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#152086 - Tue Sep 15 2009 01:18 AM Re: intro [Re: zooman]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Looking good. I see the lights work already.
Mike

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#152088 - Tue Sep 15 2009 02:23 AM Re: intro [Re: bruzer75]
67Chev4X4 Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
No I only worked in Cheyenne but we blew that refinery up several times while I worked there. That's the cost of making gasoline. Mitch

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#152097 - Tue Sep 15 2009 07:16 AM Re: intro [Re: zooman]
ss540 Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 18 2009
Loc: Crosby, Texas
Hi Zooman

I retired from the Shell Deer Park Refinery as a pressure equipment inspector in 2005. I too was bitten by the gas pump resto bug and have done several pumps for friends and for my collection.

I recently sold a G&B 176 long door in need of resto to a friend and I will help him with the resto. It needs patch panels on the bottom skins, so that will probably be the most challenging part of the resto.

I bought one of my Rush mod K's off Craigs List from a guy in Alvin, but I don't recall his name. It was very rough and I had new skins rolled by a shop in Pasadena. Turned out real nice and it is done as a Super Shell.

Good luck with your project and if I can be of help, let me know.

Wayne Scott

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#152101 - Tue Sep 15 2009 07:35 AM Re: intro [Re: ss540]
zooman Offline
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Registered: Sun Sep 13 2009
Loc: Alvin, Texas
Hey guys thanks again,
Wayne my pump probably came from the same guy.His business name was "That guy on 35" which is where he is at in Alvin, on 35. His name is Merrell and I have always thought he was a good guy.I bought a mini globe from him years ago at the Autorama.
Hope everyone has a great day.
Troy

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#152104 - Tue Sep 15 2009 08:04 AM Re: intro [Re: zooman]
zooman Offline
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Registered: Sun Sep 13 2009
Loc: Alvin, Texas

When you guys suggested posting more pics I hope it is acceptable to show the point of interest of why I wanted the visible pump.I intend to park her in the corner next to this 1977 Eight ball pin. Since I live in the sticks I have to have something to relax me after a hard day at work, in the gym or working the property.My time is pinball. And I think the pump will look fantastic in the corner next to that.
Now i do have two other pinballs so the insanity may continue.

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#152114 - Tue Sep 15 2009 08:38 AM Re: intro [Re: zooman]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
NICE PINBALL! LOOKS LIKE THE FONZ!...AND HE'S MAKING AN EASY SHOT! LOL!
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#152183 - Tue Sep 15 2009 08:37 PM Re: intro [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
zooman Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Sep 13 2009
Loc: Alvin, Texas
The first couple of questions i have is if any one has pic or a drawing of how the arrow(to car to storage) ties into the brass valve and slide indicator that comes out of the top smaller panel? Also is this the area to ask these questions or should I start a new thread.
Thanks for any help,
Troy

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#152192 - Tue Sep 15 2009 09:10 PM Re: intro [Re: zooman]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Arrow rod does NOT connect to valve handle.
When the arrow is in the up position [to car], the valve handle has to be in the closed position & door will be open.
With the arrow down [to storage], the valve handle is in the open position [all the way to right], nozzle inside door & locked shut. With valve open, you can pump handle all night & never get any gasoline to stay in cylinder.

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#152217 - Wed Sep 16 2009 06:35 AM Re: intro [Re: zooman]
ss540 Offline
Active Member

Registered: Tue Aug 18 2009
Loc: Crosby, Texas
zooman

It's been a couple of years ago, but I don't recall this guy being on 35. I think his shop was near some railroad tracks. Was an old building with some other businesses in it also.

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#152255 - Wed Sep 16 2009 04:46 PM Re: intro [Re: ss540]
zooman Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Sep 13 2009
Loc: Alvin, Texas
Dick thanks for the reply, so then what did the lever( which is gone from mine) that sticks through the slot by the upper door go to?

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#152262 - Wed Sep 16 2009 05:40 PM Re: intro [Re: zooman]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
so then what did the lever( which is gone from mine) that sticks through the slot by the upper door go to?

The lever-handle is what controls the Drain Back valve inside.
With the arrow up [to car] the rod attached to it would keep the lever in the closed position & door is open.

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#152304 - Wed Sep 16 2009 09:48 PM Re: intro [Re: Dick Bennett]
zooman Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Sep 13 2009
Loc: Alvin, Texas
Dick, would you or anyone have any pictures of it or drawings?
Of course this doesn't make or break the restoration of the pump, just am really curious.
Thanks again for the replies,
Troy

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#152323 - Thu Sep 17 2009 01:42 AM Re: intro [Re: zooman]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Click to enlarge.

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#152476 - Fri Sep 18 2009 12:45 AM Re: intro [Re: Dick Bennett]
zooman Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Sep 13 2009
Loc: Alvin, Texas
Thanks Dick, I can't open this at work, but will when I get up tomorrow!

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#152534 - Fri Sep 18 2009 10:48 AM Re: intro [Re: zooman]
zooman Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Sep 13 2009
Loc: Alvin, Texas
Now Dick that makes sense, thank you so much! And since you were so kind to help me out I will try and get a few pics of some old gas stations this week for you.
Seems as though the Mrs. called in her favor. By allowing me to purchase the pump several weeks ago she said I was going to pay big time. Well I have to go to a hummingbird festival in Rockport and oblige her request. But it is an older town and nothing changes much there so I hope to get some interesting pics. I'll just have to tell her it's a hummer I see flying when i take my pics at an old station or of some old signs.
Again thanks, you rock and thanks to all you other guys who have offered help and have welcomed me.
Awesome community here
Troy

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