Thanks for all the kind words & the information as well.... I always try to know as much as I can before and research what I can before I go out a spend what's goin to be a fair amount of money. This isn't the most economical hobby to have, but it's quite rewarding for me to have little piece of the past in my garage.... that & I love all the work / process of giving the pump a second life again restoring it 85 years later after it was produced. Every time I look at it, I think t myself, my grandfather was 19 when he was working at a gas station when my pump was made. We've come a long way from paying 24 cents a gallon
Here's my other project too.... I'm going to repaint my lubester at the same time.. (except for the original stickers "AF" Heavy sae 40, & the Peggy sticker that was put on top of it a few years later).... I scraped off part of the pegasus sticker when I first noticed I can read part of the word Heavy... it was like an archeology project slowly removing and cleaning it up....you can see in the pictures how lucky I was to pull off one sticker to still have the face of the older one still under it.. it's 100% complete and working as is when I picked it up... minus the AF paddle, but It'll hopefully come along one day.
I figured the two pcs. together, they'll be "at home" with one another.