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#37784 - Mon Oct 01 2007 07:21 AM You might be a petro collector...
Tara Worsham Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Mar 10 2007
Loc: Decatur, IL
I don't know if this has been done before or not, but I thought it might be fun.

You might be a petro collector if...
In order to take a bath, you had to spend 10 minutes cleaning off the caulk that was stuck to the bottom of the bathtub from the last glass globe body you cleaned in it.

That's all I have (wonder what made me think of it...LOL), but I know we've got some pretty creative people here. Let's see if we can all have a good laugh with this!
Tara

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#37785 - Mon Oct 01 2007 08:04 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Your COLLECTION is in the GARAGE, instead of the car[s].
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#37786 - Mon Oct 01 2007 08:26 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
tx_oil Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 14 2006
Loc: Lafayette, LA
Your wife knows what these terms mean... 'Gill body', 'Veeder-Root', 'Volumeter', "canadian twin'.

If you have the local paint shop as #2 on your speed dial.

If seasons are measured by the time until the next gas show.

If as you are traveling, your son spots old barns, bulk plants and other hiding places for pumps.

If you carry photos of your collection in your phone's memory.

If you watch old movies just to point out the make, model and company brand of petro stuff in the background.

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Robert Usrey
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Robert Usrey

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#37787 - Mon Oct 01 2007 08:33 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
T-way Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
"If your 'Man Cave' is filled with 'rust' - and it has more square footage than the house!"

Later . . .

Jim
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#37788 - Mon Oct 01 2007 09:35 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
tallgye49 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu May 18 2006
Loc: Simi Valley, Ca, USA
1. Your most frequently used words are Wayne, Tokheim, and Gilbarco.
2. Instead of a floor lamp in the living room, you have a pump with a lighted globe in its place.
3. Your front door handle is a brass gas pump nozzle.
4. You have catalogs of repro petro parts in the bathroom for reading material.
5. One of your petro signs is more valuable than your wife's wedding ring.

Enjoy!!!!! =:> ) Dave Folck

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#37789 - Mon Oct 01 2007 03:51 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
jkyocom Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
When you have pictures of your favorite pump in your wallet.

You have to move the pump stuff to be able to cook supper.

You feel guilty when you don't spend more time with your latest petro project.

You can tell your wife/girlfriend that you will be gone from sunup to sundown looking for pump junk and she believes you.

When you want your coffin/headstone to look like an A-38, and your epitaph says "He ran out of gas"
_________________________
Veeder Root Rebuilds.....since 1987
Veeder Root Identification CD
Clock Repair
jkyocom@bellsouth.net

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#37790 - Mon Oct 01 2007 05:43 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Wes Maxwell Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
I know there is a good joke out there about 36B's someplace...
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US Air Force Retired, 1981-2007

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#37791 - Mon Oct 01 2007 06:17 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Always talking about TOPLESS 36B's & your wife thinks your referring to TOKHEIMS !
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
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#37792 - Mon Oct 01 2007 06:36 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
59fairlane Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed May 18 2005
Loc: Interlaken, NY
People stop at your house wanting to buy gas..........
_________________________
Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!



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#37793 - Mon Oct 01 2007 06:49 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
59fairlane Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed May 18 2005
Loc: Interlaken, NY
Oldgas.com is at the top of your favorites list..............
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Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!



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#37794 - Mon Oct 01 2007 08:50 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
smithtw Offline
Member

Registered: Sun Mar 04 2007
Loc: Poulsbo, WA
"If you carry photos of your collection in your phone's memory"

YOU GOT ME!

"You can tell your wife/girlfriend that you will be gone from sunup to sundown looking for pump junk and she believes you"

Uh-Oh, YOU REALLY GOT ME

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#37795 - Mon Oct 01 2007 10:12 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Dick,

It's been a while since I first posted this, but now seems like the perfect time to do it again...

Unfortunately, it had to be censored, as this is a family-friendly site...



Wes

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#37796 - Mon Oct 01 2007 10:35 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
LOL
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/oldegaspump/AllCansMASTERTHUMBNAIL_zps4bfdbbc7.jpg
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#37797 - Tue Oct 02 2007 07:34 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
texaspelican Offline
Showcase Feature Host

Registered: Fri Jan 13 2006
Loc: 7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
when your screen saver has only GAS,OIL,and SIGNS.
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#37798 - Tue Oct 02 2007 09:13 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
HEY THAT DBL TOK PIC IS MINE! LOL!

YOU MIGHT BE A PETRO COLLECTOR IF YOU CAN'T GET THRU A TYPICAL CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE WITHOUT MENTIONING A PETRO BUY, SALE, TRADE OR SIGHTING!

~DOC
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#37799 - Tue Oct 02 2007 09:17 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
MATT...YOU FORGOT TO MENTION "CHEAP GAS!" IF MY DOORS ARE OPEN THERE ARE 4 PUMPS W/CHEAP GAS IN FULL VIEW. LOL!

~DOC
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#37800 - Tue Oct 02 2007 09:41 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
dfranchi Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Oct 18 2001
Loc: Los Alamitos, CA
Your homepage is Oldgas.com (like mine is).

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#37801 - Tue Oct 02 2007 10:24 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
roadrelics Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Dec 21 2002
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
When a 15 year old photo of your living room is now your business card...





[This message has been edited by roadrelics@aol.com (edited 10-02-2007).]
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#37802 - Tue Oct 02 2007 11:18 AM Re: You might be a petro collector...
JEFFSAUTOMOBILIA Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 11 2002
Loc: OHIO
When you name your dog: Tokheim, Wayne or Gil-bark-o.

When you think the National day of prayer is when you pray you'll find an A-38.

When you like the smell of old stale gas more than your Wife's expensive perfume.

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#37803 - Tue Oct 02 2007 12:31 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
bustermonty Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
When she says it's "me or the signs" and you think, I'm going to miss her!

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#37804 - Tue Oct 02 2007 02:43 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Savinsam Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
When the back seats of your van or suv are always missing, & the smell of old gas & oil is always present. Sam

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#37805 - Tue Oct 02 2007 02:54 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Ryan Fortner Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Mar 05 2001
Loc: Houston Tx USA
When you have to stop in every old town on the way tour destination to look for petro

when you dream of taking your kids along to help you look for gas pumps

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#37806 - Wed Oct 03 2007 12:04 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Ohio Oil Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
You're doing 70 down a country road and you slam on the brakes to check out the old gas pump just inside the woods you're driving by......and it turns out to be an old refrigerator.

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#37807 - Wed Oct 03 2007 12:44 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
aquartlow Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Aug 10 2006
Loc: Trenton, Ohio
When the farmer says "why do you want this old thing it ain't nothin but a pile a rust, the door won't open it's been struck by lightnin, twice. And you respond, would ya take $200 for it?

Mick

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#37808 - Wed Oct 03 2007 03:16 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
oldnfuelish Offline
FATW Feature Host

Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
some guy offers you an old barrel,and instead of saying "what the heck do i need that for?" you say "sure,i can put a dino sticker on it"


[This message has been edited by oldnfuelish (edited 10-03-2007).]
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#37809 - Wed Oct 03 2007 06:26 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
jkyocom Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
When you come up with new terminology on the road.....for the chicanes.
VISI-BELL, VISI-POLE, CLOCK STUMP, and if you know exactly what I am talking about ........you may be a petrohead !!!
But my favorite, is when you took a wrong turn and find a pump and you buy it at a good price... "F'd Up and Lucked Up"

Joe
_________________________
Veeder Root Rebuilds.....since 1987
Veeder Root Identification CD
Clock Repair
jkyocom@bellsouth.net

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#37810 - Wed Oct 03 2007 07:39 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Thunder II Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
I'm sure glad that I dont have that problem that Mick was talking about....




[This message has been edited by Thunder II (edited 10-03-2007).]
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Anything Chevron

I'd rather be flying.....

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#37811 - Wed Oct 03 2007 07:42 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Mike618b Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
-If you have ever traveled 100 miles to meet a guy that has that rare piece of sheet metal or trim that you NEED to complete a pump.

-If your cars interior is gray, but the steering wheel is dark brown or black from dirt, grease and oil because you had a great day at the salvage yard and forgot to wash your hands on the way out.

-If you named your ipod DIESEL CHIEF

-If you know what Veeder-Meter is a nickname for.

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#37812 - Wed Oct 03 2007 07:42 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
oldnfuelish Offline
FATW Feature Host

Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
thunder, i was thinkin of you when i put that in my truck!LOL
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#37813 - Wed Oct 03 2007 08:28 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Thunder II Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Its you and me Mick!!! LOL.
_________________________
Anything Chevron

I'd rather be flying.....

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#37814 - Wed Oct 03 2007 08:45 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
You Volunteer to babysit the Grandkids for a week, then drag them all over Oklahoma looking at Petro stuff [museums] !
LOL
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
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#37815 - Wed Oct 03 2007 08:59 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Jack R Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Actually the 3 older grandkids were in school in Amarillo and I took the youngest 17 mon. with me when I dropped them off so we got to look for old gas stations on old route 66 and check out some antique stores. They didn't get to go to Ok.and Ks. maybe next time. Jack

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#37816 - Wed Oct 03 2007 09:17 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Yep ! He's a PETRO COLLECTOR.
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
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#37817 - Thu Oct 04 2007 12:45 PM Re: You might be a petro collector...
Hemibird Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 30 2005
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
When you make you 18 month kids wear shirts stating "Want to buy Conoco Minute Man and Powerlube" logos to church on Sunday morning just in case there's another collector you didn't know about.

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Chuck
smile
Signs Wanted: Sunset, Clipper, Habor, Indian, Powerlube, Beacon, Sinclar Aircraft
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Chuck
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Signs Wanted: Sunset, Clipper, Harbor, Indian Motorcycle, Powerlube, Beacon, Michelin, Conoco MM

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