Optimus 8 (1956-1957)

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8 (version prior to the 8R)' started by Lighthouse, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Lighthouse

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    This is an Optimus 8 with all its original parts. Been well taken care of this little stove. The stove is marked July 1957, which would date it to end 1956/beginning 1957 when leaving the factory. Gave it a clean up, and it was ready to go.

    After the clean up:

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    Simmer and Medium:

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    And ofcourse at full power:

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    I'll have a go at boiling a litre of water tomorrow, pics will come.

    Frank
     
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    What wonderful flame photos!
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Absolutely loverly! :D/ N°8's are great, even my Russian clone ;) .

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    No wonder the 8's have their own following, that's an excellent example of the breed. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks guys... after about 30 minutes the stove had a little flame that came from the spindle area, I haven't had time to test it this weekend... but I promise I'll post a pic later next week. Hope the problem will be fixed by then. My guess is that it got too hot, will take a look at that also later next week.

    It worked perfectly for 30 minutes, any ideas/solutions? :)
     
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    Hi Lighthouse, I believe that you can cure the minor leak from the spindle by gently tightening up the nut on the packing gland.
    The head of the key that came with the stove has the wrench that you need. Do not over-tighten as you still need to be able to operate the spindle/valve.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.