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Re: Questions about a Bennett Gas Pump [Re: Speedracer] #722635
Sat Jan 05 2019 09:50 PM
Sat Jan 05 2019 09:50 PM
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Okay, to solve this mystery....

1) I was able to get out to the garage today and get to this pump (see original pic at the top of this thread). I opened her up and Tom and Matt are correct. This is definitely a cut down 646. The bottom of the door is straight, it does not have a finished edge with a lip, and is rough to the touch. It was obviously cut. The factory must've offered a tall 646 'no ad-glass' version (not pictured in Jack's book).

2) Coincidentally, another one just popped up for sale in Michigan. I was thinking about buying it and restoring them as a matching pair. The gentleman was very nice and sent me pics of his, including a close up of the tag. It reads.... 646.

Here are some pics. The first pic is my pump opened up of the cut down door (it looks like a lip on the door, but it's just a shadow on the ground). The second pic is the one for sale near me that is the same. Notice how the bottom of the door looks like it was easily pushed in, because of no reinforcement / lip. The third pic is the tag on the one for sale. You can clearly see 646 at about one o'clock in the picture.

Thank you all for your input on this matter. It was fun solving this (even though some of you already knew the answer wink )

As for buying the other one near me, I'm still up in the air. I have posted mine for sale. If it doesn't sell, I might buy the other one.

Thanks again Old Gassers,
Steve



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Re: Questions about a Bennett Gas Pump [Re: Speedracer] #722644
Sat Jan 05 2019 10:49 PM
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Thanks guys this was great information and learning experience , I have never owned one of these cut down Bennett’s. Very interesting topic.

Rob

Re: Questions about a Bennett Gas Pump [Re: Speedracer] #722660
Sun Jan 06 2019 10:56 AM
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Here is the second picture from my last post. It’s not showing up for some reason. (It’s the pump for sale near me - same model).

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Re: Questions about a Bennett Gas Pump [Re: Speedracer] #722828
Wed Jan 09 2019 02:14 PM
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This is a cut down Bennett i re did a couple years ago. As mentioned above, the doors were cut off at the bottom which eliminated the bottom flange. Also, the doors were cut and sectioned horizontally through the center of the window. This one had a cast iron base which was taller than the 700 series.

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Re: Questions about a Bennett Gas Pump [Re: Speedracer] #722846
Wed Jan 09 2019 07:53 PM
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Well that explains why there is no ad glass. Seems like a lot of work to shorten a pump. Glad they didn't do them all.


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Re: Questions about a Bennett Gas Pump [Re: Speedracer] #722941
Fri Jan 11 2019 05:04 PM
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I wish I would have looked closer at my doors. Some guy just bought it and took it home the other day. It was fun figuring this out though.

I appreciate everyone's input.

-Steve


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