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by 242burner
Thu May 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A tear down guidance please.
Replies: 16
Views: 279

200A tear down guidance please.

+1 JimL!!!<br /><br />I have only seen one check valve fail and it was on a 200a that had the same types of problems you are having with this one. Probably had fuel left in for decades. Do not try to push air into this lantern until you have removed and oiled the pump leather, making sure in is not ...
by 242burner
Fri May 03, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Alladin Milspec Conversion Kit Wrench
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Alladin Milspec Conversion Kit Wrench

This is the one I painted, and should not have. My worst mistake ever. At the time, we had only one guy who knew everything millspec. He did not see my post until it was too late. Advice to new collectors: Wait to paint.
by 242burner
Thu May 02, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Alladin Milspec Conversion Kit Wrench
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Alladin Milspec Conversion Kit Wrench

Is this what you mean? This was on my AGM-Aladdin-Coleman, <br /><br /><a href="https://oi1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd512/242burner/AGMMSparts.jpg?1556840974697&1556840981857&1556840990699" rel="lightbox"><img src="https://oi1223.photobucket.com/albums/dd512/242burner/AGMMSparts.jpg?1556840974697&...
by 242burner
Thu May 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate
Replies: 442
Views: 8760

Join the official MilSpec Snydicate

Thank you bridd!!! This is too funny. I put a pic of my Mil Spec in my post above. This was the worst mistake I ever made since I started collecting in 2007. I asked about this, but no one knew much about it. To save the font, I stripped it and painted it. After I posted pics, a member told me it wa...
by 242burner
Thu May 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Join the official MilSpec Snydicate
Replies: 442
Views: 8760

Join the official MilSpec Snydicate

Okay...YAS (yet another syndicate) sign me up. Any number, whatever is the easiest on you. I refuse to join the 275 group though. I am looking forward to the 1919 Air-O syndicate and the sLant syndicate (L220-8)!! I have been away for awhile, those may already be a thing.<br /><br /><a href="https:/...
by 242burner
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Tools ? To clean up valve seats, spindle, valve shaft tips?
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Tools ? To clean up valve seats, spindle, valve shaft tips?

Confused. So you are saying the valve was not seating, letting pressure continue to up through the fount? Or was the pricker not sealing off? Point is probably moot since you got a new valve. <br /><br />I had a valve that the tip was actually bent, like someone hit it on a rock. It had enlarged the...
by 242burner
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Any realistic chance I can get this fount dent out?
Replies: 51
Views: 1187

Any realistic chance I can get this fount dent out?

Leave it alone. It is brass. Not every lantern has to be perfect! Enjoy while you can. This lantern has a story and it earned that dent. You will run across another. <br /><br /><strong>With that said:</strong> One of our members was able to put a piece of wood through the filler cap with the correc...
by 242burner
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A Treated Burner Frames ~ PART II Post #25
Replies: 42
Views: 888

200A Treated Burner Frames ~ PART II Post #25

Looks great. Yes Murff, I am still kicking around.
Jim
by 242burner
Tue May 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Differences in 220E and Earlier Vs. 220F Why Are The 220/228 E's Considered the Last of the Best?
Replies: 12
Views: 707

Differences in 220E and Earlier Vs. 220F Why Are The 220/228 E's Considered the Last of the Best?

The D is my favorite of the 220/8. They seem brighter somehow. Most of us agree, that when they stopped using brass in the late 60's the lanterns became just ho, hum....then the Northstar came along and wow, what a lantern. Woofies, as some call them. If I had to pick just 5 lanterns, Northstar woul...
by 242burner
Thu May 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Cleaning the gooo off the stove and tank
Replies: 15
Views: 366

Cleaning the gooo off the stove and tank

Coleman paint was not that great to begin with. Add years of grease, the paint is going to soften anyway. Painting a stove is a real chore, but the tank is not too bad, you jut have to get it clean first. Some guys have had great success with Lye. <br /><br />You may just want to do the tank and lin...
by 242burner
Fri May 19, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: I may get mixed feelings here but.....
Replies: 34
Views: 1047

I may get mixed feelings here but.....

I still have my root beer can collection from when I was a kid. Mom would not allow me to collect beer cans so...root beer.<br /><br />Here are some things to always remember out this forum.<br /><br />1. It is yours, do what makes you happy.<br />2. Don't ask for a price.<br />3. Painting anything ...
by 242burner
Thu May 11, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How do you folks clean the burner frame on your lanterns?
Replies: 21
Views: 1395

How do you folks clean the burner frame on your lanterns?

Evaporust removes some tin-dipped items like old frame rests. Found that out the hard way. Vinegar, Brass brush, 0000 is all you need.
by 242burner
Thu May 11, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 500A
Replies: 19
Views: 576

500A

+1 Scouterjan advice. Then replace. The 500A is a SWEETHEART of a stove. I put my 12 Lodge Dutch oven on it to cook my meal Saturday. They light and run so fine. It will become your go-to stove. My knee-jerk reaction is to ask why that thing broke in the first place. Someone getting into it without ...
by 242burner
Tue May 02, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 639 Preheat Cup?
Replies: 19
Views: 520

639 Preheat Cup?

Does it need to be offset like the 249? Should be easy to find.
by 242burner
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Stress cracked fount epoxy question
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Stress cracked fount epoxy question

It is hard to retire a piece you love.
by 242burner
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Flame problem with a Coleman Northstar
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Flame problem with a Coleman Northstar

One of the best lanterns made. I painted mine red, got rid of the idiot sticker and put a fancy coleman sticker that is gold trimmed on it.
by 242burner
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237 Has Leak in Fount - Advice, Please
Replies: 38
Views: 746

237 Has Leak in Fount - Advice, Please

I have a 220 f that some guy leaded in. I will not light it. I have a 1950 242b Canadian that has a drilled, tapped, and welded bolt that runs amazing. Do not try to jb weld, glue or anything else. If it has one hole, it probably has many weak places.
by 242burner
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237 Has Leak in Fount - Advice, Please
Replies: 38
Views: 746

237 Has Leak in Fount - Advice, Please

See Mike our host. The rust removes half the thickness of the fount. The 242's rust bad too. What makes a 237 is the burner. It would look great on any fount you choose. As long as the bung is right.

by 242burner
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: My new 220 lantern howls
Replies: 15
Views: 362

My new 220 lantern howls

Heard one howl due to pre-ignition in the mixing chamber. The guys jumped up and found the lantern (about 40 were running-Great Lakes-Ramsey ) and shut it down.
by 242burner
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to remove melted plastic from a globe?
Replies: 18
Views: 415

How to remove melted plastic from a globe?

I break a popsicle stick in half, and use the jagged side. Wont damage the porcelain, gives you some scrubbing action. I advise against the razor blade unless you are careful. This works great on melted tent too.

by 242burner
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Electroplating a frame with tin
Replies: 25
Views: 589

Electroplating a frame with tin

This is why I stopped using Evaporust on anything zinc/tin. It removes it.
by 242burner
Wed May 18, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 243C gets really hot; why?
Replies: 5
Views: 281

243C gets really hot; why?

A certain amount of heat is necessary for proper functioning. Are you using a 21 or a 99 mantle? Some lanterns do run hot, some keros (one members 247 comes to mind) get so hot you can not touch the fount. Is it making a popping sound in the mixing chamber? Known good generator with proper sized jet...
by 242burner
Wed May 18, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242C overhauled and works, but not for long
Replies: 7
Views: 418

242C overhauled and works, but not for long

Three things you must always do:<br /><br />1. BB rinse the tank (I use gasoline not water)<br />2. New generator<br />3. New fuel cap gasket.<br /><br />After that, decide if a FFR is worth the time. 19 teens, 20's 30's 40's 50's all get the FFR no matter what with new pump leather.<br /><br />Ligh...
by 242burner
Wed May 18, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Water in CF can question
Replies: 16
Views: 478

Water in CF can question

We don't seem to be able to keep an NFL team. Both of them did not give us much to root for. I don't understand why it is so hard to find a guy to throw the ball, a few guys to catch it, some monsters from Oklahoma to protect them, and open holes to run in, and a bunch of flesh eating cave-men for d...
by 242burner
Tue May 17, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Water in CF can question
Replies: 16
Views: 478

Water in CF can question

+1 Dale on the Mister Funnel

With that said...I vote to burn the ants.
by 242burner
Mon May 16, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New species 237?
Replies: 39
Views: 1006

New species 237?

Go to you tube and look up Tilley Lanterns. These are soft started. You will have to experiment with it for sure.
by 242burner
Sun May 15, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Brown Bombers Back, Baby!
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Brown Bombers Back, Baby!

Very well done Russ, and what a beautiful backyard you have. I don't remember it being that way when I came to your house and checked out your camper. I hope they put this write up over in the HOW TO section.<br /><br />Very smart getting a globe for glowin', and saving the other for showin'.<br /><...
by 242burner
Sun May 15, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: BTU output of 220 lantern
Replies: 9
Views: 792

BTU output of 220 lantern

My dad took us to Camp X in 1970 near Pikes Peak CO. He took his 220F and a metal 5 gallon bucket and used the lantern in the bucket to heat the fold out Apache tent camper. Snow on the ground, paper plates on the floor, good times. That is when I first saw him light a lantern, and my mom light a st...
by 242burner
Fri May 13, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New species 237?
Replies: 39
Views: 1006

New species 237?

It is either off or on. I was thinking a Tilley start, but I think you can just slowly turn the valve to full on. .<br /><br />Could this be a Frankie? I would have expected the valve to say something on it Coleman related.<br /><br />Full on mystery, and may be the only one known to exist. Take car...
by 242burner
Tue May 03, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Paint match for 200 Green vents @ OCP
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Paint match for 200 Green vents @ OCP

Nickle plate is the best match...
by 242burner
Tue May 03, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance Archive
Topic: Request for information on 202's
Replies: 109
Views: 8778

Request for information on 202's

<blockquote><strong>WYSIWYG wrote:</strong> Just picked up a "dual date" 4 58 on the fount and 1 58 on the bottom. <br /><br /></blockquote><br />Bottoms must have been made and dated in January. Throughout the year they put the pieces together. I too have a 1-58 bottom, but side is 12/58. I call it...
by 242burner
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Eccentric blocks.
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Eccentric blocks.

They melt without the shield. This is a good thing, because then you can trash it and get you a real lantern.
by 242burner
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A bedeviling me
Replies: 27
Views: 908

200A bedeviling me

You never know what these outdoor tools went through, and the way they were just left to rot on a shelf. The 200A is a good choice to do a Full Frank Rebuild. No matter what, a NEW generator, and NEW fuel cap gasket will take care of 99% of your issues. I do not like to put water in a lantern. I als...
by 242burner
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: What's best Gun Blue to use for lantern burner frames?
Replies: 16
Views: 528

What's best Gun Blue to use for lantern burner frames?

I think some of the black-bands must have been blued. Mine looked painted so I did the high heat bbq gloss black. I once got an acient book from the library that showed how to use purple, and green, for bluing. Unfortunately, that requires HIGH heat, and major chemicals.<br /><br />Angus, try some t...
by 242burner
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: My BQ: Big Trouble In Little China. Is this The End?
Replies: 47
Views: 623

My BQ: Big Trouble In Little China. Is this The End?

If you think it is dead, and you do not want a shelf-queen, fix it. Cut back a few mm's from the hole in the half-moon shape Rust will generally take half of the width of the metal, or in your case, it is rotted. Once you get the larger hole cut you can see what you are up against.<br /><br />Weld u...
by 242burner
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Of all the check valves in your life how many have you needed to replace?
Replies: 32
Views: 570

Of all the check valves in your life how many have you needed to replace?

One! I used an easy out and a socket, ratchet extension. The ball was rusted from water in the fount. It must have been the exact level to rust it up. Some guys take them out clean them and put them back in. Not me. <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong> Ain't nobody</strong></em></s...
by 242burner
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Evapo rust - School me
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Evapo rust - School me

Do not use it on frames of older lantern collars as some of those were hot dipped and Evaporust will remove that.
by 242burner
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Bought a 1 of 79 turd but that's not important!
Replies: 54
Views: 2539

Bought a 1 of 79 turd but that's not important!

I would NEVER light this up with that globe, but I would display it. Hope you are not one of those guys who thinks they have to crank down the ball nut. That plus time will shatter globes. A member here found glass all over his floor, traced it back to the globe. <br /><br />NEVER use a scotch brigh...
by 242burner
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How do you date a Nulite lantern?
Replies: 9
Views: 349

How do you date a Nulite lantern?

No real way to date them. Mine, I just call mid 1920's. Yours being a torchlight is older. Early 20's late teens. The nickle-if it is nickle is crap. Some think It may be chrome. Do not put it is citric acid for long-if at all. Mine had rust under the plating, and the plating came off around the sho...
by 242burner
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Chrysler 232 blues
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Chrysler 232 blues

That is not right. My Plasticote 232 Engine Enamel looks identical to the the unpainted '200a' AND the unpainted 'Chevron' Sears I have. At first it was a little bluer but over the last 2 years it has toned down.
by 242burner
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman Carbon Monoxide CO output. Kerosene
Replies: 19
Views: 1179

Coleman Carbon Monoxide CO output. Kerosene

Bonus is the heat produced. There are many CCF'rs over the years that have run a kero lantern indoors. I think they make up to 7000 btu.
by 242burner
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: m-1950 graphite packing
Replies: 13
Views: 443

m-1950 graphite packing

I need graphite packing for a 249. I think I am going to have to use graphite tape. You may have to as well. The 249 is large with the small diameter valve. If you get the small diameter valve opening from Mike, it will be small for lamps. If you get the large that fits most valves, so will the open...
by 242burner
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: MilSpec Question - F&A
Replies: 8
Views: 309

MilSpec Question - F&A

You could run it on crap gas, and then be able to clean it out. My 521 has a generator with a rolled up piece of mesh that is cleanable. This is where Nevada Ed got the idea of rolling mesh to keep a generator going.<br /><br />When you do fire it up, it takes forever for that J genny to fill up. Be...
by 242burner
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Avocado Catalytic heater
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Avocado Catalytic heater

My dad put a 220F in a metal 5 gallon bucket in our Apache Fold out tent camper. That was 1970 when folks did not die of stuff.
by 242burner
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 241G with crushed tank - can it be straightened???
Replies: 55
Views: 1415

241G with crushed tank - can it be straightened???

Terry Marsh popped one out using a hand pump and a cap with a schraeder valve. The tire pump had a gauge on it. If it were mine I would use the Marsh method then take it to a musical instrument repair shop and see about getting the kinks out. It is brass after all.
by 242burner
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 242 control wheel - how does it fix on?
Replies: 11
Views: 463

242 control wheel - how does it fix on?

+1 on the new valve assembly
by 242burner
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Valve stem packing
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Valve stem packing

Cracked valve packing will drip down the valve and onto the fount. It could go for years and never cause problems. Look for a brown build up on the fount under the valve wheel. I ran a 249 with a known cracked valve packing (I know cause I dropped it and broke it in two) and it ran fine for several ...
by 242burner
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Northstar Issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Northstar Issue

Awww! I like it when the WOOF on.
by 242burner
Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Gold bond club?
Replies: 115
Views: 1834

Gold bond club?

I passed on a 200a Gold bond, and paid 30 more for a 475.74550 Red/Black Targ Dot Sears in Great Shape. I like the gold bonds, but when push came to shove, I went for the 200 RB Sears.
by 242burner
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How do I identify this U.S. 1944 Colman lantern?
Replies: 21
Views: 1811

How do I identify this U.S. 1944 Colman lantern?

I have an early AGM Mil Spec that has the wavy glass. Yes that was AGM glass. If you decide to take this all apart and do a full clean and rebuild you ABSOLUTELY must take pictures of the way the valve is clocked or pointed. If not the J generator that has the wrench and pricker underneather will bl...