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by Coldwaterpaddler
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Prest-O-Lite stove?
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Anyone ever seen a Prest-O-Lite stove?

I've never seen or even heard of them. I thought the stove looked like an MSR Whisperlite. Interesting.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 stoves and kerosene
Replies: 22
Views: 266

Re: M1950 stoves and kerosene

That's some good detailed testing. Thanks for posting.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First find of 2022, and didn’t even need to fettle!
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: First find of 2022, and didn’t even need to fettle!

That's really nice. Congrats!

Is the secondary burner knob the same style?
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 stoves and kerosene
Replies: 22
Views: 266

Re: M1950 stoves and kerosene

I don't, but there are several knowledgable collectors of those brass kero stoves on the forum here and also over at Classic Camp Stoves. I have three, but haven't measured any yet.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 stoves and kerosene
Replies: 22
Views: 266

Re: M1950 stoves and kerosene

I have not tried this. Theoretically, it should work, except that the vaporizer tip is sized for gas not kero. You might compare the diameter to that of a small or mid size brass euro stove to see if it's close.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:40 pm
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!

We've been watching this in Colorado for 20 years.

"You know . . . if the women don't find find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.". I've told that to my my wife countless times! :-)
by Coldwaterpaddler
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508 stove questions
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 508 stove questions

littlegman, although you probably already know this, I though I'd mention it because the photo in your first post had me a little perplexed. The sheet metal cover goes over the top of the generator as shown here: 508_Tip_Cleaner_Lever.JPG You probably only did that to take the photo, but I wanted to...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thinning the herd, how do you pick your top 30?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Thinning the herd, how do you pick your top 30?

I've looked at the post a few times and considered what I might do. I think that I would look at this from the perspevtive of keeping only one. Could I do that right now? Yep. I know exactly which one. Then, tomorrow, I'd look through the remaning ones and ask the same question. I'd continue until I...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 2022 OCP Patch Winner
Replies: 130
Views: 1727

Re: 2022 OCP Patch Contest is on...

Maybe an older radiant heater?
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Stove No. 1 Need help
Replies: 23
Views: 315

Re: Coleman Stove No. 1 Need help

Take a look here. I believe the Model 1 and Model 2 generators are the same, however, I don't have a Model 1 for comparison,
https://sklcolorado.wordpress.com/2019/ ... generator/
by Coldwaterpaddler
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 508 stove questions
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: 508 stove questions

You need to be somewhat careful with that section by the arrow in your photo; referring to the generator. I have snapped that off before. Question: after you have the generator removed and the generator tip removed, what does the needle look like? Was it snapped off or did it pull out of the eccentr...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Schrader valve
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: Schrader valve

Fuel injection fuel rail valve cores would be a good alternative that might be available at your local auto parts store.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 29, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: John Madden - R.I.P - way OT
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: John Madden - R.I.P - way OT

I too, was saddened by the news. I also don't watch much football any more. Madden was hilarious. He was the best announcer, IMO.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Schrader valve
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: Schrader valve

I have a ton of them ( about 200) which are Viton and are the proper length for the 400 and 400A). PM me if interested. They are not all the same. The 400B and newer stoves use a longer stem so that the fuel doesn't shut off while bringing the flame down to simmer. I've been working on my son's 3024...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Tue Dec 28, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 2021 finds of the year thread
Replies: 31
Views: 747

Re: 2021 finds of the year thread

My first find of the year was this Turm-Sport alcohol stove found in Florence, Colorado. My wife spotted it sitting on a shelf on the back wall of the shop among other garage sale type stuff. I bought it for about the cost of 2 gallons of Coleman fuel. I wasn't even sure what it was when my wife ask...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you get for Xmas?
Replies: 54
Views: 777

Re: What did you get for Xmas?

You've all heard of birthday lanterns, well . . . my youngest son gave me a wedding date (month/year) 290 lantern to add to the collection.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First backpacking "stove" - Can't believe they still sell it.
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: First backpacking "stove" - Can't believe they still sell it.

I've bought a couple of stoves that I don't really plan to use. They needed to be cheap, though. Maybe you'll find a cheap one someday just to set on a shelf next to other more useful stoves. One other thought. If so inclined, you might post a review of the stove on the site selling them so that oth...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Mon Dec 27, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I'm becoming a stove nut
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: I'm becoming a stove nut

Dan, you're on the right track with the stoves. Doesn't matter if it's day or night, although if you use it at night, it is customary to use a lantern along with it. Enjoy!
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Dec 25, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Some Christmas fun, light up.
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: Some Christmas fun, light up.

Well, we did our own light-up for for our Christmas card this year taking this photo (and 50 others!) a few weeks ago. It was my wife's idea to use the lanterns! We've got little bit of everything in there including one candle lantern, one wicki, an AGM and a Preway. The rest are Coleman (202, 228, ...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Santa delivered
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Santa delivered

Awesome. That's really nice when you can go pick it up.

Side note - I sent a forum member in Texas an M-1942 canister 20 days ago via USPS. Unfortunately, Santa took a wrong turn and it's now in Hawaii. HA! Poor Santa. But, at least it's still out there . . . somewhere!
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Best I could do for a Christmas tree.
Replies: 15
Views: 276

Re: Best I could do for a Christmas tree.

Very nice. ANY decent Perfection is on my want list. I saw a good one for sale last summer, but I didn't know enough about them to know if it was complete and when I went back it was gone. The wife thinks they are really cool, so I've already got the go-ahead. :-) I'll bet you could even add a strin...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bought another lamp for the shade!
Replies: 23
Views: 342

Re: Bought another lamp for the shade!

Love it! Congrats!
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Dec 25, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone into old bicycles?
Replies: 39
Views: 679

Re: Anyone into old bicycles?

I'm only into old bikes because I still use my 1998-ish Trek 930 mountain bike which I used for cycle-commuting and some trail riding. But, in the 1970s, when I was a kid, I had Sears, Spyder Super 44 Drive with the tiger-striped banana seat and grips and the rear slick tire and then, in the mid 198...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sunshine of the night
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Sunshine of the night

Unless, you mean on the bottom in which case my 10/63 does have it as does my 3/64. I was thinking on the side when I posted my previous post.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sunshine of the night
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Sunshine of the night

I have a 10/63 220/228 fount that does not have it.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 400 (turd brown) stove flame question
Replies: 21
Views: 252

Re: 400 (turd brown) stove flame question

Somebody once told me, "If it aint' broke, you ain't lookin' hard enough" HA!

I agree with the others. That flame looks really strong for half throttle. If it were mine, I'd use it a half dozen times and then re-evaluate.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: last fettle of the year
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: last fettle of the year

Nice! That thing has got quite a strong flame and will boil water or percolate coffee in no time at all.

Merry Christmas.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Catalytic Heater 511A 700
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Catalytic Heater 511A 700

I have two Coleman heaters. One is a 518 catalytic heater and the other is a 519 radiant heater. The 519 is significantly more expensive than the 518. I like them both, but they use a bunch of fuel and 3,000 BTU isn't exactly a lot of heat when it's really cold in your tent. A 511 heater is far more...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 400 (turd brown) stove flame question
Replies: 21
Views: 252

Re: 400 (turd brown) stove flame question

I also live at 6000 feet and have not seen that with this stove and also use the 400, 400A, 576 and 440 at twice that elevation. My next question was going to be the same one zoomcat asked. If you bring the flame adjusted back to halfway or lower is the flame all blue?
by Coldwaterpaddler
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2

My Lakeside has the U-shaped generator and therefore does not have a built-in tip cleaner, so I don't know if yours has this or not. I'm thinking it would. In any case, I remember that when I first got my Coleman Model 2 that it flared up sometimes until I used it a bunch. It could be that you've go...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Mon Dec 20, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 400 (turd brown) stove flame question
Replies: 21
Views: 252

Re: 400 (turd brown) stove flame question

Two things to mention, in case you haven't done this yet. 1) The generator tip can be removed on this type of generator. So when you removed the generator, did you remove the tip so that the carb cleaner would pass all the way through the generator without obstruction? I cut apart a generator some y...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Swedish Roar
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Swedish Roar

These are some of the reasons I'm a stovie!! That stuff all looks great.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It's Alive! - First fire - M-1950 Rogers Stove
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: It's Alive! - First fire - M-1950 Rogers Stove

I've had trouble with Viton sealing consistently in various M-1942 and M-1950 stoves, however, I do believe that it works well for most stoves. So, I'm not disparaging it. It's a harder material than the original BunaN. If you're okay with changing it every so many months try BunaN with shore hardne...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2

I have some of both, original and restored. It's a personal thing. I don't care to pick up rusty stuff, leave things rusty, or hand a rusty stove to someone else while I'm showing them why I like it. I think it's because I grew up in the midwest where rust was considered cancer on automobiles. So, i...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Thu Dec 16, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2

That's the same pump that came with mine, too. And yes, mine was also pretty rough when I got it. I also found a funnel like the one Timm shows with his stove, oddly enough.

Lakeside_as_Received.JPG
by Coldwaterpaddler
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2

This thread is a pretty good start to a "Show us your Prentiss Wabers, Preway and Wards stoves" for use as a reference. I think that the ID Tag on mine looks just like the one on the other Lakeside models even if it's a bit different, especially the manifold and generator.

Lakeside_Label.JPG
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: US pocket stove case question
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: US pocket stove case question

Definitely, the 1941 AGM stoves came with a steel case and it may have been stamped 1942, but not 100% sure about the year.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Today's finds I didn't buy, yet
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Today's finds I didn't buy, yet

The 520 stove appears to be a Coleman based on the valve wheel. Check and see the year which is stamped on the side of the fount. It should say, US, Coleman, Year. If it's an AGM then it'll say AMERICAN instead of Coleman. And, please note that the early AGM versons have a steel fount, so rust is th...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: This is kinda painful to watch...
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: This is kinda painful to watch...

I think plenty of us did silly stuff rather than read the instructions. LOL!!! I found myself saying, "Oh, noooo . . . don't open the valve all the way and then light it!" followed by, "Oh, yeah. Maximum flamage! HA!". Learning is fun! As long as you don't start the shop on fire or injure anyone. I ...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: This is kinda painful to watch...
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: This is kinda painful to watch...

Do you think this guy is trying to be funny? I'm not familiar with his channel, but it was fun to watch. He seems to know a little bit about GPAs since he has a stove. Thanks!
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: Montgomery Ward Lakeside 2

Here is my version with the steel tank, but this design also came with the brass tank (I think). Note that the burner and generator are different than the model posted by Gunhippie. So . . . what are you concerned about from a complete parts perspective? Mine has a rectangular preheat cup, which is ...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1991 mil spec SMP first burn
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: 1991 mil spec SMP first burn

Here is a photo of my milspec valve components for comparison:

MilSpec_Full_Valve_Parts.JPG
by Coldwaterpaddler
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New member
Replies: 27
Views: 404

Re: New member

Another welcome to the forum from Colorado!
by Coldwaterpaddler
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: NOW a Northstar leaking valve question!
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: NOW a Northstar leaking valve question!

If that is a valve from a Northstar as the title implies, then it does has the plastic block. I'm referring to the one over on the left. Below is a photo of the block in my 290A. I mention this piece specifically because I didn't re-assemble my 290A correctly the first time and the fuel wouldn't tur...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My favorite GPA , what’s yours?
Replies: 26
Views: 619

Re: My favorite GPA , what’s yours?

I love my M-1942s . . . . and, smile every time I look at my 1940 237A with the seafoam vent, but these are still my favorites. A 1987 400A and 1987 290A.

290_400A.JPG
by Coldwaterpaddler
Sat Dec 11, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Feather 400 burps yellow flame
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Feather 400 burps yellow flame

Is the "burping" coming from the normal area around the burner set (#5), or is it coming from between the burner bowl (#4) and the metal plate that sits below it on top of the burner box assembly (#11) as shown below? The reason I ask is because my son has a 3024, which is basically the same stove, ...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What would you pay?
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: What would you pay?

I think you did well, too. I'd probably pay that, or close to that, if I only needed that globe.
by Coldwaterpaddler
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Melted Eccentric
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Melted Eccentric

Well, it was obviously plastic . . . to some people, I guess. Metals don't have low melting points, except for maybe . . . pot metal at about 700 F, or tin at 450 F. In any case, Coleman wouldn't use a metal that melts at a low temperature, but instead only a plastic that melts at a low temperature?...
by Coldwaterpaddler
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Melted Eccentric
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: Melted Eccentric

What does it look like and from what material is it made?
by Coldwaterpaddler
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: NOW a Northstar leaking valve question!
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: NOW a Northstar leaking valve question!

Do these Northstars have little plastic blocks in the valve assembly, similar to the 290 design? If that broke for some reason or got misaligned maybe it got jammed inside and is holding the valve core open. Anyway, I don't have one and photos would be helpful. If you pull the valve thinking that yo...