200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.
LongueCarabine
I can't believe this.  Look at it and weep.

I knew something had to be wrong with this one, just my luck.

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Brian

Mil-Spec Ops #1929

Looking for the following lanterns; 08/36; 09/29; 05/59; 05/60; 06/61; 12/65; 11/75; 11/88
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JimL
Although it sucks, be glad it didn't open up when it was under pressure and lit.

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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macwacs
Its not that big. How does the inside look?
 RMW
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outlawmws
If that happened the odds are good its done...
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242



“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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LongueCarabine
macwacs wrote:
Its not that big. How does the inside look?
 RMW


Unfortunately the inside looks rough. Tapping the outside bottom of the fount, it feels strong.

I’m worried that it is just rusting through from the inside.

Brian

Mil-Spec Ops #1929

Looking for the following lanterns; 08/36; 09/29; 05/59; 05/60; 06/61; 12/65; 11/75; 11/88
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smithers646
Well, it certainly doesn't look like it rusted through from the outside- that side looks beautiful!  
 
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JimL

>>I’m worried that it is just rusting through from the inside.

That's only the first hole to show and certainly not worth trying to salvage.  I would say that it is rusting from the inside, most probably from moisture condensing in it long ago.  Coleman may have not wasted anything, but they didn't cheap out on the thickness of their founts.  It's not worth considering a repair on the fount unless you convert it to kero, so the next leak that forms will just make a smelly mess rather than create an uncontrollable fireball.

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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LongueCarabine
JimL:

I was looking through some of the posts about converting to kerosene, which seems to be problematic for mil-spec lanterns.  I would like to research this further if possible, there just doesn't seem to be a lot of encouraging information about doing it.

I guess I can always post in the classifieds for another fount.

Brian

Mil-Spec Ops #1929

Looking for the following lanterns; 08/36; 09/29; 05/59; 05/60; 06/61; 12/65; 11/75; 11/88
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BSAGuy
Bummer!
- Courtenay
Be Prepared
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MYN
Is the fount's bottom plate made of brass or steel?
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MYN
Ok, if that's a Milspec, then its steel. I've repaired a much worse unit by braze-coating the entire bottom.(at my own risk of course).
Its functional now but you'll never know...

Best not to attempt any repairs unless you don't mind putting yourself on the suicide list.
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Frank6160
you should be able to find a fount and move everything over
Frank
If It's Coleman
ICCC #793
275 Appreciation Syndicate #60
The Coleman Blues 243's #44
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zoomkat
If the tank is going to be trashed, then one might solder the hole, fill with water, attach a Schrader valve fill cap, then pressurize using a manual tire pump with a gauge to see how much pressure the patch/tank can hold.  
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JimL
Brian,

I wasn't thinking of the conversion of a mil-spec to kero per say, but that any previously compromised fount is not worth the risk of running CF.   Your best bet really is to seek another fount.  I just checked OPp, but unfortunately don't see any mil-spec founts.

I've had two compromised founts so far.  One had a pinhole, but then I went around the area poking at it with a pick and found two more.  On another fount, I had de-rusted the insides with citric and BB's, and it looked good.  Since I had used carb cleaner to clean the check valve, there was carb cleaner in the fount and I had left it pressurized overnight to check for air leaks.  When I began to put the lantern together the next evening, my hand became wet and it was from the carb cleaner.  And this was a fount that was sitting on my LR carpet since the evening before!  I couldn't believe it didn't leak until being handled again, but I'm certainly grateful it didn't.  In both cases, the founts were never going to be used again.

-Jim

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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ecblanks
or, if the rest is nice, just part it out and you'll make enough money to buy you a complete one.
Carlton - 9/73
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate # 0176
Slant Saver #29
Mil-Spec Ops #0973

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mikew
If you would just like to see it run as a milspec until a 58 milspec fount becomes available, you can use a regular 220 fount up thru the F model.  However, your pump assembly will only work on B thru C founts.   If you substitute a later pump assembly, then a 220D - F fount will work.
Mike
"... at evening time, it shall be light." Zechariah 14:7

Slant Saver #05 Milspec Ops 0045
Quicklite Crew #27
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mnhogrider
Depending on how bad the inside of the fount looks, I’d solder up the pin hole and Caswell line the inside of the fount. If there’s a lot of pitting and rust chunks coming out then I’d find a replacement fount.
 
I had a steel AGM fount that was really clean inside and out except for a pin hole directly underneath the F/A tube. I guess condensation may have dripped off the end of the tube over the years. Picking around with an o ring pick found nothing else. That one got soldered and epoxy lined.

I have found that bone dry founts are usually riskier for pin holes then ones found with fuel in them.
Steve
ICCC Member #1396 
BernzOmatic Appreciation Club #017
Mack, Cat and Cadillac.
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Quick Cal
Seems fitting.

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