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by Chucker
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got hit last night
Replies: 31
Views: 560

Re: Got hit last night

If there aren't consequences enough - it will keep happening. And I agree about the market still there for stolen cats. Sorry to hear.
by Chucker
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OCP has a whole new look
Replies: 26
Views: 485

Re: OCP has a whole new look

I figured it is a work in progress Rob. No worries mate.
by Chucker
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OCP has a whole new look
Replies: 26
Views: 485

Re: OCP has a whole new look

Well, don't get too excited.

I was looking for 288 parts and there wasn't any "288" on the lantern drop down. You have to click on "285" to find 288 parts...whaaaaa?

Other than that, it's perfect.
by Chucker
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 550 globe
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Coleman 550 globe

Approximately 1935 to present day, various manufacturers, various countries of origin.

It is worth what someone will pay. Like John says, look at our sponsor Old Coleman Parts, ePay, or other retail or resale resource.
by Chucker
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Picked up Coleman 550b - bad smell
Replies: 29
Views: 398

Re: Picked up Coleman 550b - bad smell

I bought the kit a few years ago - glad I did.
by Chucker
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove Model Operating Characteristics
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Stove Model Operating Characteristics

Good one John but no, my Sears issue is from using a Coleman Deluxe outdoor kitchen and the rack for my stove.
by Chucker
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove Model Operating Characteristics
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Stove Model Operating Characteristics

Here's an odd suitcase stove quirk for you.

I have a Sears (Coleman) 3 burner, light blue/mango. I had an issue off and on with it flooding the main burner. So, now I just make sure the back of the stove is a bit higher than the front - problem solved. Gets to a good, blue flame faster. Weird.
by Chucker
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Quick-Lite Burners: Why two cap screens?
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: Quick-Lite Burners: Why two cap screens?

A couple things come to mind since I've seen this as well - 1. They didn't have stainless steel in common use throughout society and 2. they run quieter with two burner screens.

If you want a more modern two mantle gas lantern to run a bit quieter, put another screen in the burner cap.
by Chucker
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove Model Operating Characteristics
Replies: 10
Views: 156

Re: Stove Model Operating Characteristics

You pretty much hit it on the head, their varying running characteristics are subtly different.

I've always appreciated the BTU's from the 413's and don't mind if I have to throttle it back a bit for just one burner.
by Chucker
Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I'm tired
Replies: 32
Views: 523

Re: I'm tired

stoves1234 wrote: Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:21 am My back hurts just looking at that pile of stone. Good job.
^^^ What Jim said. Dang.
by Chucker
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Picked up Coleman 550b - bad smell
Replies: 29
Views: 398

Re: Picked up Coleman 550b - bad smell

If it ever leaks or flames at the gen tip or gen nut just shut it down, tighten one or both connections, pump 'er up, and try again.
by Chucker
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 639B vs 639C
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: 639B vs 639C

The B's and C's and present day "639's", all have the Schrader valve setup. I see the collar changed and some B's may not have had heat shields.

Anyone else see more?
by Chucker
Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Picked up Coleman 550b - bad smell
Replies: 29
Views: 398

Re: Picked up Coleman 550b

Yes, a neoprene cup was original but don't let that keep you from popping a leather one on it. It will be more reliable in cold weather. You might try a "little" heat on the valve in case you have some lacquer from fuel getting super-heated inside it over the years. NO FUEL in the fount if doing tha...
by Chucker
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: O-rings
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: O-rings

@BillHoo

They are typically Buna Nitrile with the occasional Viton - since both "rubber" substances are heat and chemical resistant.

BunaN is less resistant to both heat and fuels but you can typically get it in softer more pliable versions than Viton.
by Chucker
Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fount cleaning - Coleman 327
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Fount cleaning - Coleman 327

Yup, like the guys are saying - keep trying.
by Chucker
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel mixing thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 579

Re: Fuel mixing thoughts

If it burns, it burns. If it doesn't burn - you won't try that again.

All alcohol will draw some moisture so if you add it to a steel fount or tank, you will get rust eventually.
by Chucker
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 24
Views: 229

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

And a happy Thanksgiving to you too Bruce - and everyone here.

Thankful for all blessings!
by Chucker
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning old gummy fuel from a fount
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Cleaning old gummy fuel from a fount

I've used carb spray. Spray it for about 5-10 seconds, add a few ounces of Coleman fuel and let sit. After a half hour dump it out. Rinse with old Coleman fuel, repeat until clean. On really thick black gunk in a fount I've had success with Muriatic Acid. Using all applicable safety precautions, it ...
by Chucker
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fixing a pesky 202 lantern frame
Replies: 18
Views: 399

Re: Fixing a pesky 202 lantern frame

Good on you for putting the effort into it Deano.

Some of these brazing jobs on frames have frustrated me as well. Glad you have figured it out.
by Chucker
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Toyota any good?
Replies: 50
Views: 723

Re: Toyota any good?

I don't drive Toyota. However, I have friends and family who own, or have owned them, and they enjoy above average miles on their Toyota's.

When a new driver asks me about a "good economy car", there are only two in the U.S. - Honda and Toyota, still.
by Chucker
Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Cup - inside out or outside in
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Pump Cup - inside out or outside in

Original and current production Coleman leather cups are rough side out to the pump tube. My experience with smooth side out pump cups is not good. Rough side soaks up oil better than smooth. Some repro pump cups are bad in that neither side takes up oil even after 10 days soaking. What Kevin said....
by Chucker
Fri Nov 12, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Light up for the Crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: Light up for the Crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Being a Michigander, you go through life and usually end up knowing someone who has or wants to be in the merchant marine or try their hand at commercial fishing.

Many thanks to Gordon for a song that haunts and yet comforts souls to this day.
by Chucker
Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Imperial Iron question
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: Imperial Iron question

What Steve said.
by Chucker
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My first blowtorch
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: My first blowtorch

Bob makes a good point about using acetone to clean up the wicks.

I've had success just adding acetone to the fuel and let it burn clean. In other words, getting it lit and placing it in a safe location (outside is best) to burn until it clears up. Some just need a little carbon cleaned out.
by Chucker
Fri Nov 05, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 290 (CLX) Generators unobtanium?
Replies: 48
Views: 1118

Re: 290 (CLX) Generators unobtanium?

Ouch! Those large bulge globes really set them off nicely though.
by Chucker
Tue Nov 02, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hello - From Old Coleman Parts!
Replies: 67
Views: 1295

Re: Hello - From Old Coleman Parts!

Rob,
Good to see your face. Change can be good so thank you.

Chuck
by Chucker
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Strange request
Replies: 16
Views: 420

Re: Strange request

Any brown Coleman lantern should be good fodder.
by Chucker
Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: coleman 4a iron
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: coleman 4a iron

The gas tip threads are 4/48ths but not sure about the tiny ones.

Best bet is to PM moderator Deanofid - he probably has that in his noggin' ready to spew it out.
by Chucker
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Burner ball
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Burner ball

No. The originals were NOT the same.

Having said that, you might be able to swap them anyway. I'm guessing the Focus 5 (which I own) would swap to a Focus 3 since you can tighten the fit with stainless steel wire if needed.

I may be wrong. Looking to be corrected on this if it won't work.
by Chucker
Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 290 (CLX) Generators unobtanium?
Replies: 48
Views: 1118

Re: 290 (CLX) Generators unobtanium?

Perfect! Looks great.

Any Peerless 2CHG or Coleman 21's are fine mantles for this.
by Chucker
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Repurposed Parts
Replies: 27
Views: 771

Re: Repurposed Parts

Kero is king! Good work.
by Chucker
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yep! It's A Sealed Box! 425E Stove...Today's Find
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Yep! It's A Sealed Box! 425E Stove...Today's Find

Pretty sure the chances of that 'sealed' stove having rust at all the corners, is fairly high.
by Chucker
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413G Campstove
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: 413G Campstove

Much mahalo to you.
by Chucker
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yep! It's A Sealed Box! 425E Stove...Today's Find
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Yep! It's A Sealed Box! 425E Stove...Today's Find

What a groovy find! You don't have luck, you have the "touch".
by Chucker
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 powerhouse leaking up from generator area
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: 295 powerhouse leaking up from generator area

You got that right - $2.50 is a STEAL!
by Chucker
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 powerhouse leaking up from generator area
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: 295 powerhouse leaking up from generator area

Whether the Schrader fuel tube has fuel leaking up to the gen or not - it should never leak fuel at the gen nut. Sometimes the flare get hard from getting heated up. if you feel comfortable, can you loosen the nut, heat the base/flare of the gen with a small butane type torch then tighten it quickly...
by Chucker
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413G Campstove
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: 413G Campstove

Too much fuel, not enough air. First, be sure to follow the directions on the sticker/stove. Are you starting it with the lighting lever 'up'? Often these stoves will pool fuel in the main venturi. I just tip the back of the stove up if I think it is not going to blue flame fast enough. You can also...
by Chucker
Sat Oct 16, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: They still find me.
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: They still find me.

Oh yeah - good friends deserve a cold one.
by Chucker
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Please don’t hit the turtles…
Replies: 21
Views: 569

Re: Please don’t hit the turtles…

Dang, so senseless.

I regret not stopping to move a turtle across a road a few years ago. I drove back over that road a couple hours later and it was dead, run over.

And I'm okay with eating turtle (where legal), but that ain't even right.
by Chucker
Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Which nut for 220 slant?
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Which nut for 220 slant?

Just checked two of mine and they have vertical splines as well.
by Chucker
Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A CF to Kero conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: 200A CF to Kero conversion

...or leave the 200 as is from the factory then add the preheat cup and 201 gen. Then you get the instant light feature for burning gas/Coleman fuel and kero burning.
by Chucker
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: alcohol fill can
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: alcohol fill can

Any Coleman alcohol can I've seen were painted.

Also, did you intend to post a pic Kevin? I ain't seein' one.
by Chucker
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anybody replace a fuel filler neck?
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: Anybody replace a fuel filler neck?

Geesh, new fount time eh?
by Chucker
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sears ... Prentiss Waber 742-43
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Sears ... Prentiss Waber 742-43

What Reese said, x2.
by Chucker
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman M523 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Coleman M523 questions

I own a couple of these. They run hot, like a 242 or 200a. Consider it 'self-pressurizing". I made my own gasket when I needed one from Viton flat stock I bought on ePay. I wouldn't trust a loose gasket for long. Just my 2 cents worth. The burners won't run red once you have a heat sink on it - i.e....
by Chucker
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sears Camp Stove - Blue Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Sears Camp Stove - Blue Paint

I think it’s the one on the right. Is there a prize if we guess correctly. 😀 Hey Kevin. I touched up both. And frankly, I don't recall each area I touched up now as that was three or four years ago. The point being, after I cleaned and wiped each fount down with alcohol and a cloth, the Chrysler lt...
by Chucker
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 5438 - Orange Flame
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Coleman 5438 - Orange Flame

Too much flame, too little air. 1) Make sure your combustion air pathway is open and cleaned out with a brush (as far as possible). 2) the gen tip is next; the orifice is likely over-sized after all these years. If you cannot find a new gen or orifice tip - using a punch and small hammer you can pee...
by Chucker
Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sears Camp Stove - Blue Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Sears Camp Stove - Blue Paint

Yup, Chrysler Engine Lt. Blue. I have done one 3-burner and a couple lanterns with it. I'm a happy camper. These were both "touch up's". I dare you to enlarge and try to tell where I touched them up though.

Sears Double Blue-black 2.jpg