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Help Needed. Vacumatic Feed Leaks And Oozes Ink.

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#1 AlohaJim

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 21:00

I have gotten a vintage Parker Vacumatic back from an unreliable repair person who was supposed to restore it.

I'm not going to follow up on the repair guy, no sense in wasting time on it.

 

The pen feed leaks and oozes ink uncontrollably. (what a mess)

 

How do I fix this?

 

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#2 FarmBoy

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 22:22

Sounds like a leak. Check the seal at the filler and the section.
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 23:46

Also check that the barrel isn't cracked.  I recently tried to restore a Shadow Wave and the same thing happened.  My bad. I'd  over-tightened the filler unit and busted the barrel. :gaah:



#4 AlohaJim

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 23:58

Sounds like a leak. Check the seal at the filler and the section.

 

Yes. It leaks between the feed and the section.

How is it "sealed"?

 

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 00:27

Filler at the back end of barrel {which holds diaphragm without the use of any adhesive/glue/cement of any kind} if not secured correctly will leak......

Section at front end of barrel which holds nib feed if not secured correctly will leak...{which needs an adhesive such as shellac or section sealant}

For your consideration....Anatomy Of A Pen   Parker Vacumatic by Richard Binder...http://www.richardsp...anatomy/vac.htm

and...How To Replace A Vacumatic Diaphargm...http://www.richardsp.../repair/vac.htm

The two articles will give you a better understanding of your Vacumatic pens.....

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#6 AlohaJim

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 00:31

Filler at the back end of barrel {which holds diaphragm without the use of any adhesive/glue/cement of any kind} if not secured correctly will leak......

Section at front end of barrel which holds nib feed if not secured correctly will leak...{which needs an adhesive such as shellac or section sealant}

For your consideration....Anatomy Of A Pen   Parker Vacumatic by Richard Binder...http://www.richardsp...anatomy/vac.htm

and...How To Replace A Vacumatic Diaphargm...http://www.richardsp.../repair/vac.htm

The two articles will give you a better understanding of your Vacumatic pens.....

  Fred

 

Perfect!

The feed is a little loose and can be moved from side to side.

Does that pull out?

Then clean up and shellac?

 

Would it be worthwhile sending it to someone who specializes in fixing vacumatics?

 

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 07:21

Can you post a picture of the errant pen?
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Posted 06 October 2019 - 22:44

Don't use shellac to fit the section, Ron Zorn sells bespoke section sealant, failing that a bit of melted wax will give you a seal, but rosin section sealant is preferable.
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#9 AlohaJim

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 00:20

Don't use shellac to fit the section, Ron Zorn sells bespoke section sealant, failing that a bit of melted wax will give you a seal, but rosin section sealant is preferable.

 

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