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Tokheim 300 VR reset question #717596
Thu Oct 04 2018 09:43 PM
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I am restoring a 300 for someone and have never done one with this particular veeder root (please see picture). Most pumps that I have restored have the VR with the reset crank. This 300 has the on/off lever that starts the pump. Here is my question:

If I set this up with Kevin Frith's motor underneath and the gallons tick away while the bell rings, what will set the numbers on the VR back to zero's when I'm done 'pumping gas'? Does the on/off lever do it? And is it done electrically with that solenoid looking thing on the side of the VR (top-right of picture #2) or is it done mechanically when you move the on/off lever back and forth?

If I don't end up installing the KWFrith motor, does the bell still sound when it resets, like the crank versions?

Basically, the person I'm restoring it for, needs to hear a bell (which I would want to also), and of course I want to make them happy.

I hope this makes sense. Thank you in advance for any help.

-Steve

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Re: Tokheim 300 VR reset question [Re: Speedracer] #717604
Fri Oct 05 2018 12:30 PM
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Steve,

When the pump was done pumping gas you moved the lever underneath the nozzle rest to the off position. The next time you turned the pump on with this lever it reset the computer then started the pump. The reset is done mechanically semi automatically. I'll let you do the reading.

The bell won't ring unless you motorize the computer, because you can't reset it like a crank back.

Let me know if you have any questions. But I don't work on those computers.

Tom.

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Re: Tokheim 300 VR reset question [Re: Speedracer] #717661
Sat Oct 06 2018 02:42 PM
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This will show you how a 56 resets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zfIhT_EfTI

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Re: Tokheim 300 VR reset question [Re: Speedracer] #717687
Sun Oct 07 2018 10:50 AM
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Tom, Thank you for all of the great information and for taking the time to post it.

And

Joe, Thanks for posting the link to the excellent video. Nice video!

You guys answered all my questions. Now I just gotta Make sure the pump goes back together the same way wink

I really appreciate you guys helping me out.
Thanks again,
Steve

Last edited by Speedracer; Sun Oct 07 2018 10:53 AM.

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Re: Tokheim 300 VR reset question [Re: Speedracer] #717693
Sun Oct 07 2018 12:22 PM
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Over the years, when I have a client that wants the computer to reset and hear the bell, I always send the unit to Joe and have him do the work. It returns beautifully done with a guarantee that it works. It might be an option if you want to save time and be sure your customer is satisfied? Paul www.severngaspumps.com


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