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My Eco Tireflator restoration #544898
Fri Jun 27 2014 07:47 AM
Fri Jun 27 2014 07:47 AM
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Buffalo, NY
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I've wanted a tireflator since I was kid in the 1970's. I've always thought they were nifty little units but the prices kept me away from buying one for a while. A few weeks ago I bought this one and restored it. The base was broken so I fabricated a new corner piece and welded it together (being cast I preheated the base with a torch before welding it). A little body filler to even out a few spots and that was done. I replaced the diaphram, a gasket, and bent a replacement copper line that was cracked. After all the cleaning up and prepping, I painted it using single stage urethane primer and paint. Bolted on the new parts, wired in a light socket and wah-lah! Looks good and works too. Here are some pics.

Wally




















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Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: Wallster] #544901
Fri Jun 27 2014 07:59 AM
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Looks like you had fun. Very impressed with your work.

Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: NVoilcan] #544904
Fri Jun 27 2014 08:23 AM
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Calgary AB
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Both pumps look great! I agree nice looking work.

Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: NVoilcan] #544905
Fri Jun 27 2014 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted By: NVoilcan
Looks like you had fun. Very impressed with your work.


Thanks, I did. Love doing this stuff.

Wally

Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: Wallster] #544906
Fri Jun 27 2014 08:26 AM
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Looks great!


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: Gasman84470] #544913
Fri Jun 27 2014 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: Gasman84470
Both pumps look great! I agree nice looking work.


Thanks, I actually have four that I've restored right now, and another one waiting to get torn down. They're fascinating to me for some reason and I enjoy the process of refurbishing them.

Here are a few pics of them.

Wally






Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: Dave's Garage] #544914
Fri Jun 27 2014 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dave's Garage
Looks great!


Thanks Dave,

Wally

Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: Wallster] #544920
Fri Jun 27 2014 08:55 AM
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Kelso,Wa
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Very Nice Job , looks Great !!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: trifiver] #544931
Fri Jun 27 2014 09:37 AM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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Awesome restoration jobs !


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: 47reo-travis] #544959
Fri Jun 27 2014 12:57 PM
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Buffalo, NY
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Originally Posted By: 47reo-travis
Awesome restoration jobs !


Thanks. I see you love Sinclair, I'm working on restoring a gilbarco salesmaker and here's my design for a sinclair pump (as well as a photo of the current condition). I'm hoping to get it done within the next four weeks.

Wally




Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: Wallster] #544966
Fri Jun 27 2014 02:15 PM
Fri Jun 27 2014 02:15 PM
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Turtle Lake, ND
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Niice job


Thanks Grant
Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: BlkAngus] #544980
Fri Jun 27 2014 03:13 PM
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Longview, Texas
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The air meter looks great as does the rest of your collection. Great job!

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Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: johninlongview] #544997
Fri Jun 27 2014 04:22 PM
Fri Jun 27 2014 04:22 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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Wow! Thats pretty amazing work you have done! Im impressed


Braden Splichal

Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: bsplichal95] #545007
Fri Jun 27 2014 05:15 PM
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North Carolina
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Beautiful work...

Re: My Eco Tireflator restoration [Re: Shotzy13] #545030
Fri Jun 27 2014 07:46 PM
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Awesome pics of air inflators and pumps!! Jealous!!


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