optimus 111 - mid fifties

Discussion in 'Optimus No:111 (all variants) + later Hiker & Hike' started by burny pyromaniac, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. snwcmpr

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    Hm, looks just flattened to me. A better photo, or a report after soaking in oil would be good to know.
     
  2. threedots New Zealand

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    Hello @snwcmpr .
    Looking at it again, I would say you are correct.
    Cheers, John:)
     
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    +1 on @kerophile 's suggestion to treat the rusty areas with phosphoric acid. Rust like that is not just patina. It's destructive and, untreated, you will soon have holes through your case.

    Nice find, by the way. Eleventy-ones are great!

    ....Arch
    Edit: You should also check your spirit can for pinhole leaks, and consider treating its rusted and interior surfaces with phosphoric acid.
     
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    Hi all,
    A little soaking in olive oil and some fiddling around trying to get the thing back in the tube: the pump is performing fabulously,
    With a borrowed fuel cap from one of my other 111’s it is time to try the beast:
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    preheat with meths, and then:
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    oops, little flame from spindle to be adjusted. After having done that it performes great!
     
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    so now back to the rusty case: I decided to refurbish the whole case, but that will have to wait untill spring.
    Nice stove:
    Greetings, Tonio
     
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    Good job
     
  8. snwcmpr

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    Do you not just love a flame??
     
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    I do!
    You should know that I did not even fuel it up, it burns on the paraffin that was still in it when it came by mail from France!
    Tonio