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Re: Bennett on Ebay [Re: Maxgas] #520893
Sun Mar 16 2014 11:21 AM
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Jeff, I'm not too far from you. I just picked up a 700 series Bennett just south of you for $100. Keith Johnson (Manassas Fats) has been buying out of Manassas for years. I agree, the "low hanging fruit" is gone, but I've been pretty lucky driving down the driveway of farms & orchards and talking the owners out of theirs or getting leads on farms that have them.

I also agree with Maxgas, I wouldn't touch that Bennett. It looks great the way it is. Brady

Re: Bennett on Ebay [Re: huskybob] #520911
Sun Mar 16 2014 01:32 PM
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Manassas, VA
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Originally Posted By: huskybob
Here's a Bennett I picked up a couple of months ago...
Wow, I love the patina on that pump. I would keep that look.

Re: Bennett on Ebay [Re: 1PetroFan] #520913
Sun Mar 16 2014 01:36 PM
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Manassas, VA
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Originally Posted By: 1PetroFan
Jeff, I'm not too far from you. I just picked up a 700 series Bennett just south of you for $100. Keith Johnson (Manassas Fats) has been buying out of Manassas for years. I agree, the "low hanging fruit" is gone, but I've been pretty lucky driving down the driveway of farms & orchards and talking the owners out of theirs or getting leads on farms that have them.

I also agree with Maxgas, I wouldn't touch that Bennett. It looks great the way it is. Brady
Hi Brady. Keith introduced himself to me a little over a week ago thru a PM. I'm going to start with many of the ideas that Dick mentioned and also scout out of some of the outlying areas that are a bit more rural.

Re: Bennett on Ebay [Re: Maxgas] #520914
Sun Mar 16 2014 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: Maxgas
That pumps need no restoration.


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Re: Bennett on Ebay [Re: Jay Leeper] #521145
Mon Mar 17 2014 01:24 AM
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One other place to post want ads is in small town post offices....... a lot of farmers get their mail in town believe it or not.
Like Dick said CL is another really good place to look, but you have to look often.... once a day probably is not enough.
I've gotten a number of pumps that that way and a few years ago thanks to an ad in the Spokane CL I was able to get a Gilbarco 996 with 2 really nice Husky porcelain pump plates for $500.
Seriously though...... step away from the computer every now and then and hit the back roads and beat the bushes.
Here's the "patina" on the back side of the Bennett..... I was just kidding about restoring it...... especially to Texaco or Mobil.


Re: Bennett on Ebay [Re: huskybob] #521147
Mon Mar 17 2014 01:39 AM
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Beautiful! Nice find on the Richfield pump! The colors and decal are really nice!


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Re: Bennett on Ebay [Re: K W FRITH] #521151
Mon Mar 17 2014 01:51 AM
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that Richfield has an incredible look to it... what a great find


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Re: Bennett on Ebay [Re: huskybob] #521262
Mon Mar 17 2014 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: huskybob
Like Dick said CL is another really good place to look, but you have to look often.... once a day probably is not enough.
Thanks huskybob! I've been checking CL within 200 miles or so for quite a few months, at least twice a day. There's just not much listed for "gas pump" around here.

Re: Bennett on Ebay [Re: JeffS] #521282
Mon Mar 17 2014 04:11 PM
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JeffS...... When you check CL you also need to check "gas pumps", "gas station", "service station" and make sure they are in quotation marks.

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