200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

monkeyboy
too bad the 500 is so rusty. it might come back to life but we’ll have to see. the valve wheel turns but the start lever seems pretty stuck.
 the controls on the Handy Gas Plant are frozen. more about it at a later date.
the Turd might be the best of the bunch as the globe on the 228F big hat is cracked albeit in one piece.
the globe on the turd has some tough splatter around the logo. i used the back of a paring knife and scotch brite to try to remove it.
seems they were all left in a damp place like and old garage or basement for a period of time,
 $17.00 and change for the lot. 3F3DFD9A-690D-4C6A-A427-DACE7840CDDA.jpeg  4C2BE681-F21C-4CB7-932F-E1CB644F2457.jpeg  AE59A385-2D0F-452A-803D-604F3C94A28B.jpeg  C290E63D-7BD7-49B1-9DCF-DFB8329DB943.jpeg  F4FCE445-F5C3-4B1E-A114-6EC9091A66C7.jpeg  9C4107D8-986A-4F3F-B2E9-39849D9EDF52.jpeg
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monkeyboy
i’ve done a preliminary cleaning and will show those images later.
i will most likely source a can of PB Blaster and use it on the 500 grill nuts to remove the grill.

thanks for  looking,

buzz 
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monkeyboy
if the inside of the 500 fount is fairly decent the 500 would make a good project for the expert redux person.
honestly i don’t see me getting it back to good.

buzz
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Majicwrench
I would dunk that 500 in a electrolysis bath before I did anything to it,, I think you would be surprised.
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monkeyboy

Majic,
yep, electrolysis would be perfect. i would have to build a tank. it is doable. getting the burner screws out is a failure process as they almost always are frozen and break off. been there done that.
i was kinda hoping the valve might be in good shape so i could swap it into another 500.
i’m thinking if i could actually get it to fire up i might have a better go at loosening some of the screws 
where can i find washing soda? Megalow Mart?


thanks for your reply,

buzz
 

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Arm & Hammer washing soda will be right next to the 20 Mule Team borax in the laundry aisle of any well stocked grocery store. I think Mega Lo Mart carries it as well.


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monkeyboy
ok, i’ll see if i can find washing soda and then think on making a electrolysis tank.

buzz
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BSAGuy
Interesting scores, and a great deal for $17.  That 500 must have been stored on the end of an anchor line!
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Tgarner01
Shouldn't the brass be removed before electrolysis can be/should be done? Buzz if you decide not to mess with the 500 I might be interested in giving it a shot. Looks like a challenge ðŸ˜†
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monkeyboy
T01,
 i’ll give what you said some serious thought. i have seen other 500’s brought back from the brink. 

buzz
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Gunhippie
Buzz: Penetrating oil, patience and some heat will get those screws loose. Put an emphasis on the Patience! You can use the holes in the collar to get some oil on the screws that hold the base, and use sunlight for the heat. Might want to give it a week of soaking in the penetrating oil.

PS: That's a 500A.
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@monkeyboy source a can of on blaster??!! I went and bought like 15 cans because on blaster fixes everything 
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Majicwrench
Anything works for an electrolysis tank, 5 gallon bucket, old ice chest etc etc.

And Timm is right, almost unimaginably seized things will come loose with enough time, piss, and heat. Vibration (tap tap tap) is a good thing too. If you don't have those three, drilling and tapping goes pretty fast.
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monkeyboy
Magic,
 yep, i had to easyout the last burner screws when they broke off.
i really don’t think at this time i’m up to the refurb of this 500.
 the drip pan is starting to clean up some, the tank holds pressure. i’ve lightly scotch brited the burner frame and boss.
the valve seems OK. 
i put some old fuel in the fount to soak for a day or so. i’ll dump that and add some clean fuel and check the looks of it in a glass jar and go from there.
i like these big 500’s for cooking in a cast iron skillet. kinda old school cool

buzz
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monkeyboy
the drip plate and burner grill are looking much better but i can’t seem to load an image
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Majicwrench
Those "light/burn" levers are often tight,  a little heat on the nut  usually frees em right up

Easy Out...    is for Easy to break and Impossible to get Out. Much much much safer and simpler to drill and tap.
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Majicwrench wrote:
Those "light/burn" levers are often tight,  a little heat on the nut  usually frees em right up

Easy Out...    is for Easy to break and Impossible to get Out. Much much much safer and simpler to drill and tap.
i actually like using a left handed drill bit the first time......quite often it will spin broken bolt out as you are drilling hole......with plenty of prior dousings of penetrant oil 

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You don't need washing soda.  Baking soda works just fine.  If you feel you must have washing soda, you can make it by baking the baking soda to remove the moisture. The recipes for doing this are all over, from 350 to 400 degrees and 30 minutes to an hour in the oven.  I don't know what else occurs in the process, but I saw no difference between the washing soda and baking soda.  I believe it's only purpose is to provide some conductivity in the water.  A poster in the past stated that he just used salt, but haven't  tried that myself.

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