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by Dmacp
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to choose a 327/437
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: How to choose a 327/437

Most old AGM lanterns in general are cracked. Most but not all. for some funny inexplicable reason some AGM lanterns DO NOT CRACK. Doesn't mean I trust them-I don't, but over the years I have replaced many AGM founts with crack free originals. And only one or two cracked after I replaced (and repla...
by Dmacp
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to choose a 327/437
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: How to choose a 327/437

that doesn't even look like an AGM. It's a bummer when a Coleman cracks like that.
by Dmacp
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to choose a 327/437
Replies: 14
Views: 197

Re: How to choose a 327/437

I used to run a 327. I could never afford a 427. But after I retired I dropped in a 427 and have never looked back.
by Dmacp
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Bonneville bound
Replies: 26
Views: 332

Re: Bonneville bound

post some pictures!
by Dmacp
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB AGM Vent Nut/Nuts, Early.
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: WTB AGM Vent Nut/Nuts, Early.

yes Randy, I'd be interested.
by Dmacp
Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any Glass Experts?
Replies: 17
Views: 208

Re: Any Glass Experts?

so, the blue and green have dye mixed in with the raw material that makes the glass. JAFE used a proprietary ion absorption method that stained the glass really only one color. Starts out yellow and darkens over exposure time to red. And it is only one kind of glass-borosilicate glass and it is in i...
by Dmacp
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB AGM Vent Nut/Nuts, Early.
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: WTB AGM Vent Nut/Nuts, Early.

1/4-32. Same thread as a Coleman Check valve stem. They were closed on top. and had an asbestos faced aluminum washer under them. sorry I don't have any spares as I am still looking for them too.
by Dmacp
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Eaa
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Eaa

That float plane is awesome!
That float plane was restored at Chino airport, Chino, California and I worked on it.
by Dmacp
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The Most Momentous Occasion In My Coleman Collecting Career!
Replies: 27
Views: 517

Re: The Most Momentous Occasion In My Coleman Collecting Career!

it shouldn't smell. it's leaking mixture out of somewhere. maybe where the burner caps screw on. Mine leaked there.
by Dmacp
Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lantern Globe reference spreadsheet
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Lantern Globe reference spreadsheet

tried sending you this as a pm and it would not attach so I'll just post it here


Lantern Glass Reference_04 (3).pdf
by Dmacp
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What Akron models have tapered generator?
Replies: 49
Views: 1012

Re: What Akron models have tapered generator?

I'm good with Coleman's instructions for the use of the 007 wire pick. but I have to wonder, since the tip has been removed from the generator body, what difference would it make which end you inserted the pick into? Maybe to preserve the diameter where the gas exits?
by Dmacp
Fri Jul 22, 2022 6:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What Akron models have tapered generator?
Replies: 49
Views: 1012

Re: What Akron models have tapered generator?

well I meant the part number corresponded to the wire diameter but I guess your version is more interesting. considerably.
by Dmacp
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What Akron models have tapered generator?
Replies: 49
Views: 1012

Re: What Akron models have tapered generator?

so probably no coincidence that the part number is 007?
by Dmacp
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What Akron models have tapered generator?
Replies: 49
Views: 1012

Re: What Akron models have tapered generator?

These are euro prickers. These are pretty husky (.6 mm) but they came in several sizes. They are used mainly for the rapid preheater.
They would be the euro equivalent, well sort of, of part 007 on Toby's attachment.

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by Dmacp
Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lantern Globe reference spreadsheet
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Lantern Globe reference spreadsheet

which AGM globes do you need Colin?
I uploaded a screenshot of my spreadsheet showing the models i hope to include.
BTW, I can send a copy of the spreadsheet as it stands - I'll just need an email address
.

well I'll pm you my address. I don't see any AGM lanterns on your spreadsheet
Dan
by Dmacp
Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Are painted Coleman 242c with actual war time dates more desirable than later ones?
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: Are painted Coleman 242c with actual war time dates more desirable than later ones?

interesting. I have an August 1945 242C. It has a rather small side stamp, (unusually small) including "made in USA". some brass parts too, but steel gland (valve) nut. It is marked "242C" on the collar.
by Dmacp
Tue Jul 19, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lantern Globe reference spreadsheet
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Lantern Globe reference spreadsheet

which AGM globes do you need Colin?
by Dmacp
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Christmas lantern
Replies: 15
Views: 856

Re: WTB Christmas lantern

well Greg maybe you should restore it!
My 12-51 only has a black frame.
by Dmacp
Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Christmas lantern
Replies: 15
Views: 856

Re: WTB Christmas lantern

that 12-51 is a pretty desirable piece. It has blackband parts on it. Also has the bug cap over the air tube.
I've been told that there was a 12-51 blackband as well. My earliest one was a 2-52.
by Dmacp
Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 11/51 US Coleman 200 OCD Lantern Unfired!!
Replies: 8
Views: 481

Re: 11/51 US Coleman 200 OCD Lantern Unfired!!

Has anyone here ever seen a Canadian generator marked "T66G"? I've heard they made them but have never seen one. If you have one please post a picture?
by Dmacp
Fri Jul 15, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A rare light up
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: A rare light up

ours are always in the middle of a heat spell
we had three in one day last week. Once while I was in the shower at night.
by Dmacp
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Thread size
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Thread size

Coleman sold a self-tapping 4-40 screw as a replacement for the 4-36. The 4-36 was also used on the cast 242 pump caps.
I posted a thread chart here long ago.
by Dmacp
Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 227 found but only Art
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: 227 found but only Art

well I had one of those plated and all fixed up. I was quite proud of it then it cracked right through the sun rays on the logo. Now it's a candidate for the same.
by Dmacp
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Can this 202 frame be saved?
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Can this 202 frame be saved?

That's pretty hot. How close are the frame members to the mantle on these lanterns?
They are the exact same distance as the ones on steel frames that do not glow.
by Dmacp
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning a 200A black band
Replies: 19
Views: 404

Re: Cleaning a 200A black band

the air tube is nickel plated. The other parts are plain brass. The band and frame are painted. My black band is glossy black, very thin high solids paint. The frame is flat or semi-gloss black. I do not think it is gun blued. The frame hold down nut is plated silver.
by Dmacp
Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Can this 202 frame be saved?
Replies: 18
Views: 585

Re: Can this 202 frame be saved?

that is a common problem with those frames. The stainless they were using back then wasn't so good. a good steel frame would actually be an upgrade. I might get some flack for saying this, but the repro frames do not burn as well as a stock frame. IMHO it is the bend(s) in the air tube. I don't thin...
by Dmacp
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning a 200A black band
Replies: 19
Views: 404

Re: Cleaning a 200A black band

I have a 53 he thinks is a black band even though it does not have the black band collar.
I have two 4-53 lanterns; one is a black band, and the other is a silver band. There is a period of several months in 1953 where they had both. Same lantern other than the color. Steel bands on both.
by Dmacp
Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Blue Gas Usage in Dual Fuels?
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Blue Gas Usage in Dual Fuels?

I wish I could get 93 octane super in California. Or ethanol free gasoline. some places (Sinclair) sell 100 octane unleaded but it is $10 a gallon and higher. Heck, might be $20 a gallon now.
by Dmacp
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: AGM 3927 packaging question (now with lots of pictures)
Replies: 20
Views: 282

Re: AGM 3927 packaging question (now with lots of pictures)

Looks like the tape absorbed moisture over the years. That appears to be rust.
by Dmacp
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chipmunk Eliminator (caution graphic)
Replies: 19
Views: 429

Re: Chipmunk Eliminator (caution graphic)

ground squirrels here. serious diggers. Right under my foundation. Cute little boogers. Friendly too when they are babies. but something's got to give.
by Dmacp
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: not what ya want to see making tacos
Replies: 19
Views: 653

Re: not what ya want to see making tacos

Stan Ridgeway. wonder what he is doing these days. Wall of Voo Doo. And I'm old enough to remember XERB-the original Mexican Radio. 100,000 watts and the wolfman. Later became 69 Extra Gold.
by Dmacp
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dawn Power Wash
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Dawn Power Wash

I have a bottle here and I think it works great
by Dmacp
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Dimming older non adjustable lanterns with tip cleaner?
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Dimming older non adjustable lanterns with tip cleaner?

running a lantern with the pricker wire partially plugging the orifice will cause it to clog faster.
by Dmacp
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Amish Kerosene
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: Amish Kerosene

I found out MEK dissolves Caswell's.
by Dmacp
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:54 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: BREAKING NEWS!!!
Replies: 47
Views: 1077

Re: BREAKING NEWS!!!

being Prez is usually the last step before disappearing. Hopefully not Murff. How's Brent doing these days?
by Dmacp
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is nothing sacred anymore?
Replies: 30
Views: 504

Re: Is nothing sacred anymore?

When they had the opportunity the US should have switched to the metric system. So much simpler.
It's not really, if you've worked in a machine shop and learned the US system, with drills and taps all based on the 64ths system but in thousandths of an inch.
by Dmacp
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: decluttering
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: decluttering

mini mag lights are cute but sure don't last.
by Dmacp
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: mystery phenomenon with 200A
Replies: 20
Views: 699

Re: mystery phenomenon with 200A

With a petromax the mixture velocity slows down and the flame creeps up into the burner tube. A screen is mandatory but you sort of do want the lantern to burn strong. I'd lay that U tube on a brick and heat it with a torch to be certain it is not cracked. those parts are castings. Or just swap it f...
by Dmacp
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lanterns & Coffee.
Replies: 34
Views: 632

Re: Lanterns & Coffee.

Ken and Moses- Those perkers can be had on ebay for a song. You can get vintage ones that are new, unused and unchipped. But be sure you get the basket, diffuser plate and stem (pump assembly) complete because they were made to fit the individual pot and don't always interchange. Also the squared ha...
by Dmacp
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Lanterns & Coffee.
Replies: 34
Views: 632

Re: Lanterns & Coffee.

I use porcelain stove top perkers on a 500 speedmaster. My sister, who uses a Keurig, says it is the best coffee she's ever had.
Those green bubbles are uranium glass. (Vaseline glass)
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by Dmacp
Fri Jun 24, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Heat resisting globes?
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Heat resisting globes?

I think most Colemans used Pyrex, which was trademarked by Dow Corning. AGM et al used glass made by McKee Glasbake or MacBeth Evans and could not use the word "Pyrex". The Coleman globes I posted may have been made by someone other than Dow Corning. I say that because those globes were concurrent w...
by Dmacp
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: mystery phenomenon with 200A
Replies: 20
Views: 699

Re: mystery phenomenon with 200A

that is an almost common occurrence with Petromax type lanterns. it makes a peculiar noise which is all the warning you get before things start to melt.
by Dmacp
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Amish Kerosene
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: Amish Kerosene

Gary?
No way. How the heck are you? Good to hear from you.
by Dmacp
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Heat resisting globes?
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Heat resisting globes?

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by Dmacp
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Heat resisting globes?
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: Heat resisting globes?

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by Dmacp
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Seafoam Monday!🍁
Replies: 36
Views: 685

Re: Seafoam Monday!🍁

The Hirohata Merc. First place I heard the word "seafoam".
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by Dmacp
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Earliest Canadian 200?
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Earliest Canadian 200?

Someone mentioned the 2/51 date is common but around here it’s the first pre 1955 200 I’ve stumbled across. For me it seems 2/58 is the common date.
I'd agree with you and add 4-52. I've had two of those and I get all the common ones.
by Dmacp
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Earliest Canadian 200?
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Earliest Canadian 200?

I have a 2-51 as well. seem pretty common.
by Dmacp
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Coleman globe trio
Replies: 21
Views: 879

Re: Coleman globe trio

Hi Erwin-
Authoritarianism is big on social media these days.
VBW
Dan