|The gasporter was
primarily built for use on small airports to service small plaines, but
you can see from these photos they were marketed for other application
as well. It was not built by Crosley but on a Crosley
A surprising number seem to have survived, with several now in restored
condition. This is the only material I have found on the
gasporter, if you have other literature or information please send it
me to add to the page.
Engineering Research Associates Inc
1902 West Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul 4, Minnesota
- Complete, efficient, one-man operation.
- Goes anywhere that a plane can land.
- Has 200 gallon capacity.
- Operates efficiently on any aviation fuel.
- Dispensing equipment operated by power take-off from engine.
- Has three way valve-for plane de-fueling - for replenishing
tonk-for fuel transfers.
- Has convenient compartment for carrying ample lubricating
oil and accessories.
- Equipped with automatic shut-off nozzle.
- Has electric starter and generator.
- Built on the new, sturdy Crosley truck chassis.
- Powered with the famous lightweight Crosley Cobra
- Economical, versatile, rugged and safe.
- Protection against possible water contamination.
Link to feature and specification scan.
Specifications subject to revision
- Height: at steering wheel 65" at platform 45"
- Width: 48"
- Length (overall): 130"
- Weight (empty): 1400 lbs
- Tires: 4.50 X 12
- Power Plant: 4-cylinder, in line, liquid cooled, 28 H.P.
Crosley Cobra engine
- Chassis: Crosley truck chassis
- Electrical System: Standard 6-volt starter and generator
- Brakes: 4 wheel for both service and parking
- Speed: Variable (governor factory. set at approximately 9
- Equipment: 2.5 cal. per minute capacity, power-driven
air eliminator and meter; 10' hose; discharge line equipped with safety
overflow nozzle; tank capacity 200 gallons (net) equipped with four
gallon sump; tank made of 13 gallon steel, welded construction.
- Body: Steel, heavily reinforced
- Finish: Prime coat, ready for finish to individual color
scheme and specification.
Price List of Gasporter Oilporter and Extras
Effective July 7, 1947
GASPORTER (with prime coat) - $1,875.00
OILPORTER (one compartment) - $1,975.00
(two compartment) - $2,095.00
- Filter (10 micron, Pyrolator Type) 25 GPM - $99.50
- Ticket Printer for Register (Pittsburgh MD-MS
Accumulative System) - $80.00
- Engine Hour Meter. 6 Volt -$32.50
- Seat - $12.00
- Grab Rail - $3.75
- Spot Lights (Automobile Type) and 2 Tail Lights wired in
Armored Cable - $42.50
- Meter and Register (Brodie 2") - $245.00
- Meter and Register with Air Eliminator (Brodie) - $310.00
- Meter to read in Liters or Imperial Gallons - $2.50
- Pump Suction Connection (including quick coupling, hose
drop pipe) - $44.50
- Portable Air Compressor Tank with filler valve, hose and
gauge - $35.00
- Spare Wheel, Tire and Tube - Current Price
- 4" Safety Cap (3/4" vacuum vent, 2" fusible section) - $7.50
- Internal Shut-off Valve (Morrison No. 203 or similar)
- Shut-off Valve Controls to operate from seat - $35.00
- Solenoid Valve - $30.00
- Fire Extinguisher (1 qt'. carbon tetrachloride) - $14.00
- Extra Hose (10 ft. lengths) - $13.50
|Prices subject to change without
notice. Dealer discounts may be obtained from Kerrivin Hagerty,
Engineering Research Associates, Inc., 1902 West Minnehaha Avenue, St.
Paul 4, Minnesota.
Link to price list scan.