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Coleman Peak 1 400A - January 1989

Discussion in 'Coleman No:400' started by idahostoveguy, May 26, 2014.

  1. idahostoveguy

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    I managed to score this Coleman Peak 1 400A, specific model 400A701, from January 1989. I had been looking for the 400A since I had the 400B from 1997. This one is a pretty nice example of the 400A as far as aesthetics are concerned. The stove arrived not functioning and had the smell of regular unleaded fuel, which I had to purge right away and clean out the tank. The tank was in perfect condition but the generator was quite worn so I had to acquire a new one to make this one nice again.


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    The big difference between the 400A and the 400B is the two-valve system, one being the main valve and the other for flame control. With that control I have fine-grained control over the flame's range from simmer to full heat, which is rated at 8500 BTU/H. The 400A generator also does not have a jet cleaning wire that travels the length of the generator like the 400B's generator and later single burners. So, the flame control does both jobs, and quite efficiently at that.

    If you can read the text on the box, it has further specifications about the stove as in:

    • High Performance - approximately 8500 BTUH input from pressure pump system.
    • 10 oz. fuel capacity reduces need for extra fuel container.
    • Built-in 360 degree wind shield
    • Uses economical Coleman Fuel or white gas
    • Width 4-5/8"
    • Height 5-3/8"
    • Weight (empty) 28 oz.

    I would say the point about being 'economical Coleman Fuel' is not true anymore!!! At $13 USD at this point in time in Idaho, it might be cheaper just to buy more generators and use regular unleaded! (I wouldn't do that.)




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  2. idahostoveguy

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    Here are some flame shots. There's a simmering flame and then there's the full blast flame, which is turning the burner bowl and pot support red. Works great!!!

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    I just realized that this stove is missing some decals and instruction stickers. It doesn't look like the missing stickers have ever been on this stove. Weird.
     
  4. DAVE GIBSON United States

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    i used one for many years on long canoe trips.a rock solid stove that could boil in no time or simmer for as long as it took to finish a meal.the only draw back was that if you used one in inside a shelter it really stunk when you turned it off.
    before Gaz became the new thing a Peak was "the" stove for canoe tripping,like the Timberline was "the" tent.
    good buy those are life time items.
     
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    Hi Sam,
    I also have one of these 400A Colemans from 1-89. Maybe they had a less then perfect batch of decals for that production run. Mine started peeling off so I removed them and cleaned the remaining adhesive with a little alcohol and there's no trace of them now. I did leave the make and model decal. I think the stove looks better without all that verbiage.
    Nice pictures and presentation. Thanks.

    Ray
     
  6. Kristian123 Norway

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    You have a nice looking example of a 400A.

    So far, me myself has only had little luck in these models. Bought a 400A that looked unused and nice, but it had a dysfunctional NFV tube so fuel leaked in to the pump. Got another 400, but this one had been used as a football, had dent in the pot supports and was not leveled by the legs, even if the seller did say it was undamaged ](*,) .

    My guess is that if the 400 has not been used, there is simply a reason for why it has not. And usually the used ones has been mistreated beyond recognition.

    The next I am looking for is a 400 or 400A used with an undamaged tank, but not one that has been standing out in the weather for 20 years.
     
  7. Wim

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    Hi Kristian, I have a 400 (or is it a 400A? have to check) that sits in a Markill Stormy thingy (designed to use hanging from a tree or a cliff or why). It is somewhere in the SRG. If you're interested, give me a shout!

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
  8. Kristian123 Norway

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    You have a 400A, the 400 is brown and a bit older. The 400A has something called easylight or something, yet the generator for both of them fits each other.

    What is a Markill Stormy thingy? Got any pictures or link to it?
     
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    Hi Kristian, I did a google search "Markill Stormy" (using the one just under "The Fettle Box" on the right side of the screen) yesterday and the first result brings you to it! :D/

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    I have found my old reliable model 400A Coleman stove, and would like to get it up and rolling again. Can you still get parts?
     
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    Where did you find the generator? I've not seen one for sale for some time.
     
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    Looks like he found it in 2014.

    ....Arch
     
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    I hate time travelers they steal all the good stuff from the future.

    Mike