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This is, hopefully, the last of the He-Man series. I was pretty skeptical I'd ever see this thing making light--at least, from the mantles and not elsewhere!

I got to the hardware store yesterday and bought some more Rusto Antique Copper (in the crappy trigger can). Gave the existing finish a good scuff-sand with some steel wool, blew it off, rinsed with DNA and shot a couple of coats of the copper followed by two more of Rusto Clear Engine Enamel 500F. Baked it good and let it sit overnight.

Time for final assembly!

You're going to need some extension to get those two 3/8" nuts that hold the frame back on:

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Next, place the base plate over the valve with the lighting door lined up with the notch and the frame legs in their notches (I thought I had a pic for this, but it disappeared). Then put the thin, 1/2" nut over the valve stub to hold the frame on. Tighten enough to keep things from moving.

Now comes the pricker:

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Getting that gear-drive cleaning lever lined up with the gear of the pricker so the lever is down-to-run was a bit of a fiddle.

Next, the gen.

Hey, I just noticed that the nut that holds the burner assembly on is also a gen wrench!

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Slip the gen over the pricker and use a loupe to be sure the pricker wire is doing it's thing:

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Use the burner nut to tighten and leave the nut hanging on the gen to keep it out of the way.

The burner assy. slips over the vale stub and is held in place by that nifty, multi-purpose nut:

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I added 28 oz of fuel--my normal load for a 220. This beast can probably hold twice that, but, hey, it's a test. Tied on a couple of late Silkies and:

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While those were burning in, I pumped it up. And pumped and pumped. Might need a new leather, but it does the job eventually.

Are we ready to see the light?

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!!!!!!
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Wow! Dang! Your going down in the history books Timm. Post a before and after
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Forgot that part!

Before (12/31/20):

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After (4/6/21):

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Since tomorrow is my birthday, this is my birthday present to myself.
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Well done Timm!
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:cf_youtheman:
Wayne signing off...

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Hell of a save, Timm! That thing is a tank!
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Timm
Super nice job. Can you do a makeover on older wives? (asking for a friend)
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1hpycmpr wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:52 am Hell of a save, Timm! That thing is a tank!
Oh, yeah!

228J for scale:

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Thanks for the compliments, folks. We all need to go to the way-back machine and see some of the truly epic rescues others have performed! By comparison to some of those, this was a walk in the woods.
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Another great fettle Timm! 👍 Rinnai time!! 😉
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This transformation is just unbelievable. Well done!

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Hoooooray!
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:cf_celebrate: :cf_bravo: :cf_clapping: :cf_heelkicking:



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Well happy birthday
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Why do you call it a He-man lantern?
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Got my first dose of Moderna today to boot, so it's been a good day!
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RobSchroff wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:35 am Why do you call it a He-man lantern?
Notice the resemblance?

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Burly shoulders, no neck, not terribly bright. The lantern has fewer swords, but probably better scripting. Really bad TV from the '70s.
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So, was that a picture of you from the 70's Timm?
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Hmmm.... looks more like "Ram-Man" if you had to pick a character from that series.
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That calls for a beer! Well done!

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Timm fantastic job!! What a unbelievable difference! :cf_sign_restoration: :cf_bravo:
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That is just REMARKABLE!!! A Beauty!!! Congratulations!!!

There are just a few members in our hobby and members of this forum that could have achieved such a fine result.

I am in awe of your talent and perseverance!

That Akron lantern and the Preway Brown Bomber, are the only true He-Man Lanterns.

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Well now, that's quite the turn-around Timm! It really came out great, and it works too!

Hope you have a happy birthday and work goes easy on ya. Sending a couple virtual Bday-beers your way... :cf_beercheers:
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74HARLEY wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:41 am So, was that a picture of you from the 70's Timm?
No, Joe--that's me after my inoculation!

Seriously, back in the '70s I rode bicycles long-distance touring, rock climbed and mountaineered. We sort didn't have any use for bulk.

Thanks again, all! Here's hoping that I can find some new projects this spring. First "estate sale" of the season is tomorrow.
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what a save! Looks fantastic!
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pretty amazing refurb , i thought for sure it was a gonner from the start LOL
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Looks great!
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I am still so impressed with that recovery and have shared the before and after pics with others. I would have considered that lantern a lost cause, but you turned it into a work of art.
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Heck yeah Timm. E.
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Yes, an amazing save and inspiring. I need to attempt a couple of my sad sacks.
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What a triumph of toxic masculinity! Well done, Timm!!!
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OUTSTANDING bit of work and perseverance. You da man! Nicely done Timm.

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