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Posted By: cosdencop Fry 17 Tall 10 - Wed Oct 24 2012 01:43 AM
Quick question. I have a fry 17 with the wayne 10 gallon adapter on it and i was wondering if fry made a tall ten. I have a tall ten cylinder and was wondering if it would fit or look stupid and again if they ever made one .
Posted By: Daveb Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Wed Oct 24 2012 01:46 AM
The Fry 87 is a tall ten but a completely different pump than your 17.
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Wed Oct 24 2012 03:05 AM
http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=364007#Post364007
Originally Posted By: me
WHY haven't we seen/heard of a Mae West w/ a Tall Ten Cylinder?
Makes more sense to me that After WAYNE bought out FRY, it would have been easier/cheaper to use the T.T. cylinder than to convert them to WAYNE or RUSH base plates, cyl. lids & Bonnets.


I have been asking older long time collectors for YEARS this same question & NO ONE YET has ever given a satisfactory answer.
Posted By: cosdencop Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Wed Oct 24 2012 10:57 AM
I am going to measure my pump and if it is the same size as my cylinder then i may try it out. If it works i will be needing a 17 top. Thanks for the info guys.
Posted By: FRY 117 Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Wed Oct 24 2012 12:24 PM
I had to jump in here because the FRY 10 gallons are hands down my favorite pumps. Technically speaking if we are referring to FRY 10 Gallon pumps should it be the 117 model opposed to 17? I thought that the 17 was the 5 gallon. However it also appears that when you take away the cylinder the 17 and 117 are essentially the same pump (correct or not?). By the way, I have a FRY 117 with the regular 10 gallon cylinder but a lady here in town has one identical except that it has a tall 10 cylinder on it. I assume it is one of the Wayne cylinders referred to earlier. Great discussion guys. Thanks!

Here is a picture of my friends FRY 10 gallon pump. Does this look like the Wayne tall 10 cylinder that yall were referring to?


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Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Wed Oct 24 2012 02:53 PM
A tall Ten has a cyl 37"-40" tall.
Posted By: BlkAngus Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Wed Oct 24 2012 03:44 PM
yeppers the fry 87 tall i have with original cylinder measures about 10 1/2" outside and 34 3/4" long

thanks grant
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Wed Oct 24 2012 11:00 PM
cosdencop,
Your thread has been HIGHJACKED!
Your asking about a MAE WEST Tall Ten, not an 87!
Posted By: BlkAngus Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Thu Oct 25 2012 12:08 AM
Ha Ha I guess so sorry about that

thanks grant
Posted By: cosdencop Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Thu Oct 25 2012 12:17 AM
Dick you are right i was just wanting to know if they ever made a Mae-West with a tall ten cylinder. My cylinder measures 9 3/4 id x 38 and i also have the original gallon markers with it but dont know what pump it actually fit. It also has the rings on both ends.
Posted By: K W FRITH Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Thu Oct 25 2012 01:53 AM
Your cylinder is for a Fry 87. Don't know if they ever put it on a 17, but go ahead, you have my permission, and I'd like pictures when you're done.
Posted By: cosdencop Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Thu Oct 25 2012 02:40 AM
Thats what i thought why the hell not!!! I know some on here will say no leave it as it is but K W gave me permission so i better go with it. Thanks again everyone and if anyone has a 17 top i am your man that way you can be apart of this to. And there will be pic. good or bad.
Posted By: Hugh Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Fri Oct 26 2012 03:59 PM
What does the plate on the body say? I have a Fry 17 and the plate is listed as a Fry 17R with the 10-gallon cylinder on it. Just for info! Hugh
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Sat Oct 27 2012 12:33 AM
RUSH Cylinder?
Posted By: cosdencop Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Sat Oct 27 2012 01:04 AM
Mine has no plate on it except the fry badge. Sorry
Posted By: Hugh Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Sun Oct 28 2012 02:07 AM
Good question Dick, I thought maybe the Fry having a 10-gallon cylinder instead of a 5-gallon, was the reason it was listed as 17R
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Sun Oct 28 2012 02:26 AM
Hugh,
Rush top has a Hinged Electrical conduit & Cast Iron Bonnet & Globe holder, WAYNE has a Stamped Steel Bonnet.
Posted By: Catauladave Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Sun Oct 28 2012 10:39 AM
My 5 gallon Fry had this tag...17R:
It was not any kind of conversion.
Dave

Attached picture Fry 17R tag2 001.jpg
Posted By: Hugh Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Sun Oct 28 2012 12:16 PM
Ok I understand Dick. I have the conduit at the top that attaches to the bonnet. Hugh
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Fry 17 Tall 10 - Sun Oct 28 2012 02:46 PM
Clinton had the same problem w/ his theory of ....! LOL
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