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Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased #673431
Sat Dec 03 2016 09:13 PM
Sat Dec 03 2016 09:13 PM
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North Alabama
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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.

Last edited by bamawildcat; Sat Dec 03 2016 09:26 PM. Reason: Put Gulf in title

All the information I've compiled for Southwest Gulf ETA1 pumps:
http://1964buick.com/gas_pump/gas_pump.htm
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Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: bamawildcat] #673669
Tue Dec 06 2016 08:24 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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Very nice.


Braden Splichal

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: bamawildcat] #673684
Tue Dec 06 2016 10:10 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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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.


I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: bamawildcat] #675595
Sun Jan 01 2017 05:46 PM
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North Alabama
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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.


All the information I've compiled for Southwest Gulf ETA1 pumps:
http://1964buick.com/gas_pump/gas_pump.htm
Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: bamawildcat] #677299
Sun Jan 22 2017 12:35 PM
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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.


All the information I've compiled for Southwest Gulf ETA1 pumps:
http://1964buick.com/gas_pump/gas_pump.htm
Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: bamawildcat] #677311
Sun Jan 22 2017 02:18 PM
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Great job! I want one of those now!


Barry
Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: bamawildcat] #722272
Sun Dec 30 2018 07:25 PM
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Memphis IN
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Where can i find good gulf decals like you put on your pump?

Thanks Scott

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: teebox] #722320
Mon Dec 31 2018 05:57 PM
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Nice work, they look great together.

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: bamawildcat] #722417
Tue Jan 01 2019 09:10 PM
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California
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Very nice!!! I like them very much! Very clean and rust free!
Rob

Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: bamawildcat] #723189
Wed Jan 16 2019 09:16 AM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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...Joe, just sent you a PM - something I saw and thought you'd be into...


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Re: Bug has hit... 2nd Southwest Gulf pump I purchased [Re: bamawildcat] #723288
Fri Jan 18 2019 01:40 PM
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Very nice!


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