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Cougarmik
I tried to restore the t 66 generator on my 200A lantern, and after lighting it one, when I tried to re light it, no gas was getting to the mantle. I took apart the generator again to try and rewind the wire on it, and somehow broke off the wire sticking out the end. Is it important enough that I should just order a new one from OCP?
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JimL
That wire is needed to clean the tip orifice when it clogs or generally has some build-up.   So yes, you do want another generator, but can run the lantern  until it clogs.  If using naphtha (Coleman or Crown fuel) it may last a good while, but if using gasoline, not so long.

-Jim

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Hot Diggity
Don't dispose of the old generator or its pieces.  You'll need them eventually for something else, or will find that the pricker wire can be replaced by brilliant young men with too much time on their hands.
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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Jayhawksr
Old Coleman Parts has 200A generators for $13 -- I just got one two weeks ago.  Not a bank breaker and gennies like fuel cap gaskets and pump cups need to be replaced from time to time. 
Richard (KC native and KU Alumni living in Maryland)
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Gunhippie
The earliest Coleman gens had no pricker built in. Just run it 'til it clogs, then take the lantern apart and use an external pricker. You'll become expert at it in no time!

Try a 316 Arc sometime. It takes ten minutes to clean the gen and get it back together.
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Chucker
^^^ what Timm says. 

Like a milspec, if it clogs just use the pricker to clear it. Keep going. 
Chuck
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Tigerfans2
Hot Diggity wrote:
Don't dispose of the old generator or its pieces.  You'll need them eventually for something else, or will find that the pricker wire can be replaced by brilliant young men with too much time on their hands.

The threads on making prickers are probably still out there and find able. Not that hard just a bit time consuming.
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Tigerfans2
Cougarmik wrote:
I tried to restore the t 66 generator on my 200A lantern, and after lighting it one, when I tried to re light it, no gas was getting to the mantle. I took apart the generator again to try and rewind the wire on it, and somehow broke off the wire sticking out the end. Is it important enough that I should just order a new one from OCP?
  the little tube the wire thingy broke off of, throw it not away. With the right diameter wire one can construct 2 or 3 external prickers, handy for playing with Q77's and Q99'S.
If you know not what Q77'S or Q99'S are stick around, we'll corrupt you.
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Cougarmik
Tigerfans2 wrote:
 stick around, we'll corrupt you.
 
I know where a heater and stove are (11 kilometers up a dirt trail, across a small river, 10 meters through brush, off an already not that busy trail) so i'm on the way there. Just need to actually go get them. 
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zoomkat
"Is it important enough that I should just order a new one from OCP?"

I'd say yes. Lantern orifices tend to clog up when starting up, so not having a functioning pricker rod to clean the orifice will probably get really old really quick.
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ecblanks
I wouldn't run a 237 without a pricker, but I would a 220x or a 200A.  Have done it with a 275 out of necessity. 
Carlton
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Tigerfans2
Forget not Milspecs
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MartyJ
It depends on the effort you want to put in to keeping the lantern running correctly. GPA hobbyists would see it as a challenge.  Recreational users would see it as a pain.  If just want a reliable lantern that requires little maintenance, order two generators, one for a spare, some extra mantles and a fuel cap gasket.  The lantern will run well for a long time and you can spend your free time fishing!  Especially night fishing. 
Marty
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