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Gojoe
I have turned down deals on various mil spec lanterns, I broke down and bought a SMP this morning. It is dusty and may have been lite, But not used very much. It came in the box with all the spares including mantles. They are red top, with an anchor in them. Also in the box was a spare generator.
I dumped the fuel, it smelled like old gas, with a dark blue tint. Added a cup of Coleman fuel. And tried to light it, I believe that's the generator is pluged, so I swapped it out. The relight wasn't what I'd hoped. After a flare up all i could get was a steady, but very dim glow.
I read that the lighting process is different than my colemans. Any thoughts on why so dim? Could I have over pressure the lantern to cause the dim light?
Thanks
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Hot Diggity
Lack of air or lack of fuel. 

Bugs in the air tubes, or mild corrosion in the tip of the new generator.  You need to run the pricker into the tip even if they're right out of the wrapper.
Preservative or corrosion.  If you have a dribble of fuel from the generator rather than a stream you'll get promising flare up, then a dull glow.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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macwacs
Also the generator tube may be in to far or not far enough in the mixing chamber. I would check the air tubes first though. Worst case scenario could be a stuck fuel rod.
RMW
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bngreenchev
I second cleaning the generator tip, you may have to do this multiple times, and to rule out the fuel air tube open the valve with the generator not installed to see if it is getting good flow.

Pre heat pre heat pre heat the generator, just don't use a blow torch, ten pumps at start up then add as much as you want after running.
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Chucker
Pre-heating of the gen was not prescribed or necessary for the troops - it's not necessary for you either. If you want, go ahead and pre-heat. 

Your fix is most likely gen tip or air tube obstruction - as was pointed out above. 
Chuck
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ShootinAce
One other thing to check, is make sure your burner tube is in the orientation seen in the picture below. If it is reversed it will restrict the air flow in the mixing chamber. Causing same or similar issue. 

This image and more detail for the milspec can be found in the How-To & Safety Pages of the forum. 

Good luck and keep us in the loop on your progress. Click image for larger version - Name: SmartSelect_20200529-210057_Chrome.jpg, Views: 165, Size: 41.71 KB

Adam

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Phredd
Once you get it lite you will notice the roar. It is an odd frequency of noise that goes into your brain and causes a compulsive buying behavior that makes you collect more of them...[sSig_heeheehee]

Phredd
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macwacs
The OP hasn't posted after this his last post. I guess he doesn't like his Mil-Spec. If so I'll buy it. 
RMW
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Gojoe
Thanks for the helpful replies. I've been on some other projects. Namely a 220E birthday lantern!
Cheers all!
Trick or trout! Anybody got a fish?
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holliswood
Phredd wrote:
Once you get it lite you will notice the roar. It is an odd frequency of noise that goes into your brain and causes a compulsive buying behavior that makes you collect more of them...[sSig_heeheehee]


Truer words have never been spoken!! 
-Fred

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Gojoe
Thanks to all for the help.
I found that the generator was bent just enough to cause it to not get the right air and fuel mix. It ran great for 30 minutes.
I used coleman fuel,
After a quick clean and new mantles, the 220E does right up and ran strong, once it gets a new vent, it will be one of the brightest lanterns in my pile.
Trick or trout! Anybody got a fish?
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ShootinAce
Gojoe wrote:

After a quick clean and new mantles, the 220E does right up and ran strong, once it gets a new vent, it will be one of the brightest lanterns in my pile.


I'm confused (happens often lately) did you get the Milspec or just a 220E running? 

Adam

WTB 237's, 236's and 3/82, 5/16 birthday lanterns. Drop me a message if you can help.

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Gojoe
Both
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Gasman64
Hey, Tim, good to know you found your B-day lantern! Some here search for years for theirs...
Be sure to share pictures when you have it working.
Steve
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