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Your worst pump #287161
Sat Nov 26 2011 02:03 PM
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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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Re: Your worst pump [Re: Mike618b] #287164
Sat Nov 26 2011 02:14 PM
Sat Nov 26 2011 02:14 PM
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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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Shawn Morris
Re: Your worst pump [Re: s932] #287196
Sat Nov 26 2011 05:12 PM
Sat Nov 26 2011 05:12 PM
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Bardstown, KY USA
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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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Re: Your worst pump [Re: philmccauley] #287255
Sat Nov 26 2011 11:20 PM
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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



Kyle DeKoning


Re: Your worst pump [Re: Lost Highway] #287286
Sun Nov 27 2011 07:18 AM
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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

Re: Your worst pump [Re: billyd] #287585
Mon Nov 28 2011 05:35 PM
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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.

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Re: Your worst pump [Re: Mike618b] #288308
Fri Dec 02 2011 01:10 AM
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Re: Your worst pump [Re: Catauladave] #288314
Fri Dec 02 2011 04:00 AM
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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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