Coleman Canada 457G

Discussion in 'Coleman No:457' started by Blueflame, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Blueflame

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    I recently acquired this 457G from an online auction. One should note that there is a noticeable difference in the design from the American model.
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    You will notice a sheet metal ring resting on the fount with 4 threaded rods aiding in supporting the heat shield. This does not exist on the American model. Not many HGPs were made in Canada and only a few are known to exist.
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    Presently in the process of cleaning, derusting etc. This thing is huge.
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    Something to note...the generator valve wheel is missing on the peculiar elongated valve shaft which may have been a previous owner's (Canadian Aero Service) repair or modification...don't know for sure. However if the unit fires up normally I may just leave the shaft as is. Also working on a reproduction Decal.....time will tell.
     
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    Fine thing. Looking forward to progress updates.

    John
     
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    i like the cuts in the trivet to stop it cracking when it hots up, it would be interesting to know if the gaps close up in use
    on an unrelated note i have been required to do some brickwork lately and i wondered if the bricks in your terrace wall were metric sized or a size particular to canada - that wall looks kind of english, not important really you have enough on your plate with that stove good luck by the way
     
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    This is what we call a Patio. I had a contractor build it to my specifications. There are small gaps at floor level to allow for drainage. The bricks are standard size for Canada and the tiles are made for outdoor use. The only problem I have had is that due to our winters the bricks at certain spots tend to deteriorate as they absorb water, then freeze, which usually occurs during the spring thaw when we have mild days and freezing nights. I have replaced a few already, and more to do soon. The whole deck is built on reinforced concrete...no wood for me. The bricks are topped with slabs of flagstone.
     
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    Finally did a major restore on this, just left the extended valve wheel as found and made a resin replacement wheel using a standard Coleman lantern wheel as the core so as to use the splined shaft end. homemade decal on fount and air valve wheel. During all this I noticed a crack on the grate outer circumference, but I will live with that.

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    Nice work :clap: