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by kellyblues
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 520 Stove Valve Body Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 170

520 Stove Valve Body Woes

Find something that is almost like a fork to pull up on the valve while turning it. Or,put valve in vise and pull while turning.
by kellyblues
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 520 Stove Valve Body Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 170

520 Stove Valve Body Woes

Or it stripped the threads off of the valve or the bung and its still locked in by an upper thread. I've had that happen years ago on a 200 fount. Had it happen on other brass fittings as well.
by kellyblues
Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How do you date a Nulite lantern?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

How do you date a Nulite lantern?

RobbyJoe wrote: Hardy har-har-har! Glad I didn't ask how to "score" one!



Probably right with that one.
by kellyblues
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How do you date a Nulite lantern?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

How do you date a Nulite lantern?

<blockquote><strong>Heck wrote:</strong> [QUOTE=Dmacp]They are kind of shy. Pick them up on time, dress nicely and don't try to kiss them on the first date. Get them home by midnight. Also vacuum out your car to make a good first impression:-)</blockquote> <br /> Dang it! You stole my thunder!<br />...
by kellyblues
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to RE-ASSEMBLE Coleman 520 stove?
Replies: 12
Views: 561

How to RE-ASSEMBLE Coleman 520 stove?

I plan on doing a 520 & 523 full video in the coming weeks.
by kellyblues
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 4 Burner WWII autoclave burner?
Replies: 9
Views: 456

4 Burner WWII autoclave burner?

Clayton it's a looooooooooooooong story. The autoclave was uncovered in Greece several years ago. Along with the autoclave there was also some Coleman 500 speedmaster stove that had been modified by the Greek military by adding a pressure gauge. Seen here.<br /><br /><a href="http://s297.photobucket...
by kellyblues
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Name that generator
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Name that generator

deanofid wrote: I name it Alberto.



Lol. Killing me Dean.





AGM gens
by kellyblues
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 4 Burner WWII autoclave burner?
Replies: 9
Views: 456

4 Burner WWII autoclave burner?

Welcome to the CCF!!!!!<br /><br />Yep those are cool. Coleman made what you have with the exception of the wind guard. Coleman did not make the autoclave.<br /><br /><a href="http://s297.photobucket.com/user/kellyblues/media/IMG_20150829_084507466.jpg.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img class...
by kellyblues
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: generator removal problem
Replies: 13
Views: 329

generator removal problem

<blockquote><strong>joemiller1059 wrote:</strong> All I know is... "Brute force and stupidity do not work"!</blockquote><br />"<span> There is something to be said for </span><span>brute force</span><span>. - It is usually </span><span>followed by brute stupidity"<br /><br />Garfield the cat <img al...
by kellyblues
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Brazing a fount
Replies: 25
Views: 675

Brazing a fount

I was speaking in general, Dean. I should wait until I have the time to describe things in great detail as you did before I post sometimes. And sometimes I lack the ability of getting it out of my head in a way that normal people understand. Lol. I'm Abby somebody much of the time. Great explanation...
by kellyblues
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 202 valve wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 253

202 valve wheel

<blockquote><strong>Trout wrote:</strong> The only one I have is a 1/55 and it has a green knob. Sometimes it's hard to tell unless you shine a flashlight on it.<br />I didn't buy it new so who knows what it's history is and what parts got changed through the years. There are a lot of 1/55's out the...
by kellyblues
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Brazing a fount
Replies: 25
Views: 675

Brazing a fount

<blockquote><strong>ehodges wrote:</strong> I thought brazing was using brass to weld or solder brass!?</blockquote><br />Aluminum , cast iron , steel, pot metal.. Braze is basically another word for gas weld. Back when coat hangers were made out of material that made good brazing rod is when my dad...
by kellyblues
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 202 valve wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 253

202 valve wheel

joemiller1059 wrote: Does a 202 have a brown or black valve wheel? The one I just FFR'd had a crispy one and I can't tell.

Black
by kellyblues
Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: early Coleman stove imfo needed BURNER CAP screw size
Replies: 4
Views: 231

early Coleman stove imfo needed BURNER CAP screw size

Jan I don't have one of those stoves anymore but I'm somewhat familiar with what your looking for. I believe they used what's considered now to be an odd ball thread though it was fairly common of the time. Sewing machines have tons of odd ball stuff like that. That being said I bought out the local...
by kellyblues
Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Brazing a fount
Replies: 25
Views: 675

Brazing a fount

<blockquote><strong>Pete McNulty wrote:</strong> Scouterjan, I agree but brazing and Caswell product W650 mentioned may make it functional.</blockquote><br />Hello Pete and welcome,<br />Listen to the experience here and save yourself some frustration and maybe burning your house down. That AGM foun...
by kellyblues
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: coleman fuel
Replies: 23
Views: 920

coleman fuel

<blockquote><strong>deanofid wrote:</strong> [QUOTE=kellyblues]I left a little bit in one of the cans for a memory whiff every now and then.l</blockquote>Closet naphtha huffer. Now out of the closet. <img alt="[wink]" src="//cdn.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/wink.gif" align="absmiddle" bo...
by kellyblues
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Need a regulator for Coleman 5410 A 700 stove
Replies: 30
Views: 4768

Need a regulator for Coleman 5410 A 700 stove

<blockquote><strong>StanDahl wrote:</strong> [QUOTE=mcdugal2]I've got to replace the o-ring on mine....</blockquote>What!?! It's way more exciting to light a stove and suddenly have flames come out the holes for the control knobs!</blockquote><br />Just so everyone knows, John made a funny. <br />Ho...
by kellyblues
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: coleman fuel
Replies: 23
Views: 920

coleman fuel

<blockquote><strong>Eccentric Blockhead wrote:</strong> I found a can of CF in the garage that was half-ful (1980s design). The garage is detached from house, and the can was rusty on the outside. The fuel inside was pristine and worked fine. </blockquote> <br /> Couple of years ago I snagged 2 cans...
by kellyblues
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: coleman fuel
Replies: 23
Views: 920

coleman fuel

<blockquote><strong>JimDouglasJr wrote:</strong> Eh, I've used partial cans that were 35+ years old. Also partial founts that probably had 20-40 year old fuel in them. No problem.<br />There are next to no additives. <br />It's all the additives in automobile gasoline that make it go bad.</blockquot...
by kellyblues
Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Found a Way to Fix Enlarged Orifices on Kamplite/other Generators AND Make Them Run on Kerosene!
Replies: 16
Views: 738

Found a Way to Fix Enlarged Orifices on Kamplite/other Generators AND Make Them Run on Kerosene!

Clayton good of you to offer your services out to folks. I've always done my own tips and such but lack the time to do it for other people. Very well done young man. With this I expect to see a bunch of the GPA'S I sent you making light again.<img src="//cdn.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/...
by kellyblues
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 8A Good Value Iron generator
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Coleman 8A Good Value Iron generator

hammer_off wrote: It is not a Roto generator.




Steve it takes the other iron gen I had sitting on the table at the GL gathering. I have roughly 110-120 of them. Long story,don't ask. Lol
by kellyblues
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228 I think it's a B?
Replies: 15
Views: 335

228 I think it's a B?

Nice score for sure. Another was to ID the "B' is the check valve. Most of the B's and BX's have the " barrel" style like the milspecks have as seen on the far right in the pictures below.. If you can get a good pic down the pump bore they are easy to ID. <br /><br /><a href="http://s297.photobucket...
by kellyblues
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 236-299 December 1950 Value?
Replies: 49
Views: 1001

Coleman 236-299 December 1950 Value?

<blockquote><strong>lighthead wrote:</strong> And I am the guy who purchased this lantern. My name is Gerhard. One comment made in the thread by <span class="usergroup122254">Scouter_Angus </span>was that this lantern was from the 60's, and that someone would have re-plated the vent in nickel. The l...
by kellyblues
Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Globe Crack Repair
Replies: 15
Views: 765

Globe Crack Repair

There is a company that will repair a rare globe just so you guys know. I would have to look them up but they've done several for members here.
by kellyblues
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Check Valve & Air Stem Pairing
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Check Valve & Air Stem Pairing

If you make sure you get he original style good and tight it will work fine. I've removed and reinstalled 100's of them. The one in the middle is what you will get as a replacement if you order a CV from mike for that lantern. Either one works fine. Just make sure the CV is in good and tight. Some m...
by kellyblues
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Check Valve & Air Stem Pairing
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Check Valve & Air Stem Pairing

Eccentric Blockhead wrote: Which one of those goes in a '58 220E?

The one in the middle is the new style replacement. The one in that 220E will look like the one on the left. The one on the right is from around 220B and milspecks of many years.
by kellyblues
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Check Valve & Air Stem Pairing
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Check Valve & Air Stem Pairing

I posted these years ago for ppl to see the difference. Couldn't find it in the archives though.<br /><br /><a href="http://s297.photobucket.com/user/kellyblues/media/CV/Picture001.jpg.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img class="bbc_img" src="http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm211/kellyblues/...
by kellyblues
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: por 15
Replies: 37
Views: 1153

por 15

Dan,thank you for showing this. That shows the very thing I'm talking about. It doesn't have to be directly over a crack. Pressure will capitalize on every opportunity it gets. It will follow every fisher ,split, crevis and so on. Several years ago we had a low pressure fuel oil line leak. The secti...
by kellyblues
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil spec generator
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Mil spec generator

Okie dokie. Keep us posted! And I didn't intend to insult your knowledge or skill ability. I hope I've not offended you.

Think it trough a couple times before you do it. It helps.
by kellyblues
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil spec generator
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Mil spec generator

If you still have the tip off. Using a small wire form a small hook on one end and fish it out the flared end of the tube. If you have any electrical wire a stand from it will work nicely. Once the packing is removed clear the tube of any obstructions. You should be able to blow through it very easi...
by kellyblues
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil spec generator
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Mil spec generator

<blockquote><strong>Chucker wrote:</strong> I've removed and replaced milspec gen tips several times with the same generator. <br /><br />Yes, one can over tighten them however the military would not have given troops a pricker/cleaner with the wrench if they did not intend to have them EVER remove ...
by kellyblues
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil spec generator
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Mil spec generator

I will walk you through how to remove and repack that gen after you make sure you get good flow from the valve. For now leave the gen tip off since you've already removed it
by kellyblues
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil spec generator
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Mil spec generator

Those tips are not made to be removed. The tube is roll formed around the nipple of the tip. If its loose in any way when you put it back in throw it away. I have seen one come out on a running lantern because of this. It ain't pretty.<br /> <br /> And you are sure you get a steady flow out of the v...
by kellyblues
Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil spec generator
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Mil spec generator

Have you used the pricker on the new gen tip? If not, try that. It may look clear but often new ones have something just small enough to block it.
by kellyblues
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: por 15
Replies: 37
Views: 1153

por 15

<blockquote><strong>Eccentric Blockhead wrote:</strong> <span>I have pulled up a chair. This is interesting. It makes sense why one wouldn't want to use it to repair a pressurized vessel that leaks. </span><br /><br /><span>But is POR-15 good to use as a preventative rustproof coating for older foun...
by kellyblues
Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: por 15
Replies: 37
Views: 1153

por 15

<blockquote><strong>Majicwrench wrote:</strong> Kellyblues, thanks for the great write-up. <br /><br />But then, is it safe to run ANY old lantern? ANY old lantern, heck even a lot of new lanterns, can and do leak. And catch on fire. NONE of these GPS's should really be lit, say, in a house, on a ta...
by kellyblues
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: por 15
Replies: 37
Views: 1153

por 15

<p>Im going to set the stage for you a little bit Dan.<br /> Lets talk pressured fuel vessels for just a bit. That’s what these things are. Because we have members encompassing the globe I’m not using a USA standard or requirement. The international Fuel Gas code states that any pressure fuel vessel...
by kellyblues
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: gasoline vs coleman vs aspen4t
Replies: 29
Views: 833

gasoline vs coleman vs aspen4t

JimL wrote: As Confucius said, the only thing constant is change.



Absolutely . But when its an global industrial standard the ink should be dry on the last revision before another large change ,or change back to earlier version. Lol
by kellyblues
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: gasoline vs coleman vs aspen4t
Replies: 29
Views: 833

gasoline vs coleman vs aspen4t

<blockquote><strong>deanofid wrote:</strong> I just looked up the MSDS for Aspen4T. (They call it something other than MSDS in England, but it<br />looks like what we call the data sheet.) According to the chems in the stuff, it is up to 95%<br />naphtha, which should run well in your Colemans. </bl...
by kellyblues
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Reflectors
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Reflectors

Most are home made yes. There have been flat wrap around reflectors sold by Coleman. A good rule of thumb is that Coleman has always been good about marking their products. Very few things don't have their name stamped into them.
by kellyblues
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Handy Gas Plant Air control Experiments
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Handy Gas Plant Air control Experiments

<blockquote><strong>toddcline wrote:</strong> Well that's a pretty good idea! I might have to rig up something similar. Reminds me of the damper control on the old coal furnaces. Most of you are too young to remember that stuff. But it makes sense.. Thanks!!<br /><br />Todd</blockquote><br />Not if ...
by kellyblues
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Silklite mantles versus Peerless
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Silklite mantles versus Peerless

<blockquote><strong>MotorcycleDan wrote:</strong> [QUOTE=Dmacp]Yeah. Sam Blank.<br />He reads here, once in a while he posts. He also gave a talk at one of the ICCC conferences and I missed it. I bet it was informative.<br />I know he made several varieties, pretty sure they were the ones in the ora...
by kellyblues
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:55 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: #2 iron help
Replies: 9
Views: 310

#2 iron help

Cool beans. Thanks for the update.
by kellyblues
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Silklite mantles versus Peerless
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Silklite mantles versus Peerless

<blockquote><strong>JimDouglasJr wrote:</strong> Killer bright, not as tough as Peerless (nothing is), but better than Current Coleman.<br />Like most mantles, they become rigid and fragile once burned off, but they're super bright and stronger than current Coleman.<br /><br />Peerless remain a litt...
by kellyblues
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Please help me identify what I have
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Please help me identify what I have

Very nice items! They should clean up very well. Welcome to the CCF!
by kellyblues
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Please help me identify what I have
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Please help me identify what I have

HillCountry wrote: Any time I see a red valve knob I assume that it is a Nulite.



That's a good starting point. Keep in mind AGM was known for throwing a red knob on here and there also.
by kellyblues
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Smells like cf but it's blue?
Replies: 23
Views: 839

Smells like cf but it's blue?

CanukColeman wrote: would someone have use avgas 100 LL. The color is blue on this but it is expensive.
Thomas



Unless it was free. I wondered that myself.
by kellyblues
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mantle Dark Spots
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Mantle Dark Spots

Good deal. Good lesson. Those dark sport are caused by something effecting the air/fuel ratio somewhere. Thanks for the follow up.