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#38517 - Thu Jan 25 2001 12:16 PM Fry Mae West Pump Holes. ???
Brian Harris Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jan 25 2001
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI. USA
I believe this is the right forum for this question given what I've read so far. I restored a Mae West but remain vexed buy what appears to be vacant sign attachement holes... four each side of the body at the waist line, one at 12 o'clock, 3, 6, and nine o'clock, in a 7-7/8" diameter. They were threaded, #6-32 ish holes, and the rust texture was mostly absent in a circular pattern indicating the attachment of a round sign. I've been told these pumps didnt have signs, at least other than distinctly shaped Fry Gaurantee signs, so I just filled them with brass screws. Did some fuel dealer just defame this pump in the name of commerce, or were round (8" ish) signs commonplace? What would you guys do... fill the holes, leave the brass screws, juryrig a sign, or just leave it to personal taste? Thanks in advance for any and all replies. BH

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#38518 - Thu Jan 25 2001 07:36 PM Re: Fry Mae West Pump Holes. ???
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I have a Texaco 8in por. sign with a slight curve. The Mae West is the only pump that I have that this sign fits [about 8 1/2 in below the long door].
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#38519 - Fri Jan 26 2001 10:10 PM Re: Fry Mae West Pump Holes. ???
Morgan Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 13 2000
Loc: Texas USA
I bought a Mae West years ago and it had curved Texaco signs mounted in this location. Only Mae West I ever found with any signage.

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#38520 - Tue Jan 30 2001 01:39 PM Re: Fry Mae West Pump Holes. ???
Brian Harris Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jan 25 2001
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI. USA
Thanks for the reply you guys... I've refurb'd the pump in Sinclair colors, so maybe I'll just keep the brass screws. I'll also keep my eye open for a bent/curved sinclair sign, though maybe Texaco was the only brand to "authorize" the non-standard mounting of signs. Bending a porcelain sign to the degree necessary to meet the waistline contour would likely flake the porcelain, so the Texaco signs you mention must have been pre-formed? Any other input is welcomed, and thanks.

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