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smallenginelover
I have a Coleman 243A with a mica globe and a manufacturing date of March, 1941. I have already cleaned it up and tried to run it, I was able to get it running but only with the tank being overfull. I first suspected that it was an issue with the fuel pickup so I dissembled it and I found two small holes in the fuel pickup tube that I'm not sure are supposed to be in it because when I blow air into the bottom with the top covered, air leaks out of the holes thus meaning it won't pick up any fuel below them. I think I could fix it by sealing those holes by soldering or brazing but I want to know of possibly a better way to fix it and how those holes got there. Also I did not know that there is a cleaning rod that is in the fuel pickup, I did test it and it is not moving up and down, I am not worried about it though because it's not essential to the lantern for it to function. I would upload more photos but it only lets me upload 320kb. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Click image for larger version - Name: Coleman image.jpg, Views: 54, Size: 273.55 KB
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Tgarner01
Those are supposed to be there for your instant lighting feature. Remove your pickup tube (F/A tube) and clean the bottom orfice with a tooth pick or other soft object and clean the end of the little rod in the middle of it as well with fine steel wool... Usually will fix your symptoms
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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zoomkat
The attached pictures show how the fuel pickup system works and the purpose of the hole.

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fuel valve2.jpg 
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smallenginelover
Thanks for helping me not damage my lantern with an unnecessary repair, I got it cleaned out, put back together and running! I'll have to take pictures tomorrow.
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zoomkat
" Also I did not know that there is a cleaning rod that is in the fuel pickup, I did test it and it is not moving up and down, I am not worried about it though because it's not essential to the lantern for it to function."

Did you see the tip of the fuel rod sticking out of the bottom of the fuel tube orifice or was it not there? The fuel control rod plays a somewhat important function/feature in the lantern startup sequence.
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smallenginelover
Yeah I was wrong in thinking it was a cleaning rod, I thought it was cammed with the generator's cleaning system but no I was wrong. I never installed the valve to test it while I had that assembly out of the fount. I am sure it works though because the quick-light feature works good on it.
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smallenginelover
Here it is, had to compress the file a little but it's not big deal. Click image for larger version - Name: coleman blue.jpg55 (wecompress.com).jpg, Views: 67, Size: 168.97 KB
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Tgarner01
Nice one! Original Mica even. 
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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smallenginelover
Thanks. I got it free after I helped someone get some stuff moved out of there garage, and $25 along with it!
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Tgarner01
Sounds like a deal to me ðŸ‘
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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smallenginelover
Yay I changed my pfp, it's my trio of my own single mantle lanterns
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Gasman64
[welcome], Benjamin, from Pennsylvania! Nice close-up picture you shared there.
I wish I'd have gotten into this hobby when I was your age........................................eh, or, maybe not..😃
Steve
ICCC #1012
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smallenginelover
Yeah, moving will be interesting, I'm already up to 8 of them and counting, slowly but surely. Thanks for the Compliment
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Chucker
Great looking 243A there!  You learned a bit on that fettle too. 
Chuck
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