Coleman 500 1939

Discussion in 'Coleman No:500' started by magikbus, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. magikbus

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    Found with only 1 tiny ding to the right of the filler plug.
    Stan
     
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  2. hikin_jim

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    Very nice. Where did you pick it up from? Garage sale? If so, EXCELLENT score.

    HJ
     
  3. Big BTU

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    looks great!
     
  4. toonsgt

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    Beautiful, clean unit! That will clean up VERY nicely!! Love the nickel founts. Great find.

    Mike
     
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    Hey, You've got yourself a really good one there Stan. One of my favorites.


    sam
     
  6. DAVE GIBSON

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    mine needs a good hot pre heat otherwise it floods and burns in large yellow flames.don't try and pump up gas into the tray for the pre heat it will also fill the generator with raw gas.the pre heat tray is sort of small so i give it a couple shots of alcohol and go easy on the pumping until you get a good blue flame.with that big tank you can cook for a cafe full of people!..post some shots of it burning when you can--great find..
     
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    Hi all: One of the best features of the 500 is that "no" preheating is required and it has no preheating tray, and has one of the fastest times from light to cook for it's type. (hence the name "Speedmaster") Trying to preheat it by putting fuel in burner tray will prolong warm up time considerably. Just turn the lever to the light position (to the right) then light, wait 20seconds or till flame turns blue, turn the lever to burn( to the Left) and start cooking. It will never flood unless you fail to turn the lever to the light positing before lighting. Also make sure the lever is in "light" position before turning on fuel valve. I am a huge fan of these stoves. Mike...
     
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    Mike is right on the money. The mistake most folks make is trying to nurse Colemans along to a blue burn. Just like the old suitcases, pump them up with plenty of pressure(the more pressure you have, to a point. don't go overboard, the better atomization of the fuel for fast lighting and the more heat you have for getting the generator temp up), set the lighting lever and open the valve all the way. The quarter turn maneuver is only for the models without lighting levers, like the 502.

    Dave, if this procedure isn't working for you, you either have a badly clogged generator or a clogged air passage on your fuel/air tube, or a broken/stuck wire that's attached to the eccentric block in the lighting valve.

    From cracking the valve to cooking usually take about 20 seconds tops.

    Click here for the procedure.

    Mike
     
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