Tips and questions- vintage equipment repairs/restorations.

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Tips and questions- vintage equipment repairs/restorations.

Postby fastED » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:27 am

I thought it might be a good idea to start a topic on repair, parts, and restorations. I don't know if it will "fly" or not, but it seems worth a try.
For example, I just got a Coleman 200a lantern, and it has a 'surging" in it's brightness when it is running. I changed the fuel twice, so the fuel is fresh. I'm thinking either a bad generator, or an air leak somewhere. Does any of you have a suggestion? I will probably replace the generator regardless.
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Postby rainjer » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:36 am

Here you go.

http://www.oldtownyucca.com/coleman/tech/trouble.htm

All the answers you my need.

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Postby Classic Finn » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:56 pm

Jeremy or ? has it already been discussed anywhere,s as to how you pros and more experienced go about the cleaning up steps. removing, paint, dents, polishing and with what liquids or tools to or not to use?

It sure is nice to have you gentleman start a thread as this. :applause: :applause: :thumbsup:

As always Im curious and willing to learn.

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Postby rainjer » Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:32 pm

Here are instruction for most single mantle lanterns:

http://www.oldtownyucca.com/coleman/tech/re_1lant.htm

Here are instruction for most double mantle lanterns:

http://www.oldtownyucca.com/coleman/tech/re_2lant.htm

Here are instruction for most stoves.

http://www.oldtownyucca.com/coleman/tech/re_stove.htm

Exploded parts views:

http://www.oldtownyucca.com/coleman/tech/explode.htm

Check valve removal:

http://www.oldtownyucca.com/coleman/cvr.htm

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Postby grant whipp » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:43 pm

You da man, Jeremy!

I just started taking a few bits & pieces off of mine, tonight, and was wondering the same thing as Heikki ...

Thanks!

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Postby Micro469 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:55 pm

I just spent an hour reading those webpages. They were great and answered many questions I had. Thanks for the info, but just brought up new questions. IF I did comepletely strip down a lantern as they did, where would I find REPLACEMENT PARTS??? Such as the packing and washers.... Coleman Canada does not list parts for sale.... Not that I saw anyway........

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Postby rainjer » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:16 am

What model lantern did you have?

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Postby doug hodder » Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:18 am

For any of the parts....carb cleaner will get off all the carbon, works on stainless also...and if you soak the brass pieces in white vinegar and then hit it with some 0000 steel wool and a little polish...they look good as new. Be careful on the little wire tips. Only wipe those parts in 1 direction so as to not bend the tip, or you might be buying one in the future. Just an idea. Doug
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:17 pm

doug hodder wrote:For any of the parts....carb cleaner will get off all the carbon, works on stainless also...and if you soak the brass pieces in white vinegar and then hit it with some 0000 steel wool and a little polish...they look good as new. Be careful on the little wire tips. Only wipe those parts in 1 direction so as to not bend the tip, or you might be buying one in the future. Just an idea. Doug



Doug you mention the White Vinegar soaking. Is the vinegar diluted with water or is it not ? And how long does one soak the piece or pieces in?

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Postby doug hodder » Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:31 pm

Full strength...just watch, you'll see it start to work. I leave them in for a couple of hours. Doug
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:40 pm

doug hodder wrote:Full strength...just watch, you'll see it start to work. I leave them in for a couple of hours. Doug


That vinegar only works for brass correct? Not Nickel?


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Re: Tips and questions- vintage equipment repairs/restoratio

Postby PresTx82 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:36 pm

fastED wrote:..... I just got a Coleman 200a lantern, and it has a 'surging" in it's brightness when it is running. I changed the fuel twice, so the fuel is fresh. I'm thinking either a bad generator, or an air leak somewhere. Does any of you have a suggestion? I will probably replace the generator regardless.


Change out the "plunger/pump" first, or better yet remove the plunger/pump and soak the leather part in oil overnight and see if it works. If not replace plunger/pump and the generator. It should work after that.
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Postby Micro469 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:37 pm

Can anybody tell me the part # for a red ventilator for the 200 series?
W W W.oldtownyucc..lists one as 200B4841 in their parts list diagrams, and Old Coleman Parts lists one as #200B1841.

But Nobody Lists The Color!!
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Postby rainjer » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:06 pm

Here is the parts diagram for the Canadian 200A.

http://www.colemancanada.ca/pdfs/en/200A195.pdf

It list the vent as 200B4841.

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