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by Ulfuranda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Rare typewriter?
Replies: 27
Views: 527

Re: OT Rare typewriter?

It's a fine condition, scarce machine -- but with the Dvorak keyboard, very rare IMO. I'm an amateur but I can tell a nice machine, and the fact that it's your Dad's makes it unique.
by Ulfuranda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Turner Brass 1511
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Re: Turner Brass 1511

Thanks! The fount is really a very dark blue — can’t tell in my cheesy photo. The hat is a really nice color, I think.
by Ulfuranda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 4:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Turner Brass 1511
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Re: Turner Brass 1511

The pricker/tip cleaner on this bad boy is not your typical Turner or Coleman with the hook on the bottom that goes into the eccentric block. This one has a tiny, threaded & knurled bottom, which threads into a rod attached to the eccentric mechanism. If someone could figure out how to make one of t...
by Ulfuranda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Turner Brass 1511
Replies: 7
Views: 57

Turner Brass 1511

Not Coleman, I know, but I think a cool lantern. Worked on this for a while and yesterday got it running strong, but the pricker-needle is gone and so it's a bit erratic. I'm determined to find a cunning machinist who can recreate the pricker for me. With one of those in hand, this would be a beast!...
by Ulfuranda
Wed Feb 01, 2023 11:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 275 Enjoying a Little Fresh Snow
Replies: 2
Views: 57

275 Enjoying a Little Fresh Snow

Morning at Ulf’s
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by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 31, 2023 11:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE: If it's original, blue, Canadian, you're in!
Replies: 193
Views: 4404

Re: CANADIAN BLUES SYNDICATE: If it's original, blue, Canadian, you're in!

i have a blue Canadian 321B, will take any number that's left in the Syndicate. Ulf
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: One generation to distance from relatives?
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: One generation to distance from relatives?

The CajunCook is spot-on, IMO! (And I happen to love Cajun food, so he’s already okay in my book.). Relatives are accidents of birth. Some are happy accidents, others not so much. I’m sure many of mine are as disappointed by my lack of interest in them, their kids’ trophies, whatever, as I am in the...
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 220 Slant Nightmare Turned Dream
Replies: 9
Views: 146

Re: 220 Slant Nightmare Turned Dream

Thanks Gents! I’m super happy about it. I really like the 220/228 Slant — so unusual! Ulf.
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 220 Slant Nightmare Turned Dream
Replies: 9
Views: 146

220 Slant Nightmare Turned Dream

I got this really nice 220 Slant for not much dough. It has what looks to be original mica, overall nice condition (I’ve not cleaned it at all. No buffing.). Anyhow, the check valve was bad, wouldn’t hold pressure, and so began two weeks of hell trying to get the bad valve out. I won’t bore you with...
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?

Hi Duane, you are so right. And while tastes differ, mine are that I have to see a lantern run at least once (!) before it can sit on a shelf. Recently after two weeks of frustration and nearly throwing in the towel, I had a big win with a 220 Slant that I got for not much money. It was really beaut...
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ratty Old QL Still Provides Plenty of Sunshine
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Ratty Old QL Still Provides Plenty of Sunshine

I’m inspired now! I think I’ll get out the Autosol and see if I can polish her up a bit. Though I kinda like the rode-hard-put-up-wet look …
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How did y’all’s moms cook?
Replies: 28
Views: 434

Re: How did y’all’s moms cook?

My Mom was a decent cook, one of 8 kids, learned from her mother. Nothing fancy, stick-to-your-ribs type of cooking. Excellent cookies, blond brownies. But as kids our favorite meals came when one or the other of my parents was out of town. My Dad on a business trip or my Mom visiting her family in ...
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ratty Old QL Still Provides Plenty of Sunshine
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Ratty Old QL Still Provides Plenty of Sunshine

I don’t know why I like the rattiest, most battered old stuff — cars, tools, and lanterns — but I do. I got this QL some time ago for small dollars. Plating nasty, no vent nut, mica globe rusted and battered, mud dauber nests everywhere, on and on. I decided I’d try to make it go without changing an...
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just signed up here
Replies: 31
Views: 259

Re: Just signed up here

Jason — I’m new around here and so far I’ve found everyone to be extremely helpful and encouraging. Nice group of guys who all got the ‘bug’. I had it years ago and then more recently got bit again and now I’m really having some fun with these old contraptions. Welcome! Ulf.
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?

Thanks Keith — I thought that area was a join to the body of the fount, but I’m obviously mistaken! I’ll get the check valve out and try the bolt trick. Duane — I’ll clean the area well and maybe use the negative pressure to suck the denatured through or into the defect, too. I’ll want to test to ma...
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?

Hi Keith, yes, where the pump well/tube ends to the visible eye -- in the circumferential join between the round plate in which the check valve is seated and the cylindrical wall of the tube.
by Ulfuranda
Sun Jan 29, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?

Ron, Duane, Keith -- here's the latest. Most definitely Ron it's a solder problem, at 3 o'clock as you look down into the pump tube/well. Fizzing, tiny bubbles coming out under pressure where the tube joins the fount. A slow leak, but enough to impair performance and, of course, a mess as the pump t...
by Ulfuranda
Sun Jan 29, 2023 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?

Keith — that’s a really interesting idea. I’ll report back after I remove the pump and fill the well with water. Thanks! Ulf.
by Ulfuranda
Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 3927 Generator Question
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: AGM 3927 Generator Question

I've used the 220 genny on AGMs without mods, so far worked fine.
by Ulfuranda
Sat Jan 28, 2023 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Pump Well Seam - Caswell Help?

Hi all — a nice lantern of mine has a tiny separation down in the pump-well. Small, but under pressure the pump well fills up with kerosene, not a good look. Anyhow, I’ve never used the Caswell product I read about, but a couple questions. One — would it work to seal up such a small soldering imperf...
by Ulfuranda
Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preventing carbon buildup
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Preventing carbon buildup

What a great neighbor! I need one like that.
by Ulfuranda
Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Aspen 4 Fuel QL Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Aspen 4 Fuel QL Experience

Hi all, Thanks to Dashwood, yesterday at lunch break I went hunting for Aspen 4 fuel. Found some at a local Stihl store and brought it home. Last evening I drained the CF out of an ancient, really cranky (and much loved) Quick-Lite. This thing must have a zillion hours on it, and looks like it -- sc...
by Ulfuranda
Wed Jan 25, 2023 2:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preventing carbon buildup
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Preventing carbon buildup

The singles are terrific, no doubt about it … though tonight I had my 220 going and it’s hard not to be in love with that lantern …
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preheat cup liquid
Replies: 28
Views: 400

Re: Preheat cup liquid

Is 91% rubbing alcohol banned there? Usually drugstores carry that and should work even better than 70%. Also you can try a little chunk of Sterno — it’s basically jellied alcohol. But as the other guys said about Hasag (I’m a Hasag nutjob!), in the old days they used kero or petrol in the cup. It i...
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 427 external pump question
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: 427 external pump question

Lye or citric should do no harm to the innards … but (as I recently learned the hard way) keep the lye off of any painted surface! Not an issue with this lantern of course. And off your hands — wicked stuff but very effective.
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Kero score
Replies: 24
Views: 325

Re: Kero score

Great score! The kero Colemans are monsters. Loads of fun to burn!
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preventing carbon buildup
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Preventing carbon buildup

Yes, the ol’ needle nose pliers woulda been a better idea … haha. Thanks Dashwood!
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preventing carbon buildup
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: Preventing carbon buildup

Great comments. I think I'll try to stop worrying about it and just enjoy! I will try the Aspen 4, more for fun than for a scientific trial. Cleaning a generator before each use is an excellent idea, and yes, depending on the lantern. I find with the 242s I almost lose my mind trying to fiddle aroun...
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Preventing carbon buildup
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Preventing carbon buildup

Question -- I try to run my lanterns for no less than about 30 minutes, on the theory that they'll get hot enough to prevent (unavoidable) carbon buildup in the generators. I do this with both kero and CF lanterns. But -- I'm not quite sure why I settled on 30 minutes. Just made it up, perhaps. So I...
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: AGM Catalog #34
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: AGM Catalog #34

This is a priceless resource. I love AGM’s and this is like finding the Lost Ark or something. Thanks Bryan WP and Murff.

Ulf.
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: An Evening Lineup — Scout, 237, 321, 275
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: An Evening Lineup — Scout, 237, 321, 275

Haha, Ken. That 237A is an absolute beast. Just wants to run. Even on the coldest night it takes only half a cup of alcohol to get it blazing away. Seems inside and out that everyone was in a good mood at the Coleman factory the day it was made!
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Akron "S" generator
Replies: 9
Views: 155

Re: Akron "S" generator

Wurth exhaust assembly paste, slightly thinned with water, is fantastic in my experience for this application. Fuel and heat resistant and allows easy disassembly.
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Leaking valve?
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Leaking valve?

i had the very same experience with a 220. Leaky valve gland nut and when I took it apart found a bunch of black, oily junk clogged around the valve stem. I think it was the packing, which had disintegrated over the years. I dug the rest of the old packing out and replaced it with Teflon string (not...
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: USFS AGM
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: USFS AGM

oh yeah, it really wants to run. quiet and bright and has a 'been there, done that' kind of feel to it. If it could tell stories!!
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: An Evening Lineup — Scout, 237, 321, 275
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: An Evening Lineup — Scout, 237, 321, 275

Sorry, not Scout — typo — Major.
by Ulfuranda
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: An Evening Lineup — Scout, 237, 321, 275
Replies: 5
Views: 78

An Evening Lineup — Scout, 237, 321, 275

236 Major, 237A, 321A, and 275 holding back the night! Ulf
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by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: USFS AGM
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: USFS AGM

John -- beautiful lantern and classy shot!

Larry -- yes, it has the white underside.

No stress cracks, thankfully, though I'm a little careful about how much to pump it up. It wants to run, so it doesn't take a lot, fortunately!
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: USFS AGM
Replies: 21
Views: 190

USFS AGM

Not Coleman, I know, but I'm sure there are some USFS fans out there just the same! Mica globe by Rob Butts. This lantern is a strong runner, too. -- Ulf.
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by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A Pleasant Sight
Replies: 5
Views: 204

A Pleasant Sight

Just thought you might enjoy! Ulf.


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by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dwindling QL Slant
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Dwindling QL Slant

Hey guys! I located the problem. The air stem was not seating properly in the check valve. I don’t see any obvious damage to the male piece, but I replaced it with another off a junker and it’s glowing bright now. Pic attached. Thanks Dashwood — I’ll remember that next time (I’m sure there will be a...
by Ulfuranda
Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dwindling QL Slant
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Dwindling QL Slant

Hi all -- I have a QL Slant, nice condition, that I've been trying to put back in service. I put in new cap gasket (of correct type from OCP), tightened everything, cleaned air tube and burners/mixing chamber, the usual things. Generator is not new but when the lantern is all pumped up it's blazing ...
by Ulfuranda
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB AL/AL319
Replies: 0
Views: 109

WTB AL/AL319

Looking for one of these to bridge the gap between my Arc 316 and IL 323. Thanks! Ulf.
by Ulfuranda
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 321B — Mysterious Scum ID?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: 321B — Mysterious Scum ID?

typo. 237
by Ulfuranda
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 321B — Mysterious Scum ID?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: 321B — Mysterious Scum ID?

oh -- by the way -- it's bright, very bright, but it ain't no 327. That's like looking at the sun.
by Ulfuranda
Fri Jan 20, 2023 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 321B — Mysterious Scum ID?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: 321B — Mysterious Scum ID?

Interesting! I hadn't heard of 'fount liner', but I am quite new to all of this. I am burning the 321A tonight, in fact -- blinding. It's a screamer!
by Ulfuranda
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repro 200A5891 Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: Repro 200A5891 Problem

This sort of thing happens ... appreciate your amazing service, Rob.

Ulf
by Ulfuranda
Fri Jan 20, 2023 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repro 200A5891 Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: Repro 200A5891 Problem

Hey Rob, thanks for taking that step! Very much appreciated. You run a fine operation. Ulf.
by Ulfuranda
Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 321B — Mysterious Scum ID?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

321B — Mysterious Scum ID?

Hey all, I bought a blue Easy Lite from a guy in Canada, seemed like a good idea. When I got it the fount was coated inside with some kind of weird rubbery peachfuzz-like scum, an d a very durable scum at that. Acetone failed. BBs failed. Brake cleaner and carb cleaner, no joy. Finally I mixed up so...
by Ulfuranda
Fri Jan 20, 2023 2:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repro 200A5891 Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: Repro 200A5891 Problem

Thanks gents. Yep, my ‘flamethrower’ repro matches the Mexican one … the orifice is MUCH larger than NOS. I’ll try using the tip from the old generator and see if I can make something usable out of the repro — it’s certainly not usable as it is. (I did try throttling with the cleaning lever, BTW — n...
by Ulfuranda
Thu Jan 19, 2023 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repro 200A5891 Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Repro 200A5891 Problem

Hi all -- I purchased a repro 200A5891 generator from OCP recently, just to give it a try. A little cheaper than NOS as I recall. I have a 242A whose generator was going very bad so I swapped it out for the repro. Holy crap, what a fireball. I never could get it settled down, mantle never took contr...

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