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by JLM
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman 413C ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Coleman 413C ?

Phil, there is a stove rebuilding tutorial in the technical archive section of the forum. It shows how to take the valve apart. From that you can see if the broken part can be replaced or if you need a replacement valve. The part number I saw was 413-6551 which appears to be the valve only without t...
by JLM
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman 413C ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Coleman 413C ?

Phil,<br />Go to oldcolemanparts.com home page. Click parts diagrams and scroll down to the stoves. For your stove, the parts diagram lists part number 413-2621 as the generator for a 413 C stove. The generator may now have a new number, I am not certain. Some of the stove experts on the forum can h...
by JLM
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman 413C ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Coleman 413C ?

Phil, welcome to the forum. You have come to the right place for Coleman stove advice. Mike (our host here on the forum) at oldcolemanparts.com can help with parts to fix you stove. Is the rod which snapped inside the generator?
Did it snap after you put the new part on?
John
by JLM
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Having trouble separating the valve stem from the fount
Replies: 9
Views: 1506

Having trouble separating the valve stem from the fount

Curt,
Do you use socket with opposing cutouts to remove the valve body with your impact wrench?
John
by JLM
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Burning Mantles
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Burning Mantles

LP and Techie,
Thanks for the information re: methyl hydrate. I will use it tomorrow when I burn off 2 mantles.
John

by JLM
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Burning Mantles
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Burning Mantles

LP,
Is there another name for methyl hydrate? Sources for purchasing it and cost?
Thanks,
John
by JLM
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: prime bottle
Replies: 6
Views: 609

prime bottle

Brice,
I use a disposable grill lighter (~4" tube extending from handle of lighter). The diameter of the tube fits lighting hole of Coleman 214 and of an old Optimus 1200 I have. If the preheater is a long way from the lighting hole in the frame, my method won't work.
John

by JLM
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: preheat cup
Replies: 38
Views: 2540

preheat cup

Patrick,
I can't find the thread that talks about making your own preheat cup. There was a post a while back that discussed making a preheat cup out of cap for copper pipe and some other ideas. Nevada Ed may know which thread it is.
John

by JLM
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Kerosene mix Question?
Replies: 21
Views: 6825

Kerosene mix Question?

I have not noticed a difference in burn time using Amish mix in my kerosene lanterns.
John
by JLM
Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 321B Valve...
Replies: 14
Views: 7018

321B Valve...

Matthew,
Do you have a dash number for the o-rings or are they metric?
Thanks,
John
by JLM
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: 321B Valve...
Replies: 14
Views: 7018

321B Valve...

Matthew,
I disassembled a 321 valve recently. I found only 1 o ring. Is the second o ring on the fuel control shaft also?
Thanks,
John
by JLM
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Removal of valve assembly from fount
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Removal of valve assembly from fount

Dan, Brent, Glenn, Deb, Bob and Steve,<br>My previous post should have read 'I have removed 3 valve assemblies WITHOUT bending the fount'. Your methods worked well. Bob and Steve,<br>I appreciate the added information. I need to refrain from posting after 10:00 PM to prevent errors in wording!!<br>J...
by JLM
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Removal of valve assembly from fount
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Removal of valve assembly from fount

Dan, Brent, Glenn and Deb,
I have used the method you describe to remove the valve assemblies from 3 founts with bending the founts. I appreciate your help.
John
by JLM
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Red Letter Globe differences
Replies: 19
Views: 2639

Red Letter Globe differences

Steve,<br>Your post on "Frankenbug" brought back memories of the 67 bug I drove for many years. I believe 1967 was the last year before the bug became Americanized when DOT required headrests, shoulder belts, and collapsable steering wheel. Seeing the picture of the body with a split rear window has...
by JLM
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Removal of valve assembly from fount
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Removal of valve assembly from fount

Dan,
The pages from the factory manual are great. I appreciate the link. I'll let you know how it works for me.

Brent,
I tried using a strap wrench in the past and ended up bending the fount. Do you have a special way of balancing the force from the strap wrench?
John
by JLM
Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Removal of valve assembly from fount
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Removal of valve assembly from fount

Dan,<br>FFR is an abbreviation I have seen Murff and Bob use for a "Full Frank Rebuild". I believe this is named after Frank B. who started this site. There is a section on the site which details Frank's way of completely rebuilding a lantern. There is also a section for stoves. The method you descr...
by JLM
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Removal of valve assembly from fount
Replies: 17
Views: 2012

Removal of valve assembly from fount

I am beginning a FFR on a 247. I have had problems bending the fount top when using the FFR method to remove the valve assembly. I have tried padding the fount, placing it the vise, and then using a wrench to remove the assembly. This does not work well for me either. Any suggestions for alternative...
by JLM
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Stove
Replies: 16
Views: 1503

Stove

Carl,<br>Welcome to the forum. I have never had a dual fuel lantern or stove. Pump gas is cheaper but has numerous additives which may affect generator life, etc. You can do some 'urban mining' (dig through discards left at curbside) and sometimes find a good stove free. Yard sales and flea markets ...
by JLM
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Coleman Product Diagrams
Replies: 4
Views: 3762

Coleman Product Diagrams

Murff,
Thanks for putting this link to Bob's site. The diagrams are a big help.
John


by JLM
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 3944

Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern

Jan,
It's on the shelf for sure.
John

by JLM
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 3944

Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern

Matthew,
It will be a shelf queen. Thanks for the additional history.
John
by JLM
Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 3944

Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern

Doron,
Thanks. Your website is great. I have a Swiss military Petromax. Your site had excellent info on rebuilding.
John
by JLM
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 3944

Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern

Bob,
What is the origin of "Amish Blend"/
John
by JLM
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 3944

Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern

Wayne,
I am torn between using and shelf queen. For now, I think I will try to convert a gas burner to kerosene. I am looking at the post on conversions. I will probably need some help on the technical aspects.
John
by JLM
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 3944

Coleman Canadian kerosene lantern

I just got around to looking in detail at a Canadian Coleman kerosene lantern I picked at a flea market in Mn. last summer. It is a model 639. Below the model number is "CP Rail". Was this made for the Canadian Railroad? It has a clear globe. Appears to have been fired once or twice. The lantern cam...