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Martin Schwartz Model 80
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Looking to possibly buy this short base pump. All panels are straight, no rust and have been stripped - missing motor, glass windows and hose. Also has chrome hose guard and all signage on all sides...thoughts on value?....thanks!

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Re: Martin Schwartz Model 80
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Retail $800 to $900.
Tom.


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Re: Martin Schwartz Model 80
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Thanks Tom - got it for $800...now the fun begins as it is my first pump! I did take some of the internals out (picture attached) and wondering if any of them have value...thanks!

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If you’re not cleaning & painting them and putting them back in, then scrap value at your local scrap dealer for the various metals is about the best your going to do on common pump guts.

Contrary to years of accumulation in the picture, I do leave the guts in a lot of my pumps. If it’s a rare pump, I always leave the guts in to preserve the history (just my preference). However if I’m restoring a common pump for someone and they don’t want the guts - out they go. You have a common pump there.

Below is a picture of a gut pile in the back of my truck I took in for scrap. However, to Gas Pump Rob it probably looks like a murder scene. shocked

-Steve

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-Steve B. (WTB: 48" Flying A button, 48" black/org Phillips 66, White Star, and Chevrolet Signs. Also looking for a Wayne 866. Send a PM. Thanks.)
Re: Martin Schwartz Model 80
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I agree with the other members, it is up to you if you want to keep the inner workings intact or not. Many times that depends on your intended display location. Having said that, given the current price of scrap, I find the extra weight of leaving them intact provides me with an additional level of comfort when it comes to theft prevention especially if the pump is going to reside outside. The MS 80 is a common pump, but its design and quality of the metal, contribute to its longevity. It is one of my favorites.

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Agreed; however, most of those electric motors still work and make great wire-wheels or replacements for other shop equipment! Even if you give some away, your friends will Thank you once they get them up and running!

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Good point on the theft aspect Neil. I would also try to bolt them from the inside with some sort of anchor, especially if on a cement pad.


-Steve B. (WTB: 48" Flying A button, 48" black/org Phillips 66, White Star, and Chevrolet Signs. Also looking for a Wayne 866. Send a PM. Thanks.)
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Thanks for the comments guys - guess I’ll scrap’em! The motor was missing and since the pump will be inside I’m not too concerned about theft, knock on wood!

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Originally Posted by Speedracer







Below is a picture of a gut pile in the back of my truck I took in for scrap. However, to Gas Pump Rob it probably looks like a murder scene. shocked

-Steve


This made me laugh hard!! I could use those guts for the next graveyard scene!!!!

Rob


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