Primus No.85 Spirit Cup - Plan B.

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  1. kerophile

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    Hi, on first fettling this 1937 stove I improvised a spirit-cup from the lid of my coffee tin.

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    It worked well but didn't look fully authentic.

    Today I received my latest acquisition from Ebay:

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    I carried out a few minor modifications, stripped down the burner of the Primus 85 again, and added new heat-proof washers and the "new" brass spirit cup:

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    What do you reckon?

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
  2. Rick b

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    Hi Kerophile, that looks perfect! May I ask, what was its previous use?
     
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    Hi Rick, I reckon for a Gentleman to keep his collar studs in at night!

    Best Regards,
    George. :lol:
     
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    :clap: Nicely done!
     
  5. nagant

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    talk about made to fit :) ! at first i thought we were in for a brass working lesson as i didn't realise how big that stove is :-k . somewhere out there is a set of hourglass shaped napkin holders that you can saw in half and have 2 flame spreaders. i found 1 at a thrift store about ten yrs ago, still look every time i go rumaging.
     
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    Since you strive for that balanced look, we do expect to see a complete stove with that same bright & shine as the new spirit cup.......
    You won't let us down now, George, would you? ;)
     
  7. kerophile

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    Hi Mike, I think I will just wait until the spirit-cup develops a similar patina to the rest of the stove.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile :)
     
  8. Gordon F

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    How ever much meths does that new cup hold ?

    I'll bet that it burns for five minutes, and costs 50p every time, you could probably make a cuppa just from the pre heat !
     
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    That's cracking George ! Big burners need plenty of pre-heat and it'll certainly give it that. Inspired :D/
     
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    Hi Gordon, this is a serious stove/furnace. It holds just under 6 pints, produces 16kw at full throttle, and melts pots of lead.

    As Keith says, big burners need a good prime!

    I don't have to fill the spirit-cup of I find I can get away with a partial prime.

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    What a glorious resurrection and very, very clever fettle. Three cheers to you! :clap: :clap: :clap:

    Best wishes,
    Gary
     
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    Gary said it! Nice improvisation George!
     
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    the spray of a flashlight???? Works with the flashlight sprayer???



    I have a primus number 3 and I did not get sprayer

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  14. kerophile

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    I can not find a sprayer No 3.
     
  16. kerophile

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    Do you mean jet? Where the fuel comes out?

    Spirit cup to hold the priming fuel?

    Or perhaps flame ring?

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    Kerophile.
     
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    Optimus Spares Price List

    2504 Jet for No.3 stove GBP £6.75

    2153 Flame spreader for No3 Stove GBP £6.95

    2207 Spirit cup for Stove 3. GBP £6.85
     
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    i love it when when you can find the perfect fix for those unobtainable parts. Sweet victory!