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My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done #247700
Thu Apr 14 2011 04:07 PM
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Finally finished my second winter project, a Bennett 766. This is my first gas pump restoration. Complete tear down, sand blasted, primed and painted. Hit a few oil/gas auctions to buy original DINO lenses and porcelain signs. The veeder root needed work so it was partially disassembled cleaned, lube and monkeyed around with until it worked again. Here's a video of the veeder root working http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UtMtl5pxZM This video also shows the insides, since the outer panels were not on yet. Still need to buy a 12 foot long gas hose.

I told my wife I do not want to do another gas pump for a long long time. But then I find myself checking craigslist and oldgas for sale forum. It's addicting. Maybe a yellow Shell pump next time. The coke machine in the last pic was my October through December project. It's a Vendo 81D. I like the Green next to the red. Glad I went with the Sinclair colors. My son likes the dinosaur too.






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Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: jackofalltrades] #247702
Thu Apr 14 2011 04:08 PM
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Nice Job!


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Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DuceCpe] #247707
Thu Apr 14 2011 04:37 PM
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Albuquerque, N. M.
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Love to hear that bell ring " ding , ding " That's a good restoration.

Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: HI-OCTANE] #247710
Thu Apr 14 2011 04:42 PM
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Might as well Jump into the Next one. Stay on a ROLL.
Looks Good.

Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: Dick Bennett] #247777
Fri Apr 15 2011 04:51 AM
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Looks Great!!


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Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: Esse's Garage] #247779
Fri Apr 15 2011 04:59 AM
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Always glad to see when someone actually "Notices " the details ...... Ed Shaver


see ya on the road folks !
Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: eshaver] #247795
Fri Apr 15 2011 06:56 AM
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Herculaneum, MO USA
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Great job. Mark

Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: 396L35] #247798
Fri Apr 15 2011 07:18 AM
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A very nice job, i completed my first resto, a mobilgas script top M & S 80. Now looking to start on a National A38, you are correct its VERY addictive!!! But what a lvely hobby, i think its great, the best thing i have ever got into. I to have a Vendo 81b and a rare Jacobs 56 Pepsi Lite Up. Keep on restoring!!

Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: tony73tt] #247815
Fri Apr 15 2011 08:24 AM
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Looks great and you wont stop at one I said that very same thing I now have six in the house and thinking about another one


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Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: s932] #247821
Fri Apr 15 2011 08:52 AM
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VERY NICE!


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Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DIESEL] #247837
Fri Apr 15 2011 10:50 AM
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Nice. Like the coke machine too. I used those many times as a kid. That was when a coke was a real treat. Kids now drink half a dozen every day.

Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DP] #247856
Fri Apr 15 2011 01:33 PM
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Thanks guys for the comments. I really appreciate the help from the people on oldgas. I received help with questions both in the forums and with private messages. The Guide to Gas Pump Restoration book was excellent too. Maybe see some of you at the MI gas show next month.

Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DIESEL] #247886
Fri Apr 15 2011 04:27 PM
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Looks great AND it's historically accurate.

Great job!!


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Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DCpate] #247894
Fri Apr 15 2011 05:03 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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Gas pump looks spectacular! I'll be doing a pump in Sinclair next myself.

L@@ks very Christmassy with the Coca-Cola Machine! Great pair!


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Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #248217
Sun Apr 17 2011 07:29 AM
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Really nice job, I am moving along with my 766 Resto also. Few questions, what is the small silver rod that sticks out on the upper right side of the side panel, goes into the top of the frame where the light manifold is...... I am also looking for a back door for my 766 (larger front/back door). Any ideas on places to look?
Thanks
ED

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