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by Bob1774
Fri May 07, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Options for pump cap screw
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Options for pump cap screw

Thanks for the heads up. Are they nickel, or brass? Hard to tell from the image on OCP. I need one for a '40 A Speedmaster 500.
by Bob1774
Thu May 06, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - Stopped by Bass Pro
Replies: 21
Views: 405

Re: OT - Stopped by Bass Pro

I vote for the CFL bulb as being out of place. They could at least use an Edison LED style...But you are right, Bass Pro Shop just gets how to make customers feel when you go to their stores. If you ever get a chance, visit their store in Islamorada, FL Keys. Amazing displays, restaurant, and just a...
by Bob1774
Tue May 04, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT. Pecan trees??
Replies: 20
Views: 247

Re: OT. Pecan trees??

Might try grafting. I read on the site recommended that some varieties have two varieties grafted on the same root stock to create a self pollinating tree.

This can be a long wait to get pecans, so you might want to consider a new, healthy sapling.
by Bob1774
Tue May 04, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT. Pecan trees??
Replies: 20
Views: 247

Re: OT. Pecan trees??

Pecans need a second tree close by for a pollinator, so I'd check with your local farm service agency or horticulturist. Having two together, might just make them both more prolific in pecans! If you have squirrels, good luck getting any for yourself!
by Bob1774
Tue May 04, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Electrolysis for 500 stove burner/bottom plate?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Electrolysis for 500 stove burner/bottom plate?

Timm, Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to go slow, and use the least aggressive steps first. Using some orange cleaner to degrease the plate, then perhaps electrolysis if the paint is already gone. If those screws break loose after electrolysis, then that would be a bonus. I was just trying to ...
by Bob1774
Tue May 04, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Machine shop stuff from last week (for tandm7 and yall)
Replies: 42
Views: 524

Re: Machine shop stuff from last week (for tandm7 and yall)

Amazing as always to see your magical craftsmanship. There is another thread regarding "best job you ever had," and I hope that you know that your talents put you in a category by yourself.
What a pleasure to watch a genius craftsman at work. Great job and documentation.
by Bob1774
Mon May 03, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Electrolysis for 500 stove burner/bottom plate?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Electrolysis for 500 stove burner/bottom plate?

Working on cleaning up a '40 A 500 Speedmaster (first year production). The fount and ring cleaned up nicely, but the dang screws holding the cast iron burner rings together are just plain frozen, even after weeks of Kroil and PB Blaster, as are the screws that hold the burner to the bottom plate. I...
by Bob1774
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Decisions decisions......which stove to take.....
Replies: 34
Views: 434

Re: Decisions decisions......which stove to take.....

Go with a 413 and a single burner. Love the 426, but you have to have the right size pots/pans to actually use the three burners efficiently. Nice to have a 500 to run for coffee, and the other two burners on a 413 spread apart for the serious cooking with some cast iron skillets.
by Bob1774
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT -- I hate "safety" spouts!
Replies: 23
Views: 294

Re: OT -- I hate "safety" spouts!

Makes one wonder how much gasoline has been spilled using the new safety spouts, that were designed to prevent that.
by Bob1774
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: O.T. Thieves
Replies: 25
Views: 437

Re: O.T. Thieves

Nothing more infuriating than a thief, especially when the damage is more costly than the items taken. Here's a short story that may brighten your day: Older couple prepare for bedtime, when the wife tells her husband he must have left the light on in his workshop in the back yard. He took a look ou...
by Bob1774
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Show your shop/garage!
Replies: 26
Views: 498

Re: Show your shop/garage!

Shops are personal, but if you are in the organized camp, then I highly suggest using 4x8 sheet of 1/2" plywood as your backer board, and then use deck screws to hang your tools. 1/4" plastic tubing can be cut to size to cover the threads for things you don't want scratched. That system is lots chea...
by Bob1774
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Small Funnel?
Replies: 33
Views: 433

Re: Small Funnel?

Lots of good solutions posted. I have the funnel that was issued with my '42 520 4-leg stove, that has the same fuel port size as the 242. Since they were not attached, most were lost. The later 530 and other military items attached the funnel with sash chain. FWIW, I found a Norpro SS small funnel ...
by Bob1774
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: WAY OFF TOPIC - Radio Stations on Google Earth Map - Click and Listen
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: WAY OFF TOPIC - Radio Stations on Google Earth Map - Click and Listen

Fun! Always have your "local," station with you.
by Bob1774
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cast Iron....Out of business!
Replies: 19
Views: 474

Re: Cast Iron....Out of business!

I remember you posted a picture once of your "pile," of cast iron. It was massive! The old skillets are my favorite, and now pretty pricey and hard to find picking. They are great for lots of cooking, but especially nice for frying up some mushrooms! Here is my #12 Griz on a 500 Speedmaster, and som...
by Bob1774
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Morel season 2021
Replies: 21
Views: 293

Re: Morel season 2021

Hoping to find some soon at our farm when we return from Florida to Indiana. Have a friend who has access, and will share what he finds. We usually get about 5-7 lbs. during the last week of April, first week of May. Great taste and fun to find them.
by Bob1774
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Remington 512
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Remington 512

Gotta love those vintage .22's. I have a Winchester model 74, that was my Dad's. Semi-automatic tube feed. Accurate as heck with open iron sights. They were issued to the resistance forces in Europe during WWII, as "assassination's rifles," since they could be easily used and owned by farmers. Plus,...
by Bob1774
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Customer Service Issues at My Own Company
Replies: 18
Views: 328

Re: Customer Service Issues at My Own Company

Glad it worked out! Your story might be a good one to share with other customers if they have some unique emergency needs in the event of failure. Perhaps the rep you work with can pass along the scenario and suggest to procurement that any hydraulic parts that could shut down operations, should pro...
by Bob1774
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The question of providing values
Replies: 73
Views: 977

Re: The question of providing values

It would be nice if folks leave the sale price up in classifieds here, providing another realistic historic value. Some folks remove the price and mark as sold. That would be a way to counter the eBay prices and reflects actual sales with no opinions or values given, just the fact for what it sold f...
by Bob1774
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Off Topic...Help ID this wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Off Topic...Help ID this wheel?

Seems be painted John Deere yellow...
by Bob1774
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picked up a 500 Speed Master Stove today
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: Picked up a 500 Speed Master Stove today

Nice score! And, it has the little bump out on the cast iron "U tube," where some of the Canadian versions had a threaded port for supposedly accessories to be connected with a hose.
by Bob1774
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ole’ Fishin’ Reels
Replies: 25
Views: 296

Re: Ole’ Fishin’ Reels

Fun post. Like lanterns, some of the vintage pieces from the past are more enjoyable, and fun to fettle. However, a few years ago, I gave my granddaughter a Shakespeare "Barbie," fishing pole. Not a bad little reel, with a nice drag. First cast with a night crawler, this is what she caught, after I ...
by Bob1774
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: USPS! WTH!
Replies: 26
Views: 537

Re: USPS! WTH!

Had that same thing happen between Texas and Indiana last summer. making round trips. I filed a complaint, and a USPS person called me and even gave me his cell number. My biggest complaint was when I went to the PO, the clerk said, "don't you watch the news? The new PMG is a jerk, so too bad, that ...
by Bob1774
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I’m think about getting a Basic 12-15 ft jon boat.
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: I’m think about getting a Basic 12-15 ft jon boat.

Check out the craigslist, FB market place, or local paper classifieds for used fishing boats. If you find one that sounds promising, ask them take you out on the lake you will visit for a test run. If a boat motor has sat for awhile, or has some quirks in the fuel/electrical systems, you can spend a...
by Bob1774
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I’m think about getting a Basic 12-15 ft jon boat.
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: I’m think about getting a Basic 12-15 ft jon boat.

I have a very nice Starcraft 14' aluminum V-hull. It is about 30-40 years old and well made, and only use it with oars on our private lake for bluegill and bass, even though it has a nice transom for a small outboard. I agree with others, who suggested you talk with folks on the lake where you plan ...
by Bob1774
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Has it been that long?
Replies: 18
Views: 345

Re: Has it been that long?

My father's friend, after my mom died, had previously been married to a fellow who ran a vending machine business for 40 years. We became friends, and she asked me one time if old coins were worth much now. I said it depends on whether they are silver, desirable dates, and the condition. When I inqu...
by Bob1774
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The Land of Love is lovely once again. 'Quest for Fire'.
Replies: 46
Views: 594

Re: The Land of Love is lovely once again

Nice find! 242's are such nice lanterns, and that one especially with the correct globe. If all three were about the same price, sure might have been an opportunity for a "bundle," offer. Those other two look pretty nice also. Getting harder to find older stuff in decent shape, that hasn't been mess...
by Bob1774
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nickel 520 light up.
Replies: 21
Views: 323

Re: Nickel 520 light up.

Nice!
Curious, did all of those early nickel 520's come with the single cup cover, like the OCD's? I have a painted green '42 520, and the instruction sheet has a parts list showing the "two piece," cup as an option.
by Bob1774
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT. Does anyone know where I can get 1/2 inch metal bars?
Replies: 21
Views: 259

Re: OT. Does anyone know where I can get 1/2 inch metal bars?

For beach rod holders, I don't think you'd need the welded top plate, just a piece of bed frame angle iron cut to size, and zip tie your PVC tube on.
I see bed frames on the curb all the time.
by Bob1774
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 242 find
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 242 find

Nice find, and one of the best lantern series in my opinion. As suggested, remove the screw, and remove the outer cap. Get a longer 8-32 screw, say 2", and screw in the insert. That will give you some leverage to break the gasket free without knicking up the brass insert with a screwdriver, since th...
by Bob1774
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT. Does anyone know where I can get 1/2 inch metal bars?
Replies: 21
Views: 259

Re: OT. Does anyone know where I can get 1/2 inch metal bars?

When my dad took my brother and me camping on the river, he had some tent stakes made for sand using angle iron. The points were cut as expected, and a short piece of angle iron welded on top to create a flat striking surface. I still have them, and they work great in sand. Use the open part of the ...
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Today's 2 blocks away find
Replies: 26
Views: 626

Re: Today's 2 blocks away find

242X something? It'll buff out.
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 500 Stove NIB 40A?
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: 500 Stove NIB 40A?

Still a heck of a stove, NIB, or old soldier fettled to work again! They are so versatile for coffee, skillet dishes, and other uses. One of Coleman's best.
by Bob1774
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 500 Stove NIB 40A?
Replies: 14
Views: 204

500 Stove NIB 40A?

Someone here snag the NIB 1940 A, first year of American production 500 stove? I was watching, but a little out of my price range, especially since it went up 40% right at the end. Amazing it survived unlit all these years, with box. Congrats to whoever got it. Now, do you fire it up? https://www.eb...
by Bob1774
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Cub Cadet
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: OT Cub Cadet

Those vintage ones were great! My FIL had a 1969 or 70, and it was built like a tank.
Noticed the '72 is hydrostatic? That might have been the first year for that new concept in garden tractor tranny's.
by Bob1774
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: PayPal and Mobile Phone
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: PayPal and Mobile Phone

In case others read this thread, just a reminder to never share a text code received you don't initiate. Hackers will sometimes alert you that they've sent a text code to your phone, and you need to relay it back to them for security purposes to confirm your identity. In reality, they are hacking yo...
by Bob1774
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Permanent mantles
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: Permanent mantles

Perhaps someone marketed mantles called Permanent, and perhaps they did glow, but the reason common mantles give off lots of light is a scientific phenomenon called candoluminescence. The woven (silk originally) bags are dipped in several baths of chemicals (previously radioactive thorium) and when ...
by Bob1774
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: finally... my first burg
Replies: 30
Views: 314

Re: finally... my first burg

Very nice! What a great way to spend the day.
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speedmaster 500 info
Replies: 13
Views: 153

Re: Speedmaster 500 info

Well, that makes it pretty easy for me with a few dozen of those 242NL's laying around my shop. I'll see which one will be the donor for the 500.
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speedmaster 500 info
Replies: 13
Views: 153

Re: Speedmaster 500 info

Toby,
Thanks! Guess when time comes, I'll put a WTB in the classifieds. I have another 500 to compare it to, once I get home.
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speedmaster 500 info
Replies: 13
Views: 153

Re: Speedmaster 500 info

So my friend sent some more photos after winning the stove. Has a small ding near the pump, and I noticed that the pump has a clip style cover. I'm pretty sure that these had an male threaded pump cap. Was that style pump used on any other GPA's in that time period? I know the B lanterns had the ext...
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speedmaster 500 info
Replies: 13
Views: 153

Re: Speedmaster 500 info

Thanks for the feedback and info! I am presuming from the info, that this 500 was made in the first quarter of 1940, the first year of production in the US. Can't wait to see it in person and fire it up! My friend is soaking the leather in oil, and putting some Kroil on all the threaded parts until ...
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speedmaster 500 info
Replies: 13
Views: 153

Re: Speedmaster 500 info

Here it is
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speedmaster 500 info
Replies: 13
Views: 153

Speedmaster 500 info

A good friend just bid/won for me at an auction a Coleman 500 stove, dated A '40. I won't be back north for a few months to get it, but wondered if anyone knew if that was the first year of US production? It is a nickel plated with the spider web grate. I'll try to get some photos from him and post....
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Falling Off Black Bear Pass
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Falling Off Black Bear Pass

Makes one think twice about the risk, plus most insurance excludes off-road claims! Below is another video of the same pass, with quite a few more vehicles that did not make it. The roll bar did seem to survive in one of them. Wonder if they show these videos at the Jeep rental companies out there? ...
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: In the market for tools?
Replies: 30
Views: 424

Re: In the market for tools?

I really like the robo-grip pliers. I bought a set when they first came out. I worked in the shop at Sears at the time. I've used them on anything and everything without a single issue. I still have the originals that I bought in 1996. I have some Robo pliers also, and find them really useful when ...
by Bob1774
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CRAZY! My 202 lantern sold for.....
Replies: 40
Views: 755

Re: CRAZY! My 202 lantern sold for.....

Crazy amount, but good for you! Don't forget Uncle Sam wants 28% for long term capital gains on $1590, minus expenses. One of the downsides to selling acquired highly collectible appreciated items. Collectibles are considered alternative investments by the IRS and include things like art, stamps & c...
by Bob1774
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: James Brown after Nutrisystem
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: James Brown after Nutisystem

Whoa! That guy is great on the strings! The movements synched to the music amazing.
by Bob1774
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What would you do with all this lumber??
Replies: 22
Views: 357

Re: What would you do with all this lumber??

Coleman parts racks? You could make a bunch of them!
by Bob1774
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What's for dinner??
Replies: 27
Views: 329

Re: What's for dinner??

Nice sunny day in the 80's, so picked up some fresh vegetables at the farmer's market to go with some smoked pork butt on the Weber.
by Bob1774
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: tomato soup cake
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: tomato soup cake

Steve,
Thanks for that info and link! I might just try that our of curiosity. I guess it isn't that much different from carrot cake, or applesauce cake, using the vegetable/fruit to make the cake mix more moist!