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by Phredd
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: VHT flameproof clear
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: VHT flameproof clear

+ on the light coats, then 225-250 for 30 min, full cool to room temp
at least an hour, then 425-450 for 30 min. Then I let it cure overnight. Then a 10-15 burn in the lantern. then cool to room temp. Finished!
by Phredd
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: VHT flameproof clear
Replies: 21
Views: 279

Re: VHT flameproof clear

Are you using the satin clear flameproof?
by Phredd
Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fount cleaning - Coleman 327
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Fount cleaning - Coleman 327

I use lye to get rid of old gunked-up crap. I have also used citric acid, but not in brass founts - something about acid leaching zinc out of brass - but i'm not a chemist. Both should work to get rid of that gunk.
by Phredd
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel mixing thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 592

Re: Fuel mixing thoughts

So what's the dif between RP-1 and JetA?
by Phredd
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1957 200A
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: 1957 200A

+1 on the comment that Coleman used lots of shades of "red". I took the fount to the store to match the color under the collar rather than the vent. And for a 66 200A nothing matched perfectly, but Rusto Safety red was the closest for this lantern.
by Phredd
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian Stoves
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Canadian Stoves

working on 20 or so lanterns in the kitchen? You might find youself working in the in the doghouse!

:lol:
by Phredd
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator springs.
Replies: 36
Views: 781

Re: Generator springs.

Thanks. That’s a great link for making coils that are the same diameter for the entire length. What I’m puzzled about is the 220 coil that has the bulge in it. I don’t think that can be made the same way?
by Phredd
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator springs.
Replies: 36
Views: 781

Re: Generator springs.

regardless of spring or coil. I still want to learn how they are made.

and I'll go with the coil argument. during use they just sit there and don't move.
by Phredd
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fleamart Parts Safe
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Fleamart Parts Safe

A good flea find is a happy thing for me. Of course my other half usually responds with a not so glad remark...

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by Phredd
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Well, this sucks! Eureka (I fount it)!
Replies: 49
Views: 1006

Re: Well, this sucks!

I once hid a couple of hand-rolled things packed with vegetation in the back of an old clock. Comletely forgot where i put them for a couple years. Only found them when I took the clock to get serviced.
by Phredd
Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator springs.
Replies: 36
Views: 781

Re: Generator springs.

I'm assuming that the 220 springs were made by pushing the hot wire through a forming jig that changes the pitch etc to form a the longer smaller diameter at the bottom, then the larger diameter and then the smaller diameter at the top? I got this idea by watching the intro to the show How It's Made...
by Phredd
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220D Collar differences
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: 220D Collar differences

Agree with CCF rescue. It is a GREAT source of knowledge!
by Phredd
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fuel mixing thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 592

Re: Fuel mixing thoughts

The only mix i use is 80% kero and 20% coleman fuel for my kero lanterns and i do that mostly due to the fact that CF has antirust additives....
by Phredd
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220D Collar differences
Replies: 6
Views: 128

220D Collar differences

I made a mistake when fettling two 220Ds at the same time. I did not notice that there are differences in the collars. One lantern is a B-48 Nickle and the other is a A-51 with a green painted fount. The photo shows the differences. The imprint on one is lighter, the dot dash pattern is not near it,...
by Phredd
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242C valve stem packing nut thread size?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: 242C valve stem packing nut thread size?

I think a great resource would be a list of thread sizes for screws, nuts, caps, valves etc.
by Phredd
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Cup - inside out or outside in
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Pump Cup - inside out or outside in

So looks like the wisdom of the crowd is you can do it however you want. Freedom for leather cup users!
by Phredd
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Cup - inside out or outside in
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Pump Cup - inside out or outside in

I think this has been discussed in the past, but i could not find the thread... I've bought new leather pump cups from a couple different sources in the past. And some come with skin side out (the side that faces the pump tube) and some come the the rough flesh side out. Seems to me that the former ...
by Phredd
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning mica frame
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: Cleaning mica frame

I would not recommend putting mica in an ultrasonic cleaner. You are likely to end up with lots of little piece of mica.

If it is still nice i would leave it alone.
by Phredd
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Imperial Iron question
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Imperial Iron question

More photos below. And a couple of observations: 1) the tank needs to be pressurized - and Paul has the pump that attaches to the top of the tank. 2) the space between the valve and the body appears to be the air intake. There is a close up of the small orifice that the valve opens up and the valve ...
by Phredd
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 424 generator disassembly
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: 424 generator disassembly

You should not have any troubles getting the outer generator tube removed so you can clean the spring and inside the tube.

But I agree with zoonkat, that real thin pricker rod has a tendency to snap off rather than unscrew (I know this from experience...)
by Phredd
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Imperial Iron question
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Imperial Iron question

I’ll get some more photos later today.
by Phredd
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Imperial Iron question
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Imperial Iron question

Thanks for the safety tip.

Anyone have a photo of what it is supposed to look like? Or a parts diagram?
by Phredd
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Imperial Iron question
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Imperial Iron question

Thanks.

I will endeavor to light this thing and will do it outside in case fuel shoots out all over the place!
by Phredd
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Imperial Iron question
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Imperial Iron question

My friend and lantern collaborator Paul recently picked up this Imperial Iron. The connection between the valve and the inside of the iron has a space (see red arrow in last photo). Is something missing or is the valve assembly bent? Imperial Iron 02.jpg Imperial Iron 01.jpg Imperial Iron 04.jpg
by Phredd
Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: SEARS 72241 weird shield
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: SEARS 72241 weird shield

So here’s my hypothesis: Coleman planned a lantern with a small tapered globe, found problems with broken globes early in production and said… Oh heck, we’ll have to sell this to Sears…
by Phredd
Tue Nov 09, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 523 question
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: 523 question

Thanks
by Phredd
Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: SEARS 72241 weird shield
Replies: 4
Views: 133

SEARS 72241 weird shield

I've got a Sears avocado green 72241 that has a weird flat piece of metal underneath the vent. This was a Coleman made lantern and I don't recall ever seeing a Coleman model with this piece. The Sears manual labels this a "ventilator disk". Anyone know what this was for? Maybe a heat shield for the ...
by Phredd
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 523 Valve repair
Replies: 2
Views: 81

523 Valve repair

I got a 523 recently and the valve wheel came off in my hand when i tried to open one of the two valves. The splined part just sheared off. So my neighbor Paul and I worked on a possible fix. We silver soldered the piece back on. And it sheared off when we tried to use it. So obviously the silver so...
by Phredd
Mon Nov 08, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 523 question
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: 523 question

How long does the tubing need to be
by Phredd
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 523 question
Replies: 7
Views: 140

523 question

I picked up a 523 stove this weekend. It still had some RUG in it. Evidence included the smell of old rug and it sloshed around. My question is how do you empty the tank?? Looking in the fuel hole it was evidence that there is a some kind of inner liner that prevents it from emptying when you upend ...
by Phredd
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: coleman 4a iron
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: coleman 4a iron

Wow. Very nice. Have you tried ironing with it?
by Phredd
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: SMP vent question
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: SMP vent question

What year is the 252?
by Phredd
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 252 lantern pump assembly
Replies: 15
Views: 441

Re: 252 lantern pump assembly

I use vinegar and it’s safer than other acids and always availed in the kitchen.
by Phredd
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 26
Views: 830

Re: Perplexed

Regardless of the fluid dynamics, I’m glad you got it going AND posted the solution. It’s one that I will remember.
by Phredd
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Off Topic - Got Another Old Fan
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Off Topic - Got Another Old Fan

I love those old fans. They were built like tanks and as long as you keep the bearings oiled they run forever.
by Phredd
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Fuel Up...
Replies: 91
Views: 1725

Re: Fuel Up...

+1 on Stovie’s Comment.
I picked up two CF cans at a tag sale for 3 bucks. Got em home and some sniffing revealed that one was full of RUG. Used that in the lawn mower....
by Phredd
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally got one
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Finally got one

Nice score. And when I fettled mine I replaced all the old rusty steal screws with stainless.
by Phredd
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Perplexed
Replies: 26
Views: 830

Re: Perplexed

I’m a bit perplexed now. I thought yellow flames meant to much fuel and not enough air. How would more pressure in thetank solve that? Maybe the higher pressure sucks in more air into the mixing chamber?
by Phredd
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: coleman 4a iron
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: coleman 4a iron

Do you mean the screws that hold the top part to the bottom ironing part ? Excuse my non tech lingo. I replaced them once with some standard size screws I picked up at a local hardware store. But I can’t remember the size.
by Phredd
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sears ... Prentiss Waber 742-43
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Sears ... Prentiss Waber 742-43

And i will post some photos when i find time.
by Phredd
Fri Oct 29, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: AGM 287 Question

Thanks. And RidgeRunner - That's a nice example.
by Phredd
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sears ... Prentiss Waber 742-43
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Sears ... Prentiss Waber 742-43

Bill - thanks for the offer. But we go it fixed. We were able to get the pump out and i replaced the old pip with a replacement pip for an M1942 that I got from the FettleBox. I did need to trim it just a little bit to get it to fit
by Phredd
Thu Oct 28, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: AGM 287 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 103

AGM 287 Question

I've been working on an AGM 287. It is the small hat version with a blue fount. Mine had very little paint left on the fount, so i repainted it. I also noticed there seemed to be small bits of what might have been paint left on the pump and fuel cap. Anyone know if these parts were originally painted?
by Phredd
Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Milspec vent captured nut
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Milspec vent captured nut

my 45 is the std green and has no captured nut
by Phredd
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Milspec Mutant
Replies: 19
Views: 527

Re: Milspec Mutant

The trick was to take an old fashioned electric soldering iron that is has a diameter about as fat as the pump tube. after getting it real hot I put it in the pump tube and left it there for about 5 min. The I used a lot of liquid flux, wrapped a piece of solder around the snorkel tube using tweezer...
by Phredd
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: A couple of M1950 questions
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: A couple of M1950 questions

There was a spare on the pump shaft? Or... IN the pump shaft
by Phredd
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Milspec Mutant
Replies: 19
Views: 527

Re: Milspec Mutant

okay. The snorkel tube was loose and let CF back up into the fuel tube when there was no pressure.

So I managed to solder it. Rather ugly solder joint, but it holds.

And I put it all back together and it lit up fine (and has a good roar).
Milspec AFM solder 04.jpg
Milspec AFM solder 02.jpg
by Phredd
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200a Rescue
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: 200a Rescue

Great save. Nothing better than being in between a lantern and the dumpster!