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by zoomkat
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Rayo lamp flickers fast when on high.
Replies: 25
Views: 141

Re: Rayo lamp flickers fast when on high.

"Only reason to have a higher chimney would be for hight elevations but should not affect sea level according to sites." Well, maybe they are wrong, and you are seeing the real deal now. Taller chimney > higher air flow > flickering flame. As an experiment, try slowing the air flow thru the lamp a l...
by zoomkat
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Rayo lamp flickers fast when on high.
Replies: 25
Views: 141

Re: Rayo lamp flickers fast when on high.

"PS... I bought a 14" chimney by accident, but shouldn't affect it in any way per Leah's"

Does it flicker with what ever chimney it would normally have? Changing a chimney height probably changes the air flow thru the lamp.
by zoomkat
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508 stove questions
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 508 stove questions

"Thanks zoomkat, I'll order some."

Regular plumbing solder might hold there, but I think Coleman used brazing in their processes.
by zoomkat
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Once more about plastic Feed Tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Once more about plastic Feed Tubes

"The 214 is the same length as the 288, but it is for a kero lamp – so maybe the hole size at the bottom of the FTube is smaller?"

Probably not as the hole does not regulate fuel flow once the lantern is running.
by zoomkat
Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Astronomical prices on things.
Replies: 77
Views: 1169

Re: Astronomical prices on things.

I remember when a Shelby 289 AC Cobra was $6,500 new. Too high... ;)
by zoomkat
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508 stove questions
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 508 stove questions

I'd probably go with 56% silver solder/braze paste like below. Put a little around the outside the flange on the block, jig the two parts together, then heat up with a torch until the paste silver melts. The below looks to be a good deal on the paste as 1/2 oz. tube is just a couple of dollars more ...
by zoomkat
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Once more about plastic Feed Tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Once more about plastic Feed Tubes

"I wonder if that style could be replicated once the plastic tubes are all out of stock."

The top part with the Schrader valve might be challenge, But the lower part could be a section of looped tubing with an appropriate sized hole in the bottom of it
by zoomkat
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Once more about plastic Feed Tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Once more about plastic Feed Tubes

Posting the pickup tube lengths of the tubes you have might be helpful for cross referencing between lanterns.
by zoomkat
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 249

Re: bending brass tubing

Hand coiling larger soft copper tubing using aquarium sand.
by zoomkat
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 249

Re: bending brass tubing

"Salt... great suggestion"

It needs to be packed in tight as it can crush some which sand won't.
by zoomkat
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 249

Re: bending brass tubing

I would first heat the tubing to soften it, then go with sand inside (I've used aquarium sand in coiling copper tubing) to reduce crimping. If worried about getting the sand back out, then try table salt, as it will dissolve in water.
by zoomkat
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Nice NOS 295 Duel Fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Nice NOS 295 Duel Fuel

"but I don't think $45 is too bad of a deal."

I would have paid that. Get a good runner that works without having to be a "project".
by zoomkat
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237a self starting and fireballing
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: 237a self starting and fireballing

"Here's an odd one that probably is something simple. I was thinking about removing the valve assembly and cleaning that to make it seat better, but wanted a second opinion since I have been told before to avoid removing the valve assembly." Well, with out an identified issue with the valve, I suspe...
by zoomkat
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Astronomical prices on things.
Replies: 77
Views: 1169

Re: Astronomical prices on things.

Pretty straight forward as to the impact of rising lantern values, either the owner will sell them, or the owner's estate will sell them.
by zoomkat
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What happen to Shiny_lamp
Replies: 14
Views: 340

Re: What happen to Shiny_lamp

Seemed like an ADHD type post. Always interesting to see what people post and how they post it. Most post are straight forward, but others are bound up in things beyond what ever the topic is. Probably a couple examples a day on forum busy days.
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is this the real one?
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Is this the real one?

"I meant the seller, is that him or an imposter. Again, reason I ask is...every lantern sold has had replacement globes. It doesn't make sense why he would not have proper dated globes on them. And they are up in the 350 PRICE RANGE. (Without proper dated globes)." So what is the issue you are havin...
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anyone know how to post pictures with iPhone
Replies: 8
Views: 118

Re: Anyone know how to post pictures with iPhone

On my android phone, I select share, chose the email option, select the smallest size when presented the size options, then send to my computer's email. The smallest size selection usually fits the forum size requirements. There is a forum FAQ section where other methods are discussed.
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 71
Views: 1121

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

" I'm just a cowboy from Texas, that lives in Montana. Need I say more."

No, you got it.
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Light up/prayers needed
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Light up/prayers needed

If an island is physically sinking due to the volcano, I think it would be in with their on going volcano and Tsunami coverage. Haven't seen anything on this beyond "social media" post. YMMV
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec shutdown.
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Mil Spec shutdown.

"Thanks polished the needle when I took it all the way down to replace the packing." So did you have this long shutdown issue before you worked on the valve? When you "polished" the tip, you may have removed its previous seating fit. Bottom line, if the tank is full, fuel valve is closed, tank is fu...
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Plastic F/A Tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Plastic F/A Tubes

by zoomkat
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec shutdown.
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Mil Spec shutdown.

If this type of lantern has the longer curved generator, it may take a while for all the fuel above the fuel valve and still in the generator bottom to vaporize after closing the fuel valve.
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec shutdown.
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Mil Spec shutdown.

" I closed the valve and 18 minutes later and went out." You might want to trouble shoot some before getting out the wrench. With the fuel control valve closed and the tank fully pressurized, does raw fuel eventually start to leak out of the generator orifice? Does the lantern seem as bright as it s...
by zoomkat
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 71
Views: 1121

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

"Format is too sml to send a pic. Even my tech savvy daughter couldn't make it work. Sorry."

Bummer.
by zoomkat
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Plastic F/A Tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Plastic F/A Tubes

"Anyone know how this thing actually works?" Yes, it is explained in the patent for the plastic tube lanterns. Also previously discussed in the forum. Part of the magic is that the Coleman engineers found a "sweet spot" fuel pickup orifice size that allows the lantern to function much like the older...
by zoomkat
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 71
Views: 1121

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

"Tried sending a pic but CCF format is too small for my phone camera pics. Sorry."

The FAQ section in the forum has picture posting post. I take pictures with my cell phone and email them to myself. I get a size option when doing this, and the smallest size usually fits the forum requirements.
by zoomkat
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Number of posts?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Number of posts?

"The longer you've been here, the more you lost."

I lost only a hundred or so post. I think it is an indicator of where a member does most of their posting. If it is in "just Bull" then those post are now gone for the current post count.
by zoomkat
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 71
Views: 1121

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

"Then turned the plunger clockwise to close. No resistance was ever felt while pumping."

Typical issue is a leaking/bad pump cup, or maybe the pump needle valve has been removed and not put back in.
by zoomkat
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sticking metering rod
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Sticking metering rod

" Only air would pass through the valve until two full rotations of the valve wheel had been made at which point I’d get an audible clink and fuel would begin to supply." I consider that within the normal operating bounds of the lantern. I have two lanterns that have a click at about half way open o...
by zoomkat
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 400B stove - holds pressure, but no gas flow
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: 400B stove - holds pressure, but no gas flow

The OP has a fuel flow path from the tank out of the generator orifice as the raw fuel had to come from somewhere (unless there is a pressure boundary failure). The generator may simply be flooded due to fiddling with the fuel control valve. Before getting the wrench, I suggest the OP use a small to...
by zoomkat
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 400B stove - holds pressure, but no gas flow
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: 400B stove - holds pressure, but no gas flow

"Any thoughts?"

What is the normal starting procedure for this stove?
by zoomkat
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Number of posts?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Number of posts?

My post number decreased very little. I think that the "Just Bull" section was purged of post and those are now not able to be used in the post count.
by zoomkat
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- hood props on cars
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: OT- hood props on cars

Weight saving on the smaller cars. I remember when I could sit on the hood of a 56 Dodge, try that on a car now.
by zoomkat
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Question on pump leather
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: Question on pump leather

I save old leather gloves when the fingers wear thru. The thicker ones like "pig skins" might work for a pump cup.
by zoomkat
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fishing / Camping
Replies: 32
Views: 418

Re: Fishing / Camping

" You say "I never criticize anyone for anything unless they criticize me first"," Have you noticed that the original post have been edited, and I think one of my replies may have been removed by somebody that has that power. The original whining about millionaires and such are now gone. People ofte...
by zoomkat
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fishing / Camping
Replies: 32
Views: 418

Re: Fishing / Camping

"What reason do you have zoomkat for not being the richest man on the planet?" It wasn't wasn't my desire to pursue that goal specifically. I'm doing ok, at least well enough that I don't somehow blame/whine about the millionaires or lack of education for my current financial status. There are plent...
by zoomkat
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fishing / Camping
Replies: 32
Views: 418

Re: Fishing / Camping

"Not having gone to college makes it more difficult to write well, I never really was taught how." Well, the first thing to do is stop using no collage as a crutch and as "pity me" excuse. You may have a better handle on English than English only people. I never really thought about the structure of...
by zoomkat
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fishing / Camping
Replies: 32
Views: 418

Re: Fishing / Camping

Something besides fly fishing is probably behind the rich people bashing. That being said, check out Tenkara fly fishing on you tube. Basically up scaled cane pole fishing. One can even spin fish with a cane pole, line, and a 4oz. juice can.
by zoomkat
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Question on pump leather
Replies: 19
Views: 332

Re: Question on pump leather

The below might be what you are looking for. I think most of the technical group post were kept when the forum change was made.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3452
by zoomkat
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman vent reflector
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: Coleman vent reflector

"BTW: If it was $ 0.55 only someone should have bought some more. "

I regret not getting a Shelby Cobra when they were $6,500 new.
by zoomkat
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman vent reflector
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: Coleman vent reflector

I made some simple shades starting with paper plates to work out the pattern, then used Dollartree pie pans, then simple farm light shades from ebay/china. I have an actual size printable pdf pattern, but can't attach a pdf in this forum. The attached picture shows the layout. The 220E circle diamet...
by zoomkat
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How much check-valve leak is acceptable?
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: How much check-valve leak is acceptable?

" As a type this out I’m wondering if there’s a detergent in there eating the leather."

Automotive oils usually have detergents unless otherwise stated. Both your leather cups and the lather cups from OCP have fallen apart?
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How deep should I go down this rabbit hole?
Replies: 16
Views: 335

Re: How deep should I go down this rabbit hole?

You probably need to take the deal. Others may have seen your local post and might start sniffing around and chatting. Surprised they are not gone already.
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lantern temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Lantern temperatures

" Will powder coating hold up? How about very high temp paints? "

Generally, no.
by zoomkat
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How much check-valve leak is acceptable?
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: How much check-valve leak is acceptable?

"So how much leak is acceptable?" Small leakage thru the ball valve is common as the ball valve is not the positive pressure seal. Generally there is no leakage thru the needle valve when it is closed. If the tanks are holding pressure for long periods, I wouldn't worry about it. Trying to fix the l...
by zoomkat
Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: valve body without f/a tube?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: valve body without f/a tube?

"Now my question is if it is neccesary to have some kind of metering or will the genny just vaporize and burn what goes through?" Once the lantern is running, the orifice in the bottom of a F/A assembly really has no function beyond providing a fuel flow path. Once your lantern is running, throttle ...
by zoomkat
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:34 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.

" I have no way of testing the comprehension right now so it’s a bit of a gamble. "

Does it have decent resistance when you pull it over? Maybe spray some WD-40 in the cylinder and give it some pulls. If you have a simple spark tester that might give you some ignition info.
by zoomkat
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: pressure in gas lantern
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: pressure in gas lantern

A picture of the area of interest on the lantern would probably be good.
by zoomkat
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: PSA Signs on eBay
Replies: 64
Views: 1122

Re: PSA Signs on eBay

Hydrogen peroxide is very handy to quickly rust steel and then wash off. It just looked to me that the "aging" was very similar between all her signs, Most likely done by the same people who do it the same on all the signs. They have the "vintage look" down and stick to it.
by zoomkat
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:14 pm
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.

At $60 no harm, no foul, just the price for a good meal and a couple of drinks. Start with the basics, like does it have a spark? If so, spray some wd-40 in the cylinder, then squirt in some ether and see if it will fire. Titling might be an issue if it has none, but some states do not require title...