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by alciuffetelli
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?

BillG wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:10 pm Pliers Al....have done many of these
Thanks, Bill...that's the kind of information I can use. One of the first and lasting lessons of Fettle 101 is that brass is soft and can break! This part of my problem is fixed...now to find a new burner cap and screen!
by alciuffetelli
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?

"Discretion is the better part of valor..." You should be able to trouble shoot any issues without taking it apart. not in this case...the sluggish fuel pick up was remedied by stretching the spring on the metering rod. But I tread gingerly in areas I'm unsure about, thus the benefits of discretion...
by alciuffetelli
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?

Northman49 wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:47 am Here is the F/A tube from a 335.

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Yes...that's it. Never having seen this before, I was hesitant to put pliers onto the head of the tube to try to unscrew it. Discretion is the better part of valor...
by alciuffetelli
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!

Phredd wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:51 am The parts diagram for a 335 shows an octagonal shape at the top of the fuel/air tube (see figure below). Is yours not like this?

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No...it's round, no flats at all. These brass parts are so delicate I didn't want to destroy it.
by alciuffetelli
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!

By screwed up he means that the small hole at the bottom end of the f/a tube probably has some crud in it that's blocking the flow of gas while the rod is sticking through it. Try preheating your generator then opening the valve all the way. If it lights and stays lit, you'll need to pull the valve...
by alciuffetelli
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?
Replies: 10
Views: 225

335 fuel air tube...335 experts?

Tearing down a Canadian 335 (2/71) that won't produce a steady fuel supply. With the generator removed and the fount pressurized, it is quite apparent that the fuel supply is intermittent. I suspect the fuel tube is the problem, so I pulled the valve assembly from the fount...but the fuel air tube r...
by alciuffetelli
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: generator for a 247 Scout
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: generator for a 247 Scout

Thanks for the confirmation guys.
by alciuffetelli
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: generator for a 247 Scout
Replies: 3
Views: 90

generator for a 247 Scout

I'm assuming you can use the 201 generator on a 247 Scout? I have put in some effort to find an answer to this question without success. I did check the archives...just not seeing it.
by alciuffetelli
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: I didn't expect this....Fount ripped apart.
Replies: 30
Views: 766

Re: I didn't expect this....Fount ripped apart.

Thinking out loud.... Can this be fixed by brazing the bung back on? Wonder if the valve assembly was rocked back and forth while trying to remove it, causing the brazing to fail. One thing’s for sure, the gasoila did it’s job...... I think you're confusing the original post with the one I made in ...
by alciuffetelli
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Faded globes...
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Re: Faded globes...

rob_pontius wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:11 pm The logos aren't etched into the globes, they're painted on. You would need to find a way to apply the paint on top of a raised surface.
well, then, I guess my idea won't work...cuz I definitely ain't no artist!
by alciuffetelli
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Faded globes...
Replies: 10
Views: 233

Faded globes...

Has anyone ever found a way to refresh the faded print on the older globes? I'm thinking there must be some way to add a little red, green or white pigment to the etched surface of the lettering that has faded. I realize it would have to be relatively heat resistant and able to be fairly easily remo...
by alciuffetelli
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Holes in Coleman #11 mantles
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: Holes in Coleman #11 mantles

same problem with 21s...especially, it seems, with those coming out of 4-paks (?). I took four mantles out of a pack a few weeks ago to inspect them for damage after having "issues". I found that each of the four mantles was a different size to begin with, which explained why some mantles don't seem...
by alciuffetelli
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman fuel
Replies: 13
Views: 456

Re: Coleman fuel

leaving them open allows fresh, moisture laden air to continually enter...and in cold temps, that moist air condenses leaving liquid water behind. Just think about how water condenses from the air on any relatively cool surface ...your car, your windows, your patio furniture...summer or winter. The ...
by alciuffetelli
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Carry case for Big Hat lanterns?
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Carry case for Big Hat lanterns?

Coleman US made both the guillotine and clamshell cases for big hats. Not sure what Coleman Canada produced I've had issues in accommodating the taller vents on the E series (vs. the F and later). Maybe you know if there was any provision for adjusting the part that fits the nut at the top of the c...
by alciuffetelli
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Which ultrasound to buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 354

Re: Which ultrasound to buy?

BjornBee wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:46 am So exactly what parts of a lantern can be cleaned by this manner?
Assuming you have one large enough, can you put painted founts in? Does it damage paint?
What about items with gaskets?
Thank you.
no paint in the ultrasonic cleaner unless you want to remove it.
by alciuffetelli
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: I didn't expect this....Fount ripped apart.
Replies: 30
Views: 766

Re: I didn't expect this....Fount ripped apart.

I didn't expect this either...
by alciuffetelli
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM Q99 generator
Replies: 2
Views: 163

AGM Q99 generator

Will the AGM Q99 fit Coleman lanterns (specifically, the 427)?
by alciuffetelli
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Terminolgy help
Replies: 45
Views: 1914

Re: Terminolgy help

that's a great job, curlyjoe...definitely had a few OS moments!
by alciuffetelli
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Terminolgy help
Replies: 45
Views: 1914

Re: Terminolgy help

Northman49 wrote: Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:08 pm Yes, it's the "more" I need.
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sounds like a job for you, Northman49...let the compilation begin!
by alciuffetelli
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F 09/55
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: 228F 09/55

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by alciuffetelli
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F 09/55
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: 228F 09/55

I read the links about posting pics...now I have to figure how to reduce the file size to post. Who knew fixing lanterns was so educational?
by alciuffetelli
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A Flooding at the mantle
Replies: 39
Views: 760

Re: 200A Flooding at the mantle

Just had fuel dripping from the burner tubes on an old 228...clogged air tube.
by alciuffetelli
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Nasty fuel air tube
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: Nasty fuel air tube

Working on a B 47 228d. There was what i think is gasoline inside the tank. The amount of lacquer inside this thing is amazing. Here is a picture of the fuel air tube when i pulled it out. The thing was sticky to the touch and i could not get the rod and spring out. I soaked it in acetone for about...
by alciuffetelli
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F 09/55
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: 228F 09/55

Ok...pulled the old fuel/air tube and found it failed Tobys test.The orifice at the bottom of the tube seemed fine. Replaced it with a cleaned up one from a 7/52 220E and problem solved. Wish I could figure how to post pics....😕
by alciuffetelli
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve tightening
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Valve tightening

Original clocking is always the way to go, but I never understood placing the decal under the filler cap. I'm kinda OCD on things like this, and I feel the decal should be staring me in the face as I adjust the valve. I've repainted a few founts now, and I always have to stop myself from placing the...
by alciuffetelli
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F 09/55
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: 228F 09/55

If you disassemble it again notice how much the metering rod sticks out the bottom and how much wiggle there is from the rod and the pickup orfice compared to a known good F/A tube. Also to test you can leave the collar and burner cage off so you don't have to completely resemble to just test. Here...
by alciuffetelli
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F 09/55
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: 228F 09/55

My only experiences with what you talk about were with one having the metering rod that was too short and the other one the pickup orfice had corroded so bad it enlarged the hole negating the air circuit. Something else too look for is make sure the air circuit is free flowing by placing your finge...
by alciuffetelli
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F 09/55
Replies: 17
Views: 360

228F 09/55

I've done a complete tear down on this 1955 big hat, including the valve assembly and new packing. On re-assembly, I pressurized the tank and opened the gas valve to listen for the classic "sputtering" sound, and I heard that...then it stopped and I saw liquid fuel dripping through the burner cap an...
by alciuffetelli
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to remove wax from a vent?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: How to remove wax from a vent?

Back in the day, we used non-detergent ammonia to strip wax from cars before painting.
by alciuffetelli
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220f not gaining much pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: 220f not gaining much pressure

Assuming that you're familiar with how the pump works, you might have a check valve that's stuck open. You can pour a little carb cleaner in the pump and let it sit for a few days, pour it out and see if that does anything. The ultimate bummer is crack or leak in the fount itself, but it would have ...
by alciuffetelli
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rattling Glass Globes: Anyone invent pads-gasket-shock absorbers?
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Rattling Glass Globes: Anyone invent pads-gasket-shock absorbers?

[QUOTE username=Sixslinger userid=7410444 postid=1319614616]Seems like someone must have solved this common issue:<br />What can I use to stop rattling glass lantern globes? I need some kind of pad, spacer, shock absorbers to keep globes secure and jiggle-free when traveling, that is also heat/melt ...
by alciuffetelli
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200a700 pump q
Replies: 15
Views: 278

200a700 pump q

[QUOTE username=Tgarner01 userid=6974212 postid=1319614233]<br /><br />Hate is a strong word.... I'm in the strongly dislike category <img class="emoji bbc_img" src="https://twemoji.maxcdn.com/v/13.0.1/72x72/1f601.png" data-emoji="emoji" alt="😁" /> ...
by alciuffetelli
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 275 Schrader valve
Replies: 8
Views: 259

275 Schrader valve

[QUOTE username=Sapman userid=7345621 postid=1319608311]Thanks guys. I took it apart in the interest of safety. Thanks to information provided its a 275a so I feel better about simply reassembling as is. Regards![/QUOTE]I'm with you...I want to take every lantern I get apart and reassemble to exacti...
by alciuffetelli
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 Liner is separating from fount
Replies: 14
Views: 304

295 Liner is separating from fount

[QUOTE username=T_Ryan5289 userid=7478527 postid=1319519304]<br /><br />I've got some lacquer thinner and denatured alcohol (probably some acetone too) sitting around the house. 75-100 times of shaking seems like a lot of work. I've rather mix a hot batch and shake less, being mindful of the paint. ...
by alciuffetelli
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 Liner is separating from fount
Replies: 14
Views: 304

295 Liner is separating from fount

I just did the BB dance last weekend. Toby had advised using acetone with the BBs, but I knew I'd be doing a new paint job if I did. I used fuel with the BBs shaking the living daylights out of it, dumped the tank of fuel (and some BBs), filtered the fuel before pouring it back in the tank and repea...
by alciuffetelli
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F teardown not going as planned
Replies: 20
Views: 372

228F teardown not going as planned

Mike should sell a plug that fits the cleanout housing but doesn't have the long cleanout rod that requires you rotate the cage and the cleanout housing at the same rate. I'm already planning my next project (220F) so I think I'm going to work on this series (parts readily available, which make them...
by alciuffetelli
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F teardown not going as planned
Replies: 20
Views: 372

228F teardown not going as planned

OK, people...your help has brought great success! My first "big hat" 7/70 (first anything before 1982). Special thanks to Toby for tipping me off a bout the red liner deterioration. I spent about 100 cycles of re-filtered fuel and BBs to beat every bit I could out of it (taxed my patience big time)....
by alciuffetelli
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Classic 288 pulse
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Classic 288 pulse

yes.
by alciuffetelli
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Classic 288 pulse
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Classic 288 pulse

Chuck, I will give it a try! Thanks for the tip!
by alciuffetelli
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Classic 288 pulse
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Classic 288 pulse

[QUOTE username=Chucker userid=2220499 postid=1319480128]I doubt you are able to completely go "over" the burner assy mixing chamber (inside it) and call it good unless you have some sort of inspection camera. Maybe you do.<br /><br />My experience with those lanterns lead me to believe there is oft...
by alciuffetelli
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Classic 288 pulse
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Classic 288 pulse

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by alciuffetelli
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Classic 288 pulse
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Classic 288 pulse

The tendency of the 286/288 series to "pulse" has been debated here for years, and many good suggestions have helped to remedy the problem. I have a 288A (4/92) that has always pulsed no matter what I've done. This is one of the first lanterns I ever worked on and it has been torn down many times an...
by alciuffetelli
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F teardown not going as planned
Replies: 20
Views: 372

228F teardown not going as planned

[QUOTE username=mgmlvks userid=1904635 postid=1319447217]220/8's are PITA for me too. Look at tutorial on OCP or lanternlab on youtube. I've lost the block before too. Made one from air stem. Also KEEP THE TIP CLEANER IN THE VALVE! this avoids crushing the opening. BTDT too.<br /><br />At some point...
by alciuffetelli
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F teardown not going as planned
Replies: 20
Views: 372

228F teardown not going as planned

[QUOTE username=Tgarner01 userid=6974212 postid=1319449976]Here you go. Timm does it a little differently than I do, but mostly the same.<br /><br /><div class="iframely-embed"><div style="padding-bottom: 0px; height: 162px;" class="iframely-responsive"> <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https...
by alciuffetelli
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F teardown not going as planned
Replies: 20
Views: 372

228F teardown not going as planned

Hey, Mike, I did watch that video and I was confused as to why he said it was necessary to keep the tip cleaner in the housing when you break it loose. I think I understand now, if I hear you correctly...the danger is in compressing the opening for the tip cleaner, as in reducing the diameter. I hop...
by alciuffetelli
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F teardown not going as planned
Replies: 20
Views: 372

228F teardown not going as planned

sure...I watched the Lantern Lab video but the use of a unique tool fabricated by a machinist just isn't in my wheelhouse. This old biology teacher has to make do with a better than average collection of tools but nothing here seems like it would lend itself to the task.
by alciuffetelli
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F teardown not going as planned
Replies: 20
Views: 372

228F teardown not going as planned

Some of you saw an earlier post about krud in the tank on my 228 lantern project. Well, I've had a problem with breaking the gas tip cleaner assembly housing from the valve assembly. I've blamed the dog for helping me lose the eccentric block, but now I have to admit as I manipulated the lantern aro...
by alciuffetelli
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228f fount full o'crap!
Replies: 11
Views: 231

228f fount full o'crap!

Sure enough, I screwed something up! Lost the eccentric block 118A3041. Had parts in citric acid on the deck...dog sent the tray flying. I can't seem to find one of these for sale, though the 220/228 D thru F models should all be the same.
by alciuffetelli
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228f fount full o'crap!
Replies: 11
Views: 231

228f fount full o'crap!

I don't think I could possibly avoid the paint on the tank!