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RejectedJake
I recently got a 327 quick lite. It has a fuel leak under the nut shaped thing on top of the font. So I’m guessing my question is what is the best way to seal said leak? 6D6D4183-EDC7-48FE-B125-66C46B63FC39.jpeg 
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trapper
I have not seen a quick lite with a nut like that at the top of the fount. Almost looks like a modification to me. But I'm up here in Canada so maybe it's a U.S 327 thing that I don't no about. All my Canadian 327's don't have a nut and my only U.S 327 does not have one either. 
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Gunhippie
It's entirely possible that someone just spun that bung and broke the solder that sealed it. It's also entirely possible that you have pinholes in the top of the fount--I've seen it twice.

If it's just busted solder, you may be able to re-solder it. If the fount has pinholes, trash it. Something about a thin brass vessel full of pressurized gasoline and air sitting a few inches from an open flame makes me a little cautious if the vessel may be compromised.
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RejectedJake
Thank you for your reply’s! And I have no clue either fist one for me. And I no when I took it apart all the lead was melted and gone out of that spot. I’ll try resoldering then pressure check thank you again for the reply’s!
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coleman54

trapper wrote:
I have not seen a quick lite with a nut like that at the top of the fount. Almost looks like a modification to me. But I'm up here in Canada so maybe it's a U.S 327 thing that I don't no about. All my Canadian 327's don't have a nut and my only U.S 327 does not have one either. 

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US Quick-Lite bung transitions :

First image is the large round bung used on the earliest QL up into early 20s. Founts are usually brass sided with steel bottoms , a few have been discovered made of all steel from  World War 1 era made from 1918-1919 while there was still a brass shortage. Official Coleman designation for steel fount QL was GQ and brass fount became LQ after August 1918, although the frame rests remained stamped QL for about 4 more years the boxes were marked LQ 327. The steel founts mentioned are the same as used on models GS, & Yale ML 211 that became FQ in the same period. 
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Second image is the hex bung used on  QL/LQ Quick-Lite early twenties to early 1925.  6F4360A8-E7EF-45A4-96CB-BC3870A1CBD6.jpeg 

Third image is small bung round used from Mid 1925 - late 30’s on 327. 
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Forth image is small round bung with built in fuel tube used on models 227/L427.

From mid 1927 to the end of Quicklite models in early 40s.

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Larry

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trapper
That's some great info Larry. Thanks for sharing. 😀
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Rubing
That is really nice information Larry! Thanks 
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coleman54
Thank you Guys for the very nice comments!  😁
Larry

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Coleman Slant Saver #01  Coleman Quick Lite Crew #01 Sears Collectors Club #16 
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RejectedJake
Had to resolder the bung and it was a son of a gun! But sealed leak and she burns better then most all my lanterns.
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clifforddward
Larry, thank you for posting this detailed information about the variations on the 327 series....great information for a novice like myself...much appreciated!
Cliff Ward
Cary, North Carolina
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Wanted: USFS lanterns with embossed fount...complete lantern or just the fount.
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