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#360222 - Wed Oct 03 2012 01:11 AM Company of choice for Pump Restoration
henlovestoys Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Loc: Bay Area, CA

I am just curious

What is your take on what is the most popular company people have decided to restore their pumps after & continue doing so?

Gilmore? Polly?,

Thanks,

Henrik

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#360224 - Wed Oct 03 2012 01:34 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: henlovestoys]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
IMO, Texaco.... I think I've seen 10-20 Texaco to 1 Polly...

Closer to 30-40 Texaco to 1 Gilmore....
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#360225 - Wed Oct 03 2012 02:11 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Bob Richards]
henlovestoys Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Loc: Bay Area, CA
Bob,

Thanks for the heads up! I totally forgot about TEXACO ...

Of course, a great choice!

BTW, when I checked & saw a REPLY, I had a feeling it was either you or "db". smile

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#360228 - Wed Oct 03 2012 02:29 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: henlovestoys]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Most sold and fasting selling pumps for me are Shell and Texaco.
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#360234 - Wed Oct 03 2012 05:15 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Dave's Garage]
gasmansgp Online   content
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Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA

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#360243 - Wed Oct 03 2012 07:08 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: gasmansgp]
Let er' Buck Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jan 24 2012
Loc: Greeley Colorado
I would have to agree, Texaco is the predominant pump I see and out of my collection there are 3 done as Texaco.
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#360245 - Wed Oct 03 2012 07:12 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Let er' Buck]
Savinsam Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
In my area it's Texaco first & then Mobil. People like red.

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#360261 - Wed Oct 03 2012 08:43 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Savinsam]
Mike M. Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
Texaco without question here. Some Mobil but people love the red/white pumps.
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Always Looking for any Pure Oil and Sunoco Items.

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#360272 - Wed Oct 03 2012 09:32 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Mike M.]
Old Iron Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
Around here it seems to have been Texaco first followed by maybe a tie between Mobil and Sinclair in the recent past.Maybe it's because we seem to turn up some nice Bennetts that look good in green and white.

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#360274 - Wed Oct 03 2012 09:55 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Old Iron]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
They call it resale red- or for sure sale red. Texaco
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#360278 - Wed Oct 03 2012 10:25 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Loyd Pierce]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
It's probably one of the reasons a lot of pumps left the factory red was it went with a lot of brands and all you would have to do is decal or pump plate it and add your globe/ad glass and the pump was ready.
Darin
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Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#360294 - Wed Oct 03 2012 12:09 PM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: DWSheffer]
bppierce Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
When I was restoring to resell in an antique store there was no question it was Texaco.
I think the non-collecting public who want one for their man cave or driveway want a brand they can still identify with, and of course Texaco fits the bill. Plus, although very common, the Fire Chief pump plate is large and very attractive. Lastly, resale red didn't get it's name for nothing.

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#360317 - Wed Oct 03 2012 02:26 PM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: bppierce]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Most all equipment having anything to do w/ Explosive/Flammable liquids are painted RED, Fire Extinguishers for putting out fires.
Just like Most Fire Trucks.

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#360471 - Thu Oct 04 2012 12:56 AM Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Dick Bennett]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
The first pump I ever sold at a swap meet (Iowa Gas in 1988) was a restored Wayne 60 display pump. It was just red and white, no decals or signs. Sold it for $1000 and that was a lot of money for a pump in 1988.

When I took restored ECOs to the fall Carlisle/Hershey meets, most of them were a combination of red and white. I had 4" decals the buyer could put on the meter and red and white would go great for Texaco, Mobil or Standard. Help sell alot of meters.

Jack Sim


Edited by Jack Sim (Thu Oct 04 2012 12:59 AM)
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