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by Sam_McCord
Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian Stoves
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Canadian Stoves

Which parts specifically? Some parts interchange and some don't. OCP has parts diagrams for U.S. appliances, I wonder if the part names are the same? It would be a start.
by Sam_McCord
Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The little pink stove that could
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: The little pink stove that could

I had a NIB pink one that I could not bring myself to light. So I bought a silver one to run. I like the pattern of the flame on the burner and they do a good job. That's a nice one.
by Sam_McCord
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: CPR Saved
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: CPR Saved

I thought this was going to be a first aid thread. I guess in a way it is! Great save Devon.
by Sam_McCord
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Pellet stove question
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Pellet stove question

If you get a pellet stove make sure you keep a spare auger motor on the shelf. The motor will quit eventually and without it the stove is useless.
by Sam_McCord
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Scored a Soldering Furnace
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Scored a Soldering Furnace

Thanks for posing pictures Toby. I think this is my most unusual find. Maybe the rarest as well as I doubt many of these were turned out. Interested to hear if anyone else has seen or owned one.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Suitcase Stove in the Dishwasher? Decal survival??
Replies: 21
Views: 459

Re: Suitcase Stove in the Dishwasher? Decal survival??

The dishwasher thing works really well. Also OCP sells the decals. Yeah, but this decal has full lighting instructions. I have never seen this one on OCP before. Maybe I need to re-look. The stove is from 1976 (I forget the exact fuel tank tab date). I'll bet you know how to light a stove...put it ...
by Sam_McCord
Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Suitcase Stove in the Dishwasher? Decal survival??
Replies: 21
Views: 459

Re: Suitcase Stove in the Dishwasher? Decal survival??

Who cares about the decal? Throw that puppy in the washer!!!
by Sam_McCord
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Scored a Soldering Furnace
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Scored a Soldering Furnace

Toby the fount is CQ shaped with internal pump, winged fuel cap with air screw for external pump. It's brass with steel bottom. Has a screw on pump cap with long pump shaft. The burner is more akin to the 458 gas plant than a 500 and has no provision for a preheat. I pulled the drum off to clean out...
by Sam_McCord
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Scored a Soldering Furnace
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Scored a Soldering Furnace

I found a Coleman soldering furnace today. Model 456 if I'm not mistaken although it's not marked with a model number that I can find. Has the drum on it but not the soldering iron. No pictures yet but I bet I can get Toby to take some. I fired the unit up earlier this evening and she's a runner. Al...
by Sam_McCord
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sears Camp Stove - Blue Paint
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: Sears Camp Stove - Blue Paint

Here's a good thread from right here on the forum. The search feature should not be overlooked.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10
by Sam_McCord
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is He Cheating?
Replies: 14
Views: 611

Re: Is He Cheating?

Who really cares?
by Sam_McCord
Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Stove Fuel Tank Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Coleman Stove Fuel Tank Storage

I agree with Stovie that "in the field finds" with fuel in the tank are usually found to be OK. The founts I find that are empty and dry always seem to have rust inside. I would leave fuel in it (and do with my own equipment) but I would also not expect to leave it for years and then get it out and ...
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Homemade generator
Replies: 23
Views: 496

Re: Homemade generator

It'll never work Toby and you'll probably put your eye out!!! :lol:
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Today's CL find
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Today's CL find

Impossible, we just had a thread that established the fact that CL had NO lantern bargains!!!

Seriously, a nice find and it had a sparky...what's not to love about that deal?
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)
Replies: 38
Views: 1175

Re: Cleaning a F/A tube with metering rod (long winded)

Here is another vote for just removing the valve and giving the f/a tube a good cleaning. How else can you forget to reassemble the f/a to the valve, completely reassemble the lantern, and then realize the f/a tube is laying on the workbench??? Good times!
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Akron 134G Drawing
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Akron 134G Drawing

I received the same drawing from Dan (thanks Dan!). Here is a link to a post I made with a picture of the valve apart, may help or may not. I hope I can post the right link.

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/ ... 82#p156382
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bought a lantern today...
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Bought a lantern today...

There are still some deals out there, but I'm a little surprised you got a 200A for that price, but I'll take that as good news! Congrats and enjoy! Surprised me too after seeing common 200A's (meaning not Christmas lanterns, black bands, etc.) selling for what to me is absurd money. I also found a...
by Sam_McCord
Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bought a lantern today...
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Bought a lantern today...

First lantern I've purchased in a long while. 7/53 200A with red letter globe for under $20 at a flea market. It just needs a little clean up. I have no pictures but I was really surprised to find one so reasonably priced and just felt a need to post about it. Happy hunting all!
by Sam_McCord
Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Craigslist & Coleman....
Replies: 26
Views: 699

Re: Craigslist & Coleman....

I have fair luck on CL. Few and far between though. I always look at pictures really close to see the hidden gem. Found a US 200 that way (it now resides south of Aurora, MO but is coming back home) and a Coleman kitchen range of all things.
by Sam_McCord
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Tom T Hall passes at 85 years old
Replies: 13
Views: 349

Tom T Hall passes at 85 years old

Hated to hear this. I really enjoy his songs and storytelling style. Died Friday at home in Franklin, TN, RIP.
by Sam_McCord
Fri Aug 20, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Schuyler's funnel
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Schuyler's funnel

I think what you have there is a three reed version of the rare filter funnel/Jew's harp conversion. These were originally used for entertainment at early Coleman group gatherings. Don't see many around anymore. Great score!
by Sam_McCord
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 391A Hot Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: 391A Hot Plate

Not too pretty...???

Surely you jest! It's beautiful! I have looked and looked for a hot plate and have never seen one in the wild. Nice score.
by Sam_McCord
Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shout out to Warren (maybe Dean)
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Shout out to Warren (maybe Dean)

kenmack wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 1:24 am Warren is currently traveling and might be indisposed at times.
I wondered about that. Thanks!
by Sam_McCord
Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Shout out to Warren (maybe Dean)
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Shout out to Warren (maybe Dean)

I have sent Warren a PM but as yet no response. I know he stays busy. I am wondering about replacement valve stems for HGP's. Maybe Dean knows? If anyone has info. on them please PM me. Thanks.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 530 Stove questions
Replies: 11
Views: 258

Re: 530 Stove questions

Using an impact driver will likely dent the fount. Patience is the key to removing those screws. As said above do not remove them if you don't have to.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: tank information please.
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: tank information please.

If tank passes muster and is sound Testors spray paint #1251 copper is a good color match. Those are good stoves.
by Sam_McCord
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any Alaskan members here?
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: Any Alaskan members here?

Pump gas is pretty expensive too (not $25/ gallon!) but I don't run it in my GPA's. Camp fuel is so much cleaner and easier on generators that I see no reason use pump gas if camp fuel is available. Hell, it's only money!
by Sam_McCord
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any Alaskan members here?
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: Any Alaskan members here?

There were two lanterns that I acquired. One was a 1980 200A, one of the last of the red ones I guess and a maroon 286 from 1990. Both had original globes and both fired up with just a modicum of cleaning. There were also some 425 suitcase stoves. One was an older one with the folding "legs" and the...
by Sam_McCord
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: WWII steel parts?
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: WWII steel parts?

WW 2 ended, formally, on September 2, 1945. Hirohito announced the Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945.

As far as when brass parts were back in use is anybody's guess.
by Sam_McCord
Fri May 28, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Contest No.2 WE HAVE A WINNER
Replies: 46
Views: 493

Re: Contest No.2

What am I?

Ready to cook breakfast from the looks of it!
by Sam_McCord
Sat May 22, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: stupid move
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: stupid move

Time for a name change to brokengenerator!
by Sam_McCord
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any Alaskan members here?
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: Any Alaskan members here?

Rustytank wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:39 am Well they will run off of regular gas just fine or kerosene with some if they're not made for kerosene. I even run diesel on ocassion because some say it can't be done. What do folks use in your village use for portable light?
LED stuff or the headlights on their 4 wheelers!
by Sam_McCord
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any Alaskan members here?
Replies: 20
Views: 476

Re: Any Alaskan members here?

I live out on the Alaska Peninsula in a village of about 60 people. The only GPA's in use here that I know of are the ones Toby sent up to me, a 530 stove and 1959 200A. I have a line on some that are locked up in a fishing shack but the owner won't be back until June when fishing season is upon us ...
by Sam_McCord
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: spiderweb cracks in fount
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: spiderweb cracks in fount

A wire wheel is really not the way to clean up parts on a GPA. Please do some reading in the tech section here on the forum. There are many better ways to clean up lanterns and stoves.
by Sam_McCord
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: HGP 458 at work
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: HGP 458 at work

Very nice 458G! These are without a doubt the most usable gas plant and produce enough heat for almost any job. I do love the 457 and 460 too but for all around usefulness the 458 wins hands down.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Pump Cup or Check Valve Problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Pump Cup or Check Valve Problem?

You may need to oil the pump cup if you haven't. Should be soft enough to expand and seal on down stroke. Use neatsfoot oil if you have it but I've used 10-40 and even CLP occasionally and they worked just fine.
by Sam_McCord
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Info please on Coleman 214
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Info please on Coleman 214

Nice find! You should put some type of clip on the air tube to hold preheat cup in place. May save a mantle.
by Sam_McCord
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: a sign read " I buy Coleman lanterns"
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: a sign read " I buy Coleman lanterns"

Networking, you never know what it might lead to.
by Sam_McCord
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 💩's and their parts
Replies: 27
Views: 454

Re: 💩's and their parts

Has anyone else noticed that the 275's often are found in good condition and in a clamshell case? I have found 6 or 7 of them this way at estate sales, garage sales, etc. I have often wondered why this is.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Large Capacity CF Appliances
Replies: 18
Views: 242

Re: Large Capacity CF Appliances

Kitchen ranges have a large tank too. I'm guessing but I'd say 2 gallon, maybe 1.5. Not a Coleman brand but my Tilley flood lamp has a pretty good size fount too.
by Sam_McCord
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: .
Replies: 29
Views: 663

Re: That Great Golden EIB Microphone in the Sky.......

RIP Mr. Limbaugh. A dark day in a very dark time for America.
by Sam_McCord
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Slim pickin's
Replies: 25
Views: 428

Re: Slim pickin's

Here's all I'm finding here.
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by Sam_McCord
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Interesting coleman aluminum stove
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Interesting coleman aluminum stove

Are you going to take a stab at fabricating one of these? I have seen commercially made units from the 1950's and 1960's along the same lines as what you have pictured with the stove above ad storage below. Seems like the 425 size tank and burner manifold would be the correct size for something this...
by Sam_McCord
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Nickel Plating Cost
Replies: 28
Views: 518

Re: Nickel Plating Cost

This is good information. I have a 202 needing replated as the nickel chipped around the hole I drilled for the electrical cord. Thanks:)
by Sam_McCord
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: In general terms, can you tell me about heaters?
Replies: 30
Views: 629

Re: In general terms, can you tell me about heaters?

As stated the Coleman mushroom heaters are fuel hungry but they do heat. I prefer the wick style kerosene heaters, specifically the Toyo Moonlighter.
by Sam_McCord
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Using a 500A Stove with a Coleman Oven: Now with a Stand
Replies: 21
Views: 294

Re: Using a 500A Stove with a Coleman Oven

Very nice stove and I like the brass wind screens. Appears as if the oven is usable with it too. Good job!
by Sam_McCord
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 5103-703 Filler Spout
Replies: 8
Views: 180

5103-703 Filler Spout

A good eye and steady hand. If lighting is poor have a friend light a match so you can see.

Or I use a funnel.
by Sam_McCord
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Learned Something today about the Backpackers (222/226/229/3022)
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Learned Something today about the Backpackers (222/226/229/3022)

Oooohhhh sparkles. I love sparkles!

Very clever fix ad good information to have too. I've got one of these little guys and it's been pain in the neck. Good job!
by Sam_McCord
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman-Schuyler filter funnel
Replies: 18
Views: 216

Coleman-Schuyler filter funnel

That's a dandy and you don't find them very often. Thanks for posting.