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Keep or scrap
#610469 Mon Apr 27 2015 11:06 AM
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I know it's been talked about before people say scrap them just boughtt 3 gas pumps should I scrap the pump motors making them lighter and easier to move recoup some of my money I don't know if they still work or not nothing rare either some tokhiem 39s thanks for the advise

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Re: Keep or scrap
mavericks8371 #610470 Mon Apr 27 2015 11:08 AM
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age old question... answer = what do YOU want

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Re: Keep or scrap
BryceG #610471 Mon Apr 27 2015 11:08 AM
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Thanks Bryce

Re: Keep or scrap
mavericks8371 #610490 Mon Apr 27 2015 01:17 PM
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Unless you're a 'purist' ( and there's nothing wrong with that),
gutting the pumps makes for a lot lighter pump to move around after restoration. I gut all of mine & junk the 'inards'. If you should want a motor & stuff later, there's lots of it available.
My two cents worth. Sam

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Savinsam #610498 Mon Apr 27 2015 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: Savinsam
Unless you're a 'purist' ( and there's nothing wrong with that),
gutting the pumps makes for a lot lighter pump to move around after restoration. I gut all of mine & junk the 'inards'. If you should want a motor & stuff later, there's lots of it available.
My two cents worth. Sam


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Re: Keep or scrap
mcguffeyd1 #610519 Mon Apr 27 2015 03:57 PM
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Scrap, no one will want to use them to actually pump gas.


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Paul Bell #610526 Mon Apr 27 2015 04:46 PM
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Until buyers are willing to pony up extra bucks for a pump intact just chunk them in the ole recycle pile. I've yet to meet a serious buyer who honestly cared about functional pumps enough to pay for the difference.


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carolinaskies #610530 Mon Apr 27 2015 04:56 PM
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If there is a stamping on one of the sides like tokheim pumps, you could try to take that off if it's possible would make a cool space filler on the wall.


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Re: Keep or scrap
Oilcanman87 #610542 Mon Apr 27 2015 06:06 PM
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Me personally ,if the pump is complete and still functional I always them as is.

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petro & rodz #610562 Mon Apr 27 2015 07:54 PM
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Yea my thoughts these are the first pumps I've bought and they are heavy with everything in tact they won't be used to pump gas or not by me and yes oilcanman87 they are stamped tokheim on the motors/pump

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mavericks8371 #610564 Mon Apr 27 2015 07:56 PM
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I'll be more than glad to save them for anyone that wants them lol and bring them to Evansville show for you to pick up

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Always keep this in mind. You restore a really nice pump, you leave the guts inside. You sell it to someone, he puts it in his game room. Now for some unknown reason, the pulley on the pump turns just slightly, and out comes some of the worst smelling fuel you have ever, whatever. Unless you intend to empty the pump that you are leaving in the cabinet, don't put it inside the house or garage, the pump/meter contains some very old gas.
When you gut a pump, just take a wiff of the gas that comes out of it, this should be enough to verify why you are gutting the pump.

I once gutted 21 pumps in two days, I know what they smell like.

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Jack Sim #610765 Tue Apr 28 2015 09:11 PM
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Yeah, I know what you mean Jack. That old gas smell, nothing quite like it! I'm not sure what happens to gas as it ages, but it seems to turn into varnish or something equally nasty - smelly!


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Paul Bell #610766 Tue Apr 28 2015 09:32 PM
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I have been told pumps could hold up to two gallons of gas in them. I laughed because I have never had more than a cup or two come out until one day. I brought a pump home, layed it on its side and drove more than an hour. unloaded it than started to work on it. Nothing came out during the trip but it started when I took the hose off. It was completely full. The sightglas manifold was full, the meter was full and the pump. More than a gallon come out of it.


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MATT ALVAREZ #610767 Tue Apr 28 2015 10:00 PM
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Someone once posted that without the pump motor you have a cabinet not a gas pump.
I have gutted all but one.

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