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by Jim_l
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help Me Date My New $10 129 Lamp
Replies: 18
Views: 527

Re: Help Me Date My New $10 129 Lamp

A 129 lamp is what got me started in this hobby/addiction back in '08. I had had it for about 20 years in my basement. Got it from my Father in Law who had it in his basement for who knows how long. I finally decided to see if I could get it working and looked on the interwebs and came across Frank ...
by Jim_l
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is there such a thing?
Replies: 22
Views: 737

Re: Is there such a thing?

Yup. I sold one at the Ramsey Campout a few years back.
by Jim_l
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: UTC Time Stamp
Replies: 1
Views: 41

UTC Time Stamp

I noticed the time stamp looked way off , so I started looking around and saw that it's "UTC".
Had to look that up.
We ain't got no UTC out here in the sticks.
by Jim_l
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Who Made It Here To The New CCF?
Replies: 177
Views: 1526

Re: Who Made It Here To The New CCF?

I tried to get here about the time of the change over but couldn't. Tried today and didn't have any problem.
Now I gotta check out how this new format works.
by Jim_l
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Conversion to Nat Gas?
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Conversion to Nat Gas?

I'll bet the Amish could tell you how to do it...
by Jim_l
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lets talk knots
Replies: 49
Views: 423

Lets talk knots

Hey !! I 've been using a surgeon's knot for years and didn't know it.

I wonder if maybe I'm s surgeon and don't know it ???
by Jim_l
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Need tips on how to remove fuel cap from an AGM P67 lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Need tips on how to remove fuel cap from an AGM P67 lamp

Good going.
When you go to use it, a viton o-ring works good on this kind of cap.
Just leave the lead seal in there if it's not messed up.

by Jim_l
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Need tips on how to remove fuel cap from an AGM P67 lamp
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Need tips on how to remove fuel cap from an AGM P67 lamp

You could try heating it with something flameless, like a soldering iron or something.
Good luck with it.
by Jim_l
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mini Light-up (pic heavy)
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Mini Light-up (pic heavy)

Nice light up, and good finds.
I'm thinkin' the 427 is more likely Feb. of '28 though.
by Jim_l
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 216
Replies: 10
Views: 421

216

WOW!!
by Jim_l
Thu May 02, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Opinions needed on a 228C problem
Replies: 22
Views: 428

Opinions needed on a 228C problem

Been a while since I had mine apart, but doesn't the C's have the fat check valve like the B's and milspecs ?
If so, I don't think an o-ring will work.
by Jim_l
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242C Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 536

242C Problem

If the packing in the generator is like a woven cord it's probably made of asbestos.<br />If like a cardboard tube it's, well we think it's a ceramic paper type of material.<br />I haven't messed with the asbestos kind but I've heated the other kind with a propane torch til it turns red and burned t...
by Jim_l
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 202 burn back in burner?
Replies: 19
Views: 359

202 burn back in burner?

It's obvious that someone before you rebuilt the genny, since you said you found bronze wool in there.
Maybe they replaced the burner cap screen with a larger mesh.
Do you have another 200A type lantern you can compare it to ?

by Jim_l
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 202 has very yellow light output.
Replies: 11
Views: 338

202 has very yellow light output.

The newer ones seem to perform about like the new Coleman mantles.
Good idea on trying them on the same lantern.

Very nice looking 202, by the way..

by Jim_l
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 202 has very yellow light output.
Replies: 11
Views: 338

202 has very yellow light output.

You might try one of those mantles on another lantern and see how it performs.

by Jim_l
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mica split rivets ?
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Mica split rivets ?

How about these.<br /><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Water-Brass-Decorating-Rivets-Clothes/dp/B00O2MG3M6/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1548140055&sr=8-16&keywords=paper+rivets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.amazon.com/Water-Brass-Decorating-Rivets-Clothes/dp/B00O2MG3M6/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qi...
by Jim_l
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What flavor of QL 327 is this if at all?
Replies: 10
Views: 329

What flavor of QL 327 is this if at all?

I'm thinkin' that's really early for that type of fount and vent if that's April/26 . Couldn't be a late one from '34 could it ?

Anyone else have one that early ?

It'd be cool if you have the earliest one known..

by Jim_l
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Nulite Giant
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Nulite Giant

Wow ! Nice find Mike.
Glad Neil could ID it for you before you restored it to its unoriginal condition.
Nulite Giants are cool, but this has to be quite rare.
First I've seen.

Congrats.

by Jim_l
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Paint colors for a black 222B?
Replies: 15
Views: 251

Paint colors for a black 222B?

Umm ??
Isn't black pretty much black ?

by Jim_l
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tilley PL53 help
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Tilley PL53 help

No experience with them, Dan, but it sounds like someone screwed the posts in too far and punctured the fount.
Hope you get it fixed.
I'm sure you will.

by Jim_l
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 F/A Tube - Thread Size - Converting to straight pick-up
Replies: 6
Views: 196

242 F/A Tube - Thread Size - Converting to straight pick-up

If you have removed the rod and the bottom of the f/a tube there is no need to solder or otherwise plug the air holes at the top.<br />The restriction of the little hole in the bottom by the F/A rod is what causes the air to be drawn into the inner fuel tube.<br />Without the rod and especially the ...
by Jim_l
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Acquired a lamp
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Acquired a lamp

Check to see if it has a fuel/air tube or just a fuel tube in the fount.
That'll help in identifying it.

by Jim_l
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Unknown Stove ID Help
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Unknown Stove ID Help

Check out the KFL3 lamp/lantern with the K-Fuel on this page of Terry's site,<br /><br /><a target="_blank" href="https://terry-marsh.com/propane-lantern-stove-heater-manufacturers-a-b/" rel="nofollow">https://terry-marsh.com/propane-lantern-stove-heater-manufacturers-a-b/</a><br /><br />It appears ...
by Jim_l
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242a frames
Replies: 6
Views: 284

242a frames

Don't know about that.
I know the 243 series did.
by Jim_l
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: LRL 21B problems Update: problem solved!
Replies: 61
Views: 769

LRL 21B problems Update: problem solved!

OK, I'm thinkin' maybe the "cam", if that's the right word, at the end of the shaft assembly might not be bent right, causing a short stroke of the eccentric.
Have you looked into that possibility ?

by Jim_l
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Inconsistent lanterns
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Inconsistent lanterns

Do polar bears hibernate ??

by Jim_l
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: LRL 21B problems Update: problem solved!
Replies: 61
Views: 769

LRL 21B problems Update: problem solved!

Sounds like you have it solved, but for future reference, the pump/air stem on most lanterns is the same size stock as the eccentric block, at least on Colemans.

by Jim_l
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: A Check Valve The Tool Won't Fit
Replies: 12
Views: 627

A Check Valve The Tool Won't Fit

I filed a slight bevel on mine just to get it started in those tight ones.

by Jim_l
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman slant stem valve
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Coleman slant stem valve

Terry Marsh has a lot of info on these.
Might try contacting him.



by Jim_l
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Keroman
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Coleman Keroman

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by Jim_l
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Wards Hot Plate Info
Replies: 30
Views: 508

Wards Hot Plate Info

Great job cleaning those parts up and getting it going.<br />Good pics..<br /><br />Here's a diagram of how your valve works.<br />I'm not sure who did it but they did an excellent job.<br /><a target="_blank" rel="lightbox" href="/files/attachments/3857588-Preway%20instant%20light%20%231.jpg"><img ...
by Jim_l
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242c help !
Replies: 15
Views: 385

242c help !

<blockquote><strong>mikew wrote:</strong> <br /><br />Just checked my 242C's and think you pegged it. My 11/45 has the hex bung, steel packing and generator nut, steel base plate and air tubes, and two pump cap screws. My 12/46 does not have the hex bung and has only one pump cap screw.</blockquote>...
by Jim_l
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Wards Hot Plate Info
Replies: 30
Views: 508

Wards Hot Plate Info

Cool stove.
Try some heat on that stuck valve.
Go easy.
You don't want to force anything and end up breaking something.


by Jim_l
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What will I find?
Replies: 7
Views: 211

What will I find?

Sounds like the fuel/air tube is clogged at the bottom, allowing only air from the fount..

by Jim_l
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 134 Match Light Lamp question
Replies: 15
Views: 328

134 Match Light Lamp question

OK, am I confused or is someone else ??
I thought "Match Lighting" was for lamps with a Q-99, and those with a fuel/air tube were designated "Instant Lighting".

by Jim_l
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220/228 kero conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 186

220/228 kero conversion

A 201 genny is a good swap for a 242 or 200A conversion, but would probably be undersized for a two mantle conversion.<br />A 202 genny is the same as a 200A genny.<br />Coleman used to make the T44K generator for the 235's and some kero lamps but they're discontinued, which is why we have to use th...
by Jim_l
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200a flame up
Replies: 10
Views: 313

200a flame up

One option, since the hole in the air tube is apparently enlarged enough for the 220 genny to fit through, is to put the tip from the 200 genny on the 220 genny.<br />Hopefully the 200 genny orifice isn't enlarged by use.<br />Be sure to use the tip cleaner from the 200 genny as well.<br /><br /><br...
by Jim_l
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Identification help.
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Identification help.

Yeah, first generation/style of the 103.
That vent is correct.
by Jim_l
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 13
Views: 461

What is this?

It's for striking a match on when you need to check the fuel level. Duhhh....


by Jim_l
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Why is it that most lanterns I have reach a "max pump" pressure, and others I can pump the fount forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Why is it that most lanterns I have reach a "max pump" pressure, and others I can pump the fount forever?

Dave, do you get much air back through the CV with the air stem still open ?<br />Sounds like the pumps are in good shape.<br />Might need to clean or replace the CV.<br />Do you get a lot of air escaping when you open the fuel cap, after pumping it up good ?<br />My 335 and 275's are very bright.<b...
by Jim_l
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM #90 heater generator
Replies: 5
Views: 219

AGM #90 heater generator

I'll bet if a pricker can't be found, one could be made.
The tip with the pricker unscrews from the rod..

by Jim_l
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Why is it that most lanterns I have reach a "max pump" pressure, and others I can pump the fount forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Why is it that most lanterns I have reach a "max pump" pressure, and others I can pump the fount forever?

Try pushing the pump down with the air stem closed.
If you can push it down, you have a pump problem.
If not, you might have a CV problem.


by Jim_l
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Updated with pics...S.S Lamp CQ F104 assistance
Replies: 17
Views: 271

Updated with pics...S.S Lamp CQ F104 assistance

It looks great, Earnie, but there's no way I would have stripped that paint.
You may have had the only remaining example of that paint scheme.
At least you now have a good looking lamp though, but don't loose those photos of it's original paint, for future reference.

by Jim_l
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to get a nail out of a fount without a pen magnet?
Replies: 102
Views: 1685

How to get a nail out of a fount without a pen magnet?

Don't give up, Wader.
Just keep shaking it.
If you consider the odds of a nail falling in there in the first place, you have to figure your odds of shaking it out just have to be better by a large factor.
It CAN be done..
We're all rooting for you.
by Jim_l
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Akron 134G question
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Akron 134G question

I can't recall seeing where there has been much trouble with stress cracks with these.<br />I have seen a lot of them have lost a lot of their chrome plating though.<br />I'm lucky to have one with near perfect plating.<br />The one I have has the bail that attaches to the two uprights that go throu...
by Jim_l
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Found a 220? today and a 228C Help on ID ??
Replies: 18
Views: 384

Found a 220? today and a 228C Help on ID ??

A lot (some say all) of BX's have, or had, ceramic burner caps too.
Can't see if yours does or not.


by Jim_l
Fri May 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Draino Crystals
Replies: 26
Views: 677

Draino Crystals

Isn't "Arm&Hammer Washing Soda" lye ?

by Jim_l
Tue May 08, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: got this last night, any info would be helpful
Replies: 12
Views: 433

got this last night, any info would be helpful

<blockquote><strong>OH172 wrote:</strong> well took a few thing apart and cleaned them up ,it works,now any idea if it can be converted to propane?</blockquote><br />Ehhh,,,???<br />I hope you're just jerking our chain about the propane.<br />We're all about restoring and preservation, not modernizi...
by Jim_l
Fri May 04, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Higgins single burner flame
Replies: 34
Views: 436

Higgins single burner flame

Ray, are you absolutely sure there's no blockage in the mixing chamber/manifold ?
If swapping the genny doesn't help, I'd check out the manifold really wellll.

by Jim_l
Wed May 02, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Turd trouble
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Turd trouble

Well, to be fair, if I worked some place like that, and someone came in and asked for a schrader valve for his turd, I'd look at them like they were crazy too...


Unless of coarse I was a Coleman collector.
Then I'd think it was a perfectly reasonable request.