Optimus 111B Fettle

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  1. The Warrior

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    Not sure why I waited so long to fix this one, but was bored tonight, and went to work.

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    Removing the screws to take the tank off.

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    Removing the pump rod:

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    Don't know why I even try, it never focuses correctly:

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    Use a different NRV tool this time:

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    Have had this oiled for weeks, and it popped loose with no problems. As you can see, the lead washer didn't come out with it:

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    Finally got it out:

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    I didn't have any tools to reach it, besides for my brass picks. I used this end, stuck it down the fuel port, and was able to push the lead washer inside the pump tube. Took a little patience, but it worked out okay:

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    NRV tool and screwdriver from my SAK to open up the NRV:

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    New pip in:

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    And installed:

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    New lead washer:

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    Anti-seize grease:

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    Used the Juliand tool to replace it. I feel that I get a better feel for it, when installing:

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    Back in:

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    Time to change the fuel cap seal:

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    It was still a bit pliable, and came out without issue:

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    New seal in:

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    Time to clean it up a bit. Wasn't aiming for perfection, just to clean it up some:

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    A little better. Good enough:

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    The case is in pretty decent shape:

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    Polished the shield lightly. It wasn't that bad to begin with:

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    Same with the tank, then reinstalled it:

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    Priming:

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    Flame on:

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    A bit higher on the tank side:

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    About as low as it goes, without going out:

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    Took a shot as soon as I turned the flame off. A bit shaky, but okay:

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    Another project complete. One of these days I may repaint and clean it better, but really have no inclination to do it now. Looks good enough, and functions fine. Also, no leaky pump tube as before.
     
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    Nice work. :thumbup:

    Now a word of warning... Using a screwdriver to take the end off the NRV can end in tears - if it is tight, it can break at the slot (I can vouch for that statement!). Someone here advised early on to use a drill chuck, so I use that as a matter of course now.

    NRV repair using a drill chuck

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    You guys are awesome. Thanks for the heads up Tony, appreciate it very much. In this case, it came open easily, but will do it differently in the future. :thumbup:
     
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    That case is pretty nice, I'd leave it. I've had many 111's, 8's, 8R's, 22's where the case was so rusty, it was pitted.
    Duane
     
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    Thanks man, it really is. See no need for redoing it for quite some time. Happy I can actually use this stove now.
     
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    Whhhhaaaaaaat? I............can't.............hear................youuuuuuuuuu!
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    I said, I CAN USE IT NOOOOOWWWWW!!!
     
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    Love these stoves a real workhorse, well done
     
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    Congratulations @The Warrior , it's cleaned up nicely. :thumbup:

    One of my first stoves was an Optimus 111B. I still love to get it out and let it run. :lol:
     
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    These are some great photos, Mr Warrior.

    I have an Optimus 111B, and two Optimus 111 stoves, from different eras.

    Cheers
    Simon Foxxx
     
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    Thanks CW, appreciate it.

    Thank you sir. I really like the 111B, though I have yet to use it. I always want to wait until I get to my cabin, but in reality, I guess I can just use them outside in my yard.

    Thanks Simon. I have yet to get the kero version, but hoping it will be mine one of these days.

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    Thanks for the link, appreciate it.
     
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    I bought some sheeting from the hardware store to line some of my stoves, 22, 111 and a 8. Adds some extra shine.
    Duane
     
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    What kind of sheeting, aluminum? Would love to see some photos.
     
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    Brass finish I guess.
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    Perhaps I'll look for some the next time I'm at the hardware store.
     
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    Here ya go. Nickel finish sheet on the 8. Just a runway on the 22B.
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    Looks good man, thanks for the heads up, and photos, appreciate it.
     
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    Nice job.

    In the meantime look for a penta tool to check and replace the SRV pip.
    I replace SRV pips every time I change the filler cap gasket.
     
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    Thank you sir.

    I had a multi SRV tool ordered, but they cancelled it due to mailing restrictions because of the coronavirus. Been having a hard time finding one. As far as I know, the Fettlebox only has the square one. Do you know of a place that sells them?