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#700758 - Sun Dec 17 2017 09:28 PM tokheim fuel pump model 48
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Hello all this is my first post as a new member.

I have been looking around for a while a have been having a few problems finding my answer's. I'm a military vehicle collector and have been wanting to build my own refueling island now for a while to my home stead and collecting.

I have been trying to find a few pictures of refueling island on army bases but haven't been able to find anything other then pictures of refueling trucks and refueling trailers.

So I found a couple adds for the tokheim fuel pump model 48 that was used for in just about every application in the 60s and 70s so I figured that might be a good point to start with.

What is your guy's thoughts? Must of my tricks are 1963 to 1971. So I would like to stick with something that was in service dearing the same time frame.
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#700803 - Mon Dec 18 2017 02:56 PM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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The 48 was actually introduced in 1956. As you mentioned, it is a commercial pump and was for private use, farms, fleet owners, places where only the number of gallons pumped was necessary. It was capable of pumping 10 gallons per minute.

While I was in the Army Corp of Engineers (1955-1958), and a few times worked in the motor pool I cannot remember what type of pump was used to fuel our trucks. Pictured in my Gas Pump ID book is a pump made by Wayne and used during WWII.

If you intend to use this pump you might have some problems. Finding parts is almost impossible and Tokheim went out of business in 2003. Getting a permit to put a tank in the ground is also difficult. You might consider just painting it khaki green.

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#700859 - Tue Dec 19 2017 10:59 AM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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That was kinda my plan. Was going to do a pair of above ground tanks. Two 250 gal tanks and just run a 4" pipe in the ground and run two 1.5" fuel rated hoses is side of the 4" pvc pipe over to the fueling island. Basel gravity feed to the pump and then the pump will just have to lift it a very short distance to the fuel tanks of the trucks. Keep it fairly simple. Basel a small pole shelter over the top of the pumps and hoses to protect them some. Sand blast and repaint the pump housings semi gloss o.d. green. Add some white lettering saying "US Army." Add "For official use only" under the US Army and the put MOGAS on top of the ethanol free gasoline pump and DIESEL on top of the diesel pump.

What do you think Sim?

Thank you for your service as well Sim. I was a government contactor for the US Army Corp of Engineers a few years back for about four year myself.


Edited by Kaiserjeepm51 (Tue Dec 19 2017 11:48 AM)
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#700864 - Tue Dec 19 2017 11:53 AM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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Plus with the basic style of the outer gas pump body, if down the road I needed to update the guts of the unit to a new modern style pump it wouldn't take much to modification to change things around on the inside to keep the out side looking original. But only I and those how follow the post would know about the changes to the inside of the pump.
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#700949 - Thu Dec 21 2017 05:41 AM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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Well I have found two pumps and purchased both of them. First one is being delivered on Saturday and the second one I will be going to pickup in two weeks. I'll post pictures as soon as I have them in hand.
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#701060 - Sat Dec 23 2017 11:10 AM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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Well got my first pump, almost completely. Definitely in great shape compared to some of the trucks and other pieces I have brought back to life. It's got the wrong pump nozzle on it. Will have to sores the correct stainless steel one for this one and the next one. Also missing the hose and a few piping pieces. This one was originally white then repainted red. Not sure what the original sticker was but I plan to do a little bit of research to hopefully determine the original oil company that sold it.

Hoping to possibly see if it can be but back to full operations shortly. Here's a few pics in the mean time till I start to take it apart for rebuild and rework.


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#701061 - Sat Dec 23 2017 11:14 AM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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The important picture.


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#701072 - Sat Dec 23 2017 03:26 PM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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Pictures of the body. Almost zero body root any where.


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Edited by Kaiserjeepm51 (Sat Dec 23 2017 03:29 PM)
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#701073 - Sat Dec 23 2017 03:28 PM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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Insides


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#701074 - Sat Dec 23 2017 03:30 PM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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More of the insides.


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Edited by Kaiserjeepm51 (Sat Dec 23 2017 03:35 PM)
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#701076 - Sat Dec 23 2017 04:01 PM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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Well I just couldn't wait to work on it so I started cleaning it up already. Got all the dust off of the numbers and polished them back up a bit. Got the counter turning smoothly again. Sprayed a little Super Lube on all the gears and counter shafts. Pulled the side cover plate off of the pump body. The gasket stayed intact but will be replaced at the point in time well before it hits service again. Lubricated the inside of the pump and reassembled it. Lubricated the electrical motor. Made up a testing power lead for the motor. Then plugged it in. No sparks, did use multi-meter to test and make sure that the body wasn't some how charged with electricity. It wasn't, good sign. Flicked the switch rod down and LIFE it works again. The wires coming from the motor will end up getting replaced while I have it all taken apart for sand blasting and repaint.

But for now it's all but back together and stored away under cove at my shop. Still need to find new glass and weather stripping for the glass but I'd say I'm off to a great start.
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#701077 - Sat Dec 23 2017 04:04 PM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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Hey Jack Sim, when where a model 86 pumps made that match the earlier model 48s?
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#701100 - Sun Dec 24 2017 01:40 AM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Kaiserjeepm51]
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It seems that every day, while searching for information such as you requested I find a mistake in my existing gas pump book. The pictures shown on page 290 for the 86 are incorrect. Will straighten this out tomorrow and give you the correct dates.

Jack Sim



Edited by Jack Sim (Sun Dec 24 2017 01:56 AM)
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#701123 - Sun Dec 24 2017 03:52 PM Re: tokheim fuel pump model 48 [Re: Jack Sim]
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Wow, thanks jack I sure do appreciate all your help. Have a happy holidays and may they be a blessing to you and your family.
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