Maroon font, red cap

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  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    In THIS post in the Fettling Forum, @ColinG said,
    Yes indeed, a wipe of wax polish and it came up a treat.

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    My fondness for this colour originates I think with certain cars of the Fifties (yes, I’m old enough) when there were cars in black, grey, eye-boggling pastel shades (on newer models) and that sort of maroon, with a deep lustre, often seen on a Humber - just the right side of sombre not to be flash.

    On the Bialaddin it’s mellowed with age and use ...

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    ... discoloured by warm paraffin vapour discharged when the air release has been opened

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    ... wear patterns on the pump knob and cap surround

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    Continuing with the re-commissioning, I stripped the lantern down for servicing, cleaning and a bit of non-intensive polishing.

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    The control valve wasn’t orientated where I like it to be, further away from the pump and filler cap. Fussy perhaps, but I wanted it more central in the collar opening too.

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    Overriding those considerations, I wanted to check on the seal, replacing it as a matter of course.

    I punched two washers, one in 1.5mm viton sheet, the other 2mm thick material. The existing washer was fragile, and snapped on removal.

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    The two thicknesses of washers gave me alternative posirions where the valve would come to rest on tightening it sufficiently.

    The 1.5mm thick washer was right out!

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    The 2mm washer got the valve just where I wanted it on the font ...

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    ... and was on the centre-line of the opening in the collar. Bail ‘landed’ where I wanted it to be in relation to the control also.

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    Confirmed the burner outlets were clear.

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    Mantle support spigot inserted in the pre-tied mantle ...

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    ... spigot screwed in, mantle tie eased over the burner swage.

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    Burner reunited with the hood.

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    Fuelled up, ready to prime.

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    I know @David Shouksmith regards a red cap as a colour mis-match with the font, but hot it’s pretty close. Too bad that can’t be appreciated when its dark outside!

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    John
     
  2. JEFF JOHNSON

    JEFF JOHNSON United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A grand old lantern!:thumbup:
     
  3. Alex Smith

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    Perfect, thank you for such a detailed post. A great read and nice to see such a lantern in action. Love the attention to detail on the clocking. Spot on.
     
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  4. ROBBO55

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    It's cleaned up nicely, John. :thumbup:

    Also I have just acquired my first 300X (green). Your post has been very informative and helpful. :-k
     
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    Well done she looks and runs well. I enjoyed the read of your procedure.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  6. presscall

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    @AussiePete Cheers Pete!

    @ROBBO55 Glad that came in handy Rob. In THIS post on my Bling Bialaddin ...

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    (obvious why ‘bling’) I’d to dismantle the burner to thoroughly clear out accumulated gunge blocking the outlets.

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    Some advise against removing the air tubes because the threads are often eroded and fragile. Fortunately they weren’t on mine, but that contour on the inner end should line up with the centre hole on reassembly. Just a point to watch.

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    John
     
  7. ROBBO55

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    John, That is a seriously shiny lantern. 8]
    More info is more help :thumbup:
     
  8. bp4willi

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    Both shiny lanterns. Thanks showing .
     

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