Hi everyone, I have a couple of questions on a Vacuum-Fil that I'm working on.
gmberg's post here: http://www.fountainp...-from-sheaffer/
has been very helpful, but my situation is a little different; in his post, the packing unit came out of the pen - in mine, it is still inside.
So, here are my questions:
1) Would the best method for restoration be to drill out the packing unit, as I have in the Sheaffer Vac-fils that I have restored, or is there some other method I should try?
2) As this is one of the thick-rod pens, should I search for different o-rings to use in the packing unit, or will the o-ring be flexible enough for the larger rod? I am using the ones offered by David Nishimura.
I am sure there are other questions I should ask - I'll add them as I go. Here are some pictures to (hopefully) add some clarity:
The pen, disassembled.
Closeup of the packing unit