My First 426

Discussion in 'Coleman No:426' started by BradB, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. BradB

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    A year or two ago I was showing off my new Coleman camper set up: almost new looking stoves of 413G and 425E vintage. Several people commented to me that they could see a 426 in my future. I doubted it at the time, but here we are a year or two later. I latched onto a somewhat rough 426D, arriving about 3 pm yesterday. Here it is today, only about 15 hours later. I did a thorough cleaning and it seemed the paint was not so bad. I opted to do a paint touchup instead of a full blown job. I painted the outer lid, the inner bottom, the silver burner tray, and the tank. It got a new fuel cap gasket and oil on the pump leather. Hot water and then alcohol in the tank; some rust flakes came out. It fired right up this morning, but would not shut off. Out came the valve stem and I trued up the stem cone on the lathe, using a sharpening stone. Now it is behaving as designed. This one is going onto the camper to replace the 425E.

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  2. Marc

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    Great job! Looks nearly new.

    I like my 426, but find myself gravitate towards two 2-burner stoves instead of one 3-burner.
     
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    Marc, we often camp with grandkids and parents, so I cook for seven people. I will use this and the 413G to keep everyone fed!
     
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    Great work! I realy like those three burner stoves

    Regards

    Enrique
     
  5. Ed Winskill

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    That's the stove I grew up with in our 6-kid family. Fifties through mid-'60s. Great memories.
     
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    I'm sure you will be giving that stove a good workout. Do you know what year it is from?

    Mike
     
  7. snwcmpr

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    I have the 426D my parents bought new. 1965.
     
  8. BradB

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    @HunterStovie , the stove is 6/68. Right when I was graduating from high school.
     
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    That cleaned up really nice, but one thing I did notice is that your grates were installed upside down after they were cleaned!
     
  10. Colin Geer

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    Great job. A Coleman 2 burner is on my list of wants but I need to build up to it!
     
  11. BradB

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