This wasn't actually on the sale, but I have noticed that driving the Model T to garage sales tends to start conversations that lead to being invited to check out other antiques and treasures...
Last weekend, I found this Wayne Model 70 gas pump about a mile from home. I'm glad it was close to home, because the darn thing is way too heavy to lift into the back of a truck, so I just drove the tractor down to get it.
Nice find! We'll be by to fill up after New London to New Brighton .
Will you restore it?
I would like to restore it, but I have a lot of more important projects that need to get done first. Until then, I will probably just put a new globe on it, and put it in a corner of the shop... just have to decide what brand logo to put on it. I'm leaning toward Mobilgas.
For Minnesota, maybe a northern brand?
I want something that I can get the signage for... not sure if that one is available anywhere, but here's what I know is readily available: http://www.vics66.com/store/gas-pumps/original-signs/
I'm a man of many interests... I'm a fan of the Mark Donahue/Roger Penske era of Trans-Am racing with 67-69 Camaro Z/28s, so the Sunoco brand appeals to my Chevy musclecar side.
Derek: Put some Sinclair Logos on it.
Dad Sold Sinclair in south central Missouri, near the town of Mansfield, Missouri(Hiway 60 52 miles east of Springfield) close the the Laura Ingalls Wilder Farm. in 50 thru 53
There's dark green paint under the brushed-on red, so it may have been Sinclair originally. I Sinclair was around here, but not sure about the era when this pump was made. (Model 70 was made from '36-48)
I was born in '82, so this is well before my time.
Does your tractor have the optional overdrive? Or was it a slow drive mile? My grandfather raised peaches outside Modesto Califunny a long time ago. He had two separate ranches and had to transport the tractors back and forth. My father used to talk about installing those overdrives long after grandpa and the tractors were gone.
I wish I had one of those tractors.
Back on topic.
Nice garage sale find!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Derek, nice score!
Wayne, the tractor does have an aftermarket overdrive... they sure are slow without it. It is a '47 Ford 2N, and has been in the family for 3 generations now. I'd like to restore that too, but it's too useful around the yard to be able take it apart for any length of time.
Nice find. Will you post photos once you get it in the shop and get a globe on it.
Did you know I now make new voltage regulators for the 9N/2N tractor? Seems like just about everything Ford made had a cutout on it at some point in its life ha ha.
Thank you for the answer! Great tractor, and fantastic find!