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gdeskins
Hello,

This is my first post on the forum, I've been collecting Coleman stoves & lanterns for three years now and just came across an Akron 134G lantern. Its missing the bail & globe and I was hoping to get some expertise on how to start my restoration.

I cleaned the vent and oiled the pump cup with neats feet oil and it seems to hole pressure. The fount seems to be clean inside with little to no rust. Ya!

I will attach some pictures of what I got Hso far. Thanks for any guidance or direction.

gdeskins Akron 134G 192.jpg  Akron 134G 192-2.jpg
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Chucker
Welcome G. You've picked a fine mess to begin your lantern fixin' hobby - the Akron (great lantern AFTER you get it running). Here is a link to our hosts "How To" for rebuilding a 2-mantle lantern:

http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/resources/re_2lant.php

Keep in mind there are some things that are very consistent from lantern to lantern like oiling the pump leather; replacing the fuel cap gasket; cleaning the fount; and making sure the generator and fuel/air tubes are clean and clear. The variation of the smaller components can be drastic from maker to maker. 

When you read through the tutorial you might NOT have to replace the NRV at the bottom of the pump tube if it doesn't leak fount pressure and you may not need to replace valve/pricker graphite packings. On the Akron I remember they both leaked badly but I was able to get them under control by tighteing the packing nuts. 

Please post more pics as you go along and WELCOME!
Chuck
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gdeskins
Chuck,

Thanks for the quick reply, I've been following the Coleman forum for a couple of years and your right. I probably picked a difficult lantern to start with. I have done a couple of 502 stoves so I'm not a total newbie. LOL.

I've been out to visit Coleman Mike a few times and he calls me Pop Machine Garry, cause i have 15 of those in my garage also. [smile]

Looks like most of the nickel is going to come off when I polish the fount, I've sprayed a little PB blaster on the  nuts to help loosen them up.

I might try to fire it up be fore I start to tear it down. Does it burn white gas? I've seen a few post on here that talk about gasoline and kerosene. 

Thanks for all your help.

Akron 134G 192-3.jpg 
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Gand28
Hey Pop Machine Garry, I was just out to see Cigar Mike yesterday and he mentioned that he was going to get a machine from you for the shop and fill it with beer!  Now that will be the best improvement since he paved his driveway!  Hope to meet you somewhere in town sometime.  If you need help on that 134G, OregonMichael can probably help.

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dougw
Think I would be tempted to rinse the fount and try and start it but everyone has their method. It is a real thin chrome coating and will come off REAL easy it is not nickle. Be very careful when you unscrew the generator they are pretty much non-existent. There is or at least should be a gear on the bottom that raises and lowers the pricker.
Doug
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Chucker
Hey Garry. Yes, run Coleman fuel/white gas in it for longevity. 
Chuck
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gdeskins
Thanks Guys, I'll try to fire it up tonight and I'll post some picks tomorrow. Anyone know what size of replacement globe might fit.
It appears to be 4 7/8" wide and about 5" tall?

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Vikingson_1
Welcome aboard and that's a great find.
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gdeskins
Well I failed to light the Akron 134G, I don't think I put enough Coleman fuel in to light it at first. I could feel and smell the air coming out when I opened the valve but no fuel. So I started to disassemble it. All the valves seemed to be working correctly so I added more fuel and pumped it up. When I opened the valve I finally had a fine spray mist coming out of the the top and it was leaking very bad around the valve so I shut it off.

I will need to repack the valve to stop it from leaking. I'll add some photos of what I've completed so far.

Thanks for everyones Help!


Akron 134G 192-4.jpg  Akron 134G 200-1.jpg
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gdeskins
It seems to be leaking fuel from both the Valve stem and the Cleaner knob. Any suggestions how to prevent them from leaking.

I'm not sure I want to remove the generator from the fount but maybe I should to properly clean the generator and the fount.

Please advise.

Thanks for everyone's help.

PopMachine Garry
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andjones
The knurled nut that holds the burner assembly, has a hex shape inside it that fits the nut shape of the generator. This can be used to remove the Generator from the valve body. You may need to apply some heat to the valve body to get it started, but it will come out.

As far as leaking from the valve body, you will need to get some graphite packing OCP. I used the ribbon graphite for the tip cleaner packing. You may need to use it for the valve packing as well, unless OCP has the correct size in stock.

I love my He-Man lantern, its a great runner. I ended up polishing off all of the chrome and shined up the brass.
Andy

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nomis1
gdeskins wrote:
Thanks Guys, I'll try to fire it up tonight and I'll post some picks tomorrow. Anyone know what size of replacement globe might fit.
It appears to be 4 7/8" wide and about 5" tall?

PopMachine Garry


Garry, this uses the same size globe as the 220/228.
Looks like you are off to a good start. Be gentle with the plating. It's thin chrome and it tends to want to come off pretty easily if you're not careful.

Simon
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gdeskins
I was able to remove the whole Valve/generator assembly from the fount, it actually unscrewed very easily.

The assembly seems to be working properly, the tip cleaner moves up and down correctly and seals the generator hole, the Valve knob turns easily and after I added more fuel and pumped it up it actually sprits out the top of the generator nicely. Good thing I didn't try to light it after that because the tip cleaner knob and the Valve knob were both leaking fuel.

I don't have very much experience in repacking the Valve or the tip cleaner. So far I left the whole assembly together until I gather more repacking information.

I'm getting excited because so far it appears that the 134G should work when I get it back together.

But like nomis1 and andjones said the chrome plating is actually coming off just washing it with simple green and a softscrub pad. [frown].

I may just polish out the brass, not sure yet.

I'll go to Walmart and buy a 220/228 globe for it, seems like it might be a bit tall. I robed one off another 220 and put on the vent. Only a screw threads were protruding out enough to screw on the ball nut.

Thanks for everyone's help.
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Jim_l
Did you try tightening the packing nuts ?

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JimDouglasJr
Nice.
Be sure not tscrub the chrome finish. It'll come right off.
When it was apart, always clean the fuel pick up orifice, whether you think it needs it or not.

Globe should be a Macbeth Thermo. Hard to find, but not impossible.  Coleman globe should work in the mean time, or order a mica one for it.

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117884835_10218746494073330_379366670398824307_n.jpg Going to start on mine today  Great info  thanks
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Glennfolley wrote:
117884835_10218746494073330_379366670398824307_n.jpg Going
to start on mine today  Great info  thanks


Be careful with that one, the pricker packings like to leak and the valve may be opened to the point of leaking under pressure, which can get exciting very quickly.
Be safe!

Kevin

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Jeepstircrazy
Hi guys, I see this thread started in 2015. I got a chuckle when pop machine Gary said he would pick up a globe at Walmart.  I recently tried to find some Coleman mantles at the local Walmart and they have NO Coleman parts and said they don't carry them any more! They had some LED Coleman lanterns and some other garbage but we are on our own now it seems! The local hardware store had none, the local convienence store and Dollar General had nothing and I live near a 30 mile long Bass fishing lake that brings in hundreds if not thousands of campers every year as do the State Parks along the St.Lawrence river! Fortunately I found some mantles at a bait shop on Black Lake (30 mile lake). All this does lead to the fact though that lots of old timers around here most assuredly have Coleman  lanterns and other Coleman (and other manufacturers ) appliances they may be parting with! Here's hoping for the best!
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Glennfolley
running.jpg Changed out  pump leather, Pumped up checked for leaks, pricker an fuel valve leaked a little but was able to tighten and stopped . Besides being old an rusty it doesn't look like it was ran much. No soot in vent. It did run  better than the picture shows. Think i read a 220 globe works in it? Haven't decided to clean up with vinegar bath or to just leave it as is. 
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Dmacp
I have one with the permanently attached bail like yours. It's the same lantern as the 132 just has a bigger tank.
If you overhaul it be very careful with the valve-it is much different than a Coleman. Also be very careful with the generator. don't just try and unscrew it. If it works good now I would not take it apart.
Dan
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Weirdnerd
Here is a post on what to expect with gaskets on your 134G, there is a small gasket around the fuel pickup that if not changed will make your lantern lose pressure quite fast. 

Note " SEAL (PURPLE) IS LOCATED ON CUP THAT IS FIXED TO FUEL PICK UP TUBE. SEAL SEATS AGAINST FERRULE"

http://light.papo-art.com/tech-n-info/Coleman_technical/OldDirtyColemanPaper/AkronInstantLite.pdf
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