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by ecblanks
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New “reproduction” vents??
Replies: 37
Views: 589

Re: New “reproduction” vents??

If he'd make some 242 or 237 vents i bet he could really make some money.
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Is the date on my painted 242C 6/6 or 9/9?
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Is the date on my painted 242C 6/6 or 9/9?

Plus 49 would say "49" , not "9"
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Preway twin runs great thanks to Deanofid
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Preway twin runs great thanks to Deanofid

JimL wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:58 am Dean continually blows us away with his skills. We're fortunate to have him in this hobby.
Hear hear. I too recently benefited from Dean's skills.
by ecblanks
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

John, can I trouble you for another picture or two? I'd like to see your generator tip up close; it should have a GS somewhere on the tip. Mine is a one-piece and I can't find the GS anywhere. 2nd, can you show a picture of the needle assembly where it protrudes from the end of the generator tube (...
by ecblanks
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning up a 201 collar (or any collar) with text?
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Cleaning up a 201 collar (or any collar) with text?

IF the dish soap doesn't cut it, you can escalate to coleman fuel or kerosene and rub gently with a soft rag. It's pretty fuel resistant but I wouldn't see how much so.
by ecblanks
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dawn Power Wash
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Dawn Power Wash

Good tip.
by ecblanks
Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

I decided to take the approach of just cutting down the holder and needle. IN theory it was a great idea, but in practice I screwed it up. I cut off the bottom half,which caused two problems; 1) I jacked the threads and 2) even if it had worked, I also cut the needle, it would've had space between t...
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: coleman 520 AGM stove 1944
Replies: 29
Views: 405

Re: coleman 520 AGM stove 1944

If you aren't able to find one here you may also try classicampstoves.com
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Heat resisting globes?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Heat resisting globes?

I should have clarified: Coleman never used one that ONLY said "Heat Resisting" (that i know of)
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 220B (or BX) Dated 3 8 for parts or repair
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: WTS 220B (or BX) Dated 3 8 for parts or repair

Me and Doug are buddies and have talked about this at length... I can promise you he was just cracking fun... Living in a remote village in Alaska can bring a guy to a new level for fun 😁 Sorry, I can't hear the name Doug without thinking of that Terry Tate office linebacker bit "That's a long dist...
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTS 220B (or BX) Dated 3 8 for parts or repair
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: WTS 220BX? Dated 3 8 for parts or repair

No box, no BX!!! The most accurate way to list this lantern would be as being either a B or a BX, but given that it could be either (by the same box logic, without it, he also can't prove its a B), the claim is certainly plausible. He's clearly not trying to pass off a fake, so let it stand as adve...
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

Should this generator have the crushing rods or a spring/coil? Mine has the spring/coil.
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

Here are some pictures, Carlton. Carlton, I will leave this somewhat disassembled in case you need a different measurement. Thanks, but I think this settles it. Despite the fact that I couldn't clearly identify a GS, the dimensions of my tip are the same as yours. My generator, on the other hand, i...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

StanDahl wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:39 pm You may have to remind me, I'm not at home this week. There are some big doings in Austin TX coming up.
Understood, thanks!
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

And if either of you want to go the extra-extra mile and remove the needle holder and measure the depth of the of the orifice in the rod, that would be some good data too.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Heat resisting globes?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Heat resisting globes?

My J.C. Higgins, made by AGM for Sears, has an original Heat Resisting Globe on it. May apply to other variants as well. But no, not Coleman.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

1hpycmpr wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:45 pm
No clue if this will help but like I said, curiosity made me do it! 😄
Mark, same question/request about additional pictures that I posted above for StanDahl.
Thanks.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

Here's what mine looks like: 20220616_155542 copy.jpg 20220616_155549 copy.jpg 20220616_155634 copy.jpg 20220616_155650 copy.jpg It seems like a non-standard length generator could change this arrangement. John, can I trouble you for another picture or two? I'd like to see your generator tip up clo...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 22, 2022 1:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with identity/ year
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Help with identity/ year

Great gift! That one is top of my want list
Not trying to freak you out, but most of the parts in it are unique to that model (220 or 228), so go easy and don't expect replacements to be cheap l.
by ecblanks
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove generator needle - how far down to install?
Replies: 26
Views: 361

Re: Stove generator needle - how far down to install?

lets reserve that for after its back up n working :-) sometimes i miss the mark LOL We have ignition! I'm still leaking from the generator ferrule and the valve stem nut. I'm assuming the stem nut is because I haven't compressed the packing enough yet, and the ferrule has some scars from where I dr...
by ecblanks
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another Newbie to An Old Stove
Replies: 33
Views: 380

Re: Another Newbie to An Old Stove

NIce start with a nice stove. Tip: start off with barely any flame and increase slowly until you get desired cooking temp. VERY easy to run it too hot and burn your breakfast/lunch/dinner to cinders.
by ecblanks
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Anyone know much about JC Higgins single mantles?

I'm working on the same model (no decal) right now, and also its big brother. On both models I can't get any resistance on the pump, on what appears to be good leather. Otherwise, neat little lanterns.
by ecblanks
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Are these pumps available?
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Are these pumps available?

I think Phredd has a box of them. Send him a PM if he doesn't respond soon.
by ecblanks
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Unplanned lightup
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Unplanned lightup

StanDahl wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:01 am That's a happy event for me! Is that fuel tank brown, or is it the shadow?
Shadow. Standard copper.
by ecblanks
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Unplanned lightup
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Unplanned lightup

Was planning in a boring old inside dinner tonight, but the cold front storms led to a power outage and an impromptu lightup.
First time I've really gotten to use the 426a except for fun.
The Sears was already on the porch.

Image
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: ID cook kit? With photo this time…
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: ID cook kit? With photo this time…

They also will have manufacturer on it
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

Ok, curiosity got the better of me last night so I put my Gypsy on the workbench and took some more pictures. Here’s a better picture from above… No clue if this will help but like I said, curiosity made me do it! 😄 Thanks, Mark, very helpful. I got it all reassumbled and tightened down and I am co...
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: U.S. painted 242B collection completed
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: U.S. painted 242B collection completed

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Excellent. Besides the founts, what other differences have you observed? Carlton there's many differences in them all. The 11/41 is just like all the nickel B's I've owned except the fount is painted... There is very little steel on it (vent stud, burner cap, som...
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: U.S. painted 242B collection completed
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: U.S. painted 242B collection completed

Excellent. Besides the founts, what other differences have you observed?
by ecblanks
Fri Jun 17, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

I still think it's a manufacturing flaw. If it was an inch or more I'd be inclined to agree, but we're talking like 1/8" - 1/4", and looking at my "strap" pointing left of center, would easily account for it.
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ISO: Tip cleaner assembly - Higgins small
Replies: 0
Views: 66

ISO: Tip cleaner assembly - Higgins small

Looks like I need to fully replace the tip cleaner assembly on my small higgins (388-74001). There should be numerous other models that will work like the 710.74001, 710.74000, similar Kamplites, etc. Maybe even AshFlash and THermos. I can't tell all compatible models, but if you know, you know.
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

All my pieces are perpendicular, the only thing not is the fuel line, it is only at a very slight angle. I'm not holding your parts, so can't solve any further. :) Duane It helps tell me that there is a fair degree of variability on the position of these, and I got the short end, unfortunately. I'l...
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

outlawmws wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:11 am if you compare your pic to Marks, the "sleeve" is positioned about that distance different I think I agree the genny is short...
The sleeve is not in a fixed position. It's just a hold down for the generator. I can slide it back and forth.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

hikerduane wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:37 pm My fuel line isn't straight, but everything else is "square".
Duane
That's starting to sound "standard"
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

Majicwrench wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:26 pm The generator only has to sit into burner a little bit.
Ok so maybe I'm over reacting?
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

I took some rough measurements on mine, just to see the alignments. Maybe others can also measure their gypsys. Using the end of the tank as a fixed reference line, the fuel supply nuts are not perfectly aligned. There's 1/8" side-to-side difference. The strap is also in a slight angle: angling to ...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

SteveRetherford wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:57 pm arent there some screws holding the burner from the bottom that can be loosened to move it a tad ? il have to go look at my gypsy ......growing up as a kid we had a monkey named Gypsy :-)
No mine floats. No screws
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

Tgarner01 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:27 pm Generator shorter than an original?
I don't think so. i went to moderate lengths to acquire a new one. tube is brazed so unlikely it was replaced.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

Hmmm, that's odd, Carlton. Here's a picture of mine. Although yours is older, marked Gypsy Stove Co., it looks the same. Did that strap come loose from the tank and slid left? Is it bent left? https://i.postimg.cc/BnwPs7Vs/IMG-2082.jpg No, it is very solid. Solid to the point that I'm scared if I t...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

In the position that its in, in my previous post, it "looks" right. But there's a few challenges. 1) The generator tip is barely in the manifold (maybe 1/8"). 2) The generator-side nut on the fuel tube will not have any clearance on the case. Not a problem in-and-of-itself, but just shows I have NO ...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

Re: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

SteveRetherford wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:23 pm sure its not upside down backwards ?
Pretty sure

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by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: latest (last?) Gypsy challenge
Replies: 41
Views: 543

latest (last?) Gypsy challenge

While I await delivery of my new fuel tube from Dean, I'm tackling the hopefully final challenge of restoring my #10 Gypsy stove to functional service. The burner does not align with the tank coupling strap. When the mounting bracket on the tank is aligned/attached on the case, the hole in the strap...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My first slant!
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: My first slant!

Whenever I'm heading into a junk shop or flea market, my daydream finds are always of a L228. Great find. One of these days...
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: To fire, or not to fire. That is the question.
Replies: 36
Views: 510

Re: To fire, or not to fire. That is the question.

I would say that depends on your long game plan for it.
Plan to flip it? Leave it unfired.
Plan to keep it and leave it on a shelf? Leave it unfired.
Plan to love it for the rest of your life and want to "get intimate"? Fire it up and enjoy what it was meant to do.
by ecblanks
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First GPA find of the summer
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: First GPA find of the summer

Very nice, congrats. That's on my list as well. And if you don't want that 501A...
by ecblanks
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Jon-E Handwarmer WE HAVE A WINNDER
Replies: 57
Views: 523

Re: Jon-E Handwarmer GIVEAWAY CONTEST

THanks for the game. I'll play. Four (4).
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove generator needle - how far down to install?
Replies: 26
Views: 361

Re: Stove generator needle - how far down to install?

lets reserve that for after its back up n working :-) sometimes i miss the mark LOL Two issues here: 1) There was a lot of graphite build up around the pin making a "ramp" for the 2) ring that has too much play and some scarring from previous rides over the pin. I've got some standard cupped rings ...
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman plastic case latch repair
Replies: 31
Views: 515

Re: Coleman plastic case latch repair

Though I haven't had one of these break on me (yet), I'm definitely making a bookmark to this post. Thanks, Russ!
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove generator needle - how far down to install?
Replies: 26
Views: 361

Re: Stove generator needle - how far down to install?

let me think about this , FIX the pin for sure , these pins are so you cant un screw the valve shaft all the way out and spew fuel , thats why i call em a safety ring . it system wont work with out a good pin ...... im still scratching my head here ...........even with no pin the valve shaft should...
by ecblanks
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stove generator needle - how far down to install?
Replies: 26
Views: 361

Re: Stove generator needle - how far down to install?

ok i went n looked at an old stove shaft , it uses a pin like quicklite valve shafts but larger :-) to stop the ring , maybe your pin fell out . The pin is there but it is worn down to smooth humps. It initially stops the ring but with just a little encouragement it'll pop over it. I am still confu...