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by ecblanks
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: bending brass tubing

outlawmws wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:47 pm I'm thinking this is made so much easier with copper...
I was actually gonna buy copper but i was in a bit of a hurry at ace and i found the brass first.
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: bending brass tubing

Once you find a cap, remember to always either lift the tube out of the alcohol or loosen the cap slightly before you take the cap off. Those plastic bottles don't distort enough to even make it noticeable, but they will hold pressure when capped. Enough pressure to give you a good soaking with DNA...
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: bending brass tubing

SteveRetherford wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:19 pm i found a cap for the end of the tube on mine .
That's next on the list.
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: bending brass tubing

Here's what I ended up with. I had purchased one of the bottles off OCP years ago, and largly copied it. It's not perfect, but very usable for my simple needs. I was going to buy another one last week but they were out of stock. The tubing was $3 at Ace. I built a large one for home use, and a "trav...
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: bending brass tubing

ok, i got it. Just doing the anneal achieved what I needed. Pics coming soon!
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: bending brass tubing

Just anneal it first. Heat it to dull red and let it cool or dunk in water. Either way it will come out soft. Then bend carefully with your fingers. If you are still worried about it kinking, then after annealing it, plug one end with a bit of wax and then fill the tube with water. Freeze it hard a...
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: bending brass tubing

zoomkat wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:27 pm "Salt... great suggestion"

It needs to be packed in tight as it can crush some which sand won't.
Now I jsut have to figure out how to funnel it in to a 1/8' tube. I may try the wire trick first. I'm only going for a 60 degree bend or so , so hopefully can get the wire back out.
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: bending brass tubing

zoomkat wrote: Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:19 pm I would first heat the tubing to soften it, then go with sand inside (I've used aquarium sand in coiling copper tubing) to reduce crimping. If worried about getting the sand back out, then try table salt, as it will dissolve in water.
Salt... great suggestion
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

Re: bending brass tubing

I got a length of 1/8" brass tubing to make an alcohol bottle with. I need to put a bend on the last inch or so. Tips appreciated for bending this stuff with common tools without crimping are sought/appreciated. Most videos I watched want a special tool or to fill it with sand, which at 1/8" I don'...
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: bending brass tubing
Replies: 23
Views: 256

bending brass tubing

I got a length of 1/8" brass tubing to make an alcohol bottle with. I need to put a bend on the last inch or so. Tips appreciated for bending this stuff with common tools without crimping are sought/appreciated. Most videos I watched want a special tool or to fill it with sand, which at 1/8" I don't...
by ecblanks
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: beer goggles
Replies: 21
Views: 447

Re: beer goggles

brucesheehe wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:24 pm I predict, that in just a few years, it will be much harder to find even these common Coleman treasures.
I don't think they'll be "hard" to find, but they will be unaffordable.
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: beer goggles
Replies: 21
Views: 447

beer goggles

When you haven't had a lantern find in several months, that 220F at the end of the bar starts looking pretty good. What I didn't know about her from her personal ad was that she also had 5 packs of silk-lite stockings on underneath her skirt, so now I'm not sweating the $15. PXL_20220110_235535379.M...
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Quicklite year range
Replies: 21
Views: 236

Re: Quicklite year range

Looks like a slant to me :D
Welcome back, Sailman!
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Interesting M1942 performance
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Interesting M1942 performance

I put on another vaporizer and it runs fine now . Same spare that came with it, and was in roughly the same condition before and after cleanup. Temp on it was running about 175. Also i just remembered i trimmed about 1.5" of screen when i rolled it back up to reinstall. Still very tight, but a quant...
by ecblanks
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Interesting M1942 performance
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Interesting M1942 performance

I've got a '44 Aladdin M1942 that I had promised to sell to a friend. It had been running great for me and I met him over new years and we decided to light it up. It initially lit up , but after i opened up the valve more it started sputtering badly, and eventually even started spewing liquid fuel. ...
by ecblanks
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Deal of the day
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Deal of the day

fish wrote: Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:51 am 500 cp mine had a huge burner cap was a nice lantern.
Thanks
by ecblanks
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Deal of the day
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Deal of the day

I got one of those lanterns for free a few months ago. Only reason i took it was for the Aida globe it had on it. It was seriously overdriving the tiny mantle that was on it. Does it have any instructions indicating mantle size?
by ecblanks
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found my grandfathers lanters
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Found my grandfathers lanters

Oh , and as for value, the globes are probably worth more than the lanterns so handle with care!
Condolences on your loss.
by ecblanks
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found my grandfathers lanters
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Found my grandfathers lanters

Not the most sought after/collectable models, but as others have said there is a lot of fondness for the 220C/228C. Those are in great condition and the family value just sends them over the top. Now get em going!
by ecblanks
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thinning the herd, how do you pick your top 30?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Thinning the herd, how do you pick your top 30?

I don't try to target a specific number, but after thinning the duplicates and the ones that just don't do it for me, I hover around 50-60. I'd never sell a piece that I like simply to keep to a number, but we all have different objectives in this hobby. Good luck!
by ecblanks
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Q99 v/s R55
Replies: 21
Views: 390

Re: Q99 v/s R55

I use Q99's on my shelf queens and I use R55's on my runners. Not fun to go to light up a lantern for use and the Q99 immediately gets clogged, and you have to shut down, disassemble, prick the tip, reassemble, and try again.
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 2022 OCP Patch Winner
Replies: 130
Views: 1730

Re: 2022 OCP Patch Contest is on...

Nickel 220B
by ecblanks
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 220e with a possible error
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: 220e with a possible error

That's pretty neat. I also probably wouldn't pay a whole lot extra, but I'd sure trade you. I've got a Ted Williams with a funny collar. Those are supposed tohave a different stamp on either side of the collar, but mine has the same stamp, and the wrong side is also upside down and missing the date ...
by ecblanks
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I think this is an L427?
Replies: 11
Views: 170

Re: I think this is an L427?

Don't trash that collar!
by ecblanks
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Unwrapping a "new" 523 MD stove
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Unwrapping a "new" 523 MD stove

Dang, John, even your nasty ones are nicer than anything I've got!
by ecblanks
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dating a 523
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Dating a 523

Do you mean a spare washer, or what comes on the ones I have? I don't have a spare. The 1945 AGM seems to have a rubber gasket, but it seems to be molded in like a lead washer except that it is cracked. The 1966 Coleman has a lead washer. Correct, my AGM was rubber. It had drr rotted and welded the...
by ecblanks
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: my latest "in the wild" find
Replies: 32
Views: 969

Re: my latest "in the wild" find

Success!
PXL_20211221_210344740.MP-3.jpg
by ecblanks
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Weird 413?
Replies: 19
Views: 431

Re: Weird 413?

Kansas_John wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:09 pm It appears the person before me closed the deal. That’s the way it goes sometimes…
Yeah, that sucks. Hopefully the seller was cool about it though. Had a facebook seller block me on messenger while I was on my 1 hr drive to meet him for a 242(?). There are some real class acts out there.
by ecblanks
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Weird 413?
Replies: 19
Views: 431

Re: Weird 413?

Welp, no dice. Hopefully it will show up here or one of the other sites so we can see the inside… Does this mean you weren't able to seal the deal? It looks like my 414 Powerhouse. The latches are the same and the textured finish looks the same. Can’t read the label too clearly. Pics pics pics!
by ecblanks
Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Smoked Oysters
Replies: 35
Views: 655

Re: Smoked Oysters

I'll take oysters any way I can get them. Though I am spoiled on salty east coast backwater oysters. Only oysters I ever tried that I didn't like were California ones. SMoked oysters are a whole other ballgame. I like 'em on a saltine with a dash of hot sauce, though I've been known to eat them stra...
by ecblanks
Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Christmas Greeting Card from Mike
Replies: 36
Views: 652

Re: Christmas Greeting Card from Mike

Thanks for the card, Mike, you are the best of us all (no offense to anyone else :D )
by ecblanks
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I had a feeling 21 was gonna be a good year
Replies: 33
Views: 633

Re: I had a feeling 21 was gonna be a good year

Fine, everyone else is posting pics : Here's the burg (1/62). Picked up locally along with another 200A. PXL_20210321_233439290.jpg The pre-war 237A, purchased from an online auction (not ebay). No globe. PXL_20210513_171356430.jpg My birthday 237A. Technically not an "in the wild find", but it was ...
by ecblanks
Mon Dec 20, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I had a feeling 21 was gonna be a good year
Replies: 33
Views: 633

Re: I had a feeling 21 was gonna be a good year

1hpycmpr wrote: Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:52 pm My want-list includes a slant lamp and a user radiant heater. Oh, and shades!
+1 on the radiant heater, though I've seen hide nor hair of one in the wild. Even seeing them on ebay is rare.
by ecblanks
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: my latest "in the wild" find
Replies: 32
Views: 969

Re: my latest "in the wild" find

Making more progress. Got my first useable part off of it; the fuel cap. I had to torch it to the point where the solder around the bung was popping, and a long soak in PB Blaster, but it gave up the ghost. After cleaning I could tell my pliers were not the first it had ever known. Still a little ru...
by ecblanks
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Your hardest fettles of 2021?
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Your hardest fettles of 2021?

Now that I've had a few more minutes to think about it, the Optimus 00 was definitely my hardest:
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by ecblanks
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I had a feeling 21 was gonna be a good year
Replies: 33
Views: 633

I had a feeling 21 was gonna be a good year

The Who fans will recognize that lyric. Everyone else is going to have to look it up. Collecting in 2020 was a tough year for finds in the wild, and certainly there were some high points (first 427!, ribbed H), but '21 will always be remembered as the year I checked the most of "the list". I keep a ...
by ecblanks
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Weird 413?
Replies: 19
Views: 431

Re: Weird 413?

I assume it's a 413H?
by ecblanks
Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Your hardest fettles of 2021?
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Your hardest fettles of 2021?

Painting POR-15 into the pump tube of my 427 was tricky but not particularly "hard". My 373 and my 249 set a very high bar for "hard", but those were last year and the year before, respectively.
by ecblanks
Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: My fix for a dim running 427
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: My fix for a dim running 427

Tgarner01 wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:28 pm
Curious if they are using the same burner setup?
Effectively identical. My external 427 had a mixing chamber that was loose on the air tube, and I resolved that with some muffler mender. Helped it somewhat.
by ecblanks
Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: My fix for a dim running 427
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: My fix for a dim running 427

Carlton I have many Quicklite lanterns and what I have noticed is with the early Quicklite mixing Chambers they are quieter and dimmer (still shouldn't overdrive mantles) than any 220... When Quicklites went to the newer B style mixing chamber in the 30's they became noticably brighter as well as n...
by ecblanks
Fri Dec 17, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: My fix for a dim running 427
Replies: 4
Views: 140

My fix for a dim running 427

TL;DR version: I swapped gen tip on an R55 on my 427 and increased brightness. I got an internal pump 427 this past summer. It developed a leak in the pump tube which I recently fixed ( https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=27899 ) But before that it was plagued with dimness; so...
by ecblanks
Thu Dec 16, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: internal 427 pump tube fuel leak
Replies: 10
Views: 399

Re: internal 427 pump tube fuel leak

Update for those that were following. I decided to attemp to paint-in the POR-15 with a small artists brush (one of my kids'). I rolled up a piece of paper and inserted it in the pump tube to protect the walls, pulling back about a 1/4" to give me room to work. Then I just poked a hole in the POR-15...
by ecblanks
Thu Dec 16, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OCD stove
Replies: 18
Views: 460

Re: OCD stove

That decal is awesome! Timeframe would be right, on the 417B.
by ecblanks
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: This is kinda painful to watch...
Replies: 17
Views: 675

Re: This is kinda painful to watch...

Semi tolerable simply by gritting teeth , with the exception of open fuel source , and pouring same fuel near an ignition source. Bonus points for having a fire extinguisher out of harms way. Exactly. Other than this major, potentially fatal, faux pas, I can't fault the dude for much else. Good on ...
by ecblanks
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: US pocket stove case question
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: US pocket stove case question

This isn't an exact answer, but some additional info on the topic. While I was researching, trying to figure out the different between "C A", which is stamped on the Coleman version of the M1942(528) and "C. M. MFG. CO", that is stamped on its can, I dug up the War Dept's list of military contractor...
by ecblanks
Wed Dec 15, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 425B manufacture date
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: 425B manufacture date

MId-way through the 425C run.
by ecblanks
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Today's finds I didn't buy, yet
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Today's finds I didn't buy, yet

Stove is a 520 "G.I. Pocket STove" and are in high demand right now, with prices reflecting. Parts shouldn't be too hard to find, except maybe the pump. As long as it isn't an AGM, which get really bad stress cracks and it doesn't appear to be based on what little I can see of the valve wheel (has m...
by ecblanks
Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Christmas lantern envy
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Christmas lantern envy

IMG_20211214_205537.jpg I can't decide if this one looks more like a Star Wars or Star Trek character. I gave it more of a look over tonight than I have in the last year. It's a 6/51 200 and still needs more attention, but you've given me a much needed push. Maybe I can have it lit by ... Hmmmm? Ch...
by ecblanks
Tue Dec 14, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: A Tale of 237A Valve Packing
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: A Tale of 237A Valve Packing

I had the same thing happen with a 200A; crumbled packing that just had to be replaced. Also, from what I've experienced, no matter how good the packing is, if it has a crack in it, it will leak. Put a brand new one on some lantern that leaked no matter how tight I got it. Finally took it back off a...
by ecblanks
Tue Dec 14, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Christmas lantern envy
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Christmas lantern envy

This time of year always shines a glaring spotlight on a gap in my collection; the Christmas lantern (200, 200A). Phredd, whom I am friendly with as we live near each other, even found a rough one this year at one of my usual hunting grounds on a weekend I couldn't go. To quote Ferris Bueller: "I do...