200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

hikerboy

Picked up a 1965 220F today at a second-hand store for $12.50, very clean with a decent ventilator and original globe.  Got it home and started checking it out, removed the plunger assembly when I discovered it wouldn't pump up, and discovered that the air stem was missing from the check valve......strange.  I had an air stem from my 220J (1976) that I've been repainting, but when I attempted to install it, I found that the air stem female threads on the 220F check valve are much larger than the male threaded end 220J air stem.  I'll obviously need to order a new check valve and air stem assembly from the store here, but just curious if the older lanterns had larger air stems?  The pump that came with the lantern fits the 220J stem just right, so I'm guessing that the previous owner broke the old stem off and just abandoned ship, or something similar.  Am I on the right track? 

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Murff

Hi Kevin!

The checkvalve on the F was larger than the J. If the valve stem is just missing, that is the only part you will need. Can you see down the tube and tell if the valve stem is broken off or not?

To get a quicker fix, you might Private Message "Quicklite" from this Forum. He lives in your town! Tell him Murff sent you!

http://oldtownyucca.websitetoolbox.com/profile/1047017

BTW, welcome to the Forum!

Murff


Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
Coleman Blue's 243's #002   Ebay Handle: Happy-campers2 
EX-ICCC Newsletter Editor & Full time Coleman Addiction Enabler
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hikerboy

Thanks for the reply!  I will have to PM Quicklite, he used to work with my Dad for several years before they both retired.  I remember my Dad telling me that he had a collection of vintage Coleman products.  What a small world! 

I removed the check valve with minimal fanfare (a little liquid wrench and some carb cleaner soak probably helped), and there is no stem broken inside the check valve.  I just pulled an air stem from an old 220E parts lantern that serves as a front porch ornament (rusted out fount)....and voila, it has the larger male threaded end.  I'm back in business.  Thanks for the tip!  This lantern tinkering is addictive! 

Kevin

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Murff
Kevin!

The shaft of the valve stems are the same size! Just the threads at the valve stem end are different. The pump plungers are interchangable!

Murff

Name: Murff   ICCC Member #726 
Coleman Blue's 243's #002   Ebay Handle: Happy-campers2 
EX-ICCC Newsletter Editor & Full time Coleman Addiction Enabler
Part-time Idito and Hater of Turd 275s
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kcdarnell58

Cool,     Another Kevin.    -Kevin-

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Quicklite

Hi Kevin,

Welcome to the Board!  Give me a call.  I can help you with anything (well, almost anything, Coleman).  How are your dad and mom doing?  haven't talked to them in awhile.  You need to be very careful, as I think you have a touch of Colemanitis.  It can be a very progressive disease.  You might have to join Colemanolics Anonamous (CA) if it isn't already too late.  


The older Coleman lanterns have the larger valve stem/check valve connection whereas the newer ones have the smaller ones.  The later check valves and stems as a unit are interchangeable with the newer and older lanterns.  We all like the older Coleman stuff since the quality is much higher as you will find out.

-Q
Jules Sooo out of storage space, BUT always room for just one more ARC lantern.
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hikerboy

Thanks for the help, everyone.  Learning lots as I tear these apart and tinker with them......and having fun as well!

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