Late model Bialaddin bowl fire (F2700)

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  1. presscall

    presscall United Kingdom Subscriber

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    A well-used example, seals, pump cup washer and NRV ‘pip’ replaced, so functional and not pretty.

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    No priming cup when I got the Bialaddin a couple of years ago so I made one, very loosely based on that on a Mk.I bowl fire, with a priming ‘spout’ (actually more of a chute) to conveniently channel priming alcohol into the cup.

    Brass sheet was from a badly stress-cracked fuel tank from a stove I canibalised for parts to make up a good example. Hard soldered (silbraze) construction to cope with the heat of priming.

    Before trimming and clean-up.

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    Ready to install.

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    The spike on the base engages with a hole in the reflector, orientating the filling spout to a point between the guard wires and preventing the cup from twisting round when filling.

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    @David Shouksmith helpfully pointed out that though the priming cup with a spout equipped only the Mk.I bowl fire, the later models still had that locating hole in the reflector.

    Sure enough, there it is.

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    Cup installed, spike/pip engaged.

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    On the Mk.I, two guard wires straddle the vertical centre-line. On this later version a guard wire occupies that centre-line.

    Consequently, I’d to ensure the spout/chute was offset when the spike/pip was engaged with the locating hole in the reflector.

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    Priming.

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    Ignition.

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    John
     
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  2. Tony Press

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    Excellent! Great work on the priming cup, filler chute, and engaging spike.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:.

    I’ll have to see what’s on my unfettled Bialaddin bowlfire.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
  3. plantpot

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    nice work on the cup, I always wondered what the hole in the reflector was for on my bowl fire.
     
  4. Keith Warby

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    Ahhhh now I see, mine must have a later heater. Thought it was a rogue reflector that escaped quality control when it came out of the factory.
     
  5. BigStevie

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    @presscall Excellent job on the priming cup! Good to see the heater fired up. Been looking for a Bowlfire for a while to add to the collection....
     
  6. MikeO

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    Great looking heater. Love the design of the wire guard.

    And that's some mighty nice brass-smithing on the preheat cup!

    Mike.
     
  7. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Well fettled!:thumbup:
     

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