Lost and found... Optimus primed ? (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by NotSoSneaky, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    I've moved more times than I'd like to admit in the past and I spent the past weekend digging through a storage unit I'm using for all our "overflow" preps. I found this lil'gem I put away thirty years ago and then forgot about.

    My my faithful Optimus 199 multi-fuel stove, which accompanied me all through the Whites, Adirondacks and Catskills during my youth. I'd given it up for lost decades ago. I opened up the stove and found all the bits & pieces inside.

    I’ve got everything except the cleaning wire for the orifice but that shouldn’t be an issue its easy enough to fabricate one.

    I have many fond memories of my lil’ stove chugging away with its signature WWHHhhhoooosssSSHH and want to breath life back into this once again.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
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  2. Beano

    Beano Monkey

    Maybe a graphite-based lubricant....I'm not expert, though.

    I used to have one kind of like this, issued by Uncle Sam; came in a two-piece cylindrical container. Would love to have it again.
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Time for a penetrating oil soak and new seals.

    ETA: Thread is pic heavy, so edited the thread title to reflect that.
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  4. jasonl6

    jasonl6 Monkey+++

    Thrust or PB blaster would free it. Also Automatic Transmission Fluid (atf) is high in detergent and if something is soaked in atf it tends to work it's way free.

  5. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Yeah sorry about the size of the pics...

    I was hoping not to have to replace the seals in the pump but I guess that's hoping for too much.

    Thirty years in storage is a long time.
  6. Pistolero

    Pistolero Monkey++

    Thats a great little stove. my personal preference was the Svea 123. I think it is from sweden. I still have a couple of them. Need to get my shop built so I can go through all my storage boxes and get things organized.
  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yup this is the one in aluminum and designed to save Hikers some more weight. Now I use Ti pots, found on the cheap at auctions and junk shops.

    BTW, you can still purchase Kerosene burner tps for the 8R.
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  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Rebuild kit avg $25
  9. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Maybe a Nod to the Mods and they can combine the threads.

  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    URLs and it could be done......
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