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by curlyjoe_99
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508A Stove problems
Replies: 12
Views: 401

508A Stove problems

Herman, glad you got her going and are trying to keep her runnin. oh and welcome from Texas<br /><br />i started with a 508 and picked up a 508A from one of my pilots when I was in the army. those two went around the world with me and love em to death.<br /><br />now, just my lil two cents:<br /><br...
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: A little off-topic
Replies: 7
Views: 216

A little off-topic

Dang Cainlp, you sound like a double-dog-dare kid of person that shows hidden talents. lol

so I double-dog-dare ya to get one of em clean.
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 288 / CL2 Fuel pick-up seal source?
Replies: 14
Views: 289

288 / CL2 Fuel pick-up seal source?

save the old part and you can get a tube of Permatex sealant #2 which never fully hardens, is fuel proof and plastic acceptable to seal it. Run a small bead where the original O-ring goes OR on the bottom 1/2 of the threads. ether way will work.

good luck and can't wait to see the fix
by curlyjoe_99
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Wickie burn time?
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Wickie burn time?

coming in late but these are my experiences.... on a 3/4-1" flat wick that is adjusted 1/4 turn below the point of smoking after the lantern is HOT, I get just about 1 hour of run time for ounce of kerosene (the real stuff). <br /><br />My indoor lamps like yours are the 1" wicks and were what I use...
by curlyjoe_99
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec Lanterns
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Mil Spec Lanterns

also, there some 1967 lanterns with the MILSPEC base, decals and all, but a 220 burner assembly. I don't recall if they were Auto-Fab (AF) or Form-Tech (FT). and thanks to Colemannut for the standard that explains the why. the best guess as to why some in 1967 were sold with a 220 burner is up to th...
by curlyjoe_99
Tue May 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 rebuilt and then Fire
Replies: 28
Views: 332

M1950 rebuilt and then Fire

when you place the spring , holder, and pip into the threaded end cap the <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>top of the pip holder</em></span> should be above the end of the threaded cap.<br /><br />if not, then this is a stretch the spring a lil bit moment. now, my trick is once you asse...
by curlyjoe_99
Mon May 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Oven temp
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Oven temp

timm<br /><br />I am considering the same and have the basic measurements for a close enough replacement thermometer.<br /><br />but, after adjusting the original to 350deg, (biscuit temp) I slowly ramp'd up the house oven to 375 then 400 and the original, the oven temp and my point and test thermom...
by curlyjoe_99
Sun May 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Oven temp
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Oven temp

I was still recovering my gear from the late April Lonestar gathering and your post had me thinking about adjustments.<br /><br />essentially, you can adjust the gauge a little bit but it involves removal and dis-assembly depending on what tools you have.<br /><br />I will take it apart again once I...
by curlyjoe_99
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220 Lighting Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 353

220 Lighting Issues

Hey Ryan,<br /><br />Agree with Dana on the fuell air circuit likely needing service.<br />if you don't want to take the lantern fully apart right now, you can try the following:<br /><br />look inside the filler stem and ensure that your lantern does NOT HAVE the reddish brown tank coating. If you ...
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 252 run time
Replies: 29
Views: 449

252 run time

glad you found it out and the lantern is working.<br /><br />for future reference, you did right on the FA pickup tube as the FA rod should be flush or just catch your fingernail as you draw it across when the valve is closed.<br /><br />to do a quick dunk test is easier than on a 220. ?<br /><br />...
by curlyjoe_99
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Any realistic chance I can get this fount dent out?
Replies: 52
Views: 1183

Any realistic chance I can get this fount dent out?

<blockquote><strong>ecblanks wrote:</strong> Here' s a novel idea: leave it. All part of the story of the lantern. I have several with dents and they run just fine. I know it's not what you asked, but it is an option/solution.</blockquote><br />Since it is from your pops, I would want to know HOW th...
by curlyjoe_99
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to get the color back on a Bakelite valve wheel?
Replies: 7
Views: 368

How to get the color back on a Bakelite valve wheel?

Oh and give it a clear coat when done. I do that on the faded black plastic valve wheels and that works well to get it nice and dark (and shiny).


by curlyjoe_99
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Vice Guard Suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Vice Guard Suggestions

a couple pieces of thin wood or make a set of wood pads into an "L" and slip them over the vice jaws. I have also used plastic container lids or cut up other plastic containers to make pads, but they do not last long term based on my heavy use.

hope this helps
by curlyjoe_99
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Painting Project 425e Fuel Tank
Replies: 22
Views: 345

Painting Project 425e Fuel Tank

that does look awesome! excellent work<br /><br />IF you don't clear coat it, try to keep fuel (and any chemicals) off the paint as much as possible. Wipe any seepage or drips off immediately. Also consider baking the paint to fast cure it. IF you can't bake it, there are other ways to keep the stov...
by curlyjoe_99
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: WW2 Coleman Stove??
Replies: 21
Views: 585

WW2 Coleman Stove??

yes look for a close-up of the maker's name and year and you will know the military historic era that it was made for.

though that pic IS a NICE example of one
by curlyjoe_99
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Thermos Backfiring
Replies: 38
Views: 650

Thermos Backfiring

<blockquote><strong>RR_RES wrote:</strong> First, make sure that your fuel is not contaminated with water.</blockquote><br />you stated it had a restore. That means things may have been moved, bent or are slightly out of spec etc.<br /><br />take all of the suggestions, including mine, and list them...
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228E and 220E exact unknown date
Replies: 9
Views: 299

228E and 220E exact unknown date

since the years were on the right, you have a July 5x. <br />measure the distance from the 7 to the 5 and compare to another 50's 22x series if you have one<br />then, you would have to chemically remove the paint from around the 5 for a chance to be certain. I'd vote to do that to the scratched one...
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Found decal under paint???
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Found decal under paint???

Post the date in a PM with your mailing address and i will see if I have a spare.
by curlyjoe_99
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 511a Heater Wimpy wimpy wimpy
Replies: 36
Views: 682

511a Heater Wimpy wimpy wimpy

My 2 Cents..........<br /><br />clean that dome 4 or 5 more times before giving up on it. the cost of the alcohol is way less than a replacement dome.<br /><br />at a Texas gathering I bough a heater from a member that did the cleaning and it still didn't work.<br />after 3 additional complete clean...
by curlyjoe_99
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Decal Removable
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Decal Removable

sometimes they are loose enough to use your finger nail to scrape them off.
by curlyjoe_99
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1966 M-1950 question(update with pics)
Replies: 11
Views: 351

1966 M-1950 question(update with pics)

<blockquote><strong>HercL4D2 wrote:</strong> Soap and a green scotch pad and a buffing wheel it will look like a chrome bumper in no time.</blockquote><br />+1 <br /><br />they come from factory in dull aluminum. we used to paint then with high heat flat black for camouflage purposes or intentionall...
by curlyjoe_99
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: My family 425F near garage fire
Replies: 28
Views: 634

My family 425F near garage fire

greg, <br /><br />should none of the above advice help, I have spare generators and stove parts.<br /><br />i have a 424 complete working tank and generator that fits the 425F. I may still have the original red tank for the 425F in the garage. I used it on one of mine for 5 years now.<br />If you ma...
by curlyjoe_99
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with my smallest Coleman. Anyone know what bulb for this keychain lantern?
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Help with my smallest Coleman. Anyone know what bulb for this keychain lantern?

an alternate place to look would be a model railroad; hobby shop; or web site/forum.

hope this helps
by curlyjoe_99
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228J
Replies: 19
Views: 353

228J

Wow!! nice leverage design there!<br /><br />I have had to modify an old spark plug socket to fit on my H-K's and then use an electric impact.<br />I catch the lower rim in my vice wrapped like yours is, heat the fount bung and let the impact pound on it.<br />if that fails, the air impact gets put ...
by curlyjoe_99
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil spec lantern (No markings??)
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Mil spec lantern (No markings??)

I have a few tricks that may help you.<br /><br />1. with lantern empty, glass removed, turn it upside down so the CV/ pump is pointing straight down and try to pump it up. this may allow the CV ball to set back into place. if it works, re-clean and add a drop or two of light weight oil.<br /><br />...
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Broken Check valve
Replies: 38
Views: 760

Broken Check valve

ok here is a trick I have used in the past for the same problem.<br /><br />IF the Cv still allows air out after your cleaning try using an air hose with 30psi. <br />close the CV rod lightly so you can quickly open it later.<br />using either a schrader valve cap or a rubber tip on an air nozzel, p...
by curlyjoe_99
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M-1950 stove
Replies: 6
Views: 223

M-1950 stove

ok. I looked and have some of those left over. PM me and i can get you a set

as for the date question, the WYOTT 1974 had different wording than the earlier models
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M-1950 stove
Replies: 6
Views: 223

M-1950 stove

what year and make is your stove stamped?

a couple of them had different decal wording and silver vs brass background
by curlyjoe_99
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Seafoam?
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Seafoam?

I have used sea foam to rid the black gunk. it will work but takes a while- a full week- which is the same time for 90% alcohol to do the same thing. so at $4 + a quart on sale vs $2 for 90%, I now use 90% to rid founts on the black sludge that regular gasoline RUG can leave behind. BTW I now wait t...
by curlyjoe_99
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec Roar
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Mil Spec Roar

another reason for the roar is that the generator shoots the fuel straight down to the burner cap. that, added to the no screen setup makes for a great roar. I tested an old porcelain 200a burner cap (like the euro-clones use) and it does indeed quite the rowdy little thing down. <br />the beauty of...
by curlyjoe_99
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec lantern filter
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Mil Spec lantern filter

the only time I have seen a pic of a filter was when a collector added it.

have yet to acquire a MILSPEC with one already on it.

hope this helps
by curlyjoe_99
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508/400A Stove generator: 508-589C. Flame adjustment lever shearing internally.
Replies: 7
Views: 357

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

yes what you are describing is pretty much that I have went through on my 508 no letters.<br /><br />IF you want to keep them running, start shopping for generators and get two each. one to run now and one for the next failure.<br /><br />these generator control levers are assembled similar to a 200...
by curlyjoe_99
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel problem with a military lantern
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Fuel problem with a military lantern

Take a PIC of the old valve and FA rod with the valve closed and then fully open.
show the bottom pickup. it could be out of adjustment.

post it and you get information if it is correct or not
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to safely break these screw loose
Replies: 24
Views: 556

How to safely break these screw loose

Agree with the larger screwdriver tip. the standard 6" flat tip like one finds in the starter craftman's kit is way too small.<br /><br />I have tried a bunch of ways but a combination of what works for me is the big screwdriver, dip the tip in water then into scouring powder. this gives the blade t...
by curlyjoe_99
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Catalic Heater
Replies: 23
Views: 414

Catalic Heater

I'll Add this tid bit for the cleaning. <br /><br />I bartered one at a gathering as the PO couldn't get it to fire up.<br /><br />the PO did an alcohol clean and then traded it to me. I had to do another cleaning before it would stay running but only in one section.<br />two more alcohol treatments...
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228F thread size valve body ?
Replies: 12
Views: 192

228F thread size valve body ?

<a href="/files/attachments/4067967-228%20valave%20and%20cleaner%20body.jpg" rel="lightbox" target="_blank"><img alt="228 valave and cleaner body.jpg" src="/files/attachments/4067967-228%20valave%20and%20cleaner%20body.jpg" class="bbc_img" /></a> <br /><br />OK so, the red threads won't screw into t...
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 222 Problem??
Replies: 9
Views: 195

222 Problem??

it is 180 off. done this myself a time or two.<br />remove the knob screw (as stated above) and then the knob. Remove the clip showing in #6 of the diagram. re-install the knob and rotate 180. I set it to closed/off<br />then remove the knob again, re-install the clip. slide the knob on and ensure t...
by curlyjoe_99
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Make Your Own Frosted-Painted Globes
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Make Your Own Frosted-Painted Globes

<blockquote><strong>Chucker wrote:</strong> Interesting Robert. How tight would the foam be against the glass? Would the paint line be 'fuzzy'?</blockquote><br />in mine it is really snug and needs to be the small foam stuff. as for a smooth line they look good on the two tone paint. but an edge of ...
by curlyjoe_99
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Make Your Own Frosted-Painted Globes
Replies: 23
Views: 935

Make Your Own Frosted-Painted Globes

how about simple foam core like used in packing or pillows?<br />you would only need an inch thick of the stuff.<br />cut the foam in a circle to match the inside diameter + a bit (or outside diameter) of where you want your line.<br />slide in place using a small coffee can or another flat top obje...
by curlyjoe_99
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508 issues
Replies: 24
Views: 728

508 issues

that gland nut at the black lever is known to wear out and the instructions say to keep the wrench handy and tighten it when ever the flame seeps out of it.<br />you are supposed to replace the generator when it can no longer be sealed. i just used sealant on mine. nice thing about aviation in the a...
by curlyjoe_99
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to get a nail out of a fount without a pen magnet?
Replies: 102
Views: 1683

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

well shucks.... lol

my next vote is to leave it in there and get the lantern running (if not already for that) then name it "The Nail" and move to the next project. I'll even do you a decal of a nail for it.
by curlyjoe_99
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to get a nail out of a fount without a pen magnet?
Replies: 102
Views: 1683

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

OK... question to Wader.<br /><br />do you happen to have a strong magnet anywhere?<br /><br />get a metal coat hanger or a long screw driver (that can be nade magnetic) and insert and shake until nail slides down to it. then attach the magnet to the screw driver and then try to slide it out.<br /><...
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Globe cleaning??
Replies: 34
Views: 767

Globe cleaning??

I used blue magic on one and it worked well enough.
If that that or mother's doesn't remove it, live with it

just my $.02
by curlyjoe_99
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: simple overfill solution
Replies: 36
Views: 697

simple overfill solution

I used to make a dip stick.<br /><br />there are several ways if you can't find a wooden one thin enough to fit the filler hole.<br /><br />but now I do what chucker does and don't top off if the lantern is above 1/2.<br /><br />anyway... using a dry lantern, take the stick and insert to bottom. mar...
by curlyjoe_99
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mantle eaters?
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Mantle eaters?

perhaps start with stainlesssteel mesh for window screens. cut a slot out of it to slide around the valve. maje a second for the top of the globe in a cone shape. when you put the vent on it will push enverything flush. the screen is relatively cheap costing so replacing it isn't a big deal. <br />o...
by curlyjoe_99
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 1 Exponent Lantern
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Peak 1 Exponent Lantern

if the air tubes are clean check where the burner frame rests on the fount to see if it is too low. <br />this will give the effect of the tip being inserted too deep into the air tube and cause an air restriction. <br />to test add ine or two small washers under the burner frame but on top of the s...
by curlyjoe_99
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lantern globe didn't make it
Replies: 29
Views: 745

Lantern globe didn't make it

most times when i get a broken globe the seller bends over backwards to refund a potion of the purchase. when they balk, I file the complaint<br /><br />File the complaint, the seller will be forced to contact you or refund all of the money. then, IF you still want to be nice, offer that you will ta...
by curlyjoe_99
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pin holes on fount. Fixable or not
Replies: 20
Views: 605

Pin holes on fount. Fixable or not

three options,
fix it, toss it, convert it to either: electric or that Tea Light setup.

I do not recommend #1 unless it is a puncture and not corrosion. I have tried it and they WILL Eventually Fail
by curlyjoe_99
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: this has been bugging me for a long time
Replies: 52
Views: 843

this has been bugging me for a long time

Nice thread. and an Ace in the hole to tell if a lantern you are looking to buy has likely been taken down in the past and re-assembled backwards.

by curlyjoe_99
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: this has been bugging me for a long time
Replies: 52
Views: 843

this has been bugging me for a long time

curiosity got me searching as I had to test on this for a course when I was a private. lol<br /><br />besides indicating which way is up ( a great observation), the notches can show that the material was cut from hex bar stock and its grade. I have also been told they can function as an intentional ...