J 1920 Primus 96

Discussion in 'Primus No:96' started by hikerduane, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. hikerduane

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    Still working on my 96 collection. Thru a go-between in the UK, got this from a guy I had a bad experience with 18 months ago, he made a pretty good deal for it, saving me money and waiting for auction end to see if I won. Pics in the listing showed the fount not in the best of condition, but turned out better than I thought I saw. Numerous solder repairs, looked like one leg socket was askew but it wasn't. Needed a new pip, then I bent the lower portion of the NRV so had to replace that part. New cap gasket, put a different piece of mesh in the lipstick, off to the races. Stove fired up first time, that's when I worked on the NRV after fuel was leaking past the pip. Air release leaked around the base, so soldered that area up, fixed first try, I'm not a neat solderer. Fount was missing the part (bung?) the travel cap screws into when stove is used, so removed one from a parts fount I had. Peened the lipstick, one of the richest running 96's I have worked on. Flame is pretty blue and even now, had to hit it another whack, then retried. Broke a bit, so had to force the broken off piece out of the orifice on the lipstick. Does get the parts red now. Happy. Missing a spanner, tin. Some pics didn't take I see of the red plate and bell. I cleaned Ross out of spanners a couple years ago, had some made up but on the hunt for originals.
    Duane

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  2. MrAlexxx

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    Can't be many left to get now? I tell ya if I had one you needed I'd make sure you got it! :)
    You got it doing what it's supposed to do. Well done.

    Alex
     
  3. hikerduane

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    Down to about 7 years needed of the letter dates.
    Also had to install one of The Fettlebox pump cups, just a remnant of whatever was left. The old NRV was pretty shiny, just flipped the cork pip over. Very happy with the outcome. Biggest catch was the stove from '43.
    Duane
     
  4. hikerduane

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    Grabbed some more flame shots.
    Duane

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  5. Tony Press

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    That 96 is looking good, Duane! :thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  6. hikerduane

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    Thank you Tony, not pretty but works, like a few others of these. Many of the air screws have been in need of resoldering, not just by me, a major design flaw as it is easily bent when tightening or unscrewing the burner.
    Duane
     
  7. MrAlexxx

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    I'll bet the war years will be the hardest to fill?

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  8. hikerduane

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    Yes, I believe so as I have only found one of those, that is where I am missing the most years.
    Duane
     
  9. Wim

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    Hi Duane @hikerduane , what years are you still looking for?

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
  10. Harder D. Soerensen

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    Well done Duane - looks good!

    (My fathers old 96 was actually the first stove I lit - together with his Turm Sport. )
     
  11. hikerduane

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    Hi Harder. @Wim, PM coming.
    Duane
     
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    Congratulations Duane . :thumbup:
     
  13. hikerduane

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    Thank you.
    Duane