Beat up '92 400B

Discussion in 'Coleman No:400' started by Marc, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Marc

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    Today's score, a much-used 400B that I snagged at a near steal price.

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    Burner bowl has a bit of a tweak to the starboard side: 20180701_192642.jpg

    As Colemans are wont to do, it fired up on the fuel that was in it: 20180701_192658.jpg

    And soon settled down: 20180701_192731.jpg

    Date code. I would have preferred an older stove without the plastic pump retainer, but frequently the perfect is the enemy of the good and one must pounce upon the opportunities that present themselves. 20180701_193006.jpg

    I'll give it a cleaning, tweak the burner back straight, give it some fresh fuel, and glue the instruction label back on. The flame goes orange occasionally and I think fresh fuel will go a long way towards fixing that. It's QUIET compared to my roarers, lights immediately without priming, and is much more powerful than the 502. I think this is going to become the patio brew-up stove because of that.
     
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    Congrats on the Coleman score! These older Coleman single burners are still among my favorites. I've had a couple of 400's for years. They are hard to beat when it comes to high heat output and are still unsurpassed when it comes to simmering. Hope you will enjoy yours as much as I have mine. jrs08
     
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    Thank you! Drinking tea brewed on it now.

    Tweaked the burner back upright, put some fresh fuel in it, runs like a top. The occasional orange in the flame went away.