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by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: A question of two AGM bails.
Replies: 0
Views: 6

A question of two AGM bails.

I just picked up my second AGM 3006. It's got a cracked fount, so it's parts, but I can use some of them. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51256713695_02a52d6a94_o.jpg The bail in particular is nice to find. The one I currently have on my GS AGM 3006 doesn't clear the rim of the vent, so doesn't ...
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yard sale scores--in my backyard!
Replies: 11
Views: 58

Re: Yard sale scores--in my backyard!

Just back from the store. It shoots! With 6 strokes and a ~22 gr pellet, it's very quiet and seems fairly accurate--with my eyes and open sights.

I haven't had a multi-stroke pumper since I was a kid.
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yard sale scores--in my backyard!
Replies: 11
Views: 58

Re: Yard sale scores--in my backyard!

Doing some reading on the Crosman 392PA. It's a Sheridan Blue Streak, made by Benjamin, made by Crosman. Is that all a little confusing? .22 cal, so easy to find pellets for. I think I'll just run (walk) down to the the hdwre store and get some right now.
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Match hole in globe
Replies: 19
Views: 286

Re: Match hole in globe

Here's another try with my little Bernzo butane: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51255872613_26dd68da74_o.jpg I set this up to eliminate my shaky hands so I could keep the flame in the same spot for a while. After a few minutes, the glass had softened, but did not reach flow temp. No frosting on...
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yard sale scores--in my backyard!
Replies: 11
Views: 58

Re: Yard sale scores--in my backyard!

Bob--It's a Crosman-made Benjamin. First three digits of the SN are 300, so March of 2000. I think.
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yard sale scores--in my backyard!
Replies: 11
Views: 58

Yard sale scores--in my backyard!

Literally! I wandered over with my cuppa' Joe first thing this AM. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51254939012_6435cf304b_b.jpg 275 is 12/'76. Broken replacement globe--but I just happen to have a stash. Funnel in clamshell has the felt, in good shape (second one this week). Green single is a Ga...
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Rusted burner screw removal
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Rusted burner screw removal

When I get a rusty stove or lantern, I tend to shoot some PB Blaster on all threaded parts and then put it away for a week or two. Yeah, takes patience unless you have a lot of other stuff to work on, but it works wonders. +1 for the hollow-ground or parallel-sided screwdrivers. Get one that barely ...
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: OT question for auto/tractor folks
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: OT question for auto/tractor folks

I typically cure my non-high temp paints at between 200 and 250F. I can't see any reason you'd need a high-temp paint for a water pump.
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500A paint question
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: 500A paint question

You sure that's a 500A?

'Cause this is what a proper 500A looks like:

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Even with all the rust, you can still see the original flat aluminum paint on the burner plate and bunsen. I didn't repaint the fount, just cleaned and waxed it.
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Correct me if I’m wrong...
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Correct me if I’m wrong...

I left a similar one behind the other day. Might have to give it a second look.
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thanks for the add - looks like a great group!
Replies: 25
Views: 231

Re: Thanks for the add - looks like a great group!

Well, you're well outside my hunting grounds, so... Welcome from NE Oregon!
by Gunhippie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is this a 427?
Replies: 26
Views: 329

Re: Is this a 427?

Search here for 220 disassembly. It's about the same. Not too hard. Haven't done a 427 in a while, so don't recall the exact procedure. Maybe someone who has will come along.

Mostly, go slow and don't break anything!
by Gunhippie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Match hole in globe
Replies: 19
Views: 286

Re: Match hole in globe

Long enough to fully melt the glass--probably about 30 sec. I'm wondering if an oxidizing flame would work better than the neutral flame I used. Maybe just a little more oomph form the flame would pierce it. But the problem with the torch I used is the flame is too big and diffuse, with a too-large ...
by Gunhippie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: More Stovie denial
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: More Stovie denial

Yeah, I'd deny that stove right on to my home!
by Gunhippie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is this a 427?
Replies: 26
Views: 329

Re: Is this a 427?

Just a couple of notes on rebuilding these: Don't try to remove the pump unless absolutely necessary. There is a bb Check Valve on the side on the pump housing inside the fount, but it can usually be cleaned by pumping some carb cleaner through it. It's very difficult to remove the pump without dama...
by Gunhippie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: anyone collect old appliances
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: anyone collect old appliances

The A in GPA stand for appliance!
by Gunhippie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The "High Stand"
Replies: 83
Views: 1083

Re: The "High Stand"

Here's another high-stand trick: Put 1" crutch tips on the legs to prevent them from sinking in soft ground--especially when putting a heavy cooler on them.
by Gunhippie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is this a 427?
Replies: 26
Views: 329

Re: Is this a 427?

It can live again!
by Gunhippie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Little Johnny Joke
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: Little Johnny Joke

I, with my filthy, deviant mind, was thinking about a joke that ends "$5. Same as downtown".
by Gunhippie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tilley DN250
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Tilley DN250

That has to be faster than my 4A! I mean, just look at it--that streamlining! Everything in the '50s had to be fast or at least have fins.
by Gunhippie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Match hole in globe
Replies: 19
Views: 286

Re: Match hole in globe

OK, I didn't need anyone to hold my beer as there was a handy place to park it. I had to go home and grab an already cracked MIC globe from a lantern--which I replaced with a perfectly good arched PYREX. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51252759739_8fbbc614ec_b.jpg Set my little oxy-acetylene htt...
by Gunhippie
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Match hole in globe
Replies: 19
Views: 286

Re: Match hole in globe

Got distracted by a fellow CCF member showing up to wheel and deal (I now own a Tilley Inspector's lantern) and haven't had a chance to try yet. It's now night on to beer thirty, so I may give it a try after a few. Safer that way, eh?
by Gunhippie
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: You've gotta be kidding me!
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: You've gotta be kidding me!

I filled up another tankful of my toxic cocktail--gyphosate (active ingredient of Round Up), Tempo (broadleaf killer) and Aligare (long-term pre-emergent killer), but left out the Aligare as it doesn't wash off, then went back and re-sprayed. Surprisingly, our two species of tumbleweed--Russian this...
by Gunhippie
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Match hole in globe
Replies: 19
Views: 286

Re: Match hole in globe

What? I don't have a single cracked/broken globe?

Oh, well, I do have some MIC 288-size globes and an O2-acetylene mini torch. I have some spare time. I'm a gunna give it a try!

Y'all, hold my beer....
by Gunhippie
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Match hole in globe
Replies: 19
Views: 286

Re: Match hole in globe

I helped make glass labware long ago. We'd pierce a hole in the side of a vessel/tube by simply heating a very small area until the center pulled back, leaving a nice raised edge to the hole, which would be used to weld in another piece of glass. This was all borosilicate glass, so should work with ...
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The "High Stand"
Replies: 83
Views: 1083

Re: The "High Stand"

Where the heck is that, Arnie? Looks like Redwall limestone?
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: You've gotta be kidding me!
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: You've gotta be kidding me!

Howdy, Andrew! Yeah, I remember that North-Island moss! I've never been to a city as green as Aukland. Roads, walls, mailboxes... all green. Mosses, lichens and filmy ferns everywhere. And the gorse. We have gorse on the Oregon coast. I hate the stuff! Scotch Broom with spines. Now it's sunny again ...
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: You've gotta be kidding me!
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: You've gotta be kidding me!

Considering we've had 0.02" of rain so far this month--traditionally our rainiest--I ain't complaining. It's just a little confusing. As I was typing the OP, the sky cleared; the temp shot up to 72 in a minute. About two minutes later, back to 59 and raining.
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Blackberry problems? Make Dessert !!
Replies: 11
Views: 179

Re: Blackberry problems? Make Dessert !!

Blackberry Cobbler was a standard growing up. A friend's mother made the best. Strawberry/rhubarb was damned good, too!
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: When did Coleman end the 639 ?
Replies: 27
Views: 270

Re: When did Coleman end the 639 ?

I bought a 639C last year, new on sale from Amazon for $69.99. I just looked and the date was 06/'19.
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: You've gotta be kidding me!
Replies: 9
Views: 256

You've gotta be kidding me!

I spent a half-hour rebuilding a leaking Solo 3 gal. backpack sprayer, then decided to spray some weeds around the pub and brewery. It was 80F and perfectly sunny. I emptied the tank about an hour ago and now it's 60F and pouring rain! Let's hope an hour was enough contact time. I swear, there wasn'...
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I need a bicycle and a windmill
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: I need a bicycle and a windmill

Years ago, some friends chose to live off-grid in a yurt. Wood heat, propane range, light and water heater. When the kids whined too much, the dad and I rigged up an old bike to an alternator, small battery (to run the alternator) and a 12VDC RV TV. The TV would run as long as one of the two kids pe...
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500A paint question
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: 500A paint question

Oh, on the HT/VHT paints: Follow the curing instructions on the can! You can skip the last 600F step, as few ovens will go that high. I just run the stove/lantern at a low setting (fewer pumps on a lantern) for an hour or so and it seems to do the job. Skipping the other steps will generally result ...
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500A paint question
Replies: 11
Views: 130

Re: 500A paint question

VHT Flat ALuminum or Rusto High-Heat 2,000F flat aluminum work great, and no primer needed.

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That's after a couple of years and many meals cooked. Even the grate paint is holding up well.

Congrats, they're great stoves.
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: P.S.A. always have a fire extinguisher handy with a thermos lantern
Replies: 33
Views: 520

Re: P.S.A. always have a fire extinguisher handy with a thermos lantern

I'm glad no one was injured or worse!

There's a green Thermos double at a local shop for $50. I offered $5 just because I don't have one. Offer refused. I told them to warn anyone who bought it about this issue; doubt that will happen. It's still there a year later. Safety pricing?
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT river rock potholes.. got any?
Replies: 18
Views: 223

Re: OT river rock potholes.. got any?

There are plenty of natural potholes up this way: https://live.staticflickr.com/3282/2640098234_24137127e3_o.jpg That's Slickrock Cr, a tributary of Hurricane Cr and an easy walk from the trailhead. The rock is Triassic/Jurrasic marble, so a little older than 4,500 years. Some of the potholes are la...
by Gunhippie
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Paint peeling/flaking
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Paint peeling/flaking

Coleman--for all that we revere and respect their product--did a crappy job on the paint. Notice there's no primer under that?

Best you can do is take the loose and flaking stuff off and give it a good wax. Or re-paint--you can do a better job.
by Gunhippie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A General Year of Mfg Question
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: 200A General Year of Mfg Question

Yeah, the Canadian timeline is outside my scope. Didn't they make them later than Witchita, too?
by Gunhippie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What caswells do you guys recommend?
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: What caswells do you guys recommend?

Leaky fount repair on an early 220B:

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I electrocuted it with LEDs. It'll never leak again!

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by Gunhippie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A General Year of Mfg Question
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: 200A General Year of Mfg Question

Round bail holes in the vent and the short brackets went to slotted bail holes and longer brackets that index with the slots '54-'55.
by Gunhippie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A General Year of Mfg Question
Replies: 11
Views: 140

Re: 200A General Year of Mfg Question

1950-1983. The first were nickel-plated 200s and Christmas 200s. 200A came in late '51. Green-fount 200A-700 was the last made in US.
by Gunhippie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It's official, I'm a glamper!
Replies: 44
Views: 556

Re: It's official, I'm a glamper!

Sometime in our later years. that whole sleeping on the ground thing loses its charm. Putting the bed in the back of my Van a couple of decades ago was the best thing I've done. Not as fancy as yours, by a long shot, but still beats the ground.

I still set up my kitchen outside, too.

Enjoy!
by Gunhippie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cant wait to try out this lil beauty...
Replies: 12
Views: 212

Re: Cant wait to try out this lil beauty...

Hasn't Big Lake been down-graded to "Large Puddle"?

Read Steinbeck's Log of the Sea of Cortez" sometime. The part about the "Sea Cow"--the engine that will get you into trouble but won't get you out--resonates with my childhood experience. Of course, that one was well worn....
by Gunhippie
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found my first air-o-lite
Replies: 25
Views: 223

Re: Found my first air-o-lite

Dean says he can and will do it. Time frame? These lamps have been waiting 100-odd years to be put back in use, what's a few months?

Anyway, PM Deanofid. I'm pretty sure the more we need, the better. He'll have to do some set-up, and making more than one will make that worth the time.
by Gunhippie
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found my first air-o-lite
Replies: 25
Views: 223

Re: Found my first air-o-lite

Bubba was busy converting these things that week: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51243411054_0960ffab19_b.jpg At least yours is a lamp valve. Hope you can get those cracks fixed! I'm not real comfortable with Caswell's alone, especially if there are any cracks that connect and might "gate" on y...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Craigslist glossary
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Craigslist glossary

Priced to move: Priced a little lower than the highest bid on Ebay.
by Gunhippie
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Not a bad afternoon. Air-O-Lite!
Replies: 39
Views: 276

Re: Not a bad afternoon. Air-O-Lite!

but here is something to think about , the AQ didnt come with a heat bell and upper shade holder . im thinking it was an model AA to start with ? to have all those upper bits , so id be more inclined to go that route ?? fix it as is wile looking for proper parts , i have some chewed up torch lighti...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT What have you been smoking
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: OT What have you been smoking

Yummers!
by Gunhippie
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Not a bad afternoon. Air-O-Lite!
Replies: 39
Views: 276

Re: Not a bad afternoon. Air-O-Lite!

Looks like I'm in need of one of these:

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Then I'll be able to make a reasonable facsimile of an AQ.
by Gunhippie
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Not a bad afternoon. Air-O-Lite!
Replies: 39
Views: 276

Re: Not a bad afternoon. Air-O-Lite!

Well, duh, How about I unscrew the little set-screw on it?

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I need to wear my cheaters more often.