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Bennett # 600 #127093
Fri Jan 19 2007 09:32 AM
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Hello, Iím new to this site and to the gas pump collecting and restoring hobby. I was given by a friend a Bennett #600 gas pump basket case. I was wondering the face plate I have has in the amount of sale four square cut outs the after market reproduction face plates only have three. Do I have the wrong face plate?? Also what year is the Bennett #600?
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Re: Bennett # 600 #127094
Fri Jan 19 2007 09:41 AM
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I guess I got the picture wrong.Sorry
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Re: Bennett # 600 #127095
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Bill:

Welcome!

The book doesn't list a '600' - but if it has a four-hole faceplate, it was probably a fleet pump or an airport pump. With four holes for the gallons - you could conceivably pump 9,999 gallons! OUCH!

You will need to get a three-wheel Veeder Root computer for your pump to use the aftermarket replacement face plates. The VR units are at all the gas bashes and on e-bay quite often.

Good luck with your restoration,

Later . . .

Jim

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Re: Bennett # 600 #127096
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Re: Bennett # 600 #127097
Fri Jan 19 2007 01:44 PM
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That computer was for hi volume usage as T-Way said...They didn't make as many of these
pumps as the 3 wheel...so that makes it a little more rare. The face is closed on the bottom which would be for a tall Bennett
like a 646...766 is open at bottom to let light hit the ad glass. The face you have is the totalizer side , you need another 4 hole face , non totalizer side.Someone out there should have one...The computer was probably an extended range ....it goes to 99 9/10,
limited range computer goes to 49 9/10
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Re: Bennett # 600 #127098
Fri Jan 19 2007 06:24 PM
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Jkyocom and T-way thank you both for your help. So I guess I have a Bennett 646.. You guys are right this pump is very tall. Saturday I will take some pictures of the pump it self. I have a ton of questions. Also these two Veeder Root computers came with the pump.



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Re: Bennett # 600 #127099
Fri Jan 19 2007 07:33 PM
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Althrough BOTH would probly work in your pump, the VR on the LEFT is period correct for your pump.

Might have been in a Truck stop, most Fleets don't care about the price at time of delivery.
Only when tanks are filled.

Are you in La Verne, Calif. ?
db



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Re: Bennett # 600 #127100
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Hello Dick, Yes I live in La Verne. Thank you for the information on the two Vr computers. Question, on the face plate what are the two slots for right below the amount of gas sale

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Re: Bennett # 600 #127101
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The one on the left is correct , that is the one referred as a crankback, the one on right is a semi-automatic and will only work on later pumps...there is a difference in the wheel holes and the faces will not interchange. The semi-auto came out in the late 50's in the 1066 Bennett, 39-A Tokheim 300 Tokheim..Totalizer wheels, bell and face mount "bar" are the only parts on those two computers that will interchange.Of all the computers I have had my hands on I have only seen about 4 of the 4 wheel computers...
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Re: Bennett # 600 #127102
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one is money, one is gallons


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Re: Bennett # 600 #127103
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The "slot" is the totalizer. Would have been read by the attendant at the end of the day to figure total sales for the day,,,,or week etc

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Re: Bennett # 600 #127104
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We read the totalizers twice a day, at shift time and at mid-night when we closed.
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Re: Bennett # 600 #127105
Fri Jan 19 2007 10:16 PM
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In picture posted of your VR's, the one on Right shows the Totalizer [small numbers] between the larger wheels.

Do you ever go to the Pomona Swap [last Sunday] meet ? I'm always there, last 1 I missed was April/'90 [was in traction in hospital].
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Re: Bennett # 600 #127106
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Hello Dick, yes I go to Pomona for the swap meet I havenít missed one in many years. What I do is I go on Saturday so I can drive around I start at the north end up and down the isles headed south and when thatís complete I start over again. You canít believe the stuff I find. If you are wondering why I do this rather then go on Sunday I tell you. October 20 of 2006 I had a full knee replacement on my right knee, hey! I just looked at the calendar and to day is four months. In March 2007 coming up I have pre-op for the left knee, something to look forward too!! When all said and done by March early June I should be walking pain free and that my friend is a blessing. Really looking forward to walking the L.A Roadster Show on Fathers day week-end... all though Iím in the swap meet area I rebuild and sell Columbia 2-Speed Axles and some early Ford parts.
Got to run I here the wife calling sorry to be so long winded,
Bill


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Re: Bennett # 600 #127107
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After thinking about this pump, as I said, it would have been a high volume pump....
more than likely it would have had a hi-speed pumping unit, a higher HP motor to deliver more product, faster.Therefore it should have had a 1 inch hose and a nozzle with a 1 inch spout.
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