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Modern Mb146, Nib Unit Disassembly, Warning !


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#41 james3paris

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 17:27

I suppose the cynical streak in me would say this was specifically designed to require expensive repairs at MB. :rolleyes:

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#42 Old Salt

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Posted 24 April 2018 - 19:46

Even though some of us work on these pens, Montblanc does not design them for user maintenance.
The right tools, patience, and lots of help from our friends here on FPN, often bring about the best results.

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#43 praxim

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 01:37

Regarding discussion of sealant:

I acquired recently a 1992 MB146 which I found to have ink starvation. Removing the feeder case to clean the feed thoroughly, I found blobs of silicone sealant around the case and threads and inside the barrel. I am guessing that this is not MBs preferred sealant but something someone decided was a good idea at the time. :rolleyes:

 

editing to clarify: I am talking about the dried stuff you see along the edges of sinks and baths, not pure silicone grease. If it was silicone grease, then they have now run out and need to stock up again.


Edited by praxim, 28 July 2018 - 02:04.

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#44 Chrissy

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 05:32

Regarding discussion of sealant:

I acquired recently a 1992 MB146 which I found to have ink starvation. Removing the feeder case to clean the feed thoroughly, I found blobs of silicone sealant around the case and threads and inside the barrel. I am guessing that this is not MBs preferred sealant but something someone decided was a good idea at the time. :rolleyes:

 

editing to clarify: I am talking about the dried stuff you see along the edges of sinks and baths, not pure silicone grease. If it was silicone grease, then they have now run out and need to stock up again.

 

:o  Your story suggests that Montblanc may be correct in trying to dissuade inexperienced users from tinkering about with their pens



#45 niksch

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 04:22

 

:o  Your story suggests that Montblanc may be correct in trying to dissuade inexperienced users from tinkering about with their pens

 

Yes.  Blobs = Hack.


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Posted 29 July 2018 - 07:21

Why can't Montblanc just have a perfect section that is flared at the end like the Virginia Woolf section? No flimsy circular bit stuck onto the end of a straight section, like an afterthought. Just a nice flared section that works particularly well.  -_-

 

Like other pen manufacturers make.....   :D



#47 Tom Kellie

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 08:06

Why can't Montblanc just have a perfect section that is flared at the end like the Virginia Woolf section? No flimsy circular bit stuck onto the end of a straight section, like an afterthought. Just a nice flared section that works particularly well.  -_-

 

~ Chrissy:

 

Thank you for mentioning the flared section of the WE Woolf.

 

For several months I've been thinking about the Woolf, asking others about their feelings concerning its design.

 

The pen's overall look appeals to me, including the understated and effective section.

 

After comparing them, it was apparent that the Woolf's section is more or less the same as the PoA Louis XIV, a particular favorite of mine.

 

Such graceful, unadorned sections do indeed work well, as you've noted.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 29 July 2018 - 09:29

Let's face it, a fountain pen user needs some sort of flare at the end of the section to prevent their fingers from sliding down onto the nib. The Woolf has it, and the Louis X1V has it. There may be other examples.

 

Why did they even start making straight sections that they then had to stick something breakable onto to give it a slight flare? It doesn't seem to make much sense to me. Perhaps it's especially difficult to make a flared section?  :huh:

 

Perhaps it's just me.  :D



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Posted 06 February 2019 - 00:13

Can't beat experience although the fees are often very high. Thanks, Fountainbel. Much appreciated. 



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Posted 14 September 2019 - 00:00

Can one replace a broken two piece feed case unit (where the ring is separate from unit) with a one piece integrated unit (ring and case are one)?

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#51 fountainbel

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 06:47

Can one replace a broken two piece feed case unit (where the ring is separate from unit) with a one piece integrated unit (ring and case are one)?

 

No, the threads diameter of the newer version nib housing are smaller , so not interchangeable….



#52 siamackz

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 13:17

 
No, the threads diameter of the newer version nib housing are smaller , so not interchangeable.

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#53 Penryn87

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Posted 16 September 2019 - 20:33

And this is why I have never attempted to disassemble my 146. Excellent drawing of the design if the housing. 



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Posted 14 August 2020 - 01:54

maybe 9.7 =》 9.25-9.27 mm








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