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Need some info on a pump #165554
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I just bought an A.O. Smith 483 Gas Pump and I am in need of some info on it. Such as restored value and years they were made/used. Any info would be great though. I can post pictures asap if needed. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: absolutegex] #165555
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Post a pic then it makes it easier to see what everybody will be helping with?


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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS] #165575
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Welcome to Old Gas. I checked Jack Sim's book An Illustrated Guide To Gas Pumps and couldnt find it, however, according to Jack, the company aquired several other pump manufacturers and rebranded them, so someone here could probably ID it for you with a pic.
John


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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: Vermonter] #165577
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Welcome to Old Gas. If you post a pic that will help us determine a price. Condition means a lot on the value.


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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: gasoildude] #165609
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Rounded top corners, slanted top fronts ? 1959-61, unrestored complete, no rust thru, minor dents, approx. $125-225.
Restored value is in the eye of the buyer/seller. Rattle can, brush or professional painter & can vary GREATLY in quality of restro.

Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: Dick Bennett] #165611
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The 483 was part of the 480 Series, which included the 480-5, 483, 485, & 481.




Page 251 of my Gas Pump Identification book. Same as the 48 with a model number change, for some reason not mentioned.

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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: Jack Sim] #165628
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That would be it. I will get some pictures when this weather clears up and I can get it off the truck.

Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: absolutegex] #165635
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Absolutegex...While that pump may not be very valuable, I think it is a cool looking pump and may become collectable in the coming years as guys born in that era age. It has great lines. Kinda a "Jetsons" look to it. Anyone else agree?


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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: Vermonter] #165642
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I agree with Vermonter. Some years ago, "serious" collectors would pass up 1950s gas pumps. Now they are mainstream gas pump collectors items. In a few years these 1960s generation pumps will be more sought after. They are already popular with muscle cars guys. Look at the increased demand for the Wayne 511 "blender" pumps.


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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: Oldgas] #165649
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Welcome aboard. Good looking little guy. It will be interesting to see just how long it takes these to be the next "big" pump. Their time is coming and in my opinion very quickly.
Mike

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I think it would make a great display piece all fixed up and painted! This type of pump is highly overlooked as a memorabilia display piece and yet is VERY affordable! Welcome to Old Gas and get ready because noone ever buys JUST ONE!


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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: K W FRITH] #165687
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When I posted the picture above I forgot to mention that the 480 Series pumps may have been the 48 made for Texaco.

The parts manual specifically states Texaco.

Here is the picture of the manual: http://www.petrolianacollectibles.com/smith-480.htm

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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: Jack Sim] #165700
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Sorry weather still bad so still no pictures. Should be good for some tomorrow. I did get it off the truck. When I seen that oil run out I got excited. The doors and chrome pieces lift right off. It will be easy to work on. Once I took the doors off I wanted to keep the motor in it. It still had the pump belt on it! The same guy I bought it off of has another one for $50 but it only has the two doors and the stainless nothing more then that. I paid $100 for the one I got. I know now I will have way more then value into the other one but if what you guys say is true then it may be worth it in the long run. Plus I wanted to have a set of two with a light in between like alot of people do. What do you guys think about me turning it into a union 76? I know I know Texaco but im a 76 guy. I was thinking orange pump and blue union 76 across it outlined with white of course. I really dont like petro stuff but I think I got the petro bug now.

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Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: absolutegex] #165704
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It's Yours do as you wish.
Most UNION pumps like yours was a WHITE body w/ pump plates or decals.
Should be easy to find a 1960's map w/ pumps on cover.
These pumps were also made as doubles.

Re: Need some info on a pump [Re: Dick Bennett] #165718
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Like Dick says, you can do it any way you want. Doesnt have to be Texaco. Personally, I think it would look great with dark blue and yellow...like a Blue Sunoco, Union would look good too.
John


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