Optimus 8R

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  1. The Warrior

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    Thanks for the link, appreciate it.
     
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    Good question. It is individual-specific, intuitive, and inconsistent -- to me anyway.
     
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    Cookie cutter has a thinner profile, and an outer cut form. 1/4 inch??
    The Puck has a much thicker profile. 3/4 - 1.0 inch??

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    Thanks man.
     
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    Got it in today. Was shipped with fuel. Woo hoo...
     
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    I got a stove, through ebay, from a (past) member here, from Maine, and it leaked kerosene.
     
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    Here's a few photos.

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    Has a bit of rust inside where the lip is:

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    Priming:

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    Fired up. Obviously some debris inside the bell:

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    An issue I noticed, is the the control spindle doesn't quite line up with the valve. Not sure if the fuel line is bent or not. Had to lift the burner a bit for it to align:

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    Also, I can tell that it has alcohol in it for fuel, not white gas. Smells like alcohol when burning.
     
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    @The Warrior You said,
    In your photo the fuel tank appears to be mounted lop-sidedly, or is that down to the adjustment you’d to make to get the burner spindle to line up with the slot in the case?

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  9. Ian

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    Looks as though it should straighten up ok. Look at the slot behind the control spindle. The deflector tab may be in the dimple meant for the tank mount on the left. Move it to its own dimple then the tank will locate properly and everything will straighten up.
     
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    I noticed when I posted the photos that the tank looked crooked, so I went to take more photos.

    You can see that the valve is forward, and low. Not quite this low, I didn't get the camera lined up right:

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    As you say, the tank appears crooked. I removed it, and I don't see anything bent:

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    Also, when it's closed, it doesn't appear to go back all the way. It seems the fuel line is a bit short? Maybe that's why the valve is forward on the control spindle slot:

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    A larger view. The whole thing looks like it's sitting askew:

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    Another thing, I didn't notice when I first opened it up that the heat shield wasn't properly sitting in the tank dimples. Fixed that:

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    I think you are on your way to figuring it out. The 8R was my first camp stove back in the early 80s and it still runs great, after a small fettle after 25 years. I will never get rid of it. They are great little stoves, but do require protection from the wind. Brad
     
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    I really like it a lot. Cool little stove. Plus, it matches my 111B, haha.
     
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    The ol' girl sure does burn well. Put some new fuel in it, cleaned up the debris inside the bell, fired it up, and let it run for a bit. Took some photos:

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    Great shots.
     
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    Thank Ed, appreciate that.
     
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    Yes, beautiful photos.
     
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    Thanks man, appreciate it.