Campingo No. 1

Discussion in 'Optimus Campingo No:1' started by MrAlexxx, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. MrAlexxx

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    Pretty lucky early morning half asleep find at the local swap meet that woke me right up. I couldn't believe I was looking at another one and was more than pleasantly surprised at the price but if you put in the time stuff is out there and good things will find you. Campingo's must of been pretty popular out this way as it is the third No. 1 I have found in about 3 years of collecting. The other two are solid and restorable but are works in progress.

    Not much to do to it but got a few tips from Hikerduane (Duane) about cleaning the crud from the flame ring and smoothing it out on the bick end of my anvil into a nice circular shape again. Also popped in a new jet and changed the old lead washer fuel cap gasket for a nice new one from Fettle Box. Never touched the pip as it is holding but you know how those things are so probably will have a go at it eventually. Regardless it burns real nice from a low simmer to a roaring inferno.

    Pretty solid looking but has a PO fix to the lid latch. It works good I'll leave it.

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    Distorted messed up flame ring with those pesky tabs that make it hard to remove. Thanks for that tip Duane. I've never seen that before and thought it was a PO fix-it of some sort.

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    That looks better!

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    New jet in.

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    Flame on from a nice low simmer to full on inferno. I like it. It's my new favorite! :)

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  2. Ed Winskill

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    Excellent find.
     
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    Nice wake up! :thumbup: There should be more that kind of wake ups. :)
     
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    @MrAlexxx
    Way to go, at a swap meet.
    Mr Burns, Simpsons (rubbing hands in pleasure at latest financial gain): “Ex-cellent!”.

    John
     
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    Great score my friend!
     
  6. The Warrior

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    Wow man, great find!
     
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    Very nice stove, Simon. :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  8. David L

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    Classy stove.
    I've sometimes used golf ball or a trailer hitch ball and hammer to help reshape a flame ring.

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    Had to come back and check this out again. Really cool stove.
     
  12. MrAlexxx

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    Yes it is. It has taken over as the official kettle boiler. :)

    Alex

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  13. The Warrior

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    I can see why man. Hopefully I'll run into one, one of these days.