Bialaddin 300X

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  1. DP2

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    I bought this sorry looking Bialaddin 300X which someone had stripped all the paint off and polished, by the time I got it the brass had dulled somewhat.
    Not being a great fan of polished brass lamps I decided to restore it to it's original maroon painted finish, the components were prepared, primed red, sprayed with Halfords BMC Damask Red then finished with a coat of fuel resistant lacquer. The red enamelled hood cap was badly chipped so it was replaced with a good quality reproduction item.
    The lamp was rebuilt using a full set of new seals, the vapouriser was cleaned out and a new mantle was fitted.
    The attached Pictures show the restoration process:
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  2. David Shouksmith

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    Nice job - welcome to the forums... :thumbup::D
     
  3. KAB

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    Nice looking lamp. Well saved.
     
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    That will keep it going!:thumbup:
     
  5. StephanE

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    Well done but is there some fuel or just lubricant leaking out of the pump rod cap?
     
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    I thought that when I saw the picture and went into my garage to check the lamp, no defect or contamination found so I think it's a reflection of something in the shiny paintwork.
     
  7. David Shouksmith

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    Looks like the spirit has boiled over during priming and run down the side of the tank...
     
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    Well done! Looks like you got a good colour match too.
     
  9. M.Meijer

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    I know I am not the only one who gets 'unbalanced eyes' by looking at a maroon colour in combination with red, as the second incarnation of Bialaddins after the initial black top.
    That red -or any other enamel colour -of the top gets darker when hot while the lamp is burning. I could be wrong but it seems in the pic of the lamp burning in front of a wall, the colours of the tank and the top are getting closer. It looks much better anyway. Perhaps there was some crafty intent involved?
     
  10. AussiePete

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    Very nicely done there @DP2
    She looks and runs a treat.
    Cheers
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    Thanks Pete.

    Yes the top does darken when hot and becomes maroon.
     

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