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I did not see this mentioned anywhere in the Sheaffer forums and wanted to share and get more experienced views. While working on a vac-fill the black nut used to attach the blind cap was quite tight with shellac and time so I applied heat and gripped it with a pair of small pliers. That was a mistake as the nut was softened by the heat and was immediately pressed out of shape. I was surprised that it would melt at all and now I know. Nonetheless the heat did loosen the nut and I was able to remove it. However, it no longer held the blind cap and slipped through the collar. I had no replacement and thought I could salvage the nut with some epoxy. The result was a somewhat imperfect nut for the blind cap attachment fittings. It fits quite well and took a bit of time to file and check the fit along the way. I'm hoping the epoxy will hold and there was enough material to stick to so perhaps it will. Anyone have any experience recreating this nut?
Hi everyone! I have a Sheaffer triumph Tuckaway vac-fil I got for cheap on eBay, and I'm having some issue with it. It wasn't filling right, so I sent it off for repair, but when it came back, the pen still wasn't taking ink. While trying to determine the issue, I noticed the pen did not create a vacuum on the downstroke and instead, filled like a syringe on the upstroke. While test filling with water, I noticed bubbles emanating from the screw post for the blind cap. I found the leak, reported it to the folks who repaired my pen, sent for them to address, had it returned, and I still have the bubbles and no vacuum. I'm really frustrated, as I can SEE the air leak! Is there anything I can do to seal this leak? I've never done any repairs to a vintage before, so if its something I can done relatively easily, I'm all for trying. If not, I'm emailing Main Street Pens. Anybody have some suggestions? Thanks! Oh, and here is a pic of where the bubbles come out.