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intro #151905
Sun Sep 13 2009 02:14 PM
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Alvin, Texas
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Hey guys, just wanted to take a minute and introduce myself. I just bought a g&b t-176 to restore and put in my game room next to a 1977 Eight ball pinball machine I scored last year. The pump is in pretty sad shape skin wise and will try to resurrect it.I will probably go with the Polly gas logos as i have parrots and think that would be a nice theme.
I work at a refinery that was started up in 1908, became the Sid Richardson Oil Company at one point, then Texas City Refinery which own some Rebel Gas Stations back in the day and is now Valero which took over Diamond Shamrock( or maybe it is the other way around). I also worked at the Houston Refinery which at one time was Signal( had the logo in tile on the control room floor) and later became Charter Oil( which i have not seen any thing on the site from those stations and now is a part of Valero also.
I just wanted to add that I think this is a really awesome site and have been reading up on a lot of posts and ideas on how and where to get started on my pump.
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Re: intro [Re: zooman] #151906
Sun Sep 13 2009 02:31 PM
Sun Sep 13 2009 02:31 PM
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Antioch,IL
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hey zooman!!welcome to oldgas!!dont be afraid to post pics cause we love em!!


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: intro [Re: oldnfuelish] #151923
Sun Sep 13 2009 04:11 PM
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On the plains of Colorado
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Welcome to Oldgas. I hope that you have LOTS of room, because not only do the pumps multiply, but they also have a way of inviting a bunch of friends to visit too...

Like Mick said.... Lots of pics....


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Re: intro [Re: Thunder II] #151924
Sun Sep 13 2009 04:14 PM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
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Welcome to oldgas. If you need any help, feel free to PM me.


FREEDOM oil items wanted.


visit my website for original gas pumps and parts

www.thepumpdump.com
Re: intro [Re: Ryan Underthun] #151930
Sun Sep 13 2009 04:49 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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Welcome to Oldgas.com Shop Talk, zooman.
We'd love to see pictures of your pump as it is.


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Re: intro [Re: Oldgas] #151935
Sun Sep 13 2009 05:29 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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WELCOME TO OLDGAS AND THE CRAZY, FUN HOBBY WE ALL ENDURE TOGETHER! wink


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Re: intro [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #151954
Sun Sep 13 2009 06:20 PM
Sun Sep 13 2009 06:20 PM
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Bardstown, KY USA
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Welcome aboard.


Thanks, Phil
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.
Re: intro [Re: philmccauley] #151964
Sun Sep 13 2009 07:22 PM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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Hey there ZOOMAN!! Look straight up to the north!!! Thats me wavin at ya!! Greetings from North Dakota!--KEVIN


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Re: intro [Re: philmccauley] #151965
Sun Sep 13 2009 07:24 PM
Sun Sep 13 2009 07:24 PM
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Decatur, IL
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Welcome to the site! I'm sure you'll enjoy becoming part of this great group of friends.

I'm sure a lot of us would love to see a picture of that tile floor. You don't ahve one, do you?

Wes

Re: intro [Re: thermactor] #151980
Mon Sep 14 2009 12:31 AM
Mon Sep 14 2009 12:31 AM
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Cheyenne, WY
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From a old OCAW worker to another welcome. Don't go to sleep in the control room and blow the place up. As a old maintenance man I had to help put the refinery back together. Mitch

Re: intro [Re: 67Chev4X4] #151987
Mon Sep 14 2009 04:14 AM
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Alvin, Texas
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Hey guys thanks for the warm welcome. Wes,I didn't get a pic of that tile floor but I'll see if I can contact some old friends and see if the control room is still there. It was in the crude unit and they centralized all the control rooms into one area.
Mitch did you help rebuild the Texas City refinery after the 1978 explosion? That was 2 years before I started working but I was driving in front of it at the exact time it went up(we were headed to our high school graduation party at Galveston beach).
I will try to post pics of it right when i bought it and through the process of restoring it.
What's really funny is i don't even run my truck on diesel, I converted it three years ago to run on veggie oil and some of my friends have suggested that I use the pump for my bean juice, lol, cept that it would take a lot of pumping to fill my 60 gallon take up!
Anyway, you guys rock,I enjoy the site and will be asking questions and p.m.ing some of you guys!
Let's have an awesome day!

Re: intro [Re: zooman] #151989
Mon Sep 14 2009 04:34 AM
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Illinois
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Welcome smirk

Re: intro [Re: Cold Pizza] #151995
Mon Sep 14 2009 06:26 AM
Mon Sep 14 2009 06:26 AM
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St. Joseph, Mo 64503
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Welcome to the site!!

Re: intro [Re: signaholic] #152047
Mon Sep 14 2009 04:33 PM
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Northwest Ohio
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zooman...great to have you here, there are a bunch of great guys here.

Re: intro [Re: Ohio Oil] #152065
Mon Sep 14 2009 06:46 PM
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Alvin, Texas
zooman Offline OP
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OK,guys here is the old gal. I already have her torn apart and have been working on different things like stripping the skins, tearing apart the pump and getting ready to get my inventory list together.
Ohio, I work across the street from the old Marathon Refinery.

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