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by gootsch
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 502 burner bowl won't budge
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: 502 burner bowl won't budge

I got mine at NAPA.
by gootsch
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel mixing thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 579

Re: Fuel mixing thoughts

I have a dozen lanterns of various ages at my Camp. Some have been there over 30 years, some only a few. It is a pain to truly drain and dry them to really get all the water that may be in them out as the is no electricity to run a compressor. So every couple of years I drain what I can out of all o...
by gootsch
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How many years do you get out of a lantern or stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 639

Re: How many years do you get out of a lantern or stove?

8 years ago I took my '63 502 stove on it's golden anniversary tour of about 10,000 miles. Looking forward to taking it on it's 60th birthday tour in 2023, 15,000 miles this time. It was the only stove that I took, I have that much confidence in it.
by gootsch
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Old tractor tires, OT
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Old tractor tires, OT

I go to Carlislebrandtires.com to find my off road tires. I copy down all the numbers that I can find about the tires once I have found them at the web site then go on the web and find out who has the tire available. I hate to say this but usually Walmart has the best prices and they deliver quickly...
by gootsch
Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Poor boys fat bottom single (How to)
Replies: 13
Views: 459

Re: Poor boys fat bottom single (How to)

This is the project that I had in mind for this winter. Thank you. Looks much easier if I had a drill press or a milling machine to drill the hole to the correct size and to start the tap straight .
by gootsch
Sat Oct 30, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Why Two Mantles?
Replies: 16
Views: 406

Re: Why Two Mantles?

A 288 has 2 mantles. A 286 has one mantle. They both use the same generator. They both call for #21 mantles.
How can this be ? Why does the 286 not over fuel the single #21 mantle ?
by gootsch
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Something's wrong here....
Replies: 30
Views: 725

Re: OT Something's wrong here....

In my experience compasses do not work well when placed next to one another.
by gootsch
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: advice on a better mouse trap
Replies: 26
Views: 346

Re: OT: advice on a better mouse trap

I use a rubber band to attach a slice of hot dog to the trigger of a snap trap, it works well and sometimes will catch several mice before needing to be replaced.
by gootsch
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Putting 200A burner on 220 fount
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Putting 200A burner on 220 fount

Good to know. I think that this frank is going to be my next project. I will try to use a friend of mine's milling machine to accurately drill and tap the hole.
by gootsch
Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Putting 200A burner on 220 fount
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Putting 200A burner on 220 fount

So a 220 FA tube is not quite long enough to work or is a 635 FA tube longer than a 220 FA tube ?
by gootsch
Sun Oct 03, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Putting 200A burner on 220 fount
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Putting 200A burner on 220 fount

Why could you not just cut the original 220 valve off flush with the top of the fount and then drill and tap for the 200A valve through the remains of the 220 valve ?
by gootsch
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Brass Scrap Value EUREKA!!
Replies: 29
Views: 813

Re: Brass Scrap Value

Some people with dirty old carburetors have resorted to putting them into a crock pot with Simple Green for a hot overnight soak to remove material that has settled in over the years. Relatively cheap and non-toxic and may work for you.
by gootsch
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Christmas this year
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Christmas this year

Maybe I will just give them access to my OCP wish list. Maybe I will plump up the wish list a bit first.
by gootsch
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Seems like Silly Money to me...
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Seems like Silly Money to me...

That is what I was thinking.
by gootsch
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I think I'm going to need a new generator
Replies: 38
Views: 634

Re: I think I'm going to need a new generator

Go to Home Depot. Get a set of drills by Milwaukee designed to be use with an impact driver, these have 1/4 '' hex shanks. Buy the Milwaukee 6 '' extension for hex shanks. Put together you now have a set of 9'' long drill bits for this project.
by gootsch
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I think I'm going to need a new generator
Replies: 38
Views: 634

Re: I think I'm going to need a new generator

I have seen lanterns that looked like this before, come to find out they had been fueled with a steady diet of Amaco Super Premium Unleaded gasoline long ago. This fuel was available back when all gasoline had lead in it and was the preferred fuel for Mercury outboard motors. The inside of the fount...
by gootsch
Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 229 needs help
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: 229 needs help

It has been pumped up for 4 days already, it holds pressure just fine.
by gootsch
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 229 needs help
Replies: 4
Views: 74

229 needs help

A friend gave me a 229 to repair. The symptoms are that it holds pressure, lights easily and then goes out seconds later, repeat soon after. Plenty of fresh fuel, pump works well, fount is clean inside, passes air, looks clean and almost new, cap gasket looks good, mantle looks fine, the valve does ...
by gootsch
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New fuel valve packing keeps cracking
Replies: 62
Views: 991

Re: New fuel valve packing keeps cracking

I live in Maine. I was on a long camping trip that brought me to Texas when the valve packing on my 285 started leaking badly.I tightened down the packing nut to no avail. I then removed to nut, picked out all the pieces of the packing with my Swiss Army knife and carefully saved all the little piec...
by gootsch
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 530 Stove questions
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: 530 Stove questions

Hamilton Marine has stainless steel cotter pins. HamiltonMarine.com
by gootsch
Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Gen Tube Cleaning
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: Gen Tube Cleaning

I had a 249 generator that was fully coked solid, as in nothing moved. I let it soak in one of those dip type carb cleaners for several months ( it was Winter in Maine and too cold to tinker in the garage for very long at a time ). After soaking for most of the winter it came right apart nice as you...
by gootsch
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman A41 USA made
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Coleman A41 USA made

He did not need to put it in the classifieds, I'll bet that he had 50 PMs before the first hour was over.
by gootsch
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Still Waiting.....
Replies: 31
Views: 527

Re: Still Waiting.....

If you want to truly make some money, perfect a reverse microwave oven, put in a warm beer, beep, beep, start, 30 seconds later a cold beer. There is some money to be made.
by gootsch
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 23
Views: 520

Re: D-Day

The veteran who attended the ceremony grew up at Indian Island, Maine, he is a Native American. He now lives in France. He is 95 years old. Travel to France is restricted because of COVID.
by gootsch
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Does anyone still us conventional oil? If so, why?
Replies: 44
Views: 698

Re: Does anyone still us conventional oil? If so, why?

The only thing that I use non-detergent oil for is as a wood preservative. Pour two coats onto your new PT and the wood does not wear out in the weather. It puts all other wood protectorantes to shame.
by gootsch
Tue May 18, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Unexpected relations?
Replies: 21
Views: 447

Re: Unexpected relations?

I was at work the other day when the phone rang, the ID with the name and number was there and the caller had the same last name as mine. As I was getting what the customer wanted I inquired as to the customer's last name, we compared family notes for a few minutes and determined that we were cousin...
by gootsch
Wed May 12, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Tucker Sno Cat
Replies: 44
Views: 591

Re: OT: Tucker Snow Cat

Tuckers groomed many acres of ski slopes here in Maine for a very long time. They continue to groom many miles of snowmobile trails. They used easily found components in their construction and are therefore "cheap to keep ". The one pictured is an old one with steel tracks, rubber tracks have been u...
by gootsch
Mon May 03, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b burner frame electrolysis
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: 220b burner frame electrolysis

I painted a frame with galvanizing paint 25 years ago and have had no problems with the paint.
by gootsch
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amazing restoration story
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Amazing restoration story

I know of a brand new one that got tossed into Alagash Lake in Northern Maine years ago. A short temper and alcohol were involved I imagine knowing the crew. As to it's disposition I don't rickly remember.
by gootsch
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Replace gasket w/o harming filler cap screw
Replies: 24
Views: 444

Re: Replace gasket w/o harming filler cap screw

I had a similar situation, I could not remove the screw to replace the gasket. I put the cap, up side down, on a flameproof surface and took a mini torch to the old gasket. Within 30 seconds the old gasket was chard enough to be easily removed and replaced and I did not harm the paint. You need a ho...
by gootsch
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wheel stove progress
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Wheel stove progress

I have one that was given to me by an officer from the 10th Mountain Division. He used it in Italy during WWII. It works just fine. I believe that mine was made by Coleman.
by gootsch
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: this weeks Thursday flea mkt find
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: this weeks Thursday flea mkt find

Studebaker
by gootsch
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lampie’s-117-A pick-up screen
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: Lampie’s-119A pick-up screen

I have heard that Simple Green in a warm crock pot over night being used to clean long dirty and clogged carburetors, it might work here also.
by gootsch
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repairing shock corded steel poles...
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Repairing shock corded steel poles...

I hold tension on the cord with needle nose vise grips when I while I make up the fixings on the end of the cord then release the vise grips to see if the tension is about correct. If the old cord is not broken I pull it from the section, clamp it with the vise grips, undo the fixing, lay a piece of...
by gootsch
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repairing shock corded steel poles...
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Re: Repairing shock corded steel poles...

I buy my 1/8th inch shock cord for tent repairs from Hamilton Marine.com at $0.19 per foot. They have other sizes also.
by gootsch
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I'm Still an Alkie!
Replies: 17
Views: 246

Re: I'm Still an Alkie!

Heat and quench will get the wick out. Just start out gently and be patient.
by gootsch
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I can't decide
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: I can't decide

249
by gootsch
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: About the time 286
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: About the time 286

I often wondered the same question.
by gootsch
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1941 Canada Coleman lamtern 249 247 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: 1941 Canada Coleman lamtern 249 247 ?

My 249 was also missing the collar. I ended up with a 242 collar on it as it was all I could find. Maybe someday the correct collar will come along.
by gootsch
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Western movie list
Replies: 83
Views: 890

Re: OT Western movie list

Stagecoach with John Wayne
by gootsch
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Are the Thermos lanterns any good
Replies: 44
Views: 496

Are the Thermos lanterns any good

I had one long ago, my worst operating Coleman lanterns always worked better than that Thermos lantern so I gave it to the local Rotary auction, my sister unknowingly almost bought it to give to me, I am glad that she did not.
by gootsch
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 burning rich?
Replies: 15
Views: 278

500 burning rich?

My 502 did the same thing, also with no yellow flame. I then noticed that the black whatever that had lined the fount was gone and it seemed that it was now on the inside of the burner cup. The black was hard to remove from the burner cup.
by gootsch
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A few more while on vacation scores
Replies: 16
Views: 366

A few more while on vacation scores

I have used SunnySide camp fuel in the past when it was available. It worked well.
by gootsch
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 220/228 Coleman big hats
Replies: 15
Views: 395

220/228 Coleman big hats

The first Coleman that I ever collected was a b/47 Big Hat, in the box, with the words "Spare Lantern " hand written on the box. It sprang a leak the other day near the bottom of the side, I almost cried. The search is on for a D nickel fount.
by gootsch
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hmm..when DID production of iron pumps end?
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Hmm..when DID production of iron pumps end?

In the early '90's I bought one just like the one pictured directly from Coleman.
by gootsch
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Ruined Fount?
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Ruined Fount?

Get the CV tool, worth every penny.
by gootsch
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: rust in tank
Replies: 42
Views: 659

rust in tank

Try Evaporust.
by gootsch
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel cylinder Problem -Can't replace pump, pin inside cylinder leaning to one side
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Fuel cylinder Problem -Can't replace pump, pin inside cylinder leaning to one side

I take the pin completely out and put it inside the pump plunger then I put the plunger into the pump barrel and push the assembly down the barrel and thread the pin into its place.
by gootsch
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shouldn't need a 3 piece gasket for awhile
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Shouldn't need a 3 piece gasket for awhile

I find that o-rings last about 20 years as cap gaskets before they develop micro cracks, they do not harden up but I replace them anyway. Much easier to replace than flat gaskets.
by gootsch
Wed May 27, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Black crud on the bottom of the font
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Black crud on the bottom of the font

Acetone does it for me.