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by Northman49
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: 335 fuel air tube...335 experts?

Here is the F/A tube from a 335.
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by Northman49
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 252

Re: Coleman lantern 335...help!!!

The F/A tube is removeable...I have done it many times, it is threaded into the valve body. But you are correct that there are no flats on the tube end.
by Northman49
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Newbie here looking for Clayton and Lambert info
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Newbie here looking for Clayton and Lambert info

A manual for a 22A. I also have a parts list but difficult to read.
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my restored 22A.
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by Northman49
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What's going on here?-321B
Replies: 5
Views: 209

What's going on here?-321B

Still trying to figure out what is wrong. Cleaned everything...any other suggestions?

https://youtu.be/6EBzu6-IQ-4
by Northman49
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: CQ lamp valve leak
Replies: 51
Views: 943

Re: CQ lamp valve leak

Doesn't matter where the leak is...from the threads or from the outside of the tube. The flare is not seating correctly or the flare is cracked or the seat is worn.. If you look at the nut the end that pushes on the flare has no threads on it it just puts pressure on the flare. The lead washer will ...
by Northman49
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: CQ lamp valve leak
Replies: 51
Views: 943

Re: CQ lamp valve leak

I have had the same problem. I punched out some flat 1/4" lead washers (1/8" thick) and punched a small hole in the center. The washer goes into the valve and you simply screw in the generator nut. This stops the leak.
by Northman49
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to remove CV without "The Tool" the hard way :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: How to remove CV without "The Tool" the hard way :-)

Don't laugh. I have done this on an old stove , removing the pump tube to repair a bad , leaking, solder joint at the CV fitting. But I was able to braze everything back together and now have a working stove.
by Northman49
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator issues I think
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Generator issues I think

Double springs would mean a kerosene generator....
by Northman49
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 168K 11 / 41
Replies: 21
Views: 588

Re: Coleman 168K 11 / 41

Here is another lamp shade combination for the 168K
https://classicpressurelamps.com/thread ... 68k.17394/
by Northman49
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What is timing?
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: What is timing?

If you mean "clocking", then that is the position of the vavle in respect to the pump/ fuel cap location. Some folks are anal about it but it is just trying to be sure it is as originally installed.
by Northman49
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237 Seafoam Vent Dates
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: 237 Seafoam Vent Dates

gwillmot wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:53 pm i heard that they had to be prior to 1949.

Yes...you won't find any original seafoam after 1949.
by Northman49
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Graphite Packing
Replies: 36
Views: 865

Re: Graphite Packing

paulbarrette wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:09 pm I use this graphite string as recommended by the youtube guy kingcoleman. Works, cheap and available.
https://www.homehardware.ca/en/24-self- ... /p/3210803

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Yep...have used this with complete success.
by Northman49
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repair a Thermos genny. Brazing?
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Repair a Thermos genny. Brazing?

Hi temp solder (approx 1400F) proper flux and a torch capable of reaching that temp. I use these rods.
https://www.bernzomatic.com/Products/Br ... g-Rods/PC3
by Northman49
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Making a simple pleated shade
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Making a simple pleated shade

Impressive. I see the shade is threaded onto the ring..how does that work?. Is the ring split somewhere?
We should have a contest for home made GPA improvements/repairs/innovations. You got my vote.
OK...just saw the split on the bottom ring.
by Northman49
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tools Needed for the 220F -'65
Replies: 16
Views: 433

Re: Tools Needed for the 220F -'65

What, you don't have this?
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by Northman49
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Another generator experiment
Replies: 40
Views: 932

Re: Another generator experiment

I did one with aluminum foil...works.
by Northman49
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 519 Radiant Heater question
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Coleman 519 Radiant Heater question

Since it is not gold plated, not much value there. Nice one.
by Northman49
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator nut torque?
Replies: 27
Views: 555

Re: Generator nut torque?

I have had a generator nut crack on me. Not sure if it was me or a previous owner who did it but I actually silbrazed it back to use.
As far as how much torque...as I told my twin brother when he asked me how much to tighten head gasket bolts....my answer was :

"JUST BEFORE IT BREAKS"
by Northman49
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaner Recommendations...
Replies: 34
Views: 597

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaner Recommendations...

Here is a neat idea. Check out this youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1DtY2VwSyY&list=PLqEhfP-Rj33FKCIOVjIzQeywgvhvjY4K4&index=9 Randy If using a cleaning solution as with CLR in this case I would like to see what happens with a simple soak for 1-1/4 hrs no vibration ,to the result we...
by Northman49
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New O Rings for a 550B
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: New O Rings for a 550B

You will find what you need at Harbor freight or an auto parts store. I use these. Less than $10. Do not use plumbing O-rings. A little silicone grease on the rings helps.
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by Northman49
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 421-D Stove - How to light?
Replies: 13
Views: 279

421-D Stove - How to light?

You have to unscrew the plunger rod a few turns then pump as you did...when you finish pumping screw in the pump rod until it is tight. If after that you still hear pressure loss you will have to clean the check valve which is in the bottom of the pump tube. There is a small ball bearing that should...
by Northman49
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Welding to save a fount.
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Welding to save a fount.

I have soldered a fount such as you describe...It works fine but I would never sell/give it to anyone for safety sake.<br /><a rel="lightbox" href="/files/attachments/5561622-IMG_3240__1534437081_21242.jpg"><img src="/files/attachments/5561622-IMG_3240__1534437081_21242.jpg" class="bbc_img" alt="IMG...
by Northman49
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Time for a Machinist - 500A project
Replies: 23
Views: 516

Time for a Machinist - 500A project

[QUOTE username=austin65uri userid=4769580 postid=1321398164]<br /><br />Ditto on this, plus heating the burner red hot in the area of the screws and then plunging into cold water. Repeat a few times and then try tapping as above.</blockquote><br />The rapid cooling of a red hot cast iron part scare...
by Northman49
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaner Recommendations...
Replies: 34
Views: 597

Ultrasonic Cleaner Recommendations...

[QUOTE username=rob_pontius userid=5654196 postid=1319634178]Ed, I use straight Purple Power degreaser in mine. It works wonders on old carbs. Most of the time, it leaves the carb body castings looking like brand new. I've done plenty of carbs from the early 40's on up with great results. I don't ev...
by Northman49
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaner Recommendations...
Replies: 34
Views: 597

Ultrasonic Cleaner Recommendations...

[QUOTE username=rob_pontius userid=5654196 postid=1319633322]I've had a Whaledent Biosonic machine for years. It has a timer and a constant on setting. I use mine for cleaning outboard and antique tractor carbs most of the time, so a little extra time in the drink doesn't hurt anything.</blockquote>...
by Northman49
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 550B Burner ?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

550B Burner ?

next question. What is the purpose of the plastic band just above the folding feet? IMG_4070__1602797453_13181.jpg
by Northman49
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning Aluminum single burner tins
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Cleaning Aluminum single burner tins

What is the do's and don'ts for cleaning those aluminum cases that house single burners?
by Northman49
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 550B Burner ?
Replies: 3
Views: 97

550B Burner ?

Presently cleaning up a 550B. Does this burner assembly come apart?....I saw a parts diagram for a 550 but is the 550B a completely different animal?<br /><a rel="lightbox noopener" href="/files/attachments/5539813-IMG_4068__1602782134_86766.jpg" target="_blank"><img class="bbc_img" src="/files/atta...
by Northman49
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaner Recommendations...
Replies: 34
Views: 597

Ultrasonic Cleaner Recommendations...

I have an old US cleaner with mechanical timer. It has a "hold" position so it will run until you manually stop it. I never need to go over the 12 minutes for most brass items.. Old but works like a charm. Since the items I clean are small I put them in a ziplok bag with simple green/citric acid mix...
by Northman49
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Paint Match
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Paint Match

This is a perfect match...<br /><br /><a rel="lightbox" href="/files/attachments/5527419-IMG_4051__1602284964_13636__1602284964_67334.jpg"><img class="bbc_img" src="/files/attachments/5527419-IMG_4051__1602284964_13636__1602284964_67334.jpg" alt="IMG_4051__1602284964_13636__1602284964_67334.jpg" /><...
by Northman49
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: generators
Replies: 11
Views: 279

generators

Good video...but a Canadian 220E red/ nickel...??
by Northman49
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 530
Replies: 12
Views: 227

Coleman 530

I swear by this product...." a little dab will do you". It threads easy but in a few minutes it is leak proof and solid. I have used it for years on all my GPAs. Never had a leak . It is especially good to seal threads that have been pushed over the limit and allows you to get a tight seal with the ...
by Northman49
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator springs.
Replies: 24
Views: 448

Generator springs.

Nice. Looks like we have the same idea but different methods.
by Northman49
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator springs.
Replies: 24
Views: 448

Generator springs.

[QUOTE username=Smudge userid=4744050 postid=1319449018]I make coils using .020" brass wire. I put a coat hanger wire, same diameter as the pricker, in a hand drill. Then stick one end of the brass wire in the drill chuck, slowly run the drill while holding the brass wire against the coat hanger wir...
by Northman49
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator springs.
Replies: 24
Views: 448

Generator springs.

Original springs are made of steel. I have no problem making workable replacements using steel wire.
by Northman49
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Easi-Lite Valves - A Field Guide
Replies: 48
Views: 774

Easi-Lite Valves - A Field Guide

Let me correct myself. I just checked and the schraeder is same as all the others. I managed to remove the original by using a heat gun to the schraeder general area and she popped out quite nicely. I totally agree that the F/A tube is position sensitive as you advised. I am working on this and will...
by Northman49
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Easi-Lite Valves - A Field Guide
Replies: 48
Views: 774

Easi-Lite Valves - A Field Guide

Resurrecting this old post.
I have a 505 easi-lite stove and it will not shut off. As expected the schraeder valve is the problem. This is a much smaller diameter schraeder valve than used in lanterns. Is there a source for these or a specification?
by Northman49
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy gas plant gen help please
Replies: 18
Views: 309

Handy gas plant gen help please

Good work. That's a nasty gash you got there.
by Northman49
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Asbestos Concerns
Replies: 20
Views: 380

Asbestos Concerns

If you worked 30 years in an asbestos mine maybe you should be concerned. For the little amount of asbestos in a Coleman device, if you don't swallow it you're ok.
by Northman49
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Leak around genny packing nut threads
Replies: 17
Views: 279

Leak around genny packing nut threads

I make my own Q99s and the generator nut (hex head). Some will leak no matter how much I tighten...so I put a small 1/4" lead washer with a tiny hole in the center (see my post on lead washers) between the valve and the flare.. This seals the flare even when the flare is ragged and you avoid over ti...
by Northman49
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 168k
Replies: 54
Views: 594

168k

How they were made originally. Shade and mica chimney from Roland Chevalier.<br /><a href="/files/attachments/5438854-168_box_art__1599254673_30956.jpg" rel="lightbox"><img alt="168_box_art__1599254673_30956.jpg" src="/files/attachments/5438854-168_box_art__1599254673_30956.jpg" class="bbc_img" /></...
by Northman49
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Svea stove differance
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Svea stove differance

They are basically the same except that the 123R has a built-in cleaning needle and 90 degree valve, the 123 has an angled downward valve. The 123 preceded the 123R.
by Northman49
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Denatured alcohol in Canada
Replies: 53
Views: 744

Denatured alcohol in Canada

[QUOTE username=grunts userid=5950102 postid=1312583677]We have a product called Bio Flame that sells at Canadian Tire and Home Hardware and other places. It is the same as denatured alcohol.</blockquote><br /> Sorry to tell you, Bioflame (DNA) is NO LONGER available in Canada. It shows up on some w...
by Northman49
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 502 Stove with seized burner
Replies: 19
Views: 442

Coleman 502 Stove with seized burner

Once you get it off you will be wise to reassemble it using a good anti-seize compound.
by Northman49
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: It’s stuck
Replies: 69
Views: 819

It’s stuck

If you remove the generator and open the valve you may isolate the problem as being before the valve, i.e.pick up tube or after the valve..i.e generator. Assuming you have pressure in tank.
by Northman49
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman #9 Stove Cracked Fuel Line
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Coleman #9 Stove Cracked Fuel Line

Silver hi-temp solder is the way to go.
by Northman49
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What's going on with Ethanol?
Replies: 33
Views: 587

What's going on with Ethanol?

Not a rant..just the truth. But I understand the bans, I am still looking for a REASON to ban this...surely there is some explanation as to why the gov't toadies find this (mostly) natural liquid to be unhealthy for the citizens who are allowed guns, drugs, fast cars and unlimited gallons of gasolin...
by Northman49
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What's going on with Ethanol?
Replies: 33
Views: 587

What's going on with Ethanol?

Lots of posts but WHY is it banned? Tax purposes? Health danger? Physical hazards?....Alcohol has been around a long time and it's not going away anytime soon. Lots of alcohol fireplaces sold in the past...not practical using 8 oz bottles.
Puzzled and Perplexed.