Boy Rob, you did a beautiful job restoring that 400. It's nice to see people who do quality work! We used to have a 400 in our house when I was a kid. Then my dad got us a 600 sometime in the early 70's. We live only a few miles from Peckville Pa. where Van Werts were KING and built there for many years until they closed around 1989 or so. Everyone in every town around here, including Carbondale had a Van Wert in thier home. Coal was KING around here. There were thousands of Van Werts and still are some laying in peoples cellars if your lucky enough to know someone. I just found a guy I bought a spare transmission/pot assy from for only$125. All I really needed was the coal transfer housing to change the worm feed side. Anyway, he has a VA800 laying there that hasn't run in 30 years! He kept it there in case he wanted to go back, but I think he'd sell it now. It would be a hell of a job to get it out of there, though. That's why many are just left in basements. Anyway, My dad was an auto mechanic for a local Chevy/Caddy dealer and could work on anything, especially Van Werts. I remember going with him to all our relatives when they had boiler trouble to fix leaking coil gaskets, or sheared pins,ect. and cursing whenever a coil stud broke off. You'd have to heat those baby's cherry red and hope they don't break. In those days you had to be a boiler mechanic yourself, or pay someone if you can get them. EMF's were big too and made in EMMAUS Pa and a good stoker. I run an EFM in my house, that my wifes dad gave us around 8 years ago. It was just sitting in his cellar for years and I got the bright idea of hooking it up outside in the shed attached to our house , and tied it in to our natural gas boiler(which hasn't ran since) . Sorta like they do with those outside wood burners. Well, that was 8 years ago and its been running great since. To top it all off, my father in law had a treasure trove of EFM spare parts he gave me! Pots, grates, Trannys, motors(they are just an 1725 rpm oil burner motor, ect) It was great! So I quickly learned all about the little less popular EFm's! I also have a Van Wert I just installed in my Moms. Boy the good old days!! Who's of ever thought we'd going back to coal. I Love it! Sorry to ramble. And again, You did a first class job on that 400! Good luck with it.