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#158673 - Wed Nov 04 2009 08:10 PM ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE
petropumps Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 07 2004
Loc: Oregon
Sorry...just couldn't resist posting the subject that way... smile

I just received what must be the thousandth load of gas pump parts from Ron Scobie and I just felt the need to announce my profound appreciation. This time the parts were for a Roman Column that I'm working on and the parts are absolutely spot-on. Not only are they all cast metal (not cast aluminum which, although better than nothing, has never really satisfied my sense of authenticity) but the casts are crisp, clean, and IDENTICAL to the original pieces that I have. Not sure how many of you have had dealings with Ron in the past, but he carries pieces that nobody else has, and is the absolute best for original faceplates and authentic cast-ron parts. I just thought after all that has been said as of late about reproduction parts vendors that I'd give a big thumbs-up to someone who's work I really appreciate. Good job Ron...keep it up.

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#158680 - Wed Nov 04 2009 08:57 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: petropumps]
aarontla Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jun 11 2002
Loc: Ft Worth, Texas
I agree with petropumps..
I have ordered parts from Ron and he is very helpful and will go the extra mile to get the part you need.


Edited by aarontla (Wed Nov 04 2009 08:57 PM)

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#158684 - Wed Nov 04 2009 09:07 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: aarontla]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I also agree smile
_________________________
Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
www.petrobarn.com

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#158686 - Wed Nov 04 2009 09:45 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gasoildude]
DuceCpe Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 09 2001
Loc: Pueblo Colorado usa
The first time I ordered parts from Ron, I was amazed, he sent the parts before I even paid him! He didn't know me from Jack in the Box. GREAT to deal with.
Ric
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Wanted: Conoco, Marland, Eason, Cliff Brice, Speedway and Oval E stuff!

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#158692 - Wed Nov 04 2009 10:09 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: DuceCpe]
coheley5 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
Same here , I bought parts for the first time from Ron two weeks ago and he shipped the parts four days before my check cleared. Great service form someone who did not know me.
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Remember you are only as good as your help
If you don't make any noise no one will hear you!

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#158693 - Wed Nov 04 2009 10:16 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: coheley5]
travis_towle Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 22 2003
Loc: Topeka, Kansas USA
Ron Scobie of www.gaspump.com is a GREAT business man – he is a great guy - and he has some of the best parts – he is extremely pleasant to deal with too!

Ron Scobie's customer service is absolutely HEAVENLY!

There is "one" business man in Nebraska who could be a "GOD" of the pump parts biz if he could just learn from Ron's service... smirk

Travis
Topeka, Kansas

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#158694 - Wed Nov 04 2009 10:37 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: travis_towle]
oldgoaly Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 26 2009
Loc: So. Illinois
That is good to know he is good to deal with! Thanks! tt

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#158695 - Wed Nov 04 2009 10:40 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: travis_towle]
kentjay56 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 02 2005
Loc: Clallam Bay,Wash. USA
Ron "TOP GUN" Scobie. The best of the best!!

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#158696 - Wed Nov 04 2009 11:35 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: kentjay56]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Well I might as well jump on the band wagon. I have for years sold and bought parts from him, and yes no problems and plenty of help. In fact just called for more parts. Ron where are you?
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Craig

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#158697 - Thu Nov 05 2009 12:15 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Craig Osbeck]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Ditto all the above posts.
_________________________
Thanks, Phil
_________________________________________________
Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#158698 - Thu Nov 05 2009 12:17 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: petropumps]
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
Only ordered once, but top service and top communication.
The best in my book!

Claes, Sweden

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#158699 - Thu Nov 05 2009 01:48 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: fast66]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
When I got my USACO air station it had a curved piece of steel for a cover. After seeing Ron's website had covers for other air stations I emailed him and he had a cover for mine too. Very smooth transaction and well packed parts.
Eventually I want to highlight the letters so that is the only reason for smoothing them. The castings are well done enough it made the job very easy. THANKS RON!!!
Mike


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#158706 - Thu Nov 05 2009 06:15 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: bruzer75]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
Show us the rest of the air station,,, stop teasing
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Wes.......

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#158707 - Thu Nov 05 2009 06:20 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: philmccauley]
hancock-oil Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 27 2008
Loc: San Jose Ca us
Same
Ive bought parts for years from Ron he is Always my first try
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West Coast signs, globes and quarts

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#158708 - Thu Nov 05 2009 06:26 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: bruzer75]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
I remember when Ron's "Catalog" was a few zerox copies w/ a few hands and faces for clocks.
Boy, that was a long time ago. now it takes a while just to scan over what he has on his site.
You really have to hand it to him, he does it without help too.

If it wasn't for Ron and his parts we all would be in deep doo-doo.......hip, hip, hooray !!!!!

_________________________
Veeder Root Rebuilds.....since 1987
Veeder Root Identification CD
Clock Repair
jkyocom@bellsouth.net

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#158710 - Thu Nov 05 2009 06:43 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: jkyocom]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
gotta agree with all the above.its great to be able to talk directly to ron all the time also!
_________________________
Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#158719 - Thu Nov 05 2009 08:27 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: oldnfuelish]
Ron Scobie Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 02 2000
Loc: Hugo, MN, USA
Thanks to all. No more comments needed here. This is a one man side business which was started in 1987 (notice how all the others use "We"). I have NO color catalog; NO employees; NO plastic transactions; NO 800 number; NO time for people who want to tell me how much money I could be making if...
I've been collecting pumps since 1971 and am 'down to' around 125 keepers and over 60 styles of air meters.
I had a real job for 32 years and now live on those retirement checks and a little help from the VA. This March it's the big 65.



Edited by Ron Scobie (Thu Nov 05 2009 08:31 AM)
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Ron Scobie
http://www.gaspump.com or
rscobie(TheAtSymbol)gaspump.com
Phone - Six five one-653-6503

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#158724 - Thu Nov 05 2009 09:05 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Ron Scobie]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Ron, I hope that my body will let me move like you do when I am 65. LOL
_________________________
Thanks, Phil
_________________________________________________
Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#158756 - Thu Nov 05 2009 03:23 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: philmccauley]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Hey Ron,
Do you have a piece for the water hose on the side?
Mike


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#158822 - Thu Nov 05 2009 10:54 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: bruzer75]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
WOW, collecting pumps sense 71. I bet they payed you to haul them off back then.
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I like shoebox pumps

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#158833 - Fri Nov 06 2009 06:37 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
hancock-oil Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 27 2008
Loc: San Jose Ca us
Matt
The year you were born??? Jim
_________________________
West Coast signs, globes and quarts

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#158846 - Fri Nov 06 2009 07:57 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Ron you worded it the best. Most guys in this hobby... notice i used hobby are in this for fun. I could see it being very hard to do that for a living and retire from it.

I seems to me most guys that do this to make money either as a dealer or vendor seem to not quite have as much fun as just a collector looking for a cool piece for his collection.
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Looking for anything from Hoosier Pete, Platolene 500 and Red Bird.

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#158848 - Fri Nov 06 2009 08:38 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Jarvis]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
I'm just in it for the abuse.... laugh laugh laugh crazy crazy wink cool cool

_________________________
Veeder Root Rebuilds.....since 1987
Veeder Root Identification CD
Clock Repair
jkyocom@bellsouth.net

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#158884 - Fri Nov 06 2009 06:29 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: philmccauley]
TerryL Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 11 2003
Loc: West Lafayette, Ohio
I met Ron at Hershey Pa. a couple a years ago, What a great guy and so knowledgeable and helpful.

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#158885 - Fri Nov 06 2009 06:31 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: TerryL]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Hey Joe those look familiar eek Glad it dont look like that now wink
_________________________
Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
www.petrobarn.com

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#158912 - Fri Nov 06 2009 11:17 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gasoildude]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Jim, I was five in 71.
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I like shoebox pumps

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#158928 - Sat Nov 07 2009 09:15 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Matt, I was 1 in 71.
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Looking for anything from Hoosier Pete, Platolene 500 and Red Bird.

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#158929 - Sat Nov 07 2009 09:16 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Jarvis]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
John me too laugh
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Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
www.petrobarn.com

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#158931 - Sat Nov 07 2009 09:22 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gasoildude]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I was still SINGLE ! Should have stayed that way.

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#158944 - Sat Nov 07 2009 10:53 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Dick Bennett]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
I too was single in '71, just getting ready to go on my first tour of 'nam. I'm single again , so "everything that goes around, comes around" LOL. Somehow, I think I'm too old and fat to go fight in another war, but I do teardown my neighbor's fences on occasion. Just so I will keep myself in "fighting shape". wink blush
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Looking for Tide Water/ Tide Water-Associated/ Tidewater items

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#158948 - Sat Nov 07 2009 11:11 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Bob Richards]
oldgoaly Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 26 2009
Loc: So. Illinois
oh *****! I'm closer to Dick's age than you young ones.......
Ron did you set up at Hershey? if so what field? (well a few years ago)
my only fights were in hockey games, a bunch unlucky suckers were thinking "oh sh** this goalie's is the one that can fight....
altho they probably don't remember! hehehehe. tt

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#158962 - Sat Nov 07 2009 01:03 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: oldgoaly]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA

That's me and my present girlfreind in '71.
We are OLD now !!!
I thought anything but girls were interesting then....lol,
Hmmm.... come full circle? I feel the same way now....LOL
_________________________
Veeder Root Rebuilds.....since 1987
Veeder Root Identification CD
Clock Repair
jkyocom@bellsouth.net

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#158969 - Sat Nov 07 2009 02:30 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: oldgoaly]
Ron Scobie Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 02 2000
Loc: Hugo, MN, USA
Green Field (Giant Center) GAD 15-21.
My wife and I attend all the U of MN Gopher basketball (men & women) and men's hockey. That's the only life I have in addition to the mail order.
Ron
_________________________
Ron Scobie
http://www.gaspump.com or
rscobie(TheAtSymbol)gaspump.com
Phone - Six five one-653-6503

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#532088 - Wed Apr 30 2014 03:36 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: jkyocom]
gameon Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 04 2013
Loc: FL
I guess I'll rehash this thread. Upon recomendation to contact Ron from other restorers on this site, I requested a total from Ron on 1/31 he finally gets back to me on the total on 2/13. After 10 days of waiting for a just a total price via e-mail, I figured he's busy on bigger orders so I buy the few menial parts from another vendor and don't place the order.

Today, I figured I'll give him another shot and send an e-mail requesting a total price. His quick response this time is :

"I'll pass. You wasted my time on an Eco order a month ago.
Ron"

I'm kind of new to this, but I guess I learned my lesson. I'm glad theirs other places to go to order repro parts from. I don't like giving a business a thumbs down, but I don't like being insulted, especially as a customer either.

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#532090 - Wed Apr 30 2014 03:43 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Must have been a misunderstanding,as Ron is one of the most pleasant guys to work with in the hobby.and he works hard to keep up with the tons of orders he gets.things do happen. Not a bridge I myself would ever think to burn.
_________________________
Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#532092 - Wed Apr 30 2014 03:47 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
petropumps Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 07 2004
Loc: Oregon
As the OP on this thread, I'll just say that if you're going to order through Ron you do sometimes need to be patient. But you also need to understand that unlike other parts "vendors", Ron doesn't maintain a store front, staff, or anything else...one man show. And he is the ONLY one that I know of that makes cast iron reproduction pieces. If it wasn't for Ron's work (among others) many of the truly rare pumps that have needed resurrecting never could have been completed. If you need parts for your Wayne 70, you have plenty of options, but if you need something for your Wayne 800 or National Duplex, you'll be thanking your stars that Ron does what he does for the hobby.

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#532095 - Wed Apr 30 2014 04:03 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: petropumps]
st.rod Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 15 2002
Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
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#532096 - Wed Apr 30 2014 04:16 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: st.rod]
RARIN TO GO Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Aug 28 2004
Loc: Longmont, CO
Wow! Ron's the best! I just got a call from him about an hour ago to clarify something on my order. He's a one man show and does a lot of business so you just need to be patient and order a couple weeks before you need it. No problem!
He is also the ONLY source for many pump parts. Who else is going to reproduce faces for a Tokheim 800? No one!
Ron does a great service for gas pump collectors and I appreciate it.
Thanks Ron!

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#532097 - Wed Apr 30 2014 04:19 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: RARIN TO GO]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
Ron is the man. Never had a problem with ordering from him, as far as I'm concerned he's one of the best in the business.

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#532098 - Wed Apr 30 2014 04:32 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Ohio Oil]
gasmansgp Online   content
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Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
Having done restorations for over twenty years, the first time I used Scobie parts, was an eye opener. I've used parts from other vendors which I thought were quality. Ron's parts fit as if they were factory. No need to re-drill, adjust, re-thread etc. as with the stuff I had used. As said before, they are dead on perfect. Priced well and delivered in a timely manner. Good man, great parts. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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#532099 - Wed Apr 30 2014 04:37 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
This thread is from 11-07-2009
Originally Posted By: gameon

I'm kind of new to this, but I guess I learned my lesson. I'm glad theirs other places to go to order repro parts from. I don't like giving a business a thumbs down, but I don't like being insulted, especially as a customer either.

Well you sure screwed up this time, that foot will never see the light of day again.

Other Vendors WILL TAKE NOTICE.
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
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#532100 - Wed Apr 30 2014 04:47 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Dick Bennett]
gameon Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 04 2013
Loc: FL
Mr. Bennet I'm not sure what your point is, but are you trying to bash me or Mr. Scobie?

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#532101 - Wed Apr 30 2014 04:48 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
st.rod Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 15 2002
Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
Wondered myself
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#532103 - Wed Apr 30 2014 05:13 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: st.rod]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Ron didn't dig 5yrs to find this post.

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#532106 - Wed Apr 30 2014 05:29 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Dick Bennett]
r49th Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 18 2003
Loc: clio, michigan usa
Getting back on track. Count me as a satisfied customer of Ron Scobie several times over.
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ROD [Mich.]

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#532108 - Wed Apr 30 2014 05:34 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Dick Bennett]
Mike M. Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
As Petropumps says... One Man show!!! Everytime I restore a pump or air meter, I say a big thank you that Ron's shop is only 15 minutes from my business in Minnesota. To anyone who thinks they have had a problem, take the time next time you talk to him and ask him about his coming weeks schedule because it probably sound like this... Monday reading e-mails and shipping orders, Tuesday running to the cast guy to drop off new items to cast and pick up orders, then fill phone and e-mail orders, Wednesday running stuff to chrome shop, picking up manufactured items filling orders and taking apart a visi-guage to take and have parts made for customer request, fill orders and ship stuff. This goes on and on! So Please till you have taken time to chat with Ron or see his operation, do not write him off. He is one of the nicest most knowledgeable guys I have met for restoration parts in this hobby....If he doesn't have it he will take the time to tell you what he would do or even send you to another supplier that would have what you need.
And as far as customer service...When he used to go to Iowa Gas, he would sell from his trailer from first thing in the morning till dark and My wife and I brought him lunch one time cause he never got a chance to go get it, and he ate while taking care of customers placing orders.
Ron loves the business and the hobby and hopefully he's around for a long time making and suppling us parts to make our projects that much better!!
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Thanks
Mike

Always Looking for any Pure Oil and Sunoco Items.

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#532109 - Wed Apr 30 2014 05:35 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Dick Bennett]
gameon Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 04 2013
Loc: FL
Well sir, I guess that's the problem with today's society. Let's go ahead and reward bad behavior and make excuses why it's acceptable. I guess it worked for Paris Hilton and kim kardasion.

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#532113 - Wed Apr 30 2014 05:43 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
gameon Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 04 2013
Loc: FL
The above post is directed to Mr. Bennett. Not the others whom support Mr. Scobie, I actually respect and appreciate your point of views.

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#532114 - Wed Apr 30 2014 05:51 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
There are always two sides to the story...
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visit my website for original gas pumps and parts

www.thepumpdump.com

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#532126 - Wed Apr 30 2014 07:17 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
C'mon gameon?....ten days?..really?...I have food sticking to the walls of my oven older then that.
That is nothing to be upset about or "rehash" as you put it,especially since Ron is a one man band & jumps through hoops to single-handedly help our hobby,and at an age when most wouldn't even consider doing what he does.
(Congrats on turning 69 last month Mr. S.)
Apparently he never really upset you either,as you admit that,"Today,I figured I'll give him another shot and send an e-mail requesting a total price".
How does his polite & timely reply back to you insult you?...scratching my head here.
I've never met Ron,but look forward to it one day & wouldn't hesitate at even writing a blank check for him if need be.

You need to take a closer look at yourself and what you are saying and not be so negative..


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#532133 - Wed Apr 30 2014 07:37 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Cold Pizza]
gameon Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 04 2013
Loc: FL
I guess your comprehension is bad. I'll try to explain again. I wasn't upset that he didn't get back to me. I ordered the items from someone else since I knew it would take longer since he only takes checks and 10 days had already passed with no response. In fact it didn't cross my mind on how slow his response was on the first order since I wasn't in a hurry when I put the second order in. What got me was his reply to my 2nd order saying that I wasted his time by not buying the first order from him, thus he will not fulfill the 2nd order. I am not aware of any business that takes 2 weeks to provide a shipping quote on a $50 order. I know my menial amount of business is no impact to his profit margin, but don't try to push the blame on me, since I went to another vendor because it takes 2 weeks to get a shipping quote on a $50 order of eco face plates. I think my expectations are realistic. It seems like the man provides a good product and service to the restorers, I don't refute that. I'm just providing an experience I had dealing with him not to mention others who have contacted me and will remain nameless that have had issues also but don't want to risk ******* the man off and not being able to by parts that are only exclusively sold by him.


Edited by Watchdog7 (Wed Apr 30 2014 07:46 PM)

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#532139 - Wed Apr 30 2014 07:56 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Originally Posted By: gameon
I guess your comprehension is bad. I'll try to explain again.


That is no way to win friends and influence people. I would assume that when all other responders don't "comprehend" me, I might possibly have either not explained myself well or I might just be wrong.

I think Ron really said between the lines, "You wasted my time by not responding to my effort to quote you a total with shipping. I'm not going to waste my time again with you."
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#532141 - Wed Apr 30 2014 08:03 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
You guess wrong.
Maybe living in an instant world has irritated you to the point of not getting an instant response,so you seeked & pulled up a 5 year old topic to air it out where no else was.
I still see nothing wrong w/Rons actions in either account with you.Sometimes daily life takes precedence over work,and maybe Ron had one of those weeks.
I find interesting that whenever someone feels outnumbered,they refer to anonymous others who they say have contacted them privately feeling the same way,but yet they won't name names for fear of ***** people off.
Seriously?...Maybe because they don't really exist.

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#532144 - Wed Apr 30 2014 08:11 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Oldgas]
gameon Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 04 2013
Loc: FL
Your right sir bad opening. In any case for those who agree with and understand my point that's great, for those who don't thats your prerogative. And thanks mr. Potts for allowing us to post our opinions on your website,that's what makes America a great country.

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#532150 - Wed Apr 30 2014 08:23 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Cold Pizza]
gatorgaspumps Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jun 07 2004
Loc: Walla Walla, WA USA
I never get involved in a thread like this but I will just say this. I deal with a lot of venders in this hobby. They each have there place for me and I have no complaints about any of them. I dread the day Ron retires because he makes a lot of the parts no one else will. He does not do it to make a living but the love of the hobby.I would not want to be as busy as Ron is. Richard

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#532152 - Wed Apr 30 2014 08:29 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
RARIN TO GO Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Aug 28 2004
Loc: Longmont, CO
"I know my menial amount of business is no impact to his profit margin" Do you really think Ron is making a great deal of money reproducing parts for rare gas pumps? Wow! Again!

I just want to add one more thing (At one of my previous jobs they nicknamed me 2-cent. Go figure!) and then I'm done with this one. I think Ron's long and unrivaled support for this hobby speaks for itself.

Ron’s ordering page says something like he gets more orders and requests than he can process in a timely fashion so be patient. It also says he charges ACTUAL shipping. So until he has your order complete, packaged, and weighed he doesn’t know your total. But his website has a price list and you can pretty much guess what shipping will be. On my last order Ron sent me an email saying the price of something was a couple bucks more now than the listed price on the website. I replied “no problem” (where else will I get it?) and within an hour I had an email with a total price AND a tracking number BEFORE I even sent the payment! Was it on the day I ordered it? No. It was about a week after but I wasn’t worried. If two weeks went by I might have sent him a follow up email. And the order that shipped today I still don’t know the total. There will be a bill in the package and he knows I will send the payment and I know I am getting high quality parts!

Gameon. There is a reason why so many people recommended Ron to you. Maybe next time you will trust the people who have been in the hobby a long time to steer you in the right direction. Did you send a follow-up email about your order or an order cancellation before you ordered from someone else? I doubt you have twisted Ron so bad that you won’t be able to rectify it and order parts from him again. But if you did, stick to collecting Tokheim 39’s and Wayne 70’s. LOL!

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#532153 - Wed Apr 30 2014 08:49 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: RARIN TO GO]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Gameon (Mark), I am not going to "pile on"... I believe that the Membership has said everything I could have and probably much better and much calmer... LOL (I am known to "fly off the handle", on a semi-regular basis)

If you don't mind some advise? I will pass on some insight I have gathered in being in the Hobby for multiple decades...

For all of the "new blood" coming into the Hobby... We are still a very close knit Community... And rest assured, we are a Community...

There are so many Hobbyists, that I will never get to meet. (unfortunately)

But, if my name is mentioned... Some of them will give a "thumbs down", even though they have never met or even talked to me over the phone... I did that to myself, with my posts, PMs and Emails...

There are others (I hope), that again I have never met or talked to... That will/might give a "thumbs up"... When my name is mentioned...

But, either way all the Oldgas Members can judge you by.... Is your words and how you present them....

I've made more than my fair share of mistakes in the Hobby and on Oldgas... And I am trying to "live down" and change some of the perceptions that I put forth by my comments and my opinions...

I hope you will consider what has been said and will contact Ron and talk over the problems that you have voiced... If you don't, so be it...

But, this Hobby being such a close nit community; We tend to stick behind those that are a "asset" to the Hobby...

And I will add my name to the Hobbyists that feel that Ron is "First Rate and Honest"!
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#532156 - Wed Apr 30 2014 08:52 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: RARIN TO GO]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I to have ordered parts from Ron & have Always received items w/ an attached invoice. Never been disappointed in the Quality.
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
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#532161 - Wed Apr 30 2014 09:30 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Bob Richards]
Catauladave Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
Well said Bob. Sound advice. Life is short.
Dave
REMEMBER: It's all just stuff.
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Dave Jones
It's All Just Stuff

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#532165 - Wed Apr 30 2014 09:41 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Catauladave]
st.rod Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 15 2002
Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
I have never been disappointed in the quality either...But he is very thin skinned

Larry
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In memory of DB 9/12/49 - 8/28/14

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#532166 - Wed Apr 30 2014 10:13 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: st.rod]
RARIN TO GO Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Aug 28 2004
Loc: Longmont, CO
It's a shame I said "I'm done" or I'd have something more to say!

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#532167 - Wed Apr 30 2014 10:20 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: st.rod]
Craig Osbeck Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Ok, just saw this. 30 years and still going for me. I do just make myself somewhat sick when I think he will retire. I too have had people ask me to help them with items from Ron, he is always helpful. I DO REMEMBER though to not press him as he is very busy and the snow is very deep up there. Maybe someday he will sell me one of those great pumps or air meters up there.
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Craig

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#532175 - Wed Apr 30 2014 11:18 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Craig Osbeck]
bsplichal95 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Ron is a great guy to deal with, I've ordered from him before and have been absolutely pleased with the quality of the cast iron pieces and other stuff. Nice person in the hobby, I'm glad there is someone like him to make certain parts that others do not. He takes a lot of time to make the stuff too. All around good guy.
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Braden Splichal


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#532180 - Wed Apr 30 2014 11:52 PM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: bsplichal95]
Jack Sim Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I have known Ron since around 1989. When I found original Tokheim 34 and 36B faces, I sent them to him to make copies of. I purchased ECO parts from him, but somewhere, we had a dissagrement and parted ways.
But, I get phone calls from people looking for ECO parts and they tell me Ron gave them my name. I too have sent Ron business, telling the people, please don't mention my name.
Ron had done this hobby a great service, while many of us don't agree with the way he does certain things, it is his way, just be thankful that he is doing things that no one else is willing to do.

Jack Sim
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#532191 - Thu May 01 2014 07:04 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: gameon]
Ron Scobie Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Dec 02 2000
Loc: Hugo, MN, USA
1. To many of you (many I've met and others I've not) - "Thanks!"
2. To "gameon". You requested a quote for "one Wayne ID tag $10; 2 Waayne 60 site glasses $10 each (they are listed at $15!!) and one Wayne 60 panel $30". If you had a bad experience last time why not call the other vendors and ask them to give you a QUOTE.
3. Some of you on Oldgas are responsible for the increased number of orders I'm receiving. You have told others that I will not be around much longer and you better get your parts now while you can. Remember long lines at gas stations when people panic?
4. To those who want me to put out a color catalog, hire someone, take Paypal or plastic or change my attitude - at 69 it ain't going to happen.
5. To Oldgassers who are in a hurry for your parts and then wait 4 to five weeks to pay (I have three open invoices right now and TWO of them are Oldgassers).
Don't be surprised if next time I tell you to prepay and I'll wait four or five weeks to send your parts.
6. Thanks to the MN Wild and Colo. Avs for a great series.
Go Wild! You'll need it against them Hawks...


Edited by Oldgas (Thu May 01 2014 11:11 AM)
Edit Reason: removed real name at member's request

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#532202 - Thu May 01 2014 08:30 AM Re: ORDERING FROM RON SCOBIE [Re: Ron Scobie]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Ron,
Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to respond to this "mountain out of a molehill" issue. You got a bunch of testimonials of support. Let's close this topic and get back to enjoying the hobby.
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Jim "Oldgas" Potts
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