Coleman 500, 50/B

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  1. Haggis

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    I’ve been nigh 3 weeks in voluntary incarceration, and reaching the limits of boredom, Herself has suggested (sternly demanded) I do something; “Play with your stoves and lanterns”... She’s busy with her students and “distance learning”, and way beyond tired of telling me to stop asking questions.

    Anyway, the Coleman 500 was a thrift shop find a year ago or so, hadn’t done any but pile it with the “to do’s”. Everything that should move moves freely, and today I replaced the fuel cap gasket. I pulled the generator to clean it, but the spring inside defied all efforts to remove it; the rod, jet, and cleaner tip seem clean enough, but the spring is frozen in place for now. The fuel pump leather is soaking in oil to try to get some life back in it. Tomorrow I’ll see if the NRV is working, maybe pull it to inspect it, and if all goes well, add some fuel and try to light it.

    The stove came into this world the same year I did,,, be pretty nifty to see it at least running again... I post a photo of it burning tomorrow, if,,,,

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  2. Blueflame

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    The spring will come out...you have to heat the generator red hot...and it will come out. I did this on a generator I thought was going to be destroyed and it worked. You might need more than a propane torch though.
     
  3. Haggis

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    I’m hoping it will light, and after running a while the heat from the burner will encourage the generator spring will move.
     
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    Wow! you got sent to your stove! Hope to see it burning.
     
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    Wow...It's not often I would think that a woman would say that. lol
    You'll get it going. Those 500's are bulletproof rock-solid performers.

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  6. Haggis

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    Back together, and up and going,,, even boiled water for tea. Now, I need to dig out the painted 500, 51/B; maybe it will prove a simple to get going?

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