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by Murff
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian 200 top hats
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Canadian 200 top hats

Canadian tall vents are heavier than their US counterparts. Don't ask how I know, but I know.

Murff
by Murff
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Astronomical prices on things.
Replies: 77
Views: 1165

Re: Astronomical prices on things.

The prices started getting nuts with people having to stay home due to Covid. Indoor hobbies went crazy. I hear that prices for the model railroad hobbiest are like Coleman items, high! I am sure other hobbies are in the same boat. It does seem collectors have deeper pockets than pre-pandemic days....
by Murff
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My cat where she shouldn't be.....
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: My cat where she shouldn't be.....

1 down, 8 lives to go, kitty!

Murff
by Murff
Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Astronomical prices on things.
Replies: 77
Views: 1165

Re: Astronomical prices on things.

The prices started getting nuts with people having to stay home due to Covid. Indoor hobbies went crazy. I hear that prices for the model railroad hobbiest are like Coleman items, high! I am sure other hobbies are in the same boat. It does seem collectors have deeper pockets than pre-pandemic days. ...
by Murff
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 71
Views: 1120

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

Leaded gasoline was banned from cars in 1975. Pickup trucks and heavier vehicles a bit longer but leaded gasoline has been gone at least 40 years.

Murff
by Murff
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dean isn't ignoring you...
Replies: 23
Views: 716

Dean isn't ignoring you...

...or any of us. His landline and internet are down and may be until next Wednesday, January 12th.

Murff
by Murff
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How to trash a stove grate in one easy step!
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: How to trash a stove grate in one easy step!

Some Coleman Yahoo probably got to be "The Employee of the Month" back in 1954 for suggesting the circular grate "to save money" for the 500A instead of the much better scalloped design on the 500.

Murff
by Murff
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Small Victories Are Still Victories!
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Small Victories Are Still Victories!

Bob Hitchcock (former certified Coleman Service Technician) once told me the only true test of "The Best of The Best" was a tech that could repair a lantern without breaking the mantle! (It was a running joke among Techs, back in the day!)

Nice work, E.B!

Murff
by Murff
Mon Dec 27, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Vent repair?
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Vent repair?

Many years ago, Steve Palmer attempted to media blast off the porcelain of a vent he was going to re-porcelain for me. He called to tell me the media blasting blew a few holes in the rusted part. No biggie, I will bring another next time I am there. Next time I was there, Steve hands me the vent he ...
by Murff
Sun Dec 26, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you get for Xmas?
Replies: 54
Views: 777

Re: What did you get for Xmas?

These from my bride of 49 years:

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Murff
by Murff
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 295 Valve Assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: 295 Valve Assembly

This might help, Joe!

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Except the pictures are MIA?? :cf_angryflame:

Murff
by Murff
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What do you think of our OCP Christmas tree?
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: What do you think of our OCP Christmas tree?

Charlie Brown would be proud!

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Murff
by Murff
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Trying to Think of a Forum Appropriate Caption for this.
Replies: 38
Views: 761

Re: Trying to Think of a Forum Appropriate Caption for this.

"Old Shot Gun Brand! One blast, your are through for the day!"

(I thought it better than "Up yours!")

Murff
by Murff
Thu Dec 16, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Christmas Contest Results
Replies: 14
Views: 329

Christmas Contest Results

First off, I realized I screwed up on how the entries should have been voted on. There should have been just one vote per person instead of picking 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Rather than doing the voting over again, I added up how many votes each entrant received in each place. Ist Place goes to Levi for...
by Murff
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 🤔 What age does middle age begin at? 🤔
Replies: 40
Views: 788

Re: 🤔 What age does middle age begin at? 🤔

Middle age is when your middle starts showing your age!

Or, as Henry Blake once said, "...ever since my waist became a rain gutter for my hips!"

Murff
by Murff
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: This is kinda painful to watch...
Replies: 17
Views: 675

This is kinda painful to watch...



Murff
by Murff
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thread for Voting for Christmas Contest
Replies: 25
Views: 540

Thread for Voting for Christmas Contest

Please vote for your choice for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. You MUST HAve at least 10 posts on the CCF. Please vote by post number: Post no: 1. Disqualified 2. Tgarner01 3. scwood 4. Leviticus_Tomethreus 5. Disqualified 6. lamplighter44 7. Legs 8. Shoeman1 9. X Removed by request of Dr. Coleman 10. Lead...
by Murff
Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT. Gas Leak
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: OT. Gas Leak

<t>Heard kinda the same story years ago. Some RVer took his rig back to the dealer a number of times because his CO2 detector would go off whenever they went camping. Of course, the dealer could find nothing wrong, so he finally asked the owner to spell out in great detail what they did when they ca...
by Murff
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OCP has a whole new look
Replies: 31
Views: 783

Re: OCP has a whole new look

The new site is awesome! If you log in, you can see orders you placed clear back to 2012!

Murff
by Murff
Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CCF holiday lighting
Replies: 43
Views: 807

Re: CCF holiday lighting

It makes me, and at least one moderator happy.

Murff
by Murff
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 24
Views: 306

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Murff
by Murff
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: OK Things Getting a Little Weird on Marketplace
Replies: 46
Views: 992

Re: OT: OK Things Getting a Little Weird on Marketplace

Former occupant no longer needs... ?

Murff
by Murff
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shipping to Europe-be patient
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Shipping to Europe-be patient

I hate these stories. Here is one of mine shipped October 26th to Japan: Nov 3, 2021 12:12am ORIGIN AIRLINE CARRIER DEPARTED/UPLIFT San Francisco, US Oct 29, 2021 7:07pm ORIGIN AIRLINE CARRIER DEPARTED/UPLIFT Los Angeles, US Oct 29, 2021 4:16pm ACCEPTED BY ORIGIN AIRLINE CARRIER Los Angeles, US Oct ...
by Murff
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A Clean Workspace is a Sign of a Sick Mind
Replies: 11
Views: 328

A Clean Workspace is a Sign of a Sick Mind

But, sometimes it gets so bad, the well mind must clean:

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Murff
by Murff
Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Used car prices!!
Replies: 58
Views: 952

Re: Used car prices!!

I was looking to buy a used F150 a year ago. Found one I liked in January. 2017 with 41,000 miles on it for $32,000. Didn't pull the trigger, so missed out on it. Early March, the same truck, same year, with more bells and whistles than the earlier one, popped up on the radar for $35,000 with only 8...
by Murff
Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A humble request from Dean
Replies: 52
Views: 1174

Re: A humble request from Dean

>>i wish folks would go a step further and put what country there from as well :-) I find it a great annoyance that folks can't be bothered to add a name and location. For location, it's not like anyone is asking for a street address. State would be fine. If that's too much to ask, then at least li...
by Murff
Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Christmas Contest! It's been awhile since...
Replies: 9
Views: 1619

Christmas Contest! It's been awhile since...

... the CCF had a picture contest! This will be a repeat of previous years' contest. Your entry should be a print type ad for Coleman items at Christmas. You can advertise any Coleman, or other brand GPA, in your picture. The picture can be a "retro" adverisement of any era you like or for this yea...
by Murff
Fri Nov 12, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A humble request from Dean
Replies: 52
Views: 1174

Re: A humble request from Dean

I prefer anonymity!

Murff
by Murff
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 3/4 century
Replies: 18
Views: 211

Re: 3/4 century

:cf_balloonsmilies: :cf_balloonsmilies: :cf_balloonsmilies:

:cf_happybirthday9:

Murff
by Murff
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ultra Sonic Cleaner
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Ultra Sonic Cleaner

My UC is a big one. Rather than filling the cleaner with a solution, I do what this guy suggests: https://youtu.be/BTN7-C72eHA The UC is filled with water and cleaning solution goes into a container with the parts. This way, the UC isn't subjected to whatever solution you are using. My brass pieces ...
by Murff
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Experiment! Chromex 220F With Cerakote Vent ~ UPDATED 11/5
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Re: Experiment! Chromex 220F With Cerakote Vent ~ UPDATED 11/5

A bit more burn tine on the Cerakote vent today. Also added a decal: https://i.postimg.cc/jKWjHMPD/20211105-102259.jpg Here are two shots of the vent, one with burn time is on the right: https://i.postimg.cc/JMZ4gtTm/20211105-143513.jpg This is after it cooled for about ten minutes: https://i.postim...
by Murff
Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Experiment! Chromex 220F With Cerakote Vent ~ UPDATED 11/5
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Re: Experiment! Chromex 220F With Cerakote Vent

zoomkat wrote: Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:04 am Will the vents buff out any with some polish?
Based on what happens when any polish is put on a porcelain vent, I would hesitate putting anything on this vent not knowing what heat would do to it.

Murff
by Murff
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Experiment! Chromex 220F With Cerakote Vent ~ UPDATED 11/5
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Re: Experiment! Chromex 220F With Cerakote Vent

Hey all! Thanks for the positive feedback. The Chromex for the fount and frame is just over $50. The vent was about $25. Is $80 reasonable? I will leave that for y'all to decide. The Cerakote is almost as bad as ordering a color for a Model T Ford. Ol' Henry Ford stated the Model T is available in a...
by Murff
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The Dentist appt consolation prize!
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: The Dentist appt consolation prize!

Awesome!

Murff
by Murff
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Experiment! Chromex 220F With Cerakote Vent ~ UPDATED 11/5
Replies: 22
Views: 515

Experiment! Chromex 220F With Cerakote Vent ~ UPDATED 11/5

I hate getting bored, so the last time I took a number of items to be Chromexed, I also included a 220F. The fount and burner frame have been media blasted and Chromex applied. The vent was also blasted and and red header (2000 degree) Cerakote applied. Below are pictures of the lantern reassembled....
by Murff
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hello - From Old Coleman Parts!
Replies: 67
Views: 1504

Re: Hello - From Old Coleman Parts!

Good to see you finally post, Rob!

Like the others, I also appreciate you being able to fill a big pair of shoes so well!

BTW, I hope Cigar Mike mentioned the HUGE bonuses he sends the CCF Moderators each year?

Murff
by Murff
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Trick - or - Treaters?
Replies: 23
Views: 514

Re: Trick - or - Treaters?

We have lived here for 45 years, same house. We are in a four house dead end cul-de-sac. Wife strung caution tape across the driveway to let the world know we were not participating this year. Other three houses were also that way. When we have given the little hobgoblins a treat, we had maybe 50 ma...
by Murff
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Peak 1 Feather 400
Replies: 21
Views: 557

Re: Peak 1 Feather 400

Just to add more confusion, the 508 uses the earlier 400 generator where the 508A & 508 B use the latter. The 533 also uses the latter generator. Part numbers are different for the 508 A/B and 533, but they are interchangeable.

Murff
by Murff
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 243A burner screen
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: 243A burner screen

FYI, not only does the burner cap unscrew but so does the burner tube the cap is attached to. Biggest problem is either one or the other will loosen but not usually both.

Murff
by Murff
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A Green dates
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: 200A Green dates

Ok, well, there ya have it. Another learning moment from the wisdom of CCF. Thanks. But now the real question is: Murff, after the time and effort for the resto, why a cheap repro chinese globe on it? Well, because that is all that's available. Unless you know of a secret stash of quality globes? S...
by Murff
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A Green dates
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: 200A Green dates

You have to remember that bottom plates of lanterns were in a large bin. When new ones were made, they went right on top of the last batch. This is why there are odd ball date Christmas lanterns and burgundies. Here is a 6/80 green currently in my possesion: https://i.postimg.cc/cxdW7NvQ/IMG-4977.jp...
by Murff
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A generator coil issue
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: 200A generator coil issue

The longer one is the newest.

Murff
by Murff
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413H: No Blue Flame until Secondary Burner is Lite
Replies: 11
Views: 328

Re: 413H: No Blue Flame until Secondary Burner is Lite

Check to make sure the "U-Tube", where the generator enters, is clear of any obstructions, like dead bugs or even spider webs.

Sometimes a new generator will improve things.

Murff
by Murff
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Buying replacement parts
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: Buying replacement parts

A 222B check valve should be the same as a 200A or 220 check valve. The air stem is shorter, of course. I am uncertain as to what a 252B lantern is. But mil-spec lanterns pretty much have interchangable parts.

Murff
by Murff
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I Dream of Jeannie meets Bewitched
Replies: 26
Views: 509

Re: I Dream of Jeannie meets Bewitched

She was also in an episode of Highway Partol!
by Murff
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Spotted on Facebook
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Spotted on Facebook

Pretty cool!
by Murff
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pricker rod crimper
Replies: 54
Views: 1622

Re: Pricker rod crimper

You need to turn off your ad blocker to see the link. Here is the same device: https://dorothyshops.com/product/closed-barrel-crimper-4-way-indent8-impression-type-for-deutsch-solid-contacts-gage-141618iwd-16/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwnoqLBhD4ARIsAL5JedKtzirQr7zlW3FJolAEovfo-PPP8nQgaYuBV75pr5GMZ4dJ303ph2oaArrt...
by Murff
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Pretty good morning - LZ427
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Pretty good morning - LZ427

Looks like an excellent morning!

Some really nice stuff there!

Murff
by Murff
Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CCF Site Update
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: CCF Site Update

Chucker wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:17 am So Murph, is this a thinly veiled request from WPR (Website Public Radio) for operating bucks?
Nope! This site is so less expensive than the last platform, the funds are in good shape!

Murff
by Murff
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CCF Site Update
Replies: 27
Views: 685

CCF Site Update

Hello All! We have just renewed the CCF for another year with our site host. It's hard to believe it has been almost a year since we moved from Website Toolbox to the current host. I know there were some growing pains switching to phpBB but, for the most part, they are behind us. A big THANK YOU to ...