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Restoration Procedures

 

Goto the following link to see information on  CAT I FOOT PUMP RESTORATION

The following is the job list which my pumps go through

 

Full dismantling, except for riveted or welded components (unusual)                             

Degreasing and cleaning all components

Careful emery papering of all components to remove surface rust

Treating all cleaned surfaces with rust killer

Disassembly of the pressure barrel, internal oiling, greasing

Internal piston repair – if needed

Replacing worn/broken bits like split pins, connection hoses, jubilee clips, bolts etc.

Careful re-assembly and lubrication of all moving parts

Application of a thin spray of WD40 for preservation

Full functional test to blow up a tyre to 40-50 psi ( to cover higher pressure on spares etc.)  

 

So that’s what you get if you buy a pump from me! The prices I ask are reasonable, I think, but do reflect the work I put in and the quality of the pump you get. So they are a bit higher than a ‘straight out of the garage’ ebay sale.

 

Each pump on this website has been mechanically assessed in line with the criteria listed below and put into one of four categories.            

 

CAT  I

CAT II

CAT III

CAT IV

Check for component completeness

x

x

x

x

Thorough external clean and grease removal

x

x

x

 

Surface rust kill

x

 

 

 

Full strip down and mechanical overhaul

x

x

 

 

Repair/replace worn or broken parts

x

x

(x)

 

Colour matching and external repainting

x

 

 

 

Brass cleaning and polishing

x

 

 

 

Full functional pumping test

x

x

 

 

Partial pressure test

x

x

x

 

    

The categories are:

 

CONDITION I  (CONCOURSE) – full cleaning and mechanical overhaul. Restored to original external ‘showroom’ condition. Full functional testing

 

CONDITION II  (PATINA RETAINED) – full cleaning and mechanical overhaul. Old external appearance and patina retained. Full functional testing

 

CONDITION III  (WORKING) – initial inspection, oiling and external cleaning. Testing to verify basic mechanics are working but not a full functional test. Not mechanically overhauled. Possibly needs some work to be fully functional.

 

CONDITION IV  (PROJECT) – straight ‘out of a garage’. Initial check for component completeness. No cleaning, overhaul or testing. Needs work.