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Coleman 440 - Unfired

Discussion in 'Coleman No:440' started by idahostoveguy, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. idahostoveguy

    idahostoveguy Subscriber

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    Here's a Coleman 440 that has not been fired. I tore it down to see as many parts as possible except for the main valve.

    Of interest:

    1. Tank coating, which is pink in color is on the mouth of the tank filler hole and inside the tank.
    2. O-ring on the main valve instead of graphite packing.
    3. Newness of the burner rings. Never been fired.


    sam

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    Unfired.


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    Ultralight.

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    Clean.

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    Instructions.


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    Lever.



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    Generator.


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    Retainer.


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    Birthday


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    Coating.


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    Parts.

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    Valve.


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    Pump.



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    Rings.


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    Bowl.


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    Generator.
     
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  2. Sparky

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    Nice work! I have occasionally wondered how it would be to tear apart a stove that was not all rusted and corroded into a brown mass.
     
  3. mbechtel United States

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    Hi Sam,
    Very nice! I always thought this stove was sturdier than the 400 series. No legs to bend, no cleaning lever to leak, I want one!
     
  4. DAVE GIBSON United States

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    you have more nerve that i do..if it's working i would never think about taking any bit of it apart!
    for all the Colemans we have around here i don't think i have seen that one.
     
  5. idahostoveguy

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    Dave, that nerve only goes to a certain point. As you can see in the pictures, the main valve is still on the tank. It wouldn't budge and I wasn't willing to use any more force to turn it, so rather than risk some major damage, I left it there. If there was something wrong with the fuel pickup, I would have tested the tensile strength of the brass fitting and the tank to remove it.

    Matt, I have an identical user of this same stove and find that it is quite sturdy. The misnomer on the label on front stating "Ultralight Gear" was from a time when people carried heavier stuff and thought this was light. This stove is not ultralight, relative to today's standard of ultralight, and actually weighs 1 pound 12 ounces as it sits empty. It's not much lighter than the old 505 or 502 or 508, maybe an ounce or two. The weight is distributed well and center of gravity is very low and all of it in the tank, which quite heavy, since it is made of thick steel, as compared to say, a model 550B, which has an aluminum tank.

    Sparky, it was quite fun to tear down this stove. It's nice and clean doesn't have any fuel smells and parts don't need fettling - it's done!



    sam
     
  6. klr650 Mexico

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    I have a 400 series Peak 1 and quite like it as it simmers quite well.

    Does this stove burn equally well on both fuels?

    And are there jets that have to be swapped out one for another for each type of fuel being burned?

    How well does this model simmer?

    Ian....
     

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