200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
Quick Cal
First, I must say I've never used a white gas stove or lantern until recently. I've just always used my Mom's propane stuff from the 90's. That being said I've learned a lot about lanterns. But this is the first stove that I'm tearing into.

So I just received this JC Higgins model 710-74040. This is the one I paid more for shipping than the stove. But I'm happy with it for what I paid.

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First thing is it won't pump up. The leather looks good, but seems like it's not tight enough in the tube to work. Could be wrong. But I did oil it and no change. What coleman leather will work.

Is the gasket going onto the tank pre-formed or just an o-ring. If it's just an o-ring mine is smashed into shape. It doesn't seem brittle, maybe a little hard. Can I just use a auto parts store o-ring. I think there's a pip under the hex nut. I can't get that to break loose. Is there a pip and could that be my no pressure issue.  photo 20190610_1845351_zpsfofh5anz.jpg





I'm fairly sure the tube coming out of the tank has a leak by looking at it. But I can't get enough pressure to blow any air out to see. Could this be soldered.
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Check out the gen disassembly instructions. The first step is on the right side. Just seems backwards.
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I guess that's enough for now. Any advise will be appreciated.
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Scrubjay
Ahoy and welcome!  Congrats on the Higgy!  Did you know that There was even a JC Higgins Scuba regulator!!!!!!

Did you just oil the pump cup or did you flair it out too: if not, please try that: open it out more...

Good luck,

Jaybird
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Perdie tank!
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Quick Cal
Scrubjay wrote:
Ahoy and welcome!  Congrats on the Higgy!  Did you know that There was even a JC Higgins Scuba regulator!!!!!!

Did you just oil the pump cup or did you flair it out too: if not, please try that: open it out more...

Good luck,

Jaybird


Good tip. I flared out the metal tabs but I could see that it was starting to cause the leather to come apart so I stopped.

But when I put it back together it would skip every couple of pumps if ya know what I mean. So I'm sure it needs a new leather. What fits. But it did build up enough pressure that I got air coming out of the gen tip when dunked in water.

I also got air coming out around the valve. I can't see threads but surely that's threaded. Right? I'm scared to death to mess with the valve after twisting one off in my 278 lantern. How should I proceed.

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Soak the leather cup in oil for 5 minutes. I use a prescription pill bottle and use Mobile 1 FULLY SYNTHETIC! 😃 
I put in about an 1/2 inch in the bottom and soak my pump in it over night. The leather sucks the oil up and swells it, I then try to open the leather up.

As far as a leaking tank goes, You need to twist out that assembly from the tank. Taking off anything that is going to hit when you turn it out. Looking at Scrubjay picture, it looks like he knows his stuff on this exact model. I'm sure he has good info to tell you.

As far as a seal, remove the valve assembly from tank, clean it up..Soapy water?....maybe gasoline and a good brush to get that tar off of it (I'm worried about the paint though) .. then need to seal the threads.. Scrubjay would know what to use, you can use automobile gasket sealer just on the threads. Tighten it back on.. but again.. Scrubjay would know what to do when it is off. I never messed with that stove before.

Try to get a REAL GOOD look on where that is bubbling from. Hoping it is not a crack.
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Majicwrench
 An ORing from the auto parts store will work for that pump tube. I would bet the factory used a square cut Oring.
 Yes, there is a pip under that hex at bottom of pump, it needs replaced.

 Tank leak at valve, if you are really worried about damaging something, drain tank good, fill w water, then heat that fitting where it goes into tanks before unscrewing it. Clean threads and use blue loctite. There was a thread a while back on using diff sealer, lot of advice there too.

A typical coleman leather pump cup will work fine. Click on the Old Coleman Parts banner at top of page.

These are fun stoves. And thanks for finding us!
Keith
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Scrubjay
I usually like to keep my stuff as it came, but I repainted my fount as it was beginning to rust--a lot!  I believe the color I used was hammered-finish light blue:

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The rest of your stove looks really nice so if you destroy your paint you can always repaint it...

Jaybird
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