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  • #76
    Six gallons of High Gravity for a buck


    This “Pleasant” Gilmore Service Station was selling six gallons of “Higher Gravity” gasoline for a dollar, which today appears to be a very low price for fuel. Back in the late-1920s when today’s lead image was taken the cost of this fuel per gallon was 16.6 cents.

    With inflation over the years added in it would cost $2.29 a gallon of fuel which is about 40 cents a gallon less than the average price of gas today in the US. The cost may appear to be cheap now with today’s higher gas prices, although only year ago it would have sold for about the same price per gallon.

    The Service Station and a Miller Tire shop operated by E.F. Ransom were located on the same lot at 621 North Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, California; today the site contains a parking lot and shopping center. The combination of the two service facilities side by side probably results in more sales for both operations.


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    2 1930 Tudors

    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • BNCHIEF
      BNCHIEF commented
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      Saw the big prince albert sign, what was Bayce-ite? Notice the wheel covers the one filling up really looks different.
      Last edited by BNCHIEF; 04-17-2018, 07:16 AM.

    • tbirdtbird
      tbirdtbird commented
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      Looks like Boyce-ite was a gasoline additive. From reading the engineering letter in the link below, seems like it was a detergent; the claim was to reduce carbon buildup

      https://books.google.com/books?id=DC...ce-ite&f=false

    • BNCHIEF
      BNCHIEF commented
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      Thanks Tbird that was new one on me.

  • #77
    You can buy a repro aluminum Gilmore Red Lion license plate topper on ebay for not much money.

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    • BNCHIEF
      BNCHIEF commented
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      Yeah i was talking about the spare tire covers Tom but did not know about the plate toppers.

  • #78
    2 1930 Tudors

    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • Ayyy
      Ayyy commented
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      Wow, great view, but so many questions,
      Is that how they aligned the headlights on the line?
      Spots on the radiator: is it water or bent fins?
      Which plant is this?

    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      To all your questions
      Ya got me. Lol

  • #79
    Do you come across lapd or other patrol cars?

    lapd museum car, but top lights look wrong

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