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Willy
Well this is a heartbreaker.  Thought I had the Akron generator tip all straightened out.

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This is the before picture, see the curly wire.
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I managed to tease the wire straight, put it back in, and with no fuel and air pressurized, everything seem to work. Air hissed out when it was supposed to, stopped when it was supposed to.  Then I tried it with a font half full of Coleman fuel. No longer a hiss, nor a gurgle  Partial take down, pulled the tip cleaner out to see the wire is now gone.  I suspect it is still inside the generator.  Thought maybe I could run without the tip cleaner, use the Q99 tip cleaner tool to occasionally clear out the tip.  Same thing, it would flow out of the generator tip for a few moments, and then nothing.  Clear again, same results.  Tried this about 10 times.  

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I have put in a fair amount of time on this one.  When I got it it, everything was ceased up or dried up.  Font bottom has a lot of dried RUG on it. Foreign object inside the chamber. Lots of heat/quench, BB dance type things. After all this work, I hate to give up on her just yet.  I may have to learn how to replace the tip cleaner with a guitar string.  Or maybe fate will lead me to another generator. I can't see anyway to adapt a Coleman generator to substitute.  For the moment, the lantern is going back on the shelf, and I can get to work on the Akron Iron. 

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Willy
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Tigerfans2
Yeah... until you get that fount clean you'll be fighting it

Does this  https://www.oldcolemanparts.com/product.php?productid=4796 generator not fit?
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holliswood
Those style of generator for the Akron are a PITA to get fully cleaned on the inside as well. Hope you eventually get it working. I had luck with using the S shaped Akron generator as a substitute. It might be another option if it might work on yours. 
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arryk
Willy wrote:
Well this is a heartbreaker.  Thought I had the Akron generator tip all straightened out.

DSCN7314.jpg 

This is the before picture, see the curly wire.
DSCN7317.jpg 

I managed to tease the wire straight, put it back in, and with no fuel and air pressurized, everything seem to work. Air hissed out when it was supposed to, stopped when it was supposed to.  Then I tried it with a font half full of Coleman fuel. No longer a hiss, nor a gurgle  Partial take down, pulled the tip cleaner out to see the wire is now gone.  I suspect it is still inside the generator.  Thought maybe I could run without the tip cleaner, use the Q99 tip cleaner tool to occasionally clear out the tip.  Same thing, it would flow out of the generator tip for a few moments, and then nothing.  Clear again, same results.  Tried this about 10 times.  

DSCN7417.jpg 

I have put in a fair amount of time on this one.  When I got it it, everything was ceased up or dried up.  Font bottom has a lot of dried RUG on it. Foreign object inside the chamber. Lots of heat/quench, BB dance type things. After all this work, I hate to give up on her just yet.  I may have to learn how to replace the tip cleaner with a guitar string.  Or maybe fate will lead me to another generator. I can't see anyway to adapt a Coleman generator to substitute.  For the moment, the lantern is going back on the shelf, and I can get to work on the Akron Iron. 

DSCN7031.jpg 
Willy


Question about the constuction of the pricker rod.

Is the rod itself pressed into the end with the 'teeth' or is it soldered or is it threaded?

I had a very nice AGM rotogen that the wire came out of, and I ended up unscrewing the rod from the block, cutting a 220 pricker rod to size, and soldering it into the block. Worked fantastic.

If the rod itself is removable from that end, perhaps you can do similar.
Arryk: Newbie but learning
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