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by ecblanks
Fri Dec 02, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB- junker 427 or 327
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: WTB- junker 427 or 327

Can you just leave the valve in place and hope for the best? I've only pulled valves on lanterns that had issues. You might get lucky. Yeah at this point i plan on leaving it alone. It passed the pressure test and passes gas (much like myself) so I'm not fixing what ain't broken. Its certainly not ...
by ecblanks
Fri Dec 02, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB- junker 427 or 327
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: WTB- junker 427 or 327

Hot_Diggity wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:09 pm Image


Have you tried my favorite non-marring valve remover?
I'm sure i can move it but the brass around the bung just feels very thin
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 30, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB- junker 427 or 327
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: WTB- junker 427 or 327

bumpity bump. Still looking, thanks.
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Potential 249 Fount Swaps?
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Potential 249 Fount Swaps?

THe other issue you run into with a 220F fount is that it has a raised bung, where the 249 is flush with the fount, so no standard collars work. nfadude (Mike Sine) who used to post here but is more active on facebook now, has been known to tap a 242 fount so if you can track him down you may get so...
by ecblanks
Tue Nov 29, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fixed a spun bung
Replies: 21
Views: 361

Re: Fixed a spun bung

The key that I learned, while soldering up a 249 fill neck, is that the fitting (bung, neck, etc) is heavier brass than the metal on the fount so if you just put a torch to the area you are going to quickly get the fount hot but not the fitting and it won't flow. Well paint me pink and roll me in t...
by ecblanks
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fixed a spun bung
Replies: 21
Views: 361

Re: Fixed a spun bung

Great job, Kevin! Can't wait to see the lightup. The key that I learned, while soldering up a 249 fill neck, is that the fitting (bung, neck, etc) is heavier brass than the metal on the fount so if you just put a torch to the area you are going to quickly get the fount hot but not the fitting and it...
by ecblanks
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Crown fuel PSA
Replies: 33
Views: 648

Re: Crown fuel PSA

The gallon can is cheaper than the quart can!
by ecblanks
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I finally found a radiant heater!
Replies: 20
Views: 247

Re: I finally found a radiant heater!

Definitely high on my list so congrats!
by ecblanks
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOUND -Wtb: 500 stove valve stem
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Wtb: 500 stove valve stem

Braden620 wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:45 pm Did you find what you needed?
Yes I did. Updated the subject, thanks.
by ecblanks
Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How far would you drive to purchase a lantern
Replies: 25
Views: 274

Re: How far would you drive to purchase a lantern

I did almost 5 hours round for a #10 Gypsy stove. Doubt I'd do that again. Nice score!
by ecblanks
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTT~ Kero-Lite mantle/Aladdin mantle
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: WTT~ Kero-Lite mantle/Aladdin mantle

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This is what I have. If that's what you want, I'll take the trade.
by ecblanks
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTT~ Kero-Lite mantle/Aladdin mantle
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: WTT~ Kero-Lite mantle/Aladdin mantle

Pretty sure i have one of those Aladdin's left. I'll check in the morning.
by ecblanks
Mon Nov 21, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB-200A Parts For Frankie
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: WTB-200A Parts For Frankie

If Dan doesn't work out i can probably help you.
by ecblanks
Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold: FS: 200A black band (2/53) project
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: FS: 200A black band (2/53) project

RonMack wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:48 pm Carlton,

I'll take it. But I don't know if I can get by your place till after the Holiday.
No problem, Ron, Im not in a hurry to get rid of it. Maybe we can even work out a trade.
by ecblanks
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold: FS: 200A black band (2/53) project
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Sold: FS: 200A black band (2/53) project

For sale is this black band project/birthday lantern. $40. The good: Functional lantern (2/53) with collar in decent shape. I have run this lantern (lightup shot available upon request, but the globe and vent in that shot are not included). New cap gasket and oiled leather. Good bottom, though it ap...
by ecblanks
Sat Nov 19, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Different 249 collars
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Different 249 collars

SteveA wrote: Sat Nov 19, 2022 2:37 am Both of mine, one dated 4/49 with the older preheat cup, and one dated 11/54 with the round cup, have slots under both valves.

Steve
Thanks for that data. Probably a late model change.
by ecblanks
Sat Nov 19, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Baking a fount
Replies: 34
Views: 658

Re: Baking a fount

I will also add that the Coleman paint will stand up to quite a bit of heat. I have torched the crap out of some very rusty fuel caps recently and the paint puts up a big fight. So whatever they used is heat and fuel resistant.
by ecblanks
Fri Nov 18, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Different 249 collars
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Different 249 collars

... and no I'm not talking about the Scout vs the embossed. I've got two different embossed collars. The one on the left I got from OCP a few years ago and it was listed as NOS. It has cutouts below both the valve wheel and the cleaning lever. The one on the right came off an incomplete '57 249 (fou...
by ecblanks
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Coleman Military Stoves
Topic: 550B, Peak 1 Military, 10/95, USA.
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: For the gallery - 550B, Peak 1 Military, 10/95, USA.

Tgarner01 wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:00 pm Looks good Carlton. Just let me know when you're ready and we'll get it moved over into the gallery.
I'm done with it, if everyone else is.
by ecblanks
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dang milspecs!
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Dang milspecs!

Are you planning to light it up at the pawn shop,?
by ecblanks
Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Baking a fount
Replies: 34
Views: 658

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 ecblanks
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB- junker 427 or 327
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: WTB- junker 427 or 327

Tgarner01 wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:58 pm Carlton, until you find donor parts you can still have some fun with it 😁

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It might have to happen. Unfortunately as of yet i haven't been able to pull the valve.
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB- junker 427 or 327
Replies: 8
Views: 275

WTB- junker 427 or 327

I've got a junk 427 fount that I'm hoping to pair with a complete set of uppers and make a user. If you've got a 327 or 427 (external) that broke your hear with a bad fount, let me give it 2nd life! I've got the fount, complete pump, cap, and valve (minus wheel), so I need everything from the collar...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator issues
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Generator issues

Old Cat wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:24 pm That’s a good thought and the usual culprit, but he stated that the screen was removed.
Is there a chance that the E block is warped or even the right one for the lantern?
Dang it!
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator issues
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Generator issues

You may be victim of the dreaded "screen issue". Most 220 and 200 generators of this period have a fine mesh screen near the tip. They are pressed up against the very top and have a small hole for the generator rod to fit through, but sometimes the screen gets askew or the hole closes up a bit, and ...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Coleman Military Stoves
Topic: 550B, Peak 1 Military, 10/95, USA.
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: For the gallery - 550B

That's a good question. Either will probably work, but I think the military category would be best because it allows for a similar civilian model to be posted in the Single Burner Stove category. Gentle suggestions that: 1) you change the title to, 550B, Peak 1 Military, 10/95, USA. 2) post a close...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: 202 1958 double date stamp
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: FS: 202 1958 double date stamp

Offer accepted from TimMillerVW. This lantern is pending. 2nd to adkbill.
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: 202 1958 double date stamp
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: FS: 202 1958 double date stamp

TimMillerVW wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:31 pm I'm struggling to figure out how to message
Click on my username, it's hyperlinked. This will take you to a profile page with several options, one of which is Send Private Message. Regardless, if you intend to buy, you need to declare it in the thread.
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: 202 1958 double date stamp
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: FS: 202 1958 double date stamp

adkbill wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:29 pm Seconds if Tim Passes
I do not have an offer from Tim.
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: 202 1958 double date stamp
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: FS: 202 1958 double date stamp

TimMillerVW wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:22 pm Interested
You can reply in this thread or PM me with any questions. Else you need to declare your intent to buy in-thread, then PM me with shipping details.
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: 202 1958 double date stamp
Replies: 8
Views: 226

SOLD: 202 1958 double date stamp

Up for sale is this 202 from 1958. It's marked 1/58 on the bottom and 12/58 under the logo stamp. - Replacement decal - Fount dings to the left of logo - Some mud on the bottom of the fount removed some of the nickel and etched the brass, but its fully in tact. - Several chips in the vent - Optional...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Coleman Military Stoves
Topic: 550B, Peak 1 Military, 10/95, USA.
Replies: 5
Views: 137

550B, Peak 1 Military, 10/95, USA.

Not sure if this belongs in Single Burner Stoves or Military Stoves, but this unfired 550B from 10/95 was acquired from another member and veteran Hot_Diggity (Chuck), and was effectively military surplus. Hopefully he will chime in with additional background. Includes extra generator and wrench for...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1500cp throwdown
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: 1500cp throwdown

Are you at the beach Carlton? If I hear of a bunch of boats run aground I'll know it was from navigating by your lighthouse. Ha ha, no not until next week for Thanksgiving. Funny you mention that though, we were at the Core Sound Waterfowl museum and they had some 237's on display. I asked someone ...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1500cp throwdown
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: 1500cp throwdown

I must confess that I thought they were all 500cp. I have the Aida Record 1500 and the Coleman 237A, but the Petromax mantle on the Aida seems to make a difference. Nice light-up. Yes they are all rated 500's (total of 1500 in the pic), so either the Aida is over performing or the other two are und...
by ecblanks
Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1500cp throwdown
Replies: 11
Views: 207

1500cp throwdown

Thought I'd see who was king of the hill of my big dawgs (L-R: Aida 1500, AGM 3470, Coleman 237). The Aida wins, though its a fair bit more work to get it going.

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by ecblanks
Tue Nov 15, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Baking a fount
Replies: 34
Views: 658

Re: Baking a fount

What kind/age of fount is it? If its brass they mostly use a soft solder which doesn't withstand much heat at all before reflowing. Even the steel ones of the 30's can't stand much past 300f, so keep that in mind when curing. The later steel ones use a copper braze that, according to Coleman's info,...
by ecblanks
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 501 heat drum
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: 501 heat drum

OK, I'm convinced; I'll just get me a 502 drum and keep the 501 for display. Though I'm not paying $30+ for one on ebay!
by ecblanks
Mon Nov 14, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 501 heat drum
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: 501 heat drum

Probably should have mentioned that the drum is in used, but very good condition.
by ecblanks
Mon Nov 14, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 501 heat drum
Replies: 13
Views: 233

Re: 501 heat drum

YES! That would be wrong. It would't hurt its value, it would eliminate it. I'm sure somebody will swap you a 502 drum for the 501 drum, or make an offer. Why not keep it with teh 501 stove. They're shelf queens, but they're a bit of Coleman history that are far fewer in number than most. I'm defin...
by ecblanks
Mon Nov 14, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 501 heat drum
Replies: 13
Views: 233

501 heat drum

I got a 501 heat drum in an auction lot along with a 501 stove and couple other goodies. I've got a 502 that I'd like to run a drum on, and understanding that I'd have to make a cut out for the manifold on the 502, my question is; am I "wrong" to modify a perfectly good 501 drum (i.e. would it hurt ...
by ecblanks
Sat Nov 12, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Pyrex Coffee Percolator
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: OT Pyrex Coffee Percolator

Picture would help. Both my 6 wnt and 9 cup are very tight.
by ecblanks
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: broken wrench clip on the 520
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: broken wrench clip on the 520

I do have a clip. You could probably superglue it to the old clip. That way, if you ever want to remove it you can apply acetone and eventually get it off. https://i.postimg.cc/zGBmpghs/20221109-192617.jpg How on earth do you wind up with a part like that?!? Yes, it's a '43 Coleman. I'd like to giv...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 09, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: broken wrench clip on the 520
Replies: 7
Views: 186

broken wrench clip on the 520

I broke the wrench spring clip on my 520 trying to install a new wrench. Snapped at the narrow parts on either side of the hole. The clip attaches to the frame via a rivit that also holds on one of the instruction placards. Would rather not drill that out. Looking for ideas on how to solve for this....
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 09, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: thoughts on this AF-like case
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: thoughts on this AF-like case

I say definitely AF. I’ve had several of the larger cases with that same leather handle. What’s the underside of the bottom piece look like. Any remains of the spring attachment? Bottom piece looks the same on both sides, except what I assume is the under has the residue of glued on foam. I think i...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 09, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Large bulge globe question
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Large bulge globe question

stoves1234 wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:37 pm I realize that I sound lazy, but these lanterns are in different locations. I have a Coleman 290 lantern with the special bulge globe that came with some of that model. Will it fit my 6-56 Coleman 237 lantern?
Yes, it'll fit, and vice versa.
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: thoughts on this AF-like case
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: thoughts on this AF-like case

Decal about this size? https://i.postimg.cc/cC65ydCH/download-19.jpg Yeah, but I was looking for it, so could be easily convinced that's what I'm seeing. My guess is it is an AF case (I don't think the concept of "cheap Chinese knock-off" existed back then), but some less photographed variant. Ther...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: thoughts on this AF-like case
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: thoughts on this AF-like case

Looks like a pretty tough case with the reinforced corners Carlton. You could give it a good dusting and replace that questionable handle and it'll be ready for travel. Zack White leather can fix you up with handle leather. I like horse, but it is harder to work. At that thickness I'm not so steady...
by ecblanks
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: thoughts on this AF-like case
Replies: 7
Views: 139

thoughts on this AF-like case

Got this case with a 202 (8/57) recently. It looks very similar to pics of Abercrombie & Fitch cases I have seen here. No marking anywhere. It may have had a spring underneath the false bottom, but not there now. Flat leather handle, leatherette covering, wood bottom. Foam pads long eroded. Definite...
by ecblanks
Mon Nov 07, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Two of my favorite things
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Two of my favorite things

Gunhippie wrote: Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:54 am I thought that Vienna Sausage was the preferred food of surf-fishers?
We ate a couple of cans of those, too
by ecblanks
Mon Nov 07, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Two of my favorite things
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Two of my favorite things

1hpycmpr wrote: Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:29 pm Looks like a great time, Carlton! Any bites? 🎣
It was very slow through 2 days, but this evening we finally found a spot where they were biting. A more favorable wind comes in tomorrow so hoping for a productive final day.

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