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I have been going through a half a dozen or so Coleman 118/L220 slants and have noticed some differences in parts. The 118 lamps I believe are early, The lanterns are 3/28 through 4/29.
I have found long tubes and short tubes that come on burners marked 5127 as well as on unmarked or marked with a single 8. Some assemblies have more nickel plating than others. I believe these are earlier. I also have a NOS burner with no marking. Neither of the lamp burners have nickel plating at all.

The little Tee shirt plate is different early from late. Early ones have full arms; late ones have one arm smaller. early is on the right

The fuel pickup tubes have differences. I believe the early tips were flat unmarked, and the later are P tips. One of the tip covers is noticeably longer than the others, with a knurled end. The NOS one is on the right with a nickel plated P tip and sporting a 220B fuel screen.
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There are differences in the vent nuts: The early ones have much deeper vertical lines. The two on the left are NOS. The earliest is on the right. The top one must have been a replacement.

And the fill caps are interesting, notice the vent hole in the wing.

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Otto, those are really interesting differences. Nice to see them all side by side. I have one fuel cap with the hole in the wing. Thanks for sharing.


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This should go into the archives. Good info. Thank you.
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Yes, very interesting comparison.  I too have a winged cap with the vent hole drilled through the wing.  Don't recall what it came with, but interesting to know it was not a one time trial.
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#3 (4?) with a vent hole in the wing. 

What I find interesting is that Coleman publicly blamed the failures of the Slant on the performance of the T-88 generator with poor quality gasoline when the range of design changes to the fuel pickup shows they clearly realized the orifice metered fuel system was problematic.

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That’s great information I’m doing my first slant now. Thank you very much for sharing all that

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Don't forget the valve knob differences. Reese's style was early and bakelite was later. The lanterns attached to the valve assembly differently on the lanterns also compared to the lamps.

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ANd the close—> on both sides of the knob

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