My Holy Grail burner

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  1. Ari

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    I wanted to share this with folks that would understand how I feel :lol: I have wanted a Svea 123 for such a long time. I just have not had the money to spend on one. But my wife comes through again! Working estate sales pays off. The only thing it is missing is the flame spreader. Anyone know a good place I can get a flame spreader?

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: What Murph said!
    edit- THAT is why that ebay ID is familiar!
     
  5. Ari

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    Thank you for the info. I will give her a call in the morning. I can't wait to light this thing up.
     
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    Congratulations Ari, glad you were able to fulfill your quest for this fine stove.

    Basecamp also sells them and many other components/accessories for Primus/Optimus/etc pressure stoves and lamps.

    http://www.base-camp.co.uk/Optimus.html

    Burner plate - Item #2174 £4.95/each
     
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    Someone somewhere either on this forum or the "other one" described how he took a brass lantern fount that had stress cracks in it and cut a good section out of it, heated it up red hot to anneal it, cut out the right shape and dented the "bowl" shape by hammering it on a large socket. It worked perfectly.
    Others have hung a brass coin from wire to achieve a temperary effect.
    good luck, they are great little stoves. I didn't realize how tiny they were until I got my first one. (Plus they sound so neat!)
    Stan
     
  8. linux_author

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    a number of 'repair' kits contain 123 'spreaders' - check out the Hiker Plus kits (~US29) from numerous online vendors!

    congrats on the good score! hope to see flame shots really soon!

    willie
    on the sandy Gulf of Mexico
     
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    This was the stove i carried with me in my younger years tromping through the Sierra Nevada.
     
  10. idahostoveguy

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    If you want the correct burner plate, the one that goes with this particular Sievert model has an ID number of 9400. These 123s are engraved (on the windscreen) and labels are on just about every part and are very nice and valuable.

    I like mine:

    My old 123

    sam
     
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    I think it was 1978 or 79 that the guy I hiked part the Pacific Crest Trail with got one. I thought he was going to kill us both when he preheated it for the first time. He used way to much fuel for the preheat. I was saying to myself that cant be right, set your new stove on fire to light it. I was hoping that it wasn't going to blow up. :shock: LOL

    @ Idahostoveguy: what year do you think this unit was made?
     
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    Ari: Great find by your wife as this is one of the prized older original ones as other have mentioned above. The engraving on the potstand and low angle pointing valve show its older than 1979. Your lucky and enjoy it as this one my first stove ever when I was 14 years old. Its trusty old fun friend. When your prime yours try using Alcohol or Meths Spirits in the cup to prime with. That way you wont get all the black soot like when you use the white gas to prime it. You owe the wife some dinner it looks like.
     
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    Hi Ari. Have a look at this post for a DIY flame spreader: Link

    Also, this one will make pre-heating easier and cleaner: Link

    If you need to replace the wick, see this one (different stove, but the principal is the same): Link

    Regards,
    Terry
     
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    Nice find Ari! I hope you find the spreader and enjoy your new stove! :)
     
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    That's about the most desirable 123 you could get, one of the earliest ones. Sounds like yours wife is a keeper :clap:
     
  16. Doug L

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    I have one of those after market stainless steel flame spreaders and it works great.Only issue I have with it is that it is a bit too thick so it wont allow the windscreen to be pulled off over it.I like to bend the tabs around the bell to keep it secure and that prevents the removal of the screen.If I were you I would try and find the orginal 9400 or at least a Svea from a donor stove that might have a dented tank and a missing key or screen.
    Good Luck
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    Take you wife out for dinner she earned it.
     
  17. Ari

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    Here is an update. A little Lemon juice, vinegar, salt, flitz later. Flame spreader is on the way.

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  18. Doug L

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    wow nice shine
     
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    Had to put my sunglasses on 8) :D :thumbup:

    Nice work on the cleanup 8) :thumbup: looking forward to see it with some nice blue flames 8) :thumbup:

    Stu :D
     
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    LOL, love those 123's! :thumbup: