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NATIONAL A38 "survivor" #721435
Sat Dec 15 2018 11:10 PM
Sat Dec 15 2018 11:10 PM
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Maltby, WA
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I will call it a survivor for lack of a better term. I started looking for a set of UNION ad glass for a National A38 the other day. I called a buddy that may have or know of some. He said I have a friend with an A38 that has been painted red and the ad glass was painted over white. He shared a phone number and I made a call. Had a good chat with the guy and he was not in love with the Union ad glass as he was planning to restore it in POLLY GAS or ?? If I bought him some repop ad glass and some "boot" he assured me that we could make some kind of deal. Once off the phone I sent him a few text messages with pictures of my other Union pumps and my collection. He finally came back with "you just need to buy my complete pump". So I made the deal.

These pictures are as found. It even has evidence of the inspection tag still wired on.

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ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING UNION 76 WOULD LIKE TO FIND A UNION 76 BALL TO DISPLAY NEXT TO MY SHOP.
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Re: NATIONAL A38 "survivor" [Re: Young's Union] #721436
Sat Dec 15 2018 11:13 PM
Sat Dec 15 2018 11:13 PM
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Maltby, WA
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Next step was a good cleaning. SIMPLE GREEN, a soft brush and a garden hose. Pump and motor sparkled after just a little cleaning.

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ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING UNION 76 WOULD LIKE TO FIND A UNION 76 BALL TO DISPLAY NEXT TO MY SHOP.
Re: NATIONAL A38 "survivor" [Re: Young's Union] #721437
Sat Dec 15 2018 11:26 PM
Sat Dec 15 2018 11:26 PM
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Maltby, WA
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I next went to my spare parts and found a correct pump plate, nozzle and hose. ID tag on side was in amazing condition. What I figured out, this pump was at a mom and pop feed store in a small nearby town. My guess is that they ordered a new pump from their distributor and as Jack Sim says.--- If you only order one off --- you get RED. This pump has never been repainted. The other interesting thing is that it never had "Contains Lead" signed screwed to it and was only drilled for 11 1/2" pump plates. Most unrestored UNION gas pumps a see that are white with blue trim usually have had the doors drilled for updated rectangular pump plates.

I did take my Griots Garage buffer and do a 3 stage polish and final show wax on one of the doors. This winter I will disassemble the complete pump and clean and detail the rest of it.

Hopefully someone can straighten out my pictures. I tried--

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ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING UNION 76 WOULD LIKE TO FIND A UNION 76 BALL TO DISPLAY NEXT TO MY SHOP.
Re: NATIONAL A38 "survivor" [Re: Young's Union] #721438
Sat Dec 15 2018 11:29 PM
Sat Dec 15 2018 11:29 PM
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Maltby, WA
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Originally I was going to gut this pump. But once I cleaned it I changed my mind quickly. I did light up the ad glass, but it has some loose paint on the back side that I will need to attend to.

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ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING UNION 76 WOULD LIKE TO FIND A UNION 76 BALL TO DISPLAY NEXT TO MY SHOP.
Re: NATIONAL A38 "survivor" [Re: Young's Union] #721448
Sun Dec 16 2018 07:43 AM
Sun Dec 16 2018 07:43 AM
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Wetumpka,Al.
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Beautiful pump

Re: NATIONAL A38 "survivor" [Re: Young's Union] #721450
Sun Dec 16 2018 08:47 AM
Sun Dec 16 2018 08:47 AM
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San Jose Ca us
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Looks Great Jim


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Re: NATIONAL A38 "survivor" [Re: Young's Union] #721453
Sun Dec 16 2018 10:10 AM
Sun Dec 16 2018 10:10 AM
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UT
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UT
A perfect pump for your collection . Great work Jim

Re: NATIONAL A38 "survivor" [Re: Young's Union] #721459
Sun Dec 16 2018 12:18 PM
Sun Dec 16 2018 12:18 PM
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Montana
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looks great


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Re: NATIONAL A38 "survivor" [Re: Young's Union] #721462
Sun Dec 16 2018 01:32 PM
Sun Dec 16 2018 01:32 PM
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Michigan, Union Pier
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Dosn’t get any better then that.


Have gas all the time
Re: NATIONAL A38 "survivor" [Re: Young's Union] #721504
Sun Dec 16 2018 09:11 PM
Sun Dec 16 2018 09:11 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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Hays, Kansas
Beautiful pump!!


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