1951 Coleman 500 "Speed Master "

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  1. ROBBO55

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    Dated 51 / 1 – January 1951

    Before Fettling.

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    After Fettling


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    The burner casting, base plate and grate were heavily rusted and a lot of the nickel plating was gone. The rust was removed using a citric acid bath and electrolyse.

    The parts were then painted with Dupli-color High Heat with Ceramic.

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    The collar and fount

    The internal protective coating inside the font was gone and rust was prevalent on the base. The protective coating was replaced using KBS Motorcycle Tank Sealant.

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    The generator components and valve

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    During the fettling of I found the cleaning / regulating needle was broken. The replacement as well as the broken original is shown in the picture.

    Making a replacement is covered in Coleman 500 Making a new cleaning needle.

    Pump components and check valve

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    Filler cap components

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    Burner cap and burner rings

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    Lighting stem, valve body and fuel tube

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    The first firing had a lot of orange tongues but it settled down to a nice blue flame.


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    Very nice, Martin.

    These are a good car camping and base camp stove.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Tony,
    Yes, too heavy for back packing.

    I picked this one up 2 years ago on the way to the Staffordshire Reef weekend.

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    What a beauty! Thank you for taking us along on the journey.
     
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    Grand job. :thumbup:
     
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    Beautiful work.
     
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    You did a great job. Well done.

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    Excellent presentation.
     
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    One of my favorite stoves and sure worth saving. Brian
     
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    Good work on the restoration.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the positive comments.
    I am very pleased with its performance and can see this stove getting a lot of use in the future. :lol:
     
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    @ROBBO55 ,

    Brilliant job!! Those 500's are iconic stoves, and well worth owning, fettling, and using!! Built like tanks, they are, and super reliable!! The 500 Speedmaster is one of the most favorite stoves of our very own, @flivver , too! Again, great job, and thanks for sharing!

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    @Doc Mark

    Thanks Doc, they are a "must have" stove and I'm happy to have it working .
     
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    Great Job. I never camp without mine, a 1940 model. Mike... 2018-09-14 08.54.46.jpg