Sun Power Camping Stove C-747

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  1. Andrew61

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    I bought this stove new the best part of quarter of a century ago. I have used it a few times and it has been quite reliable. It is self priming but I seem to recall that a pump was available as an optional extra for those wanting to go to altitude.
    It says that on no account should automotive fuel be use as it has additives which may block the jet but one of the local sports shops was selling Coleman fuel for over $NZ10.00 per litre and when I filled the car yesterday regular was about $NZ1.80 per litre, so the Coleman fuel works out at $2 for the fuel and $8 for the bottle. I tried it with automotive petrol and it seems to work ok, smells a bit more though.
    I would like to know more about Sun Power, like do they still exist and are they on the web (tried googling but only got sites for solar energy)

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  2. Andrew61

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    Sorry I meant to say that it is made in Taiwan, well until yesterday I thought that it was Korean. then I read the other Sun Power post.
    Andrew
     
  3. ajvuik

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    I do not know much about the brand sun power, but what I do know is that this is a Phoebus clone. A Phoebus 725 to be exact.

    Perhaps some of the other blokes are in the know of the brand.
     
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    Hi Andrew. That is a great looking stove! Did you buy it here in NZ?
     
  5. Andrew61

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    Yes, I bought it new in a sports shop in Gisborne. It would be interesting to know who imported them and how many were brought into the country.
    Andrew.
     
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    Not quite identical, different colour control knob (and his is shinier). I wonder if they were manufactured under license or were they just a knock off? I also wonder if the quality was the same and are the parts interchangeable?
    Andrew.
     
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    I hope there are a few hiding around NZ, would love to get my greasy mitts on one!
    I would guess the quality to be very good. My sun power clone (sg 363) is very well made.
    Mine is a clone of an optimus and I would be very surprised if the parts were interchange-able.
     
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    Some more Pictures, the filler cap in parts and cooking coffee. It took only two minutes to brew which is quicker than on the electric stove, I wonder which is cheaper petrol or electricity? I have to use the gauze as the coffee pot is too small sit on the stands.
    Andrew
     
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    Some more Pictures, the filler cap in parts and cooking coffee. It took only two minutes to brew which is quicker than on the electric stove, I wonder which is cheaper petrol or electricity? I have to use the gauze as the coffee pot is too small sit on the stands.
    Andrew