Saved a 237 this weekend

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Saved a 237 this weekend

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Anyone need a Zebco globe?!
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Wow Eric! Hope the fount is okay... Nice save!
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Yikes, that bottom looks sketchy.
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I agree the bottom of the fount looks really scary.
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That will be interesting to see how it survives de rusting. What is your plan, evaporust? Looks like an interesting project.

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I love my 237 good luck with on your fettle. Those Zebco globes are kinda cool. I believe I would hang on to it. You don’t see them every day anyway. Keep us posted on your
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Oh man. That fount is gnarly! Good luck with that one.
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I hope it holds up for you, Eric; at least it's just kero.
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Nice lantern. Dicey bottom.
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237's are the bomb. Hope this is not a bomb! All the best to you in slaying that rust. Great save!
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Yeah, that looks just like a 242c that I picked up. I would put a splash of Kerosene in it and see if the bottom gets wet. Easiest way to tell for me. I also have a small ballpeen hammer that I lightly tapped the bottom with...and it went right through. Wasn't able to push through with my thumbs, but the light tap had no problem.
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Put some steel wool to the bottom and knocked off the surface rust. No apparent holes. Put some kerosene in it...bottom is dry! Now onto some cleaning and see if she fires up🔥
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I'd check 'er again after you get a bit of pressure in 'er, but maybe ya got lucky!
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good save.
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Nice save Eric....good luck with it!
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Decent vent on that one for a 237. Those Zebco globes bring a premium on ebay.
Had a nice looking 237 & a 249, both with a beautiful founts, they had less then just a splash of rust on the bottom. Completely fettled the lanterns, flushed tank & the works. Put pressure to them, set them on plates, and let it set overnight to see if it held. The next day the plates were covered with kerosene, no pin holes just seepage. Now I really pressure them up first before fettling.
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Pressure test overnight. Only seepage was from the valve stem...simple fix. Looks like the fount is ok.
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Emorr123 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:38 pm Pressure test overnight. Only seepage was from the valve stem...simple fix. Looks like the fount is ok.
Awesome news! I wonder if painting that up with a few coats of naval jelly would be a good idea to stop the rust?
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Emorr123 wrote: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:38 pm Pressure test overnight. Only seepage was from the valve stem...simple fix. Looks like the fount is ok.
Good news Eric! Keep an eye on it.
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This is what the bottom currently looks like. I would like to coat with something without painting it...would naval jelly be the best option?
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Great to see it up & running! 237 is one of my very favorites. Maybe first neutralize the rust without scrubbing too hard. Maybe kerosene with a tooth brush, let set & repeat. Let dry & a few good coats of paste wax. Too aggressive & you might get a leak or seepage. Nice job!
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Thanks! And thanks for the suggestions for the bottom.
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After thinking a bit, I believe that naval jelly is a good way to go. If it leaks as a result, you likely prevented an accident...because that means you wern't for from one in the first place! After the rust conversion, I'd coat with CLP, ACF-50 or similar. You need an oil or similar that leaves a coating to keep water out and stop the rust from forming again...in my opinion, I don't think that car wax is up to the task for this.
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Nice save. You definitely pulled that one back from the brink of death.
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