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Bumpkin 95
  I just got a $28 502 sportster from the bay of e. Seller had pics of it running very yellow flame but I figured I am going tear it apart anyway no big deal. Anyway they shipped with fuel in it. Half full of dyed kerosene lol emptied the fount and put some Crown in and it ran a nice blue flame. Took it apart and put in some evaporust. Anyway I am sure you guys that have been doing this awhile have seen some weird stuff so do tell
  • Lee
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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hikerduane
Coleman = kerosene.  Doncha know?
Duane
Duane-All seasons, year round backpacker and camper.  So many stoves and lanterns, who's counting.
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Gunhippie
Probably half the CF lanterns I've found in the wild were referred to as "kerosene" or "oil" lanterns.

One of the most common oddities I've seen while working on Instant-Lite stoves and lanterns is the FA rod spring assembled on the wrong side of the rod follower. I've seen this on lanterns that had no evidence of ever having been torn down, so I think it sometimes happened at the factory.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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74HARLEY
Weirdest thing, how about shelved and treated like some exotic and rare form of art? IMG_20190211_213631-01.jpeg
Joe
looking for 200a 11-56,9-77,2-65 Coleman 275 appreciation syndicate member #0004 ICCC #1262
Coleman Quick Lite Crew #19
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Fj40z
Got a 200A back in the summer that had a clunking sound in the fount. Didn’t sound metal at all. Looked around inside with a flashlight and could see something but couldn’t figure out what it was. Took a little while but I fished it out, it was half of a clothes pin. Couldn’t believe it and will never figure out why someone would have put it in there. Is was totally saturated, if I would have lit it would have burned for a week LOL.

Stephen

Quicklite Crew #3
Coleman Slant Saver #55
The Coleman Blue’s 243’s #157
275 Appreciation Syndicate member #0245

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JimL
@Fj40z 

I bet that clothes pin was used as a dip stick to check the fuel level, until they accidentally dropped it in the fount.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?
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Fj40z
JimL wrote:
@Fj40z 

I bet that clothes pin was used as a dip stick to check the fuel level, until they accidentally dropped it in the fount.


Eureka! I bet that was it as well. Good thinking!!

Stephen

Quicklite Crew #3
Coleman Slant Saver #55
The Coleman Blue’s 243’s #157
275 Appreciation Syndicate member #0245

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Rfieldbuilds

Fj40z wrote:
Got a 200A back in the summer that had a clunking sound in the fount. Didn’t sound metal at all. Looked around inside with a flashlight and could see something but couldn’t figure out what it was. Took a little while but I fished it out, it was half of a clothes pin. Couldn’t believe it and will never figure out why someone would have put it in there. Is was totally saturated, if I would have lit it would have burned for a week LOL.
 
clothes pin on the fuel line to prevent vapor lock!😂 

Ive found a pencil or two in founts.  SMH.  

Randy
QL #15
Slant Saver #59
#0269 Turd Hurdler, and a few others too.
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Buckeyecamper
I picked up a Prentiss Wabers lantern at an auction that was missing the fuel cap. Mice had made a nest in the fount. It was packed full of feathers. 
     Dave
David A Jewell II
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Gunhippie
Who was it that found a picture of a girl in a fount? It was a few years back, but kinda' creepy.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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MartyJ
I found a PW double mantle that somebody put a rubber bumper on the fount using a machine screw.  It was set so the fuel cap would not come off easy.  I felt inside with my finger and sure enough, it was a machine screw.  Somehow I’m thinking drilling random holes in the fount may not be a safe practice.
Marty
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Bumpkin 95
MartyJ wrote:
I found a PW double mantle that somebody put a rubber bumper on the fount using a machine screw.  It was set so the fuel cap would not come of easy.  I felt inside with my finger and sure enough, it was a machine screw.  Somehow I’m thinking drilling random holes in the fount may not be a safe practice. 




wow I have seen a couple with weather stripping stuck to the founts but never screwed to it lol 😂 
  • Lee
  • Like a lantern just hanging out
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