Hi, Jack. Just spotted your message. Yes, I hear you about the Mecum auctions not being where guys restoring pumps look for parts. Thus, as you noted, the competitive bidding pressure is minimal on those parts lots. But now, the secret is out!! I wonder how many pump guys will begin following the upcoming Mecum auctions looking for bargains on parts.
On the Bud 16 oz. beer bottle...I would gladly "give" you my half, just for the pleasure of having another interesting conversation with you. You have so much to share (about so many subjects!).
Already thinking about Iowa Gas, 2018. Let's keep in touch about sharing a room again this coming year. You were a good roommate this past August, my friend. Best, John