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#184554 - Sun Apr 25 2010 10:35 AM Found my first pump
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
It took some time but I finally uncovered, purchased and brought home my first pump last weekend. I'll be the first to admit that it is no beauty queen and compared to the condition of the pumps most people seem to find, this one is going to need oodles of work. But it's a challenge I don't mind and rather look forward to. I do know that it was purchased by a truck driver many years ago out of New York state and brought here locally to be used to pump diesel out of an above ground bulk tank. Getting it out of the woods along some rotting Brockway trucks and keeping from rolling it down a rather steep bank took 3 of us. After getting it home, a quick poking around unveiled that it was originally branded as a Cities Service Super 5-D grade. I'm in no hurry to get it done and after some research, I already found an old advertisement that has the same model pump pictured. I was pleased to see the paint scheme was Cities Service and may have been used so I'm planning to use it as a model.











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#184556 - Sun Apr 25 2010 10:37 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
A few more pics. Man there is some work to be done!





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#184566 - Sun Apr 25 2010 11:17 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
Good find. Hope you did not pay much for it.

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#184569 - Sun Apr 25 2010 11:51 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: HI-OCTANE]
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Sweet, congrats on your first pump!
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#184576 - Sun Apr 25 2010 12:24 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Signs-R-Us Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 03 2005
Loc: Carolina's
You caught the fever, before long you will have a whole family of pumps.

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#184621 - Sun Apr 25 2010 06:31 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: Signs-R-Us]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I REMEMBER MY FIRST PUMP AND KNOW THE FEELING OF HAULING IT HOME FROM MASS. LOOKS LIKE YOU MIGHT BE NEEDING A NEW HAT! TAKE PICS AS YOU GO WHEN AND IF YOU RESTORE IT!

CONGRATS!
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#184714 - Mon Apr 26 2010 12:29 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
It definitely has character. I like that ad too.
Mike

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#184806 - Mon Apr 26 2010 06:09 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: bruzer75]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Thanks guys. I will be occasionally updating. I'm already having fun. Started gutting and dismantling yesterday afternoon. I'm encouraged, actually. I think most damage can be repaired without too much hassle and the big treat was after 4 hours of a heavy WD-40 coating, I reached in to the Veedor Root, and everything started turning. What a RUSH!! DOC, your right about the top. I'd prefer to replace it so if anyone knows where one can be found, ( either Smithway L-1 or Neptune L1) drop me a PM. Otherwise I'm stuck with an exhaustive repair job.
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#184817 - Mon Apr 26 2010 06:49 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
No guts, No Glory.
Trouble is it's your guts for the Glory ! LOL
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#220733 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:04 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: Dick Bennett]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
It's been some time since I've followed up and thought an update was in order. When I can find time, I pick away slowly and it seems like I'm going no where until I assembled these pics. As I got into it I realized that this was not an ideal starter pump because mother nature was not kind to this unit. I have learned a few things and am pleased with what I've managed to this point. Enojoy.

Here's a quick refresher first:













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#220734 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:09 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Once disassembled, the true magnatude was revealed to me. 3 of the 4 frame legs completely rotted through so I figured that was a good place to start. My first ever attempt at fabrication was under way.











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#220736 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:14 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Leaning as it was found allowed water to collect, sit and really do some damage. The shelf pieces are key to the frame stability and the skins all directly are held in place from them so next was the shelf. All new seemed to be the best coarse of action and this was the result.













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#220738 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:19 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Naturally, sitting on bare ground in the woods, the base which is heave stamped steel, took some abuse as well. Welding holes shut, building metal into thin spots and recreating edges were a challenge. Grinding is not one my favorite past times but I got through it and after nearly 25 man hours, it's ready for paint.











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#220739 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:25 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
At this point tedious file work recreating the bottom edges and then prep for my first ever bondo experience! That was fun!! I'm getting MUCH better though. Several coats of sanding primer and then final 400 grit and she's lookin' good.















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#220740 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:29 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
That's progress to this point. I've started the other 2 shelves and the top next as well. I opted for a replacement for the top. That looked like too much work.











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#220743 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:37 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Dave:

You're making great progress. You have accompolished a ton of work already.

Once you get that frame painted and back together, it'll all be 'down hill' from there.

Keep us posted - we love pictures.

Later . . .

Jim
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#220748 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:58 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
DAVE ..............."BRAVO" AFTER SCROLLING THROUGH THIS THREAD,I'M READY TO THROW THE TOWEL IN "HERE AT THE OFFICE" AND GO GET IN THE GARAGE & GET AFTER IT! GREAT JOB & CANT WAIT TO SEE THE REST WHEN FINISHED!
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#220760 - Wed Dec 22 2010 10:27 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
AWESOME WORK DAVE! MAKES ME WANT TO GET BACK INTO RESTORING TWO PUMPS THAT HAVE BEEN ON THE BACK BURNER FOR 3 YEARS. LOVE THE PICS AND DESCRIPTIONS.

KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE. THAT BASE IS NICE!
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#220766 - Wed Dec 22 2010 10:36 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Dave looks great so far. It is a labor of love smile
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#220783 - Wed Dec 22 2010 11:21 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: gasoildude]
Johnnyleduc Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Apr 28 2010
Loc: Leduc, Alberta, Canada
Keep going Dave. It shows what can be accomplished with time, effort and a good attitude.
When you’re finished you can take pride in a job well done.
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#220883 - Wed Dec 22 2010 06:15 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: Johnnyleduc]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Thanks for the words of encouragement everyone. When all is said and done, it will truely be mine and I will intimately know every square inch of it! If anybody knows of, or comes across a Neptune or Smithway L1 that is being parted out, please let me know. I'm in need of some parts from the door areas, especially related to the glass. Parts are a "bugger" to find for this unit.
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#220948 - Wed Dec 22 2010 09:51 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Excellent work, Dave.

You've picked up a lot of practical experience that will make it easier as you finish this pump. And when you start on your next project, it will be that much easier.
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#221104 - Thu Dec 23 2010 06:07 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: Bob Richards]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Thanks Bob, I'm hoping my next unit won't be such a basket case!
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#221131 - Thu Dec 23 2010 07:49 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
Wow, now that is rebuilding a pump. I give you a lot of credit for a job well done. Most here including myself would have thrown this pump in the parts pile
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#221149 - Thu Dec 23 2010 09:11 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: KZ1000]
LOWright Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I'll never complain about condition again! WOW... Great job.
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#221207 - Fri Dec 24 2010 08:55 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: LOWright]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
Holy cow, thats a lot of work. Cant wait to see it done, looking good.
John
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#221233 - Fri Dec 24 2010 11:15 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: Vermonter]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Yes, I would have used it for a parts pump, way to save another one Dave.
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#221346 - Sat Dec 25 2010 10:19 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: philmccauley]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I guess when I first started this, all I'd really ever seen from pics people posted of their restorations was mostly before and after shots with very little in between. I had seen some guys fabricating some parts for visibles and I just figured all this work was normal. I'm still glad in the end I went ahead. Everyone should challenge themselves once in a while. Merry Christmas everyone!!
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#221353 - Sat Dec 25 2010 10:50 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
Dave
I got to admit I have just blown past this post in the past. After scrolling through and seeing what you have done I am really impressed. It's very cool seeing the time and effort you have put into your pump. By the way I get off on finish grinding and sanding. Thanks for the pictures and details.
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#250003 - Sat Apr 23 2011 11:27 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Dave,
How you comming on your pump? I'm about 1/2 way through my restoration of the same pump. You are doing great work restoring that one. Mine wasn't as rough thank god. Can I see some more pics of your progress?

Thanks...
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#250051 - Sat Apr 23 2011 01:56 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: nochevys]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Unfortunately, working 2 jobs for the last few months has drastically slowed progress to a crawl. I'm taking a week long vacation at the end of May and I intend on getting back into the swing of things. Would truely enjoy seeing any pics. of yours in action. I did get time to sand blast the doors when I was blasting a month or so ago. After blasting the one door, it's become apparent that nature really did a number on it. So, finding another one has become my preferred choice of restoration. Actual reconstruction of the original is a job that could get VERY labor intensive. I will get photos up once I get some progress worth showing. Thanks for inquiring and rekindling my spirit!
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#250142 - Sat Apr 23 2011 06:33 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Here are some pics of how mine is right now:


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#250143 - Sat Apr 23 2011 06:36 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: nochevys]
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Couple more pics:
Just put the 1st color on the top shelf to see how it looked.
I'd love to be able to find some new window trim...


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Edited by nochevys (Sat Apr 23 2011 06:38 PM)
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#250151 - Sat Apr 23 2011 07:28 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: nochevys]
lordparaffin Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Very nice. Nice straight pretty doors! I you could do me a favor. No hurry and when you have time, can you get me some good detail pics of those closeoff pieces in your last photo. Mine are in real bad shape and I could use something to go by with some dimensions. I believe I can fab. these out of aluminum or at least something close that will act in the same manner.
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#250170 - Sat Apr 23 2011 08:30 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
I'll see what can I do tomorrow after all the easter festivities. Most of mine are good except the bottom ones. The channel that goes inside the window rubber is shot. I'll never find another set. There is a guy by me who does tin work I was thinking of seeing what he would charge to make a set for me.

If all goes well I'll have paint on it in another week to ten days. It's gonna be a Richfield pump. Not sure why but thats what I chose.
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#250193 - Sat Apr 23 2011 10:31 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: nochevys]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
NoCheby,
Think any of these will work for replacements?
Send a PM w/ addy


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#250227 - Sun Apr 24 2011 06:26 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: Dick Bennett]
nochevys Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Dick,
Says your not accepting PM's your inbox may be full?
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#250231 - Sun Apr 24 2011 07:13 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sat Dec 31 2005
Loc: Cedar Lake IN. USA
Nochevys

Lets see a picture of that New York State Refuge sign on your bench

John

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#250237 - Sun Apr 24 2011 08:09 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: junknjohn]
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
John,
You have some good eyes to pick that out with the little that was visible in the pic. Here ya go:
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#250290 - Sun Apr 24 2011 11:12 AM Re: Found my first pump [Re: nochevys]
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Registered: Sat Dec 31 2005
Loc: Cedar Lake IN. USA
Nochevys

I'm Lovin it!!

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#250330 - Sun Apr 24 2011 02:51 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: junknjohn]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Dick, if Nochevy's leave's anything unsold, give a PM on what's left, I'd be interested.
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#250333 - Sun Apr 24 2011 03:02 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Nochevys, keep us updated with your progress. I enjoy seeing them as you are ahead of me in progress and it's interesting to see what I should be aiming for. I'm going for a Lion gasoline outfit myseld. Initially is was going to be a Cities Service look since that's what it really was back in the day but getting everything just the way I wanted it was going to get costly so I got out the guide to pump restorations and started thumbing pages till I found something that seemed to fit the pumps lines like I wanted. If you want, keep posting up here and we'll keep them confused. grin LOL! By the way, the picture of your frame uprights on the base. The front right post has what appears to be a different bracket at the bottom. I was wondering what the reason is.


Edited by lordparaffin (Sun Apr 24 2011 03:03 PM)
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#250794 - Tue Apr 26 2011 05:30 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: lordparaffin]
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Is this the bracket you are refering to?
It is for the hose return also pictured but was trashed when I got the pump. Not sure how I'm going to fix this yet. Will be a after i'm done project. I have all the pullys for the return just not sure how it all went together because I didn't take it apart.


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#250852 - Tue Apr 26 2011 09:14 PM Re: Found my first pump [Re: nochevys]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I recognize the pulley and spring.....at least what was left of mine! Apparently that bracket was completely rotted of my unit because I do not remember it. The farther I get into this the more a realize how bad this thing was and I imagine another year or 2 would have seen this thing gone from memory. Keep us posted, though. The Richfield blue looks good on the base.


Edited by lordparaffin (Tue Apr 26 2011 09:15 PM)
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