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Erie 50 conversion #143830
Wed Jun 24 2009 10:03 PM
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Colorado Springs, CO
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Just curious if its possible to covert an Erie 53 into an Erie 50 and if there are any kits available to do so?
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Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: Hemibird] #143832
Wed Jun 24 2009 10:53 PM
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For the sake of all that have a 50, I HOPE NOT.
The only sure way of getting a Real WAYNE 866 or 36B-DP is to find one in the field or unrestored. TOO many 60's & 36B's have been converted with Dummy faces & new ID tags.
Same as taking a regular $5,000 Mustang & converting it to a $100,000 SHELBY, just so your friends think you have the Real McCoy.
tm2c

Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: Dick Bennett] #143837
Thu Jun 25 2009 04:59 AM
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I would have to agree. In my opinion, an Erie 53 is a pretty spectacular pump in itself - I'd hate to make one unoriginal through modification. To me, part of the appeal of the 50 is its extreme rarity and age. I would be very happy with a "plain old" 53...

Wes

Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: thermactor] #143841
Thu Jun 25 2009 06:12 AM
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Ditto the above post, the 53 is a pretty pump alone.


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Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: philmccauley] #143843
Thu Jun 25 2009 06:13 AM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
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I dont know of any kits that are available, but do know that the sight glass mount on the top of the pump is different. I think I would leave it be.


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Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: Hemibird] #143855
Thu Jun 25 2009 03:23 PM
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Spokane, Washington
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I am quite rusty. I went out to a customers place today and he had a little station set up with 2 Erie pumps. I looked for a ID plate and couldnt find any then walked around to the back and they were both blank. No computer just solid sheet metal. Is this a repop or something new in restore jobs? one side only
Could you post a picture of the Erie 50 and the 53
Thanks
Rick Nelson

Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: hillsideshortleg] #143858
Thu Jun 25 2009 03:55 PM
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Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
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Rick, You REALLLLY need to buy Jack Sim' book. An Illustrated Guide to Gas Pumps.

Larry


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Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: hillsideshortleg] #143859
Thu Jun 25 2009 04:06 PM
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Longview, WA
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These scans are from Jack's first book, please excuse the "chopping" of the photos.(the 53 was right on the seam) And Larry is right, the book's are "must haves", especially for a novice like me.

Last edited by Oldgas; Thu Jun 25 2009 05:54 PM. Reason: Edit to remove copyright images
Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: Bob Richards] #143863
Thu Jun 25 2009 04:48 PM
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If I crossed the line by posting the scans, I want to apologize to Jack here. I also sent Jack an email, apologizing for posting his images, without his permission. Bob


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Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: Hemibird] #143865
Thu Jun 25 2009 05:18 PM
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Spokane, Washington
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Nice pumps!! The pumps I saw earlier newer.Is it common to have the computer on one side only on a cheap restore job?

Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: hillsideshortleg] #143870
Thu Jun 25 2009 05:59 PM
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Very few if any VR computer pumps were 1 sided. There are a few Clock face pumps that were made w/ only 1 face.
I venture to guess that someone was missing the other door & blanked it off.

Here is a link to Jack Sim's web site, showing the images.
http://petrolianacollectibles.com/erie%2050.htm

Last edited by Dick Bennett; Thu Jun 25 2009 06:12 PM.
Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: Dick Bennett] #143877
Thu Jun 25 2009 08:01 PM
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Warsaw,Il.62379
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If I might jump in this conversation with a question,what is the difference between a 866 and a 60?

Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: Dick Bennett] #143878
Thu Jun 25 2009 08:02 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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I like Erie 53s better than 50s. If I had a Erie 50 I would trade you.


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Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #143879
Thu Jun 25 2009 08:03 PM
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866 is a clock face pump and a 60 is a computer pump.


Brian


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Re: Erie 50 conversion [Re: BLange] #143882
Thu Jun 25 2009 08:29 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Pat,
Approx. $300-$500. Condition, condition, condition.
866 was mainly for commercial use. Pump could be sold cheaper w/o paying a royalty for the use of a Veeder-Root computer.
60 was for retail use.
Until you get The Book, spend some time looking around Jack Sim's Web Site.
http://petrolianacollectibles.com/pc-1.htm
I can't remember every pump, so I never leave home w/o 1 in the truck.

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