Campingo 2

Discussion in 'Optimus Campingo No:2 (laterly No:20)' started by Metropolitantrout, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Metropolitantrout

    Metropolitantrout SotM Winner Subscriber

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    For a 80+ year old stove this unit was in very good condition and complete.
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    The box had little rust, no dents and no damage. The black paint was done by a previous owner and although it was uneven, it did protect the steel from the elements.

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    A full day of electrolysis...
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    The original color shows thru with the work of a stiff plastic brush.
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    I went with a different tone of green.

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    Time to wake the neighbors.
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    The stove ran well with some typical fettling. Special thanks to John aka @threedots for helping me boost the burners performance. I tried running them without the rolled up brass mesh inside as I am running it on Coleman fuel. This created a "whooshing" every few seconds as the empty air space created wasn't being properly baffled. Once I cleaned the mesh and reinserted it, the stove now runs beautifully. Hot, loud and blue!

    Working on this stove was pretty straight forward. New seals, new pump leather, de-coking the burners, cleaning, polishing, stripping and repainting the case. Everything on these Campingos is more robust than later box stoves which make them a pleasure to work on.
    The one exception was the pump tube NRV which is referenced here:
    https://classiccampstoves.com/threads/campingo-2-pump-removal.36555/#post-377156

    Really happy with this stove and to unite it with it's long lost and less shiny little bother.

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    Cheers, Jerry
     
  2. hikerduane

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    Nice work.
    Duane
     
  3. HunterStovie

    HunterStovie United States Subscriber

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    Very nice work.
    Mike
     
  4. Andrew

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    Your stove looks good.
     
  5. presscall

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  6. threedots New Zealand

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    Hello Jerry.
    Nice restoration of 2 older model Campingos. They are I believe the second generation so hang onto them.
    The next type have the smaller control knobs and the different fuel cap with the smaller safety release valve like the earlier embossed Optimus 111s have.
    Regards, John