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Joy Curbside Visigauge
#734353 Thu Aug 15 2019 07:29 PM
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It was impossible to find a Joy Manufacturing Co. visigauge, so I decided to reproduce one. A generous pump collector had a sand cast top dome that I purchased, the aluminum base plate was made at a machine shop, and the other parts I purchased from a hobby store, plumbing supply houses on ebay, metal supermarket and repurposed them. I have never seen a visigauge as wide as this one, but I am sure there are others. The diameter of the top plate and base plate about 6-1/4". Also never seen a brass center spinner like this one.

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Re: Joy Curbside Visigauge
model72 #734355 Thu Aug 15 2019 07:33 PM
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I have some new 5/16" rod stock and may make all new rods. I had some old rods laying around and decided to use them for now. The hex nut started out 1-13/16" thick and I cut it down to 3/4". It is 2-3/4" diameter, a big nut!

Re: Joy Curbside Visigauge
model72 #734356 Thu Aug 15 2019 08:00 PM
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Nice work! Wondering if the rods could be polished? Or new brass rods polished would fit in with the whole theme.

Re: Joy Curbside Visigauge
J, Micieli #734360 Thu Aug 15 2019 08:49 PM
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Polished brass rods would look good and easy to thread. Thanks for the idea.

Re: Joy Curbside Visigauge
model72 #734361 Fri Aug 16 2019 04:10 AM
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The top would polish nicely along with the aluminum base.

Re: Joy Curbside Visigauge
model72 #734378 Fri Aug 16 2019 06:50 PM
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I am going with polished brass rods and visigauge painted same color as pump body, red.

Re: Joy Curbside Visigauge
model72 #734490 Sun Aug 18 2019 09:31 PM
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This would be a cool visiguage to reproduce...I would be interested if one was ever to be reproduced.

Re: Joy Curbside Visigauge
model72 #734491 Sun Aug 18 2019 10:42 PM
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This pump is on craig`s list in Sacramento, Ca. It looks like a Joy visi on it. https://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/d/rio-linda-curb-side-gas-pump-wayne/6938644807.html

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Re: Joy Curbside Visigauge
model72 #734613 Tue Aug 20 2019 10:28 PM
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Matt, you are correct, it is a Joy visigauge. Seller won't sell visigauge separately unless someone pays $450 cash in hand. He will not accept any other form of payment.


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