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Majicwrench

Stopped by a local 2nd hand store, this is a "nice" place and the gal helps me out with the things I need for theatre so I pop in a look every now and then....the moment she saw me looking at this she begged me to get it out of her store... so for $2 over the going rate I have this.......

IMG_9636.jpg  No idea what the outer tubes are on both sides, they are capped off (red caps) on both ends??IMG_9635.jpg  IMG_9634.jpg  Upper tube here is the ones that are capped offIMG_9633.jpg  IMG_9632.jpg  IMG_9631.jpg  Next question....what do I do with it??
  Am sure I have seen something like this on here somewhere before, so somebody knows.....any info appreciated.
Keith
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JimL
Two dollars!  Stop, thief!!!

Those big outer tubes hold your spare generators.  In case you were wondering, that generator above the burner takes a little longer to heat up than what you might be used to with other Coleman lanterns and stoves.  🙂. I don’t know about the capped off ones, but @Bill will know.

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Majicwrench
Not $2, was $2 OVER the going rate for lanterns,,,so a total of $10. She would have certainly sold it for $2 if I would have gotten it out of her store, but like I said, she help me out with costumes and props, so I was generous with my money.

THose tubes have generators? Wonder why they have caps??  This is gonna be fun...
Keith
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1hpycmpr
Whoa, Keith, can't wait to see that thing running!  Congrats!
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Tigerfans2
I believe that's an M2A, AKA Fun
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Bumpkin 95
I seen one in a movie one time they called it a flux capacitor used it for time travel so be careful😁!  But really I have know idea and am watching to see the answer myself. But for $2 you can’t leave something like that behind good buy
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Majicwrench
I see said the blind man....

Those tubes with the cap ARE the spare generators, thus the caps to keep em clean.  Thanks @JimL for the help.

I think the fire danger is way too high around here to try lighting this thing....
Keith
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JimL
>>I think the fire danger is way too high around here to try lighting this thing....

Just think of it as a 502, a really really big 502, but with a longer pre-heat.  🙂

I was on a POS ipad earlier and missed that the red caps were on the spare generators.  I guess those red caps are to keep dirt and mice out.   As big as those are, you could probably run it on leaded gas for a long time, provided you could even find leaded gas.  🙂

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Majicwrench
Looking it over, I think all it needs to run is a fill cap gasket. Smells a bit of RUG, but took a peek inside tank and it looks good.

Comes with a shield attached to bottom of unit to take off and use to cover generator for the preheat.

A really big 502........it's starting to look that way, am understanding more...figuring out what those "tubes" were was a relief......
Keith
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REJ2
Here is a pic of one, taken at the Central Kansas Gathering at Wilson Lake. It is owned by our friend Ryan (gone fishing).
The preheater alone is probably 10,000 btu's
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Majicwrench
A remaining mystery....in the instructions on the side says to clean the slits in the main burner "with the tool provided". I have a suspicion the "tool" is there somewhere, but cannot locate it..... one would think it would have a chain since that is the way military things are done....anybody know anything about the "tool"?
Keith
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Coldwaterpaddler
I think I saw some of those for sale on an auction site last year. I was considering buying one just because. But for $10. Yikes! I might have bought two just for fun!
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rob_pontius
Don't have your face over that when you light it. 😁 Those burners really throw some serious heat. The preheat generator is bigger than most generators that I've seen. They know how to guzzle the fuel too.
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MrAlexxx
It's the same thing Darrell (Banjoman) gifted me last year. I still have to light mine and I also have no idea what I'll use it for. It's just flat out super cool!!!  🙂

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10gage
I’ve been seeing those lately. I also came across some on the marketplace and they appear to be the burner unit to a military oven
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Holy shamoly! That thing is wicked cool!!
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Chucker
Yup, M2a as mentioned above. I have it's predecessor made in WWII. 

That roarer burner is the pre-heater. Mike has had replacements for those burners off and on. One tank for fuel, one for air. 

You can figure it out Keith - this will be a fun one for you. BTW, the burner goes in the bottom of this:

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image courtesy of ebay.com
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Chucker
This is a pic like the one I have:

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image courtesy of sportsmansguide.com
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Majicwrench
Yeah I've pretty well got it figured out just looking it over. Just think of it as a 502.........It's heading to the shop with me tomorrow to get a good blow of compressed air and a rinse of the fuel tank.
I'm sure I can find an Oring to seal the fill cap, and we are gonna make fire. 
If a Forest Service spotter plane goes over I'm gonna get soaked.
Keith
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Banjoman
C’mon Mr Alexx let’s be gettin on the ball lol
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Gasman64
Nice find, Keith; now you're ready to feed the troops...
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Bill
Yes the capped tubes ARE the generators.  These came with an installed generator (above the cast iron burner) and two SPARES, one mounted on each side of the unit.  The red plastic caps are to keep dirt and debris out of the tubes.  These take a rather large gasket to seal the fuel cap.  The gasket must be fuel resistant.  I think the originals may have been square-ish in cross section.  I've used O-rings with some success, but eventually they crack and start to leak.  A heavy, flatter, rectangular gasket is best.  Search my post in the camping tips category called "How Troop 75 Uses an M2A."  These crank out 60,000 BTU's.  That enormous generator takes a long time (15 to 20 minutes) to preheat with the smaller roarer burner, so cover the burner and gen with a metal plate or large pot lid to trap the heat.  Originally, these came with a handle metal cover for preheating, but these are often missing when you buy the M2A's.
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Majicwrench
Generator shield is still on mine. I can see why they would go missing.....take em of the bottom of unit where they reside,  place over generator while yoiu preheat, now light off main burner........now what to do  with shield?? flip stove over to put it back on bottom of unit?? I think not. So it gets sat aside somewhere, stove burns for hours, dinner is served, time to leave.......would be easy to forget shield. Surprised it doesn't have a chain.

  I have a big Oring on my fill cap. I have LOTS of Orings.  Left 10lbs of pressure in it yesterday for an hour and most of it had bled off, so I need to check cap for leaks. I do have some larger, square cut rings I  can cut down, I may do that tonight.

  Keep an eye out for something that looks vaguely like the Northern LIghts....
Keith
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Chucker
So, you've made some progress Keith. You like a challenge anyway. 
Chuck
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I never cooked A 30 gallon Pot of beans with them. But use mine for boiling/bleaching big game skulls
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Majicwrench
Got it going.......gonna take some better pictures when it gets a bit darker  🙂 still got some questions and observations.....

This thing is like a campfire, you can't stand very close to it. I didn't even have it opened up.
Keith
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Gunhippie
I know where four of those are, priced at $25 each. Various levels of complete, including one with all of it. Just can't come up with a good reason to buy one, and, I guess, no one else can as they've been there for three or four years.

I thought that there was a shaker pump built into them?
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Chucker
External air pump is needed. 
Chuck
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Majicwrench
IMG_9650.jpg 
Above, preheater roarer burner doing it's thing. For 12 minutes....
IMG_9651.jpg  Open valve and flame on. That is the shield to cover generator when preheating. It stores under stove.
IMG_9656.jpg  200a to get an idea of this things size. This is in simmer mode 🙂. You can see the preheater burner bottom right of pan thing.
IMG_9649.jpg  Instruction say to start it with 6-8 psi. Question...there seems to be no way to bleed off pressure? This thing builds pressure as it heats up. I never did run it above 15psi.
 Was leaking just a bit at nut behind valve. A little torch, a little tighten and no more leak.
The air baffle (above) is behind valve, you can adjust it by moving lever.
IMG_9647.jpg  Here is where you put in air. Beneath the schrader valve fitting is a check safety ? valve of sorts, says "50 psi" on it, it seems to stop air from coming back out of tank. It also stops air from going IN when I tried to fill tanks with my shop air at 120 psi.
IMG_9637.jpg  This is where the majority of the pressure loss (mentioned way above) was coming from. I took a look, just packing under the nut, I was surprised how much I tightened nut to stop leak. Looks like a little preheat cup on the preheat burner, I didn't use it, and since stove sits as pictured above, it would do little good unless you tilted stove

 My wife wants me to make pancakes in the morning on it 🙂

It seems pretty stable turned down quite low. Might try it.
Keith
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steve p
Saw two of these on Marketplace when I was in South Dakota last week. New in the box. Cheap too. Said he would ship. Almost contacted him. 
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Chucker
You've got further than I did with my WWII version Keith. You've motivated me to pull it out from under the bench next week.

My issues was lack of efficient pre-heat. The old one doesn't have a roarer burner on it or a shield. 
Chuck
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Majicwrench
@Chucker how do you preheat it??

THis one, despite looking kinda scary at first, seems to work well, Goona build some sort of grate out of a 413 grate and actually use the monster.
Keith
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Trout
Let us know what use you find for it.  I passed one up 2 years ago (that may still be there) because I just couldn't justify it.

https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/ordinance-mess-stove-9729832?pid=1304097257&highlight=m2a+stove
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Chucker
@Majicwrench - yeah that was the issue. I had an Army National Guard neighbor helping me since he had used your version but all we were able to do was get some low blue flame and wait for it to heat the gen enough to make it roar. Never got it that far. 

Like I said, I'm motivated now though - since placing an aluminum pan over the flame and gen just might get it up to vaporization temp. 
Chuck
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"Michigan - from the Ojibwa word “meicigama,” meaning “great water.”
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