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OregonMichael
I recently got a really nice example of a Dura Camp single mantle model 730 from a fellow collector.  Trouble is, the valve stem and tip cleaning lever are both leaking fuel.  From the look of it, I think it'd take a Coleman valve stem packing and looks like a Coleman tip cleaning assembly would fit in there.  Here are the questions:

1)  Does the valve stem nut come off at the wheel end of the stem?  Seems like it goes to the end and then won't slide off.

2)  Is the thread pitch the same on the tip cleaning lever as a Coleman?  The valve stem nut is the same, but I don't know about the threads on the tip cleaning assembly.  Looks like it would, but I don't wanna take the old one out until I know for sure.

Has anyone done a restoration on one of these?  This is the first one I've torn into.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  Thanx!


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SteveA
I've never had to mess with packing on my one and only Dura Camp but you should be able to repack the valves with out replacing any parts.  The packing Mike sells for Coleman's should work just fine.

I'd be surprised if there wasn't a tutorial  here on repacking a valve.
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Chucker
Yeah, just add some of Mike's graphite packing tape. Can be stuffed and packed in there and takes on the shape you need. 
Chuck
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OregonMichael
Guys, thanks for the input.  I'm pretty confident that the valve stem packing is the same as Coleman and I can remove the nut and replace it by removing the retaining ring on the other end of the shaft if I have to.  

The tip cleaner, not so easy.  I've got a couple of options.  First, I can remove the assembly that's in there, but from past experience, that destroys it.  If the threads are different on the Coleman replacement assembly, it's game over.  Second option, I could heat up the lever and straighten it, take the nut completely off and use the graphite tape to replace the packing.  Then, re-heat the lever and crimp it correctly.  

I really like option 1, but I'm not 100% sure that the thread pitch is the same.  Looks like I might have to take a leap of faith on this one.


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pongo
http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/dura-camp-730-9879563?pid=1305768555
Phil
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OregonMichael


THANK YOU!!!!  I completely missed that thread and this gives me some valuable information.  


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pongo
OregonMichael wrote:


THANK YOU!!!!  I completely missed that thread and this gives me some valuable information.  





Nice! I hope it helps you along. If you have any questions, please pm me.
Phil
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Wesley5599
Looking for a dura camp lantern 730 value body. 
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Chucker
Wesley5599 wrote:
Looking for a dura camp lantern 730 value body. 


You will get more bites if you post your need as "WTB" (want to buy) in the Classifieds section. 

Welcome to the forum!
Chuck
"...we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope" Romans 5:3-4
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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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Lantern 1

Wesley5599. 
if you decide to part out your Dura Camp I would love to get the globe. 

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