I've got a MB 149 that had a bad nib (it needed to be retipped) but everything else was in good condition. I bought a new nib and installed it but after filling it I find that it is very dry. It really only writes well "inverted". I think there is too much space between the nib and the feed. Does this sound right? Do I need to form the nib somehow so that it is closer to the feed and the capillary action will function between the nib and feed?
I don't want to send it to MB as they will replace the split ebonite feed with a modern feed.
Here's a profile photo of what I'm seeing.
Thanks for the suggestions.