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National A38 Ebay U.K!!! #246238
Fri Apr 08 2011 05:20 AM
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I have just been succesful in buying a National A38, yes i know yiou want to see it!! Its just that i am away at work and the gas pump is at home. Just as soon as i return home i will download the pictures, i won it at 19.30 hrs (Just as Manchester United Were about to kick off) and then travelled 240 mile round trip to collect it. Returning home at midnight and having to start work at 05.00hrs, and it was my only day at home in 3 weeks!! What a lovely wife i have, i also got her to help me offload it into the garage!! Well i paid 440 for it and that roughly equals $720, so i am going to need all the help anyone can give me on these pumps. Thanks all, and i will post pictures as soon as i can...

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Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: tony73tt] #246250
Fri Apr 08 2011 06:42 AM
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Good luck with your A38, man. I got one over here in Sweden some years ago. Its when you start buying parts you're glad you got it cheap:-)

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Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: fast66] #246266
Fri Apr 08 2011 08:31 AM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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In England [& Europe] is the Hose on the right or left? laugh

Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: Dick Bennett] #246276
Fri Apr 08 2011 09:27 AM
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PIC-TURE

PIC-TURE

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Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: fast66] #246324
Fri Apr 08 2011 02:29 PM
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Thanks for the good luck comment Claes, this pump is a R/H Drive model OF COURSE!!! The correct way, it must be everyone else thats wrong, being on the other side!! As i said i will post pictures as soon as iget back home maybe a week or 2. Just don't know what company to restore it in, i suppose i am tied to the ones with availible ad glass...Watch This Space..

Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: tony73tt] #246329
Fri Apr 08 2011 02:55 PM
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Picture done with mobile phone and sent to me 20 mins ago!!! Sorry about the quality...

Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: tony73tt] #246338
Fri Apr 08 2011 03:35 PM
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Good Lord! You stole it. Sweet sweet sweet
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Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: st.rod] #246361
Fri Apr 08 2011 04:46 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Get T-way to make decals for Glass & lower panels, then LEAVE AS IS.

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Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: Dick Bennett] #246365
Fri Apr 08 2011 04:53 PM
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BEWARE of N.D. [Cradle Robber] that collects C.S. stuff!

Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: tony73tt] #246404
Fri Apr 08 2011 08:47 PM
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The Hawkeye State, Iowa
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Awesome pump and a fantastic price. Congrats

Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: racecop] #246431
Sat Apr 09 2011 05:28 AM
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Tony, Good buy! You did fine on this one. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: gasmansgp] #246454
Sat Apr 09 2011 08:35 AM
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That is the nicest original you could ever find. I agree with Dick - just put an ad glass in it and call it done. It would be a shame to mess up that original paint.

Wes

Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: thermactor] #246470
Sat Apr 09 2011 10:20 AM
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When most of us started, every time we found a pump we couldn't wait to get it stripped & painted. After several years of doing that, we started to see pumps that were nice originals that should be left as found. I'm sure others regret that we/they didn't leave some of our early finds that way.
Pumps can always be re-stored/painted, but not many are left as found that show the real way pumps looked after years of use.
I owned a G&B 97 w/ Polly decals & Wilsire ad glass, tried to get a friend to restore it. After setting in his yard for 6 months I retrieved it & sold it. It was sold 2 more times & Jason Roach owns it now, still as I found it [minus the guts], almost 20 years later.

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Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: Dick Bennett] #246492
Sat Apr 09 2011 12:06 PM
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Thanks for commenting on the pump, i do like it and have wanted one for a long time. (Paul Hittle will tell you that), i just don't know anything about it, was this horrible paint scheme an actual gas company?? As it is at the moment it is in very good condition, it was owned by a pub theming company here in the U.K. They themed some pubs around the U.K and the "American" Theme was quite popular, Makes a change from the hundreds of irish pubs worldwide i suppose. (nothing against the Irish), so the pump was probably in a pub/club surrounded by drunks who didn't apreciate it anyway. I have never seen anything with this colour combo before, however i do take on board your comments on leaving as found. Any suggestions or comments on the colour scheme?? Yhis guy also has a lot of old signs and maybe i could get my hands on some of those to, whatever i can get or the same applies to the pump, its in the U.K. This as saved me at least $1200 0n shipping alone, then the licensed robbers (Customs) want there cut...So with shipping and taxes we would have been looking at around $2200 on top of the purchase price, the only down side is that you just don't come by these things here to often.

Re: National A38 Ebay U.K!!! [Re: tony73tt] #246495
Sat Apr 09 2011 12:29 PM
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Tony, The color scheme was what The Cities Service Gasoline Companies used. They were green stripped and red stripped....not the best look but eye catching. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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