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What Parts For Sheaffer Balance Vac-Fill Repair?


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#1 goodpens

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 02:35

I just bought a Sheaffer Balance Lifetime vac fill and am going to try my hand at my first vac-fill repair.

What parts (seals) are needed?
Suggested US source?
Favorite explanatory videos? (I have found a lot to sort through.)
Other advice?

I believe this is a Sovereign model. 875 price code. Approx 13.5cm long capped; 15.8 posted; 12 uncapped.

The nib (F, I believe) is in great shape and the translucent part of the barrel still has good clarity. I look forward to getting this up and running!

Thanks for any and all advice.

Edited by goodpens, 18 October 2020 - 03:00.


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Posted 18 October 2020 - 03:11

Vintage pens. Com for the shaft seals and main street pens.com for the head gasket and section sealant.
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#3 goodpens

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 10:31

Thank you, FarmBoy.

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 17:02

Also, do I need a packing unit? Or an o-ring or head gasket? I am confused by different references I have found. Thanks!

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Posted Yesterday, 03:45

I've done a few dozen of these and will share what I've learned, but I'm not at all an expert at all.

 

For starters, here is Richard's guide on repairing plunger filers: http://www.richardsp...air/plunger.htm

 

Along with any other tools, you would need a head gasket. That goes on the end of the plunger. I bought mine from Ron: https://www.mainstre...s.com/stuff.htm

 

Next you need a packing gasket (which goes into the barrel after you've drilled the dry packing unit out). You'll solvent bond it and seal it with a styrene closure washer. Both found here: https://www.vintagep...acs_seals.shtml


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Posted Yesterday, 17:04

I've done a few dozen of these and will share what I've learned, but I'm not at all an expert at all.
 
For starters, here is Richard's guide on repairing plunger filers: http://www.richardsp...air/plunger.htm
 
Along with any other tools, you would need a head gasket. That goes on the end of the plunger. I bought mine from Ron: https://www.mainstre...s.com/stuff.htm
 
Next you need a packing gasket (which goes into the barrel after you've drilled the dry packing unit out). You'll solvent bond it and seal it with a styrene closure washer. Both found here: https://www.vintagep...acs_seals.shtml


Thank you! Super useful!
I have much to learn. Will be fun!

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Posted Yesterday, 17:04

I've done a few dozen of these and will share what I've learned, but I'm not at all an expert at all.
 
For starters, here is Richard's guide on repairing plunger filers: http://www.richardsp...air/plunger.htm
 
Along with any other tools, you would need a head gasket. That goes on the end of the plunger. I bought mine from Ron: https://www.mainstre...s.com/stuff.htm
 
Next you need a packing gasket (which goes into the barrel after you've drilled the dry packing unit out). You'll solvent bond it and seal it with a styrene closure washer. Both found here: https://www.vintagep...acs_seals.shtml


Thank you! Super useful!
I have much to learn. Will be fun!






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