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is the gas pump resto book by benjamin any good??? #65817
Tue Apr 12 2005 02:10 PM
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is the gas pump resto book worth ordering???
where could i get some paint ideas for a wayne 60? thanks.steve

Re: is the gas pump resto book by benjamin any good??? #65818
Tue Apr 12 2005 02:16 PM
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The book is a must have. I got the book & it helped me out alot. If you get it you will not be disappointed. It will give you the info you need for paint & color with the codes & decals to use. Worth the for sure. Order it through Old Gas so they get some help to keep the site going


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Re: is the gas pump resto book by benjamin any good??? #65819
Tue Apr 12 2005 02:17 PM
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It has a ton of paint schemes for each brand. Lots of ad glass and pump plates but not many pics of restored pumps to get you drooling...
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Re: is the gas pump resto book by benjamin any good??? #65820
Tue Apr 12 2005 04:14 PM
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Shop Talk member Mark Sconyers did a great job with the step by step instructions on how to restore a pump. There's more info on color combinations, pump plates and ad glass than you'll find anywhere else. If you like your pumps restored to be historically correct, then I think you'll like this book. Its another useful tool for the restorer.


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Re: is the gas pump resto book by benjamin any good??? #65821
Tue Apr 12 2005 07:22 PM
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Initially, I was turned off by the black and white photos. Then I got to the "good stuff" all of this has been mentioned earlier, but the paint schemes, and the pump plate identification in the back is great. It is a "have to have" book.

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Re: is the gas pump resto book by benjamin any good??? #65822
Tue Apr 12 2005 09:27 PM
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From the standpoint of actually restoring the pump it is only marginally useful. The value is in the color combinations and pump plate listings. Definitely a book worth owning if you're into pumps or pump plates. Much better than the "Gas Pump Collector's Guide".

Buy Jack Sims book, "An Illustrated Guide to Gas Pumps" too if you don't already own it.


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Re: is the gas pump resto book by benjamin any good??? #65823
Wed Apr 13 2005 07:12 PM
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thanks for info guys! i think i'll buy a copy
steve


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