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Mining Lamps, Badges & Ephemra
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Protector MC 40

Hi I have just bought a Protector type MC40 i was wondering if any of you knew how to open it so i can strip it down ?
also fuel and ignition details
Thanks in advance

Re: Protector MC 40

The MC40 is a bit of a sod to open, because there is a magnetic lock on the middle ring. Apply strong magnet to the steel pillar that goes up into it and jiggle the bonnet around a bit to try and free it. Being in the middle ring it tends to fill with muck so can be a bit difficult to free - plenty of WD40 might be called for.

Fuel - paraffin will do. This is a high tension lit lamp, so unless you have the proper device you will have to hand light and then re-assemble.

Re: Protector MC 40

Thanks for the reply , i have had it a week now and still cant move the bonnet have sprayed all sorts in there and have bought a very powerful magnet but still nothing
i will take it to a friends garage this weekend and put it in a rubber lined vice with a oil filter puller on the bonnet just to try and free it up a touch