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They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:11 pm
by Tgarner01
I've FFR'd several of these B's this year and this one is kind of beat up so I thought I would do just the minimum to see if it would run.... Not always so easy 😁

Here's the subject. A February 1931 220B barn fresh... So to speak..

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Rattling in the fount is never a good thing... This was no exception...

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How does mud daubers get that much nesting material in there? It was packed!

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Geez... So a full tear down to make removing the nests easier..F/A tube was a mess anyhow so just as well.

Long eccentrics don't pop up everyday!

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Still trying to do the minimum I flushed the fount, cleaned the F/A tube and gave it a quick drink test to check for leaks. All passed so I reassembled.

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The ugly thing even works!

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Hard to tell it from it's siblings 😁

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Good strong runner... Thanks for looking have a great rest of your Wednesday 👍

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 5:21 pm
by RLW-67
"The ugly thing even works!" My wife has said that about me on occasion...

Looking good imo. Patina is sexy!

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 pm
by Majicwrench
Quick question....I have two B's and don't see a date on em.......one is marked "220B" on the bottom, the other is not.

Where do you see date?

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:42 pm
by Tgarner01
Majicwrench wrote: ↑Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:31 pm Quick question....I have two B's and don't see a date on em.......one is marked "220B" on the bottom, the other is not.

Where do you see date?
Keith date will be on the bottom. They are often filled in with plating and can be tough to see. If it has the 220B stamp on the bottom it'll be early 30-34. Keyed bail or cotter pin attachments?

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:36 pm
by Majicwrench
Both have keyed bails, BUT one of em is a mongrel, has a 228D collar, who knows what else has been messed with.

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:49 pm
by Tgarner01
Majicwrench wrote: ↑Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:36 pm Both have keyed bails, BUT one of em is a mongrel, has a 228D collar, who knows what else has been messed with.
If the bails are swedged on the upper side only (what I call keyed) those were only found on 1930 models.

Here's an example I had to rebuild using a tack weld with a little file work.

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Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:06 am
by mksmth
If to y can't get em running no one can. Great job as usual!

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:22 am
by 805colemanDude
Great resurrection Toby!

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:25 am
by 1oldfart
I have never seen nests like that in a lantern? Where was it stored outside since it was bought?

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:28 am
by outlawmws
Someone must have left the cap off for years...

Great Job as usual Toby!

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:46 am
by MartyJ
I like the old and dirty as much as the shiny. Great job as usual Toby

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:25 pm
by trapper
Your an absolute machine Toby. You fix more lantern a year than I probably find. Another great job.

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:16 pm
by offrink
Interesting red paint. I love the B’s. The rhythmic slurp is relaxing.

Re: They don't always have to be shiny to work like new

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:17 pm
by Kgam1020
Nice B Toby! Oh man those daubers were right at home weren't they.