Optimus 8

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8 (version prior to the 8R)' started by MrAlexxx, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. MrAlexxx

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    Aluminum case version. Given a heads up to it when found on a French buy/sell site by Harder Soerensen. Harder YOU DA MAN! Thank you Sir! :)
    I was after an 8 but never expected to land one of these. Not pristine by any stretch of the imagination but a pretty solid survivor and I'm very happy with it. PO fix to the little clasp that held the tools but all in all not too bad, I think? Everything looked good and fired right up. Nice green light show before the prime burnt down then away it went. My new favorite! :)

    Alex

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    Nice score man, congrats.
     
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    Close enough to pristine to me, nice stove. Gotta love the green flames from old fuel residue. :thumbup:
     
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    Nice catch.

    I wonder if there was a French trade barrier in place that made stoves of this type with steel cases prohibitively expensive. It seems the 8's with aluminium case mostly emerge in France.
     
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    A rare beauty - glad you got HV @MrAlexxx
     
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    @MrAlexxx

    Can you post detailed photos of the windshield, please?

    Tony
     
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    Or just to make it easy - post the windshield to me ;-)
     
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    I've one of this alu case Optimus 8, bought in France! The weight of the stove is arround 560gr. But mine hasn't this nice windsheld... :(
     
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    Here it is Tony. Of course I have no idea if this was original to the stove or not? Regardless, very well made and fits like a glove. Large slots fit the space around the hinges and the small side slots fit where the pot stands are. A 21/64" drill fits the holes. If homemade someone did a nice job.

    Alex

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    In a way, it's the Optimus 99's Daddy.
     
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    That is a very fine windshield! I’ve not seen one like that before.

    Thank you.


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    Anyone ever use a 99 windscreen with an 8R? I imagine it would fit in the box for travel. I’ve been using a 5 inch folder from flea bay, as shown in my avatar.
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