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by stoves1234
Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- hood props on cars
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: OT- hood props on cars

True, Timm. I've been using a piece if 1"×2" pine to hold up the door on my pickup cap for decades now.
by stoves1234
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- hood props on cars
Replies: 14
Views: 277

OT- hood props on cars

There's no such thing as a stupid question, right? After checking the oil in my wife's Ford Fusion I realized every four cylinder car I've owned had a long metal rod to prop up the hood. My other vehicles with six and eight cylinders had and have hood struts to hold it up. Am I imagining things, or ...
by stoves1234
Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 228 "Big Hat" Case with Funnel and Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: 228 "Big Hat" Case with Funnel and Storage

Professional looking job. That case will keep that lantern looking good. I wonder if I've passed up a transitional E thinking it was an F. I guess I have to slow down and look closer.
by stoves1234
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: fired up the new old stock johnson sea horse
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: fired up the new old stock johnson sea horse

That brand new 1950 Johnson has bronze bushings where modern outboards have ball or roller bearings, which require less oil than bushings. Yes, they recommended a 16:1 ratio back then (8 ozs./gal.) They also recommended using straight 30W motor oil to mix with the gas. Today's modern two stroke oil ...
by stoves1234
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fishing / Camping
Replies: 32
Views: 418

Re: Fishing / Camping

In the 1960's when I started fishing most fishermen used 12-14' rowboats and a 5-10 hp outboard. And don't forget the anchors made from some clothesline and a couple of window weights. Pretty crude compared to the rigs you see today, but they caught fish.
by stoves1234
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: fired up the new old stock johnson sea horse
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: fired up the new old stock johnson sea horse

Those motors can be great runners even when they're used, and yours is brand new. What gas-oil ratio are you running?
by stoves1234
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yereka! A lantern in a Red Green episode!
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Re: Yereka! A lantern in a Red Green episode!

Would a Black Band have made it up to Canada? Just think, it's probably packed away in a prop storage room. And keep yer stick on the ice.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First find of 2022 - a good one to say the least.
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: First find of 2022 - a good one to say the least.

Congratulations, that is starting the year off with a bang. Not too many of those around.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: GPAs to the rescue, again!
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: GPAs to the rescue, again!

Seriously Timm, what would happen with the brewery if you moved or retired? On second thought, if you retired you'd have to move to another state. There'd be a lot of phone calls-"Hey Timm, do ya think..."
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Newer Vehicles No Spare Tire
Replies: 35
Views: 399

Re: Newer Vehicles No Spare Tire

That's a new one on me, since I drive pre-pre-owned cars (beaters). So we've gone from full-sized spares to temporary spares to no spares. So if you get a flat you have to get towed?
by stoves1234
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: johnson sea horse 5 fired up but...
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: johnson sea horse 5 fired up but...

Boy are you right, Chuck. The spaces between the motor cover and the powerhead make for great mouse motels. It's surprising the corrosion that mouse pee can cause on aluminum. And mud daubers don't mind outboards either.
by stoves1234
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.
Replies: 27
Views: 264

Re: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.

My apologies, that is the throttle lever and not a shift lever. That's what I get for commenting on what for me is a "new" outboard made in the '70's!
by stoves1234
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.
Replies: 27
Views: 264

Re: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.

Timm, regarding the "ice carousel"- that is way cool! I was thinking maybe I should try that, but I realized I'd have to cut a pretty accurate circle.
by stoves1234
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.
Replies: 27
Views: 264

Re: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.

Hopefully the ignition coils are good, as OEM coils are pricey. There should be a gearshift lever on the starboard side of the motor. Here in Western Michigan with the frigid temps and recent snows my outboarding season seems a long ways off.
by stoves1234
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: well i got the johnson sea horse about ready
Replies: 17
Views: 339

Re: well i got the johnson sea horse about ready

That's a model TN five horsepower. The impeller is on the propshaft and very easy to change. Those are well-designed, great running motors. They're also very common in the antique outboard collecting world. Since it's "un-fired" so to speak, have you considered selling it? I have two of them (used) ...
by stoves1234
Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Victory News
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Victory News

That's a lot of money for a booklet. I wonder where that stove is now?
by stoves1234
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Chinook!
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: OT: Chinook!

On a related note, has anyone ever heard of the Children's Blizzard of 1888? An incredible change in the weather with horrible results.
by stoves1234
Mon Jan 03, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Most recent finds
Replies: 15
Views: 328

Re: Most recent finds

Great find on the 237. Good luck on getting the other lanterns. That's what I call starting the year strong!
by stoves1234
Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: outboard canvas case
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: outboard canvas case

Martin outboards had a canvas case available as an accessory back in the day.
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thrift store find
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Thrift store find

Let's see, three of those globes for about $1.33 apiece? I'm extremely jealous, but happy that you got such a flamin' deal. I have plenty of spare 220 globes but not one extra 200 globe.
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you get for Xmas?
Replies: 54
Views: 777

Re: What did you get for Xmas?

My daughter gave me this Stansport amber globe for 288's, etc. I was impressed with the thickness of the glass.
by stoves1234
Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Svea 123 performance update
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Svea 123 performance update

From the picture and your test results it looks like it's burning fine. I think you're going to really like that stove.
by stoves1234
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Smallest lantern so far
Replies: 16
Views: 412

Re: Smallest lantern so far

As much as we joke about the contents of those Avon cologne bottles you have to admit they do resemble a Coleman lantern pretty well. I have three of them in various spots in my house. I paid about 50 cents apiece for them. Can't imagine paying the $15-$30 I sometimes see them going for.
by stoves1234
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bonus Svea 123 score today
Replies: 17
Views: 240

Re: Bonus Svea 123 score today

You could do a dunk test. It's possible the fuel cap gasket or the relief valve is leaking. Those 123's need all the pressure they can get. Classic Camp Stoves has loads of pertinent information on those great little stoves.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New 533 stove from KOHLS - replace parts ?
Replies: 49
Views: 653

Re: New 533 stove from KOHLS - replace parts ?

Seabee, I hear you. The last 2-3 times I've checked my Walmart didn't have Crown either. Maybe it's just temporary.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New 533 stove from KOHLS - replace parts ?
Replies: 49
Views: 653

Re: New 533 stove from KOHLS - replace parts ?

All good advice. If you can find Crown camping fuel at a Walmart buy that as it's cheaper than CF. And I would put in a leather pump cup and throw the plastic one very far away. I have a 533 that I got used and it works well and has a surprisingly adjustable flame.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: last fettle of the year
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: last fettle of the year

"Seller said it worked". Ya gotta love that, sort of like the lanterns in ads that "work great" but don't have mantles on them. It looks like you got it doing what it was meant to do.
by stoves1234
Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Winter Solstice 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Winter Solstice 2021

At least in my neck if the woods, there's only going to be nine hours of daylight tomorrow.
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Catalytic Heater 511A 700
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Catalytic Heater 511A 700

I threw one in for free on a lantern deal and had a big smile on my face as I watched the buyer carrying them to his car.
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I had a feeling 21 was gonna be a good year
Replies: 33
Views: 632

Re: I had a feeling 21 was gonna be a good year

I actually added nothing to my collection last year, believe it or not. Oh, I bought and sold some lanterns and stoves. I'm getting picky and very selective I guess. Still, I'm thankful for the cool stuff I already have.
by stoves1234
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: what to do now
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: what to do now

I turn 65 in March and I've been flooded with mail from companies that know I'll be going on Medicare.
by stoves1234
Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 50 and above
Replies: 37
Views: 754

Re: 50 and above

I find them at garage sales, and use the contents to strip old furniture. Make sure to wear thick rubber gloves.
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Black Friday Escape & Svea 123 Observations
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Black Friday Escape & Svea 123 Observations

I think it's possible that a cook kit like the Sigg or Optimus provides a better windscreen for a 123 than the little brass one they come with. Regarding the cap gasket, the relief valve seal can also leak. But, if you cooked all of that grub on your trip it sounds like your stove might be working j...
by stoves1234
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Pearl Harbor ... December 7, 1941
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: Pearl Harbor ... December 7, 1941

"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve".
by stoves1234
Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508 stove leaking fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: 508 stove leaking fuel

Wow, that was last February! I did fix the leak, although with hillbilly engineering. I backed the nut out as far as I could and then pushed pieces of graphite from a broken lantern packing inside the fitting. I tightened up the nut and no more leak.
by stoves1234
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lunch break on the river
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Lunch break on the river

I was below Ada, north of Fulton Street on the Grand River. There's no development on that stretch, unlike towards the city.
by stoves1234
Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Evinrude Camp Stove
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Evinrude Camp Stove

I'm also an antique outboard collector, so it would be great to find an Evinrude stove. Congrats on coming across another one.
by stoves1234
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lunch break on the river
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Lunch break on the river

There weren't too many ducks on this stretch of the Grand River today in Western Michigan, but it was a great morning to be on the water. I stopped for lunch on an island and fired up my Svea 123 with an Optimus cook kit. My last outing here I shot a greenhead with a $100 reward band on it.
by stoves1234
Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- Hunting gear Christmas gift made in USA
Replies: 4
Views: 211

OT- Hunting gear Christmas gift made in USA

My son-in-law needed some new chaps for rabbit hunting this winter so I looked for a pair to give him for Christmas. I checked the usual sources and of course all of the chaps were MIC. Then while online I stumbled across a company in Ohio that makes hunting outerwear. Their products are made by Ami...
by stoves1234
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I'm tired
Replies: 32
Views: 665

Re: I'm tired

My back hurts just looking at that pile of stone. Good job.
by stoves1234
Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Some fun little projects earlier this week
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Some fun little projects earlier this week

Dang Jim, I wouldn't say they're that little, you've been a busy guy! I really like the frosted globes.
by stoves1234
Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Black Friday Ace Hardware CF
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Black Friday Ace Hardware CF

I had a coupon for 50% off any item costing $30 or less at my local Ace Hardware. The last couple of times that I checked at Walmart they were out of Crown, so I used the Ace coupon to buy a gallon of CF. The normal price is $17.99, so I basically paid the Walmart price for Crown. Not a flamin' deal...
by stoves1234
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Replacing a single-piece cap gasket the Hippie way.
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Replacing a single-piece cap gasket the Hippie way.

Great idea Timm. You're right, compared to removing the gasket from a three-piece cap I do dread working on the one-piece caps.
by stoves1234
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Replacing a single-piece cap gasket the Hippie way.
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Replacing a single-piece cap gasket the Hippie way.

Great idea Timm. You're right, compared to removing the gasket from a three-piece cap I do dread working on the one-piece caps.
by stoves1234
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 502 burner bowl won't budge
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: 502 burner bowl won't budge

Good advice up above. I think the oil fillter wrench mentioned earlier is a big key to getting them loose. Usually a few cyces of heat and quench works for me. On the more stubborn ones I'll spray acetone-ATF homebrew on the theads after they've cooled enough so the penetrant doesn't burn off. Remov...
by stoves1234
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: interesting 500A mod
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: interesting 500A mod

Yep Timm, I recently posted about my surprise when the 500 I bought had a painted fount. And guess what, mine was also a 51-B. It's on its way as we speak to a forum member.
by stoves1234
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The church bus (a joke)
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: The church bus (a joke)

A priest is walking down a street when he sees a young boy from his church running towards him with a frightened look on his face. "Hold up Johnny, what's wrong?" "Well father, my mom told me that if I ever saw a dirty movie I'd turn to stone, and I've already started"
by stoves1234
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: interesting 500A mod
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: interesting 500A mod

With what looks like 3/8" bolts and the heavy duty grate maybe he was planning to melt a cauldron of iron ore.
by stoves1234
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A Clean Workspace is a Sign of a Sick Mind
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: A Clean Workspace is a Sign of a Sick Mind

Ya gotta admit a clean work area makes things easier, and less likely to go searching for small parts. I'm always surprised at how quickly my workbench reverts back to a plie of tools and lubricants and solvents.
by stoves1234
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Western movie
Replies: 36
Views: 651

Re: Western movie

Do you guys consider Blazing Saddles in this category? The original version is funny as heck.