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Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased

Posted By: bamawildcat

Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Sun Dec 04 2016 03:13 AM

Back in August I traveled to Georgia and bought my first ever gas pump. Over two months I cosmetically restored it and mechanically restored it, and was pleased how it came out. It's got a drill permanently mounted and can make the computer run.

Before and after:


I figured since I had one, I now needed two more, so I could have Gulfcrest and No-Nox as well, so this gem came up on Craigslist in TN and I acquired it:

This one is neat because it has all the pump guts intact, but it makes it so I have to keep it on a dolly or need two people. The restoration will probably take me longer than the two months I spent on the other because the cold weather doesn't allow for paint to adhere or dry properly.

Thus far I've got the computer cleaned out and working. Just the bottom of the computer is shown. A band of mice apparently lived in it a few years while it was out of service.
Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Wed Dec 07 2016 02:24 AM

Very nice.
Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Wed Dec 07 2016 04:10 AM

It will be nice to have a set of three, but be careful it is an addiction. Before you know it you will have many pumps. First one cams out great. Post pictures of the second when it is done.
Posted By: bamawildcat

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Sun Jan 01 2017 11:46 PM



Front and nozzle side done except vinyl, backside and non-nozzle stainless to go. The bottom door on the back was cut at the bottom to allow for a direct pipe to an aboveground tank, so I've got to get that repaired.
Posted By: bamawildcat

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Sun Jan 22 2017 06:35 PM


Top of the pumps looked like it had been backed into on the left side. Had to take the whole side off and straighten, and then painted. Also got new ballasts and bulbs.

Got a small collection of these sticks printed up that seemed to have come on every refurbished Gulf pump of this era. It has a place to write how much the computer will read to and octane.

Complete!


My pumps. Just one more to go, and the next will be an ETA-2.
Posted By: bmclemore

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Sun Jan 22 2017 08:18 PM

Great job! I want one of those now!
Posted By: teebox

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Mon Dec 31 2018 01:25 AM

Where can i find good gulf decals like you put on your pump?

Thanks Scott
Posted By: Signs-R-Us

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Mon Dec 31 2018 11:57 PM

Nice work, they look great together.
Posted By: Gas Pump Rob

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Wed Jan 02 2019 03:10 AM

Very nice!!! I like them very much! Very clean and rust free!
Rob
Posted By: gulfiend!

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Wed Jan 16 2019 03:16 PM

...Joe, just sent you a PM - something I saw and thought you'd be into...
Posted By: RedHat

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased - Fri Jan 18 2019 07:40 PM

Very nice!
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