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#699120 - Tue Nov 21 2017 12:28 PM level of restotation
dokako Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 18 2017
Loc: Fond du lac, Wisconsin
How far should I go with my restoration? I have a Correct Measure 10H and I am wondering how deep I should go with the restoration.Is it best to just do the cosmetics or does it add a lot of value to rebuild the inside also? I'm interested In hearing what some of you think

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Dokako

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#699122 - Tue Nov 21 2017 01:32 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
gaspumpfrank Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 01 2007
Loc: Stella, NC
HOW ABOUT A PICTURE!

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#699124 - Tue Nov 21 2017 01:48 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: gaspumpfrank]
dokako Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 18 2017
Loc: Fond du lac, Wisconsin
Sorry, here is the picture


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#699125 - Tue Nov 21 2017 02:25 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
I vote to leave it as it is.
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#699126 - Tue Nov 21 2017 02:42 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
I'm with Ryan, if you're going to leave it outside, clean and clear coat with satin to prevent more rusting and lose of color.
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#699127 - Tue Nov 21 2017 02:45 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
It will never be used to pump gas again and it is only original once! I wish I could undo some of the restorations I have done in the past.
Don't get me wrong, as there is a place for restorations on pumps that are cosmetically challenged, but your pump has a patina that took nearly 100 years to produce and is impossible to duplicate. If you want a restored pump, then buy one somewhere. You have a rare treasure in your hands and it should be left as is. Just give it a good cleaning!
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#699128 - Tue Nov 21 2017 02:50 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
cggas Online   content
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
And you would be surprised at how much that pump would clean up with some scotchbrite & a scrub brush a lot of the color would come back. But it’s your pump do as you wish. But as Kevin said, I’ve restored a few that now I wish I hadn’t. Chris

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#699130 - Tue Nov 21 2017 03:18 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
dokako Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 18 2017
Loc: Fond du lac, Wisconsin
Wow, I never considered leaving it as is. In all the years that I have been looking for a pump, I just assumed that I would be restoring it. I don't have any idea of the value of my pump as is or restored, nor is it my #1 concern. However, is it possible to damage the value by restoring it?

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Dokako

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#699132 - Tue Nov 21 2017 03:25 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
You will not damage the value per say, but likely you will not recover any restoration costs that you incur. And that can amount to quite a bit depending on your level of restoration.

In other words the pumps $$ value would likely be reasonably close if left as is or restored.
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#699133 - Tue Nov 21 2017 03:33 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Bill jr Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Erie Pa
It is nice leave it as is

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#699136 - Tue Nov 21 2017 04:30 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Just my opinion, but I like restored pumps. Your pump is the way it looked when they were done with it, not the great way it looked like when it was first set on the island at some station back 90+ years ago.
When I see a pump like yours I think "what a great pump for restoration and it won't take much work to restore it."

Every one of my 500 ECOs that I have sold were all restored.

Again, just my opinion, just what I like.

Jack Sim
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#699137 - Tue Nov 21 2017 04:31 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Mike M. Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
Originally Posted By Ryan Underthun
I vote to leave it as it is.


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#699141 - Tue Nov 21 2017 04:50 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
Cold Pizza Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Your pump is a piece of Americana.It's weathered look is what India knock offs aspire to.
Leave it alone. smile
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#699142 - Tue Nov 21 2017 05:02 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
BrianH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
As others have suggested, give it a gentle cleaning and see how much you like it at that point. You may be very happy with the look after just a light cleaning and you'll save a bundle of $$$. It's only original once, so think carefully before you strip off 90 years of patina.

If you search Oldgas, you will see posts related to getting the inside of that glass cylinder clean without having to disassemble it. Just remember that if it sits outside in the cold, you MUST keep water out of it or the water will freeze inside the cylinder and crack it. That would be a $500 mistake and a waste of an original cylinder which could be difficult to replace.

BrianH

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#699143 - Tue Nov 21 2017 05:17 PM Re: level of restotation [Re: dokako]
jkyocom Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 15 2006
Loc: GA
Do it like they did in the old days.
A bucket of paint and a brush. laugh
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