Unlike the 36/36B tops that have 4 tapered sides. The ERIE has an under cut all around bottom w/ 2 large ones for the site glasses. Could delete the bottom under cut, but still have site glass area to contend with as in Oilmanpat's mold.
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Does anyone have any up close pictures of the little door under the nozzle that controls the latch mechanism for the two main doors? I am missing the keyed lock that keeps that little door closed -- anybody have one? If you have a lock, I can get it re-keyed. I also need the L shaped piece of 5/16" rod that connects to the little door and the latch mechanism -- ours broke off right at the threads.
Ok guys,it would take an aluminum mold that has hinged pieces laying horiz. around the top. This way,when you demolded the part,the undercut areas would pull as the hinges allowed the mold to open in these areas. I work where we have made several of this type of molds for different pieces such as the overhead console in a winnabego motor home, several of the plastic ends that are on the running boards that are sold aftermarket and even a set of molds that were used to make one brand of portapotties. After we had a mold we would still need to find a shop that vacformed or else try to do it on our own. I would thing that the people that make the backlit plastic signs would be the ones to seek out or their plastic material would be what one would try to use in vacforming this top.
Here are a couple pictures of a tool that my class invented to get the sight glass retaining rings loose on the Erie 71 pump we are trying to restore. The rings were really rusted into the cast iron top and I didn't want the kids banging on them with a hammer and punch. Leave it to a bunch of farm kids from Wyoming to utilize a horseshoe! The tool worked absolutely perfectly. We are still trying to locate a milk glass top for this pump. If anyone out there can help us out, please let me know.
Here are a couple pictures of a tool that my class invented to get the sight glass retaining rings loose on the Erie 71 pump we are trying to restore. The rings were really rusted into the cast iron top and I didn't want the kids banging on them with a h
Well that all sucks because I need a top also for my 71 that is sitting under the dust so maybe it will continue to sit until someone, oh maybe like Ron. will make a mold. Hah ha. Maybe I will past it on to my son as a big paper weight.
What is the deal with the top on this pump? I've seen a picture of a restored black pump that also has this kind of a top on it. Is this an original piece, or something someone fabricated? The black pump I saw had a globe on it rather than the milk glass top and it looked really sharp.