Search found 1643 matches

by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got mine
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Got mine

I got mine today, and thanks to Mike's superior packing, a globe... and not a pile of broken pieces.
OCP BOX.jpg
by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got this on the way home from work
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Got this on the way home from work

That looks great! I've been on the hunt for one, and have probably missed a few that were tucked in corners or covered with a sheet at a garage sale. With stools too. That was a lucky find.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New CQ Canadian
Replies: 27
Views: 147

Re: New CQ Canadian

If It hissed, it was likely holding pressure. Most CQ's are solid and have no issues. I've only found two that I didn't try to save. Both looked like they'd survived coastal flooding and/or spent time as garden ornaments. They had quite obvious rust holes through the bottom.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New CQ Canadian
Replies: 27
Views: 147

Re: New CQ Canadian

The reason I asked about the shade is because it looks like it may not be from a GPA. If it can't stand the heating/cooling cycle it could "Ping" into pieces. I have run it several times on the lamp it came on. My first lamp😁 168k. Even outdoors fall camping. So far so good until I find shades I wa...
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New CQ Canadian
Replies: 27
Views: 147

Re: New CQ Canadian

The reason I asked about the shade is because it looks like it may not be from a GPA. If it can't stand the heating/cooling cycle it could "Ping" into pieces.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New CQ Canadian
Replies: 27
Views: 147

Re: New CQ Canadian

Not unless it leaks. Looks great.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New CQ Canadian
Replies: 27
Views: 147

Re: New CQ Canadian

I'm more concerned about the shade. Need a better look at it.

The overburn may be from a slight restriction in the air tubes or burner screens.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

MommaG wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:14 pm
Hot_Diggity wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:34 pm If you have a record player or potters wheel you can spin it and see if it's perfect.
I used a level along it
That'll work. 😁
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

If you have a record player or potters wheel you can spin it and see if it's perfect.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New CQ Canadian
Replies: 27
Views: 147

Re: New CQ Canadian

Swapping generators is one way to proof them for other lamps... if everything else in the fuel circuit is working properly.

You won't be in real trouble with lamps until you start packing electric ones into the back room to make room for more gas and kerosene lamps.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New CQ Canadian
Replies: 27
Views: 147

Re: New CQ Canadian

Now you have a twin for your slightly bent CQ. With a pair of them you'll have a room full of warm light.
by Hot_Diggity
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

Patience is a great asset when working with these things. Does the "junk" roll from side to side or just seem to rattle? There is a multi-fingered clip soldered to the bottom of the fount that guides the fuel tube during assembly. These will sometimes come loose. It won't affect the fuel delivery.
by Hot_Diggity
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

That tube is threaded and soldered in at top and bottom. You should be able to ease that back straight with it in place. That brass hasn't been heated, so it will take a little effort, but it will straighten out.

The fount looks great!
by Hot_Diggity
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The entire drinking thread is gone!
Replies: 108
Views: 1318

Re: The entire drinking thread is gone!

IMG_20210417_232926.jpg
by Hot_Diggity
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chemical removal of cap gaskets?
Replies: 13
Views: 173

Re: Chemical removal of cap gaskets?

For 1 piece painted caps, I use my smallest drill bit and drill down through, and all around the gasket...maybe 20 holes or so. The gasket can be chipped out in pieces after that. Paint saved! I like that technique Bill. I could make a jig from a birch plywood scrap I have and make a holding fixtur...
by Hot_Diggity
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chemical removal of cap gaskets?
Replies: 13
Views: 173

Re: Chemical removal of cap gaskets?

I'm going to try Xylene on these two cap inserts. They can soak as long as it takes. I do remember Xylene being pretty effective at eating up rubber gaskets and seals on M151 carburetors. We used to get the stuff in 55 gallon drums and mop the shop floors with it on Fridays. I know for certain that ...
by Hot_Diggity
Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chemical removal of cap gaskets?
Replies: 13
Views: 173

Chemical removal of cap gaskets?

I know we all like fire, or we wouldn't be here. The recent threads about cap gasket removal got me wondering if there might be a chemical solution. Is there a chemical that will attack the hardened rubber cap seals and allow them to be easily removed? To do this without paint damage to the cap woul...
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got to love when a seller NEVER responds to a question that is asked.
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Got to love when a seller NEVER responds to a question that is asked.

I've had a couple like that. I just had to try to win the auction and take my chances. Have had better luck by trying to add some praise and a hook to the question. Like telling them that their piece is desirable, but it'll get far more bidding response if they show a better view from this angle or ...
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

Your air tube may be almost straight once it's clocked correctly.

Do be watchful with the vice grips and don't smash the pliers jaw into the air tube when the burner tubes rotate. I prefer just rocking them back and forth with tools until they are loose enough to remove by hand.
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 739
Views: 10755

Re: What did you do in your shop today?

Looks really good Chuck!! Thanks Toby. I was surprised how well the gold paint on the top ring matched that gold paint on the insert. Now I just have to deal with the big crack in the insert. Blob some solder and seal it... Once it's in the stand you'll never see it 😉👍 The only reason that sounds a...
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Any other ladies here?
Replies: 26
Views: 391

Re: Any other ladies here?

For now I am happy for a shade that will work while I search Ontario for the real thing. As of today I will have 3 lamps and one shade. I am greedy I want a shade on every lamp. I attached a link to my pleated shade making tutorial on an earlier post here. There are others here with terrific shade ...
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 739
Views: 10755

Re: What did you do in your shop today?

Tgarner01 wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:53 pm Looks really good Chuck!!
Thanks Toby. I was surprised how well the gold paint on the top ring matched that gold paint on the insert. Now I just have to deal with the big crack in the insert.
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

Does the pricker lever move and can you see the wire move up and down at the tip?
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 739
Views: 10755

Re: What did you do in your shop today?

My Deluxe Parlor lamp needed a temporary home, and I spotted a nice Consolidated Kerosene lamp base on Ebay. It was 2" too short inside. Lamp Base Two inches short.jpg Lamp base sliced.jpg Lamp base donor.jpg Lamp base stretched.jpg After an early morning slice and tack job and a new shorter stud to...
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Just Because!
Replies: 612
Views: 5834

Re: Just Because!

Just because... it wasn't Wednesday, but it was chilly.
IMG_20210417_003157.jpg
Perfection 1710
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

IMG_20201204_235813 (1).jpg
...and a shade that you can make yourself.

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/ ... de#p289084
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Remington 512
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Remington 512

I really like the 5XX Remington rifles. Not a bad one in the bunch. My very first trip to a State Park rifle range I was amazed that Dad could bounce a soup can all over the 100 yard hill with a Remington 514. I'd bet you'll be able to do it with the 512 too. From building Remington 513T rifles out ...
by Hot_Diggity
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

The generator should be thoroughly annealed. More heat won't hurt it, but it shouldn't be necessary. Just go slowly. The biggest lesson I've learned here is not to rush things. If it takes a month or two to get something apart, that's what it takes. I take a break before I break things. More heat an...
by Hot_Diggity
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: WAY OFF TOPIC - Radio Stations on Google Earth Map - Click and Listen
Replies: 6
Views: 154

WAY OFF TOPIC - Radio Stations on Google Earth Map - Click and Listen

I just learned of this today and have been surfing the dial all over the World. Can't get the Far East Network, but I can find just about every other station I look for.

Give it a try.

http://radio.garden/visit/detroit-mi/BDNAuSB4
by Hot_Diggity
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A couple of jugs.....
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: A couple of jugs.....

Wow! Those are half the size of the ones I'm using. The old full size GI monsters. I like the half size jugs. Would be MUCH easier for me to handle.

Thanks for the tip. Now all I have to do is find some. :)
by Hot_Diggity
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 152a what do I need for a shade holder
Replies: 12
Views: 100

Re: Coleman 152a what do I need for a shade holder

152a is a little narrow at the base to support a glass shade. It came with a parchment shade and 355 globe. The holders look like these.
IMG_20201121_235217.jpg
Shades don't have to be original to be functional.
IMG_20210321_193932 (1).jpg
by Hot_Diggity
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 228f to kero
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: 228f to kero

It's pretty simple. Lots of on-line videos available. Short answer is swap the generator from the 220 with a tip from a 200A. delete the cardboard tube in the generator. Add a preheat cup. Now the part that you might miss. the 220f is an Instant lite system. It delivers an air/fuel mixture until the...
by Hot_Diggity
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First lamp
Replies: 16
Views: 207

Re: First lamp

That's a beautiful lamp and shade. I'd say the warnings about lamps are pretty spot-on. Nothing wrong with having a few lamps. Just don't let you wife get a peek at a Kero Lite 160... that's a whole different rabbit hole and deep too.
by Hot_Diggity
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

I think you'll be surprised how well the generator will straighten out if you follow John's recommendation and take your time. I've been amazed at the smashed Coleman pieces that I was ablevto save. It's as if they know what shape they were and just need a little coaxing to get back there. One techn...
by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: heat and dunk for rust prevention
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: heat and dunk for rust prevention

That said - here in central NC I am always willing to try ANYTHING to prevent rusting.... No matter the finish, polished, blued, browned, parkerized, oil quenched, I always spray steel parts down with Ballistol. There are rifles in the non-climate controlled part of the gunshop that were wiped down...
by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New shade for my homemade reading lamp.
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: New shade for my homemade reading lamp.

Timm taught me that this material is called Windowpane oyster. It was me that had found your shade's twin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windowpane_oyster oyster shade.jpg I really need to dust.... and get help with my lamp problem. The guys that made my shade must've become aware of the solder join...
by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New shade for my homemade reading lamp.
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: New shade for my homemade reading lamp.

That's a great looking shade. Goes really well on the reading lamp.
by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 168k part ?
Replies: 20
Views: 134

Re: 168k part ?

Mica score.jpg
Like the one on the left that hangs from the shade?

Anything that protects the shade will work and nobody will globe shame you if you don't use a vintage mica globe.
by Hot_Diggity
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What did you do in your shop today?
Replies: 739
Views: 10755

Re: What did you do in your shop today?

I replaced a mirror glass on a Spark. Was good for laughs.
Bandaid solution.jpg
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: heat and dunk for rust prevention
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: heat and dunk for rust prevention

I heat them to a full red. Keep in mind, I do this on stuff like screws and butt plates that aren't stressed much or tempered. Can't do it on springs for instance. Parts like screw heads are polished before heating and quenching. Larger parts hold a bit of heat, so the ammo can is good if they hit t...
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: heat and dunk for rust prevention
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: heat and dunk for rust prevention

Try dropping it in BLACK diesel drain oil. Gives a nice satin black finish on gun parts. I assume I can get this when I change the oil on my diesel next time? That's where I get it Carlton. I got the nastiest, blackest diesel drain oil I could find and keep it in an old ammo can in the garage. When...
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The question of providing values
Replies: 73
Views: 937

Re: The question of providing values

Ebay is a crap-shoot. IF you have a sharp eye (Levi) or are relentless in your searching (me) you can find bargains... or what I think is a bargain to me. I still like the school of "It's worth whatever you think it's worth." If somebody else agrees, great. If your price is out of line you'll see vi...
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: heat and dunk for rust prevention
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: heat and dunk for rust prevention

Try dropping it in BLACK diesel drain oil. Gives a nice satin black finish on gun parts.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Elastic mantles?
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Elastic mantles?

Maybe somebody has actually seen one of these mantles. The tins seem to remain, but the mantles are long gone.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Elastic mantles?
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Elastic mantles?

I hadn't seen these before, and I'm curious about the "Elastic" description. Is there something lost in translation? What's elastic about them?

Prabhat silk mantles.jpg
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Killing Himalayan blackberries?
Replies: 41
Views: 461

Re: Killing Himalayan blackberries?

I had them growing so thick I couldn't walk through them. Took out three pines that shaded them, scraped them out with a bobcat and haven't seen them come back...yet.
by Hot_Diggity
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Factory or homemade globe holder?
Replies: 30
Views: 405

Re: Factory or homemade globe holder?

As soon as Steve mentioned "late" production I remembered seeing these in a catalog somewhere. Can't find it yet, but I will. Does anybody know if these were used in the U.S. and Canada. Would help me hang a lot of globes correctly on naked Canadian lamps. @gwrocen, thank you for the wonderful pictu...
by Hot_Diggity
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It took 120 years for this lantern
Replies: 40
Views: 665

Re: It took 120 years for this lantern

Only 33,000 Yen. I had to look up the current exchange rate. Ouch! That's a third of the exchange rate when I lived in Japan. Am I wrong or is that only $301 USD I can only imagine how quick they sold originally You got it right Bill. I couldn't afford to live there now. The rent on my tiny apartme...
by Hot_Diggity
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman CQ
Replies: 99
Views: 729

Re: Coleman CQ

That R55 looks like it'll straighten out just fine. The buckled spot toward the air tube is the only thing that concerns me. That's why I test everything outside. If a generator is going to spring a flaming leak from a pin hole, split, or failed packing I'd rather not have it in the house. Do you ha...