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by Kay-Mo
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CCCP Cloned 425
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: CCCP Cloned 425

Except for a slight difference in the bend of the legs (and the color), that stove is a dead ringer for a 425C. Actually, I kind of prefer the Russian leg design because it eliminates the point contact produced by the 90-degree bend in the 425C legs! ;)
by Kay-Mo
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel mixing thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 600

Re: Fuel mixing thoughts

I didn't see Jet A mentioned in this thread yet, but if you can get it locally, it's better than kerosene. And RP-1 is Jet A that has an advanced degree! :lol: What's the availability of it compared to Jet A? I'm less than half an hour from an airport, however, all my Jet A so far has come from a f...
by Kay-Mo
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My Dad's Dairy-aire..🤪😂🤫
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: My Dad's Dairy-aire.

Super clever, Russ! Especially the personalized tool pouch! :cf_bravo:
by Kay-Mo
Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel mixing thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 600

Re: Fuel mixing thoughts

Gasman64 wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:11 am I didn't see Jet A mentioned in this thread yet, but if you can get it locally, it's better than kerosene.
And RP-1 is Jet A that has an advanced degree! :lol:
by Kay-Mo
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 220H In The Box
Replies: 38
Views: 502

Re: 220H In The Box

bowenstudios wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:38 am Really no Schrödinger's cat jokes or references?
Soooo... The contents of the box could simultaneously be a brick and a mint 220H? There's been no mention of foul odors, but can we assume that it's not a deceased cat?

-Not a physicist Ken
by Kay-Mo
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Light up request
Replies: 53
Views: 966

Re: Light up request

My very first Coleman, a 220J, is burning out on the porch tonight. Nothing fancy, but she's bright as the sun and reliable as a brick. Sending light and my prayers out for Dillon and Kristen.
-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Meteoric overnighter.
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: Meteoric overnighter.

Camped out on the deck until 2:30 and saw only TWO (2) meteors. I think this whole meteor shower thing is a hoax cooked up by the mosquito lobby - I sure fed a bunch of them!
-Exsanguinated Ken ;)
by Kay-Mo
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Space Camp Cooker
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Space Camp Cooker

"That’s an interesting piece. You’ll have to share a picture cooking on it if possible.
What do you mean “when the aliens return”? That implies that they have been here before!"

We never left, Mark....
Who do ya think designed that beautiful grill?

-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Kinda Outdated Ratings?
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Kinda Outdated Ratings?

Freeboard is so overrated.

-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Decipher some handwriting on this Kamplite's service slip
Replies: 15
Views: 251

Re: Decipher some handwriting on this Kamplite's service slip

Take it to your local pharmacy. Those people can read anything!

-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It's official, I'm a glamper!
Replies: 49
Views: 792

Re: It's official, I'm a glamper!

Interesting that even Crow Valley was full. It doesn't look like an especially nice place to camp (last time I was there), unless you're a birder. I prefer the higher elevations. The 228D runs great and looks good. Oven cleaner took care of the crud on the fount and it polished up nicely, though it ...
by Kay-Mo
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It's official, I'm a glamper!
Replies: 49
Views: 792

Re: It's official, I'm a glamper!

Beautiful rig, Mark! Were those photos taken at Crow Valley? Did you take your telescope? Would love to go camping with you after I repack the bearings in my ancient Jayco pop-up. Leave your door unlocked so I can use the bathroom, too! :lol: :lol: BTW, I now have a beautiful nickel-fount 228 hybrid...
by Kay-Mo
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Stupid Stray Cats
Replies: 69
Views: 975

Re: OT Stupid Stray Cats

Get some of that plastic carpet runner that has the sharp points on the underside, cut pieces to fit the seat and the floor. Install them on the tractor, points side up, and cover the tractor. The points will stick up between their paw pads when they climb on board. They hate that! -Ken (former cat ...
by Kay-Mo
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: going to the doctor tommorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: going to the doctor tommorrow

Get well soon! We need you here!
-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Thu May 20, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Time for the "Three Word Game."
Replies: 42
Views: 500

Re: Time for the "Three Word Game."

with a 220E
by Kay-Mo
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How long will a cracked globe last? At least two trips...
Replies: 20
Views: 300

Re: How long will a cracked globe last? At least two trips...

Good to see another satisfied 425C chef! :cf_cooking:

I bought mine about 30 years ago from a friend over in Cripple Creek (or maybe it was Victor). The stove worked perfectly then and still does. Watch out for those sharp corners!

-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: HBD 1hpycmpr!
Replies: 39
Views: 344

Re: HBD 1hpycmpr!

Happy Birthday, Mark! :cf_celebrate:

You're a good friend and terrific teacher on all things Coleman. Your help has been invaluable in my restorations.

Happy fettling!

-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New shade for my homemade reading lamp.
Replies: 16
Views: 193

Re: New shade for my homemade reading lamp.

Nice fabrication job, Mark! That really is a beautiful shade; glad you caught the solder joint failure before something fell.
-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Couple of what is it's
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Couple of what is it's

Marty-

The item at the top looks like a quadronic panfulcrum mount for the articulating marzelvanes in a turboencabulator. First generation, from the look of the rivets. The other two items, it's hard to say...

-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Plastic eccentric blocks..
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Plastic eccentric blocks..

Thanks to all for the info. As an experiment, I just converted a 3/86 290 Powerhouse to kerosene. Before conversion, it had a metal eccentric block and no heat shield. I added a 290A heat shield to compensate for the increased heat from the kero, along with a 639 generator and preheat cup. Seems to ...
by Kay-Mo
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Plastic eccentric blocks..
Replies: 10
Views: 219

Re: Plastic eccentric blocks..

When you say "plastic eccentric block", are you referring to the upper part that engages the pin on the valve wheel shaft and operates the pricker rod, or the lower part that transfers motion to the pin on the Schrader valve?
-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Citronella in the fuel?
Replies: 26
Views: 448

Re: Citronella in the fuel?

On a website that featured vintage Coleman fuel cans, I saw a can that actually said "Citronella" on the label. So apparently there was a market for a fuel with citronella added, and Coleman sold it.

-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Centennial NOS Missing label
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: Coleman Centennial NOS Missing label

Great idea! You sell the sizzle, not the steak!
-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My favorite radio detective...
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: My favorite radio detective...

"Out of the fog and into the smog...." Gotta be Nick Danger, Third Eye.
by Kay-Mo
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What's for dinner??
Replies: 27
Views: 341

Re: What's for dinner??

Home made chicken, potato and leek soup (courtesy of my wife) and fresh home made bread (my contribution).

Drem's stuffed peppers gives me an idea for later this week. I love 'em!

-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Update: Finally - Lightup! Easy Fettle '85 325 Becomes PITA
Replies: 48
Views: 540

Re: Easy Fettle '85 325 Becomes PITA

Kelly- I've used the Ryobi spiral extractor; the same one pictured in your ryobitools link. I think that a six inch extension would work; the Ryobi tool is 2.5 inches long itself. Make certain that your extension is able handle a lot of torque - these check valves are apparently installed at the fac...
by Kay-Mo
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Stove oven 1948/9 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Coleman Stove oven 1948/9 ?

When my Dad built his first truck camper and needed a stove, he cut off the top section of a used natural gas "apartment range" similar to yours and built in the cooktop in as a stove. These 20" wide ranges were (and still are) made by a number of manufacturers, and I assume that it would be simple ...
by Kay-Mo
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Update: Finally - Lightup! Easy Fettle '85 325 Becomes PITA
Replies: 48
Views: 540

Re: Easy Fettle '85 325 Becomes PITA

Kelly- If you're going to replace the check valve anyway, a #3 screw extractor should work fine without drilling. The Ryobi brand extractor seems to work better than the Irwin/Hanson type. I've used a modified tap wrench to hold the extractor; it's quite a reach to the bottom of the tube. Good luck!...
by Kay-Mo
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ultimate Outboard Score!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 584

Re: Ultimate Outboard Score!!!

Gorgeous outboard! If you haven't turned it over yet, you may want to submerse the lower unit (up to the level of the water pump) in water for a while to free up the water pump impeller. The impeller fins can stick to the housing after years of non-use and can be torn off when the engine is started....
by Kay-Mo
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It ain't what it used to be...
Replies: 56
Views: 876

Re: It ain't what it used to be...

John- I'm about three years older than you. When my last job (engineer at a consulting firm) became unworkable, I decided that after having been in the workforce for 50 years, I had served my sentence. I had paid my "debt" to society and deserved some freedom. The day I walked out of that building w...
by Kay-Mo
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: burner screen material
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: burner screen material

Would water faucet aerator screens be available individually? They would be stainless and may even be cut to about the right size.

-Ken
by Kay-Mo
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Slim pickin's
Replies: 25
Views: 426

Re: Slim pickin's

Hello, Toby - I'm a new guy here. When I was a kid (long ago), camping trips with my late Dad were the greatest treat I ever had. We progressed from a tent to various homebuilt truck campers, but a constant was Dad's nickel fount big hat 228. I don't know what ever happened to that lantern, but I wo...