Martin Schwartz model 80

Posted by: indiananationals

Martin Schwartz model 80 - Thu Mar 14 2013 09:35 AM

i have a chance to buy this pump from a friend what do u think is a good price on it
Posted by: GasolineFiend

Re: Martin Schwartz model 80 - Thu Mar 14 2013 09:41 AM

300-400
Posted by: keithia

Re: Martin Schwartz model 80 - Thu Mar 14 2013 10:16 AM

Looks like it has rust holes in it?? May be a basket case if more panels are rotted out.
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Martin Schwartz model 80 - Thu Mar 14 2013 11:12 AM

That rust thru issue could be a big deal, unless you like it looking that way? It looks like a parts pump in my book.
Posted by: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave

Re: Martin Schwartz model 80 - Thu Mar 14 2013 12:59 PM

If it has rust that is in the upper panels like that in the pic, chances are that the whole thing is gonna disentagrate when put infront of a sand blaster.
On top of that, there are MANY missing parts on the outside.

In My Opinion: I agree with what Kevin said above.
Unless you are very skilled at body work and you have a great shop with all the tools to do it and you have another exact copy pump to take parts from, this pump would be a bad one to do your first pump with. I don't mean to discourage you at all but there are better condition pumps out there to do your first one with. I only share this with you to save you gobs of time and heartache and I'm not trying to be rude to your friend or his stuff.

I personally would be hard pressed to pay more than $100 for this one because it might not even make a good parts pump because of the rust.
Posted by: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave

Re: Martin Schwartz model 80 - Thu Mar 14 2013 01:01 PM

Welcome to OldGas, by the way!!
Posted by: gasmansgp

Re: Martin Schwartz model 80 - Thu Mar 14 2013 05:48 PM

It is definately in bad shape if the rust thru is that high up. It would be worth no more that $150.00 to this guy. Paul www.severngaspumps.com
Posted by: indiananationals

Re: Martin Schwartz model 80 - Fri Mar 15 2013 06:55 AM

thanks all i think i will pass on it does anyone know anyone in indiana that has some pumps for sale that are halfway cheap that need restored
Posted by: gasmansgp

Re: Martin Schwartz model 80 - Fri Mar 15 2013 12:10 PM

Cheap is not working anymore.....too much demand and a more and more limited supply. Did you contact Tom Buckles as I recommended, ia a previous post? Tom is a good guy and will work with you, I'm sure? Just remember, no one has cheap stuff unless it's junk. Paul www.severngaspumps.com
Posted by: gulfiend!

Re: Martin Schwartz model 80 - Fri Mar 15 2013 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: gasmansgp
Cheap is not working anymore.....too much demand and a more and more limited supply. Did you contact Tom Buckles as I recommended, ia a previous post? Tom is a good guy and will work with you, I'm sure? Just remember, no one has cheap stuff unless it's junk. Paul www.severngaspumps.com


...cheap is working fine - for Beanie Babies!