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

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

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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 👍
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"The ugly thing even works!" My wife has said that about me on occasion...

Looking good imo. Patina is sexy!
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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?
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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?
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Both have keyed bails, BUT one of em is a mongrel, has a 228D collar, who knows what else has been messed with.
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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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If to y can't get em running no one can. Great job as usual!
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Great resurrection Toby!
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I have never seen nests like that in a lantern? Where was it stored outside since it was bought?
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Someone must have left the cap off for years...

Great Job as usual Toby!
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I like the old and dirty as much as the shiny. Great job as usual Toby
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Your an absolute machine Toby. You fix more lantern a year than I probably find. Another great job.
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Interesting red paint. I love the B’s. The rhythmic slurp is relaxing.
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Nice B Toby! Oh man those daubers were right at home weren't they.
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