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ShawnP
Hi there,

I have a family owned 242B T66 that has been sitting in a family basement for decades.  I'd like to rebuild it and fire it up.  It is interesting that it is a gasoline unit.  I've only had white gas stoves and lanterns in the past. 
Is there anyone in Toronto or Ontario Canada that supplies parts or would even want to rebuild it.  Ordering parts results in a shipping charge equal to the cost of the parts.
Thanks,  Shawn
Shawn Philpott
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25 502s
Welcome to the board. Good luck with the build!!  Once you get it fixed I would use white gas in it. 
Jason
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ShawnP
Thanks very much.   Interesting comment.   Once up and running the gasoline 242b t66 can burn white gas rather than gasoline?  Id prefer it myself.  It says on the lamp gasoline only.
Shawn Philpott
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25 502s
Got any pictures? Yes, I think any Coleman lantern that uses gasoline can run on white gas/Coleman fuel. Hopefully others here will confirm that for you. 
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Ridge Runner
Welcome, Shawn!

This question comes up a lot. This thread is somewhat recent and has good info within.

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/using-gasoline-in-lanterns-10248255?pid=1309336455&highlight=gasoline+vs+white+gas

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ShawnP
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Newfie
Shawn, that thing is in really good shape.

To get it running I'm willing to bet the only thing it needs is a new fuel cap gasket. You can probably get it running quite easily by yourself. They're really easy to work on.

Do I see white paint splashes on the fuel tank? FYI, the term fount is used to describe the fuel tank.
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ShawnP
Newfie?  My family is from Bonavista Bay.  I can't go to my place this summer as I'm in Toronto. 

I'll look to see about a fuel cap gasket then and give it a try.  It doesn't seem to preasurize so i assumed a fresh generator etc. would be in order.   This may sound naive but i don't even understand this fuel filler.  I'll add a photo.  It has a brass fitting, steel screw cap and a flathead screw threaded into the top of the filler cap.

No white paint.  That may have been a reflection. Click image for larger version - Name: fuel filler.jpg, Views: 48, Size: 44.97 KB
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Newfie
I am indeed from Newfoundland. Central area not far from Lewisporte. It's definitely not as beautiful as Bonavista. Not many places in the world nicer than that I don't think.

The fuel cap is three piece: screw, outer green cap with threads, and inner brass piece. That brass piece might be stuck on but can be carefully pried off with a screwdriver. You'll see a dried out cap gasket. 

I could probably send you the gasket you need in a lettermail envelope (no charge). Otherwise you can take it to an auto parts store and look for the correct sized o-ring to use. If you buy an o-ring make sure it's one that can withstand gas and oil.

If it's not pressurizing, unscrew the two tiny screws on the size of the pump assembly. That pump assembly can then be pulled out. At the bottom you'll see a leather cup. That will need lubrication with oil of some sort. Pure neetsfoot oil is best but motor oil can be used in a pinch. Don't use any food oils. Once it's well oiled up stretch it a little (be careful not to tear it). Once it's lubed up, reinstall it and then put the tiny screws back in. It should then build pressure.

I doubt the generator needs to be replaced. If it hasn't been burning gunky fuel and the inside of the tank smells clean the generator is probably fine.

I also noticed the vent (top) is a bit bent. Using safety glasses and work gloves, you might be able to bend it back into shape somewhat. I was able to do that recently with a bent vent. Mine was bent badly so I ended up putting it in a vice to get the final bit straightened out.



ShawnP wrote:
Newfie?  My family is from Bonavista Bay.  I can't go to my place this summer as I'm in Toronto. 

I'll look to see about a fuel cap gasket then and give it a try.  It doesn't seem to preasurize so i assumed a fresh generator etc. would be in order.   This may sound naive but i don't even understand this fuel filler.  I'll add a photo.  It has a brass fitting, steel screw cap and a flathead screw threaded into the top of the filler cap.

No white paint.  That may have been a reflection.
Shane Looking for the following Canadian birthday lanterns or lamps: 2-32, 6-34,
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ShawnP
Great advice!  Thank you so much.  I know Lewisporte.  I have relatives and ancestors ifrom Central NL.  I'l gently pry the brass piece then go to a local garage for the O ring.
Thanks again!
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Newfie
One more thing I forgot to mention. The dried out gasket in the brass part of the fuel cap will need to be removed. Some people use a propane torch to burn up the old gasket while it's still in the cap. It can then be scraped out in tiny pieces using a screwdriver or pick tool. 

You can also use the pick tool to pick it out in small changes without burning it first but that will be more difficult.
Shane Looking for the following Canadian birthday lanterns or lamps: 2-32, 6-34,
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25 502s
Just a friendly reminder to not use heat/flame to remove the brass insert that is stuck on the tank. Just a few old gasoline fumes in the tank could ignite or explode. A screwdriver as mentioned is a good option. 
Jason
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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ShawnP
Understood, and thank you
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kiwi
Put the fuel cap back on, put the screw back in and undo the cap as normal. It may take a bit if pressure but it should undo and bring the fuel cap insert wth it. Don't do the scew up tight and you should be able to remove it again by hand so that you can burn the old seal out of the inner cap only without burning the paint off your outer cap.
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outlawmws
FYI - -to Coleman, before leaded fuel, "gasoline" was "white gas".  So unless its marked "for leaded gasoline"  (Far more modern lanterns) use white gas or Coleman/Crown fuel.  
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MYN
Decades ago, 'gasoline' was basically white gas. Not anymore.
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ShawnP
Good to know guys.  Thank you.  Good advice here on this thread.  I will get to it soon!
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