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InVermont
okay, so I’m supposed to be cleaning the garage, but there are other pressing matters!  I’m cleaning up a 1976 220j. I removed the nuts and finally got the packing out. Both controls won’t pull out, or should they?  If I look down the shafts there some black cement looking stuff in there. Is that just some kind of carbon mess I should scrape out? Seems to be blocking it B7D174E2-C7D3-4B99-9268-DD413A5306C0.jpeg 
TW
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Tgarner01
Was it leaking? There's no need to remove it unless your trying to reseal it or fix a broken eccentric block...
Toby Garner
ICCC #1939
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InVermont
Dump find. Figured  I’d go through it.  Wanted to paint the base because it’s pretty crusty. Should I just leave as is? 
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Tgarner01
I personally try the packings as they come... Have had good luck doing so. If your trying to remove the collar you can do so with just the valve knob off and the pricker/cleaning lever turned sideways to fit through the collar. H,J,K 220/228s  are pretty simple creatures. ðŸ˜ you'll have fun with it👍
Toby Garner
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zoomkat
"I’d go through it."

If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. It is not uncommon that people damage their lanterns on their first attempt to disassemble them. Best wait until something stops working or has an issue. Looking at your picture, a possible issue you might run into if you try to remove the valve from the tank is accidently destroying the threads on the cleaning lever boss.
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Jims 220K
zoomkat wrote:
"I’d go through it."

If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. It is not uncommon that people damage their lanterns on their first attempt to disassemble them. Best wait until something stops working or has an issue. Looking at your picture, a possible issue you might run into if you try to remove the valve from the tank is accidently destroying the threads on the cleaning lever boss.



Yup, my 3rd rebuild was on a 220F and I jacked it all up. The 220K and the 200A went off without a hitch, IMHO they are perfect for the novice/1st timer. Just did another 200A and decided I would attempt getting it cleaned up and running correctly with the minimum of new parts, mostly just cleaned it. I installed one generator packing tube and one new mantle, that was less than $5. Mostly I have been finding that the lanterns are serviceable as is and just need the tanks emptied and clean fuel put in and give the generator a good scrubbing.  I would go ahead and watch some tutorials on youtube and OCP and go from there. I started doing this because I just wanted to clean up my old lantern that I bought in High School and now, EIGHT lanterns later, I'm frickn' hooked like an addict. Hope this helps.

Regards, Jim.
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Chucker
LIke Zoomkat said, "If it ain't broke..."

Your likely problem areas with one of those is a dry pump cup, old, hard fuel cap gasket, and sticky F/A tube assy. Everything else...try to let them be until they foul up. 
Chuck
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InVermont
Thanks guys I appreciate the input
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InVermont
Tgarner01 wrote:
I personally try the packings as they come... Have had good luck doing so. If your trying to remove the collar you can do so with just the valve knob off and the pricker/cleaning lever turned sideways to fit through the collar. H,J,K 220/228s  are pretty simple creatures. Ã°Å¸ËœÂ you'll have fun with it👍


never thought of that thanks!
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