong?
I don't agree. Mine has oval cast iron base with filler tube to the top. What little I know about them is no base is earlier then base model,and they are seldom seen compared to the base models. I'm no help you know all this. You have Jacks books compare then add years of crazy prices.
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Thu Jul 20 2017 03:26 AM

I think...You will find Fry pumps in almost every conceivable configuration because they were updated constantly due to technological advances and modified by jobbers to keep them in operation. Who can really say what is NOT correct ? They are a "fun" pump. I am still amazed to find them behind barns and out by the road. lol Dave
Posted by: Loyd Pierce

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Thu Jul 20 2017 08:53 PM

I have couple of pics somewhere where non base models are on a concrete base,they had to be raised as tanks were under seat add the big wheels and your way on up there. Remember they were for the most part gravity flow pumps early on. Only made good sense for factory to add bases to make them more use friendly.
High jacking your post sorry!
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Fri Jul 21 2017 12:00 PM

Always welcome comments and info. I appreciate the input. Dave
Posted by: Bill jr

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Fri Jul 21 2017 12:23 PM

I bought a fry 17 with cast base with correct pump and handle,cast top, sheet metal skins front is normal rear is for external pump the top casting has no hole to fill thru This pump was removed in the 50s and the guy(in his 90s)I got it from has had it in his garage since then Just backs up Dave's thoughts
Posted by: Loyd Pierce

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Sat Jul 22 2017 11:33 PM

Dave do a google search with in this site--fry with totalriser.
1st topic by south fl gas has some info about them,the professor speaks from the grave in this post.LOL!
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Sun Jul 23 2017 01:10 PM

Could not find that to which you were referring. two year limit range on articles. Dave
Posted by: Loyd Pierce

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Sun Jul 23 2017 05:22 PM

topic My new fry also works using the goggle search box right hand corner top of page. posted in 2011 works for me don't know why it doesn't for you. If you can't get it pulled up DB states cast iron body with no base 1918 through early part of 1920. Also made mention that a body sold for 2 grand at show in 2010.
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Early Fry 17 with external pump - Mon Jul 24 2017 05:10 AM

Got it this time Loyd ! Thanks again, Dave
PS The pump that I found does not have the totalsizer on it.