BillG wrote: ↑Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:52 pm
Good luck with it....I'm sure that you'll figure it out, Kelly.......and yes, these are definitely troubled times (and I'm in Toronto
) stay safe...
Bill - same to you - we are not much better here in Alberta, and much of our population is at the breaking point.
Paddywonka wrote: ↑Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:55 am
Kelly, Almost everything I know is from help I have found here at the forum. Been completely stumped & someone bailed me out. Just curious what year is your other 237 Empire? Your problem with the border never crossed my mind, hope all goes well for you. Be sure to let us know when you get it up and running.
Agreed, the folks here at the CCF are so helpful. My other Empire is a 6-49. Interestingly, the Coleman stamp on the side of the fount is in a different spot on the '49 - moreso left of the pump than right of the fill cap, whereas the '48 has the fount stamp directly under the fill cap. My Canadian Coleman counterparts informed me that a switch was made right around the end of '48 / beginning of '49 on the stamping - no idea why.
I actually did swap the generators on the two lanterns, and it seemed to work better, though still not satisfactory. I then put the known to work generator back onto the '49 and lit it up - which it did right away - and was happily enjoying it's hearty hiss and bright light - when I realized it was surrounded by a puddle of kerosene. It seems my working 237 Empire now has a leak, which seems to be either from the generator itself or perhaps at the fount interface - I couldn't tell for sure, and it was late. Hopefully not a serious problem, but I have not had time since to disassemble it and figure out what's going on. At least I didn't have a fire! Both Empires would appear to be in decline - but hopefully with some time and patience I can fettle them back to safe and effective function.
Is the border supposed to open? I think there may be GPA sitting just south of the border waiting to be picked up for close to a year now.
The border is not supposed to open. I have a lot of stuff across the line waiting to be picked up in various locations. The fellow who will be picking up some of them for me is a dual US-Canadian citizen, and thus was able to travel back and forth by land legitimately (or at least, thats what he told me). He went down about two weeks ago (he has property in Montana), and was going to come back this week or next, but as I alluded to in a previous post, that was before the latest restrictions were imposed here in Alberta. No idea what the story is with Canadian Border Services. If I were him, I think I'd stay in Montana, as Alberta is not the place to be right now - we are not quite as locked down as Ontario, but pretty close.
As for the border reopening, I wouldn't think it will be any time before mid to late summer - early fall. That's assuming the vaccines are effective against all the new COVID variants. There is some doubt of that, and besides that Canada's slow vaccine rollout (actually from the failure of the federal government to secure enough vaccines) means even if they do work against the new variants, we are still losing the race against them: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/coronavi ... -1.5978394
I realize I'm veering far off topic for this Empire 237 thread, but I don't think most of my American CCF friends realize how far behind Canada is on vaccinating our population compared to the US. I'm 52 with no underlying health conditions, and here in Alberta the earliest I can hope to get vaccine shot #1 is (right now) forecasted for late May. Right across the border in Montana, work colleagues of mine in their 20s have already had both shots.
Our sad pace of Canadian vaccination is being tracked by some enterprising students in Saskatchewan here: https://covid19tracker.ca/vaccinationtracker.html