Wednesday, May 10, 2006

My Lantern Lives!

A few days ago I mentioned that I stripped out a part on a Coleman 220F I was rebuilding and it's running fine now. I am quite excited that I got it working. I spent too much money on it but it was worth it to see it run properly. When I received it in the mail I was able to get it running by fiddling here and jiggling there but it didn't run well at all. It was running dim, yellow and pulsating. Not good at all. So a few parts and too many bucks later its running like a champ. I was surprised at how bright it actually is. I should have taken some pictures but it was getting late and the dog got into the mud so I was preoccupied. I'll put all three of my lanterns up here soon. Its becoming quite the little collection.

Tomorrow I'm going to take my car in and get the summer tires and rims put on. I've grown tired of the slow turn in and sidewall rollover of my winter tires. I want some sharp steering response and I'll have it after tomorrow. I find it funny that I always reach this point in spring. By the time that winter is over I want my summer tires on for the performance but by fall I am happy to get my winter tires on for some ride comfort. If only there was a tire that did it all. C'est La Vie.

Have a good night everyone.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool! I just bought a 220F from a yard sale and brought it back to life too. Congrats!