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Barrett
66 days and 11,400kms of travel and shipping anxiety ended today.

A big Thank you to MrAlexxx for noticing my stove envy and reaching out across a rather large sea with a great offer for a 500, and a 500 of my desire, nickel spider Web from Jan 49.

It has been a long wait..... but the parcel tracker finally updated to say it had arrived in a foreign country, and then that it had been accepted locally for delivery 🙂

Having been awake for the past 27 hours due to a change in vocation after 3 years of no secure income, I was trying to sleep when I thought I could hear a van in the driveway, I was up quicker than jumping jack flash, yep courier at the door 🙂

That just made the long wait, shipping cost and the last 27 hours worth while.

Just enough CF and a light clean for a welcome to NZ fire up.
Full tear down will wait till the weekend at the Dacha ( by when I'm hoping the 500 will be joined by a new to me interesting 4M that should be in transit by now from a much closer location..... our south island).
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Thank you Alex!!!!!

PS, I can vouch for Alex's packaging skills, well done Sir.

Cheers
A very happy Barrett (who needs to get some sleep lol )
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Eel
That is a beauty!  And you will LOVE your new 4M - that is a nice stove.

Some people come home from a GPA gathering with less stuff than they left home with.  Apparently I am not one of those people...

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JimL
Congrats on getting that beauty!

-Jim

Author of the children’s books:

 - Santa Claus And Other Lies Your Parents Told You
 - Pop! Goes Froggy, And Other Great Microwave Games
 - Operation and Nomenclature of the Colt 1911-A1 .45 ACP

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Gand28
You can’t beat anything with shiny nickel!
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
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Seeker of Canadian Nickel!
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1hpycmpr
Very nice looking 500, Andrew.  That one is going to shine.  Congrats!  Did the funnel make the journey as well?
Mark
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Barrett
The funnel was a local bargain that I was very happy to get with a tatty box.
MrAlexxx was spot on in his assessment that this beauty would clean up, little bit more time this arvo and I'm pretty dang happy with how it looks in its hard earned patina, perfect for me 🙂 20190508_154941-800x450-800x450.jpg 
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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NYGfan
Oooh, that should clean up nice. Now I have stove envy. Feel like shipping it back to the states?  Congrats on getting it finally and enjoy it.
Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it

 
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1hpycmpr
Very nice work, Andrew.  The stove will serve you well through the years.  They are great runners!
Mark
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turbodon
Super Nice
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LarryB
👍👍

Larry
Larry, Always looking for a Jumbo or Poultry[wink]
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MrAlexxx
Did I really pack it that well?  lol
I think that might very well be the furthest and longest trip of anything I've let go. You are certainly a very patient man! Enjoy it my friend. 

Alex  🙂
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Rubing
That Alex finds all of the good stuff! Great looking Canadian nickel. 
ICCC # 1402
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BSAGuy
That's a really nice stove, Andrew.  You will enjoy that.  I have also made a sale from Alex and he delivered more that I bargained for (literally).  He is one os the many, many great members here.
- Courtenay
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scl
looks great, i have 2 canadians.
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Dmacp
wow. that looks very nice.
Dan
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Barrett
Thanks All, and Thanks Alex.
Very happy and won't do too much more apart from maybe pulling the valve and FA for a clean, but as a newbie I haven't got any bad founts to practice on. 
Only reason I think I may need too is that it cuffs after my initial light up and following pump up, it settles down into a nice Coleman roar within minutes so maybe I'm over pumping?

Absolutely loving it, what's next to import? Trust me from down here its not for the faint hearted lol

Cheers
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Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Barrett
"Chuffs" like a train I meant.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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MrAlexxx
Oh wow that turned out real nice! The nickel on that one is outstanding, almost new looking. Well done!  

Alex
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Barrett
Thank you Alex, the nickel is so sweet,  don't want to be down on its painted friends, but that nickel is like liquid love 🙂

Now I need a painted one......
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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steve p
That sure polished up nice! Love the one I have. 
Steve

 We,re chained to the world and we all gotta pull.
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Eel
Barrett wrote:
"Chuffs" like a train I meant.


My daily-driver 500 chuffs when it wants its generator cleaned.  (particularly the crud on the inside of the gen tube)

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Barrett
Thanks Eel, I'll have another look, I had pull genny apart and shafts and spring were pretty clean, I gave the spring a good shake around in the tube to clean the tube, but maybe not enough.
It settles down once up to heat.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Eel
Hi Andrew - this one (with gen-u-wine original Coleman gen) also settles down after a few minutes.  I clean with lye followed by citric acid followed by baking soda followed by a bore brush.  The pricker and coil also take the same ride without the bore brush - bronze wool is useful to clean the pricker, toothbrush on the coil.  Clean the gen orifice using the pricker wire while apart - that way both get mechanically cleaned.  Follow that with carb cleaner through the gen tip.  (certain I'm being repetitious) 

Oh.  Clean gen already?  One could always wrap some bronze wool or solderwick or stranded wire, analogous to the lantern gen "stop pulsing" fixes.  --Dave

Some people come home from a GPA gathering with less stuff than they left home with.  Apparently I am not one of those people...

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Barrett
Thanks Dave, I will get something like citric acid and bore brush and give it another good cleaning.
Andrew

Living and learning in NZ
Hoping to reach cognitive and emotional maturity before my children do.
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Gunhippie
What a fine specimen! That Canadian nickel looks like you could fall right into it.

Andrew: I use a .25 cal rifle brass bore-brush to get the inside of the 500/500A gen nice and clean. I chuck the brush up in a cordless drill and give it a couple of passes.

As for the chuffing, that big, heavy iron casting takes a bit to warm up. I let mine run about 1/2 open for a couple of minutes before opening it up. Unless it does it all the time, I wouldn't worry a bit.

You'll love cooking on that stove. IMHO, the 500/500A are the best runners of any CF-powered stove. Mine will run like a crab-cooker or simmer at about candle-heat for hours. You have to be careful to slowly turn the heat up if the stove has been simmering for a while or it will chuff and flare up a bit if you don't warm the burner up again.

Can't wait to see some pics of you cooking lunch with that on the water or in the park!
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