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Sweetwater
First, thank you for adding me. I'm new here and look forward to this forum.

Second, I bought a 2003 Mustang Cobra a couple of years ago. It only has 989 miles on it. Morally, I can't bring myself to daily drive it because of the low miles. Such a waste of money. Just sits in my garage. Wish I didn't buy it.

Third, I rediscovered an old Coleman lantern in my garage I bought at a garage sale ~20 years ago. Kinda forgot about it until today when looking for stuff to take camping with me this weekend. I unboxed it this morning only to discover it's never been lit. Ugh. Is it morally wrong to light such an old unlit lamp? Should I just buy a new one instead, or does it not matter? I'd like to light it but just can't bring myself to do it. I even attached the included mantles hoping for motivation, but no. It just sits there...unlit. Anyway, I named my 290 lantern "Ford Cobra" for obvious reasons. It's a 290 model and is stamped 08/88 on the bottom.

Can someone give me permission to light my unlit "Ford Cobra" so I don't have to stick it in my garage...unused?

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florida grown
I'll give you permission ONLY if you'll color code it to your car. 😁
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Recoil
As many here will say, "it's only unlit once "!  However, your Ford Cobra lantern is just another piece of stuff being displayed in your garage "museum"!  I say lite that baby up and burn it nice and bright.!!  It was made to make light so let it make light.  It may take some of the sting off the idle Ford Cobra!  Btw, I wish I had that problem in my garage!  Hahaha.  
Welcome from Canada.  Glad to have you on board.  Pics of the car?

Paul
Searching for a 8 72 lantern and/or 2 68.....
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OregonMichael
First, welcome to the forum!  We're glad you're here.  Second, I say.....oil the pump, fuel it, strap on some mantles and fire it!  If it were 50 to 100 years old and unfired, I'd probably say leave it alone.  But, those were mass produced and they're a great lantern.  Go for it.
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BSAGuy
Hi Swee'water and welcome to the CCF from NC.  Great to have you here.  Let's see some pics of the Cobra.  That's cool that it only has 989 miles on it.  Do you crank it up from time to time?  I'd leave the lantern unfired, but that's just me.

I can't post your full name because the obscenity filter nabbed me!  LOL!
- Courtenay
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74HARLEY
The car sounds great, but you can fire the lantern, it's not highly collectable yet....
Welcome from California!
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #19
Frank appreciation syndicate member #9
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Sweetwater
Thank you for all the replies! I've decided to buy some fuel, oil the pump like OregonMichael said, and fire it up. The world will survive without an unlit lantern from the 80's. As for the Cobra requests, here she is. I love her but she'll get sold off so I can pay off my mortgage. I need to work less and camp more.

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bowenstudios
Glad to hear you're gonna run the lantern, that's what they are for after all. That being said the few unfiered lanterns I've had got sold off to pay for ones I would burn. As for the car looks great, but I would have encouraged you to drive it too. Dont know if it would ever be as collectible as an older one, and I'd rather drive it than look at it. Of course this is coming from someone fully restored old willys and then took it in the woods for its first trip, much to friends and families disbelief.
Mike
-Mike
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Tgarner01
Fire the lantern and drive the car. It's what they were both designed for. Not too mention in 20 years the electronics on the mustang will be obsolete if not already and it'll just be a pretty garage queen that's unfixable should something quit... My 2 cents ðŸ˜ welcome to the forum from SW Missouri
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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Flyboyfwa
8/88 an old lantern? That's just a youngun in the Coleman world. Fire them both up and enjoy them. 
Andy
Mil-Spec Ops #199
Coleman Slant Saver #54
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #06
275 Appreciation Syndicate #1970
The Coleman Blues 243's #159

ICCC #1741
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Gasman64
[welcome]from Pennsylvania!  Nice looking car, and would you have a first name we can address you with?  Hmmm, Sweet water...
Steve
ICCC #1012

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Sweetwater
Gasman64 wrote:
[welcome]from Pennsylvania!  Nice looking car, and would you have a first name we can address you with?  Hmmm, Sweet water...




Gabe. As in Gabriel, but just Gabe. My parents just wrote Gabe on the birth certificate. The DMV keeps asking for my full name.
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IA Hawkeye
If those were in my garage, they wouldn't be for long! Fire them both up.
Gasoline under pressure,...and fire?   What's not to love!

Tim
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hikerduane
Ah, a Mustang GT on my wanna have it list, but they depreciate so much, have to stick to one vehicle in my retirement.  And one dirt bike.
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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austin65uri
Forget the lantern, fire up the Ford Mustang Cobra! (Recently saw the movie "Ford Versus Ferrari").👍
And welcome from Hawaii!
Bill.
ICCC#1601
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Gasman64
Thanks, Gabe! I had to laugh at an earlier commenter's trouble with the "nanny software."  For those of us on here late at night, we at one time were not even able to ask "who else is on the night watch?"
Steve
ICCC #1012

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williamlee111
Tgarner01 wrote:
Fire the lantern and drive the car. It's what they were both designed for. Not too mention in 20 years the electronics on the mustang will be obsolete if not already and it'll just be a pretty garage queen that's unfixable should something quit... My 2 cents Ã°Å¸ËœÂ welcome to the forum from SW Missouri

+1 And welcome to the forum!
Not looking for anything. I have too much already, my wife says. 
 
 Bill
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Sweetwater
Update: I fired her up! Such a beautiful beast she is. We went camping for four nights up at Huntington Lake, CA. Good fishing there. The lantern seemed to burn fine the first night. After turning it off I noticed it wouldn't stop smelling like fuel. My wife had me store it away from the tent because of the smell. The following nights it wouldn't keep pressure so couldn't light it. I rechecked the fuel pump gasket. Looks good to me. Any suggestions? 
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Dvan95
That smell could be the seals in the valve assembly leaking or your pump check valve leaking and also causing it to lose pressure. If you're selling that car go drive the hell out of it! Just like lanterns they're meant to be used 😉 
-Dan

Coleman Quick Lite Crew #048

 Anyone have a 6/95 birthday lantern?
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