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by Ridge Runner
Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 228E has me stumped
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: 228E has me stumped

I’ve run into similar troubles with damaged or cruddy burner cap screens.

If the burner isn’t really clean debris can flake off and land on the screens causing one mantle, the other, or both to be a little lackluster.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Oct 03, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repairing a M1950 fuel knob: Any thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Repairing a M1950 fuel knob: Any thoughts?

Thanks for the replies, folks. I'm going to give it a go and see if I can get some fire out of this guy.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Oct 03, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman 1964 in review
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Coleman 1964 in review

I love checkin' out this kind of stuff. Thanks for sharing, Will.
by Ridge Runner
Sun Oct 02, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Help with grate hinge clip on a Sears
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Help with grate hinge clip on a Sears

These clips are a total pain in the arse.

Using a flat blade screwdriver I’ll press on the barb, from under the case rim, while pulling up on the grate.

Once the barb gets past the opening you can roll/pivot the clip toward the rear just enough to clear the wire of the grate.

Good luck, Stewart!
by Ridge Runner
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1/55 kero 249 and 9/27 L427 Lanterns FT
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: 1/55 kero 249 and 9/27 L427 Lanterns FT

Dan, if you don’t strike a deal on a trade, I’d be very interested in a straight sale on the 249. If you’d consider it, of course.
by Ridge Runner
Sun Oct 02, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repairing a M1950 fuel knob: Any thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Repairing a M1950 fuel knob: Any thoughts?

outlawmws wrote: Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:57 am What does the keyway look like on the valve shaft? …
It’s just a milled flat section. I’m not sure if I used the proper term, the shaft isn’t milled for something like square key stock.

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by Ridge Runner
Sun Oct 02, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repairing a M1950 fuel knob: Any thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Repairing a M1950 fuel knob: Any thoughts?

Steve, I’m pretty sure it is original or at least OEM. It appears to be a bakelite knob.

I’m really hoping to reuse it, but a replacement isn’t out of the question.

John, that’s an interesting tactic with the metal insert.
by Ridge Runner
Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Repairing a M1950 fuel knob: Any thoughts?
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Repairing a M1950 fuel knob: Any thoughts?

I’m working on a Rodgers M1950 and the fuel control knob isn’t catching well on the valve stem. Part of the key inside the knob is worn away and causing some play in its movement before actually turning the valve stem. I tried to grab a pic so you can see where most of it is missing here in the imag...
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413G stove
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: 413G stove

BryanWP wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:58 pm Is the D for April, or 4th quarter of the year? I haven't dealt with a letter versus month before.
D is for December. They were month stamped 1-9 then O, N & D for October, November & December.

Courtenay, your stove was hot off the press!
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Evaporust yellow film
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Evaporust yellow film

I haven’t used Evaporust in a fount in quite a while so I forgot what I used to rinse it out. It was probably denatured alcohol. I don’t remember the yellow film adversely affecting anything.

For rusty founts I use hot citric acid now instead and it leaves no film behind.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Monkey wrench SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: FS Monkey wrench

Good grab, Dean. I like those wrenches for just what Stewart shows above. That one was pounded out about 15 miles from me.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Flea market find
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Flea market find

Yea, sometimes they just speak to ya! The picket fence looks good on those.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 30, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413G stove
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: 413G stove

It's not accepted, but a very (very) small group of Coleman conspiracy theorists believe it is a date code. Last number being the last digit of the year, and the first numbers for the day of the year. So, on the 1068 it would be day 106 of 1968 or like this: https://i.postimg.cc/wj8C8ZgS/Day-106-of-...
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413G stove
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: 413G stove

Zipper760 wrote: Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:19 pm Any idea what the 4 on the bottom of the stove means?
Just out of curiosity...

On the inside bottom? Or the outside bottom?
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 327 Quick lite burner screens
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 327 Quick lite burner screens

Yes, that's correct--they were supplied with two screens per cap. Replacements were also sold as two screens per cap as well.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: How to delete PM's on this forum
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: How to delete PM's on this forum

Check the white boxes of the PMs that you want to delete.

Then scroll down to the bubble that says “mark/unmark as important”. Click it and change it to “delete marked”.

After that select GO.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: While I was away ....
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: While I was away ....

Yea, that thing is enormous! Congrats to your buddy, Ed.
by Ridge Runner
Thu Sep 29, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: new style 200a collar/ cage rest
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: WANTED: new style 200a collar/ cage rest

I have this one available.

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It’s not perfect, but if it will work for your lantern, shoot me a PM. I’m sure we can sort something out.
by Ridge Runner
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: The one that started this.
Replies: 19
Views: 464

Re: The one that started this.

Fish, that was five bucks well spent! Hold on to that one for ever. Our Dad bought a 228H new back in the '70s to use up at our family's camp. In the early evening it hung on a tree hook near the picnic table. After that, it was down to the cabin for the last bit of the night. I always remember craw...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Ready for the storm- all safe now.
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Ready for the storm- all safe now.

That's good news, Werner! Glad you were able to weather the storm unscathed.
by Ridge Runner
Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Can I run a rheostat on my bench grinder?
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Can I run a rheostat on my bench grinder?

Lynn, do you have a drill press? I put a buffing wheel in mine after seeing another member set his up that way. It works great and I just select an appropriate speed setting by adjusting the belt position on the drill press.

Rheostat/dimmers aren't going to work well for motor applications.
by Ridge Runner
Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Preway/Sears 742-43
Replies: 14
Views: 171

Re: Preway/Sears 742-43

Wow, that thing looks good. Nice addition to the fleet, Mark.
by Ridge Runner
Tue Sep 27, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: mangled 220 eccentric block housings
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: WANTED: mangled 220 eccentric block housings

Will, I’ve got one I can send your way.
by Ridge Runner
Tue Sep 27, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A check valve & other issues
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: 200A check valve & other issues

How do you hold the bail when re-installing it? Round end up, or round end down? Typically up for me. I used to do it that way ‘til I saw and older gent, holding it by the corners and round end down, pop one on quick—no fuss. I always hold them that way now when removing or installing one. It’s so ...
by Ridge Runner
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A check valve & other issues
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: 200A check valve & other issues

How do you hold the bail when re-installing it? Round end up, or round end down?
by Ridge Runner
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Union leakage still
Replies: 37
Views: 491

Re: Union leakage still

Possible cracked fitting?
by Ridge Runner
Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A check valve & other issues
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: 200A check valve & other issues

Stovie, if your that concerned, or if the check valve continues to act up, pull the pump out of the tube and squirt some carb cleaner down there. Work it through the CV and let it sit for a while. It’s not uncommon for the little BB to get gummy and hung up. You can then dump the excess, reassemble ...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Coleman Lantern Fount Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 384

Re: WTB Coleman Lantern Fount Vice

I just clamp the valve into my bench vise (Padded jaws, I have lead covers... but wood, or leather also work) and use my hands, occasionally I need a strap wrench (stay on the bottom lip so you don't collapse the fount) Some of the more modern sealants need a bit of heat to break loose. This is how...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 413G stove
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: 413G stove

Yea, take a peek at the under-side of the tank tabs. Should be a couple sets of numbers for the month and year stamped under there. You might see an O, N, or D for the last three months of the particular year.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 200A check valve & other issues
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: 200A check valve & other issues

I usually open them up and preheat the genny a bit, especially the nice ones. I don't like sooty lanterns :). My beater-runners just get lit as designed.

Hopefully it was a simple flooded lantern situation that you were up against.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Coleman Lantern Fount Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 384

Re: WTB Coleman Lantern Fount Vice

How are your carpentry skills? My brother and I made one of these from John's DIY plans found here: https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=44466#p44466 It is very nice, although it seems to live at his house... :roll:. Just another option if you can't locate the one you pictured above.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 200A, loose burner cap
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: 200A, loose burner cap

I've used muffler cement on loose 220-size burner caps with good results.

How's the condition of the burner screen? If there is any back-burn into the burner tube that could also cause excessive heat and a dropped cap, especially if the threads are a little weak.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another Bighat L227
Replies: 15
Views: 335

Re: Another Bighat L227

Nice gathering score. Looks awesome, Archie!
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:33 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1960 228E I plan to use in the near future.
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: 1960 228E I plan to use in the near future.

That is a great looking 228. Classic style and a big hat to top it off. Agreed--coarse weave Silkies look right at home on them too. On the pump knob, Lemi Shine has citric acid in it which will affect brass and copper like vinegar does. To get some black color back, a solution of baking soda and wa...
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: So why is the 275 called…
Replies: 30
Views: 473

Re: So why is the 275 called…

A turd for every occasion!
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Another LZ joins the fleet
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Another LZ joins the fleet

Spot on, Toby. You put together another beautiful piece there.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Amazing find - still trembling
Replies: 57
Views: 858

Re: Amazing find - still trembling

I'm looking forward to the reveal party, Scott! You have a good outlook on bringing this one back--steady pace wins the race.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Coleman 530, B46
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Coleman 530, B46

Dang, sounds like a good workout, Werner. Getting some fire out of this one will be rewarding. Keep at it!
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:53 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 1971 335 1955 242B 🇨🇦
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: 1971 335 1955 242B 🇨🇦

The 242 is sweet, but the 335--wow!
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Looking for an led for a lantern
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Looking for an led for a lantern

Tyler, I wouldn't give up on your 275. You should be able to get a parts lantern or a fount to get you back up and running without too much of an investment. Post a WTB here in the classifides if you want to start somewhere. If you're still looking for an LED lantern with some character, the Coleman...
by Ridge Runner
Fri Sep 23, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is there an amber globe for the back-packers?
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Is there an amber globe for the back-packers?

BusyB, I don't know the whole back story on Jafe and their involvement with coloring GPA globes. From what I gather, the company was putting out some top notch colored globes--and those fetch a good buck right now. The red ones are the most prevelant from what I've seen. Folks with more time in sure...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: EvapoRust fails me
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: EvapoRust fails me

That sucks, Kevin. I experienced the same with Evaporust and both the 500 and 500A frame plates, so I know exactly how you feel. :( It doesn't take long either--you would have had to check it very frequently to avoid that. I ended up painting one with VHT flame-proof flat aluminum, but the color and...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is there an amber globe for the back-packers?
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Is there an amber globe for the back-packers?

It looks good there, Pancho. I had a feeling if ambers were out there they would be few and far between.
by Ridge Runner
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is there an amber globe for the back-packers?
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Is there an amber globe for the back-packers?

Thanks, fellas.

Dan, yea, I’ve seen the red ones and assumed they were a Jafe-produced item. Unfortunately, if/when they pop up they’re usually out of my reach.

Thought it would be nice to have an amber for my 226. The color helps with the bugs and tones down the light a bit, too.
by Ridge Runner
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Is there an amber globe for the back-packers?
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Is there an amber globe for the back-packers?

Hi folks--

I've poked around looking for an amber globe for the 222/226 size back-packer lanterns, but haven't seen one. I don't see an option for one in the 226 parts break down either.

Was there ever one available for these little guys?
by Ridge Runner
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: So why is the 275 called…
Replies: 30
Views: 473

Re: So why is the 275 called…

:cf_275boom:
by Ridge Runner
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Chuck Boxes Done (or 2 outta 3 ain't bad)
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: Chuck Boxes Done (or 2 outta 3 ain't bad)

Those are sharp. The wood burning gives them a lot of character.

I'd like to build one someday--so many ways to customize them it seems like it would be a fun project.
by Ridge Runner
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 288 found at the trash dump
Replies: 22
Views: 428

Re: 288 found at the trash dump

Sweet deal, Greg. Doesn't look like it ever saw much use. Sounds like it found a good home, too.