200A and 202 reproduction
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Rustytank
Here it is running on Dollar General Store's Flame Glo brand charcoal lighter fluid!
0615202033_compress44.jpg  0615202033a_compress4.jpg  I wish my pics would load right side up though...
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Tgarner01
Hope these go on sale again this year. I'm going to grab me one... There's a Coleman outlet store not too far from me, may have to make a trip.
Toby Garner
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Rustytank
So far I've run it on both canned and pump kerosene, diesel, Tiki brand citronella oil, Crown camp fuel, regular unleaded and ethanol blend and all manner of Amish blend or mixes of the above fuel. This thing is as picky as a thirsty sailor! I believe it to be the best liquid fuel lantern in Coleman's modern line-up. I honestly think it would run on anything resembling fuel. I'm running out of ideas to try in it fuel wise.
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What does the 639c use for a pickup tube? Plastic? 
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JimL
If your pics consistently point in the same direction, rotate them 90 degrees, save them, and post the rotated images.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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Rustytank
Tgarner01 wrote:
What does the 639c use for a pickup tube? Plastic? 

Yes, it is similar to the 286/288
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Rustytank
JimL wrote:
If your pics consistently point in the same direction, rotate them 90 degrees, save them, and post the rotated images.

Let's see how that worked


Rotated 90°
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Apparently I have to rotate it 360° and save it to get it to load straight. Some kind of quirk from the photo compression app I'm using I guess 
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Rustytank I am really enjoying your adventures with your 639.
When I was a student with a brand new 1973 339 I had little money. I ran it on just about every and any hydrocarbon fuel that I could find.
Dean actually moderated me when i listed on here some of the fuels that I had used.
It was many, many years of use later that the generator finally clogged to the stage that I had to change it. I saved the old gen  and when I joined here I found out how to clean it, so it is now a spare.
In 47 yrs of hard use I have only replaced the cap seal and pump leather once. I have never counted the mantles though.
A tribute to Coleman for sure.
Geoff
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holliswood
If it will burn diesel fuel, and diesel fuel engines were originally designed to run off of peanut oil, have/would peanut oil be a combustible fuel in a lantern? I haven’t tried it so take that with a grain of salt. 
-Fred

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Rustytank
kiwi wrote:
Rustytank I am really enjoying your adventures with your 639.
When I was a student with a brand new 1973 339 I had little money. I ran it on just about every and any hydrocarbon fuel that I could find.
Dean actually moderated me when i listed on here some of the fuels that I had used.
It was many, many years of use later that the generator finally clogged to the stage that I had to change it. I saved the old gen  and when I joined here I found out how to clean it, so it is now a spare.
In 47 yrs of hard use I have only replaced the cap seal and pump leather once. I have never counted the mantles though.
A tribute to Coleman for sure.

Thanks man! I'm having fun with it too. Pm me the fuels you got modded on. I may try them if I can find them.
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Rustytank
holliswood wrote:
If it will burn diesel fuel, and diesel fuel engines were originally designed to run off of peanut oil, have/would peanut oil be a combustible fuel in a lantern? I haven’t tried it so take that with a grain of salt. 

I was already looking in that direction, and also soybean oil. I bet the preheat will need to be longer on those though.
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Rustytank wrote:

I was already looking in that direction, and also soybean oil. I bet the preheat will need to be longer on those though.


Wish I had a answer for you on preheating time. 
Just be careful and hopefully if you try that, you’re outside and keeping your face away from it 🙏🏻🙏🏻

-Fred

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Rustytank
holliswood wrote:


Wish I had a answer for you on preheating time. 
Just be careful and hopefully if you try that, you’re outside and keeping your face away from it 🙏🏻🙏🏻

 


Oh I do all my lighting outside anyway. I don't think peanut oil will flash unless you get a whole pot overfilled and boiling and drop a frozen turkey in it LOL.
But I treat all my gpa's with a healthy level of respect. But with peanut or soybean oil the worst thing I expect is having to clean them if they don't work. But hey, it was a dirty clogged up lantern that brought me here in the first place.
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