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by ThosKiwi
Fri May 14, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Saving another US 237 from extinction
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Saving another US 237 from extinction

Hello

Nice fettle!

Are those US made 237s date stamped on the fount side like the Canadian units, or on the fount underside like the US made 200s?

Cheers
by ThosKiwi
Fri May 14, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Canadian 327 Signal 1936?
Replies: 10
Views: 55

Re: Canadian 327 Signal 1936?

Hello

That is just beautiful.

It is amazing the number of people who ignore the fount date stamped marks.
Perhaps the seller didn't have his reading glasses on, or to hand.....

Cheers
by ThosKiwi
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: IPE colors-can someone post them?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: IPE colors-can someone post them?

Hello.

I'd be very interested to see if IPE could do vents in Canadian Coleman Seafoam Green?

Cheers
ThomasL
by ThosKiwi
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Update: Finally - Lightup! Easy Fettle '85 325 Becomes PITA
Replies: 48
Views: 474

Re: Easy Fettle '85 325 Becomes PITA

Moral of the story is, use the right tool for the job. Buy the tool, you will NEVER regret it. I brought the CV removal tool and have never looked back. I showed it to my local Coleman Service/Part agent. When she saw how effective it was - she was amazed. The CV could be removed for inspection/clea...
by ThosKiwi
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Denatured alcohol in Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 784

Denatured alcohol in Canada

Hello Mr G.

HERE is the info....!

Cheers
by ThosKiwi
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Denatured alcohol in Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 784

Denatured alcohol in Canada

For preheating my kero lamps, lantern and stoves, I buy Methyl Hydrate from the local Canada Tyre in BC.
It just like methylated spirits, but without all the additives.

It is available in every paint department.

Cheers
by ThosKiwi
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 Speed Master Stove
Replies: 29
Views: 659

500 Speed Master Stove

There is a very good article on the early development of the 500 Speedmaster by Toronto and Wichita Coleman factories.<br /><span style="color: #0000ff;"><a rel="nofollow" href="https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/coleman-500-stoves-made-in-wichita-toronto.13521/" style="color: #0000ff;" target="_...
by ThosKiwi
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lantern
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Lantern

Maybe Toronto had lantern production in September 1970......
Cheers
by ThosKiwi
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 222 peak1 service
Replies: 10
Views: 219

222 peak1 service

Haere mai<br />The coleman 'O' rings are normally made of Fluorosilicone or Viton.<br /><br />Were the ones in there Blue?<br /><br />Naptha/white fuel/Coleman fuel, is pretty hard on normal type 'O' rings.<br /><br />The 222 is a great lantern, that seems to have come out of the (now defunct)Toront...
by ThosKiwi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 Speedmaster 47/3 Toronto Stove
Replies: 2
Views: 180

500 Speedmaster 47/3 Toronto Stove

Thanks Chucker and Mike...

I was wondering if it was something like 1/8 PT -40tpi. Because a 1/8"NPT 27tpi has the same basic profile.
It's definitely an oddball one.

Even the thread on the 500 valve stem is a "twin start" one.

Cheers
by ThosKiwi
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 Speedmaster 47/3 Toronto Stove
Replies: 2
Views: 180

500 Speedmaster 47/3 Toronto Stove

<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Hello</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">I acquired this very rough, but complete stove, in a very sorry state, in about 2012.</span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva;...
by ThosKiwi
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508/400A Stove generator: 508-589C. Flame adjustment lever shearing internally.
Replies: 7
Views: 361

508/400A Stove generator: 508-589C. Flame adjustment lever shearing internally.

<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: medium;">Thank you Robert, for your accurate and valuable thoughts.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: medium;">I agree with you completely.</s...
by ThosKiwi
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508/400A Stove generator: 508-589C. Flame adjustment lever shearing internally.
Replies: 7
Views: 361

508/400A Stove generator: 508-589C. Flame adjustment lever shearing internally.

<span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: verdana, geneva;">My Scouts group has had these 508 stoves , (this one dated 2/87) since new, 27+ years<br />Over the last three years, we've had two different stoves, ...
by ThosKiwi
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Are there two different check valve slot sizes?
Replies: 19
Views: 534

Are there two different check valve slot sizes?

<span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: medium;">Any chance of a photo of the early 242 check valve(with pip) in question?</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: medium;">Cheers<...
by ThosKiwi
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 500 Canadian Stoves are breeding
Replies: 16
Views: 320

500 Canadian Stoves are breeding

<span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: medium;">Seasons Greetings!</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: medium;">Yes,... Coleman 500 Speedmasters are quite a bit like "Star Treks' Tribbles"!</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size:...
by ThosKiwi
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: After you destroy the check valve ?
Replies: 26
Views: 755

After you destroy the check valve ?

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">I whole-heartedly agree with most of the above.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">1). <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Be Patient !</em></span></span><br /><span style="font-famil...
by ThosKiwi
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500A junque shop find....Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 231

500A junque shop find....Questions

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">+1 for JohnnyMac</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;"> <br />Be patient!!! <br />Don't rush!!! <br />With something 50+ years old, "patience is definitely a virtue". <br />Its going to take longe...
by ThosKiwi
Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Odd 222 Problem
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Odd 222 Problem

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello Kevin,</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Try to get fluorosilicone 'O'rings...Check out OCP. or McMaster Carr or another supply house.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; fon...
by ThosKiwi
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Big Brass Beauty - advice please
Replies: 27
Views: 680

Big Brass Beauty - advice please

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello Flameout</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Welcome to the forum!</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">You have a special stove there....especially wi...
by ThosKiwi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 236 Major D 41 questions
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Coleman 236 Major D 41 questions

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello Cameo</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Keep all the parts!</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">If leaking, the 3 piece fuel cap can be kept(for lat...
by ThosKiwi
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 236 Major D 41 questions
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Coleman 236 Major D 41 questions

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello Cameo</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Your 236 D-41 is a great find!</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">And sounds like a seafoam green one as well.. v...
by ThosKiwi
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1941 Coleman 236 Major lamp- what fuel to use?
Replies: 6
Views: 330

1941 Coleman 236 Major lamp- what fuel to use?

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">236s are great lanterns...Coleman Toronto called them a "236 Major" which is stamped on the collar/frame support.....definitely great lanterns!</span><br /><b...
by ThosKiwi
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What is my best option to remove rust from a 49' 413C
Replies: 10
Views: 236

What is my best option to remove rust from a 49' 413C

<span style="text-decoration: underline; font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;"><strong>+1 on what Jan and Mack said!</strong></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Glass beads are much gentler on the sheet metal. Walnut hulls are gentlest.</span><...
by ThosKiwi
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dang! Split My Nut!
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Dang! Split My Nut!

Wow Murff...you don't know your own strength!

Try using a spanner/wrench with a shorter handle! or Kidd-gloves ;-)

Cheers
by ThosKiwi
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200 with no match holes
Replies: 32
Views: 909

200 with no match holes

Thanks for the answer.
Cheers
by ThosKiwi
Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200 with no match holes
Replies: 32
Views: 909

200 with no match holes

Hello,
What are the origins of the lantern, Wichita Kansas or Toronto Canada?
Cheers
by ThosKiwi
Fri May 20, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 635 valve packing
Replies: 5
Views: 263

635 valve packing

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello David,<br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">The graphite packing can benefit from lubrication with a good quality non-detergent monograde oil..</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: v...
by ThosKiwi
Fri May 06, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman No 1 tank stencil needed.
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Coleman No 1 tank stencil needed.

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">That's a nice stencil.....</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Does any one make a "Coleman Toronto" or "Coleman Canada" one??</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;"...
by ThosKiwi
Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 2 Coleman adverts.
Replies: 353
Views: 7606

2 Coleman adverts.

Those are great advertisements
Thank you Jeff
by ThosKiwi
Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 2 Coleman adverts.
Replies: 353
Views: 7606

2 Coleman adverts.

<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Hello Jeff</span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">What fantastic images!<br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">I notice that some, appear to have bee...
by ThosKiwi
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: This is how the non-removable valve wheel is attached to a 242 style stem
Replies: 10
Views: 448

This is how the non-removable valve wheel is attached to a 242 style stem

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Thanks Manul</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">I can see the knurling now.....</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Maybe if two opposing nut flats were exposed ...
by ThosKiwi
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: This is how the non-removable valve wheel is attached to a 242 style stem
Replies: 10
Views: 448

This is how the non-removable valve wheel is attached to a 242 style stem

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello Manul</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Looking at the nut, still on the shaft, it looks like the whole thing might unscrew off ..... unless it is absurdly tight...</span><br /><span style="fo...
by ThosKiwi
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 4M stove Lighting lever doesnt do anything
Replies: 5
Views: 286

4M stove Lighting lever doesnt do anything

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello David, Chucker and Angus,</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">At Scout camp I've shown our Scouts, Venturers and Rovers, how to prime the stoves by squirting white fuel onto the burner top befor...
by ThosKiwi
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Interesting 247....Sorry no pics
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Interesting 247....Sorry no pics

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello Alex,</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Where is it manufactured? Canada or USA...</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Brass upper founts were produ...
by ThosKiwi
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing the black plastic valve wheel from the shaft on 1930s-40s models?
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Removing the black plastic valve wheel from the shaft on 1930s-40s models?

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Manul,</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Make a mold from the good one and then use it reproduce a good knob on the good shaft.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: mediu...
by ThosKiwi
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Old Coleman Fuel
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Old Coleman Fuel

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello Phillip</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">There is another thread <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="/post/fuel-storage-in-tank-8047020">HERE</a> detailing how good Coleman fuel is and ho...
by ThosKiwi
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Factory Mistake?
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Factory Mistake?

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello,</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">did the unthreaded "screw" damaged the threaded part of the seal holder?</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Are there ...
by ThosKiwi
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 222 valve
Replies: 11
Views: 359

222 valve

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">If possible, lube the new 'O'-rings with some form of lube; Parker etc...</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">It helps ...
by ThosKiwi
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How are the holes in gas tips made?
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

How are the holes in gas tips made?

<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">JohnnyMac.... <br />I like your Roald Dahl Gremlin!<br /> <a href="/file?id=2847752" rel="lightbox" target="_blank"><img alt="[image]" src="/file?id=2847752" class="bbc_img" /></a> <br />The book is lots of fun!<br />Cheers</span> <br...
by ThosKiwi
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel storage in tank
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Fuel storage in tank

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Years ago, probably 5 yrs, I read on the Coleman website that Coleman fuel in an unopened new tin was good for a minimum of seven yrs....</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">I've never been able to fi...
by ThosKiwi
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 222 valve
Replies: 11
Views: 359

222 valve

<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Great little lantern, shame about Coleman's valve choice.....problematic as they age.</span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Great info <a target="_blank" href="/post/Blue-O-ring-for-229-Exponent...
by ThosKiwi
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: CQ Lamp - Bent Burner Assembly
Replies: 34
Views: 502

CQ Lamp - Bent Burner Assembly

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello Mike,</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">when I stripped my Toronto CQ down it has a sheet of numbered paper under the washer under the bell..</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,gene...
by ThosKiwi
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: O Ring
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

O Ring

<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Hello Dan</span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">I see your are in BC.</span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">If you are situated in the lower mainland, try...
by ThosKiwi
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: O Ring
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

O Ring

<span style="font-size: large; font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva;">I had to buy some once, about nine years ago, for a Coleman propane regulator.</span><br /><span style="font-size: large; font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva;">They were green - which is Fluorosilicone, I now believe. <br />But Viton wou...
by ThosKiwi
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman pump question
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Coleman pump question

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Boy-oh-boy Otto...you're observant!</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Never noticed those on the odd Canadian pumps I've change the leather out on.</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,gene...
by ThosKiwi
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Original introduction dates of #20 and #99 mantles
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Original introduction dates of #20 and #99 mantles

<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Thanks for the input Dan</span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">That's very enlightening & I mean that sincerely..</span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Ch...
by ThosKiwi
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Speedmaster 500 blockage
Replies: 36
Views: 638

Speedmaster 500 blockage

<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Hello Ed</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">"Patience is a virtue"</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">That tube didn't block up overnigh...
by ThosKiwi
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1941-237
Replies: 41
Views: 1524

1941-237

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">On my Canadian 236s and single 237, The fount uppers are brass and the fount bottom are steel. <br />The founts are either nickel plated or sometimes painted....
by ThosKiwi
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Original introduction dates of #20 and #99 mantles
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Original introduction dates of #20 and #99 mantles

<span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Thanks Phil and Dean,</span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Thats the sort of information I was hoping to see...</span><br /><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: large;">Che...
by ThosKiwi
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Original introduction dates of #20 and #99 mantles
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Original introduction dates of #20 and #99 mantles

<span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">Hello,</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">After reading another post questioning the mantle to use on a 229 lantern;</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: medium;">I know t...