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Coleman 500 B53

Discussion in 'Coleman No:500' started by snwcmpr, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. snwcmpr United States

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    I got this earlier this year in a trade. The reason I polished it was some of the patina had been wiped off to see the engraving, so I just decided to clean it all the way. Normally, I am not one to polish a stove, but there is always a first time. It is a beautiful stove.
    I got a fill cap gasket from LanternKing. A new generator is on its way from Mike at Old Coleman Parts.
    I sprayed the top metal with a black high temp paint, cured that, then sprayed a coat of silver VHT brand high temp paint, and cured it per the instructions.
    I polished the tank with 0000 steel wool.
    Flame shots will come after a few hours, I have a turkey to eat.

    Ken in NC

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  2. Sparky

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    Beautiful!
     
  3. ThosKiwi Canada

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    Lovely work Ken

    Would it have been painted seafoam green originally?

    They're a great quality stove, built like the proverbal brick outhouse!
    I like the spiderweb grill on the early series ones,... first 15 years of production or there abouts!

    I have a Canadian one in the fettling process, waiting for some precision drilling to remove the rusted remains of that single screw, on top of the burner manifold, which hold the air-intake shield on!

    My one too has a warped grill iron

    Cheers
    ThomasL
    p.s. What's with the book in the background? - Looks interesting... T.L.
     
  4. snwcmpr United States

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    Yes, there is green paint residue still on the bottom.
    That screw was a b***h to take out. I used an impact screwdriver. A few solid, but controlled blows loosened it enough to remove it. I had soaked it citric acid solution, too, then had Kano Kroil sit on it a few days.

    The Complete Metalsmith: An Illustrated Handbook [Tim McCreight], I also have the Pro edition, which I prefer.

    Ken in NC
     
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    Great transformation Ken! I was really surprised when I finally scrolled to the finished product and my mouth dropped open. You are inspiring me to get my 500s done up.


    Have a nice Thanksgiving!



    sam
     
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    Well done Ken , super resto job , when are you going to wrap it ready for my Christmas pressie!!!!?

    Stu.
     
  7. snwcmpr United States

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    Thanks all,
    Anything I know about these stoves I learned here, so kudos go here.
    I lit it, and it burns nice. Going for t-day desserts at a neighbors, so photos later.

    Ken in NC
     
  8. snwcmpr United States

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    Not sure what you mean.

    Ken in NC
     
  9. idahostoveguy

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    The more heat you open up on the 500 for a longer period of time the more the grate will have the possibility of warping. I've only ever found one with a nice, straight grate, and it was very little used. All the others have some kind of warp, mostly on the inner ring closest to the burner.


    sam
     
  10. snwcmpr United States

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    So, you mean the little bend in the inner ring?
    Thanks.

    Ken in NC
     
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    Like always, great work Ken.
     
  12. snwcmpr United States

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    Flame shots ....
    The blue is so fine on this stove.

    Ken in NC

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