Optimus 9

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  1. RonPH

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    Here is my Optimus 9 which I picked up today 04/06/2012. After a thorough inspection requires a Master Fettler's touch to get it in full operation.

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  2. Matukat

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    Bravo Ron! Congratulations! :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  3. Ian

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    Nice catch, Ron.
     
  4. hobowonkanobe

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    Why, you lucky... :-# Cheers, mate.

    Yesterday ( day before?) another lucky blighter got an Opti 11. My luck as it turns out was that 1933 96 sport. Wonderful stove there.

    You said it needs a master fettler to tackle it. What's wrong with it? Brazing? Solder?
     
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    Hallelujah !! :shock:

    Superb stove . Ron

    Congraturation :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Welcome to optimus 9 club.



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    Drool!

    Man o man is that a sexy stove! I just recently learned of the "9" and when I looked it up I found that it is quite the sexpot! Congrats!
     
  9. loco7stove

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    Hi Ron

    Well done on a super find :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbup: , me i'm not jealous :mrgreen: :mrgreen: not one bit :doh: :D :thumbup:

    The thing is how much did it hurt the cash flow situation ](*,) :doh: :D , i really hope you got it for a song 8) :D :thumbup: makes it even more satisfying :D 8) :thumbup:

    Best regards Stu :D :thumbup:
     
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    Where's in need of repair, Ron?

    John
     
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    Remarkable! How about some more photos of the details like how it is filled, does it have a pump, etc. Great find!
     
  12. idahostoveguy

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    Whoa Nelly! Ron! Way to go! Very nice! I'd love to see more details. Wow! You never know what you are going to find.

    Fire it up! Please, lot's of pics!

    sam
     
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    congrats, tell us more how you found it and how many back flips you did while you were paying the lady.Ron>----> :D/ :clap:
     
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    Man O man, you guys are demanding :mrgreen: so here are some pictures as requested:

    This is the stove closed. As you can see previous owner did a good job of riveting the locking mechanism as it is obvious the rivet heads are larger than the factory rivets compared.
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    Sliding the endcap reveals the pump.

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    The pump tube assembly comes off and is also where you fill the tank. The pump is the same size as the ones on Primus 96s as I tried it. In this case the previous owner (blame it on him) forced the slotted end of the NRV and cracked the sleeve :doh: hence I had to use the NRV from my spare 96.

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    As you can see by the arrow the locking mechanism has been re-riveted and it's a hit and miss locking and unlocking the stove for storage. Here you will see the burner assembly when opened.

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    Picture when the stove is extended

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    Picture of burner up close

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    Picture of burner from the opposite side

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    One of the halves of the cover reveals the usual Optimus pricker and wrench holder - missing the jet wrench but pricker shown. Excuse the blurry pic on this one. Maybe BernieDawg has a spare to complete the set.

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    Picture of the underside of the stove. Note the red arrow shows the hole where a slotted screw secures the burner in place. Previous owner buggered the slot hence requiring the services of a "master fettler".

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    Picture of the hinge that holds the two halves. Arrow shows a missing rivet.

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    Here you have the picture of the feedtube connection to the tank, one of the pot stand with two nuts securing the burner assembly on to the tank.

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    There you have it gentlemen, the pictures.

    As I did attempt to fire it up, I got very weak flames. Removing the feed tube revealed that is has a brass mesh that was hastily inserted and totally coked up. I replaced it with a new one but still got a weak flame so the burner is the culprit. Needs a new NRV spring too and a bit of cleaning.

    Master Fettler BernieDawg has offered his services in return for "playing and fettling it" for a while.

    YYH thanks :thumbup: Yup a member of the "9" club or should I say "I am No. 9" sounds like the movie. :mrgreen:

    Kenpyro, yes it is indeed a sexpot

    Stu - I did not get it for a song but knowing it is a rare gem, I did not blink twice at the price.

    John (presscall) outlines some of the issues. I will leave it up to Gary to work his magic.

    Sam (idahostoveguy) there's your details.

    DougL I did not do any backflips but contained my excitement if front of the cashier for fear she might realize it worth more than what they were asking. Could not do any backflips at I was holding it and might accidentally fall on the pavement.

    Stove Dry weight is 3.029 lbs
    Nickel plated brass except the sliding mechanism which is metal.

    Thanks for all the compliments.

    Ron
     
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  15. Doug L

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    The stove looks to be in great shape cept for those view issues.Thanks for sharing
     
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    Me likes !!

    Me likes lots :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
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    wonderful stove..great find!!..along with the Borde's they are real classics with none out there anything like them..
     
  19. idahostoveguy

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    Bravo again, Ron! Thanks for the really nice pics. That pump reminds of the later KampKook and Prentiss Wabers pumps. It's a complicated design to double it as a fuel filler and pump location, but it makes it really simple to service the NRV, which is why I like the KKs and the PWs. M-1950s have the pump and filler out of the same orifice design as well.

    The burner is also quite interesting with that feed tube flying out to the fuel tank. On the Radius 43, both feed tubes swing out to the fuel tank. Makes me wonder if the opposing tube is a tube or a solid rod to hold the other side up since fuel will not be going 'up' the other side.

    I'm sure we'll see more as the days go on.

    Thanks for sharing Ron and congratulations on a miracle find.

    sam
     
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    Fantastic find, Ron!!!
    Ummm, have you finished setting up the Surveillance System yet... :whistle: