Veritas 350

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  1. ColinG

    ColinG United Kingdom Subscriber

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    My journey with Veritas lanterns has been a strange one. If it'd been left to me, I wouldn't have bothered with any Falk products, such was their dire reputation, but a mate in the US was buying various Veritas lanterns for me to check over, fettle and ship to the States. This is how I first came by a Superb and realised they were pretty good! Unfortunately when he bought himself a 350 the fount turned out to be toast - it had a split (not a crack) roughly 2 inches long, wide enough to put your fingernail into! It also had a broken frame rod (where the hood catch attaches to) and a missing bail! As it was pointless sending junk halfway round the world, he told me to keep it in case it was useful.

    Since then I've been sent a replacement fount which I polished up and added to the project. Over the last few days I've added a new jet, made a new frame rod and a pricker rod lock-nut which was tiny and very fiddly. Having finished all that I cleaned it up a bit.

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    The homemade frame rod is made of aluminum, (not ideal but it's all I have right now) which is attached with 3mm machine screws top and bottom. The hood catch was also fastened in place with the same screws.

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    The top screw had to be ground down to allow the hood to rest on the frame properly. IMG_20200519_191142_0.jpg

    The bottom screw was left as it was to allow me to lock it into position.

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    I had to make the missing pricker rod lock-nut from a brass electrical fitting with the right thread. What a palaver!

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    The pricker wire is intact thank goodness!

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    You can see it poking through the jet.

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    The pump assembly needed some TLC as well!

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    That's about as far as I can go for now as the burner needs some brass mesh in the flame spreader and a completely new NRV.
     
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  2. AussiePete

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    @ColinG
    Excellent work Colin. Looks like another Veritas will live to light the truth.
    Looking forward to the money shot.
    Cheers mate
    Pete
     
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    Great progress!:thumbup:
     
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    Looking good Colin, glad to see you making the most of the lock down!
     
  5. ColinG

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    Watching old movies with the wife, gardening, DIY, cooking and fixing lanterns... it could be a lot worse that's for sure.
     
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    Your doing a great job @ColinG
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