Optimus 22 B

Discussion in 'Optimus No:22 (all variants)' started by Etherman, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Etherman

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    Hi all

    I originally started on this project last winter that waited till spring for warmer weather for the paint job. Link
    After all the repairs I had yet to get some flame worthiness until now.

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    Here's the old faded seals and cork pips from the Stove.



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    Now fitted with excellent rebuild Parts from the Fettlebox.



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    Here we go for the fill up. Note the Coleman picture for proper use of the fuel can.



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    Here's a closeup of the cleanup of a shotty solder job that was on the filler bung.



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    Spirit can with spout to fill burner tube that travels down to the primer cups.



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    Some Pots that work well on the stove as to not protrude over the tank.



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    Low flame



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    Full flame.



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    Quite happy with how it turned out as it performed very well.
     
  2. shagratork

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    That is a wonderful fettle and restoration.
    It almost brought a tear to my eyes when I think of the deplorable state of my 22!
     
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    Excellent restoration! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  4. NP4-8-4

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    Very nice. I find the twin burners of a 22 going "full out" to be oddly mesmerizing. Wonder if there's a support group for this affliction? ;) Great photos of a fine restoration. Thanks for posting them!