Restored M-1942

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  1. gcmierop

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    Restored M-1942 dated 1945.
    I bet I could heat my garage with this little stove.
    Now it's time to do the same to my Coleman 520.
     
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  2. DavidOR

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    Nice! Was the tank originally a green?
     
  3. Knight84

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    Very nice work!

    The tanks were never painted green like so many Coleman stoves.

    Are you missing the wrench and spare parts clip?
    Not to insult or bother you but the pot support needs to be turned. The holder for the wrench should be inline with the control knob.

    If you need any help with the 520 let me know.

    Best regards,

    Jeff
     
  4. Gordon

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    Did your M1942 come with the little brass picker lever knob. or was it wood to start with?

    Gordon
     
  5. gcmierop

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    I do have the wrench and spare parts clip but have not installed them yet, they need to be cleaned. Thanks for the info on rotating the guard, makes sense.

    If you remember, I had a question on the packing for the needle valve. I tried some graphite impregnated string but to keep it from leaking I had to tighten the jamb nut so much you can barely move the needle. I found 2 other types of packing, more flexible and moldable. I think one of them will work better. I'll let you all know what works best.

    I'm looking forward to working on the 520. A good project to tackle over the Christmas holiday. The in-laws will be here so I'll something to keep me in the garage, if you know what I mean.
     
  6. gcmierop

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    Gordon,

    The brass knob for the needle valve was an add on I did. When I got the stove that knob was missing. I looked around at many options and the brass knob looked the best in my opinion. I thought about wood but thought the brass would last longer and match the other brass on the stove.
     
  7. Knight84

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    Just a little warning about the Coleman 520 (M-1941)
    The tanks on the 520's (brass or steel) are prone to cracking. Don't use a vise or too much force when removing the valve body from the tank.

    Jeff
     
  8. gcmierop

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    I have 2 520's. One is in good shape and only needs to be cleaned up and painted. The other one is in ok shape but the tank is cracked in about 4 places.

    My plan is to make 1 restored working unit using the best parts from the 2 stoves and not sure on the other. I may try and fix the tank (any Ideas would be helpful???) on the other. I know it's a brass tank. I was thinking of brazing (with brass) the tank. If the tank is beyond repair I may just turn it into a restored decommissioned shelf display or paper weight.