Optimus 8R

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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby DarenN » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:42 pm

ahhh, i see! to large of a pot and the reflected heat from said pot can over-heat the fuel tank. thanks Oops! :)
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby Cphobes » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:40 pm

DarenN wrote:i picked this one up from craigslist. it's not in really good shape. the clips are both broken off, but i have them, as well as the wrench. even beat up and rusty the stove works very well even without changing the fuel.

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Daren.......


You probably already have this link but just incase you don't:

http://www.spiritburner.com

Great website/forum for petrol style stoves.

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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby DarenN » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:45 pm

thanks Stephen;
it's a go-to for stove research.

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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby Cphobes » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:49 pm

DarenN wrote:thanks Stephen;
it's a go-to for stove research.

Daren.....


Yes I have a Model 111 which is very similar but haven't had the time to clean it up and get it working. I've also been playing around with a SVEA 123 which is a lot of fun.

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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby LaurieAnn » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:02 am

I have started collecting old stoves. I haven't used this one yet but I picked it up at a nostaliga shop for cheap. I think it is an 8R Clone of sorts.

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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby zelph » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:05 pm

You folks sure are picking up some nice pieces of equipment. I suppose I should get out and do some looking. I know, snooze you looze :mrgreen: Nice find LaurieAnn

-Stephen, thanks for that link totally informative site, lotsa eye candy there. :D
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:34 pm

Nice find LaurieAnn ! Welcome to the board ! I have a Russian clone to the 8R but have not seen that particular one. It looks brand new and untested :o I like the incorporated windscreen....sweet!
Collecting stoves is addicting and can get very expensive these days! :roll: Welcome to the stove collecting fraternity. Oops is our resident expert and can assist in most inquiries concerning old stoves ! ;)
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby DarenN » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:39 pm

Ridgerunner wrote: Oops is our resident expert and can assist in most inquiries concerning old stoves ! ;)


yeah yeah; whatever! :D what Oops don't know; Ridgerunner does. ;) :lol:

hey Oops!! where you been lately? we haven't seen much of you. everything OK?

Daren......
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Aug 15, 2009 12:09 am

DarenN wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote: Oops is our resident expert and can assist in most inquiries concerning old stoves ! ;)


yeah yeah; whatever! :D what Oops don't know; Ridgerunner does. ;) :lol:

hey Oops!! where you been lately? we haven't seen much of you. everything OK?

Daren......

Oops has been kind of quiet lately! :o Maybe he has got his priveleges back on that other site. :shock: :o :lol: How many different 8R clones do you have in your museum, Oops ? :lol:
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Re: Optimus 8R

Postby LaurieAnn » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:17 am

Ridgerunner wrote:Nice find LaurieAnn ! Welcome to the board ! I have a Russian clone to the 8R but have not seen that particular one. It looks brand new and untested :o I like the incorporated windscreen....sweet!
Collecting stoves is addicting and can get very expensive these days! :roll: Welcome to the stove collecting fraternity. Oops is our resident expert and can assist in most inquiries concerning old stoves ! ;)


The only marking I could find on it was "made in Taiwan". I paid $15 for it cause the guy didn't even know what it was. There was no price on it. I explained it to him and he said "just give me $15". I still haven't lit it. I'm thinking that I should probably do so in the backyard with an extinguisher handy - just in case. I read somewhere that these can become little fireballs. I'd never use it on a trip because it weighs a ton.


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