Optimus No.8

Discussion in 'Optimus No:8 (version prior to the 8R)' started by presscall, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner SotY Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,689
    Location:
    Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Steel case, nickel-plated tank.

    7FCB43D3-52C4-4C89-B38F-426E8BCFE158.jpeg

    246527D4-24CB-473F-B414-D7A73585EA4E.jpeg

    0CA65720-275E-4F16-A8EA-A28B97766B94.jpeg


    Poor flame initially, wick in a bad state.

    34BF6E2E-3E4C-4E63-A8D2-313D7D2DF0AA.jpeg


    Burner removal kit and technique.

    84C88EE2-8F39-423F-9048-04E1837A6FA8.jpeg

    BCC3F914-9C6E-419E-BFB1-FAF88DCC32C6.jpeg


    New wick installed.

    55DF1E4A-B0E7-4710-8EF9-FFE64CAFB0DD.jpeg


    Lively now.

    31E79159-C53E-435C-B0BA-491168F35ADF.jpeg

    John
     
  2. The Warrior

    The Warrior United States Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2019
    Messages:
    1,504
    Location:
    the 'Nois man.
    Nice work, as usual. Great looking stove too. :thumbup:
     
  3. pau-i-amor

    pau-i-amor Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Messages:
    645
    Location:
    17190 Salt, Catalunya
    What a nice trick for unscrew the burner! :clap:
     
  4. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    7,594
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    What colour would you call that case, John?

    Tony
     
  5. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner SotY Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,689
    Location:
    Lancashire, United Kingdom
    @Tony Press Gunmetal grey Tony. Not original finish obviously, but suits.

    John
     
  6. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    7,594
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    John

    What was the original colour? I have a couple to fettle.

    Tony
     
  7. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom SotM Winner SotY Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    10,689
    Location:
    Lancashire, United Kingdom
    @Tony Press (note the wilful over-use of the tag function). No idea what the original colour was Tony. I acquired it thus and just waxed it.

    John
     
  8. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    7,594
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    John

    I’ve reported you for excess @-ting! :lol:
    [On that particular subject, I don’t object to your wilfulness].

    Thanks.

    Cheers

    Tony

    @presscall
     
  9. Big Si

    Big Si Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,026
    Very nice work John.
    Si
     
  10. hikerduane

    hikerduane Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,192
    The ones I have are either black or a dark brown. They do need extra help with priming.
    Duane
    20210411_061848_opt.jpg
    20210411_061937_opt.jpg
     
  11. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    7,594
    Location:
    Stinkpot Bay, Howden, Tasmania, Australia
    @hikerduane

    To me those two stove cases look dark green (the same as one of mine in the shed)...

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  12. hikerduane

    hikerduane Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,192
    @Tony Press, they look dark to me, not green. I do have another 8 that looks repainted green, but the printing is reversed. I have so many, I had to take notes so I didn't accumulate another.
    Duane