Coleman 523

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  1. Admin

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    This arrived yesterday, and I am quite chuffed with it.
    The tank is in good condition, some minor rusting but no rot, which can be a down side for me personally, when thinking about buying a Coleman stove.
    The control valve and the cleaning wire were all seized, sprayed WD40 on them, gently tweeked them with a pair of pliers to slacken them off, all moved freely, soaked its original pump leather in oil.
    Replaced the lead washer on the filler cap, soaked the aluminium case in oxalic acid, removed all the grime, gave the case a polish, and hey presto, fired it up, could be a better flame but I am happy with it.
    There are two full tubes of spares.

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  2. Sparky

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    Great old stove and a nice job of fettling! What do you consider unsatisfactory about the flames?
     
  3. Aluminum Junkie

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    Wow, it cleaned up very nicely! Now all you need is a patient, some instruments that need sterilization, and a nurse (have to have a nurse :whistle:)to help with the operation :D/ I dug mine out today and I can see I have much work to do! Mine is all there including all the spare bits, instructions etc. but it's in need of a serious fettle :cry: Soon I hope.
     
  4. RonPH

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    Hey AJ, that is a beeeeeg fettling job...take your time. My P325 project still pending but am getting there...6 months in progress....almost done though. Very gratifying when the final paint is put on :thumbup:

    Still have a pending frankenstove missing some parts when it pops up on fleabay.

    Lovely sterilizer there.

    Ron
     
  5. Aluminum Junkie

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    Ron, you got that right! That's why it is still waiting. Let me know what your looking for on the Frankenstove, you never know what I might find in my travels, glad to help if I can.
     
  6. RonPH

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    AJ, will PM you with regard to the parts later. For now, work beckons and have to multi task prepping for work.

    Ron
     
  7. Admin

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    Hi Sparky

    There was a bit of crap in the tank, all sorted now.

    I may have an interesting piece of paperwork with this, depending upon the year it was made. Any ideas ?