200A and 202 reproduction
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GeorgeS
I am working on a Coleman 132A lamp and do not understand how the fuel pick-up works.  It has a picker but it does not retract until the fuel control knob is almost all the way out.  Otherwise, the picker wire blocks the hole in the bottom of the fuel pick-up tube.  Is this correct?  I am afraid to fully open the fuel valve for lighting.  What is going on - help!  GeorgeDSCN4574.jpg  DSCN4575.jpg
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dbosch
Yes, that is correct.  It is the Instant-Lite feature.
Dan B.  ICCC #100
The Texas Dust Bowl

Faith is not about everything turning out okay; faith is about being okay no matter how things turn out.
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SteveRetherford
at 1/4 turn it hardly gets much fuel cuz the rod is restricting the hole ( but not completely ) and vapors inside the tank get in thru that upper hole , thus instant lite , then after it warms up you open the valve fully and the rod retracts allowing straight fuel to come up .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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GeorgeS
That is what I wanted to know.  I will get it back together and see what happens.  It did not want to light before.
George
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Jim_l
George, before putting it back together, clean out that bottom hole with a toothpick and some carb cleaner.
Like Steve said, there needs to be a little fuel getting past the hole and the rod, for the instant light feature to work.

Matthew 5:16: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Jim-- Coleman Blues Member #014
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SteveRetherford
you also need to confirm the air passage is clear , the one behind the hole . put you finger over the end n blow thru it to confirm .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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