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Re: A 2nd life
MATT ALVAREZ #740965 Sun Dec 22 2019 05:48 PM
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Incredible job on a beauty!
Nice work Matt!

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Re: A 2nd life
MATT ALVAREZ #740966 Sun Dec 22 2019 06:13 PM
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...the very definition of ’realized potential’...

...Dr. Frankenstein got nothin’ on you, Matt grin


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Re: A 2nd life
MATT ALVAREZ #740967 Sun Dec 22 2019 06:15 PM
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Thanks for the kind comments. It took a year and a half of on and off work.


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Re: A 2nd life
MATT ALVAREZ #740968 Sun Dec 22 2019 06:38 PM
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I've been on this site for many years, known many of the collectors here, and Matt is in the top few as far a knowledge and ability of our hobby. I'm amazed at what he can accomplish. I've never heard him speak poorly of another person, and he is always available to help another collector. I'm proud to call him friend, and nominate him "pump whisperer" . This guy knows how to make lemonade ! Matt, Great job on your ADC !


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Re: A 2nd life
MATT ALVAREZ #740969 Sun Dec 22 2019 06:50 PM
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Nice save!


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MATT ALVAREZ #740974 Sun Dec 22 2019 07:17 PM
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Incredible transformation Matt! I’m jealous of all the Flying A petroliana inside!

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MATT ALVAREZ #740975 Sun Dec 22 2019 07:21 PM
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Looks amazing Matt! The 'point of sale' product inside really sets this apart!

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MATT ALVAREZ #740979 Sun Dec 22 2019 07:55 PM
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Matt:
As usual a fantastic job. Really a true craftsman. Congrats...


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Re: A 2nd life
MATT ALVAREZ #740982 Sun Dec 22 2019 08:28 PM
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Very inspiring Matt! Really turned out great!


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Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Re: A 2nd life
MATT ALVAREZ #740983 Sun Dec 22 2019 08:45 PM
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Awesome craftsmanship, Matt. Kind of like bringing it back from the dead. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures before and after.


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MATT ALVAREZ #740985 Sun Dec 22 2019 09:50 PM
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The computer that as in it was incorrect. It was a 12 inch and it needed a 10 3/4 inch. This is an odd size and was only used in Tokheim 36 and 36ADC, so not an easy one to find. A oldgas member helped me out and got one from a 36 that was getting parted out. It was badly rusted. I had to carefully cut it apart and save the 10 3/4 specific parts. I then sacrificed a early 12 inch side totalizer computer for parts. I sent all the parts along with an N.O.S. totalizer to Joe Yocom. He did his wonders and it looks great. It is connected to the reset handle and resets with a ring of the bell. Thank you Joe.

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MATT ALVAREZ #740987 Sun Dec 22 2019 09:56 PM
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That pump looks incredible.


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MATT ALVAREZ #740990 Sun Dec 22 2019 10:14 PM
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Absolutely amazing and rare ADC! Thank you MAtt for saving what most would just part out or trash. You do amazing work and another one lives!!


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MATT ALVAREZ #740991 Sun Dec 22 2019 11:55 PM
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Matt,
You are the master of pumps and fabrication !!!!! Thanks for sharing this incredible and skillful experience ! It came out fantastic! Also thank you Don for passing this project along to Matt an upstanding collector and craftsman! Also I appreciate you saving the meter!!!

Gas Pump Rob

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