M1950 rebuild

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  1. Pathfinder88

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    Finally finished my 1952 model Rodgers Akron M1950 military stove rebuild, it was in pretty poor shape when I received it, changed every seal to Viton with a complete tear down and cleaning with citric acid, new leather for the pump and paint for the tank, probably hasn’t seen fire in 30-35 years, runs like a jet engine now! Pretty happy with the results.

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  2. Tony Press

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    That’s burning well!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Looks like you did a very nice job there - well done!
    The family of 520, 530, 1942MOD and M1950 are a bunch of trustworthy powerfull beasts.
     
  4. Pathfinder88

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    Thank you, up next is a very rough 520 stove to fix.
     
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    It looks much better now. :thumbup:
     
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    If only my 1942 would burn like that...sigh.
     
  7. Pathfinder88

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    Yours probably just needs a good cleaning and maybe new seals.
     
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    Really looking for a 1942 stove! They are hard to find.
     
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    My 1942 has had a good cleaning and new seals.....it kind of blows itself out. Has been sitting on my bench for years, every now and then I frick with it a bit. Had just been dinking with it a few minutes before I made the above post.
    My 1950's run like rockets.
     
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    Hmm, maybe change the generator or possibly just the jet, sounds like your getting too much air flow.