The photos above are from a pump I did for Dan and Pam Franchi of Los Alamitos. He is a retired Union Oil of California production engineer, she is the Granddaughter of one of the founders of the Union Oil Company of California. My work entailed some 70 hours to "restore" this pump. I spent 20 hours just trying to match to blue paint to the door decal. Tetraethyl was introduced in 1932 for V-8 Ford flathead engines.
Restoration includes complete disassembly, cleaning, sandblasting, all metal repair including welding, brazing, using simple body and fender tools, powder coating or painting and sometimes clear coating over top coat, new nuts and bolts, original parts, reproduction parts, use of tap and die set when necessary, new wiring and light sockets, complete disassembly cleaning and rebuilding of the Veedor-Root calculator mechanism
The completed pump is valued at $4500.
It was safer to transport this pump in pieces so as not to mar the gorgeous paint done by Abstract Fiberglass Auto Body of Reseda, CA using PPG auto paint and clear coat.
I've enclosed a picture of another Tokheim 36B that sits in the California Oil Museum in Santa Paula, California. It is done in the now defunct Gilmore Oil Motiff. It was done for a collector friend who put it in the museum.