Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Pictures | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Tokheim Visible Pump #282990
Thu Nov 03 2011 09:22 PM
Thu Nov 03 2011 09:22 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 12
Blairsville, Georgia
P
photojax Offline OP
Member
photojax  Offline OP
Member
P
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 12
Blairsville, Georgia
I was out looking around yesterday and in an old barn found a Tokheim visible gas pump almost complete. The glass is perfect. Some of the parts, metal pipes inside the bottom need to be replaced, and I need the very top that I can see so far. Paid 100.00 for it. I usuually restore wood furniture but I feel this may be a good item to restore. I will take some pictures tomorrow and see if I can post them here. Is there a good source to find some parts that I may need?

Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: photojax] #282994
Thu Nov 03 2011 10:54 PM
Thu Nov 03 2011 10:54 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 7,267
St. Louis, MO, USA
J
Jack Sim Offline
Veteran Member
Jack Sim  Offline
Veteran Member
J
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 7,267
St. Louis, MO, USA
Check out the pages in my Gas Pump Identification book and let us know what model it is. Tokheim pumps are shown on page 250 to 299.

Jack Sim


Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.
Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: photojax] #283082
Fri Nov 04 2011 02:41 PM
Fri Nov 04 2011 02:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 63
North Central Arkansas, USA
55gasser Offline
Active Member
55gasser  Offline
Active Member
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 63
North Central Arkansas, USA
Sound like a great score for $100.Would like to see some pics if you can get them posted.As far as finding parts there are a few places that reproduce some parts or you can post the items you need in the wanted section and maybe find some originals.First thing as Jack posted you need to identify the pump.Good luck with the restoration.

Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: 55gasser] #283134
Fri Nov 04 2011 07:11 PM
Fri Nov 04 2011 07:11 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 12
Blairsville, Georgia
P
photojax Offline OP
Member
photojax  Offline OP
Member
P
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 12
Blairsville, Georgia
Here is the photo, (I hope it uploaded). I am not sure if this had a globe on top. If anyone can give me some tips it is appreciated. I have wanted a vintage gas pump for years however the cost has held me back. The little I have in this one may make it worthwhile. Thanks for the info 55gasser & Jack.

tokheim3.jpg
Last edited by photojax; Fri Nov 04 2011 07:15 PM.
Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: photojax] #283158
Fri Nov 04 2011 11:51 PM
Fri Nov 04 2011 11:51 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 7,267
St. Louis, MO, USA
J
Jack Sim Offline
Veteran Member
Jack Sim  Offline
Veteran Member
J
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 7,267
St. Louis, MO, USA
Picture doesn't show a bonnet.

It's almost 2 in the morning, don't want to do a lot of research, but it looks like any pump in the 600 Series (600-605-610-620-620B-625-660 or 665.

First, you keed to purchase a copy of my Gas Pump Identifiction book, while you got a great deal at $100.00, you should be glad the seller didn't have a copy of my book.

Go to this section of my website: http://petrolianacollectibles.com/tokheim%20pumps.htm

Look up all the model numbers I have listed above, if this dosen't help you to identify the pump, you might need to post some better pictures.

Jack Sim

Last edited by Jack Sim; Fri Nov 04 2011 11:52 PM.

Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.
Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: photojax] #283162
Sat Nov 05 2011 03:16 AM
Sat Nov 05 2011 03:16 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,177
Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
JimT Offline
Veteran Member
JimT  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,177
Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Looks like your missing the pump , which had plumbing going up to the cylinder. The handle which mounted to the pump. The nozzle hanger. The threaded cylinder rods- used to pull the base to the lid (with gaskets at each end) The valve used to drain the gas out of the cylinder. Hose. Nozzle. Bonnet/Top. Some plumbing inside. Also I think there was a drain back tube near the bottom to let excess gas back to tank. I've never owned one of these but I think there may have been conduit running up to the bonnet for the lights. They are cool pumps with two light shades incorporated into the bonnet. Yes the top had a globe holder on it.
Jacks book is invaluable to us guys that are into to learning about, getting a feel for the value and rarity of buying, selling and just looking at all the hundreds of different pumps that existed. Your purchase was a no brainer for a hundred bucks.
Are you positive there are no more parts stashed somewhere on the property? There are parts dealers listed at the top of the page if you click on parts. Its a fairly common pump but you may have a bit of trouble finding some of those parts cheap. One thought is selling the parts you have and buying a complete pump. But try first to find them. There are also some other really good guys that sell parts other than the ones listed above , also like has been mentioned you can make a list of what you need and place a wish list in the "Wanted" forum.
Click on the flashing icon at the top of your page for a message from me if you want.

Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: JimT] #283307
Sat Nov 05 2011 08:56 PM
Sat Nov 05 2011 08:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 12
Blairsville, Georgia
P
photojax Offline OP
Member
photojax  Offline OP
Member
P
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 12
Blairsville, Georgia
Thank for your replies Jack & Jim. There were no other parts unfortunatly. I need to replace those 3 "pipes inside the skin as they are rusted off at the bottom, (they are upside down in the picture). I do not have a pipe threader that large but I may be able to make those cylinder rods. The glass is "frozen" to the metal rings on top and bottom and I fear breaking the cylinder glass getting it loose, Any suggestions on that? I will check out the parts to complete the pump guts, but if that is not possible it will still look good from the outside.

Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: photojax] #283309
Sat Nov 05 2011 09:06 PM
Sat Nov 05 2011 09:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,998
Yep
N
Notchcad Offline
Veteran Member
Notchcad  Offline
Veteran Member
N
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,998
Yep
Soak it with a lubricant everyday for a month and it'll finally come loose. Don't use force. After it soaks you can use something plastic to scrape out access gunk.

Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: Notchcad] #283311
Sat Nov 05 2011 09:14 PM
Sat Nov 05 2011 09:14 PM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,753
Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
st.rod Offline
Veteran Member
st.rod  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,753
Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
"It ain't gonna come loose!" soak it with what ever you happen to have. Pick at it as carefully a you can and have patience. A dental pick from the surplus store works well. I have never had a dental pick. Again, patience is the answer. I use small screw drivers and concentrate on the white concrete like stuff. I have tried over many years all these "so called remedies". "Ya gotta dig it out!" PATIENCE

Larry


Last edited by st.rod; Sat Nov 05 2011 09:15 PM.

In memory of DB 9/12/49 - 8/28/14
Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: st.rod] #283319
Sat Nov 05 2011 09:49 PM
Sat Nov 05 2011 09:49 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 22,780
Santa Paula, Calif
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member
Dick Bennett  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 22,780
Santa Paula, Calif
Muriatic Acid [neutralize w/ Baking Soda mixed w/ water, then rinse w/ plain water] will attack the rust/metal, but won't hurt the glass & might soften the Litharge Glycerin some. Place cylinder in a plastic container & add the acid. WEAR EYE Protection & Good Rubber Gloves, do it outside or in a Well Ventilated area.
TAKE your time, break the cyl. & it will cost ya $500-$700 to Replace.

Measure the frame pipes [black or Galv.] & have Hardware/Plumbing store cut new ones for you [bottom threads need to be 2X longer than standard threads]. While your there, buy New Pipe Nuts [6, 2 for ea. pipe].

Last edited by Dick Bennett; Sat Nov 05 2011 09:57 PM. Reason: spell'n
Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: Dick Bennett] #283528
Sun Nov 06 2011 06:01 PM
Sun Nov 06 2011 06:01 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 12
Blairsville, Georgia
P
photojax Offline OP
Member
photojax  Offline OP
Member
P
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 12
Blairsville, Georgia
What type of adhesive would be used to seal the glass cylinder to the top and base mounts upon reasembling?

Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: photojax] #283544
Sun Nov 06 2011 06:50 PM
Sun Nov 06 2011 06:50 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,998
Yep
N
Notchcad Offline
Veteran Member
Notchcad  Offline
Veteran Member
N
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,998
Yep
Thanks st.rod....... Guess I didn't explain it good enough. I meant it will once ya get the gunk scraped!! Lol. I wish they just came loose!

Re: Tokheim Visible Pump [Re: photojax] #283554
Sun Nov 06 2011 07:15 PM
Sun Nov 06 2011 07:15 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 22,780
Santa Paula, Calif
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member
Dick Bennett  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 22,780
Santa Paula, Calif
Originally Posted By: photojax
What type of adhesive would be used to seal the glass cylinder to the top and base mounts upon reasembling?

Most any glazing compound EXCEPT Silicone. I haven't found anything to soften or loosen Silicone except a razor blade.


Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog9 

Click for an eBay Search Form and lots more live petro auction listings

Copyright © 2018 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.023s Queries: 15 (0.005s) Memory: 1.8896 MB (Peak: 2.0366 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-07-23 17:46:11 UTC