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#287161 - Sat Nov 26 2011 03:03 PM Your worst pump
Mike618b Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
What is the worst pump you have ever had to work on? This could be anything, like maybe the thing was a total wreck before you started working on it, or the fit and finish was so poor, or the pump itself was just terribly designed and built.

I ask because I'm working on a Wayne 500 right now, and one door was so bad that I spent about 5 hours trying to get it straight. Also, I'm not too impressed with how this pump is built. It seems really cheap compared to the Model 80 that it replaced.

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#287164 - Sat Nov 26 2011 03:14 PM Re: Your worst pump [Re: Mike618b]
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Its my favorite pump but i dont want to do another and that is the national A38. If you dont get those door hinges and springs just right its trouble from the word go.
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#287196 - Sat Nov 26 2011 06:12 PM Re: Your worst pump [Re: s932]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Gilbarco 900 series, they are horrible to work on and I had one that I spent 28 hours on just body work alone.
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#287255 - Sun Nov 27 2011 12:20 AM Re: Your worst pump [Re: philmccauley]
Lost Highway Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jan 11 2011
Loc: Greenville SC
mine was this erie. i paid 40 dollars for it. which at the time i had no idea what i was buying, but now i'd give that money for it all day long since the top isnt reproduced and i prefer the flared base.





i dont really like mint restored pumps so this is how it looks after buying skins and new frame rails

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#287286 - Sun Nov 27 2011 08:18 AM Re: Your worst pump [Re: Lost Highway]
billyd Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 09 2004
Loc: prince frederick maryland us
I'm with Phil on those 900 series gilbarcos the doors are crazy hard to get straight.I'm finishing up a third one now and I don't think I want any more unless they are straight. Bill

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#287585 - Mon Nov 28 2011 06:35 PM Re: Your worst pump [Re: billyd]
Mike618b Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
I also have a $30 Wayne Model 60 that I currently have over $850 and 6 years into and it is still nowhere near complete. I still need to find or make side panels for it.


Edited by Mike618b (Mon Nov 28 2011 06:36 PM)

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#288308 - Fri Dec 02 2011 02:10 AM Re: Your worst pump [Re: Mike618b]
Catauladave Online   content
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
btt
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#288314 - Fri Dec 02 2011 05:00 AM Re: Your worst pump [Re: Catauladave]
gasmansgp Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
Phil and Billy, I agree about the Gilbarco 900 series. They can be difficult. However, they really do sell very well. People seem to like the style? I've restored ten of these this year alone. Two of the restorations were Oil Company pumps that the customers brought in for a complete rework. The two companies had stored them away for years and finally decided to place one in an office. The other is a Christmas gift. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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