blizzard87, don't forget to take a good look at the blower tubes that run through the stove. I have the blower model and according to Larry, to replace the pot the tubes have to be cut out and then welded back in place. The tubes in my stove are thick and heavy, however, it doesn't mean they can not rot out with neglect. I hope the Chubby you look at is fixable. Keep us posted on your find.
echos67, thanks for the info on the paint. I have some cheap stove paint, however, I don't want to use it. I think I will stick with the black color for this stove. I have enough stove polish for the cast pieces and will pick up the paint as soon as I get to the hardware store.
I need to contact Larry to purchase a new piece of mica for the door. The existing one looks like it has had something pushed against it. It is still intact, however, since I am going to clean up the stove, a new mica should be installed. I will replace the existing shaker rod. I had made a new one for my Chubby Sr with a spring handle on it to make shaking easier which also allows me to shake the stove without a glove on so I will do the same for this stove. I wish I had an empty chimney to hook this stove into so I could do some extended burn tests. Right now it is too cold outside to let my 507 go out just to test the Jr. I should have put a tee in the pipe from the 507 so I could hook up another stove without shutting down the 507. It would make testing another stove easy. Just thinking out loud.