So after bidding on and coming up short I finally got an Optimus 99 on the bay. It was somewhat complete and it came yesterday. I opened the tank and filled it with Coleman fuel. I put some denatured alcohol in the priming cup and it warmed up. Opening up the valve, it lit then went out. I looked at the jet and could see the needle rise and go down when I turned the valve. I tried it again then the same thing. I could not figure why it kept going out after I slightly turned the valve. Taking off the burner bell and taking out the jet I could see fuel when I opened the valve. I put the jet back in and tightened it. I got a small flame and as soon as you turn the valve it blew out. I looked at the burner bell and didn't see the flame spreader. It was not on the floor either. Looking at pictures on eBay of the purchase, it appears it didn't come with it. I took the spreader off of a Svea 123 stove and the stove works with the spreader in place. My question- as the flame spreader appears almost non existent, where can I get one? I see parts for an Optimus Hiker stove and it has the flame spreader but will that fit? How many flame spreaders are interchangeable with the 99? I know my Svea 123 fits but is anything else easily available?