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Tgarner01
Rainy day here in SW Missouri, so I thought I'd look through my spare parts. Found a ratty old 242 someone had sanded the vent and spray bombed everything else and also the 427 fount I picked up a couple weeks ago. So I was bored and thought I'd see how they looked blended together.

Here they are mocked up. Not a fan of the ugly vent.

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But I like big hats, let's try my universal big hat and see how she looks..

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Wow! Too big, plus would be a pain to pump up on the fly

Now this one looks promising... Again just mocking things up here.

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Pump clears, would need to cut some bail holes and make another custom bail (with different material next time) Idk what's everyone think? I'm pretty sure I have some quicklite parts out in the storage shed that could make an original/correct 427... But I have one already and could always do it some other time.. Nothing but a possible rusted vent being molested here. Nothing that could not be undone anyhow. Just playing around. Thanks for looking and have a nice weekend.
Toby Garner
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Sam McCord
Put the BIG one on it and use as a table lamp. Where did you get that vent anyway?
Doug

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Tgarner01
Doug, not sure which one your referring to. The 228 vent is a rough one I had laying around. The vent stud hole was rusted large enough to clear the 242 stud. The universal big hat is just an old barn/store light I cut the center out of for single mantle lanterns. I did use the 228 vent you give me for a deserving original lantern. Hope all is well with you up north. USPS says you should have a delivery Monday... I'll believe it when I see it ðŸ˜
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Gunhippie
I vote for the 228 vent!

First time I've seen an L427 fount used for a frank. At least, no mods are required as the 242 screws right in. How's the FA tube length compared to the depth of the fount? My CQ/242 frank leaves about 1/2" of fuel when it runs out, which ain't no big deal for me.
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Tgarner01
Gunhippie wrote:
 How's the FA tube length compared to the depth of the fount?

Looks like it will be perfect.
Toby Garner
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uvarmint
I vote for the 242 vent. Bring it to a train show.
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Tgarner01
uvarmint wrote:
I vote for the 242 vent. Bring it to a train show.

Train show?..
Toby Garner
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Bumpkin 95
The 228 vent looks good and more functional. I say light that puppy up 
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Ridge Runner
Tgarner01 wrote:

Train show?..
With the 242 vent it kinda looks like a CPR. Only a little more proud...or well endowed 🙂

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Tgarner01
Bumpkin 95 wrote:
The 228 vent looks good and more functional. I say light that puppy up 

It'll be next week's project. Not sure what will be under the paint on the collar and burner. Also waiting on the oddball pump cup.
With the 242 vent it kinda looks like a CPR. Only a little more proud...or well endowed 🙂


Oh yeah that makes sense now. Will probably be the closest I'll ever get to a CPR
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