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by ecblanks
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Milspec Mutant
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Milspec Mutant

Dang, Phredd, nice job! Ive got a 427 i need to send you with the same problem.
by ecblanks
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: JAN 1963 200A short vent?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: JAN 1963 200A short vent?

Transition point may have been March, but certainly not outside the realm of possibility that your lantern was assembled in March, or later, with a 1 stamped fount plate. There are quite a few "examples" of this scenario I've read about. I dont think we have to assume it was a vent/fount swap.
by ecblanks
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: is a M1942 suposed to have a lock nut on the pricker rod ?
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: is a M1942 suposed to have a lock nut on the pricker rod ?

Oh and loved the Maroon Bells. Would love to see it this time of year.
by ecblanks
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: is a M1942 suposed to have a lock nut on the pricker rod ?
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: is a M1942 suposed to have a lock nut on the pricker rod ?

Steve - glad to see those new vaporizers are working just right. Did I miss the flame shot? Carlton - yeah, those labela can get zorched pretty quickly. That my reason for having a user with reproduction label. :-) I just put my user to use at Maroon Bells last weekend. My '44 Aladdin only had trac...
by ecblanks
Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Brought home triplets
Replies: 21
Views: 408

Re: Brought home triplets

Nice score! What's the dates on those? Brass or steel founts? Before I owned the 2 I have now, there was an auction house that I would watch religiously for lanterns, but they rarely showed up and when they did they were usually propane. One Saturday night I forgot to check in and when I looked on S...
by ecblanks
Wed Oct 20, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 275 Generator Issues
Replies: 15
Views: 173

Re: 275 Generator Issues

I have had this same issue with my 275; refurbed gens, new gens, screens removed, etc. They've all eventually done it. I have a theory that the eccentric block is pushing the rod too high into the tip and causing this, but I have not "proven" it yet. Most of the time I just run it with a rod with a ...
by ecblanks
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Slants questions
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: Slants questions

Probably why this rule exists: for the protection of the posters "turf": - Posting live auctions is strictly forbidden. This includes eBay and other online sales sites. The exceptions to this rule are buy-it-now items, humorously over-priced items or alerting the forum to an auction that is an obvio...
by ecblanks
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Slants questions
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: Slants questions

FWIW the one on the right appears to be a 228 and the left is a 220, but the 228 has the 220's vent. The ONLY difference between the two are the bail and the vent.
by ecblanks
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Slants questions
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: Slants questions

I suggest that in the future, you only post pics and not the ad itself. On occasion, a low life lurking the forum may see the ad and jump on it, removing any chance of you getting it. Good advice, but I'd have a hard time branding them a "low life". Its a public ad that was publicly shared on the f...
by ecblanks
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Slants questions
Replies: 16
Views: 174

Re: Slants questions

I'd try go get him down to around $60 then jump on it; I may even go $80. I have one slant, that I got from another collector, and it is my roughest looking running lantern, but a lot of fun. These don't show up often and yes the parts have a lot of value, because they are not very interchangeable a...
by ecblanks
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Milspec Mutant
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Milspec Mutant

So I hear your observations, but what exact problems is it causing you? I would assume the presence of the pump "snorkel" is just a filling in convenience and shouldn't cause any running issues. As for the solder joint on the pump tube, where exactly is that? Where the pump tube installs to the foun...
by ecblanks
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: is a M1942 suposed to have a lock nut on the pricker rod ?
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: is a M1942 suposed to have a lock nut on the pricker rod ?

I got an unfired Coleman a few weeks back (now on Terry's site!) and discovered why very few of these have in tact decals. Taking them in and out of the can is like scraping them with sand paper every time. It will never go back in the can again!
by ecblanks
Sat Oct 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: What is this?

Something that just made a 220F a little more interesting
by ecblanks
Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anybody replace a fuel filler neck?
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Anybody replace a fuel filler neck?

I understand the frustration. I tried every trick in the book to get a fillercap off a rusted Milspec the had holes in the fount and pump tube. After two weeks I took a hack saw and cut the filler cap off the font and finally was able to save the cap. And I was very close to pounding the whole foun...
by ecblanks
Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: which fuel cap for a burg?
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: which fuel cap for a burg?

You could go on ePay and spend a house down payment on a certified to maybe, or maybe not, be a real 3-piece burgundy cap..... Carlton - i might have one. I will go look and email you if i do. Thanks, Phredd, you usually do have something for me. Paint the three piece cap and call it good Should've...
by ecblanks
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: which fuel cap for a burg?
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: which fuel cap for a burg?

REJ2 wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:10 pm Paint the three piece cap and call it good
Should've added: "I don't paint"
by ecblanks
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: which fuel cap for a burg?
Replies: 10
Views: 232

which fuel cap for a burg?

Like many here, I got a burg with the one-piece brass replacement cap. I initially replaced it with a 3-piece "tomato" but couldn't quite love it. PXL_20211001_203452136.MP.jpg Then, a couple of weeks ago, I'm gifted a 413H with the dark red tank. I thought to myself, "dang thats almost burgundy". A...
by ecblanks
Sat Oct 02, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Model 426 Stove preference?
Replies: 14
Views: 341

Re: Model 426 Stove preference?

443. sorry, that's cheating.
426C. Its got the clips on the wind screen.
by ecblanks
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: internal 427 pump tube fuel leak
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: internal 427 pump tube fuel leak

take the CV out first , get it super clean n dry n q tip caswells all the way around , if any gets where the CV goes it cleans off wile still wet with solvent n q tip as i recall . just dreaming iup a fix n my head . be nice if you could cover the whole pump on the inside of the fount with caswells...
by ecblanks
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: internal 427 pump tube fuel leak
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: internal 427 pump tube fuel leak

Bummer Carlton...I guess any fount with an 1/8 npt bung could be used... You would just need to solder a pickup tube to your valve assembly... I've actually got a valve from a 327 that I stripped the gen nut threads on. I bet I can desolder the pickup tube from it. I may not do it, though. having a...
by ecblanks
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: internal 427 pump tube fuel leak
Replies: 7
Views: 163

internal 427 pump tube fuel leak

Went out to the porch this morning and was greeted by a puddle underneath my internal 427. Quickly discovered that the pump tube was filled with fuel (at least I got it outside before I dumped the fuel out all over the place). Pumped it up and removed the pump assembly and shined by boroscope to rev...
by ecblanks
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 530
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: 530

YOu can also post WTB/ISO in the Classifieds (viewforum.php?f=13), if you cant find what you are looking for from OCP. I've got a few parts myself but without knowing exactly what you are looking for...
by ecblanks
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Stove mod to fit chef trays?
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Stove mod to fit chef trays?

Got me a set of chef's trays yesterday, along with a 413H. Not really planning to keep the stove, but definitely planning to keep the trays but they don't really work with my current lineup of suitcase stoves. I'm thinking about doing a mod to my 425D. Case-wise it is the same as the 425E, to which ...
by ecblanks
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 415c stove
Replies: 28
Views: 474

Re: 415c stove

Carlton, My guess is the Feb 1940 is when the tank was manufactured or inspected date. No clue on the tank instruction tag, as I ain't never seen one. Maybe they printed up a bunch of instruction tags in 1939? Willy No idea, but it looks the same as the OP's. It has a metal clip that clips onto the...
by ecblanks
Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is He Cheating?
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Is He Cheating?

Or maybe he's just smarter than the rest of us. I had to learn to live with that many years ago. Correction; maybe he's just better at trivia than the rest of us. Most folks that i know, including myself, who are good a trivia, struggle in other areas of "smarts". We all have our talents. Holzhauer...
by ecblanks
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Whats the date on your 427, no hole, flat pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Whats the date on your 427, no hole, flat pump?

Hi Carlton, the pump knob you have has been commonly found on lanterns dated : 5/2 February 1925 through as late as 5/4 April 1925. The transitioning for all the pump knobs took place between mid 1924 before date stamping began and had ended pretty much by October/ November 1925 on US Quick-Lite, i...
by ecblanks
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 415c stove
Replies: 28
Views: 474

Re: 415c stove

Mine has a date of 10/39 on the tank instructions tag, and 2/40 on the fuel warning sticker
by ecblanks
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 415c stove
Replies: 28
Views: 474

Re: 415c stove

Willy wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:45 pm Does your tank have a tag like this on it? DSCN7790.JPG I believe they were unique to the 415C. If so, the date can be pinpointed.
Willy
Mine has it, though I never thought to look for a date stamp (/me heads to the garage)
by ecblanks
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Whats the date on your 427, no hole, flat pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Whats the date on your 427, no hole, flat pump?

Just checked, mine is a March 25 flat pump, no hole, but it does have close and an arrow. Larry has some examples in the archive with date stamps also. Look at the threads on the pump tube, below the cap. When they were cutting the thread with the die they over did it. Couldn't think of a better wo...
by ecblanks
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Whats the date on your 427, no hole, flat pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Whats the date on your 427, no hole, flat pump?

Carlton I'll look at mine when I get to the shop, but I'm almost certain it's a 25. Yours looks like one also. Early 25 I'm sure with that frame. The no date stamp is a curiosity... You could build you an LZ with that fount as they were identical, just no Coleman/date stamp. It's also got that weir...
by ecblanks
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Paging Mr Levi. Tin plate wickie?
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Paging Mr Levi. Tin plate wickie?

Here's tin plating on a wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinning

Sorry, couldn't resist
by ecblanks
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Whats the date on your 427, no hole, flat pump?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Whats the date on your 427, no hole, flat pump?

A couple years ago I got an early 427 with the flat-round pump with no hole. It also has no stamp on the fount. If you have one of these can you please reply to the thread with the date stamp on yours, so I can get a rough idea of the date of mine? Thanks. Here's mine (because pics make people happy...
by ecblanks
Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: another good day
Replies: 26
Views: 568

Re: another good day

Since this thread got resurrected, here's the tent...
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=27798
by ecblanks
Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 442/443 Case Cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: 442/443 Case Cleaning

Whatever you do , don't use lye/oven cleaner. Eats aluminum.
I'd think a mild degreaser or just some hot dish liquid will cut through most of the nastiness. Then use a mild vinegar solution to get it polish ready, if you so choose.
by ecblanks
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Sometimes you get lucky!
Replies: 12
Views: 313

Re: Sometimes you get lucky!

When I was a teen I worked on my small town's rescue squad as a volunteer. On one trip we took our patient to the hospital, and we usually took a little break by getting a drink in the break room before heading back. When we arrived back at the station I noticed I had set my drink cup down on the ba...
by ecblanks
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: another good day
Replies: 26
Views: 568

Re: another good day

Keep in mind, despite the warning label, they burn just fine on CF with a preheat of course. Not as bright, but good. Yep, I've taken to almost exclusively running my 237's on CF just to keep everything clean. Except one beater; it gets the nasty stuff :D I do find that they don't run quite a brigh...
by ecblanks
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Question about 200b
Replies: 18
Views: 360

Re: Question about 200b

I agree on both; looks like a legit 200B and looks like a repaint.
I saw a very rough 200B early on in my collecting , but at the time I didn't know what I was looking at and thought it was a 200A without a frame :(
by ecblanks
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Repop M1942 wrenches
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: Repop M1942 wrenches

There does not seem to be a source for repop M1942 (mountain stove) wrenches. I've got a buddy who runs a CNC laser who said he can make them for me, but I'd like to take an informal poll on what you would expect to pay if we were to sell them. We're not looking to make a killing here, but want it ...
by ecblanks
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Repop M1942 wrenches
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Repop M1942 wrenches

There does not seem to be a source for repop M1942 (mountain stove) wrenches. I've got a buddy who runs a CNC laser who said he can make them for me, but I'd like to take an informal poll on what you would expect to pay if we were to sell them. We're not looking to make a killing here, but want it t...
by ecblanks
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: another good day
Replies: 26
Views: 568

Re: another good day

Fired right up last night with the rancid kero that was still in it. Made a nasty, sooty mess though. No matter, it gets a cleanup today. I believe the mantle is as old as the lantern.
PXL_20210920_214805905.jpg
by ecblanks
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: another good day
Replies: 26
Views: 568

Re: another good day

Almost forgot to mention the canvas tent that was included. Haven't gotten it out of the bag yet to determine brand.
by ecblanks
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: another good day
Replies: 26
Views: 568

Re: another good day

You are having a real nice day, Carlton! What a haul! I’m thinking that 443 is a late one. Can you share a closeup picture of the aluminum texture next to the decal? I have only seen the painted decal on the inside of the 3-burner lids and the texture is quite dimpled compared to a 442A. Just curio...
by ecblanks
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: another good day
Replies: 26
Views: 568

Re: another good day

Whitegas Extraordinaire wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:21 pm
Carlton
Nice haul. My favorite is the 237B.
Is there any shipping info on the box? Any military marks? Like perhaps a USN anchor stamp?
Well done!
Yes, just barely. Had to look for it. Top flap:
PXL_20210920_202402529.jpg
by ecblanks
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: another good day
Replies: 26
Views: 568

another good day

I'm not going to brag about the financial details because it'll just get you banging your head, but lets just say I'm thinking about sending this lady some money. When I got to her house I saw sitting on the porch was a 443 (3-burner aluminum), 425B, and a box for a 228E. Already I've done well. I g...
by ecblanks
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 415c stove
Replies: 28
Views: 474

Re: 415c stove

There's no standardized valuation service for Coleman products so you're going to have a hard time finding a value, but my opinion is you're going to have a hard time getting more than $50 for that stove. There may be folks who would pay more, but you'd likely have to ship it, but these stoves are h...
by ecblanks
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups
Replies: 26
Views: 517

Re: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups

Found these two bits of supporting evidence: Vintage-Coleman-521-477-instant-lighting-stove-1943.jpg This one is pretty clear cut. It shows a 521 stove, the owners manual showing Model 521, and the box showing that "521-477" format as seen on my M1942 box, below the manufacturer's stamp. Next is the...
by ecblanks
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups
Replies: 26
Views: 517

Re: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups

I also wonder if the "A" in C-A could be Aladdin; maybe a joint build Coleman-Aladdin, parts-wise, but assembled by Coleman.
by ecblanks
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups
Replies: 26
Views: 517

Re: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups

Not sure what that 528-462 means, however, the fact that it says Coleman AND M-1942 on the box is the proof that the M-1942 MOD stoves marked C-A are in fact Coleman stoves. I know that people have questioned that in the past. The 528 thing is an interesting observation. Unfortunately, my only phot...
by ecblanks
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups
Replies: 26
Views: 517

Re: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups

Coldwaterpaddler wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:52 pm WOW! S C O R E . . . all the way around. It's nice that the bead looks good on the bottom of the M-1942 fount.
Any thoughts on the 528 observation? I saw another box on ebay, previously sold, that also has the same 528-462.
by ecblanks
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups
Replies: 26
Views: 517

Re: couple of interesting Thurs. pickups

Lucky you!!! I've had a couple of those and never a wooden knob. Ya gonna fire it? Probably not; I've got others. The knob appears to also be glued. Here's the lantern money shot. The PO sure knew what he/she was doing. Replaced the CV with the new style, but left the original pump in place. Assumi...