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corky569
I found this clothing rack next to a dumpster, I'm sure it used to have dowels on it to hang hangers. I figured I could make an adjustable shelf for lanterns and other storage. I also found a decent pallet recently with 1"X4" pine boards. Ripped a few for the cross beams, cut the rest to size. I think it's gonna work great.
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Hoffy1039
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New project...lanterns on top shelf
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outlawmws
Cool project Willys!  We had a panel version with the side by side rear doors when I was a kid.  I helped my dad transplant a Studebaker V8 into it...  ( was in the 3rd grade (mostly washing parts and reaching with my little kid arms where dad's adult arms would not fit...)

Is that one a restore, or going to be a custom?

I had a plan to shorten t one of the wagons, add second doors, build a long frame and add the truck bed for a "crew cab."   That much body mods was not going to be easy with the tapered body however...  (Had a similar idea for a Falcon wagon 4 door-  bob the back and add a Ranchero bed.  never found the donors...)   I did get tow models of the Ranchero and did a splice to see what yi might look like...
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outlawmws
Tom, the shelf project looks like it will be pretty cool!
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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Hoffy1039

outlawmws

59 Willys with L6 flathead. Always wanted a Willys Wagon ( had some older CJ's - 68 & 72 w V-6's -when I first started driving ). Gonna stay original with this, my first ever vehicle restoration project...lots more work that " fettlen lanterns! " Think I've found all the rust ( famous last words! ), now for the panel patching and replacement, then body off for mechanical. 
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TwoCanoes
Oh oh!  Here come the memories. My first vehicle was a 1950 Willys station wagon. 2WD.  It had been a military ambulance. Painted white with a red Cross on top.  Great restoration project. Have fun!
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outlawmws
Man I'm remiss on this thread!  

Highlights in the last FIVE months...

  • Installed a new Kitchen Sink, twice (first one had a blister in the porcelain and I was committed so installed it and waited for the warranty replacement)
  • Tumbled and sorted 22 lbs or once fired brass
  • developed and loaded  new "solid copper" loads for hinting (now required for all hunting in my state)
  • Old wood Ammo box conversion to "Expedition" case for 2 older 242's (NL & an A)
  • Brake wire shorted in the 95 T-Bird and I had to repair fused wires UNDER the dash,,,
  • Tire rotations and fixed a flat on the DD rig...
  • Shortened a Samurai Drive shaft and replaced the DS in the Toyota van (non replaceable U joints - fix both ways now...)
  • Fixed a stuck and rotted pump leather in the new to me Radius Ltd. No. 1 brass single burner stove  
  • New sink and counter top in the Master bath +  all the darn plumbing
Hmmm Started with a sink and finished with a sink...
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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66 Indian creek loop
Warm enough to work in the shop today. Good day to piddle with a few things. Got my M1950 running. Cool little stoves.Got the BX milspec to roar and converted the FRANKEN-POULTRY to kero 0219201611-00.jpg 
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Coleman Quick-Lite crew # 10
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mowgod
Well with things as nuts as they are here in Jersey I'm still working as we're essential as the machines don't fix there self.  This is my moble shop for work, our grader had an issue this morning in Brigintine so off I go to fix it.  The truck is a 01 F550 with everything I need to repair just about any breakdown that I don't drag back to the shop it's nothing to look at but it's a work truck can't wait for my new one to come on line it's much bigger and will be a looker when I'm done. Anyways we're gearing up for the worst but hoping for the best as we are busy with huge projects as we have taken on a few customers machines for repair and renting equipment that eventually does need to be repaired Which is where I come in and get it done
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wpnaes

Changed out the ATF in the Mrs SUV.  Will try a cheap surface heater on it for next winter. It doesn’t shift well at 10°F and below until the fluid warms. 


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Coleman 275 Turd Herder#063
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offrink
Been “fixing” my oldest Chinese 125cc quad. Lots of bolts needed tightening, adjusted the carb so it idles without stalling, chain tension needed adjustments (2-3” of slack), and changed the oil. Or whatever was in the engine. Will be interesting how it lasts. 
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Looking for B-Day dates of 6/80, 2/84, 3/11, and 12/13
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outlawmws
I have hardly been in my shop for a week - -End of month and end of Quarter, and things were just nuts...  (and LONG hours)  We did get the largest deal in company history signed off late yesterday though  -today it was a bunch of deals that slipped over to today so STILL a LONG day...
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“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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outlawmws
OK This afternoon I got done early enough to get started on the new muffler for the Project van.  got the old one cut out and the mew trimmed to allow for the angle the pips will be to one another.  But not without battle damage.  the sawzall caught and hammed my right hand into the concrete and nailed the two smaller fingers, (blood and swelling...)  and my lower back is spaziming a bit.  I need to get that calmed down for sure!

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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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outlawmws
OK yesterday afternoon I got done early enough to get started on the new muffler for the Project van.  got the old one cut out and the new trimmed to allow for the angle the pips will be to one another.  But not without battle damage.  the sawzall caught and hammed my right hand into the concrete and nailed the two smaller fingers, (blood and swelling...)  and my lower back is spaziming a bit.  I need to get that calmed down for sure!
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Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242
FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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outlawmws
Heat pad last night in bed and my back is near normal.  good enough to get back to the muffler.  

Welding the muffler in this AM before the rain starts (almost any time now.,..) - almost done - the last hanger needed modified and I had to let it cool before I weld it to the pipe, (so I don't melt the rubber part of the hanger...)

About once a decade I have to put on the full upper leathers to lay on my back and weld something under a rig. Its a PITA to get in and out of...

Me in the full upper leathers - I hate when I have to weld "blind" Up on top and behind between the pipe and frame. I did as much as I could on the muffler before the last bit to connect it...

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And done. Tucked a little bit higher and the turn will clear the receiver hitch (that's the next major add to this thing) - Test drive (don't tell the C-19 patrols...) and its nice and quiet.

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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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outlawmws
Long story short:

The Sears Jr started acting up and apparently the PU was plugged.  two days prior off and on efforts to clear it got me nowhere, 

I DID clean the rust and flakes out of the fount, (almost 24 hours of white vinegar soak and several BB dances). but the PU would simply not flow, or at least not long...

It finally quit acting like a one way valve after all the prior cleaning, plus overnight in MEK, plus more cleaning, plus heat and quenching several times.  So I tried it and it has fuel!  I let the valve flush a bit,  then added the genny, and YES!  a steady stream at wide open valve!  turned the cleaner several times and its good.  

I put a few things away and its still going so keeping my fingers crossed!

Burning bright:

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I did have time yesterday to do some detailed cleaning so the fount is clean if not pristine,  Someone clamped it in a vise at some time in its past, so it has two flats from that,  otherwise just paint scrapes.  Apparently the font was plated with the something (cadmium?  I don't believe galvanize).  Greze-off, did a great job removing the gunge.   

I also spent some time on the vent as it has plenty of porcelain damage but it also had rust stains on the porcelain, still has some old slightly darker paint someone rattle canned on, and soot and rust underweight on the white porcelain.   other then the gunge, all THAT sneered at the Greze-off, so I tried a short soak with paper towel soaked in Simple Green (hoping to make progress son the old paint).  A LITTLE rust stain came off but not a lot.  nothing was making any serious dent in the rust or soot...

So its porcelain, and I've been in and out of out near new porcelain kitchen sink , and decided to try the Soft Scrub Cleanser SWMBO likes so well and almost ALL of it came off!  Maybe a ten min soak and then some scrubbing with paper towel?

This might be worth a tray of blackened globes?

So it still looks like the battered old solder it is,but it now looks like an old solder that has had a shower!

Some shots of the vent - I may try an overnight immersion in SG for the old paint...

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Fingers crossed it STAYS clear!
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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outlawmws
No pics yet as my batteries died for the camera (had 2 sets but one is NOT holding a charge...)

Yesterday I cleaned the 519 Radiant Heater I got off Eprey,  straightened its generator and started straightening the upper rim of the reflector (using some insulated 12 ga wire for the backer whi;e I used smooth tomgs or a tiny plastic mallet)

Today I spent some time finding a couple of mandrels for un-denting the tube of the pump for the KK Mod/ 99 tank.  Someone used a mallet to knock the wing nut loose (Pump doubles as the fuel fill cap) and had a history of missing.  
I used a piece of aluminum tent pole sleeve for stage one (and my lifter pulling tool to get it back out) then the head of a 3/8 X 12" socket extension for stage two, then the same in a vise to tap at it with a small wooden mallet to finish. still looks rough on the outside, but the inside now runs smooth!  Very happy the brass did not crack!

The wing nut wings are still bent and will stay that way.  I don't want those to snap off...
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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Weirdnerd
Cobbling together an Akroleman CL2/Northstar lantern here, I may need more silfos brazing rod.

Akron 134G fount, propane Northstar frame, Coleman CL2 valve with a Northstar generator.

Some drilling and brazing to attach a 220 bung, which surprisingly is the same thread as the CL2.

Just for posterity, the center of valve is .75" from the center of fount. Which leaves the original bung as a location for the frame holder stud. Which will be brazed in the bung for frame support.

3/4 of a gallon fount. 😏

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Can't sleep, squirrels will eat me....

If you need a Sun Flame Generator Model 100-107 ( for Sunflame lanterns models 105, 106, 107 and 110) give me a PM, I have close to 80 of those, 15 bucks each.


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Weirdnerd wrote:
Cobbling together an Akroleman CL2/Northstar lantern here, I may need more silfos brazing rod.

Akron 134G fount, propane Northstar frame, Coleman CL2 valve with a Northstar generator.

Some drilling and brazing to attach a 220 bung, which surprisingly is the same thread as the CL2.

Just for posterity, the center of valve is .75" from the center of fount. Which leaves the original bung as a location for the frame holder stud. Which will be brazed in the bung for frame support.

3/4 of a gallon fount. 😏

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that would be cool 😎 to build.  Please if you have extra time make a new thread with detailed pictures and writing ✍️. 
~Pancho~
Looking for B-Day lantern 9/83, 7/85

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outlawmws
519 Reflector Before:

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529 Reflector after:  (Still far from perfect but its round now.  I need the right shaped dolly for doing any better...  those teeth scars are from the PO...)

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Pics of the Pump repair:

Before:

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After - still ugly but the pump runs smooth.

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Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242
FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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outlawmws
Werner,  that is a  cool frank!

Is that fount bigger than it looks?  3/4 gallon?  96 oz,?  (3X a factory NS?)

It does look a bit bigger, but not sure about 3X?  (Maybe the camera angle)
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Coleman Blue's 243's #341 - 275 Appreciation Syndicate member 0242
FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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outlawmws
I'm working on the KK 99 3 burner and was soaking the 4 burner screws with Kroil all day (in the hot sun)

The I hit it with the torch a bit and quenched with Kroil, and after it cooled supported the burner and worked two of the screws out!  

That got the burner completely out as the other end needs new metal where the screws go (fractured and the screws are completely busted out of the sheet metal - that's later...)

But now I'm working on those last two, and those are rusted even worse, so I'll need more Kroil, and more heat I'm sure...  Goal is to not only get them out, but to salvage the original screws if possible...  It will be touch and go frankly.
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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outlawmws
So I just hit them with more heat and Kroil, and realized that now that  the burner is out, I can soak that end of the burner in Evaporust easily!  That should open things up!

I'll let the Kroil work overnight and then setup for that soak...
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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Weirdnerd
outlawmws wrote:
Werner,  that is a  cool frank!

Is that fount bigger than it looks?  3/4 gallon?  96 oz,?  (3X a factory NS?)

It does look a bit bigger, but not sure about 3X?  (Maybe the camera angle)
 
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Can't sleep, squirrels will eat me....

If you need a Sun Flame Generator Model 100-107 ( for Sunflame lanterns models 105, 106, 107 and 110) give me a PM, I have close to 80 of those, 15 bucks each.


Werner
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outlawmws
Wow!  I stand corrected!
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FAS #001 Confusing Future Generations of Collectors, One Lantern at a Time!

“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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Weirdnerd
outlawmws wrote:
Wow!  I stand corrected!
 
My sentiments 😁_
 
 
Can't sleep, squirrels will eat me....

If you need a Sun Flame Generator Model 100-107 ( for Sunflame lanterns models 105, 106, 107 and 110) give me a PM, I have close to 80 of those, 15 bucks each.


Werner
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mowgod
Not today but about 3 weeks ago the customer ran a tree thru it and there was metal in the tree and it caused the blades to shatter and come off the drum and it took a huge chunk out of the anvil and the only way to set the anvil is to climb in the business end.  (The roller was held up and locked and motor disabled)
Phil
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Ridge Runner
mowgod wrote:
Not today but about 3 weeks ago the customer ran a tree thru it and there was metal in the tree and it caused the blades to shatter and come off the drum and it took a huge chunk out of the anvil and the only way to set the anvil is to climb in the business end.  (The roller was held up and locked and motor disabled)
Yikes!

— L.J.
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Yikes!



Yea it was a little nerve racking but it had to be done so I went in and got it fixed 
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