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by MYN927
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the calling
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: the calling

You sure about that??
Well, its still ain't over till its over...
I know some priests use lanterns instead of candles.
We still wish you the best in your undertakings and decisions...and, don't leave your lantern behind.
by MYN927
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Astronomical prices on things.
Replies: 77
Views: 1164

Re: Astronomical prices on things.

The only way to help bring and keep the price down is to really de-popularize these items. Like..don't go about telling or displaying to others how beautiful or wonderful these things are. Coleman or any other companies are not going to be looking back in resurrecting something that has passed on. B...
by MYN927
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Fount Cleaning Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: Fount Cleaning Suggestions

Any pictures to give an idea what is it's current condition?
Stronger cleaning substances would usually result in further paint damage.
by MYN927
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Anyone ever seen a Prest-O-Lite stove?
Replies: 15
Views: 235

Re: Anyone ever seen a Prest-O-Lite stove?

Acetylene gas as fuel for a stove? Now that's different.
by MYN927
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: New string tie 21's in red envelope - Any reviews
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: New string tie 21's in red envelope - Any reviews

I've not seen those in red packets yet. Here in my area, the older green ones haven't been sold out yet and still available. I've got no real troubles with those so far. They are all non-radioactive. The light is clearly a yellow hue as compared to what I get from my other (thoriated/radioactive) ma...
by MYN927
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec shutdown.
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Mil Spec shutdown.

If you'd like to further shorten the shutdown time, I'd suggest you could try replacing the fibrous(probably asbestos) stuffing in the generator with metallic ones. Example, brass wool/gauze. Make the stuffing as tightly packed as possible but still porous enough to allow pressurized fuel to pass th...
by MYN927
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1948 242C Ventilator and Polish
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: 1948 242C Ventilator and Polish

Brasso contains ammonia. Many accused that it'd eventually cause stress corrosion cracking on pressurized brass founts.
by MYN927
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 237a self starting and fireballing
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: 237a self starting and fireballing

Well, you can still remove the valve assembly even when someone advised you to avoid it. Especially when you're finding issues with the lantern. However , before doing so, just fully pressurize the fount with the fuel in it, needle at down position, valve at fully shut position and then leave it tha...
by MYN927
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Mil Spec shutdown.
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Mil Spec shutdown.

I think 18 minutes for a complete shut down is rather too long for comfort. Mine would completely extinguish in slightly over a minute to anything less than two. That's after closing off the valve with the fount still fully pressurized. Do you still have the fibrous stuffing inside the aluminium gen...
by MYN927
Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1948 242C Ventilator and Polish
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: 1948 242C Ventilator and Polish

Welcome jeklyng The hood looks good enough for its age. The rust doesn't appear like its eating through the hood. These are originals and I wouldn't expect it to be easily available anywhere. As mentioned, you might get lucky if there's someone who's willing to offer it in a yardsale, ebay, here or ...
by MYN927
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Older battery powered lanterns holy crap!
Replies: 18
Views: 527

Re: Older battery powered lanterns holy crap!

One of these days, those older fluorescent tubes might get really hard to find. We are scrapping lots of them lately (at least over here in my location)...in favor for LEDs. The same goes for the other discharge lamps(both low and high pressure) too. They are all heading the same way as the incandes...
by MYN927
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Sticking metering rod
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Sticking metering rod

The fuel-air pickup tube is really an ingenious design. It was described in detail in the patent: US 2008882. That is most likely the patent for the Coleman 242. That's the only Coleman patent that I could find having a description of the fuel-air pickup. If interested, you can download it from Goog...
by MYN927
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Got my vent back from ipe
Replies: 29
Views: 434

Re: Got my vent back from ipe

IPE must have exchanged yours with a completely new vent.
It looks way too nice to believe.
by MYN927
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Q99 v/s R55
Replies: 21
Views: 389

Re: Q99 v/s R55

If there's a choice, I'd prefer Q99s on the Coleman 327s or 427s that were made in the 1920s or perhaps a bit earlier. I'd have no qualms or hesitations about using the R55s on those that came in after the late 1930s. That's just for the sake of keeping them period-correct. The Q99 should be quite t...
by MYN927
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is it about doors?
Replies: 29
Views: 378

Re: What is it about doors?

My bedroom doesn't have a door. At least I'd still remember that I slept inside it last night...wait.., or was it outside???
by MYN927
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lantern temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Lantern temperatures

I can't say that its totally impossible to get a paint that is heat-resistant enough for the lantern hood. Here's a brief one from my attempts about a couple of years back. I made a paint to coat a piece of steel end cap and then subjected it to heat torture to see how much it'd actually take. First...
by MYN927
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Lantern temperatures
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Lantern temperatures

I have directly measured the temperature under the hood of an operating lantern with a probe. The tip of the probe was placed next to the U or J-shaped mixing chamber. The measured temperature range was around 560 deg to 580 deg Celcius, which means, that'd be above 1000 deg F. In general, the most ...
by MYN927
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How much check-valve leak is acceptable?
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: How much check-valve leak is acceptable?

If there are leather bits inside, carb cleaners or similar solvents might not be adequate to remove them. I've had success removing the most stubborn organic solids (for example, leather and old rubber bits that are tightly bound by aged-cured varnish and gums) from tight spaces, using strong alkali...
by MYN927
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 71
Views: 1120

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

Leaded gasoline was banned from cars in 1975. Pickup trucks and heavier vehicles a bit longer but leaded gasoline has been gone at least 40 years. Murff In my area, that took a bit longer. We're still getting leaded fuel well into the 80s. By the 90s, they've been gradually replaced with unleaded a...
by MYN927
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How much check-valve leak is acceptable?
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: How much check-valve leak is acceptable?

For me, its still 'ok', as long as I can still pressurize the fount and shut the check valve inlet with the pump stem. I find that it seals best if the rattling of the ball could be heard when the empty fount is being shaken about. That'd indicate that its moving freely within the check valve body. ...
by MYN927
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: pressure in gas lantern
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: pressure in gas lantern

Ahh...now I see what''s being talked about. Ok, we won't get too much heat over there. In this case, copper tubing would just be fine. Soft solder would work as well. It should be much easier to bend any annealled copper tubes too. You wouldn't have too much difficulties repairing that. You'd need a...
by MYN927
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: valve body without f/a tube?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: valve body without f/a tube?

For kero, I don't think any kind of metering at the valve or any section around the feeding or fuel pickup tube is necessary. From my experience with a similar intent, such restrictions are at most, effective in reducing the pulsations. They didn't do much to improve the burn of fuel-air mixes that ...
by MYN927
Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: pressure in gas lantern
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: pressure in gas lantern

Hello pilgrim, Here's an approximate picture that might show the part that you are currently working on: 20220108_193109.jpg From what I could imagine, you might be referring to the generator/vaporizer tube if its the smaller tube. There's a captive nut to secure the lantern frame/cage base plate do...
by MYN927
Fri Jan 07, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Control valve install
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Control valve install

The parts involved wouldn't differ much from the following:-
how-a-coleman-lantern-works-f8A.jpg
If you are able to unscrew the stem all the way out like what you see in the above, you'd soon find out which point is actually giving you the problem.
by MYN927
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 71
Views: 1120

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

That is great info. For Coleman, it would be the 252A type IV?
Its designed to tolerate leaded gasoline better than the non-milspecs.
I could no longer find leaded gasoline in my location. They've been phased-out here totally.
by MYN927
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 71
Views: 1120

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

If it was made in 1967, it would be by AFM(Autofab Mfg.). It wouldn't have the model number 252 like those by Coleman. according to post number 5 here https://colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=26281 it could be Autofab or Coleman. The '67 I own is most definitely a Coleman Well, that's new...
by MYN927
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Air Tube behind check Valve
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Air Tube behind check Valve

I've had some completely blocked tubes in the past. To worsen the scenario, the slot on the pump check valve had been stripped, probably by some screwdriver attempts to remove them. This made them impossible to remove, even with a dedicated check valve removal tool. It had been pretty awkward for me...
by MYN927
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT thread sealant.
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: OT thread sealant.

In general plumbing for water, the plain old general PTFE tape alone works fine in most or all of my experience. I just wrap the threaded sections thick enough to be snug fitting by hand alone. Did not even require them to be tightened by a wrench. They'd still seal pretty well if there's enough mat...
by MYN927
Tue Jan 04, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: do ya burn inside the house ? WARNING
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Re: do ya burn inside the house ? WARNING

Timely reminder. I hope the affected member heals well. The hobby we're in involves old, mostly obsolete units that we had somehow managed to restore (at least seemingly) back to their basic functionalities. In many of these, pressurized volatile fuels and fire are the main features of the game. The...
by MYN927
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A kero conversion pulsing/fireballing
Replies: 24
Views: 348

Re: 200A kero conversion pulsing/fireballing

Excellent outcome. With the leaky check valve, you had not actually build up enough pressure to start with. Not even before shutting it off with the pump stem.
by MYN927
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A kero conversion pulsing/fireballing
Replies: 24
Views: 348

Re: 200A kero conversion pulsing/fireballing

A 201 should be having a generator with a 0.006" gas tip orifice. Do check that this is the case. You'd never know when these tiny stuffs could had been mixed up and you end up using the same 0.007" gas tip as if you've never converted it in the first place. Else, if you have a smaller tip orifice s...
by MYN927
Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mantel challenge: can u get this back on without breaking then?
Replies: 32
Views: 477

Re: Mantel challenge: can u get this back on without breaking then?

Its possible, you'd need a very steady pair of hands and a highly controlled breathing at the same level of a Taichi master.
You'd need to treat as if your life is at stake and you're actually attempting to de-fuze a bomb
by MYN927
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 1967 Military Coleman lantern
Replies: 71
Views: 1120

Re: 1967 Military Coleman lantern

If it was made in 1967, it would be by AFM(Autofab Mfg.). It wouldn't have the model number 252 like those by Coleman.
by MYN927
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Screen?
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Screen?

You can, if you want to. But there's really no necessity. The mixing tube is relatively short and the generator's tip is such a short distance behind the burner assembly. There's really very little, if any, risks of back-burning inside the mixer tube, which had sometimes been an issue with other lan...
by MYN927
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ceramic burner caps
Replies: 17
Views: 492

Re: Ceramic burner caps

My 1946 Canadian Coleman 237 has one.
by MYN927
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mantles for the rugged North American terrain.
Replies: 27
Views: 429

Re: Mantles for the rugged North American terrain.

That's blinding!
"-...MADE TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY STANDARDS POSSIBLE FOR THE RUGGED NORTH AMERICAN TERRAIN".
What are the highest quality standards that are possible over there actually?
by MYN927
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: World Famous lantern
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: World Famous lantern

Come on...its World Famous. If we've not heard of it, where are we actually? Or when?
by MYN927
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Generator question for a 200A that is flooding
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Generator question for a 200A that is flooding

The tip cleaner's function is to facilitate cleaning of the gas tip orifice. Its never meant to be any kind shut off mechanism nor to control the fuel flow through the orifice. Nevertheless, it does sometimes seem to be able to perform those as well. Do not rely too much on these coincidentals. On t...
by MYN927
Fri Dec 31, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Leaks 220F129
Replies: 11
Views: 175

Re: Leaks 220F129

Do identify exactly what's the real issue first before attempting anything. Are you certain that
its leaking through the fuel cap gasket/o-ring?
Or are you just carrying out a general restoration of the old lantern that isn't faulty in the first place?
by MYN927
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Using non ethanol or ethanol gas in dual fuel stoves
Replies: 20
Views: 362

Re: Using non ethanol or ethanol gas in dual fuel stoves

Coleman Fuel or Crown fuel is totally unavailable in my location. Same goes for any good amount of equivalent light naphthas. In my opinion, purchasing it via mail order isn't a very practical approach for consumables such as fuels. Therefore, unleaded gasoline is about the only convenient fuel avai...
by MYN927
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 220F fount threads, etc
Replies: 22
Views: 529

Re: 220F fount threads, etc

If you have the valve block of a 236 or 237, just take some measurements or better, make a drawing of the part if you have the time. Its certainly 1/2"-32TPI with a taper. There isn't really an official designation of the thread. Its customized. The threads/pitches follow the Unified Thread Standard...
by MYN927
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The $4 CQ lives!
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: The $4 CQ lives!

Now that's really a score. Wow!
by MYN927
Mon Dec 27, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Using non ethanol or ethanol gas in dual fuel stoves
Replies: 20
Views: 362

Re: Using non ethanol or ethanol gas in dual fuel stoves

In my location, almost all gas stations do not supply gasoline with ethanol. You can say we're almost entirely free from all that alcohol stuff. We have 'nastier' additives instead: MTBE, ETBE, TAME (all tertiary ethers). These are much more difficult to remove from gasoline than ethanol. These are ...
by MYN927
Mon Dec 27, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dual Fuel vs White Gas Stove
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Dual Fuel vs White Gas Stove

"There are a series of Coleman patents by the Drapers which, described a 'Multi-Fuel Lantern'. The claim is that it'd run on kero, CF, biodiesel, gasoline, etc. ".
Sorry, the above is not a Coleman patent. Looks to be more like BriteLyt.
by MYN927
Mon Dec 27, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dual Fuel vs White Gas Stove
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Dual Fuel vs White Gas Stove

I've not actually seen any Coleman patents that claim any specific improvements or inventive disclosure of a generator that would enable the use of unleaded gasoline in addition to white gas or Coleman Fuel. If any, I'd expect them to be relatively recent (1980s till present day). There are a series...
by MYN927
Sun Dec 26, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Dual Fuel vs White Gas Stove
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Dual Fuel vs White Gas Stove

Except for the slight(if any) increase in the vaporizer's carbon space as mentioned earlier, I don't think there are anything else significant in terms of constructional difference. The tank colors won't change anything for functional operations, regardless of whether its white gas or unleaded gasol...
by MYN927
Sat Dec 25, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Coleman 327
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Coleman 327

Nice light up. Merry Christmas.
by MYN927
Sat Dec 25, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 37
Views: 385

Re: Merry Christmas!

Selamat Hari Krismas or Selamat Hari Natal.
Merry Christmas everyone!
by MYN927
Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anyone ever seen a generator fail this way?
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Anyone ever seen a generator fail this way?

I had, not too long ago, gotten a generator tube machined out of round brass bar. In view that the original 237 generators have relatively thin walls, I did not get it to replicate the internal diameter of the fatter section of the tube. It only followed the outer dimensions, gas tip port size and t...
by MYN927
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Anyone ever seen a generator fail this way?
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: Anyone ever seen a generator fail this way?

The gens of the 237 are pretty thin-walled. I'd reckon they might give way quite easily. Is the generator clogged or heavily carboned-up at the upper end?