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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
toplescuda #785708 Sat Dec 24 2022 11:10 PM
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I guiess I do not understand the reason for the float. I mean ya can read the "to car" no matter what. Right?
So why not just mount it solid? Also not understanding the reason to even have the wording to car either...


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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
toplescuda #785709 Sat Dec 24 2022 11:39 PM
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You are correct To Car was pointless since To Car was always visible until the volume of gas exceeded the top of the regulator pipe. Then the cork float raised up to show To Storage since excess fuel was then flowing back to the underground tank.

Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
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Where did it say to storage?


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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
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when the cylinder was filled to capacity, the cork would float and expose the TO STORAGE message.

There was a small brass rod that protruded from the bottom of the cork that would push the cork upward when the fill tube was lowered to where the cylinder couldn't be filled and the TO STORAGE message was visible again. I'll try to get photos

Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
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Here is a pic of the inside of the float, the cork is mounted on the back side of the thin piece of metal. Will float up and down. Car to Storage

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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
toplescuda #785723 Sun Dec 25 2022 06:54 PM
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So there is a plate that slides up in down inside the float box? Hmmm
That's awsome but being that a lot of people my self included. Never seen or knew existed if.i ever located a set they would be out of my price range to obtain
Pretty cool
To bad someone with a setup on a pump. Couldn't do a vid and post on you tube detailing it. As I'm sure many that never knew was such a thing. Would find it a wealth of information


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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
toplescuda #785766 Mon Dec 26 2022 08:15 AM
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Rereading this thread, I only noticed one person (other than you) that had never seen the floats. My pump is about 75 miles from me or I'd get photos and video. I may be over that way this week.

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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
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I'm sorry lol
I have searched online as much as possible. I have never seen a clear pic of inside the jar.
And harder to look for something that up to this point didn't even know was a thing
I did try find some pics showing the flat disc thing. That I found on ebay. I really liked but will have to make a missing part for it
Thank you everyone for all the help you have been providing


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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
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all of my fry 17 s have the floats

Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
Bill jr #785833 Tue Dec 27 2022 02:46 PM
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Have any clear pics showing them in detail mounted?


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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
toplescuda #785887 Wed Dec 28 2022 07:25 AM
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Ill take some today

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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
Paul Bell #786027 Sat Dec 31 2022 05:17 AM
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Did you ever sell the part on ebay?


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Re: Question about a fry 117 pump
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Originally Posted by Paul Bell
I have no idea what that winged part is you bought, and I thought I knew Mae Wests as I've restored like 5 of them over the years. That first picture is mine from ebay, if you need that part I can give you a deal off ebay. That goes on top of the brass tube like you have in the pictures but you need the tapered part.
Paul did you sell the part on ebay?


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