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by Gunhippie
Sun May 16, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946
Replies: 12
Views: 109

Re: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946

Forget trying to "remove" the white spots from the globe. The glass is actually frosted from the intense heat of the plasma streak impacting the glass. With the right tool and lot of patience, you might be able to polish it out. You'll need a few felt polishing tips and some progressively finer glas...
by Gunhippie
Sun May 16, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Akron He-Man cleaner lever packing?
Replies: 11
Views: 97

Re: Akron He-Man cleaner lever packing?

I got it done! For now, anyway. Sure enough, you can pull that housing out far enough (after unscrewing it) to barely gain access to the packing area. The steel shaft was badly rusted--I'm sure that was what caused the leak--like the rest of the lantern. I was able to get some steel wool packed in t...
by Gunhippie
Sun May 16, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 413 and 426 generators
Replies: 28
Views: 327

Re: 413 and 426 generators

The one mystery we didn't get to the bottom of is, why does the parts diagram include the same generator for 426 - 426C? https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/diagrams/426.jpg It doesn't show the same parts though - look over the parts list and you can see that they separate the early and the later model...
by Gunhippie
Sun May 16, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: An old stove, but new to me
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: An old stove, but new to me

Neat's foot or mink oil are best. I used to use motor oil off the dipstick, but found that the leathers were only lasting a few years. Proper leather oils will have them pumping away for decades. I like to turn the cup upside-down and inside-out and apply the oil--using a hypo in my case--to the ins...
by Gunhippie
Sun May 16, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: FORUM ISSUES - Sat 15 May 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: FORUM ISSUES - Sat 15 May 2021

I'll try to remember to reboot my computer more often. Sorry for the inconvenience.
by Gunhippie
Sun May 16, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Small Sears metal lantern case
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Small Sears metal lantern case

The Sears lantern cases were made by Smith-Victor. They came in sizes for the 200A, 220 and 228 that I know of. You can find some by searching online for "Smith-Victor lantern case".
by Gunhippie
Sun May 16, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: An old stove, but new to me
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: An old stove, but new to me

You'll need to apply a good coat of bacon grease! I always replace the fuel cap gasket. Rubber gets hard an brittle after four or five decades. You should be able to find some info on replacing a single-piece cap gasket by using the search here. Oil the pump leather if it has one. If it has the rubb...
by Gunhippie
Sun May 16, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Some early mixing chambers
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Some early mixing chambers

Now ball nuts....
by Gunhippie
Sat May 15, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Some early mixing chambers
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Some early mixing chambers

Late 220/8C stamped brass mixing chamber--this is a B '46:

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by Gunhippie
Sat May 15, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: FORUM ISSUES - Sat 15 May 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 319

Re: FORUM ISSUES - Sat 15 May 2021

The ransom:

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Thanks for all the great work, folks!
by Gunhippie
Sat May 15, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The Greatest Generation
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: The Greatest Generation

Great clean-up! It's in better shape than my nearly-ten-year-older painted C!
1hpycmpr wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 5:41 am That lantern looks almost new! Nice job cleaning it up. 242's kind of grow on ya, eh?
When they grow up, they're 236s, right?
by Gunhippie
Sat May 15, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Problem solved
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Problem solved

Some of the high-bay light fixtures in our warehouse and fermenter hall are high enough it required a forklift AND ladder to get to them. We replaced the old high-pressure halides with LEDs and that hasn't been a problem since. Or, you could just get one of these and a telescoping pole: https://www....
by Gunhippie
Sat May 15, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex

Thanks, folks. Yeah, I'm aware that this might bring a pretty high price at auction. The appraisal had a high and low value. The low value was something I could buy a car for and the high was an order of magnitude greater. Erwin--Cool! That's the only other picture of a Curvex I've seen. Different c...
by Gunhippie
Sat May 15, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OMG! What have we done??
Replies: 45
Views: 624

Re: OMG! What have we done??

I do believe that little score earns you a mega-YOU SUCK!

But thanks for getting things back up and running! I don't know if it was just a coincidence, but I restarted my computer and was able to access the site.
by Gunhippie
Sat May 15, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Tucker Sno Cat
Replies: 44
Views: 511

Re: OT: Tucker Sno Cat

Ain't happening. Ain't no way, nohow. Not even a Speedo. Man's gotta have some self respect.
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning Up the Fuel bung/nozzle
Replies: 11
Views: 144

Re: Cleaning Up the Fuel bung/nozzle

I use steel wool to polish it back up. If it's pitted, use an o-ring instead of a flat gasket and it'll seal just fine. Unless it's really trashed, of course.

Fuel bung is the accepted term hereabouts.
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got the yard sale booby prize today
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Got the yard sale booby prize today

Well, they're made in W. Germany, so before re-unification.
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex

The day of the week never really concerned me out there. Whether I had enough ice did! I've been lost twice in my life, both times in high-mountain winter white-outs in a place where compasses don't work and pre-GPS. I left home at 15 to find myself. No luck so far. If you see me, please let me know...
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex
Replies: 18
Views: 275

Re: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex

If it's a mans watch I would take it to jeweler and have it cleaned/lubed and start wearing it! But that's just me. I had my great-grandfather's Elgin pocket watch (circa 1890) repaired and restored for about $300 a few years back. Best thing I ever did! I haven't worn a wrist watch since maybe hig...
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: simplifying life
Replies: 34
Views: 581

Re: simplifying life

I guess I'm a real outlier here.

I've never had a credit card. Just a checking account and debit card.

I got out of five years of college with $700 in student loans. I paid that off in the first year.

I likely have no credit score and that's fine with me. I also don't own a house.
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Tucker Sno Cat
Replies: 44
Views: 511

Re: OT: Tucker Sno Cat

Hear, hear!
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: simplifying life
Replies: 34
Views: 581

Re: simplifying life

I have most of my monthly bills on auto-pay. It really makes life easier for me.
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: On a lucky streak
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: On a lucky streak

That's a beaut!

Now we need pics of the rest.
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Tucker Sno Cat
Replies: 44
Views: 511

Re: OT: Tucker Sno Cat

Yeah, it works for that too. Just like the bikinis, it doesn't last long enough.
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Today's Haul
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Today's Haul

Well done, Jimmy!
by Gunhippie
Fri May 14, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Tucker Sno Cat
Replies: 44
Views: 511

Re: OT: Tucker Sno Cat

The white stuff is what we call "Wallowa mountain beach sand". For some reason, it doesn't much last into bikini season.
by Gunhippie
Thu May 13, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex
Replies: 18
Views: 275

OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex

Going back through some old pics, I found these of a watch I picked up at a yard sale ($5 IIRC) years ago: https://live.staticflickr.com/2042/1800231430_5bda2e8461_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/2133/1800231874_0de710ab70_o.jpg But how do I know it's a '36? https://live.staticflickr.com/2359/18...
by Gunhippie
Thu May 13, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Tucker Sno Cat
Replies: 44
Views: 511

Re: OT: Tucker Sno Cat

Here's a buddy's Bombardier 'cat on it's "maiden voyage":

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It has Chevy running gear.
by Gunhippie
Thu May 13, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 413 and 426 generators
Replies: 28
Views: 327

Re: 413 and 426 generators

A stove generator is almost infinitely repairable. So don't worry too much about it. I think the gen on my 426A has been there since I bought it in the early '80s.
by Gunhippie
Wed May 12, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 413 and 426 generators
Replies: 28
Views: 327

Re: 413 and 426 generators

It looks like my valve and gen for my 426A have been swapped out.
by Gunhippie
Wed May 12, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 413 and 426 generators
Replies: 28
Views: 327

Re: 413 and 426 generators

If you just want the stove to work, it'll be fine.
by Gunhippie
Wed May 12, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Figured I’d burn my nulite
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: Figured I’d burn my nulite

Much better than when I wanted to burn my Akron recently:

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"Burn" has some good and bad connotations.
by Gunhippie
Wed May 12, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 413 and 426 generators
Replies: 28
Views: 327

Re: 413 and 426 generators

Huh? Did I mention that the new gens fit just fine?

The only difference I see between the new and old is is that the new have a six-sided nut, while the old have a four-sided.
by Gunhippie
Wed May 12, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: does this dent bother you ?
Replies: 27
Views: 361

Re: does this dent bother you ?

Does this dent bother YOU?

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As long as the edges are round and not crisp. it'll likely be fine. Or not.
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 413 and 426 generators
Replies: 28
Views: 327

Re: 413 and 426 generators

I have some NOS 426-5621 gens here. They're listed for the 426E and 413G models, but fit my older 426A and 413D just fine.

Curious--I also have a couple of NOS gens for the 425 here that are part # 412-5621. They fit a 425 NL just fine.
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speaking of lumber prices...houses 😮
Replies: 30
Views: 427

Re: Speaking of lumber prices...houses 😮

" I do anticipate disgruntled newcomers scowling at the land buying paperwork explaining that agricultural areas may contain related agricultural smells.... L.o.l.." It seems that if enough people buy and build next to a quarter mile international drag strip they can whine and complain about the no...
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Birthday Light Up! 🥳
Replies: 43
Views: 217

Re: Birthday Light Up! 🥳

Happy Birthday, Archie!

Seems we haven't heard much from you lately. If so, good to see you back.

I wanted to do a light-up for my 60th. I had the sixty lanterns all working... then realized how much work it would be to light them all up. Getting old and lazy, I guess.
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: No.LQ327 mica chimney question.
Replies: 15
Views: 188

Re: No.LQ327 mica chimney question.

IIRC, if you have a tabbed vent (no embossing on vent), the narrow and taller is right. That would be early QL. Later QL had no tabs on the vent--which looks like what you have.
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing MIC globe logo "How To"
Replies: 25
Views: 324

Re: Removing MIC globe logo "How To"

I tried the Mother's with a hard felt tip and Dremel clone. I got tired of it after ten minutes with no signs of progress.

I might not have been holding my mouth right.
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A few recent scores.
Replies: 17
Views: 180

Re: A few recent scores.

But that Primus!

CF or meths? I'd have it in the kitchen--but I'd have to move my 500 to make room!
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Speaking of lumber prices...houses 😮
Replies: 30
Views: 427

Re: Speaking of lumber prices...houses 😮

Property and rent have gone through the roof out here in the boonies, too. By "boonies", I mean we're about an hour-and-a-half from the nearest WalMart! This COVID thing has just made it worse. Suddenly, lots of yuppies--or whatever you call them these days--realized that they can work from anywhere...
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: ID Stove Top Oven
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: ID Stove Top Oven

Here's the giant one I found: https://live.staticflickr.com/4557/24943362818_c9fdc7d995_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/4529/38784917412_d91db3e6be_b.jpg It'll cover the entire top of a 426--but it has to have the lid folded back. Double-wall and insulated, even. Last time I looked, it's still a...
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Stove stand question
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Stove stand question

Nope. Common aluminum Hi-Stand.

I'm still looking for one of the aluminum model with the lid supports. I have several without.
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Epay 200A resurrection on Kerosene!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 466

Re: Epay 200A resurrection

Glad to hear you got it cleared! Next time, there's this: https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=4131&cat=&page=1 It's just a metal rod that fits tightly into the pump tube. Fill the pump tube with something incompressible--water, oil, etc--put the rod in and give it a good whack. You...
by Gunhippie
Tue May 11, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Help with identifing a headlamp
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Help with identifing a headlamp

IIRC, the old metal can USFS lanterns were made by the American Society for the Blind (may have that somewhat wrong)--as were our mechanical pencils. Not dissin' anyone here, but isn't QC a problem with those?
by Gunhippie
Mon May 10, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220b burner frame electrolysis
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: 220b burner frame electrolysis

Maybe someone else can find the threads I've done on this a while back.

My searches here are futile--I either get everything ever posted or nothing at all.
by Gunhippie
Mon May 10, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: upset stomach with sadness and depression
Replies: 40
Views: 844

Re: upset stomach with sadness and depression

Always replace the fuel cap gasket and oil the pump cup on a newly found lantern!
by Gunhippie
Mon May 10, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: ID Stove Top Oven
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: ID Stove Top Oven

There were a lot of these type ovens made to go on wood or gas cooktops. There's one at a local shop that would cover all three burners of a 426!

I'll be they work a bit better than the folding ovens, but they don't fold, so less practical for camping.
by Gunhippie
Mon May 10, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Removing MIC globe logo "How To"
Replies: 25
Views: 324

Re: Removing MIC globe logo "How To"

Here's the MSDS for Lime-A-Way: http://sds.chemtel.net/webclients/cheneybrothers/10044975SDS.pdf Uronium hydrogen sulfate is the main ingredient, whatever that is. Wear gloves! I'm going to give this a try. Have to get some buffing compound. I think I've tried phos acid (well I know I have as I use ...