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by Gunhippie
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Did your package get damaged?
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Did your package get damaged?

green7golf wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:33 pm Shoot, the way I pack a lantern.... it would probably survive that... 98% chance🤣
That's what I strive for, too. I assume the package will be used for an impromptu office USPS rugby game as the ball.

I never use FedEx.
by Gunhippie
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Prest-O-Lite stove?
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: Anyone ever seen a Prest-O-Lite stove?

Both of Shackleton's (first) and Scott's Antarctic Expeditions used acetylene gas for lighting. It was made from calcium carbide in "gas generators", and was a nearly full-time job for one man to keep them going in the cold.
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Astronomical prices on things.
Replies: 77
Views: 1170

Re: Astronomical prices on things.

A buddy of mine bought a roll of aluminum foil and 3 apples yesterday. When the kid behind the register rang it up, the total was nearly $90!

Turns out, it wasn't incredible prices. The kid read the UP code on the apples as the price, and charged nearly $30 each for them!
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Did your package get damaged?
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Did your package get damaged?

outlawmws wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:41 pm Former paperboy. But I did it from my bike, or the back of a truck - Porched 98%...
Me, too. But sitting behind the wheel? And that looked like an over-hand throw. Pretty awkward!
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Did your package get damaged?
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Did your package get damaged?

I'm just trying to wrap my head around how the driver could possibly make a throw like that while sitting behind the wheel. Pro cricketer? Pro softballer?
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:41 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cast iron collectors bet you don't have one like this!
Replies: 44
Views: 662

Re: Cast iron collectors bet you don't have one like this!

My Lodge is smaller: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51827773399_04744145a7_o.jpg And it's my only Lodge. I had to grind down the flash around the edges just so I could handle it without cutting myself. I also attempted to nickel-plate it, with some limited success. Using it for what it's good f...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coffee day today
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Coffee day today

Living on a sailboat years ago, we roasted our own, as it turns out that green beans last nearly forever without refrigeration--something generally lacking on a sailboat. I'm amazed you did that inside--I recall the stink as the beans first start to roast as horrible. We'd do our roasting out on the...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 17, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: SVEA 123 air pump, are they worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: SVEA 123 air pump, are they worth it?

As someone who actually used a Svea 123 and one of the Optimus Mini-Pumps while backpacking, mountaineering and skiing, the Mini-Pump made the stove work in all conditions. Yes, you have to be very careful not to over-do it, as the safety-release valve will pop, likely resulting in a large fireball ...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: MSR Stove/ Mail Call
Replies: 24
Views: 231

Re: MSR Stove/ Mail Call

The Whisperlite was a real breakthrough in it's day. I bought one when they first came out, and used the hell out of it. Compare it to an older roarer burner MSR stove--like the GK or XGK--and you'll see why. The best backpacking stove of the time, hands down. That silly aluminum foil windscreen is ...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: No venturing out tomorrow ...
Replies: 47
Views: 742

Re: No venturing out tomorrow ...

I saw a cat fall on the ice today! Not often you see that! I'll add that to the birds flying backwards during the Chinook for odd observations of the season....
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: No venturing out tomorrow ...
Replies: 47
Views: 742

Re: No venturing out tomorrow ...

Our last week has been interesting. After the sub-zero temps and then heavy snowfall, we had a rare dry Chinook wind on Sunday night/Monday morning. Our Chinook winds are usually wet, which means lots of wind, rain, and temps in the 40s-50s. This one was dry, with winds to over 80 mph, no rain and t...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Best vintage single burner propane stove?
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Best vintage single burner propane stove?

If you're needing a second burner why not get a two burner stove? They are less likely to tip over with a pot as well. Plus the windscreen may be handy for what you're doing. Good advisement, I do have a new two burner Coleman I bought a couple years ago for cooking but want to keep that clean. Pre...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cast iron collectors bet you don't have one like this!
Replies: 44
Views: 662

Re: Cast iron collectors bet you don't have one like this!

Moses_Yoder wrote: Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:53 am I was surprised by a few people that admitted to sanding / grinding on their cast iron. It is either ignorance or a big I don't care, but they should know they are now permanently banned from any cast iron forums.
This is why I only own and use Griswold. No sanding needed!
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Battery Powered Camp Stove?
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Battery Powered Camp Stove?

Yep. They already exist: https://rivian.com/gear-shop/p/rivian-c ... ak-package

Just gotta have a ton or so of lithium batteries to run it. Not much of a backpacking solution.
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Broken shade. Would you guys let this one ride?
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Broken shade. Would you guys let this one ride?

Absolutely not. I've spent a few hours today--the only productive thing I've done today--packing up some lanterns/lamps that I just sold. I take pride in my packing jobs--might just re-do one of them--and so far, have never had anything broken in shipping. Those who just wrap a little bubble-wrap on...
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: M1950 stoves and kerosene
Replies: 22
Views: 266

Re: M1950 stoves and kerosene

Generally, the tip for kero is one-thousandth inch smaller than for gasoline. Not sure how much this matters for a roarer burner, but my MSR GK had an orifice for gas and one for kero.
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sticking metering rod
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Sticking metering rod

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by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sticking metering rod
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Sticking metering rod

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by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another Royal parchment shade find
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Another Royal parchment shade find

You have good eyes to spot that from a mile away!
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT- hood props on cars
Replies: 14
Views: 277

Re: OT- hood props on cars

I'd rather have a prop anyhow. Pneumatic struts last, what, five years? Then you get an old ski pole for a prop....
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Best vintage single burner propane stove?
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Best vintage single burner propane stove?

Wouldn't an electric hot-plate be much, much safer for wax melting? Much more stable, too.
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: No nickel plating Arc 316
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: No nickel plating Arc 316

Steve--I'm guessing it was cleaned up. Mine looks like that after some polishing--and it definitely wasn't new.

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As found.
by Gunhippie
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: No nickel plating Arc 316
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: No nickel plating Arc 316

Interesting that the "chimney" is brass, too. Most are steel. I have a 316 with brass chimney, but sadly it too came with no frame rest.
by Gunhippie
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I don't need snow tires!
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: I don't need snow tires!

Shovel (N): A stick with a blade at one end and an idiot at the other. See also Idiot stick.
by Gunhippie
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Yereka! A lantern in a Red Green episode!
Replies: 22
Views: 362

Yereka! A lantern in a Red Green episode!

And it looks like a good one:

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Is that a Black-Band 200A in really nice shape?
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I don't need snow tires!
Replies: 7
Views: 221

I don't need snow tires!

I have All-Season fuel!

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by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT sad sight in the desert
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: OT sad sight in the desert

So you should able to do something more than 40 MPH? Nice project! hoping for that. If I could get to 55 or 60 I'd be happy. Those old ones had a sprag drive transfer case and the front axle was always engaged. when it's done I'll have locking hubs and air shift transfer so I can freewheel the fron...
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: beer goggles
Replies: 21
Views: 446

Re: beer goggles

Funny--A friend asked the other day which one of my Colemans I thought was most valuable. After a moment's thought, I pointed to the tackle box full of Silkies!
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is it about doors?
Replies: 29
Views: 378

Re: What is it about doors?

SteveRetherford wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:52 pm you coming or going LOL
I don't know!
by Gunhippie
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: No venturing out tomorrow ...
Replies: 47
Views: 742

Re: No venturing out tomorrow ...

At least I'm not the only one!
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Interesting M1942 performance
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Interesting M1942 performance

I had a 200A start doing just exactly that yesterday. It started fine and ran for a minute or two, then started sputtering and flaring up with lots of black smoke. I took the frame off and the gen tip was about 1/4 turn loose. Tightened that and now it runs fine.
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Newer Vehicles No Spare Tire
Replies: 35
Views: 399

Re: Newer Vehicles No Spare Tire

That's a new one on me, since I drive pre-pre-owned cars (beaters). So we've gone from full-sized spares to temporary spares to no spares. So if you get a flat you have to get towed? Typically they give you a small compressor and a can of slime. This one didn’t appear to have the slime which I woul...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Newer Vehicles No Spare Tire
Replies: 35
Views: 399

Re: Newer Vehicles No Spare Tire

I very rarely have to change a tire anymore since I started buying good quality tires. The last time was trying to get just a few more miles out of a set of tires and driving too fast on dirt roads. Even having to remove my camping gear to get to the full-size spare and jack, it took me no more than...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is it about doors?
Replies: 29
Views: 378

Re: What is it about doors?

Those of you who have put a few decades behind you might understand. I have a purpose and I'm on my way to get 'er done. I open a door, close it behind me and now I have no idea why I went through that door. Do you lock the door every single time? That Woman was laughing at me this weekend. Even wh...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lantern temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Lantern temperatures

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49714703367_71d4422525_b.jpg That's Rustoleum High-Temperature 2000F Flat Aluminum on the Kooklite vent and cook top. It holds up lust fine, but it flat. Perhaps a coat or two of HT 2000F clear would shine it up. I also use the Rusto HT 2000 on stove grates and i...
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is it about doors?
Replies: 29
Views: 378

What is it about doors?

Those of you who have put a few decades behind you might understand.

I have a purpose and I'm on my way to get 'er done. I open a door, close it behind me and now I have no idea why I went through that door.
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: GPAs to the rescue, again!
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: GPAs to the rescue, again!

Kgam1020 wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:51 pm WOW you must have been running around like crazy! Good thing it came back on a little sooner than expected.
Like a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest!

Looks like the butcher's bill is one 30A fuse and a bathroom vent fan. Not bad at all!
by Gunhippie
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: GPAs to the rescue, again!
Replies: 9
Views: 180

GPAs to the rescue, again!

I was just starting my second cup of coffee at 9 AM yesterday when the power went out. Power Co. estimated it might be 6:30 PM before it was restored. Seeing as it was about 10F outside, I had to do some things to keep pipes and such from freezing. As much as I trust my Coleman CF lanterns, I don't ...
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman vent reflector
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: Coleman vent reflector

Rare find! Please don't use anything acidic to clean it! And don't use wax on it. Otherwise, should be an easy clean-up.

Congrats!
by Gunhippie
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Webb Telescope Launch
Replies: 45
Views: 765

Re: Webb Telescope Launch

344 criticality-one steps--things that had to work the first time or it was a chunk of junk--and ALL completed successfully! Yahoo! Now to get it cooled down--it's barely down to the temp of liquid nitrogen now, and needs to get to more like the point where helium is a solid--and inserted into the p...
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New guy needing some advise on a table lamp
Replies: 39
Views: 411

Re: New guy needing some advise on a table lamp

Wrap it in a piece of thick leather and use a pair of pliers to remove it. Be careful not to scratch the fount around it!
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 08, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New guy needing some advise on a table lamp
Replies: 39
Views: 411

Re: New guy needing some advise on a table lamp

Look on the fount side below the filler cap. There should be a Coleman Quicklite stamping, and below that, in tiny numbers, the date manufactured--single # for year on the left. This would be February of 1930: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51808666174_be29829c9a_o.jpg If it doesn't have the da...
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: DIY under-table heater
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: DIY under-table heater

I ran an entire fount through it last night, and the uppers look like this: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51808321249_e47f63b6d9_o.jpg It's probably had four or five founts full with the can on. There are plenty of holes in the top and upper sides for ventilation. I do have a problem with burn...
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: DIY under-table heater
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: DIY under-table heater

offrink wrote: Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:24 am Wonder if I can make a heat drum from a big soup can and a 400 stove. Easy to adjust the output that way.
Good point. This heater is adjustable for output by moving it closer or further away. A "modern" adjustable lantern using the peach cans mentioned above would be better for that.
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.
Replies: 27
Views: 264

Re: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.

Hopefully the ignition coils are good, as OEM coils are pricey. There should be a gearshift lever on the starboard side of the motor. Here in Western Michigan with the frigid temps and recent snows my outboarding season seems a long ways off. Aw, c'mon. You just gotta get creative! https://youtu.be...
by Gunhippie
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.
Replies: 27
Views: 264

Re: I don’t know much about outboards, but I was looking at something like this for a project.

We used 5-7.5 hp motors for our 12' aluminum skiff that served as our dingy. Those would get that skiff "up on the step" with no problem.
by Gunhippie
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Thermos insulated cups
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: OT Thermos insulated cups

Yeti's design is great. It's a magnetic door that slides back and forth and stays where it's put. If you don't want the little door on there--personally, it hits me in the nose--it's only held on by the magnet, so it pops right off and can be stored on any metal surface. Yetis are ridiculously expen...