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by stoves1234
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Saved another 500
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Saved another 500

Good idea using the coupler to position things for brazing.
by stoves1234
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cooking some 3 piece caps
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Cooking some 3 piece caps

Too bad you can't burn out the one piece cap gaskets. I've seen various how-tos on how to remove them, but it's still a pain. Speaking of Timm, I now use his tip of using a nitrile O-ring for a new gasket.
by stoves1234
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Lantern Stands..
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Coleman Lantern Stands..

I got the same Coleman stand at a garage sale. It works well, but I added my own tie-down to keep it from tipping. It gets the lantern up in the air, but I don't use it in a high-traffic area, or near my grandkids.
by stoves1234
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 400 F-A tube disassembly
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Peak 400 F-A tube disassembly

Thanks, I'll give it a try. I've never had one apart, is the Schraeder replaceable? I've never seen one like that.
by stoves1234
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 400 F-A tube disassembly
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Peak 400 F-A tube disassembly

I have a 1-79 Peak 1 model 400 stove that isn't burning properly. I worked on it a while back, so I've forgotten the exact symptoms but I do know the problem lies with the F-A tube. As you can see it's a brass tube, but with a Schrader valve in the top. Using a valve tool just the top of the Schrade...
by stoves1234
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chapman tool set
Replies: 14
Views: 334

Re: Chaman tool set

I bought a set back when they were offered on this forum. They've been invaluable for working on lanterns and other things. The bits just grip the screw heads so well. And, I really like seeing the "Made in USA" on the box.
by stoves1234
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Squirrel tails to Mepps
Replies: 25
Views: 312

Re: OT: Squirrel tails to Mepps

I guess I don't shoot enough bushytails to make it worth it to send them to Mepp's. But, I have dressed up my worn spinners with hair from squirrel tails. We have blacks, grays, and fox squirrels where I hunt in Michigan.
by stoves1234
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: anybody got one, do I want one?
Replies: 30
Views: 369

Re: anybody got one, do I want one?

Yes indeed, you want a Svea 123R. As mentioned above, the absence of the cup and handle isn't a big deal, and a Sigg or Optimus cookset makes that a very practical stove.
by stoves1234
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another ebay craziness ad
Replies: 16
Views: 510

Re: Another ebay craziness ad

If someone actually paid that price that's a crazy number, even for NIB. When we collectors see prices like that we joke about getting rich selling some multiples off at inflated prices. However, as a collector that's in it for enjoyment and not profit I don't like to see those ridiculous prices.
by stoves1234
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508 stove leaking fuel
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: 508 stove leaking fuel

It looks like the stove hasn't been used much. I tightened the nut as much as I could. I'll have to order some graphite tape. Otherwise the stove burns fine, it's just disconcerting to see fuel dripping and vaporizing on the fount. Obviously I don't use the stove.
by stoves1234
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508 stove leaking fuel
Replies: 2
Views: 53

508 stove leaking fuel

My 3-90 Coleman 508 stove is leaking fuel at the flame adjustment lever where it meets the brass body. I've tightened the nut, and it still leaks, and there's no resistance when the lever is moved. Can that nut be removed, and more packing added, and what would be the best material?
by stoves1234
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ultimate Outboard Score!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 542

Re: Ultimate Outboard Score!!!

If it's a TN, then the motor has a neutral clutch, actuated by a small lever on the recoil assembly. If you do choose to use the motor, please don't run it on a 50:1 mix!
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: That's why it's called Evilbay.
Replies: 15
Views: 417

That's why it's called Evilbay.

So I just got back from ice fishing and checked Facebook Marketplace for funsies. There was a new post for a 502 with a heat drum, although the seller called it a lantern and reflector. Asking price $300. I sent a polite message basically asking "Ya sure ya don't mean $30?" The seller sent me a pict...
by stoves1234
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any advice for lighting a 530 stove?
Replies: 24
Views: 296

Re: Any advice for lighting a 530 stove?

This is how I light 520's and 530's. Pump up the fount just about 8-10 strokes (it varies of course depending on the amount of fuel in the fount). Start out with low pressure. Open the valve 1/4 to 1/2 turn and allow some fuel to collect in the bottom of the burner. Close valve, light the fuel, and ...
by stoves1234
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 228D find
Replies: 10
Views: 146

228D find

About a year ago I'd sworn off buying another 220 or 228. Since then I came across a 228B and then this 228D. Both had original globes and cleaned up well. I think they are simply great looking lanterns, with a lot of style.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picture posting test
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Picture posting test

Wise guy! When I tell my kids I was able to do this they'll faint.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Picture posting test
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Picture posting test

This is my first attempt to post a picture on the new forum. Bear with me, it's not the greatest pic. If this works then I'll soon dazzle you with veritable photographic art. By the way, the lantern is a 2-62 Burgundy that I stumbled upon.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 335-should I get it?
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: 335-should I get it?

Like I said, I'm cheap. Plus, I noticed something in the picture. A reflector is attached to the lantern, and it appears that a hole was drilled in the vent to attach the reflector brace.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My weekend find
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: My weekend find

You restore my faith in humanity. Some guys would have offered $5. That's a good score that you deserve.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: SVEA 123R & Optimus Mini-Oven
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: SVEA 123R & Optimus Mini-Oven

Never heard of that oven, now I want one for my Svea 123.
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 335-should I get it?
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: 335-should I get it?

Thanks for the input. I'm going to take a chance and make an offer after the post has been up a while. Have I mentioned that I'm a cheap Coleman collector?
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 335-should I get it?
Replies: 10
Views: 159

335-should I get it?

I came across a model 335 Canadian. I have little knowledge of Canadian Colemans, owning just a 321B. The ad doesn't list the manufacture date, but it has the typical Coleman valve wheel, meaning not an O-ring type valve. It's in good shape with a Colex globe, and I think the asking price is way too...
by stoves1234
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New Year dinners/light ups?
Replies: 18
Views: 213

Re: New Year dinners/light ups?

I just got inside from watching my grandson ride his little electric four wheeler. I lit a user 290 and 200A to illuminate the driveway.
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Burner frame washers
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Burner frame washers

I just put a green 200A back together that didn't have either of the washers. I had a brass washer on hand that I bored out to fit on the valve stud. I didn't put a washer under the gen, and as TwoCanoes said, I don't think it matters. Your hardware should have a brass washer that would work.
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Robot Joke
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Robot Joke

I liked that one. I would like to see that joke made into a skit.
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A lantern on the bay
Replies: 29
Views: 353

Re: 200A lantern on the bay

The lantern does come with a new sock, though.
by stoves1234
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The Coleman Christmas Carol
Replies: 25
Views: 265

Re: The Coleman Christmas Carol

Thanks for the creative lyrics. Can't wait to sing it for my wife!
by stoves1234
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Catalytic Heater $ surprise
Replies: 14
Views: 286

Re: Catalytic Heater $ surprise

A person could go broke running that heater at $13 a litre of fuel, and they wouldn't be all that warm as it happened. I see those heaters for sale in my area for $30-$50, but I doubt they sell for that much, if they do sell.
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 6 minutes late
Replies: 25
Views: 343

Re: 6 minutes late

The kid probably doesn't know a 200A from a 275, but he did use his phone to check Ebay.
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Can't save 'em all
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: Can't save 'em all

IMHO, parts safes should only be on the lantern during the actual outing it's being used on. I've also seen the rubber seals on the safes turn to putty after a while.
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Can't save 'em all
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: Can't save 'em all

That's why I have mixed emotions when I see a picture of a lantern for sale with a parts safe on the fount.
by stoves1234
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Portage Proud
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Portage Proud

As a Michigander I'm proud that the vaccine is being produced in Portage. I also think it's great that the Pfizer employees there are not only working but probably racking up the overtime.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What is timing?
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: What is timing?

Timing is when you hurry into the estate or garage sale and see someone walking out with the lantern you wanted.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A Valve Stem Assembly
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: 200A Valve Stem Assembly

Good question. If you had some spare parts, my guess is a 220 valve would have the same size retainer. It's not a clip, it's just a metal (brass?) wire wrapped around that groove. I wonder if an actual e-clip could be used? Smarter people will soon chime in.
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Pearl Harbor Day
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Pearl Harbor Day

Just a reminder of today's anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. I would like to someday see the memorial sites in Hawaii.
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Pearl Harbor Day
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Pearl Harbor Day

Just a reminder of today's anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. I would like to someday see the memorial sites in Hawaii.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone heard from our member/moderator friend "Chucker"?
Replies: 50
Views: 726

Re: Anyone heard from our member/moderator friend "Chucker"?

I was wondering why I hadn't seen Chuck around here lately. I'm in bed now, but there's a light up with his name on it scheduled for tomorrow.
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Todays haul. This is a test. Might be too much info. Story time.
Replies: 23
Views: 300

Re: Todays haul. This is a test. Might be too much info. Story time.

I have an Optimus cook set like that, it works great with a 123. As a stovie, I think that's a great score to get the cook kit and stove for that price. Those are the deals that keep us searching.
by stoves1234
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First Post from a Beginner - Be easy on this virgin!
Replies: 45
Views: 466

Re: First Post from a Beginner - Be easy on this virgin!

This is my opinion only. Go very easy on accumulating any more 220, 228's from "E" on up. Learn how to rebuild generators. Always have spare fuel cap gaskets on hand. Learn how to naked burn a newly fettled lantern. And, this applies to collecting anything, remember that people are more important th...
by stoves1234
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How much Coleman Fuel do you burn in a month?
Replies: 16
Views: 181

Re: How much Coleman Fuel do you burn in a month?

I go through a little less than a gallon a month. Much of my CF stockpile has come from the partial cans that are included when I buy a lantern. And yes, I never pass up a Coleman filter funnel. After I fettle a lantern or stove and try to get the fount as clean as possible I don't want to be adding...
by stoves1234
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman tool box contents.
Replies: 40
Views: 711

Re: Coleman tool box contents.

Regarding the Chapman screwdriver set, my daughter bought that for me. It's great for fettling with those straight-sided, non-tapering bits. And, it's made in the U.S. of A.
by stoves1234
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman tool box contents.
Replies: 40
Views: 711

Re: Coleman tool box contents.

In my Coleman toolbox I also keep a strip of leather for stuck fuel caps, various rubber corks for plugging founts when cleaning, and a Schrader valve tool. A while back I added a 1/4" drill bit for working on tight fuel valves.
by stoves1234
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Military pocket stove
Replies: 16
Views: 222

Re: Military pocket stove

Greenglobe, don't let 'em scare ya. If you properly preheat your 530 stove you'll still have your eyebrows.
by stoves1234
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What’s the best Coleman Backpacking Lantern?
Replies: 28
Views: 271

Re: What’s the best Coleman Backpacking Lantern?

I have a few of the 222 lanterns, and they do put out a fair amount of light with a Peerless 2C-HG that I shrunk by not pre-burning. I have never backpacked. However, I think if I did I would (pardon me, GPA pals) bring a small LED headlamp. My guess is that after a long day of hiking most people hi...
by stoves1234
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Overpriced?
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Overpriced?

Yeah, but it runs on naphtha.
by stoves1234
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Who's into the little backpacking stoves
Replies: 29
Views: 281

Re: Who's into the little backpacking stoves

I carefully ground an Allen wrench to fit that pentagram cap. I also used a lot of heat before I tried to remove the cap. It's possible that the pip can be pushed against the spring with a toothpick, but the pip isn't sealing because it's hardened by age.
by stoves1234
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pictures on new forum
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Pictures on new forum

From what I could tell the page for topics on the new forum is locked, sorry for ending up here. I just learned how to post pictures last week on the old forum. Is the process still the same?
by stoves1234
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Shrooms

I ain't exactly a mycologist, but I think you'll be okay after eating those mushrooms. Experts might chime in, but I don't think there's another 'shroom that looks like a puffball. It's the only one I can positively ID.
by stoves1234
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Time for a Machinist - 500A project
Replies: 23
Views: 526

Time for a Machinist - 500A project

On an earlier post I mentioned that I'd just bought a 500A that I expected to also have problems with seized screws. I sprayed 'em down with home-brew penetrant (ATF and acetone) and I had to apply heat to just one screw to get them all out with a screwdriver. Go figure.
by stoves1234
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dad's 1/61 500.
Replies: 15
Views: 162

Dad's 1/61 500.

Very nice repair on the fuel line. Not only is that an excellent stove, it belonged to your father.