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Author Topic: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'  (Read 10256 times)

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Offline JayRamb

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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2011, 12:12:40 AM »
No full service in MN that I know of
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2011, 03:07:20 PM »
There's always this place 


I grew up just down the street from it, so as a kid I thought everyone had one. Turns out there are two left.

They're full service, have a great local reputation for exhaust work, and the owner is a Jeep nut. There's usually a J truck or a Comanche there. They've never had a problem finding my gas cap.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2011, 03:16:24 PM »
There's always this place 


I grew up just down the street from it, so as a kid I thought everyone had one. Turns out there are two left.

They're full service, have a great local reputation for exhaust work, and the owner is a Jeep nut. There's usually a J truck or a Comanche there. They've never had a problem finding my gas cap.
i have passed that place a few times on my way home from breezewood when i listened to my gps.  i didn't realize it was still in business
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2011, 10:45:18 PM »
In KS the gas station I went to on a regular basis was full service, the first time I took my Eagle there the son of the owner spent 20 minutes looking for the gas cap, he finnaly asked me where the  :censored: is your gas cap.   
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2011, 10:08:23 PM »
Speaking of fill up stories....The other day I was putting gas in the SX/4, when a gent walked up and asked "is that a gremlin?"  :rotfl: I said no it's an Eagle. He replies, "wow!, I've never seen one like that before, I have an Eagle station wagon as my camp vehicle".....Just goes to show you, even eagle owners don't always know what they are looking at, lol. We had a good conversation as I filled the Eagle with gas, hahaha.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2011, 12:10:59 AM »
NJ is all full serve. The only issue I have with self serve is when Parents have thier obviously too young kids pumping gas, because they think it is a grown up thing to do and fun. Here in NY when I was younger and working a full serve station, a law was passed to remove those catches that let you fill it up while you did windshields.All because a kid got splashed with gas because it wasn't set right. It's not a "playstation" for fun,gasoline is a serious thing. i have sen a few people drive off with the stupid hose still in thier tank,ripping it from the pump.

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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2011, 12:13:48 AM »
i have sen a few people drive off with the stupid hose still in thier tank,ripping it from the pump.
I'm one of those people once, never knew that they are designed to break away.  I felt like a real dummy that day ;D
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2011, 04:45:48 PM »
Yeah, in New Jersey, it's against the law to pump your own gas. It can be fun at times though. One time me and my dad had to fill up our 1957 Chevrolet and in that car the gas cap is inside the left rear tail fin behind a piece of trim. We pulled in, and the attendant looked at the car, looked at us, and gave us the pump nozzle. I love moments like that ;D I can't wait to see the reactions I get when I get an Eagle.
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2011, 10:54:11 PM »
Jersey and Oregon are the only 2 I know about, BUT, I am a fuel attendant, And IF I feel the cost of the paint or the owner is firm about wanting to put their own fuel in, I will hand them the nozzle, As well if they are on a motorcycle. I generally don't have an issue if they want to fuel their own rig, I am just their for safety and security so that it is still paid. Not quiet full service BUT the place I work only has 1 attendant so I can't always get every window, but I generally get them if they fill up, or spend more than $20 and are the the only ones there. As many people are in a rush these days.


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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2011, 11:27:50 PM »
That's awesome!
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2011, 03:23:42 AM »
Anyone passing through Eastern Oregon, "Most" of the guys that are over 30 doing the job of fuel attendant "Generally" don't give you too much guff if you want to pump your own so long as you ask and let them know first, I do however suggest letting them set the pump, IE enter the information even if it is a fill up and hand you the nozzle. keep in mind that some places are PREPAY, most aren't. my experience that If you are willing to ask, most of the attendants have no issue with you handling the nozzle once they remove it from the cradle. Especially with insurance concerns as well as the fact that They don't want to lose a customer. Most owners will even back up the customer, as the liability for repainting the car would fall on the Company then the attendant depending on how far most people want to push it.

 There is a few exceptions to the rule of "Mandatory fuel attendant and that is Tribal reservations. As they are souvenir nations they "Don't" have to follow that rule and "Generally" are able to fuel your own vehicle. They are few and far between. But they are out there. Arrowhead Travel plaza at the base of Cabbage Hill Between Pendleton and La Grande is one of them.

On a side note, Oddest place I have ever seen a "STOCK" fuel neck is behind the tail light of a 1950's Chevy. The drivers side tail light pulled out  on telescoping arms and hinged about 45 degrees and the neck was behind it. I thought it was the coolest place ever. I know my cars, but that one threw me for a loop. I am sure the owner was happy with the idea as he never would need a locking gas cap.


Ingenuity through stupidity, Do something stupid and through Ingenuity you will find a way out of it.

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1979 Dodge Ram Charger
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2011, 10:34:49 AM »
Ummm, that should be sovereign (as in independent) nations!
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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2011, 02:26:01 PM »
Thank you, I was a bit tired when I typed that, and didn't properly use my spell check obviously. Sorry


Ingenuity through stupidity, Do something stupid and through Ingenuity you will find a way out of it.

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1979 Dodge Ram Charger
1985 Dodge Diplomate
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1982 AMC Eagle wagon (Was going to be parts car)

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Re: Each time I take an AMC for a 'FILL ER UP'
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2011, 11:36:36 PM »
No worries. Just poking a little fun. Don't take it too serial! 8^)
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