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by Gunhippie
Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!
Replies: 35
Views: 360

Re: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!

Heat that rod up to a dull red, then use a heavy steel plate of anvil and a small hammer to gently tap it straight. Was the rack part still engaged with the pinion? One of mine had this same problem. I'm pretty sure it was someone used to Coleman cleaner levers that spin freely, as opposed to this t...
by Gunhippie
Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!
Replies: 35
Views: 360

Re: Finally, an Akron . . . Plus more!

Keep trying! Maybe you donb't need to remove the gen--it sounds to me like the pricker rod is missing--but it might just work anyhow. The gen can't really be cleaned like a Coleman, due to that silly neck-down at the base. Unlike Duane, I kinda like these oddballs: https://live.staticflickr.com/6553...
by Gunhippie
Tue Nov 29, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Why is my nut purple?
Replies: 15
Views: 204

Re: Why is my nut purple?

If your nut stays purple for more than seven hours, consult your doctor.
by Gunhippie
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just a question....
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Just a question....

Innovate...

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Problem solved.
by Gunhippie
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I know how Sisyphus felt!
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: I know how Sisyphus felt!

But true, Steve... or so I've heard.

Car is currently encased in a sarcophagus of ice. Waiting for it to warm up so I can go home. Another reason to love winter.
by Gunhippie
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tilley R1 heater to lamp conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Tilley R1 heater to lamp conversion

The head from many Tilley lanterns will work. Here's a Tilley AL 620 head on my Tilley R1A:

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Makes a nice, directed light.
by Gunhippie
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I know how Sisyphus felt!
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: I know how Sisyphus felt!

How old do you need to be before you hate snow. So far, I love the stuff! It's supposed to snow tonight. Friend, when you've screwed your body up to the point you can't ski anymore, winter sucks. I recall chanting for snow not too long ago, but not now. Shoveling snow, OTOH, has never been a source...
by Gunhippie
Tue Nov 29, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Possibly my best find ever... in '83. Photos!
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Possibly my best find ever... in '83. Photos!

Cool story and nice meteorite, Timm. Yea, not easy to find meteorites but if you visit areas that are devoid of lots of rocks, your chances increase somewhat. Although they can be found anywhere, think deserts or frozen lakes where objects tend to stand out. Years ago, a coworker’s husband was loca...
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I know how Sisyphus felt!
Replies: 14
Views: 229

I know how Sisyphus felt!

Push the damned rock up the mountain... again.

Our late-fall drought seems to have broken and I've shoveled the same acre or so of concrete twice today. Three to four inches of wet snow each time... and it's dumping again!

My snow-shoveling mantra is: This is how men my age die.
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fixed a spun bung
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Fixed a spun bung

Well done!

Looks like the big soldering iron saved a lot of paint compared to using a torch.
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Possibly my best find ever... in '83. Photos!
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Possibly my best find ever.. in '83.

I snapped these in a hurry this AM. Maybe after work, I can take the time to do it right. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52529149117_bc20e10a11_b.jpg Sample is about 1 1/4" across the flat base. You can see some of the metallic bits in there and a few of the round globules, which are the chondr...
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Troop 3 Kamplite lanterns
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: Troop 3 Kamplite lanterns

Sorry, Pacho--I thought I was replying to the Sheridan Blue streak thread!

I think this is the right globe for these:

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I generally use a 24A or 1111 mantle. They push the big mantle just fine.
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally found a Sheridan blue streak.
Replies: 23
Views: 377

Re: Finally found a Sheridan blue streak.

Looks like a hex nut to me, An "inverted" hex nut, in my book, would be an Allen-head socket screw.
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:59 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tilley R1 heater to lamp conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Tilley R1 heater to lamp conversion

Why remove the speculum metal plating? I like it.

Cool result, anyhow.
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is your Sasquatch?
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: What is your Sasquatch?

My Sasquatch would be a Sasquatch. I spent about half my life out in the woods looking for various things, mostly solo, but never heard nor saw anything I couldn't attribute to common causes. We once had a promising lead at the local ski area. Huge footprints in the snow! I called a friend, who, at ...
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Possibly my best find ever... in '83. Photos!
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Possibly my best find ever.. in '83.

Pics or it didn't happen, LOL!!! Very cool Timm. Eagle eye and your 15 minutes of fame. Courtney, luck favors the well prepared! This was long before the meteorite collecting craze, so I was extremely lucky to have been educated by "Daddy Dick" Pugh! Pugh was quite the character--he dressed 19th ce...
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Possibly my best find ever... in '83. Photos!
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Possibly my best find ever.. in '83.

That is really cool, I wonder how many may still be around undiscovered. Probably quite a few, but not a lot known - from the Smith post: This is 1 of 76 approved meteorites classified as H3-6 Statistics: This is 1 of 313 approved meteorites from Texas, United States (plus 2 unapproved names) (plus...
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lamp oil freezes - who knew?
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Lamp oil freezes - who knew?

I believe it's called "gelling". It does happen at fairly high temps, like around 40F.

Why I stick to kero for wickies.
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Possibly my best find ever... in '83. Photos!
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Possibly my best find ever.. in '83.

OK, OK, I'll try to remember to bring the piece I still have in and get some pics. Interesting that the weight is listed as 417 grams, since when I sold it to the Smith they gave me $10 per gram, for a 500 gram meteorite, plus, they gave me back the 10 gram sample, nicely polished. Unfortunately, it...
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Possibly my best find ever... in '83. Photos!
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Possibly my best find ever... in '83. Photos!

I worked for Big Bend NP back in 1983. One day, I was exploring outside the park and found an odd, black stone about the size of my fist. Fortunately, one of my early mentors was Richard Pugh, a total meteorite nut, so I recognized it was probably one. Mildy magnetic, dense, with a rusty fusion crus...
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Troop 3 Kamplite lanterns
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: Troop 3 Kamplite lanterns

Nope, Robert. These use the same unobtainium globe as the Aladdin PL1, so don't buy one without the globe.

Mantles are hard to find, too, but one can modify an Aladdin pre-form to work.
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally found a Sheridan blue streak.
Replies: 23
Views: 377

Re: Finally found a Sheridan blue streak.

An old lady that her husband had passed on wanted to sell me his rifles. An Ithaca shotgun with ducks engraved on it, a nylon 66 Comanche model and when I paid Her for those she told me to take this one too. It is a Power Master .177 cal pellet rifle. I know not one thing about it. A second cousin ...
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Troop 3 Kamplite lanterns
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: Troop 3 Kamplite lanterns

Those are cool, Pancho!

I thought BSA troops were uniquely numbered, but apparently I'm wrong (it's happened before; I can deal with it). I tried Googling BSA troop 3, and found a half-dozen in a half-dozen states!
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Some of my 500 family stoves
Replies: 19
Views: 244

Re: Some of my 500 family stoves

Where are the other 497 family stoves?

I too love the 500 series. I have one 500A, one nickel 500 US, and one green 500 US. I'd like to find an ivory 500 someday, but then the 500A would have to go.

I don't have room for 500 family stoves.
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 849
Views: 17441

Re: What did you do in your shop today?

Yesterday, I modified a Coleman 316 for use in the brewery: https://colemancollectorsforum.com/view ... =9&t=35843
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 849
Views: 17441

Re: What did you do in your shop today?

Today's project is replacing that bearing on the PTO clutch of a friend's Skag Tiger Cub ZTR mower: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52527490009_f0fdb30ec3_b.jpg I did some research on the ol' interwebby thing. Most advice is along the lines of "don't even try", but a new clutch is $300, while a ...
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 27, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got a new 316... but...
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Got a new 316... but...

Here it is in action: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52527514219_9a3be0fe1a_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52527237726_a13c85ab7f_b.jpg Here's the little 1 bbl. fermenter: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52527237701_db17ec4df0_b.jpg The pump is controlled by the Jonson 419 thermo...
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got a new 316... but...
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Got a new 316... but...

The hinges suck! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52527214181_76c829bc6c_b.jpg Those plastic hinges don't allow the lid to stay open. PITA! Fortunately, I've had to replace the hinges on two of the big, three-hinge coolers. Since the nice SS hinges from OCP come in pairs, I just happen to have tw...
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Finally found a Sheridan blue streak.
Replies: 23
Views: 377

Re: Finally found a Sheridan blue streak.

Sweet! I recently sold the Blue Streak I restored to a friend. She loves it. Mine was much more recent--I think like '91? Good news is that the rebuild is pretty straight-forward, no big scary springs like a springer. Kits are still available. Pellets are available, too, with a lot more variety in s...
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Polar express
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Polar express

Well done. Now you have a lantern that will run all winter night long.

How did you address the bung threads? Just curious how others do it.
by Gunhippie
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 5120 Fuel?
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: 5120 Fuel?

Here's what I did: https://colemancollectorsforum.com/view ... =5&t=35165

Not as pretty as Keith's, but pretty simple and cheap. I like being able to use LP from a bulk tank, as it's the cheapest way to go.
by Gunhippie
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Agm model 3016 question
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: Agm model 3016 question

Any fount with a 1/8" NPT valve bung (242, 200A....) will work as a replacement. Other founts can be modified to work, too.

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by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the VW shack
Replies: 358
Views: 6898

Re: the VW shack

Are the big primary wires new, or original? If they're original, I'd replace them all with larger gauge cables. I fought a starting/charging problem for years (and $$$$) on my Vanagon, only to find that the big wire from the alternator to the starter had corroded inside the insulation, where it wasn...
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the VW shack
Replies: 358
Views: 6898

Re: the VW shack

That's also possible, but the wire should be getting pretty hot if so. But at 6V, you'll be pulling twice the Amps to get the same output power compared to 12V. Off the cuff, I'd say a 4AWG wire would do the trick nicely.
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Other Coleman Lanterns and Lamps
Topic: Sunshine Safety Lantern by Coleman ca. 1920-'22
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Sunshine Safety Lantern by Coleman ca. 1920-'22

I felt like doing some photography today. I had my SS Lantern here to try to get the gen clean enough to run a while without clogging the tip, so here it is. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52513374778_c3cc52f24d_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52513307660_8abcbf87e9_b.jpg https://live...
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the VW shack
Replies: 358
Views: 6898

Re: the VW shack

One thing we used to do to improve performance of engine/tranny electrical was to leave the strap from frame to tranny, but route a longer ground strap directly to the engine/tranny. Helps with starter, spark and charging, as the gen ground also has to go through that system. In my case, it wasn't p...
by Gunhippie
Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Agm model 3016 question
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: Agm model 3016 question

I can't say it any better than Randy did.
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: Ouch!

Coleman fuel was ~$20/gal last I checked here in Wallowa county. I have friends pick up Crown when they go to Wallyworld.
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Agm model 3016 question
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: Agm model 3016 question

Follow the advice above, then pressure test that fount! Either a dunk test, where you immerse the pressurized fount in water and look for bubbles, or the ol' soapy water test. 3016 should roar and be painfully bright. It will run a larger mantle than the usual #21A--like 24A or 1111. The brass-fount...
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ready or not hear it comes!! Buffalo NY about to get major snow!
Replies: 43
Views: 518

Re: Ready or not hear it comes!! Buffalo NY about to get major snow!

`I'm really trying on stay on-track here, but....

Now I can't sleep until I know: What's the best mantle for a brass-gear Zebco 33 in a blizzard?
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.
Replies: 25
Views: 378

Re: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.

Thinking a bit more, it seems you want a strong malt profile for malt vinegar. Perhaps a dark or stout?

Do you have any craft brew pubs near you? They'll know your local brews and can help a lot more than someone who works in a far-away brewery.
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.
Replies: 25
Views: 378

Re: Beer experts, I need a LOW hop beer.

Avoid any IPA and anything that says "West Coast Style" or similar.

Lagers and Pilsners would be the top of my list. Pilseners are rarely hoppy to any extent.

A very good bet if you don't mind the stigma would be a domestic like Hamms or PBR.
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Time for the grease gun finished.
Replies: 44
Views: 642

Re: Time for the grease gun updated!

I'm wondering, applying this method but using compressed air rather than grease would work? Because air is compressible, it stores a ton of energy. Search YouTube for "exploding compressor". Most liquids, including grease, oil and water are essentially incompressible. If a tank or fount full or com...
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Time for the grease gun finished.
Replies: 44
Views: 642

Re: Time for the grease gun updated!

Pretty amazing, isn't it? Watching the dent go away with every stroke of the gun. Yes it is. Very controllable and with and with little effort. If I did this another I think I would oil of some kind rather than grease. Cleaning the grease out of the fount is a PITA. I think next time, I'll just hol...
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500 stove shut off valve
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: 500 stove shut off valve

Try a shot of penetrating oil where the packing nut and valve stem meet, then use a small torch to heat it up a bit. Valve packings get clogged up with fuel residues--especially if a PO used regular gasoline (likely at that age).
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Winter squash?
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Winter squash?

Zucchini here went away back in late August with the first frost. Peppers, tomatos, etc. have no chance here. 35 miles away and 2,000' lower in Imnaha, yep. An acquaintance pulled off about forty pounds of Hatch chilis this year.
by Gunhippie
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Time for the grease gun finished.
Replies: 44
Views: 642

Re: Time for the grease gun updated!

Pretty amazing, isn't it? Watching the dent go away with every stroke of the gun.
by Gunhippie
Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Baking a fount
Replies: 34
Views: 609

Re: Baking a fount

Ah, I mis-read what's been mentioned by Timm. Yep, you don't actually require VHT (that requires heat-cure for maximum performance) on a fount. I agree with that. Its the high temp performance that's not exactly required on a fount. You don't need it to be heat resistant, but you do need it to be f...
by Gunhippie
Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sealing valve stem when lantern shut off
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Sealing valve stem when lantern shut off

Ive had one 228B that had that problem. The packing never leaked when the lantern was running, just when it was shut down. I fought it for a while and finally replaced the valve stem. I could never see anything wrong with the original, but that fixed it right up.
by Gunhippie
Thu Nov 17, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just a pic
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Just a pic

How about the Arc-style HW light?

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