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by Old Cat
Tue Jan 31, 2023 8:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Roman's First Fettle
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: OT: Roman's First Fettle

Gary, your grandson, Roman, has the makings of a accomplished protege. These can be good times with better times on the horizon. Thanks for sharing. Teach them the right way too perform tasks when they’re young and it may develop into skills as they grow. Such as, son, never use a pair of pliers on ...
by Old Cat
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Guy Builds Full Scale Battlestar Galactica Fighter
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Guy Builds Full Scale Battlestar Galactica Fighter

Definitely a labor of love.
by Old Cat
Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ice Fishing 2023 and GPAs
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Ice Fishing 2023 and GPAs

Being a flat lander from Florida, I can only imagine the challenges you endure and the fun you all are having. So, I will have to do it vicariously through your photos. Thanks for sharing your experiences and photos.
by Old Cat
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) chess table finished
Replies: 22
Views: 255

Re: (OT) chess table finished

Thanks, young man. Again, crafting beautiful pieces from wood seems natural for you. Impressive!
by Old Cat
Tue Jan 31, 2023 1:32 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: any way to salvage a leaking CV, not a check ball problem
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: any way to salvage a leaking CV, not a check ball problem

I would think twice before using a diamond stone. I would first try either 0000 steel wool or a high count 1500-2500 wet or dry sand paper with it wet. I think a diamond stone would be too aggressive. Brass is soft. Just my thoughts.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sunday score, not football
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: Sunday score, not football

I agree with Rob and Wayne; no score = bad day, any score = good day. My thoughts are that you had a good day.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: any way to salvage a leaking CV, not a check ball problem
Replies: 11
Views: 150

Re: any way to salvage a leaking CV, not a check ball problem

Tom, I’m assuming that you pulled the CV and cleaned it. Did you clean the air stem? If I clean a CV and air stem, and it doesn’t function, I’ll replace the CV/stem. I guess I’m too old to keep fooling with a second, third, or fourth round of cleaning. I usually run carburetor cleaner through it and...
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237 fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: 237 fuel

“From what I have researched it looks like you can run gasoline in a 237.” Yes you can run gasoline, white gas and even pump gas. It may not be as bright burning various types of gas, but shouldn’t be an issue. If it’s an issue just install a 236s gas tip. If I remember, the 236s has a larger orific...
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Frankie HGP video
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Frankie HGP video

Good stuff, Michael. I bet it works for everything from heating water quickly to frying fish in a large cast iron pot, heck I’m thinking blackened redfish.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 220 Slant Nightmare Turned Dream
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: 220 Slant Nightmare Turned Dream

You overcame and persevered. That’s my takeaway. You have a great looking and well running slant. Good job.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got a lttle camping in this past weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Got a lttle camping in this past weekend

Daylight, heck, I bet you were seeing white spots when you closed eyes hoping sleep would come.

Glad you got out, even if it was less than desirable. Good looking camp site with lotsssss of light.

Thanks for sharing your experience.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200 242 handle improvements?
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: 200 242 handle improvements?

Carlton, with the 236/237 bails, I have even experienced some success with method I posted. The reproduction bail, not so much. I finally achieved a little success by using a file and sandpaper. It’s a larger diameter stock, but sturdy.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just signed up here
Replies: 31
Views: 257

Re: Just signed up here

Jason, I will start looking for Military surplus stores in the area. Thanks for the tip.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200 242 handle improvements?
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: 200 242 handle improvements?

Although removal technique is important, I try to find out why it is binding. I usually get good results by moving bail to the binding spot and remove it there. You can easily see what is causing the issue. Do this with the vent and globe removed. Clean, bend or straighten the bail ends. May take se...
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thermos Lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: Thermos Lantern

Good score. It cleaned up nice, and I wish you luck with your new treasure.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT joke. Adam and Eve
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: OT joke. Adam and Eve

A funny thought for sure, but I’m in gwillmot’s camp.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just signed up here
Replies: 31
Views: 257

Re: Just signed up here

Jason, I’m admiring the lantern box. I am surrounded by Military bases....so, I need to keep an eye out for one. Thanks for reminding me.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ratty Old QL Still Provides Plenty of Sunshine
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Ratty Old QL Still Provides Plenty of Sunshine

Some of my favorite lanterns are the ones that have been neglected by previous owners and can’t be brought back to their distance glory, but provide good light. Bent vents, dented founts, and rust/corrosion every where are some of their features. The one, 237, that I put together with parts left ove...
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My first GPA find of the year
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: My first GPA find of the year

Great find. Yea I would be happy if I scored those. Good on you!
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sunday night lights
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: Sunday night lights

I can’t stare at it long until I start seeing white spots. Bryan, it’s a bright sucker.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally Making Some Progress on my PQ
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Finally Making Some Progress on my PQ

Looks like you’re making good progress. Hope you can source all parts needed for a full restoration. Every time I see photos of these lamps, my wanter gets tweaked a little.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just signed up here
Replies: 31
Views: 257

Re: Just signed up here

Welcome aboard, Jason. You have two 220s, one 228, and MilSpec burning bright. Looks like your marking a dent in your to do list. What’s more important is that you are having fun.
by Old Cat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB - 201 font
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: WTB - 201 font

David, check your PMs. I found both, the decal and the direction disk.
by Old Cat
Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Where the 7734 did my replies go?
Replies: 9
Views: 200

Re: Where the 7734 did my replies go?

Timm, that happened to me this morning. I just assumed that it was something I did or didn’t do...like hit the submit button, but I’m pretty sure I did.
by Old Cat
Sun Jan 29, 2023 6:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) chess table finished
Replies: 22
Views: 255

Re: (OT) chess table finished

Moses, did you apply a clear finish over the stained aprons, or just leave them stained?
by Old Cat
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: (OT) chess table finished
Replies: 22
Views: 255

Re: (OT) chess table finished

Moses, as usual, your work and finishes leave nothing lacking. Awesome piece of furniture. Super job!
by Old Cat
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fun with globes!
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Fun with globes!

Mark, your magic marker tinting is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
by Old Cat
Sun Jan 29, 2023 5:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Find of a lifetime!
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Find of a lifetime!

Nice find! I don’t collect arrow heads and such, but a hunting buddy does. If he found that, he would have change his underwear.
by Old Cat
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Newbie Fears Addiction, Has No Space
Replies: 35
Views: 367

Re: Newbie Fears Addiction, Has No Space

Bob, welcome from Florida. On your “Fears Addiction”, I’m impressed by our members posts in regards to your situation. They are offering good suggestions and solutions. But be advised, we can also be enablers. I like Chucks post #12. It sounds like a good solution, and you can delve into the hobby o...
by Old Cat
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found me a pair of bottle openers..
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Found me a pair of bottle openers..

Now, that’s funny! Good score on a very nice cooler.
by Old Cat
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB - 201 font
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: WTB - 201 font

David, I found the fresh (new) 201 decal. Like I posted, if you want it, it’s yours. I may have a better looking direction disk than yours. If you’re interested, PM me, and I will try to find it tomorrow.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another non Coleman
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Another non Coleman

Papa, I can’t say that I have ever seen that make or model until now. It’s a good looking lantern with an amber globe. Sorry the globe is not salvageable. After a D&C, it will be great looking lantern. Good find!
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another non Coleman
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Another non Coleman

Kieth, on Wednesday, I notice a horizontal 5 inch crack in a 237 globe. The globe is still intact. Do I smear glue on both sides and what about any residual staining left? Do you recommend cleaning or just leave it.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate
Replies: 502
Views: 14166

Re: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate

I’m happy that you finally got your photo posting figured out.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel for 639c?
Replies: 25
Views: 407

Re: Fuel for 639c?

Ken, if you’re running a Coleman kerosene model, and a 639 is, try Pancho’s suggestion. You might have to up the percentage of CF to your #1 diesel to achieve better results. You can try 25CF/75 D, 50/50, and 75CF/25D, or any mixing percentage you want. You probably already know that you can run str...
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 40 year old fuel ————-Still works!
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: 40 year old fuel ————-Still works!

+1 on previous post. My thoughts exactly.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy Friday!
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Happy Friday!

Impressive Archie. I really like your 238s. For you, they are not so elusive.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sometimes it is more about the challenge.
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Sometimes it is more about the challenge.

Congratulations, you saved it and got it burning. I consider that a good day. Impressive!
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Unfired 214 and 237
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Unfired 214 and 237

Nice lanterns, Andrew. And yes, I’m an impressed rejoicing kerosene burner. I like them.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Greetings to all....
Replies: 26
Views: 289

Re: Greetings to all....

Welcome back from NW Florida, Dave. Impressive lineup you have hanging around.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mantle interchange
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Mantle interchange

You bet, and have fun with your 236. When they are dialed in they are strong, bright, and loud runners. I hope you enjoy it.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mantle interchange
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Mantle interchange

The best mantle that I have found for the 236/237s is Coleman’s 1111. They have been out of production for years. You can find them, sometimes, on eBay, but they’re expensive. Having said that, I will run the Peerless 500cp on the big lanterns. I tied one on a MilSpec, because that was all I had at ...
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Painting the metal frame?
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: Painting the metal frame?

Gooter, I used VHT clear over Krylon paint on a fount without curing it, and it didn’t turn out well. Next time I will cure it in a toaster oven, which I have yet to get. The secret to VHT is the curing process. Read the label on the can. If you can’t properly cure it, then I think Stewart’s idea of...
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Red 220E??? PICS ADDED
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Red 220E??? PICS ADDED

Looks like your picker is getting after it.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate
Replies: 502
Views: 14166

Re: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate

Joe, please let Huntaholic in. He has a hard time posting pictures, maybe a computer issue.

Richard, that’s a good looking photo, but you have your beloved SMP placed in a higher status than the Coleman. Just saying.
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237 Frank keeps blowing holes in mantles
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: 237 Frank keeps blowing holes in mantles

You might try a vinegar boil for about 15-20 minutes then turn the heat off and let the burner parts soak for a couple of hours. I do this with most of my old lanterns. So far, it has been working. After they cool use your pokers, prodders, and reamers followed by a water jet from a garden hose then...
by Old Cat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Painting the metal frame?
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Re: Painting the metal frame?

Or, if it cleaned up nice, you could use VHT clear and it will cure by the heat of the running lantern. I think Toby passed on this advice awhile back. He stated that for a 220, cage frame outside of globe, this will provide sufficient curing while the lantern is running. He also stated with frame i...
by Old Cat
Fri Jan 27, 2023 11:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB - 201 font
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: WTB - 201 font

David, I will look tomorrow and see if I have an extra 201 decal. If so, if you want it, it’s yours.
by Old Cat
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 201 fount question
Replies: 26
Views: 338

Re: 201 fount question

Could be, I’m not sure. Can you ask the seller? They also had a long run of red 200s, and I think they ran to the 1980s. I’m no expert on the 200 series production runs. Maybe another member will chime in.
by Old Cat
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: AGM KampKook #56
Replies: 17
Views: 199

Re: AGM KampKook #56

That is a cool looking stove. Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing ie. a full restoration or leave it like it is.

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