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Moving a Fry Mae West Gas Pump
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What is the best way to relocate a 10 gal. Fry Visible Gas Pump with out damaging the cylinder.
I would like to keep it all attached during the move until I can correctly remove the cylinder when
restoring if I even do so. Can it be laid on it's side or must it stand up. Not sure of the height without
the globe but probably close to 10 ft. I would think. What is approx. weight? Any help here?

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Petro2013

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Re: Moving a Fry Mae West Gas Pump
Petro 2013 #721854 Sat Dec 22 2018 06:59 PM
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I aways moved all my visibles on a old mattress and secured the pump from moving

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Petro 2013 #721860 Sat Dec 22 2018 07:31 PM
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Also heard tires work.

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Frank told me a good way to transport one. I brought a Fry home from Hershey in October. I built a skid out of a couple of 2" x 6", layed my Fry pump down placing a mattress under the cylinder and strapped it tight to the skid. Had 3 people help me and slid it into the back of my truck. Drove 300 miles without an issue.

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I moved mine on a skid a few months ago about 400 miles, had to protect the paint though. I used a skid we built and placed it into the back of my truck that has a foam liner, laying down. We mounted it mainly at the hose connection, but also put some support at the top light. AT the bottom, we used rubber hose compressed with bolts so that we didnt disturb the paint job at the base. Used straps to hold it in the bed, had to keep the tailgate down. Worked well.

For an unrestored pump, I think I'd just lay it down on foam, pillows, whatever and strap it down.

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It sounds like for unrestored pump what matters is cushioning the pump along with tightly strapping it.


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I have moved a lot of visible pumps in the years we have been doing restorations. Just picked one up in Key West and used my tried and true method. First I place cardboard on the floor....for cushioning. Then, I laid it down in my car trailer, keeping it pressed to the side wall. I use wood chocks, screwed to the floor, to keep it from moving. The cylinder is set into the pump by way of fasteners and sealer. The rods make it a solid part of the full unit. No need for anything under the glass, as it rests on the edge of the cylinder base. It will travel quite well unless you go off roading on the way home? For restored units, my travel rack is similar to Paul's. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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I hauled one 1300 miles in two trips combined with a tire under top of skins at bottom of cylinder. seen some hauled with base sitting in tire also. Both works, what you are after is to make sure that the cylinder is suspended and not a presser point. Hauled restored with pallet (skid) that Paul from severn gas pumps built as he restored it for me. Both worked fine with no issues.


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I have a Mae West pump and when I first got it, I moved it lying down on some rubber tires. The trip was from one side of Florida to the other and it made the trip with no problems. Hugh

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I have one suggestion. If you use rubber tires either place the tire just below the cylinder on the pump, or if you do put the cylinder on the tire, put a stack of blankets between the tire and the cylinder.

I am speaking from broken cylinder experience frown

-Steve

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