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1911Ron

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Red SS Non gas rescue
« on: October 05, 2014, 02:27:08 PM »
On Fri. i rescued a SS Non Gas Redhead on CL, it had been up for a few days when i saw it, i made contact and arranged to pick it up.
I called to get directions and head out, the guy says to call him when i get there, so when i get there he says it's on the side of the house and to leave the money under the front mat as he wasn't there!  I look it over and try to turn the sweeper arm and it's frozen, i take the pan off to look it over and it's full of water and ash!

A quick peek shows a rust bar and thumbscrew, i look inside and there is no sweeper arms! I call him back and i ask if he would take $80 (original price $125) as i explain the issues with it, he accepted, i loaded it up put the money under the mat and i headed home!
The cart and the kettle are in good shape so i just have to get the old sweeper arms (whats left of it!) and put the replacement ring and sweeper i have.

Vent shot!

The carnage!

Does anything go here?
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Hogsy

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Re: Red SS Non gas rescue
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 02:35:45 PM »
That's a really nice looking redhead. Looks to be in great condition especially for it's age
As to your question "Does anything go here?"
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WilliamInColorado

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Re: Red SS Non gas rescue
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 02:40:37 PM »
Wow, great bowl and lid. Your OT looks like something I had to cut off my (N) Gray SS Performer I picked up recently. Except I had at least one sweeper arm left, but no sweeper handle. Are you going to turn this into a possible gas assist for MOD month?

Heyjude

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Re: Red SS Non gas rescue
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 02:55:20 PM »
Nothing goes there. If it was a gas assist, that tray would be gone and in its place would be a cover for the propane tank with an igniter. The only other difference is it would have casters on it. If you have a perfect lid and bowl, you truly have a rare grill.
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jcnaz

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Re: Red SS Non gas rescue
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 03:14:36 PM »
Ron I am so glad that you grabbed that one!
Isn't it the ad that said it comes with a "trash can"?
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coldkettle

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Re: Red SS Non gas rescue
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 05:03:55 PM »
That's a dandy! 

1911Ron

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Re: Red SS Non gas rescue
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 05:54:17 PM »
Ron I am so glad that you grabbed that one!
Isn't it the ad that said it comes with a "trash can"?
Yes it was ;D    No i don't plan on doing anything but replace the sweeps and clean her up
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GregS

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Re: Red SS Non gas rescue
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 05:59:44 PM »
very nice red! 
I only use kettles with lid bales.