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by Dmacp
Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Bonneville Salt Flats sign stolen
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: OT Bonneville Salt Flats sign stolen

definitely not the original one. the one they crossed off the name and put Mickey Thompson on.
by Dmacp
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: PreWay 742-43
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: PreWay 742-43

At the bottom of the pickup there is a removeable screen. It unscrews or unsolders. Under that screen, in the pickup tube, is a jet. My brilliant idea was to remove it, Colemans don't use it so it must not be needed.... Well guess what it is needed and it must be clear. And to get at it you must rem...
by Dmacp
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: PreWay 742-43
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: PreWay 742-43

if you can get it apart it's all down hill from there.
by Dmacp
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mrs. Jean Burchell passed away
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Mrs. Jean Burchell passed away

I drove out and visited Don in Vegas two years ago. glad I did. was planning another visit but glad I made the first. Don's wife was sleeping on the couch the entire visit so I knew she was not well. Don is the one who revived the check valve tool. Prior to that I think Bob Frank had made them. When...
by Dmacp
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What caswells do you guys recommend?
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: What caswells do you guys recommend?

POR15 is NOT supposed to be 1/4" thick as the gentleman above posted, let's try following the directions. Thin layers of POR15 will allow the metal underneath to rust right through. I tried it and put water in the fount. Multiple layers are not recommended but work better than a thin layer for prev...
by Dmacp
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What caswells do you guys recommend?
Replies: 23
Views: 395

Re: What caswells do you guys recommend?

I've noticed that Caswell's is confident enough of their product that they display an AGM lantern in their ad. Epoxy in and of itself is pretty tough. But there is another angle and that angle is that it is not Caswell's doing the job. It's you. You can build an epoxy airplane from Rutan. But when y...
by Dmacp
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Drought?
Replies: 35
Views: 569

Re: Drought?

Looking at Lake Oroville and they are pulling the boats out or they get stuck in the mud. California is drying up.
by Dmacp
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242NL I believe
Replies: 20
Views: 185

Re: 242NL I believe

maybe it was seized up and the PO thought it unscrewed so he filed a slot in it? and then tried to unscrew it?

Or maybe it was to wire the pump plunger down. That'll fix it. until you need to pump it up
by Dmacp
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 502 - coffee, not today
Replies: 29
Views: 432

Re: 502 - coffee, not today

I had that problem with my 502. Coffee'd be an all day project. Especially when it is chilly. So I got a 500. Much better.
by Dmacp
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242NL I believe
Replies: 20
Views: 185

Re: 242NL I believe

I have been trying to research some info on my 242 that I believe is a NL that was gifted to me? It clearly states that it is a "no-letter" right on it??? "No-Letter" or NL is our terminology not Colemans. that means it is not a 242A or B or C or D or E. It's a 242. with no letter suffix. I don't g...
by Dmacp
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amber globes
Replies: 22
Views: 518

Re: Amber globes

the globes JAFE dyed started out light yellow. then the got a little darker and they called them "nutmeg". well, I got one and it was just plain "brown". mention colored globes and many colors come to mind. Not brown though.
by Dmacp
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Found my first blackband 6/52
Replies: 15
Views: 207

Re: Found my first blackband 6/52

I've been trying to figure out when Coleman US went away from it.
the first solid frame blackband I've seen was 11-52.
by Dmacp
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: This can't be real?????
Replies: 9
Views: 415

Re: This can't be real?????

think that is a redneck swimming pool.
by Dmacp
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How hot is it??
Replies: 36
Views: 485

Re: How hot is it??

June gloom here-light mist all day yesterday.
by Dmacp
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Canadian 249 pre-heat cup question.
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Canadian 249 pre-heat cup question.

my 6-39 has an aluminum cup, 2-45 has a horse shoe cup
by Dmacp
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Stupid Stray Cats
Replies: 57
Views: 680

Re: OT Stupid Stray Cats

so how might I keep them off my precious lawnmower?!?!?
pee on your lawn mower. They'll understand.
by Dmacp
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is This AGM Worth Buying?
Replies: 40
Views: 409

Re: Is This AGM Worth Buying?

Does it look like this nickel on brass fount? An AGM 277/278 is nickel plated brass. So is the 267/268. The 287/288 is chrome plated steel. So is the 304. The model 100 and 3608 are chrome plated brass, as is the 101 and 102. IMHO the best plating AGM did was the nickel on the 277/278. The rest wer...
by Dmacp
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is This AGM Worth Buying?
Replies: 40
Views: 409

Re: Is This AGM Worth Buying?

pretty sure it is steel. No worry about cracks. AGM used a plating method that had a fluid soaked brush as an electrode. The fount revolved and the fluid plated it. Later, horrible rust formed under the plating. The solution is to blast the old plating and rust off, then fill the pitting with lead a...
by Dmacp
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How do you prevent breaking your Globes?
Replies: 42
Views: 523

Re: How do you prevent breaking your Globes?

That's easy just don't touch them and then they won't break!
No such luck for me. I had a MacBeth thermo spiderweb while sitting on the shelf. Must've gotten overheated during it's life.

I had an AGM fount crack sitting on the shelf too but that's to be expected.
by Dmacp
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 247 in overdrive
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: 247 in overdrive

after a good cleaning with various solvents, acidic and basic solutions etc. I get colored flames for a while. I guess it is from the metallic ions knocked loose by the solvents. Kind of like it.
by Dmacp
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Slant T88 conversion
Replies: 31
Views: 402

Re: Slant T88 conversion

This subject has been posted in great detail by another member.
Yessir... Mentioned that in the very first paragraph...
Actually I can't find it anymore. So maybe covering it again is good. Steve R. ran all the parts down originally and helped me build my T88.
by Dmacp
Mon May 31, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Canadian 242A Export With Some Different Features.
Replies: 12
Views: 188

Re: Canadian 242A Export With Some Different Features.

Some US 234's had the base rest with two slots. So did the first Canadian 247's. The interesting thing about that hex nut is that it tightens down flush, not like a normal 3 piece fuel cap which the insert sort of "floats" because the attaching screw does not snug up against the face of the cap. Mus...
by Dmacp
Mon May 31, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How do you guys organize your parts?
Replies: 23
Views: 358

Re: How do you guys organize your parts?

disorganized right now. OCD you know.
by Dmacp
Mon May 31, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Does anyone still us conventional oil? If so, why?
Replies: 45
Views: 609

Re: Does anyone still us conventional oil? If so, why?

hot rodders still use conventional oil. at least for break in. all multi-vis though. No more SAE 40.
by Dmacp
Sun May 30, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 237 Country of Origin?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Coleman 237 Country of Origin?

as far as I know, the "Empire" appeared in the USA and Canada about 1938. I've seen a few 1939's. One is in Brazil, and the other belongs to Agostino. I own several very early US Empires. US ones were not dated. You have to "swag" it using the paint and other manufacturing quirks. Remember that the ...
by Dmacp
Sun May 30, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: i miss camping in the old days...
Replies: 30
Views: 483

Re: i miss camping in the old days...

I miss a lot from the "old days". Really miss a lot. But, you can't get there from here.
by Dmacp
Fri May 28, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 237 Country of Origin?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Coleman 237 Country of Origin?

early US 237's have "made in USA" stamped on the fount. sidestamped. Canadian lanterns were stamped under the filler.
Rusa 237 empire seafoam 007.jpg
by Dmacp
Thu May 27, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First Baby Lantern
Replies: 40
Views: 733

Re: First Baby Lantern

never thought of the 200A as a "Baby".
The 242K was called "baby" for a while. So were several small petromax lanterns.
And the Feurhand of course.
by Dmacp
Thu May 27, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How Many Forum Members...
Replies: 41
Views: 795

Re: How Many Forum Members...

very much like FB. And Nextdoor. Slightly more civil than Nextdoor.
by Dmacp
Thu May 27, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: How Many Forum Members...
Replies: 41
Views: 795

Re: How Many Forum Members...

very much like FB.
by Dmacp
Sun May 23, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT - Cutting Cable - but with alternatives. - Updated
Replies: 16
Views: 423

Re: OT - Cutting Cable - but with alternatives.

I have Spectrum and do not like it. Maybe I'll try T Mobile
by Dmacp
Sat May 22, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Slant T88 conversion
Replies: 31
Views: 402

Re: Slant T88 conversion

This subject has been posted in great detail by another member.
The valve wheel with the fine spline knurl is usually tapped.
by Dmacp
Fri May 21, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any truth to this?
Replies: 17
Views: 420

Re: Any truth to this?

The toolmakers at Coleman produced very nice ornate knurling. Over the years they did spline knurling, male diamond point, female diamond point, very fine diamond point and even some scrolling. There were scalloped splines and curved splines. All beautifully executed with all knurls perfectly filled...
by Dmacp
Fri May 21, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any truth to this?
Replies: 17
Views: 420

Re: Any truth to this?

I met someone who claims there is no need to remove the foil wrapper on a suppository. They are made to dissolve.
by Dmacp
Tue May 18, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: ICCC Patches: What Do You Do With Them?
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: ICCC Patches: What Do You Do With Them?

if I have the gadget shown in the patch I display the two together.
by Dmacp
Tue May 18, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Several Parts are different in 242c
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Several Parts are different in 242c

sounds like a research project. Painted "C"s usually had only one screw on the pump cap. Sometimes only one hole, sometimes 2.
by Dmacp
Tue May 18, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just Sold (How do you make a fount gold)
Replies: 23
Views: 471

Re: Just Sold (How do you make a fount gold)

I'll take the nickel any day. Those are gorgeous.
by Dmacp
Tue May 18, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Blue 242B
Replies: 17
Views: 278

Re: Blue 242B

make sure you know what you have before you change anything.
May I ask what location you are in? (looks like the states from the background)
by Dmacp
Sun May 16, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: am I crazy?
Replies: 44
Views: 359

Re: am I crazy?

is everybody here crazy or is it just me?
by Dmacp
Sun May 16, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946

Interesting that Coleman sold them with mismatched colors -
well, matter of opinion there. They sold them with two different color vents. Or rather two different shades of green. I wouldn't call them "mismatched" any more than I'd call a Christmas lantern mismatched.
by Dmacp
Sat May 15, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: early US 237 observation
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: early US 237 observation

Makeshift runways at night was one use. I've seen that in films
by Dmacp
Sat May 15, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946
Replies: 13
Views: 168

Re: Canadian Model 242B 'Sport-Lite' Dated C (July-Sept) 1946

looks very good. especially the bottom. I ended up painting mine, but I left the bottom original.
by Dmacp
Fri May 14, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex
Replies: 19
Views: 311

Re: OT: Watch collectors? 1936 Gruen Curvex

Ronnie Hardison might be interested. He's an old time Coleman/Bowlus collector who migrated to watches. Used to be here.
by Dmacp
Fri May 14, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 242C? or B?
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: 242C? or B?

looks like a B stamp. After 48 the year was 2 digits
by Dmacp
Thu May 13, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Strange 242

Guff- I agree. The 242 series were very much like the Canadian 242K. There was no ground coat used. The green coating is all over-inside and out so there is no blue dot. Or blue inside. Paul's lantern may have had a late vent installed. But aside from that his lantern looks very much like mine. The ...
by Dmacp
Thu May 13, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: early US 237 observation
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: early US 237 observation

weren't these also used by the U.S. Navy aboard ships?
Hard to tell. The Navy had them but did they use them aboard ship? They would have had to carry the fuel-kerosene. Did they? Only if they used it for something else as well I would think.

They were used in the Aleutians. I have a picture
by Dmacp
Wed May 12, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Strange 242

here's some different 242 bails. The "pinched" bail in the middle seems to be the most rare, next to Mel's of course.
The "droopy" bail on the left is the most recognizable as a 242. The one on the right is the same as a 242C.
Coleman 242 001R.jpg
by Dmacp
Wed May 12, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Strange 242

we can see early , mid n late variations , especially in this early 242 time period You've got that right Steve. So many I can't hardly count them. Just bails-how many were there? When Mel found his 242 I saved a few shots. so here is ICCC member (president) Mel's 242. Check that bail. 242NL mel 4....
by Dmacp
Wed May 12, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Strange 242
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: Strange 242

so this photo shows my early "A" next to a late "NL". (The "A" is on the left) The differences are subtle. The fount pump cap screws are clocked differently. The collars say "242A" and "242". The lantern is almost new, stunning and I know next to nothing about it. Terry thought it was original. The ...