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by Murff
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Technical Quick Links
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Technical Quick Links

1. Rebuild Single Mantle Lantern: https://oldtowncoleman.com/learn/rebuild-coleman-single-mantle-lantern.htm 2.Rebuild Double Mantle Lantern: https://oldtowncoleman.com/learn/rebuild-coleman-double-mantle-lantern.htm 3. Rebuild Stove: https://oldtowncoleman.com/learn/rebuild-coleman-two-burner-stove...
by Murff
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: FAQ, Contact List, Forum Rules and Guidelines & Links
Topic: How do I log in?
Replies: 3
Views: 1302

Re: How do I log in?

Update: I have helped about 200 members recover their login information. The other Moderators have done about the same number each! It appears a number of registrations did not migrate from the former site, for whatever reason. Feel free to contact me and I will do what I can to help. This may mean ...
by Murff
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Early 200A Vent Differences
Replies: 0
Views: 2737

Early 200A Vent Differences

<br /><span id="post_message_1281637191"><span id="post_message_1281624098">I was working on a July 1953 200A in the shed today. Nothing special, I thought. Then after removing the vent, I noticed this has the "floating" vent. This is the one with the small bail handle holes and the vent doesn't loc...
by Murff
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 288 Rebuild (Also covers 282, 285, 286, 290 & 295)
Replies: 6
Views: 38536

Project 288 Rebuild (Also covers 282, 285, 286, 290 & 295)

Went out to the shed to work on a couple of my less favorite lanterns today that have been sitting on the bench to long. These lanterns either didn't work or pulsed badly. <br /><br />After getting the first three working and burning very steady and bright, I remembered that there was ni 288 rebuild...
by Murff
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Coleman Fuel Cans Updated!! Post #5 7/10/14
Replies: 20
Views: 8900

Coleman Fuel Cans Updated!! Post #5 7/10/14

A fellow member of the ICCC has done some research and has allowed me to share that information with the members of the Forum. The research material was from Coleman catalogs showing cans of Coleman fuel. Here is the information and I want to thank Ron Becker for sharing it with us.<br /><br />If an...
by Murff
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Replacing One-Piece-Cap Gasket (easy how to)
Replies: 10
Views: 5145

Replacing One-Piece-Cap Gasket (easy how to)

Nice tutorial Dean!

Can I move it in a few days to the How-To Forum?

Murff
by Murff
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 242B REBUILD
Replies: 1
Views: 15898

Project 242B REBUILD

Guess I wasn't clear regarding the removal of the air tubes. The only reason the manifold was taken off of the air tubes was because one was broken. I just took the opprotunity to show that the manifold was removable and the air tubes threaded into the manifold. Unless there is something wrong or br...
by Murff
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 242B REBUILD
Replies: 1
Views: 15898

Project 242B REBUILD

I haven't done one of these in a while and thought I would tackle a single mantle lantern this time. As many of you have done a 200A, the 242 is very similar in most aspects and I don't think I can improve much on the Single Mantle Rebuild tutorial: https://oldtowncoleman.com/learn/rebuild-coleman-s...
by Murff
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: How To Rebuild a 530 GI Pocket Stove
Replies: 0
Views: 65405

How To Rebuild a 530 GI Pocket Stove

<P><B><EM>DISASSEMBLY:</EM></B><BR><BR>First, you will need one of these:<BR><BR><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/530%20Rebuild/P1200340.jpg" alt="" /><BR><BR>Start with a flat blade screw driver and remove the four screws holding the frame assembly:<BR><BR><img src="http://img...
by Murff
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:26 am
Forum: FAQ, Contact List, Forum Rules and Guidelines & Links
Topic: AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS
Replies: 102
Views: 12170

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS

Yeah, Ed!

See the last sentence in my second paragraph!

Murff

by Murff
Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: FAQ, Contact List, Forum Rules and Guidelines & Links
Topic: AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS
Replies: 102
Views: 12170

AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL FORUM MEMBERS

Congratulations, Mike! <EM>Oldcolemanparts.com</EM> is going to a good man! You will have my prayers and my continuing support on both the Forum and whatever I can do to continue making the business successful.<br><br>Funny! This will be the third regime change for me since Frank Bebb asked me sever...
by Murff
Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: How To Clean Coleman Catalytic Heater Heads
Replies: 0
Views: 25588

How To Clean Coleman Catalytic Heater Heads

<SPAN id=post_message_1266438115><FONT color=#ff0000><B>Information shown here was provided by Ed Toner from the Coleman Co.</B></FONT></SPAN><BR><SPAN></SPAN><BR><SPAN>I submitted a question to Coleman regarding an instruction manual for a 1979 Model 513A catalytic heater and received this along wi...
by Murff
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 295
Replies: 9
Views: 5055

Project 295

Great pic/tutorial, Bob!

Like the last one in your series, I'd like to leave it here for a few days and then move it to the How-To Forum, with your permission, of course!

Murff
by Murff
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: 425 Restovification
Replies: 0
Views: 4450

425 Restovification

Link to Coolerman's (Mark Baker) 425 Stove Restoration Project:

http://www.globalsoftware-inc.com/coolerman/coleman/campstove/main.htm

Murff
by Murff
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:38 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 400
Replies: 10
Views: 14413

Project 400

Bob!

Great Tutorial-Pictorial!

As with your Project 129, could we move this thread to the How-To Forum in a few days?

Murff
by Murff
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 129
Replies: 20
Views: 5274

Project 129

Nice job and great pic/tutorial, Bob!

With your permission, I would like to leave this thread here for a few days and then move it to the How-To Forum?

Thank you!

Murff


by Murff
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 502
Replies: 11
Views: 58468

Project 502

Actually Jules, it's an oil filter wrench. Too much time loading pictures and typing!

Murff
by Murff
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 502
Replies: 11
Views: 58468

Project 502

Project 502 is now complete. It will sit here for a day or two and then be moved to the How-To Forum.

I hope it helps those of you rebuilding a 502!

Murff
by Murff
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 502
Replies: 11
Views: 58468

Project 502

<p>I got inspired today when I read a reference Roger made to a Newby (montanatim) regarding Project 500.<br /><br />So, here is Project 502!<br /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/Project%20502/P1180834.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums...
by Murff
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 500A
Replies: 16
Views: 9223

Project 500A

Ed!

This thread is locked!

I just looked at four stoves here on my shelf. Crescent goes toward valve on all four

Murff
by Murff
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: How To Rebuild Petromax
Replies: 0
Views: 4655

How To Rebuild Petromax

Thanks to Erwin Schafer for this file!

http://www.eschaefer.de/hobbys/starkl/px-rest.pdf


Murff
by Murff
Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 500A
Replies: 16
Views: 9223

Project 500A

Thanks, Bob!

Murff
by Murff
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 500A
Replies: 16
Views: 9223

Project 500A

Thanks everyone!

I appreciate your kind words. I will move this topic to the How-To Forum in a few days!

Murff
by Murff
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 500A
Replies: 16
Views: 9223

Project 500A

When they get warped out of shape, it's like try to get toothpaste back in the tube to straighten one.

However, if you find a way to do it, let us know!

Wish Coleman would have left the "scalloped" grate on the 500A like was on the 500!

Murff

by Murff
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 500A
Replies: 16
Views: 9223

Project 500A

Yes, Jim! It was Joe Pagan!

Speaking of that, did anyone happen to save the photos of those stoves?

Murff
by Murff
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Project 500A
Replies: 16
Views: 9223

Project 500A

<P>Decided to do another project today. This one I'll call <EM>Project 500A!</EM><BR><BR>Started with a fairly decent 500A dated June of 1956:<BR><BR><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/Murff/Project%20500A/Project500A001.jpg" alt="" /><BR><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30...
by Murff
Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Repairing a vent stud hole.
Replies: 8
Views: 4166

Repairing a vent stud hole.

Updated on 10-30-2009!

by Murff
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:04 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: How To Replicate A Model 1 or 2 Stove Grate
Replies: 1
Views: 3520

How To Replicate A Model 1 or 2 Stove Grate

This information was contributed by Joe Pagan:<br><br>First of all, pictures are shown in the vertical fully open and partially pivoted. In the first photo, <BR>there are (4) vertical bars, one piece and all measure 4" long, 3/8" wide and are 1/16" thick. <BR>They appear to have been plated. On the ...
by Murff
Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Reasons NOT To Use Unleaded Fuel In Lanterns
Replies: 0
Views: 6277

Reasons NOT To Use Unleaded Fuel In Lanterns

Reprinted from <EM>Technical Assistance! </EM>Thank you Roger!<EM> </EM><br><br><TABLE id=post_containerTable cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=0 border=0 valign="top"><TBODY id=main_posts_table><TR id=tr_35626347><TD class=postrow_color id=td1_3 vAlign=top noWrap align=left width="19%"><BR><TABLE id=avatar...
by Murff
Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Inherent Dangers of the Coleman 501 Stove
Replies: 0
Views: 17512

Inherent Dangers of the Coleman 501 Stove

<DIV style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Re-posted here with permission from Bob Hitchcock:</DIV><DIV style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 12pt"> </DIV><DIV style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 12pt">"To All Readers of The Coleman Collector's...
by Murff
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Generator Lists!
Replies: 0
Views: 12854

Generator Lists!

Attached are Matthew's Generator Lists<br><br>Thank you for this information, Matthew!<br><br>We all appreciate your hard work on this!<br><br>Murff<br><br>Most computers can open a docx file, html versions are again included. You can download and view or save the docx files to your computer. (Ed)<b...
by Murff
Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: How To Date Coolers & Jugs
Replies: 0
Views: 11079

How To Date Coolers & Jugs

I found an old post by Cheyenne Cobb from an old BBS archive post from 2004:<BR><BR>"A Cooler or Chest stamped 6 43 is indeed not a June 1943....but...a <B>March 1964 (6 43)</B> production! <BR><BR>"It took me about 7 months to research this and then have it verified via some Sr. Collectors/Older Fa...
by Murff
Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Cleaning a Stubborn Globe
Replies: 23
Views: 4300

Cleaning a Stubborn Globe

For really stubborn stains, the kind that just really pi** you off, a hammer works very well!

Murff
by Murff
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:34 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Coleman Product Diagrams
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

Coleman Product Diagrams

<P>I was talking to Bob Hitchcock, owner of <A href="http://www.OldColemanparts.com" target=_blank target=_blank><a href="http://www.OldColemanparts.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.OldColemanparts.com</a></A>, and he has put his parts diagrams on his website.<BR><BR>If you click on "l...
by Murff
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: How to Unclog The Air Tube Beyond The Checkvalve
Replies: 0
Views: 5829

How to Unclog The Air Tube Beyond The Checkvalve

From Frank Bebb-<BR><BR>Of course the problem is that tube at the end of the pump cylinder that runs to the top of the fount is plugged. I'm probably 6 out of 6 with this method and have recommended to others who were also successful:<BR><BR>1. Remove EVERYTHING from the fount, including the checkva...
by Murff
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Glossary & Definitions
Replies: 30
Views: 4145

Glossary & Definitions

Baby S**t Yellow!

by Murff
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Glossary & Definitions
Replies: 30
Views: 4145

Glossary & Definitions

Add yours here and once finished, I'll compile them and put on the "How-to" forum!

FFR...A Full Frank Rebuild as described by Frank in his tutorials!

Murff
by Murff
Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: How to rebuild a 275 valve
Replies: 0
Views: 7284

How to rebuild a 275 valve

This info is from Quest Da Turd-Dok:<BR><BR>If you are getting the "A" series valve, no adjustment necessary other than to carefully remove the old <SPAN class=yshortcuts id=lw_1231109485_0 style="BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed">schr...
by Murff
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: How to pack a lantern for shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 5859

How to pack a lantern for shipping

Step 1. Diasassemble the the lantern by removing the vent, the globe and the bail handle, if removable. Be sure the fount is emptied of all fuel. Put the ball nut back on the ball nut stud.<BR><BR>Step 2. Wrap the globe in 3/4 or 1 inch sized bubble wrap. Put the globe in a coffee can with the lid o...
by Murff
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: 502 stove
Replies: 15
Views: 3046

502 stove

<P>The "C" stands for "Canadian", eh? <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/confused.gif" align=absMiddle border=0><BR><BR>Murff-----><IMG src="//cdn.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/confused.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>P.S. <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.c...
by Murff
Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Storing Lanterns
Replies: 15
Views: 5683

Storing Lanterns

The school janitor also had a handle on his broom or mop that was taller than himself! That was so he didn't have to lean over when working and screw up his back.

Notice the short handles on todays work tools! Small wonder 80% of us have lower back pain.

Murff
by Murff
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: How-To & Safety Pages
Topic: Storing Lanterns
Replies: 15
Views: 5683

Storing Lanterns

Craig-

If you have any rare or mint condition lanterns in your ever-growing collection, you can send them to me for proper storage.

We hardly get any rain here in Seattle!

Murff