Optimus #8 Aluminium cased

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8 (version prior to the 8R)' started by shueilung.2008, May 6, 2017.

  1. shueilung.2008

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    Hi everybody.

    Arrived one hour ago from Mercedes city, Soriano, Uruguay. How she got there is really an enigma for me.
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    Little used and well cared
    Fuel cap seal hard as a rock, SRV pip idem.
    Cannot see any wick in the tank :doh:...
    Well, time to fettle to put her in working order :-k

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    Enrique
     
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    Quite a find, Enrique.

    I've an Optimus 8 (steel cased) and can recommend the use of wooden blocks, nitrile sheet packing and a G-clamp to remove the burner stem.

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    John
     
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    Very nice, love mine, so light.
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    John @presscall I saw that method in the post where you fettled an P71 8] ... And saved the image in my computer fettling folder :lol:.-

    I´m still atonished with the finding that stove here in Uruguay. When I saw it near 0200 friday, my finger clicked the "BUY" key without me thinking!

    Thank you for the advice John, I'll be posting more images as the fettling progress on, till the final flame shots.-

    Duane @hikerduane , yes, light and impervious to rust, easy to clean... And she's a beauty too! :)

    Cheers

    Enrique
     
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    Duane, hope mine is gonna work so good as yours when I finish fettling her! [-o<
    Hey! Why don't you tight the stuffing box nut? [-X

    Congratulations she burns very clean and powerful.

    Enrique
     
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    @presscall

    The wooden block method worked flawlessly, thanks.

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    Well, cleaned with a mixture of hot water, vinegar and soap. Brass wire brush and a lot of elbow grease.

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    A wick.

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    Finally.

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    Coffee test.

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    She passed ok. :D/

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    @shueilung.2008

    I know that "coveting thy neighbour's goods" is a sin (even if they live halfway across the planet), but I do feel mildly in need of a fine stove exactly like yours...

    It is a fine example of a fine stove.

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    The aluminum box version of optimus8 is perfect, you don't have to worry about the box rust.
     
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    Yes. And it's lighter too, @anfeng :D/

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    According to my notes, my aluminium 8 is 190g lighter than my steel 8r, and only 40g heavier than Svea123r without the useless pot.