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#247700 - Thu Apr 14 2011 06:07 PM My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done
jackofalltrades Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: West Michigan
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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#247702 - Thu Apr 14 2011 06:08 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: jackofalltrades]
DuceCpe Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 09 2001
Loc: Pueblo Colorado usa
Nice Job!
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#247707 - Thu Apr 14 2011 06:37 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DuceCpe]
HI-OCTANE Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
Love to hear that bell ring " ding , ding " That's a good restoration.

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#247710 - Thu Apr 14 2011 06:42 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: HI-OCTANE]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Might as well Jump into the Next one. Stay on a ROLL.
Looks Good.

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#247777 - Fri Apr 15 2011 06:51 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: Dick Bennett]
Esse's Garage Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
Looks Great!!
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#247779 - Fri Apr 15 2011 06:59 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: Esse's Garage]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
Always glad to see when someone actually "Notices " the details ...... Ed Shaver
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#247795 - Fri Apr 15 2011 08:56 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: eshaver]
396L35 Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 17 2005
Loc: Herculaneum, MO USA
Great job. Mark

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#247798 - Fri Apr 15 2011 09:18 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: 396L35]
tony73tt Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 08 2010
Loc: United Kingdom Manchester Engl...
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!!

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#247815 - Fri Apr 15 2011 10:24 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: tony73tt]
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
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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#247821 - Fri Apr 15 2011 10:52 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: s932]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
VERY NICE!
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#247837 - Fri Apr 15 2011 12:50 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DIESEL]
DP Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Oct 08 2007
Loc: Oklahoma
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.

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#247856 - Fri Apr 15 2011 03:33 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DP]
jackofalltrades Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: West Michigan
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.

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#247886 - Fri Apr 15 2011 06:27 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DIESEL]
DCpate Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 08 2000
Loc: Norman, OK

Looks great AND it's historically accurate.

Great job!!
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#247894 - Fri Apr 15 2011 07:03 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DCpate]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#248217 - Sun Apr 17 2011 09:29 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
wangdango Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Mar 29 2011
Loc: garrison ny
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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#248229 - Sun Apr 17 2011 09:52 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: wangdango]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Those look great. Very nicely done smile
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#248231 - Sun Apr 17 2011 09:59 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: gasoildude]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Where did you get the rubber that goes around the outlet hose?

Pump looks great!!!! Glad to see you used original globe and signs!


Edited by Jarvis (Sun Apr 17 2011 10:02 AM)
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#248334 - Sun Apr 17 2011 06:49 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: wangdango]
jackofalltrades Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: West Michigan
I believe the silver rod you mentioned is the push/pull switch for the light manifold. www.thepumpdump.com might have a door. Hope this helps.

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#248338 - Sun Apr 17 2011 06:50 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: jackofalltrades]
jackofalltrades Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: West Michigan
Jarvis, the rubber around the outlet hose is the original. It is torn a little, but I still used it because I could not find a replacement.

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#248499 - Mon Apr 18 2011 09:39 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: jackofalltrades]
DasFast1 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Kearney, NE
Gas Pump Heaven or any place that has window rubber for 1/8 inch glass/ad glass. It is the same as the trim around the hose outlet.

http://www.gaspumpheaven.com/shop/product.php?productid=16727&cat=363&page=1
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#248517 - Mon Apr 18 2011 11:31 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: DasFast1]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
Great pump restoration!
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#249037 - Tue Apr 19 2011 11:44 PM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: wangdango]
hotrodfun1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 05 2009
Loc: Montana
SUPER JOB VERY VERY WELL DONE THANKS FOR SHARING.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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#249074 - Wed Apr 20 2011 07:53 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: hotrodfun1]
wangdango Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Mar 29 2011
Loc: garrison ny
Turned out great! How did you make the sight glass look like it was filled w/gas? It has a gold glow..... Do you know what year your 766 is?

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#251709 - Sun May 01 2011 07:43 AM Re: My first gas pump restoration- glad it's done [Re: wangdango]
jackofalltrades Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jan 04 2011
Loc: West Michigan
Thank you. I cleaned the sight glass, but it still had a slight yellow tint to it perhaps from the gas staining it over the years it was in use. The inside bulb then gives it a gold glow. This pump was born in April 1954.

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