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Optimus 8R Stove

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HK_User, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    It's starting to cool down now, only 95 today, so I have begun to clean and inventory some things.

    Last night I ordered reapair kit for my Optimus 8R and just for S&Gs today I wondered if one of them would start up!

    Yup still has fuel from 20 years ago and since it was "proper" Coleman fuel it was not into varnish. Followed the normal start up and had a hot flame in just a few seconds.

    No pump came with it but I purchased the push on years ago and it aids in priming the pan.

    Any one else still use these?
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  2. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Still have mine from 1976. Have always wanted to make the lid removable so it could be used as a pot. Whachatink? A long pin should do it.
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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
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  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Metal is way too lite to use it as a pot.

    Optimus did/does? make a set of square pots that this stove nest in.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
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  6. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    I have one somewhere... hmmmm.... now you got me thinking.... we need an old stove thread @HK_User ... fun to see these old bullet proof stoves... ;)

    I'll post a pick when I find it...
  7. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Do not think my lid is too light of metal. Am going to try it--just have to drive the pin out of the hinge. Thinking a short piece of welder wire would replace it.
  8. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Likewise, I pulled a pic off line for the sample. I'll post my two soon , dirty as they are.
  9. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    Actually, they made a stove which fits into a square case and the top functions as a pot.

    I have one and had been lost in storage for the past thirty years. Thread here.
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  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Yup the aluminum cased model was designed right for light weight hiking gear.
  11. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    OK... can't find mine... yet ;)
    But here's what I did find... actually I knew where these were... LOL...
    Optimus No. 48 and Svea 106 kerosene stoves and two of my Svea 123s...
    All are in fine working condition...
    Can't beat the Swiss for solid construction...
    Let's see some other Monkey's stoves ;)

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  12. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I still have my Svea Stove, and a second complete Svea Kit, that I bought at the Original REI, way back in the Day.... They are both, still packed in my High Altitude Climbing Gear, that I haven't even looked at, for 40+ years... I promised Momma that I would quit climbing Mountains, when we got married. Ice Axes, Crampons, Ice Screws, and hardware, are still all packed, in there. About the only thing, that isn't with that stuff, is my 300Ft of 5/8" GoldLine Rope, that has been well worn, and used, for everything from Towing Cars, Lifting Trees, and general rope type uses, in the preceding 40 years. it is now, in about 4 pieces, of various lengths......
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