Svea Campus 5B

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  1. Metropolitantrout

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    Excited to add a Campus 5 to my collection. This one is a 5B as it has a SRV and was designed to burn unleaded fuel (I run it on Coleman fuel). The 5 burns kerosene. The case was a little rough when I got it. Stripped it down to bare metal, primed and painted but not much I could about the pitting after 70+ years of neglect.

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    The round SRV looks like it was designed to keep us civilians from monkeying around with it. Built a tool to clamp in my vise. Worked great after soaking the SRV in liquid wrench for a week.

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    New seals, lead washers and a flame spreader made from one of my spares that I had to modify (the original had some broken tabs) it's ready to fire up. Burns well but finicky at times. Simmered nicely too. Note there is no pump on this model as it self pressurizes itself nicely once it's up and running. Some say that's from the steel bar that joins the tank and burner but I think not. It never got more than just warm from my experience. I believe the steel bar is simply for support.

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    Control knob is well marked on the underside.

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    Thanks for looking!
     
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    What a beauty!

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    There are a load of metalstrings conducting heat in the burner - tank tube. Don't take it apart - the steelbar will most likely loosen from the tank. I'll see if I can get some pics.

    PS! Lovely stove you got there :D/
     
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    Beautiful
     
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    Absolutely fantastic! :mrgreen:

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    Oh yes, heavy metal strings in fuel line. I actually removed each one, cleaned off the carbon and slid them back in one at a time with pliers. Unique design. IMG_0945.jpg
     
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    No need for me to take pictures then. :content:

    A somewhat strange fact is that those metal strings are also present in the Campus 5 Kerosene version. Made me wonder if the burner assemble is the same for the 5 & 5B, and only the tank is different. Anyway, in my experience the pump on the kerosene version is only used at startup. The thermal feedback being enough to pressurise the stove by itself - once running.
     
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    I just got an itch. Oh, that's an 'I want a Svea Campus' itch. Darn the pox has struck again. Woe is me!!
     
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    @snwcmpr,

    Hey, Ken,

    You're right! But, now that I'm here: "I feel a twinge of envy mixed with mild desire..."! Tony has spoken for me, and I agree!! Jerry, that is one fantastic stove, Mate! Well done all around!

    Doc
     
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    @snwcmpr & @Doc Mark

    Obviously too early in the morning for me! I was referring to your comment, Ken. :oops:

    Cheers

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    Thanks all for the comments and interest!
    I've been hunting for one for about 4 years so it's great to finally bag one!
    For now anyway, my pox symptoms are in remission. Jerry :lol:

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    My address ... send it to me.
     
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    Hi @Metropolitantrout. What a wonderful stove!
    Great fettle and photographs. I have never seen one of these stoves in the flesh.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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    Superb documented restoration of a stunning stove well done there.

    Even though the steel case was badly pitted with years of neglect, the paint work you have done on the case it looks fantastic, thankfully the loggo and lettering is still very clear.