Brass reflector for a 220E

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Brass reflector for a 220E

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I whipped this up this morning. Simple, I got a 12X18 sheet of brass at Hobby Lobby for I think $10 with an online coupon. I polished it with Mothers and then washed it with Dawn, so hopefully it won't discolor. Has been running for about an hour and does not seem to be discolored. I made a copper one and one out of aluminum flashing a while ago too. The copper is just for show, as it discolors and gets dull. 5-1/8 X 7 is just about right.
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Maybe shoot a coat of high-temp clear engine enamel on it? The brass will discolor fairly quickly even without the heat. The tendency for the clear engine enamel to yellow with use shouldn't be a problem on brass.
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It's a little more amber after running it, but looks nice.
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Looks good, Gar. I like how compact it is and the fact that the bail can go to either side. Some of the other reflectors get in the way and the bail can only go one way.

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Looking good Gary! Does it give the light a copper color that you've noticed?
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Those are really good looking!
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Mark, haven't heard of any airplane parts flying around. You have entered MECCA. Did you check coleman stuff... they have 99 mantles even.
Toby, Just looks a bit patina'd like more amber, but I only ran it for about an hour. The 500A wind guards have not changed much either.
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Does your lantern hold more heat now that some of the air circulation has been restricted? If so, Will this extra heat help with the pre heat that the generators need to function correctly while burning? Maybe brighter light with hotter gasses?
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I like the brass on the E. It looks sharp!

I also stole your idea earlier on after seeing the copper one 😁

We retrofitted some street lamps with LEDs and don’t need the old lamp holders (or reflectors) anymore. After a little trimming they fit the bill.

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Nice job 👍. I’ve been wanting to try something similar. (Even if I have to polish it after every use).
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Good idea, the first original Coleman reflector was for the IL lantern also made of brass with nickel plating.
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LJ, Looks like my first attempt... aluminum (works the best)? Years ago I made a light out of 2 old mercury vapor type street lights for the large side table in my design studio, much like you would see over a pool table. Converted to incandescent of course.

Earl, It does not restrict any air circulation... it is to the outside of the glass, just slips in.

Really easy Bill, tin snips and a rolling pin.

Oh to have an original Larry, thanks,
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grob wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:30 pm LJ, Looks like my first attempt... aluminum (works the best)? Years ago I made a light out of 2 old mercury vapor type street lights for the large side table in my design studio, much like you would see over a pool table. Converted to incandescent of course.

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Yea, these were polished aluminum reflectors. They do function well.

Although the aluminum might be more effective at reflecting the light, copper and brass definitely increase the cool factor 😎
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Ka-ching on Da Bling. I polished the brass top tank of the radiator of my Dodge Power Wagon.
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coleman54 wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:19 pm Good idea, the first original Coleman reflector was for the IL lantern also made of brass with nickel plating.
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Does anybody actually have one of those? I bet many folks have no idea what it as and chuck it thinkings it’s a scrap metal.
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Leviticus_Tomethreus wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:31 pm
coleman54 wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:19 pm Good idea, the first original Coleman reflector was for the IL lantern also made of brass with nickel plating.
CF777D31-4FF2-4A68-A559-0182EB635B6D.jpeg
Does anybody actually have one of those? I bet many folks have no idea what it as and chuck it thinkings it’s a scrap metal.
Levi you are likely right. I’ve personally not seen an original for 323.
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coleman54 wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:43 pm
Leviticus_Tomethreus wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:31 pm
coleman54 wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:19 pm Good idea, the first original Coleman reflector was for the IL lantern also made of brass with nickel plating.
CF777D31-4FF2-4A68-A559-0182EB635B6D.jpeg
Does anybody actually have one of those? I bet many folks have no idea what it as and chuck it thinkings it’s a scrap metal.
Levi you are likely right. I’ve personally not seen an original for 323.
Hm. Tis sad
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Leviticus_Tomethreus wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:44 pm
coleman54 wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:43 pm
Leviticus_Tomethreus wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:31 pm
coleman54 wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:19 pm Good idea, the first original Coleman reflector was for the IL lantern also made of brass with nickel plating.
CF777D31-4FF2-4A68-A559-0182EB635B6D.jpeg
Does anybody actually have one of those? I bet many folks have no idea what it as and chuck it thinkings it’s a scrap metal.
Levi you are likely right. I’ve personally not seen an original for 323.
Hm. Tis sad

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Nice looking poly-head on your power wagon.
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Thanks Shawn, that's a vintage Weiand manifold with a Carter 4bbl. I have a new 600cfm Holley for it too. Stock otherwise.
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Gar, I like that reflector; I need to look around here and try something similar.
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