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by Gunhippie
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the VW shack
Replies: 160
Views: 3588

Re: the VW shack

Steve--Take one of the new shocks and one of the bolts down to your favorite hardware supplier and see if there's a bronze bushing to fit between the two sizes. I've had a few machined to fill my needs at times.
by Gunhippie
Mon Oct 03, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the VW shack
Replies: 160
Views: 3588

Re: the VW shack

Monroe and Gabriel shocks were amazing things: replacing them changed nothing! I've always used KYB Gas-Adjusts on my VWs. Difference is night and day.

But Bilsteins would be stock... I think.
by Gunhippie
Mon Oct 03, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the VW shack
Replies: 160
Views: 3588

Re: the VW shack

M12 would be 12 mm dia. There should also be a second #, the number of threads per mm, eg, 0.8, 1.0, 1.5 etc.
by Gunhippie
Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is the easiest kerosene Coleman to find?
Replies: 48
Views: 618

Re: What is the easiest kerosene Coleman to find?

I have a 639C (?) I'm ready to part with. Complete w/box and papers. PM me if interested.
by Gunhippie
Mon Oct 03, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Do you remember when?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Do you remember when?

We used pieces of paper as an off-loaded memory instead of the Internet?

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That was a constant companion for years, if you can't tell. Most every reference I needed for a job.

Now, I just Google it. Not sure that's better.
by Gunhippie
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the VW shack
Replies: 160
Views: 3588

Re: the VW shack

The ol' Idiot's Guide has saved my bacon more than once! I've done a lot of road-side repairs on air-cooled VWs, and some of the tips and tricks John writes about are real life-savers when you don't have a full shop of tools. One that really sticks in my mind was when the right rear brakes on my '56...
by Gunhippie
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Stereo advice needed!
Replies: 25
Views: 474

Re: Stereo advice needed!

I'm still fighting the configuration routine on this thing. The manual is less useful than Ikea instructions, and the menu is not intuitive. Also, it seems most of the controls on the remote are disabled. I think I got the 5.1 working, but not entirely sure. I need to find the right movie to check i...
by Gunhippie
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:59 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Stereo advice needed!
Replies: 25
Views: 474

Re: Stereo advice needed!

One of our friends here kindly made an offer I couldn't refuse: a Denon 1908 at a very good price with shipping! If you haven't worked with a 5.1 channel system, well, there are a lot of connections to make on the back of the receiver! Plus, the old one had been there for twenty-something years, so ...
by Gunhippie
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What does a 285 look like after 4 years outside?
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: What does a 285 look like after 4 years outside?

Please put the poor lantern inside when not in use!

I've already alerted the ASPCL (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Lanterns) about this abuse.
by Gunhippie
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A little bit of knowledge is dangerous...
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: A little bit of knowledge is dangerous...

Freakin' brilliant, Will!

Now to build a case for it....
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Burn time for Coleman 500A?
Replies: 35
Views: 752

Re: Burn time for Coleman 500A?

FFIW, 16 fl oz of CF @ 62F weighs 11.2 oz.
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Burn time for Coleman 500A?
Replies: 35
Views: 752

Re: Burn time for Coleman 500A?

How about 3:21 from 16 fl oz for the 502? Ah! Ok, this I can work with. So, that's 201 mins of runtime, using 16 oz fuel. You're burning 0.0796oz/min. In 60 mins, you'll have burned 4.776oz. Fuel is 914.06 BTU/oz, so 4.776 x 914.06 = 4,366 BTU/hr. Pretty darn close to the claimed 4,500 BTU/hr. :sho...
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Burn time for Coleman 500A?
Replies: 35
Views: 752

Re: Burn time for Coleman 500A?

I don't have a way to measure output, but I'm sure the marketing guys over stated that, too. Well, you could always get the stove running, weigh it, wait 15 mins, weigh again. Using the BTU content of the fuel and its weight, you can calculate the BTU used. Multiply that x4 (since it was only a 15 ...
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the VW shack
Replies: 160
Views: 3588

Re: the VW shack

C'mon, Steve--why make a big deal of it? it's just a bolt that holds THE ENTIRE DRIVETRAIN to the frame.

The non-tapered tap is for a "bottoming" hole--one that doesn't go all the way through.

Can't wait to see the critter running! But I will.
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Burn time for Coleman 500A?
Replies: 35
Views: 752

Re: Burn time for Coleman 500A?

Things to remember: Coleman was optimistic about both outputs and fuel capacities. I measure my fuel when filling/refilling and come up with a few ounces short of what Coleman claims. I fill to the bottom of the fuel bug, then measure that. Here's what I have for the little guys (suitcases take a la...
by Gunhippie
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Jute bail wrap follow up
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Jute bail wrap follow up

I'm going to try this with paracord. Thanks for making the post! Tom 10:1 paracord melts when hanging the lantern in calm weather. The spiral cable wrap I use did, so I remove it before lighting the lanterns. Interesting that it would get that hot. Never made the mistake of running a lantern inside...
by Gunhippie
Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The one that started this.
Replies: 19
Views: 464

Re: The one that started this.

My first stove, after myself and friends had used it for about 30 years: https://live.staticflickr.com/1463/25566160836_dddffdc26c_b.jpg After joining CCF: https://live.staticflickr.com/1584/25338960213_2297c514e3_b.jpg That was the one that started it. Then I remembered that I had these lanterns ou...
by Gunhippie
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Jute bail wrap follow up
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Jute bail wrap follow up

tompatjr wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:19 pm I'm going to try this with paracord. Thanks for making the post!

Tom
10:1 paracord melts when hanging the lantern in calm weather. The spiral cable wrap I use did, so I remove it before lighting the lanterns.
by Gunhippie
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Can I run a rheostat on my bench grinder?
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Can I run a rheostat on my bench grinder?

Some sort of variable frequency is a maybe. Yep! 3 phase motor with a VFD on it. Smooooooove power. Yeah, this. Freq drives are inexpensive for smaller (fractional hp) motors. They can also turn single-phase electricity to three-phase to run a 3-P motor with absolutely variable speed and no loss of...
by Gunhippie
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A, loose burner cap
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: 200A, loose burner cap

I use woodstove gasket cement for this and several other high-temp problems. It's basically the same thing as muffler cement--a paste based on sodium (or potassium) silicate. When heated, it turns into a glassy foam, cementing things together and sealing small gaps. To remove it, heat/quench will ge...
by Gunhippie
Sun Sep 25, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: In defense of common lanterns
Replies: 18
Views: 403

Re: In defense of common lanterns

A couple of "commons" doing what they do best:

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220 and 228H providing heat and light.
by Gunhippie
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MSR ID
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: MSR ID

Looks like a very early model G, gasoline only. Bakelite base (they didn't last), no generator over the top like a GK, yellow pump. I'd guess mid-'70s? Aluminum fuel siphon is different from any MSR I have, too. Send those pics to MSR and maybe get an answer.
by Gunhippie
Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:40 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy Fall Y’all..
Replies: 17
Views: 215

Re: Happy Fall Y’all..

Topping out in the high 70s here these days. Frost in the AM. I can't taste the air anymore, and I can see the mountains. For the first time in months, my shop is not full of flies. I think I'll see if I can find some Chanterelles and other tasty mushrooms tomorrow. Then maybe light up something in ...
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Burn time for Coleman 500A?
Replies: 35
Views: 752

Re: Burn time for Coleman 500A?

You call that grubby?

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$15 'cause he didn't know what it was.
by Gunhippie
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1960 228E I plan to use in the near future.
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: 1960 228E I plan to use in the near future.

I think the brass is plated with copper first. Look up "black patina for copper" online. I also carefully stripped the black from my first '50's lantern, so pass the formula on if you find something fairly cheap and non-toxic.

200As and stoves of this period also had the black patina pumps.
by Gunhippie
Thu Sep 22, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1960 228E I plan to use in the near future.
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: 1960 228E I plan to use in the near future.

The pump knob originally had a black finish--a patina--from the factory. It's distinctive of the 50s-60 lanterns.

I have a '60 228E also (my Bday lantern). It's a great runner. Es are classics and the last of the "dot-dash" collars.
by Gunhippie
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Supper by suitcase stove
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Supper by suitcase stove

Nice! It is, after all, either the last day of summer or the first of fall.

It's still a crick way out here in NE Oregon. A friend--certified local (as in, at least two grandparents born in county and road named after the family) likes to ask if Sheep Creek shouldn't just be called Ship Crick?
by Gunhippie
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The entire drinking thread is gone!
Replies: 174
Views: 3597

Re: The entire drinking thread is gone!

Excellent plan, but we have a LOT of beer around here!
by Gunhippie
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Burn time for Coleman 500A?
Replies: 35
Views: 752

Re: Burn time for Coleman 500A?

The big thing is the windscreen. Gotta have a windscreen on a 500, 500A. I made mine from a stainless steel pot that I got at Goodwill. I wonder if Timm's windscreen plans survived the move? So true! I'd forgotten, as mine have screens. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49838888406_9f563b3ef8_b.j...
by Gunhippie
Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mayday!
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Mayday!

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/starbar-golden-marlin-fly-bait The following is from the product description of the above fly bait: "Use in feedlots, swine facilities, loafing sheds , caged layer houses, broiler houses, and milking parlors" Clearly not approved for use in breweries or bre...
by Gunhippie
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Wishing to fit a red fresnel on a Coleman.
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Wishing to fit a red fresnel on a Coleman.

I seriously doubt a wickie Fresnel lens will survive the heat of a Coleman--or other--mantle lantern.

But, if you have the bucks to experiment, prove me wrong!
by Gunhippie
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mayday!
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: Mayday!

Fast-movers came in with full load-outs of pyrethrins. Now it's just a matter of mop-up.

Body count is going to be high:

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Grim, man.
by Gunhippie
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mayday!
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Mayday!

I'm being overrun! My perimeter flystrips have been saturated and I'm down to one cracked flyswatter and a cup of ammo for the Bug A Salt! I need an immediate danger-close air strike at cordin...............................................................................................................
by Gunhippie
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Burn time for Coleman 500A?
Replies: 35
Views: 752

Re: Burn time for Coleman 500A?

I've run mine flat-out for three hours, but I can't say how much longer it would have gone. I do know that I fill my 500 and 500A infrequently when using them for cooking, which is rarely if ever flat-out.
by Gunhippie
Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First AGM
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: First AGM

Good score! It's basically an LRL21 with the black-out screens and cooktop added. Fount should be steel, so uncracked. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49714472276_0cc4b49d56_b.jpg That's a boil test. 1 pt of water in the covered pot. 30 minutes later, the water had evaporated without boiling. It...
by Gunhippie
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lunchtime hunch find
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Lunchtime hunch find

Corvid--Just 'cause you sound a little confused, that's a 327 and runs on CF, NOT kerosene. Before WWII, what we call CF was called gasoline and could be used for your camping/work GPAs, your car or truck, boat and your airplane! High-compression engines doomed white gas sometime in the '50s. Colema...
by Gunhippie
Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thinning the herd!
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Thinning the herd!

I had three offers to buy the Guide. Probably should have checked for prices and availability, as one was pretty high!
by Gunhippie
Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Off topic high wheelers
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Off topic high wheelers

I rode one yea so many years ago. I've solo rock climbed and mountaineered, and riding a penny-farthing in the hills of Portland, OR still stands out as one of my more terrifying experiences.

You know what the brakes are on those? Don't let you feet slip off the pedals!
by Gunhippie
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Record wickie
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Record wickie

78 is the new 45!

Or vice-versa. Or something.
by Gunhippie
Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: removing rust off painted fount
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: removing rust off painted fount

I've had pretty good luck with oxalic acid to remove rust from painted founts. Here's a 500 fount i did with it: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51355627191_a9e5bbd925_b.jpg I used soapy water to remove most of the dirt and grime first. there was considerable rust around the area where the colla...
by Gunhippie
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thinning the herd!
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Thinning the herd!

The stuff that didn't sell will end up in the classifieds here.

There's a very nice 200A (maybe sold already), 242C, 220D (both nickel), etc.
by Gunhippie
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Good deal?
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: Good deal?

outlawmws wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:08 pm Wanna bet he posted that the day after the night before? :mrgreen:

Or maybe it was the night before... :cf_wino: :cf_beercheers:
More like the night before the morning after.
by Gunhippie
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Good deal?
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: Good deal?

This one's much more reasonably priced: https://www.ebay.com/itm/325346970745?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200818143230%26meid%3D532c5749d1574149ab45b17193bc8018%26pid%3D101224%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D325343967466%26itm%3D325346970745%26pmt%3D...
by Gunhippie
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thinning the herd!
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Thinning the herd!

All set up and ready for the crowds: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52366745716_3940933faa_b.jpg At the end of the day, I did a little better than I'd expected. I didn't figure the mostly-millennial beer fest crowd would be too interested in GPAs, so was pleased to sell anything. I sold a 425 N...
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Looking good... then ARRRRGGHHHH!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Looking good... then ARRRRGGHHHH!!!

DUNK TEST FIRST!

'Though I have had pinholes that didn't show up until after being filled with fuel for a while.
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thinning the herd!
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Thinning the herd!

I have too many lanterns and stoves. There, I've said it! We're having a 25th anniversary party for Terminal Gravity Brewpub tomorrow. I was asked by The Powers That Be if I wanted to sell some of "the junk" that's cluttering up my shop. Besides, by being a vendor, I don't have to pay the $35 ticket...
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: That don't look good... NE Oregon fires UPDATE
Replies: 83
Views: 1437

Re: That don't look good... NE Oregon fires UPDATE

I loved riding my bike over the Steel Bridge! You just gotta relax and trust the bike. The bridge from Hood River to Bingen, WA was even more fun as it's several times as long. Looking down from a gridwork deck and seeing nothing but water under you.... I spent a lot of that summer of '80 in Ptown c...
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: That don't look good... NE Oregon fires UPDATE
Replies: 83
Views: 1437

Re: That don't look good... NE Oregon fires UPDATE

Be glad you didn't plan it for March 27! I don't recall when the first fumarole eruptions began, but it must have been around then. We dumped our plans and I spent two months sailing in Baja instead. I came home just in time to catch the first eruption that really dumped ash (actually, being Ptown,...
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 228B at the Grand Canyon
Replies: 24
Views: 399

Re: 228B at the Grand Canyon

Perfect lighting and timing--and choice of background!

I see Deva and Zoroaster Temples in the mid-background. I climbed those in '79. A 5.9 rock climb with a 5.12 approach!
by Gunhippie
Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: That don't look good... NE Oregon fires UPDATE
Replies: 83
Views: 1437

Re: That don't look good... NE Oregon fires UPDATE

I randomly choose the 8-11th to do a solo road trip camping adventure around St. Helens and then east of Astoria and the winds, then smoke, were insane. At St. Helens the sand felt like a sandblaster in my face the winds were so high. Then the smoke got really bad. Was also terrible back home in co...