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charred

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'76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« on: August 01, 2017, 07:21:21 PM »
Sorry for the less than ideal indoor night pics. When asked about the history of the grill, seller said he'd received it as an Xmas gift but already had a propane grill. I didn't ask the obvious ques.- Xmas of what year, exactly?  :-\

It's never been used. Nearly pristine but not quite. Close enough though. Bought assembled (caddywhompass!), no box.  :'(













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kettlebb

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2017, 07:28:20 PM »
That is beautiful.


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SacramentoWeber

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 07:30:26 PM »
Nice


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Kneab

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 07:34:42 PM »
Looks great.
Love the classic blacks.👍
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JDD

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 07:37:06 PM »
Sweet, love it.
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Rub

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 07:38:31 PM »
I like the older black color like this more than the current black. Almost has a tinge of gray in it. Nice!
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mcgolden

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 07:39:17 PM »
That's a beauty!
Crazy coincidence. Just picked up this 76/77 18" tonight. An hour and a half away but for $15 bucks I couldn't pass it up.



Was already in nice shape and cleaned up pretty easy.


The wheels are in good shape but the triangle has a little rust. Ash pan pretty good too although slightly stained. I can handle getting the rust off the triangle, but wondering how some members have gotten their dampers so shiny and how I can get stains out of the ash pan. Any advice would be welcome.



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charred

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 07:45:25 PM »
Nice peel on that 18. Perfect mini me for mine.  :)
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MrHoss

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 08:07:26 PM »
Nice pickup MrCharred....fine handle. So you got an 18 too? Was it from the same source?
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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 08:13:35 PM »
Both are some beautiful black grills! On that 22", does that instruction sheet have a 1977 copyright on it? Looks like the same one that came with my '79 blue MBH.


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mhiszem

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 08:14:03 PM »
Wow! Good looking black


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Merkong

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 05:42:28 AM »
Awesome x 2...


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cumminfourya

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 06:05:41 AM »
Those both look great!!! Congrats


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Travis

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2017, 06:17:24 AM »
Beautiful classics, fella's [emoji106]


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Cellar2ful

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Re: '76-77 mbh blackie, unsullied
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2017, 07:12:07 AM »

@charred - Something really special about an unused 40+ year old kettle.  Congratulations.



@mcgolden - As long as the stains are not etched into the metal, they should polish right out.  Multiple applications of Mothers Aluminum polish, buffing after each application should do the trick. Same thing applies to the vents.  The best polish is Rolite Supra.  It is a aircraft aluminum polish that @zavod44 turned me on to.  It is really expensive but cuts down on the polishing time.

http://www.pilotshop.com/catalog/cspages/rolitesupra90.php?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=09-42420&gclid=CjwKCAjw8IXMBRB8EiwAg9fgMFwRdVG3y3IEIkvNRum25c59KHA-p200gd5ia2kW7CJLLF_mJCTyORoC6VYQAvD_BwE

If there is heavy staining, grease or smoke buildup on the vents, hit them with #0000 steel wool. Use it in a circular motion.  Then use the polish.

 
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