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post #1 of 10 Old 01-25-2015, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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So I fuelled up in Trout Lake, BC and got to use the 100 year old gravity pump. Pretty cool to watch the volume of gas you just purchased flow into yer tank.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-25-2015, 09:36 PM
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I got to use one of those in Midas Nevada some time ago...failed to get a photo tho...very cool!
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-26-2015, 08:42 AM
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Sure wish they would use it for diesel. Seeing the fuel through the glass would help catch water and sediment problems which can destory a modern injection system.
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That thing is a piece of art! I've never even seen or heard of one of those. Very cool find!
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-28-2015, 11:34 PM
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there was a local station where im from that had those pumps still in the late 70s, early 80s when i was growing up. cool as hell.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-30-2015, 05:29 PM
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WaterRat72, you would tell them how many gallons you wanted to buy and the pump would pump it up into the glass bowl until it got to the desired fill. Then it would gravity drain into your tank. Some stations would always leave the bowl filled and just charge you for what you took.

Yuppers, I remember using those on the corner of Michigan and Cass here in town. The last ones here were just sold at a building liquidation sale about 9 years ago. That place was a gas station/country store and was left AS IS since the owner died in the 70's and the courts finally said to put it all up for sale to settle the estate. The three kids hate each other. You had to enter a lottery just to get an admission ticket. Besides all the gas station goodies there was stuff from the last century in there that was brand new and the estate made a mint. They closed the door for business one day and it never opened again until the sale.

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The "pump" in this case is your arm pulling/pushing the lever on the left side of the pump. $20.00 of gas was about 15 pumps.
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that is cool no power needed.

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post #9 of 10 Old 02-04-2015, 02:58 PM
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Wow - that is awesome. Looks like a great spot for Jeep to shoot a commercial featuring all it's past models.
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Wow - that is awesome. Looks like a great spot for Jeep to shoot a commercial featuring all it's past models.
Trout Lake would either welcome you or shoot you. But I agree. Trout Lake is incredible country with great potential.

Pull in with a CJ2 then pull in with a ????? what will the new Wrangler be called?
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