Optimus no 96 just arrived!

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  1. 907_Nick

    907_Nick United States Subscriber

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    Pretty excited, I just got an Optimus no 96 off ebay. It was in good shape and had a nice patina on it, so I decided not to polish it. Replaced all the seals in the NRV and filler cap, replaced the pump leather, and soldered a small leak/crack around the joint between the fill cap threads and tank body.

    It's burning great and has cooked a few meals already!


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    I do have one question for the experts out there, my reserve lid does fit, but it must have come from a different version of the stove as it won't screw on to the threaded stud on the fuel tank. Does anyone know if these threads are a standard pitch? I would really like to screw this on to the tank when not in use so I don't lose it!

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  2. IvanN

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    I can’t answer your question but that’s a nice little stove. Congratulations
     
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    Nice score man, congrats. The 96 is still on my radar.
     
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    Nice little stove, Nick. Congratulations :thumbup:
     
  7. 907_Nick

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    Thanks everyone!

    I ordered the parts from Kerophile's link, so we'll see how it works out when they show up. Since I use all my stoves out camping and I'm a little absent minded, losing parts is always possible!