Optimus 182, used but still useable.

Discussion in 'Optimus No:182' started by Lennart F, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Lennart F Sweden

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    Used, battered and badly re-painted(think it was originally green) it was just functioning on right side when I was offered it dirt-cheap just as "think it has most vital parts" - that's why I always carry the big pack-roll on my motorcycle.
    Left side needed a thorough oiling of the pump leather, new(makeshift) seals for filler cap and fuel level indicator as well as a new float to pointer rod - I admit I just made it from zinc dipped steel wire.
    Non-functioning cleaning caused by non-existing needles and holders but it was easy to pull the jets and dig out the lot of coke inside.
    IMG_20190725_171747.jpg First test.
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    And four hours later I was ready to cook my dinner on my "new" stove.
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  2. Staffan Rönn

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    Nice! This looks like the original version with casted grates and the old style control knobs. Does it also have the old 207 burners where the cleaning needle is up through the jet orifice when the burner is closed?
     
  3. Lennart F Sweden

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    And yes, I bulked out the left tank so the pump tube points in the right direction again.
     
  4. Lennart F Sweden

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    Up in closed and short rack - I think it's just space for the shortest needle rack - 3 teeth?
    I still have no needles for it.